I have a lot of coloured lenses in my possession, of almost every colour. But I didn't have black ones yet. So when Klenspop allowed me to try a black pair I got excited. I have reviewed Klenspop many times, so if you want to know about the service and shipping, scroll through the "review" tab of my blog. These lenses are called "Arte Black" by the brand "New Bio". You can check them out here.
When I looked at the lenses on the website I was expecting for them to give me a somewhat scary look. I liked that idea, so I was really surprised when I put them in and looked rather cute. Luckily I like cute too so that was fine with me. The thing is though.. I have blue eyes, and lenses always have a hole in the middle that's large enough for your pupil and a bit of your iris. So when you put black on blue, you'll see the difference. It didn't bother me much, though. But I think these lenses will look better on someone with dark eyes. Despite that, I liked the way the lenses looked on me.
One plus of these lenses is that they didn't hurt me when putting them in, which is rare. Usually lenses irritate my eyes when I put them in and for the first few minutes afterwards, but these didn't. However, they did move around a lot. When I closed my eye to apply eyeshadow, the pressure of the brush made the lens shift, so when I opened my eyes I had to feel the lens shift back in place, which is kind of irritating. These lenses move when you blink and your eyes are dry as well. They don't irritate like regular lenses, they just move a little. So I'm honestly not sure what is more irritable. Either way, I don't recommend wearing them for a full day. For a party or maybe for cosplay it's perfect.
These lenses surprised me in multiple ways, both good and bad. On the plus side, they turned out to be way cuter than I imagined, but on downside, they moved around a lot. I would wear them again for occasions where I'd need black lenses, but I don't think I'll wear them for an entire day again. Would I recommend them? Depends on what you're looking for. Are you looking for black lenses for a party, a cosplay, or just to wear casually? Then yes, I do recommend them, as they are truly black and not somewhat translucent when you wear them. However I do not recommend wearing them a full day and I do think they'd look better on dark eyes. My overall grade is 6.8, which is still very positive!
*this is a sponsored review, but my opinions are 100% honest.
So yesterday I was at the Spring Festival gala and I got free things to take home, one of which were these self-cooking noodles. I had never heard of them so I decided to try it out on camera. It became more like an awkward comedy, so enjoy.
I have so many lenses in my current collection, in all sorts of colours, except for the colour brown. This is kinda ridiculous, as I think brown eyes are really pretty. So this time I got myself brown colour lenses! They're called "Glam Madonna Brown". Again, thanks to Klenspop for letting me try them! Wanna know what I think? Continue reading..
At first when putting these lenses in I noticed how much of a gap they leave in the middle, making it seem like I have blue eyes with a brown ring. However, when I looked at myself from a distance, they were definitely brown, and the longer I looked at them the more I fell in love. I think these lenses will be especially beautiful if you have green eyes. If you have really light blue eyes I don't know what these will do, but I know that at least from a distance, when you look at yourself in the mirror,they make you eyes seem brown, which is what you're going for after all.
If there is one major bonus point to be given to these lenses, it would be the feel. When I put them in my eyes did not tear up at all, which is very rare. They didn't irritate my eyes the first ten minutes, like many other lenses do, and I didn't feel them until my eyes were getting dry from watching Netflix all day (oops). At the end of the day I did feel them a little but they didn't irritate my eyes, so it was not like it was really bothering me. These lenses are one of the most comfortable lenses I've had so far!
Overall I'm super happy with these lenses! They look great, and they are super comfortable. I think I'm gonna wear them a lot, honestly. The only thing that I don't like that much is the fact that when you're up close you can clearly see where the brown ends and the blue begins, and thus that they are colour lenses. But then again, I don't think anyone is gonna inspect my eyes. So These lenses get a 9/10! If you want to purchase them, click here! And if you want a discount, just use the code that is on the banner on the side of my blog.
*This is a sponsored post, but my opinions are 100% honest
The lenses that I'm reviewing today are Brianna's "Exciting Wine" lenses, from Klenspop. i like that the name of these lenses kinda reflect how I feel about them, because I was super excited to get them. And when I got them I was even more excited to wear them and show them to you. Again, I will skip the whole company, contact, shipping, and packaging thing, as I've discussed that many times before in other reviews. So let's get to it, shall we?
