Thursday, 26 July 2012

Life | Struggle street.

I have 933 words of a 2500 essay done. Things that concern me about how little I've managed to get done today:
  1. It's due on Sunday at midnight,
  2. I have a 21st tomorrow night,
  3. I have a 30th on Saturday night and,
  4. I have no idea how to make this essay actually sound like I have any idea what I'm talking about!!!
Health Psychology: why you be so hard?

one of the many lookouts we went to
Photo from the weekend? Sure why not.
I went to the Blue Mountains with some girls from Pittsburgh who are doing internships in Australia. They were really lovely, although it did make me feel a little bit boring in comparison. We did all of the touristy sites and then walked through the glow worm tunnel at Newnes forest. I really wanted to go to Deep Pass which is one of my favourite places in the world but it got really late and we were super exhausted from having my dad drag us down bush trails.

caption about lights at the ends of tunnels or something
 Okay... I should get back to drowning in articles about the efficacy of the TPB and the HAPA in predicting smoking cessation. (oh my gosh my brain is turning into mush)

Thursday, 12 July 2012

In love with this song...

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World - Black Sheep

I love this movie and song so much.
The comics are incredible and I'm a litte bit in love with Michael Cera (moreso in love with his doppleganger/my boyfriend). Originally by Metric but I like the movie version way more... Brie Larson's voice is just amazing! I can't stop hitting replay! ♥

I need to read the comics/watch this movie again.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Review | EOS Puffy 3 Tone Grey Lens

Hi everyone!
I ordered the EOS Puffy 3 Tone Grey lenses from UNIQSO. The website was great and the shipping was really fast! They came in an adorable little box with a standard lenses case. I like that the lens case is clear so I can see which lenses are in there.

this box will surely get filled with ribbons and bobby pins.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Life | Rozelle Markets!

A few weeks ago Sophie and my sister, Amanda, asked me if I wanted to do a market stall with them. We all have ridiculously overflowing wardrobes so it made sense for us to pass on our much loved clothes to some market-going fashion lovers. We booked a stall 2 weeks in advance and began culling our wardrobes! Some of the items I had decided to part with brought tears to my eyes. All of those memories! But if I hadn't worn it in the last sixmonths, I probably wouldn't miss it.

I wish I had taken more photos on the day but I snapped a couple.

Around 9am! Pretty happy to have coffee at last.
  Sophie has fabulous cotton candy coloured hair which makes me want to dye my hair wonderful colours but then I remember how it will damage my hair. This was our stall just when the markets began. Soph's nanna was selling bags and things that she'd made herself at the front of the stall but left at around midday. 

Lots of sitting around watching people try on our stuff.
   At the end of the day it began to dawn on all of us that we'd still have enough stuff to possibly run another market stall! And when I got home (despite being completely exhausted) I found myself mentally selecting stuff from my wardrobe that I will sell next time round. I hope I don't become addicted to selling my things! Although that's a better addiction than buying things.

  I ended up making a decent amount of money (which I am determined not to spend on more clothes) and shouted my boyfriend and I some delicious thai food for dinner.
I'm determined to bring even more stuff to sell at our next stall. It was such a fun day!

A picture of a dog that I regret not buying + $5 shoes at our stall!
♥ Bec

Thursday, 5 July 2012

GLOSS cosmetics contact lenses!

Anyone from Australia wanting to try out cosmetic lenses to see if it's their kind of fashion accessory should check out GLOSS, who have stores all around Sydney! I recently bought 2 pairs from them so I though I'd share some pictures and opinions.

I was really excited to find a store that sells contact lenses in Sydney! At first I was a little bit worried because although these lenses are from Korea, the shop assistant couldn't tell me what brand they were (EOS or GEO). Might just be that I'm overly cautious, but I'm putting these things in my eyes so I kinda wanna know if they're going to make me blind or something! I bought a couple of pairs after a while because I got too excited about wearing them out later that week and forgot about all my concerns. Oops.

It cost me $34 for 2 pairs. I got tri-tone lenses in grey and green, as I wanted them to blend into my natural colour and they did so perfectly. A little too perfectly maybe...
Not a huge difference.
 Above are the grey lenses in my right eye and my natural eye on the left. Not much of a difference at all! They make my eyes look less blue-green and more hazel I suppose.. But the colour change is barely noticeable.

There is a little bit of enlargement which is good. I was expecting them to be more enlarging as the package states the diameter as 14.2mm. I was disappointed when I looked closer at the lens and saw that there is a clear ring on the outside (about 0.2mm wide). But as you can see, they make my limbal ring more pronounced providing some natural enlargement.

Both lenses in.

