High Tea with Hello Kitty and Her Chic New Summer Collection!
Hello Kitty’s chic new summer collection deserves a celebration!
It really doesn’t matter how old you are; there’s just something about Hello Kitty that makes any gal, from age 8 to 88, go a little nutso over her. There’s something so fun and innocent, yet so chic about her that people – okay, women – squeal with delight when her name is mentioned.
The other day I was invited to high tea at the chichi Crosby Hotel to meet Hello Kitty’s summer collection. It will be debuting in June exclusively at Sephora stores nationwide and online. Walking into the room, I immediately sniffed a sexy, fruity, flowery scent. It wasn’t the roses that were in the room; it was Hello Kitty’s newest fragrance: Hello Kitty Big Pink Bow.
The table was strewn with little Hello Kitty Stickers and tiny votive candles. There were even Hello Kitty cupcakes.
Gilbert Soliz, a Sephora PRO makeup artist talked about the upcoming exclusives. The Hello Pretty palette ($36) is a two-tiered mirrored hot pink compact that contains eight shadows: matte chocolate brown, glittery nude, pearlized soft blue, iridescent purple, glittery charcoal black, pearlized white and glittery soft pink. Each of the colors work together.
Makeup tip: One of the hottest looks for summer is pale blue shadow. How do you wear it without looking like an overly-enthusiastic 12-year-old? Use the color as a thin line under the eye, close to the lash, and on top of the lid, again close to the lid. By applying it this way, you’ll see a flash of color when you blink. Instead of using the highlighter color near the brow bone, place it on the top and bottom corners of the inner eye. It widens the eye and adds sparkle to your look.
The Bronzer ($28) is housed in Hello Kitty shaped cream colored mirrored compact. It has a gorgeous pearl bronze shade that gives any skin tone a bit of summer glow.
Hello Kitty Pretty compact mirror ($19) OMG! This is just too freaking cute. It’s shaped, one again like Hello Kitty’s head and it’s black and white polka dots.
Hello Pretty makeup bag ($29), it’s got a ruched, ruffled top, is just the right size to be a cute little polka dotted evening bag. I mean who’d know?
Retractable Kabuki Brush ($28) the golden colored Kabuki brush’s topper is shaped like Hello Kitty. The brush swivels up and down, protecting the bristles from getting bent from the topper.
The piece de resistance of the collection is the new Hello Kitty Big Pink Bow fragrance. It’s redolent of gardenias, pineapple, pink honeysuckle, coconut and vanilla. This is a super sexy, summery scent. It comes in three sizes: 50 ml spray ($58), Rollergirl ($19) and solid perfume ring ($29). The ring is white and gold enamel.
There you have it, fun, creative and pretty Hello Kitty cosmetics and fragrance to add to your summer wardrobe.
PJ Gach is Senior Editor: Style + Beauty at BettyConfidential.