OPI How Great Is Your Dane?

OPI How Great is Your Dane coverHow Great is Your Dane? No, seriously. How great is it?

OPI kills me with some of their polish names! This one happens to amuse me. Greatly.

Anyway. Back to serious nail polish business.

For fall 2014 OPI released their Nordic collection. OPI’s location based collections are always my favorites from them but the promo images for the Nordic collection didn’t excite me all that much. I picked up the mini set which includes My Dogsled is a Hybrid, Do You Have That Color in Stock-holm, My Voice is a Little Horse and How Great Is Your Dane?. The mini set provided a good variety of polishes to try and since I didn’t have my heart set on anything in particular I thought it’d be a good way to get a feel for the collection.

From OPI’s description of How Great is Your Dane? is seems this color was inspired by cinnamon coffee. How Great is Your Dane? is a creamy grayish brown. Brown is a huge color trend for this fall and winter but if you’re a bit unsure of wearing brown on your nails this is a great way to wear the trend. The gray undertones pull this away from an obvious brown to a chic, dark but not black manicure.

The formula is perfection; I used just two, easy coats in my swatches.

Leave it to OPI to take such an underwhelming color and turn it into a gorgeous nail polish. I was skeptical but How Great is Your Dane? has won me over!

The OPI Nordic collection is currently available at Ulta as is the mini set (though the mini set is a bit less expensive on Amazon). You can also find How Great is Your Dane? on Amazon.

Make sure to check out the swatches under the jump!


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  1. I’ve been bummed about all the brown polishes coming out for the Fall/Winter season, but this looks really good on you. Maybe some of these browns will work on my fair skin? Thanks for the great swatches.

  2. Wow, more browns for Fall. However, this one does look pretty nice – I prefer this one to the tan one in the collection. And as you say, OPI choose KILLER names!

  3. Thank you for the tip about the mini collection! I’ve been wanting the My Voice is a Little Norse and now you’ve convinced me that I need How Great is Your Dane!

  4. Love this color!!!! Stunning dark but far from black grayish brown. Is this color similar to You Don’t Know Jacques?

What do you think?