OPI Where Did Suzi’s Man-go?

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Where Did Suzi’s Man-Go? is, as you would expect, light mango orange. This shade is from the Brazil collection that came out in summer 2014. Lately I have been wearing orange quite a bit, and these light shades that border creamsicle are my favorite types.

The formula on this is very smooth, and it is opaque in two coats.

I definitely recommend this color if you’re looking for a vibrant orange color with a touch of pastel to it. πŸ™‚ It is a fantastic polish for spring and summer. This would especially look great on those with medium to dark skin tones, but us paler ladies can still rock it too. πŸ™‚

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OPI A Roll in the Hague

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Where OH WHERE does the time go?? I don’t know about you, but I’m having a super busy summer. Fun of course, but busy! For the last five weekends or so, I’ve been out of town. I feel like I get home and have to pack up my bag to leave again! πŸ™‚ Anyway, onto the polish!

OPI A Roll in the Hague is a polish I broke out to wear at a Detroit Tigers game last month. It’s a true, classic orange. The formula was a little thin, but still opaque in two coats. I rarely have trouble with OPI polish and find it is the best wearing polish brand on my nails! πŸ™‚

 

OPI Let’s Do Anything We Want!

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OPI Let’s Do Anything We Want! is from the Muppets Most Wanted collection. I’m not sure what I was expecting from this collection, but I thought it would be better somehow. When I heard about it, I expected to want every shade, but that was definitely not the case. This is OPI’s Soft Shades collection for the year, and last year was Oz (which was amazing).

Let’s Do Anything We Want! is a mix of small pink glitter with white square glitter. I layered it over Essie’s Mint Candy Apple. This is just one coat, so the payoff is really good!

I think this is really pretty, but I haven’t found that magical combination to layer it with just yet. πŸ™‚

OPI What’s A Little Rain Forest

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The OPI Brazil collection (yes, AGAIN) released a mini collection of liquid sand polishes called “Beach Sandies.” I’m pretty sure they are limited edition, and unfortunately, they don’t come in full-size bottles at all! That’s a shame, because they are really pretty.

What’s A Little Rain Forest is the blue shade of the bunch. This is a great shade for summer and has an awesome formula! It dries quickly, and is opaque in two coats. You could probably use one, but I prefer how it looks with two. It’s also very easy to touch up if you get tip wear quickly (which I do because I type a lot).

I have to say that I’ve fallen hard for the textured polishes. I can’t get enough of the the liquid sands! Definitely check out the Beach Sandies mini set. It’s pretty affordable at $12.50, and you get four great textured shades!

OPI I Just Can’t Cope-Acabana

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Yet another OPI Brazil collection shade, I know…I just can’t get enough of these brights! I Just Can’t Cope-Acabana is probably the greatest yellow polish I have EVER used! It is seriously amazing! It is vibrant, cheery, and the formula is incredible too.

I used just two coats for opacity, which is practically unheard of for yellow shades, which tend to be notoriously streaky. This was not the case at all with this polish. It went on perfectly and I could not stop staring at my nails while I had this on. I will definitely be getting A LOT of use out of this in the upcoming months, especially on my toes!

This might be my number one favorite yellow. It isn’t banana, traffic stop, or bus yellow. This is just beautiful, sunny yellow. Definitely a must have!

2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid Polish Picks!

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Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid. I thought it would be fun to share some of my polish picks in that shade range. As you can see, some are dark, some are bright, and some are in the nude shade range.

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Essie Play Date– This is described as “soft purple.” It’s coming across a little dark here; it’s a little brighter in person.

OPI You’re Such a Budapest– This is a purple toned periwinkle shade. This is a really great color for winter and spring because it truly pops on the nail!

Maybelline Lust for Lilac– I think that this is Maybelline’s answer to Radiant Orchid, because this is a new shade for 2014.

Butter London Molly Coddled– This is the perfect choice, as it is described as “lavender orchid cream.”

China Glaze Sweet Hook– I seriously love this color. It’s a pale lavender shade that is white-based.

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Essie Bangle Jangle– This is one of the first polishes I bought when I stopped biting my nails. Described as “lavender amethyst”, this looks a lot darker here than in person.

Zoya Rue– I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this color. This is a pink toned nude from Zoya’s spring collection that appears to be Radiant Orchid inspired.

Zoya Kennedy– This is a cool beige cream shade that has a slight lavender tint. This is a great nude!

Revlon Gray Suede– This is another nude in the same color family as Kennedy and Rue. It has some slight shimmer to it. Very office appropriate!

Essie Go Ginza– This is a milky, white-based lavender. It’s like the purple version of Fiji.

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There are a lot of great picks out there if you want to get into the Radiant Orchid craze! My favorites from this bunch are China Glaze Sweet Hook (my favorite of them all!), Essie Go Ginza, and OPI You’re Such a Budapest.

Are you enjoying this year’s color of the year?

OPI Kiss Me, I’m Brazilian

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I tried to avoid this pink polish, really, I did! But let’s face it- Pink is my kryptonite! Kiss Me, I’m Brazilian is a classic pink creme from OPI’s Brazil collection. It’s not pastel, but it’s not quite neon; it’s just the right balance of brightness.

The formula on this is good; two coats and it is opaque. I rarely have a problem with OPI’s formulas, especially their creme polishes.

I think this shade will be perfect for my toes this spring and summer! What are your Brazil picks?