Monday, August 6, 2012

OPI Germany Collection Fall 2012 Swatches and Review

OPI has chosen Germany as the country for this year's regional-themed fall collection. Hmm... Ich könnte versuchen diese auf Deutsch schreiben... But I would probably butcher it with my horrible grammar. Anyway, here's the lovely OPI Fall 2012 Germany Collection, with twelve colors as always.


OPI Berlin There, Done That. A purple-tinged grey creme. It's pretty light and the purple is subtle.


OPI Danke-Shiny Red. A super shiny metallic red with a silly name. It's so metallic and luminous that it's hard to capture the true color because it glows too much. It's a cooler toned red, medium bordering dark, with a smooth, shiny, almost chrome-like metallic finish. Think Zoya Elisa, just cooler and darker.


OPI Deutsche You Want Me Baby. Absolute fall perfection in a bottle. This is a rich, rusty orange with a shimmer finish that's almost as metallic as Danke-Shiny Red. It has that look where it's a little darker around the edges and lighter in the center, and you know how much I love that. This is just such a perfect fall/harvest/thanksgiving type of color. I adore it.


OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons. Neutral pale beige creme. Soft-looking finish. Actually looks pretty good on me despite being such a plain color.


OPI Don't Talk Bach To Me. A really weird mix of dijon mustard yellow and spring green with subtle hidden shimmer. Like a lighter, dirtier, more faded version of Rescue Beauty Lounge Abi, or maybe even a lighter, less shimmery China Glaze Trendsetter. Very unusual.


OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest. Another amazing one. This is a vivid purple base with red, purple and gold shimmer. It's dark and vampy but at the same time colorful. Like a blackened version of Max Factor Fantasy Fire or Urban Decay Toxin, but without the green duochrome. I want you to see how pretty the purple base is, so I took a picture of this at one coat:

OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest (one coat)


OPI German-icure by OPI. A dark, vampy, brown-tinged shimmery red. Looks velvety and shiny, not too dark, not too bright, ever so slightly metallic-shiny and even has a subtle gold shift to it. I always love these types of colors, and this one reminds me a tiny bit of La Boheme!


OPI My Very First Knockwurst. Pale putty pink creme. Little bit of grey or beige in it so it's not a clean pink.


OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine!. Dark green-tinted grey creme. Dries quite a bit darker than bottle color.


OPI Schnapps Out Of It!. OPI calls this color mauve, but I'm not seeing it mauve. I'm not actually sure how I would describe this color. Warm... rosy... earthy, like terracotta but more pink. Orangey-pink-brown? And with hidden silver shimmer.


OPI Suzi and the 7 Düsseldorfs. A red-toned purple shimmer. Lighter than Zoya Suri, redder than OPI Purple with a Purpose, and a more sheer, less frosty-metallic texture. Not as dark in real life as it looks here.


OPI Unfor-Greta-bly Blue. Medium dirty blue frosty shimmer that leans ever so slightly teal.

The formula on these was excellent. Perfectly smooth and even and with flawless brushes. Some of the shades were thinner than others, but none of them gave me any trouble. Most only needed two coats for full opacity, but I did three of all. Suzi and the 7 Düsseldorfs and Unfor-Greta-bly Blue look best with three coats. Dry time is very fast.

Pretty decent fall collection. The vampy shimmers are incredible and that glowing Autumn orange is perfect. Perfect! But then again, I really have a thing for orange and anything that reminds me of fall. The nudes/taupes/beiges are nice, but I could take them or leave them. I don't particularly care for Unfor-Greta-bly Blue (too plain) or Schnapps Out Of It! (too 1980s leftover nail polish), but the rest are good. And good formula.

My top picks are Deutsche You Want Me Baby, Every Month is Oktoberfest and German-icure by OPI. All three are gorgeous and definitely worth a look.

Germany by OPI will 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.

EDIT
: OPI has confirmed that Every Month is Oktoberfest is indeed the purple and German-icure by OPI is the red.

(This was sent for review.)

