Circle lenses and extensions!! :: Friday, April 15, 2011

I got both my shipment of circle lenses from Pinky Paradise and my extensions from Head Kandy today!!! SO EXCITING! And, all on my day off, too! What could be better? (well, getting my shipment from Rakuten at the same time, but we're not being picky)

SO, I'll do a little review!!

The circle lenses, as always, came packaged well with each set wrapped in it's own safe wrap. And, the lenses each came with its own cute animal case.

I FINALLY got my favorite one! And in my favorite color! PURPLE FISH! YEAH!... anyway.

1st. Princess Mimi Apple Green 15mm (Tsubasa Bambi series)

One in, one out. No makeup.

Both in, no makeup.

Both in with makeup picture is below!

When I first put these in, I was amazed by how COMFORTABLE they were. They are SO much more comfortable than all my previous pairs of circle lenses! It was almost refreshing for my eye to put them in! And, once they were in, I really couldn't feel them. Also, after wearing them all day (still in now) they are still feeling pretty good. They are a *little* dry, but not any worse than if you wore regular contacts all day.
Comfort: 5/5
The enlargement is nothing to sneeze at either. 15mm is HUGE! But, I really didn't feel like they were obscene. I was a little wary at first because I haven't tried anything this big yet. I thought I was going to look like some creature from a horror movie... or worse, a bug (ew). but they actually looked quite good. Also, the color was just magnificent! And, when the camera isn't all up in my grillz! they blend really well.
Enlargement/Cosmetic: 5/5
The fit is pretty excellent as well. My left eye has an ever so slight astigmatism (not enough to need toric lenses, though) and that usually makes the contacts with color all the way to the pupil look... bad. Almost like I'm an iguana because they slide to the outer corners of my eyes. *gross* But, with the combined base curse and enlarged diameter, the contacts actually fit very well and didn't slide as much as other circle lenses I've had in the past.
Fit: 5/5

Overall, the Princess Mimi Apple Green lenses are quite wonderful! I recommend them heartily to anyone looking for a lens that you can wear all day that gives you awesome enlargement!
Overall: 5/5

Next up, Big DM23 Blue

One in, one out. No makeup.

Both in. No makeup.

Both in with makeup. (flash, sorry, it got dark xP)

Now, with these lenses... I didn't feel I could do quite a fair assessment. While opening the vials, I cut up my knuckle on the metal top part (owwies!) and completely ruined my nails. Of course, not the lenses fault, but still kind of pissed me off xPP

That, and the first one I popped in was HORRIBLY defective. I mean, holy mother of GOD! PAIN! It was like I'd just put a HUGE rock into my eye. I did everything I could think of to try to fix it,, stared at it trying to see if maybe there was something on it or a small tear... and I couldn't find anything. So, I let it soak for awhile, and popped the other one in. This one was very comfortable. Not quite as comfy as the Princess Mimi ones, but still nice. After soaking the other in solution for a bit, I tried putting it back in, but to no avail, it was still AWFUL! I sucked it up so that I could take some pictures. But, after, I promptly contacted Pinky Paradise to ask if there was anything that could be done about this defective lens. I'll let ya'll know what happens with that.
Comfort: 3/5
I felt like these lenses were VERY close to the Princess Mimi ones when it came to enlargement. They're only 14.5mm, but they still filled out my eye really well. They looked amazing (when the one eye wasn't watering like crazy). The blue is very vibrant and because the color fades away before it reaches the pupil, they blend wonderfully. I hope that I can get at least one lens replaced so that I can wear these!
Enlargement/Cosmetic: 5/5
Finally, they fit well, too. The one that is messed up would catch and get stuck when I blinked my eyes. I'm pretty sure that's because it's broke, though.
Fit: 5/5
Overall, the lenses, once fixed, are probably going to become my favorite pair of lenses. The enlargement is great, the lens that I could wear was very comfortable, the color was very vibrant, and they didn't move about on my eye. But, because of one lens being defective, I'm hesitant to give them a perfect score.
Overall: 4/5

Last up, Seeshell Cosmo Green 14.5mm

One in, one out. No makeup.

Both in, no makeup.

Both in with makeup. (flash)

These lenses were also remarkably comfortable. I haven't had this much luck with comfortable lenses yet! These ones, once in, I couldn't feel AT ALL. To such an extent, that when I was trying them on and taking picture, I almost forgot to take one of them out before I popped in another pair for a picture! I didn't wear these for any extended period of time, but with how good they felt for the 10 minutes they were in, I think these will work out quite well in the long run.
Comfort: 6/5
However, with these lenses, even though it was supposed to be 14.5mm, there was little to NO enlargement. They enlarged a little bit, but not nearly a big as any of the other 14.5mm lenses I've gotten before. What they lacked in enlargement, they made up for with being a nice natural color enhancement. The color wasn't strikingly obvious or particularly vibrant, but it was a nice enhancement.
Enlargement/Cosmetic: 3/5
As for fit, these didn't do as much sliding around as I feared they would at first. And, looking back, I don't know why I thought they would slide around. *shrugs* They stayed put pretty well, and didn't end up doing any of that drooping that I can feel some of my circle lenses doing while I'm wearing them. (I'm sure some of you know what I'm talking about).
Fit: 5/5
Overall, I was a little disappointed with the size of the lenses, but the comfort and natural effect made up for some of the lack in the enlargement department. I can see these being a nice lens I can wear to work and feel a bit more gal than normal.
Overall: 4/5

WOO!~ That took a lot out of me! I'm really happy with my package, and am once again completely satisfied with Pinky Paradise and their products. I will be even happier when they send me new/replace the one defective lens I received. (I hope!)

ANNDD~ Look for my Head Kandy extensions review. I'll try to have it up tomorrow...

But, before then, Princess Mimi Apple Green 15mm (Tsubasa Bambi series) and new extensions combined with the outfit I wore today!

My outfit. My hair wasn't being altogether cooperative today, but the extensions hid a good portion of that xPP

Inside + derpy-ness!!!

And, as always, Thanks for looking!

posted by l0ckheart @ 2:19 PM


At April 15, 2011 at 3:17 PM, Blogger みか☆ちゃん said...

Aw, I love your extensions! Looks great! Welcome to the land of long hair ^o^ haha~

Good review! I want to buy Tsubasa's line of lenses but because I have light eyes, I don't think they would compliment me very well ;w; but they look great on you!

I hate having to get that metal part off! I totally understand your frustration =w=;;

At April 17, 2011 at 9:48 AM, Blogger l0ckheart said...

I've seen some girls with light eyes wearing them, and they look even better! I bet they would look really cute on you, too.
I think they look a little odd on me because my brown eyes are such a vibrant chocolate color, it stands out a bit more than I like xD


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