Sunday, September 30, 2012

Geo Olive Gray Circle Lens

I received two circle lens from Angel Contacts. I already reviewed Geo Angel Blue Circle Lens. You can check out my review and how it looks on dark eyes. Now I'm going to review Geo Olive Gray Circle Lens.
It comes in a clear package with the circle lens and a case. With every circle lens, you get a case. It also comes with direction how to open and take care of the circle lens. I know it sounds foolish about how to open the circle lens, but trust me it helps. I made a mistake the first time I opened one of the lens. :X
Product Review: Geo Olive Gray Circle Lens

Where to purchase: angelcontacts.com
Price: $25

Made in Korea

Description from the website: Spice up your eyes with GEO OL's elegant yet subtle colours.

Stroll down with this sleek and elegant duo gray combo.

Lense Information:
Diameter: 14 mm
Base curve: 8.6 mm
Center thickness: 0.04 mm
Water content: 38%
Lasts up to 1 year after opening.
Thoughts: After trying Geo Angel Blue Circle Lens, I knew this one will show more on my dark eyes. I also knew I would love this color on me since I've had gray colored contact lens in the past. The only thing is I did not know how the gray "circle lens" will look on me.
Here's a close up look of the gray circle lens. I love how the outside isn't black like other circle lens. I also love how cool circle lens are with the pattern, as well as, the design.
Here's how the contacts look on me.

Now for my opinion on this particular circle lens... I love it! I love that it's noticeable, and I've had people comment about it. A lot of people think it looks natural on me. Then again they might be use to me with gray colored contact lens. I also love that I can wear this for hours and it does not bother me. Then again I'm not the person to compare that with. I can wear lenses for hours and my eyes will never dry out. That might be a reason why I never underline my waterline. :X Another thing is it's very easy to focus in the center, hole, of the lens not the pattern. The first time I wore my colored lens, it took me a month to stop focusing on the pattern. It drove me crazy, but this lens is fine. To be honest, I like this a little bit better than the other one. I just love that it's noticeable on my dark eyes! :)

Pros:
* Cute packaging; Tiffany colored theme.
* Comes with a case.
* Instruction how to open and use.
* Makes eyes look bigger.
* Comfortable.
* Easy to focus and not suck on focusing on the patterns.
* Does not dry out my eyes.

Cons:
* None.

Would repurchase: Yes!!!
Rating:  5/5 Tobey's Paws

They also have a FaceBook page you can check out. It's extremely helpful in deciding which colors will look great on you!

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post are given to me to review. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

September 2012 GlossyBox

Whenever I receive my GlossyBox USA, I try to post it quickly as possible. I want my readers to see what's in that month's GlossyBox. If you are interested, it's not too late to register for GlossyBox.

Now for the September 2012 GlossyBox...
This month I did not receive Glossy Mag, but you can check out their website Glossy Mag Online.
This month's theme is "Fall Forward." It's perfect for the season change to autumn.
Here's what is inside GlossyBox.
* GKHair Moisturizing Shampoo ($20 for 10.1 oz): Nourished with plant extracts, this superior smoothing shampoo will purify and moisturize the scalp and hair.
* GKHair Moisturizing Conditioner ($20 for 10.01 oz): This gentle moisturizing conditioner puts the finishing touch on your tresses and leaves your hair smooth, radiant, and revitalized.
* Kryolan for GlossyBox Moisture Rich Lipstick in Glossy Pink ($14 for 0.14 oz): Treat your lips to a creamy, long lasting lipstick enriched with Vitamin E to stimulate and hydrate your lips. This perfect pop of Glossy Pink compliments all skin tones and lifestyles.
* Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 ($29.99 for 1.69 oz): Hailing from Korea, this Blemish Balm, also known as BB Cream is a multi-tasking powerhouse for the face. This multi-use cream provides light coverage, soothes, protects, and moisturizes.

Shade differs in each box. I received #13 Bright Beige.
* OC 8 Professional Mattifying Gel ($30 for 1.6 oz): This innovative mattifying gel lets you get control of your shine all day long. Clinically tested, this one of a kind gel keeps shine down while helping you achieve a fresh flawless even tone look for all skin types.

