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Hello lovelies,

Today I have a manicure inspired by a ring. I've recently got my paws on a charcoal coloured lightning bolt ring and I've decided to match my manicure to it. It's very simple design, nothing fancy.

I have used OPI Die Another Day as a base colour and A England Dorian Gray for the lightning bolt. I've also used a tape to achieve the lightning bolt shape.

Lucy's Stash - Lightning Bolt tape manicure

Lucy's Stash - Lightning Bolt tape manicure

Lucy's Stash - Lightning Bolt Tape Manicure

Lucy's Stash - Lightning Bolt Tape Manicure

Lucy's Stash - Lightning Bolt Tape Manicure

Lucy's Stash - Lightning Bolt Tape Manicure

Hello lovelies,

I'm so thrilled I can show you the first half of the OPI Germany Collection for Fall/Winter 2012. This collection has colours for everybody! From creme beige and unusual shades to rich jewel-like colours.

"Drawing inspiration from Berlin, an exciting new fashion hub that blends classic looks with the avant-garde, the collection’s twelve shades offer a mixture of vibrant color, urban-chic neutrals, and reds in variations from light to dark", says OPI.


Today I'll show you the first half - creme shades:

Lucy's Stash - OPI Germany Collection for F/W 2012 - Cremes


Lucy's Stash - OPI Germany Collection for F/W 2012 - Cremes



 
Berlin There Done That - light taupe creme. It's a gorgeous taupe with a hint of lilac to it, perfect for fall and elegant yet trendy manicure. This shade looks like it suit most. It applied very easily and dried fast. The pigmentation is good as I needed to apply just two coats.

Lucy's Stash - OPI Berlin There Done That


Lucy's Stash - OPI Berlin There Done That


Lucy's Stash - OPI Berlin There Done That




Don't Pretzel My Buttons - honey-beige creme. Gorgeous beige polish that just makes me want to decorate it with black, put on my 'little black dress' and go out! It has a good formula that applies almost itself. I'm wearing two coats and the coverage is perfect.

Lucy's Stash - OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons


Lucy's Stash - OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons


Lucy's Stash - OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons




Don't Talk Bach To Me - lime-yellow with a very subtle silver shimmer. Yes, there I said it! It has subtle shimmer and it's in the cremes! Well the shimmer is not that visible and this polish just didn't fit into the shimmers category :) It's unusual yet trendy shade for those who want to stand out. I see this type of shade appear every fall from different nail polish brands so yes, it's still in!

Formula of this polish is not so great though, it's slightly worse than with the other polishes. The pigmentation is little lower but I applied two thicker coats and it was enough. If you like thin coats, you might need three. The polish itself is little runny if you apply thicker coats and also be careful about brushstrokes....but that's just nit-picking ;)

Lucy's Stash - OPI Don't Talk Bach To Me


Lucy's Stash - OPI Don't Talk Bach To Me


Lucy's Stash - OPI Don't Talk Bach To Me




My Very First Knockwurst - rosy-beige creme. This shade is very girly (but we're girls, right?) and pretty. I'm happy that OPI put different kinds of beige shades into the collection because some like yellow/beige based neutrals and some prefer pink based ones. The polish had very good formula. I found it very easy to work with and I needed just two coats for a full coverage.

Lucy's Stash - OPI My Very First Knockwurst


Lucy's Stash - OPI My Very First Knockwurst


Lucy's Stash - OPI My Very First Knockwurst




Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! - black-olive creme. Whoah! I say yes to this, it's such an interesting shade! The formula was great too, it applied really smoothly. Two coats were enough for the full coverage and it dried fast. Perfect!

Lucy's Stash - OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!


Lucy's Stash - OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!


Lucy's Stash - OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!




Schnapps Out Of It! -muted orange-y brown. Ehm, OPI call's this shade mauve..imo this is NOT mauve. Otherwise it's a pretty shade for fall, kind of a colour of falling brown leaves. It also has a good formula and pigmentation. I'm wearing two coats and they applied really nicely.

Lucy's Stash - OPI Schnapps Out Of It!


Lucy's Stash - OPI Schnapps Out Of It!


Lucy's Stash - OPI Schnapps Out Of It!



First I thought this half of the collection will be boring but I was wrong. Yes, the neutrals are classy and might be boring for some but the lime-yellow Don't Talk Bach To Me or Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! are certainly not boring shades.

All polishes are opaque in two coats and have an excellent fast-drying formula. They all applied really easily thanks to the OPI ProWide brush. Only Don't Talk Bach To Me has a little lower pigmentation and formula is runny otherwise it was ok. I'm wearing a topcoat on all swatches but the colours were shiny by themselves.

OPI Germany Collection should 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. 





*Products provided for a review by OPI