Hi guys! It's been about a week since I last blogged so I thought I'd update you guys briefly on what's been happening. It's March now which means that 2 months of this year have already gone by - so quick :O I just started university on Monday and this week has been pretty high and low for me. Lows are waking up early and having so much information to process in my mind (prior to uni I was on holidays for 3 months!) and the highs are seeing friends and meeting new people :)
Oh and I just noticed... this is my 100th blog post! :D
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About 2 weeks ago I received a pair of lenses from EyeCandyLens and the owner Chloe contacted me about a sponsorship program. You may have noticed a new banner on my sidebar on the right hand side - that will direct you straight to her site.
EyeCandyLens provide 4 different authentic brands of Korean circle lenses - Geo, Dueba, Neo and Vassen which to me is a very extensive range. I decided to choose a pair from a brand that I have not tried before which were the Dueba Crystal i Brown lenses.
♥ Registered mail
♥ Bubble wrapped
♥ Free lens case included
Such pretty, girly vials!
Yellow-lidded case to match the lens colour
Origin: South Korea
Water content: 38%
Diameter: 14.5 mm
Base Curve: 8.6
Power: plano, -0.50 to -5.00 (0.25 step)
Duration: 1 year disposable
Even though on the EyeCandyLens description says that the lenses are 14.5mm, on the vials it says that they're 15.0mm lenses :O If that's true then I guess this is my first time wearing 15.0mm lenses - biggest yet!
The image on the site of the lenses is much darker than the actual lenses which can be quite misleading. However, if you ask Chloe about any type of lenses and what they'd look like on, she'll be able to help you (just like how she helped me).
Chloe told me that these Crystal i Brown lenses give a watery, sparkly-eyed effect - kind of like the lenses in the Nudy series without the speckles. Her description was spot on, and this tells me that she has knowledge about circle lenses and is a trusted seller. I had requested a different pair but Chloe did not recommend them for me as I much prefer to wear lenses that blend in with my natural eye colour. Again she gave her honest opinions to help me with my decision to make sure that I was a happy 'customer'.
I have the Geo Nudy Brown lenses and I can definitely see a resemblance with these lenses. My Nudy lenses are close to their expiry so my new lenses will be a great replacement :D
Taken with my iPod
Not the best photo quality - as you can see my dark circles look much darker than normal :/
These lenses enlarge my eyes so much and they give me that crystal effect that I adore. Many of you may know my liking with Swarovski crystals and I reckon these lenses sparkle just like them *_*
Colour: ★★★★/5 I'd like them to be a bit more dark (like the image on the site) but this colour is still a very pretty shade of brown
Pattern ★★★★★/5: The crystalised effect of these lenses are bound to be complimented.
Comfort ★★★★★/5: Very comfortable, when I wore them on it almost felt like I didn't have any lenses on! I wouldn't recommend you wear these for more than 5 hours because these are larger than regular lenses and are more prone to drying, plus reducing oxygen supply to your eyes.
Enlargement ★★★★/5: It's obvious that these enlarge the eyes a lot but it would enlarge even more with an outer black ring. I'm glad it doesn't have that black ring, so these look more 'natural'
Overall score: 18/20 - Love it!
If you're interested in purchasing them, here is the link: Pretty Crystal i Brown
Thanks for reading my review, I hope that you found it helpful. And thanks to Chloe for sending these to me!
I'm curious about your answer to this question:
Would you ever try wearing 15.0mm lenses?
To me there isn't that much difference with wearing them compared to 14.0mm but when you look in the mirror, you do see a big difference!