Taupe creme, two coats, full opacity, average dry time. I love how this feels like a true taupe to me- chic yet still in charge.
Oh, Greta, how I love you. A true medium blue shimmer, opaque in two coats, good drying time, did not stain (wore as a full mani for a few days). Love the shimmer in this one!
Don't Pretzel My Buttons is a peach toned nude creme that gives the perfect mannequin hands, two coats, good dry time and full opacity wit no problems.
Don't Talk Bach To Me is a mustard yellow with that great shimmer we saw much of in the Holland Collection. This is two coats, full opacity and dry time was decent.
Nein is a fabulous deep army gray that has green undertones. Two coats, full opacity and a good dry time later, you have an edgy fall mani!
My Very First Knockwurst is my favorite creme out of the collection. Knockwurst is a nude creme with pale pink undertones, is opaque in two coats with an average dry time which all makes for a clean looking mani.
Deutsche You Want Me Baby is a fabulous bright orange with golden shimmer. I did two coats and in some lights you can see VNL but it's not that apparent unless you are looking for it. Dry time on this was quick and again, the formula was spot on.
German-icure by OPI is the break out star of the collection- a deep wine burgundy with bronze shimmer. Dry time is good on this and there is no hint of visible nail line. Nice and sultry for fall!
Every Month is Oktoberfest is a deep plum with red/gold shimmer to it. This one is not as eye catching as German-icure but it is just as impressive. I used two coats, quick dry time and full opacity with no problems.
Danke-Shiny Red is a ruby red with golden/yellow undertoned shimmer. Two coats with no application problems and good dry time leave for no visible nail line and a fresh new OPI red.
Suzi & The Dusseldorfs is a purple with blue undertones and a slight pink/lavender shimmer to it. I used two coats, there's no visible nail line and the dry time/formula was spot on. Not the most unique color but it is quite pretty and of course.... purple, can't go wrong.
Schnapps Out of It is a burnt mauve.. a mauve with muted orange like terracotta? This one has a hint of shimmer to it but it's not as visible on the nail as it is in the bottle.
Overall this collection is much more impressive than the press release pictures and descriptions. It reminds me of the Holland collection with the half shimmer/half creme balance. With 12 colors to choose from, there's something for everyone and as always, you get the OPI pro-wide brush and professional formula for long wear. I'll have a few more manis highlighting this collection coming up so stay tuned.
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