Thursday, January 31, 2013

Review: GEO Angel Violet Circle Lenses

Hey guys!

I'm here with a review on my new GEO Angel Violet Circle Lenses! Wheeee!

Actually, I have a ton of reviews and stuff lined up. (Mostly, I'm just waiting to take pictures... then to do the dreaded watermarking, aka the bane of my existence). I have a review of some products from a brand called cellnique, Burt's Bees,and I have more circle lenses to post! But no... don't worry, this won't be becoming a circle lens blog. For one, I don't have enough money for that! And two, I don't really want to have to wear all the circle lenses after I open them! (That sounds weird... what I mean is that I want to save some to open in a few months, instead of hurrying to get all the use out of them as I can before the year is up, when I'd have to buy more.)


I ordered my GEO Angel Violet Circle Lenses from Kiwiberry. I can't find the lenses on their site anymore, but I'm sure you could order them from another site. However, I bought my lenses from Kiwiberry during their Cyber Monday sale, when all lenses were 50% off! Add to that their buy 5, get the 6th pair free deal and I ended up getting six pairs of lenses for $57 shipped. Not bad at all! Especially since 5/6 had prescription in them.

They sent my items in three batches, and actually, I only have received my GEO Angel Violet lenses and a pair of grey lenses so far. I sent them an e-mail and they were super nice about it, so their customer support team is excellent! I'll do a review on my other lenses when I get them. (They're re-sending my lenses. However, because my prescription is so high (-6.5,-6.5), I had to select new lenses in place of some that were out of stock.)


A picture of the bottles. I should mention that it's been a year since I opened circle lens cases (hehe... the pictures from THAT experience are still on my camera, actually...). I COULD NOT GET THIS OPEN. It was horrible. Mostly because I didn't want to damage a nail, but still! What a pain. I did get it open though.


The lenses in the bottle! The color is so vibrant and beautiful, I was super excited to put them on.


This is my natural eye without circle lenses, in fluorescent light. As you can see, my eyes are super dark, really almost black. Such a pain. That's why I love wearing circle lenses! (Also... the black mark under my eye is just my eyeliner smudged by the end of the day. Don't worry.)


Wearing the lens, in fluorescent lighting again. Sadly, the color didn't show up quite as vibrantly on my eyes. That beautiful color from the bottle? Only slightly noticeable.


The lenses in daylight. (It's kind of creepy how you can see the reflection from my lenses...)

Enlargement: 4/10. These lenses are 14.2. I have really small eyes, so I like it when my circle lenses have a little bit bigger of an effect. However, these look very natural, so people could really only tell that I was wearing them when I tilted my head and the light hit my eyes just right.

Color: 6/10. Not too bad, I guess. They blend in pretty well with my eyes, but when the light hits them right you can tell that I'm wearing them.

Comfort: 10/10. Despite the enlargement (or lack, thereof), these lenses were so comfortable! The first day that I wore them, my eyes felt really fuzzy and like I wasn't seeing clearly. Not sure why. But today (the second day?), I had to wear them for 10 hours (8AM class, and then I didn't have a chance to take them out until 6 or 7.) No pain! They only started to get uncomfortable when I was staring at the computer screen for too long, so I decided to take them out. I didn't use eyedrops today, either! Fabulous. (Although I obviously don't recommend that. You're only supposed to wear them for like 8-10 hours max, I think.)

I will keep wearing these. Since I'm in class all day, I think natural is better in this case than having really big, unnatural looking eyes. Plus, I get so self-conscious when people ask if I'm wearing lenses. (It makes me laugh and then my eyes go (n.n) and you can't tell I'm wearing lenses). Lately, people have been asking me "Why would you do that to your eyes?!" or "Aren't you afraid of going blind?!" Err, I wear the circle lenses to correct my (horrible) vision. The color and enlargement is just an added bonus. And also, I'm already going blind. Might as well have nicely colored eyes while I do it!

Anyways! I think I'll soak my EOS 3-Tone grey lenses and wear them in a few days to review. It makes me so excited to get circle lenses!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Review: Joey New York Coconut Water Beauty Pads


I'm here with a review of a product called Joey New York Polynesian Coconut Water Beauty Pads.


