OPI Germany for Fall 2012 Swatches, Photos & Review

OPI Germany is the latest and greatest collection from OPI for fall 2012.

Germany features twelve new shades, all either cremes or shimmers. Quite a few of these turned out to be must-haves for me, which I didn’t really expect. If you love glowing, lit-from-within shimmery metallics, I think you will want some of these…

OPI Don t Pretzel My Buttons
Don’t Pretzel My Buttons

Don’t Pretzel My Buttons is a light tan/beige creme. Very close to my skin tone. Nothing much to write home about for me with this one. It was a little bit streaky and I used two coats.

OPI My Very First Knockwurst
My Very First Knockwurst

My Very First Knockwurst is a pale muted pink creme. A nice work appropriate color, but again nothing super unique I don’t think. This was a little uneven and I used three thin coats.

OPI Don t Talk Bach To Me
Don’t Talk Bach To Me

Don’t Talk Bach To Me is a shimmery yellow/green. Now we’re talking! It’s kind of a muted Dijon mustard color. Not obviously yellow or green really. The shimmer is silvery and makes it cooler I think. I love this one, very me. This was two coats.

OPI Berlin There Done That
Berlin There Done That

Berlin There Done That is a medium mushroom taupe creme. Nice shade, walks the line between greyish and taupe, but leans more towards taupe. This was a bit sheer so I used three coats.

OPI Schnapps Out Of It
Schnapps Out Of It!

Schnapps Out Of It! is a burnt orange/coral with silver shimmer. I love this one, unexpectedly. Really rich and creamy and almost one coat. Very unique!

OPI Nein Nein Nein Ok Fine
Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine!

Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine! is a super dark charcoal grey creme. It almost appears to be a really dark green but it’s grey. Doesn’t look black, but close. This was three coats as it’s a bit watery and sheer.

OPI Deutsche You Want Me Baby
Deutsche You Want Me Baby

Deutsche You Want Me Baby is a medium super shimmery metallic orange. Wow my camera freaked out with this one. It’s SO saturated and rich. It glows. Gorgeous and three thin coats.

OPI Danke Shiny Red
Danke-Shiny Red

Danke-Shiny Red is a rich jewel-toned shimmery metallic red. Another one where my camera freaked out. Crazy pretty in real life and again, looks like it’s glowing. This was two coats.

OPI German icure By OPI
German-icure By OPI

German-icure by OPI is a deep rich reddish brown shimmery metallic. WOWOWOWOWOW. I know I keep saying this but this one GLOWS. So gorgeous and creamy. I couldn’t stop looking at it. I love these kinds of reds. This was three coats.

OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest
Every Month Is Oktoberfest

Every Month Is Oktoberfest is a deep rich purple/red shimmer. Ok I thought German-icure By OPI was my fav until I swatched this one. Another amazing jewel-toned glowing shimmer. This is my favorite from the collection. This was three coats.

OPI Suzi  The 7 Dusseldorfs
Suzi & The 7 Düsseldorfs

Suzi & The 7 Düsseldorfs is a violet metallic shimmer. There is a lot of red and blue shimmer in this one making it really pretty. It’s a little frosty though. This was three coats.

OPI Unfor Greta Bly Blue
Unfor-Greta-Bly Blue

Unfor-Greta-Bly Blue is a frosty medium blue metallic. It’s kind of a muted blue, not too bright and not navy. This was three coats.

Overall: Ok there are some definite must-haves here in my opinion. If you like kind of oddball colors that you might not already have then Don’t Talk Bach To Me, Schnapps Out Of It! and Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine! might be ones for you. If you are a sucker for jewel toned shimmery metallics then I recommend Danke-Shiny Red, German-icure By OPI and Every Month Is Oktoberfest.

Availability: Out this month!

Pricing: $8.50 for 0.5 oz.

Now you have seen OPI Germany, what do you think? Ja or nein?


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  • August 10, 2012

    I was excited to see these after reading your tweets yesterday about them! (Or was it the day before?) In any case, I love Every Month Is Oktoberfest!
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  • August 10, 2012

    Ja! The one I’m most excited about is Don’t Talk Bach to Me. I love those weird colors and since I missed Fiercely Fiona this seems like a good replacement.

