Manicure Monday // OPI Kiss Me I'm Brazilian

12 May 2014


OPI Kiss Me I'm Brazilian is, as you'd expect from something with that name and from the "Brazil Collection", the kind of pink that just sings summer. It's a bright, bordering on neon, Barbie pink.  So naturally, I love it. 

I always like using OPI cream formulas, and this one is particularly good, it just seems to glide on so easily. I find that almost all the OPI cream formulas tend to level out well and dry slowly enough to allow for a few extra brush strokes to even out any iffy brushstrokes without dragging. The really great thing is you can add second coats and third coats in fairly rapid succession without creating a manicure that never dries. (I'm looking at you Essie) Don't you hate those?! This polish actually only required two coats, and you'd possibly get away with only one if your application was extremely careful. As I mentioned last Monday, I'm making an effort to do more nail art again. So, sticking to my word, I got out China Glaze I'm Not Lion and the nail tape for a little playtime. 

Nail Tape Art Pink Gold Silver
Blog Swatch OPI
L to R  //  OPI - Kiss Me I'm Brazilian  /  China Glaze - I'm Not Lion  /  Seche Vite -  Dry Fast Top Coat

So what do you think of the results? I love it, and whilst it's certainly not a subtle manicure, I think it's perfect for summer and my mini-break by the pool this week....don't hate me too much please! ;)

Did you try any of the OPI Brazil Collection polishes? (You can see them here on OPI.com) I also really like the look of the Taupeless Beach and Don't Bossa Nova Me Around, which are both much more neutral grey/taupe shades. Which would be your pick?

26 comments:

  1. pretty!! I love what you did with the nail tape. And that color is amaaaazing!

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    1. Thanks doll, isn't it just so perfect, especially for those residing in tropical countries ;) hehe x

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  2. Gorgeous colour combination, the pink shade is stunning, I love OPI polishes, I have quite a few in my collection they have such a fab shade range :)
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yes, OPI is my favourite brand. I love their range of colours, on the whole amazing formulas, and the relatively cheap price, (if you order from the US via Beautyzone2007 on ebay anyway!).

      Thanks for stopping by lovely. Have a nice weekend x

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  3. I love this mani so much, the pink is perfect for holidays & I adore the silver/gold stripes - are they stickers?
    Hugs xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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    1. Thanks hun. Nope, not stickers. That's the nail tape. I just used two colors and alternated. Took a bit of time to get them even but the effects worth it I think ;)

      Hope you're having a great weekend hun x

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  4. I love your nail design. Really cute! (:

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  5. Love these, they're so gorgeous especially for summer and the colours compliment each other so well.

    Love Beth | BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

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  6. Oh my goodness you're so talented! I could never do something like this, well done! I never really bother with my nails as they always end up getting chipped in the pool (public pool, I wish I had my own though!) but now I can't go swimming for a while I might have a play with the new OPI travel set my mum got me :) xxx
    La Lingua : Food, Life, Love, Travel, Friends, Italy

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    1. The OPI mini sets are so cute, definitely have a play! :) If you have problems with chipping then I'd recommend you get a really good top coat, they can make all the difference. I use Seche Vite or OPI Top Coat and usually my nails are chip free until I choose to re-do - approx 4-5 days but sometimes longer!

      x

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  7. This is such a beautiful manicure! Loving the gorgeous photography too! x

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  8. I love the shade of that pink!! Really like how you've done your nails here, especially the stripes they look gorgeous :) I've never tried OPI nail polishes before, and I'm not really too sure why!! I'm loving the look of I Just Can't Cope-acabana. X

    A Blonde Moment

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    1. You should give it a go, nothing says summer like yellow nails! hehe :)

      Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon
      x

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  9. Beautiful shade - that's perfect for summer!

    Beccy // Bluebell & Bumpkin

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  10. Adore this colour!!! I love the nail tape too! I got some and have used it a couple of times but it's always a bit wonky lol!

    xoxo
    Stacey
    Five Minute Style 

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  11. I love love love this design very much.
    Cantik!
    The pink shade is adorable. I love playing with nail tape too. Easy to apply :)
    Thanks for visiting my page, dear.

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  12. This colour is so gorgeous I love it, and your manicure looks lovely xxx

    Danielle || Miss Sunshine & Sparkle

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  13. I love this so much! The OPI shade is gorgeous, and the glitter doesn't look too chunky either which I love :) I need to get some of that nail tape!

    www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I love this shade of pink - so pretty! x

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  15. Gorgeous! One question, nail tape, where do I get it?! Anything to make a manicure a little easier....x

    Luxx Mint

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    1. Thanks lovely :D You can get it via eBay or usually in beauty supply stores if you know any near you?! I got mine from a store here, if you have no luck just let me know and I'll send you some :)

      Ax

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  16. ahhh you nail art is something to be envied lovely! Beautiful combo <3 Now you've enabled me so that next time I see this polish Im going to feel that NEED to buy haha!
    xoxo
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    1. I am a bit of a nail polish enabler, I confess. Sorry about that! :/ It's a great colour for summer though :)

      Hope you're having a good wekeend hun x

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  17. I am totally obsessing over this manicure, looking amazing.

    Meg | Meghan Silva's Blog

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    1. Thank you :) :) :) I love it too, shame mani's only last a few days....

      x

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  18. I love it. Such a simple but very pretty look and I bet it looks lovely in the sun x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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