Thursday, August 21, 2014

Abaday Clothing Review!

Hello, everyone!

Today I have a review from Abaday.com, featuring two pieces that I personally chose myself!



When I first picked out these items, I assumed they would look exactly like the pictures on the site so I was disappointed when I received the actual pieces. Mostly just the playsuit.


This is the one that was sent to me. Compared to the picture on the site, it's blatant the difference of print. It's not as elegant or intricate. Though the fabric is soft and comfortable, the print looks cheap versus what I was expecting and the sleeves are supposed to be sheer. The cut was poor, as well. They tried, but it doesn't flow like it should. Just looking at the stock picture, I can tell there's more pleating for freer space around the hips but this basically hugs me. Especially my thighs! There were no measurements offered for hips and thighs which is super important for shopping online! Not all of us have slim thighs and hips.

This a slip-on, no zippers or buttons or openings except for the top. The waist has an elastic band but the thighs do not. It's sewn into that size only. I would of been okay with that had the bottoms more room.


I was extremely hesitant to put it on for pictures but they encouraged me to so here you guys go!
It's not flattering for my build or shape. I had to wear things and pose specifically for it to look decent but I wouldn't wear it casually because it just looks funny without constant help. Some people may think it looks just fine but I know how to dress my body which is why I wanted the piece in the picture. I would of been a lot more gracious about the one they sent if the bottom half was put together like in the stock picture.

The top is good. It's as expected, but fashion tape or something underneath is required to keep from being exposed. The sleeves, as I said, should have been sheer, but this fabric is completely solid.


It does say in the description for the sizes that a lot of customers suggest wearing a size larger. I got a size M for this but even if I went with a size L, the way the bottom is sewn wouldn't of changed. Yes, I may have had more room and length, but if it's just a bigger version of this, it will remain stiff because of the way it's put together.



This is the second piece which I find myself more forgiving. There are still differences such as the sleeves and neckline, and I can tell the cuts in the back are slightly different shapes. Little things that I don't mind. Though I'm not a fan of the neckline since it doesn't lay flat.


I chose this because I needed more tops. It's plain, which means I can wear it with many things, and the cuts in the back are good for Florida weather without exposing too much. As you can see in my pictures, the neckline doesn't lay flat and pinches in the middle at times. That's a sign of poor workmanship. If it was supposed to stick up, the fine detail such as the stitching would be more refined.


This one I decided to get an XL which is basically the same measurements for the playsuit which was a M so definitely take the time to look at the measurements before purchasing!

Even though I can pick out fine details really well, I'm typically not so critical because I'm usually satisfied since I have a mentality of make the best of what I have. I have little room to have a spoiled mentality, which is what I'm applying to the t-shirt, but I'm sure just as everyone else, no one likes to be given something that doesn't reach their expectations or requirements when you're given an idea of what you're supposed to receive. A.k.a., the playsuit. I must admit, I was very excited about that piece which makes my judgement harsher than usual.


Depending on your expectations and flexibility, while the first piece may have not been amazing and the second was alright, I'm sure the rest of the website offers a mixed bag. I do wish they had pictures of the actual product you're buying cause I don't want anyone else to feel let down!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Geolica Holicat Barbie Brown Circle Lens Review

This review is based on my own personal experiences.
Please take a look at my Circle Lens Care page if you are interested in circle lenses!


These particular lenses, the Geolica Holicat Barbie Brown Lens 14.5mm, are from HanaVillage.com!
HanaVillage.com aims to be one of the largest beauty store selling quality colored lenses and top beauty brands in Asia. The brands we carry included KOJI, Skin79, Etude House, Nature Republic, Missha, Fujifilm,Geo Medical, ColourVue, Dueba, and many other well known beauty brands in Asia especially Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Our office is based in Malaysia while goods are shipped from Malaysia and Singapore. We offer free worldwide delivery and excellent customer service. We carry more than thousand of products in store. We also own another website LensVillage, a circle lenses store which is quite established since few years ago. You may find our customer reviews throughout different channel.
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I'm familiar enough with LensVillage to know that HanaVillage will be just as reliable and professional! They also offer 1 to 1 exchange on contact lenses if you have problems with them and you can also request for a return/exchange if you're unhappy with your purchase!


I had to take a picture with my kitty, Howl, cause the lenses reminded me of his coloring!



Color + Pattern
As the name suggests, they're very cat-like in color. The pixels are completely opaque and will cover up dark brown eyes with ease. The pupil hole is large and the pattern doesn't allow blending with the eye color. I like that the outer ring is actually dark brown and not black.

Enlargement
These are 14.5mm and even though they may not look huge and dolly on my eyes, on most people these will do the trick! You can see the difference between the natural size of my iris versus the lens in the picture above, to the bottom right corner.

Comfort
These are comfortable for me. I wouldn't say my eyes dry out easy but as usual, I would always recommend carrying eyedrops and not surpassing 8 hours of wear. Shorter time if possible. The base curve will have an influence on comfort, as well. It may slide more if it doesn't fit properly.

Over All
They're beautiful but I'm not enchanted with them cause I don't think they look very good with my skin tone and current hair color. The color combo isn't my favorite. However, these are pretty! They're shiny, vibrant, and the pattern and color really give off a cat look.




I've also two other items from HanaVillage that I will review soon!
Please look forward to it!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

20" Ash Blonde 7pcs Clip In Remy Human Hair Extensions Review from OuterInner.com

When I change my hair, hair extensions is a must for me. Otherwise it just doesn't feel complete!
Almost every time I have new extensions they've been from a different company.

This time they're from OuterInner.com!
They're the same business that sent me these beautiful dresses!


