OPI Euro Centrale Collection & Giveaway

Remember when I said that I was going to stay in bed all weekend and get better? I’ll give you one guess as to if I really did that. Who would have thought that I would have so many errands to run? Well, technically I did sleep in until 9 on Saturday and Sunday so that definitely felt like a little bit of heaven. I don’t know why, but it seems that I need extra sleep lately and by extra sleep, I mean like 9+ hours. I guess it could be that I’ve been sick for close to two weeks, but I just think that I’m in some strange funk. I really need to go to the doctor to have some bloodwork done, but it’s kind of hard when you don’t have medical insurance.  I never realized how bad it is for those without proper medical care until I really needed it and found myself without coverage or substandard coverage. Anyway, I will eventually have insurance through my job but that’s still a few months away before I qualify. I’ll leave it at that because I can get pretty worked up talking about our healthcare system.

I was pretty excited to get my hands on the new OPI Euro Centrale Collection so of course I had to play around with them right away. I only got 6 of the 12 polishes but will probably end up picking up a few more. You can’t even imagine how hard it was to restrain myself, but it’s a work in progress so every time I manage to not grab EVERYTHING in sight, it’s a little victory. So let me show you the six polishes that first grabbed my attention from the latest Spring 2013 offering: OPI Euro Centrale.

OPI You're Such A BudaPest Swatch

OPI You’re Such A BudaPest was the polish I was most excited about…until I applied it. haha! This polish is so incredibly thin and watery that I thought I would never be able to get to bottle color. Well, it wasn’t as bad as I thought because it ended up needing 3 coats but it was so freaking streaky. I let it dry a little bit before I applied my top coat and that seemed to bring it all together. Despite the formula issues, I really love this color.

OPI Can't Find My Czechbook Swatch

I feared that OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook was going to suffer of the same difficult formula that You’re Such A Budapest did, but it was easier to work with. I applied two coats for these swatches, and that is all that it needed. What a beautiful aqua blue! It’s seriously one of my favorite colors for Spring…and Summer…and Fall…and…you get the picture!

OPI My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours! Swatch

OPI My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours! reminds me of a tamer version of OPI A Roll In The Hague which is one of my favorite oranges ever. When I saw how pigmented this polish is, I was worried that it would be stain-arrific but it wasn’t. The formula was not watery but it was noticeably thicker than all the others. It went on a little streaky after two coats but it leveled out nicely after I applied my top coat.

OPI Suzi's Hungary Again! Swatch

OPI Suzi’s Hungary Again! is one of those staple pink colors. It’s so girlie and so pretty! I didn’t have any real issues with the formula and applied two coats for these swatches. The more I look at this color, the more I want to stamp flowers all over it!

OPI Hands Off My Kielbasa! Swatch

I was really on the fence about OPI Hands Off My Kielbasa! because it just did not look like it would look good on me when I saw it in the bottle. In fact, it kind of reminds me of A Butterfly Moment from the OPI Mariah Carey Collection but a little more tan and warmer in tone. I don’t know if I really like how this looks on my  particular skin tone, but I’m sure others will be able to pull it off.

OPI OPI...Eurso Euro Swatch

And lastly, this is OPI…Eurso Euro. Eh??? Am I the only one who has no idea what this is supposed to mean? I love how saturated and bright this polish is. I don’t have OPI Roadhouse Blues so I can’t compare it, but doesn’t it kind of look like it? Well, that’s what I thought in my head when I first saw it but I was actually thinking of Essie No More Film but that is not a dupe either. Jeez, I’m all over the place. Since I got rid of so many polishes from my stash, I don’t think I have a dupe for this which is always nice. The formula seemed a tad thin after the first coat, but it was perfect after the second coat.

Even though I had a few gripes about certain polishes being too thin/watery/streaky, I think that I am very pleased by the end results. I’m really loving the color variation in this collection and will DEFINITELY pick up other colors in the near future. If you want to get into a Spring mood, get some of these colors! Now, one of you will be able to try a few of these colors out because I am giving away a set of minis to one of my lovely readers. As usual, this giveaway is open internationally but please make sure that you know your country’s customs regulations before you enter. I will not be responsible for lost/confiscated prizes.

OPI Euro Centrale Minis

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Good luck to everyone and I hope you have a great Monday–even if it is the most dreaded day of the week. At least for me it is! Thanks for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!