These lenses are supposed to be wine red, but in the bottle they looked rather magenta. However, when I put them in they did look like wine red. They're not super vibrant, but they don't go unnoticed either. I do feel like they leave the middle, where your own eye colour comes through, more visible than other lenses. But maybe that's just because of the colour. I kinda wonder what they'd look like on dark eyes, as I have a feeling you won't see them as good on dark eyes. But for me, they work perfectly. I also really love how they look on me and how they work so natural with my overall look. Of course, it's not a natural colour, but I wouldn't mind wearing these casually.
From all the different brands I've got so far, I really like Brianna. Mainly because it takes a good couple hours before my eyes will start to get dry and the lenses will start to get itchy. With most other lenses this takes like an hour (note: they only get itchy, but not uncomfortable), but with Brianna lenses it takes longer. Even when they do get itchy I can still wear them for an entire day. These lenses I wore an entire day without being too bothered by them.
I think these lenses are in my top 5 favourite lenses. I'm unsure at what position, but they're in there. They're just so pretty and wearing them is no problem at all. The only thing I don't really like is that the hole in the lenses is so obvious. This is less with some other lenses I own. Also, since they're comfortable, but not the most comfortable lenses I own, they won't get any bonus points for that. So on a scale of 1 - 10, I'd give these a 7.8! Still impressive, if you ask me.
If you want to buy them, click here!
*Although this is a sponsored post, my opinions are 100% honest.
For those that don't know me that long yet: I do cosplay. Basically cosplay means dressing up as your favourite characters. Today, I'm reviewing CosplaySky, who were kind enough to sponsor me. I've wanted to cosplay Amaimon from Ao No Exorcist for over a year now, so it's thanks to them that I could finally do that!
Let's get to it.
Cosplaysky.ca is a Canadian shop, which specialises in .tailor made costume making, and they have been doing so for more than five years. The cosplays on their side are all made by their more than 30 tailors from China. This means that they ship from China, and you'll get the costume directly from their tailors there. So no middle party involved.
Communication and shipping
CosplaySky offers custom size cosplays, which is very convenient for me, as I'm tall and have a smaller waist and big hips. So all I had to do was give them my measurements, and they would make sure it would be a perfect fit. The communication apart from talking about the measurements went rather smoothly. They replied quickly and were very helpful. However, it seems English isn't their first language, as there were quite some grammar mistakes. But since I deal with a lot of China based companies, I didn't mind. I understood what they meant, and that's the most important thing to me.
After having placed my order, it took about three weeks for them to make the costume and for me to get it. So I think that's rather quick, considering it's a custom made item and considering the fact it had to be shipped from China. So I'm very happy with that.
I chose Amaimon from Ao No Exorcist, as I've been wanting to cosplay him for a long time.
The cosplay arrived in a large package, and was in multiple plastic layers. It was securely packed, so there was no damage whatsoever. It also came with a card that had my measurements on it.
The cosplay consists of a coat, a blouse, a waistcoat, pants, a tie, and a belt. The socks and arm sleeves weren't included, but I knew that from the beginning. So I went ahead and fixed something myself (only to find out later that the socks and arm sleeves aren't matching, but oh well). They were custom made, and they fit perfectly. The only advice that I could give people is to add 2cm to your measurements. Although they fit me perfectly, I would've liked a little extra space, because when I sit down the pants get a little tight. But other than that it's great! The quality is very high too, as the materials are quite thick and just look very neat. So I'm very impressed with that!
I'm very satisfied with this cosplay, and just the way everything was handled. The people of CosplaySky are very nice, the shipping was within my expectations, the sizing was done right and the cosplay looks amazing. So I'd give them a 10/10! I would definitely get a costume from them again.
If you want the Amaimon cosplay, you can click here.
Other awesome cosplays you can check out are: Harley Quinn, Madoka Magica, Fire Emblem Fates, Elsa Coronation dress, and Nico Yawaza. They all look very cool and well made!
