Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Swatches + Review + GIVEAWAY {CLOSED}

Happy Friday Pretty Polishers! I have quite a treat for you all today!! I was beyond excited when I heard OPI was collaborating with Hello Kitty to create an adorable, cute, and pink-focused collection. This is your all time super girly girl cutesy nail polish set of all things Hello Kitty. When I was a little girl, I was a HUGE Hello Kitty and Sanrio fan so this collection has a special place in my heart. I am also doing a GIVEAWAY for you guys so stay tuned for details at the end of this post. How gorgeous is this beautiful set?

Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nail Polish Pursuit

Hello Kitty x OPI consists of 12 polishes including 7 cremes, 1 jelly, 1 crelly, 1 shimmer, and 2 glitters! There is such a variety of formulas and colors in this collection, there really is something for everyone! The collection launches on January 6, 2016. There are so many cute boxed sets that I fell in love with, so here are a few. Warning: this post is picture heavy, but the cuteness is worth it!

Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nail Polish Pursuit Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nail Polish Pursuit

 

Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nail Polish Pursuit

 

Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nail Polish Pursuit

My favorite set is this gorgeous nail polish storage box with the Hello Kitty by OPI logo on the inside backing and outside. It is stunning!

Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nail Polish Pursuit

There is also a Special Edition shade that comes in a boxed set with Swarovski crystals. It’s so adorable!

Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection Special Edition Shade: Say Hello Kitty! | Nail Polish Pursuit

Now let’s take a look at each polish from the collection. All of my swatches were photographed indoors under a high definition lamp and I used HK Girl glossy top coat as well.

 

5 APPLES TALL

This is a delicious apple red creme. The formula is excellent! It dries juicy and shiny and is opaque in 2 coats. This polish is named after Hello Kitty’s height, which is said to be about 5 apples tall.

5 Apples Tall from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

5 Apples Tall from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

Hello Kitty | Nailpolishpursuit.com

CHARMMY & SUGAR

This is a blue, red, gold, green, and pink circle glitter in a frosty base filled with pink shimmer. This surprisingly covered very very well! I thought it would be sheer, but it was actually pretty opaque in 2 coats! It can also be used as a topper in 1 coat. This polish is named after Hello Kitty’s pet cat Charmmy and her pet hamster Sugar.

Charmmy & Sugar from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Charmmy & Sugar from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Charmmy & Sugar | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

KITTY WHITE

This is a frosty mother of pearl with iridescent shimmer. It was semi-sheer after two coats, but it doesn’t bother me because this polish is so chic and elegant! Be careful with removal so you don’t get a shimmery mess all over your fingers. This polish is named after Hello Kitty’s real name, Kitty White. She was born on November 1, 1974 in the suburbs of London. And can you believe she’s actually a little girl, NOT a cat!?! I’ve got more Hello Kitty history included in my YouTube video at the end of the post.

Kitty White from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Kitty White from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

LET’S BE FRIENDS!

This is a cotton candy pale pink creme. This has a very streaky formula and even after 2 coats it had bald spots. It’s probably best to add 3 coats because of the tricky formula. This polish is named after Hello Kitty’s willingness to always have more friends!

Let's Be Friends! from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Let's Be Friends! from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

LOOK AT MY BOW!

This is a bubblegum pink creme. Streaky on the 1st coat, but it covers very nicely on the 2nd coat. There are so many pinks in this collection, but they are all very different from each other.

Look at My Bow! from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Look at My Bow! from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

MY PAL JOEY

This is a true blue creme. WOW! This beauty just stands out from the rest. The formula was excellent! It was smooth and creamy. I had no staining with removal. This is 2 coats. This polish is named after Hello Kitty’s friend mouse named Joey.

My Pal Joey from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

My Pal Joey from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Joey & Hello Kitty | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

MY TWIN MIMMY

This is a sunshine yellow creme. It was streaky on the 1st coat and still a bit patchy on the 2nd coat. It didn’t have the best formula, but not the worst either. I do love how bright it is! This polish is named after Hello Kitty’s twin sister Mimmy who is always wearing a yellow bow.

