I have to admit that I resisted the OPI Brazil collection at first. Really for no other reason than my nail polish collection size. I often fall in love with a color only to return home and realize I already have a similar or identical color. But for this collection, one color jumped out at me: Taupe-Less Beach. A light grey with mauve undertones, it was definitely unique of anything else I owned. When I returned to my local spa they had actually sold out but luckily were able to order one for me.
Released in early February 2014, the Brazil collection captures the vibrancy and exuberance of Brazil. I love the range: a mix of bold and rich colors makes it such a well rounded collection.
OPI Taupe-Less Beach
Taupe-Less Beach is not as purple as I Sao Paulo Over There. Unfortunately the official pictures of the collection above show the two bottles as being extremely grey which is not the case. I found it most similar to Essie Merino Cool, with the Essie version having more purple which you can hopefully see a hint of in the comparison picture below. I am definitely glad I was able to get my hands on it! Were you unable to resist the call of Brazil? Let me know what colors you love from this collection.
Essie Merino Cool and OPI Taupe-Less Beach