OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest Swatches & Review

OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest Swatches & ReviewWhen I heard of OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest, I immediately thought of Oktoberfest sausages. (After eating meat again after having been a vegetarian for a few years, those were definitely on my to-eat list.)

This will be the 5th colour from the upcoming OPI Germany Collection that I’ve reviewed. (Stay tuned – I have one more colour to share with you.) 🙂

So far, I am really impressed with the OPI Germany Collection because even if the shades aren’t unique, I still think they have wonderful finishes. And the glowy polishes are a treat to wear.

Edit: So, apparently the bottles I received for OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest and OPI German-icure by OPI had the wrong labels! This one should be OPI German-icure by OPI. If you want to see my review of OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest, click here.

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Every Month Is Oktoberfest by OPI Swatches, Review & Pictures

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OPI Every Month Is Octoberfest OPI Germany Collection

OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest Swatches

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√ Plum

Key Notes

  • Name: OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest
  • Collection: OPI Germany Collection 2012
  • Press Release: Click here to see the OPI Germany Collection press release
  • Colours Available in the Collection: Every Month Is Oktoberfest, Don’t Pretzel My Buttons, My Very First Knockwurst, Berlin There Done That, Don’t Talk Bach to Me, Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!, Unfor-greta-bly BlueSuzi & the 7 DüsseldorfsDeutsch You Want Me Baby?, Danke-Shiny Red, German-icure by OPI & Schnapps Out of It!
  • Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
  • What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
  • Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select spas, salons & beauty-supply stores. (Available in August, but you may be able to find them sooner in smaller stores.)

OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest Review


Every Month Is Oktoberfest by OPI is a reddish plum that’s deep, dark, and mysterious. It’s  gorgeous, it knows it, and it lures you in closer with that come-hither charm. 😉

Maybe I’m looking forward to fall way too much, but I dig this colour. It’s going to be even more fun to wear in the fall and winter.


It has a shimmery finish with a special lit-from-within look. You’ll see the sides of your nails look darker, and then the middles light up and appear glowy. Yet another sexy polish from the OPI Germany Collection! 😀

Application & Formula

The formula of this one is extremely runny, so don’t load up your brush as much as you normally would, or you could flood your cuticles by accident. (I ended up getting some polish on my skin because I wasn’t expecting it, and I tend to use medium coats.)

The wateriness makes it tricky to control because it drips if you’re not careful. You’re best off applying thin coats.

Despite this setback, the pigmentation is divine. With even a single coat, you get nice coverage. But if you use 2 coats like I did, that’s all you’ll need for full opacity.


  • Gorgeous, glowy colour that looks lit-from-within
  • Very pigmented

  • Very runny formula can be tricky to control (Use thin coats!)

Final Verdict: 7.5/10

Every Month Is Oktoberfest by OPI is a gorgeous colour. Just wish that I was able to capture it in the sunlight, but I think you get a good idea of its personality in the flash photos.

I can picture this polish being even more fun to wear when fall rolls around. It’ll go with the autumnal palette more than the bright, summery clothes I’ve been wearing.

(P.S. I’m looking for some slim-fitting neon t-shirts. Do you have any suggestions other than Forever 21 where I can find some that are reasonably priced? I’ve already bought a bunch of neon tank tops, and I’m loving them! :D)

What are your thoughts on OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest? Do you like Oktoberfest sausage? Are you a vegetarian, or if not, have you ever tried going for a period of time without eating meat or fish?


23 thoughts on “OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest Swatches & Review

  1. Melissa

    Hi Mary,
    Great job as always. I love the way this one sparkles. I’m not sure that I’ll be buying this one, it looks similar to one I already have. Have a great day. :~)

  2. Jessica

    Woohoo, you’ve reviewed almost all the polishes from the Germany collection that I’ve looked forward to seeing! This one and German-icure by OPI are both terrific autumn colors :). Would you say they are different enough to justify owning both? I know there obviously wouldn’t be dupes in the same collection, but they do look similar to me.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jessica!

