I know a lot of my readers are not from the beauty-blog world, so it’s probably news to you that (expensive, high class) nail varnish company OPI have released a collection of colours that are German themed. I have received two of these in GlossyBoxes – Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! and Unfor-greta-bly Blue. I am loving the cringe worthy names, and the two colours, despite being really dark, are actually pretty nice.
Recently I was explaining the difference between different Western girls to my Japanese friend. He said that we “all look the same” but I pointed out that there are actually subtle differences between Western girls. American girls tend to dress plainer, but in clothes that are often designer. They wear less makeup and are more naturally beautiful. British girls dress wilder, with shorter skirts and bolder prints. Western girl with brightly coloured tights? Probably British. Example -
The tattoo on the left hand girl, her rock ponytail, the bright red hair of the girl on the right… >sigh< British style. Love it.
SO what about German girls? Well, look at the OPI collection. I think we can learn a lot about German style from the colours there. At first glance, it’s dull, boring, dark. Not many are colours that you’d look at and say “wow, THAT is a gorgeous colour”. The same can be said of German fashion. I came here thinking that girls here are boring and dress safely. Like American girls, they are naturally beautiful, so they don’t have to try hard like us Brit girls.
Despite my initial disgust at the colours sent to me by GlossyBox, when I applied the two colours, they were actually really nice. A little bit of detail with gold and they made a really lovely look. In the same way, German fashion is really growing on me. Preppy coloured jeans, smart shirt-style tops, well kept hair and a clean face – and don’t forget the scarf!! Especially as we head towards Autumn, this is slowly becoming my go-to look.
This is just something I’ve been pondering about over the past few weeks. If anyone has any input on this, I’d love to hear it!