Friday, January 15, 2016

OPI Hello Kitty: Review and Comparisons

When I first heard about the OPI Hello Kitty collection, I think I did a happy dance.  I kept my eyes out and my ears open for further updates and news about the cute kitty.  I found a listing for the six piece collectors box on Ebay and bought it without a second thought.  I'll be honest, I mostly bought it for the box since I'm an all things OPI collector.  My swatches and thoughts!!!

OPI Hello Kitty swatch and comparison

OPI Never Have Too Mani Friends:'s a's an okay black.  This is two coats and there's no way to get away with one coat.  It's a two coater black. 

OPI Never Have Too Mani Friends swatch
Never Have Too Mani Friends
Starry Eyed for Dear Daniel:  my favorite.  Three coats, no top coat.
OPI Starry Eyed for Dear Daniel swatch
OPI Starry Eyed for Dear Daniel

OPI Look at My Bow!: this is a cute medium pink.  I like this pink.  Two coats, no top coat.
OPI Look at My Bow swatch
OPI Look at My Bow
....with one coat of Kitty White:

OPI Look at My Bow and OPI Kitty White
Look at My Bow with one coat Kitty White
Compared from left to right: Chic From Ears to Tail, Look at My Bow!, Kiss Me I'm Brazilian. 
OPI Look at My Bow Comparison

OPI 5 Apples Tall: this is a nice apple red with a great formula.  Two coats, no top coat.
OPI 5 Apples Tall swatch
OPI 5 Apples Tall
Comparison from left to right: Live. Love. Carnival, 5 Applies Tall, A Definite Moust-Have, Red Hot Rio.
OPI 5 Apples Tall Comparison

OPI Kitty White: pearly white with a sparkle.  I'm not a big fan of this type of polish.  It's just too sheer for my liking.  I stopped at three coats with this.  It would look a lot better over a white base.

OPI Kitty White swatch
OPI Kitty White
Comparison from left to right: Pearl of Wisdom, Kitty White.  Kitty White is heavier on the shimmer which makes it appear more grey.
OPI Kitty White Comparison

OPI Let's be Friends!: the first time I used this I went in with the wrong mindset.  I needed to even it out with four coats.  I'm not sure what I was thinking because this is an almost white pastel.  So, for this swatch, I treated it like a pastel.  I did two semi thick coats with a light touch and one thin coat with top coat.

OPI Let's Be Friends swatch
OPI Let's Be Friends!
Comparison from left to right: Suzi Shops & Island Hops, Mod About You, Let's Be Friends!, I Love Applause, I Theodora You.
OPI Let's Be Friends Comparison

*****This one was not included in the six piece collector's box.  I bought a mini pack with a dotting tool.  Why would I do that since I loathe minis?  Because I have a problem.  I wanted the Hello Kitty dotting tool and I bought minis just to get one.  Soooooo, here's a swatch of the one shade that is different from the above swatches.

OPI My Twin Mimmy: I had such an awful time applying this.  The fact it was a mini might've factored in, but I doubt it.  This is four frustrating coats and then I just slapped a top coat on hoping it would look  okay.  I don't like yellow anyway, so I definitely would not have bought a full size.  This is a primary color yellow, not like OPI I Just Can't Copacabana.  I don't have OPI Good Grief because it is also a primary color yellow and I don't buy those yellows, but I have a sneaking suspicion this is a lot like Good Grief. 

OPI My Twin Mimmy swatch
OPI My Twin Mimmy

Overall, I'm just alright with these.  I think I hyped this collection too much in my head.  My favorites are Let's be Friends and Starry Eyed for Dear Daniel.  There are a couple more I wish I had but I'll probably wait a bit for those.  

I wanted to do a nail art look to tie in with the Hello Kitty theme.  All I could think of was bows, so I did this look using my two favorites:

OPI Hello Kitty collection can be purchased at ULTA Beauty, Beauty Brands, and many other salons and retailers.

What do you think of this collection?  Have you bought any yet?


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  1. Gorgeous swatches! I need Look at my Bow, 5 Apples Tall and Let's be Friends!

  2. Your swatches are amazing! As much as I love Hello Kitty, the colors are kinda meh for me.

  3. I kinda want to see the dotting tool, lol!

  4. I want to see the dotting tool too! Great review. <3

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