Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Day Trippin' Downtown

Hello lovelies!

This past weekend, my mom and I went downtown for a little day trip! I'm always downtown these days because I get bored of living in the burbs and downtown is only a subway trip away. She hasn't been down there for a while so it was nice to spend time on her in between final projects and work.

Starting the trip by getting off at Spadina station, took the street car to Chinatown just by Kensington market.
Stopped off at the Hong Kong Island bakery for some bunz. It was around lunch time so we stopped off for a quick snack.

 Egg tarts and honey glazed meat bun? I'm not really sure what was in this haha my mom just ordered it for me and told me to eat it, so I did. :D

Flaky flaky, nomnomnom. I love me some chinese bakery buns~ Kinda off topic (but not really), I've really been getting in to The Great British Bakeoff! I watched an episode on the flight to Anime Expo over the summer and for some reason decided to continue where I left off! Currently watching season 4 but I'll get to the other seasons soon enough.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

[review] Ipsy - November 2014

Hello lovelies!

I'm back on the beauty subscription train! I used to have an ipsy subscription back when it was MyGlam but then cancelled it after the products got boring. I can't remember what was being offered, but something a few months ago caught my eye and I reactivated my subscription! It's been worth it because every month I've received something awesome! :D 

I'll try doing monthly reviews of these bags again to get back into frequent posting so I hope you guys are looking forward to more beauty posts!

 This month's theme was "Girl Meets Glitter", although I didn't really receive any glittery products lol! The eyeliner is kinda metallic? If anything the makeup bag is glittery, but I don't really use the makeup bags anyway....

Anyway, here's what I received this month! I really like this month's bag because I've used everything so far! :D

 The items I received:

Marc Anthony Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray
IT Cosmetics - Bye Bye Under Eye in Medium Neutral
SeaRx Skincare Lotion
J.Cat Wonder Lip Paint in Mad Splatter
Gem Eye Pencil in Ultra Olive


Sunday, November 9, 2014

[review] GEO Puffy 3-Tone Green / Peroxi Clear Solution

Heya lovelies!

Here's a review for you guys! I recently went and tossed out over half of my circle lens collection because they were approaching their expiry dates! I usually keep lenses for 6-8 months before replacing them. I have a few pairs that I wear quite regularly because I like how they look and wear them often in videos. 

The GEO Shinny (now known as Puffy 3-Tone) are my favourite style of circle lenses. I've tried out the pink, blue, and grey colours and I love how they look! (I've gone through 3 pairs of pink, and one of grey / blue). I had to throw out my recent pair of pink and my grey ones were tearing at the side so I decided to try out a new colour! I'll be cosplaying Sailor Jupiter and Noire from Fire Emblem soon so that means...green eyes! I hardly ever wear green lenses because I didn't think it suited me, but I really like how these look on me! :0

I bought these from LoveShoppingholics ($23.90 USD)! I've checked on a few sites and most major ones (Candylens, PinkyParadise) sell them. They all generally go for the same price. 

 My lenses were packaged in a bubblewrap mailer. Everything came contained in a cute plastic bag. This included: pouch with lenses/lens case, a thank you letter, and two freebies! Hair velcros (great for holding bangs/hair out of face while doing makeup), and a collagen eye mask.

 Lens bottles and a cute hippo lens case! These lenses are cute, but over years of using them I've found that they tend to loosen up and leak quite easily. If you go to a lot of cons/travel with lenses often, I'd recommend to invest in a different case that closes tightly! I tried out a cool new type of lens case which I'll review later in this post! :D

 I wear plano which are just the clear 0.00 degree lenses! 

 Here's what the lenses look like! These lenses are on the larger side. They are 15mm lenses, and feature 3 different tones - a dark outer green ring, a jade green middle, and a light green/yellow centre.
 This is how the lenses appear on my eyes, which are a medium-light brown. The lenses do a great job of covering up your natural eye colour! I also like how the outer ring isn't a solid black, so they look natural but allow you to achieve superkawaii massive shoujo manga eyes at the same time! :D

Here's a comparison shot!! The first picture shows one lens in and one without - as you can see, they are very enlarging! They are also quite bright as these were shot in regular indoor lighting,

 Here's what the lenses are like with makeup on! Should have tightlined....orz!! I'm thinking of making another eye makeup tutorial because my last one seemed quite popular! Check out my last tutorial for eyebrows + eye enlarging makeup!

All in all, I love these lenses! I'll probably be ordering the brown and violet ones soon. :D I'll do another review soon!

I also ran out of lens solution, so I stopped off at Loblaws I mean Great Canadian Superstore and was going to pick up the usual Bausch+Lomb ReNu lens solution...but this one was on sale! Hooray for introductory offers! I love trying out new products so I figured why not. (It was also like $10 cheaper than the ReNu kit so my wallet won out haha!!)

 So this new lens solution claims to be a new revolutionary type of lens cleaning solution + disinfectant that will fully clean your lenses in 4 hours. The solution foams up and apparently the bubbles are supposed to help to fully eliminate germs. Sounds promising! It also came with this weird basket type contact case which I've never seen before?

Basically you unscrew the "basket" and full the container up to a line with lens solution. You open the basket compartment and put the lens inside and close the lids. Then you reinsert it into the container. In order to take the lenses out, you take out the basket and the lens will stick to the top of the lid for easier removal! :D I really like this because it saves having to claw around for the lens (getting dirt in the solution, potentially tearing lens, dropping lens etc.) I'm thinking of buying more of these and replacing all of my cases haha.

Would you like to see more reviews of lenses or certain products? Let me know! :D


xox



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