I ordered OPI Every month is Oktoberfest and German-Icure but returned German-Icure after realising they look very similar in the bottle and on the hands. I preferred EMIO as it has more purple - red undertone which I love. This polish and colour is absolutely beautiful esp in the winter. The formula is great - you do need two coats for opaque coverage. It lasts a reasonable amount of time (most polishes last a few days on me) so I am happy about that. My only gripe and it is quite minor is that in most lighting situations, you can't really see the complexity of the colour and shimmers that makes this polish so amazing. It is only in really bright lights (sunlight or artificial) that you can appreciate its full beauty. Regardless, it is a great colour and I would highly recommend!
This is my favourite polish from the Germany collection. Granted the road to love was rough because I seriously believe my first bottle was a dud. It was thick, goopy and looked like mud on my nails. It lacked every bit of dimension I was hoping for. Fast forward one year and I've repurchased another bottle after unsuccessfully trying to even remotely achieve the same effect with Midnight In Moscow, Muir Muir On The Wall and Vampsterdam. This time it looks AMAZING!!! This is definitely the best of all the vampy polishes I own. It's purple, red and chocolate brown all at the same time and shines beautifully in the sunlight. The most intriguing thing about it is that when you apply the first coat it's PURPLE but after the second coat it becomes red/brown. Compared to MIM which is closest in colour, I think it has a bit more depth and shimmer. I don't know how I ever struggled with it the first time, but this one's definitely a keeper!
Love OPI and this is no different. I have been using OPI so long I feel I have seen this color long ago in their line. I am trying to remember what it was but I know they have done it. Either way, its a pretty deep wine/burgundy that appears different in the bottle than on the nail.
This is gorgeous for Fall and the holidays.
I bought this online recently based on the reviews here and the swatches available online. It is a great colour. Flattering against my fair/cool skin tone. The colour on the nail does not look the same as in the bottle, which is a good thing as I would not have bought it based on what I saw in the bottle. A sophisticated dark shade. A great purchase.
A must-have OPI shade! It is so vampy and sexy. One of my favorite fall and winter colors and it is a dream to apply. It is one of those colors that I catch myself staring at when it is on my nails. I love how it looks in the sun, so stunning!
Gorgeous color and above average formula. I skipped a base coat so I am not sure if this will stain but most colors don't stain on me except for medium blues and certain reds.
I found the formula very easy to work with. I only needed two coats for the color to look perfect. Dried at a decent speed and with no bubbles which happens to me with certain formulas from Essie. I didn't care for the OPI brush since I prefer Zoya's brush. I also find OPI to have a strong scent to their paint but I am comparing the smell to Zoya which has very little of a smell.
I have been pretty rough with my nails the last few days and only had one very tiny chip but that was my fault not the polish.
This color is so gorgeous and I am enjoying it very much! I think I will wear it again once it is time to repaint. I can't believe this has been sitting in my collection and never been tried?! If I ever ran out of this polish I know I would buy it again in a heartbeat!
I also plan to look for similar colors like this from Zoya.
I have both this polish and "German-icure" from the same OPI Germany collection. I mention this because in the bottle, they look EXTREMELY similar. On the nails, they're similar, but have very different character. This is a dark, shimmery, wine-purple colour. The shimmer, which is a lighter wine-purple, is definitely noticeable, but moderate. I do actually consider this polish to be wine red, rather than purple, but it's really just a matter of perspective, I think. I admit, I have a long love affair with wine red nail polishes of all kinds, especially ones that tend toward purple. (Also, just for comparison, German-icure is a medium-deep red with a rusty brown edge and a strong, slightly gold shimmer, and it's a little lighter than Every Month is Oktoberfest.)
This polish applies nicely, is opaque in two coats, and has the OPI Pro-Wide brush. Definitely recommend wearing a base coat (really, you should always use a base coat, anyway), because I suspect the pigmentation in this would stain nails without it. With a decent top coat, it will last several days, generally speaking. Good OPI quality and a lovely, deep, vampy colour with nice depth and shimmer. I ordered a backup bottle because I like this one just that much.
Every Month is Oktoberfest is a great colour for those who want to dabble in the dark side of nail polish colours, but don't want to rush into a flat and pure black! In the many years I've been painting my nails, I never owned black nail polish until I turned 16. The last colour I used before getting my lacquered hands on a black polish was this one! From afar, it may seem to be too dark and daring, but admire it from close up and you'll see the true beauty of the colour. I love how it's a vampy shade, yet it has some glimmer in it; that instantly glams it up. It applies very smooth and fluid, the brush coats on the nail polish evenly, and not excessively. The price is kinda heart breaking though, but for it's quality and one-of-a-kind colour, I would definitely repurchase this. It's a must have for the days you want to vamp things up without coming off emo-teenager phase!
A perfect vampy, glowly nail polish for Fall/Winter seasons. It has a dark, inky purple base with burgundy shimmery pigment. It goes on like a dream and I only needed two thin coats. The Pro-wide brush is annoying as I have a strong c-curve but it goes on so beautifully I normally don’t need to ‘clean up’ at all. You need this if you love vampy nail polishes.
A beautiful deep burgundy plum that looks like a dark creme in certain light. In brighter light, you can see the gorgeous shimmery micro glitter in it. <3