As proudВ '80s andВ '90s babies, we have a deep-seated love for anything that resurrectsВ pangs of nostalgia-playground crushes circa kindergarten, the epic combination of Gelly Roll pens and Lisa Frank coloring books, A*Teens blaring on our Hit Clips, and last but not least Hello Kitty, an iconic cartoon character designed by Yuko Shimizu and originally added to the Sanrio character lineup in 1974.В
Back in yesteryear, our obsession knew no bounds and we had a stockpile of bed linens, beach towels, board games, clothing, patent purses, (and so, so much more) to prove it. Plus, not so surprisingly, the Sanrio characters also inspired our very whimsical makeup aesthetic. (The packaging of our favorite lip balms, nail polishes, and chunky glitter eyeshadowВ palettes were often encrusted with their images.)
Fast-forward to 2018, however, and our love for Hello Kitty and friends is hitting a fresh, slightly more mature stride-aka a playful new collaborationВ between the beloved L.A.-based skincare lineВ The CrГЁme Shop and Sanrio Beauty.В
вЂњAs a brand that loves to create fun and eclectic products for our customers, a partnership with Sanrio felt natural to us. We've always adored Sanrio's whimsical aesthetic and feel that this collaboration will only enhance the enjoyment our customers receive from our products,вЂќ said Olive Kim, executive director of The CrГЁme Shop, in a press release we received. вЂњTheВ best news is this is only the beginning of our collaboration and we can't wait to create more exciting beauty and skincare products with Sanrio.вЂќ
What can you expect from the line? Well, in addition to the obviously adorable packaging, you can prepare your complexion for reform by way of eye masks, lip balms, sheet masks, cleansing towelettes, headbands, bath bombs, sleep maks, hand cream and even Hello Kitty-inspired falsies.
There are 51 products in total, with each of the above product ranges representing different iconic Sanrio charactersВ like Hello Kitty, Gudetama, Chococat, Badtz-Maru, Keroppi, My Melody, and Cinnamoroll. Plus, your wallet can officially do a happy dance as the collaboration in its entirety ranges fromВ $4 toВ $10. We kid you not.
We recommend heading toВ The CrГЁme Shop's website for a full peek, (although the collection is also available on Sanrio websites and will launch in additional retail doors including Riley Rose, Dolls Kill, Hot Topic, and CVS, among others), but in the meantime, we've rounded up nine products we're personally stoked to stock ASAP. Keep scrolling.The CrГЁme Shop Gudetama 20 Pre-Wet Towelettes $6ShopThe CrГЁme Shop Chococat Plushie Sleep Mask $9ShopThe CrГЁme Shop Hello Kitty Unicorn Shooting Stars Sheet Mask $4ShopThe CrГЁme Shop Badtz-Maru Detox Rocks! Sheet Mask $4ShopThe CrГЁme Shop My Melody Macaron Lip Balm in Strawberry Ice Cream $8ShopThe CrГЁme Shop Hello Kitty 100% Handcrafted Lashes in Wispy Wink $7ShopThe CrГЁme Shop Gudetama Handy Dandy Cream in Peach $10ShopThe CrГЁme Shop Cinnamoroll "It's Bomb" Bath Bomb $10ShopThe CrГЁme Shop Keroppi Spa Headband $8Shop
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