OPI Brazil Collection Swatches and Review

by Lisa Heath

I JUST received the OPI Brazil Collection and I couldn’t wait to get started on it!  I saw teaser photos posted around the internet for a couple months now and was dying to get the polishes!

OPI Brazil

What I really love about this collection is the variety of shades within it.  OPI covered brights, neutrals, classics and Liquid Sands!   This is a fairly pic heavy post so I’m going to jump right into it!  Each polish shown has top coat over it, except the Liquid Sands.

Take a look!

Samba-dy Loves Purple

Samba-dy Loves Purple

I’m kicking this off with the 4 Liquid Sands in the collection!  Up first is Samba-dy Loves Purple!  This is a beautiful violet texture.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Samba-dy Loves Purple  CU

I’m Brazil Nuts Over You

I'm Brazil Nuts Over You

I’m Brazil Nuts Over You is a vibrant matte bright pink.  In LOVE with this one!  I used 2 coats for this photo.

I'm Brazil Nuts Over You CU

What’s a Little Rain Forest?

What's A Little Rain Forest

Another standout from the Liquid Sands!  What’s a Little Rain Forest? is a gorgeous matte bright blue!  I used 2 coats for this photo.  I didn’t experience any staining with this blue either.

What's A Little Rain Forest CU

You’re So Flippy Floppy

You're So Flippy Floppy

A. Yellow. I. Can. Wear.  This is a rare occurrence!  You’re So Flippy Floppy is a vibrant yellow matte texture.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

You're So Flippy Floppy CU

Gorgeous right?  Ready for the cremes?  Let’s do this.

Next Stop…The Bikini Zone

Next Stop The Bikini Zone

Next Stop…The Bikini Zone surprised me.  I was expecting a meh shimmer.  It’s a shimmery violet to pewter duochrome.  I love it!  I have a couple extra photos of this one to show the shift in it.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Next Stop The Bikini Zone Side

Next Stop The Bikini Zone CU

Next Stop The Bikini Zone full

Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around

Don't Bossa Nova Me Around

Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around is a light creamy beige.  I used 3 thin coats for this photo.  Ignore the dent in the pinkie.  That’s purely user error (and a curious kitty scaring me).

Don't Bossa Nova Me Around CU

Taupe-less Beach

Taupeless Beach

Taupe-less Beach is a medium taupe creme.  A great palette cleanser.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Taupeless Beach CU

I São Paulo Over There

I Sao Paulo Over THere

I São Paulo Over There is a dark taupe/mocha shade.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

I Sao Paulo Over THere CU

OPI Scores a Goal!

OPI Scores A Goal

OPI Scores a Goal! is a dusty burgundy creme.  I used 3 thin coats for this photo.

OPI Scores A Goal CU


Amazon Amazoff

AmazON…AmazOFF is a deep jungle green that actually has a subtle shimmer within it!  I did experience a little bit of staining with AmazON…AmazOFF so be careful.  I used 2 coats for this photo.


I Just Can’t Cope-acabana

I Just Can't Cope-acabana

I Just Can’t Cope-acabana is a super bright yellow creme!  Very fun and sunny shade.  I used 3 thin coats for this photo.  I did experience patchiness with the first 2 coats on most of the bright shades.

I Just Can't Cope-acabana CU

Where Did Suzi’s Man-go?

Where Did Suzi's Man-go

Where Did Suzi’s Man-go? is a light mango creme.  I used 3 thin coats for this photo.

Where Did Suzi's Man-go CU

Toucan Do It If You Try

Toucan Do It If You Try

Toucan Do It If You Try is a gorgeous coral creme that leans orange.  I used 3 thin coats for this photo.

Toucan Do It If You Try CU

Kiss Me I’m Brazilian

Kiss Me I'm Brazilian

Kiss Me I’m Brazilian is a vivid cotton candy pink.  I used 3 thin coats for this photo.

