If there’s one thing I thought I would never be singing the praise of it would be a product adorned with Hello Kitty. I’m not a fan of the random white cat and the millions of accessories that pop up all over the shop – I just don’t get the fuss. (I’m also not 10.) There’s a new collection by the kitten adorning the shelves of Boots this festive season and a selection of it arrived at my doorstep today. I’m eating my words because I bloody love it. The pattern and design of the collection is a blue, pink and purple Liberty print that will appeal to fans of HK young and old, but also people like me who would rather not publish their love for a small white cat. Here are some last minute stocking ideas from the collection…
Within the range is a cute hand wash and lotion set which comes with this little matching soap dish. The products come in large 175ml bottles that are plastic with a plastic wrap around them – handy for in the bathroom if, like me, soggy paper labels on hand wash bottles drive you crazy. The gold lettering on the bottles gives it a more mature touch so that you can get away with putting it in your own bathroom, although the soap dish looks a bit outdated and cheap in my opinion. Once you’ve bunged your soap in it though you can’t see the design, so just pretend it’s plain! This would make a great little gift and they’re already sitting in my bathroom, brightening up the decor.
Another great product is this cute little Liberty print makeup bag with bow detail. It’s a really great size and is again pretty subtle if you don’t want to feel like a six year old. It’s covered in a plastic film to protect it from water or products, making it perfect for popping in your bag or taking away at weekends. Even better is that inside you also get three products that also include the unique HK design and subtle gold logo – a mascara, lipgloss and deep blue eyeshadow. The mascara is pretty average (as you’d expect), the lipgloss a generic nude colour that has a sweet scent, while the eyeshadow is a universal dark shade with subtle shimmers. The eyeshadow comes in a card case and the lipgloss/mascara lids are simply wrapped in paper, so they’re not the best quality. However, they would make a cute little pressie for a younger loved one who just wants a Hello Kitty lipgloss.
The highlight of the collection for me though is this cute eyeshadow palette. The pack itself is great quality, sturdy and detailed – there’s even a little gold kitty design on the mirror inside. It contains eight great eyeshadow colours that are pretty standard, but great for anyone who just wants some basic colours to play with. The shades and pigments are very, very similar to an Urban Decay palette I’ve got that costs three times the amount, so this is a perfect stocking filler for any makeup junkie out there. To make the collection even better, you can still grab these all in Boots on a 3 for 2, so you could even get this little eyeshadow compact for yourself guilt free!
Hand wash and lotion kit RRP £10.00; Makeup pouch set RRP £16.00; Eyeshadow palette RRP £8.00. All available in Boots exclusively and currently available in their 3 for 2 Christmas gift offer.