OPI Suzi and the 7 Dusseldorfs Swatch, Review, and Rating (Ger-Minis)by Scott Gents on Sep 30, 2012 • 12:02 pm 3 Comments
Suzi and the 7 Dusseldorfs is the really cool looking bright purple metallic/shimmer from OPI’s recent Germany collection.
After putting it on, the first thing I thought was that it was the purple cousin of China Glaze Frostbite. It has that same ‘lit from within’ brightness that made Frostbite such a classic. Though it has a distinctly different hue, this shade also reminds me of Wet n Wild Buffy the Violet Slayer.
I’m not sure what this color has to do with Germany, but I suppose OPI has really committed to their location-based collections, and they’re not about to stop now, are they? With that said, I think the “globe-trotting” concept is cool and keeps the collections feeling fresh and novel.
This particular bottle is from the Ger-Minis abridged collection, which includes (in addition to ’7 Dusseldorfs’):
- Don’t Pretzel My Buttons – a taupe/’foundation’/flesh-tone color,
- Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! – a dark smoky gray, and
- Unfor-greta-bly Blue – a mid-tone, sapphire-like blue
On the whole, my love of this shade helped balance out my issues with the formula.
Also, I’m not a huge fan of the tiny brushes and handles associated with the ‘mini’ collections.
Application Review and Rating
As I just said above, I’m kind of a Debbie Downer when it comes to mini nail polish bottles. The brushes always seem to be just slightly inadequate, and the handles are always lilliputian.
This one was no different, but the formula wasn’t exactly helping out, either. It ended up being a bit streakier/runnier than I would have expected, requiring a lot of extra care to ensure acceptably even coverage.
It took me two generous coats to get to the level of coverage shown here, and the reduced control from the smaller than normal handle resulted in a bit of “coloring outside the lines,” requiring some extra clean-up with the acetone and chisel brush.
Fortunately, though this was a metallic/shimmery color, brush strokes were not visible at the end of the application.
All in all, Suzi and the 7 Dusseldorfs is another solid offering from OPI, though not the best product ever to roll off their bottling line.