OPI Euro Centrale Collection for Spring/Summer 2013 Swatches & Review

OPI Euro Centrale

OPI Euro Centrale for spring/summer 2013 is a collection of twelve new polishes created to celebrate the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania.

“When visiting these countries, you’ll view Gothic churches alongside vibrant graffiti murals, blending two very different aesthetics. This fusion of old and new was also seen in runway looks during New York Fashion Week, where classic styles were reinvented with modern silhouettes and patterns.

“Euro Centrale boasts a wide variety of shades, ranging from pale nude to deep blue – and featuring everything from shimmering copper to aqua in between!,” continues Weiss-Fischmann. “Whether you’re looking to spice up a black and white print, or add neutrality to a vivid brocade, these lacquers are designed to accessorize spring’s hottest looks.”

So without further ado, let’s dog into central Europe!

OPI Euro Centrale 2

OPI Euro Centrale 3

OPI My Vampire Is Buff
My Vampire Is Buff

My Vampire Is Buff is a cool white-ish beige creme. This one was a bit on the streaky side, even after three coats.

OPI Hands Off My Kielbasa
Hands Off My Kielbasa!

Hands Off My Kielbasa! is a peachy/bronze shimmer. I didn’t think much of it in the bottle and on my nails at first. But then once I saw it through the lens I had a much better impression. Pretty soft shade, and this is two coats.

OPI Suzis Hungary Again
Suzi’s Hungary Again!

Suzi’s Hungary Again! is a warm toned medium pink shimmer. Very girly shade, very pretty. Great coverage in two coats, with just some slight patchy areas where my ridges are (ARGH).

OPI You re Such A Budapest
You’re Such a Budapest

You’re Such a Budapest is a soft lavender with slight shimmer. This is a pretty thin and watery polish, and even after three coats it was streaky. Pretty shade though.

OPI You re Such a Budapest and Polka com
Polka.com over You’re Such A Budapest

Polka.com has a clear base and contains teal and fuchsia large hex glitter and purple micro glitter. If you just brush one coat on without any glitter manipulation, this is what it looks like. There are some clumpier areas of glitter and some sparser areas. To get it completely even, like with most of these types of glitter, you have to work a bit at placing it where you want it.

OPI Can t Find My Czechbook
Can’t Find My Czechbook

Can’t Find My Czechkbook is a bright aqua blue creme. A very summery shade, but a little streaky. This was two coats.

OPI My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours
My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours!

My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours! is a bright hot orange with slight silver shimmer. Really nice shade, great creamy smooth formula. This was two coats.

OPI Oy Another Polish Joke
Oy-Another Polish Joke!

Oy-Another Polish Joke! is a warm yellow/gold shimmer. I used three coats here and I didn’t do a great job at wrapping the tips, so forgive me. It is a little sheer so a few coats will be required.

OPI A Woman s Prague Ative
A Woman’s Prague-ative

A Woman’s Prague-ative is a shimmery warm coppery orange. Nice color, good coverage with just two coats.

OPI OPI Euroso Euro
OPI…Euroso Euro

OPI…Euroso Euro is a deep yet vivid and intense cobalt blue creme. Gorgeous shade, my favorite one in the collection by far. Great coverage. I used three thin coats but you could probably get away with two.

OPI OPI Euroso Euro and Polka dot com
Polka.com over OPI…Euroso Euro

OPI I Saw U Saw We Saw Warsaw
I Saw…U Saw…We Saw…Warsaw

I Saw…U Saw…We Saw…Warsaw is a dark teal-toned blue creme. This is another one I really like because it’s not a navy blue (so tired of those) and the coverage was excellent. You could do one thick coat! But I did two here.

OPI Vant To Bite My Neck
Vant To Bite My Neck?

Vant To Bite My Neck? is a very dark cool-toned purple creme. Really nice velvety color, maybe not unique. Great formula, very creamy and really opaque in two coats, nearly one.

OPI Euro Centrale Collage

Overall: I think there are some nice shades in here and some maybe not so unique. A few of them had some streaky and patchy issues though. My favorites and the most unique are Hands Off My Kielbasa!, OPI…Euroso Euro, Suzi’s Hungary Again! and I Saw…U Saw…We Saw…Warsaw. I tell ya, the names sure are a pain to remember and type though! ;)

Availability: Early February.

Pricing: $9.00.

What do you think about the OPI Euro Centrale collection? What, if anything, will you be picking up?

-Kelly

Note: OPI is cruelty free.

Disclosure: The product(s) in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR company for consideration. For more information please visit my legal page.

44 comments

  • January 31, 2013

    That is a lot of swatches! I LOVE OPI…Euroso Euro – my favorite one too, I’m definitely going to buy that one. There are a couple others I’m going to consider, but that’s the one I’m super excited about!
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  • January 31, 2013
    Becky

    OOh I squealed with joy when I saw that glitter! Love the colors on that one! I also love Euroso so, and will probably grab A Woman’s Prague-ative for my mom for her upcoming birthday (she’s obsessed with orange).

    • January 31, 2013
      Becky

      By the way, do you know of any nail polishes (Zoya comes to mind, since they name their polishes after women’s names) that are named after Molly, Katie, or Kim? I found a Zoya one called Casey for one of my friends. I have my mom’s and three best friends’ birthdays all coming up in the next 3 months and thought that’d be a cute gift idea. I know Zoya doesn’t have one named after me :(

      • January 31, 2013

        Hello! I’m not Kelly but figured I could help.
        Zoya has a Katy and Katherine but no KatIE, As well as a Kimmy and Kimberly, but no Kim or Molly.
        However, I know Julep has a Kim (and a Kate, kathleen, Catherine, …) and bloom has a Molly.
        Also, indie brand Shimmer has a Kim, as well.

