Final Exams Week: HIATUS!

Exactly as the post title says: I am taking my final exams next week.

I've already been totally swamped with assignments and printouts and reading recently. (Hence my utter lack of activity on Blogger: sorry again! @_@)

I've also been hired to work weekends (and holidays) at Macy's! <333  Except.. I work 10 hour shifts, so I'm exhausted whenever I do have free time, Guh.

TL;DR  Sorry for being 'dead': I have a new job and my university finals are coming up very soon.  I should start posting/commenting regularly come the 18th of December. 

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P.S.  Minor spoiler alert: this blog (and blogger) is going to go through some big changes come January of 2012. ;P  Bwahaha~.

Review: Fynale Honoo Red

Hello!  Sorry for dying again, guys! :/  University is slowly killing me~.  And my final exams are next week! @_@  Yikes. (I need to go on a legitimate hiatus...)  Anyway, getting back on topic, these lovely lenses were sponsored by LoveShoppingholics~.

(I... need to get rid of the dark spots from my breakout.)

Enlargement: 8/10  These lenses are 15 mm, but are not super-enlarging like other 15 mm lenses.

Colour/Design: 9/10  For some reason, I expected the design of the lens to be 'smoother': instead, there is a bit of roughness to some of the pattern.  (Which I really think gives the lens character.) It looks smooth, though, when not viewed very up close. Oh, and the red is a pink-red.  It is not always noticeable, though, except in flash photos or when compared to a more 'true' red.



  - (i.Fairy) Dolly+ Red vs. Fynale Honoo Red -

Comfort: 9.5/10  So these lenses are produced by Belmore, originally: I find them to be very comfy.

(Yep: need some blemish remover/scar cream...) 

As you likely know by now, I love red lenses.  (Hence my having owned over 6 pairs so far.)  Ever since I saw Fynale's Honoo Red, I have wanted it: it just seemed so bright in the advert pics. <3  As it turns out, they really are that intense-- although a little closer to pink than I thought.  Still, these are pretty darn cute red lenses, even if they don't have the most intense of hues.

And here are the extra pics, as usual: One, Two, Three, Four. and Five.
You can watch the video review here on Youtube, or view it below.


Review: (Fynale) Hello Kitty (aka. Princess Kitty) Brown

Whew! Back to reviewing!  ((Thanks for all the warm wishes, guys! My mum's recovering nicely. <33  I am definitely on back massage/heating pad detail, though. Haha.))  Anyway, these lenses were very kindly sponsored by LoveShoppingholics~.  (I reviewed their service here.)

(I look oddly pale in this pic...)

Enlargement:  9.5/10  These are 15 mm and totally look like it.  They enlarge quite a bit.

Colour/Design:  8/10  Let's get the obvious out of the way: these lenses have Hello Kitty's face printed on them.  Quite a few times, too.  However, this is not very visible in real life.  The colour is too dark in most lighting to distinguish what the tiny shapes are.  :[   ~~   Awesomely enough, this golden brown lens tends to give a bit of a halo effect, and creates a 'sparkly', crystalline effect because of the pattern. <3  Also, the ring on the outside is a dark brown, not the usual, harsh black.



Comfort:  9.5/10  I believe these are originally produced by Vassen, whose lenses I always find comfy: these are super comfy, though.

(Awww yeah: bathroom lighting)

All in all, these are not my favourite lenses ever.  They are also not my least favourite lens: to me, they are quite average. *shrug*  The very concept of them + their cute pattern is appealing, though.  Up close, however, not everyone can tell what is on the lens. Someone asked me "...is that a ghost?" when viewing my lenses from a foot away. Haha  ~~  So yeah- these are cute and enlarging, but are not opaque/light enough in colour for my tastes.

And here are the extra pics, as usual: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, and Nine.
You can watch the video review here on Youtube, or view it below.


♥ Giveaway Winner!! ♥

Late, I know. Sorry, loves! <33 (Better late than never, though, yes?)

