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January 2011

FreshKon Alluring Eyes – Winsome Brown

by Reika on January 26, 2011

FreshKon Alluring Eyes winsome brown is categorized as circle lens by Freshkon. Different to the color fusions contact lenses, alluring eyes lenses are designed to give you bigger and brighter eyes. (see their Ad below). As I have mentioned in my previous Freshkon post, these circle lens have a water content of 55% as opposed to most other circle lens with only 38% water content. They can be worn for a long time without feeling dry and irritated.

Freshkon Alluring Eyes Winsome Brown Lenses

Freshkon Alluring Eyes Winsome Brown Lenses

Product Description:

Water Content: 55%

Base Curve:  8.6

Diameter: 14.2

Lens Type: Monthly Disposable

According to the product description, the diameter of the lens is 14.2, my all time favourite size for circle lens. To my surprise, they appear so much larger on my eyes than other brown lenses of the same diameter measurement. I am not sure if it is only happening to me, these lenses show through the white part of my eyes. (If you look at my pictures closely, you will notice a white dotted ring). That just shows how much bigger they are than my iris. I have never had this problem with other lenses.

Freshkon Alluring Eyes Winsome Brown - natural light

Freshkon Alluring Eyes Winsome Brown - natural light

Freshkon Alluring Eyes winsome brown before and after

Freshkon Alluring Eyes winsome brown before and after

Freshkon Alluring Eyes Winsome Brown Closeup

Freshkon Alluring Eyes Winsome Brown Closeup

Other than the big wow factor, alluring eyes winsome brown is the most beautiful dark chocolaty brown lens I have tried. They truly made my eyes dazzle in both real life and in photos.

Freshkon Alluring Eyes Winsome Brown_with flash

Freshkon Alluring Eyes Winsome Brown_with flash

Would I repurchase it? Probably not, the fact that the pattern design sees through is a big turn off for me. However I can imagine how beautiful they will look on girls with bigger eyes!

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Freshkon is a very common contact lenses brand that you can find at any optometry shop. Most people may not be aware that not only do they make contact lenses but they also carry a few lines of circle lenses!

The lines they have are:

Freshkon @ alluring eyes: This line only comes in different patterns of blacks and browns, they look extremely natural on the models.

Freshkon @ color fusions: I bought quite a few different shades from this line recently. Strictly speaking, they are not circle lenses, the optometrist would tell you they are colored contact lenses. However being an Asian with relatively smaller iris compare to the Caucasians, I find they have an enlargement effect. The diameter of these lenses from this range is 14.2, which is the same as my favourite Neo Circle lenses.

Okay, my first review for Freshkon would be the Hippie Chestnut. Amazingly, this name is a very true description of the color, it just looks like the chestnut color! If I really have to describe them in my own words, it would be a light brown with a greenish-brown undertone. Okay, pictures speak louder than thousands of words.

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Freskon Colors Fusion in Hippie Chestnut

My thought on Hippie Chestnut is they are extremely comfortable to wear (actually all Freshkon lenses are due to the 55% water content!). They definitely do make my eyes appear larger and brighter, in a natural way as I would prefer. They also photograph really well, however in real life, I do prefer it to be a slightly warmer brown (with more of an orange-hazel tone).

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Freshkon Colors Fusion Hippie Chestnut-Day Light

The flash takes away the yellow tone, which makes them look even more greenish.

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Freshkon colors fusion hippie chestnut-with flash

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Freshkon colors fusion hippie chestnut closeup-with flash

I will do more reviews on the other Freshkon colored lenses that I have. I highly recommend the beginners to try them out as you can purchase Freshkon from your local optometrist. Most of them should be able to let you test a few pairs and decide on the shades you like, at a very small cost. More importantly, they will provide you some accurate advice in terms of handling and usage.

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Eyelash Extensions Reviews

by Reika on January 12, 2011

Every time before I go on a vacation, I always get eyelash extensions as the last thing I want to do on my vacation is to spend hours in front of a tiny hotel mirror curling my eyelashes and applying coats of mascara, then they get smudged straight away as soon as I jump into a pool. As usual, I just had a set of natural eyelash extension yesterday as I’m going on holiday in 3 days, it was a painful 2 hours of application but it was all worthwhile as the outcome could not be anymore flattering. They totally look like my real lashes, but fuller, longer and darker. For those of you who still contemplates whether to get eyelash extensions or not, here is the summary of my thoughts

Cons:

– It usually takes about 2 hours, for someone like me who has no patience it could be a torture.

– It is quite painful (at least to me) when they remove the glue residual around my eyes, I felt my skin has been torn and my eyes always end up swollen and red for hours.

– Some people end up having an eye allergy for days if they happen to be allergic to the glue badly.

– It is an ongoing maintenance, since it requires a refill at least every 4 weeks.

Most important point: my beautician kindly told me to not be reliant on eyelash extensions as the glue can damage the roots of your real lashes, she has seen many girls who end up having bald patches in lashes permanently. As for me, one third of my lashes fell after each extension, but they grow back eventually.

Pros

– They enhance your natural lashes to the most beautiful extent, if you go for a natural set – don’t expect a drastic change. The enhancement is just really natural and subtle, but beautiful.

– It saves your time from doing makeup

Most important point: you look beautiful even without makeup!

So here are the eyelash extensions before and after pictures.

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eyelash extension before

Since I asked for The Most natural lashes, the picture doesn’t really capture a significant difference. I hope you can still see the lashes are noticeably longer. I think the length of the lashes range from 1.5cm to 1.8cm, which are about 0.3cm longer than my real lashes.

eyelash-extensions-before-and-after

eyelash extensions after - natural set

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eyelash extensions from the side-1

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eyelash extensions from the side-2

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