The OPI Hello Kitty Collection harnesses the power of a well-beloved feline and a nail-polish leader!
Twelve limited-edition colours are set to launch in January 2016, but I’m sure that many of you will want them right ‘meow’!
From purr-fect pinks to bad-kitty bold hues, there’s a colour that will speak to most nail-polish enthusiasts. Additionally, the cute pattern adorning the caps will make these nail polishes appeal to Hello Kitty collectors from the young to the young at heart.
I’m a fan of Hello Kitty. (Hehe, remember that at one point, I even had a Hello Kitty phone case that I blogged about in 2013!) Also, I’m a cat lover in general. Plug those into the equation, and combine polish into the mix – it spells nail love at first sight! (My eyes have turned to hearts.)
While I was designing the two collages, the standout colours that caught my eye first were Charmmy & Sugar, Spoken from the Heart, Starry-Eyed for Dear Daniel, My Twin Mimmy, and My Pal Joey.
Which are your top picks?
I can’t wait to see them in person, share my reviews and swatches with you, and gush about the collection together! Check back again for in-depth posts on these colours. (Edit: Click on the links further down in this post for the separate reviews and swatches of each colour in this collection.)
Since there are plenty of pinks in the OPI Hello Kitty Collection, I will probably end up doing some Valentine’s Day nail art with a few in February. Good timing!
In the meantime, see the rest of this blog post for the official press release and promotional pictures provided to me by PR.
There are 12 limited-edition shades in the OPI Hello Kitty Collection:
- Kitty White
- Charmmy & Sugar
- Let’s Be Friends
- Look at My Bow!
- Small + Cute = ♥
- Spoken from the Heart
- Starry-Eyed for Dear Daniel
- Super Cute in Pink
- My Twin Mimmy
- 5 Apples Tall
- My Pal Joey
- Never Have Too Mani Friends
Note: Click on the above links to see my separate in-depth reviews with multiple swatches of each of the above colours.
There is also a 13th shade that’s available in the OPI Say Hello Kitty! Special Edition Nail Lacquer Kit:
- Say Hello to Kitty (Special Edition)
Below are the promotional pictures and the official press released sent to me by PR. (The two collages shown at the beginning of this post were designed by me.)
OPI Hello Kitty Collection Press Release
She’s a global symbol of friendship and fun. She made cuteness a culture in Japan and a fashion imperative everywhere. Hello Kitty® is a pop icon with fans ranging from four to forever, and she is OPI’s newest muse.
Hello Kitty by OPI celebrates all things happy, cute, colorful and sweet with 12 limited-edition nail lacquers and matching GelColor shades. “Hello Kitty generates happiness in a way that really resonates here at OPI, because we are seeking to do the same thing with color as our medium,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador.
“We wanted to infuse this collection with all the charm and playfulness of its namesake,” adds Weiss-Fischmann, “Together with their names, these lacquers capture Hello Kitty’s world to perfection, and of course, many of the colors also echo runway trends we’ve seen for 2016. Think delicious pinks, punchy primaries, pearly white and licorice black.”
Indeed, OPI and Hello Kitty enthusiasts will face a candy store dilemma – which to choose from among Hello Kitty by OPI sweet and glittering pinks, bright reds, shimmering white shades, and more, for a limited time:
Click here to see my OPI Kitty White Swatches & Review!
Charmmy & Sugar
Sparkly pink for pretty pets.
Click here to see my OPI Charmmy & Sugar Swatches & Review!
Let’s Be Friends!
This cotton-candy pink is my new bestie.
Click here to see my OPI Let’s Be Friends Swatches & Review!
Look at My Bow!
This sweet-girl pink sits right at the top.
Click here to see my OPI Look at My Bow! Swatches & Review!
Small + Cute = ♥
Do the math…this baby pink is perfect.
Click here to see my OPI Small + Cute = ♥ Swatches & Review!
Spoken from the Heart
I have deep feelings for this pretty coral.
Click here to see my OPI Spoken from the Heart Swatches & Review!
Starry-Eyed for Dear Daniel
You will just love this fun pink super-glitter.
Click here to see my OPI Starry-Eyed for Dear Daniel Swatches & Review!
Super Cute in Pink
The pinker, the better.
Click here to see my OPI Super Cute in Pink Swatches & Review!
My Twin Mimmy
This sunny yellow is twice as nice.
Click here to see my OPI My Twin Mimmy Swatches & Review!
5 Apples Tall
This apple red really measures up.
Click here to see my OPI 5 Apples Tall Swatches & Review!
My Pal Joey
This true blue is always there for you.
Click here to see my OPI My Pal Joey Swatches & Review!
Never Have Too Mani Friends
Let’s “ink” a date for our next manicure!
Click here to see my OPI Never Have Too Mani Friends Swatches & Review!
Say Hello Kitty! (Special Edition)
And say hello to bright, fuchsia shimmer.
Note: I don’t have a bottle shot for this colour, only the circular swatch. This shade is available in the special boxed set and is an extra 13th shade.
Hello Kitty nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate application. Hello Kitty by OPI will be available in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas beginning January 2016. Nail lacquers will retail for $9.50 ($11.50 CAN) each at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, beautybrands.com, Chatters, Dillard’s, Regis, ULTA and ulta.com. GelColor is an in-salon, professional service only.
The Say Hello Kitty! Special Edition nail lacquer kit, which features Swarovski crystal bows in a special hot pink shimmer, will retail for $19.95 ($24.95 CAN).
For additional information, please visit OPI.com. Follow OPI on Twitter and Instagram @OPI_PRODUCTS and go to Facebook to become a fan.
Which colours in the OPI Hello Kitty Collection are calling your name? Do you collect Hello Kitty products? Are you a cat lover or a dog lover? (I love both, but if I had to choose, I have a softer spot for felines!)
The last one Say Hello to Kitty are the BEST colour to me and i already have water decals that looks like these kitties on the bottle handles. I will hunt for the colour…Miaaw! I just hope it going to be available in South Africa at some point – that one has my name on it!
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I’ve seen some Hello Kitty water decals from Sephora. Are those the ones you have? They always made me drool when I saw them – so cute!
Fingers, toes, and eyes crossed for you that OPI releases it in South Africa! 🙂
I’m really liking these colors and I’m not really a pink person. Too cute! I love Hello Kitty. Can’t wait to see your reviews of them!
We’re on the same page. Although I’m not a pink person, either, some tones are growing on me. I like either the really saturated, vibrant ones or the light and strawberry-milk variety.
How precious! Love these
When all the colours are together, they look really cute! I can’t wait to see them in person!
As a Hello Kitty and nail polish collector (hoarder), I’m so excited for this collection! Yes. I will “need” them all. lol 🙂
Hehe, I love how you put “hoarder” in brackets. I totally get what you mean because I call myself a nail-polish collector (or enthusiast), but sometimes, when I look at all the beautiful nail polishes, I think, “Am I a nail-polish hoarder?” Well, this is the best kind of hoarding! 😉 Hehe, a little biased, right?
I love My Pal Joey. That is the first one going into my basket for sure. I also really like Look at my Bow! and Spoken From the Heart. These pinks will be perfect for Valentine’s mani’s like you mentioned.
The pinks will also be wonderful for Breast Cancer Awareness month. So many wonderful possibilities! 🙂 Hope you enjoy your polishes!