Saturday, May 30, 2015

Circle Lens Review: Bunny Color Brown from Klenspop

Hi everyone! Today I will be reviewing the Lenspop Bunny Color Brown from Klenspop

The Bunny Color Brown lens is a pretty natural honey-brown contact lens. They come in glass containers that are securely sealed at the top (be careful when opening these!). The package from Klenspop contains a manual, a box that protects the contacts, lens case, and contact lens tweezer.

Bunny Color details:
Diameter: 14mm
Graphic Diameter: 13.8mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Life Span: 1 year disposal
Country of origin: South Korea

They are regularly $20, but right now they are on promotion for $15

What I love about these lenses are that they are not too big like many circle lenses. They are natural sized, but gives your eyes a vibrant honey-tone. There is also a pronounced limbal ring around the outer part of the lens.

Photo above: Here's what the lenses look like in natural light from outside. The lenses are a natural honey color and make your eyes look lighter.

Photo above: Here is a side view of the lenses, they don't slide when you move your eyes

Photos above: This is what it looks like with no sunlight in dim lighting

The lenses are very comfortable because they are not thick like most circle lenses are. These are also available in prescription as well. The color is vibrant and they are still comfortable after 7 hours of wear. The size is not too big and is smaller than more circle lenses at (14.0mm), but it does make your eyes look larger and brighter.

You can purchase these lenses and check out others from Klenspop from their website here. Klenspop is a contact lens shop that is based in Korea. They have a lot of different styles of circle and contact lens at low prices- I was impressed when I saw their prices were so low, but it's no surprise since they ship the lenses directly from South Korea. 

Thank you for reading my review and let me know if you want to see anything else on my blog!
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

New: Shara Shara introduces new Berry Mix Bomb and Aqua Bomb All In One Ampoules (pic heavy)

The Shara Shara Berry Mix and Aqua Bomb follow the popular Shara Shara Honey Bomb in offering an all-in-one ampoule product. You can see my Shara Shara Honey Bomb review here.

Promotional posters for Shara Shara Berry Mix and Aqua Bomb:

 New jar design: Comes in the large 250ml size like the original Honey Bomb.

 Berry Mix Bomb:

Boasts antioxidant properties including jindeul strawberry seed extract, grape extract, raspberry extract, blueberry extract, raspberry extract, rosehip fruit extract

Great for firming and brightening skin. Gives skin a moist and smooth feeling while promoting a healthy glow. Suitable for dry skin-types.

Ingredient list: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, niacinamide, panthenol, glyceryl Les -26, di glycerin, betaine, not blood / blood Fiji -17/6 copolymers, mushroom extract, burdock root extract, kava leaf / root / stem extract, Portulaca Oleracea extract, kudzu root extract, licorice extract, peony extract, Cnidium Extract, Acai palm extract, jindeul strawberry seed extract, grape extract, fruit extract de Vigo child, hanryeoncho extract, raspberry extract, blueberry extract, mulberry root extract, raspberry extract, bark extract wanggyul, India Melia azedarach leaf extract, flower extract of Melia azedarach India, eggplant extract, aloe vera extract, flowers, holly basil leaf extract, rosehip fruit extract, bowls palm fruit extract, apricot extract, turmeric extract, indeed coralline extract, polyoxy ethylene Hydro jeneyi suited castor oil, soluble collagen, aloe vera ipjeup, hyaluronidase with sodium carbonate, orange peel oil, hydro jeneyi suited lecithin, 1,2-hexane diol, articles lycopene room trehalose, Carbomer, Hydro Hydro jeneyi suited starch Raleigh St., tromethamine, xanthan gum, glyceryl polymethacrylate, acrylic ammonium methyl taurates ildi / V Pico polymer, echil hexyl glycerin, polyquaternium -51, adenosine, disodium this dt A, polrik acid, ceramide 3, cholesterol, raffinose, penta-peptide palmitoyl-4, phenoxyethanol

Aqua Bomb:

Contains cleansing and hydrating properties such as: Sodium Hyaluronate, Seawater, Birch Water, Carbonated Water

Good for: Moisturization, Brightening and Anti-Wrinkle. Clean and refreshing for oily skin types. Clean, cool and minty fresh feeling on the skin.

