Thursday, 28 February 2013

Trending: Unicorn Graphic T's

Trending: Unicorn Graphic T's

Trending: Unicorn Graphic T's by curlsandmindy 


I've been seeing unicorns on graphic t's everywhere for spring! I don't mean to be a debbie-downer, but I'm not sure if I'm a fan...maybe I'm just getting old. What do you guys think?





xx mindy 

Friday, 22 February 2013

OOTD: Shibuya, Tokyo + Bershka Sunglasses


Decided to go a bit buck-wild today and left my hair au naturale-- plus a quick blow-dry. I was very excited to pick up these round, metallic framed sunglasses from Bershka in Shibuya, Tokyo! I've been eyeing an almost identical style, the Rayban 3447's (link!), forever but they are most definitely out of my price range at the moment :/ what else is new? These frames will make a good budget-friendly substitute at approx $15 USD :)



Vintage Camo Jacket: Urban Outfitters (Link)
Gray Hoodie: Second-hand
Gray Sweatshirt: H&M
Trousers: American Apparel (Link)
Sneakers: Converse
Sunglasses: Bershka (Link)




xx mindy

Monday, 18 February 2013

Zara Mirrored Tiger T-shirt





I picked this up while shopping at Zara in Shibuya, Tokyo. The material is thin and billow-y so it's perfect for spring and summer! That and the lengths is long, so it drapes nicely off the body and I don't have to worry about plumber bum.



xx mindy

Saturday, 16 February 2013

OOTD: Ueno Park, Tokyo





Tokyo is fabulous~ such an amazing city. The shopping is amazing, but of course that goes without saying :) 


black beanie: asos (link)
flannel shirt: uniqlo
trousers: american apparel easy jeans - size: S, colour: indigo (link)
shoes: purple converse
jacket: purchased in Tokyo
bag: vintage - purchased in Tokyo
watch: casio - purchased on amazon but the same model is sold at american apparel (link)
nails: L'oreal - 540 'jet set to paris'




xx mindy

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Japanese Fashion Magazine JELLY

JELLY March 2013 Issue

'Jelly' is a Japanese fashion magazine geared more towards that of 'gyaru' style, that being a more tan, heavily bleached/dyed hair and dramatic nails and makeup. The models in Jelly however (compared to the traditional 'gyaru') are not as dramatic with their image. Their fashion tends to be less innocent and cute, giving off a more sexy/cool vibe.

JELLY March 2013 Issue

JELLY March 2013 Issue

The models in Jelly are more tan than most models found in Japanese magazines, and most of them (if not all) appear to be wearing circle lenses. A few of them also have their hair dyed in lighter blonde shades.

JELLY March 2013 Issue

JELLY March 2013 Issue

One notable thing about Jelly is that all their models appear to be full Japanese, whereas in the fashion magazine ViVi (Link!) almost all of the models are half-Japanese. Because of this, the styling tends to be less similar to that of British/North American fashion; it still maintains a notable Japanese 'cuteness.'

JELLY March 2013 Issue

JELLY March 2013 Issue

While there were some pieces and styles that I really liked, I couldn't call Jelly one of my preferred fashion magazines. This is only because the 'cute' Japanese style doesn't suit me at all--that and gyaru. Something else that I noticed: almost all of the high-heels the models were wearing were obviously way too big. It's definitely not a deal breaker, but I couldn't help but get annoyed since the models didn't make an effort to conceal this.



xx mindy


Saturday, 2 February 2013

Current Beauty Covets

current beauty covets

current beauty covets by curlsandmindy 


The Clarins Ever Matte Mineral Powder may have to be my next purchase! I'm practically out of my MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, and I'm looking to try something new. Not only is it matte, which I love, but it is supposed to have an amazingly smooth finish. That and the packaging is gold; excellent.

I love me a good winged eyeliner, but all I have at the moment is gel. Applying a gel liner can sometimes be a bother because if you're having an off day (which happens often for some of us...), the product can start drying on the brush, making the application a bit more troublesome. The Stila stay all day looks promising and very pigmented. I heard Milani carries a really good eyeliner, as well, but I'll have to wait until later this summer when I'm back in North America.

I'm running low on my Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, so I've been eyeing the Laura Mercier foundation primer to replenish. I'm a huge skincare buff (probably more than makeup) so anything by laura mercier just makes sense to me. Also, this "radiance" business sounds appealing.



xx mindy