Monday, 16 December 2019

Hello Kitty OPI Collection

Over the past 18 months, OPI has had some incredible collections, some of which I have featured on my blog - Disney Nutcracker, Toyko and today we see the turn of the Hello Kitty Collection. 
Hello Kitty OPI Collection
 When a huge Hatbox arrived by courier with the word OPI written across the top, I had no idea what I was about to find inside.  If you follow me on Instagram, then you would have seen on my grid a photograph detailing exactly what was inside.  A huge 1.5kg white chocolate Hello Kitty shaped structure with a hammer and I could not wait to give it a whack to see what was inside.
Hello Kitty OPI Collection
Hello Kitty OPI Collection
Hello Kitty OPI Collection
Hello Kitty OPI Collection
As you can see, hidden inside this white chocolate Hello Kitty structure was a whole host of sweets that the mister and I made our way through as well as a box of nail polishes, 12 Hello Kitty nail polishes from the Hello Kitty collaboration and if you are an OPI fan and love a bit of Hello Kitty, then this set could not be more perfect and they are still available now.
Hello Kitty OPI Collection
On the top row, we have Hush of Blush, All about Bows, Let's Celebrate, A Kiss On The Chic and Many Celebrations to Go.  Along the bottom we have My Favourite Gal Pal, Let Love Sparkle, Pile On The Sprinkle, Let's be Friends, isn't She Iconic, Hello Pretty and Glitter to My Heart.
Celebrate the 2019 season with The Hello Kitty Holiday Collection by OPI. Find limited edition color shades in lacquers, GelColor, and Infinite Shine.
The Collection features a host of different shades and finishes and with 30 options to choose from, you won't be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking your favourites.  What I found with these shades is that some need to be applied with just one coat, some need two and others need three and it is all about your preference of colour.  I swatched them all and this is what they look like.
Hello Kitty OPI Collection
The first swatches feature My Favourite Gal Pal which is a classic dark blue nail polish, almost denim-like in colour. Quite sheer and needs two coats. Next is Let Love Sparkle which reminds me of Frozen. Almost a silvery-white shade, this polish features small iridescent lavender glitter and to get it to appear smooth and glittery, it is definitely one you have to persevere with and apply at a minimum two, if not three coats. The final swatch is Pile On The Sprinkle and this is a polish which works amazingly well on its own if you just want a bit of sparkle or as a topcoat with purple polish to really show off its iridescent shimmers, fine lavender and holographic glitters. I found one coat was more than enough, but two adds quite the dimension.
Hello Kitty OPI Collection
If pinks and sparkles are more your shades then this trio might just capture your attention as we have a Hush of Blush, Let's Celebrate and Glitter To My Heart.  On the left, we have Hush Of Blush and it is a soft lavender-pink which is packed with super-fine iridescent shimmers and it needs 2-3 coats to really let the colour show through as it is quite sheer.  Let's Celebrate is the sister to Pile On The Sparkle and it makes a great little polish on its own on top of clear varnish or over the top of anything that has a pink or purple colour too it. Again as above, it features iridescent shimmers, fine pink and holographic glitters and I really like this one. The final swatch is Glitter to my Heart and I absolutely love it. When applied you can see the scattered white hexagonal glitter sitting alongside a much finer silver glitter particle and for me, this is one you would wear over a deeper shade of purple, red or maybe even a black to let it stand out.
Hello Kitty OPI Collection
With this trio of swatches we have Let's Be Friends, Isn't She Iconic and Hello Pretty and all three shades are beautiful but ones I found the hardest to work with.  Starting off with Let's Be Friends, a polish I am told featured in the 2016 Hello Kitty Collection and proved to be quite popular.  Best described as being a powder pink cream, I found that the application was really patchy and it definitely needed three coats for a smooth and even coverage, but the downside of that is each layer had to dry completely before another application could be applied, so this is a time consuming one to say the last. In the middle we have Isn't She Iconic which is a really beautiful deep silver shimmer shade which in the light has a gold undertone. Again, another shade that needed two coats but looked much better with a third. The final swatch is Hello Pretty and it is best described as a dark purple navy shade, again quite sheer and needs two if not three coats to really show off its shade.
Hello Kitty OPI Collection
A nail polish collection wouldn't be complete without a red shade or two being thrown in right? Well within the Hello Kitty OPI Collection we have two to choose from as well as a beautiful gold.  The first shade is All About Bows which is a deep cranberry red shade and whilst it appears quite sheer on the first application, once it dries, the colour settles really well.  In the middle, we have Many Celebrations To Go which can be best be described as a pale iridescent champagne gold shimmer and one which is too sheer with one application but with two, or even three, it really looks perfect for the festive season. The final polish within the collection is A Kiss On The Chic which is a deep warm red and whilst it is sheerer than All About Bows, after two coats, it is much brighter and definitely that Christmassy red shade.

I absolutely love this collection, whilst I do think a lovely deep burgundy would have been a nice inclusion, there is definitely something for everyone and I love the option of applying a glitter topper to any one of these shades depending on my mood, outfit or occasion.  

The OPI Holiday 2019 Hello Kitty Collection is available right now in the original, GelColor, and Infinite Shine formulation with prices starting at £13.50 per polish.








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7 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous presentation! I love the formula of OPI polishes and that purple shade is grabbing my attention! x

    Beautylymin

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  2. That is absolutely incredible what a fun way to present it all I'd have loved hitting that chocolate lol.

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  3. What a lovely surprise full of amazing OPI nail colours, their range is so lovely.

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  4. The shades are SO pretty! I love the packaging too!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  5. That looks as though it would make a lovely Christmas present for any OPI fan!

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  6. That PR package is incredible x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  7. I haven't liked an opi collection in a while, this is so cute!

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