Thursday, December 3, 2015

Geo Xtra Aster Brown (WT-C14) Review

Today I am reviewing Geo Xtra Aster Brown lenses, courtesy of Geo Coloured Lenses
At 15mm enlargement is great, they give the classic circle lens dolly eyes. I think they look nice with lighter eye makeup too (sometimes big lenses can look a little alien-esque but these are good with both heavy and lighter makeup.
Without flash
The print is pretty unique and I really it. I love how the color fades to clear but the outline of the print can still be seen over your natural color, making it look like your natural eye color is part of the print.
Close up of the print, so you can where the print outline ends.
Comfort is the only the thing I'm not crazy about with these. They are thicker and so you can always feel them. It's not very uncomfortable but just not ideal for all day wear. The dry out is...that sticky feeling but not painful, just annoying. So comfort is so-so.
With Flash
Enlargement: 10/10
Print: 10/10
Comfort: 7/10

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Geolica Euro Celine Blue Review

Today I'm reviewing Geolica Euro Celine Blue lenses, courtesy of Geocolouredlenses
The very first thing I noticed about these was what a beautiful shade of blue they are in the case. They reminded me a bit of the original EOS Adult Blue lenses. Which are, to this day, my favorite shade of blue for circle lenses (if only they faded inward they would be my perfect blue lenses). So I was pumped to pop these babies in!
Okay, so they're not as icy as Original Adult Blues when worn, but still a pretty shade none the less. I could tell straight away that due to the color being primarily located at the edges of the lens, these would give some enlargement. Maybe not not huge and cartoon-ish but ample enough to get a doll-ish eye, yet subtle enough to be passable as natural in the right shades. That being said, I worried that my natural color might contrast too harshly with this shade of blue, leaving a massive keyhole. Keyholes that my irises can fill in lower lights are not too bad but when my eyes are equal part lens print and keyhole, I've got a problem with that contrast.
The contrast actually wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it's be and thankfully the pattern's fade in is far more forgiving than a harsh edge where the print just suddenly ends.
These are monthly lenses and got me about 6 hours of wear before drying out. Once you hit that point though, they are a bit more uncomfortable than the "going rate" I've experienced of dryness discomfort so I gotta remind myself not to overdo it with these but it's common sense that you shouldn't wear circle lenses for too long, so with a little common sense and eye drops, you'll be fine.
One big, and really only, draw back for these that is worth mentioning is that if you have a prescription that is not identical in both eyes, you will need to order two sets. You can only order these lenses in matching prescription sets, so that is something to consider when buying. But still, very pretty comfy lenses. If you have blue eyes or brown eyes that are dark enough to pass an enlarged pupils, I think these will look especially great on you. The print is pretty natural and opaque enough to be vibrant on dark eyes but personally, on me, I don't think they look quite as nice as this print would in a more suitable shade to compliment my real eye color.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Geo Angel Green Review.

Now here are some OG circle lenses! lol I remember these were the lenses that were most popular (along with King Size) right around the time I started getting more into gyaru. In fact, Geo Angel Brown were one of the first pairs of lenses that I made a blog post about on this blog (Geo Nudy Greens were actually my very first pair) and since then I have been wanting the try the greens too. Now thanks to GeoColouredLenses sponsoring this review I finally get that opportunity!
Enlargement
These are 14.2mm with a dark limbal ring, so you get a nice amount of enlargement. You get what I would classify as a "modest dolly eye", nothing too cartoonish but still very noticeable.
Print
The print is very opaque and artificial, so they are quite vibrant. I like the print a lot as I've always though of it as a toned down King Size-style print. There is a key hole but it's not as harsh some other lenses. They rest very evenly and don't look as wonky as some other lenses I've tried with keyholes, so I'm happy about that.
Comfort
These are those lenses that have that scratchy feeling right when you put them in but it is almost immediately gone. The lenses feel a little stiffer and that's actually a quality I like for inserting them and taking them out, they always hold their shape. I find thin lenses are more prone to folding and not adhering to the eye on my first try but maybe that's just me. I loved how easy these were to put in and remove and they remained very comfortable for about 4 hours. After that they feel sticky and dry (so bring eye drops!). 
Daylight
With Flash
One Out
Enlargement: 8/10
Print: 8/10
Comfort: 7/10
*P.S. Sorry for the messy lashes, I'm trying a new lash glue and it suuuuucks!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Geolica Coco 30 Brown Review

Returning to my request for natural lenses I've got my first pair of non-yearly lenses from geocolouredlenses. These are the Geolica Coco 30 Brown. A gorgeous natural brown lenses that provides a ring of color around the iris.

