Tuesday, August 27, 2013

[Sponsored Review] Crystal Vivian, Dizoneye Grey, Geo Starmish

Lensvillage has sponsored me three pairs of lenses to review!



Life Span : 1 Year
Diameter : 16.5mm
BC : 8.6mm 
Water Content : 38-42%




I absolutely adore these lenses! They are so comfortable and natural looking! I am super happy with this pair!





Comfort:
     /5
This is the most comfortable pair out of the three by far! I can wear them all day and no irritation at all! I am so impressed!

Design:
   /5
I really like the design. It looks quite natural and make the eyes look very watery. I was actually hoping that these lenses will make my eye colour look as light as the promo pictures but I think that can only be achieved under bright lighting.

Enlargement:
   /5
I like the enlargement effect! 


Life Span : 1 Year
Diameter : 14.5mm
BC : 8.6mm 
Origin: South Korea









Comfort:
   /5
The first time I wore these lenses they weren't very comfortable. My eyes felt dry and I had to constantly use eyedrops. The next couple times I wore these lenses, they weren't as bad.

Design:
  /5
I have been wanting to try these lenses for a long time because Leah Dizon makes them look really good! Unfortunately, they look very normal and natural on the eyes.

Enlargement:
  /5
At 14.5mm, it is one of the smaller, natural sized lenses on the market



Life Span : 1 Year
Diameter : 15mm
BC : 8.7mm 
Manufacturer: Geo Medical
 








Comfort:
 /5
I don't know if it is because I received a faulty pair of lenses or what, but one of the lenses was so uncomfortable! I could only wear these lenses for around one hour to take these photos and when I took them off, one of my eyes was very uncomfortable and red! I found this very strange because I have had no problem with all the other Princess Mimi lenses and they are actually the brand I use the most! 

Design:
  /5
Natural looking brown lenses. A lighter brown version of the chocolate coloured version.

Enlargement:
   /5
The enlargement effect is quite nice, a very good size for lenses


I hope you found this review useful! 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Marinda Leigh's Giveaway from Japan


I'm hosting a big Giveaway from Japan on my collaboration blog - Marindaleigh.com


Everything here is a personal favourite. There are three sets of prizes and three winners to be picked for this giveaway! 

3rd prize - winner to be drawn on 12th June 2013

This prize includes a lot of snacks from Japan and also a cute box filled with cookies from the Maid Cafe in Akihabara!




Runner up prize - winner to be drawn on the 12th July 2013

This prize includes the following:

I'm really into natural looking false lashes lately and these lashes are incredibly natural looking, soft and easy to apply. 5 pairs will also last you a while!

I swear by Dolly Wink and Candy Doll products. You can't go wrong with this neutral brown colour palette. It's the best selling Dolly Wink eyeshadow palette! It's so popular that Tsubasa made two other variations - 02 Pink brown and 03 Smoky brown.

Cotton Pad Dispenser
I am in love with this dispenser! It's a cute addition to any bathroom and I think it's a must have for every girl!

Pure Smile mask - Chocolate
I fell in love with these Pure Smile masks during this Japan trip. They have a variety of flavours and I kinda went crazy and bought almost every single one! 

BVLGARI Jasmin Noir L'essence Eau de Parfum 1.5ml
Bvlgari's new sensual and uniquely intimate jasmine perfume. You can slip this little bottle into your wallet and carry it around with you, hassle free! Perfect for date night.


EMODA make up bag
And last but not least for the runner up prize is this is useful make up bag by EMODA for when you're travelling! There's a stand up mirror, slots for your brushes, a handy pouch for eyeliners and mascaras, and a big zip up pouch for powders and eyeshadows and really whatever else you want to put in there!


Grand prize - winner to be drawn on the 12th August 2013.

Within this prize includes:

EMODA bag
This totally cool bag can fit so much in it. It's handy for day wear and easily transitions into an overnight stay bag if you need it to.


JILL STUART Floral Hand Cream
I am in love with the scent of this hand cream. I also bought the perfume which carries the same scent and it is divine, subtle and sweet! Did I mention that I'm a HUGE Jill Stuart fan? Their princess-like packaging is irresistible! I'll also be including a Jill Stuart day care essence sample!


Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
Hands down one of the best eye lash curlers out there! Do a search on Google if you don't believe me!

Love Liner - Eyeliner and Mascara (black)
This is the most raved about eyeliner in all the Gyaru magazines. You can achieve amazingly sharp lines and it doesn't smudge easily!

These lashes are natural with a little kick. Great for parties. Diamond lashes are soft and easy to apply. 5 pairs will last you a while.