* Although this is a sponsored post, my opinions are 100% honest.
Again I've been blessed by the amazing people of Klenspop, and I got to review a couple of lenses that I've been wanting for a while now. I'm really glad they are giving me this opportunity once again. And because I've reviewed them so often, I'm gonna skip the part about shipping and the company, and get right to the part about the lenses.
The lenses came with a free lens case again, and it was all neatly packed. The lenses looked pretty solid, and I was unsure if my own eye colour would shine through because they're white. Luckily they covered my eyes pretty well. Of course I don't know if this is also the case when you have brown eyes, as mine are blue and therefore still pretty light.
I managed to get them in pretty quickly and without any irritation, which is rare. They were rather comfortable as well, though they did dry my eyes a little after a while, making me blink more often to keep my eyes wet. But some of my other lenses do that too, so it was nothing new. I think they were pretty comfortable as far as colour lenses go. And I could easily wear them for an entire day. Though I do wonder if they're still gonna be comfortable if you wear them daily, but I don't think these lenses were destined for that, judging from the fact they're not supposed to look natural.
I really love these lenses, and I'm actually considering wearing them with regular outfits too, since I felt like they blended in really well with my overall look at that moment. I didn't feel like they were super outstanding and unusual, but they weren't ordinary either. I think that with the right make-up it could work with a normal daytime look.
Overall I'm really happy with these lenses and I would definitely recommend them. I'm gonna change the 1-5 scale into a 1-10 scale for more accuracy, and give these lenses an 8.5! If you want to buy them too, you can click here.
*this is a sponsored post, but my opinions are 100% honest
Those who know me know that I love Asian products, and beauty products are no exception. South-Korea is known to be an innovator when it comes to skincare (BB cream was invented there), and I absolutely love Korean skincare products. I usually buy mine in shops who are in the Netherlands, but I wanted to try and order from BeautyNetKorea because they offer way more products, and often cheaper. So that's what I did, and that's what I'm gonna talk about in this review.
I found it fairly easy to find the products I was looking for. I love Etude House, as they are a brand I know for certain is cruelty free (except they sell in China, but I have yet to find a Korean brand that doesn't). On the site you can search for brands, so that's what I did. The product descriptions are in English, though a bit broken, but it's understandable. I got the information I needed.
The prices are displayed in both the Korean currency and USD. You can choose to pay with credit card or paypal. When I went to order there was a sale going on, so i ended up paying less. There are a few different shipping options, and I found it quite reasonable and affordable. I think I ended up paying around $40 shipping included.
I wanted to sign up for an account, but it kept giving errors so I gave up and ordered as a guest. From what I can tell, with my little bit of HTML knowledge, the site isn't that complicated, which leaves room for errors. But it usually functions normally.
After ordering I got an email with the receipt, and a few days later I got a notification that it was shipped.
Shipping & Packaging
The package arrived quicker than expected. The site says that the shipping period is 15 - 40 days, but I received mine after 13 days I believe. So that's definitely a plus.
Everything was packed neatly and safely in bubblewrap. It came with some cards and a free small bottle of something I believe to be some kind of hair conditioning.
I'll quickly discuss all the products I bought and got to give an idea of what they're like.
Etude House sheet masks
I personally love sheet masks, as they're very easy to use. The sheet masks I ordered I've used before, and I'm always very pleased about them. I usually use them before I go to bed, and when I get up in the morning I rinse my face with water, which then results in a very soft smooth skin.
These are the masks I got.
The one I hadn't used before was the AC clean up mask. AC clean up is a line of products from Etude House that focuses on acne issues. I also have their toner, but because I forget to use it often I haven't seen the effects yet.
The AC clean up sheet mask is rather thick, which made me less afraid of ripping it. It also smelled fresh and just nice. I believe that one sheet mask isn't going to solve your acne problem, so it didn't do that. But what it did do was calm my skin a little. I think this product is meant to be used twice a week within a skincare routine with the other products.
If you're interested, you can check out the AC clean up sheet mask here.