Enlargement
At 14.5mm I was prepared to not expect much enlargement but they were actually pretty impressive for that diameter and print. Then I remembered any time you put a ring around an iris that's a recipe for some enlargement and while these won't get you the cartoonish dolly eyes that say the EOS Candy series will, they're great for a more subtle approach.
Print
The pattern has a nice gradient effect with most of the color located at the outer rim. So when I wear them they look a bit like a case of central heterochromia, which I actually do have naturally, but mine is grey going into green. Since the gradient is fine this doesn't produce a keyhole but gives you a somewhat natural ring of color around the outer iris, how natural this effect appears is dependent upon your natural eye color. On me the contrast is a touch too much to look totally natural up close but at distance of a foot or so I'd bet anyone would guess my eyes were totally brown.
Up close, this would probably look really subtle and pretty on hazel, light brown and amber eyes for great blending and just a bit of enlargement. Another cool thing about this print is that, depending on what angle you look at them from, the degree of thickness of ring looks different. It can look slimmer or bigger depending on where your looking at them from and how big or small your pupil is at the time and I really like lenses with that effect. These lenses are reminiscent of Dueba Angel EX Black in regard to their print and those were another pair that were my favorite for when you do want a bit your your natural eye color to peep through. The only reason they get a nine, instead of a 10 on their print is that I wish the color reached inward just a little bit.
Comfort
These lenses are 2 week lenses. Small lifespan compared to the circle lenses you can get that last year for around the same price but I do have to say that since these aren't meant to last as long they are much more comfortable than standard circle lenses with year long life span. I had ZERO comfort issues with these lenses the entire time.
One Out
Daylight
With Flash
Enlargement: 7/10
Print: 9/10
Comfort: 10/10

Friday, September 11, 2015

Geo Tri-Color Violet Lens Review (Geo Coloured Lenses Sponsored)

Firstly, I gotta say it's been such a long time since I've had a pair of violet lenses and boy have I missed it! Today I am reviewing the Geo Tri-Color Violet, again, for the fine folks at Geocolouredlenses. I thought it'd be fun to do a an Elizabeth Taylor -esque look for this review since she's probably the first person people think of when they hear "violet eyes".
I decided to pick a color from the Tri-color series again since my interest in going for more natural lenses lately is what led me to fall in love with this series of lenses and want to try every color that I can from it. They blend so beautifully and naturally but I wondered "could the same be said of an unnatural color"? Well...yes! I think they look quite natural for a violet lens
Enlargement
These are not different than Browns and Green in the enlargement department. The enlargement aspect of this is probably a lot of rehashing since the diameter is the same throughout the series (14.2 mm) but sometimes different colors within the same series can give different look in enlargement so I'll always cover that, just in case.
One out
Print/Pattern
Now, obviously they don't blend into my real eye color as nicely as the greens and brown lenses did since there is no color similar enough to the violet in my iris for the lenses to blend into. However if you have blue eyes, or blueish grey eyes these will probably blend really beautifully.
With flash
Vibrancy
The color reads on my eyes just as it does on the actual lens, which is great because I adore this shade of violet. I was surprised my natural color didn't cause them to be a little more muted while worn. I know "violet eyes" aren't a real thing, unless you're an albino, and that violet eyes are actually deep blue eyes that have red pigment in them and when the light reflects off those pigments it creates the illusion of a violet hue but if ever there was "natural" looking violet lens, these are it!
Natural light
Comfort
Comfort is on the same level as the Brown and Green lenses. A little drying after maybe 3 hours but nothing unbearable and nothing some eye drops can't fix.
Enlargement: 4/10
Print: 10/10
Vibrancy: 10/10
Comfort: 6/10

Friday, August 21, 2015

Geo-Tri Color Green Review (Lensflavors Sponsored)

Back with another review! This time for the lovely folks at Lensflavors.com. My criteria for lens choice this time was a natural green lens for every day wear, I've had to dial back the gal lately, in case you hadn't noticed. So since I liked the Tri-Color Browns so much I thought I'd go for green this time to get some color enhancement.
Sorry for the messy hair. Humidity has been rough on me.
 I always try to mention what I wanted or expected from my lens choice because I think it's important to know what somebody was looking for in order to understand their satisfaction or dissatisfaction with said item. So, needless to say, if you're looking for giant dolly eyes, these would be a poor choice. For me, they were exactly what I was looking for.

