03/22/15

Etude House Dear Darling Tint Review

Etude House Dear Darling Tint Review

Hi my cute butterflies~ Hihi I am in a good mood today! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ I want to show you my favorite lip tints! Since its spring time again, the makeup gets more colorful! Cute Pink, Happy Red or Fresh Orange lips? Natural lips for warm spring days: Etude House Dear Darling Tint Lip Tints!

Sometimes you just want a light but longlasting makeup without using several makeup products? Then you should go for lip tints! I prefer using lip tint for my everyday makeup because it’s light and I don’t need to reapply. My current favorite lip tint is the Etude House Dear Darling Lip Tint! I bought it in 3 colors: 01 Berry Red, 02 Real Red and 03 Orange Red!

Etude House Dear Darling Tint

Once opened you’ll notice the sweet smell! It’s so yummi~ The tint is a kind of fluid and it dries very fast, but it’s enough time to blend it. Of course if you apply more layers, the colors get more bold! So you can decide yourself if you want to go for gentle or bold lips! (^∇^)

The swatches of #01 Berry Red, #02 Real Red, #03 Orange Red!

And this is how it looks like after I used a tissue:

I also took a picture after I went to the doctor and ate dinner! I washed my hands twice with soap!

As you can see it’s really longlasting! These swatches are comparable to the effect on your lips! Of course if you drink and eat a lot, it won’t last as long as it did on my hand..

To the facts!

Etude House Dear Darling Tint Review

What I love:

  • The Colors – They look to cute and fresh!
  • The Effect – Create gentle or bold lips!
  • The Price – I bought 3 colors almost at once, because they’re good and cheap!
  • It’s long lasting – Even after breakfast I don’t need to reapply!

What I hate:

  • The Dryness – I recommend using a lip balm after it. Sometimes the lip tint dries out my lips. I guess after so many advantages a disadvantage has to follow.

But still…. I love them. If I don’t use lipstick or gloss, I always use them. Together with the Fresh Cherry Tints, these are my number 1 lip tints at all!

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I applied lip balm after the lip tint in the first picture. Sorry for the bad quality of the pictures, but I cut my lips out of some selfies ^^’

I bought the Etude House Dear Darling Tint at TokkiHaus.de!

Anyway, I hope you like my review and the lip tints! Enjoy the nice spring weather!

See you next time~ XOXO

03/18/15

EOS Candy Grey

EOS Candy Grey Review!

EOS Candy Grey on light eyes! Circle Lenses are the best way to create cute, anime like eyes! This time I will review the EOS Candy Grey! Since I lost my only pair of grey circle lenses, I wanted to buy new ones that have a nice and big black circle.

When I ordered them my only worry was that the color isn’t covering my natural color. I ordered similar ones in pink and violet before, Vassen Sakura Candy Pink & Violet, but they were barely covering my natural color. Let’s see how they look like!

EOS Candy Grey

The pattern is only light grey colored, but the circle has a bold black color.

Somehow they look blue in here, right??

EOS Candy Grey

Detail: Without any filter in normal daylight! Now they look more grey.

Sorry for the messy mascara, I had a shaky hand that day..

It’s normal that you can see some part of the natural eye color, but in my opinion these lenses are really covering less than other lenses I have. Better than the Vassen Sakura Candy ones, but still. Even though they are grey, my eyes always looked blue when I took some pictures (like the one above) with my phone in daylight.

EOS Candy Grey Review

What I love:

  • The Effect – The bold black circle make your eyes look like cute anime eyes! The pattern gives a “colored eyes” effect! They have a 14,5mm diameter.
  • The Comfort – They are really thin and soft, I can barely feel them!
  • The Color – Actually they should be grey. But they rather look like blue on my eyes in the sunlight due to the less coverage. It’s rather a negative aspect. Still it’s so nice how the color melts with the natural color!

What I hate:

  • The Price – They’re a bit more expensive than others I bought.

Nya…. still I like them. I have love for all lenses lol. Just it’s weird that the lenses look blue every time I took pictures in the sunlight. Blue or grey, they look so cute! I wonder how brown eyes look with them?

