Tuesday, April 2, 2013

OPI Nail Lacquer in My Very First Knockwurst

I could not possibly praise this polish enough. I would be sad if this shade were to finish or age and I could not replace it. My polishes have never really finished, but they have become gooey and unusable or I have just given them away to friends and family because I don't like the colors anymore. The only polishes in my collection that turned gooey beyond repair were OPI's I Lilac You from the Shrek Collection and OPI's Top Coat. So, as you all can guess I am not a fan of OPI polishes. I except more quality for the $9 - $10 price tag. I have drugstore brand polishes, under $5, which have stayed in shape for quite a few years now. Hmm! I noticed I tend to start my posts with negative remarks and then move to the positive features of the product. I hope y'all don't lose interest by the time I get to the good points. 

OPI's My Very First Knockwurst was part of the Germany Collection. I came across this shade by chance, while strolling through my local ULTA. I was not really looking for it. I had come across this shade online a little while back and really liked it, but I don't really feel comfortable shopping online, so I had forgotten about it. I did not think it would be sold in stores any longer because it was released in the Fall of 2012. I feel lucky to have found it!


As you can see from the pictures below this shade falls in the neutral group; a nude, milky, dusty, mauve-pink creme. In dim light, the mauve-pink disappears and shifts into a milky beige shade. This shade is not too different from Sally Hansen's Complete Salon Manicure Gray-T Escape, so you may not need both unless you absolutely adore nude polishes. There is a subtle difference. When I really like a color, for instance lilac / lavender, I will notice the subtle difference, while someone else may find the polishes to be identical and unnecessary to have multiple similar shades. I found that Gray-T Escape is more nude and less mauve than My Very First Knockwurst. Although this isn't really what someone would typically consider a pastel baby pink, for me it is! I have been longing for a baby pink that isn't too bright, paint-like, pepto-bismol-like, or pastel. 

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The application starts out a bit streaky, but it is not bad at all, considering that this is a creme finish. I used three coats. Other products I used for this manicure: Revlon Post-Trauma Treatment (this sounds harsher than it is... my nails are not traumatized... this was simply used for a protectant base coat) and Essie Good to Go Top Coat. 


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15 comments:

  1. I am loving that colour! i am really into pastels but i have not yet tried any OPI products probably because of the price tag that comes with it. Great post!

    Zara (Bows and Pearls)

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    1. I know OPIs are very expensive. I myself do not like to spend more than $5/$6 on a nail color and don't order online either b/c of shipping costs, but I get my OPI from a salon where I get points and coupons, so really I only paid $4 something for this OPI polish. :-)

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  2. You need to buy some nail polish thinner to extend the life of your gooey polish :o)

    I have the whole OPI Holland Collection there is not one shade there I don't like.

    I commented my email to you but I haven't heard back did you get it?

    matillyrose@gmail.com

    Jac x0x

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    1. Yes, I got your email. I will be emailing you soon. Sorry, I have got a load of assignments this week, so I thought to email you on Friday. Thanks! I thought about getting a nail polish thinner, but since only one polish became gooey, I thought to just buy a new one than spend same amount on a thinner. But if more become gooey, I will definitely get a thinner. :-)

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  3. Lovely colour! I need to put away those vampy winter shades and get the lighter spring ones out!
    My Beauty Junction

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    1. Yes, you must try this shade or I am planning on doing a post soon of all my nude/neutral colors and then you'll have a range to choose from! :-)

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  4. Your nails are too pretty and perfectly shaped that any color looks good on them! You have the prettiest pastel colored nail paints
    xx
    titiyangzom.blogspot.in

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    1. Aw!!! Thanks, you're too sweet!!! x

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  5. What a cute colour! Suits your skin tone so well. I'd imagine it would look quite nice in the spring and summer with the pastel themes! I personally haven't bought any OPI nail polishes but have tried them, I can't justify the price tag especially as the staying power is very similar to cheaper alternatives. But the colours great and I enjoyed your post :)
    xx

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    1. Thank you! I completely agree w/ you. I don't think OPIs are any different (or perhaps worse) than the cheaper alternatives in formula or application. I rely on my Essie Good to Go to help my manicure dry faster and last longer. I get tired of a shade pretty quickly though, like four days, so longevity is not a high concern. I must say this particular shade is holding up well! I actually only paid $4-5 b/c I had received coupons and points. I forgot to mention that above! :-)

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  6. This nail color is so pretty! I love colors like that!

    Just to let you know, I've tagged you in my "This or That" post and would love for you to check it out! Simple Charm Beauty: This or That

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  7. i couldn't agree more on how lovely OPI nail polish is

    xo
    http://theclassyones.blogspot.ca/

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  8. Thanks for your comment! I hope so too. That's really nice from her. Some places here are really great! You really have to visit them! ♥

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  9. That colour is simply gorgeous and it looks even better on you! <3

    http://etherealaristocrats.blogspot.ca/

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  10. So beautiful color!!! So feminine and charming!
    We can follow each other, now I am your new follower :) I hope that you do it same.
    from Kazakhstan with love
    http://silkpassion.blogspot.com/

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