Enlargement
These are 14.2 mm and certainly look it. As I said before I was not wanting much, if any, enlargement from these so I am happy with the small amount I get here. They still do add just a tiny bit of oomph to the eyes though.
One Out
Daylight
With Flash
Print/Pattern
The pattern is semi-sheer and very natural. I love the shades of green they chose and the very thin ring of yellow at the most inward point that makes the lens color blend almost seamlessly into my own eye color. There is no limbal ring, which aids in giving it a less dolly and more natural look. This series is really neck and neck with G&G GBT for my favorite natural lenses. 
Vibrancy
They are not shockingly vibrant but they do have a nice bright hue. They aren't as pronounced as the Tri-Color Browns I tried a while back but that's probably because of the contrast between the brown and my real eyes color that made those ones look more vivid while these are a touch more muted. Again, they are very natural so they don't have that flat opaque look to them that is very common in brighter lenses, meant to mask the eye color entirely.  These let some of your natural color show through and build on that (kind of like the geo nudy print).
Comfort
Like the Geo Tri-Colro Brown, the comfort on these is totally average. You can always feel them when ever your eyes move and they dry out after a few hours and need to be replenished with some eyes drop. I knew this going in though and I think the average comfort is worth the trade off of a nice natural print in a pretty color. I can't wait to try more colors from this series!

I did eventually run a brush through it though. 


Enlargement: 4/10
Print: 10/10
Vibrancy: 9/10
Comfort: 6/10

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

GEO Xtra WBS 204 Bella Brown Lenses Review (Geo Coloured Lens Sponsored)

Guess who has a new favorite pair of dark brown lenses? That's right, it's finally happened, I finally found a dark brown lens I like better than Geo Princess MiMi Chocolate Brown! GEO Xtra WBS 204 Bella Brown! I got these sponsored by Geo Coloured Lenses and they're like everything I like about Princess MiMi Brown with the one thing I didn't like about them.

 Don't get me wrong, the Princess MiMis are still a fine lens but if you recall back to my initial review, you'll remember that the one thing I didn't like about them was that under a flash the yellow and red colors in them, combined with the opacity, makes them look a little...too stark and a little too flat, I believe I likened them to reptile eyes. XD These ones still blend nicely but don't have that same bright quality.

Enlargement
These are 15 mm (although they do also come in 14.8 mm but the ones I go say 15mm) and have a very thick limbal ring so enlargement was excellent. They give the dolly eye and actually even look quite a lot like Princess MiMi's in natural light but like Princess MiMi I wouldn't recommend these for a natural look as they look can come off alien-ish without makeup that compliments them.
Natural light.
With flash.
One out.

Print/Pattern
The pattern is probably my favorite thing about the lenses. I think they could have blended more smoothly, with a finer print inward, but it doesn't abruptly drop off into your natural eye color either (a quality in lenses that I greatly appreciate).

Vibrancy 
It's always hard to talk about vibrancy with dark brown lenses because they're not exactly supposed to be vibrant but they certainly do look brown over light eyes and I am very happy with the color.

Comfort
Pretty comfortable! Never completely forgot they were there but my eyes have been a little more and irritated than usual (thanks to allergies.) That being said even after wearing them for a long time they never got overly dry or painful at all.

Enlargement: 10/10
Print: 8/10
Vibrancy: 10/10
Comfort: 9/10

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Geo Super Nudy Brown (Geo Coloured Lenses Sponsored)

Today I'm reviewing yet another in the Geo Nudy series of circle lenses. So far I've had blue, golden blue, grey, green and violet (the green and violet I had before I did reviews). Not to mention the Seeshell Sunny Gold that I liked specifically for it's similarity to the Geo Nudy series. What can I say? I adore this series, in case I haven't mentioned it enough. I never did get the brown though because in reviews from other people with light eyes they always came out quite grey looking. An issue I am very well aware of as I have had many brown and hazel lenses that read as a muted hazel grey over my eyes because of the lens' opacity. However when I looked into the Super Nudy series (the sister series with the same print but a slightly larger diameter and darker limbal rim) I noticed a much richer brown color even over light eyes so I went with them.
Enlargement 
At 14.5 diameters you get a lot of enlargement because of the limbal ring. Those always really help when it comes to get a lot of  enlargement out of a not particularly big diameter. These definitely look more like 14.8 or even 15. The only drawback of the Super Nudy Series is that because of it's larger diameter it also has a larger center opening which, yes, means a larger keyhole.