109 comments:

  1. I love them all mattified! Great swatches as usual

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  2. Wow I am literally drooling over each one of these colors! I want all of them :P

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  3. I wanted these so bad when the press release came out. Then as swatches started popping up I removed every one of them from my wishlist. Then YOU swatch them and again I want them all. I know you hear it all the time that your swatches are the best. I gotta say, you could paint dog poop on your nails and I'd want to buy it.

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  4. Perfection, esp. on your nails. Beautiful swatches :D

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  5. I am not sooo fond of this collection, because it has far too many metallics and I'm very bad at applying them, but hey, some people like metallics, so why not :D
    I'm, however, more fond of "Don't Talk Bach To Me" and "Schnapps Out Of It!". They have this sublte glow that makes them different from creams, but still not as dramatic as the metallics

    Last but not least:
    Dankeschön für diesen Beitrag! :D

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  6. I really like a lot more of these than i thought I would!

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  7. I'm not sure but I guess you mixed up German-icure and Oktoberfest. German-icure is the one with the purple base.

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    1. Are you sure? My bottle labelled Every Month Is Oktoberfest is definitely the one with the purple base. Unless OPI accidentally switched the labels?

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    2. I got my Geman-icure from OPI Germany and mine is the one with the purple base! ;) how do they describe it on their promo?

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    3. here is a swatch of German-icure http://www.beautyjunkiesunite.com/WP/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/opi-germanicure-by-opi-swatches.jpg it has the purple base.
      and oktoberfest is more on the brown side... http://www.beautyjunkiesunite.com/WP/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/opi-every-month-is-oktoberfest-swatches.jpg

      or am I totally wrong now?

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    4. Copied and pasted from the official press release:

      Every Month is Oktoberfest
      Prost! Here’s to the prettiest plum in the Biergarten.


      German-icure by OPI
      The best burgundy shimmer in the business.

      So... sounds like Oktoberfest is supposed to be the purple one!

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    5. Well, going off the description from the press release and the labels on my bottles, Oktoberfest is the purple and Germanicure is the brown-red.... But I'll email OPI and see if they got switched in the descriptions or if the labels got mixed up!

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    6. okay. because my germanicure def. looks like your oktoberfest! :D let me know if you have the answer!:)

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    7. I just emailed OPI to find out for sure, so hopefully I'll hear back from them with a definite answer. I'm so confused XD

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    8. I was going to ask the same thing! The swatches I've seen so far were of the purpley based one being called "Germanicure" (only remember because this was *the* one I wanted badly). Will be interesting to see what OPI says!

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    9. My bottles from OPI, are labeled just like Scrangies, so can't wait to see what the answer is :) LOL!

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    10. I did swatches of Germanicure and it looks just like Scrangie's Oktoberfest. This is weird! This happened to one of my China Glaze Summer neons aswell, argh! Frustration!

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    11. My bottles are also labeled like Scrangie's and they are correct according to my OPI contact person. In a way I'm releaved to see you have the same labels as me because I was one of the only bloggers who claimed that Every Month is the purple and Germanicure the brown and although I got a confirmation from OPI, I was starting to have some doubts..
      It also fits the description of the polishes better this way imo but I'd be glad to have another confirmation :D

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    12. Great to know, so now I can post mine knowing they are correct! Bloggers Unite! :):)

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    13. Great now I know I can post mine and the labels are correct! Thanks :)

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    14. Okay, OPI replied to my email and confirmed that the way I have it is correct- Oktoberfest is the purple and Germanicure is the red. Whew!

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    15. Okay, thank you! Thank OPI sent me Oktoberfest with the wrong sticker on it! :)

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    16. Wow, these are great swatches as usual! I'm so glad to hear the Oktoberfest is the purple because I just ordered it on copious and the purple is what I wanted! YAY

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  8. Nein! Nein! Nein! Reminds me of Zoya Noot!

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    1. They are dupes, someone else did a comparison.

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  9. Nein! Nein! Nein! Reminds me of Zoya Noot!

