As a little girl I guess you could say I was somewhat a fan of Hello Kitty.. It seemed to satisfy my 'girly' needs, because on the other hand... I was totally obsessed with my step-bro's Hot Wheels collection. Hello Kitty is actually much more appealing to me now, as an adult, probably because I find it so cute (and it's everywhere now!)
For the 40th Anniversary of Hello Kitty, Sanrio has brought out quite a few Hello Kitty Makeup, Nail, and Eyeshadow Sets, all currently available at Sephora stores and Sephora.com. These make for great gifts for the Hello Kitty fans, and regardless of what age they may be, there is definitely something for everyone. Below is a brief overview of the sets currently available at Sephora, however these are not full reviews and don't contain swatches (but are pic heavy!) Hurt me, I'm being a bad blogger, but I've had tons of things going on in November + exams in December, had lighting issues, and have only gotten around to catching up with all posts and reviews now.
Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette: $62 CAD On sale for $31
The colours in this palette look gorgeous and after lightly swatching, it seems that the colour payoff is quite decent for most of the shades and much better than I thought. There are 20 shades, both matte and shimmery, all formulated without parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and come in an assortment of colours. Under the lid, there is a Hello Kitty pop-up surprise! I was a little disappointed it didn't come with a mirror, but the acceptable quality of the shadows made up for that.
Hello Kitty Kawaii Nail Set: $47 CAD
This Kawaii Nail Set includes a Kawaii Nail File, Signature Stamping Kit, Pretty Polish in Ruby Red & Bright White, 20 x 3D Hello Bling! Nail Rhinestones, 20 x 3D Tiny Apples Nail Art, 3 x 1974 Nail Stickers, 3 x Supercute Accent Nail Appliques, and the Hello Kitty tin (of course).
The whole set is very fun and definitely targeted towards a younger crowd. I wish more nail stickers were included because I found those to be very cute, and more useable for all ages.
Hello Kitty An Apple A Day Trio: $26 CAD
This trio includes 3 tinted lip balms; Red Delicious, Natural Nude, and Think Pink. It is formulated without parabens, phthalates, and sulfates. These lip balms contain extracts of lemon, strawberry, vanilla, apple, and coconut oil for intense hydration. Each individual balm actually contains a mini mirror as well, for perfect application.
Hello Kitty The Red Bow Beauty Diaries: $65 CAD On sale for $33
The final Red Bow Beauty Diaires set contains the most variety of Hello Kitty cosmetics and comes with a few accessories as well. It contains: a milk money coin purse, charmmy hair tie, 1974 figurine, 16x All Better Bandages, 2 All Eyes on Hello Kitty eyeliner appliques, a pair of Supercute accent nail appliques, 2 XOXO lip glosses in Strawberry Pink & Toffee Nude, 2 Pretty in Pearl eyeshadow sticks in Hit Cocoa & Champagne Rose, 2 Electric Slide liquid liners in Violet & Royal Blue, 2 Plush Pout lip balms in Cherry Red & Coral Crush, a Pink Streak hair mascara. Again the set is formulated without parabens, phthalates, and sulfates. This set seems to be the best set for avid Hello Kitty collectors, because it is the only set that contains collector items designed to celebrate Hello Kitty's 40th Anniversary.
These sets are available on Sephora and in Sephora stores, and are also available internationally through QVC. I've spotted a few on Amazon.com as well. These are super great sets to pick up as a gift for the holidays for any younger teens, or Hello Kitty fans -especially considering that a few of them are currently on sale! The Pop-up Party Palette is definitely my favourite set out of the bunch, with the Apple a Day Trio coming in second because of the impressive colour payoff of the tinted lip balms.
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