Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Swatch/NOTD: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

Hey everyone! I got home super late from work last night (ARRGGHHH TRAFFIC) and I didn't have time or energy to do anything fun with my nails, so I'm bringing you some pictures of what I wore yesterday... OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest!

OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

I have been wanting this polish for a long time now and every time I saw swatches of it it made me want it even more. I went to Ulta in search of it a few weeks ago but they were having the sale on OPI polishes where you got a free top or base coat when you bought 2, so the entire Germany collection was wiped out. I was so bummed! But I finally snagged it this past Sunday when I went polish shopping with  my sisters and I'm so glad I did.

OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

The first two pictures are outdoors in natural light and you can see that it brings out a lot of the red shimmer in the polish. I was so surprised by how red this polish looked in the bottle because it looked so purple in all the photos I'd seen. My sister and I were like uhh... is this really... the right polish? I DON'T UNDERSTAND. But I think the red shimmer is much more apparent in the bottle which is what gives it that red look.

OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

The previous picture and next picture are with flash, which brings out the amazing purple/blue shimmer and the deep purple base color more. I LOVE the way it looks in these pictures. It was cloudy all day yesterday but if we had had some sunshine I imagine this is what it would have looked like in the sun.

OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

Do you guys own this polish? Were you as surprised as I was when you saw it in the bottle for the first time? It didn't look at all like I was expecting but I'm so glad I still bought it because it's SO PRETTY.

22 comments:

  1. OMG! It's my wishlist number one ever! I'm so jelaous. U'r so lucky to ve bought it...
    Looks so pretty in very kind of light- even more cause ur nails shape... The colour is so deep, so beautiful... What can I say? I straightly LOVE this polish!!!

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    1. thank you so much! you definitely have to get it if you can - it's soo pretty!

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  2. I'm still kicking myself for not getting it when I could. I only picked the mini set of this collection.
    Your swatches are great, very neat! and you have gorgeous hands!

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    1. oh no! well, i found mine at ulta just a week or so ago and they're on ebay too so i'm sure you can still get it!

      also, thank you! :)

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  3. This is my favorite polish of the collection. I own it and have swatched and worn it and I STILL oohh and ahhh whenever I see it. Great swatches!

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    1. thank you! i only got three polishes from this collection i think and this one made me ooh and ahh every time i saw it haha.

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  4. I want this colour too, it's so pretteh! I too have always seen it looking more purple than red. Maybe I'll pick it up the next time I see it!

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    1. you definitely should! it's quite the chameleon for sure.

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  5. I have this and I love it! When I started swatching my collection on nail wheels I was grouping them by colour and this was one that I had no idea what to do with. I ended up putting it with the reds because of the red shimmer and how at full opacity you don't notice the purple base as much. But really it could have gone either way!

    I also really boggled over my Zoya Feifei and RBL Anne. I should have just made a "I don't know wtf" wheel.

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    1. hahaha "hey shannon what's this wheel? it doesn't seem like any of the colors go together!"

      "oh that's my i don't know wtf wheel."

      i want one of those now!

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  6. Oh my god, the deep, glittery yumminess of this colour flabbergasts me.

    I still can't wait for your next nail art though! :) Have you got something planned for us?

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    1. i do! i actually just did a mani last night i'm very excited about, but i won't be posting it until december since it's a holiday mani :) i was so busy last week between thanksgiving and my birthday that i didn't do any nail art at all! i'll be back soon though, promise!

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  7. I have this polish, too. And I totally LOVE it. It is so sophisticated and vampy.

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  8. ...I just read through your entire blog. I LOVE your nail art! Also, this color is beautiful.

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  9. WHITNEY WHERE ARE YOU I MISS YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    Hmm. not sure what happened with that sentence

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    1. hahaha i'm still here i promise! thanksgiving/my birthday added up to SUPER BUSY AND EXHAUSTED and i've been slacking on my nail game real hard. i did some nails i'm super pumped about on monday but they're holiday nails so i won't be posting them for a couple weeks. i promise i'll be back soon!!!!! I MISS YOU TOO

      ALSO THANK YOU

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  10. Hello i'm your new follower and i'm glad to found your blog to see your pretty mani! You're doing a great job, your mani is gorgeous!
    if you dont mind you can also check my nails and follow back, maybe? :p

    www.mygnails.co.cc

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  12. Every Month Is Oktoberfest is one of the most beautiful polishes I own, plus it's vampy and that's always good :D Funny story - when OPI first sent out the press packages of this collection to a bunch of bloggers, it came out that some of the packages had the wrong labels; Every Month Is Oktoberfest was switched with Germanicure By OPI. So when I first spotted it in the store and saw the red shimmer, I was convinced they had gotten it with switched labels too. In fact, when I put the two shades side by side, they looked pretty much identical in the bottle. Thank goodness that I still picked up a bottle because when I got home and swatched it, as soon as I saw the gorgeous purple base, I knew it was indeed the colour I'd been lemming for! I almost cried of happyness :D

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