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  10. This whole collection is so pretty. I'd actually have to point out the colors that I don't like. Too bad I can't afford OPI polishes since the price in Germany is just ridiculous. The irony...

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  11. How can you get that perfect semicircle around the cuticles? I've got better with practice, but my nails never look that good!

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    1. Lots and lots and lots of practice. Also, polishes with good brushes help (and these have very good brushes, I love the OPI Pro-Wide!)

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  12. I'm with Danny - those two swatches look mixed up, based on all the other swatches I've seen. But nevertheless, your swatches are GORGEOUS as usual. I've preordered my Germany collection already :)

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    1. I think it's actually the other way around, according to the press release (see my reply to Danny)!

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  13. Perfect swatches Scrangie! I agree with your top picks, and I also want all the beige and neutrals too, which is strange for me. I feel a few have been seen before, but were loved then and will be loved now too!

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  14. Actually schnapps out of it looks like it might be my favourite! But then, i am an 80's gal ;-)

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  15. Is Every Month Is Oktoberfest similar to Tease-y Does it from the Burlesque collection? Thanks for the swatches!

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    1. No they are different. Tease-y does it is darker and has some tiny glitters in it while Every Month doesn't have these glitters. And Tease-y has more brown in it.

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  16. Is Every Month Is Oktoberfest similar to Tease-y Does It from the Burlesque collection? Thanks for the swatches!

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  17. These are really gorgeous. I'd wear almost all of them.

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  18. Beautiful swatches although most of the colors don't suit my skin tone. I'm confused about Oktoberfest vs. Germanicure too. Other bloggers have said and shown Oktoberfest as the brownish one and Germanicure as the purplish one, but I'm not doubting you, Scrangie. Guess I'll just have to be careful when buying them.

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    1. I emailed OPI about the discrepancy, so hopefully I'll hear back from them with a definite answer soon.

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  19. Your German seems pretty good, I'm surprised :) Then again, maybe I shouldn't be.

    The names are so silly. What's a "Knockwurst" supposed to be? Anyway, I like Every month is Oktoberfest, German-icure by OPI and Suzy and the 7 Düsseldorfs the best.

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    1. Knockwurst is a German sausage. :)

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    2. I am German myself :) The word "Knockwurst" doesn't exist in German, we say "Knackwurst". But I found out that this word migrated to English and was changed to "Knockwurst" so I guess it's okay, haha.

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  20. Wow, these are some unusual shades. Not sure I love all of them but it's nice to see some different things!

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  21. German-icure and Oktoberfest are dreamy!! I can't wait till they get delivered!!

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  22. I wasn't sold on this collection after seeing the bottle shots, but I am LOVING the swatches!!

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  23. Still upset as hell about the names, but the colours look so good.

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  24. Hi Scrangie, these are beautiful colors! Do you think Every Month Is Oktoberfest is close to Zoya Jem? I love this color but I already have Zoya Jem. If they are different enough I can go for it!

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  25. I agree that the names are silly. I love puns as much as the next person but these are too much. I mean, really -- do you want to go in a store and ask for "Nein! Nein! Nein! OK, Fine"??? I think OPI can still have fun with the names without being so extreme. Maybe it's just me!

    Btw, a knockwurst is a sausage.

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  26. Holy crap these are gorgeous! So jelly of your nails too, they're the perfect shape!

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  27. Thanks for the swatches. These came out in Australia at the start of the month. I have Oktoberfest and Suzi and the 7 Dusselsorfs and going back for German-icure and the orange one too.

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  28. Every Month Is Oktoberfest was my favorite!

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  29. Most of the names are extremely silly. Is it supposed to be funny to cripple a language instead of playing around with it? -.-

    Besides, I grew up in Berlin and I don't think the color does this city any justice. *sigh* While some of the colors are really nice, I think I'll skip this one.

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  30. LOVE these. going to pick up two of them on Wednesday when they come out at ulta

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  31. Also, Bach is weird as hell and Germanicure looks amazing matte.

