Copa, Copacabana: OPI's Brazil Collection

 OPI's Brazil Collection featuring four Copacababies (from left to right): Kiss Me I'm Brazilian, Where Did Suzi's Man-go?, AmazOn...AmazOFF and Next Stop...The Bikini Zone

OPI's Brazil Collection featuring four Copacababies (from left to right): Kiss Me I'm Brazilian, Where Did Suzi's Man-go?, AmazOn...AmazOFF and Next Stop...The Bikini Zone

OPI couldn't have timed the release of their Brazil Collection any better, especially with this whole World Cup Business going on. Soccer doesn't really tickle my fancy, but some of these nail polishes sure do!

Grab your maracas, maybe even a whistle or a bell and your dancing shoes, because it's time to samba!

 Close up (from left to right):  Kiss Me I'm Brazilian, Where Did Suzi's Man-go?, AmazOn...AmazOFF and Next Stop...The Bikini Zone

Close up (from left to right):  Kiss Me I'm Brazilian, Where Did Suzi's Man-go?, AmazOn...AmazOFF and Next Stop...The Bikini Zone

Kiss Me I'm Brazilian is a creamy pink, while pretty it certainly didn't bowl me over. Honestly, if it had been more cooperative I think I'd be more inclined to sport this shade on my nails for longer than a hot second. I found the polish to be sticky, so much that it had a hard time letting go of the brush, which created pulls and streaks. In the end I applied three coats to get some semblance of a smooth and even finish. Is it just me or is this pink an exact match to the pink frosting used on the Stella D'Oro cookies? P-Cakes, help me out here!

Where Did Suzi's Man-go? is a creamy tangerine orange. The formula had a tendency to mimic Kiss Me I'm Brazilian; despite some strife I was able to reach full opacity in two coats. Personally I'd prefer to wear this orange hue during the height of summer when my skin isn't so pasty white.

AmazOn...AmazOff is my personal favourite of the bunch. The formula is almost jelly-like because of it's subtle translucency. This "deep jungle green" has a hint of shimmer throughout, it's really a whisper of sparkle -- I only spotted the shimmer upon closer inspection. Here's a tip, apply a base coat before painting AmazOn...AmazOff, I can attest to the fact that it will stain your nails.

Next Stop...The Bikini Zone is described as an "amethyst-toned pewter." This three coater would look stellar layered over a creamy purple, black, white or cream polish.

OPI's Brazil Copacababies is a great buy for the indecisive set.

Now, which colour should I wear?

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for OPI's Copacababies:

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 7 out of 10 bags — it'd be nice if OPI gave you the option to select your personal favourites.

Would another purchase be on the horizon?:

  • Live.Love.Carnaval is next on my hit list.

*PR sample provided  –  Thoughts and ramblings written here are completely my own.