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Friday, February 13th, 2009

Spring 09: MAC Hello Kitty Nail Swatches

MAC Hello Kitty Nail Lacquers

Hello Kitty has arrived and MAC introduces two new lovely nail lacquers and one repromote to the Spring collection.  If the mixture of pink, gray and white doesn't catch your attention, the heavenly bottles with the hello kitty signature logo surely will.

First off, I'm super excited that MAC when out on a limb for us nail polish addicts to match the Hello Kitty line with the nail polish bottles.  Bravo, Bravo!  The bottles will have you at Hello!

All the polishes were exceptionally pigmented and only needed two coats on most colors with the exception of Vestral White.  You may need three coats to even out everything.

What I wasn't thrilled about is Something about Pink's brush.  It looks like MAC may be testing out the water with this new brush or I just received a defective batch.

Something about Pink's brush is slightly angled and tapered kinda like SH's Insta-dri (see pic below).  Immediately, I noticed brush differences when I was swatching the colors.  Thumbs down on the funky brush.

Check out the swatches below. 

MAC Vestral White Nail Polish

Vestral White can be described as a french white that was opaque in two coats, but needed three to even out the streaks.

Pretty, but not a must have if you want to skip.  It's just your typical french white shade. 

MAC On The Prowl Nail Polish

On the Prowl, a must have color from the Hello Kitty collectionThe perfect mid tone gray creme that you'll want to sport around this spring and summer.  Her twin sister isn't as cute, but definitely worth checking out.

Gray's are on the rise big time, this is definitely worth picking up.

MAC Something About Pink nail polish 

Something about Pink was the only polish that had an angled tapered brush that I found difficult to navigate on my nails.  Described as a girly vibrant hot pink that fit in perfectly with the Hello Kitty theme.  

MAC New Nail Polish Brush Differences

Here's a picture comparison of On the Prowl and Something about Pink.  There could be two problems with this picture.

Number one, the most obvious, MAC produced a bad batch of polishes with defective brushes.  If you ordered from the site (which i did), you may be getting a defective brush like mine.  Secondly, they may be switching over all their brushes.  And, let's just hope it's not that. 

The Hello Kitty polishes sold out rather quickly online, but you can still find them at Nordstrom, Macy's and MAC freestanding stores which retail for $11.00/ea.  Don't wait a minute if you have any interest in Hello Kitty.  They will go super fast!

Want more Hello Kitty?  Check out all the makeup swtaches or my black and hot pink polka dot mani for this release. 

Tags: mac cosmetics, hello kitty, nail polish, swatches, review

Posted by Steph at 09:18:am
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katee said on Feb 13th, 2009 10:56 am
My guess is that the "tapered brush" was not on purpose. You got a wonky brush my dear :) Maybe just give it a quick trim?
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Jinnzor said on Feb 14th, 2009 6:20 am
Hi babe, I gave you a triple award. I'm not sure what it is (maybe like a pyramid scam but without the money), but it means I lurve your blog :)
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Carol said on Feb 14th, 2009 11:12 am
Yeah, I'm pretty sure you got a bad brush. I just purchased something about pink today and I looked it over and mine is completely straight no angle what so ever! I would suggest exchanging it... thnx for the swatch!
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Steph said on Feb 15th, 2009 9:36 am
Katee, Yeah, I agree! That's what I was thinking. Jinnzor, Aww, your such a sweetie! Your blog rocks too! Hi Carol, Thanks, I'll definitely email MAC and see what they can do for me. Thanks so much for letting me know :)
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