Sunday, August 26, 2012

OPI Germany Collection for Fall 2012 Swatches and Review!

Good morning my fellow Lacquered Lovers!  Happy Sunday!  I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!  I'm working hard to have some beautiful nail polishes to show you over the next week!  This morning, I have the beautiful Germany Collection that OPI has released for Fall 2012.  There are a lot of polishes and a lot of pictures so get excited!  Now, without further ado, on to the polish!

Above:  2 coats of OPI Berlin There Done That

Berlin There Done That is one of several neutral shades in this collection.  Berlin There Done That is a greige type color (grey and beige) with the tiniest hint of purple to it.  The formula was good, opaque in two coats and easy to use.

Above:  2 coats of Danke-Shiny Red

Every time I read this name I think of Ferris Bueller!  Danke-Shiny Red made my camera freak out a bit.  It is such a bright, vibrant, glow-y red that it's coming out too pink in my pictures!  It's absolutely stunning.  The shimmer is beautiful and it's so bright!  The formula was great, easy to use and opaque in 2 coats.

Above:  2 coats of Deutsche You Want Me Baby

Anyone else get the Human League song in their head when they see this name?  No?  Just me?  :)  Deutsche You Want Me Baby is orange so I apologize for the reddish looking photos.  It's much more "burn orange" in person than "red tinged orange" as this looks.  This is a beautiful orange for Fall!  The formula was opaque in two coats and easy to use.

Above:  2 coats of Don't Pretzel My Buttons

This name was a bit of a stretch but I still like it!  Don't Pretzel My Buttons is another neutral from the Germany Collection.  It's a light nude shade but as you can see, it makes my skin look a little red!  The formula was good, opaque in two coats but one of my least favorite from the collection.

Above:  2 coats of Don't Talk Bach to Me

I was very surprised to see a color like this in a Fall Collection but I kind of like it!  Don't Talk Bach To Me is a very yellow toned light green shimmer.  It kind of reminds me of a less neon version of wasabi. The formula was nice, opaque in two coats and I think this is kind of an ugly-pretty color!

Above:  2 coats of Every Month is Oktoberfest

Hands down, this is my favorite color in this collection!  It's so complex!  This is a dark blue-toned purple base with some red, gold and a hint of purple shimmer to it.  It's almost like a duo chrome in that the sides look a bit blue.  I adore colors that have the glow from within look to them and this blackened shimmer definitely fits the bill!  The formula is great, opaque in two coats and so pigmented!

Above:  2 coats of German-icure by OPI

German-icure by OPI reminds me of some of the deep, blackened shimmery reds that OPI does so well (Royal Rajah Ruby, Midnight in Moscow, etc.)  German-icure by OPI is a beautiful blackened dark red that is just shy of looking black when not in direct light.  It has the same glow from within look as Every Month is Oktoberfest.  Definitely my second favorite of the group!  The formula was great, opaque in two coats and lots of pigment.

Above:  2 coats of My Very First Knockwurst

My Very First Knockwurst is another neutral shade in this collection.  This one is definitely a bit more pink leaning as a nude.  The formula was good, opaque in two coats.

Above:  2 coats of Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine!

Well that name is a hilarious mouthful!  Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine! is a beautiful dark grey creme with a ton of green in it.  I don't think I've ever really seen a green toned grey like this before and it's definitely my favorite creme from this collection!  The formula was great, opaque in 2 coats and tons of pigment!

Above:  2 coats of Schnapps Out of It!

Schnapps Out of It is a really interesting color.  It's like a more rosy, darker version of a coral.  I'm not sure how else to describe it!  There is also a very subtle silver shimmer to it which gives it a very interesting look.  The formula was good, opaque in two coats and fairly pigmented.

Above:  3 coats of Suzi and the 7 Dusseldorfs 

Suzi and the 7 Dusseldorfs is a bright purple that definitely leans towards red.  This shimmer is a bit sheer but the vibrancy of the shade builds up with each coat.  The formula was a bit thin on this one so I used three thin coats to reach the most rich and opaque application.

Above:  3 coats of Unfor-Greta-bly Blue

Unfor-Greta-bly Blue is a dark royal blue, it's not quite navy and has a bit of a brighter tinge to it.  Like Suzi and the 7 Dusseldorfs, the shade is a bit sheer so it builds up and becomes more vibrant with more coats.  The formula was a bit thin so it took three coats for full opacity.

I also did a bit of nail art using Unfor-Greta-bly Blue, Suzi and the 7 Dusseldorfs and Danke-Shiny Red by doing the gradient below:

All in all, this was a pretty nice Fall collection from OPI!  I liked the surprising choice to have Don't Talk Bach to Me in there and really fell in love with Every Month is Oktoberfest, Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine! and German-icure by OPI!  The OPI Germany Collection is now available for $8 wherever OPI is sold.

What did you think of these polishes? Any must haves? Any dupes?

The products in this post were sent to me for my unbiased review. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.


  1. I really love the neutrals in this collection. I think the purple looks very similar to an OPI I already have-- Lourve Me Lourve Me Not. Lots of pretties, though!

  2. glad i'm not the only one who thinks of ferris bueller and human league with those names! ;)
    like you, my favorites are every month is octobefest & german-icure. but i was surprised to find myself liking the neutral berlin there done that. the very reason why i love to see blogger swatches, because it often changes my opinions on which colors i want from a collection. thanks for showcasing this one!

  3. I keep talking myself out of Nein! Nein...etc., but I think I might need it. So many gorgeous cremes in the fall collections this year <3

  4. Those gradients are to die for! Gorgeous. I know I want Deutsche You Want Me Baby, but the more I see Every Month is Oktoberfest the more I love it.

  5. Wow! The gradients using these 3 is beautiful! I did not get the blue one - thought of all my blue shimmers that need more love/attention - also keep hearing that Greta leans teal side of blue and I so cannot wear any teal metallics/frosts/glassflecks ever - I can wear teal creams. Don't know why...and I cannot get 'Don't Ya Want Me Baby' out of my head! Never thought about it in relation to this polish name - but now I will. Guess I won't be putting that on my toes next as I had planned until this song calms down on the replay mind mode! Let's see - still lemming Nein - bought red, orange, Octoberfest, Germanicure, Suzie and the 7...., I need major weather change before I can wear Oct. or German. We are just hitting the hottest part of summer now through first of Oct. It's cotton tanks, shorts, sandals for some time now...we never get real fall here (sad) goes from long spring and summer cool with beach fog into this our hot part (ick face - hate this part)...and pouf suddenly it's jeans and a week later reaching for the polar fleece and undershirts. When it gets to the latter, then I can wear Oct and German. Still need to think on Nein - like but know I have other really deep charcoal grays.

  6. These are all so pretty! I'm not usually a vampy/fall collection person, but they look great. The gradient mani is a wonderful idea!

  7. The gradient nails are lovely!! I just couldn't get into this collection. The colors are so blah. I love the grey though, you may have convinced me to grab that one!!

  8. My favourites are Deutsche You Want Me Baby ( loooove that colour, I thought of the song too) and Schnapps Out Of It :D great swatches Carly!

  9. I have the whole German collection, I've only worn Every Month... and Don't Pretzel... so far, and love both of them. Pretzel is gorgeous in person I think! Like soft caramel!

  10. Is it difficult to make an opaque metallic blue? Or does OPI have trouble with blues? I ask as a relative newbie to NP, and as someone who didn't like how the sheerness of Into the Night (from OPI's recent Spiderman collection).

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