        EOS Candy Grey

EOS Candy Grey

In the last pic they finally look like grey! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ やった〜

For those interested in buying: I ordered them on PinkyParadise.com! As always I got some cute lens container with them!

Thank you for visiting! If you don’t mind, have a heart and press “Like” above~ would make my day! (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))

03/1/15

How to take care of Circle Lenses!

How to take care of Circle Lenses?

Are you into circle lenses like me recently? Or maybe did you just buy your first pair lately? Congratulations to becoming a lens addict like me haha! I really like wearing different lenses for different makeup! My collection grows really fast these days!

But usually if you are looking for circle lenses in the World Wide Web you maybe also find some warnings about circle lenses and incredible posts about girls losing their eyesight due to wearing the enlarging lenses. But is it really true that circle lenses are damaging your eyes? How to take care of circle lenses? I will share my experience with circle lenses in this post including “Where to buy”, “How to store” and “After use”. Please notice that these are my experiences and that you should seek an optician’s advice if you are not sure about using contact lenses! 

Let’s learn something about Circle Lenses!

10 Steps of  how to take care of Circle Lenses!

    1. What are “Circle Lenses”?
      Circle Lenses (or also Circle Contact Lens) are, as the name already says, contact lenses, that are for decorative use and are slightly bigger in diameter than the iris. Most of the contact have a 14-15mm diameter. They often have a black circle that is printed on the overcoming part of the lens and let the eyes appear bigger. Today, there are many different prints and patterns for any occasion such as cosplay, halloween or daily use. They mostly are available in all colors including exotic ones such as violet or pink and you often can chose between daily, monthly and conventional lenses. But to grant the longevity of the lenses, some special care is needed. how to take care of circle lenseshow to take care of circle lenses
      how to take care of circle lenses
    2. What do I need to store Circle Lenses?
      Most of the shops already give them for free, but never forget, if you buy contact lenses, you need some lens containers, too. Second important thing is the fluid you store the contacts in to keep them hydrated and to avoid the deposit of proteins. The most important fluid for the use of contacts is of course for disinfection: saline solution! Very important, because the eyes are sensitive and you’ll easily get infections if you don’t use clean contacts. But because humans are lazy beings, there is a fluid that combines all three features in it! Just take a look in your local drugstore or search for multi purpose solution (for german readers: Kombi Lösung).

      How to take care of Circle Lenses

      This was the basic care kit of a lens seller in germany!

    3. Ok I got it! Now, where can I buy Circle Lenses? 
      When I bought the first time I couldn’t think about “where to buy”, I just bought where I was able to buy only: online shops. And I didn’t think much about is it safe to buy at this or that shop, because I wasn’t aware of possible fakes. The Circle Lenses originally were a trend in asia, of course there are also some people faking contact lenses… ((I just said it like that because I once bought “apple” headphones from Hong Kong… “Apple”._.) I still love you, asians!xD ok.)
      I was just buying where “everyone” was buying. But it’s important to know where you buy them. If you are not sure about the seller and the condition of the lenses, you may risk your health. Best example is Geo Medical, they have developed an Anti-Fake-System, that show if it’s authentic. Look for this sticker and the code within!

      How to take care of Circle Lenses

      Always be careful when buying online!

