First there were Halo Infinite energy drink tie-ins, and now there’s, er, nail varnish. Publisher Xbox Game Studios has unveiled a rather surprising but undeniably snazzy new collaboration with nail polish brand OPI, in the form of a collection inspired by “virtual worlds of Xbox Game Pass titles and popular gaming phrases”. And, yes, there’s a Halo-themed shade in the batch.
The OPI x Xbox collection features 12 different nail polish colours – or “hues”, if you want to be fancy about it – across a few of the brand’s different formulas, some of which only apply certain shades. The names of the shades are pretty funny (and suitably daft), too. For example, there’s ‘Can’t CTRL Me’, which is a “shimmery robin’s egg blue that cannot be CTRL’d”. Then you’ve got ‘Heart and Con-soul’ (what’s that?), which is a “shimmery crimson red that takes nails to the next level”.
Then there’s ‘You Had Me At Halo’, which is surprisingly not Master Chief green, but instead a “shimmery galactic blue that will give you sparkly stats”. Lovely.