Oh, Hello, Cutie! The Hello Kitty “The Red Bow Beauty Diaries” Holiday Set Is a Hello Kitty Fangirl’s Dream

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Hello Kitty The Red Bow Beauty Diaries

Hello Kitty “The Red Bow Beauty Diaries” $25 holiday set

Dear Diary,

I have a confession to make…


I don’t know if the limited edition $25 Hello Kitty “Red Bow Beauty Diaries” holiday kit was made for kids or grownups.

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But, uh, I don’t really care.

Is that wrong…?

I love this damned thing! And I don’t give a crap if I’m wearing the same makeup that little Susie is rocking to Brianna’s ninth birthday sleepover because — and here’s the kicker — there’s a bonafide letter from Hello Kitty inside the set!

Yeah, the actual kitty HERSELF.

For real though, I get the feels every time I read it, and I actually think it was written directly to me — Karen from Union City, California.

Or not.

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Diary, I think this set was made special for people who grew up loving Hello Kitty, because, truth be told, the makeup isn’t great. I’d say it’s just a step up from the pieces in a little girl’s toy makeup set.

While pigmented, the glitter liners rub off easily, and the lipsticks, gloss and cream eyeshadows are woefully sheer.

As for the pink hair mascara, it feels smooth when I put it on but turns crusty when it dries.


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Nostalgia is the best thing about this set, which I can get behind, because I’ve been a fiend for Hello Kitty since the ripe old age of 7.

The adorableness is strong in this one… It comes with lots of extras for fans, like a tiny plastic coin purse and nail stickers and a little HK charm and hair tie.

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Something tells me that Pat McGrath probably won’t be using these products to create cutting edge runway looks backstage in Milan, but so what, right? Not everything has to be runway ready.

As a sweet, simple trip down memory lane to a time when I kept a journal with a unicorn on the front (it was my first diary ever!) and proudly carried my red Hello Kitty lunchbox to school, this is pure great.

The set contains…

  • Milk Money coin purse
  • Charmmy hair tie
  • 1974 figurine
  • 16 x All Better bandages
  • 2 x All Eyes on Hello Kitty eyeliner appliqués
  • 1 pair Supercute accent nail appliqués
  • 2 x 0.10 oz XOXO lip glosses in Strawberry Pink, Toffee Nude
  • 2 x 0.14 oz Pretty in Pearl Eyeshadow Sticks in Hot Cocoa, Champagne Rose
  • 2 x 0.14 oz Electric Slide liquid liners in Violet, Royal Blue
  • 2 x 0.12 oz Plush Pout lip balm in Cherry Red, Coral Crush
  • 0.30 oz Pink Streak hair mascara

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Swatches from the left: Hair Mascara, Cream eyeshadows, glitter liners, lipglosses and lipsticks

Regularly $49, according to the Sephora website (which seems like too much to me), it’s on sale now for $25.


What do you think, Diary? A fab gift for a Hello Kitty fangirl like me?

Oh, hello kitty!

Speaking of kitties, in case you glance up and notice a somewhat robust-looking tabby cat in a window wearing a statement necklace and serving some SERIOUS FACE, you’ll know who it is. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Agata says:

    Hi Karen, in all honesty this set does look like it was meant for little girls, lol. The swatches of glosses look very pretty though.

    Tabs looking very elegant sporting that necklace!
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  2. Estefania says:

    Agreed. I was such a huge fan of Hello Kitty when I was little (and Lisa Frank!), but this set leaves a lot to be desired…

    Tabs does WERK.

  3. karen’m in love with hello kitty! adoreii

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    Loved the photo tabbys!
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  4. Blog beauté says:

    Oh, it’s so cuuute ! Want it

  5. Tulipthecat says:

    OMG I LOVE Hello Kitty!!! Ever since I was a little girl. My uncle would bring me some stuff when he would come visit me when I was a little girl. He would do business in Japan and when he came to visit from the Philippines he would bring me something. I still love anything Hello Kitty. I love the Sanrio store at the Westfield shopping center in SF.

    I love Tab’s necklace too! I need to find some bling for Tulip that she won’t eat. It’s super rainy and gloomy outside. Poor Tabs is stuck in the house. Tulip is an indoor cat so she’s fine.

    By the way, oddly enough I’m from Union City, CA. Maybe I’ve run into you before…

  6. Awwww, there’s that cute Tabs pic again! <3 Look at his paws! LOOK AT THEM!!! 🙂 As for the Hello Kitty holiday set, it's cute, definitely. But I'm not that into Hello Kitty.
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  7. Fancie says:

    I love Hello Kitty and I usually grab all of her stuff without shame but I think this might be too kiddish for me lol. On the bright side, my little cousin is also HK obsessed so it’ll be a great gift for her.
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  8. Kim says:

    This is super cute and perfect for HK fans! I have some glitter polish that’s truly terrible but I still like looking at the cute bottle. My sister was actually the HK fan in our family and I recently picked up a can of chocolate milk powder for a surprise stocking stuffer. Even if she never uses it, I know she’ll like the can. That pretty much sums up Hello Kitty for me. 🙂

  9. Erin says:

    Did I ever tell you I went on a date with a guy who talked about his Hello Kitty Toaster and his Hello Kitty Waffler for at least 30 minutes?

    I can’t ever see HK without thinking of him. I went on this date almost 10 years ago to the day. PTSD!
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  10. I recently read a story about HK being a real girl who just happens to love cats (and have whiskers), not a cat.
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  11. Ruchita says:

    This is so cute and perfect for a gift this holiday season! Tabs has got some serious cattitude. Love it! 🙂

  12. Katherine T. says:

    Karen, I suggest you try the Hello Kitty Pop Up Party Eye Shadow Palette from Sephora. Almost all of the shades there are very pigmented and very smooth. Some of them will rival UD, Lorac, and Dior. Great mix of fun and neutral colors, and packaging is ADORABLE, with a pop up Hello Kitty. It’s LE, 50% off, so only $ 26 for 20 shadows. It has 30 reviews and 4.5 stars out of 5. I have the kit, and it is so CUTE!!

  13. May says:

    That furry face and those paws.. OMG!!… I think I am in love…..with TABS!!

    I am not a Hello Kitty fan but if it were Sailor Moon…. oooh baby… TUXEDO MASK!!! <3

    Hugs from the Great Up North!!

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