Hello Kitty Lip Treatment
Who doesn't love Hello Kitty? The flavour is juicy apple and it contains SPF10+. Personally, it was the cute packaging that I fell in love with!

Pure smile mask - Chocolate
This mask which was included in the runner up prize is also included in the grand prize. How exciting!



PINKY GIRLS Sweater with the latest Pinky Girls Catalogue
I love Pinky Girls! I went crazy the last time I went to Japan at Pinky Girls in Shibuya 109 and I did it again this time. Their cute feminine sweaters and coats are to die for! This coral cardigan is soft and smooth and looks great on for a casual day out or even to wear to work.




This giveaway is open internationally. Find out how to enter here.

    Winners will be drawn via the random number generator!

    GOOD LUCK!!!






    Saturday, May 4, 2013

    [Sponsored Review] Royal Vision Bella Brown and MagicMagic False lashes

    Eye Candy kindly sponsored me a pair of lenses and a box of false lashes to review. This is a super belated review and I am so grateful for Eye Candy's kind patience!




    - 100% handmade
    - The softest, silkiest fibres that feel as natural as your own
    - Thin, flexible band
    - Lightweight, comfortable

    I am a huge fan of false lashes so I was really happy when Eye Candy sponsored me not only contact lenses but lashes as well. I love the cute packaging these lashes came in! There are 8 pairs in one box.



    They are very soft and delicate so please take care when putting these lashes on. I think they look very natural as you can see from the photos below:




    I think they look very natural and very comfortable! I really recommend them! The price is affordable, especially since Eye Candy offers free worldwide shipping!


    Life Span : 6 months
    Diameter : 14.5mm
    BC : 8.6mm 
    Water Content : 42%
    Manufacturer : Vassen OEM


    Every pair of lenses come with a free lenses case.




    What the lenses look like indoors




    And under natural light..





    Comfort:
         /5
    This was the main pair of lenses I  have worn in the past couple of months. I worn them for the majority of my 2 week holiday in Japan. They are very comfortable and doesn't dry up even after  I have worn them for a whole day. I have also worn them to a smoky club in Japan with no problem!


    Design:
       /5
    These lenses look very very natural! I especially like what they look like in natural lighting. You can't go wrong with natural lenses, they look nice with natural make up and at the same time they look great with heavy make up too!

    Enlargement:
       /5
    Great enlargement effect. These lenses make your eyes look really big!

    Overall I am really happy with these lenses and eyelashes! I hope you found this review useful! Please use the coupon code "YUKI109" for a free surprise gift with your order. 

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013

    Sakura, Tokyo, 2013!

    I've been wanting to visit Japan during cherry blossom season since 2003! And this year, my dream will finally be realised!

    Yes, that's right! I will be visiting Tokyo for the first two weeks of April for the cherry blossom season! Soon I will be taking photos like below with my own camera!!





    Here are some of the things on the agenda for this trip:

    Host Club
    Maid Cafe
    Butler Cafe
    Cat Cafe
    Ghibli Museum
    Odaiba - Rainbow Bridge
    Hot Springs
    Sky Tree
    Tokyo Tower
    Do my hair and nails and spa!
    Shopping shopping and more shopping - Emoda, Murua, Gyda, Resexxy, Lip Service, F&V and moreee!! Yeh, I will be living in Shibuya109! hahaha
    Party and clubbing :)

    Hmm.. I think I can fit them all in two weeks.. ^__^ and yes yes I will be blogging about EVERYTHING! And hosting a HUGE giveaway when I return! Please give me some idea for giveaway prizes, I will be buying them all in Tokyo :)

    Giveaway will be hosted on my new collaboration blog, as well as most of my posts about this trip >>> MARINDALEIGH.COM

    So please follow marindaleigh.com! I will be posting a lot of updates on my Marinda Leigh Facebook and Instagram  during my trip so please follow and stay in tuned!

    *skips off excitedly*


    Friday, February 8, 2013

    New Collaboration Blog!

    Hey everyone! I have very exciting news to share with you all! 

    I have started a new collaboration blog! Official launch is today!

    It will be a magazine styled blog with a more professional tone. There will be fashion posts, product recommendation and reviews, travel posts and much much more!

    I will be blogging in detail about my upcoming Tokyo trip and host a lot of amazing giveaways!

    Please please support and follow my new blog and please like the Facebook page as well!

    Of course I will continue to blog here as well, but there will be no repeated content! 

    Hope you all will like my new blog~ see you all there <3

    Sunday, February 3, 2013

    Bad experience with EMODA!!