This product is described as a "serum, Light Peel, Glow Nighttime Treatment" that is made with "young green coconut water from the wet tropics." I couldn't find a lot of information about these on the internet (read: almost none when I checked a week ago), but I have used them.


This is the packaging. A simple orange and white paper box with instructions in English, French, and Spanish. Here is what the box says about the brightening pads (in case you can't read it).

Instantly regain younger looking skin overnight with these gentle soft peeling and brightening pads. This exotic blend of coconut water from the Polynesian tropics combined with carefully extracted natural fruit acids will instantly minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles, large pores, and dull, uneven skin tone as essential vitamins and minerals will activate cell regeneration while you sleep. This treatment is best absorbed and delivered to the lower layers of the skin when the body is at rest. Wake up every morning with a radiant tropical glow and beautiful healthy skin.


I found it for around $30 on Amazon, and $32 on Sears. The container comes with 60 pads which would be about a two month supply. The pads are thin cotton circles soaked in the formula. Very thin and easy to take out (no problems sticking together). It has a very light smell, almost unnoticeable, which is great because I don't like having a lot of different scents on, especially on my face.


(blurry photo, ack! sorry) 

Overall, this is very hassle-free! By the time I get to my nightly routine, I'm dragging my feet after classes and/or work and other random stuff, so the last thing that I want to do is sit and pat a million different moisturizers and toners onto my face, but I still want to be able to take care of my skin. Here's what I have been doing for the past week (I wanted to give the product a week to notice any differences):

1. Wash face! I use Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin daily Pore Scrub every day, but once a week I use St. Ives Apricot Scrub for normal skin, followed by Olay Acne Control Face Wash. Pat dry and stuff.
2. Wipe face with a cotton ball soaked with Olay oil minimizing toner. Let air dry.
3. Wipe face with a pad of the Joey New York Coconut Water Beauty Pads. Let air dry.
4. Moisturize with Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion.

So, only four steps and I'm done for the night! Nice and easy.

Onto the beauty pads: So far, so good! I don't have wrinkles or lines so I can't say anything about the effect on that. But it does seem to have evened out my skin tone a little bit since I started using it! (Without using any masks or treatments). My pores don't seem that much different, unfortunately, but I might just not notice because they're on me. Also, after you wipe down your face with the beauty pad it dries quickly so your face isn't left feeling wet or greasy, which is a nice plus.

Overall, I like this product! I'll keep using it in my nightly routine and maybe give an update about it at the end of the month.

Next up: A review on a bunch of Burt's Bees products that showed up in my mailbox today!

(This product was sent to me for review. All links in this post are NOT affiliate links, just links (mostly from Amazon) that I pulled off of Google in case you guys wanted to see what I was using.)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sarahita strikes again

I bet that you're doublechecking the URL now to make sure that you got the right nail blog. But have no fear! You have. With Sarahita doing nail designs so often, it gives me time to update the blog and get some reviews in order. (PS, I ordered a camera charger off of eBay because my camera battery died and I lost mine. Then I found mine. I just can't win, apparently.)

I actually have two nail designs from Sarahita to post! (Lucky us! They're really pretty and well-done.)


The pink base is China Glaze Temptation Carnation, a pretty shimmery pink while the glitter is China Glaze Polarized from the Prismatic Chroma collection. So pretty! I really do like the picture, too. No flash, but the glitter is really shiny and I think the light's reflecting off of it.

I mentioned this in my last post, but just look at the rows of China Glaze in the background! It seriously makes me drool just looking at it, since my idea of fun is looking at the nail polish racks at salons and stores. Sarahita's mom owns Patrone's Day Spa in Brooklyn, which means that Sarahita has access to tons of nail polish and can do manicures for the blog with lots of different colors! (I bet that it also means that if you guys are burning to see a swatch of a color, she could do that, too!) If you guys happen to be in Brooklyn or Jackson for some reason, definitely stop by!


The second design is a gradient! Done using China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise, Blue Sparrow (neon), and Up All Night. Applied with a makeup wedge.


A quick swatch of China Glaze Four Leaf Clover, which is a matte green. A bit blurry, but I love this color!

It looks so good! I've said it before, but I absolutely adore Sarahita's hands and nails. I really notice people's hands and I love hers. They're so small and cute

Anyway! That's what we have for you guys today! Enjoy!