Monday, February 27, 2012

Mani Monday: [Kiss on the Chic]

OPI's Kiss on the Chic is probably my favorite of the "natural" polishes I have...all four of them lol. It applies easily with no streaking. One coat was used in the picture above.

xoxo Mayumi

Friday, February 24, 2012

Fashion Friday [2]: BULA Festival

Attended Asia Pacific Cultural Center's 14th Annual celebration BULA! featuring the island of Fiji a few weekends ago. We (UW's Micronesian Islands Club) were set to perform in the afternoon, but had a lot of downtime to enjoy the festival as well. I will be doing a follow-up post with more pictures from that day but for now, this is just to show what I wore :)

men's dress shirt: thrifted | belt: Target | bottom: GapKids | shoes: Target

watch: Fossil | cuffs: David Smallcombe | stretch: jo bird jewelry | silver link: Robert Keene

Bonus outfit: my costume for the cultural performance!

xoxo Mayumi

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mani Monday: [Black with Envy] + Silver Crackle

 two coats "Black with Envy", one coat silver crackle, topcoat

"Black with Envy" is Revlon's dupe for the ever-so-popular Chanel "Black Pearl."

A quick note on the LAsplash silver crackle: don't buy it. I can't speak for all the colors in their "crackle'd" range, but for this particular one, it dries to a matte white-gray finish. Although a topcoat does turn it back into a metallic silver, if the topcoat doesn't soak all the way into the layer, there are still areas that end up a whitish color. It only cost a few dollars, but still, disappointing.

xoxo Mayumi

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wishlist [3]: Body Moisturizer

I'm running low on my daily body lotion so I'll need to purchase a new one in the next week or 2.
I like ones that sink into the skin fairly quickly and keep my skin moisturized all day.
I'm not too picky about scents as long as it doesn't smell horrible lol.

Here are my top 2 choices for now, but I would appreciate other suggestions!

Ideally, I'd like it to be under $20 but if there's one that you just love, I'd be open to trying it out.
Please leave your suggestions by commenting, or even on twitter! Tweet me @xGoingIncognito :)

xoxo Mayumi

Monday, February 13, 2012

Mani Monday: [What's with the Cattitude?]

basecoat, 2 coats of OPI "What's with the Cattitude?", 1 coat of Sally Hansen "Ice Queen", topcoat

A friend had an Alice-in-Wonderland themed birthday so I decided to paint my nails with this creme finish light blue color since it reminded me of Alice's dress. Topped it off with Ice Queen for added sparkle :)

P.S. Excuse the tip-wear, I took these pictures a day after they were painted.

xoxo Mayumi

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Review: Rimmel Lash Accelerator

This is more of a lengthening rather than volumizing mascara. Lashes are noticeably longer and the mascara dries to a very black matte finish with one quick coat. On my lashes, 2 or more coats of this gets fairly clumpy, rather than volumizing nicely. It took a bit of time with a spooly or lash comb just to make my lashes look ok. For this reason, I usually stuck with one coat for everyday use since it was too much work to de-clump 2+ coats. Also, I noticed that bits of this mascara had a tendency to flake off by the end of the day.

Will I repurchase? No. I didn't like the flaking. Plus, it just takes too much time to make it work with my lashes.

Bare Lashes

One coat on top and bottom lashes

Two coats on top lashes, one coat on bottom lashes

xoxo Mayumi

Monday, February 06, 2012

Mani Monday: [Irreplaceable]

A light, neutral beige-nude packed with gold glass-fleck shimmers.

2 thin coats of "Irreplaceable" + 1 layer of topcoat

Natural Light

Available at Ulta stores for only 99¢

xoxo Mayumi

Friday, February 03, 2012

Fashion Friday [1]: Birthday Outfit

This year I turned twenty-four on January the 18th, but decided to celebrate on Saturday night instead of on a Wednesday so that more of my friends would be able to join me. Here is what I wore during a little apartment get-together and bar hopping on the Ave in U-district <3

dress: Target | handbag: Wet Seal | booties: Charlotte Russe

heart necklace: Tiffany & Co. | circle pendant: OFINA jewelry | black twisted necklace: t+j designs
watch: Coach | cuffs: David Smallcombe | braided: h&m | crystal wrap: Aprie | stretch: jo bird Jewelry

**on another note, check out an amazing giveaway for this month over on Blushing Noir's blog!
xoxo Mayumi 

photos thanks to Jessie of SANITY NOTEBOOK 01.21.12

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

[Birchbox]: January 2012

1) Borghese | CuraForte Moisture Intensifier
This serum proves that sidekicks deserve recognition too. Apply before moisturizing or mix it with your favorite cream to help actives work harder. Full-size $67.50

2) Juicy Couture | Viva La Juicy
This scent will bring out your inner girly girl. Wild berries flirt with mandarin and soft floral notes to create a fragrance that's fun and happy. Full-size $69-$89

3) Jouer | Body Butter
Ingredient snobs, take note. This rich formula softens rough patches like elbows, with pure shea butter, plus olive and avocado oils. Full-size $32

4) stila | Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in "purple tang"
It's time to put down the black liner. This colorful pigment makes eyes stand out and stays put for hours. Full-size $20

Lifestyle Extra ) LARABAR | Mini Bar
You won't find any artificial fillers in these natural bars: just dried fruits, nuts, and other wholesome ingredients. They're as tasty as they are healthy.

Included in this month's box were a list of mind, body, and soul detoxes to help start 2012 with an optimistic mood, plus a Birchbox magnet.

xoxo Mayumi