Thursday, 18 July 2013

OOTD: Japanese Yukata at Gion Matsuri

The heat and humidity of the Japanese summer is not very nice for a girl with hair like me, but thanks to all the cultural festivals that are practically continuous throughout the season it makes it easier to look on the bright side! I recently attended Kyoto's famous Gion Matsuri sporting a traditional navy blue yukata (summer kimono) with white flower details, paired with a aqua/teal obi (traditional belt). 

While the streets of downtown Kyoto were crazy-crowded, the festival was so much fun and the atmosphere almost surreal; it definitely had an energy that I've never experienced before. I hope you're all having a wonderful start to your summer.

xx mindy

Friday, 12 July 2013

Gifted: Kiehl's and NYX

I received a package from a special man-friend yesterday and I thought I would share with you all! I've been wanting anything Kiehl's since forever, but I was happy that my first Kiehl's product was an eye cream. I have relatively deep-set eyes so under eye circles are practically unavoidable. The Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye cream (approx. $30 USD) was recommended and promises 'fresher, younger looking eyes by morning.' I also received a NYX soft matte lip cream (approx. $8 USD) in the colour Amsterdam. It's quite a pinky-red and I can't wait to wear it out!! thanks bf!!

xx mindy