Sunday, April 1, 2012

Review: Geo Nudy Lenses {Sponsored by Shoppingholics}

Hi dearies, I just want to start by saying thanks for the feedback from my previous post :) They've made me feel more comfortable about showing my bare face because it's not everyday that a beauty blogger/vlogger would do something like that (because most of us show our face with makeup on so without it we may look much different!). All comments have been replied to, thanks to Blogger now allowing reply threads, yay~

You get to see my face again in this post and just in case you become sick of it, it's okay because I can assure you that my next post you won't have to xP I like to alternate when I can!

I recently received two pairs of circle lenses from Shoppingholics and I was really excited to receive them because it was my first time being sponsored lenses from them, AND I from other bloggers' reviews I had seen that Shoppingholics have the cutest and prettiest packaging!! See for yourself:


Gorgeous boxes to store the pairs of lenses!! You'd think they're for jewellery *-*



So much effort - bubble wrap around the boxes and it all fits nicely



Perfect fit. And inside had cushioning with bubble wrap and crepe paper

Since this is my first review from them, allow me to give a short introduction to their online shop:
Shoppingholics is an online store based in Malaysia that is mainly focused on selling circle lenses from various brands but also sell makeup products, hair and fashion accessories from popular Asian brands such as Dolly Wink. Their layout is extremely neat and organised for customer to browse and shop with ease. Definitely an online shop for all the shopping-holics out there (see what I did there? Haha).

Are you ready to find out which lenses I received from them? The type and brand is already in my blog post's title but as for the colours...

I chose grey and blue :D I was glad that Shoppingholics gave me the opportunity to choose any lenses from their shop to review. I decided on the Nudy range from Geo because I love the effect they give on dark eyes (I've previously owned brown, pink, violet) and I've been so curious to see how these colours would look on my eyes ^_^"


Geo Nudy Grey Lenses


 Origin: Korea
Diameter : 14.0mm
Water Content : 38%
Base Curve : 8.6mm
Life Span : 1 year disposal



Natural lighting

In case you were wondering what that glittery stuff is on my lashes, it's not glue - it's already on the band! Melody sent these lashes to me last year for my 18th birthday and I finally had the chance to try them out :) What do you think of them?



They're criss-cross lashes which I loveeee

And to sort of complement the lashes and the lenses, I wore blue eyeliner. I always wear black but I decided to be a little different for a change ^^



Lenses with flash on

What I mostly like about nudy lenses is that they can look quite normal/natural in day lighting but with flash they can surely look slightly creepy! So it's like these lenses can be worn for many occasions which makes a good investment overall (instead of purchasing two grey lenses, one suitable for day and the other suitable for costume/cosplay). But I love how they look both with and without flash, they blend so well with dark eyes =]




The colour

The perfect grey and opacity I say! I also love the pattern, the grainy-ness to it makes my eyes stand out. I've seen many Asian girls in person wearing nudy lenses and I'm not surprised - they are gorgeous and give pretty good enlargement. They give a 'halo' effect for those who have small irises. It's really hard to explain but if you Google it you'll know what I mean!



If I look sideways, the halo effect can sort of be seen! It's where the outer rim of my lenses cover the whites of my eyes instead of my iris, but you can see through the lens to the whites (sclera). I told you it's hard to explain haha T_T

Comfort

I am not lying when I say that these are really comfortable! The first nudy lenses I had from Geo were the browns which I had.... two years ago ._. Anyway, I remember those being not thaaaat comfortable and slipped around in my eyes quite a lot. It may have been a dud pair but my friend (Cathy if you're reading, I remember you telling me this!) also experienced a pair of nudy lenses being 'slippery' in her eyes, even after wearing them for a while so it had nothing to do with the lenses being to wet or anything. Not that I think that that makes a huge difference... does it?

But yeah, I had no problems with these :) I didn't test wearing these for like 6 hours because my eyes probably wouldn't be able to handle it (I don't wear lenses often and I have pretty sensitive eyes so I only wear lenses for a few hours, even when I lubricate them with eye drops).


Bluey-grey



 Love these lenses *grins from ear to ear*
You can purchase these lenses at a promotional price of US $17.90 @ Shoppingholics

*Now onto my second review!*


 Geo Super Size Nudy Blue Lenses 

 
Origin: Korea
Diameter : 14.8mm
Water Content : 38%
Base Curve : 8.6mm
Life Span : 1 year disposal

These are different from the previous nudy lenses because they are 'super size' (14.8 mm) and have a black limbal ring which gives an even bigger enlarging effect! I will show you what I mean:



Very dolly indeed:
1. Natural lighting, one eye no lens
2. Natural lighting, both eyes with lenses
3. Flash lighting, both eyes with lenses on





I reckon these would be very suitable for gyaru makeup! I was a little lazy and didn't try with gyaru makeup so I just popped these in after I was done trialling the nudy greys.

The colour

It's such a deep blue like dark denim ^.^ They may be really dark for my naturally dark brown eyes but the colour still manages to show up, again due to its opacity. When you have dark eyes like me, you definitely can't go wrong with nudy lenses, they'll always be noticeable no matter which colour you choose. As mentioned before, I like the grainy pattern. I wonder if it's possible for nudy lenses to be two or three-toned.



Are you sick of seeing me wear the same shirt for each picture xD ?
I got it from Yes Style by the way

Comfort

I used to think that the larger the diameter of the lenses are, the less comfortable they'd be to wear. It could still be true or apply to some lenses however all of the lenses that I've tried that were more than 14.5 mm were all comfortable! Including these which felt just like 14mm lenses. The only thing is that they might be more drying due to the large diameter but that can be resolved with eye drops. These didn't slip around in my eyes at all.