My Twin Mimmy from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

My Twin Mimmy from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Mimmy White | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

NEVER HAVE TOO MANI FRIENDS!

This is a jet black creme. This has a fantastic formula. Completely opaque in 2 coats. This polish is a play on words from Hello Kitty’s favorite motto: You Can Never Have Too Many Friends. I love how OPI changed the “many” to “mani”. Perfect!

Never Have Too Mani Friends! from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Never Have Too Mani Friends! from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

You Can Never Have Too Many Friends! | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

SMALL + CUTE = ♥︎

This is pink creme. The formula was difficult. Even after 3 coats it was still patchy and uneven. It’s hard to dislike this polish though because it has such an adorable name!

Small + Cute = ♥︎ from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Small + Cute = ♥︎ from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

SPOKEN FROM THE HEART

This is a bright pink/magenta crelly leaning a bit toward coral. The formula on this is wonderful. It has that juicy, squishy jelly like finish but is opaque enough in 2 coats to make it a crelly. Gorgeous!

Spoken from the Heart from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Spoken from the Heart from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

SUPER CUTE IN PINK

This is an orchid purple jelly. Despite the name, this leans much more toward purple than pink. It has a classic jelly finish and formula so it is sheer and a bit runny. I did have VNL after 2 coats.

Super Cute in Pink from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Super Cute in Pink from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

STARRY-EYED FOR DEAR DANIEL

This is a pink, purple, and blue micro glitter in a pink base. This has a great formula and it applies very smooth. It has excellent glitter payoff and is opaque after 2 coats. I love this glitter! This polish is named after Hello Kitty’s boyfriend, Dear Daniel. They are so cute together!

Starry-Eyed for Dear Daniel from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Starry-Eyed for Dear Daniel from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Dear Daniel | Nailpolishpursuit.com Kitty & Daniel | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

SPECIAL EDITION SHADE: SAY HELLO KITTY!

This is a magenta base filled with pink/magenta shimmer. This is so beautiful and shimmery! It has an awesome formula and is opaque in 2 coats.

Special Edition Shade: Say Hello Kitty! from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Special Edition Shade: Say Hello Kitty! from the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Hello Kitty | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

I loved this collection so much especially because when I was a little girl, I was such a huge Hello Kitty fan! My favorites in this collection were: 5 Apples Tall, Spoken from the Heart, and Starry-Eyed for Deal Daniel. Which ones were your favorites? This collection is now available on Ulta’s website here.

Don’t forget to watch my live watching + review video on my YouTube channel here:

 

I have a special treat for my amazing readers/viewers/followers! I am giving away 1 set of the 12 polishes in the Hello Kitty by OPI Collection as well as the Special Edition Shade: Say Hello Kitty! Here is what you have to do to enter:

PRIZE:

1 lucky reader/viewer/follower will receive the Hello Kitty by OPI 2016 Collection + Special Edition Shade: Say Hello Kitty! (total of 13 polishes)

Rules & Info:

  • You must be following my Instagram account, be subscribed to my YouTube channel and enter your info in the widget below. I will be checking all 3 for entries.
  • The giveaway is open in the US & Canada.
  • The giveaway will run from today until midnight EST on Thursday, December 31, 2015.
  • The winner will have only 48 hours to respond to my email claiming their prize, after that a new winner will be selected.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent’s permission if you are under 18.
  • No giveaway-only, empty or spam accounts, those entries will be disqualified. All winning entries will be verified.
  • No following and unfollowing once the giveaway ends. Unfollowers will be banned from future giveaways.
  • Please read all the rules & regulations in the Rafflecopter widget below.

ENTER HERE:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Good luck to everyone and have a great weekend!

Stay strong in your Pursuit!