OPI’s latest lacquers put Germany at your fingertips


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Teutophiles, break out your finest lederhosen and fire up the Volkswagen, because OPI’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection is inspired by, wait for it, ... Germany!

The Germany by OPI collection consists of 12 shades the company describes as inspired by Berlin and the way that fashion hub ‘blends classic looks with the avant-garde.’


It’s not the first time OPI has let your fingertips do the walking through foreign lands, past collections have been inspired by Holland and Russia -- and the company even messed with Texas for a Spring/Summer 2011 collection that was an homage to the Lone Star State.

And whether or not you’re down to decorate your digits a la Deutschland, the collection is worth checking out for the punny names alone. The shades include:

Don’t Pretzel My Buttons (which the company describes as: ‘a haute honey-beige that can always make you smile’), My Very First Knockwurst (‘… and what a magical rosy-nude rendezvous it was!’), Berlin There Done That (‘a traveling taupe that’s seen it all. (Yep, that too).’), Don’t Talk Bach to Me (there’s nothing mellow about this sassy lime-yellow!’), Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! (a bodacious black-olive? We say ‘Ja! Ja! Ja!’’), Unfor-greta-bly Blue (everyone’s favorite Fräulein loves this über shiny blue’), Every Month Is Oktoberfest (‘Prost! Here’s to the prettiest plum in the Biergarten’), Suzi & the 7 Düsseldorfs (‘the most beautiful bright purple of all,’), Deutsch You Want Me Baby? (‘a self-assured shade of shimmering red-orange’), Danke-Shiny Red (‘you ‘Bitte’ try on this ravishing ruby before it’s too late!’), German-icure by OPI (‘the best burgundy shimmer in the business,’) and Schnapps Out of It! (‘shake off the blues with a shot of fall’s must-have mauve!’).

Germany by OPI marches into nail salons Aug. 8 (alas, too late for German Olympians to show their colors at the July 27 London opening ceremonies) with a suggested retail price of $8.50. Local stockists can be found through the brand’s website


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