Monday, August 19, 2013

Circle Lens Review: Pinky Paradise | GEO Super Size Nudy Green

Hi everyone! Today's review covers everyone's favorite topic: circle lenses! The lenses we are going to talk about today come from the amazing Pinky Paradise. When I first started shopping for circle lenses back in the day, I stumbled upon Pinky Paradise. My first pair of circle lenses ever were purchased from them! I got GEO Mimi Cafe Macchiato Brown. This is what they looked like:

I found Pinky Paradise because of their soaring popularity and online presence. I sent a question out to my fans and asked where to find the best circle lenses. Their response? Pinky Paradise

After I got my first pair of circles from Pinky Paradise, I was hooked!
Now, after all this time, I find myself collaborating with them on a review! Imagine how stoked I am!!!

I am always on the hunt for my number one circle lens staple: green lenses that blend fairly naturally with my green eyes but also have a huge enlarging effect. You usually get one or the other. I wanted the enlarging effect of the Dolly Plus series but with the naturalness of the Super Pinky series. After digging through Pinky Paradise's HUGE selection, I finally found my dream pair.

Geo Super Size Nudy Green!! ♡♡ So lovely!

One thing that I think is really cool about Pinky Paradise's website is that they have "Real Life Photos" for each lens. If you scroll to the bottom of the description, they have linked photos of real customers who have shared photos of their lenses on Pinky Paradise's Facebook page. They have even marked the ones that are on light colored eyes to make it easy for people like me to find photos of what they look like on people with similar eye colors. I love this feature! These customer photos played a big role in selecting the pair that I wanted!!

So, mail day finally comes! I am so excited, I can barely wait to rip this package open! The shipment from Pinky Paradise (based in Malaysia) to me (USA) took exactly three weeks.

The contents of the package! Ta da! The lenses were wrapped up tightly in squishy foam packaging so that the glass would not break in transport. Also included was a super cute animal case and two velcro hair strips.

Open up!

How cute is this case!! :D :D It's a bear, I think! Hehe!
Sometimes people ask how I keep my contacts straight. It's true- I do have multiples of this cute blue case. So, I will share my labeling system with you. I am a total freak about organization and I have my lenses separated by color and they are each labeled like this:

On the left side, I have the sponsor (so I can always remember who to credit in photos!) (PP = Pinky Paradise) and brand of lenses (Geo). To the left, I have the style (Super Size Nudy) and color (Green). Easy! :)

Oh yeah! Can't wait to wear these babies!

Another thing people ask about a lot is how to open the glass vials. To people who have never had circle lenses, you are probably thinking... really? How hard can it be??? Try YouTubing "how to open circle lenses" and see how many tutorials there are. Hehehe. There are lots of different tips and tricks out there, but here is how I do it:

First, you find the arrow under the cap. Then you push really hard upward (sometimes I use a towel between my finger and the lid if it is particularly stubborn). Then you peel the top back, careful not to rip it off without giving you any leverage to rip into the metal ring. If that happens, it is WAY more difficult to open. Once you pull it back and can get to the metal ring, just use your fingers or a towel to push the metal ring off. Be careful though... it can be VERY sharp! Then you just uncap it and celebrate.

Remember to wait 6-8 hours before wearing them!

Let's see how they look!!

I LOVE THEM. Oh. My. God. They are PERFECT!

I am so excited. I can't even....

Yes!!! Yes yes yes yes. Exactly. So much yes.

So let's do a breakdown for these perfect lenses.

Overall Rating
Design~ 5/5
I love this design. It is a perfect blend of dolly and natural on my green eyes.

Color~ 4/5
These lenses are a deep green. They are darker than they appear in the stock image. I think they are a truly beautiful forest green color. I love the color on my naturally light green eyes, but I am not sure how well the color would show up on dark eyes.

Enlargement~ 5/5
Yes!! Huge! Thanks dark outer ring and 14.8mm!

