01 August 2014

Review: GEO Geolica Euro Circle Dark Brown Circle Lenses

Hello! ~ This is a review of the GEO Geolica Euro Circle Dark Brown Circle Lenses. These lenses were kindly sponsored to me by Geo Coloured Lenses for review purpose. Geolica is a fairly new collection by GEO Meidcal, so I was very excited to try them out.

Soft Contact Lens
Water Content:
Base Curve:
GEO Medical
1 Month

GEO Geolica Euro Circle Dark Brown Circle Lenses Review
GEO Geolica Euro Circle Dark Brown Circle Lenses Review

The GEO Geolica lenses are the first GEO lenses that don't come in small vial bottles, but in blisters.  I am someone who always curses about the the very common bottle packing, because I can never manage to open the bottle without using sheer force and instruments like knifes to aid me. I even managed to hurt myself on the really sharp bottle caps multiple times, so a big hurray for blister packings! The outer packing of the Geolica lenses also look so much more elegant and sophisticated.

GEO Geolica Euro Circle Dark Brown Circle Lenses Review
Design: The design is very simple and natural, just the way I like it. There is one solid and quite thick circle outside, which gets more and more sheer towards the inside of the lens, with just a few symmetric sprinkles placed here and there. It's the perfect design for blending in, so you don't have to worry about the color change of your natural eyes and the lenses.

GEO Geolica Euro Circle Dark Brown Circle Lenses Review

Color: The color was a bit not what I expected. As you can see from the photo of the lenses in the lens case, they appear dark brown - like the color name of the lenses indicates - at first, but when I put them into my eyes, they look a lot darker, even though I have natural light eyes. It depends a lot on the light conditions. Sometimes they look dark brown, but sometimes the circle looks almost completely black.

GEO Geolica Euro Circle Dark Brown Circle Lenses Review

Enlargement: I think with a diameter of 14.2mm it is needless to day that they have absolutely no enlargement. There is a slight "enlargement effect", meaning your eyes "pop" more, stand out more, and might appear bigger, but the lenses pretty much cover my natural iris only, so it does not really get any bigger with the help of these lenses.

GEO Geolica Euro Circle Dark Brown Circle Lenses Review

Comfort: So far the only GEO lenses where I considered the comfort good were the ones from their XtraX line. I did not expect that it would get any better than this, but it actually does: The GEO Geolica Euro Circle are the most comfortable lenses I have ever worn. The first lenses where, even after wearing them for a while, I can actually forget that I am wearing any lenses at all. The comfort is truly amazing, even for my very sensitive eyes.

GEO Geolica Euro Circle Dark Brown Circle Lenses Review

I really love the comfort and also the natural design of these. I wish the color was actually slightly lighter and the enlargement is just not big enough for my personal needs, but for those of you who just want your eyes to stand out more and still look natural, these might be perfect. I also think, given their great comfort and their relatively small size, that these lenses might be a very good pick for circle lens-beginners.
If these new GEO lenses caught your interest you can purchase them from Geo Coloured Lenses here.


28 July 2014

Review: Etude House Soft Touch Auto Lipliner #3 Milky Brown

Hello! ~ This will be a very short review, as there isn't much to write about this product. I was even considering not reviewing it at all, but, even though there isn't much to say, this is still a product I like to use a lot, so I decided to do a quick review of the Etude House Soft Touch Auto Lipliner in the shade #3 Milky Brown after all. This lipliner is available in 5 different shades, containing 0.2g each. There is also a refill available for this, but seeing as the actual lipliner is less than $4, I am not sure I see the point of this so much. I have read in someone else's review that the refill lasted her for about 10 usages, even though it also contains the same amount as the full product. Personally I have yet to reach the end of it, have been using it almost daily for at least a month now and it still isn't anywhere near its end, so I am not sure how you could ever use it up in 10 usages only. Maybe she was painting her whole lips with this. Used for the outer lines of your lips only, this should last pretty long.

Etude House Soft Touch Auto Lipliner #3 Milky Brown Review

Etude House claims that the formula with silicon oil does not smudge easily and gently creates smooth and soft lips. The lipliner pencil is twist-able and easy to apply due to a very creamy texture.

Etude House Soft Touch Auto Lipliner #3 Milky Brown Review

I originally wanted a shade that would come close to my natural lipclor, so I could just use the lipliner alone to refine my lipline and fix my lip's tone after smudging BB Cream all over it. However, like it often happens when you buy something online without being able to try it out, the color was a bit darker than I expected, so I am using it in combination with lipsticks or gloss only.