Close up! You can see the clear outer ring if you look closely.
  I guess what I wanted was natural enlargement and these do that.. But not to the extent I wanted. These would be absolutely perfect if they were the exact same design and colour, but 14.5mm.
My search for the perfect natural enlarging lenses continues.

These are still good lenses. As a rookie to the contact lenses thing, it is great to have practice inserting and removing lenses, as well as becoming accustomed to the way they feel in your eyes. I am looking forward to seeing how the green tri-tones look.

Colour/Design: 7/10
I've already talked about this above, but basically it is a lovely natural lens that blends perfectly into light eyes. There is a natural limbal ring design on the outer rim is lovely.

Comfort: 9/10
I wore these for around 8 hours before my eyes began to feel tired and I took them out. I'm sure if I used some rewetting drops I could have worn them for longer but it isn't advised to wear them for too long. Anyway these were very comfortable lenses. There was occasional blurring caused by the lens moving, but not very often.

Enlargement: 6/10
I feel a little bit lied to with the whole 14.2mm diameter thing when they're really only 14mm. But there is some natural enlargement from the darker limbal ring.

Overall: 8/10
I forgot to mention above that these are NOT yearly lenses. Most GEO and EOS lenses last for a year which makes their prices extremely reasonable. These are 90 day lenses which is okay I suppose but if I can get yearly lenses from the internet for the same price... well I can wait a couple of weeks and be happy.

These lenses are still quite nice and overall I'm happy with these GLOSS brand lenses.
I recently ordered EOS Puffy 3tones in grey which I'm hoping will be enlarging but natural. Will be sure to review them for you.

Any questions, leave a comment. Or just say hi. =)

Hello + EOS Candy Eye Grey review!

Hello world.
I'm Bec and this is my first post of my first ever blog and I've decided to talk about something I recently discovered (a small new obsession of mine). That is: circle lenses!!!

Circle lenses are contact lenses that are usually bigger than your natural iris and so they have an enlarging effect. They come in many different colours and sizes. Some have dark circles on the outer edge (to imitate the natural limbal ring of the eye), making your eyes look HUGE! Some people like natural looking lenses whilst other people go for that dramatic look that will turn heads.

Hello everyone! Me being a dork.
My natural eye colour + shirt from Chicwish
  As circle lenses are mostly worn by people with dark eyes (they're originally from South Korea and popular in Japan), it's pretty hard finding reviews of circle lenses by people with light eyes. So I'm going to try and give my opinion on every pair I buy for light eyed people interested in trying circle lenses :)

NOTE: There are definitely risks involved with cosmetic contact lenses!!! In Australia and many other countires you can purchase them off the internet easily without a prescription, however please make sure you read about them first! How to open the lens bottles, how to take care of them properly, how to clean them, and the importance of inserting them before you apply makeup and checking the lens for particles or damage before putting them in your eye. A tiny tear in a lens can cause scratches on your eye and cause permanent damage. So always take care! This blog has a great guide on how to care for lenses.

My first pair were EOS Candy Eye Grey

EOS Candy Eye Grey (ignore my huge nose please)
 I bought these from They have tons of circle lenses and you can select prescriptions for each lens if you normally wear glasses! They were really helpful with all the questions I had so check out their site (link is above). These were the very first pair of contact lenses I've ever worn, so it was a bit tricky getting them in at first.  I think these would be best to wear out at night with simple makeup (some black eyeliner and lots of mascara).

 Colour/Design: 6/10
These make my eyes look very unnatural. The grey blended in well with my natural blue-grey eyes and the colour change was minimal. But the thick black outter ring looks very unnatural on light eyes. I know what to look for in my next pair though, and I still think these are great for a dramatic look.

Comfort: Because I don't have anything to compare them to, it's hard to say how comfortable they are. However I wore them for 6 hours without my eyes drying out. I sometimes forgot that they were there! Occasionally the lens would shift and I would have blurred vision, however closing and rubbing my eyelid repositioned the lens easily.

Enlargement: 10/10
My eyes look SO BIG! Even though they are only 14.5mm in diameter the black ring really enlarges your eye. My sister freaked out when she saw me wearing these. "Your eyes are enormous!!" Hehehe. So in terms of enlargement they get a perfect 10!

Overall: 7/10
These might not have been the best first pair for me to try, but they're still very fun lenses with a very dramatic effect. I feel like they would look better on those with darker eyes, but as long as you don't mind an unnatural looking limbal ring, these lenses are great.

The details
  • Base Curve: 8.6 
  • Diameter: 14.5mm
Water % of Content: 38%  Manufacturer: EOS
  • Reflective Index : 1.43 (wet)
  • Oxygen Permeability : 16DK 
  • Lens Type: 1 year

  • Okay! I think that's all. Please feel free to ask any questions in the comments. Also I'm sorry for the poor quality photos. Will review my other pairs later!
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