      Although both are gorgeous, I’d have to say that they’re similar enough to each other (but, of course, not dupes) so I don’t think you actually need to own both. German-icure by OPI seems to have a hint of eggplant in it, but Every Month Is Oktoberfest has more burgundy. If you want to choose just one, I’d say go for German-icure by OPI. It has this glossy, inky feel to it that Every Month Is Oktoberfest doesn’t quite have.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Angie!

      You’ll love it! 🙂 The OPI Germany Collection impressed me so much in person. The press release was okay, but it didn’t really convey just how glowy a lot of these shades are.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Brianna!

      Money saved! 🙂 You can put it toward other polishes you like more – that’s always a good thing.

      Thanks for the suggestions! I’ll see if I can find anything good there. I don’t think we have Delias or Hot Topic in Canada…and I guess I haven’t paid attention to Wet Seal because I have no idea if we have it! But if I see something, hopefully they can ship to Canada! 😀 I want neon t-shirts!!!!!!!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Gosia!

      Haha, oh, you could! I felt the same way as you before I became a vegetarian for a few years. But I ended up doing it gradually, cutting out certain meat and seafood at a time. Eventually I went back to eating it, though. It was a personal challenge, and I felt good to “do my part”. But, geez, eating out at restaurants was always very difficult. Even in salads, they like to toss in bacon…haha!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Viktorija!

      Yes, OPI Royal Rajah Ruby does look like this one. I can’t remember if they’re very close. Need to find the bottle! In any case, Royal Rajah Ruby is GORGEOUS and has that same glowy-ness…but I think it’s discontinued, so maybe those who were trying to get that will want to check this one out instead.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Marta!

      Yes, I do have OPI Royal Rajah Ruby somewhere around here. Both have that ‘glowiness’ about them. It’s been a little while since I’ve worn it, though, but I remember it also being burgundy like this and dark. I’ll try to find it and then swatch it side by side on a nail wheel and show you.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Christine!

      That’s okay. I love reading comments even on older posts! 🙂

      The label on the bottom of this particular bottle is different because it was provided by PR. The ones in the stores will look different. I mainly just photographed it to show the serial number and name in case it helps someone. 🙂

  3. Marine

    Hi there Mary! Good post! Gorgeous color definitely added on my wishlist!!! I love how you always put the fully details KeyNotes.It might seem pretty obvious infos for some but for others like me,it is well appreciated.Iv’e been able many times to identify the collection of polishes and other specs.It’s good stuff.I only have one thing to say.And i truly hope that you will take as a friend’s advice more than as a critique.I am a nail tech right,so, i have to admit that sometimes the overall application of the polish bothers me.I can only say that i think you would have some better precision on the cuticule area (a more ”perfect”, smooth and rounder line) if you would try to go less further on the nail bed and maybe to apply the polish being less close to your hands…i mean that sometimes being more distanced from your hand while applying gives you a better overall look at what you’re doing,therefore,makes all of your lines more even and consequently more straight.At least that’s what i experienced with practice at work (i’m much better than in my debute…) I’d love to see some spotless manis (NOT THAT I HAVEN’T) because all your swatches are gorgeous and that would make them even better.Your range of colors is in my top colors so i keep on coming back!

    Hope it serves you best!!!
    Lots of love and luck.

  4. Carmela

    The first thought that popped in my head (after reading the comments) is how close is this to China Glaze Branding Iron? I’m still lemming Royal Rajah Ruby but can’t seem to find it anywhere. Would definitely love to see a comparison swatch with this one! 😀 Thanks for a great review, as always, Mary!
    Carmela recently posted: Nail Art Wednesday: Shooting Star Nails

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Carmela!

      You know what? Branding Iron and Royal Rajah Ruby are realllllly close. You really don’t need to track it down since you have Branding Iron. And Every Month Is Oktoberfest is fairly close. (I really need to do comparison swatches. Gotta bust out my other bottles.)


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