Friday, February 21, 2014

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OPI Brazil Beach Sandies

Now that I finally have some internet back up at home, I'm able to share with you my swatches of the OPI Brazil Beach Sandies.  The Beach Sandies come in a collection of four mini polishes, which are not available individually.

I actually love mini bottles like these. I'm the sort of person that doesn't wear the same colour over and over again, so the mini size is perfect for me - I guess that happens you have enough bottles of polish that you could wear a different colour every day for three years and still not repeat one!

I'm Brazil Nuts Over You is a red leaning coral pink with a purple shimmer. The purple shimmer actually shows quite well with the textured finish. I used two coats, but it took a good 20 minutes to dry well enough for my liking.

What's A Little Rain Forest? is a bright aqua blue with silver shimmer. Opacity is good, but again it took a while for this to dry down to it's best textured finish. This is two coats.

Samba-dy Loves Purple is described as a violet, but to me it's quite pink. It's one of those shades that can look more pink or more purple depending on your skin tone. This is two coats.

You're So Flippy Floppy is an uber bright yellow. Now I'm a big fan of gold polish, but this isn't gold - it's definitely yellow. I normally don' t gravitate to yellows like this, but it is the second time that I've chosen a yellow as my favourite polish from an OPI collection (the last one was with I can't cope-acabana from the Brazil collection). Formula was good, but opacity is a little lighter. I still only did two coats, but you can see a very slight nail line. I really love this one and have already paired it up with I'm Brazil Nuts Over You and Jinx for some textured nail art coming soon.

I've already mentioned that these took a a bit of time to dry on me. It may have been they very hot and humid 38 degree weather we had when I swatched these though, so don't take my word for how long they took to dry.

The OPI Brazil Beach Sandies are available at selected salons and David Jones in early February and in Myer stores later in the season. For your nearest OPI Stockist call 1800 358 999 or visit

Polishes provided for consideration.


  1. The colours are beautiful but I just can't feel the love for textured polishes, I think I am showing my age:(

  2. I like What's a Little Rain Forest :)

  3. I especially like the pink, but I don't like long drying times :)

  4. Well considering it's -30 here I'll let you know how the dry time goes for me haha :) I just got mine a couple days ago and I'm pretty excited about them! The colours look bomb!

  5. I love the colour of the purple one, but I'm on the fence about this glossy-sand texture. I prefer the glitterier textures I think.

  6. Well, -30 and no humidity up here. They were dry to the touch/rub in less than 3 minutes but to get them completely dry (I just tapped my nails to see if the polish would dent) with 2 coats on, took about the same time, around 15ish minutes.


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