OPI Germany Collection Fall 2012

Morning Everyone!

I’m here to show you swatches for the OPI Germany collection for Fall 2012! I really enjoy OPI’s regional themed collections, though I STILL need to swatch the Holland collection from this past spring. I’m a slow poke. 😉 Anyway, this collection is made up of 6 creme polishes and 6 shimmers.

I used Cult Nails Get In On base coat and Wicked Fast top coat for all my swatches show here today.

Photos behind the jump! Speaking of which, do you all prefer pictures behind the cut when it’s a larger collection like this? Or would you all rather have all the photos out in the open without a photo jump?

Schnapps Out Of It!

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Schnapps Out Of It is a warm and simultaneously dusty salmon pink creme with a subtle silver shimmer. This one had a great formula and is almost a one coater! I used 2 coats here.

Don’t Talk Bach To Me

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Don’t Talk Bach To Me is one of those ‘ugly beautiful’ colors that I love! It’s a muted yellow and grass green combined with subtle silver shimmer. Great formula, and opaque in 2 coats!

My Very First Knockwurst

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My Very First Knockwurst is a muted pinkish beige creme. It’s a nice neutral shade for those who have to wear conservative hues for work. 3 coats on this one, I had issues with it leveling out. :-(

Don’t Pretzel My Buttons

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Don’t Pretzel My Buttons is your average beige creme, a little lighter of a shade than anything else in my collection. Good formula, 2 coats.

Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine!

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Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine! is so amazing! I looooove grey polish, and this one is a bit of a chameleon. In some lighting it’s a dark grey creme, and in other lighting it takes on an almost green-grey color. This is 2 easy coats.

Berlin There Done That

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Berlin Done That is a light mushroom brown taupe creme. This one has the best formula out of all the creme polishes. Glass smooth application, self leveling and opaque in 2 coats.

Deutsche You Want Me Baby

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Deutsche You Want Me Baby (LOL at this name) is definitely a ‘Rie’ polish. It’s a gorgeous orange creme shimmer ! It’s a bit on the thin side formula-wise, it took me 3 thin coats to reach opacity. If you do medium coats you could probably get away with 2 coats.

And thank you OPI for getting THIS song stuck in my head…

Suzi & The 7 Düsseldorfs

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Suzi & The 7 Düsseldorfs is a pretty purple shimmer. In the macro it looks like there’s a bald spot but I think that was just my lighting. It looked opaque before I put it under the lightbox. 😛

I used 2 coats here, but next time I wear it I may use 3.

German-Icure By Opi

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German-Icure by OPI is a vampy blackened red shimmer, on my skintone it has a lot of brown undertones shining through. This is 2 coats. I had a little bit of confusion while swatching because the labels for German-Icure by OPI and Every Month Is Oktoberfest were mixed up on me. I thought I was taking crazy pills when what I thought was my “German-Icure” polish was purple!

So as a future note for those looking at the two: Every Month Is Oktoberfest is the PURPLE in this collection, and German-Icure by OPI is the RED. If you hold the bottle side by side the true German-Icure by OPI polish will be a shade lighter.

Danke-Shiny Red

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Danke-Shiny Red (another LOL/groan for the name on this one) is a jewel toned red shimmer. It’s super glowy, and super sexy! I’m not even a big red polish gal and I want to put this on my toes, like ASAP. 😀 This is 3 thin coats.

Every Month Is Oktoberfest

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Every Month Is Oktoberfest is absolutely GORGEOUS. And for those that were lemming ANNY’s The Answer Is Love, I’m happy to tell you that Every Month Is Oktoberfest is as close to a dupe as any polish is gonna get! I’ll have some comparisons up in a day or two!

I used 2 coats here, it has a GREAT formula. ♥

Unfor-Greta-Bly Blue

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Unfor-Greta-Bly Blue is a blue shimmery metallic, it has the runniest formula of the bunch and it’s a bit frosty. Not really my cup of tea but the base color is pretty. I used 3 coats here.

Final Thoughts:

Overall I really liked the OPI Germany collection. Fall is my favorite time of the year, so these warm and earthy colors are right up my alley! The majority of the formulas were good, though the cremes were a bit easier to work with overall. The two vampy shades (German-Icure by OPI and Every Month Is Oktoberfest) had the easiest application of the shimmers, and I didn’t experience any staining with this collection.

My top picks from this collection: Every Month Is Oktoberfest, German-Icure by OPI, Don’t Talk Bach To Me, Berlin There Done That, Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine! and Deutsche You Want Me Baby. Time to bust out the cider and sweaters!! 😀

Purchase Info:

The OPI Germany Collection for Fall 2012 retails for around $8.50 per .5 fl oz bottle of polish. They can be purchased at your local professional salons and spas nationwide. You an also purchase them at larger chain salons, including (but not limited to) JCPenny, Dillards, Regis, Pure Beauty, Trade Secret, and Ulta.




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