In Which Mickey & Minnie Are On Jenn’s Jeans, K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Hey! Based on the numbers, it seems like you guys actually kinda like it when I ramble on about Disney parks and Disney fashion and wearing Disney fashion at Disney parks. So let’s all geek out over my latest acquisition together!

I found these Mickey & Minnie kissing jeans at Hot Topic literally a year ago, and I think I asked for them for Christmas but didn’t get them. Which is obviously fine – it’d be pretty entitled to assume you’ll get everything you want for Christmas! Curiously, though, I didn’t just use holiday money to buy them myself during the post-Christmas week, as is my wont.

But I think I know why – I challenged myself this year to buy no new clothes. Ah, you think, what an admirably minimalist approach! No, no – what I mean to say is that I’ve bought new clothes this year, just not new clothes. Secondhand, baby! Sustainability!

And whaddya know, I found those exact jeans in my size on Poshmark! And yet, alas, the seller was offering these secondhand jeans for $39, which was more expensive than HT sold them as they are constantly offering discounts. I don’t generally like to pay full price under any circumstances, let alone in a reseller’s market, but the lower offer I submitted was not accepted by the seller. Such is life.

But I couldn’t quite stop thinking about those jeans – I could see them being super cute in the parks, plus for all my copious Disney clothing I own very little that’s appropriate for chillier temperatures. Short dresses? Coming out my ears! Stuff for when Orlando decides to give winter a try? Less so.

Weakened by my vision, I came very close to abandoning my challenge and buying them from Hot Topic anyway when they had one of their 30% off sales. But then I discovered HT wanted like $20 in shipping to Puerto Rico, so buying from there went out the window on principle. I wasn’t gonna break my resolution for a shafting.

Weeks passed – then months. (You guys remember the pandemic, right?) The Poshmark seller of the jeans lowered the price a few times, but never quite enough to tempt me. Then, one day, after I had made some money selling on Poshmark myself and had a smidge of cash on hand, I got a private offer on the jeans – for $12! $12! Plus shipping of course, but it all still came out to less than $19. Hooray!

By now this is probably feeling sort of like when you click on a recipe page and the author has written an enormous philosophical manifesto ahead of the actual recipe and you’re scrolling and scrolling like for heaven’s sake, just give me the INGREDIENTS LIST at least, so anyway, I now own these adorable jeans!

Mickey & Minnie Jeans

Mickey & Minnie jeans

I tried them out with some of the Disney masks my mom sent me, and determined the red Minnie one is the best aesthetic fit, Y/N? And my classic Minnie ears, of course. I’m pretty sure these photos qualify me for influencer status anyway.

Me in Mickey jeans

Me in Mickey Jeans

That’s my latest sartorial Disney conquest. I hope I can get to WDW soon and try it out!

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In Which Jenn Lets Mickey Do Her Makeup

I’m such a sucker for Target’s Disney collections. I’m there every week to buy my groceries, and they always seem to have something new! Usually I’m pretty strong about not buying extras unless there’s a good sale, but in the case of the cheapity-cheap skin and makeup items they just released, I allowed myself to succumb a bit. Hence last week’s review of the sheet masks – and today’s review of an eyeshadow palette!

Quick note: usually I try spread out similar content so that you have more variety to read, but since I’m not sure how long this collection will be available I wanted to get a review out sooner rather than later so you can decide if you want to buy it while there’s still time. If there’s something else in the collection you’d particularly like reviewed, hit me up in the comments. Okay, onward!

Eight bucks will snag you a palette in one of two color schemes, a smokey neutral that bottoms out in black or the one I picked up, which is warmer with reds and browns. Both feature a mix of matte and metallic shades.

The most important thing to note is that, whether because of quality, handling, or some combination thereof, these shadows crumble easily. I didn’t see a single one that didn’t suffer some errant powder along the edges, and a couple even had completely shattered segments. Definitely open them up to check for breakage before you buy! And maybe think twice before having it sent through the mail, at least at full price.

