Saturday, April 12, 2014

[sponsored review] i.fairy - motype violet.

I received so many things in the mail recently.  Lenses, wigs, clothes, and more wigs and makeup along the way as well.  More news with one being, I finally dyed my hair blonde.  o.o  I'm amazed my parents didn't get mad at me since I just went and dyed it without telling them.  So yea, my hair now looks like this.  I honestly think I look better with blonde hair than I do with black or brown...>.>  I've wanted blonde hair for such a long time and I finally got it.  -is a happy person-
On to the point; I love purple eyes~  *>*  I think they just look so mysterious and striking at the same time.  Well I became friends with the owner of BeCosplay and she offered me to try the i.Fairy - Motype Violet along with the Kitty Kawaii - Bella Grey reviewed on a previous post.  Theses lenses actually look the exact same as the Puffy 3 Tone Violet as well which is a plus since I love the Puffy 3 Tone series.

Brand: i.Fairy
Series: Motype
B.C.: 8.6 mm
DIA: 15.00 mm
Water Content: 55%
Color: Violet

Front and back of the lens vials.  There was a tiny scratch on the wrapper on the outside.
Of course, tells you the color and rX; yea I love being to just wear plano.  ;3
Sideview of the lenses.
Lenses held up to the light.
Wow, this pic looks a bit dark...anyways, the lens in the solution.
I totally had to rush to work again this time so yea only flash and without flash comparison.
And this is a closer view of the design.
Live view of the lenses.
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Then the three photos.

What I think about the lenses?
They are absolutely beautiful and breath taking.  They would go really well for my Elin cosplay later on.  ^3^  The blue glitter/purple mascara with the lenses turned out better looking than I expected.  The lenses were amazing, as expected of the Puffy 3 Tone series.
Comfort: 5/5
I was able to put it in and take it out with ease.  No problems there.  My eyes started getting dry after 3-4 hours, but that's normal.
Enlargement: 4/5
The lenses itself were 15mm, but the diameter of the colored part was probably around 14.5mm which is perfect for me since 14.5 mm is my to go size.
Color: 4.5/5
The color is stunning, but it's not as vibrant as the Puffy 3 Tone blue.  They both look really vibrant in good lighting, but the violet one looks like a faded grey/violet color in dark settings, while the blue one looked like a deep ocean blue.  Otherwise than that, it's still fairly vibrant, and it also looks natural.  >3<  That light brown ring on the inside helps it blend better.  The limbal ring is not black, but a darker purple which makes it more subtle~

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

[review] boscia - tsubaki beauty oil.

Recently, I've been getting questions on what I use for my daily skincare routine, so I just wanted to share the products I use.  Granted, I've had fairly clear skin all my life, this is just what I use and I'm sharing my thoughts on it.  I used to only use straight up body lotion for my face for years until I learned that there was a difference between facial moisturizers and body lotion.  I started using facial moisturizers from brands such as Cetaphil, Mary Kay, Clinique, and etc.  I applied them twice a day, but my skin would still occasionally get dry from time to time.  Due to stress from school and not sleeping properly, the health of my skin started to go down the drain.  I started getting random redness and a few dots here and there on my face.  I didn't worry about it as I would sometimes get it from time to time, but after a few months they didn't go away so I finally started researching for new skincare products again.  One of them I bought was the Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil that was recommended by my friend.  Tsubaki means Camellia in Japanese and apparently is a good source for moisturizing the skin.  I have dry skin so she recommended this since it was an oil focused on moisturizing.

Front and back of the packaging it came in.  I really like how elegant it is and how it gives off a sheen.  The directions on how to apply are all on the back of the box.  Based on the ingredients on the box, the ingredients seem to all be natural, and it does not contain parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.  You can read more about it on their website.
You can see that the oil is kept in a glass bottle with a dropper for application since you're not supposed to use a lot of it.  It was pricey, around $45-50, but 50mL and a few drops per application can go a long way.
I applied a few drops onto my hand; its clear and has a nice flowery scent.  Of course it's an oil so it wasn't super liquidy, but it wasn't like olive oil thick.
It was easy to spread and it wasn't too oily, but it does look slightly oily when I put it on my face hence why I only use it during night time.  I don't have oily skin so it's not that big of a deal.  There is a bit of sheen from the oil.  But when I leave it on over night, the next morning my face absorbs it all and there's no hint of oiliness.
I can't say that my face was instantly moisturized the next day, but over a week or two later, along with the other skincare products I used, my skin became baby soft and clear.  The redness went away and so did the dots on my face.  I've been using this for over a month now and my skin is as soft and clear as ever.
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