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  32. Okay, once again you enable me :) I must have Bach and Oktoberfest, I love the shimmer in the latter, I wonder what it would look like with Fantasy Fire over the top. Thanks for the blog, none of my friends are into makeup and nails as much as I am, sometimes I feel like I have no one to talk to it about, so I come here :)

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  33. I think all of these colours look amazing on you, but I was really surprised at how much I liked the nude shades on you. They look so clean and elegant on you!

    Thanks for swatching the entire collection, Scrangie! :) It's a lot of work, and I appreciate it.

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  34. omg, deutsche you want me baby is pretty much my wedding color entirely! guess i know what i'll be wearing as a pedicure that day!

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  35. Do you think Danke-Shiny Red would be good for stamping? Or do you know one that would be? I'm looking for a good chrome or glittery red that will show up over black. (I've been Googling but only found a couple mentioned that I can't find for sale)

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  36. very Beautiful swatches!

    Sandra

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  37. Just to complicate matters, the OPI iPad app shows three shades as having a purple base, Germanicure, Oktoberfest and Suzi. The bottle shot makes it look as though Oktoberfest is the one you think it is Scrangie. Other than that the app is pretty useless, I've looked at colours I own and I wouldn't recognise from there.

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  38. Every Month is Oktoberfest is the best!Especially at one coat! I also like Nein,Nein,Ok Fine!

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  39. OPI really makes some pretty colors these days. I wish I hadn't had to swear off the brand due to the crappy lasting power and awful names. Anyway, German-icure is perfect on you!

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  40. Gorgeous swatches! The neutral colors are looking really nice on you!

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  41. These colors are so gorgeous! I want Berlin There, Done That... mostly because I love Berlin. Not too crazy about the color, but I LOVE that city.

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  42. Whichever shade turns out to have the purple base, do you think it might layer well on a lighter base or Aqua base to bring out that purple shift?

    Also, do you think the Schnapps color is close to Rescue Beauty Lounge's Santa Fe? It looks like Santa Fe might have more orange in it, comparing your swatches, but who knows with light variation? Could be a cheap alternative for those who want terracotta without paying $20/bottle. (Although I love my Santa Fe!)

    Gorgeous swatches! I'm going to get all your faves and the Danke color, I think. *bounce*

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  43. I'm torn with this collection. There are a few colours I love LOVE! but there are a lot of similar OPI colours that I already have. Then again I'm a sucker for OPI and will most likely cave-in and get the entire collection regardless. <3 OPI. PS really like the matte swatches too! it's nice to be able to see what they looke like in matte as well. Fallen in Schnapps Out of It because of your Matte swatch :D Thank You

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  44. I think this is one collection that I must have every single one of!! :O <3

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  45. OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest looks like a must have to me.

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  46. OMG Every Month Is Oktoberfest!!! That is the kind of polish OPI does best! Surprised to see another collection with many shimmery jewel tones though... seems more holiday than fall.

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  47. I have to get Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine! seems to me it's quite unique - I certainly don't have anything like it! Can you think of a dupe?

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  48. Deutsche You Want Me Baby gave me heart palpitations it's so perfect! I've been on a 7 month no buy, but that one is breaking my will.

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  49. Vielen Dank für deine Photos. Als deutsche Frau möchte ich sie alle haben bis auf "My very first Knackwurst" denn ich hasse diesen Namen einfach. Alles Gute!

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  50. Scrangie. You are the bane of my existence! XD I was all set to pass on this collection, even after seeing other bloggers swatch it. Then you come along and BAM! My wallet shrieks in agony!

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  51. I've noticed that the major companies (like OPI) are making fast drying nail polish, each year (or is it me?) it get's faster?? I barely need Fast Drying Topcoat anymore. Your swatches rule! I definitely need OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest!

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  52. Huh... I don't think I've ever had a red be the colour to catch my attention in a collection. Danke-Shiny Red looks amazing, though, and is definitely calling my name!

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  53. Pretty! I really like Deutsche You Want Me, Oktoberfest, and Germanicure.

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  54. I love how Every Month is Oktoberfest at 1 coat! I must find a way to wear it like that!
    The nudes look really elegant and pretty on you!