    Hi all! It's such a shame that my first proper post of 2013 will be a negative post, but I feel like I must speak up about my horrible first (indirect) experience with Emoda!

    My friend was visiting Tokyo at the beginning of Jan and picked up some Emoda stuff for me from the Shibuya109 store. It was during the 5 days Shibuya sale so it was utter pandemonium inside the store. He managed to grab the last sizes of two pairs of shoes and a coat for me. I'm so disappointed at Emoda at this point,  I don't even want to post pictures of the other Emoda items I got.

    Below are some photos he sent me from Tokyo and I was sooo happy and excited!! My first Emoda items from the Shibua109 store!



    A week later he came back and passed them to me and guess what I discovered?!?!

    The black pumps I bought, one of the shoe was a size S and the other shoe was a size M! 




    I was sooo mad! How can the SA make a mistake like that? It doesn't matter how busy they were!

    I asked my friend in Tokyo to call the Emoda store for me. They were waiting for my call. They said I had to courier the shoes back with the receipt for an exchange! 

    Well there was no way I'm going to pay for courier for the shoes to go back and forth! Luckily my best friend could fit the S size and she was happy to buy the shoes. So I asked my friend in Tokyo to go buy the other S and M pair from Emoda.

    Now.. this is the the part that made me soo angry and disappointed at the Emoda service...

    My friend tried to ask for a discount. The SA apparently gave a sincere apology but refused to give ANY discount! I had to pay FULL price for the second pair even though I'm buying another pair of shoes because of their mistake!!!

    I even got the original pair for 10% off since it was bought during the Shibuya 109 sale! And these shoes are not cheap!! The price is 11,860yen (~135AUD)! I mean, the least they could've offered was a novelty item or something! And on top of that, I had to pay 4000yen (~50aud) to courier the shoes to Australia!

    I tried to send a message via the Emoda website and I left the following message on Ena Matsumoto's blog and tried to send her a message too.

    I basically told her my story and how disappointed I was at the Emoda service.

    • エナさんへ、
      オーストラリアからのemodaファンです。
      2013年1月2日にemoda、Shibuya109店にて初めてのお買い上げさせて頂きました。知り合いが東京に旅行していたので、私の変わりにemodaでカバープレートヒールパンプすを購入してもらいました。
      ですが、オーストラリアまで知り合いが持ち帰ってきてくれた新しいパンプスを開けたら片方ずつ、サイズSとサイズMが入っていたことに気づきました。店員さんがこんなミスを起こしたことがすごい残念です。特に海外に住んでいるため、すぐに返品して頂くことすらできないので、とても不可解です。
      知り合いにまた渋谷109店にお問い合わせして頂いた結果、一度靴を返品するために日本まで送り返して欲しいと店員の方に言われました。ですが、海外への送料はとても高いので知り合いが同じ靴を欲しいと言ってくれたので、残されていたサイズSとサイズMの同じパンプスを購入することにしました。
      このときに、店員のミスのお詫びに割引、またはノベルティーを要求したところ、お断りされました。
      店員のミスなのに、こちらで出来る限り早い解決法を案じたものの店員の態度にとても不可解な気持ちになりました。お詫びになにもしてくれないのはなぜでしょうか?
      私はemodaがとても大好きで、いつもチェックをしているのですが、お店の店員さんの接客の仕方に納得いきません。とてもがっかりです。私が日本のお客でないのが原因なのか知りませんが、どこのお客でも同じ対応をしてくれると信じています。
      下にミスを起こした店員さんと伝票番号を記入しておきます。
      何かの解決法をお待ちしてます。
      伝票番号:125155
      販売員:02456 白樫 良太
      販売日: 13年1月二日 20:09:08

      And it was ignored!!!!
      I mean.. I really have nothing against the brand - the quality of the items were great and of course I love their style so so much. But I am thoroughly disappointed at the service! I've always loved shopping in Japan because the Japanese customer service is always impeccable! But this is just shocking!! Even the service in Australia isn't this bad! If they made such a big mistake like this, I am pretty sure I would be offered some kind of compensation! 
      I just don't think I can feel the same love for Emoda any more after this horrible experience. I was really looking forward to buying a LOT of Emoda when I visit Tokyo next month.. but now I'm starting to look into other Japanese brands such as Gyda, MURUA and Rienda. It's hard to respect a brand that cares that little about their customers. 
      I am in such a dilemma though, because I still love their clothes so much. My Japanese friends that heard this story were all so shocked and angry! They are all sworn off Emoda now =/