Wednesday, January 18, 2012

225.

Do you ever find yourself procrastinating on what you're supposed to do like writing papers, and you find yourself on a shopping website? Count me guilty as charged. Anyways, below are some of my picks from ASOS new stuff for spring/summer 2012!

















Oh, and by the way ASOS has a discount code for orders over $150 - it's take $30 off $150, actually. Enter this code: USSAVE30 at checkout!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

224.





Top Old Navy | Leggings and Boots Target | Scarf and Jacket Forever 21

This is the type of outfit I would wear if I were going to school in a hurry to get dressed. I love the simplicity of a long sleeve, leggings, and knee-high boots. I've always, until recently, been on the hate brigade on leggings as pants but honestly, I'm converted. So comfortable, and I am able to move around much easier than a skirt (in the winter at least) or constricting denim.

I wore this to go browse around, since I was bored at home with no readings or homework to do at once. I wanted a no-fuss outfit and this is definitely it!

Until next time.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

223.



Tunic Old Navy | Scarf F21 | Belt ASOS | Socks Joe Fresh | Boots and Cardigan Thrifted

This is an outfit I wore yesterday for class and to go out with my boyfriend. Yes, it's nothing too exciting, but still. I really was tired and did not feel like putting on makeup or doing anything fancy. We've been spoiled with above 0 C temperatures and it was approximately -14C yesterday, I did not feel like putting on tights so I wore leggings instead. I've also been dying to wear this tunic I got from Old Navy. I'm not a huge fan of navy or blue as much as other colours - however, it's a nice surprise I don't look that bad in blue!

Are there colours you do not like to wear?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

222. (GEO Nudy Brown Circle Lens Review)



The following contact lenses I will be reviewing for this entry is the Geo Nudy Series, again, from Honeycolor.com! These lenses were my first ever circle lenses and I wear these ones often. Again, before I begin with the review, here are some disclaimers:


1. I have astigmatism but the lenses I use are non-toric because they are more inexpensive than the toric kinds. HOWEVER, I spoke to my optometrist before ordering spherical lenses and he said it was okay. ALWAYS consult your optometrist before getting contact lenses fitted. Usually, the diameters on the circle lenses are 8.6 base curve (that's the average, apparently, for a person) - but if you are unsure still, I'd arrange for a contact lens fitting.
2. I did not get paid to do these reviews. Some curious readers asked me about circle lenses and I did tons of research on Google as well before buying these.
3. For more information I recommend Soompi's circle lens faq. Super helpful and informative.
4. Another note, these are prescription lenses. Again, order the right prescription before you order. If you do not wear prescription most circle lenses come in "plano" (0.00 power, pretty much) if you just want for purely cosmetic reasons. All the lenses I buy have prescription. Most lenses go up to -10.00. For reference, mine were (Left eye: -5.50, Right Eye: -6.50).










GEO Nudy Series in Brown
Bought from Honeycolor.com

Style: 9/10
Comfort: 8.5/10
Enlargement: 7/10
Total: 8.2/10
Other information: Diameter 14 mm, Base Curve 8.6, Water Content 38%




Comparison of enlargement .


With flash.


Without flash.

As stated above, these were my first ever circle lenses. I was gravitated to them due to the cool pattern that is shown on the website. The reviews all beamed at how natural these looked, and that was what I was going for: I wanted a natural looking circle lens that offered the "doll look" but still did not make it obvious. However, once out of the vial and in my eyes I noticed they did not look natural overall - but by no means did I dislike them.

Pros: These are absolutely beautiful circle lenses. It's unique with it's brown pattern, they will certainly make you stand out but not too much. It's not as obvious when you're far away, but when you're looking at someone in the eyes they will comment on it (and I have gotten comments on it!). They're also very comfortable for a contact lens - I was able to wear these (though not recommended for obvious reasons) for about 12 hours and I only needed to use eye drops a few times in the day. (Just to note I have dry eyes in general). The price is great for $17.00~ a pair as well!



Cons: Do not get these if you want a fully natural look. The pixelation on the lens makes it look reptilian-like, if I do say so myself. That's not a problem for me - but in particular, the browns are a very light brown and with flash, I remind myself of the Cullens (haha). Otherwise, no complaints here - they're comfortable, affordable, and cute.






If you feel like you've seen this picture before it is because I used it in an earlier entry some weeks ago.

I would order these again, and in fact, I will be once the expiry date kicks in. These are my go-to lens when I just want to look casual. There's no dramatic enlargement which makes it ideal if you don't want to look too alien-like or Lady Gaga-esque in the Bad Romance video. 

221.



Cardigan and Top Thrifted | Shorts City Chic | Belt ASOS | Shoes Dollhouse, thrifted

Here's an outfit I wore yesterday to go out to lunch with my dad, brother, and boyfriend. My tights I got from Value Village - they're fleece lined and incredibly comfortable! Great for winters like in Winnipeg. Oh, and don't mind the sign on the front of our door. That's my mothers idea. Haha.

Monday, January 2, 2012

220. (My favourite looks from 2011)


Two days late, but better late than never! To keep it short and sweet, here's a wrap-up of my favourite outfits from 2011. It's nice to see some sort of gradual change in my style and appearance.


