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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Update: I'm still alive!...(barely) & Strange things

Hello again my dear readers! How are you all doing? I've been sick with a throat/sinus infection and have been suffering for the last week and a half ;^;
Since I've had to stay home more, I've gotten back into an online site I used to frequent. It's called GaiaOnline. I used to love going on there when I was younger but I eventually stopped because I got interested in other games.

I was curious to see if any other gals where on that site and to my disappointment, most of the gal guilds/groups are now inactive. I also found out that a lot of people had quit because of how bad the inflation is right now which is such a shame.

If you play and you want to add me you can find my profile here!
I've also had a lot more time to play with my makeup. I've been sort of practicing my highlighting and contouring, especially around my nose. I don't know if you can see it here but in person I think it's a little more apparent.
In the title of this post I mentioned "strange things". I bet you're wondering why that is. Well... remember my green lenses I reviewed not to long ago? (These ones right here.) They've gone missing and I have no idea where they could be. It's not like I misplaced them or anything either. They're just gone. I searched all over the house and turned my room inside out twice and they still are just no where to be found.

In fact, my family has noticed that a lot of things in our house have gone missing over time. Things like jewelry, money, my sister's calculator, socks, cups, spoons, CD's, and even Koji's toys. What's weird is that there's no signs of anyone breaking in and no one else in the house has misplaced these items either. (Ex: Koji's toys are always in his kennel but now it's completely empty).

Strange right?
On a lighter and happier note, I won a giveaway! It was hosted by Christina and I was really surprised when I got her email. The items came relatively quickly and I just love everything! I'm especially excited to try out the highlight and contour palette. I've wanted one for so long so I'm happy to finally have one now ^___^
Anyways, I'm sorry this wasn't such an interesting post. I have a few review posts in the making so I'll try to get those out to you as soon as I can. Thanks for stopping by, I'll catch you later~

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Catchup: Catherine's birthday dinner, Meeting Mai, & Halloween

Hello lovelies! Sorry for the delay on this post, I've been kind of lazy with editing pictures so I apologize for that  >__<;; This will be a little catch-up post to make up for the lack of updates so it might get a bit long, sorry!

Three weeks ago I went out with Catherine to celebrate her birthday. We went to this place called Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar.  I've never been there before but I passed that place many times so I was very excited to finally get to try it out~
I apologize for the lack of pictures on this post, we totally forgot and the few pictures we did end up taking were blurry/too dark ;___; Here are a few that turned out:

Shots for the birthday girl!
While Catherine stepped away from the table, we asked the waiter to bring her a special birthday shot. It was basically a cocktail glass covered in whipped cream with a shot hidden in the middle! Here the birthday girl with her special birthday treat:

Cutie pie <3
We also had the pleasure of meeting Mai that night. She's a local gal who was interested in joining our little circle. We got along so well that after dinner, both Catherine and I decided that she would fit right in! So we'd like to officially welcome Mai to Sugar Rose! <3 She doesn't have a blog but you can check out her youtube channel and instagram if you like~
Here's my outfit and makeup for the night~
Cardigan: Urban Planet/Top&Skirt&Shoes: Forever21/
Belt: MA*RS replica/ Stockings: DreamV
This year I had a very quiet Halloween. I didn't go to any parties or anything. I actually had school that day but I still dressed up. I wore a Pikachu kigurumi as well as tested my new lenses (you can read the review here).
I think that's a good stopping point for this post. I have more to share but that would drag this one out for too long so I'll make a separate post >u<;; Thank you so much for reading!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

[♥Sponsored♥] GEO Eyes Cream Vanilla Brown (XMU-A14) Lens Review

Hello again everyone~ Today I'm going to be reviewing the ever so popular GEO Eye Scream lenses in Vanilla Brown. These were very kindly sponsored to my by Geo Coloured Lenses. Just like with any review I do, this will be based on my own opinions and experience. You can read my full disclaimer under the "reviews/tutorials" tab on my blog. Anyways, let's get to it!
Tiny package~ Included lenses and case
In the bottle
In the case
 Diameter: 14.5 mm
Base Curve: 8.6 mm
Duration: 1 year disposable
The newly launched Eyes Cream series have been getting a lot of hype recently so I thought I would give them a try. These looked absolutely phenomenal on the model. I know the grey version of this lens is very popular, however I always like to try something new/less popular so that I can offer more interesting and unique content to everyone! So in the end I decided to go for the Vanilla Brown lenses, and they look like this:
Without the lenses
With the lens
Natural/dark indoor lighting
(very close to how they look in person)
Bright indoor lighting
Original picture with instagram filter (more natural lighting)
Bright indoor lighting
Bright indoor lighting
Indoor lighting
Color ♥♥♥
These lenses were much more of a vibrant brown on the model's pictures, so I was slightly disappointed that they turned out to be more of a grey-ish brown on my eyes. I still think they're very pretty but I was hoping for a more vivid brown~ >o<;;
Model picture from GeoColouredLenses

Design ♥♥♥
The design on these lenses is gorgeous. I love that the outer ring isn't a harsh black like a lot of the lenses out there. It really helps give a more natural look without sacrificing on the enlargement factor. I think the way the color is structure also helps it blend a lot better into my eyes.

