Wednesday, 12 September 2012

OPI Germany Collection for Fall/Winter 2012 - Part 2: Shimmers

Hello lovelies,

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:

Lucy's Stash: OPI Germany Collection for Fall/Winter 2012 - Shimmers

Lucy's Stash: OPI Germany Collection for Fall/Winter 2012 - Shimmers



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.

Lucy's Stash: OPI Germany Danke-Shiny Red

Lucy's Stash: OPI Germany Danke-Shiny Red

Lucy's Stash: OPI Germany Danke-Shiny Red



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.

Lucy's Stash: OPI Germany Deutsch You Want Me Baby?

Lucy's Stash: OPI Germany Deutsch You Want Me Baby?

Lucy's Stash: OPI Germany Deutsch You Want Me Baby?



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.

Lucy's Stash: OPI Germany Every Month Is Oktoberfest

Lucy's Stash: OPI Germany Every Month Is Oktoberfest

Lucy's Stash: OPI Germany Every Month Is Oktoberfest

Lucy's Stash: OPI Germany Every Month Is Oktoberfest



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.

Lucy's Stash: OPI Germany German-icure By OPI

Lucy's Stash: OPI Germany German-icure By OPI

Lucy's Stash: OPI Germany German-icure By OPI



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.

Lucy's Stash - OPI Germany Suzi & The 7 Düsseldorfs

Lucy's Stash - OPI Germany Suzi & The 7 Düsseldorfs

Lucy's Stash - OPI Germany Suzi & The 7 Düsseldorfs



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.

Lucy's Stash - OPI Germany Unfor-greta-bly Blue

Lucy's Stash - OPI Germany Unfor-greta-bly Blue

Lucy's Stash - OPI Germany Unfor-greta-bly Blue


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

19 comments:

  1. I don't know I am not feeling this collection. The only one I would probably get is Suzi & The 7 Düsseldorfs. Then again, I was standing right in the store with it in my hand and put it back down. I am not a huge OPI fan. Very nice swatches though.

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    1. Oh I love this collection :D But I understand that it might not appeal to everybody. I think you might find few dupes of Suzi & The 7 Düsseldorfs as it's not that unique shade.

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  2. I spotted these in Fenwicks and was hoping you would be doing swatches! I love them all but then you have such amazing nails everything looks good on you!!! You will have to give me nail tips mine are awful! xx

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    1. Aww thank you hun! We can do some polishing session when we meet up :)

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  3. amazing swatches, your nails are fab.

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  4. Best swatches I've seen of this collection!

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    1. Wow, that's a big compliment, thank you so much!!

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  5. Woooow! 'Danke' and 'Every Month is Oktoberfest' look great! My favorites <3

    ♥♥♥

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  6. Every Month Is Oktoberfest and German-icure By OPI are beautiful!

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  7. Very great swatches, like always! :-) I ordered also three of this collection. And by the way - the names sounds a little stupid...in german, i can tell cause i am from germany. Otherwise i like most time the really funny OPI names, but this collection....
    regards, K :-)

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  8. Danke-Shiny compliments your skin tone so perfectly beautifully! And honestly, I already have Ger-manicure, but your swatches make me want to go buy it again. Wonderful photos, Lucy!

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  9. Amazing swatches! I'm still not sure which ones I will get, I'm torn between German-icure and Every Month Is Oktoberfest xx

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    1. Thank you :) well I would probably go for german-icure because Oktoberfest is much darker than I expected.

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