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Monday, March 25, 2013

OPI Euro Centrale Collection: Peep and S'more This!

Happy Monday Everybody! It's an Easter themed week here on A Very Sweet Blog. So Enjoy! Let's talk about OPI's 2013 Spring/Summer Euro Centrale Collection. The collection consists of 12 nail lacquers ($9 USD; OPI's gone up 50 cents) and celebrates the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania. This collection came out a couple of months ago and I literally fell in love with each & every shade. There were a lot of dark shades in this collection (I was surprised for this time of year or maybe not because Winter doesn't seem to want to go away haha), but I love them just the same. hahaha I purchased three shades from this collection and will probably buy one more. So let's get started...
Sweet-Bittersweet-Not Sweet
OPI's Euro Centrale Collection is Sweet!

Suzi's Hungary Again! (and so am I, but let me finish this post haha)
It's a pretty shade of pink, that's even prettier in person. Now, the application of the polish surprised me. I needed 3 (uno, dos, tres!) coats to achieve the opaque look below. However, once applied it proved very durable and the polish dried quickly after each application. If you would like a second opinion, look at the review my fellow blog buddy Andrea of Little Miss Andrea did on Suzi's Hungary Again. Also, I have SO many blues, that I didn't buy any from this collection, but Andrea also reviewed and swatched Can't Find My Czechbook. Czech it out! :P

My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours
Do you need a little spice in your life? Do you wanna feel hot, Hot, HOT? Well this is one orange-y shade of red (coral) you should add to your nail lacquer collection. After you apply it, you'll want to do the salsa or eat some! hahaha It's truly a beautiful color. I applied 2 coats to achieve the look below. I think I'm going to order A Woman's Prague-ative because it's in the same color family and exhibits the same punch.

Vant To Bite My Neck?
Welcome to the DARK side! HaHaHa I've tried lavender...I've tried lilac...But I've never purchased a really deep purple nail lacquer before. I would describe it as a real life fruit colored plum on the verge of black. When I saw this shade I immediately fell in love with it. It's definitely glossy and if you want to razz-a-ma-tazz it, purchase Polka as an overlay. I'm definitely wearing this shade during the winter months. If you're a fan of deep purples or near black shades, then this nail lacquer is for you.


What did I do with all the PEEPS when I finished this blog post?
I added graham crackers & chocolate and made some colorful S'MORES! :)
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51 comments

  1. I love love that pink shade!! And wow you are really making me want some Easter candy right about now. PEEP SMORES!! (i just died and went to heaven..haha).

    xo

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  2. I know this is about nail polish....but all I want now are some Peeps...heheh :)

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  3. ok, i'm loving those s'mores with the peeps!! very festive!!

    i used to love opi....vant to bite my neck is gorge!!

    [oomph.]
    mobile morsels

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  4. Suzi's Hungary Again! is right up my alley. My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours is gorgeous too~ I probably won't be buying these though. OPI polishes are around $15 where I live >-<

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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  5. "My Paprika is hotter than yours" is definitely the kind of colour I'd wear - great red! I haven't used OPI in a long time, maybe it's time I investigated their colour range again :-) Hope you've had a good weekend xo

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  6. Love the Hand Off shade very much and adore OPI in general, for both quality, colours and ingredients they use.
    x

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  7. you're such an inspiration kim! thanks for the great photos and review :) i think opi is really good :) i love using opi for my nail polish... wanna try my paprika is hotter than yours :) hehe

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  8. Only $9 each?! Kim they are $20 here! We are so ripped off for polish :(

    I like that vant to bite my neck shade very much, how many coats are you wearing in that shot? Does it need as many as the pink one? :( I seem to have either really bright or really dark polish colours - no in-betweens! haha!

    Away From The Blue

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  9. This post could not have come at a better/worse time, Kim! I have such a bee in my bonnet about nailpolish lately... we really get the short end of the stick when it comes to brands and colours here in Europe. I'm craving new spring shades, particularly some fun glitters like Polka.com, but polishes are either crazy expensive - think $17 for old bottles of Essie that are separating - or so inexpensive that, well, you get what you pay for. I guess I'm just going to to live vicariously through your gorgeous nails (and your marshmallow peeps, for that matter!)
    xox,
    Cee

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  10. Whao!!! such a delicious post ending it up with those colorful s'mores, i love those three shades purple orange and pink, i think i would be buying O.P.I soon.

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  11. Lovely colors...
    love the deep purple ones.

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  12. Love the last nail colour, that is stunning, I would definitely wear that colour!! S'mores, not had those in ages...love them. I hope you had a great weekend doll & your week will be wonderful x

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  13. Very pretty colours. Have a wonderful week.

