Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Review & Swatches - OPI Germany Collection

Hey everyone!

Today I have another full collection review for you! This time it's OPI's Germany Collection for Fall 2012.

I did one German course when I was in University and I really enjoyed it, so on some silly and ridiculous level, I felt a bit of a connection with this collection. It's just a bonus that there are a lot of great shades in the collection!

Keep reading for the swatches and full review!

Berline There, Done That is a light taupe-grey creme. The formula was a little thin so my swatch is three coats.

Danke-Shiny Red is a glowing, shimmery jewel-toned red. This is a gorgeous colour and it's SO shiny! Love it. The formula was easy to work with and my swatch is two coats.

Deutsche You Want Me Baby is another shimmery and glowing shade, but this time in a rusty orange. This is definitely a very fall appropriate shade! The formula was good and my swatch is two coats.

Don't Pretzel My Buttons is a pale beige creme. If OPI could bottle this polish as a foundation for me, I'd be one happy lady. The second I put this on, I knew it would be my new favourite nude shade. The formula was good and my swatch is two coats.

Don't Talk Back To Me is an interesting yellow-green shade with subtle silver veining running through it. I always like to see new and unique shades, so I'm very pleased with this one. The formula was ok, but it didn't self-level as easy as I would like. My swatch is two coats.

Every Month is Oktoberfest is a bright, yet vampy blue-purple base with red and purple shimmer. It's really quite stunning and I wish my picture did it better justice. The formula was quite good and my swatch is two coats.

German-icure by OPI is similar to Every Month is Oktoberfest, but it's more of a blackened orange-red shimmer. Again, my picture isn't doing it the justice it deserves, but it's another stunner. Formula wise, this was great and my swatch is two coats.

My Very First Knockwurst is a very light pink-nude creme. This doesn't scream fall to me, but I still like it and I don't think I have another pink quite like it. The formula was on the thin side, but it was still easy to work with. My swatch is two coats.

Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine! is an interesting greenish grey creme. It leaned really more towards green on me and I like that a lot. I definitely don't own anything like this in my collection. The formula was good and my swatch is two coats.

Schnapps Out Of It is a warm pinkish terracotta shade with the same subtle silver veining as Don't Talk Back To Me. It's an interesting colour, but it feels kind of dated to me. The formula didn't self-level as well as I would have liked, but it wasn't difficult. My swatch is two coats.

Suzi and the 7 D├╝sseldorfs is a medium purple shimmer. This one doesn't seem very unique, but it's still quite pretty. The formula was really good and my swatch is two coats.

Unfor-Greta-bly Blue is a glowing blue shimmer. Again, this one doesn't feel super unique, but I really love the way this one looks on me! The formula was really good and my swatch is two coats.

Overall, this collection was a big win for me! There's some really special shades here and even the more plain and unoriginal shades were great as far as I'm concerned.

It's hard to choose my favourites because I really do like a lot of them, but the ones that stand out to me the most are Danke-Shiny Red, Deutsche You Want Me Baby, Don't Pretzel My Buttons, Every Month is Oktoberfest and German-icure by OPI.

The OPI Germany Collection officially launched on August 8, 2012. The MSRP is $8.50 per bottle ($9.95 in Canada).


  1. I already grabbed 4 of these:German-icure by OPI, Every Month is Oktoberfest, Don't Talk Back To Me and Deutsche You Want Me Baby. But I may need to return for Don't Pretzel My Buttons thanks to your gorgeous swatch :)

  2. Don't pretzel my buttons is on my 'to buy' list. Some other gorgeous colours in there as well, but sadly I don't think I can justify anymore...

  3. Im in love with these colors,all are amazing :)

  4. It looks like the pics are mixed up for Germanicure and Oktoberfest... Oktoberfest is the purple one.

    1. Oops! You're right! Descriptions were right, pictures were mixed up. Honest mistake!

  5. These are so pretty, the red looks beautiful on you!

  6. I am in love with this collection! I only picked up three but I keep wanting to go back for the rest.

  7. These are all so pretty! I must have at least three of them

  8. These are the nicest swatches of the collection I've seen so far! Makes me realize I may need a few of these.

  9. Great swatches as always! I love 4 of them!

  10. Oh my, I already see too much nice colors for me and I think my wallet won't appreciate it ;)


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