Next time I enjoy a plate of feijoada while beautiful women in colorful bejeweled thongs and feathered headdresses dance around my table, you better believe I’ll be wearing one or two (or 12!) of the shades in OPI’s new Brazil collection on my nails!
The OPI Brazil collection, available now
Where am I going with this?
One word: Brazil (by way of San Francisco).
One of my favorite places to eat in the city is a Brazilian restaurant called Canto do Brazil, and dining there is a total experience. First, the food — beyond yummy, and not overpriced (the plantains, beans and rice, OMG!).
But that’s not all. There’s also the show. While you eat, gorgeous Brazilian showgirls in Carnival regalia dance around the tables and try to coax diners to dance with them.
Last time I was there, I was too focused on the mountain of carb-tacular goodness in front of me to shake my groove thang, but next time, it’s ON! Because I’ll have an extra reason — the beautiful brights in OPI’s new 12-piece collection ($9 each), which I love, love, LOVE.
OK, sure, I think the neutrals in the collection are pretty, too. I mean, I appreciate elegant neutral nails as much as the next girl, especially when worn with a bright lipstick, and I think the muted pewter, taupe, mocha, nude and chocolate shades here play off bolder colors nicely.
But the brights! Oh, the brights… Inspired by rainforest flowers, the creamy yellow, coral, orange, pink, red and deep jungle green, are just so blasted rich and vivid that you may feel the urge to hop on a flight to Rio right meow.
Just Can’t Cope-Acabana, a creamy sunshine yellow
AmazON…AmazOFF, a creamy deep jungle green
Where Did Suzi’s Man-Go?, a creamy mango orange
Kiss Me I’m Brazilian, a creamy warm pink
Toucan Do It If You Try, a creamy confidant orange
Live.Love.Carnaval, a vibrant coral
Red Hot Rio, a ruby red
OPI Scores a Goal, a creamy rich chocolate