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Sephora Hello Kitty Collection-Brush Set

Arrives in Sephora stores and online in Mid-January, ($49)

Yay! Half-day at work today, I have to run to the Apple store and buy a new laptop charger so I can blog from Washington, LOL. I had my laptop for years and my charger finally died on me (the wires got frayed). I meant to post this earlier, but I fell asleep on the couch since I was running on 4 hours of sleep from last night, I love naps. :)

Anyway, my Hello Kitty Brush Set from Sephora arrived yesterday (I was surprised it arrived so fast!), and it’s just so darling! The HK collectible brush holder itself is made out of a cheap metallic coated plastic. In person it totally looks and feels cheap, but the plus side is knowing it won’t tarnish and get darker like real silver for example. The inside of her head and the brush holder (white cup) is made out of a sturdy plastic and the entire brush set with her head on, is light in weight. Her head of course can be removed to reveal the brushes inside.

The Sephora Hello Kitty Brush Set comes with 5 brushes: Face brush, Eyeshadow brush, Angled Eyeliner Brush, Shader Brush, and a Lip Brush.

The brushes itself are in true Hello Kitty fashion, featuring baby pink handles labeling the brushes as well as having Hello Kitty’s name on the other side. The bristles have dyed pink tips and they are super soft; which surprised me because I am so used to brush sets in general having lesser quality and usually having more scratchy bristles. Even with the MAC HK Brush Set I bought a couple years ago, those brushes weren’t all that soft. But these are amazingly soft and they are very sturdy, the ferrules seem to be well made and don’t seem like they are prone to bend out of shape, so they definitely feel like good quality brushes.

So what else can this brush holder fit inside? Well in addition to the brushes it comes with, it doesn’t fit a lot of ‘tall’ things, such as regular-sized UD eyeliners (but if you bought small sample UD eyeliners they will fit), however just to give you an idea in terms of sizing, it DOES accommodate MAC lipglasses, lipsticks, even MAC’s technakohl eyeliners. So using items such as these or those of similar size guarantees her head will close all the way, you can still fit a few regular-sized UD eyeliners that have already been sharpened down a bit but her head will not close all the way.

Overall, if you are a Hello Kitty lover or addict, or even just like the idea of having a brush set/holder like this, I definitely recommend this being a good addition to your collection or vanity. It’s a nice collector’s item and I think it’s even a great gift for younger girls who enjoy Hello Kitty. They come with a nice range of brushes for lip, eyes, and face, and the bristles are really soft, one of those things you have to check out when they are available at Sephora mid-January!

Hello Kitty Day

Today was literally Hello Kitty heaven and Hello Kitty overload (as if there is such a thing!).  My friends were so thoughtful and got me so many cute little items for Xmas, and got a few goodies from a sample sale, and of course the Sephora Hello Kitty Brush Set I bought last weekend at their online private event arrived (which I will review in a separate post tomorrow). The fiance works right next to the Loungefly warehouse where they sell a lot of Hello Kitty items (as well as other brands like Disney and Barbie) and they have random sample sales so everything is more than 50-75% off; so of course I give him money and made him sneak over there to snag me whatever he can haha! He texted me this morning that the line was around the building and that there were people lining up before 7 am (the sample sale is from 9am-5pm), so I didn’t think he would be able to check it out, but the owner/manager let people from his company just go in. Score!

We mainly got a bunch of things to give as presents and for friends, so not all of this is mine, just one of the gray HK bags, and the Barbie bag with the matching wallet (which is just adorable). I am giving my little sister one of the cute coin purses for her lunch money since she loves HK too. The Barbie bag I figured would be a nice little carry-on bag on my flight this Friday to Washington.

So funny too because the love for this kitten started as a joke, and people just started getting me HK stuff, and I went with it! And why not, she’s too darn cute.

Then earlier this morning, I got the cutest gifts from my coworkers/friends. Carolina got me an HK shirt that says “Food Coma” which totally describes us after lunch! My other friend Mare got me a cute Hello Kitty wallet and keychain set, and my other good friend Kyle who is just the sweetest, is literally doing the 12 days of Christmas, and has given me a gift for each day so far. Right now we are on Day 9, and it’s so amazing where he finds this stuff! My other co-worker Mike jokingly said that my cubicle was like a Sanrio store! LOL!

Hello Kitty Brush Set from Sephora Collection (in stores and online Jan-Feb)