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  Circle Lens Review: Amaze Gray & Brown ♥ [loveshoppingholics.com]
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Hello lovelies ! 
I recently got the Amaze Grey and Amaze Brown lenses sent for review purpose by loveshoppingholics.com. They were also kind enough to sponsor a giveaway for my followers. The winner will receive a pair of circle lenses for free from loveshoppingholics.com. You can check out my instagram (@shyalpaca) for more information about it.

*Disclaimer: This review is sponsored. I received these lenses for absolutely free in exchange for a honest review. My opinion is 100% my own *

It took about two weeks to arrive from Malaysia Germany and everything arrived safely with no problems at the customs. They have the cutest packaging ever and it looks like they took a lot of effort to pack it, I really like it! They wrote a small card for me and put the lenses in a small blue bag but I forgot to take a photo of it :<

Products they sent me:
Duck Contact Lens Travel Set link
Amaze Grey link
Amaze Brown link
2x Animal Lens Case (you will get one for free for each lens pair)


Can we just take a moment to appreciate this cute duck case set? ;-;
It's so cute and convenient for traveling ♥

There's a small tweezer, a bottle for your multipurpose solution and one of these plugs to help remove your lens from your eyes haha. And of course a really small duck themed contact lens case.

 I also like to write the name of the circle lenses and also the date on which I opened them to keep track of all of my lenses.

 Don't forget to let your lenses soak for at least 8 hours before starting to use them for the first time!!! 


 Here's what the vials look like:

They both had the same vials since they're from the same line. Be careful not to cut yourself when opening them, the metal is quite sharp and might ruin your nails haha. I also like to use a q-tip to fish out the lenses because they sometimes like to stuck there. So let's get started with the review:



Amaze Gray

They almost look invisible in the lens case haha. I once dropped them and it took me so long to find them, I was so happy that they didn't dry up by that time ;-;

This is what the pattern looks like on my finger:
 
I honestly thought they wouldn't show up on my dark brown eyes at all because they look pretty subtle and not that opaque on my finger.

The pattern is kept pretty simple and has a light grey pixelated pattern. No black limbal ring and it seems to have a slight gradation towards the middle.


And now onto the interesting part. Amaze Gray~worn.

Love, love, LOVE these lenses! They look so natural, authentic and really give off these solotica vibes. Just look how natural they look, even close-up! Heads up on the diameter too. They don't seem too big. And one photo in natural lighting...

Ahh them feels haha. It looks just like this is my natural color and the graphic pattern is so realistic too. I'm very, very impressed by these lenses. Here's one last without/with photo to show you the enlargement. I think there's no enlargement in my case or maybe a very, very minor one.


My experience: 
I think I already made it pretty clear how much I like these lenses haha. They're pretty nice for lightening up your eye color naturally without a lot of enlargement. They really do remind me a lot of Solotica lenses, so if you have been eyeing them but don't have too much money on your hands, you could give these lenses a try. I think they' could be a nice dupe. I honestly think they give my eyes a really sultry look haha.

The comfort is just like with any other lenses imo. You don't feel them anymore after some time but they start to make my eyes feel a little tired and dry after about 4 hours? I recommend not wearing lenses for too long anyway and to use eyedrops as often as possible! You only have one pair of eyes in your life!

Color:
Enlargement:
Comfort:


Personal Rating:
I only gave 4/5 despite loving them so much because they're not super duper comfortable and that might bother some people but they're probably the best lenses I have tried so far for natural + light lenses on dark brown eyes! Highly recommended if you're looking for lenses that will lighten up your eyes naturally and have no enlargement. Some selfies of me wearing them:




Sorry for my big face hehe.


Amaze Brown ♡

These lenses look very subtle in the case too but thank god they're brown, it's much easier to spot them in the lens case haha. Here's a close up of the pattern on my finger:

The pattern is just like the Amaze Gray lenses but in brown haha. It doesn't look too opaque on my finger but worn..



 Amaze Brown lenses~worn.



My experience:
Oh wells, I feel exactly the same as with the Amaze Gray lenses about them, just that the color is different. I think they're GREAT for lightening up dark eyes. The color kind of reminds me of crocodiles and is more on the beige/olive green side, than on the sweet brown side. These lenses would look great for a sultry/sexy eye makeup look imo and just like with the Amaze Gray lenses, the enlargement is not very big! Comfort is just like the gray lenses as well. You can scroll back to the Amaze Gray lens review if you haven't read it yet haha.

Color:
Enlargement:
Comfort:


Personal Rating:
I honestly like the color of these lenses a tad less than the gray lenses because I feel like that sultry/sexy look doesn't suit me that much haha. I know plenty of people who love beige contact lenses though. These lenses remind me even more of the brown lenses from Solotica. If you're looking for lenses to lighten up your eyes, these are perfect for that purpose, I highly recommend them! Here's a selfie of me with them:


I would also like to thank love shoppingholics for sending me these lenses for review purpose and also including this cute duck set for me. They're super sweet and put so much effort into preparing the orders. I find them to be very generous and sweet, thank you so much! I really appreciate all your efforts. Please do check them out if you have some time on your hands and are looking for some new circle lenses! ♥

 ...or if you have no money on your hands you can also try your luck in my circle lens giveaway on instagram here.


♥ You can find both lenses on loveshippingholics.com for USD$ 19.90 ♥



Also thank you so much for reading my review! 
I hope you will have a lovely day! ♥



  Review: [JOLSE] Hope Girl Honey Bee Venom Multi Solution Cream ♥
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Hello lovelies ♥
Today I will review the Hope Girl Bee Venom Multi Solution Cream. Jolse.com was kind enough to send me one for review purpose, thank you very much! ^-^

I think the brand Hope Girl is one of the less known brands out there but I heard their cleansing oil is pretty good. I haven't tried many honey skincare products yet so I was pretty excited to test this one out!

