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.
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.