Woo hoo!!! OPI Brazil spring/summer 2014 is so very close! I’m celebrating the impending arrival with a happy dance because some of these shades make me smile in a big way. It’s one of those giant 12 shade releases (plus the four OPI Brazil Beach Sandies) so how ’bout we just hop right in and take a look?
spring 2014 opi brazil collection swatches
OPI Brazil Next Stop…The Bikini Zone I love a duochrome! In some light it’s rather complex, and in others it’s so subtle that the shift almost seems non-existent. It’s a tough one to shoot, that’s for sure. It goes from a light lilac to a shimmery gold, and it goes right in my basket next to all my other pretty duochromes that I might or might not be archiving.
OPI Brazil Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around
OPI Brazil Taupe-Less Beach
OPI Brazil I Sao Paulo Over There
OPI Brazil OPI Scores a Goal($10.95 at salons)
OPI Brazil Amazon…Amazoff ($10.95 at salons) People are gonna be all kinds of attracted to this shade and they should be. It’s a perfect shade of deep teal and I think that maybe I’ll just wear mine right now because I can. Don’t hate.
OPI Brazil I Just Can’t Cope-Acabana ($10.95 at salons) Ermahgerd I lurve it! What else can I say about it ’cept I lurve it? I do. And, I don’t have a yellow crème anywhere in my house so for me, it’s a brand new colour to add to the hoard. Yay!
OPI Brazil Where Did Suzi’s Man-go? It is my belief that people are gonna go nuts for this shade. I don’t think of it as mango as much as I think of it as… Creamsicle! Ooooh. Aaaah. Gimmie That.
OPI Brazil Toucan Do It If You Try
OPI Brazil Kiss Me I’m Brazilian
OPI Brazil Live.Love.Carnaval
OPI Brazil Red Hot Rio
It’s all so Brazil and it’s all so rainforest and beaches, right? There are a few things we should talk about though. I can’t let you walk away without telling you how I feel about the polishes and the how they were to use.
opi brazil what's up
Most of this Brazil by OPI collection is comprised of crème polishes. That means there’s lots of white stuffed in those bottles, and for me, it also means tricky to apply. I have trouble with the consistency of crème polish and always end up doing two rather thick coats so I can get the self-level to do its job properly. I’m not ashamed to admit that several of the fingers I just showed you had to be done multiple times so I could get good clean lines at the cuticles and even coats. I’m also not afraid to tell you that this was probably one of the hardest times I’ve ever had swatching an entire collection. When I got to Amazon…Amazoff, it was such a treat I almost cried. That jelly teal was a pleasure to apply (and it helps that I’m in love with the colour) as was Red Hot Rio.
In addition to Amazon...Amazoff, standout shades include I Just Can’t Cope-Acabana and Where Did Suzi’s Man-go?. I do quite like the look of crème polishes; maybe if I hadn’t used nine of them in a row, I could be more enthusiastic about the OPI Brazil collection as a whole.
That said, the Beach Sandies Liquid Sand I swatched a coupla days ago totally made up for my struggles with crème. I adore its sparkly sandy-ness.
And hey! If you’re wondering if something you have might be a dupe for something you see here, ask in the comment section and if I have the specific shades in my possession, I’ll see what I can do for ya.
Brazil by OPI will be available in both nail lacquer ($10.95 each) and GelColor (in-salon professional service only) formulas beginning February 5, 2014.
Manicures ’n photos by Karen Falcon (today she finally had that Egg McMuffin she’s been thinking about for months) ©2014 BEAUTYGEEKS/imabeautygeek.com.[Apparently, an Egg McMuffin = 290 calories -- ed. note.]