Wednesday, February 19, 2014

OPI Brazil Collection: Swatches and Review

Hi everyone, happy Hump Day.  I am still home sick but I'm sure it's because my body just gave out after all of the stress of that project.  I will be at home trying to recover today.  Well, if you couldn't tell from yesterday's post, I really like OPI polish ;)  So I think it's only fitting to show you an OPI collection today.  I got a bunch of comments regarding my OPI wall rack and I showed them to my husband.  I only got one specific request to show how to make it, but he said he would be willing to come up with some plans and a tutorial for it.  

Today I have the much anticipated (at least from me), OPI Brazil collection.  This collection consists of 12 polishes and a mini set of textured polishes.  I have the 12 polishes, which include 11 creams and 1 shimmer, to show you today.  I'll let you know what I think of the entire collection at the end.  All swatch photos are with topcoat.


This polish is a green-leaning medium teal.  I've seen some other swatches with some faint shimmer but I didn't see any on the nail or in the bottle.  The formula was fantastic on this one, I used two easy coats.  This one does stain though.  I used a base coat, wore it for a day, and removed the polish from each nail individual with a fresh cotton ball and it still stained.  The color is stunning though.

Don't Bossa Nova Me Around

This polish is a pretty pink nude color.  The formula was good and I used two coats below.  I've been hearing a little bit of buzz about this being the new "My Vampire is Buff" from last year but I don't have that strong of feelings for it.  It's still a pretty color though, I love an opaque nude.

Next Stop....The Bikini Zone

Next up is the only shimmer of the group, a purple/pewter grey duochrome.  The formula was a bit sheer but it did build up in three coats.  I didn't expect to like this one but surprisingly I do.  The purple really stood out for me and I liked that.

Taupe-less Beach

This polish is the lighter of the two taupes and it's a very grey leaning taupe.  I normally don't care for taupes but I really liked how grey this one was.  I wore it matte for a day and thought it looked so chic.  The formula was very buttery and smooth and perfect in two coats.

I Sao Paulo Over There

Here is the darker of the two taupes and it leans to a mushroom/grey-brown/purple color if that makes any sense.  Another perfect formula, two coats below.

OPI Scores A Goal!

This polish is a purple red color that I would call raisin.  I absolutely love this color on the nail, although I do see it more as a Fall color.  Perfect formula, two coats.

Red Hot Rio

This polish is a cherry red crelly.  The polish was on the sheer side and as you can see, there is still visible nail line after two coats.  There was nothing wrong with this polish, it was just my least favorite because I don't care for the color.

I Just Can't Cope-acabana

Finally, a yellow polish with a good formula!  It's true :)  This polish is a sunny yellow cream.  I think it's a nice halfway between a pastel and a neon, bright but not too bright.   I am so happy with this polish.  I used two easy coats.  It wasn't streaky or anything, a good cream polish!

Where Did Suzi's Man-go?

This polish is a pretty mango melon-y color.  Very pretty!  Oranges have really grown on me over the past few months and I think they work really well with my fair skin tone.  This polish was a tad bit streaky but it was self-leveling.  I used two coats below.

Toucan Do It If You Try

This polish and the one below are very similar.  This one is an orange-leaning coral, medium in color, and bright but not neon.  Love, love, love this color!  Again like the last one, the formula was a tad streaky but it did self-level.  Two coats for this one.


This polish is the more pink twin of the polish above.  Live.Love.Carnaval is a pinky coral cream and it's my favorite from the entire collection.  It really surprised me but it's one of those colors that keeps you staring at your nails all day long.  I did need three coats to even this polish out.

Kiss Me I'm Brazilian

This polish is the perfect bright bubblegum pink, I love it!  It was perfect in two coats.

Overall I am really happy with this collection.  I am a cream polish lover though.  I do wish they had done maybe a bright glitter or a few different finishes besides just creams.  My favorites are Live.Love.Carnaval, Amazon...Amazoff, I Just Can't Cope-acabana, and Kiss Me I'm Brazilian.  The only one I didn't care for was Red Hot Rio.  I'd love to know your favorites from this collection.  If you would like any comparisons, leave them down in the comments below.


  1. I am loving the orangey- red- yellow-pink shades of this collection and amazon-amazon-off... The nudes look pretty cool too but i find that i never wear nudes.. i always tend to go for the bright and fun colours

    I do wanna buy this collection bt its so big and expensive so im really trying to narrow down my choices! your swatches are super helpful for that!

  2. What gorgeous shades in this collection! Everything looks awesome that I want to pick up the whole collection even though I'm on a no buy. Must resist the urge!

  3. Does anybody else think that the The Bikini Zone is the one odd share in the collection? The rest of the shades are cremes, except for this one. Anyway, the one that I really like and probably will get is Amazon ... Amazoff.

  4. I hope you get better soon! This collection looks great and I Iove your swatches! Amazon...Amazoff is an amazing colour! Toucan Do It If You Try is really nice too! :)

  5. Fantastic review! And though I'm as about as anti-orange as you get, Where Did Suzi's Man-Go looks *beautiful* on you...followed closely by Kiss Me I'm Brazilian. :)

  6. Great collection, so many beautiful cremes!

  7. I hope you're having a restful day! I keep seeing swatches of these and there are definitely polishes I want! They're so beautiful!

  8. Really beautiful swatches, Erin! Love those mushroom taupes, and the yellow is phenomenal. So sad to hear that Amazon stains, but I'll probably get it anyway because MMPH, it is so smexy!! ♥