Friday, February 19, 2016

FXEYES contact lens review FOXX and Livia with Photos

What are FXeyes Contact Lenses?
They are hand painted custom colored contact lenses.
These contact lenses are meant to have a more natural look than other colored contacts.  The colors are very opaque so its ideal for turning dark eyes to light.  Here is my thorough review of FXeyes natural hand painted contact lenses.

The Process:
             Since they are custom please expect the process to take a while, I have a toric prescription so there was an additional step. Basically their process is as follows:

1.     Select the lenses and submit RX if you have one (additional cost) make the purchase and make the order. Make sure you have the iris and clear pupil hole size correct, this cannot be changed once they make it.
2.     New orders take at least 10 weeks to be made
3.     After receiving lenses check them out, if there are adjustments to be made, pack it up and ship it to them with instructions at your cost. (adjustments usually mean they darken it for you if it’s too light)
You must do this within 45 days of receiving  your lenses or there will be a $50 tone down fee
4.     Wait another 10-15 days and repeat this process until they are where you want them to be
5.     Enjoy your lenses for 1 year with great care, they do offer services for restoring them if they fade, but of course you have to ship it in and wait again, also they charge $75 if the lenses are over a year old

It sounds like a lot to go through, but I was still a bit excited because at the time I just started wearing contact lenses and could not find any colored lenses in my high Astigmatism prescription

The cost:
FXeyes Natural hand-painted lenses go from $475 - $525 (at the time of this review). Sphere RX add $48.50, Toric RX (astigmatism) add $180.00.
Shipping Cost within the US is $21 - $35

Yes they are pretty pricy for contact lenses. I didn’t mind at this time because my normal clear prescription wasn’t far behind in cost, so I figured I’d give it a try.

My Experience:
I ordered FOXX and had it pre-darkened which they do not recommend, but I didn’t need to send it back to be darkened so that was nice.
It is thick, if you’re not used to thick contact lens there might be an adjustment period for you.  There was some tunnel vision for me (4.5 mm pupil) you kinda get used to it after a while, but it does get annoying at times. It is not recommended to drive while using these lenses.

My lenses faded after 3 months and I had to send it in to be retouched.

It looks beautiful in natural light, in photos and in videos.
They use high quality contact lenses

When I’m under artificial lighting sometimes it turns this green, a really  un-natural shade of green. (for the FOXX and Livia I’ve Had)
The cost is very high for colored contact lenses, The wait time for the process is also very long.
Any additional adjustments result in fees and more waiting time and shipping costs ($21 each time)

Right when I got them

Problems I’ve had..
Okay so for my first order of FOXX I ordered a 14mm iris with 4.5mm pupil hole.
I loved it, but the iris seemed a bit smaller than expected, so when the time came to order another pair, I got Livia and decided to make it 15mm based of my previous lenses. (I wanted to make them 1mm larger)
When I received them I was shocked to see the iris was sooooo much bigger, it looked scary!! How can 1mm make such a big difference.

So I realized that my previous lenses were made to 13mm instead of 14mm… so I should’ve ordered the LIVIA in 14mm…. had I known that the FOXX were actually in 13mm I would’ve done that…

Anyway I called them and explained my predicament, that if they had gotten he first order correct I would’ve ordered the second one based off that.  They said they would correct anything they did wrong and just to send them in for measurement…  I explained to them that I was fine with the FOXX even though it was 13mm instead of 14mm it still looked fine and that my main problem was my LIVIA at 15mm which looked scary.   The customer service (which I believe is just one lady) says okay. So I send them in, they confirmed that they DID get my first order wrong. I get them back and they extended my FOXX iris by adding a thick limbal ring (does not blend as well)….  I called them and told them that FOXX wasn’t my problem and that LIVIA was the main concern. They pretty much told me there was nothing they could do about it, no refund no re-do. I spoke to the owner and he suggested I wear them for Halloween, with a tone I did not appreciate.  The only thing they can do is give me a discount (unnamed amount) next time I order (if I ever order again).

After all the stress and money I put into this, I don’t know if it’s worth ordering again. Yes they are beautiful in photos and videos, but so are many other lenses. They are barely functional or comfortable. In person they kinda pop out, I mean no matter how realistic, you can always tell contacts are contacts.

      There are many more affordable brands to try if you want to change your eye color for a bit.

Maybe I'll give them another try one day, but after my experience I don't know if it would be anytime soon.  I know if my RX wasn't so high then I couldn't justify paying sooo much for cosmetic contact lenses, but thats just me.

note: I did end up using the LIVIA as zombie lenses (SMH) I jsut didnt want to waste them, but definitely not for everyday.. 

Nowadays I prefer my natural color much more, after exploring the world of colored contact lenses :)

Just for fun: here’s a video of celebrities switching eye colors, how much of the difference does it make?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lazy Panda is back! out on my own with no wisdom teeth

Wow  no blogging for 2 months! well this is all due to moving out on my own during finals week! can you imagine the stress bubbles? Another happy moment is when a strange man  cut open my gums drilled into my jaw and pulled my only wisdom tooth (poor little thing) , don't worry he was a dentist.

