Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Sparkle Sakura Brown

From my previous post, i mentioned that i got myself some new lenses. One of em is the Sparkle Sakura Brown 15mm. I used to own a pair of Geo Sakura Brown, and yes they almost have the same design. But when these lenses arrived, i realized that they have a little difference. When you look closely, you will notice that aside from it being soaked upside down [haha], is that the inner lighter brown color has a spiky design towards the center. Whereas in the Geo Sakura, the brown part is a solid ring of color. But they both have thick black limbal rings. Which i adore so much. Makes the eyes look very dolly and anime-like.
Also, another thing i noticed is that, the Sparkle lenses are soo much thinner than my previous Sakura Lens from Geo. Although, they are a breeze to wear since i could hardly feel anything in my eyes when i wear em, the downside of it being extremely thin is that IT IS SUCH A PAIN TO PUT ON. They keep sticking on my finger and just wont stay in my eye when i put em. It takes me atleast a minute or two to put them in place. Unlike in my Geo lenses, i can even put em on without a mirror and it would only take me 2-3 seconds. Just one try, and theyre perfectly in place. With this Sparkle lens that im reviewing, i have been warned by another seller friend that the reason why this Sparkle lenses are so cheap is that they are really thin, hence, they would probably tear easily. By the way, i got this pair for 199php from a Facebook seller-friend. The Geo lenses cost atleast 300php.
Wearing the lens. Photo take with Flash.
They are not as vibrant as my Geo Sakura as well, they look a tad darker on my very dull black eyes compared to when Geo Sakura. Which kinda disappointed me. But well, atleast its a lil more natural looking. Since it blends so well with my natural eye color and the stark distinction between the lens and my real eye color isnt so noticeable or bold. Except for the thick black limbal ring ofcourse, there's nothing really natural about it. ~haha

And here's another photo of me wearing Sparkle Sakura Brown without Flash. See? It almost looks black! Or atleast with a hint of dark brown going on. Oh well, i still love these lenses nonetheless. But i would probably go back to Geo Sakura Brown when this one tears. :p

SO, Here's a VERY large collage of my photo wearing 'em. ~Boo! Haha!

Lens: Sparkle Sakura Brown
Diameter: 15mm

LifeSpan: 1year
Price: 199php

Design: 4/5 Almost with the same effect as Geo Sakura brown and Eos Candy brown but still not quite the same. This one is less vibrant and opaque. Love the thick black limbal ring!
Enlargement: 5/5 Enlarges my eyes pretty well, but nothing too obvious and alieny about it. Just perfectly round and dolly. 
Comfort: 3/5 Superb comfort level. I almost gave it a 4 or 5. But because of it being too thin and hard to put on, i decided to just give it a 3. Worn it for long period of time without eye drops or lubricant, still no irritation. My eyes arent extremely dry anyway.
TOTAL: 4/5 Insanely comfortable to wear. Just hard to put on. Design is max chio. Very affordable. Always available online. Natural looking yet gives dolly effect. Good for everyday wear. :]

Anyway, i hope you all have a great day ahead! Smile and be happy always <3

Monday, 17 September 2012

Sparkle Sakura

Its been a long time since i ordered anything online. Im at my parent's house right now, yes, BUMMING again. So anyway, when the LBC guy came, who ive been waiting for the entire day, i was actually in the bathroom and taking a shower. Perfect timing! Gah! So yeah, my mom had to receive it. When my mom came back to the house, she told me that Manong LBC actually mentioned that its really been a long time since he last delivered something for me. And she added that while i was in Manila, everytime that that delivery guy would come to our house to bring something for someone else, he would wonder why he hasnt been seeing any packages for me. Cause before, i always had one atleast once a week. Haha. Hes such a jolly guy! Hes the one i always pester in their office when my packages are late~ haha.

So here's whats inside. 4 pairs of lenses and 4 lens cases. Brand of lens is Sparkle. Ive not tried any of their lenses yet, this is my first time to actually wear something from em. Although, Ms.Maricel of Gorgeousmine Onlineshop, where i got these from has been my supplier of lenses before. And ive already ordered from her multiple times. I like her shop's service cos she's so easy to talk to and delivery is fast, and also she has the lowest price for this kind of lenses. These 4 pairs are not all mine, 2 pairs are for my friend. 

Here's what i got for myself. A brown and grey lens.

Here's my Sparkle Sakura Brown 15mm

And my Sparkle Sakura Grey 15mm

I immediately soaked them in my lens solution. I know, my brown lenses are upside down. I did not have a hard time opening the vials, which had the same metal encased lid as Geo, cause i used our handy pliers! Haha. Never attempt to open em using your bare hands!!!

Right now, im only into grey, brown and black lenses. Before, when i was still a lens-gaga; i also had green, blue and turquoise, i think? But now, im more into those natural colors. No more fancy eye colors for me. Plus, ive always loved my Geo Sakura brown before. Which i lost. I think. I dont know where they are now. Reason why i ordered this same design from Sparkle. Theyre alot cheaper too. Sparkle is less than a hundred worth compared to Geo. 

As you can see im a big fan of the big dolly eye effect, hence the thick black limbal ring. I usually find lenses like these so doll-like and anime-ish. And i dont know why, but i somehow find them more natural? Unlike most people who think theyre too unrealistic to wear. Haha. Oh well. I will have a  more in-depth review about them soon. :] Have a great day everyone!