Wednesday, July 22, 2009

NOTD: OPI Brisbane Bronze

Above & Below: OPI Brisbane Bronze, indoors with flash.
Below: No flash, filtered sunlight.
Below: The closest shade in my collection to Brisbane Bronze is China Glaze In Awe of Amber.
OPI Brisbane Bronze is from the 2007 Spring/Summer Australia Collection, which consisted of 12 shades. This shade is a bright copper shimmer and although I needed 3 coats to get total coverage, the application was not a problem, nor was the drying time. This collection of polishes has the ProWide brush, which makes the application quick and easy. The golden/brown shimmer is a bit more evident in this polish that in others, as it seems to glisten quite a bit, especially when wearing it in the sun. It's a perfect shade for summer, especially on your toes. The earth tone, combined with the shimmer, also makes it a great color for Fall. I checked my stash to see if it's "dupey" to anything else I have and the closest one I saw was China Glaze In Awe of Amber, which is a little lighter and a bit more on the gold side. I'm glad I picked this one up because I didn't have anything quite like it and it's a year 'round shade. This was on a clearance table at Regis Salon when I bought it, so I wasn't sure if it was a discontinued shade. After doing some checking I don't believe it is, and it seems to be readily available from a number of stores when I checked


  1. Oh My Gosh, look at me! This is awesome! I love this polish as well! I got this last summer in a mixed lot, and fell in love with it! This is a year round, just like you said!

  2. Pretty shade on you. I love bronze shades. I can imagine how good this would look with a tan. Nice on the toes as you said.

  3. Gorjuz colour,i think im to white for this kind of colour

  4. I love these metallic type shades, this summer I can not get enough of the coppers and bronzes, etc! It looks completely gorgeous on you Mary.

  5. Bronze shades are nice, especially on you!

  6. Kitty~glad you like it too, it's a nice shade to have.

    Lucy~I don't know why my hands aren't as tan as the rest of me, but yes, it looks great with a tan on the toes!

    Nailz~I wonder how it would lokk on lighter skin tones? You would probably be surprised :)

    Nicole~this one is super sparkly too, thank you!

    Nail Fanatic~I thought I had more in this color family, but I only have the 2. I do like them though, thanks!