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Saturday, January 26, 2013

EOS Pop C (G-204) Dark Brown Lens Review

Hello! Today I'm going to be review the EOS (G-204) Pop C Dark Brown lenses. I got these a while back but never really had the chance to wear them because I'm trying to give my eyes a rest from CL's like my eye doctor suggested. I wore them for my anniversary dinner with my boyfriend, so I thought it would be a perfect time to do a review on them! Also, this is my first lens review so it's probably not going to be perfect. Please let me know what I could add/do differently next time so that it's more informative!
Here's what they look like in the packaging with flash. I got them from a facebook group so they didn't come in a box or anything, just the bottles. Some basic information on these lenses:
Diameter: 14.5 mm
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Duration: 1 year disposable
Here's the pic spam. I'm sorry these might not be as good as other review blogs/there's a lot of pictures but again, it's my first review. (I suck at taking pictures of my eye apparently lol)
Indoor lighting
With flash.
With flash. Sorry I couldn't look into the camera
here cause it was really bright and hurt my eye lol. /fail
Natural lighting
Natural lighting when I'm looking into a light
Natural /bright lighting
Natural/bright lighting
Natural/bright lighting
Color ♥♥♥♥♡
The lenses look really natural and dolly in person. They're pretty dark I think, at least on my brown eyes, and may not show up very vivid unless you have lighter colored eyes than mine. My only wish is that the brown was a bit more noticeable. They're still very pretty though!

Design ♥♥♥♥♡
I think the design for these lenses is very natural. As you can see in the 3rd picture, the outer ring actually blends very well with my natural eye color.

Enlargement ♥♥♥♥♡
These lenses really gave my eye a sweet dolly effect. 14.5mm isn't a huge difference in my opinion just because I've had bigger lenses, but they're not bad! The enlargement is more natural than those lenses with the black rings so I highly recommend these lenses for those who don't like the look of the black rings.

Comfort ♥♥♥
I usually have a prescription with my lenses so this is my first time wearing planos. I'm not sure if it was because of the prescription but when I first put these on it felt like something was in my eye (like an eyelash) but then after a while that feeling went away. It's not because they were dirty, I cleaned them very thoroughly before use. I did experience a little bit of dryness but that was not until very late into the night. One thing to note though, when I took them out I noticed that there was a lot of redness in a ring shape where the lens sat on my eye. I think it might be because of the curvature of the lenses; I've been told that if the lenses don't sit well on the curve of your eye it could cause discomfort, so maybe that's the reason why they felt weird. I should probably be more careful about my lens selection in the future lol.

Overall ♥♥♥♥♡
These lenses are very natural and will give you a great dolly effect. The enlargement and design are great for those with naturally light/medium brown eyes. If you're any darker you might not see a huge difference in your eyes other than the enlargement. If you're looking for something more dramatic I would definitely suggest you try a different lens. Other than that I think these lenses are very pretty! You can find them on PinkyParadise, Lensvillage and other popular lens sites.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you found this review helpful. Please let me know if there's anything I can add/do better in my next lens review! See you later~

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Diamond Lash Glamorous Eye Review

Hi again! As promised, today's post will be a review on Diamond Lash's Glamorous Eye. I bought these a little while ago from the gyaru_sales facebook page and I've been loving them ever since I got them.
This is what they look like in the packaging~ I found them hard to get out of the package at first because of the adhesive, but with a little patience I was able to get the first pair out, as pictured on the left:
As you can see they are very dramatic and voluminous. I don't do dramatic looks very often, which is why this review took so long to get out. I think these lashes are gorgeous, but they're more of a special occasion lash to me~
For lash reviews, I've decided to break the rating down to three core categories: Design, Comfort, and Durability. I'm still on my first pair and I've worn them twice so far, but for both times I wore them for an extremely long time (at least 6 hours).

Design ♥♥♥♥♥
These lashes are so pretty! They're very dramatic and full looking. I think the "spikey" design of the lashes really helps bring a bit of "oompf" to your eye look. I can see the lashes really well even when I have a darker look going on. They're not overpowered by the rest of my makeup because of how long they are. They really do balance out an intense look!
Eyes opened~
Eyes closed~
Comfort ♥♥♥♥♡
As I said earlier, I wore these for quite a long time. I took a heart off because they're pretty massive lashes so they can feel quite tiring to hold up after a few hours. I prefer not to cut these because they help give you a really big and dramatic eye look with their full length, perfect for Gyaru.