Etude House "Missing U" hand cream
This hand cream doesn't only look cute, it smells nice and made my hands very soft.. It smells fresh, and is not too thick and not too thin. It gets absorbed quickly by the skin, and doesn't feel sticky.
The box it comes in is made of recycled paper and contains information about the animal on the box. There are four different animals to choose from and they're all endangered, so on the box is a little bit of information which tells you to save these animals. I thought it was a good idea!
You can check it out here.
Etude House "Moistfull collagen" emulsion & essence
I was really looking for a moisturiser and an essence to complete my collection for my skincare routine with. I want to try the Korean skin care routine (which has 10 steps) and I was missing these two products, so when I found them for a really good price I was quite happy!
The essence smells nice and is very light. It's watery, which I find nice, and a little sticky after applying, but I didn't find that bothersome at all.
The emulsion also smells nice and is slightly thicker than the essence, but still light. It's also a bit watery and a little sticky, but both are not bothersome.
When I rinsed my face the morning after applying these two my skin was super soft! And it just felt fresh and nice. You can check out the emulsion here and the essence here.
EyeNLip hair ampoule "LULU"
I got this for free, and at first I was unsure what it exactly was. There was a tiny bit of info on the bottle, but it wasn't very clear. But I decided to just give it a try.
It smells a bit like dish soap in my opinion, but it wasn't unpleasant or anything. I massaged it into my hair, and after rinsing it out my hair felt rather soft. Not as soft as with my regular conditioner, but I found out later that this ampule is more focused on strengthening your hair and protecting it than smoothing it.
The next morning my hair felt soft, but also more firm, and it was easy to brush.
If you're interested, you can find the ampule here.
I'm very satisfied with this purchase and I would definitely order from this shop again. Etude House is a very nice brand which I like to use, and having more of their products in my collection makes me happy.
If you're looking for affordable (Korean) skincare products, I definitely recommend ordering from here!
Once again I've been very lucky to have been granted the opportunity to review lenses for Klenspop! This time I got to review the lenses called Kirei Green. I figured these would be nice for one of the cosplays I have planned, so I tried them out! Here's what I thought.
Packaging, shipping & communication
As always, these three things were perfect in my opinion. It was perfectly packed, very safe in a bubble envelope. The lenses and the things it came with were in a pretty box, which design I hadn't seen before.
The shipping was rather fast too, keeping the average of around 13 days. Communication was again rather fast and clear, so I'm really happy with that still!
The lenses: colour
When I looked at the lenses while they were still in the tiny jar I found them really pretty! Though I wondered how bright they would actually be when wearing them. Because when you're not wearing them they look rather light, but when you're actually wearing them they're a lot darker. Also they're green lenses, but in my opinion they're actually more blue. I chose them because I needed green/blue lenses, but if you're looking for green lenses these are not the one you need. I do like the colour when wearing them though, even if they are darker than they originally look. Personally I like lenses that are a little more natural. So for me, the colour was great.
The lenses: comfort
I wore the lenses for an entire day, and I have to say, they're not that itchy. As usual, getting them in was a slight struggle. Not because I can't put lenses in my eyes, but because with the right eye I put it in without any trouble, and with the left eye it took me five tries because every time I either put it in wrong or it started to hurt immediately after. I don't know why my eyes are so weird, but it makes it a little difficult to judge the lenses' comfort when putting them in. I'm guessing it just depends on the person. However, the wearing comfort during the day was quite alright. They didn't move much, and it wasn't until the end of the day where I felt the need to take them out. It didn't hurt, but it just irritated my eyes a little. But I have that with most lenses, so I'm guessing it's just normal.
When I look at all the points I mentioned I think I can say I'm quite satisfied with these lenses. They're the colour I was looking for, they're not uncomfortable to wear, the shipping and handling was good, and everything else was just great. With half a point subtracted for the fact that they're not the most comfortable lenses I've ever worn, I'm giving these 4.5/5. You can buy Klenspop Kirei Green here, and you can use the discount code at the side of my blog for 10% off!
*Disclaimer: this post is sponsored, but my opinions are 100% honest.
