vrijdag 23 januari 2015

Sponsored Review: Dueba Puffy 3 Tones Green (AKA Shinny green) from Lensvillage.com

In these dark and cold days in what some call "the monday of the year" I'm lucky enough to be sponsored these cute green lenses! 
Puffy 3 tones have been around since forever, but they weren't interesting to me until recently. I think they suit onee style well and I wanted to give them a go! So here it is :)

These were the contents of the package :) Lens vials, a cute lens case and business cards! (That cat foot was not part of the package ;) That is attached to my cat hihihi)

These are the lenses in the vial, for a moment I thought they strongly resembled the Princess Mimi Apple Green lenses (That I reviewed here). But in fact they are nothing alike!

As usual communication with the representative went very smooth. She replies quick and is always ready to take direct action to fix issues :)

Let's just look at the lenses in, that's why we are all here~

One in
Natural light
Room light

Unfortunately while I was getting ready it had gotten quite cloudy, so the natural light photo isn't as bright as the one-in photo. In my opinion the lenses do not look dark at all and the color shows incredibly wel. I had green lenses before and often they come up more blue or mint because of my eyes, but I think because of the brown tone in the inner ring of the lens, the blue is neutralized a little and they come off really green and covering without being dark~
They are also reasonably enlarging although not so dolly due to their natural pattern, I like them a lot actually I might want to try these in other colors too~

(Excuse the cracky flash shots, the light was trolling me)

They are also very comfortable, they aren't too large and they pop in quite comfortably and I didn't feel them all night regardless of the cold and dry weather. Although I have noticed they have a bit more of a tendency to pull a derp-lens. I don't usually get derp eyes but this was the first time, I had to center them a little with my finger. Not that it was uncomfortable...I actually wonder what causes derp eyes..


My verdict for Puffy 3 Tones Green from Lensvillage:

I am very satisfied (most of the time I am though right?) And these are my favourite non-brown lenses at the moment :D

zaterdag 10 januari 2015

S/S Previews from Rienda, Duras and Lip Service

The new year has started, the days are growing longer and in the grey and cold landscape winterblossoms surprise unsuspecting passers by. For most of us it's still far from spring, but in Japanese tradition the spring season is opened in early February, and so it's not that weird to see SS collection previews on staff blogs as soon as...now!

And even though I wished I could stop time and I don't want spring to come too soon, I was a little excited to find out what some of the big onee brands have in store for us this spring :) Because even though my personal style is nothing near as sophisticated as for example Rienda, we could note down a few recurrent themes and just enjoy cute bright pictures when it's still cold out! Shall we?

Let's start with Rienda, one of the reasons these three brands still appeal so much to me regardless their steady stride away from gal style, is that their staff is flawless and in fact they are the last little trace of gal in these brands at all! 

These looks show a lot of continuity, we still see a lot of white, there are straight big blazers.
The cut of this dress looks even more shapeless than I feel like we saw last year, but well, still white, yellow, blue, floral..yep let's see some more

Blue is pretty prevalent here, although we see some pink and mint too! I really like the floral jumpsuit, there are more jumpsuits this season uhu uhu :D in fact I bought a cute jumpsuit two years ago but that time I had the choice between mint or blue and white and in retrospect blue and white would have done well on the long run :o

I like that peplum or peplum-like two pieces are still acceptable! It's so elegant and cute~

I'm also interested in the shoes, lots of white shoes and the shapes are pretty interesting too :o like in the last two pictures those shoes are somehow attractive..

Source: 1, 2.


Let's not linger and move on to Duras, which looks more tropical somehow.. It might be the staff, I would kill to look like them, so tan and their hair is amazing color and curls and all omg....
But the clothes~

I love this pic! Omg the trench, the jumpsuit, what is this magic?! This is amazing ;~;  oh goooood I just want the whole look, I want them both, and then I want to clone myself and hang out with myself :o

These are from the Duras SS exhibition event.

And what we see here is alot more white, denim, yellow, stripes, well that's all not very new but I love the three quarter pants, even though in my opinion it's something hard to pull off. The sheer long cardigans kind of remind me of the peignoir trend in other alternative japanese fashions, they look super cute, I would love to see more of this and how the staff will work this.. In general the loose fit and sheer fabrics remniscent of intimates which I feel was a thing in other alternative fashion for a while, I think can lead to some creative and cute coords :D
Also some more mint :3 I am glad the mint returned a little after a seeming absence last year :o

Source: 1, 2, 3.

And last but not least a few images from Lip Service, they didn't have that much out yet or at least I didn't find,but this I found :)


 The shoes are very elegant and classic, nothing too freaky but I like it~

We see some more off-the shoulder and lavender too like we saw with Rienda before, other than that, well, the long cardigan looks summery and relaxed, more floral-on-white prints~ I want to see more of this but I am impatient~


Overall, well you might know by now my analysis isn't particularly enlightening but it's nice to see cute pictures and get in the mood for spring somehow :) So please consider this post as no more than that~!

What do you think of these little previews of spring style? Have you seen some great previews yourself? If so, please share :D