Etude House Soft Touch Auto Lipliner #3 Milky Brown Review

I guess the reason why I like this so much, and prefer it over all the other lip liners I have tried so far, is really that it is so easy to apply. It is not, like claimed, very smudge free, but the good thing about that is that I can smudge it into my lipstick easily and therefore make it look more natural. I just hate the look where your lips are noticeable outlined. On the other hand it does not seem to smudge outside of my lips.

Etude House Soft Touch Auto Lipliner #3 Milky Brown Review

Cheap price
Refill available
Soft texture
Easy to apply 
Can be smudged to blend with lipstick (claims to be smudge free and should be listed under "bad", properly, but I actually like the fact a lot)


21 July 2014

Review: Meishoku Porerina Cleansing Gel

Hello! ~ Today I will review the Meishoku Porerina Cleansing Gel for you, which is a nose cleansing gel. This is probably a product most of you have not heard of before, as Meishoku isn't exactly one oft he most famous Japanese brands in the west. It caught my attention because of its cute packing, which is a 30g tube with baby pink and baby blue stripes on it. The tube contains the kind of weird slogan "When the pores are clean, the mind dances. Porerina will make you happy." I can already tell you that it did not make me happy at all.

Meishoku Porerina Cleansing Gel Review

The Meishoku Porerina Cleansing Gel is a pore nose cleaning product consisting of a thermal gel combined with orange oil. It claims to remove blackheads and dirt of skin completely and close pores tightly. It's a semi-transparent gel with a slight yellowish hue to it and a citrus-like scent.

Meishoku Porerina Cleansing Gel Review

Meishoku claims that this gel turns hot once in contact with water. Then the heat is supposed to open your skin's pores and sweep them of dirt instantly. You don't need to squeeze out any blackheads or whiteheads from your nose. After washing your face, you apply a proper amount of the product to cover your nose and massage it for 30 seconds and then rinse it off with water. You are supposed to repeat the step 1-2 times each week.  
However, I think "hot" is a huge overstatement. The gel turns mildly warm at best and, no matter how much I wished for it to be otherwise, I have to admit that I could not see any effect at all after using this product. There was no reduction in bleakheads right after using it, my pores did not appear any smaller. I tried to check the gel on my nose for any signs of removed blackheads, but nope, nothing either. Even after using this product constantly for several weeks, there was no visible improvement.

What's there left to say? This product simply doesn't work for me. Not at all. I don't seem to have much luck with nose cleanings products, but after checking out the few reviews of this product that I could find online, I noticed that I am not the only one. Every single blogger who tried this out shared my opinion on this, so don't waste your money on this product.

Pretty packing

Doesn't really get hot
No effect at all

14 July 2014

Review: Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing Powder Wash

Hello! ~ This is a review of the Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing Powder Wash. I have tried multiple cleansing products with baking powder before, like the Etude House Baking Powder BB Deep Cleansing Foam, the Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Cream or the Missha Green Tea Powder Wash with Baking Powder and liked all of them, so I was curious about trying out more products with this ingredient. The Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing Powder Wash comes in a 65ml plastic bottle. The packing design is cute, but nothing special.

Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing Powder Wash Review
Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing Powder Wash Review

This facial cleanser contains ingredients like baking soda (baking powder), papain enzyme, tea tree oil and with hazel and is supposed to deep clean and moisturize your skin and remove dead skin cells. It is formulated with carbonated water, which is supposed to add minerals to your skin. Baking powder can help balance your skin's ph level and is said to help with acne.

Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing Powder Wash Review

The cleanser consists of a white powder with a few blue grains. I thought it would be similar to the Missha Green Tea Powder Wash with Baking Powder, but while the Missha one was a fine powder, just like baking powder, this one is more coarse. It has a very strong citrus-like scent to it, which I did not like at all, but you only really notice it if you smell the powder directly. The scent doe snot linger on your face.

Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing Powder Wash Review

You take a small amount of the powder into your hand and and then just add a bit off water. You can create a lathe by mixing it in your hands, but just applying it on your face like this, and then mixing it together while massaging it into your face works just as well. At first I thought that this method of using it was a bit inconvenient, but after a few times I got used to it and did not mind.

Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing Powder Wash Review

Apparently you can also use this product as a face mask, by using double the amount of powder, but I never tried this.

The Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing Powder Wash works okay for me. I was a bit worried that it would be irritating my skin, because of the big grains, but once mixed with water the grains dissolve into lathe and only the blue grains remain, which add to a nice and mild peeling-effect, but don't irritate my skin. It helps removing my daily makeup thoroughly, but it didn't improve my skin condition noticeably regarding my breakouts, which is alright for me, because no product ever did, so I did not expect it. I have become very modest with my demands regarding facial cleansers and am grateful if my skin conditions doesn't get any worse when I try out a new product.

Thoroughly cleansing / Makeup removal
Content lasts really long

No English description
No noticeable skin improvement
Strong citrus scent