Ingredient listPurified water, Butylene Glycol, niacin amide, betaine, glyceryl Les -26, situations mushroom extract, burdock root extract, kava leaf / root / stem extract, Portulaca Oleracea extract, kudzu root extract, licorice extract, peony extract, Cnidium Extract, Tea tree leaf extract, Indian Melia azedarach leaf extract, fruit extract the child de Vigo, India Melia azedarach flower extract, extract hanryeoncho, European lime tree blossom extract, sugar cane extract, Houttuynia cordata extract, edelweiss extract, jasmine extract, cypress leaf extract , eggplant extract, aloe vera extract, flowers, holly basil leaf extract, turmeric extract, true coralline extract, bamboo leaf extract, extract, DC Limo know Amazonia, bleaching saseolcho extract, honeysuckle extract, polyoxy ethylene Hydro jeneyi suited castor oil, water soluble Collagen, the position can Hazel, Aloe Vera ipjeup, hydro jeneyi suited Lecithin, Sodium hyaluronidase, birch sap, lemon oil, basil oil, geranium oil, clove leaf oil, damask rose flower oil, rosemary leaf oil, ylang-ylang flower oil, 1,2-hexane diol, not blood / blood Fiji -17/6 copolymer, carbomer, tromethamine, binghasu, echil hexyl glycerin, hydrogen, water, xanthan gum, adenosine, ethanol, methyl di-isopropyl propionamide, trehalose, D-panthenol, polrik Acid, Ceramide 3, cholesterol, raffinose, caprylic rilgeul glycol, glycerin, caprylic samik hydroxyl acid, penta-peptide palmitoyl-4, polron Tropez, phenoxyethanol
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Comparison Review: Scinic Honey All In One Ampoule vs Shara Shara Honey Bomb

The Scinic Honey All In One Ampoule and the Shara Shara Honey Bomb are two popular products that claim to combine the benefits of a toner, moisturizer and serum. You can read my review on the Shara Shara Honey Bomb here.
They also both contain three of the highlighted ingredients: Honey Extract, Royal Jelly Extract and Propolis Extract. 

The Scinic All In One and the Shara Shara Honey Bomb both come in the these colored 250ml bottles. They are both made in Korea. The jars are about the same in structure and both did leak in the shipping process with seems to be a reoccurring issue with these types of bottles. The bottles are quite large so they are not good for traveling anyways.

The Scinic AIO (photo above) contains 90% honey extract (including propolis and royal jelly extract) while the Shara Shara Honey Bomb does not contain such a high amount. The Scinic AIO claims to promote elasticity of the skin, moisture, firming, whitening, anti-wrinkle and smoother texture.

The Shara Shara Honey Bomb (photo above) claims to whiten skin, anti-wrinkle, smooth the texture or skin and even out the skin tone. Both ampoule are good for 12 months after opening,

Scinic AIO (photo above) Ingredient highlights: Honey Extract, Niacinamide, Royal Jelly Extract, Propolis Extract, Various herb and floral extracts, Aloe, Fermented Soybean

All extracts: Honey, Royal Jelly, Propolis, Centell Asiatica, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root, Sctellaria Baicalensis Root, Camellia Sinesis Leaf, Licorice, Matricaria Flower, Rosemary, Aloe, Fermented Soybean, Willow, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark, Organum Vulgare Leaf, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf, Portulaca Oleracea, Anise Fruit 

Shara Shara Honey Bomb Ingredient highlights: Royal Jelly, Manuka Honey, Propolis Extract, Sea Buckthorn Berry Extract, Grapefruit Extract, Dokudami Extract, Golden Bamboo Water, Kava Extract, Witch-Hazel, Peony Root Extract

All Extracts: Kava leaf/root/stem, Phellinus Linteus, Arctium Lappa Root, Honey, Royal Jelly, Sea Buckthorn Berry, Grapefruit, Propolis, Centella Asiatica, Houttuynia Cordata, Portulaca Oleracea, Pueria Thunbergiana, Licorice, Peony, Cnidium Officinale Root, Golden Bamboo Water, Hamamelis Virginiana Flower, Aloe

Ingredient list comparison: 
The Scinic AIO has the honey, royal jelly and propolis extract much higher on the list than the Shara Shara Honey bomb. Niacinamide which is great for anti-aging and evening out skin tone and texture is third on both of the ingredient lists. The Shara Shara does appear to have fillers much higher on the list whereas the Scinic has extracts higher on the list. The Shara Shara Honey Bomb does contain Sea Buckthorn Berry Extract(Hippophae Rhiamnoides Fruit) which is great for preventing and treating sunburn, acne, and moisturizing dry skin. Both are packed with various herb, berry and floral extracts as seen in the extract lists above. 

Price comparison: 
Scinic AIO is more expensive at around $39 on eBay and $47 on Amazon. I believe this is due to the high demand of the product now being sold out on various sites. When I purchased the Scinic Honey AIO I believe it was around $23, but I know the price of it has been as low as $14 (not including shipping). The Shara Shara Honey Bomb is currently around $21 (

Effectiveness and Use comparison:
Both of these have a similar almost sticky light texture. It feels very light on the skin but leaves it a little bit sticky feeling. The Scinic Honey AIO feels a little more like a dry film on the skin while the Shara Shara feels like it is absorbed better into the skin. It is pretty noticeable several minutes after applying that the Scinic Honey AIO can still be felt on the skin like a thin mask that has dried, while the Shara Shara Honey Bomb has already dried. The finish is satin-like so not shiny or matte for either one. The smell of the Shara Shara is more honey-like whereas the Scinic Honey AIO is more strange smelling (like sour honey?), both have fragrance in the ingredients. I feel both of them have a brightening and moisturizing effect. I can't speak for the anti-aging or anti-wrinkle aspects, but both of these products leave my skin looking a lot more healthy and vibrant, likely because they are packed with various floral, leaf and root extracts.

