Friday, June 23, 2017

[review] dream color 1 - mini nobluk grey.

I meant to do this review earlier, but I actually went ahead and did my reviews for the other contact lenses first instead. But today, I bring you the long awaited review I kept telling people I would eventually post! So a little history about this pair of lenses. When I first found it, I was really distraught that no major lens site carried it since it was a Thai brand. Also there are several other dupes of the Nobluk series out there, so I did a lot of research to find the authentic ones. When I first randomly came across these, I fell in love with them, so I HAD to find them. I eventually did...I had to contact a small shop through Instagram. Long story short, they were able to sell me some, so I ordered two pairs of lenses~ Thailand Thai Post does take a bit longer than the usual shipping time so it literally took over one month for the lenses to arrive at my house.

I really like how the Nobluk series makes it to where you can choose between two diameter sizes. I wish more brands did this. ;< They have the Mini Nobluk series which is 14.00 mm and Nobluk series which is 14.50 mm. Both are my ideal contact lenses size so I bought one of each. The two series have the exact same design; it pretty much just comes down to what you prefer.

Brand: Dream Color 1
Series: Mini Nobluk
B.C.: 8.6 mm
DIA: 14.00 mm
Water Content: 42%
Color: Grey
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I really like how they packaged the lenses. Each one came in a box secured so the bottles don't crack or anything due to mishandling from shipping.
Looks like little tiny colored speckles
I'm sad that one of my fake eyelashes decided to start falling off and so when I reapplied it kinda got all wonky and now they both don't match.... >o>
Close up detail shot
Excuse me but I felt the need to draw on my face for no other reason but fun.

What I think about the lenses?
The main reason I picked up these lenses is how natural they look. I have been looking for natural, grey lenses that just blends into my eyes without too many extra tones.
Comfort: --/5
So my Nobluk lenses that I will review later feel 100% better than these. The lenses also do not stay on the center of my eye and keep sliding to where you can see my natural eye color. The lenses actually was stuck to the bottom of the vials during shipping and when I opened them it was really hard to get it unstuck, so I can't really judge on the comfort of these completely.  I think I might have gotten a pair of slightly defective ones, but they are still wearable, just annoying from time to time.
Enlargement: 3/5
I wasn't buying these for the size, but they still do make my eyes look bigger, especially if you pair it with the right type of makeup.
Color: 6/5
HELLO NATURAL GREY LENSES, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. It blends into my eyes so nicely and just turns my eyes into a nice grey color. Now if only you could sit properly on my eye, but hey the halo effect is really cool too.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

[sponsored review] neo vision - dali extra black & miyavi firebird 2017.

Hey guys! Another review for today! But before that, let me tell you about my week! I went to the Miyavi Firebird 2017 last Tuesday and it was amazing! He even played one of my favorite songs "Subarashikikana, Kono Sekai"~ I was completely fully enjoying myself haha. I was hoping he would have meet and greets like he did during his last US tour, but I didn't find anything on it. I talked to some people and they said that it sold out the moment it was released? Not sure on that.

Anyways, I decided to wait in the parking lot with a few other people outside the concert for him to walk out and HE ACTUALLY WALKED OVER TO US!!!! He was so kind and said "I was going to tell you guys not to catch a cold, but it's not cold out here," and then offered autographs!! He even signed my friend's guitar; sadly I didn't have anything for him to sign so bummer, but I was so amazed that he even came over to casually talk to us. Luckily, some people were smart enough to film the whole thing so I asked them to email me the videos!

I have the video on my instagram, but omg! I'm so happy I got to meet him!! I've been a long time fan of him~ ;A;

Sorry for the fangirl-ness, on to the review! So I have another pair of black lenses and honestly, these black dolly lenses are starting to grow on me. It makes me look so cute and good for wearing casually. Thank you to LongLongTail for the lenses and for carrying the Neo Cosmo brand because it is literally my favorite brand. They also offer toric lenses for people with astigmatism and people with farsightedness!

Brand: Neo Vision
Series: Dali Extra
B.C.: 8.2-8.8 mm
DIA: 14.00 mm
Water Content: 38%
Color: Black
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Picture of the vials
The lenses has a nice gradation effect~
So I'm going back to the old way of showing the size differences between the lenses and my actual eye size for a better review now. It actually started raining when I was reviewing lenses yesterday, so excuse the difference in makeup.
Close up detail shot
I really love how these make my eyes look! lol Sorry, I was being silly when I was taking the photos.

What I think about the lenses?
I love these. Period. Between the two black lenses I received, I think I like these the best. They look EVEN more natural on me to where they blend in so well with my eyes. I would honestly recommend these lenses to anyone; really love these~~
Comfort: 5/5
Wore them for a whole day; it never got dry or started irritating my eyes.
Enlargement: 5/5
Going to say, these actually make my eyes look really big haha. So if you need enlarging ones, these are the ones to go for.
Color: 2/5
Black, BUT I will give it a 2 for the gradation effect the lenses has. The subtle light to dark on the lenses actually make them blend into my natural iris so well that my camera was having a hard time picking up the differences between my eyes and the lenses.

