It’s a Carnival of Color as Vivid Brights Samba on Tips and Toes in OPI’s New Brazil Collection

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The OPI Brazil collection

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

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. 🙂

OPI I Just Can't Cope-Acabana, a creamy sunshine yellow

Just Can’t Cope-Acabana, a creamy sunshine yellow

OPI AmazON...AmazOFF, a creamy deep jungle green

AmazON…AmazOFF, a creamy deep jungle green

OPI Where Did Suzi's Man-Go?, a creamy mango orange

Where Did Suzi’s Man-Go?, a creamy mango orange

OPI Kiss Me I'm Brazilian, a creamy warm pink

Kiss Me I’m Brazilian, a creamy warm pink

OPI Toucan Do It If You Try, a creamy confidant orange

Toucan Do It If You Try, a creamy confidant orange

OPI Live.Love.Carnaval, a vibrant coral

Live.Love.Carnaval, a vibrant coral

OPI Red Hot Rio, a ruby red

Red Hot Rio, a ruby red

OPI Scores a Goal, a creamy rich chocolate

OPI Scores a Goal, a creamy rich chocolate

OPI I Sao Paulo Over There, a creamy mocha

I Sao Paulo Over There, a creamy mocha

OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around

Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around, a crea nude

OPI Next Stop...The Bikini Zone, a shimmery amethyst-toned pewter

Next Stop…The Bikini Zone, a shimmery amethyst-toned pewter

OPI Taupe-Less Beach, a creamy taupe

Taupe-Less Beach, a creamy taupe

In the swatches above, I’m wearing two coats.

Seriously, I CAN. NOT. WAIT! for sandal weather to rock these shades on my toes.


I can’t figure out which ones to wear first, but green AmazON..AmazOFF, bright yellow I Just Can’t Cope-Acabana and coral Live.Love.Carnaval are my top three contenders.

Oh, and on top of the 12 pieces here, OPI also released four new Liquid Sand shades in Samba-dy Loves Purple, I’m Brazil Nuts Over You, What’s a Little Rain Forest? and You’re So Flippy Floppy, in case you’re into the whole textured nails thing (I’ll be posting pics of those soon).

The OPI Brazil collection is available now wherever OPI is sold, including professional salons, Pure Beauty stores, Ulta and ($9 per bottle).

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Gowthami says:

    Sunshine yellow and a creamy warm pink is adorable!
    Have a best weekend ever!
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  2. Chaitra says:

    Kiss me i am Brazilian & cant-copa-acabana is great! I m generally away from yellow nails, but this one looks great!
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  3. Brittnee says:

    I just got a gel mani in the “I Just Can’t Cope-a-Cabana”. I LOVE the bright yellow hue! And seriously thinking about how much time it took you to do all of these manicures and photograph them…. majorly impressed!

  4. Jen says:

    It doesn’t remind me of spring and summer, but the creamy chocolate color (OPI scores a goal) is really pretty. But for fall, maybe!

  5. J says:

    These colors are gorgeous, but that picture of Tabs is everything!

  6. hanna says:

    I’m surprised by the variety of colors.
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  7. Vineetha says:

    Loved the rich chocolate shade!!!
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  8. Sarah says:

    Love ALL the shades!
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  9. Noga says:

    I want the entire collection. Damn.

  10. Sylirael says:

    I love the theme, and I especially love Amazon…Amazoff, but I feel like this collection needs more outright glitters!

    Maybe I’m just biased because I love glitter polishes… 😉
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  11. Agata says:

    This collection is gorgeous, so many beautiful color to choose from! I love Amazon Amazoff, cannot wait to pick it up and wear on my toes when it gets warmer. I also love Kiss Me, I’m Brazilian. It looks like a perfect pink!

  12. Erin says:

    I like every color here, but probably will skip the yellow and oranges for myself just because I’m N/NW. I love the jelly finishes though!
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  13. Danielle says:

    I seriously love this collection. I picked up Where Did Suzi’s Man-Go?, but I haven’t used it yet (I’m trying to wait another week before I pull out my spring polishes).
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  14. ooh, I like that pic with Tabby and also the photo of all the nail polishes together.
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  15. Melanie says:

    I want the yellow polish!

  16. BeckBeck says:

    These look SO SHINY – do you have topcoat on them, or are they that glossy on their own?? I had almost talked myself into skipping this collection entirely, but the more photos I see, the more I think I need a few…

  17. Loving the purple-tinged brown of OPI Scores a Goal
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  18. Mara says:

    The Kiss me I’m Brazilian is definitely my favourite !

  19. Siobhan says:

    I picked up “Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around”, “I Just Can’t Cope-a-Cabana”, and “Live.Love.Carnaval” and all three of them are absolutely perfect! I want more of the brights but I’ll try to hold off until it stops snowing. “Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around” has quickly become my go to neutral.

  20. Fancie says:

    Omg I think I want them all! I especially want Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around, Kiss Me I’m Brazilian and Just Can’t Cope-Aacabna. I hate these super long names though lol. Goodness that took forever to type out lol
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  21. dragana says:

    Hi, great pictures. My favorites here are Taupe and O. scores a goal I would say. I have a question, whitch Top coat did you use because it looks very good. Thanx… 🙂

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