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!
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. 🙂
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 ulta.com ($9 per bottle).
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,