Comfort~ 5/5
These are amazing. So comfortable. Since receiving these lenses, I have picked these lenses every time I know I need to wear circle lenses for a longer period of time (ex. conventions or long photoshoot days). They don't dry my eyes out and don't obstruct my sight at all.

 Naturalness~ 3/5
Blend well with my green eyes, but are unnaturally huge and I don't know how they would blend with other colored eyes. I think everyone should get these lenses in their own eye color because the effect is just soooo awesome. ♡♡☺

What do you think of Pinky Paradise's Geo Super Size Nudy lenses in Green? Do you love them as much as I do?? I think it's pretty clear that I'm obsessed.

Also, I told Pinky Paradise that I would review everything they included in their package, which leads me to this:

Hahaha. Okay. To be completely honest, I have no idea what this is. The package is entirely in Japanese, so I tried googling the brand... and then searching Pinky Paradise's site.... and I still don't really know what it is or what it's called. They don't seem to sell it. Maybe it's just an accessory they threw in because I'm sweet. ☺ Based on the photos, I think they are pads to hold your hair back. Hehehe....

So I tested them out. And they work!

Awww, sad puppy can't put her makeup on because her hair is wild. Ah! But look! Now she has some pink velcro pads for her hair and she can put on her makeup with ease!

UPDATE: After talking with Pinky Paradise, I confirmed that this is indeed hair velcro AND you can get your own hair velcro, which is great for holding your hair back while putting your new lenses in, by using coupon code "alexapoletti" which will get you a FREE cute animal case AND a free mystery gift (maybe hair velcro??)

Anyway, that's my review of Pinky Paradise - Largest Circle Lens Store. I hope you enjoy!~ Have fun browsing the hundreds of lenses they have to offer!!!

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Circle Lens Review: EyeCandy' | GEO Super Angel, GEO XTRA Morning Glory, GEO Berry Holic Contacts

Ahhh! Konnichiwa!~ 
 Today's review is all about circle lenses! YAY! My favorite item to review!!

Today's circle lenses are from EyeCandy's. They are an online shop that specializes in Korean and Japanese colored circle lenses. The first thing that attracted me to EyeCandy's was their adorable website. It's soooo cute!!~

Aww!~ It's where a princess would buy her circle lenses. =^u^=

After talking with the reps at EyeCandy's, I was AMAZED how incredibly fast their customer service was. I've noticed in other circle lens companies, it is usually days until emails are answered, which I always attributed to the time difference on the other side of the world, but not with EyeCandy's. SO fast! I was seriously shocked at their dedication to keeping their customers happy!

Shipping to my residence in Washington, DC, USA took about two weeks which is pretty standard. I was so excited when they arrived!!! I opened my package to find these items neatly packaged:

The lenses themselves were wrapped up tightly in bubble wrap so they would not be damaged in transport. Thank you! 

Here is their cute card (front and back). It has a nice shimmer on it and they are so friendly to use the back of the card to help you remember when your lenses expire. This is a great idea! I can never remember when I get different lenses, so this will be very helpful for me. Most lenses have a one year expiration, but you can also get monthly and daily lenses from EyeCandy's.

I could not wait to see what lenses they had sent me!
Time to open them up! :3

Wow! It is GEO Super Angel Blue, GEO Sparkling Green, and GEO XTRA Morning Glory Grey! So exciting!!! Let's take a look at these close up!

Time to let them soak in solution for 6-8 hours. This part is always torture!!!

Let's start with GEO Super Angel Blue.

OOOH! SO EXCITED for these! I love exaggerated dolly lenses. The thick black outer circle definitely gives that impression. The GEO Super Angel series is 14.8mm but give an effect of 16mm. They are huge! I love it! I also really love blue colored eyes. :3 

Let's see how they look!

Amazing enlarging effect! For large lenses, I also think they are quite comfortable.

So very dolly & so kawaii!