You can check the other months I received:

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are given to me. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Aveeno Positively Ageless Skin Strengthening Body Cream

This is the third body lotion/cream from Aveeno that I received in one package. I already reviewed Aveeno Positively Nourishing Energizing Body Lotion (my favorite scent) and Aveeno Positively Nourishing Calming Body Lotion.
Product Review: Aveeno Positively Ageless Skin Strengthening Body Cream

Where to purchase: drugstores, mass merchandisers, and online at aveeno.com
Price: $8.99-$9.99 for 7.3 oz / 207 g

Made in USA

Description on the back: As you age, the cumulative effects of external assaults can cause the skin's protective moisture barrier to break down, contributing to skin becoming thinner and more fragile over time. AVEENO POSITIVELY AGELESS Skin Strengthening Body Cream has been clinically shown to deeply moisturize for 24 hours. This formula with ACTIVE NATURALS Southernwood helps fortify the skin's moisture barrier, leaving it feeling stronger and more resilient. With regular use, the skin's moisture barrier can be improved over time, leaving skin healthier and younger looking.
Ingredients:
Thoughts: The first thing I noticed is that this is a body cream not a body lotion. The word cream tells me that this product is more thicker in consistency compared to lotions. It'll be great for dry skin, as well as, aging.

With most products, I always smell it. Scent is a big favor for my purposes. If a product smells bad, who wants it? I know I don't. I'm also not that great in distinguishing scents but to my nose, it's on the fruity side. I actually like it! The scent lasts for a certain amount of time. I would say around five minutes. Either my nose gets use to the scent and don't realized it or the scent isn't long lasting.
I love that the product comes in a tube. I don't have to dig my fingers into the container and leave some residue. I also like that dusk in the air does not go into the product. It's just sanitary safe!
Here's how the cream looks. To be honest, I was shocked about the consistency of the cream. I was expecting it to be thicker than the lotion. They were the same to me. If they're thicker, I did not notice. The product also felt the same as the lotion, as well as, the lasting time. I did not see any differences between all three. One thing I noticed is that the cream has mushroom extract. I actually had to research a little. Here's what Ganoderma Lucidum does...

"is an amazing beauty care fungi of anti-wrinkle, anti-inflammatory, stain removal, skin protection, hair glossing to maintain a young state."

I got this from http://www.superganoderma.com so I do not take full credit. Wow, mushroom extract is so intriguing! I want to try more products out with mushroom extract.

If you tried products with mushroom extract, what did you think about it?

I do have to admit it improved my skin, but then again any hydrating products help me out since I have dry skin to start with. I think it's more noticeable on people with aging body skin. Then again it's also good to start now to prevent aging skin. ;)

Pros:
* Aveeno; a brand that uses natural ingredients.
* Mushroom Extract; prevention of aging skin.
* Smells good.
* Comes in a tube; sanitary safe.
* Sturdy lid.
* Creamy texture; semi-thickness.
* Moisturizes dry skin.

Cons:
* Don't see expiration date.

Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating:  4/5 Tobey's Paws

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post are given to me. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Illamasqua Nail Varnish

In my August 2012 GlossyBox, I received Illamasqua Nail Varnish.
Product Review: Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Purity

Where to purchase: Sephora and online at sephora.com
Price: $14 for 0.5 fl oz/ 15 mL

Made in Australia

Description on the back: Conceived amidst the dark drama of 1920s Berlin, developed by professional make-up artists, embraced by alternative cultures, made by a unique British brand. Worn by those who refuse to be everybody.

Leave your mark with bold, rich, vibrant colours. Hardwearing and chip-resistant with individual finishes from matt to high gloss. Apply two coats for intensity and use with Illamasqua Nail Base Coat and Illamasqua Nail Top Coat for the perfect finish. Talk with your hands and make a statement.
Ingredients:
Thoughts: When I saw this in the August GlossyBox, I was stoked! I always heard about the brand Illamasqua especially their blushes and nail polishes. Having to own a nail polish was exciting, but not only that I got a color I love!
Here's how the nail polish looks in natural light. It's a gorgeous peach color! What I love about the color is not only that it's gorgeous, it's so unique. I knew I didn't own a color like this or seen anything close.
The closest that I own is China Glaze in Peachy Keen (on the left). It was a limited edition color from China Glaze.

If you can tell, I loved the color but that's not the only thing. Before I talk about the product itself, let me tell you about the brush.
It's not as thick as OPI, but it's not thin also. It will take more than two swipe to paint your nails. I'm so used to OPI nail polishes that I got used to thick brushes. This brush is actually decent. It did not bother me.

Now you know what I think about the brush and color. The packaging is decent. I like how simple and classic it looks. The only thing I wasn't keen on is the lid. Whenever I close it tight, it wasn't aligned with the bottle. If you look at the picture with the China Glaze, you can see the lid not in alignment with the bottle.
Here's how the color looks on my NC30 skin. I did two coats of the nail polish. I think it's pretty, but it'll look better on darker skin. Even though it doesn't look that great on my skin, I'll still wear it. I just love how unique the color is! :) Since it looked so pale on my skin, I decided to add lines on my ring finger. If you're curious how I did the line, it's actually tape. :X If you want me to do a tutorial on the tape, I can. Just tell me in the comment section. If I don't see any comment, I will not do a tutorial.
Here's how my nails look a week later. I hardly saw any chips and yes, I do dishes. I get asked that a lot. :/ Please ignore the lines from the ring finger. I tore it off. :X

I was really happy how long the nail polish lasted before it started chipping, a week and a half. That's pretty decent for a regular nail polish.

