How was everyone's weekend? Mine wasn't very exciting - just some movies, pizza, swatching, etc. I love those kinds of lazy weekends, though!
Today I have another Spring 2013 collection to share with you. This time it's OPI's Euro Centrale Collection. There's quite a variety of colours and finishes with this one, as well as a bunch of very funny (read: PUNny) names.
Keep reading for the swatches and review!
A Woman's Prague-ative is a copper-gold shimmer. It's actually got a little bit of pink in the base which you can see when you apply the first coat. I wasn't expecting to like this very much, but I was so pleasantly surprised! It's so glowy and shimmery! Although I will say that it does seem like more of a fall shade than a spring one. The formula was great and my swatch is two coats.
Can't Find My Czechbook is a bright aqua creme. Now this one feels like spring! Love this colour. The formula however was a little thin and patchy, so it did require three coats to even everything out.
Hands Off My Kielbasa! is a rosy pink-brown shimmer. This one feels really dated and definitely un-spring like to me. The formula was on the thin side, but not difficult to work with. My swatch shows two coats.
I saw...U Saw...We Saw...Warsaw is a dark blue, almost teal-leaning creme. Warning: this baby is a major stainer. I only had it on long enough to swatch and it still managed to stain. So I suggest doubling up on base coat before wearing this. The formula was great and I've shown two coats.
My Paprika is Hotter is a super bright red-orange with very subtle shimmer. I honestly didn't even know there was any shimmer until I started applying it, and even then it's barely noticeable. Either way, I really like this shade! It's bright and fun and I can definitely see it working well for nail art. To boot, the formula was excellent. I've shown two coats below.
My Vampire is Buff is a pale beige creme. This is the definite star of the collection for me. It's no secret that I'm really into nude polishes, and this is just so pale and creamy that I know I'll be using it for lots of nail art in the future. The one downside is that the formula is a little thin and patchy, so it does require three coats. Totally worth it for me, though. I'm actually planning to go back to my pro store and pick up a back-up (or two or three).
OPI...Eurso Euro is a deep royal blue creme-jelly hybrid. It applies like a creme and needing only two coats, it has the opacity of a creme. But it has that shiny, squishy look that's indicative of a jelly. Great colour, great formula.
Oy - Another Polish Joke? is a sheer, yellow-golden shimmer. Oh god, the name of this one just cracks me up. Kudos, OPI. Anyways, I'm not usually a fan of gold polishes, but this one is a stunner. I've shown it alone at three coats, but it's still not completely opaque (especially at the tips), so it's probably best to use it as a layering polish. I bet it would look especially awesome over any of the blues in this collection.
Polka.com consists of purple, teal and bright blue glitters in a clear base. I've shown it layered over Can't Find My Czechbook. This is definitely a fun addition to the collection!
Suzi's Hungary Again! is a medium pink with very subtle shimmer. As was the case with My Paprika is Hotter, I wasn't even aware that there's shimmer in this shade until I started to apply it. And again, it's still barely noticeable then. Regardless, this is a pretty colour for spring. Application was a little patchy, so it did require three coats to even everything out.
Vant to Bite My Neck? is a deep eggplant purple creme. Not totally unique, but I always love a good purple creme because they're great for nail art! The formula was excellent and my swatch shows two coats.
You're Such a Budapest is a light lilac with very subtle shimmer. Here's that barely there shimmer that we've seen a couple of times in this collection. The formula was patchy and streaky so I needed to use three coats to even everything out. The colour is super pretty though - very appropriate for spring.
Overall, I'm a really big fan of this collection. It's actually my favourite Spring 2013 collection of all the ones that I've tried! It's hard to pick favourites, but I'll narrow down my top picks A Woman's Prague-ative, Can't Find My Czechbook, My Paprika is Hotter and My Vampire is Buff.
The OPI Euro Centrale Collection officially released on February 6, 2013, so you should definitely be able to find it wherever OPI is sold in your area.