Nail Polish Tips

How Many Coats Of OPI Nail Polish Should I Use?

Written by Tara

Properly prep your natural nail to ensure Nail Lacquer adhesion.

  1. Start by applying one coat of OPI Natural Nail Base Coat.
  2. Shake nail polish shade of choice before application to properly mix pigment to help avoid streakiness.
  3. Apply two thin coats to each nail.
  4. Lastly, apply one coat of OPI Top Coat to finish.

Nail polish application typically involves 1 coat of base coat, 2 coats of color application to ensure full coverage, and 1 coat of top coat for long-lasting wear and shine. OPI Nail Lacquer is the ultimate DIY nail polish system that allows expression of color with trendy and iconic shades.

Generally How long do you let OPI primer dry? Apply 1 thin coat of Infinite Shine Primer. Cover entire nail surface without flooding the cuticle area. Let dry 1-2 minutes.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Can you use OPI base coat by itself?

I use it by itself AND as a base coat. I love this strengthener. If you have thin nail prone to cracking this REALLY works great. I highly recommend.

Do you have to wipe off OPI gel top coat?

Wipe excess Base Coat from the stem and brush when removing from the bottle. Shake GelColor Top Coat vigorously for 1 minute to thoroughly mix. Wipe excess Top Coat from the stem and brush when removing from the bottle. Apply a very thin coat to the nail leaving a tiny margin around the cuticle.

Why does OPI only sell gel to salons?

Diversion is the sale of professional products outside of professional beauty channels. OPI has invested millions of dollars to ensure that our OPI brand professional-use products are used only under the supervision of trained professionals.

Should nail polish dry between coats?

You can speed up the drying time. If you’re painting your own nails, Mimi says her top piece of advice is to wait two minutes between each coat of polish and paint your nails while you’re doing something enjoyable, like watching your favorite TV show, as this will help pass the time.

Is top coat necessary?

Top coat is essential protection for your nail polish. It’s an investment in your nails, not just for longevity, but also for their colour, finish, and overall appearance. In the realm of nail polish longevity, top coats are essential.

Why do people put two coats of nail polish?

If you have ridges in your nails, the base coat will create a more even surface. It helps polish stick to your nails better, prevents the polish from staining your nails, keeps the polish from peeling and helps the manicure last longer. And as for your nail color, two coats are all you need.

How long does OPI nail polish last in the bottle?

Does OPI nail polish expire? Yes, we recommend once opened to use within 24 months as the colour can fade or become thickened, If you do not open the product we advise a 36 month shelf life.

What does OPI primer do?

The OPI Infinite Shine Primer is a base coat nail polish that provides optimum sticking power. Benefits include less chipping, 60% higher gloss retention, and 25% higher shine when used as part of the OPI Infinite Shine system for up to 11 days of wear and shine.

Do you have to use base and top coat for OPI Infinite Shine?

We do not recommend using other OPI base coats or top coats with the Infinite Shine system as this can produce unpredictable results. Infinite Shine Primer, Lacquer, and Gloss have been formulated and extensively tested for use as a system for optimum wear and shine.

Does OPI gel nail polish Need a light?

Q: Do I really need an LED light? A: Yes! Gel nail polish products which do not require an LED or UV light to cure are not real gel nail products—they are regular nail polish being deceptively marketed. With any genuine gel nail polish (like OPI), an LED light is a must.

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I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!