Sunday, February 28, 2016

(Review ★) I-Codi Colors Of The Wind #5 Baby Rose, #28 Ocean Blue, Dream Color Nubluk Green & Flash Glam Grey [SPONSORED by UNIQSO]

Hello all
I'm back with this month's review for UNIQSO
For this month, I got 4 different kinds of circle lens to try out from UNIQSO
It's going to be a long review, so buckle up and let's go!

First item we are gonna take a look at is one of my favorite lens series of all time
I-Codi's Colors of the Wind series
I've chosen #5 Baby Rose and #28 Ocean Blue for this month to try out
Even though I have tried quite some Pink colored contact, I thought I wanted to try some different shades of pink if it is possible
And while I was looking around, this little baby caught my attention

Diameter: 15mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Usage: 1 Year
Price: $22.90 USD



Comfort:  ★★★★★ / ★★★★★
Hula Effect: ★★★★★ / ★★★★★
Doughnut Effect: ★★★★★ / ★★★★★
Color: ☆★★★★ / ★★★★★
Design: ★★★★★ / ★★★★★
Enlargement: ★★★★★ / ★★★★★

Comfort, I feel like I can never go wrong with how comfortable Colors of the Wind is
Whenever I wear this series, I always get surprised by how comfortable it is, it is to the point where I can feel anything being in my eyes
I give perfect point to this category!

Hula Effect, This lens is significantly moisturizing, which allows the circle lens itself to follow eye movements around without giving any discomfort or blurriness in vision

Doughnut Effect, I don't have worry too much about the white of my eyes peaking through the lens itself, because the prints on this lens is very solid and guarantees its ability to make the its true color shows on any color eyes

Color, To be honest I was slightly disappointed by the color of Baby Rose, cause I was expecting little more pink tone to it, rather than appearing more of reddish color
It is really very wonderful color, but since I was expecting slightly different tone to it, I have to take one point down

Design, I truly love the design of this lens to be honest, cause it reminds me of sunset!
Not just the color itself, but the way it is printed in lines reminds me of glowing sun
Personally, I think that's what got my attention, when I was picking out which pink lens I wanted to try

Enlargement, This lens has one of the biggest diameter you can get in circle lens besides sclera lenses
By using dark brown rims around the outer circle, instead of giving definite enlargement and definition to your eyes, it gives more of a subtle enlargement to it, which I like very much!!

 Next one we are gonna take a look at is #28 Ocean Blue from the same series
I wanted to pick a opposite color for the Baby Rose, and I thought this was perfect color!
I'm not going to lie, but I was quite satisfied with this color choice for this month!

Diameter: 15mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Usage: 1 Year
Price: $22.90 USD



Comfort:  ★★★★★ / ★★★★★
Hula Effect: ★★★★★ / ★★★★★
Doughnut Effect: ★★★★★ / ★★★★★
Color: ★★★★★ / ★★★★★
Design: ☆★★★★ / ★★★★★
Enlargement: ★★★★★ / ★★★★★

Comfort, I have to give great points for the comfort part.
I myself always have some kind of irritation whenever I wear circle lens, since my right eye's base curve is way too flat
However, I can never go wrong with I-Codi Colors of the Wind series ever since I've tried my very first pair last year!
I was wearing this lens at work for 9 hours straight, and I barely felt any discomfort except for slight dryness from wearing it for awhile
I was surprised by the fact that I didn't had to put any eyedrops all day!!
Great lens for comfort!

Hula Effect, I don't think I need to say much in this section since I didn't feel any discomfort during the time I was using this lens
Follows my eye movements very well without causing any blurriness
And there were no irritation at all!

Doughnut Effect, What I really like about I-Codi's Colors of the Wind series, with its solid design, there's no signs of whites of my eyes peaking through the circle lens and cover it all up, and make my eyes appear quite naturally

Color, Colors of the Wind series is quite known for how vibrant its color
As you can see it the picture, even though I have signature dark brown eyes
blue color appear very clearly and made my eyes into deep blue, just like ocean!!
Matches its name, doesn't it??

Design, Design was quite interesting
I never really expected 3 tone blue lens to be designed with 3 of similar colors
It was really unique idea compare to traditional blue, yellow and black mixture of 3 tone lens
I think, by mixing 3 tones of blue did make that color to pop out quite nice
But because of that, it does make my eyes to appear little artificial

Enlargement, Colors of the Wind series actually comes in quite big diameter, which means great enlargement in your eyes
There are many times when lens' diameter is too big, it may make your eyes appear very unrealistic
However, this series uses thin rim around the outer edge, which allows the eyes to appear bigger in natural ways
I give full points on that just like the Baby Rose

Next one we are gonna take a look at is Dream Color Nubluk Green
Now, I've never tried Dream Color before so it kind of frightened me to try it out
But I'm gonna go ahead and say it
This lens was the far most my favorite lens of all time at this moment!!
We will go into more detail about it as we go

Diameter: 14.5mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.8mm
Usage: 1 Year
Price: $19.90 USD

This series comes in 5 different colors:
Blue, Brown, Green, Violet and Gray

Now when I take a look at the color of the lens itself, I was worried that it was not going to show up on my dark brown eyes as much as I hoped to
Personally, when it comes to picking either Violet or Green lens for my dark eye color, I never had good luck with colors showing up as well

But oh boy, did this lens changed my opinion!!
Not only does the color shows really well, it also blends in very well with my actual eye color, because the lens itself uses the dot printing methods, which allows your natural eye color and the lens to blend in very well