Friday, April 7, 2017

[sponsored review] neo vision - ring's black.

Hey everyone! Sorry for not updating recently; life really just took over. I was in my final year in college and final projects were very time consuming, so I stopped really everything until I had time again. Needless to say, I have finally graduated college with summa cum laude honor~ \o/ I also went back to Taiwan for a month in January/February; I really needed that vacation. I did not want to leave at all, in fact I wish I could just live there now! I'm honestly thinking about trying to find a job there so I can move there, but I don't even know where to start. I'll figure out a way!
But for today, I bring a new lens review! WOW, it's been a while hasn't it? To be honest, I actually haven't worn lenses in a while because I actually went into a slump with my self esteem and just stopped taking care of my appearance for a bit. It's starting to get better though I think...anyways, I will be reviewing Neo Vision - Ring's Black! If you know me, I LOVE Neo Vision's contact lenses. They're super comfortable and appealing, so I was excited and thankful that LongLongTail reached out to me and offered me to review these lenses. I think they are a new company and they ship from Korea. The shipping was also actually a lot faster than I expected! When I got the package it was neatly packaged, and they used a super cute unicorn deco tape to seal up my order!

Brand: Neo Vision
Series: Ring's Black
B.C.: 8.2-8.8 mm
DIA: 14.00 mm
Water Content: 38%
Color: Black
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They also put the lenses inside this cute bunny bag~ Too cute!
The vials should look like this~
Detail shot of lenses; it somewhat has like a starburst design
Different lighting
Close up view

Super dolly lenses!

What I think about the lenses?
I told the company that I never tried on black lenses before because I always go for colored/vibrant lenses, but this time I wanted to try out the black eyed dolly look. It definitely does what it's supposed to do.
Comfort: 5/5
Neo Vision lenses are always comfortable. No problem with them at all.
Enlargement: 3.5/5
It does a pretty good job naturally enhancing my eye for being 14mm. For those looking for the intense dolly eyed look, I would probably go with a larger size, but for everyday, this is perfect.
Color: 1/5
Ahahaha, this is self explanatory. No color, it is just straight up black.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

[sewing tutorial] ruching.

Okay, so you may be wondering, why is it just one huge photo!!  Well, this was actually a school project I had to do and I just thought, you know what, this is actually a pretty good tutorial that I made, why not share it!  So if anyone ever wanted to know how to ruche, here it is~

Sorry I haven't been updating much, school is literally kicking me in the butt.  Sketches, projects, essays, tests, you name it.  XD

FYI I am known as Shinnabuns, I'm slowly trying to transition this blog from princeshinkei to Shinnabuns but it's taking a while.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

[review] koelf - gold & royal jelly eye patch.

I bought a lot of skincare around August but I was slowly starting to run out of face masks, so I decided to browse around for some new ones.  I came across Jolse which I bought from earlier and saw that they were hosting a giveaway for some eye patches.  While my dark circles aren't super bad, I don't get enough sleep during school year and my dark circles just get worse.  I haven't tried eye cream before since I wasn't sure which one to pick from all the brands out there.  I decided to sign up for the giveaway for the Koelf Gold & Royal Jelly Eye Patch hosted by Jolse.
A few weeks later I found out that I was one of the lucky winners for the giveaway and that means the eye patches are on the way!  I was really excited and looked forward to it~  Thank you Jolse for the opportunity to try this product!

There were three eye patches I could choose from: Koelf Pearl & Shea Butter, Koelf Ruby & Bulgarian Rose, and Koelf Gold & Royal Jelly.  I wanted to try all of them but I decided to try the Gold & Royal Jelly.  (Koelf is part of PETITFEE)
The eye patch is gold in color and it claims that the gold effect is good for purifying the skin and that the royal jelly helps the skin stay smooth and firm.
      • Skin Type: All
      • Ingredients: Gold, Royal Jelly Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Houttuynia Cordate Extract
      • Volume: 60 pieces (30 days usage, it lasts about a month)
      • Comes with small plastic spatula to pick up eye patches
The packaging looks like this.  I like how it says it's the "eyepatch for elves".  Will I be pretty like elves?  *o*
The container for the eyepatches look like this.  Very nice floral decoration and packaging is nice and clean.  I like how the eye patches are stacked on top of each other, but slightly not aligned with the eye patch below it so it's easier to pick it up.  
Live view of the individual piece.
The eye patches are so sparkly >3<  The eye patches are also properly soaked with the product and hydrating.  I like putting the container somewhere cold so when I put the eye patches on my eyes it gives a nice cooling sensation.  I know you're supposed to apply it under your eyes the other way but I like doing it this way >o<  I think it reaches my dark circles better this way.
After I took the eye patches off, my skin under my eyes felt smooth and slightly hydrated.  There was a slight difference and my dark circles looked a bit lighter, but I've heard that you're supposed to use eye patches for one month before it shows any noticeable differences.  Why?  Because your skin regenerates every month so you have to wait a month.  Overall, I really like this product and I would want to try the other ones that I listed above once I run out of this one.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

[sponsored review] lenspop - bunny 4 color og16 violet.

o(〃^▽^〃)o Happy Halloween lovelies~  I bring you lenses review today!  I had to take my younger sister trick-or-treating so I decided to get dressed up and put on some makeup to go out.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to dress up as so I just kind of did something real quick since I didn't have much time.  I wanted to go for a purple theme so I used the lenses I received from KLensPop!

