UNIQSO: I.Fairy Cara Green

UNIQSO sponsored the I.Fairy Cara Green circle lenses to go with my Luo Tianyi cosplay! These green lenses are perfect for the character Luo Tianyi.

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Photo by Studio du petit oiseau

Here is what arrived in my mail:

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I was expectinga padded mailer, so this was no surprise! It was packaged just as my other UNIQSO lenses were packaged. Inside the mailer, I found two cute “Thank You” UNIQSO boxes, two contact lens cases, and a UNIQSO Instagram card. Inside the boxes were the lens vials!

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Inside each box, the lens vials were wrapped in a layer of bubble wrap. The bubble wrap was taped to secure each vial in place. This mode of protection is great! I’ve never had an issue with vials breaking, and I’ve ordered most of my lenses from UNIQSO. They’re definitely very reliable!

Here are the lenses in their vials:

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The green is a deep, rich color. The enlargement is lovely as well, and I’m sure these lenses will work for a variety of different characters.

Below, you’ll see a collage photo.

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The top photo in the collage features just the lenses and no eye makeup. As you can see, they give great enlargement to the eyes! The top photo was also taken in indoor bathroom lighting.

The bottom photo in the collage features both the lenses and eye makeup. This photo was taken in the bathroom, but with the indoor lighting off and the window open (I faced the window to take the photo). These lenses have a nice green color regardless of the lighting! 🙂 It’s not a super bright green, but you c an tell there’s green and even flecks of yellow.

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Photo by Studio du petit oiseau

Final Review:

Overall: ☆☆☆☆☆

Communication: ☆☆☆☆☆ UNIQSO always has great communication! Lee Lee is fantastic and answers all questions promptly.

Packaging: ☆☆☆☆☆ I’ve never had an issue with the packaging! I love the cute boxes and the care UNIQSO takes to wrap the lenses and make sure they arrive safely.

Style: ☆☆☆☆☆ I love the design of these lenses! The flecks of yellow add depth to the color, and the thin black limbal ring is perfect for defining the eyes. The opening in the center of the lenses is large enough for you to look through without obscuring your vision.

Color: ☆☆☆☆ The green color is so pretty, but I wish it was a brighter green on my eyes. It’s not completely opaque, so the parts that are over my irises appear darker… since my irises are such a dark brown (almost black). I don’t have a major complaint about the color though; they definitely show up as green on my eyes!

Comfort: ☆☆☆☆☆ These are so comfy! I wore them for this photoshoot, as well as other photoshoots throughout the day. (I went through four outfits… and wore these same lenses the whole time!)

(☆ = Most negative/Not good at all, ☆☆ = Not that good, but okay ☆☆☆ = Neutral/No opinion/No answer, ☆☆☆☆ = Great, ☆☆☆☆☆ = Most positive/Fantastic!)

I would definitely recommend I.Fairy Cara Green circle lenses if you want cute green lenses to wear for cosplay, or just for fun!

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PinkyParadise: Media Diva Review

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For the PinkyParadise Media Diva Review, I would like to share a review of the Geo Princess Mimi Chocolate Brown circle lenses. These lenses are super comfy and cute! If you buy anything from PinkyParadise, you can use the code “xiaorawr” to get free gifts and cute lens cases~!

Here is some relevant information from their website:

Diameter: 14.8mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.8mm
Life Span: 1 year disposal

You’ll get one pair of lenses and one macaron lens case if you purchase this product!

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As usual, I’ll share my circle lens ratings:

Overall: ☆☆☆☆☆

Style: ☆☆☆☆☆ The circle lens design is beautiful! There’s a thick black limbal ring along with a variety of shades of brown on the inner portions of the lenses. The lens design looks slightly like a flower (petals opening up around the pupil).

Enlargement: ☆☆☆☆☆ Amazing enlargement! The thick limbal ring definitely helps to delineate your eyes as much bigger than they actually are. The diameter is perfect for that big-eyed dolly look! I love how big my eyes look when I wear these lenses.

Color: ☆☆☆☆☆ The limbal ring is a bold solid black. There’s flecks of pale brown as well as a slightly orange-tinted brown (a nice golden hue). The colors are rich, just like chocolate!

Comfort: ☆☆☆☆☆ These are super comfortable lenses! I can wear them all day without a problem. They don’t dry out my eyes; I don’t even need to use eye drops. If you want comfy lenses, I would highly recommend the Geo Princess Mimi Chocolate Brown circle lenses!

