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28 Apr 2016

My Circle Lens Journey & Vassen Hazel Lenses

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Hi!

Today I'll be reviewing Vassen Lucky Clover Cocoro in Hazel! Circle lenses are commonly seen in Larme fashion, and they are usually natural-looking lenses with small to medium enlargement (14-14.5mm). They are also natural in terms of colour - browns, grays, hazels and natural blues all make an appearance in Larme magazine volumes.



My Circle Lens Journey

I've been wearing circle lenses for about five years now, with a one year gap in between. My first ever pair were iFairy lenses in dark grey, with a jewel-esque design. When I began wearing lenses, I favoured unnatural designs, as I really enjoyed the effect they had. However, after buying my first pair of Geo Nudys, I realized I was wearing them more than all my other unnatural looking lenses, and that was when I started to purchase more natural designs.

Three years into wearing circle lenses, I got a major eye infection, and ended up with blepharitis. Scary! I was devastated. This happened because I used the wrong contact solution to store my lenses in. I used saline rinsing solution instead of multipurpose storage solution (please be careful!). Because of this, the lenses weren't cleaned properly when I wore them. When I bought it, the saline rinsing solution was right in the middle of the multipurpose section, and I didn't bother to read through the box as it was on sale. Very stupid and careless, and I paid for it! For about a year... haha.

The good thing about it all is that I learned to be very careful and disciplined about reading all labels and cleaning my lenses. The best thing about it all was that during that year, I was forced to go out without any circle lenses. Prior to that, I was addicted to wearing lenses and was very insecure without them. That's why I was so devastated when I became infected. I didn't feel beautiful at all and was very anxious about how I looked. But I slowly began to accept it, and even felt pretty at times! Now, I can go out without them! I am still a little bit insecure, but that's probably because I'm insecure about my appearance in general LOL. Anyways!

Before I started reading Larme magazine, I was already sticking to natural designs. This is because once I was cured, I decided to ease in very, very slowly. I started off with weekly Neo Dali disposables that were 14mm and dark brown. After a few months of that, I bought a 15mm design which I quickly realized were no longer for me. I now stick to 14.5mm at the largest!



Vassen Lucky Clover Cocoro

I actually was not planning to purchase the Cocoro pair, but they had such a pretty pattern that I thought I would try them! I purchased from Kpop2.com and the lenses arrived in 2 weeks. This was the second pair of lenses that I had bought since easing back in. I was looking for slight enlargement, natural but pretty colours, a thin limbal ring, and above all else - comfort! Needless to say, as I am on my fourth pair, Vassen delivered.


The product photographs were actually quite accurate! The lenses are 14.5mm in diameter, with a high water content of 55%. I use Opti Free multipurpose solution for storage, and Opti Free eye drops for rewetting (you will need it for these, especially if you aren't used to wearing circle lenses), and I switch out the solution once a week, regardless if the lenses have been used or not. About high water content - I find it very comfortable, but everyone's body is different, so you may find that lower water content may be more comfortable for you!


Review
Colour: ♡♡♡♡♡
Design: ♡♡♡♡♡
Enlargement: ♡♡♡
Comfort: ♡♡♡♡
Longevity: ♡♡
Total: 4.5/5


I actually love the colour a lot! It is hazel, so in some lights it looks brown and in others, it looks like a muted yellow-green. The design is also great, and I enjoy the dual tones that sort of melt into the very thin limbal ring. As aforementioned, I was looking for a very thin limbal ring, because I don't think I look that good with thick ones (I look like a scary alien... I cannot pull it off LOL).

The enlargement is noticeable, but I don't think it's enough for a "dolly" look. There is a halo when I wear it, but I'm of the weird breed who like halos. Comfort is very good, probably due to the high water content, and the lenses are very, very thin. I subtracted one heart for comfort only because they do get drying after about four hours without eyedrops.

The longevity is not very good at all - for me, these lenses start to feel worn out after about three months. Even though all circle lenses come with an expiry date of 1 year, I wouldn't wear any over 5 months, to be honest. These ones in particular start to feel drier the longer you have them, so for me, I buy a new pair after 3 months!

Overall, I can say that at the moment, there is a reason why these are the only lenses I have! I absolutely love these and think they go great with Larme kei makeup looks! They don't overpower thinner eyelashes, but can also hold their own with slightly fuller lashes. The colour also goes well with both red and white aegyo-sal, and as I mostly wear brown eyeshadow, it really pops!

Okay, it's past midnight here and I am starving so off to the fridge I go. Thanks for reading! Feel free to comment below about your favourite pair of circle lenses that you like to wear with Larme-style fashion - I'd love to hear all about it!



2 comments:

  1. Love the review! Its super detailed and honest, not just praises over a product. I really value such reviews and it looks great on you~ really gives you an ethereal look and it really compliment the Larme look as well.
    Also good job on writing about eye safety. as contacts get more popular people are forgetting the dangers involved.

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    1. Thank you sweetheart! That really means a lot to me, I'm glad you liked the review! I enjoy this Vassen series a lot, I'm thinking of buying grey O_O.

      Yes, safety is so, so important. I was going to include photos of what my eyes looked like with blepharitis but then I think I would scare everyone away LOL.

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