Peru: Where Colour and Culture Combine to Create an Iconic Identity
Located in the western part of South America, Peru contains the epic combination of incredible vistas layered with Incan history and the honor of being one of several countries that host the longest mountain range in the world, The Andes.
Even more, this flourishing country has jungles, rivers, and lakes, all contributing to a unique blend of colors that truly establish Peru’s distinctive personality. With mesmerizing hues to be found around every trail, trek, and thoroughfare, we couldn’t help but be inspired and create a collection, so we’re launching our OPI Peru line with colors and shade names that celebrate this vibrant environment.
COMO SE LLAMA
Nice to meet you! Did you know that the llama is the national animal of Peru? These animals are not related to the Alpaca but are indeed the oldest domesticated animal of the world. The llama’s purpose was to be used both as food and as a pack animal by the Incas, aiding this civilization throughout history.SHOP THE SHADE
DON'T TOOT MY FLUTE
You have been warned! Music plays a significant role when it comes to culture, thus introducing the Pan Flute which echoed all across the country. This magical instrument was first believed to have been played during ceremonial rites to personal hobbies, demonstrating how powerful and respect this woodwind instrument became.SHOP THE SHADE
GRANDMA KISSED A GAUCHO
Sounds like the perfect romance for the cowboys and cattlemen of South America. Gauchos lived throughout the pampas, hills, and mountains of South America, roaming as horsemen and cowhands – how dreamy!SHOP THE SHADE
I LOVE YOU JUST BE-CUSCO
Just feel the warmth of this beautiful place, filled with amazing temples, ancient cities and convenient access to the Inca ruins, as travelers from all over the world continue to be charmed by Cusco’s imperial city. A visit to Cusco transports you back into the center of ancient Andean culture – broken down and combined with the colonial wonders of Spanish conquest, only to be reborn as a thriving tourist mecca.SHOP THE SHADE
MY SOLAR CLOCK IS TICKING
Intihuatana, Urubamba is a wonder of the ancient technology, given the fact that was a kind of clock to measure when was the time to celebrate the winter solstice which was one of the most important celebrations and rituals of the entire Empire.SHOP THE SHADE
SEVEN WONDERS OF OPI
For ages, human civilizations across the world have built and created cities, buildings, monuments, and other fabulous structures that continue to inspire awe in million, inspiring all of here at OPI to appreciate history and culture – while celebrating it through COLOR.SHOP THE SHADE
SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW MOUNTAINS
Way up high, one of the most magnificent geologic features in the world is the Ausangate Mountain of the Peruvian Andes. The mountain is striped with an array of dazzling colors where you will witness millions of years of history and all the complexities that are associated.SHOP THE SHADE
With its rich identity and diversity in both people and region, Peru boasts a great wealth of cultures and traditions under its wing. Are you ready to experience Peru with OPI and discover a wealth of different worlds, all with their own individual landscapes, sounds, colors and tastes? Travel with us, as we take you back in time to ancient civilizations and share the great cultural heritage of the Peruvian people.
We know, we know, you’re already Alpaca-ing your bags to head for your own South American sabbatical, and we don’t blame you. But before you go, be sure to let us know which of our shades from the new OPI Peru collection is the color for you, and don’t forget to tag us on social media with your favorite nail selfie! Just remember, #OPIObsessed needs no translation, wherever you are.