Sunday, January 27, 2013

Fruits of the Forest: OPI's Suzi And The 7 Dusseldorfs & Every Month is Oktoberfest

Longest blog title ever! I truly think I wear OPI gelcolor trigger manis for two reasons. First, I love this method of rocking an accent nail(s). I feel like my wedding ring draws enough attention to my ring finger already. Secondly, gel manicures are a bit more intensive so if I can wear multiple colors it allows me ( and subsequently you) to experience more shades. 

When I was choosing my shades this time I was definitely craving something rich and seasonal. I have been seeing so many lovely Valentine's inspired pinks, reds, plums, fuchsias, wines, etc., out there- and I love it! I have featured some of OPI's gelcolor core line, the Holland Collection, the Swiss Collection, and especially the Skyfall Collection. I barely have explored the Germany collection even though there were so many awesome shades to arise from it. (Unfor-greta-bly Blue for life!) 




The first shade Suzi and The 7 Dusseldorfs, is a gorgeous fuchsia purple shimmer. As with all the gelcolors, you can really see the microglitter suspended in the gel coat and there is none of the streaking of a lacquer. In the right light, sparks of a warm ember red shine through- amazing. Jes is a purple person, so he automatically liked the color. At a casual view, he didn't realize I was rocking two shades. I think that lends to how well these shades work together.



Every Month is Oktoberfest, is a vampy black cherry shimmer. This color means business. If you see me rocking a pair of Tahari heels and this mani- watch out. The shade is more purple leaning in nature than Germanicure ( which is burgundy all day long). I truly think I can equate this color to a glass of Pinot Noir. As my friend and I say, there is no other kind of Pinot (in our opinion).  It's a dark shade infused with deep berry undercurrents-gorgeous.



I look forward to sharing the last Effervescent Nail Lacquer- swatches are already on deck- and the upcoming Valentine's Day Nail Challenge with Ezzi and Lynette.

As always, color me addicted...

6 comments:

  1. Every month is Oktoberfest is one of my favorite colors ...I love how you combined it with suzi!

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    1. thank you so much! the more I look at them, the more I am in love with the combo

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  2. Gorgeous ! LOVE purples ! Looks really pretty on you ♥

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    1. thank you, my dear! I had a feeling that you would be loving this mani... very you!

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  3. I heard it throught the Grapevine,Oh and I'm just about to lose my mind. Honey, honey yeah!!!!!! :D

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    1. love it... so grape-purple it hurts, huh?

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