Wednesday, August 8, 2012

OPI Germany

Immediately after watching the men's horizontal bar final competitor Fabian Hambuchen compete for Germany, my fiance said, "oh, you got a package in the mail today"  We paused the Olympics, and I tore open the package to discover this fabulous Germany collection.  While Fabian ended up placing second (he was great, but so was Zonderland, who beat him to the gold), this pretty polish collection takes the gold for OPI.  With jewel tones, neutrals, and lots of deep, dark shades, this collection is ready for fall weather - even if I am not!

OPI Germany
Fall 2012

Don't Talk Bach to Me
A very unique greenish mustard with lots of pretty shimmer (the bottle was even swirled with silvery streaks!).

Berlin There Done That
Cute name for this nice dusty lavender creme.

Don't Pretzel My Buttons
Ironically, as I was going through my new polishes, my fiance was heating up a soft pretzel - it was like we were living the Germany collection!  This is an awesome nude creme for my super-fair skin, and I think the name is fun.

Danke-Shiny Red
A pretty shimmery deep red.  I am certain I have a red similar to this, but I own A LOT of great OPI reds (I went on a bit of an OPI red binge when I was a graduate student at the University of Maryland).  It is a really nice red, and it will be perfect for the holidays.  If you've been looking for a great red, this is it.

Every Month is Oktoberfest

Every Month is Oktoberfest
My knowledge of Oktoberfest is basically what I have seen at Busch Gardens (yes, I seriously lack culture), but I've always loved the idea of it.  This unusual polish is rich, deep, and mysterious.  This shade has a dark purple base that is filled with swirls of orange shimmer.  I don't own anything like this, and I think it is pretty cool!

Deutsche You Want Me Baby

Deutsche You Want Me Baby
I don't have many shimmery oranges, and I know that I don't have a single shimmery orange that I like.  I actually kind of like this one - and it might just be because it is the perfect jack o' lantern shade of orange, but I think it looks pretty fun.  Plus, the shimmer is super fine - that's a must for me!

Schnapps Out Of It

Schnapps Out Of It
I have a shirt in this same color - I call it dusty rose.  I love the shirt, but I have a hard time coordinating it with anything other than black.  This polish, on the other hand, coordinates nicely with my skin tone.  I can't see myself wearing this all the time like Kiss Me On My Tulips, for example, but it is a unique shade and it is a pretty dusty rose.  I definitely do not own a dupe to this one.

My Very First Knockwurst
We all know I adore pink soft shades, and this one does not disappoint.  Thankfully, it covers completely with no sheer spots whatsoever.  Yes!

Suzi & the 7 Düsseldorfs

Suzi & the 7 Düsseldorfs
Oh Suzi, I love that you used an umlaut in a polish name!  Growing up, I was obsessed with a brand of saddle called "Stübben."  I desperately wanted a Stübben saddle, but we bought a used no-name brand for super cheap (and it ended up being a great saddle - although no umlaut!).  Because of that, umlauts have always held this certain intrigue for me.  Yet even so, I know I am digging this polish not just because of the umlaut but because it is a gorgeous super-shimmery royal purple.  The gorgeous blue shimmer (it showed up best in the first picture, with flash), makes this a stand-out shade.  A perfect 10!

Unfor-Greta-bly Blue

Unfor-Greta-bly Blue
This is another one of my favorites from the collection.  This is a gorgeous deep, sapphire blue with lots of fine shimmer (seems to be a trend in this collection!).  It went on smoothly and looks so great.

Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine!
My fiance liked the name of this one best.  This is a nice neutral dark grey creme that went on well.  I can see this being the perfect addition to a warm, snuggly fall outfit with opaque tights and booties.

German-icure by OPI
Last but not least, German-icure by OPI is a deep orangey-red with dark shimmer.  Unique and mysterious.

What do you think of the Germany collection?  Are there any perfect 10's in here for you?  Which shades are you most excited to try out?

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Kimberley said...

I picked up Deutsche You Want Me Baby, Germanicure, and Every Month Is Oktoberfest today. I can't wait to try them and I may have to get a few more!

Emily said...

I'm not crazy about this collection which shocks me... maybe it's just because I'm not ready for fall yet!

ashleigh walls said...

Ooo I see a few colors that I like! Those blues are beautiful.

Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

Good colors. I like how they shine. LOL. I guess men's gymnastics reminds your husband of nail polish :O)

XmasOrnamentsWorld said...

Nice. Some times nails can be a true work of art.
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