        • January 31, 2013

          Hello! I’m not Kelly but figured I could help.
          Zoya has a Katy and Katherine but no KatIE, as well as a Kimmy and kimberly, but no Kim or Molly.
          However, I know Julep has a Kim (and a Kate, kathleen, Catherine, …)
          And Bloom has a Molly.
          Also indie brand Shimmer has a Kim, as well :)
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          • February 1, 2013
            Larissa

            Zoya even has one named my dads name! Rory! I bought it just for that reason :)

      • February 1, 2013
        Jessica

        butter London has a shade called No More Waity Katie

  • January 31, 2013

    I’m not feeling the frosty shade at all, but I am LOVING the rest! It’s a shame a bunch are so streaky, but they’re all so gorgeous. Great swatches as always! :)
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  • January 31, 2013
    Laura

    It’s sad. Almost all of those are dupes for other OPI shades. And if you want a less streaky Czechbook, look at Walgreens for Sinful Colors, Be Happy. It looks much lighter in the bottle, but dries to a gorgeous aqua-teal.

  • January 31, 2013

    Eight. That’s eight shades I want from this collection. Yikes!
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  • January 31, 2013
    Jenny

    I must say…this is the first time in at least 6 or 7 years that I’ve seen an OPI collection and known that I didn’t want a single one. The ones I like, I already have similar colors in my collection.

    • January 31, 2013
      Seagulls

      Co-sign. There isn’t a single shade that I like that I don’t already have.

  • January 31, 2013
    bin du

    how do you think I Saw…U Saw…We Saw…Warsaw compares to ski teal we drop?

    not sure if you have this shade but if you do, how do you think OPI…Euroso Euro compares to sally hansen complete salon manicure in thinking of blue?

  • January 31, 2013

    There are quite a few shades in this collection that I really like. And polka.com is such a pretty glitter. I always get a kick out of OPI’s names for their polishes too, like who comes up with stuff with that? Either way I definitely want a few to add to my collection. Great swatches as always.
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  • January 31, 2013

    MEH…
    Unimpressed.

  • January 31, 2013

    i was SOOOO excited to see this post in my reader but to see that the formulas were less than fantastic disappointed me. :( i reduced my wish list to just ISUSWSW. (that is a pain to type!!) I also would love to see how this shade compares to ski teal we drop. thanks for the swatches!
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  • January 31, 2013
    Emily

    I want all of them except the gold, it looks hideous on me. Regardless of the formula, I don’t mind a few streaks if the color is amazeball enough although I’m almost certain I can think of a few dupes in my stash. But I don’t mind!

    PS- I’m loving your nail shape. I’ve been noticing that you’ve switched it from square to more of a rounded, and I love the rounded look on you…I do my nails the same! It’s hard because some of my cuticles are more square and some are rounded so I just do an in-between nail shape most of the time lol :)

  • January 31, 2013

    Eurso Euro is to die for!
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  • January 31, 2013

    There are too many colors that I want in this collection!
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  • January 31, 2013

    I like Suzi’s Hungary Again, Polka.com, and A Woman’s Prague-ative.
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  • February 1, 2013
    ChanelCupcake

    Meh…I can’t say I’m too impressed with ths collection. I think I’ll only be picking up OPI…Euroso Euro, Polka.com, and maybe Vant To Bite My Neck?. Isn’t this like the third European-centered collection that OPI has done (not even counting the recent Germany, Holland, and Switzerland collections)? I really wish they’d branch out and pick other countries/continents for themes. I’m picturing exotic colors and glitters inspired by Thailand, Philippines, Brazil, South Africa, etc. Oh well, wishful thinking!

  • February 1, 2013

    I like Can’t Find My Czechbook! I keep thinking I want a mint/robin egg creme, but I still haven’t picked one up yet!
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  • February 1, 2013

    I like the blue shades. Perhaps I’ll pick up some of them.
    Great post btw! :D
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  • February 1, 2013
    Kelly

    I want all of the blues in the collection! I’ll probably be picking up a good number of this collection because of my Polish/Slovak heritage. Love the theme.

  • February 1, 2013

    These all look like colors I have or have seen before except for maybe the glitter. I’ll be passing this collection by.
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  • February 1, 2013

    I do like My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours, so bright! Nothing else stands out here for me.
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  • February 1, 2013

    These are beautiful swatches! What an interesting and varied collection. Unfortunately I don’t feel like I need any of them. Maybe I have just hit polish saturation.
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  • February 1, 2013
    Hannah

    Yay! You’re the first blog I read that’s swatched the whole collection–I’ve been waiting for this!

    • February 1, 2013

      Glad you liked it!

  • February 1, 2013
    Mado33

    Very impressive collection but I’ll pick up just 4 as they’re really expensive here ( 13,90 € each at Sephora ). I love the deep blue ones and the red one, just gorgeous shades. Thanks for swatching !

  • February 1, 2013
    Kelsey

    Lovely swatches as always! :) I do all of my nail polish buying online (I live in a tiny town in upstate NY, where the nearest place to buy brands like OPI is the mall an hour and a half away), so I always find your reviews and photos very helpful in deciding which ones to order.

    Quick question: I already have OPI Rumple’s Wiggin, so would you say that it’s not worth getting You’re Such a Budapest, especially given the thin formula and application issues that you mentioned?

    • February 2, 2013

      Rumple’s Wiggin is more of a pinkish shade whereas this one is more blueish. Also this one has that slight shimmer. But they ARE both pale lavender’s, so really it’s up to you and how you see the differences.

  • February 2, 2013

    My favorite is definitely Hands Off My Kielbasa!. I don’t own anything like this color.
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  • February 4, 2013

    Great swatches! Suzi’s Hungary Again! is a nice bright springy color. Nothing is a must-have for me in this collection
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