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  14. As a Peeps lover I must try the Peeps smores! The pink color is really pretty. I really like OPI nail polish! Heather

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  15. Kim,

    I always love your reviews. My fav is Suzi's Hungary Again it looks great on your hand doll. I am loving the Easter collection but I was hoping for some more pops of colors.

    Happy Monday Pretty girl!!

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  16. Oooh I'm loving that deep purple.

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  17. Oh, I love the names of all nail polish!
    Spring always makes me want to paint my toenails, I think I will stick to coral orange or pink :)

    Have a wonderful week, Kim!
    xo Irene

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  18. I love all these polish colors! And now I want some peeps :D

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  19. Hi Kim! Wow, they are amazing, I'd love to have all! And also you made me hungry!:) Kisses dear! xo

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  20. I love all the colours Kim! Have a great week:)
    ~Anne

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  21. I adore that pink shade very much Kim. Very Spring and as sweet as the cute Peeps prop.

    Thanks so much for keeping me in the loop with blogsphere. I had no clue Google reader is going away so i will sign up for Bloglovin soon. Life has been crazy i can barely keep up with blogging and if i do it is like blog and run.

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  22. I really love OPI nail polish, I think they great quality. I love the first 2 shades, they are so pretty!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  23. I love all the shades you tried and the range of colors is awesome! Their names are always too funny!

    p.s. I want a s'mores!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  24. Oh I love the paprika color! I think it would look great with tanned skin.

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  25. That first pinkish coral shade is so pretty! And now I want smores!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
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  26. What lovely shades! I am a fan of that pink shade. It does not surprise me that it took 3 coats though, I feel that happens more with the lighter shades.

    Now I want Easter candy.

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  27. Loving the purple and the pink - yUM - and what's with the peeeeeps!! Would love to have these here - they look scrummy ha ha. Happy day and thanks for the nailvarnish lowdown - I adore the stuff.
    Axx

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  28. i love that paprika color!! i might need to buy it. and why have i never thought of peep smores? i don't eat marshmallows, but my kids would love them!

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  29. Love the pink polish! You always set up the prettiest photos!

    -Jacqueline

    www.jenesaisquoifashion.blogspot.com

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  30. You are the best Kim dear!!! I'm happy to see Suzi's Hungary Again on you because I've been claiming it as my favourite just on paper. You have very beautiful hands, so it's hard to say how all these lovely shades would look on my grannylike hands (I need a miracle solution LOL). The Easter-themed dessert at the end of the post is so YOU. Tons of love and sweet treats. By the way... Do you have Lindt chocolate in the States? Do you prefer black or milk chocolate? xoxoxo

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  31. I definitely have to pick up some sweet treats after reading this post - for my nails AND for my tummy!

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  32. The names are hysterical! And now I'm craving peeps more than ever.

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  33. My favorite color is pink, so I'm loving those pink shades. I've actually never used OPI nail polish, I think I may start with some of these colors from this collection.

    Thanks for posting! + Happy Easter week! + Those peeps are making me want some Easter candy, haha!

    -B

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  34. Oh Kim, I am glad you have had experience with Photo Booths before. I think my daughter got the idea from Pinterest. I love that Paprika Orange color. I have the other two, and I love them both.

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  35. All these names are really cute. I like the glittery-ness of polka.com.

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  36. The pink is so vibrant, I love it! Peep smores!! :) Very original!
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  37. Each of these shades is so unique and dynamic, the pink is sweet and girly, the red is powerful and the purple is really mysterious. Adore!

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  38. Kim, love those bunny s'mores!!! I was just thinking of you yesterday as I went into Nordstrom and finally saw the Veronica and Archie makeup in person--so cute! Hope you had a great weekend!

    xo Mary Jo

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  39. Kim, I'm totally ogling your pretty nail colors and squealing over the cute bunny peeps. I can't eat bunny shaped or Snoopy shaped things because I can't bear to bite their heads. I'm such a weirdo :p

    Have a great week doll!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  40. Hi Kim, it's Easter soon so I'm into the lighter colors. I love this collection. I just bought a whole bunch of polishes from Crabtree & Evelyn this weekend too. Aww...that's so sad that you guys don't have a Forever 21 store, well at least you can get it online. Have a great weekend.

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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  41. love the colors, what a fun idea with the smores

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  42. i still wear the opi shades i got from you..in fact i have the grey one on my toes right now!:P
    i love the dark purple shade..

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  43. I love all of these colors! Perfect for the spring.


    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.com

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  44. I love that you paired your swatches with s'mores, Kim! Sooo cute. Thanks for the mention - love your swatches! :)

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  45. you must know of my weakness for OPI? i so gotta have that my vampire is buff polish!! ;) love all the names as usual.. x

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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