Circles Lens Review: Vassen Little Mermaid Ocean Blue (+ Pictures)

So my circle lens finally arrived! I actually feel that it took longer. Hmm. Maybe it’s because I was expecting them any day, haha. But they still arrived very quickly!

As a reminder, I got the Vassen Little Mermaid Ocean Blue, plano – because I honestly don’t remember my prescription. I had bought these from Pinky Paradise as a gift to myself and to start myself off with a circle lens addiction. Er um. Here’s the information about the lenses:

Diameter: 14.5
Water Content: 42%
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Lifetime: 1 (One) Year
Country: South Korea
Website: http://www.vassen-contactlens.com/

Click to get to the product page on Pinky Paradise!

Hmm. Perhaps I have to warn that I’m not wearing any makeup because, well, I’m lazy. That’s really it. Sorry, if you were looking for those types of pictures. Also I have yet to own a pair of false eyelashes so I guess that’s another thing I have to “warn” about. Haha… Well. I’m just so excited that I just sort of rushed it. Whatever, I do what I want!

Anyway, I did a quick comparison picture to see whether they enlarged:

Such a difference!

The enlargement is obvious but I don’t think that’s really a bad thing. Hmm. I really like how they came out though!

Also, I must note that the only reason my left eye looks red is because I always have trouble putting in my left contact. Always. It took a while but I got it in! I also waited about 10 minutes for my left to get used to it and for it to clear up as much as I could. Believe me, it was much redder before.

Without Flash (without glasses)

With Flash (without glasses)

Without Flash (with glasses)

With Flash (with glasses)

All in all, I am extremely satisfied with these lenses! I love the color, the comfort level! I don’t really have any complaints about it at all. I mean, at first glance it seems like it could be more purple than anything (especially under dim lights) but it comes out as a natural (as natural as it could be, I guess) blue on me that I’ve always dreamed about – and what’s even better, they’re from a mermaid line! Mermaids are truly my favorite types of mythology. ♥

Enlargement 10/10 – These enlarges my irises just fine! It’s kind of obvious that I’m wearing contacts with these on but I really don’t find that uncomfortable!
Color & Design 10/10 – I was worried that my dark brown eyes wouldn’t bring it out but thankfully that wasn’t the case! The color itself seems like it could be purple under certain lights (but little did the makers of Vassen realize that I actually really like purple so it’s a win-win). The design is clear and extremely pretty! I adore these! It really goes with the theme of “Ocean Blue”!
Comfort 10/10 – These are extremely comfortable! I feel like these are just like any old prescription contacts that I used to wear back in the day! I could definitely get used to wearing these! I just wish my eyes would get used to it and stop blurring themselves out.
Overall 10/10 – These are absolutely perfect! Everything is amazing and I’m so glad I made this purchase! I think I’ll probably invest more into Vassen products in the future!

And now the moment you’re waiting for! Just look below for the other pictures that I decided to take with these on!

Click to see full picture.

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Product Review: “Pretty in Pink” Warpaint Beauty Nail Polish

I know I had mentioned before that I had gotten a job. Well, as it turns out, they didn’t want me after all. To help cope with this massive ego blow, I was watching some anime to help relieve the depression.

So as I’m watching the anime, I realize I have this nail polish – just sitting there and gathering dust.

Instead of just wallowing further in my self-pity, I decided to do a review of this nail polish! Let’s get to it!

Originally, Warpaint Beauty is a Hot Topic beauty line that, I suppose, didn’t do so well. I got this and an eye shadow for extremely cheap and they were on clearance on top of that. I know I mentioned a little about its history once upon a time. But now it seems that they don’t even sell them on the website anymore. Hmm. Maybe I should check out eBay for other colors… In any case, let’s get this review started!

Click on the thumbnail to see the full picture.

As you can see, the color is a bright, pretty pink. Usually I like pinks with my nail polishes but the top part of the polish actually makes it kind of hard to put it on my nails right. It’s a square top and it doesn’t grip very well. But to be fair, I haven’t put on nail polish in a while. Still, though, I wish it was a little easier to put it on.

An upside down look. Also click to see the full picture.

Longevity-wise, it can last a while. I’ve had it on my toes before and it could definitely last. For my nails though, it can last and it can actually dry up fairly quickly. I was sort of surprised when it dried up as fast as it did. However, the color itself may be too bright for me since, as I keep mentioning, a Latina/Hispanic. Perhaps it’d look better on someone who’s lighter than me? Well, at least I don’t think it looks good on me. It’s too bright.