Halo effect more evident here! The right side you can 'see-through' the lens to where my white is (the sclera)



I'm singing my blues - Big Bang

You can purchase these lenses at the price of US $19.90 @ Shoppingholics
[Here]


That's all for my review! As always, I hope you found this interesting/helpful. If there is anything else that you'd like to know about these lenses that I didn't mention, please don't hesitate to ask me. Thanks for reading

And thanks Shoppingholics for these lenses!
I'm not affiliated in anyway with them so the links don't provide me with any monetary compensation, neither did this review.

My questjen for you:

Your thoughts on circle lenses with a 14.8mm diameter?
 
Too large? Ridiculous size? Or is it the diameter that you prefer the most?

My answer: Huge and not necessary
As I mentioned in my review, I trial lenses out of curiosity more than the desire to look a certain way or for going out. I love to review them so I am open to receiving any lens style/type as long as they are suitable to wear and have no prescription (plano). I prefer 14mm lenses since that diameter is closest to my true iris diameter and they're more natural-looking. Believe it or not I am a simple, natural girl. When I go out I never go OTT unless it's a dress-up occasion where it is expected! And I reckon 14-14.5mm lenses give plenty enlargement already

Jen xx

32 comments:

  1. I think for a big cercle lense, requires a well marked black makeup. But it's not too big, and you will great with blue circle lense, they are my favorite on you!

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    1. So true! Black eyeliner is very important when wearing circle lenses, especially big ones :D Thanks so much <3

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  2. Woahh you cutie you! : D the lenses look super nice!

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  3. hmmm... 14.5mm lenses look normal on me because i'm a fairly big person and my eyes while i'm asian are still relatively bigger than some people i know. :)

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    1. You surely do have big eyes (as seen in your pic/s), lucky girl!

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  4. I hear so much about shoppingholics too! I think they have such adorable packaging as well, the boxes!! haha

    And the nudy series are classics ^^ I have yet to try them though :O And as for diameter... I used to think 14.5 was big. UNTIL I tried 16.2! CRAZYYY but they turned out okay O.o LOL

    Oh! And you looked really cute with your bare face ^^ And in these photos as well ^^

    tht-christina.blogspot.com

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    1. Yuppp and I honestly don't know what to do with those boxes, whether to keep or gift to someone hehe
      You definitely should try them :D Omgosh 16.2mm?? I think the largest I've tried was 15.0mm! Wowowow
      Thanks Christina <3

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  5. I love the grays on you and you're so pretty! I prefer smaller lenses but I find that the large ones look better on me O_o

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    1. Aw thanks Sara, so are you for sure!!

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  6. nice lenses! :) i hated how nudys looked on me though D:

    hmmmmm diameter is not that big! well not for me...coz my eyes are already kinda big, the lenses kind fill in my eyes a bit better if you get what i mean..? xD plus makes my makeup look softer and cuter in a way .___. coz without circle lenses my eyes look too fierce!

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    1. Thanks Fern! I'd love to see how nudys look on you though :o Unless you have posted a pic on your blog of you wearing them before...?

      Yep I know what you mean! Haha I feel the same after taking my lenses out, my dark eyes look so fierce/weird without lenses or colour... but then after a while I get used to seeing myself like that in the mirror xD

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  7. I think 14.8 are a little too big!
    I've worn ..once before and it's quite unnecessary I think. I like 14 - 14.5 much more in terms of enlargement effects *___*! But yes, Y U GOTTA LOOK SO GORGEOUS FOR :( ?

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    1. Agreeeed! Yep I reckon that's all that is needed for enlargement AND also the black ring around them hehe
      Hehe naww :3 How to answer that keke *blushes*

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  8. You look stunning! The lenses look fantastic on you! I wish I had the courage to wear lenses often but I've tried a grey and brown pair in the past - both of which were way too unnatural for my liking and I honestly did not recognise myself in the mirror. But I suppose after a while you'd get used to them, but yeah. These really look lovely on you!

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    1. Thank you love! Grey and browns are my favourite lenses for natural wear, love them :D

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  9. those lens look amazing! especially the blue one :)
    I hope to get myself a pair of circle lens soon ~~!

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  10. The blue circle lenses make your eyes look huge haha! I love shoppingholics packaging. It's always so nice. :3

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  11. Wow. Nice lenses. They're awesome. But my eyes can't wear them *sigh* It gave me long term sore eyes. Anyway, its COOL! Nice post. Followed your blog. Hope you check mine? Heehee☺☻

    ▲ †JENNICA† ▲

    ∞ jennicawashere.blogspot.com ∞

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    1. Thanks Jennica. Aw that's no good :( I can't seem to access your blog

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  12. 14mm is very natural ^^ i have tried 16mm and then i am addicted to it lol

    xoxo elle

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    1. I think I have tried 16mm lenses before! They're still so comfy yet enlarging hehe

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  13. i luv the grey on you, actually thats because i have the same Nudy grey from GEO, and i bought mine from shoppingholics too...lol..i think you look nice with both colours, gorgeous


    Jessy
    threenothing.blogspot.com

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  14. OMG! You are very pretty! :)

    I really like your blog, I´m following you :D
    ... maybe if you have time, you could visit my blog too, and if you like it, follow me back ;)
    Kisses!
    http://modacapital-blog.com

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    1. Thank you Gaby, you're too sweet :3
      Your blog is amazing!

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