Monday, October 29, 2012

Neo Princess Chocolate Brown Circle Lens Review

Hello! Long time no see. I recently ordered circle lenses again and I wanted to write a review on it. The lenses are called Neo Princess Chocolate Brown. On the actually bottle it's called Tri Tone Hazel.
This time, I ordered from a different site called HoneyColor. I usually order from PinkyParadise because I know they're reputable and all my orders in the past have been good experiences. In addition, they have really good customer service. Anyway, back to HoneyColor. It's my first time ordering from them and I have to say, it's not that bad. The shipping was really fast, like around 12 days. That's with standard shipping, so that's a plus. Their customer service is not as responsive as PinkyParadise, they eventually get back to you within a week but still, I'd like it if they could get back to you within a day. I bought it for $19.74 and the shipping was $6.00, so total was $25.74. Which is not that bad, because this brand retails over $25. I was lucky because I got it on sale.

The package came in a bubble wrap envelope. The bottles were inside a box specifically made for the circle lens bottle.

They also gave me a free animal case which was air sealed in plastic. I think it's a gray hippo lol.

Here's the bottle. It's actually the same brand as my Neo Cosmo Glamour in Gray. So the way you open it is the same.

Top of the bottle. I have terrible vision lol.

Here's how they look in the bottle. Make sure to always examine the lenses before opening, because once you open it you can no longer return or exchange it. I've never gotten a damaged lens but I've seen it happen to other people. There's also cases where you can't tell it has a defect until you wear it. Depending on the company, they might replace it if you can provide proof of a defect.

Make sure you soak it in for at least six hours, otherwise the liquid in the bottle will sting your eyes. I really like the pattern.

I didn't take pictures specifically showcasing the lenses so I'll just post a picture from a Halloween party lol. Is it orangey or what. O_O Is it just me? Haha.

Now, let's talk about the circle lens itself. I really wanted to try out brown lenses again, this is my second time purchasing one. My first ones were the Geo Honey Wing. I didn't want one that was too yellow and later I found out this is actually a little orange/reddish. I wanted to mimic the brown color that people with natural light brown eyes have, which is actually a little bit of a reddish/orange brown. The first time I put it on I was like "Whoaaa so red and vampire-ish." lol. I've only worn it for a week, I still think it's a little too red lol but it looks really nice in flash photography. The reason why I didn't like it as much as I thought I would is because I feel like the reddish tint of it brings out the redness in my eyes which makes my eyes look really irritated. It's growing on me though and I'm starting to like it more and more. Actually, it kind of reminds me of the Freshlook Colorblends in brown which has that reddish element to it.
The size of the lens is 14.2mm and it's not enlargning which I love. I feel like the enlarging ones don't look very flattering on me plus you would have to wear makeup or else it will look weird. The design is also nice, it kind of reminds me of the Geo Tri Color / Freshlook Colorblends.
The really disappointing thing about these lenses is that they're pretty uncomfortable. :( They kind of sting my eyes a little, it's bearable but very annoying. My Geo Tri Color in Gray and the Neo Cosmo Glamour were more comfortable.

Diameter: 14.2mm
Water Content: 45%
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Life Span: 1 year disposable

My thoughts:
The color is an orangey/reddish brown, some people might not like it. It's starting to grow on me especially in flash photography. Actually, my Neo Cosmo Glamour in Gray took a bit of time to get used to as well. My only concern is that it brings out the red in my eyes making it look irritated. The size and pattern fits my personal preference, which is not enlarging and natural pattern. The one downside that is a major problem for me is the comfort and these particular lenses are uncomfortable for me.
Would I purchase this again? Probably not, I like the Geo Tri Color in Gray more.
Would I recommend this to people? No, unless they're only using it for costume purposes. I, on the other hand, use it to see so comfort is important.
In the Neo Cosmo brand I would recommend the Glamour lenses in terms of comfort. They were really comfortable but I do like the pattern on the Princess Chocolate a bit more.

Natural size and pattern
Got it for a good price
High water content
Uncomfortable (bearable but bothersome)
Just a little too reddish in my opinion
Retail price is expensive
It's natural in terms of size and pattern but the deal breaker for me is the comfortability. Like I said, it's bearable, but I don't want to deal with any discomfort. My eyes are already sensitive as it is. The color is a pinch too red plus it's on the pricier end of circle lenses. I would recommend the Geo Tri Color over this or the Neo Cosmo Glamour. Plus the Tri Color is actually a little cheaper.

Thank you for stopping by. ^^ I hope this helped since I know these particular lenses don't have much input online, so it's difficult to decide whether to purchase it or not. PinkyParadise doesn't carry these so you have to buy it at HoneyColor.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

How To Open Neo Cosmo Glamour Circle Lens Bottle

Hi everyone, it's me again puahaha. :> I thought I'd do a post about how to open circle lens bottles, well, the Neo Cosmo Glamour bottle in particular. I had trouble at first because initially I tried to open it the same way as my past circle lenses, which were Geo lenses. Eventually I found out it's different and so I will show you why and how.

To start off, locate where the arrow is on the side. You don't need to align anything so don't worry and just find it.

