Wednesday, July 19, 2017

[sponsored review] neo vision - neo 3 tone blue.

It's been so hot outside recently! Temperature here is ranging around 95 degrees Fahrenheit!! I barely want to walk outside; I feel like I'm melting and becoming a puddle of goop. I keep putting off buying sunscreen, but I really think this would be a good time to be using some. Unfortunately, the shoes that I've been waiting for still haven't arrived and I'm actually starting to get worried. I don't know whether I should call the post office again or not or if anyone can even help out. But aside from that, I bring you another lens review I received from LongLongTail~ These are the second pair of blue (more like teal) lenses I got along with the brown ones I reviewed previously~ I decided to do a costest for one of the cosplays I have been meaning to do for a while~ I've had the wig and fabric for the cosplay but I never got the chance to finish it! I decided that maybe costesting would help boost my motivation! Scroll down to see what cosplay it is! o((*^▽^*))o

Brand: Neo Vision
Series: Neo 3 Tone
B.C.: 8.2-8.8 mm
DIA: 14.00 mm
Water Content: 45%
Color: Blue
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 So excited, I've never had teal colored lenses before since they're a bit rare than just blue lenses. I hope they actually turn up teal on my eyes.
Here are the different detail shots
I wanted to try out a more natural makeup look since I usually do my makeup a bit heavier
*drumroll* It's Lumina from FFXIII !!
I really love this wig, it's just super pretty. These lenses complement really well too.

What I think about the lenses?
Sunburst designs are always so pretty~ It looks like a watery explosion mixed with green and yellow. Because of it's different colors, depending on the lighting, the lenses can change colors. I really do like these lenses, they are very beautiful.
Comfort: 5/5
As usual, no problems in the comfort zone. I wore them for 7-8 hours with no dryness or discomfort.
Enlargement: 3/5
 I actually think these are the perfect size for my eyes, but if you're looking for super dolly lenses, these won't do. But for just a little bit of enlargement for that soft big eyed look AND color, these are definitely the lenses to go for.
Color: 5/5
The lenses are actually a dark ocean blue in darker lighting, but in bright lighting they are a teal color. I actually don't find many teal lenses and these are really pretty. But depending on the lighting, it can look green, blue, and teal. It's like your eyes are changing colors all the time~

Saturday, July 8, 2017

[sponsored review] neo vision - neo 3 tone brown.

How have you guys been? I've been well and super busy! I had to pick up some extra shifts at work so I've been so exhausted lately, but hey I'm almost through the week! My body is a bit sore and I'm just overall a lot more tired though. I finally bought some new shoes but they're lost in the mail somewhere!! I called the post office 1-800 number and was put on hold for an hour!! O.O But at least they know what went wrong and they're doing all they can to fix it. I hope it finds its way to my house soon. haha So much stress this week, but no matter, I will pull through.  I was also able to make some time to review some new lenses I got from the lovely LongLongTail! They asked me which ones I'd be interested in this time and I decided to try out some colored lenses since I picked out black lenses last time. The ones I picked out were a pair of brown lenses and a pair of blue lenses. I'm going to review the brown ones first since I'm excited to see what color they will be on my eyes!

Brand: Neo Vision
Series: Neo 3 Tone
B.C.: 8.2-8.8 mm
DIA: 14.00 mm
Water Content: 45%
Color: Brown
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Detail shot~ I'm loving the pale yellow color; I wonder what color it will be on my eyes~
Different shots of the lenses on my eyes
Close up view
I decided to pull out some of my old wigs I used for cosplay years ago to try on! This wig was actually the wig for my Flandre cosplay

What I think about the lenses?
They are 3-tone lenses so the colors are blended together better and give a more realistic color to your eyes. They enhance my dark brown eyes and give it a lighter appearance.
Comfort: 5/5
Do I even have to fill this part out anymore? lol Neo Vision lenses are A+ in the comfort department. No problems at all as usual.
Enlargement: 3.5/5
They are only 14.00mm lenses, but I think these lenses are more for the color rather than enlarging, but they still do make my eyes pop out.
Color: 4/5
I'm really loving this chestnut/mahogany color it gives my eyes. It's such a beautiful color! I also really like the halo effect it gives. 

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.
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