Hi there, how is everyone? Hope you're all well~ My two-week uni break is at its end! It flew by way too quickly and I haven't felt that I've accomplished much ._. I've just got Sunday left to 'make the most of it' before having to get used to waking up early each day again. I must say that I have enjoyed my holidays overall :)
I have a new pair of lenses to review which I received from MukuCHU and these are the Geo Olive Green lenses. I picked this pair because it's part of the Wing series which were apparently designed by Miss Tsubasa Masuwaka. There are pictures of her wearing other colours from this series except for the green as it is a new product released early last year I believe.
I actually have the brown pair which is called the Honey Wing lenses and I have a review of them here.
You may have noticed that I wore these green lenses in my 'Giveaway Babie' blog post to test out the comfort and how well they blended in and/or stood out in pictures. I won't spam you with those images so I'll have closeups of my eyes.
Green Wing: OL-103
LENS USAGE: UP TO 1 YEAR
SHELF LIFE: 3 YEARS
MANUFACTURER / ORIGIN: SOUTH KOREA
WATER CONTENT: 38%
With flash photography
Some may see these lenses as 'boring' because they are just one colour with a less-noticeable design but I actually don't mind, I'm cool with plain, natural-looking lenses. Anyway, that 'squiggly' pattern in the center isn't as obvious on my dark eyes however the green outer limbal ring is pretty obvious, which is good for the appearance of enlarged eyes.
They're alright for gyaru makeup
Just in case you were wondering, I sort of did an inspired look from my magazine:
I don't normally use pink eyeshadow but 'the color is very retro!'
Lol nah that's not my reason... the pink stood out and the model looks cute
An unused picture from my previous post. I think these green lenses make me look more alert
Honestly, I like the way I look when I have circle lenses on. I hardly where them when I go out because my eyes dry out really quickly when I'm outdoors (even without lenses my eyes can randomly start to become teary or go a pinkish red when I'm outside for a while :/). Since they look so 'natural', I'd gladly where these out :) Green eyes are pretty, even though these are an abnormally dark green.
In comparison with my Geo Angel Green lenses, these aren't as vibrant as those but the colour is pretty much the same. The main difference is that those lenses make me look my dolly with a black outer ring.
Colour: ★★★★/5 - This shade of green is suitable for both dark and light eyes but stands out more for light eyes. No need for thick/heavy makeup to adjust its vibrancy as they appear quite natural
Pattern: ★★★★/5 - Blends in really well with dark brown eyes however the pattern is not very noticeable in normal lighting. Only a little more noticeable with flash.
Enlargement: ★★★★/5 - Enlargement can be seen as there is a green limbal ring around them. Subtle enlargement for 14mm lenses
Comfort: ★★★★★/5 - I found these to be very comfortable and I had no problems wearing them for a few hours indoors
Overall score: 17/20 - I love them!
Thanks MukuCHU for sending me these lenses, I really like them. Green lenses go well with gyaru looks in my opinion :]
If you're interested in purchasing them, here is the direct link to the lenses~
That's it to my lens review! Can you believe that I haven't done a lens review in a couple of months? I swear I haven't lost interest, there's just been so many other things to blog about lately haha.
You may have noticed that my hair looked rather black in that image above. It was looking like that because:
1. My iPod Touch's camera is inaccurate with colours (I'm guessing)
2. My previous dye job is fading (this most likely)
2. My previous dye job is fading (this most likely)
Nothing I can do about the iPod so I did something about my hair - I redyed it after two months :D Here's what my hair looked like before I dyed it at home:
Yeah this doesn't look too bad besides some unevenness but wait 'til you see my regrowth...
In this picture my hair looks more orange and light o_o It's more like the previous picture than this but anyway - horrible regrowth and orange-looking hair T.T
So those are my before pictures. Now I'll show you the dye I used:
I purchased the L'Oreal Paris Superior Preference 5 Palma Brown, just one bottle because it should be enough to cover all of my hair (it's not that long)
Didn't realise how dusty the top of the box was until after I took the photo :S
That's the hair colour swatch by the way
The back of the box with information and more hair colour swatches. I hoped to have one of the bottom shades
So now that you've seen this, you can compare with the pictures of my hair after I dyed it:
A bit in between one of the middle colours from the box swatch
It's almost like the dark brown that I've always wanted... not much orange/redness
Again this hair dye made my hair feel smooth and silky after!
A non-flash photo. Yay my regrownth is gone :D
Darn I really need a fringe cut...I know you might be thinking why I went a couple of shades darker despite it being spring and soon summer where lighter hair is highly favoured. Well I was sick of regrowth and I was getting bored of my light-ish brown hair. I'm more used to having dark hair!
There are still black parts here and there but I think it's due to the fading I had before I redyed it and maybe the dye works better on already dyed hair. I really don't know but at least the majority of my hair is a darker brown now. And I really like it this shade because regrowth won't be as big as an issue ^-^
Next time I want to try an Asian-brand hair dyes like Palty and Prettia because they have a foam formula instead and may be more suited to dark, Asian hair. But the thing is is that I'm not sure whether to get it online or instore. Is it cheaper online? And is one bottle enough for long hair?
I won't have a questjen of the week this week (I actually can't think of one to ask that's related to my lenses and hair ;A;) but next week I'll back with one hehe.
Take care lovelies!