(☆ = Most negative/Not good at all, ☆☆ = Not that good, but okay ☆☆☆ = Neutral/No opinion/No answer, ☆☆☆☆ = Great, ☆☆☆☆☆ = Most positive/Fantastic!)

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I absolutely adore these circle lenses! I’ve tried another lens pair from the Geo Princess Mimi series, and those lenses are also really comfortable and cute. If you want a different lens from the Geo Princess Mimi series, go for it! I’m sure you’ll be satisfied.

How do you make your eyes so big?

This is a question I have received on Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr. Many people who use circle lenses to achieve the big-eye look, since circle lenses literally enlarge your eyes (or at least give the illusion of bigger pupils and/or bigger irises). I love circle lenses for this same reason! But in addition to circle lenses, I use other techniques to make my eyes look bigger. Here are my top 3 tips for dolly eyes, in addition to circle lenses:

  1. False eyelashes. If you use false lashes, they can really open up your eyes and make them look bigger! Exaggerated lashes give the illusion of bigger eyes. Using just top lashes makes your eyes bigger, but if you use both top and bottom lashes, your eyes will appear to be even more exaggerated in size. When I apply my bottom lashes, I don’t put them at the waterline. By applying them below the waterline, it creates the illusion of larger eyes.
  2. Black eyeliner. Thick black eyeliner can also make your eyes look bigger since they draw attention to the outline of your eye. This is similar to how a dark and solid limbal ring on circle lenses gives the illusion of bigger eyes as well. You can apply black eyeliner with or without false lashes for an enlarging effect. Even when I don’t wear false lashes, I find that simple eyeliner can make my eyes look bigger. 
  3. White eyeliner and/or light-colored/luminescent eyeshadow. This is one of my favorite tricks! In the look I used for this blog post featuring the Geo Princess Mimi Chocolate Brown circle lenses, I used a silver eyeshadow. Normally, at home, I use white eyeliner to line the bottom of my eyes, but since I’m studying abroad, I had to pack light and the only eyeliner I brought with me was my black one. Since I didn’t have any white eyeliner, I decided to try using silver eyeshadow… and it works the same way! It also gives a cute sparkle to your eyes. If you use a light-colored/luminescent eyeshadow, carefully apply it to the bottoms of your eyes in a line. Do not blend the shadow. This should make your eyes pop!  

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I hope these tips will help you! Feel free to ask me any questions.

You may have seen me wear these lenses before… (And it’s true!) Here are some of my previous looks featuring these circle lenses:

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Above, you can see that I am not wearing any false lashes. I used black eyeliner on the top and white eyeliner on the bottom, as well as neutral eyeshadows.

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I also used these lenses for my Magnet Meiko (Vocaloid) costest! And of course, I’ve used these lenses upon other occasions as well. I hope you like them as much as I do!

Definitely check out Geo Princess Mimi Chocolate Brown circle lenses and let me know if you have tried any others in the series. If you purchase from PinkyParadise, be sure to use the code “xiaorawr” to get free mystery gifts and cute lens cases! 

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KLensPop: Magic Eye Heva

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KLensPop sent me these beautiful circle lenses: Magic Eye Heva circle lenses. ❀❀❀ You can use the coupon code “WDK6RW1D” for 10% off your order from KLensPop! (Use code by May 31, 2015) ❀❀❀ Here is the circle lens info from their website:

Brand: POLYTOUCH
Diameter: 14.5mm
Graphic Diameter: 14.2mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Life Span: 1 year (Max)
Country of origin: South Korea
Price Includes: 1 PAIR (2 pcs) + BONUS CASE

If you want to see how these lenses are packaged, please check out my Bunny Color Brown reviewKLensPop sponsored me both sets of circle lenses at the same time, so they were shipped in the same box. I assure you: the shipping was reliable and no items were damaged. I was very pleased with the packaging as well!

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Above, you can see the front and back of the box that these lenses and the lens accessories came in.

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All lenses from KLensPop come with a lens case and a tweezer. I don’t use the tweezer because I prefer to use my fingers, but if you like using tweezers to handle your lenses, the option is available to you! These lenses are beautiful and I can’t decide if I like these lenses or the Bunny Color Brown lenses better… They’re both such great brown circle lenses! In comparison to the Bunny Color Brown ones, the Magic Eye Heva circle lenses are generally darker in color.

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And now, for my circle lens ratings!

Overall: ☆☆☆☆☆ This circle lenses are absolutely beautiful and I can’t wait to wear them again (probably this weekend ^_^)!