Pros:
* Simple, classic, and sturdy bottle.
* Middle sized brush.
* Gorgeous color.
* Thick consistency.
* Long lasting.
* Takes longer than a week before it starts chipping.

Cons:
* The lid does not aligned with the bottle.

Would I repurchase: Yes!
Rating:  4.5/5 Tobey's Paws

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post are given to me. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes in Black Noir

I don't remember if I won this in a Facebook giveaway or another giveaway. All I remember is that it came in the mail.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Stila Set & Illuminate Baked Powder Trio

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post is bought with my money. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

In July, I went to the Stila warehouse sale. I did a post on it. You can check out my haul if you like. I'm so glad I went because I got such a good deal! I thought they would only sell the discontinued products, but they actually sold products that are being sold. One of the products is the Stila Set & Illuminate Baked Powder Trio.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Geo Angel Blue Circle Lens

I received circle lens from Angel Contacts. When it comes to circle lens, I'm a newbie. I've had colored contacts in the past. I tried green and own grey for a year. This gave me a great opportunity to try circle lens! :)
They came in a clear plastic container with Tiffany colored paper. The Tiffany colored paper matches with the website.
I love the color and it definitely fits with the trend of this year!

Where to purchase: angelcontacts.com
Price: $25

Made in Korea

Description from the website: The GEO Angel Circle Lens series offers maximum definition for your eyes, for a bold, beautiful look.

Can you say royalty? Flaunt these luscious royal blues the next time you see your prince charming.

Lense Information:
Diameter: 14 mm
Base curve: 8.6 mm
Center thickness: 0.04mm
Water content: 38%
Lasts up to 1 year after opening.
Thoughts: If you can tell, I was stoked to receive circle lens! I've heard about circle lens for years, but I never thought about getting them. Given this opportunity, I actually spent some time on the website looking for the colors I wanted. I even searched online to see what they look like on people. Let me tell you the pictures of people wearing them weren't that great. :X One reason I chose this contacts is the model, Asian girl, wearing it convinced me. It look great on her!
The circle lens come in a cute bottle in Tiffany colored bag. I love how cute everything was wrapped up!
If you're like me a first time user, I was clueless how to open the bottle. Thankfully, it came with instructions. To be honest, I still made a mistake opening the first one. After that, I was a pro.
It came with their own case. The only thing I was shocked to see was pink not blue, but still it's cute nevertheless! Only thing I get confused about is seeing the colored on the left side. I'm so used to colored side on the right side since most of my cases are that way.
Here's the circle lens in the case. It's royal blue with black on the outside.

Let me tell you out of the two I received, I was most excited to try this one! I have never tried blue and always loved blue eyes. I was not too sure what I would expect, how it would feel, would I be able to focus, and so on. I had a lot of questions and it was answered as soon as I put them on.

First of all, they're extremely comfortable. It felt like I was wearing normal contact lens. I don't know why but I had a concept that they were not comfortable. I've heard people say only wear them for 6 hours and no longer. It felt like I was wearing normal, clear contacts. I do have to say they were easy to focus compared to the colored contacts I had in the past. I think the clear circle in the center is wider than the colored contacts. With the colored contacts, it took me a month to go pass the color and be able to focus only in the center. I had no issue with this one.

Secondly, I never had an issue with lens drying out my eyes. I'm one of those people who can wear contacts for hours and hours without an issue. I did not have an issue with circle lens either.

I've been told by people that my eyes look bigger. Isn't that the concept of circle lens?!?! So that's a good thing. I wanted the huge, anime eyes and I got them with these. :)

The only thing I was sad is that it actually looked black on me. People could only notice the royal blue if they look at me outside in the sun. I guess it all depends on the colored of your natural eyes. I have extremely dark brown eyes.
Here's how it looks on me. Overall, I was extremely happy! :)

Pros:
* Cute packaging; Tiffany colored theme.
* Comes with a case.
* Instructions how to open and use.
* Model modeling the lens.
* Makes eyes bigger.
* Comfortable.
* Easy to focus.
* Does not dry out my eyes.

Cons:
* Darker than I thought.

Would repurchase: Yes!
Rating:  4.5/5 Tobey's Paws

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post are given to me. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.
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