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Friday, February 8, 2013

OPI Euro Centrale Spring 2013 - Swatches and Review


  Good morning!  Today I am thrilled to share with you the new Spring 2013 collection from OPI, Euro Centrale!  This collection includes 12 shades and has quite a lot of variety, so I am sure there is something for everybody here.  Rather than split these up into two posts, I decided to put all twelve into one big post - so there are an awful lot of pictures.  Let me know if there are any comparisons you want to see!  :)

Oy - Another Polish Joke!

Indoors, light box
Yellow-gold sheer shimmer.  This was three coats, and as you can see it probably could have used a fourth to be completely opaque.  The formula is quite nice, application was not a problem and it builds up well.  I love the shimmer in this one, although I can't decide if I like it with my skin tone or not.  I think it's pretty enough that I don't care.  :)

Outdoors, sunlight
Outdoors, shade
A Woman's Prague-ative

Indoors, light box
 Orange-copper shimmer.  This one only needed two coats to reach full opacity.  Similar shimmer to Oy - Not Another Polish Joke.  This shade seems to say "fall" to me more than spring, but it is really pretty, and has great formula.

Outdoors, sunlight
Outdoors, shade
Hands Off My Kielbasa!

Indoors, light box
Medium-toned pinkish tan shimmer.  This applied fairly nicely, but it does show some brush strokes.  It has a little bit of a frosty finish, but is definitely not a full-blown frost.  Overall I like it but I think I would like it a bit more if it was just a touch less frosty.  The shimmer is actually really pretty in the sun, and the color is a fairly nice neural and I like it with my skin tone, so I will probably wear it again.

Outdoors, sunlight
Outdoors, shade
You're Such a BudaPest

Indoors, light box
 Light lilac creme with very subtle shimmer.  While you can see the shimmer in the bottle, it doesn't translate to the nail well, and honestly I could not see it at all in person.  The formula was a touch streaky but evened out nicely in three coats.  Love the color!

Outdoors, partial sun
Suzi's Hungary AGAIN!

Indoors, light box
 Warm coral-pink creme with a touch of subtle shimmer.  Just like with BudaPest, the shimmer doesn't really translate to the nail on this one.  Application was good, not too streaky or thin.  I used three coats here, although two was almost enough.  Color is probably closest to the picture below, leaning a bit more pink than coral.

Outdoors, cloudy
Can't Find My Czechbook

Indoors, light box
Slightly dusty aqua blue creme.  Probably doesn't surprise anyone that this is my favorite of the collection, haha.  Great application in two coats.  This polish has just enough dustiness to it to make it unique to my collection, but not so much that it overpowers the brightness of the color.  Totally love this one!

Outdoors, sunlight
Outdoors, shade
I Saw...U Saw...We Saw...Warsaw
Indoors, light box
 Dark blue creme.  This blue leans a bit towards the dusty teal side of blue (in contrast to the next polish).  I found the formula here to be a bit thin, and I had to be extra careful around my cuticles.  However, with a steady hand it full coverage at two coats.

Outdoors, sunlight
Outdoors, shade
OPI... Eurso Euro
Indoors, light box
 Dark, bold blue creme.  This blue leans towards the purple side of blue (in contrast to the previous polish).  It too was a bit thin, but evened out very nicely in two coats.

Outdoors, sunlight
Vant To Bite My Neck?
Indoors, light box
 Deep eggplant purple creme.  This is another one that feels much more like fall than spring to me, but is a very pretty color nonetheless.  Great application, almost covered in one coat but I used two here.

Outdoors, sunlight
My Vampire Is Buff
Indoors, light box
 Light, yellow-beige creme.  This one was a bit on the streaky side, but it evened out fairly nice with three coats.  I am not sure how I feel about the color on my skin tone - I think there are probably other pale neutrals that match me better than this one.

Outdoors, sunlight
My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours!
Indoors, light box
 Bright, orange-red creme.  This polish cannot seem to decide whether it wants to be an orange-red or a red-orange.  It sort of varies depending on the light - above it looks orange, below it looks red.  Either way, it had a wonderful application, and was almost a one-coater.  Two coats smoothed it out completely.

Outdoors, partial sun
Polka.com
Indoors, light box
 Fuchsia, purple, and teal glitters in a clear base.  I was super excited about this glitter as this is one of my favorite color combos!  I think it's great OPI has been offering some fun glitter toppers recently - seems they are paying attention to the indie scene!  This applied really nicely and gave great, even coverage with one coat.  Shown is one coat over Can't Find My Czechbook.

Outdoors, partial sun
Overall Thoughts
 This collection contains a wide variety of polishes - cremes, shimmers, glitters, light shades, dark shades... you name it.  The majority of the collection is fairly unique, and nothing is jumping out at me as easily dupe-able.  A few of the polishes had application issues (streaky, thin, etc) but for the most part everything evened out nicely in the end and I have no huge complaints on application.  My picks would have to be Can't Find My Czechbook, I Saw...U Saw...We Saw...Warsaw, Polka.com, and A Woman's Prague-ative, although there are several others that I liked quiet a bit as well.  Overall I am pleased with this collection.  With such a variety of colors and finishes there is definitely something for everyone here!

The polishes featured in this post  were provided to Polishology by OPI for review purposes.  This is an honest and independent review and was in no way influenced by the company.

9 comments:

  1. I'm really loving this collection!! Especially that glitter! Great swatches ;0).

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    1. The glitter is a lot of fun. Glad you like the swatches!

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  2. I love the gorgeous blue of Czechbook, and Polka.Com is so pretty with it! Really looking forward to My Vampire is Buff as well. Thanks for the great swatches!

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    1. Czechbook is definitely my favorite :)

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  3. Great swatches! I love Polka.com.

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  4. I am really warming up to polish joke, it would make a great pedi colour for a day on the beach

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  5. The glitters are becoming my new favorite look. I love the blue and purple polish but a touch of glitter makes them so much more interesting. Very pretty collection.

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  6. Adore the three darker shades! Your favorite light blue is pretty too - of course, they're all pretty!

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  7. I love the gorgeous azure of Czechbook, and Polka.Com is so pretty with it! Really looking forward to My Vampire is ripped too. Many thanks for the awesome swatches!

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