The main ingredients of the Hope Girl Honey Bee Cream are Bee venom, honey, propolis, and royal jelly extract and other benficial ingredients are hyaluronic acid and hydrolyzed collagen. This cream claims to soothe tired and rough skin caused by external stimulation by providing rich moisture and nutrition to the skin, making it smooth and elastic.

The small cream tube is packaged in a small cardboard box that resembles a honeycomb. The tube itself is made out of plastic and you need to twist it open.



This cream contains no paraben, no mineral oil and no benzophenone-4 which can cause skin irritation. It's also dermatological tested and approved.

They also have this small magnet test to check wether the product you have is original and not fake. You just have to place the magnet behind this small sticker, stripes should appear.



This is the actual tube. There's a thin plaster cover to prevent it spilling over. It's not a seal though.


 If you remove that small plastic cover, you can see the cream

The consistency is very lightweight and feels super hydrating and not heavy, sticky or uncomfortable. It feels like gel. The scent is super sweet and smells more like lychee to me, than honey. I really like the sweet scent though. People that don't like strong and sweet scents might not like it, just as a warning!


Eventhough the scent is so strong, it didn't give me any breakouts or irritations. My skin is usually super sensitive because I suffer from many allergies. So that's already a good point, I'm happy haha.

The hydration/moisture level is medium. It makes my skin feel softer and if I pare it up with my Hada Labo lotion it's enough for me, even in winter but used on its own in winter...I don't think it would be enough. I love how fresh and lightweight the formula feels though, I really don't like heavy creams :s

I personally like this cream and would rate it 4/5 because I love the scent, it doesn't irritate my face and feels lightweight and not heavy on me. I really like these types of cream more than those heavy and rich creams. I prefer it over my cosrx snail cream tbh because that one takes forever to absorb and feels a little sticky on me. I will probably want to try other creams and if I can't find a better one, repurchase this one. I think it's nice for spring and summer.

If you have any question, feel free to ask me below! I will get back to you as fast as possible ♥


Thank you for reading my review!
Have a lovely day! ♥


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  Hera UV Mist Cushion Nude in #23 ♥
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Hello everyone!
I'm back with another review of the Hera UV Mist Cushion Nude in shade 23. I got this cushion from antcosmall.com in exchange for a review, nevertheless my opinion will be 100% my own! Do check out antcosmall.com though they have great deals (especially for sheet masks guys!) and free shipping worlwide!

I was already super excited for this cushion because I wanted to try it out for SO long but was always too stingy to get buy it with my own money haha. I heard korean idols use this cushion too so my expectations were pretty high.


They sent me this cushion "set"which includes:
- a cushion case with a refill (15g)
- one extra refill (15g)


Shipping from antcosmall.com was fast (~11 days from South Korea to Germany) and I'm very happy with it, they even sent me gummi bears as a gift which is so sweet & thoughtful, thank you very much!


This is what the cushion case looks like:
I love the white/lilac design omg


I got this cushion in the shade 23 
(I'm a NC25 and the shade was a perfect match!)

 There's a small mirror on the inside for on-the-go application
and a cushion sponge


You should close the lid tightely after each usage to prevent the hera cushion from drying out fast.
You can also throw out this sticker after your first usage.

The sponge is like a regular cushion sponge but I somehow feel like I run out of this cushion so much faster than with my other cushions or maybe I just used more of this one. I start to run out of it after a month

The cushion sponge is blue on the other side and looks like a regular cushion sponge. The sponge is a little more dense and stiffer than Missha and Etude House cushion sponges. I personally prefer this one much over the other sponges because I feel like they make my base makeup application much easier and more even than those super soft sponges.


Here's the coverage test of the Hera UV Mist Cushion Nude:
It seems like the coverage is pretty light. It will even out your skin tone but won't cover up scars, hyperpigmentations or rednesses completely. If you have many skin problem I wouldn't recommend this cushion.


Hera UV Mist Cushion Nude swatches on my face:
 The finish looks SO natural and slightly dewy/glowy imo. It didn't highlight my dry cheeks at all and feels very moisturizing and light on my combination-dry skin. The finish looks like you would have sprayed mist all over your face, just like the name haha.


It does a decent job at covering up my pores and canceling out uneven skintones. Look how natural and skin-like it looks omg. It does highlight chapped, flaky skin patches though. I had some problems with it on my chin, it seems like this cushion isn't suitable for uneven skin texture.


So you definitely need to exfoliate regulary to wear this cushion but I honestly think that this cushion already does a great job at moisturizing and not highlighting dry skin. The Missha Magic cushion and A'Pieu Air Fit cushion even highlighted the dry skin on my cheeks but this one doesn't do this, I think the Hera cushion is already pretty good in that aspect.

The staying power isn't that great though. I started to look a little shiny/ oily after 4 hours, especially on my oily areas. You can definitely fix this with a touch up or a little powder but this is something to keep in mind if you have oily skin!


My Personal Rating
 
I LOVE this cushion and it's the best cushion I have tried so far for winter. It's really nice for dry skin and looks super natural. I think people with dry skin and not many skin problems will love this cushion because of its natural finish and moisturizing feeling. I would stay away from this cushion if you have oily skin or major skin problems because it won't look very flattering on these skin types.

If you're interested in the Hera UV Mist Cushion, you can get it on antcosmall.com for $33.44 here!


♥ Thank you for reading my review!
If you have any questions, feel free to comment down below or send me a message on any of my social netoworking sites, I will be glad to answer them!




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