Monday, August 13, 2012

Two Shimmering Vamps - OPI Germany


(This post has nothing to do with Twilight.) You've probably seen so many swatches of these polishes that you're ready to claw your eyes out, but these are the two from the OPI Germany collection that I ordered *immediately*. My dark shimmery vampy stash is shockingly anemic and these fill that void...fill it with AMAZINGNESS!

OPI German-icure by OPI


Warm shimmery red vampy - deep, but not too deep that you never see the fantastic colour and shimmer.


OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest


A VERY interesting polish. Goes on purple/blue with red shimmer at the first coat, then builds up to the magnificent deep plum that you see here. I'd be curious to do one coat over black to see how that looks.

I'm thrilled with the purchase of both of these. Come winter, these will be in heavy rotation! Thanks to responses to my Essie Stylenomics post, I've picked up two more from the OPI Germany collection which you will see soon! I'll be posting comps with the Essie polishes.

What have you picked up from OPI Germany? Any more shimmery vampy recs for me?? (Seriously I have 3 now total. Including these. Can you hear that? Piff just died a little.)

kittytokaren


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22 comments:

Nina said...

Wow what a great colour!!!

Lynn said...

Love these two!!!

Rach said...

They look great on you! I think you should pick up OPI Black Cherry Chutney next.

Jenn, Paperbacks and Polish said...

I love both of these, especially German-icure by OPI! It just screams fall and is so pretty. They look great on you!

Lydia said...

Well this has well and truly convinced me I need German-icure by OPI, it's beautiful! xx

Julie Vernie said...

Gasp. I need to place an order for Oktoberfest - and I need to do it now. My credit card does not need to, but I do. Thanks for the review! xx

Angie said...

Funny, I'm actually going out today to buy both of these (hopefully!!). They are the only ones I want (still deciding if I need the mauve one!).

Grace said...

These are both great, but Oktoberfest is TO DIE FOR. I ordered quite a few of the Germany polishes: (in shorted form) Berlin, Bach, Pretzel, Nein, Knockwurst, and these two. The initial swatches I saw of these had the names reversed (with Germanicure being the purple-er and Oktoberfest the redder one) so I'm glad I got them both.

I was planning on giving Oktoberfest to my soon-to-be SIL, as she and my brother are going to Oktoberfest for their honeymoon... but that was when I thought it was the red one. I'm not sure I'm willing to part with it now, so I might have to buy her one of her own :)

Grace said...

... re: vampy shimmers - For me, OPI Tease-y Does It is THE vampy shimmer to end all vampy shimmers... but I think you've already got that one.

Tintin said...

Both are gorgeous

Trbobitch said...

Zoya Isla is one of my favorite glowy, vampy reds.

The Frustrated Fashionista said...

I need these two! Although I'm thinking they have dupes....
For vampy shimmer you need Moscow at Midnight! I suspect it's close to Every Month is Oktoberfest. And Romeo and Joliet seems close to German-icure.

Emily Rehse said...

Love them! These are both on shopping list!

beachgal said...

Good to know the first one up here does not go so deep on that you loose all the goodies in it - I am so tired of having ones that only I know there are goodies inside! I have bought the red from this collection and the rusty orange but could not decide between these 2. They seemed close. Now am I seeing them almost side to side, can tell they are not close other than being vampy. It was cheaper for me to order them by mail then pay the gas and drive the 120 miles to the closest store that has them for me to look at them up close.

Niki said...

i need this polish! so pretty!!

Gosia said...

I ordered these two as well!!! they look so gorgeous and I can't wait to wear them!!!

Polished Marvels said...

Beautiful!!! I still try to convince myself I don't need any of these, but its getting harder ;-). My favorite vampy shade so far is Black Cherry Chutney from Opi - maybe you already own that!!!

Sabine T said...

These two polishes are the only ones I want from the whole collection. I just love dark vampy reds for fall!

The Lacquer Tracker said...

Lovely! I haven't picked up anything from this collection yet, but these are the two I am most interested in! I have a feeling Oktoberfest will be coming home with me at some point, and maybe German-icure, too!

Yogi said...

I want the "Every month is Oktoberfest" and also the grey-taupe-nude called anything with Berlin

kittytokaren said...

@Nina - Thank you! I think they're awesome.

@Lynn - Me too!

@Rach - I think I've tried that before (???) but I don't remember...looks so pretty in online swatches!

@Jenn - They do scream fall! Can't wait for it to get a little cooler out

@Lydia - Yes, yes you do need it!

@Julie - You're welcome, but apologies to your credit card!

@Angie - I went back and forth on a couple others...you'll see them soon because I am weak.

@Grace - Yeah I think some bloggers who got previews received bottles with reversed names. I think both of them are gorg so they are worth it! I say buy your SIL her own bottle and keep it for yourself! ;) .....And d'Oh you're right!!! I have 4 vampy shimmers....lol!! You know my collection better than I do.

@Tintin - agreed!

@Trbobitch - Oooo that looks very pretty...

@The Frustrated Fashionista - I had Moscow at one point - it was much darker and looked black on me. :( I have never seen Romeo and Joliet - def checking it out!

@Emily - Excellent - I don't think you'll be disappointed.

@beachgal - They look a lot more similar in the botle than do they on the nail! I'm glad I could save you time and gas money! <3

@Niki - Yay! You do :)

@Gosia - Me either..c'mon fall! Show up!

@Polished Marvels - I do not! You're the second person to recommend it, so I'm looking into it!

@Sabine T - I do too - I'm so shocked I don't have more!

@The Lacquer Tracker - I think you'll like them if you do pick them up!

@Yogi - I did cave and buy Berlin There Done That as well! (and Nein Nein Nein) I am weak.

k2k

Sandi said...

A vampy RED right out of the gate. You go girl.

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