  • August 10, 2012

    I adore Every Month Is Oktoberfest! Seems like I can own a whole bunch of similar shades, but whenever I see one along this line I have to have it!
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  • August 10, 2012

    thank you for the great swatches Kelly. I saw these at Trade Secret yesterday and picked up Every Month is Oktoberfest and LOVE it. So much so that I put it on my nails right away and can’t stop staring at my nails 😀
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  • August 10, 2012

    Loving the shimmers in this collection. They are soooo pretty!
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  • August 10, 2012

    Every time I talk myself out of buying a ton of these I see amazing swatches like yours that make me want so many 😀 My favourites are Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine!, German-icure By OPI, and Danke-Shiny Red. So pretty!

  • August 10, 2012

    Thanks for posting the pics! I feel like yours are so much truer to life. Doesn’t German-icure by OPI remind you of Royal Raja Ruby?

  • August 10, 2012

    Dark shimmery ones look really good, I didn’t want them before, but I started thinking after seeing your photos…)
    Too bad it’s still summer and I can’t choose dark shades right now(
    I also love nudes, but I’m not sure which is better for my skin tone, I need to see them in life)
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  • August 10, 2012

    Ja Ja for Nein! :)

  • August 10, 2012

    If anything I’ll pick up Every Month is Oktoberfest and German-icure by OPI. And yes,,Emily..i was thinking the same thing!

  • August 10, 2012

    Danke-Shiny Red (corny name!) and Every Month is Oktoberfest are calling my name. They’re such perfect fall colours! So glowy and perfect! 😀
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  • August 10, 2012

    As always, your swatches are gorgeous and make me want more of these than I really need!

  • August 10, 2012

    These are first swatches I have seen that have made me want any of the polishes in this collection, i don’t know whether to be excited or sad.
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  • August 10, 2012

    geesus german icure is the shiz <3 *drools*

  • August 10, 2012

    I need the whole collection! Once again awesome swatches!!

  • August 10, 2012

    Do you know exactly when this line will be available?
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  • August 10, 2012

    Every Month Is Oktoberfest is lovely.

  • August 10, 2012

    I can see this collection being a big seller for OPI. I like the Nein! color. Berlin there done that, too, although I feel like I’ve seen that color so many times over the past two-three years, same for Don’t Pretzel. Schnapps Out Of It! is so cute! It reminds me of watermelons and ladybugs and springtime. I don’t think it’d be very flattering on me, but it looks great on you :)
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  • August 10, 2012

    German-icure and Every Month is Oktoberfest are GORGEOUS! Must have!!

  • August 10, 2012

    I ran out to get Don’t talk Bach to me the day it came out. Love the color and I’m currently on a lime green kick. I also got Danke-shiny Red and it’s gorgeous! Quick question- how does Nein! Nein! Nein! compare to NARS Storm Bird?
    Seems Nein! Nein! Is darker but that could just be my settings. Thanks!

    • August 11, 2012

      Storm Bird is lighter and more of a blue-grey. This one is much closer to looking black.

  • August 10, 2012

    I need Germanicure so bad.

  • August 10, 2012

    I LOVE German-icure!! Oh and when I read the names of these polishes in my head, its in a German accent..

  • August 10, 2012

    These are great- I purchased all the shimmery goodness of this collection and Nein Nein Nein- I can’t wait to try them!

  • August 10, 2012

    I just bought Don’t Talk Bach To Me and Unfor-Greta-Bly Blue, but now that I see your amazing swatches…I want them ALL!! What great collection! Awesome pictures. I’ve feel a trip to Ulta in my near future!

  • August 10, 2012

    Love the shiny metallics! And the boring ones too. Sometimes neutral is important

  • August 10, 2012

    I cannot say just how much I LOVE “Every Month is Oktoberfest”! I am breaking my no-buy for this collection!
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  • August 10, 2012

    Yes! Im definitely loving these glowy colors…I need at least half of these. I love fall collections, welcome change to all the neons and pinks. October is my birth month so maybe hubby will let me splurge for Oktoberfest 😉 and a few more…lol

  • August 11, 2012

    I’m wearing Danke-shiny Red right now! Love all the swatches, as usual :)

  • August 11, 2012

    How do you think German-icure compares to Sanguine from Go Goth? I am forever hunting something similar :(

    • August 11, 2012

      German-icure is a deeper and more brownish/red shimmer whereas Sanguine is a brighter blood red. Sorta similar but sorta not…

      • August 12, 2012

        Thanks for the response :) I’ll probably pick it up anyway

  • August 11, 2012

    Wow, they are all so pretty! It would be hard to choose but I think the shimmer ones are going to be more mine lol!