As for the color, you really need just one coat in order for the pink to come out. You may need a top cover in order to keep it even but I don’t think it’s really necessary? Up to you, really. Preferably, I try to save as much as I can so I don’t since it doesn’t really need it.

And a while means about 10 to 15 minutes.

Click on the thumbnail to see the full picture.

It is a pretty pink though! I could see myself using it as part of a marble design or something with the other colors I have. But by itself? I don’t think I’d use it unless I’m doing nail art or something.

Longevity It dries fairly quickly and it lasts quite a while. Of course, you still have to be careful with your nails but it doesn’t take that long to dry at all.
Price For how much I got it for, it was well worth the prices, however, I can’t say how much they are anymore since they’re no longer in production. You would have to look up eBay or Amazon or even second-hand sellers if you want to buy this product.
Color The pink is a really pretty color but it might be too light for me. It stands out too much and it’s actually kind of bright. It doesn’t feel right with me.
Overall 7/10 – I really do like this nail polish but I really don’t see myself hurrying to use it anytime soon. The main problem I have is with the cap. It’s hard to grip and it’s hard to put on my fingernails and toes. I’m always worried I’m going to lose it. That’s really my main gripe. I wish I could say it’s because of the color but I’m pretty meticulous (or try to be) when I’m applying nail polish. I don’t want to worry as much as if I’m holding onto a regular cap.

Thank you for reading this review!

Strapya Weekly: Job Gains & More Sales

So I haven’t updated this in about a week. A lot things happened – mostly depression about my current situation and other reasons. However, I was surprised this week when I got hired at a fast food place! Yay! Maybe there’s hope yet! It’s not much but a job’s a job, right?

Also, I’m planning to do a review soon – so keep an eye out for that this week! And a surprise! I honestly can’t wait. I’m just glad that things are seemingly starting to get better!

Anyway, let’s get to this week’s Strapya Weekly!

You know, I hate waiting. I hate waiting especially when I’m hungry. It gets me frustrated (or worse if there’s other things on my mind) and I get headaches when I’m hungry. So Strapya decided to release this device called the “Smart Han”! Basically, it’s a tube that caries your lunch and you can take it wherever you go!

As of this post, it’s on pre-order and the only have two colors blue and pink.

While it is a clever idea, I know that won’t satisfy me. I’m definitely the type of person who needs to eat 3 full meals a day along with little snacks. Although this could be seen as a snack in my eyes, hmmm…. What do you think?

Well, I think it’s a cute idea! I wonder if they’re going to release it in other colors as well!

Even though the iPhone 5 is delayed again, here are some cute covers for you to look through anyway!

They have these glittery cases as well as ones with pop art and even mother of pearl! Here’s what’s available: PopnGo Paisley Case for iPhone 5 (Blue), PopnGo Paisley Case for iPhone 5 (Pink), PopnGo Paisley Case for iPhone 5 (White), PopnGo Mother of Pearl Natural Shell iPhone 5 Case (Black), PopnGo Mother of Pearl Natural Shell iPhone 5 Case (White), PopnGo Glitter iPhone 5 Hard Case (Pink), PopnGo Glitter iPhone 5 Hard Case (Purple), & PopnGo Glitter iPhone 5 Hard Case (Silver)!

Again, as of this post, they’re on pre-order so I’d suggest that if you do plan on purchasing the iPhone5, I’d consider buying these now and continue to build up your savings for it. As for me, I really love the glittery purple case! I’m actually 100% sure there’s going to be a Rilakkuma cover for the iPhone5 so I would just wait for that, haha. Which one would you get?

There’s going to be a Fall Sale-a-thon, even though it probably already started. Here’s what’s going on: You’ll get 5 different offers during the Sale-a-thon. The offers will change daily and it’ll only go for 5 days (from September 8, 2012 to September 12, 2012). Remember that this is also on Japanese Standard Time so be sure to check your timezones in order to go with it.

Get a 20% discount!
Code: GoSaleAThon
Minimum Order: 5,000JPY
Date: September 8th

Get Free Shipping!
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Minimum Order: 5,000JPY
Date: September 9th

Get a 10% discount!
Code: NeverGiveUp
Minimum Order: None
Date: September 10th

Get 10 x Strapya Points!
Code: None
Minimum Order: None
Date: September 11th

Get a 40% discount!
Code: GoSaleAThon
Minimum Order: 5,000JPY
Date: September 8th 12th
Time: 12:00am to 9:00am

Are you ready for this sale-a-thon?