February 18, 2013

Spring Is Coming, Really! OPI Euro Centrale Swatches Part 1!


Base: one coat CND Stickey
Color: three coats OPI Can't Find My Czechbook
Top: one coat NYC Grand Central Station
Application: excellent (out of poor, average, good, excellent)


I always look forward to the OPI spring collection and I've been dreaming of the OPI Euro Centrale collection for what seems like ages now! I've been especially excited about OPI Can't Find My Czechbook!! Can't Find My Czechbook is a gorgeous aqua blue creme. It's nice and bright and just a really lovely color for spring and summer. It reminds me of a more saturated and deeper cousin of my favorite China Glaze Bahamian Escape! Bahamian Escape is much paler and not as vibrant.


This is three thin coats and I'm sure you could do two slightly thicker coats. The formula was lovely and easy to work with. No problems at all! This is going on my toes ASAP!



Base: one coat CND Stickey
Color: three coats OPI You're Such A Budapest
Top: one coat NYC Grand Central Station
Application: average (out of poor, average, good, excellent)



OPI You're Such A Budapest is a pretty lavender with a hint of periwinkle blue. It has very hidden very fine silvery shimmer that isn't really visible on the nails and is actually even hard to see in the bottle. This shade is very pretty and different from other lavenders I own because of that hint of periwinkle. I think I would LOVE it if you could see the shimmer.



This is three coats of You're Such A Budapest and I really needed all three coats. The first and second coats were streaky, but the third coat evened everything out. I also thought it was a bit sheer with only two coats. The formula was not bad at all, just not as easy to work with as most OPIs have been lately.




Base: one coat CND Stickey
Color: two coats OPI Polka.com over three coats OPI Can't Find My Czechbook
Top: one coat NYC Grand Central Station
Application: excellent (out of poor, average, good, excellent)



Next we have the lone glitter in the collection, OPI Polka.com. Polka.com is a neat combination of small royal blue glitter, royal blue hexes, pinky-purple hexes and what look like light teal/baby blue-ish hexes! It's a very pretty color combination for a glitter polish and I don't own anything like it. I can see layering this over a ton of colors and I definitely want to use it in a sandwich!


Polka.com has a great formula too. The glitter was easy to get out and on the nail. The base was kind of that gel-like base that some glitter have, but I always think that makes the glitter less likely to disappear into the bottom of the bottle and not come play on your nails. This is two thin coats over Can't Find My Czechbook.




Base: one coat CND Stickey
Color: three coats OPI... Eurso Euro
Top: one coat NYC Grand Central Station
Application: good (out of poor, average, good, excellent)



I totally knew I would love OPI... Eurso Euro right from the beginning! OPI just calls it a deep blue cream, but it is much more exciting than that! It's kind of a squishy creme, maybe even leaning into crelly territory. Outside or in bright light, Eurso Euro is more of a royal blue, but indoors it tends to look more navy. It never looks black though, so if other navy polishes have been too dark for you, check this out!


This is thin three coats of Eurso Euro. It would definitely be opaque in two slightly thicker coats, it was nearly opaque in the first two thin coats I did. The formula was a bit thin, so there was a tendency for the polish to want to flood my cuticles. Not terribly thin, just something to be aware of.



Base: one coat CND Stickey
Color: two coats OPI My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours!
Top: one coat NYC Grand Central Station
Application: good (out of poor, average, good, excellent)



OPI describes OPI My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours! as a fiery red, but it looks pretty orange on me! Not that I mind, since I'd rather have a red-orange any day over a regular red. It's a really bright nice shade of red-orange, just the kind of color I love in the summer. It has shimmer, but it's fairly hidden for the most part. You can definitely see more of the shimmer in this than in You're Such A Budapest though.


This is two thin coats of My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours!. It's quite pigmented! Despite the excellent pigmentation, I gave the formula a good rating rather than excellent. I had some difficulty making my cuticle edge nice and smooth, I think maybe the formula was a bit thicker. It was definitely a solidly good formula, just not excellent. By the way, if anyone knows what country the name references, I'd love to know. I have absolutely no clue what this name has to do with central Europe.




Base: one coat CND Stickey
Color: two coats OPI Suzi's Hungary Again!
Top: one coat NYC Grand Central Station
Application: excellent (out of poor, average, good, excellent)



This warm, carnation pink with subtle shimmer is OPI Suzi's Hungary Again!. I actually like this quite a bit, considering that I'm not a giant fan of pink. There's something melon-y looking about this color, and it's more interesting to me than another cool pink creme. The subtle shimmer reminds me of the way Chanel does shimmer. It's there, but it's a soft whisper of shimmer, rather than a obvious pile of it.


Suzi's Hungary Again has an excellent formula. This is two coats and it applied beautifully! It's very easy to get nice and close to the cuticle and I do like having some nice opaque pinks in my collection.


Overall, I really love Can't Find My Czechbook, Polka.com, and Eurso Euro. I really like the other three too, so I'm glad I don't have to choose just three (or two... or one). I can't wait to try the other half of the collection!



Euro Centrale by OPI  are available now at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer. 
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6 comments:

Angie D said...

I LOVE them all, but I think Paprika's my favorite! It looks great on you :D.

And I couldn't agree more, Suzi's Hungary Again looks just like a Chanel, or even the new Spring Dior shades :). I love this one as well!

Erin Neverenoughnails said...

Angie I'm already wearing Paprika on my nails right now! I'm wearing it under a Lynn (I'll be posting it later this week!).
And yes, Suzi's Hungary does remind me of the new Dior's!

OPI Addict said...

beautiful swatches! :)Can't Find My Czechbook is gorgeous!

TikiBarbie said...

I love Polka.com - so cute!

Erin Neverenoughnails said...

Thanks OPI Addict! It was easy to make these look beautiful :) and i'm wearing Czechbook on my toes now!

Me too TikiBarbie! What a fun color combination!

triceratops said...

These look lovely on you! So far, the only one I have from this collection is Polka.com, but I'm pretty tempted by all the blues.

Also, paprika is generally associated with Hungarian cuisine :)