What you're going to do is open the white lid from the OTHER side of that arrow. On my old circle lenses I had to open it where the arrow pointed but with these it's the opposite. I used tweezers to lift off the white lid, kind of like opening a soda can lol. Well I failed LOL because the white cap wasn't suppose to detach from the aluminum but that's ok. As you can see there's two arrows on the rim (picture on the right) because that's where you're suppose to pop it open. Notice that the arrow from before is at the opposite side of where it open?

If the same thing happens to you and the white lid detaches, then no worries. Just use tweezers to remove the aluminum part. I placed one side of the tweezers under the aluminum and pulled it to one side until it rips open. Don't use your hands because it may be dangerous.

Once you're done then all the hard part is over! Just pop off the last lid and clean the lenses with multi-purpose solution. Then place it in your contact lens case and let it soak there for at least six hours. I let mine soak overnight just to be safe. Do NOT, I repeat, do NOT wear your circle lens right when you take it out of the bottle. The solution inside the bottle will burn your eyes.

I hope that helped because I sure wish I knew this beforehand haha. Thanks for stopping by. ^_^

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Neo Cosmo Glamour Circle Lens in Gray

Hello hello~! This is a review on the Neo Cosmo Glamour circle lens in gray. Super late post because I was planning to write it over a month ago but the computer was stuck in repair longer than I expected. =.= Well, now that it's fixed I can finally write my thoughts and experience on it. ^^

I purchased these lenses for $29.90 from (it's called New Vision Glamour on their site) and so far that's my favorite place to buy circle lenses. I recently checked if they still have this collection in stock but unfortunately they currently do not. I messaged them concerning the matter so hopefully they will respond back and hopefully it's only a temporary thing because this is my favorite circle lens so far. PinkyParadise itself is a very reliable site with a high reputation. I ordered mine on a Wednesday and it took 12 days to ship from Malaysia. I was impressed because on the site they said it takes 14-25 days for international.

Packaging came in a bubble wrap envelope.

As you can see the bottles are wrapped in a foam-like wrapper and the free animal lens case is in a closed plastic wrapper so I know it's brand new. They also gave me hair velcro (is that what it's called? lol). You can get those two free items by using a code; I got mine from one of the makeup gurus on youtube.

Aren't these the cutest lens case you've ever seeeeen! ^o^ It's coming off as blueish purple but it's actually lavender. That's an elephant btw. ;D I messaged them to specifically send me these LOL.

Looks like a teapot from this angle lol. :3

Here's the hair velcro. Wish they gave me pink. xD As you can see on the wrapper, you use it to hold your bangs up to keep them away from your face.

Macro shot on the velcro hair piece.

The glass bottles were safely wrapped in the foam-like wrapper.

Close up of the bottle.

Here you can see the specifications and how blind I am lol.

Close-up shot of the circle lens still in the bottle. Natural lighting, no flash.
It's suppose to be gray but it has a little bit of blue making it look icy. Also, the outer rim is not solid, but rather it kind of has dashes or lines. That makes it more natural from a certain distance.
I like to check the lenses before opening them to make sure there's no defect.

Close-up shot again. Indoor, flash.
With flash it becomes even more icy blue.

Here's a close up of me wearing it with flash. It can be mistaken for blue, which has happened to me a couple times lol. Although the tricolor doesn't help it blend in with my iris, I think the mixture of the colors helps give it dimension.

Full face shot with flash. Flash makes it even more brighter. As you can see the outer rim is not a blunt border. The dashes/lines help it fade naturally.

Full face shot with no flash. Looks more gray with no flash and it's not as light. O.O

Diameter: 14.2mm
Water Content: 45%
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Life span: 1 year disposable

My thoughts
So far this has to be the most comfortable lenses I've ever worn. More comfortable than prescription contacts such as Freshlook Colorblends, but then again those were not really comfortable to begin with. My Neo Cosmo Glamour lens are really thin and I don't feel them in my eyes at all, until of course hours later. About 5-6 hours I start to feel them but that's standard for all circle lenses. The pattern and size is what sold me really. I was searching for contact lenses that were not freakishly enlarging and a pattern that was as natural as Colorblends. It's a tricolor so supposedly that's suppose to help blend it in with your natural eye color but on me I don't think it really gives that effect. However, the tricolor gives it dimension and it's not just one solid color. The only thing is, the color is so bright that it may look off on an Asian rofl. It was weird for me at first but it grew on me and now I love it! The water content is pretty high for a circle lens so that's another reason why it's so comfortable. However, I have heard that it may dry faster than those with lower water content because it needs more water to stay hydrated. Personally, the comfort is the best so far. :D

Super comfortable / thin lens
High water content
Natural in pattern and size
A little bit more expensive that most circle lenses
This color is particular might be too bright for dark eyes (personally it grew on me and now I love it)
If you want natural lenses in terms of pattern and size, I highly recommend these! I love the color but if you don't like it or it's too much, they have other colors. I think out of all of them the gray one is the brightest. These are also very comfortable if you don't mind the extra few bucks that compare to most circle lenses like Geo.

Thanks for reading! I hope that helped you in some way. Lemme know if you know about any other natural looking circle lenses. :] I'll be putting up another post about how to open the bottle from these circle lens specifically, because it's different from my past circle lenses. Also, I'll update if I ever find out another reliable place to get these or if PinkyParadise responds.