In anticipation of the arrival of fall, OPI will release 12 new shades from their Germany Collection in August. Suzi and the gang created these shades to mirror the return to texture in fashion as the temperatures begin to drop; think velvet, beadwork, and faux fur. After checking these out all morning, I now want spiced apple cider and a cozy cowl-neck sweater! I have a long way to go (it’s in the nineties today), so it looks like the only things I’ll be cozying up to are some of the darker shades of Germany by OPI, and my cats for the time being instead!
“Designers showcased rich colors and striking textures for fall,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “The GermanyCollection beautifully complements these looks, with standout shades in various hues of red and burgundy – the season’s ‘new black.’ Sapphire, black olive and lime yellow are married with creamy neutrals in honey, taupe and nude rose.”
See more photos, swatches, and details…
Don’t Pretzel My Buttons, Schnapps Out of It!, Every Month is Oktoberfest
Berlin There Done That, Nein Nein Nein! Ok Fine!, Unfor-greta-bly Blue
My Very First Knockwurst, German-icure by OPI, Suzi & the 7 Dusseldorfs
Don’t Talk Bach to Me, Deutsche You Want Me Baby, Danke-Shiny Red
(2 coats each)
My Very First Knockwurst is a rosy-nude creme.
Schnapps Out of It! is a ginger-mauve shimmer.
Nein Nein Nein! Ok Fine! is a dark olive-grey creme.
Suzi & the 7 Dusseldorfs is a shimmering bright purple.
Every Month is Oktoberfest is a bold, shimmering plum.
German-icure by OPI is a deep, shimmering burgundy.
Don’t Talk Bach to Me is a lime-yellow shimmer.
Don’t Pretzel My Buttons is a honey-beige creme.
Deutsche You Want Me Baby is a shimmering red-orange.
Danke-Shiny Red is a shimmering ruby shade.
Berlin There Done That is a dark taupe creme.
Unfor-greta-bly Blue is a shimmering sapphire blue.
There are some real standouts in Germany by OPI, with a great selection of bolder fall shades and a few muted neutrals. The overall feel of the collection seems a little bit more reserved, yet boasts some stronger jewel tones to break the collection away from being too ‘safe’. I love the fiery brilliance in Every Month is Oktoberfest and German-icure by OPI.
Price & Availability…
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.