OPI has released their new Spring/Summer 2014 "Brazil" collection and it is gorgeous. Comprised primarily of creme finishes (my favorite!), this collection is essentially split in 2 sections: half neutrals and half bold, bright, sunny hues. As soon as I opened the box containing these, I yearned for warm weather:
Don't Bossa Nova Me Around- Creamy nude with a pinch of pink (2 layers shown here):
Taupe-less Beach- Beige/taupe creme (2 layers):
Next Stop...The Bikini Zone- the only true shimmer in the collection is a light purple/pewter shifting shade. (2 layers over Taupe-less Beach):
I Sao Paulo Over There- (the name! LOL) Cool toned mocha creme (2 layers):
OPI Scores A Goal!- this one is described as "rich mocha" by OPI, but there's a lot of burgundy and a little purple too (2 layers):
Amazon...Amazoff- WOW! This one is teal, "jungle green" that has the smallest hint of shimmer in it (completely undetectable in the bottle). So super pretty!! (3 layers shown here):
I Just Can't Cope-acabana- Sunshine yellow creme! I needed 3 layers to completely even this out, but it is stunning, nonetheless. I don't own any other yellow OPI's (except for a little mini one from a Halloween set 2 years ago) so this makes me very happy!
Where Did Suzi's Man-go?- Silly name, brilliant color! OPI calls this "mango smoothie" and I LOVE that description! (2 layers):
Toucan Do It If You Try- THIS! This color is my jam. I have a default setting to 'coral' as soon as warm weather hits, and this is certainly going to be in my rotation. Warm-orange-coral...and fabulous. (2 layers):
Kiss Me I'm Brazilian- warm 'Barbie' pink. I love this one too! (2 layers):
Live.Love.Carnival- slightly darker than 'Toucan...', and just as gorgeous. HOT coral creme at it's finest (2 layers):
Red Hot Rio- a super shiny red with a jelly-like finish. (I wore this on Valentine's Day!) It looks like a cherry lollipop! (3 layers shown here...you can still see a little visible nail line):
There is also a mini set of Liquid Sands to go with this collection as well! The "Beach Sandies" come with 4 little colors:
Samba-dy Loves Purple (purple)
I'm Brazil Nuts Over You (coral)
What's A Little Rain Forest? (blue)
You're So Flippy Floppy (yellow)
So that wraps up this collection. I love that you have the neutral half that works perfectly to transition you into Spring, and then once the warm weather hits-BAM! You have the entire other half of the collection to warm you up (can't you just picture those bright shades on your toes, planted in a sandy beach somewhere??). Who am I kidding though? There is no way I'm waiting for warmth to start wearing those bright shades!Will you be wearing any of these anytime soon?
Some parting info from OPI:
Brazil nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Liquid Sand nail lacquers should always be worn without top coat. Brazil by OPI will be available in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas beginning February 5, 2014. Nail lacquers will retail for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) each at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com. Beach Sandies Liquid Sand mini pack will retail for $12.95 ($14.95 CAN). GelColor is an in-salon, professional service only. Prices depend on the salon and range from $28 - $38 for a manicure and $35 - $45 for a pedicure.For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!