Sunday, May 19, 2013

KiwiBerries Lenses

Alright so this was a entry that was about six months in the making!
I will apologize now for not having pictures of all the items.
I received my first pair of circle lenses back in December as a Christmas present. Now prior to this I had NEVER worn a contact lens, except for the attempt of wearing a pair when I was younger only to find out they were to big for my eyes and would of caused damage, glad I got rid of those.

All of my Lenses came from the same site, however the site carries different brands of lenses. Every lens on the site is a type of circle lens that ranges from 14mm to 15mm, and even carries RX lenses for those of you who need a prescription. Some of the lens I received seem to be out of stock on the site but I will try my best to find all the links.

I must say the way they ship things is interesting, however the items arrived in perfect condition.

Now on my first order at Christmas I had actually ordered the Adult Violet, and Adult Pinks from EOS. I had ordered these during the Black Friday sale, making the lenses $20 together instead of $20 separately. with shipping I only paid $27. However it took till about a week or two before Christmas to receive them, understandable with holidays and all.

Adult Pink

So with purple being my favorite color. I instantly opened up the Adult Violets first!
Adult Violet
 Now with my eye's being a dark brown (almost amber if the light hits them right) most colors don't show up on my eyes. So the deep violet of the Adult Violets just barely showed, and added color to my eyes, however the effect when people were up close was "whoa wait, when did your eyes turn purple!"  I had a lot of fun wearing these to my classes and switching them halfway through the night for the Adult Pinks and messing with people.
With the Adult Pinks my eyes merely turned a shade of golden peach almost. 

On my next purchase I ordered the Super Lens Pack. The pack allows you to chose between 2-5 pairs of lenses that they chose at random. However you get a small discount off of it, I chose the 5 pair and used a half off deal they had cutting my total in half, plus I got a 6th pair free!, due to the buy 5 get the 6th free deal that they seem to be running constantly now. The only downside to this is you do not know what lens you actually received since they do not give you a list. I managed to find some of the lens's and have them posted below, but some I am not able to find on the site.

The green lens on the far left quickly became my favorite, however they tore within a few weeks of wearing (personally I think they got stuck in the lid when I was distracted and was closing the lens case). The pair on the far right are another form of the green, however these were given to a friend when I found out that her favorite pair of green lens's also tore after about a year of use, Happy Early Birthday to her!
The only downside I had with the pack was the two in the middle, both are a shade of brown, One being the Tear Brown from EOS, and the other I believe is the MI E-Type peach, both of these are unopened due to them matching my eye color. However both colors are completely gorgeous and I'm holding onto them to give as gifts to some friends when I see them next.

There is a pair of grays in there, I was unable to locate them on the site. I did try these on however when placing the gray lenses in my eyes it did sting and I was unable to open my eye to adjust them. I had to force my eyes open to pull the one lens out. While they are a gorgeous shade of gray that I would love to wear, all my attempts to wear them have ended in the same result. I believe it is just with that color translating onto the lens it's self, as my friend had ordered a pair of grays from the same brand on another site and had the same issue with hers, perhaps we got a bad batch? I will attempt to clean them one more time and try to wear them again, before I can give the grays a full review. 

The last and final pair were another shade of violets, not as solid as the Adult Violets, but these have also become a favorite of mine! The violet in these show a lot better on my eyes and brighten the eye up a bit. I am unable to locate these on the website it's self since the 14mm's are almost always out of stock and they pictures taken down. I'm sure they are made in other sizes but for my referencing I was going through the 14's. EOS has a large selection and it would take me a while to go through and compare all the lenses to find out which pair this is.
Side by Side comparison, left side Adult Violet, Right side Unknown Violet
 All in all though I am very happy with the items I received! I tend to wear the Adult Violets on an almost daily basis (had to leave them out for a while due to my make up class), while alternating in a pair of regular Blue lenses, and the Adult Pinks. When the Candy Green ones were still useable I wore these on alternating days. However I feel now that I will be wearing the unnamed pair of violets for a while.

I give the site a 7 out of 10, on some occasions the site can be laggy and frustrating but once you can place an order, you will love what you get.

The lenses themselves I give a 10/10 on the ones I kept and wore, after my eyes adjusted to having contacts in them, I am able to wear them for hours at a time and almost forget they are there till I look in a mirror.

Shipping unfortunately gets a 5 out 10, shipping is slow so if you want a pair and don't need them in a hurry go for it, due to customs though they will hold your packages for quite a while before releasing it, delivery time from the store to my home in California was about 2 months time even outside of holidays.

Here I have compiled a list of the one's that I was able to find. While some were out of stock, the E-types I believe are my mystery, redish brown lenses.
Tear Brown
Adult Gray
Adult Violet
Adult Pink
Baby Candy Green
E-Type Peach
Super Lens Pack

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Kleancolor eye make up

 Alright guys! We're back with another review for KleanColor cosmetics, This one is all about their eye make up.

Now I got all my items on sale due to a store closing out, but I have looked up the retail prices for you guys!