Style: ☆☆☆☆☆ The design is beautiful. The outer rim is a rich dark brown. It’s not a solid limbal ring since it fades nicely in the center to a yellow-toned golden brown. The clear space in the center doesn’t obstruct my vision at all, even when I roll my eyes.

Enlargement: ☆☆☆☆ The graphic diameter is 14.2 mm, so this does enlarge my eyes quite a bit. Since there is no black limbal ring, these lenses look fairly natural. If I wear them out in public, I don’t think people will stare at me.

Color: ☆☆☆☆☆ I love this rich brown color! The accents of golden-brown in the center look really nice too, and they look slightly different depending on how the light hits my eyes.

Comfort: ☆☆☆☆☆ These are so comfortable! They’re just as comfortable as the Bunny Color Brown lenses. I couldn’t even feel them in my eyes after applying them; the only eye-related discomfort I felt was from my false lashes… which has nothing to do with the circle lenses. If you want comfy lenses, I would highly recommend the Magic Eye Heva circle lenses.

(☆ = Most negative/Not good at all, ☆☆ = Not that good, but okay ☆☆☆ = Neutral/No opinion/No answer, ☆☆☆☆ = Great, ☆☆☆☆☆ = Most positive/Fantastic!)

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I also decided to try my hand at a video review (for the first time!). At the end of this review video, I talk about what I did for the makeup look featured in this WordPress post. Please comment with any suggestions you may have for videos in the future!

I hope you enjoyed reading this review! Feel free to check out my reviews for these other lenses from KLensPop:

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Review: Sweet Pink Dreams

Sweet Pink Dreams sent me a package of lovely items! You should check out their shop for cute items~! They sell kawaii handmade accessories as well as new and pre-owned Japanese stationery. They even sell awesome false lashes!

The package I received in the mail looked like simple brown packaging, but when I opened the outer layer, I found a Priority Mail bubble mailer. Even though the outside layer got dirty during transit, the Priority Mail mailer was a clean inner layer that protected the contents well.

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Inside the Priority Mail package was another layer of protection: a cute plastic bag with a spider print!

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Here are the contents of the bag:

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The package included two jumbo puffy hair bows, two sets of eyelashes, one bat necklace, two sweets rings, and one twin-star brooch.

Here are the two sets of false lashes:
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They are both really cute! I love the designs~! I usually prefer dramatic spiky lashes over the simple one-length lashes.

Here are the rings:

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They’re both covered in a glaze of glitter! So they’re sparkly and shiny. I think they’re both cute jumbo rings that would work well with sweet lolita or fairy kei (or just casually when you want to add some cuteness to your outfit!).

Check out these cute accessories:

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They both remind me of cookies! The twin-star brooch has rhinestone details and an adorable string of pastel faux pearls. The bat pendant is a vibrant lime green and the necklace chain has miniature stone beads accenting the area near the pendant. Both the brooch and the necklace pendant are covered in glitter! The glitter didn’t shed too much, which is great; I think the glitter will stay on even if you wear the accessories for long periods of time.

Here is a photo of the two bows with flash:

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And without flash:

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The bows are both very puffy, and they feel soft, not hard. The clips in the back are sturdy and attached securely to the bows. I love these bows!

SweetPinkDreamsIf I had to choose my favorite item out of this lot, it would be the bow I wore for the above look. Take a look at Sweet Pink Dreams; I’m sure you’ll find things you like! Check out my Facebook album for photos of these products.

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Princess Dreaming: Fashion Glasses

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Princess Dreaming sent me a cute pair of pastel glasses to review!

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I did not know what kind of glasses I would receive, so it was a pleasant surprise. The package was not a normal bubble mailer: it was an adorable pastel polka dot mailer! What an adorable way to ship out a product~! Inside, there was a red envelope with Princess Dreaming Postcards. The glasses were wrapped in bubble wrap and placed inside pink bag.

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The glasses do not have lenses, so they are perfect to wear as a fun accessory for photos! No lenses = no glare in photos. These glasses have a pink frame, faux pearl detailing, and mini mint green decoden bows.

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These glasses would be so cute with any pastel outfit~! Fairy kei, pop kei, or sweet lolita would be great fits for this accessory. The decorations on these glasses are very sturdy; they don’t look like they will fall off easily. I wouldn’t recommend throwing them out the window, but I believe they can withstand daily wear.