36 thoughts on “OPI Euro Centrale Collection & Giveaway

  1. 4 February, 2013 at 2:14 am

    Wow.. I actually love that budapest one and the aqua one!!! Honestly, I kinda love them all. haha. I hate how I think ehhh I don’t need these then I see them and want them so bad. Good thing my birthday is coming up, I’ll have to put some of these on my list. ;)
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  2. KamiD
    4 February, 2013 at 2:24 am

    I am in LOVE with the lavender and turquoise! But man those names are way too damn complicated!!!! LOL. Great swatches!

  3. Nicole B.
    4 February, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Love the Budapest & Paprika polishes! I think eurso euro= you’re so euro? Hope you’re feeling better!

  4. Amy
    4 February, 2013 at 7:03 am

    I think they all look great. Can’t Find My Czechbook looks alot like OPI Fly to me.

  5. 4 February, 2013 at 7:13 am

    i think its supposed to be like you’re so euro? still a weird name haha:P i love those colors though!!! ahh!
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  6. 4 February, 2013 at 7:26 am

    I really like ALL of these colors – especially Eurso Euro and You’re Such a BudaPest. What a cute set!

  7. 4 February, 2013 at 9:24 am

    I think Kielbasa looks lovely on you. I really that one, even though it’s not that original. But my favourite is Budapest!
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  8. Dominique
    4 February, 2013 at 11:15 am

    I actually like all of the colors, that’s not usually the case with me. Hands off my Kielbasa is very pretty.

  9. 4 February, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Hellooo, I sign up to see if I win one of these beauties!
    hugs

  10. 4 February, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    With the amount of giveaways your having lately you’d think the odds of winning would be pretty good…unless you’re me *sigh* :P

    I am trying to avoid buying anything from this collection…but from the swatches if I allowed myself one I’d go with Can’t Find my Czech Book. However, if I win the mini’s I’ll happily take all 4 colors ;)
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  11. Heather
    5 February, 2013 at 7:11 am

    All of the colors are gorgeous! The top two are definitely my favorites. I hope that you are feeling better!

  12. Narelle Rock
    5 February, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Love the orange, so bright and summery!

  13. Cindi
    6 February, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Loving all these. At first look, I only wanted the one, Can’t find my Czechbook, but now I have added Budapest and the Paprkia one to my shopping list too. Suzi’s Hungary again is also a great clean looking summery color and looks so fresh.

  14. 6 February, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    I don’t know what Eurso Euro means either but it is GORGEOUS!
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  15. Petrush
    7 February, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I don’t know what that euro thing means but it have a beautiful color *-*
    And of course I love the Hungarian ones, as a hungarian people:D

  16. 7 February, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    I’m loving Budapest, Czechbook and Suzi’s Hungary! And the blue is gorgeous. I read the name as “You’re so Euro”, which may or may not be intended as an insult ;)

  17. Julie Doughty
    8 February, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Omg ! I love these shades *fingers crossed*

  18. 9 February, 2013 at 4:27 am

    What gorgeous colours!!
    Awesome post and thank you so much for holding this giveaway!!

  19. 9 February, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Eurso Euro — I think it means You’re so Euro!
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  20. Melanie
    10 February, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    These are all so perfect for spring :)

  21. 10 February, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Would love to win these!

  22. Francesca Loveredhair
    11 February, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Wow!! It’s wonderful!!

  23. Amber Green
    12 February, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Honestly I would be way too nervous to do my own makeup. I would have someone do it for me.

  24. 14 February, 2013 at 4:15 am

    Love the Budapest & Paprika polishes! Good luck in the giveaway

  25. 14 February, 2013 at 9:51 am

    They’re all super pretty! But I’m most excited about OPI Suzi’s Hungary Again! because it looks fantastic on you!!!!!!!! :)
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  26. nicoleta ciocoiu
    15 February, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Love the Budapest & Paprika polishes! ……..

  27. 15 February, 2013 at 5:11 am

    WOooooooowww this nail polish colors are so amazing!!!!!! I love it!!!!
    THanks for this giveaway! ;) Meooooowkisses!

  28. Lesley
    1 March, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    I dunno…this collection and the ChG Avant Garden collection are just kind of OK to me. I like the Paprika one on you and I do like the dark blue.

  29. Ann
    1 October, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    ‘Just stumbled upon your blog on OPI’s Euro Centrale Collection. You commented about not knowing exactly what Eurso Euro meant…FYI, I think it’s meant to describe it as/as in “You’re so Euro”.

    1. 1 October, 2013 at 6:09 pm

      Thanks! I did figure out since then. :)

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