The Face Shop: Ink Graffi Brush Pen Liner Review

My friend Terry bought this eyeliner from The Face Shop for me, so I thought I would write a review for it!

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I’ve always had terrible luck finding eyeliners because of my really weird eyelids… They look like monolids, but I do have a crease (but it’s invisible). I’m not sure what the technical term is, but it may be “hooded eyelids.” In any case, my eyes looks like monolids, but whenever I apply eyeliner, I need to make it really thick so it will be visible. If I draw a regular line, once I open my eyes, the line disappears! It’s so frustrating. I know how to make the eyeliner show up: I make a super thick line. But then this causes another issue: when I close my eyes, there’s an awkwardly massive line. It’s really annoying but there’s nothing I can do about it.

Since I have this oddly hidden crease, I’ve always had trouble with pencil eyeliners and liquid eyeliners. For some reason, they always get really smudgy (probably from blinking), and the only eyeliner that I’ve ever had luck with is a cream eyeliner that comes in a jar. The cream eyeliner is really heavy though, so I only use it for photoshoots, dance performances, and cosplay. If I’m putting eyeliner on randomly (just for fun, or for work), then I don’t want to use the cream liner.

During the past semester, I’ve been using this eyeliner for “daily wear.” I don’t wear makeup every day, but sometimes I will wear eyeliner to class if I’m not too tired in the morning.

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Pros: dries quickly, great staying power

Cons: not always precise

The Ink Graffi liner is a brush pen liner and it does feel like a pen when I hold it. Drawing the line is pretty easy, but as I explained above, I have to make the line really thick for it to show up. Sometimes, I’ll just do one line and let it be since it’ll show up when I blink or close my eyes. If I want to make a thick line, I have to draw the line a few times, adding more to the top part of the line each time. This liner is easy to use, but sometimes the ink doesn’t run smoothly and I have to go over spots that don’t have ink. The ink dries quickly, which is a plus! After using this eyeliner for the previous months, I have never had any bad side effects or reactions. I have extremely sensitive skin, so I’m glad I didn’t get any irritation from this eyeliner. I’ve had bad reactions from drugstore brands in the past, even reputable brands like Maybelline and Revlon.

This eyeliner holds up really well! When I scattered my grandfather’s ashes last weekend, I basically cried all day. I thought I had made a dreadful mistake by wearing eyeliner in the morning… But at night time, my mom told me that my eyeliner was still black; the only issue was some of it transferred to the area under my eyes, but that transfer was probably caused by me rubbing my eyes with tissues too much. When I looked in the mirror at night, I was surprised to see that the liner was still on the upper lids (and it still looked black!). And the transfer on the bottom wasn’t as terrible as I imagined it would be.

Here is an example of what this eyeliner looks like on me:

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The color is a nice matte black. It’s not the blackest black, but it’s definitely a true black.

Here are my ratings for the Ink Graffi eyeliner from The Face Shop:

Comfort: 5/5 (would definitely recommend for people with sensitive skin!)

Ease of use: 4/5

Color: 4/5

Staying power: 4/5

OVERALL RATING: 4/5

Do you have a favorite eyeliner? Any new eyeliners you want to try?

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Review: Mashmallow Octopus Necklace

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Happy New Year, everyone! How is your 2015 going so far? I’m really sick right now, so I’m glad I took these photos before I got sick… In any case, I can still blog in my sickly condition, which is nice. I hope I feel better soon… (I think I just have a bad cold, but it might be something worse.)

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I got an octopus necklace from Mashmallow, and I absolutely love it! I decided to review this product for all of you since I already have some photos.

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Here is what I saw on my doorstep when the package came in:

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Here is how the necklace was packaged:

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There were no damages to this item, so I was very pleased with the product and product packaging! Instructions and warnings were included in the box. Keep this necklace away from extreme temperatures!

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The octopus pendant is a bright neon pink, and the octopus even has cute little black eyes. It’s a very well-crafted pendant, and the black cord is also high-quality!

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Isn’t the octopus adorable? I want to name her, but I haven’t thought of a name yet. Feel free to suggest names~!

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I wore this necklace with a mostly-black outfit. I love the stunning bright color~! It truly stands out against my black top. Both the pendant and the black cord are sturdy. The clasp is easy to use as well! The length of the necklace is perfect, and I plan to wear it with my casual outfits since it’s so easy to wear.

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Seriously, check out Mashmallow for all your adorable octopus needs!

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KLensPop: New Bio Julia in Black

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I am really excited to review these awesome circle lenses from KLensPop: New Bio Julia lenses in Black. Here is the info from the website:

Brand: NEW BIO
Diameter: 14.0mm
Graphic Diameter: 13.6mm
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

The lenses were shipped to me promptly, and I have no complaints about the time it took to arrive here:

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KLensPop mailed the package via Korea Post, and the cardboard box was very secure. Inside the cardboard box, everything was wrapped in a thick layer of bubble wrap.

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Inside the bubble wrap was this adorable little box! I love KLensPop’s packaging. There was even illustrated instructions for the care of contact lenses on the back of the box.

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Above, you can see what was inside the box. Everything was packaged neatly inside a ziploc bag. The circle lenses come with a contact lens case (color-coded for left and right), and a pair of contact lens tweezers. I don’t use tweezers since I use my fingers, but if you want to use a tool like this, the option is available.

DSC_0007This is my first time trying circle lenses from the Korean brand New Bio, by the way! Now, onto the review for these lenses from KLensPop. ^_^

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These black circle lenses do enlarge my eyes, but the enlargement is very natural. I don’t think people will stare at my eyes skeptically; if I wore these lenses at home, I honestly don’t think my grandparents will freak out like they normally do when I wear circle lenses. Since the enlargement is natural, these circle lenses look great with toned-down makeup. I did not wear any false lashes for this makeup look! I only used eyeshadow, black liquid eyeliner, white pencil eyeliner, and mascara for the eye makeup.

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These are in my prescription too, which is wonderful! You should check their website; they probably have your prescription as well.

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Now, for my circle lens ratings!

Overall: ☆☆☆☆☆

Style: ☆☆☆☆ This design is simple but definitely fits in the natural aesthetic. It looks lovely! I like how it gives my eyes a gray tinge in certain lighting and eye positions, due to the sheer-colored black parts on the inner section of the lenses.

Enlargement: ☆☆☆ These give slight enlargement, but they are not too noticeable. If you compare these photos to photos of me without circle lenses, you’ll see that my real eye are, in fact, smaller. These lenses would be perfect for a natural look! If you are interested in wearing circle lenses, but are scared to try them because they are so large, you should start off with these lenses! They would be a great pair of circle lenses for someone to start out with.

Color: ☆☆☆☆☆ It’s definitely a black color! The outside is black, but it is more sheer toward the inside. I have dark-colored eyes, but I’m sure it will darken light eyes too. Since the black ring is only on the outside and fades toward the inside, they would look really cool if you have light colored eyes~!

Comfort: ☆☆☆☆☆ These are extremely comfortable! I wore these lenses to see The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and they never bothered me, even when watching the movie in 3D. I never had to use eyedrops. I am definitely interested in trying other circle lenses from this brand!

(☆ = 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 encourage you to check out KLensPop! They are a great circle lens retailer. If you’re interested in buying the above lenses, you can find them here: New Bio Julia lenses in Black. ❀❀❀ Use coupon code “WDK6RW1D” for 10% off your order! (Use code by May 31, 2015) ❀❀❀

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