The OPI Brazil Collection for Spring 2014 includes twelve OPI Nail Lacquers ($9 USD / $10.95 CAD) in a gorgeous array of bright colors and sophisticated neutrals. This limited-edition collection is available now at OPI retailers and online. The collection has me dreaming of warm sun, sandy beaches and of course, picking my mani/pedi shades to complement my bikini.
The shades include:
- I Just Can’t Cope-acabana: Sunshine yellow
- Where Did Suzi’s Man-go?: Mango
- Toucan Do It If You Try: Orange
- Kiss Me I’m Brazilian: Warm pink
- Live.Love.Carnaval: Vibrant coral
- Red Hot Rio: Ruby red
- Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around: Creamy nude
- Taupe-less Beach: Nude taupe
- I São Paulo Over There: Mocha
- Next Stop… The Bikini Zone: Amethyst pewter
- OPI Scores a Goal!: Rich burgundy
- AmazON… AmazOFF: Deep, jungle green
The majority of the collection feature creamy, high-gloss textures (only one out of the entire collection is a shimmery shade). The quality is quite consistent, with most shades only needing two coats (I only found Red Hot Rio and Next Stop…The Bikini Zone to require three, and yet they still seemed a little sheer).
It’s nearly impossible to not fall in love with the collection, whether you’re someone who loves showing off bright colors or going for something a little more sophisticated, the color palette really pleases both (and if you’re like me, swapping between subtle neutrals and vibrant brights, you’ll love it). It’s hard to pick my favourites, but I would have to say Where Did Suzi’s Man-Go?, Toucan Do It If You Try and Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around (I haven’t been this in love with a greige-y pink since OPI’s Germany Collection from Fall 2012)!
The ones to pass on by? Red Hot Rio (there’s just so many more great, opaque reds out there) and Kiss Me I’m Brazilian (because 99% of you probably already own a similar shade). OPI Nail Lacquers typically last about 2-3 days on me without chipping (which is normal), however they have one of my favorite applicators I’ve found- the extra-wide brush makes that salon-perfect cuticle edge totally easy to achieve.
If you’re craving sunshine and sandals, check out this collection and you’ll feel like jet-setting to Rio in no time.
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at OPI retailers
SELECTION: 12 shades available; all shown here. See the rest of our OPI coverage here.