    4. I found a good shop, which ones are good for beginners?
      To be honest, I don’t think there are “circle lenses for beginners”. If you are sensitive with foreign substances in your eye (like me), every lens will give you the feeling of “something’s in my eye”. But with the numbers of different lenses I used, I noticed that some are more and some are less comfortable. For all lenses, the water content is an important character, that gives information about the lens’ comfort. The more water the lens contents, the softer the lens is. Same for the material. Higher water content means, that your eye gets more oxygen. The combination of water content and material makes the difference. And also of course it depends on each person if you feel any discomfort because you need more or less oxygen. In my case, if I am tired, I notice a slight  headache after wearing some lenses for a while because of the lack of oxygen. Second is, the lenses will dry out faster, depending on material and water content. But back to the topic, circle lenses usually have a lower water content than normal colored contacts (but it shouldn’t be lower than 38%!). Now, since I have some experience with different brands, I sure do feel some difference in comfort. The most comfortable lenses I used was a pair of Dueba/Barbie. I also would recommend the Candy series of EOS, since they are very thin and soft. I really really like Geo Medical lenses, they have the prettiest lenses, but they aren’t as comfortable as other lenses I have. I feel like they are drying out very fast, compared to the other ones. But at this point I have to say again, it depends on the person. Usually you should be given information about prescription, water content, base curve and diameter.
    5. Where do YOU usually buy your Circle Lenses?
      Pinky Paradise
      Yesstyle
    6. How to put the lenses in?
      Actually everyone will find their most comfortable way to put them in, but just in case you really don’t know how to put them in, I will explain how I am doing it. It’s better to put the lens in before doing your makeup because small particle of eyeshadow or mascara could get under or on your lens while putting in. First thing to do: wash your hands! Hygiene is the most important thing when it comes to contact lenses to avoid any infections in your eye. Don’t underestimate the possibility of an eye infection! Comes faster than you may think. Make sure to use a fuzz free towel to dry your hands because they might stick on your fingers and get onto the lens. Then use disinfection fluid or the multi purpose fluid to disinfect your hands. Then take out one lens and put it onto your fingertip. Check if the lens isn’t accidentially inside out. It should look like a half circle and not like a hyperbel. Clean the lens with fluid and make sure no fuzz sticks onto it. I prefer to use some eye drops before putting the lens in. Next part is how to put them in. But it’s the way I am doing it, because it’s the easiest and fastest way for me. I turn my head with one eye parallel to the mirror and use one hand to pull down the lower eyelid, so that the white of the eye is shown. Then I put the lens on that part and pull it a but to the iris. I close my eye and look around a bit until the lens sits on its right place. If you have lens with prescription of course you need to consider right and left lens. Last step before going out is changing the fluid in the lens container to make sure I won’t forget before taking off.
    7. Any tips how to make wearing lenses more comfortable?
      Of course, you can always use moisturizing eye drops to avoid dry eyes. I like to use my eye drops also before putting in and right after putting in to avoid any redness or dry feeling. In general, I recommend to only wear lenses if you aren’t too sleepy. If your eyes already are dry because of the lack of sleep, they will dry out even faster with the lenses in. If they are dry, of course the result are red eyes and even small wounds.
    8. Time for bed! Anything I need to think about when taking them off?
      Of course there is! Make sure, if you didn’t do right after taking them out of the container, to change the fluid for storage. Usually you should always do it after taking them out because you may suddenly have to take off the lens while you’re on your way. I usually ALWAYS change the fluid after I touched it with my fingers because of any bacteria or something just to make sure then lenses stay clean. After you took off the lenses you should let your eye breathe and rest a while. Maybe put in some eye drops. It’s not healthy to wear them too long. About 7 hours is the recommended maximum. And also your eye needs a break. DON’T SLEEP WITH YOUR LENSES IN! The lenses may stick in your eye and damage it. Please never do that.
    9. Don’t forget your lenses!
      Even if you don’t wear the lenses frequently, you should take care of them frequently. The fluid will dry out after a while and so will your lenses. That’s why you should change the fluid from time to time. It’s important to keep the lenses from sunlight and high temperature.
    10. What are your experiences with circle lenses?
      I am wearing circle lenses for more than 2 years now. I didn’t wear them often in the beginning because I wasn’t used to it and I had problems with putting them in. Also it’s not really common in germany to wear contacts like these and people were staring at me. I didn’t feel comfortable since also my ex boyfriend said I look really ugly with them. But now he isn’t anymore so let’s wear all the lenses!! (≧∇≦)lol. Just kidding. I decided not to care about others anymore and now I am happy with my lenses and even get compliments. I have the feeling it’s getting more and more popular in here.. Whatever.  In the beginning I wasn’t very careful with the special hygiene and often got red eyes after wearing them. But fortunately I never had serious problems. Since I took more care of that issue, it’s much better! That’s why I wrote all these facts down to tell you that you really should be careful with circle lenses!! The lenses are helping you making yourself beautiful and so they also give you confidence so you should give them a little love back.

Do you have any questions left? Don’t hesitate and comment! 

Thank you for reading and I hope you have lots of fun with your lenses and creating new looks, since you now know how to take care of circle lenses!

See you next time ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