When I was a little girl, my favorite toy in the world was Barbie. My mom tells stories of how I would sit in my room for hours and just play Barbie, all alone. I had so many Barbies, the Barbie dream house, the cars, all the accessories. I was Barbie obsessed. 

That lasted probably a little too long because I remember being almost 12 years old and still playing with Barbies. 

To this day I still love Barbie. I love the nostalgia it brings me and how a doll has stood the test of time throughout the years. One of my favorite Instagram accounts to follow is 'Barbie Style' which truly is the dream social job - to post different photos of Barbies in different scenarios, to get paid to play with Barbies? Yes please.

As I've gotten older I also became interested in the history of Barbie, the way she was ahead of her time and even though she is thin and blonde, she is not stupid. Barbie is a girl boss in every way - she has had every job on the planet and is honestly very inspiring. I love the feminist twist we have given her over the decades.

All of this to say that when I found out about the Barbie movie I was over the moon; having Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken is perfect casting and I already have my tickets for July 21st.



The collaborations and brand deals that have come out of this movie is a marketers dream and is so fun to watch. OPI x Barbie is a no brainer and when I saw the collection launch on Ulta.com, I immediately put all the colors in my cart, but then whittled it down to four shades. 

The minute they showed up to my house I applied the 'Hi Barbie' shade and haven't looked back. 'Hi Barbie' is the perfect hot pink without being too neon. It's fuchsia without being overly bright and has a beautiful creme finish.

I haven't used an OPI polish in a while and was impressed with the formula; it went on very opaque, smoothly and dried down nicely. After a few days, I only have 2 chips but to be honest, I'm not concerned with chipping anymore. 

I'm hard on my hands and pick my nails when I'm anxious. As long as the polish is opaque and not streaky, I'm happy with it. However, I am still impressed when my nails don't immediately chip and after opening boxes, moving stuff around and being generally more rough on my hands this weekend, that's a win.

If you're looking for a new hot pink polish, I definitely recommend this. It's the perfect shade to wear to the Barbie premiere but also would look so pretty in the winter (imagine the pink against a snowy background - so cute!). 

I cannot wait to rock this polish for many months to come and to try the other three polishes I have from the Barbie collaboration.


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