OPI x HelloKitty

For this holiday season, OPI have partnered up again with Hello Kitty to create a range of 12 polishes, I was lucky enough to get 5 of the shades along with the Infinite Shine base and top coats, all in the cutest little bag! So I'm here to share with you swatches and the art I did with each of these shades. I would say most of these are takes on classic shades, which is something OPI does do really well. And you can't go past how freakin adorable the bottles are!
First up is A Kiss on the Chic - a super flattering classic red. It's in that between zone of not too in-your-face red and vampy red, making it bold but still keeping it very classy. The formula for this one was nice and opaque and creamy. Here I’m wearing 2 coats with a glossy top coat.
For the art look I stamped over the red with Moyra foil polish for stamping using a Christmas plate 06 from Beauty BigBang and a Swarovski crystal glued on.
Let Love Sparkle - a shimmery frosty blue with iridescent micro glitter scattered through it. It looks a little textured on the nail because of the glitter but a thick glossy top coat made it feel totally smooth. It was a tad hard to work with because of that texture and the sparkle that you see in the bottle gets a bit lost on the nail. But it's still quite a nice shade and I'm pretty sure it will be a unique one for your collection.
For these nails I did some layered stamping using 2 stamping polishes from Born Pretty and used plate 122 from Nicole Diary.
Let’s Be Friends - this is actually a re-release from their first OPIxHelloKitty range as it was so popular, which makes sense as it is quite similar to Bubble Bath which has to be their all-time best polish IMO. It's a little faded out in my pics as it was hard to capture right, but it is a really pretty pastel strawberry pink. Lovely colour but it is quite a thick and very fast drying polish which is a bit hard to work with - here I am wearing 3 super thin coats.
I went SUPER easy for this art look all using Born Pretty stamping polishes hand-painted on. If you haven't seen this style done before, you literally do 3 downward strokes in the coloured polish just using the bottle brush, and once that dries enough, do the same thing again in black starting slightly lower than the colour. It's one of those looks that I can do in my sleep, but I always get tonnes of compliments whenever I do it.
Isn’t She Iconic - This is a  gorgeous shimmery pewter for when you want silver nails but want them a little more toned down. The polish is packed with tiny reflective particles that are densely packed enough that I only needed 2 coats. This applied really nicely, and even more importantly it removed really easily too! No grittiness at all.

You can tell I did these nails right before Christmas! Some simple hand-painting using Born Pretty stamping polishes again and all the crystals used are from my store.
Lastly is Hello Pretty - a rich and deep purple that real intensity in colour that you want to touch them all the time. OPI always slays when it comes to dark cremes, and this one is no different. This is 2 coats.
This last art look was done by stamping on the design, painting over the inside of the stamped area with foil glue, foiling, then stamping again over the top. I know it sounds a little fiddly, but it's a technique that always comes out looking 10x more complex than it actually is. Once again the stamping polish is from Born Pretty, the foil was just a silver holo from AliExpress, and the stamping plate is Kads Fashion 12.

OPI x HelloKitty polishes RRP: Infinite Shine $22.95, Nail Lacquer $19.95, Advent Calendar $89.95 (exclusive to David Jones) and Mini 5- Gift Set $29.95 Stockists: Available at Myer, David Jones and selected salons for a limited time

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