Shade Story: Inspiration Behind the Lisbon Collection

  1. OPI, Blog, OPI Travel Guide, Lisbon, A Red-vival City

    Being one of the oldest capital cities in continental Europe, much of Lisbon's buildings and infrastructure are still being repaired from centuries of wear and tear, including major earthquakes. As the demand for life in this city increases, the real estate market has taken off, much leading to Lisbon’s recently known “revival.”

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  2. OPI, Blog, OPI Travel Guide, Lisbon, Tagus In That Selfie

    The Belém District in Lisbon is one of the most iconic tourist attractions the city has to offer. “Belém” is the Portuguese word for Bethlehem, hence the area being a religious and spiritual destination for colonies in the 14th century.

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  3. OPI, Blog, OPI Travel Guide, Lisbon, Lisbon Wants Moor OPI

    In the year 711, after 600 years of Roman rule, a group of settlers known as “Moors” invaded Portugal’s southern coast, infiltrating the region with Moorish language and culture, which is still evident in the city of Lisbon today.

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  4. OPI, Blog, OPI Travel Guide, Lisbon, Made It To The Seventh Hill

    There are many myths about the seven hills that Lisbon was built on -  including a love triangle between Greek Gods, and the influence from the seven hills of Rome and Jerusalem. Either way, you’ll want to bring your walking shoes when touring this Portuguese city.

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  5. OPI, Blog, OPI Travel Guide, Lisbon, No Turning Back From Pink Street

    Rua Nova do Carvalho is as the “pink street” - an area of pavement that was painted a fuschia pink representing the “Red Light District” in Lisbon, but now more popular among tourists and fashion bloggers.

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  6. OPI, Blog, OPI Travel Guide, Lisbon, Red-vival City

    Like any European capital city, Lisbon is filled with beautiful art and plenty of museums. Some of our favorites are the Maritime Museum, Ancient Art Museum and the Design Museum.

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  7. OPI, Blog, OPI Travel Guide, Lisbon, Sun Sea and Sand In My Pants

    Lisbon is a very popular summer holiday and surfing destination for tourists from Europe and around the world. Taking a drive up and down the coast will land you at some gorgeous beaches like Cascais and the Algarve.

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  8. OPI, Blog, OPI Travel Guide, Lisbon, Suzi Chases Portu-geese

    Fun fact: did you know that the Portuguese language was once called Vulgar Latin? The language was also adopted in Brazil in the 1500s when Portugal colonized the South American country.

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  9. OPI, Blog, OPI Travel Guide, Lisbon, Tagus In That Selfie

    Lisbon is located on the northern bank of the Tagus, the longest river in the Iberian Peninsula, that was used as a Roman port to protect the city from the Atlantic Ocean. When visiting, many people mistake the river for the ocean due to its size.

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  10. OPI, Blog, OPI Travel Guide, Lisbon, Tile Art To Warm Your Heart

    Almost every building you walk by in Lisbon is covered in azulejos, or tile art, believed to have been adopted in Persia, and brought to Portugal by the Moorish invaders. While you might see tile art in other parts of Europe, its popularity really flourished in Portugal.

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  11. OPI, Blog, OPI Travel Guide, Lisbon, A Red-vival City

    With a thriving fishing industry, Portuguese cuisine is famous for its seafood dishes like fresh cod, sardines and octopus.

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  12. OPI, Blog, OPI Travel Guide, Lisbon, YouveGotNataOnMe

    Pastéis de Nata is a Portuguese egg custard tart popular among food lovers all over the world. Eat it for breakfast with your coffee, or as a dessert!

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