Thursday, February 13, 2014

OPI BRAZIL COLLECTION + ON-NAIL SWATCHES PT. 1

YAY!!! OPI!!!! COLLECTION!!! AN OPI COLLECTION!!! A NORMAL ONE!!!!!!!

Okay. Excitement over. OPI has finally come out with another "normal" collection that doesn't focus on a trendy texture polish. I have always been and will always be a creme polish gal and when I see a collection that's mainly that I can't help but buy as many as I can get my paws on.

Buying all of those polishes does not happen all at once, though.. I am a college student after all. I'm planning to have five overall and I split those into three and two. So here is the first three of the collection!

Wow. All of this excitement and I haven't even mentioned the name of the collection. This is the OPI Brazil collection for Spring/Summer 2014. Although it just snowed fifteen inches outside of my window, my nails are still going to be getting ready for the warmer days that are ahead.

Here are the first three polishes that I bought:

(From L to R: Don't Bossa Nova Me Around, I Just Can't Cope-acabana, Toucan Do It If You Try)
I try very hard when purchasing new polishes to stray as far away from 'typical' shades because you can find a solid red or pink and rock that for the rest of your life! A good yellow? Now THAT'S hard to find. Trust me. Yellow is a very difficult shade to pull off but I'll just say right now that this yellow is definitely a winner. The entire collection has a good chunk of warm coral-y colors and a couple taupes but these two were my favorite options of them all.

Don't Bossa Nova Me Around
Possibly one of my favorite polishes that I now own is this one. 'Don't Bossa Nova Me Around'. Think Barry M's 'Lychee' with more taupe. Think American Apparel's 'Mouse' with more sand. It's the perfect nude for us pale girls! It's a nice cool taupe-nude that is slightly pink edged and is just.. beautiful. What surprised me the most is that I would have been able to get away with just one coat of this but since it was the last polish that I applied because I plan on wearing it for a couple more days, I wanted to be certain and went with my usual two coats. But wow. OPACITY ALERT!

Toucan Do It If You Try
Toucan Do It If You Try was the one of the trio that I really thought I was going to swatch and post about but then go back to Ulta and exchange it for the other coralish shade, Live.Love.Carnival because I didn't think it was going to be AS orange as it actually is. However, that changed once I applied it! Although this one would definitely turn out better on naturally tanned skin, I do think it was a flattering orange-red color. I'm imagining a perfect ombre mani with this, Live.Love.Carnival, Where Did Suzi's Man-go (not pictured), Red Hot Rio (not pictured) and the next polish in this post, I Just Can't Cope-acabana. Two coats were good as gold!

I Just Can't Cope-acabana
Wooo hooooo!! The nail world is loving on this guy. I Just Can't Cope-acabana has opened new doors for us funky polish color lovers with a wearable and non-streaky yellow. I previously have not owned a yellow polish since I was in the eighth grade and I bought a really really bad Taxi Cab Yellow by NYC. It didn't look good on me. But take that same vibrant yellow and give it an OPI twist and you've got an absolute winner. It was uneven after one coat but adding one more made it look perfect. I am in love!!


Adding this in a few days after the original post.. here are the next two colors that I purchased!

(From L to R: Kiss Me I'm Brazilian and Live.Love.Carnival
Kiss Me I'm Brazilian 
Live.Love.Carnival

To read about the last two colors, check out my post on them here.

I am very excited to get more polishes from this collection and even though I say five altogether.. I can definitely seeing myself hitting seven. It's a great collection full of cremes and even a funky duochrome! I highly recommend checking it out on Peachy Polish to see all of the shades in the collection and to get a liiiiittle more info from more of a professional on the topic. I'll be back as soon as I can be with my new additions to the family!

2 comments:

  1. I'm so excited about this collection being out too! I haven't bought any (yet), but I definitely plan on getting I Just Can't Cope-acabana! I also have my eye on Live.Love.Carnival., Kiss Me I'm Brazilian, and OPI Scores A Goal! I wanted Don't Bossa Nova Me Around but I already have My Very First Knockwurst and I think the two are pretty similar that I don't need this new one. Great swatches though! :)

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    1. OPI Scores A Goal is beautiful but I won't be wearing it for awhile so I don't necessarily want to get it right away! Live.Love.Carnival is absolutely stunning I can't wait to get it! Don't Bossa Me is verryyyy close to My Very First Knockwurst — I don't own it so I didn't even think about it being so similar. Just a little more taupe/gray!

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