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Monday, May 30, 2011

GPOY: My First and Last Pair of Circle Lenses (for now)



Circle lenses are all the rage (especially among Asians) because they instantly make the eyes bigger. Also, wearers are given the option of changing their eye color from the color they've had all their lives into something extraordinary. They're cheap, too, at least, compared to cosmetic surgery.

These lenses are a staple in creating most looks for cosplay and popular styles and subcultures like gal/gyaru (Japanese) and ulzzang (Korean.) With the right makeup and outfit, the wearer could look like a living doll.

Personally, dolls are lovely but they creep me out. Fashion dolls are okay, I guess. I had Barbie dolls and such as a kid (I only played with them when I had friends who wanted to play with them over) and I wanted one of those Pullips for a while, but those lifelike BJD's give me nightmares.

But I digress. My point is, I would never have bought into the whole circle lens fad except for one thing. I have pretty okay eyesight for someone with the kind of daily activities that I do. I have never needed to wear glasses. The things is, I have a lazy eye. It's not so bad in person but itmakes me look kind of cross-eyed in photos. I'm embarrassed to take my pic because of it. I had the idea that circle lenses would make my eyes look even. (They did, I guess..)

Ta-dah!

I got the 14.8 mm Geo Super Angel Brown. I am aware of the risks that come with wearing these and I have taken necessary precaution. I bought them from a reputable online shop. I've seen them around for a while and have been selling these lenses long before the boom of fake/unbranded lenses in tiangges. They were also able to certify the authenticity of their lenses, which is why I chose to buy from them.  Also, I always make sure to clean and disinfect them properly after taking them off.

This entry's getting pretty long so I'll just list the rest of  my thoughts in bullets:

Likes:
  • I like the way they look in pictures
  • Not so obvious (to some people)
  • Uncomfortable at first but I got used to it
Dislikes
  •  Not that easy to put on (for a noob like me)
  • looks unnatural
In conclusion:
  • I don't wear these everyday. Only on special occasions or when camwhoring, and never for too long.
  • I will probably buy another pair/other pairs but only if I can find a optical shop that carries prescription circle lenses
  • I will choose something less conspicuous- smaller in diameter (I'm not sure what the standard size is) and in my natural eye color (very black.) 
Also, in case anyone is curious, these are the mostly local, affordable and widely available products I used for my look:
 
Face:
- The Face Shop Clean Face BB Cream
- Fashion 21 Two-Way Powder Foundation with Tea Tree Oil no. 3
- Ever Bilena Cheek Blush in Cheek

Eyes:
- San-San Gel Eye Liner in Brown
- Avon Super Shock Mascara
- GEO Circle Lens Super Angel 14.8 mm in Brown

Lips:
- Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in Skin

Tool/s:
- Marionnaud Angled Blush Brush


Have a good week. Hugs!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

EH Pink Card + NOTD

Here's a quick haul post just to get the ball rolling. 


It had been ages since I last went to Etude House (since they first got here, I think) but I found myself in SM Megamall recently and was able to pick up some of the stuff I've been meaning to try. Sorry for the crappy pics, I didn't have a lamp.


Proof 10 Eye Primer. This review really sealed the deal.

Color Me Nude Lip Concealer. 

Good-bye Dark Circle Under Eye Patch.

They were out of the Collagen Eye Patch I tried before, but I liked this even better.


Petit Darling Nails in BR301. 

I'm in love with this color. I've been lemming for it and staring at pictures of it on the website for the longest time. Even if it costs only PHP 48, finally getting to buy it was like a dream come true.

...aannd since I spent a little over PHP 500, I was able to get the Pink Membership Card, which entitles the bearer a 2% rebate on purchases (minimum of PHP 100) and certain perks. Oh! And this:

Sweet Dream Facial Tissue. 

Is it just me, or has EH been phoning it on the GWP thingy lately? I don't really mind. It's cute and is a nice addition to my kikay kit.

Before I end this post, here are pics of BR301 on my nails.


without flash 


with

Thanks for reading!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Hey there! Remember me?

It's been a long time since I posted here, but don't take it personally. I haven't been doing much of anything since I last checked in here.

I'll be honest, I've been in a really bad place since then, and the reason has something to do with my last entry. I'm still dealing with that and not really ready to talk about it here in detail.


 forever in my heart

However, I am back to trying to find bits of happiness anywhere I can. I love small delights and I love sharing them with others. That's really what I miss most about blogging and why I could never give it up completely.

Talk to you guys real soon.