Finally, your nail polish can match your Xbox controller


I don’t know exactly who requested a collaboration between Xbox maker Microsoft and cosmetics powerhouse OPI. But to those eleven or twelve people, congratulations: your wish has come true.

Today, Microsoft announced the OPI x Xbox Collection for Spring 2022, which includes 12 gamer-inspired nail polish colors. Even if you’re not used to painting your nails, don’t click just yet – purchasing those real-world cosmetics could be your ticket to digital cosmetics in Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinite.

This information comes from the official Xbox Wire blog, and to my knowledge, this is the first time the post has devoted an entire article to nail polish. Once you get past the novelty, collaboration isn’t as weird as it looks. This spring, OPI will be offering 12 new nail polish colors, each with a slight Xbox twist. The colors themselves aren’t extravagant either, ranging from pale pink to deep purple.

The names are smart enough, at least, including “Heart and Con-soul” (“A shimmering crimson red that takes fingernails to the next level”), “You Had Me at Halo” (“A shimmering galactic blue that takes you to the next level). will give sparkling stats “) and” Can’t CTRL Me “(” A shimmering robin egg blue that can’t be CTRL. “)

The entire line will be available in Ulta stores starting in February, and prices range from $ 11 to $ 13, depending on the style. Later in the year, you can expect to find the OPI x Xbox collection on Amazon, CVS, Target, Dillard’s, and other major cosmetic stores.

However, it wouldn’t be an Xbox tie without a few in-game goodies. Each bottle of nail polish unlocks “color-matched in-game content for Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinite starting February 1”. In other words, if you buy a bottle of “Sage Simulation” you will also get shimmering green cosmetic skins in Forza and Halo. (As some fans have pointed out, this is actually one of the cheapest ways to unlock skins in Halo Infinite right now.)

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There is one major problem with the plan, however. “Have you dreamed that your controller matches your nails perfectly? Asks the Xbox Wire post, just below a photo of three pastel Xbox controllers with matching nail designs. Even if you have no interest in nail polish, a whole new range of Xbox controller colors looks tempting.

However, you probably won’t be able to get hold of these wonderful accessories. Instead of directly selling the controllers, the Xbox Wire publication explains that “fans will have the chance to win personalized Xbox Wireless Controllers in the hottest hues” on Instagram and TikTok.

In other words, if you have dreamed that your controller was a perfect match for your nails, you might need to keep dreaming.

Still, the Xbox x OPI collection appears to be an unconventional crossover of two beloved brands. It’s sure to appeal to some trendy Xbox gamers – or their partners, who can gift nail polish and keep cosmetic codes to themselves.

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