Overall Rating
Design~ 4/5
These are beautiful lenses! I wish the pattern covered a bit more of the iris because it doesn't blend well with my green eyes. It would probably look perfect on dark eyes though!!

Color~ 5/5
Very bright on my light eyes!!

Enlargement~ 5/5
Whoa! I mean... it's a 16mm effect. Enough said.

Comfort~ 4/5
Once my eyes adjusted to the huge lens, I could barely feel them! It is a little strange at first since they are so big. :3

Naturalness~ 1/5
Nothing natural about these bad boys, but I like them that way. I wasn't going for natural when I picked these lenses out.

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Next up, we have GEO Sparkling Green. This lens is the total opposite of the GEO Super Angel series above. I picked this lens out with the idea that I wanted to find a natural looking lens that match my eye color and just give me a little enlargement. I picked out the GEO Sparkling Green.

This is the first time I have ever gotten lenses that come in packaging like this. At first I was a little confused, hehe... :3 The lenses are in the little silver packets and you just peel back the silver part for easy access to the lenses! It really is much easier than dealing with the glass vials, especially if you don't know the secret to opening those suckers. It can be quite difficult!

So, I realize now that I may have made a mistake with this pair. I wanted natural, but I think these are TOO natural! You can barely see them on my eyes! XD I think I should have gotten a different color. These lenses would look perfect if you are going for a natural eye but just want to change your eye color. I think I was expecting a bit of enlargement or something, but instead I just got an exact duplicate of my natural eyes. Hehehe!~ Looking back, I wish I would have gotten them in blue. Ooh, or if this lens came in purple... that would be awesome! 

Overall Rating
Design~ 5/5
This is a beautiful design! It is a perfect natural lens! You can't even tell that I'm wearing lenses.

Color~ 4/5
Not sure I should comment on this one. Haha... XD I imagine that they would be quite nice in a different color. The slight golden center ring helps them blend to your natural eye color.

Enlargement~ 1/5
I'm not sure if most people see an enlargement at 14mm or if I just can't because my eyes are naturally so big, but I found the enlarging effect very minimal.

Comfort~ 5/5
I can't feel these lenses at all!

Naturalness~ 5/5
These are the most natural lenses I have ever worn.

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Finally, we reach the GEO XTRA Morning Glory in Grey. AMAZING pair of grey lenses.

Check out this design!!!

These are sooo lovely. They almost make my eyes appear like glass. I think this may be my favorite pair from this set. They are very large (15mm), blend well, and are a very nice color. The only difficulty I had with them was I found them to be very thin and flimsy which made them difficult to put in. They seemed to fold over themselves but once they were in I couldn't feel them and quickly fell in love with them.

They make my eyes look like crystals!! I think they are so pretty! :3

Overall Rating
Design~ 5/5
Like I said before, this is my favorite lens from the set. The design is elaborate and glass-like, yet still blends well.

Color~ 5/5
Love it!

Enlargement~ 5/5
Great enlarging effect. 15mm.

Comfort~ 4/5
Difficulty putting them in, but once they were in they were nice.

Naturalness~ 2/5
Large and beautiful, but not very natural. They blend very well, so that makes them more natural... I guess... XD

Well, that's it! What did you think!? Are you ready to try out new lenses from EyeCandy's?? I am very, very satisfied with my experience with them! :3 They were so nice working with me that they even decided to sponsor my giveaway! Make your eyes smile by entering a chance to win

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Daily Style!

Daily Style!~ Get the look: 

Outfit Rundown
Hair:Gothic Lolita Wigs Rhapsody in Lavender to Pink
Will be here when released:


Lashes:Dolluxe Lashing Out Loud and Underlash B

Contacts: EyeCandy's GEO Super Angel Blue

Shirt: KawaiiGoods Fairy-kei Ribcage Shirt

Leggings: FoxTale Handmade Pastel Eyebow Printed Leggings in Black

Boots: Anarchic by T.U.K. Pink Brogue Boots

Hope you enjoy! :3