Brand: Lenspop
Series: Bunny 4 Color OG16
B.C.: 8.8 mm
DIA: 14.50 mm
Water Content: 38%
Color: Violet
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The vials should look like this!
As always, trying to get the lenses to stay upright while putting the vials on its side is hard.  ;<  Took several tries.  lol
Just the view of one for more details.
The lenses in solution.  Looks super pretty.  Looks kind of like fireworks to me.
Window light vs Flash
Ooooo spoopy!  Yes this was my makeup.  It's not the best and I think I could have done better.  It also looked better in real life.  ;<
Real time of the lenses.
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My full makeup!  I'm not sure what to call this.  It was just supposed to look sinister I guess.  But the more I look at it, the more I think I just looked silly.  -cries-
The vein-like lines could have been better...sighs...another time.  The lipstick was actually a purple red in real life but it turned out really red in photos.  ;X

What I think about the lenses?
Love them~  The design was really pretty.  There were four tones in like advertised and they blend in really well together.  I stated before the design was like fireworks or a starburst.
Comfort: 5/5
Felt good the whole day and no pain.  Wore this during a convention as well and no problems.  The only problem was that one of the lenses refused to stay in the center of my eye but that might be due to the different base curve than what I usually wear, which is 8.6 mm.
Enlargement: 4/5
Pretty good enlargement ;D  Does what a 14.5 mm does.  Not too big and not too small.  Of course the black ring always helps make it look bigger.
Color: 5/5
Great colors~  I chose to wear the wig I had in the photos because it matches the lenses.  The purple eyeshadow matched one tone and the wig matched another tone of the lenses.  It's like purple but with pink specks here and there.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

[review] vdl - color correcting primer in lavender.

I haven't done a makeup review in a while, but that's because I don't have the luxury to buy makeup as often as I like sadly.  But thanks to my job in the summer, I finally told myself that I really need to replenish my makeup as they were all probably over a year old.  Shhh, don't tell anyone.  >o>  I know that's bad for my skin but I wear makeup so rarely that nothing bad comes from it but I still do need to get some new ones.  I went to New York in July and was able to pick up some new skincare along with some makeup.  I didn't get to buy as much since I knew that they were probably overpriced so I ended up buying the rest of it online.

I actually did not intend on buying the VDL Color Correcting Primer, but I saw that in was in a lavender shade so I immediately went to find it online.  It's a rather semi-new item so not a lot of stores were selling it.  I only found it on Ebay and Amazon.  Now makeup in lavender shades are no new concept, but they are usually concealers which I don't use.  I was on a Korean makeup haul anyway so when I saw that VDL came out with a new primer, I was set on buying it.

It may not look like it, but I actually have problems with dull and yellow skin.  I tend to look yellow or really orange in photos and it really bothers me.  I would say my skin is olive toned with A LOT MORE yellow in it which makes me look really tan for some reason, especially my face.  My legs are a different story, they're not as weirdly yellow as my face and hands.  And my feet, well they're just nice and pale.  lol

Well on to the review~  The primer comes in two shades, mint green and lavender.  I want to try the mint green as well, but I don't have any problems with redness so that would be a lost cause and waste of money.  XD  I wanted to try this out even if it didn't work because it would still act as a primer anyways.  Just some info about the different shades that they carry if the lavender does not apply to you.

      • No.1 Mint Green - Targets redness in skin tone 
      • No. 2 Lavender - Targets dull and yellow skin tone
    Though the primer says it's lavender, it looks more pinkish toned in color which is good for brightening the face up as well.  I didn't think too much into it since Holika Holika's Aqua Petit Jelly Starter's lavender shade was also pinkish in tone.  I was actually considering buying from Holika Holika but ended up with the VDL primer.
    When I got my primer in the mail I initially thought I received the wrong product.  It wasn't even pinkish in tone as advertised in the stock image, but it was pretty much a beige color.  I started panicking and decided to do a quick swatch test.  It actually turned out to be more of a peachy/white tone rather than a pink or lavender.  I was slightly disappointed but decided to just try it out anyways.
    I applied half of it on my hand and was impressed at the turn out!  I don't know if you can see as well on the photo, but can you tell that my knuckles on my pinky and ring finger have a slight yellow tinge vs. my other two fingers?  Afterwards I applied it to my whole hand and it gave a nice and flawless finish.  The product is very lightweight, which I expected it to be since it is a primer and a foundation would have to be applied on top.
    I then applied it on my face since that's where most of the yellowness in my skin resides.  You can see the difference and how it brightens and gets rid of the yellow undertones in my complexion.
    All in all, I'm pretty satisfied with this product though I had doubts about it at first.  My reaction to when I first tried it was literally me jumping around squeeing.  lol  As I stated before I found it on Amazon and Ebay and it was around $23.00 or so.  This was where I bought it from if anyone is interested.

    Angel Wing Heart