  • August 11, 2012

    I’m going to get Every month is Oktoberfest and Don’t Pretzel. the other nudes look bad with my skintone. I love Nein! Too, but it’s a dupe of one of the new Zoyas, which I already have!
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  • August 11, 2012

    I just received the Germany mini set in the mail yesterday. So my cravings for some of these have been satisfied, but now I want Germani-cure by OPI and Every Month is Oktoberfest. I’m such a polish addict
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  • August 11, 2012

    The shimmery metallics really are the standouts for me
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  • August 11, 2012

    I’m REALLY loving the last 4!!! *May need a nail polish fix soon!*

  • August 11, 2012

    Do you think Oktoberfest and Germanicure might be dupes for Illamasqua Scarab and Zoya Blair?
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  • August 11, 2012

    Wow these are mostly really gorgeous! I especially like the last 5 swatches. Mostly Every Month Is Oktoberfest :)

  • August 11, 2012

    It’s so strange, but when I wore Every Month Is Oktoberfest, I didn’t see as much purple. I’ll need to wear it again and inspect it because I’m loving it in your swatches! Excellent photos as always!
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  • August 11, 2012

    What a beautiful nude/beige color!

  • August 11, 2012

    Loving Schnapps Out Of It!, Deutsche You Want Me Baby, Danke-Shiny Red, German-icure By OPI and Every Month Is Oktoberfest.

  • August 11, 2012

    I think I’ll get a couple of these. I like Nein and Schnapps.
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  • August 11, 2012

    I know for a fact I’m going to get Don’t Talk Bach to Me!!! That one is SCREAMING my name!! I’ll probably also get Oktoberfest (love purples and you’re right this one glows!), Schnapps (really interesting shimmer), and Knockwurst (I’ve been looking for that perfect dusty pink color).
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  • August 12, 2012

    I love all of these for one reason or another. Favorite: Deutsche You Want Me Baby!!
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  • August 12, 2012

    German-icure By OPI reminds me of Illamasqua Scarab! 😀

  • August 12, 2012

    I need Schnapps Out Of It! and Every month is Oktoberfest. I really like the collection, and the names are so funny!
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  • August 12, 2012

    I would love to see you do some comparisons with some of these such as the blue to … well a lot of the blues from OPI to pick from…I am thinking esp the blue I have seen a ton of times over. I do like the purple one because of the blue shimmer flecks in it. I think I have seen enough of the orange metallic here to know it’s much different from the orange DS OPI has coming out called Luxurious. As for the 2 light nudes here I know I have seen those before – if not from OPI then certainly from Essie I am thinking. This yellow would be really hard for many to pull off. Berlin is another one I know we have seen before…again thinking of some Essies. Schnapps is interesting but I know like the yellow on here, I could not wear it – it would pull my hand skin and feet looking very lobstery red with blue popping veins. Kind of again a hard color for many to wear. I am a big fan of Danke-Shiny Red- not because it’s so unique but because I so miss these great reds OPI used to do for holiday which I miss so much now they gave up doing any holiday themes at Christmas and have gone to movie tie ins. I used to live for the OPI holiday collections to get wonderful rich reds and metalic/shimmery reds.

  • August 12, 2012

    I’m really wanting Deutsche You Want Me Baby! So pretty, and I can see that color carrying over nicely to the Wintertime.

    Oh I think I saw your swatch of Pocket Rocket in Dustin being used on ebay somewhere, wasn’t sure if you were selling it or they just ripped off your picture

    • August 13, 2012

      No, I never sell on eBay…

  • August 13, 2012

    So many great colors! Also, part of the fun for me with OPI is the ridiculous names. lol

  • August 13, 2012

    Every Month Is Oktoberfest is gorgeous! I’ve been looking for a jeweled burgundy like this!
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  • August 13, 2012

    MUST HAVE: Danke-Shiny Red, German-icure By OPI and Every Month Is Oktoberfest! *swooooooooooooon* Urgh, so gorgeous! Can’t wait to get these beauties! 😀

  • August 13, 2012

    When I first saw pictures of these I thought I didn’t “need” any of them. I have slowly been acquiring them on different shopping trips. Great swatches!
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  • August 14, 2012
    Catherine Watkins

    I love almost black polishes so I picked up Nein Nein Nein, Ok Fine and then Germanicure. I usually don’t like shimmery polishes, but something about that screamed out to me!

  • October 15, 2012

    Hi from New Zealand.

    ‘Danke-Shiny Red’ is my fav’. We were so excited when this collection finally arrived in New Zealand. Your Blog is great and your photos are beautiful.

    This is such a fabulous collection.

    Cheers – Your New Zealand friends :)