Firstly, thank so, so very much to all those who entered this giveaway (which was kindly sponsored by LoveShoppingholics)!  I assure you, I was excited to see how may folks joined this thing. o.o

Okay, drum roll please~~.  This giveaway's lucky winner of 2 pairs of lenses, 2 lens cases, a lens travel kit, and 10 Hello Kitty false nails from LoveShoppingholics is... Dede_2PM!!
Congratulations, Dede_2PM!

[[Below are screenshots of the random number generator as well as the section of the document with the winner.]]

^ (via 'Random.org') ^

To all those entrants who didn't win, just remember, there are more giveaways coming! :D Keep your eyes peeled for the next 2 or so weeks for the next giveaway.

Oh, and of course, thank you to LoveShoppingholics so much for sponsoring these products/letting me host their review campaign.


Quick Update + Explanation

I am so sorry I've not been keeping up much on Blogger. D:  I was already behind on updates/commenting, but midweek, my mom got in a car accident, and, of course, all thoughts of blogging and whatever else flew out the window.

I was so antsy + anxious to get home and see her. <3

So yeah, I got home on Friday, and finally got to hang out + take care of my mommy a bit. :]  Luckily she's fine, and is at home having a grand old time resting.  ((Fun fact: my mother on muscle-relaxants = kind of adorable.))

TL;DR  I am a lazy blogger, but a family emergency made me even 'lazier'. 


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Review: GnG Carnival 070 ("White Manson")

Look! Costume lenses! :DD  (Bet you guys thought I'd never review another pair after the 'Purple Cat Eyes' debacle.)  These little pretties were kindly sponsored by the amazing Kiwiberry1's Collection. (I reviewed their service, here.)

♥- Don't forget to use the discount code, NOXIN, to get 15% off your purchase at Kiwiberry! <3 -♥
((Want to know what these look like on light eyes? Check out Anna's review of these lenses at Fenua Beauté~!))

(This is what I looked like on Halloween~)

Enlargement: 8/10  At 14.5 mm, the Carnival 070 lenses are not super enlarging.

Colour/Design: 9.5/10  You have seen these lenses before. I know you have: it's one of the best known costume lens designs available. That being said, it's helpful to see real pictures of them being worn.  This way you can see that the white is a very basic white: not blue-tinged or any such thing.  The coverage of your natural colour is also amazing: I even catch a glimpse of white in the corner of my vision sometimes.


Comfort: 9/10  Usually, I rather expect costume lenses to be uncomfortable (they have more pigment or opacity, and are thicker than regular colour lenses).  These, however? These are delightfully comfy~.

(I tried doing makeup for the first time, like, ever. :/ )

I've come to learn that having high expectations for costume lenses tends to lead to disappointment.  Why? Because usually, the stock pictures' colours are not the most accurate.  However, in this case, the stock picture of these very popular lenses was accurate. <3 They're great.

And here are the extra pics, as usual: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, and Nine.
You can watch the video review here on Youtube, or view it below.


Review: (i.Fairy) Moe Moe Brown

Okay, so these lenses were ever-so-kindly sponsored by Lens Village~!  (They were backing my last giveaway, remember?)  Anyway, I had always wanted to see what the Moe Moe Brown looked like, ever since I saw the pics of this series on Geo Lens-House.  Here's what I thought of them~.

Enlargement: 8.5/10 These are between 14.5 and 15 mm.  (I'll measure them soon~.)  Whatever their DIA, they are rather enlarging on my eyes, but not super enlarging.

Colour/Design: 10/10 So.  I was never interested in the Moe Moe Brown until I saw them being modeled: they looked so bright! :D  I was both excited and skeptical. The lens itself looks like a 3-tone grey lens, rather than a brown one.  When worn, though, they have a truly unique, 'murky' gold colour.

The grey pigment lightens the lens up, but is still darker than the brown in the center: it's difficult to describe. Haha. The brown/gold is always bold/bright, but the grey can look darker in lower lighting (it can also seem greenish in some lighting. Oh-- and I get a halo effect, too, with these.


