There comes a time when can be easy to start wishing away the rest of the year in anticipation of the holiday season. It sure doesn't help that all your favorite brands start launching fresh, fun collections to outfit your closet and beauty counter for the most festive of seasons, only amplifying your desire for those comparatively drab pre-holiday weeks to be over and done with. And just in case you didn't already have a countdown in place for your first holiday cocktail party (aka the first chance to adorn yourself in festive apparel), the OPI x Hello Kitty Holiday collection is here to inspire you.
If the crowd-favorite nail brand and iconic cartoon cat collab rings a bell, it's because this isn't their first — in 2016, the duo partnered up to create the original Hello Kitty Collection by OPI, which caused an all-out polish pandemonium as fans scrambled to get their hands on the cheeky-cute polishes. One color, Let's Be Friends!, even became the most searched for shade in OPI collab history. Now, the two uber-popular names are partnering up again for a very festive holiday-edition collection. And yes, they are in fact bringing back that coveted color.
After already making a strong showing with its Fall 2019 Scotland collection (it's seriously so versatile), OPI announced that it'll be dropping its second Hello Kitty collection on Oct. 1 — and this time, the iconic duo is celebrating the forthcoming holiday season. The new Hello Kitty x OPI drop includes a dozen signature shades in high-shine creme and shimmer finishes plus three ultra glittery top coats, for a total of 15 polishes to get you in the festive spirit.
The fresh shades range from sparkly silvers and glimmering golds to velvety rich purples and blues, with no shortage of flirty, feminine pinks and reds in between (of course). And fans of the original Hello Kitty collection will be thrilled to know that amongst the new colors, the powdery pink Let's Be Friends! polish is making a triumphant return. Top it with one of the drop's glitter polishes, like the gold Glitter All The Way, for a festive take on the cult-favorite. Or, use the hue you love most to create a very 2019 French manicure. Deep blue My Favorite Gal Pal would be a daring holiday party-ready choice.
If the popularity of Hello Kitty's last collection with OPI is any indication — and it very likely is — the holiday 2019 drop is bound to fly off shelves fast. Mark your calendar for the first of October now, so you can get the polishes before they're gone.