OPI Infinite Shine Bee Mine Forever is the very first OPI Infinite Shine nail polish that I’ve ever tried, and it’s one of the twelve new colours in the OPI Infinite Shine Summer 2015 Collection!
This sunny yellow reminds me of Easter chicks and buttercups, so it’s definitely a happy-go-lucky shade.
Plus the name itself makes me smile because I can totally see someone doing honeybee nail art on top. (You may remember that years ago, back in 2011, I did Bee Nail Art (with a tutorial), but I used a vibrant yellow. It would be really cute to paint some bees on a softer yellow.)
If you’ve tried any yellow nail polishes, you know that many of them tend to be fussy, streaky, and quite the diva.
How did OPI Infinite Shine Bee Mine Forever stack up? Is the higher price tag of the Infinite Shine polishes worth it? See the rest of my review, as I weigh in.
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OPI Infinite Shine Bee Mine Forever Swatches
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- Yellow creme (Yes)
- Name: OPI Infinite Shine Bee Mine Forever
- Collection: OPI Infinite Shine Collection (Summer 2015)
- Colours Available in the Collection: Bee Mine Forever, Enter the Golden Era, S-ageless Beauty, To Be Continued…, Wild Blue Yonder, The Sun Never Sets, Purpletual Emotion, Lavendurable, Follow Your Bliss, You’re Blushing Again, Patience Pays Off & Silver on Ice.
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 oz)
- Retail Price: $18 CAD
- Disclosure: This was provided as a press sample by PR.
- Where to Buy: Select professional salons and Hudson’s Bay.
OPI Infinite Shine Bee Mine Forever Review
Bee Mine Forever by OPI is an Infinite Shine nail lacquer that is a sweet and soft custard yellow. It’s a pastel with a little punch. (Okay, maybe the word ‘punch’ is too aggressive. This yellow is more like a little love tap for your nails. Ahh, that sounds better!)
Some yellows are so washed out that they look like they went through a weekend bender with zero sleep. (You know how you’re supposed to apply a banana-shade of powder under your eyes? Well, what powder would a yellow nail polish put under their eyes to conceal dark circles? The things that make you go hmm…or is it just me? And yes, I know that nail polish doesn’t have eyes…) 😉
Really anemic yellows tend to make my fingers look sickly. However, yellows like this that are pale, but that still have enough of a cheerful personality to them are actually flattering. (I can only speak from my personal experience, but there’s something about this type of not-too-white-based yellow that I really enjoy against my skin tone.)
Yellows can be tricky to pull off, but don’t give up if you haven’t found the right one yet. (I purposely included my all-time favourite yellow polish, OPI I Just Can’t Cope-acabana in my 5th blogiversary giveaway because I really wanted you to try a yellow!)
I feel like a lot of people steer clear of them because they’re worried about looking like they have a bad case of jaundice, but once you find your flattering yellow, it’s like bringing the Easter parade with you wherever you go!
Bee Mine Forever by OPI has a smooth, creme finish, which is simple yet stunning! It really allows the colour to be the star of the show without any distractions that you might get from glitter or a duochrome.
Some pale yellows can have that ‘chalky’ appearance, which makes them look flat and stale. That’s definitely not the case with Bee Mine Forever! It’s shiny and creamy!
Application & Formula
Applying yellow nail polishes can be a nightmare. Most are streaky and take three or more coats to achieve full opacity.
OPI Infinite Shine Bee Mine Forever is similar to OPI I Just Can’t Cope-acabana in that they both go on really smoothly. The latter has a slightly better formula, but I still won’t complain because Bee Mine Forever reaches full coverage after just two medium coats that I used. For a yellow, that is impressive!
Also, I didn’t need to fuss around with the polish to get it to look even. It went on easily, and I didn’t get any cuticle drag.
This is one of the better yellow nail polishes on the market!
All of the OPI Infinite Shine nail polishes retail for $18 CAD, which is significantly more expensive than the regular OPIs that ring up at $9.95 CAD.
Is OPI Infinite Shine Bee Mine Forever worth the hefty $18 price tag? That’s definitely up to your budget because we all have different financial situations. What’s expensive to me may be nothing to someone else.
While I’m impressed with Bee Mine Forever and absolutely loved this manicure, I can’t in good faith tell you that it’s better than OPI I Just Can’t Cope-acabana, which is less expensive. If you want a similar yellow, then get the regular OPI because the formula is so amazing, it’s like the unicorn of yellows.
If you would like to treat yourself and splurge on something special, however, you won’t be disappointed with OPI Infinite Shine Bee Mine Forever.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
I absolutely loved OPI Infinite Shine Bee Mine Forever and wanted to give it a perfect score of 10 out of 10, but the significant price jump from the regular OPIs made me deduct half a point.
If you collect yellow nail polishes and want one with an excellent formula in your collection, this is a wonderful one to add, if you’re willing to splurge.
Which yellow nail polishes would you recommend me and my readers try? What’s the best yellow you’ve ever worn? Aside from on your nails, do you ever wear yellow, like with a statement handbag or a cute top?