I’m not the type of girl to run out and buy a new nail polish collection when it first gets released. But there was something about the OPI Brazil collection that really called to me. I couldn’t stop thinking about those bright tropical colors until I finally broke down and drove to the beauty supply store! Good thing that store is a half hour out of my way. If it was right in my town I would be penniless and drowning in OPI!
Even though I got a great deal on these, I’m not a big spender- so I only picked my four favorites from the collection. All swatches are with no base coat, two coats of OPI, and no topcoat. They are all shiny even without topcoat.
First is AmazON…AmazOFF. This a deep dark teal with a slight shimmer running through it. I was surprised how good this one looks on me. Might be my favorite of the bunch. However, I did get a bum brush. I swear, if there’s a bad brush in the lot, it will find it’s way to me every time! I snipped the stray bristle with small scissors and now it works okay.
Next up is a neutral shade called Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around. For some reason I want to call it Don’t Bossa Me Nova, but oh well! It’s a nice opaque shade for nail art, I’m sure I’ll be using this one a lot. It’s similar to My Vampire is Buff, only a little darker. However, Don’t Bossa is a two-coater, so I might start using it in place of My Vampire from now on!
This yellow shade is the one I was lemming after- I Just Can’t Cope-acabana. What a crazy name, and considering that I’ve been a ball of stress lately … this one is fun for me! Plus, I love to sample yellows out. It’s like my personal mission to try out all the yellows to find the best ones, preferably two-coaters. Hmmm I wonder if there are any one-coaters out there? Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, Jacqui! But…. I Just Can’t Cope has quickly moved to the top of my yellow favorites list. It’s a vibrant and creamy two-coater with a good formula.
Last but not least is a super bright coral called Live.Love.Carnaval. The formula on this one seemed a little chalkier than the others.. maybe because it’s borderline neon. I actually messed one finger up and had to do it again. Not sure what happened with that. But still, I love how eye-catching it is…. it’s almost red, almost pink, but mostly coral, and very sexy!
If you read my blog you probably saw my floral Brazil nail art from the other day. But if you missed it, here it is!