I'm back with the second half of the OPI Germany Collection. I always leave shimmers last because they are always prettier :) Well this time you have something to look forward to! There will be rich, bold jewel-like shades that I absolutely adore! So here we go:
Danke-Shiny Red - vibrant ruby red shimmer. This is absolutely stunning red, I think it will perfect for Christmas. I love reds and this one is just spot on for me. It applied really easily and dried very fast. The pigmentation is excellent, I could have been ok with one coat but the second coat added depth and made the shade slightly darker. The only thing I didn't like was very slight staining on my nails.
Deutsch You Want Me Baby? - reddish orange shimmer. It's a very 'fall' colour that certainly won't be everybody's cup of tea but I still think it's gorgeous! It applied flawlessly and the pigmentation is great as well. I've applied two coats because the nail line was still visible when wearing just one coat.
Every Month Is Oktoberfest - blackened plum purple with shimmer. This shade is a real chameleon. In one thin coat it is ink blue base with purple shimmer particles and in the sun the purple shows beautifully. In two coats the shade is very close to black. It applied very well and I'm wearing 2 coats even though one thicker coat would be enough.
German-icure By OPI - dark burgundy-brown shimmer. It's a shimmery vampy shade that leans more to brown than to burgundy. It has very good formula that applied smoothly. I needed two coats for a perfect coverage. When applying, be careful about streaking.
Suzi & The 7 Düsseldorfs - bold purple shimmer. It's a gorgeous red-toned purple that is REALLY hard to photograph :D I needed two coats for a full coverage.it applied easily but I had to pay attention because the polish is a bit streaky.
Unfor-greta-bly Blue - medium/dark blue shimmer. Oh I love this blue! It's rich, it's bold and it has great formula! I'm wearing two coats which are completely enough for a full coverage. It applied easily but again I had problem with streaks. It dried fast and removal was without problems.
I adore this half of the collection, the colours are just amazing! I'm in love with Every Month Is Oktoberfest, Unfor-greta-bly Blue and Danke-shiny Red. Those three shades are my favourites but I wouldn't give the rest away because all of them are gorgeous! There will be lots of nail art coming using this whole OPI Germany collection.
Overall, this part of the collection has an exceptional formula that dries fast, is very pigmented and applies really easily. I have not encountered any problems except subtle streaking with Unfor-greta-bly Blue and Suzi & The 7 Düsseldorfs. Danke-shiny Red caused me a little bit of staining as well.
OPI Germany Collection should be available August 8, 2012, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($9.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.
*These were provided for a review by OPI