Print/Pattern
Which brings me to how the pattern also plays a part in the keyhole's prominence. I love the Nudy pattern and this of course is no exception but I've talked about this before and my irritation with keyholes on my light eyes...it just comes with the territory, sometimes you get lucky and find ones that blend well into your natural eye color (like every color of nudy lenses has for me so far) but most of the time you have that window of stark contrast between your pupil and the start of the lens pattern. In this case that is he trade off I'm willing to make in return for a dark limbal ring that gives a nice dolly eye and a brown that actually looks brown over my eyes without needing to be completely opaque. I also have to give them props for not having a sudden drop of line, there is some slight blending in the pattern (as is the case with all Nudy lenses) so if you have more hazel eyes, these will probably blend beautifully but there sill is a quite noticeable keyhole up close.
Vibrancy
They are absolutely as vibrant as they can be without being a completely opaque pattern. I've always seen the Nudy print as a mesh-like design of both opaque and transparent flecks of color within it. Here are some photos I hope help illustrate what I'm trying to say. And while a certainly appreciate the vibrancy that more opaque prints can give you (especially if you have very dark eyes.) I much prefer a somewhat soften keyhole and that's what you get here. The color is strong and keyhole is softened but not exactly non-existent.
Comfort
These are mostly comfortable but never at the "you forget you're wearing them" level of comfort. I definitely always know they're in. I also got a bit of dry out around the 3 hour mark as well.


Enlargement: 10/10
Print: 9/10
Vibrancy: 9/10
Comfort: 8/10

It's also my first time doing gal makeup in a while and I think the Super Nudy Browns were a good choice for this look.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Half Year Updates.

Okay, I suck at updates BUT, unlike all the other times I've left this blog abandoned for months on end, I have actually been pretty busy for the first half of this year. Firstly, I spent January and February planning a trip for me and my mom in March.We went to Montana for a winter Ranch trip, which entailed me embarking on my first flight. I was too afraid to look out the window until we were over mountains though, so no Vegas view taking off.

Got a connecting flight in Salt Lake City..
Landed in Bozeman. Which has a very neat airport
Finally got to the ranch after travelling on buses and planes for 12 hours. The guests stay in a little "town" of cabins. We went exploring for a scavenger hunt.











 
The dining hall, where I ate too much food.
After a bit of exploring we got to our cabin.

 
On the second day I went ziplining. Had to go alone since my mom was a chicken. I had a blast though and it really was the highlight of the trip for me. Damn shame she didn't join me.
On our last day we went to Yellowstone Park
Saw TONS of Bison

Liberty Cap
Palette Spring
Steam from the spring
The water flowing out from the spring beneath us.
Gift Shop
This was a "rustic trip", so yeah, no makeup or hair styling the whole time.
I was a little disappointed, the roads to the geysers were closed for the winter but we saw some springs and tons of gorgeous landscape. If I had to do it again though I'd probably skip Yellowstone and do some of the other activities the ranch had to offer. We were on a bus for a lot of the trip and I had spent 5 hours on buses 2 days before then, so being cooped up on a bus for another 4 hours (knowing we'd be in for yet another 5 hours on buses the next day going home) was not exactly my idea of fun but my mom wanted to go to Yellowstone so I obliged.

Heading back home.
Clouds over Montana

Back through Salt Lake City

Closing in on Vegas
So I had a great time. Ziplining was the highlight but the landscape was truly beautiful, the camera doesn't do it justice. The food was great, I ate WAY too much over those 3 days. Flying is not as scary as I thought it might be. I didn't get to see much of Vegas while I was there (85% of my time in Vegas was spent in the airport and on a bus) so I'll have to go back some time, hopefully soon.

I got some Bettie bangs in late April....okay I wasn't busy in April, just lazy. Still working with styling them and finding styles that work with them.
Needs more volume but what else is new?

I finally got a prescription for my nearsightedness too. I've been meaning to do this for YEARS but idk, I guess I was in denial about how bad my vision really was...I mean nothing ever really kept me from bringing a piece of paper closer to me face if I needed to read it but when I took the physical for my job the vision portion was godawful. I've had reading glasses but I should be getting my first superscription glasses very soon.

Long story short: Took a trip, took first flight, got new haircut, got vision corrected and that's about where I'm at in the year. My birthday passed too but I didn't do anything. Celebration has been postponed 'til some time in June.

New circle lens review coming soon too btw. I tried to get that done this week but my cameras battery was dying and everything I shot was pretty out of focus so the lenses are hard to see.