I don't even remember when OPI was $6.
My thumbs have the driest skin on my entire body, not even kidding. But I wanted to show you my PARTY NAIL, which is three coats of Shimmer Polish Elsa (which was generously sent to me in 2012, and which you can still buy here). I needed to add some sparkle to my copious texting, I guess.
First of all, we should probably talk about how when I took these pictures it was 40 degrees, sunny, and I was outside WITHOUT A COAT (I mean, I was still wearing a scarf and also my little PINK workout jacket that I wear to the gym, but STILL). It felt so good, I cannot even tell you [SIDEBAR: every year I say that fall is my favorite season, but I think it's actually spring. I love the smell of spring and the feel of spring and the flowers and how the sunshine is finally warm after many long months of winter; the springtime fuzzy-feels pretty much make surviving Cleveland winters worth it]. So, about The Thrill of Brazil...I think it's core, because you can still buy it on the Ulta website. It was originally released in the 2002 spring South American collection. My bottle is black label, which means it stinks like chemicals, has a tiny brush, and applies SO WELL it's ridiculous. There isn't really much to say about this polish. I would call it a true red creme. I don't think it really leans too red or too blue, but straddles the fence somewhere in between. I did two coats here; unlike a lot of OPI reds, this one has no berry undertones on the first coat. What you see in the bottle is what you get on the nail, and I was happy with how this one looked at two coats.
This is in fact not the only Brazil-ish themed OPI nail polish I own; I also have Up the Amazon Without a Paddle. When the 2014 OPI Brazils finally made their debut I got my butt to Ulta to check them out...and walked away with zero. Then the other day I went back to Ulta, I scrutinized all of them, and again walked away with zero. The corals are beautiful, but I've been collecting corals with vigor for years now, and they're just not unique. The taupes are beautiful, but the same goes for them. I think I finally settled on bringing home the yellow (I Just Can't Cope-acabana) and the deep green (Amazon...Amazoff [har har har]), because...Brazilian flag. And also because I don't have a yellow that applies well, and I've heard tell that this new OPI one is okay/good.
Okay, that's all for today. How are you guys feeling about The Thrill of Brazil? Does anyone else have a black label bottle of this? Does anyone remember...when OPIs were $6 at Trade Secret? And lastly (I promise), what are your picks from OPI Brazil?