Enlargement ♥♥♥♥♡
Just like the last pair of lenses I reviewed, these lenses are a bit smaller as well. Being only 14.5 mm they offer a good amount of enlargement, nothing too overwhelming (you can see this clearly via the first 2 pictures). I think they do a great job of subtly making your eyes stand out. I got lots of complements today for wearing these, my manager told me they looked "enchanting" (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧

Comfort ♥♥♥♥♥
I wore these to work so they were in for at least 6 hours. I didn't feel any irritation at all, however near the end of the night my eyes did feel slightly tingly as they were getting a bit dry. It might be the lenses or it might have been that I was really tired, either way it's not good to wear lenses for that long anyways!

Overall ♥♥♥♥
I think the entire Eyes Cream series are all very gorgeous. I'm a little disappointed that the lenses didn't turn out the way I hoped they would color-wise but they're still very pretty lenses and I do enjoy them. They're a good way of spicing up your natural brown eyes. I would recommend these lenses to anyone who wants a little edgier look but aren't looking for anything too adventurous. 
Again I'd let to thank Geo Coloured Lenses for giving me this opportunity to work with them again. Make sure you check them out! They offer free international shipping and most of their lenses come with corrective power for those of you who need it. They only sell authentic and genuine GEO lenses! Currently they are having a 2 day promotion where you can get the GEO Eyes Cream Ray Ray Grey lenses for half price!! Offer ends November 7th so be sure to check that out before they're gone~
You can also get in touch with Geo Coloured Lenses on FacebookInstagramTumblr, and Pintrest!
Thank you for taking the time to read this! I hope you found this helpful. Once again, thank you Geo Coloured Lenses for being so kind to me. I'll see you all later~

Monday, November 4, 2013

[♥Sponsored♥] EOS Briller Green Lens Review

Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Halloween~ Today I will be reviewing the EOS Briller Green lenses that were kindly sponsored to me by Maple Lens. This post will be based on my own opinions and experience. You can read my full disclaimer under the "reviews/tutorials" tab on my blog.
They came in a cute little box like this
Cute animal lens case
My lenses!
In the case
In the bottle
Diameter: 14.5 mm
Base Curve: 8.8 mm
Duration: 1 year disposable
I was extremely excited to get these in the mail as they are my first green lenses. They don't look quite as brilliant on the website as they do here but I'm glad they turned out the way they did. Here are pictures of me with the lenses in various lighting environments. I apologize for the lack of sunlight pictures for this review as it's been kind of gloomy here lately >__<;;
Before makeup in normal room lighting
After makeup with bright lighting
Natural indoor lighting
Indoor lighting
Bright indoor lighting
Indoor lighting
Closeup with makeup and natural indoor lighting
Closest thing I can get to outdoor lighting;
small sunshine through the window.
Color ♥♥♥
These lenses are gorgeous. I honestly didn't expect them to be so vibrant. The color just blew me away and I'm just head-over-heels in love with these lenses!

Design ♥♥♥
I picked these lenses because of the design. I wanted to try green lenses for a long time but I can't help but imagine a "bug-eye" look when I think of them (not sure why, I'm weird that way). I opted for a more natural looking lens and I have to say I'm glad I did so! The light colors at the center really help blend these in effortlessly with the brown in my eyes.

Enlargement ♥♥♥♥♡
Although these lenses are only 14.5 mm I feel like they offer a pretty decent amount of enlargement, at least for a natural look. It's nothing too crazy like some other lenses I've tried, but it definitely helps make your overall look "pop".

Comfort ♥♥♥♥♥
As always with EOS lenses, these have been nothing short of comfortable. I wore them for 7+ hours that day, with makeup and didn't feel any irritation or dryness at all! After removing them my eyes were still comfortable (sometimes I would feel slight irritation but not with these particular lenses).

Overall ♥♥♥♥♥
I'm really happy I decided to give these a try. I now have a new-found appreciation for green lenses. I think that these are one of my most favorite lenses so far! They give a very natural look because of the design. Although it is a small lens, the slight ring on the outside makes it seem like it enlarges quite a bit more than it actually does.
This was my first time working with Maple Lens and I have to say that I am very happy with the entire process. Their staff was very polite and answered all of my questions. The shipping was fairly quick and I can see that my items were packaged with care. 

I highly recommend you check them out. You can click the banner in my sidebar on the right or the link at the beginning of this post to go to their site. A lot of the lenses they sell do come with corrective power, which is always a plus! 

Thank you again, Maple Lens, for giving me this wonderful opportunity to experience your service. I really look forward to working with you again in the future!
I hope you found this review helpful! Thank you so much for reading and I'll see you in my next post~
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