We're ramping up the cute around here today with some swatches of the new Hello Kitty collection from OPI which is hitting shops today! The collection consists of 6 limited edition polishes (which I'm showing you today) plus 6 salon-exclusive shades. They have the cutest lids I've ever seen!
My blogger package for this collection was the sweetest thing ever; the polishes came in a pink zebra print Hello Kitty bag, along with a matching makeup case containing Hello Kitty hair accessories. I think I'm a little too old to get away with the hair accessories but they'll make a nice present for someone ;)
The 6 readily available polishes are all varying shades of pink and red, plus a glitter. The 6 salon exclusives are more varied and include a yellow, royal blue and black (no swatches of those, unfortunately) As usual with OPI there's also a mini pack of 5 shades available which includes an exclusive white polish and a cute nail art tool.
5 Apples Tall (Apparently that's how tall Hello Kitty is, who knew) is an apple red creme. I actually quite like this red as it's bordering on coral! This is 2 easy coats plus top coat
Spoken From The Heart is a hot pink with a coral undertone. I'd still class this formula as a creme, albeit a slightly more squishy one. 2 easy coats plus top coat
Super Cute In Pink is a magenta toned pink creme/jelly (don't make me say crelly) this one appears quite sheer but builds up in 2 thick coats.
Look At My Bow! is a strawberry milkshake creme. This one was a bit more sheer and needed 3 coats, but it levelled out pretty well. This is 3 coats plus top coat
Let's Be Friends! is a very pale pink creme. This was a tad streaky and needed 3 coats to even it out. I love the colour, but I don't think it suits my skin tone at all unfortunately.
Charmmy & Sugar is the cute pink glitter to end all cute pink glitters. The base is clear with loads of frosted pink shimmer, plus tons of small hex glitter in pink, silver, green and blue. It's pretty dense but best worn over a colour - I've shown 2 coats over Look At My Bow. It's very cutesy and sweet and won't be to everyone's taste, but it's just so pretty I could look at the bottle all day.
Although the colours are pretty basic (with the exception of Charmmy & Sugar) I am totally won over by the theme and the adorable stickers on the lids. Big fans of packaging here, as we know! What are your thoughts, do you like Hello Kitty or is it not your thing?
My Picks: Charmmy & Sugar, Spoken From The Heart
- Available from today (6th January) in selected department stores and salons nationwide