Friday, February 7, 2014

Brazil by OPI Swatches, Part 1: The Brights!

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Good morning, readers! I have another post on the Brazil by OPI Collection today! Yesterday's post was on the box set of mini Liquid Sand Polishes: Beach Sandies. Make sure you check that out if you haven't already. The rest of the Brazil by OPI Collection consists of 12 polishes, mostly cremes, and it was easy to split them into two halves: the brights and the earth tones. Today's post is on the 6 bright cremes! I am loving them!

These colors are so bright and fun, I can't wait to do some nail art with them! Many of them required three coats for full and even coverage, but the colors are so gorgeous that I was okay with doing them.

OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana: Nothing lifts your spirits like this sunshine yellow.
Three coats with no top coat.

OPI Where Did Suzi's Man-go? He went to fetch her this delicious mango smoothie.
Three coats with no top coat.

OPI Toucan Do It If You Try: You have talent to achieve anything in this confident orange.
Three coats with no top coat.

OPI Live.Love.Carnaval: This vibrant and festive coral is the life of the party.
Two coats with no top coat.

OPI Kiss Me I'm Brazilian: Plant this warm luscious pink on me.
Two coats with no top coat. 

OPI Red Hot Rio: A ruby red as hot as the most exciting city in Brazil.
Three coats with no top coat. Unlike the others that needed three coats for even coverage, this one is thin but covers evenly. It was just sheer so I used three coats to build it up for these photos.

And because you know I like to compare similar colors in a collection together, here is a comparison:

Tell me your thoughts on this half of Brazil by OPI! Which are your favorites? I love the corals, Live.Love.Carnaval and Toucan Do It If You Try the most, and am really digging Where Did Suzi's Man-go?. Yes, it can be frustrating to need three coats for even coverage but the colors are worth it to me. Thanks so much for reading and don't forget to check back for part 2 this weekend!

*The polishes in this post were sent for me to review with my honest opinion.

Brazil nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Liquid Sand nail lacquers should always be worn without top coat. Brazil by OPI will be available in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas beginning February 5, 2014. Nail lacquers will retail for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) each at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and GelColor is an in-salon, professional service only. Prices depend on the salon and range from $28 - $38 for a manicure and $35 - $45 for a pedicure.
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  1. These are going to be perfect for summer! So bright!!

  2. I'm surprised by how much I like these! I feel like you're the only one out there to wait for this collection to dry before photographing them. I totally appreciate bloggers doing any swatching, don't get me wrong, but I had no idea these had such a neon finish! I went from wanting none of them being SUPER excited for Part 2 so I can add more to my wishlist :)

    Anywho, just wanted to say I really love the effort you put into this, from the finish to the photography, these swatches are gorgeous. Hope you don't mind if I feature this post on my weekly nail blog news roundup this week :)

  3. I love your swatches! <3
    I just ordered 4 colors from the collection, can't wait to try these

  4. love your swatches! I want the 3 "orange" ones!

  5. i love the look of them together, it makes a beautiful ombre

  6. Suzi's Man-go is my favorite. Three coats is no problem for me, especially if I don't need to apply a white base underneath. I haven't loved an OPI collection this much in so long!