For immediate effects, I think Shara Shara gives me a glow right away and my complexion doesn't look as tired after I have applied it and it has absorbed. I noticed my skin has been looking better and healthier after using the Scinic one for several weeks, but I did not see any immediate effects with the Scinic Honey All In One.

The Shara Shara may not be as potent as the Scinic Honey AIO but because it absorbs so well I have found different uses for it. I apply the Shara Shara Honey Bomb not only to my face but down to my neck and shoulders as well until the top of my chest. I also mix the Honey Bomb with a little bit of my heavier foundations (like the Estee Lauder Double Wear) and it adds a silky texture to matte foundations and makes them a little more sheer for every day wear. I've ever mixed it with dewy foundations to create my own cushion foundation formulation. I just used a teaspoon of YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat, a little bit of Estee Lauder Double Wear and a teaspoon of the Shara Shara Honey Bomb on a new cushion sponge to create my own cushion foundation.

Left: Scinic Honey All In One, Right: Shara Shara Honey Bomb
The Scinic Honey All In One is a lot more watery than the Shara Shara. The Shara Shara keeps its form well and absorbs better.

Both of these have their good and bad aspects, but the bottom line is that the Scinic Honey AIO has a better ingredient list and the Shara Shara Honey Bomb is better formulated. With 90% honey extract in the Scinic Honey AIO I believe it is a clear winner, while the Shara Shara Honey Bomb is good, but had to sacrifice ingredients for a better formulation. Although I do like the Scinic one better due the the ingredients, I feel like the Shara Shara one is what I will reach for during the day. It absorbs well and pairs well with makeup, while the Scinic Honey AIO would feel too noticeable and ball up if I wore makeup with it on.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Trends: Natural-Tone and Silicone Hydrogel Circle Lenses in Korea, Taiwan, and other parts of Asia

The days of bold and colorful circle lenses seem to be quickly passing as more natural lenses are taking the scene. Seen on celebrities, in the magazine, and all over the streets in Asia, natural looking lenses are more popular now and seem to be complementing the move to a more natural complexion as seen in makeup trends in Asia.

Some of the top trends seen in circle lenses are: 

-Slightly enlarging natural brown lenses
 -Silicone hydrogel lenses
-Monthly, weekly, and daily circle lenses

About Silicone Hydrogel Circle Lenses: 

Silicone Hydrogel lenses were introduced when many people were having issues with oxygen flow wearing normal contact lenses in the 1990s. The lack of oxygen flow causes Hypoxia which leads to red eyes, infections, and discomfort. Silicone Hydrogel lenses claim to be more comfortable to wear than regular lenses and enable up to 5 times more oxygen flow than from regular lenses. 

Some things to keep in mind is that Silicone Hydrogel lenses are not for everyone. Some people have been found to be allergic to the material and some find it more uncomfortable than regular lenses. It's always best to check with your optometrist to see if Silicone Hydrogel lenses are a good fit for you. 

New and Popular Circle Lens Styles in 2015: 

Clalen Iris Lenses: 
Natural ring lenses that have a graphic size of only 13.3mm. They have very minimal enlarging and accent effect. The colors available in this line are in natural colors like brown and black and do not have any bold colors. These are daily disposable lenses with Bae Suzy as the face of this contact lens line.

Geolica (Geo) Eyevelyn lenses in Brown and Choco:
These lenses are manufactured by the popular circle lens company Geolica (Geo). I believe this is the first Silicone Hydrogel lens offered by Geo and it comes in two natural colors; Brown (light/red-toned brown) and Choco (dark brown). These lenses claim to offer increased comfort, oxygen flow and UV protection. It is also approved by the USA FDA.

Neo Dali Brown series: 
These lenses have been popular for several years now. They boast moderate enlargement and a natural accent on the eyes. They are natural but more bold than those above. This series offers three brown colors at 14.2mm: Dali Sweet Chocolate (ash brown), Dali 2 Brown (dark choco brown), and Dali Premium Brown (red-toned brown).

Geolica Coco30 Brown:
Another one of Geolica's circle lenses, the Coco30 brown is a monthly-disposable lens that claims to have a beauty-camera effect. It gives your eyes a natural enlarging effect without photoshop or editing. This lens uses the dual coating technology so the contact pigment does not have direct contact with your eyes.

Thanks for reading my short trend report today, feel free to message me if you guys want to see any other trend resports ^^
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