Saturday, 24 September 2011

Lens reviews! GEO + Neo Dali

I'm finally getting down to reviewing all the lenses I'm circulating through this year!






I like to thoroughly research each lens and compare and debate between many kinds before finally purchasing pairs so generally I am prepared for their color/comfort and appearance!

I bought these from a facebook seller called Doll Eyes!
Link to the shop can be found here~

I ordered with my friends so there were major discounts to be had.  I think it was around 15 dollars a pair?
It was great!  I also ordered the super nudy blues and nudy grays in that batch.


The GEO 3-TONE GREEN's or the tri color greens as they're sometimes called were such a pleasant surprise to me.  They showed up exactly like stock photos and the color was spot on!

An indoor photo of me...having an epiphany.... IT HAPPENS SOMETIMES.

N as Lightning was just not amused HA HA
but you can see that my eyes ARE NOT brown.  Which is lovely!

Photo Credits: Jonathan Kan
And even without the expensive flash and SLR, you can still get the color to show up really well! ^ In this pic it looks like they took another person's eyeballs and put them in my head LOL ahah|||
 I'm still amazed everytime I look at it!
Also the multi-tonal hues were perfect for the Vanille cosplay since hers are not a flat color and it looked really natural!  As for comfort, these are not circle lenses. Merely colored imo, as they did not enlarge at all. This helped keep it very comfortable and wearable throughout the day. However I did wish for a bit of enlargement because I always want my eyes to look bigger. :c Oh well! For the expectations I had, these lenses were a great investment!

Color: 10/10
Size: 5/10 <-- no visible enlargement at all!
Comfort: 9/10 <-- still needed eyedrops once or twice throughout my 9+ hour day~



These are a good beginner pair for anyone who wants decent color/enlargement and comfort.  They're not SUPER comfy, but they're not the worst I've worn.

I really love the halo effect that GEO nudy's have so I might be biased, but I also think the color is quite vibrant. If you buy gray you'll get gray.  Not just a darker brown or whatever.  They show up no matter what and I've had people in school stop me and ask me what color I'm wearing ha ha.  The only downside is that the gray's can sometimes be seen as blue's. They've got a cooler tint to them so it's all personal preference if you like that or not!

Here are some photos of me wearing them to show my point better!

Photo Credits: Edwin Lee
With flash they show up SO intensely. And in this photo they're a nice color somehow~

Definitely enlarged eyes! HA ha O___O
My lovely friend on the left who had been visiting from TO to spend her summer with us!

Also a good pic to show my Dolly Wink no. 6's! ^

Same night.  Significantly more intoxicated LOL oh man|||
I love my hs friends I keep in touch with <3

Color: 8/10 <-- It definitely shows color but not the gray I was expecting. Still nice though~
Enlargement: 8/10 <--Definitely enlarging.  Need makeup to wear these haha and they're really eye-catching!
Comfort: 6/10 <-- I usually need eyedrops every few hours with these ones.  ;___;



Theeeeese are okay.  I was kinda underwhelmed by these because I wanted them for cosplay. This cosplay specifically.

concept credits:
Check her art out! She draws lots of f(x) fanart, vocaloids stuff, and of course her original concept of the student council social network personas! It's all very funny and charming stuff <333

I put these lenses on- OH AND ANOTHER THING.  I have very bad vision so I'm sometimes limited by what contacts I can buy so it was disappointing that I had to get these in plano.  But I digress that was my choice to buy them STILL.

The color is not vibrant at all. It takes extreme lighting to have them show up siiigh. Otherwise it's like black lenses with a HINT of blue in normal indoor lighting.

Here're some pics.

See?  It looks black.

Photo credits: Edwin Lee!
From L TO R: Eijiko, Kathy, Anna, and me.

Eyes still black. =A=

Color: 5/10 <-- so disappointed.
Enlargement: 9/10 <--- 16mm so they're huge! But just like an expanse of black on my eyes with a hint of blue. hahaha
Comfort: 5/10 <-- The size took some getting used to and they're worse than the nudy's for drying out my eyes. ~___~

I would not repurchase.