First up is Kleancolors VIBE-rant due eyeliners, one side is a cream crayon styled liner, while the other is a liquid liner. Just like any crayon liner, the crayon will come off eventually, however the liquid even after several attempts to get it off of my hand does not rub off, you WILL need a remover for it. For me personally this is a good thing, if your some one who rubs at your eyes a lot, then once the liquid dries it will stay. 
As usual with Kleancolor the colors are very pigmented and vibrant, right down to the white line. 
I'd give this product a good 7 out of 10. It's perfect for those who want to start using a liquid liner, but do not want to pay a lot for the liquid and not end up using it. I did have to knock a few points off due to the liquid liner brush being just a tad stiff and being a bit messy. 
Normally this item is sold for $3.49, not to bad for a Duo

4 VIBE-rant colors on the top, the bottom was another brands liners

 These next three are the Waterproof Eyeliner Pens. Truthfully I don't have anything bad to say about these except the small size, however the size works perfectly for me since I hardly use pen styled eyeliners. The pen tips are soft and easy to work with, they have a fine point on them for making perfect little lines. The colors show beautifully with out having to use a lot. With the Eyeliner Pens however, they only come in dark colors, so if your a fan of bright, light colors these might not be the best for you. However if you like a bolder color then these would be perfect. 9 out of 10, once again the size is really my only complaint.
Normally sold for $3.99

The waterproof pen liner, compared to the lines by the VIBE-rant duos liquid

Every girls favorite thing. Glitter! These are Kleancolors Alter Ego Glitter Mascara. Now with any glitter mascara, you have to be careful of not getting it in the eye. The colors are beautiful and come in a few shades actually. My only problem is, is that I personally can not get the glitter to show up on my eyelashes, but I find other ways to use items like this. I do mascara in light layers so I might just might not be putting enough on for it show, But you can use these for other purposes as well like adding a glitter highlight to your hair, or even using it to add a sparkle to your cheeks. The brushes are not like normal mascara brushes, they are more of a screws threads on a plastic stick, which works perfectly for gripping the glitter.
10 out of 10, I'm not going to knock points for my own personal issues with the glitter.
This is normally sold for $2.99

So there's no cute witty name for these, they are simply just Kleancolors eyeprimers. One in shimmer and one in matte. Now I have never used a primer for eyeshadow before, so on my first attempt I did end up using a bit to much. The primer is very light in product and would work perfectly for anyone who loves using pure pigments and loose powders on their eyes. The shimmer (black tube) of course is the perfect thing to make your glitters and shimmer powders have a bit of extra shine, while the matte would be wonderful for just every day wear. 
10 out of 10, once again, not going to knock any points off for my own personal issues with using the product 
This product will run you about $2.99

All the items in this review can be found on their website

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Delish Beads Service

Hello everyone! It's been a while!

So last time I did nixon, however I've been in a crafty mood so this time it'll be for one of my favorite craft suppliers!

Now I've been ordering from this site for about a year now, and they have been nothing but delightful through every transaction!
The store is very easy to navigate, and full of cute little items. The Beads and Cachabons are my own personal favorite area of the store.

They are the crafters best friend with tons of cute items, with low prices. On a recent order to make a new set of necklaces my order with all my items was roughly around $30 dollars (with some ring supplies added in)
Shipping is awesome from this place as well. No matter how much you order off of the store front it's all free! and the shipping only takes a few days, I had placed my order on a Saturday and received it on a Thursday. All of my transactions have been this way. They ship out of the US as well, so there is no customs to go through.

The owner are complete delight as well. I normally mail them questions about 3-4 times every couple of months when I'm thinking of a new project and they tend to get back to me within a few days ( people have lives after all~).

When shipped, items are individually bagged in small bags, and wrapped with a squishy foam paper. However, when shipping items such as little parfait cups, they tend to use a box instead, since the item is very delicate .

A few examples of cute items you can make with their supplies!

All in all, I believe that I will always be a faithful customer of this store for supplies.

I give them a 10 out of 10 overall.


Friday, January 25, 2013

Nioxin, system 1

My last post was really in September? I feel so bad! Things have gotten a bit hectic for me but I finally have some down time to write!

So as some who have read older posts remember, I am a Cosmetology student. We have wonderful product called Nioxin in our salon, and despite myself using the product for years, I've never known much about it till now.

Nioxin makes quite a few products from Shampoos and Conditioners, to Scalp treatments, Hair styling products and even vitamins. All these products are made to help keep your scalp healthy which in turn keeps your hair healthy!

Today I'll talk about System 1, we'll go in order for the systems.

Most places will carry the Kit version of the items, The Kit includes a Shampoo, Conditioner and a Leave In item. However you can buy the items individually as well.

Nioxin can help any series of scalp problems from just a dry scalp to even help clear up the dreaded psoriasis problem (however! this is no permanent solution for that!)

The perks of the product are;
  • Reduction in hair loss due to breaking  
  • Helps Amplify hair texture and fullness
  • Strengthens hair against damage
  • Removal of  sebum (see bottom if you do not know this) and other oils that can clog the hair pore
  • Helps with moister balance
Each system is made for a different hair type, as we know not everyone's hair is the same!

Picking your System is fairly easily, Though your hair stylist can also help you pick out the right system if you do not feel like you may make the right decision.

System 1 was created for;
  • Normal to Thin-Looking Hair. I put emphasis on looking, as you will find out when I write about System 2 next week.
  • Natural Hair, meaning you have no done anything to it with chemicals. No dye, perms, relaxers, none of that.
  • Fine hair. If your not sure if your hair is fine, you can ask your stylist to tell you.
The Perks to System 1 are;
  • A refreshed scalp
  • Thicker looking hair
  • Added shine

System 1 will cleanse the scalp of oils and environmental toxins that cause the pores to clog, and leave the scalp feeling refreshed and clean. It will also plump each hair to create a thicker looking head of hair while helping reduce hair loss by strengthening the stands. The system will also bring out the natural shine in the hair after cleansing the scalp and hair.

Nioxin is a wonderful system for anyone looking to increase the health of their hair and scalp. I'd recommend it for any ages, however be prepared to pay a pretty penny for the system, but the price is well worth the results!

This product can be found in almost any salon or beauty supply store.

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