Comfort: 9.5/10 Wow-- i.Fairy/Vassen has been hitting it out of the park recently: all their lenses are comfier than ever! <3

Okay, so these lenses are wonderful.  They are now my 2nd most often-worn lenses. (1st place? My Trendy Greys.)  They kind of perfectly straddle the line between dramatic and 'realistic'.  They're 2 or 3-toned, but the colour is very intense.  Plus, they even offer a bit of enlargement. Gorgeous~.

And here are the extra pics, as usual: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, and Eight.
You can watch the video review here on Youtube, or view it below.
^ (Please enjoy my eyebrows before I got them done) ^


Recent OOTDs + More Giveaways!

(Want to skip to the 'giveaways' section? Keep scrolling down until you see the banner ads for other blogs. ;P)

So believe it or not, I wear things other than circle lenses.  I am speaking specifically about clothing: shirts, trousers, blouses, dresses, pants, frocks, shorts, skirts, scarves, hats, shoes, stockings, legwarmers, sweaters, tights, jumpers, tanktops, etc.  I wear them all!

Here are a few outfits I've worn in the past 30 days or so. :]
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2 October

My mum and I spent the day together, as I was home for the rare weekend. (I see my parents once a month or so, when I can leave university for a weekend.) We went shopping, of course. Haha.

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6 October

And this was just a regular old class day.  It was sinfully hot, though, so yeah.  I tried to make  a boring 't-shirt & skirt' outfit more exciting with this huge belt.

^ (I was wearing a pair of simple, black flats) ^

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10 October

Technically, I didn't wear this outfit 'out'. I just put it on for the trip from home back to university. Haha. Really, only my friends, my father, and a few folks at a gas station on the way to school saw me wearing this.  (I don't like this outfit, though, so I'm okay with that.)

(Yes, I braided the scarf/tie into my hair)
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18 October

You can tell that the weather is finally starting to cool down and become more autumnal. I wear shorts and skirts all year round, but I tend to wear tights/stockings or at least higher boots during winter and autumn. ;P  You'll also see me break out my massive scarf collection.


^ (In case anyone thought that I wasn't wearing a bottom. Haha) ^

(Aw yeah: no makeup~)

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GIVEAWAYS~~. :D Give. Aways.... GIVEAWAYS~~.

(deadline is 25 November)

You guys! Go check out this giveaway. o:  You can get some really adorable accessories.  Marion, who's holding the giveaway, is a total doll (a Forest Doll, if you will). Pahaha- get it?! Well, in any case, at least check out her awesome blog, yeah?

· 1 Pair of Random Eyes Boutique Earrings
· 1 Random Eyes Boutique Necklace
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(deadline is 31 October)

Ohh, interested yet? It's a very straightforward banner, yes? Well, it is that simple: the lovely phoenixcrash is holding a giveaway with three sets of prizes! All of which include circle lenses. C:<  It's her 1st giveaway, so show your support, eh?

· MI 'Eclipse' E225 Green
· Sample Skin 79 Hot Pink BBCream
· Sample Skin 79 Gold Caviar BBCream


· Hana SP&Eye FH31 Grey
· Hana SP&Eye FR33 Green
· Sample size Skin 79 Hot Pink BBCream
· Skin 79 Gold Caviar BBCream


· G&G/Dueba X9 Violet (Queenie)
· G&D/Dueba Barbie Queen MD Violet
· G&G/Dueba Wind BF2 Gray,
· 1 Sample packet of Skin 79 Hot Pink BBCream
· 1 Sample packet of Skin 79  Gold Caviar BBCream
· Missha NO. 21 BB Cream
· 5 Brush Guards.
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(deadline is 28 October)

So I've not been watching Hachi's blog for more than a few months now, but in that short time, I've noticed that damn, this girl has some style <33 I also really want a pair of over-the-knee- socks...