Durability ♥♥♥
These are definitely some of the most durable lashes I've ever used. I know I've only used them twice, but I can tell already that this first pair will last me a very long time. I usually clean my lash bands after I take them off, removing the glue so the next application will be cleaner. Sometimes when I do this (however gently I try to be) some of my cheaper lashes will just fall apart or get gimped out of shape. For some the band will start to feel limp and soft, which is the indicator to toss them out in most cases as they will not hold the shape anymore. The glue is very easy to clean off these bands and they're actually still really super stiff lol. I know that bothers some girls, but for me I love it!

Overall Rating 
I think that even though these lashes generally cost a bit more, they are well worth the investment. The design is absolutely stunning and the quality is really good. I've even read up from some other girls that their Diamond Lashes can last up to 1 month of every day wear before showing signs of misshaping!
To wrap up this post, I've got some shameless camwhoring to show you of me wearing these lashes. Please don't comment on the pose, I was really tired and super obsessed with my new cardigan so I guess I was trying to show that off LOL. I don't even. Just be nice okay? ヽ(  ̄д ̄;)ノ

Thank you for reading! I hope you found this review helpful~ I'll see you in my next post. Bye bye~!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

LovelyShoes.net Review

Hey guys! So I ordered from LovelyShoes.net a while back (late November/early December) as a present from my mom, and my order finally came in! I wanted to do an up-to-date review on the site because when I searched for reviews the ones I found were quite old. I was actually put off from placing my order because of all the negative reviews I read, but the price was so cheap and I really needed boots for the rainy/cold weather.
I picked out some cute black flats to be sort of my "everyday" kind of shoes. I really like flats recently, before I used to always wear Converse shoes. They're nice and comfy but they don't go with all my outfits so these flats were perfect.

Then of course, for the rainy weather we always have in Vancouver, I picked up so rubber rain boots. At first I was hesitant to get these because I'm always wondering what kind of soles these shoes have. Most shoes I get from asian websites don't have a good sole, they're usually smooth and have no grip (but I'll talk about that later). Anyways, these are the items I ordered. You can click on the name and it will link you to the page!
Ballerina style flats in Black
Rubber rain boots in Pink
Ankle rain booties in White
When I opened the box, I was pleased to see that each individual shoe was wrapped and packaged with care. I was expecting a huge chemical/rubber kind of smell but to my surprise it was quite odorless!
My shoes all neatly wrapped up!
Then after unwrapping them all I checked the soles of my rain boots. Again, to my surprise they were of good quality! As you can see in the pictures, the soles are not smooth so I won't slip or slide around~ Of course, the only exception to this would be the flats, but I'm okay with that. I won't be wearing those in the pouring rain lol.

Now I'll be reviewing 3 key points of the business: Price/Shipping, Customer Service, and Quality.

Price/Shipping ♥♥♥♥♡
The prices for the shoes are quite cheap, which is why I hesitated on buying at first. Many other bloggers wrote that "you get what you paid for." Generally that's not really a good sign. But hey, I'm cheap and it was a gift so why not? lol. The only thing that bothered me about this order was the shipping. It took forever! I usually receive things within 2-3 weeks, but this order took almost 6 weeks. I was almost afraid it would never show up (even though it came with tracking [that never updated]). Also the shipping was a little expensive but I think it's like that for all wholesale type sites.

Customer Service ♥♥♥♥
The customer service was excellent! They alerted me right away when the flats were out of stock and asked if I wanted to pick a different shoe or get a refund on them. Their responses were prompt and very polite, but you can be sure English isn't their first language haha (didn't bother me though).

Quality ♥♥♥♥
This is where I was most surprised to discover because of all the rants and negative reviews out there. I felt like I was making a huge mistake after I paid. I read about bad smells, broken buckles, ripped soles, and more. But when my package showed up there was no smell, and every shoe was made relatively well! I checked the stitching and all the places where the shoe was put together and I saw no signs of damage or defect. Overall I'm pretty happy with the quality of the shoes!

Overall Rating ♥♥♥♥
I think this is a great website to order from if you want cheap and cute shoes. The quality of this site's products have definitely gone up within the last couple of years so you don't have to worry about getting bad shoes (although I'm sure it's not 100% avoidable, sometimes things can happen). The sizing is pretty accurate; I ordered my shoes in a size 7 and they all fit just fine (I wear 6.5-7.5 depending on the shoe).

Would I order from here again? I would say yes, but be warned that you'll have to plan ahead. If you need the shoes by a certain time you'll have to be prepared to wait a while as the shipping was quite slow. Also if you're not careful the shipping could add up and put your order way over your budget.
I hope you found this review helpful! Thanks for sticking around until the end. I'll catch you in my next post~
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