25 August, 2012

My picks from the OPI Germany Collection (bottle spam)

I was more excited than usual when I saw the recently released OPI Germany Collection promos and over the moon when I saw the colours IRL!  Now I never buy entire collections but with these rich metallic colours I was not going to hold back.  I got pretty close - well, I now own 7 of the 12 shades, and 4 of them are mini's so it's still a somewhat controlled indulgence...

Lined up on the windowsill - yes, another gloomy old day I need to apologise for.
(I didn't bother with any swatches for that very reason)


Let's take a slightly closer look at the bottles, starting with my full size picks.  I chose metallics - I love deep metallic shades!

L - R:
 German-icure by OPI
Every Month is Oktoberfest
Deutsche You Want Me Baby
German-icure and Every Month is Oktoberfest look indistinguishable in these pictures but German-icure is a warm brown shimmer while EMIO is more of a dark purple-red shimmer.  Lovely and different enough IRL to justify owning both.  Deutsche You Want Me Baby is something a little different in my collection so of course I had to have it!  It's a vivid burnt orange metallic - I'm sure this one's going to make an impact when I wear it.

Now, onto the minis.  Here are the shades in the Germinis collection.  A nice even mix of cremes and metallics.

L -R:
 Don't Pretzel My Buttons
Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!
Unfor-Greta-bly Blue
Suzi and the 7 Dusseldorfs
I can see myself wearing all of these.  Of the cremes Don't Pretzel My Buttons is a warm toned beige which works well against my skin tone and Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! is a cool dark grey which makes for an interestingly edgy neutral.  It was the metallics that caught my attention first of course:  Un-For-Greta-bly Blue is a medium-dark metallic blue, and Suzi and the 7 Dusseldorfs (my favourite) is a gorgeous red toned metallic purple.

The Germany Collection is one of my favourite OPI collections of late so I'm happy to have got my hands on these.

What's your favourite shade from this collection?

Until next time.

Vita :)

14 comments:

  1. Does OPI make minis of every color? I totally want a couple of minis! I like your picks, Vita :) The vampy colors from this collection definitely caught my attention, but I rarely buy OPI.

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    1. I wish they made minis of every colour. That would suit my purpose so well! They usually have packs of 3 to 4 selected mini colours for each collection. It's a great way to sample :)

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  2. Mmmm not sure about this collection. I might have to see it in real life.

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    1. First swatch coming up! See Suzi & the 7 Dusseldorfs. I love it but then I'm biased cos I love all things purple, lol!

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  3. I have German-icure by OPI and Every Month is Oktoberfest on my wishlist, I'll probably give in soon :D

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    1. I'll bet you will Ina! It's got that dark sparkle, very similar to Midnight in Moscow - if you loved that, you'll def love this one :)

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  4. What a classic line up for a limited collection! I love the two metallics in the mini pack, so pretty.

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    1. They are classic, but they're not boring. I've worn both of the mini metallics now and they're gorgeous - especially Unfor-Greta-bly blue which has the slightest hint of teal :)

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  5. I wanted to seize everything in sight as well but walked away with only Oktoberfest. It's impossible to choose so I think you were very wise in your selection and restraint as well. :)

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    1. Hahaha! I'd hardly call it restraint! I did get it fairly cheaply though in the end cos I had a voucher to pay for 2 of the full size bottles. Oktoberfest is a wonderfully mysterious sparkle polish - enjoy :)

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  6. You picked all the colors I want! How bizarre is that? We much have similar taste! I love every one of those colors. I maybe would have picked the Danke red also but otherwise I love all of your new pretties and can't wait to see them in action. Jealous!!

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    1. Woot! So glad to see we've got similar (obviously good) taste, lol! See my comment to Liz above - I was able to splurge a little more than usual with the help of a discount voucher :)

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    1. Honestly, I just about wanted the lot!

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