[Review] Etude House Pink Bird Pink Box August – Dolly Eyes

When you talk about dolly eyes or a dolly look, the Japanese Gyaru look comes to mind. However, when it comes to how the Korean stars do up their makeup, I’m seeing a different trend. They have strong, thick brows and they always use black eyeliner! I’m not much of a fan of black but I am always open to experimenting new colors.

Check out Sandara Park & the Brown Eyed Girls’ eye makeup. Their makeup does open up and widens those pretty peepers.

I am still a klutz at makeup so I don’t think I can easily replicate their look but I’ll try. This month’s pink box was filled with lovely new products for Korea’s fall collection. Just check it out :

Everything you need to achieve those large, doll-like eyes.

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Check out my NovaLash Eyelash Extensions

You know how they say that the eyes are the windows of the soul. And I truly believe in this statement, hence, I’m always dolling up my eyes with false eyelashes, iris-enhancer contacts and eyeliner. I’m very used to wearing falsies daily and there is the hassle of having to apply and remove it. Also, because the fake lashes are applied on the lash line, it might inhibit the growth of my own natural lashes overtime. What’s more, much care must be taken when removing the lashes. As frequent tugging and pulling will result in wrinkles and saggy,droopy lids.

So having a lash extension was quite a saviour for me, though I did not have quite a good experience the previous time I tried it out. It was lash extensions done on the lashline which Jocelyn had recommended against.

Novalash lash extensions are adhered onto the lashes itself and not the lashline. It’s also safe for pregnant ladies and even kids because it does not contain formaldehyde. Which is a big deal for me since I’m expecting and have been avoiding chemical treatments even for my hair.

Just a little background info on the company offering this wonderful lash extension services:

LOLITAgroup is headed by Jocelyn, who has been certified by NovaLash since 2009 and appointed as a NovaLash trainer & distributor for Novalash in 2011. NovaLash produces award winning medical grade eyelash extension adhesive in USA FDA inspected facility, rendering it to be one of the healthiest professional eyelash extension system.

At LolitaGroup, they use both Novalash SENSITIVE adhesive and Novalash Platinium Bond adhesive, to cater for theirvarious client’s need. All their client’s eyelashes are meticulously applied one strand at a time basing on NovaLash technique. The process is painless and your natural lash will not suffer premature drop, and the result is natural and longlasting.

 So you can see I was rest assured that I was in good hands. According to Jocelyn, I had 2 layers of lashes and my lashes were considered long for an Asian. Haha, I was really surprised at that.

Check out my natural lashes, the eyepads are placed beneath my lashes to protect my lower lashes and also allow the technician to work with ease on my upper lashes

Next, she selects lashes which are suitable for me:

Jocelyn used around 200 strands of lashes on me and merticulously did one lash at a time.

It is an intricate process that also involves the seperation of the newly added lashes after each round so that the lashes do not clump together. And the natural lashes would be to grow normally.

It was an estimated 1.5 hours to do a set of lashes for me. The overall process was painless and seemingly quick. In fact, it took around 2 hours in the end as Jocelyn mentioned that I had quite a number of lashes.

Check out the end result; natural-looking lashes which I could call my own:

Don’t mind the whitish stains on my right eyelid, it’s the fake eyelash glue residue.

Side view of my lash extensions:

As you can see it’s much more natural looking as there is no blackish strip unlike the fake eyelashes. Now, I was worried about the maintenance as I am a very hassle-free person. I couldn’t stand my previous extensions because I had to try to avoid water and all that. But I was pretty pleased to learn that I need not avoid water with these set of extensions, in fact, I could go swimming if I wanted. I don’t need to wear goggles in the shower! Haha! I just needed to avoid glycerol, an ingredient in oil-based makeup removers. That was really simple then! Refills are recommended every 3-4 weeks.

So I’ve been having these lashes for 10 over days and so far, I’m loving it. In fact, I’ve been cutting down on eye makeup and going for the more natural look. I feel confident too even without makeup as my eyes are made up in such a natural manner.

And as my natural lashes grew, the extensions were pushed forward and curled up even more naturally. What I have on now are mostly the 12mm lashes, I will be getting these removed and be updating again with a fuller set of lashes. I’m hoping for long, dolly 16mm lashes!

Most people complain about their natural lashes dropping off due to eyelash extensions and getting all bald over the lid area. I will then see for myself that Novalash will not harm my natural lashes in such a manner. Do stay tuned for my post then 😉

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Tried 16mm dia big eye lenses?

Was surfing the net & saw this news article “Online bulk purchase of contact lenses on the rise”, you may read about it here. And it kinda caught my attention because I had bought big eye lenses online before.

However, unlicensed online sellers are not allowed to sell contact lenses without proper prescriptions as this may lead to eye health problems. In fact, MOH are sending out warning letters to several blogshops which are doing so.

As guilty as I am in purchasing them, I felt that it would be fine to just share my thoughts on the big eye lenses. I think they’re an essential item for those who want to achieve the Japanese Gyaru look.

To get such a dolly look, one must emphasize on the eyes. And apart from using false lashes to create the huge, dolly eyes effect, you should invest in a pair of big eye lenses. Usual sizes are 13.8mm, 14mm (the usual I’m using) and if I’m not wrong 16mm would be the biggest.

So what would be the outcome? Would I end up looking like one of creatures affected by Mary Ann’s energy in Vampire serial show, TRUE BLOOD?

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