Amor de Lacquer: OPI Germany collection (part I)

| September 19, 2012 | 9 Comments

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Who wants to go to Germany? I dooooo! I love when OPI launches collections inspired by countries. One of my college girlfriends just moved to Germany (hey Kam!) and it’s taking everything in me ┬áto not invite myself over. I’m pretty sure that when the baby in my belly is a good 6 months or so, I’ll be bookin’ a flight. Seriously.

My favorite thing about these kind of OPI collections? The names of the polishes! There are 12 kids in this collection but here’s round 1….

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Don’t Talk Bach to Me is described as a sassy lime yellow but I see it more as a silvery pistachio. If you’ve always liked lime polishes but didn’t like how bright they were, this is a nice polish to try.

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Schnapps Out Of It is a mauve but I see it as a dusty pumpkin. At first glance it looked like a Grandma color but once I got it on, it wasn’t so bad. I’m not sure if I’d wear it solo but I would so throw some glitter on Schnapps and keep on truckin’.

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My Very First Knockwurst is rosy-nude that I’d file under “Work Appropriate Nail Polishes”. Application was tough with this one and it took a good 3 coats for me to get it even.

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Berlin Done That looks like gray but really it has more of a dirty mop water hue to it. It’s a slightly more attractive color than OPI’s You Don’t Know Jacques. I’m not a fan of taupe shades like this. I wish I was but they always look so weird on my complexion.

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Deutsch You Want Me Baby? is a shimmery red orange and it’s a gorgeous addition to this collection. It reminds me of a less shimmery version of OPI’s DS Luxurious and isn’t as orange as China Glaze’s Riveting. It’s so pretty. Love this one!

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Don’t Pretzel My Button is a honey beige that I ended up liking more than I thought I would. I very rarely wear beige polishes but every now and then I like sporting a no frills kind of polish. DPMB is the perfect fix for that.

Must Haves:
-Deutsch You Want Me Baby?: A total must have if you’re a fan of the orangey red polishes of the world.
-Don’t Pretzel My Button: Because every nail polish lover needs a basic beige in his or her stash.

This first half of the OPI Germany collection didn’t impress me too much. I didn’t think any of the shades were THAT groundbreaking. The good news? The second half of the collection is full of beautiful vampy polishes…the kind of vampies that I LOVE wearing during the Fall. Stay tuned for Part II. In the meantime, if you’re swooning after any of these, I’ve spotted them at Ulta stores for $8.50 a bottle.

See any you like? Where my Germany girls at?

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  1. Monica says:

    I love love love don’t pretzel my button! Your nails actually look longer with that color.
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  2. victoria says:

    The Pretzel one is a nice nude, but Swedish Nude is the best from OPI!


  3. Are you preggers?!? Congrats girl! What an exciting time for you! So, about the nail polish. This is a nice collection. I’m really digging Don’t Talk Bach to Me on your skin tone, although it probably wouldn’t look as good on my pasty pale white skin!
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  4. Brigette says:

    Deutsch You Want Me Baby? is so so so gorgeous! I cannot stop looking at it. LOL. I might have to go out and get it.
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  5. [...] hoo! The first half of OPI’s Germany collection featured some of the lighter shades. This go ’round I’m showing off the darker shades; [...]

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