I have sooo soo much reviews to post so please don't go anywhere and stay posted ^.^

I am still working on the blog shop, I started on weebly and then found out you need to pay to add a certain amount of products. I am working on getting it on storenvy.

There will be lots of korean products some phone cases, deco tape and more.
So if you are interested keep posted.

Im trying my best to get everything sorted, post more and grow
Feel free to follow me and leave your link if you also blog and I will check it out :)

Find me on instagram at @missmaribiscotti and let me know so i can follow back ^^

Me and my mommy :)

Stay Postive

Monday, April 14, 2014

Moving, Gifts from Japan, and Blog Shop

Again, I have not been an active blogger lately. It’s because I am in the long stressful process of moving. It involves going through all my things and sorting them,
What to keep? What to throw away? What to sell? What to Donate? 
It can be a very long process, plus I’m a bit of a hoarder so it makes it tougher.

Of course there are fun moments while cleaning and sorting, like finding long forgotten treasures!

Among the treasures I found the Souvenirs (お土産)  that my Bestie brought back from Japan a couple years back. I put it in storage and forgot >.<.  I’m so happy I found all these cute little gifts.

He bought me a Pink Hello Kitty tote bag and filled it with all kinds of goodies.
Here are some photos

I love finding forgotten goodies!

A lovely Hello Kitty Plush Pillow and Slippers

Lovely Drawstring Pouch Bags, Perfect for carrying Cosmetics

Lookie at that cute Little Smoothie Charm

These are just sooo adorable, I love rabbits! I have six of them and will write a post about them soon!

This Mickey Mouse Macaron Necklace is one of my favorites of the goodies!

This Bow ring is super cute in person

Finding lost treasures, is always a pleasant surprise and a good motivator to clean your room! lol

Blog Shop

So I will be setting up a blog shop soon, sort of a moving sale.
I need to clear my room of a lot of stuff and also raise some funds for the moving process itself.

I will be selling a lot of Korean cosmetics and Skincare products. All of it will be New, Fresh, Unopened, and Unused. 

I usually order a lot of extras and in big quantities when I shop, my mom and her friends usually have me make orders. My mom also sells to some of her co workers and my  friends also like to place orders. Anyway I always end up with extra.  I will be listing those since I need to minimize on the stuff I'm moving

Friends and Family are also giving some things to sell to help raise some funds for the move :)

I will post when the blog shop is ready.

I am open to swap with other bloggers but will probably set that up after I move, let me know if you are interested. I will have a lot of New Korean Make-up and Skin Care available as well as other cute items. I will post more information regarding this later.

Thank you for Stopping by!
Love Always, Mari

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Review of Tmart 12 Piece Professional Brush Set in Purple

Hello Everyone
Tmart ( recently sent me a 12 piece brush set to be reviewed. This was the first time an item was sent to me. Even though this item was sent, you will get nothing but my honest opinion and impressions.

The brushes come in a convenient roll-up travel case. I love that the set is purple!
The first thing I check when getting new brushes is softness and texture.  There is nothing worst than a rough make up brush. With these brushes I was pleasantly surprised, they were soft and felt good on the skin, which is very Very important.

I usually rough up my brushes first to get the fall out hairs out of the way. Happy to see that there is no fall out here. The set comes with 12 brushes and a metallic purple roll up case, it doesn’t mention it on the listing, but I believe these are Synthetic. I prefer synthetic brushes because they can be used with creams, liquids, oil-based products. This set kind of reminds me of my Bubbi Brush set because of the case and the handles.

I used the powder brushes to either set my make up or for powder blush (currently using Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Finishing Powder). I don’t use them for creams or liquids because they are on the fluffier side so for me it’s best for powders and blending. I prefer the Beauty Blender or a flat-top brush to apply the liquid foundations or BB creams.  But these powder brushes are good at what they are made to do.

The brushes have a wood and alloy handle
The Fan-Brush can be used to sweep away eyeshadow fall out or excess powder.

The Oblique eyebrow brush is not really what I pictured, usually you would think the slanted brush.  I actually use the smaller brushes mostly for eyeshadows, the smaller ones are great for detail. I do wish the Lip Brush was a bit thicker.

As for the smudge brush (sponge) I usually use these brushes for apply glitter or correcting mistakes when I don’t have q-tips. 

Awesome Price, and Great Quality for the price
If you want a good starter set or travel kit or if you just like to try and collect brushes, then you may want to try these.

I am always excited to discover products for a good deal, I don’t believe a brush needs to cost $20 plus each to work properly. Elf studio brushes is a good example of this. These brushes are pretty and come at a very low price.

You can get the 12 piece Professional brush set here: Tmart Make Up Brushes

I haven’t had any experience purchasing from t-mart yet, so if you do buy something, please let me know how it goes.

Thank You for reading ^.^

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