Tuesday, February 12, 2013

OPI Euro Centrale Collection Spring Summer 2013 - Swatches and Review




Today I have the OPI Euro Centrale Collection to share with you! The collection is inspired by Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary and Poland. 



My Vampire is Buff
A light khaki creme. I wasn't sure what to expect with this one. It looks so neutral in the bottle but it's so pretty on the nail.  Very work appropriate. I used 3 medium coats to make it opaque. 

A Woman's Prague-ative
Copper-red shimmer that blazes on the nail.  I used 3 coats.  

Hands Off My Kielbasa!
A darkened salmon with a slight shimmer. I'm not sure how I feel about this one. It's pretty on the nail but I think it's too match-matchy with my skin tone. It applied easily in 2 coats. 

Can't Find My Czechbook
 Not quite teal and not quite mint. A dusty blue creme with a hint of green. It has a thin jelly-ish consistency but only required 2 thin coats. It has a modern feel to it. I really like it. 

Oy-Another Polish Joke!
A golden shimmer with a medium consistency. I don't believe it's designed to be used as a top coat but I thought it would look pretty over Can't' Find my Czechbook.  I had to dab it on to achieve the effect as polishing would have created a thicker layer. I used 1 coat. 

I Saw...U Saw...We Saw...Warsaw
Cute navy creme. Very dark indoors but you can still tell it's blue and not black. I used 2 coats to make it opaque. 

Polka.com
Pink, purple and blue medium hex glitter with matching micro glitter in a clear base. I used 1 coat over I Saw...Warsaw above. This one is great because it matches with several colors from the collection. 

 My Paprika is Hotter than Yours!
Bright orange-red creme. I like the formula on this as it only required 2 coats and dried with a good gloss. I may have a dupe to this color but I still love it.

  Suzi's Hungary AGAIN! 
A bright pink with a hint of shimmer invisible to the eye. It has the same jelly-ish formula as Can't Find my Czechbook, but required 3 thin coats instead of 2.  

Vant To Bite My Neck?
Amazing purple 2 coater. Very vampy and so dark that it almost looks black indoors.  One of my favorites from the collection.

You're Such A BudaPest
A lilac that leans a blue. It also has the thin jelly-ish formula and hidden shimmer. I was a little disappointed this wasn't a creme but that quickly went away with the second coat. I did have less control of the polish because the formula is so thin.  

OPI...Eurso Euro
Blue-purple creme. I really love this color but I had a difficult time capturing it. I used 2 coats to make it opaque.  


I don't know a lot about Europe so I wasn't sure what to expect from this collection, but I think it has a little bit of something for everyone. The vamps for those who like darker shades, pastels for Spring inspiration and a little glitter for the glitter fanatics amongst us.  

A few of the polishes have thinner formulas as mentioned above, but most of them went on with 2 coats and dried to a high gloss without using a top coat. There are a lot of cremes in the collection so there is a possibility of dupes but I can't think of any at the moment.  

Overall I think this collection has a lot of variety and some gorgeous shades for the Spring. My favorites from the collection are OPI...Eurso Euro, You're Such a BudaPest, Can't Find my Czechbook and Vant to Bite My Neck?

The OPI Euro Centrale Collection is available now at retailers that carry OPI. 





~Provided for Review~

10 comments:

  1. I always LOVE when you swatch collections! Your nails and hands are PERFECTION!

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  2. great post and swatches! thank you :) i like almost all of them :D

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  3. Your nail beds and cuticles are amazing!!! I think I really want Vampire's Bluff, but other swatches make it look like there's a yellow tint to it.

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  4. I really like You Vant to Bite My Neck but the collection overall isn't that exciting to me, I think OPI outdid themselves with the Germany collection last year :)
    Love your blog x

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