Now I have the chance to review another section of their site, which they actually provide a variety of fashionable products. From weddings, special events, to casual wear, accessories, and wigs and extensions! Seems like a pretty great stop to get an entire look for so many occasions :D

On top of a great outfit, I think great hair is a must. Whether it's short or long. For my preference, long hair makes the biggest impact not just on my looks but my confidence. I feel that it frames my face better and I can hair flip, hahaha!


The item that I'm reviewing is the.. 
20" Ash Blonde 7pcs Clip In Remy Human Hair Extensions in the color #613E. Though on the site you'll see it as 16", but they have a drop down menu for 16", 18", 20", 22", and 24" as your options. Though the extensions I actually requested were 12pcs, not 7pcs. I completely forgot it was supposed to be 12 and I didn't get in contact with them. Based on my interactions with their representative they would have fixed the situation so please keep that in mind but this is still a review for the 20" 7 piece set!

Here's a quick rundown of the main points but further down among the pictures will be an elaboration of these points.

PROS
- even color (before hair dye) - soft - shiny - full length, 20" - double weft - takes color well - good price for length

CONS
- still thin after double weft - stubborn clips - had to resew one clip - feels like the hair will dry out fast -

RECOMMENDED
- good for long and thin hair for average appearance of thickness
- good for medium length hair, average to thin, of the 16" option for length and a little thickness

COMMENTS
- I won’t be able to review the longevity because I've combined them with older extensions for more thickness. The other extensions will influence the quality and longevity. Otherwise it was too thin for my hair to wear.
- All in all, not up to my personal standards. I like having very thick hair or at the very least matching the thickness I have right now. If anything they feel like beginner extensions. The kind you try out without being overwhelmed, but they can also be underwhelming.


FULL REVIEW

When they arrived they came in a regular plastic package and folded in a long rectangular piece of cardboard. Opening it, they're held in by an elastic band. I tried to edit the picture to it's truest color but it may still vary depending on your monitor/phone settings. In person I would consider them bleach blonde more than ash but they do have less yellow tone than bleach blonde. Ash blonde to me has a slight gray undertone. At best it may be a very light ash blonde.


This is how they looked after I dyed them with Manic Panic's Electric Lizard and Raven. The extensions took the color well and I believe the coloring is likely uneven from my own application rather than the hair itself. It turned out beautifully! I did a slight ombre so my hair will still match if I retouch mine a bit dark and have it fade later.


Here I measured the length. The perspective may seem like I didn't put the measuring tape to the top but that's just all the clips stacked onto each other. It's a full 20", actually exceeding to 21". When I say full, I mean the ends aren't thin. There are some extensions that claim a certain length but the ends are so thin it's better to cut them off. I didn't have to in this case.


You can't really tell in the picture below, but they are double wefted. Which means there's two layers of sewn hair. Even then it's still pretty thin. The clips aren't the best quality. They're big, loud, and stubborn to clip on at times. I've read somewhere that with some hair clips you have to break them in by clipping and unclipping them, but not in your hair. And I'm only noticing now in this picture if you look at the left clip, not all of the prongs end with a little ball that typically protects the scalp.


And excuse my wet hair!

This is all 7 pieces in my hair. Once again, I completely forgot I was supposed to receive the 12 piece. Had I remembered I would have gotten in contact with them to fix the error. They've been nothing but kind to me so I fully expect them to have worked with me through it but since they're already colored and everything there's no returning it!

The packaging isn't exactly safe for return though. Other extensions that I've used usually came with a sample that you can open and observe for quality before opening the rest so just in case it's not what you want you can return it and the hair is untouched which is more hygienic.



You can see the difference between my hair and the extensions, not just by color, but by thickness and thinness. You can see the texture of my top through the extensions and you can tell my hair is somewhat thick. I wouldn't of been able to use these extensions had I not combined them with more hair. It would of been very obvious. However, I am happy that the hair is pretty consistent though. Even though it's not thick, it doesn't continue to thin towards the ends.

As much as I would have liked to try out the 12 piece, 7 pieces fit my head the best without worrying about the wefts showing through. So there's a plus side to that.


For further comparison of thickness and thinness, I quickly braided my hair and the extensions together. Of course adding any extra hair to your own will increase thickness but it would of been better for me to have gotten the 16" if I just wanted some thickness instead of length.

I think people with thin hair would benefit from this set the best. It's not too heavy and it offers just enough amount of hair for it to blend in and not look obvious. I wouldn't recommend it for brittle hair because of the stiff and stubborn clips, unless you buy your own clips to resew it all later.

So the pros and cons aren't exactly balanced, unless we're talking about my personal preferences. I can see some good out of these for thin hair as most extension companies are all about thick hair.

I think the price for this set is reasonable as well. For the 20" 7 piece, it's $89.94. I've had extensions close to that price that were thicker but they were shorter and dried out fast. As usual though, it's hard to experiment and try extensions online. It's a lot of hit and miss.

I don't know what to say about this one. I'm unsatisfied because I wanted thicker hair, but I'm happy with the length and it's price for what it offers. I guess it just depends on what you want and what you have!


And just to throw it in, this is what I did with the extensions! I combined them with darker green hair and trimmed them to suit the thickness and layered them for better styling :]

Had it been the 12 piece, I may have resewn it together to form 7 pieces so it would of been work for me either way. Still feeling blessed that I had the opportunity to review these extensions cause had I not I would of been stuck with my short hair! It would of drove me nuts!

So thank you, OuterInner for this opportunity and for the confidence boost!
Aside their wigs and extensions, they have beautiful clothing. There's always something new and some sort of sale or deal going on, so take a look around :3