The packaging, besides featuring a plainly shellshocked Mickey Mouse, is cardboard, but the finish is smooth and it doesn’t feel flimsy. The palette features a mirror, which is a nice touch, and comes with a double-sided brush, one side haired and one side sponge. Personally I prefer to use my own, larger brushes but this is handy in a pinch.

Unsurprisingly (at these prices), the color payoff is pretty sheer. Below I swatched each color with one sweep using the spongy side of the included brush. (None of the colors are named; I just went left to right out of the packaging.)

In brighter light.
Most apply to your lids pretty sheer, too, but they aren’t unworkable. The palest tan and the metallic reds were particularly malleable. I do think you’d be hard pressed to build up any truly vibrant color, but you can bring about a very pretty wash if natural is your thing. Some eyeshadow primer should help.

So there you have it! For an $8 palette, this one performs like… an $8 palette. You can probably pick up something better from your favorite drugstore brand if you’re not super into Mickey. But I just can’t get over the inherent cuteness of doing my makeup in my Disney resort room under Mickey’s heraldry. If you feel the same, it’s not a bad purchase.

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In Which Jenn Tries Out Those New Mickey Mouse Sheet Masks

Target’s always had a smattering of Disney items available, but the launch that dropped a couple week ago is big – just check out all this loot:

Mugs! Cosmetic bags! Makeup! Skincare! Hand creams and bubble bath and, yeah, some t-shirts and stuff too, but the latter is pretty average, if you ask me. Standard Mickey Mouse prints.

I was immediately drawn to the skincare and makeup, with this romantic notion: how adorably apropos would it be to come back to your WDW resort hotel after a long day in the parks, slap on a Mickey sheet mask, and chill?

With that happy vision dancing before me, I snapped up one of each of the offered masks at $3 a pop (which is to say I purchased these myself for review). Should you do the same? LET’S FIND OUT.

The sheet masks are manufactured in Korea, where skincare is king, so that’s a good sign. The options are hydrating with hyaluronic acid, calming with green tea, and detoxifying with charcoal. Each mask can be left on for 20-30 minutes, with strict instructions to not go over that time.

Let’s start with the most disappointing item: these masks do not make you look like Mickey Mouse. No hilariously weird, Insta-worthy prints here. Just a standard sheet mask. Not gonna lie; I was a little disappointed.

I started with the green tea mask, which I left on for just shy of 30 minutes. The mask comes straight out of the package folded up. There are multiple notches on the edges for a more custom fit. (Theoretically; I’m not great at it.)

Once on, the mask offers a very standard experience, with no tingling or irritation. Upon removal, I noticed no particular redness. My face had the slick sheen of moisture on it, but I don’t know if my skin was particularly calmed. My Cheek Zit(tm) wasn’t noticeably less red – but then I guess it wasn’t any worse either. Overall an underwhelming but perfectly serviceable experience.

What up, last week’s cheek zit? #fbf

A couple days later I took a shot at the charcoal mask. I will not be featuring a picture of this because the mask is black, and, well, it’s darned hard to take a picture of without looking like you’re trying to channel an unflattering caricature, ya feel me? It looked exactly the same as the green tea one, only black.

And this one I did NOT like. It wasn’t as saturated as the green tea version, and edges kept peeling off, especially around my forehead. I ripped it off as soon as the 20 minute mark hit because constantly smoothing it back was driving me nuts. The ultimate result was no different than with the green tea mask, only less moisturizing. Do not recommend.

I haven’t tried the hyaluronic acid version but I’d imagine the experience is extremely similar to that of the green tea. If, when I use it, I find I have strong opinions after all, I’ll definitely keep you updated!

Ultimately I still think it’s fun to have a few of the green tea masks on hand for Disney trips. But if you already have a go-to mask and aren’t charmed by the Mickey packaging, you can probably skip these. Either way, find ’em here.

Come back next week for a review of one of the Mickey eyeshadow palettes! (I did say it was the FAIREST Run of All.)

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