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  55. OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes in your photos looks so much alike OPI Schnapps Out Of It, or maybe I'm color blind...love your presentations

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  56. I would love to see Oktoberfest and German-icure with fantasy fire ontop.

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  57. I would love to get my hands on 3 shades :)

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  58. Thank goodness I only like one. Every month is oktoberfest. Not very fond of these colors at all.

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  59. i thought Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine! looks almost identical to nicole by OPI: khloe had a little lam lam?

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  60. The red and the rusty orange have me written all over em...the Danke-Shiny Red fits in my mind up there with those amazing reds I used to always look forward to from OPI when they still did their traditional Christmas collections that I so miss. I think many folks have an all time fav red that came out of one of those holiday OPI collections (thinking Dear Santa right now). Oktoberfest is another one I might be taking a closer look at for addition to my stash. Thanks for the fab review - interesting to see these matte.

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  61. I hate you Scrangie! I thought i wanted 6 of these but thanks to you i want them all.

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  62. I got my catalog from Ulta and have been anxiously waiting for this collection to come out. Thanks for the swatches! Loving Every Month Is Oktoberfest, Berlin There Done That, and Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine! So pretty!

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  63. Those vampy shimmers are so fabulous! And I think I'm gonna need that red too...yowza. Thanks for the excellent swatches, as always.

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  64. So many fabulous colours in this collection! My personal fave is the quirky-cute Don't Talk Bach To Me, but German-icure is just ridiculously lush and sexy. They will be mine. Oh, yes. They will be mine.

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  65. Thanks for the edit, I've been checking back. I'm on course for Deutsche You Want Me Baby (terrible name OPI) and Oktoberfest. Thanks for clearing up the confusion.

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  66. Hi, does anyone know if Oktoberfest or Germanicure might be dupes of Zoya Blair or Illamasqua scarab?

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  67. Waauww!! Love all of these colours!
    Defenintly going to get at least one of them :)

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  68. Oh now I need a good half of all shades...

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  69. Please can you take me out of this awfull-killing doubt? I can see through your pics that some of these color have a “before-topcoat” shineless finish look like China Glaze Stonecold, is this a true comparison?. Is that shineless finish look also usable with this polishes or is it better to apply the top coat?. Thank you

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    1. None of them are actually matte! Just the way I took the picture with flash (I tried to reduce the glare I usually have with flash pictures) makes them seem shine-less, but they're really not. All of them dry shiny or nearly-shiny and none dry to a matte finish.

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  70. I just came home from buying two of the German OPI's from my local pharmacy and I bought Every Month is Octoberfest without really looking at the colour because I remember reading a review and I remembered from the name that it was one I wanted; looking at it now, my bottle is -definitely- red, not purple, so maybe a whole heap were mis-labelled. I guess I'll just have to go out and buy a purple one now too!

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  71. Lovely <3 Can't wait to get these!

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  72. I absolutely have to get at least one "Every Month is Oktoberfest"!!!

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  74. How is Every Month Is Oktoberfest different from Tease-y Does It from the Burlesque 2010 collection? my bottle is drying up:(

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  75. Is Every Month Is Oktoberfest anything like Rimmel's Night Before? I have the Rimmel and it really reminds me of it with the purple base/ red shimmer combo.

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    1. It is similar! I actually forgot about that polish until you just mentioned it. I love that one.

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  76. I'm sorry, but the first thing I thought of was My Very First Knockwurst...tee hee hee!

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  77. Oktoberfest is stunning but your application is PERFECT! Lookit that one-coat shot. I could never do it justice like that. Whenever I do a "vampy" colour it always looks like the cast of South Park helped, or maybe my dog. Days of cleanup...

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  78. It seems to me that OPI German-icure is quite similar to OPI Royal Rajah Ruby from OPI India Collection for Spring 2008. I have that one. What do you think?

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  79. Incredible fall collection and fantastic swatches! So many beautiful colours, so little time.... :)

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  80. Incredible fall collection and fantastic swatches! So many beautiful colours, so little time.... :)

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