OPI Spring 2013 Euro Centrale Swatches and Review

by Lisa Heath

OPI Spring 2013 Euro Centrale Swatches and Review

It’s been a super busy week, but I wanted to complete this review so badly!  I swatched 2-3 polishes each night until the collection was done just so I could have it up for you by this weekend!

Here is the entire OPI Euro Centrale Collection!  I have been waiting for these to come out and was so excited to get my hands on them.  Absolutely perfect for spring, but there are still some deeper shades mixed in as well.  I do plan on playing with some nail art ideas with this collection as soon as time allows.

Let’s take a look!

You’re Such A Budapest:

You're Such A Budapest

You’re Such A Budapest is one of my favorites from this collection!  This is a gorgeous pale lilac with the slightest shimmer in it.  I only needed 2 coats for full coverage, but I will say I wasn’t so sure about it on the first coat.  With just 1 coat it looked like it may be a streaky polish, but the second coat evened everything out and provided great coverage.

Closeup so you can see the slight hint of shimmer:

You're Such A Budapest Closeup

OPI… Eurso Euro:

OPI Eurso Euro

Color wise – OPI…Eurso Euro was a hit!  The formula wasn’t spectacular but it wasn’t awful.  It provided good coverage but seemed a tiny bit on the watery side.  OPI…Eurso Euro struck me as a crelly formula (halfway between a creme and a jelly) so I got the awesome creme opacity but the squishy jelly look.  It’s a beautiful royal blue and I only needed 2 coats for this photo.

I Saw…U Saw…We Saw…Warsaw:

I saw...U Saw...We Saw... Warsaw

I Saw…We Saw…U Saw…Warsaw is a nice deep navy blue creme.  I only needed 2 coats for this photo.  I don’t love it as much as I love OPI…Eurso Euro, but it is still a beautiful blue shade.

Vant To Bite My Neck?

Vant To Bite My Neck

Vant To Bite My Neck? is a deep eggplant purple creme.  I love purples so this was a hit for me.  Formula was good and I only needed 2 coats for this photo!

My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours!

My Paprika is hotter than yours!

Bring on the bright colors!  My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours! is a sizzling hot red-orange!  Such a nice, bright and fun color!  There is a very subtle shimmer within this one as well, unfortunately it’s hard to capture.  I only used 2 coats for this photo.

Suzi’s Hungary Again:

Suzis Hungary Again!

Suzi’s Hungary Again is another subtle shimmer polish.  This one is a nice, bright rosy pink creme.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Can’t Find My Czechbook:

Can't Find My Czechbook

Can’t Find My Czechbook wins for favorite name of the collection.  Mainly because I always lose my checkbook :/  This one is a slightly murky aqua blue creme.  Great coverage and I only needed 2 coats.

Hands Off My Kielbasa!

Hands Off My Kielbasa!

I wasn’t so sure about this one when I saw it in the bottle, but once I put it on I liked it a lot more than I thought I would.  This is a nice “work” color for me.  This is a nice neutral pink shade that is packed with shimmer.  I was expecting it to have a lot of brush strokes visible as well, but it didn’t.  I only needed 2 coats for this photo.


Hands Off My Kielbasa! Closeup

A Woman’s Prague-Ative:

A Woman's Prague-ative

A Woman’s Prague-Ative is another favorite!  This is a fiery beauty.  I posted a photo on my Facebook page and I had this on, I got a few comments and PM’s asking what I was wearing!  Well ladies – this was it!  A Woman’s Prague-ative is a coppery orange shimmer with a bit of gold mixed in.  I only needed 2 coats for this photo.


A Woman's Prague-ative Closeup

My Vampire Is Buff:

My Vampire Is Buff

My Vampire Is Buff is a creamy pale nude polish.  Not a color I would wear regularly.  Might make for some nice undies while swatching or doing nail art.  I only needed 2 coats for this.


Polka dot com

I decided to layer Polka.com over My Vampire is Buff to fully show off the glitters.  Polka.com has fuchsia,  aqua and purple hex glitters as well as small purple glitter all mixed into a clear base.  This is only 1 coat of Polka.com and as you can see, I got plenty of glitters out each time!

Closeup of Polka.com:

Polka.com Closeup

Oy-Another Polish Joke:

Oy-Another Polish Joke! full

Oy-Another Polish Joke is a gorgeous gold shimmer polish.  This has the look of a finely packed glitter, but with NONE of the hassle!  This is a dazzler in the sunlight as well as indoor lighting.  Removal is a BREEZE!  None of that scrubbing.  I used 2 coats for this photo.  Seriously, this IS the polish for those who hate removing glitter but want a little dazzle on their tips!


Oy-Another Polish Joke!

And that concludes the OPI Euro Centrale Collection!  Not too bad, I do wish the polishes with shimmer were a little more obvious glitter wise.  Formula wise though, they were all really nice to work with.  All of them were 2 coaters, no streaks, bubbles or super runny.  The only one I probably won’t reach for much is My Vampire Is Buff, but that is just based on personal color preference.

OPI Euro Centrale Polishes  can be found 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.

***Products in this post were provided for review.  All opinions are my own***

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Sara @MyLifeinPolish February 9, 2013 - 7:48 pm

Great swatches! I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these.

Lisa February 9, 2013 - 7:58 pm

Thank you Sara! Any in particular you are looking to grab? I’d love to know!

Maria February 9, 2013 - 8:14 pm

I LOVE Vant To Bite My Neck? !! I’ll definitely be picking up that one ASAP. Hands Off My Kielbasa! looks like a great everyday polish, like you said, great for work.

Lisa February 9, 2013 - 8:53 pm

Vant To Bite My Neck? is a great deep color! You’ll love it!!

phyl February 9, 2013 - 8:34 pm

Beautiful swatches! Thank you for thes! I picked up Euro Euro and You’re a Budapest – am wearing You’re a Budapest now (have an interview Monday – thought it subtle enough). Was debating on Vant to Bite My Neck but thanks to your swatches I debate no more~I’ll have to pick it up plus maybe one (or maybe two) more after looking at these!

Lisa February 9, 2013 - 8:54 pm

It’s my pleasure Phyl! You picked up the first 2 I HAD to try! They are beautiful! Feel free to share some photos on my FB wall <3

Greta February 9, 2013 - 8:38 pm

I’ve been in love with Czechbook since I saw the preview around Christmas. Polka and Prague-ative are my other favorites from the collection. They’re all pretty fantastic, though!

Lisa February 9, 2013 - 8:55 pm

They did a great job on this collection! I wasn’t so sure how I would feel when I first looked at them, but they look amazing on!

Jocelyn February 10, 2013 - 6:34 am

Is there any particular reason you like those “Czech” ones? That “Can’t Find My Czechbook” and “A Woman’s Prague-Ative”? I know they are nice colours but well … I was just wondering if there was something between you and the Czech Rep :) Cause I’m from there. :D Anyway, thanks for swatches, Euro Centrale is really a great collection.

Lisa February 10, 2013 - 11:35 am

lol, no real reason! I love the name Can’t Find My Czechbook though ;) It’s my pleasure and it is a lovely collection!

Emily Lacquerologist February 10, 2013 - 7:14 am

Great swatches, Lisa! I am OBSESSED with this collection!

Lisa February 10, 2013 - 11:36 am

Thank you Emily! I’m loving the spring colors! Bottle shots don’t do it justice!

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