The Germany by OPI collection consists of 12 shades the company describes as inspired by Berlin and the way that fashion hub "blends classic looks with the avant-garde."
It's not the first time OPI has let your fingertips do the walking through foreign lands, past collections have been inspired by Holland and Russia -- and the company even messed with Texas for a Spring/Summer 2011 collection that was an homage to the Lone Star State.
And whether or not you're down to decorate your digits a la Deutschland, the collection is worth checking out for the punny names alone. The shades include:
Don’t Pretzel My Buttons (which the company describes as: "a haute honey-beige that can always make you smile"), My Very First Knockwurst ("… and what a magical rosy-nude rendezvous it was!"), Berlin There Done That ("a traveling taupe that’s seen it all. (Yep, that too)."), Don’t Talk Bach to Me (there’s nothing mellow about this sassy lime-yellow!"), Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! (a bodacious black-olive? We say 'Ja! Ja! Ja!'"), Unfor-greta-bly Blue (everyone’s favorite Fräulein loves this über shiny blue"), Every Month Is Oktoberfest ("Prost! Here’s to the prettiest plum in the Biergarten"), Suzi & the 7 Düsseldorfs ("the most beautiful bright purple of all,"), Deutsch You Want Me Baby? ("a self-assured shade of shimmering red-orange"), Danke-Shiny Red ("you 'Bitte' try on this ravishing ruby before it’s too late!"), German-icure by OPI ("the best burgundy shimmer in the business,") and Schnapps Out of It! ("shake off the blues with a shot of fall’s must-have mauve!").
Germany by OPI marches into nail salons Aug. 8 (alas, too late for German Olympians to show their colors at the July 27 London opening ceremonies) with a suggested retail price of $8.50. Local stockists can be found through the brand's website opi.com.
-- Adam Tschorn
Photos: OPI's Germany-inspired Fall/Winter 2012 collection includes (from left) My Very First Knockwurst, Every Month Is Oktoberfest, Don't Pretzel My Buttons and Danke Shiny Red. Credit: OPI