These lenses are so comfy and natural! But they are really great.  Sure they look natural, but if someone's known you for a while they'll notice when you wear them!

Here are some photos!

A nice indoor lighting shot of them.  You can see a hint of brown but I bought these because they looked natural but still noticeable!

Sorry for the almost up-nose shot of my boyfriend HA HA

A pro shot of me wearing them!  And again with my no.6 dolly winks~ I love them very much.

Photo Credits: Edwin Lee

As for comfort, these are almost on par with the Geo tricolors which is a pleasant surprise really! Considering these actually enlarge. I rarely use eyedrops for this pair of lenses!

Color: 8/10 <--- They could be a brighter brown. I did want something a bit lighter, but the photos were a bit inaccurate.  Or maybe my eyes are just really really dark ha ha.
Enlargement: 7/10 <-- Not too freaky! I can wear these without makeup and be alright. Not get weird stares.  >A<
Comfort: 9/10 Great! But sometimes I get a little dry. Not dry enough for eyedrops though~

Aghhh that was such a huge blog post.  Sorry for so much to read but I figure that if I can even help one person with this post it'll be worth it!

Until next time!

I bought the limited set of Dolly Winks that tsubasa recently released and they should be here within the next week or so! I can't wait to get them! So until next time~

Thursday, 1 September 2011

C&E and L&C

I'll be using this post to talk about the 2 day convention during August 13-14 at UBC of Vancouver AND also a local photoshoot that happened last week at Queen Elizabeth Park!

The convention was really fun because it was my first year selling art and I really wanted to prove to myself that I could earn something from my art. It was actually really invigorating to try and talk people into seeing what they liked about my art and how they liked it.  Some people didn't even need coercing to buy and were like "I'll take them all"

It was soo sweet and thank you so much to everyone to bought one of my bookmarks or collab prints with Snakeyhoho
It means the world to me!

These are what I was selling this year and I have leftovers if anyone's interested!

I was cosplaying as Vanille for both days of the con and it was great! So many people recognized me and SO many ff cosplayers were kind enough to ask for photos with them and I thought it was really kind that they would! On the second day one girl even asked to see my costume in 360 view [while I was sitting LOL] so I rotated slowly and she said she was also making a Vanille cosplay and wanted to know how I had done the back. It was super inspirational that someone would think I could be any help at all in making cosplay haha!

It just really felt like I leveled up in craftsmanship, you know? It's hard to explain the feeling, but it definitely made me want to try harder on cosplay and work on details and basic structure.  <3 Thank you to everyone for the hugs, compliments, and photo requests!

My friends T, N, and new friend W were all walking about in a group and it was amazing how many people hoarded for pics haha!

So here are some pics of us from the convention!

T was Hope
N as Lightning
and W as Snow!

T came to us on the first day and was all 'omg there's this really attractive male Snow cosplayer at the con.'

Us: "REALLY?" and it turned out N knew him from Minicomi. He's super chill and was more than happy to walk around with us and private shoot. YOU'RE THE BEST, SNOW.

^ Above 2 photos taken by my friend Micheal~

The following were taken by new friends and photographers who asked permission for shots!
special thanks to Micheal and Sukhraj for being such sports when we were derping around :D



If you aren't local or into the cosplay scene, you probably haven't heard of L&C, a photoshoot organized annually by friends of mine! They're always super enthusiastic about organizing the event and make sure there are fun activities and prizes to win~

This year was the 5th year running and this time they organized a scavenger hunt and TONS of cool prizes to win~

Unfortunately I couldn't participate because N and I had been dragged away for a private shoot which was super fun!


^ Photo taken by the lovely Anna of i'm so jelly who also posted a blog post with more pics~!  
Follow her HERE!

^ We also did jumping shots in the fountain there and omgggg 
our cosplays got so soaked we had to spread them out on the ground to dry in the sun later HAHA

^ N as Lightning. Isn't she gorgeous?

^ I'm so embarrassing.


If you're interested in yet MORE pictures of us in the private shoot location, please check out SUTORAIKUanime who wrote an article on us!

that's all for now! Next post I'll be talking about a formal sunset shoot I did with a couple friends in the New Westminster area. : D until then~