It’s officially spring, but you’d never know it in the chilly Northeast. But that doesn’t mean your nails can’t kick into gear with the latest colors from the OPI Euro Centrale collection.
The 12 polishes range from a host of creamy blue shades to several warm shimmers to a couple of bright colors to a chunky glitter topper.
What’s more — there’s big news for online shoppers. OPI is now available on Ulta.com, which is the first authorized online retailer to sell OPI products. It’s about time, as I’ve been wanting to buy their nail polishes online for years!
Now, on to swatches of the new collection, thanks to some complimentary samples from OPI that were modeled by my sister.
My Vampire Is Buff
This vanilla creme is a soft-white color, which dries to a smooth creme finish. If you’re into the “American Manicure” look (it’s basically a French manicure with a softer white), you could definitely use My Vampire is Buff. This color is rivaling my tried and true OPI Bubble Bath as my favorite light nail polish.
You’re Such a BudaPest
This is a bright pastel periwinkle nail polish that dries very opaque. Your best bet is to apply two layers thickly or three layers, because it looks odd if you can see through the color in some spots, and you want a nice, even finish.
The base of this chunky glitter polish is completely clear, so it’s great for layering. In the picture below, we layered Polka.com over You’re Such a BudaPest, but it would look really great with any blue or purple shades. The large chunks of glitter are in fuchsia, teal and purple. One word of caution — this is a huge pain to remove, because it adheres so well. You need to soak your nails in nail polish remover for quite a while and then scrape off any remaining glitter chunks.
Can’t Find My Czechbook
Continuing on the opaque pastel theme, OPI’s Can’t Find My Checkbook is a beautiful, bright sky blue. It applies very much like You’re Such a BudaPest, so plan to either use two thick coats or three regular coats to ensure even coverage.
If you’re looking for a bright purplish-blue creme nail polish, OPI…Eurso Euro is right up your alley. This polish applied very evenly and opaquely after only two coats, so it’s not as finicky as some of the others in the collection. I think this polish would look great paired with the Laura Mercier Eye Pencil in Midnight Bleu on your eye lids.
I Saw…You Saw…We Saw…Warsaw
OPI was really on a blue streak this season! I Saw…You Saw…We Saw…Warsaw is a deep navy creme that is perfect for the classic nautical look.
Vant to Bite My Neck?
If you loved the nail polish above but wish it had just a slightly more purple hue, well OPI has you covered with Vant to Bite My Neck? They really look a lot alike to the untrained eye, but this polish color is definitely more purple, which is more evident in natural sunlight and other direct lights.
A Woman’s Prague-ative
I was actually quite surprised to see this warm orange-bronze shimmer in the OPI Euro Centrale collection, because it reminds me a lot more of a fall color than a spring one. That said, I still love it!
OY–Another Polish Joke!
The OPI nail polish namers must have had fun with this one (get it — Polish/polish?). I thought I was the only one who loved groan-worthy puns. Anyway, this is another warm-hued shimmer in a golden, sunny shade. The odd thing with this nail polish is that is dries down into more of a frosted matte look (even though it doesn’t say anything about doing that on the bottle), so if you’re looking for high shine, you need to apply a top coat.
Hands Off My Kielbasa!
This is such a pretty rose-peach-copper metallic shade! I love how muted and neutral it looks, while giving just a hint of shimmer. It’s a great alternative for those who want to wear a nail polish in the pink-ish realm but who also want to dabble in metallic coppers.
My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours!
This bright coral-red is hot, hot, hot! In fact, it’s a sizzling reminder that summer is just around the corner. It’s a very “Maine” color in my book, though I suppose that’s not very central European. In any rate, if it’s too bold for your fingers’ tastes, try it on your toes for a sexy, bright pedicure.
Suzi’s Hungary AGAIN!
The last color we leave you with in the OPI Euro Centrale nail polish collection is a beautiful, bright, rosy pink. This nail polish screams spring to me, though I think it would look great during almost any season.
Photos: Anne Houseman/beautyXposé