Saturday, 16 March 2013

OPI's 'Light My Sapphire'

OPI's 'Light My Sapphire' is a deep bluish/purple with silver micro-glitter that gives it an almost cloudy sheen. Since it is a very dark colour, I was worried that the formula would be difficult to work with and bleed easily, but this formula has to be one of the best OPI formulas that I have ever worked with. It has a smooth, buttery consistency and is opaque after applying two coats. Super, just super! 

OPI's 'Light My Sapphire'
OPI's 'Light My Sapphire'
OPI's 'Light My Sapphire'
Despite the great formula, I have to admit that I found myself getting bored of this colour quite quickly. Maybe I'm just too excited for spring but I found the colour to be too deep and dark; not having enough dimension. Since it is named after a gem, I was hoping for a more vibrant shade of blue but it ended up being almost dull-looking in certain lighting. 


What's your favourite OPI nail polish??




xx mindy

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Mac's 'Hot Tahiti' Lipstick

Hot Tahiti was my very first lipstick that I purchased from Mac. It is a glaze finish and the Mac website describes the colour as a 'reddish-coral." I love this lipstick because it's a very wearable red and very build-able, as well. It's my go-to red lipstick when I want a bit of added drama without having to worry about maintenance throughout the day.


Mac's Hot Tahiti
Mac's Hot Tahiti Lipstick at different intensities
The reason why Hot Tahiti is so wearable, apart from it being a glaze, is because it's a very dynamic colour. If worn lightly, it can come off as more of a pinky-orange shade. If you build the colour, it can come off as a deeper, plummy shade. I personally like wearing Hot Tahiti as more of a lip stain; wearing it quite lightly. If you're wanting something more dramatic, you can apply a red lip liner underneath, or even a darker shade of red lipstick.

Mac's Hot Tahiti
Hot Tahiti is a great shade of red for all those who are just getting their feet wet with red lipstick do not be afraid!!. I highly recommend it!





xx mindy

Monday, 4 March 2013

Denim Bomber Jacket

I picked up this acid wash denim jacket while shopping in Harajuku and I love it! The denim is actually quite soft, almost a chambray, and the gray hood is also detachable! They only had one size available (M), but I love the fit; it's not tight or restricting, but it's not so big that you feel like you're drowning in it. The stitching pattern and the cut are very unique; needless to say, I'm in love~

Denim Bomber Jacket 


Denim Bomber Jacket - Harajuku, Tokyo

Black Beanie - Asos


Is anyone else excited for spring?!




xx mindy

Friday, 1 March 2013

Studded silver drop-back earrings

I picked up these studded earrings while shopping in Tokyo. I was drawn to them because there is a stud hanging from the butterfly-back (check out that earring anatomy!), so there are two studs that are visible; one on your earlobe and one hanging underneath! Pretty and neat! 





P. S. is anyone else freaking out that it's already March?! Yikes!


xx mindy