If you’re looking for a clean, but not stark, palate cleanser, OPI Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around from the Brazil Collection is a great option.
The more I wear these kind of shades, the more I’m appreciating natural nail looks more.
There’s something about a shade that can make your hands look very elegant. (And, although I’m a green-nail-polish lover at heart, I will be making more room for soft hues like this!)
I love how they always match whatever you’re wearing, and when you need a short break in between the louder colours, this one is very lady-like without being boring.
Since I don’t wear soft hues as much as loud ones, in a way, OPI Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around is a ‘novelty shade’!
OPI Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around Pictures
OPI Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 3 coats of OPI Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Creamy nude (Yes)
- Name: OPI Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around
- Collection: OPI Brazil Collection 2014
- Press Release: Click here to see the OPI Brazil Collection press release
- Quick Look: Click here to see my Quick Look post on the OPI Brazil Collection
- Colours Available in the Collection: Next Stop…The Bikini Zone, Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around, Taupe-less Beach, I São Paulo Over There, OPI Scores a Goal!, AmazON…AmazOFF, I Just Can’t Cope-acabana, Where Did Suzi’s Man-go?, Toucan Do It If You Try, Kiss Me I’m Brazilian, Live.Love.Carnaval & Red Hot Rio
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select spas, salons & beauty-supply stores
OPI Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around Review
Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around by OPI is a very light polish that leans pink without going full throttle into being girly. Plus there are maybe a few drops of purple because it doesn’t look completely pink to me. It’s the kind of colour that I picture any professional could easily pull off at work without raising eyebrows.
That being said, I also don’t think that it’s ho-hum boring. Maybe that’s because I tend to wear loud shades, so this is a novelty colour for me!
The smooth, creme finish makes it simple and straight-forward. And removing it is a breeze afterwards, as is typical of any creamy nail polish.
Application & Formula
OPI makes a lot of stellar creme lacquers, and this one is totally on point!
When I first saw the light shade, I anticipated needing many coats to adequately cover up my nail line, but guess what? This baby just needs three coats for full opacity, and it’s not the least bit streaky! I was pleasantly surprised!
For this reason, I think it’s an ideal candidate for when you want to layer with something neutral, like what I did not long ago by putting this beneath Rainbow Honey Magic Cake, a fun glitter!
Final Verdict: 9/10
I was pleased with how well Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around by OPI covered my nails, and I found this shade to be flattering. (Sometimes these kind of ‘nudes’ clash with your undertones and make you look ‘dirty’ or just ‘off’, but this one appeared to make my hands and fingers look ‘clean’.)
When do you reach for softer shades? What was the last OPI Brazil Collection shade you wore? Would you wear OPI Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around solo, layered, or both?