Monday, March 11, 2013

OPI Euro Centrale, Part 1

Today I've got half of OPI's big spring collection for this year, Euro Centrale. This half is the warmer hues; I'll have the cooler ones tomorrow if all goes according to plan.

My Vamp Is Buff is a French vanilla creme. I used three coats; it was at bit streaky but not crazily so for such a light color.

Suzi's Hungary Again is a coral-leaning pink with a very subtle shimmer. I found the formula of this one to be on the thin side; I used four coats for this swatch in order to banish visible nail line.

Here's a closeup of the shimmer in low light:

My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours is a red-leaning orange with an even more subtle shimmer than the Hungary pink. I used three coats of this one.

I couldn't get the shimmer in Paprika to show up on my nails on camera, even in low light. I know it's there because I saw a stripe of it sticking to the inside of the bottle before I shook it (well, not shook—rolled between my palms) to make sure it was mixed.

Hands Off My Kielbasa is a dusty peach shimmer that leans toward being frosty. I'm thinking we could travel back in time to the 70s and this would fit right in. This was a two-coater for me.

Here's Kielbasa in low light:

Oy Another Polish Joke is a golden yellow flecked shimmer. At three coats, there's still a hint of visible nail line, which is not a great look with a yellow polish as far as I'm concerned. The shimmer is quite pretty in this one; if I'd had more time, I would have tried layering it over a skintone base to get all of the shimmer with none of the VNL.

Polish Joke really gets its glow on in low light:

A Woman's Prague-ative is a copper flecked shimmer. I used three coats for this and got full coverage.

Here's Prague in low light:

A Woman's Prague-ative wins this half of the collection for me, while Don't Touch My Kielbasa is on the bottom. What are your picks?

The polishes shown in this entry were provided free for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider.


  1. I am really fond of the last two. Gorgeous!

  2. Another Polish Joke looks great!

  3. I'm not big on warm colors, generally, but yeah, I like the last one. And I've seen several things like Don't Touch My Kielbasa that give me 70s flashbacks lately - is this a trend?

    1. Mel, it seems like it might be a trend; I am not in favor.

  4. I like them all except Don't Touch My Keilbasa.

  5. I like the shimmers, but none of them are my colours, so I'll save my money for some other pretties :)

  6. A Woman's Prague-ative is my favorite too.

  7. Also not really my colors, but the shimmer effect is nice - looks good on you tho...

  8. My Vampire is Buff is the star of this collection to me! I like creams best!

  9. hmmm these are not really calling my name. I do like Polish Joke and Woman's Prague-ative (omg OPI what is with the names?) but I am not convinced they are going to be coming to live with me.

  10. omg A Woman's Prague-ative is gorgeous!


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