Comfort:  ★★★★★ / ★★★★★
Hula Effect: ★★★★★ / ★★★★★
Doughnut Effect: ★★★★★ / ★★★★★
Color: ★★★★★ / ★★★★★
Design: ★★★★★ / ★★★★★
Enlargement: ★★★★★ / ★★★★★

Comfort, I have to admit that this lens is currently my favorite one
And I am actually using this on daily basis and wear it up to 9 hours a day (even though it is not quite recommended)
Now considering how easily my eyes gets dry, this lens not only makes my eyes look dreamy
but doesn't cause any discomfort, which I feel in other lenses
I have to give perfect points on this one

Hula Effect, This lens feels like it has no flaws
Since the material is pretty thin and is very breathable for my eyes, I didn't feel too much dryness in my eyes
Because of that, the lens follows my eye movement without any problem

Doughnut Effect, Considering how opaque the lens appears, it actually covers my eyes without showing any gap between my actual eyes and the lens itself
That is because they are using the dotty printing to make sure the color blend in with person's eyes naturally

Color, Now I was looking for good green color circle lens which will show up to dark colored eyes
It is really difficult to find the color that I've been looking for, cause most of the green circle lenses doesn't show up well for dark brown eyes
That is why I got so excited when I first tried this lens on, and saw the color itself
It is very minty color than being pure green
And when it is worn on dark brown eyes like mine, it actually appears to be little bit of grayish green color
I am so in love with the color, that is why I wear this on every day basis

Design, I really love the design of this circle lens
I am big fan of dotty prints when it comes to color lens, that is because dotty prints never fails to create the most natural appearance and have greater chance of colors to show up on dark colored eyes
And since it uses yellow color in the center to create to help with more natural coloration, I really loved it

Enlargement, Some people are big fan of circle lenses which will make their eyes appear really big
However, I myself is not too much of a fan for it
I rather wear circle lens that is more of natural appearance in diameter, as well as having good color showing up
This is pretty standard sized circle lens, and the rim itself isn't too thick
I was very satisfied with the size of the lens along with everything else

Now, last but not least
It is one of the new brand that got added to UNIQSO recently called Flash
They are 3 months disposable lens and comes in very many different designs
I have chosen Glam Gray, since I wanted some new gray lens to try out

When I got the lens and saw how it looked, it got me little bit concerned because the lens appear more to be white color rather than gray
And I wasn't expecting the circle lens to not have its signature dark rims around the outside
But hey, it never hurts to try out new designs, right?

Diameter: 14mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Usage: 3 Months
Price: $9.90 USD
$17.80 USD for 2 Pairs (6 Months)
$35.60 for 4 Pairs (1 Year)

This lens comes in 4 different colors:
Blue, Green, Gray and Honey



Comfort:  ☆☆☆★★ / ★★★★★
Hula Effect: ☆☆★★★ / ★★★★★
Doughnut Effect: ☆★★★★ / ★★★★★
Color: ★★★★★ / ★★★★★
Design: ★★★★★ / ★★★★★
Enlargement: ☆☆☆★★ / ★★★★★

Comfort, For a 3 months disposable lens, this lens was rather uncomfortable compare to the yearly ones that I've tried
From previous experience, daily or monthly disposable lenses were more comfortable and breathable than yearly lenses
But this was lot more drying for my eyes (And I actually tried this on 4 different days)
It felt really uncomfortable, almost to the point where it was hurting my eyes
Maybe it was they way I was storing it, or could be the factor that it didn't fit my right eye very well since it doesn't have normal base curve

It maybe different on different people, but that's how it felt for myself

Hula Effect, Since it felt quite drying for my eyes, it actually couldn't follow my eye movements quite well
There were couple times through out the day when it move away from center of my eyes, so I had to put lots of eyedrops in to my eyes to keep it moisturized

Doughnut Effect, Since the color and the design of this lens has some gaps in between, the gaps between my eyes and the lens showed up quite well
It may blend in better for people with brighter eye color, but with someone who may have dark colored eyes, the gap might show up easier

Color, This Glam Gray was really unusual gray circle lens that I've ever tried
As I mentioned before, the actual color appears to be more of white color than being gray tone
Color is very pigmented which has no problem of showing up on my dark brown eyes
If you are into bright colors like this, I recommend you to try it out
I was really interested how they used orange color, rather than yellow color on the center of the lens
I think that is why the color appears more vibrant than other gray lens that I have tried before

Design, The design of this lens was actually something that i am not used to
I've been stripes, dotty and solid prints on the lens
But I have never seen something that is designed with lightning shape-like lines forming the design
I think that is why one of the reason that colors seems more sharp rather than being softer look
I was expecting more of softer look and solid design, cause that's how it appeared on the picture
I think the design makes this pretty good cosplay lens, even for Halloween!

Enlargement, This lens is actually not that big in diameter
Therefore, it appears to have more of normal size rather than giving enlargement
It is almost same size as my pupil, so there wasn't much of enlargement for me
I think it also didn't give much of enlargement effect, for the fact how white the color was, and it may have blended into whites of my eyes, cause there isn't any definite rim around the outer edge

Well that is all I have for you guys today
I hope this gave pretty good idea on what kind of lens to choose for the occasion or the effect that you want to get on daily basis

I will be back with more reviews sometime soon, so stay tune~

Have wonderful day!

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