NOTD OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around, with a bit of added sparkle!

Hi everyone,

I wasn’t planning on doing a nail post today but I have interrupted my blogging schedule to share with you one of my new favourite nail polishes with a bit of added sparkle! I wanted something a bit paler as I have been wearing darker shades for the last few weeks which lead me to pick out this gorgeous baby pink colour for a bit of a change.

The shade is called Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around and is from the 2014 spring / summer Brazil collection by OPI. I immediately fell in love with the pretty, girly colour but also wanted to add a little bit of sparkle. I thought adding some glitter to an accent finger would look lovely but I wasn’t sure how the gradient effect would turn out as I haven’t tried it before and wasn’t really sure what I was doing! It was so easy though and I can see it will be something that I keep going back to now I have done it once.

To create the look, all you need to do is dab a clear gel polish or top coat into the glitter of your choice and dab onto the nail. You can start either at the top or bottom of the nail but I decided to start from the bottom and fade it upwards. Once you have a good amount, you just sweep the glitter upwards (or downwards) to get the fading effect. And that’s it!

I hope that I have explained that OK and you get the idea! What do you think of this look? Is it something you would recreate?

Thanks for reading,

Hannah xx


  1. This is such a pretty shade and I love the glitter effect! If only light pink nails suited me too :)

    Velvet Blush

    1. I really love this shade too and it makes a nice change from all the darker colours I have been wearing recently :) x