Brazil by OPI Review
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
When you think about Brazil, South America’s largest country, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For me, I picture the 1985 movie, The Emerald Forest. I watched it when I was a kid on Super Channel and it was about a little boy getting lost in the rain forest of Brazil. That was my very first encounter with the Amazon rain forest. I remember being mesmerized by the lush green vegetation and all the exotic birds and animals.
Brazil is also known for it’s carnivals, Amazon river and the Samba dance. If you’re a sports fan, you’ll know that Brazilians have a strong love of soccer. I’ve added another item to my list of things that remind me of Brazil: a brand new collection by OPI!
The Brazil Collection by OPI was inspired by the best of Brazil including the tropical rainforests, sandy beaches and festive carnivals. You can see the colour palette below and notice how there’s some bright shades like the red, orange and yellow and then some more earthy tones like taupe, sienna and mocha.
The Brazil by OPI Collection includes the following shades in both nail lacquer and GelColor (in-salon, professional service only) formulas:
- I Just Can’t Cope-acabana: Nothing lifts your spirits like this sunshine yellow.
- AmazON…AmazOFF: I’m making the switch to this deep jungle green.
- OPI Scores a Goal!: Make your point in this winning shade of rich chocolate.
- I São Paulo Over There: He was sipping coffee with this mocha-toned beauty.
- Taupe-less Beach: There’s nothing optional about wearing this enticing taupe.
- Next Stop…The Bikini Zone: This amethyst-toned pewter suits me just fine.
- Red Hot Rio: A ruby red as hot as the most exciting city in Brazil.
- Live.Love.Carnaval: This vibrant and festive coral is the life of the party.
- Kiss Me I’m Brazilian: Plant this warm luscious pink on me!
- Toucan Do It If You Try: You have talent to achieve anything in this confident orange.
- Where Did Suzi’s Man-go?: He went to fetch her this delicious mango smoothie.
- Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around: Nobody can stop me from wearing this creamy nude!
OPI has also launched a limited edition set of four nail lacquers: Beach Sandies Liquid sand mini neon nail lacquers in vivid colours.
The shades in this set include:
- Samba-dy Loves Purple: Well, who wouldn’t find this vivid textured violet irresistible?
- I’m Brazil Nuts Over You: And I’m crazy for this textured matte pink.
- What’s a Little Rain Forest?: I’ve got this textured matte blue and an umbrella for two.
- You’re So Flippy Floppy: When I found this bright textured yellow, I just flipped!
With this collection, you can easily add a pop of colour to a neutral outfit. I have a lot of black in my wardrobe and enjoy wearing a bright colour like yellow or orange to make it more fun. My mom always said I need to add more colour to my wardrobe and this collection is perfect to do just that!
I also like the softer tones taupe, pink and clay. The coral shade is so pretty!
Brazil Beach Sandies Liquid Sand mini pack has fun colours that make a statement. The Liquid Sand finish is textured and gritty and are worn without a top coat.
Picking a favourite was tough! I ended up selecting Where Did Suzi’s Man-go? which is a pretty orange/peach shade. It reminds me so much of summer! Second runner up was I Just Can’t Cope-acaban which is a bright yellow. Yellow isn’t a colour I wear very often so I was surprised I liked this shade so much. It looks really pretty on. I can’t wait to put on my black sandals and have my painted yellow toes peeking through.
The nail lacquers will retail for $10.95 and can be purchased at professional salons and spas across Canada. Beach Sandies Liquid Sand mini pack will retail for $14.95. Both will be available starting February 5th!
Make sure to enter my giveaway for the Brazil by OPI Collection + Beach Sandies Liquid Sand mini pack!
Which shade are you most looking forward to trying?