OPI Euro Centrale for Spring/Summer 2013

OPI Euro Centrale

While not a pastel or spring nail shade enthusiast, I’ve been impatiently waiting for OPI Euro Centrale to hit stores.  The line was finally on display this week at my local Ulta.  I have an affinity for all things Eastern Europe and narrowed down my selection to five of the shades more characteristic of spring.

I blame a lot of my subtle and minimalistic makeup choices on my former life of working in the legal and then interpreting fields.  Neither allow for anything bright and bold and I always viewed spring shades as a bit childish because of it.

OPI Euro Centrale with Fluffy

Little V insisted on helping with this photo shoot. But see what I mean?  A very, “It’s so fluffy I’m going to die!” appearance.

Be it from the flexibility of no longer being in the out-of-the-house professional world or my family ties to Eastern Europe, I find myself really liking all of the shades I chose.

I swatched the shades in the same order as the first photo.  I won’t pretend to be a world-class nail artist or that I have very healthy nails.  Quite the opposite, in fact, in both cases.  Each shade required two coats of polish.  I swatched all (except Budapest) without a base or top coat.  Every shade was a bit streaky, but I blame this on the ridges in my nails.  If I had applied thicker coats, I would have had better results.  I also don’t know of any brand of nail polish that likes my nails without a base coat.  So take the swatches for what they are worth.  The formula is typical of OPI and results will vary by person.

OPI Euro Centrale My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours SwatchMy Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours

OPI Euro Centrale Suzy's Hungary Again SwatchSuzi’s Hungary Again

OPI Euro Centrale Swatches You're Such a BudapestYou’re Such a Budapest (with Polka.com accent)

OPI Euro Centrale Can't Find My Czechbook SwatchCan’t Find My Czechbook

OPI Euro Centrale Czechbook Vs swatch“Monster Fingers,” by V …because it’s so freaking adorable

These are definitely bright shades and I imagine getting the most use out of them over summer when nothing else seems to look right except vivid colorful finger tips.  I have a couple other shades in mind (either I Saw…You Saw…We Saw Warsaw or You’re so Euro, as well as Vant to Bite My Neck) but will hold off for now.  I am much more of a deep polish girl so I still so I still want to compare those to other blues and purples.

Which shade from OPI Spring/Summer stands out the most to you?

  • http://vanityrouge.com/ Angie

    I checked this collection out in store but there were so many to choose from I got confused, lol! You picked some great shades. I keep seeing Suzi’s Hungary Again swatches and that one stands out the most to me, so I think I should look into it! :) Plus the names are so cute!
    OH and the little “monster fingers” are freaking adooorable! LOVE it!! How fun! :)

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      She was so ‘cited to work! Too cute that her arm is too short to actually make it into the light box XD

  • http://thesillylilacs.blogspot.com/ Silly Lilacs

    You used to work in the legal field?! I used to work in the legal field too!! (well, sort of, I worked for a lawyer :D)

    Hungary Again is gorgeous! Def need to check that one out!

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      The legal field put me through school :)

      • http://thesillylilacs.blogspot.com/ Silly Lilacs

        That’s awesome! :D Mine used to be a full time summer job during high school and a little of undergrad. Congrats on being done with school! :D

        Wait…you’re done with school right? :o

        • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

          For some time now ;)

  • themakeupfile

    Oh that cute little hand! She makes the OPI bottle seem huge! I die!

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      I know, right?! XD

  • http://www.glambunctious.com/ Kristen / Glambunctious

    Aw! Adorable “monster hand”! So cute. These colors are very happy; which I love. :) Thank you for swatching ’em!

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      Happy, yes! That is the *perfect* word to describe them.

  • Marley Kafato

    Definitely recommend Eurso Euro.. it’s a great colour!

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      Thanks, I’ll keep it in mind!

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