Review & Swatches: OPI Germany Collection for Fall/Winter 2012

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.

Bottom Line..

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.

An editorial sample was provided by the company and evaluated to determine our opinion of the product in this post. Please see the Disclosures page for further information regarding our policies for using editorial samples.
  • Chelsea

    l love berlin there done that!

  • emily petersen

     wow i am in love with many of those colors. question: i’ve seen this on other beauty bloggers as well, but when you paint your nails, how come you don’t paint all the way up to the cuticle??

  • Amber

    Well–I guess the best answer I can give you is that I’m swatching a lot of polishes at one time, and I’m trying to do the least amount of cleanup as possible. It’s very time consuming to achieve that kind of perfection–and I give total kudos to bloggers who can paint up to the cuticle every time! I try to do them as neatly as possible, and that’s my solution.

  • Jessica Allison

    Oktoberfest makes me drool- I will definitely be picking that one up! And Amber, I truly don’t think anyone was owed an apology. The policy about not allowing links in comments is completely understandable and you were nothing but polite to your reader in explaining that.

  • Amber

    Thanks, Jessica! I try really hard to make everyone happy, and sadly, sometimes it’s not possible. :(

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  • Adella Gonzalez

    Well, aside from all of the fabulous shades…I have to say that you have an really manicure! lol 😉 And by the way I want one of every shade! OPI is theee best!