OPI Germany Collection Swatches

Before you get all excited…I should let you know that I only have some of the polishes from this collection. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I am a poor person. I could not afford every polish from the Germany (but that doesn’t mean I didn’t lust after all of them!).
I found a nicely priced mini set on Ebay, and I purchased a full sized bottle of Every Month is Oktoberfest.

L-R: Suzi & the 7 Dusseldorfs, Unfor-Greta-Bly Blue, Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine!, Don’t Pretzel My Buttons.

Suzi & the 7 Dusseldorfs– a shimmery plum-magenta. It reminds me of L’Oreal The Mystic’s Future (which I will swatch soon).

Unfor-Greta-Bly Blue– a jewel-toned royal blue. It’s lighter than Yoga-ta Get This Blue and doesn’t carry the violet tones of Blue My Mind.

Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine!– a blackened green with distinct gray tones. I can’t think of anything similar. It is more gray than Here Today Aragon Tomorrow, and more green than China Glaze Concrete Catwalk.

Don’t Pretzel My Buttons– this is the closest I have ever gotten to my “mannequin hands” shade (see here for an explanation). It’s a light beigey-nude creme that doesn’t look too pink to me. Oh, I just want to let you know that my summer tan is still fading, so it may be my mannequin shade for now, but I will have to get back to my normal NC40 skintone to see if it still makes my hands look like “plastic doll hands”.  Let that be a lesson to you all- check the expiration date on your sunblock to see if it’s still effective!

And finally…my favorite shade of the bunch:

Every Month is Oktoberfest

Every Month is Oktoberfest- this is a shimmery plum-burgundy. In person, it looks like a standard vampy from afar, but once you examine it, you’ll see how glorious and pretty this is. To me, it’s a more red-toned and intense version of Zoya Jem.

Which ones do you like? Are there any more I should take a look at?


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at: themakeuptrain@yahoo.com
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5 Responses to OPI Germany Collection Swatches

  1. Sunny says:

    Every Month is Oktoberfest is probably my personal favorite too! I have so many similar shades including Jem, and I can’t get enough of them!

  2. loving the jewel tone colors..esp. suzi and the 7 dusseldorfs!!

  3. lacqueredpaintedpolished says:

    Yaaaay! Pictures! My favroite on you is Every Month is Oktoberfest. I want that one so badly, also! I too am a poor person (haha) and don’t any of these yet, but I think you may have convinced me to pick up a few!

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