OPI x Hello Kitty Nail Polish Collection 2019 Review and Swatches
OPI are one of the best nail polish brands, and their collections are always extremely popular. Every single year OPI launch four nail polish collections with one for spring, summer, autumn and Christmas, and their Christmas 2019 collection is amazing. OPI first collaborated with Hello Kitty back in 2016 and it was a smash hit, with adorable Hello Kitty faces all over the wrappers on the polish handles. Following the success of the 2016 collection, OPI have collaborated with Hello Kitty once more for the OPI x Hello Kitty Nail Polish Collection 2019 and it’s a beauty of a collection.
The OPI x Hello Kitty Nail Polish Collection has been created to celebrate Hello Kitty’s 45th anniversary and includes twelve new nail polish shades and three festive glitter nail polish shades. In addition to the collection, OPI have also launched an adorable OPI x Hello Kitty Advent Calendar this year too which I did a post on back in October. The OPI Hello Kitty Collection is available in the original OPI Nail Lacquer formula which are £13.50 each, as well as their Infinite Shine formula which are £14.50 each. This collection has Hello Kitty bows all over the wrapper which is just adorable.
In addition to the full sized bottles, there are some gift sets too which are perfect for Christmas. My two favourite sets this year have to be the Infinite Shine Gift Set that is £46.90 and contains twelve miniature sizes of the shades, and the Hello Kitty Trio which is £40.50 and contains three full sized polishes and includes a makeup pouch too. Today I have twelve of the polishes to show you as well as swatches so you can see how beautiful they are.
The OPI Hello Kitty Nail Polish Swatches
OPI All About The Bows – Get all tied up with this deep cranberry red nail polish. Look picture perfect in this fruit-forward shade.
No OPI x Hello Kitty collection would be complete without a gorgeous bright red to match Hello Kitty’s trademark bow. This is a bright red creme which gives nearly full opacity in one coat, but this is two coats and it’s the perfect Christmassy red.
OPI Hello Pretty – Feel blue-tiful in OPI’s newest shade of dark purple navy nail polish. You’ll be pretty in blue-purple when you add this to your collection.
Purple is my favourite colour so I’m automatically drawn to purple shades in a collection. This is a very deep purple that does look almost navy in natural light. The formula is a little sheer and it took three thin coats for a streak-free finish. It’s definitely the kind of shade you’d want to wear layered over a base coat as it is so dark to prevent any staining – the OPI Start to Finish is a great one as you can use it as a top coat too.
OPI A Kiss On The Chic – Add a hug and you will fall deeply in love with this rich burgundy nail polish. Wrap yourself in this rich red.
If you prefer your reds to be a little less bright, and a little more vampy A Kiss on the Chic is ideal. It has a creme formula and this is just one generous coat.
OPI Many Celebrations To Go – Never too mani parties when you wear this perfect champagne frost nail polish! Pop that cork and get ready to party with this bubbly shade.
The first of the shimmer/sparkly shades is Many Celebrations To Go and it’s a pale champagne gold shimmer, with tiny gold sparkle particles that really catch the light. Typically with lighter shimmer shades, they have a very sheer formula which need lots of builiding if you want a full opaque finish. However this polish is very sheer in one coat, but almost completely opaque with the second.
OPI Pile On The Sprinkles – Sprinkle, Sprinkle Little Star, OPI sets the bar with this purple shimmer nail polish! Top off your look with a little bit of purple sparkle.
Pile On The Sprinkles is my favourite shade from the collection as it’s so unique and multi-dimensional. The polish has a periwinkle blue very sheer base, with larger round holographic glitter pieces, blue glitter, purple glitter and pink glitter. It’s very sheer and I wanted to show the full effect of the glitter so this is four coats and it’s still not opaque, but it looks amazing layered over literally any nail polish colour. I’ve tried it over the Hello Pretty and Let’s Be Friends shades and it looks so, so pretty. It totally transforms any polish you layer it over.
OPI Let’s Be Friends – This cotton-candy pink nail polish is my new bestie. This friendly pink is perfect for coordinating with your gal pals.
This shade is actually repromote from their 2016 collection as it was so popular, and it’s the palest pastel pink you can possibly imagine. It almost looks white on the nails, with the slightest hint of pink. It has a creme formula and pastel formulas are notorious for being streaky and patchy but Let’s Be Friends really surprised me. The first two coats were a little streaky, but the third managed to level out any streaks or unevenness and it looks so feminine and pretty on the nails.
OPI My Favourite Gal Pal – Friends forever. Enjoy a classic dark blue nail polish beauty that commits to a long-lasting nail relationship. Part prim and proper, part punk, all you.
My Favourite Gal Pal is a sheer navy blue with a crelly formula. This is four thin coats but you could get away with just three on the nails.
OPI Dream in Glitter – You can never have too much glitter in your dreams, in your nail polish, or on your nails. This punchy red brings the style heat.
Dream in Glitter is the next shade from the OPI x Hello Kitty collection and is another of the glitter shades. This polish has a clear base with small red glitter particles. It’s a great glitter topcoat for Christmas and this is four coats, so you’d need at least another two to get full opacity.
OPI Let Love Sparkle – Your nails will love every move when you dance the night away in this silver white nail polish. Sparkle all night long with this blue-ish silver-white.
This is my second favourite from the collection and although it’s described as a silver white, but for me it’s a pastel blue shimmer with blue tiny glitter particles. It doesn’t look anything special with one or two coats, but if you apply a third more generous coat it really comes to life and it actually reminds of a shade you’d expect in a Disney Princess collection as it looks like Cinderella’s dress.
OPI Isn’t She Iconic – Our famous friend chooses a gracious grey nail polish to celebrate her pop icon status. Show your love for the iconic character with this great grey.
This shade is a gunmetal grey shimmer with silver sparkle. This is two generous coats and it has almost a foil effect finish when topped with a glossy top coat.
OPI Let’s Celebrate – Celebrate being berry and bright with this nail polish! Celebrate with your gals in this bright glitter.
Le’ts Celebrate has a very light pink sheer shimmery base, with tiny holographic glitters, pink larger glitter particles and blue tiny glitter particles. It’s one of the sheerest in the collection and this is four coats so it’s more of a topper than a standalone shade but it’s very pretty and sparkly.
OPI Glitter All The Way – With a heart of gold, Hello Kitty goes the distance to bring cheer to her family and friends with this nail polish shade. All that glitters is gold after all when you wear this shade.
The last shade within the OPI x Hello Kitty Collection is Glitter All The Way and it’s basically Christmas in a bottle. It has a sheer, gold shimmery base with three different sizes of gold glitter and shapes too. The smallest glitter pieces are tiny square shaped glitters, the medium shaped sized glitter is round and the largest pieces are hexagons. Although the base is quite sheer, because of how saturated the polish is with glitter, you can build up for a super intense glitter coverage in three coats.
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