January



My hair was so short I could barely do a top knot with it! I have this jacket and it's still as fierce as ever.

February



I love this outfit more than words can say. It's weird, it's tacky, and it's lovely. HAHA. No shame in being tacky, ladies and gents. This image even got featured in Sociological Images to my surprise. My classmates told me that they found my picture on that website and I had to google it. Lo and behold, it's there. I'm sad because this picture is probably one of the rare instances in which the lighting was very favourable in the indoors.

March



Tacky glasses? Check. I think this whole tacky glasses addition to my wardrobe is one of the best yet, haha.

April



I love this dress but it's way too cold to wear it out right now! So I longingly admire it in my closet until I can wear it again...

May



I love playsuits and I can't wait until I can wear them again!

June



I felt so orange. I really hate orange but this is one of the few instances I loved it on me!

July



Fat girl in bathing suit alert.

August



August marked when I was going to grow my fringe out. As you can see, I failed.

September



I think this outfit started my unhealthy obsession with knits.

October



High waist shorts 4 lyfe, yo.

November



Usually, November in Winnipeg would have snow on the ground. We were lucky enough not to have any. :D

December



My hair grew longer! I've begun to wear contacts! Haha. I didn't publish too many outfits in December - but despite this, I love this outfit. Looking at the picture reminds me that our December was not nippy at all.


New Years Stuff?



I got this lovely photo from The Nearsighted Owl. I LOVE it! It looks just like me, haha. :) I was lucky enough to be one of her subjects for her art, and I am forever grateful.

As for New Years resolution type stuff, I made some last year. One of them was to have at least one thrifted item in each outfit and I believe that was very successful. For this year, no resolutions in particular except to eat healthier (I am eating like shit lately) and to be more successful in school. Hah, pretty boring, that's pretty much my goal every time anyways. So I guess no resolutions there. :)

219. (Geo Bambi Green Apple Circle Lens Review)

As promised, my first circle lens review on this blog! I've recently gotten into using circle lenses just because I wanted to try something different and I was tired of wearing heavy things on my face all the time.
I secretly (well not so secretly) love the ulzzang look (from my 'weeaboo' days, haha) and I've always been fascinated with circle lenses so I took the plunge and ordered some online. However, there are precautions with ordering contact lenses online, of course! Here's some important things I should note before I start on my review:

1. I have astigmatism but the lenses I use are non-toric because they are more inexpensive than the toric kinds. HOWEVER, I spoke to my optometrist before ordering spherical lenses and he said it was okay. ALWAYS consult your optometrist before getting contact lenses fitted. Usually, the diameters on the circle lenses are 8.6 base curve (that's the average, apparently, for a person) - but if you are unsure still, I'd arrange for a contact lens fitting.
2. I did not get paid to do these reviews. Some curious readers asked me about circle lenses and I did tons of research on Google as well before buying these.
3. For more information I recommend Soompi's circle lens faq. Super helpful and informative.
4. Another note, these are prescription lenses. Again, order the right prescription before you order. If you do not wear prescription most circle lenses come in "plano" (0.00 power, pretty much) if you just want for purely cosmetic reasons. All the lenses I buy have prescription. Most lenses go up to -10.00. For reference, mine were (Left eye: -5.50, Right Eye: -6.50).








GEO Bambi Green Apple Circle Lens (Princess Mimi Series)
Bought from Honeycolor.com

Style: 8/10
Comfort: 5/10
Enlargement: 10/10
Total: 7.6/10
Other information: Diameter 15 mm, Base Curve 8.7, Water Content 38%


Comparison of enlargement





When I was a kid, I wanted green eyes. They're so beautiful and I'm forever envious of green eyed people, to be honest. Haha, anyways - that reason was obvious enough for me to order these lenses. They're a beautiful emerald green and they look as promised on the stock photograph on the website. After reading such high reviews on these series, I had to order it. I have ordered GEO medical lenses and they were by no means uncomfortable.

Pros: These lenses are beautiful and give very big enlargement. At 15 mm, it delivers. It's very green and they WILL make you stand out, especially if green is not your natural eye colour. So bravo on this part.

Cons: These lenses are VERY VERY uncomfortable. I can only wear them for a maximum of 6 hours before I decide to throw the towel. With it's 15 mm diameter, as with many circle lenses, they dry out your eyes very quickly with only a 38% water content on these particular contact lenses. I had to use eye drops multiple times and it still made it uncomfortable for me. They did not burn by any means, but you can tell when your eyes are tired.


Here's me making a pouty face and failing, lol.

Overall, I would not order the Bambi series again. They made my eyes obviously unnatural looking and for the discomfort - it is not enough for me to reach out and put on these pairs on the regular.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

218. (Hello 2012!)



Top Penningtons, Thrifted | Skirt and Scarf F21 | Camisole ASOS | Cardigan Ricki's, thrifted | Tights eBay | Shoes Dollhouse, Thrifted

Here's my outfit I wore for NYE today with my family. Nothing too complicated in terms of outfits. My NYE involved being sober, enduring tons of horrible karaoke, and eating good food! Overall, a good night. I can't wait what this new year has to offer!