Throwback Thursday! OPI — Hungary for My Honey (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: OPI 2002 Fall/Winter, European

In 2002, OPI released a stunning collection of rich, jewel-toned shades for Fall/Winter. As far as I can tell, all of the shades in the European collection are now discontinued, which is such a shame, as it introduced some of my all-time favorite OPIs (Cant-a-Berry Have Some Fun?, Changing of the Garnet, Kinky in Helsinki, A Man in Every Port-ugal).

Hungary for My Honey (NL E02) is a rich, autumnal orange shimmer that sparkles with flecks of gold and green. It remains quite unique in my nail polish collection.

The polish is packed with very, very fine shimmer, most of which is orange, but there is also some subtle gold and green shimmer that kicks this polish up a notch. The amount of shimmer in it means that it veers close to frost territory, and there are minor streaks, but overall the finish is quite nice and sparkly.

I used three coats, although two coats is pretty much just fine. The formula is still smooth, even though I did get some teeny air bubbles from shaking it up a bit too soon before swatching.

OPI Nail Lacquer in Hungary for My Honey, swatch

Due to this shade’s extremely warm tone, I doubt that it would suit all skintones. If you’re warm-toned and like amber-y auburn shades, then I really recommend this one, if you ever come across it. Cool-toned folks can safely skip this one!

OPI Nail Lacquer in Hungary for My Honey, label


OPI Nail Lacquer retails for about US$9.50 / higher in CA$ (I see a range of prices) and is 0.5 US fl oz / 15 mL. OPI nail polishes are currently free of toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and camphor. (Since this polish is pre-2007’s reformulation, it is not 3-Free.) They are made in the USA.

OPI Products Inc. was originally Odontorium Products Inc., a dental supply company. It was purchased in 1981 and soon the company’s focus switched to selling acrylics to nail salons. Nail lacquers were introduced in 1989. OPI has been owned by global beauty company Coty Inc. since 2010. The company is based in North Hollywood, CA, USA.


12 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday! OPI — Hungary for My Honey (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

  1. I love all puns to do with Hungary, lol. There’s a commercial on tv right now from Wendy’s, have you seen it? 😛
    This shade isn’t really my liking due to the warmness of it, and also the frostiness. But yes, it’s a very autumnal shade!
    I find it funny this collection was just called “European” – I know lots of people who would take offense to the generalization. Nowadays OPI has a lot more specific location collections like Swiss collection, or San Francisco collection.

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    • Haha, have you seen that local restaurant, Hungary Thai? It’s actually fusion Hungarian and Thai food. LOL.

      Yeah, frost finishes were pretty big in the 90s.

      I didn’t know “European” could be offensive to people from Europe (apart from maybe British people who aren’t continental, perhaps?). Guess I need to be more careful 🙂 The more specific locations are good – they just put out a Venice collection!


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