Once again Klenspop was kind enough to send me lenses to review! I really love this company, because they are super kind and I love reviewing for them. This time I got to review the Brianna Charming Pink lenses! I didn't have pink lenses yet so I was super excited to receive them! So without further ado, let's begin!
Communication, shipping & packaging
As usual, communication with this company was very pleasant and they reply rather fast. The shipping was again quite fast, considering where it came from. So kudos for that. They send it in an orange bubble envelope, and every time I see it in my mailbox I instantly recognise it and get excited to open it!
Once again the lenses where in this pretty cardboard box, which also contained a lens case and tweezers (I still don't know what they're used for but I have four of them now). The lens bottles were quite pretty too!
The lenses look & feel
When putting the lenses in my very first reaction (which I voiced) was: "Oh wow, I don't feel them at all. I'm not even tearing up". They are super comfortable! Even after wearing them for a few hours I barely feel them, only occasionally when I blink. I have one other pair of lenses that are like this, and I really love wearing lenses that I don't feel all the time. I think it's probably because this brand is different from the other three. The others were from Ellen, these are from Brianna. So I definitely recommend this brand.
The colour isn't spectacular, but that gives them a somewhat more natural look. I had kinda hoped for them to be a bit more vibrant, but the longer I looked at myself wearing these lenses the more I figured that maybe brighter lenses wouldn't have looked as pretty, as they are way more unnatural. They almost look a bit grey, even. But that's probably because they're a lighter colour than my own eye colour so they blend with my own colour.
I also really love lenses that are this size. They make me look and feel so cute! I definitely prefer them over the smaller lenses.
Once again I'm very satisfied with these lenses and the company that gave them to me! I really love wearing lenses and lenses like these just really add to outfits I'm wearing. These lenses in particular are very comfortable to wear so I can easily wear them all day and since they are big I might use them for cosplay too!
I think I'll give these a 5/5 rating, as I'm just super happy with them! I definitely recommend getting the Brianna brand. You can buy the lenses by clicking here!
* This is a sponsored post, but my opinions are 100% honest
I do a lot of online shopping, but if there's one store where I'm a repeat customer it's Happy Monday. In a review from 2 years ago I already told something about the company, so today I'm just gonna review what they send me. Because I've been a fan for over two years and I was very honoured when they asked me to promote something for them. So without further ado, let's start.
Shipping & Communication
I communicated with Happy Monday through instagram DMs, and because of that the communication went slow. They get hundreds of DMs every day, so I understand that they can't answer right away. It was a little unclear whether they had sent my package or not, but I knew I could trust them. They send me a random shirt, so it was a surprise too! The shipping usually takes 1 - 2 weeks for me, as they ship from Thailand. But this time they sent it without track & trace (which is cheaper, as they sent it for free) so it took 4 weeks. I didn't mind that much though. I can't really say how long it usually takes, as it's different for each country. But for me, when I order through their site and get a package with track & trace, it usually gets here quite quick.
The package & quality
It was sent in a regular plastic grey bag, as most clothes from Asian countries get sent in. So there was not problem with that. The shirt was in an extra transparent bag too, for protection. The quality of the shirt is simply amazing! It's super soft and and a little thick, which makes it strong. It's incredibly nice to wear. I asked for a size L, although I am a size M, but that's because some shirts tend to be a bit short on me so I just wanna be sure it fits. And I love oversizes shirts a lot. It fits very nicely, and for me it's a little oversized, but not too much. It's an Asian size L, after all.
As I said, I didn't know what I was gonna get, so it was a total surprise. But I'm super happy with this one! The text on it says "Happy Monday", and I really like the artwork on it. I'm a sucker for clothing with Japanese text on it, to be honest. So I think I'm gonna wear this shirt quite a lot!
All I can say about this is that I'm very very happy with this. I absolutely adore this store and this shirt, and I really appreciate all the hard work the staff puts into pleasing their customers. So I can't help but to give this a 5/5. If you wanna become their customer too, you can buy from them by clicking here.
* This post is sponsored, but my opinions are 100% honest