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Since these glasses have thin frames with wide openings, they are great for showing off your eye makeup! For this look, I am wearing circle lenses, heavy eyeliner, and both top and bottom false lashes, so my eyes look much bigger. These glasses frame my eyes nicely, with enough space for my over-the-top Dolluxe lashes.

I also love the color combo of pink and mint… It is too cute~! It reminds me of macarons…

Princess Dreaming is on hiatus right now, but they will open up again in April 2015! Be sure to check them out because many new designs after their hiatus.

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Angel Contacts

Angel Contacts sent me an adorable package to review! The package included three pairs of false eyelashes and one contact lens case. The package itself was a standard mailer, and there were no rips or tears in the packaging. The items were safely nestled inside its package. The three pairs of false eyelashes included were different styles. The deco contact lens case is too cute!! Red is my favorite color, and I also have a sweet tooth, so I absolutely love the red dessert-shaped case. There are even little berry and mint leaf details! If you are interested in this product, it is called the Strawberry Mint Lens Case ($5.00). 

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Now, let’s talk about the lashes! Angel Contacts sent me Dolly TiaraAngel Luxe, and Sweet Glam lashes. All three pairs were in the same packaging, and can be stored in their respective trays and re-used. The lashes themselves are surprisingly light for such thick and lengthy lashes! They are easy to apply since the lash bands are so flexible, and they do not irritate my eyes. When I blink, they don’t shift at all. Once glued, they feel very secure. They are also not painful to remove if you use eye makeup remover! 

DSC_2178The style of all the lashes are absolutely gorgeous! I love how each style is flattering to my eyes. Read on for specific reviews for each pair of false lashes…

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Dolly Tiara is perfect for a dolly look; you will truly look like a beautiful doll with these lashes! I love how they make my eyes look so big. You can wear them alone, or pair them with underlashes. I used underlashes in these photos because I wanted to go all-out with the dramatic makeup for the pastel photos. The underlashes are not from Angel Contacts, and when I compare the underlashes to the Dolly Tiara lashes, the Dolly Tiara lashes are definitely higher quality! The underlashes are stiffer and harder to apply than the lashes from Angel Contacts.

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In addition, as you can see in many of my photos, the underlashes shift and look odd in some pictures. The Dolly Tiara lashes, on the other hand, look fantastic! These lashes are fantastic for over-the-top sweet lolita or for gyaru. The Dolly Tiara lashes, with their exaggerated points, would also be great for cosplay!

Ratings for Dolly Tiara:

Style: ☆☆☆☆☆ I am in love with the design of these lashes! They truly stand out. 

Length: ☆☆☆☆

Volume: ☆☆☆☆☆

Comfort: ☆☆☆☆☆ All of these lashes are so comfortable! I can’t decide which one is the comfiest. 

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Sweet Glam has a very thick false lash design that makes it great for adding volume to your lashes. They are very thick without looking chunky since each segment of lashes taper to a point. All of these points make the lashes look full and thick, whether your eyes are open or closed. These are dramatic lashes that will really open up your eyes!

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You can use Sweet Glam for a special occasion, for cosplay, or for fashion; they are versatile lashes. These lashes were the perfect width for my eyelids as well! If you want to decrease the width of the lash band, it would be easy to cut the ends and trim the lashes to fit your eyes. 

Ratings for Sweet Glam:

Style: ☆☆☆☆

Length: ☆☆☆☆☆

Volume: ☆☆☆☆☆ These lashes have the best volume, out of all the lashes I have ever tried. I love how thick these lashes are!

Comfort: ☆☆☆☆☆ All of these lashes are so comfortable! I can’t decide which one is the comfiest. 

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Angel Luxe is lush and pretty, but less over-the-top than Dolly Tiara (because it does not have the exaggerated points in its design) and Sweet Glam (because it doesn’t have the extreme thickness). Angel Luxe is great for enhancing your natural beauty! 

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Angel Luxe would be great for accentuating your eyes in a pretty and subtle way for cosplay, or for fashion if you want to have longer and thicker eyelashes without looking unnatural.

Ratings for Angel Luxe:

Style: ☆☆☆☆

Length: ☆☆☆☆ Great length! From a distance, you won’t look like you are wearing falsies. You’ll look like you have naturally long and beautiful lashes!

Volume: ☆☆☆☆

Comfort: ☆☆☆☆☆ All of these lashes are so comfortable! I can’t decide which one is the comfiest. 

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You can check out more photos of these gorgeous lashes in this album on my Facebook page, Alice in Lolitaland.

Please check out Angel Contacts for gorgeous circle lenses, false lenses, and more! 

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