OPI Nail Lacquer in 5 Apples Tall, swatch

OPI — 5 Apples Tall (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: OPI 2016 Spring, Hello Kitty

Admittedly, I’m not a big fan of Hello Kitty, so OPI’s spring collection this year wasn’t a great draw for me. However, I did notice that one shade was called 5 Apples Tall (NL H89) and I had to get it! (If you didn’t know, my fivezero handle refers to my height: a whopping five-foot-nothing!) Hello Kitty is apparently five apples tall and weighs three apples.

2015's Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Exhibit
2015’s Hello! Exploring the Supercute World
of Hello Kitty
40th Anniversary Exhibit.
Image: glamour.com

The color itself is not particularly unique: a shiny, perfectly happy red apple cream. It’s actually such a cute red (I’m not even quite sure how OPI have done it) that it’s making me like Hello Kitty… The red is nicely balanced between warm and cool, and is vibrant without being garish or neon. I can’t see this not looking awesome on anyone!

OPI Nail Lacquer in 5 Apples Tall

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New Release: simplehuman — Hello Kitty Sensor Vanity Mirror (LE)

This isn’t the first time I’ve featured fine trashcan-makers simplehuman on my blog, but this time, it’s actually beauty-related!

simplehuman are probably most famous for their excellently engineered stepcans and precision bin liners (I swear, they’re awesome), but they’ve since branched out into other household goods.

They’ve just released a limited edition Hello Kitty 5″ Sensor Vanity Mirror! The mirror lights up with fancy LEDs and everything.

simplehuman Hello Kitty Sensor Vanity Mirror limited edition 5-inch
Image: simplehuman.com

It also seems to comes with an adorable red Hello Kitty-embossed carrying case.

simplehuman Hello Kitty Sensor Vanity Mirror limited edition 5-inch with case
Image: simplehuman.com

The 10x mirror comes with a 5-year warranty and is cordless (one charge via USB lasts up to 5 weeks). The MSRP is US$150. Sounds like a great holiday gift for a makeup fiend who has it all!