Kiss Me I'm Brazilian CU


Live Love Carnival

Live.Love.Carnaval is a medium hot coral shade.  This is the creme I was dying for in the collection, and it delivered!  I used 3 thin coats for this photo.

Live Love Carnival CU

Red Hot Rio

Red Hot Rio

What’s an OPI Collection without a classic red?  Red Hot Rio is a thin red creme.  I used 2 thin coats and this is almost jelly like in look.

Red Hot Rio CU


I am in love with this collection.  The mix of shades perfectly balances it all out.  If you aren’t a fan of brights (or aren’t ready for Spring shades yet!) then you have neutrals to fall back on.  The Liquid Sands are outstanding!  All 4 are vibrant and eyecatching.  I did need to use 3 coats for several of the creme shades in this collection, but because the end result was great, I didn’t mind so much.  If I have to work at 3 coats then it better be amazing!  I have to say though, I am still pouting that these Liquid Sands may not be available in full size!  I need them in larger bottles.

Looking for more OPI swatches?  Make sure you check out the OPI section of my Swatch Gallery! 

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 ulta.comBeach Sandies Liquid Sand mini pack will retail for $12.95 ($14.95 CAN). 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.

            For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!


As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.


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Honeygirlk February 6, 2014 - 12:26 am

I am in love with all of these – oh my gosh – ooh la la. I love the nude shades – gorgeous! But I think they are equally awesome in my book. Love your swatches!

Phyrra February 6, 2014 - 1:31 am

I really like the textured brights.

Anastasia February 6, 2014 - 5:01 am

I see several colors that i would love to have in my collection. Great swatches!

Brooke @ Blushing Noir February 6, 2014 - 5:02 am

Beautiful swatches!!!! I love this collection!

Erika February 6, 2014 - 7:07 am

I need so many of these. Just reading this post, I can hear my debit card screaming. Best get to buying.

Jess Scull February 6, 2014 - 7:13 am

AMAZING swatches! I love this collection!

Stephanie Louise February 6, 2014 - 8:01 am

Some seriously gorgeous creams here!!! I don’t see spring/summer with all of them but they’re definitely lovely! Great swatches as always!

Noelle February 6, 2014 - 10:26 am

I feel like I need this entire collection!

Nidia February 6, 2014 - 10:58 am

This collection was not on my radar! The nudes remind me of Zoya’s newest collection, so pretty! The textures actually remind me of Milani’s textures – no sparkle. I want the dusty blues and greens for sure!

Kim February 6, 2014 - 11:16 am

Out of the collection I love You’re so flippy floppy and AmazonOn…AmazonOff

Miranda February 6, 2014 - 1:15 pm

I love that this collection contains neutrals as well as bright pops of color!

destany February 6, 2014 - 3:56 pm

A couple of these colors are definitely work checking out… however, I feel like the “big” brands are releasing a lot of the same things over and over.

BeautyJudy February 6, 2014 - 5:26 pm

The corals really jumped out at me. Love the textures – great swatches

Betzy Carmona February 6, 2014 - 6:56 pm

The whole collection is gorgeous

Angela February 6, 2014 - 7:21 pm

the pink ‘kiss me im brazilian’ is so pretty!

Laura MyNewestAddiction February 6, 2014 - 7:27 pm

those taupes have me absolutely DROOOOOOLING!

Chrissy February 6, 2014 - 11:14 pm

love that live.love.carnaval shade!

Farryn February 7, 2014 - 12:04 am

I love these swatches great job!

Emily Lacquerologist February 7, 2014 - 4:05 am

BEAUTIFUL swatches! I really love this collection! :)

Sheila (Painted Ladies) February 7, 2014 - 5:00 am

Live. Love. Carnaval is just plain gorgeousness.

Kristyn February 7, 2014 - 9:30 am

ok when every time i scrolled to look at more photos I was like i need that one i need that one i need that one lol. So many beautiful colors in this collection!

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