For this mani I used my usual two coats of OPI Germanicure, and a single coat of Shift Happens on top (with the usual NE base and SV topcoat). Germanicure is a stunning polish to start with, and like its collection-mate 'Every Month is Oktoberfest' it looks amazing layered (FYI you can find my comparison post of Germanicure, EMIO and Chanel Malice here which also includes pics of EMIO layered with Max Factor Fantasy Fire).
|OPI Germanicure and Girly Bits Shift Happens - artificial light|
For me the 'Germany' Fall 2012 collection from OPI was the best OPI effort since the now legendary Russian collection of 2007. Germanicure and EMIO were the stars of the show for me, and I think these pictures show why. This combination with the Girly Bits topper polish is like autumn in a bottle. The natural glowing brown-toned shimmer of the Germanicure is given that added va-va-voom by the GB topper which adds russet, gold and green elements to the shimmer. Like falling autumn leaves on your finger tips.
|OPI Germanicure and Girly Bits Shift Happens - artificial light - lovely peeks of green shimmer!|
|OPI Germanicure and Girly Bits Shift Happens - artificial light - warm cinnamon-y russet tones|
I picked up my bottle of Shift Happens from Rainbow Connection UK, and Germanicure from my local John Lewis (although I recommend the marvellously cheap OPI supplier Nail Polish Direct). See my suppliers page for the links.