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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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,