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OPI Don't Bossa Nova me Around & AmazON...AmazOFF

My OPI nail varnish collection has increased considerably in the last year and I'm very pleased about this as they are definitely one of my favourite nail varnish brands. The latest additions to my collection are Don't Bossa Nova me Around* and AmazON...AmazOFF*, both from the Brazil collection.  

OPI Don't Bossa Nova me Around & AmazON...AmazOFF
OPI Don't Bossa Nova me Around
OPI AmazON...AmazOFF

As always with OPI both shades are a pleasure to use. The only issue I've ever had with OPI nail varnishes was with a mini set that I bought recently. As I've never had a problem with a full size bottle I believe the problem may be with the mini brushes. I found the mini brush meant it took a while to cover the whole nail and the varnish started drying before I could finish the nail, so application was difficult and messy. Both of the shades featured here are cremes that are easy to apply, quick drying and hard wearing. In the pictures above I used two coats and no top coat. They're reasonably glossy on their own but I'd recommend using a top coat if you want a really glossy finish and obviously to help them last longer.

I'm not a big nude fan but I decided to go for Don't Bossa Nova me Around as an alternative to white for a base for nail art. I actually quite like the look of this on my nails on it's own though and wore it to go and visit my grandma a few days ago. Not that my grandma is particularly bothered about what's on my nails! I'm not very good at describing nude shades but the picture above is pretty accurate, it's maybe just slightly darker.  

I've had my eye on AmazON...AmazOFF for a while so when I saw this was available I decided to try it out. We're heading into Autumn now so once again I'm craving deep, dark shades for my nails. As is often the case with blues/greens my camera has changed the shade, although I know I'm not alone in this as most of the pictures I've seen online look the same colour as my picture. Rather than the nice teal shade shown above this is actually much closer to British racing green or forest green. As Brazil holds around a third of the worlds remaining rainforests, and this shade is from the Brazil collection, this suggests that forest green might be a good description. 

As I've mentioned before I love OPI nail varnishes but I'm not as keen on their prices, so I tend to buy them on sale or using an offer. I didn't buy these ones as they were sent to me to review by, but if you want OPI shades for less than this is definitely one of the places you should be looking. You'll find OPI, China Glaze, Essie and Sally Hansen as well as free express tracked delivery on orders over £15 and same day delivery if you order before 2pm.

What do you think of my newest OPI shades?

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  1. I'm not usually keen on nudes either but I actually really like Don't Bossa Nova Me Around. And yes, the prices put me off too :( x

    1. They're such good quality but £12 or whatever they are now is a lot of money for just one nail varnish x

  2. I have Amaz-ON Amaz-OFF but I haven't used it yet. It looks such a beautiful colour on you though so I may have to dig it out for Autumn!

    Sophie x

    1. It really is a beautiful colour, even if it isn't the colour that shows in my picture! x


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