· $25 gift certificate for Socks4Life

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(deadline is 3 November)

This blog. Is perfection. Amazing, gorgeous, informative, etc.   The interviews, reviews, content, and pics keep it so fresh and alive. Plus, y'know, they're having this cool giveaway! ;P

· Kyary Pyamu Pyamu produced Harajuku Doll Eyemazing Lashes
· Tokyo Girls Collection only Girly Bear mascot themed purple bow phone strap
· Bihada Ichizoku face mask

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Lulu's 1st Mini-Giveaway
(deadline is 1 November)

You guys! It's Lulu's first (mini) giveaway! Show your support (and greed) and join up!  There are some truly adorable prizes, many of them centered around Hello Kitty (HK).  There are also some 'big-ticket' items.  (MBD masks and Dolly Wink eyeliner, anyone?)

· Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner (Deep Black)
· Koji Spring Heart Eyelash: No.8 Impact Long
· 1 My Beauty Diary Face Mask: Pearl Powder
· 2 Strawberry Hair Clips· 1 HK Mini Notepad
· 1 HK Eraser
· 2 HK Pencils
· 1 HK Coin Purse


☆ _.•º Giveaway 3: Lenses, Nails, & Cases º•._ ☆

Bonjour! And a happy Wednesday to you, too! Ça va? (Zut alors-- vraiment?!)  Anyway, it's that time again. GIVEAWAY TIME, that is. C:<   That's right: I'm hosting another one!

Giveaways over!! :]

This giveaway is super-kindly sponsored by LoveShoppingholics.  (They've been around for a while and have amazing customer service. I've even reviewed the service in the past! <3)

♥ 2 Pairs of Circle Lenses (from Geo)
♥ 2 Lens Cases (one for each pair)

♥ You must 'Like' LoveShoppingholics on their FaceBook page. (+1) 
♥ You must comment with your name & email address in the 
comment form below.
          ^ (Make a new comment for each extra entry~) ^

Extra Entries
♥ Follow my blog (+2) 
♥ Blog about the giveaway + link back to this post (+1)

♥  20 November  (23:59 EST)

♥ Winner will be picked via a random number generator.
♥ This giveaway is open internationally. ;) 
♥ Yes, I will be checking to see that you've 'Like'd LoveShoppingholics
on their FaceBook page

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Best of luck, y'all! <3
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Review: Kimchi Maki Yellow

Have you ever seen a lens and just 'needed' it?  Because that is exactly how I felt about the Maki Yellow. <3  I rarely have such a visceral reaction to a lens, but these just looked so amazingly bright and golden and unique.   So a resounding 'thank you!' to Apple of Your Eyes is necessary for their sponsorship of these lenses.

((If you shop there, Use my VIP referral code: Noxin, for another 5% off your purchase at Apple of Your Eyes.  [You already get 5% off if you're a fan of them on FaceBook.   -- You could also become a VIP member and get 10% off to start with.] ))

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(Late afternoon/evening: low light)

(Yes! New pic! [:< )

Enlargement: 8.5/10  So these are approximately 14.8~15.0 mm, I believe.  Whatever the exact diameter, they enlarge rather well, but not an excessive amount.

Colour/Design: 9.5/10   These are yellow lenses.  I like yellow/gold lenses.  Therefore, I like these lenses. A lot. C:  As far as the colours in the lens, there's a goldenrod/orange sort of colour on the outside, and an almost greenish yellow in the middle.  Both are super bright + opaque.  The design/pattern is completely unnatural- there is not a chance that anyone will mistake these for your true eye colour. Haha.


Comfort: 9/10  These are just as comfy as other lenses from Sun&Bon/i.Fairy/Vassen. :] (That is, very comfy.)

(Ew, sorry! The old pics are awful~)

All in all, I LOVE THESE LENSES. Oh my gosh, do I ever love these lenses. They are light, opaque, and unnatural to boot. ;P  I love it~.  I'm thinking about trying the Maki Grey, too, if they might be this light. 

And here are the extra pics, as usual: One, Two, Three, and Four.
You can watch the video review here on Youtube, or view it below.