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First of all, I want to send a huge thank you to Joyce for offering me the opportunity to contribute to her blog. I have been curious about the blogging world for a while now, and I am beyond excited to share my thoughts on a polish from the new OPI Germany Collection with her readers. I must admit, I am not too sure which aspect of the polish I find to be the most interesting: that it is a shade I really like or where I bought it at.
In my neck of the woods, OPI is primarily sold at Ulta stores and stand alone nail salons. However, I stumbled across OPI at the hair salon inside of a Walmart. Finding the popular brand in Walmart was only the first half of my shock. The salon had a special sale going on for the polishes: Buy One, Get One Half Off. Half off!! My boyfriend knew I was not about to let a deal like that slip through my fingers. Not only did the salon have the "basic" OPI shades, but they also had polishes from the Shatter line and the brand new Germany Collection.
From the preview pictures I looked at online, the Germany Collection did not interest me that much. When I saw the collection in person, however, the neutral nude shade My Very First Knockwurst caught my eye. I did not have a single nude shade in my polish stash, so I figured I would give this one a shot.
I apologize if the watermarks are annoying. I also upload the images to my Instagram account, and I watermark them in case they are stolen by another account. A lot of pictures stealing has been going on lately and I would rather be safe than sorry.
I must admit that I love this shade! It is very professional looking and a safe color choice to go with for the work environment. The pinkish nude kind of reminds me of the NARS lipstick in Cruising. The polish is of the excellent OPI quality, but it did streak a bit on a few of my nails. However, it was more than likely my fault. Before this manicure, I had to remove some glitter streaks I had on my nails and it probably left a few of them "roughed up." I fixed the streaking by using my Avon Smudge Corrector to smooth it over and applied a third coat of the color on the nails that needed it.
What are your thoughts on the latest collection from OPI? Have you found high end products at surprising locations as well?