26 November 2012

REVIEW: GEO Princess Mimi Starmish Brown

Hey guys,

What up? Feels like I'm on a roll with GEO lens reviews and I think I've found my new favourite brown lenses! I got mine from PinkyParadise but I'm sure it's available through other GEO lens distributors. I actually didn't know prior to purchasing these lenses but they are part of the Princess Mimi series as well.


Diameter: 14.5mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.7mm
Type: 1 Year Disposal


Comfort: 5/5 ★★★★★
GEO Lenses never disappoint in comfort for me.

Colour: 5/5 ★★★★★
I honestly didn't expect these lenses to actually look as good as they do on the model. They are seriously love. They are noticeable and quite vibrant from a distance. I just really love that golden glow they have!

Enlargement: 5/5 ★★★★★
These lenses do enlarge but I didn't seem to notice it significantly. They seemed to give me a natural look despite it being 14.5mm. It has a thin black outer ring but it isn't too noticeable either.

Overall: 5/5 ★★★★★
You already know, I love these lenses. I would definitely recommend you to try these. What I really liked is that the brown looks quite golden and helps make your eyes look more vibrant and pop!






With flash
Taken with Samsung Galaxy Note II front camera,

All images taken with Nikon 1 J1. All with window lighting.

REVIEW: GEO Princess Mimi Green (Apple Green)



Hey guys,

So I'm back with another Bambi series review. Well, I've already reviewed the chocolate brown and since this is a part of the same series, the review obviously will not be different. But what I can do is show you the comparison in colours :)

Diameter: 15.0mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.7mm
Type: 1 Year Disposal


Comfort: 5/5 ★★★★★
GEO Lenses never disappoint in comfort for me.

Colour: 5/5 ★★★★★
These green lenses, you can not go wrong. Vibrant colour that is noticeable, they're tonal and will look almost natural on your eyes.

Enlargement: 5/5 ★★★★★
They definitely enlarge.There is a black ring around the outside that helps define the size and pupil shape but because the colour is more apparent the ring detail looks imminent.

Overall: 5/5 ★★★★★
My reviews for GEO lenses are usually positive. These are total love and you cannot go wrong if you want a vibrant, natural grey lens look! I'm certain there are always rave reviews about these Bambi series. I seriously recommend them, you will fall in love!!






All images were taken with a Nikon D7000. No flash, only window light.

Review: GEO Princess Mimi Sesame Grey (Bambi Series)

Hey guys,


So I'm back with another Bambi series review. Well, I've already reviewed the chocolate brown and since these are a part of the same series, the review obviously will not be too different :)

But what I can do is show you the comparison in colors :)

Diameter: 15.0mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.7mm
Type: 1 Year Disposal


Comfort: 5/5 ★★★★★
Amazingly, they were über comfortable. GEO lenses FTW!

Colour: 5/5 ★★★★★
I am a major lover for grey lenses, grey lenses were my first ever pair of lenses and these Sesame greys were just freaking gorgeous!! They are vibrant and have tonal detail that make them look abnormally normal on your eyes!

Enlargement: 5/5 ★★★★★
They enlarge significantly that you will not be dissatisfied...unless that isn't what you want. There is a black ring around the outside that helps define the size and pupil shape but because the colour is more apparent the ring detail looks imminent.

Overall: 5/5 ★★★★★
My reviews for GEO lenses seemingly are always positive. These are total love and you cannot go wrong if you want a vibrant, natural grey lens look!


23 November 2012

Five years too long...

Korea 2012
It's that time of the year again where Bach and I have reached our anniversary. I'm still baffled that it has been five years already. I always joke that it's been way too long but the more time I spend with him, the shorter it always feels. I'm not usually sentimental or sweet and although a lot of people say that they "aren't an ordinary couple" for me, those words are far too common and boring.

Bach is;
My best friend.
My boyfriend.
My princess.
My wifey. 
Punching bag is inclusive.

I know some friends are already nagging "GET MARRIED ALREADY!!" and I understand that you all want a wedding to attend to ...well yeah...NO. Please don't pressure me. Weddings are just hell expensive and I'm still 22 years young and I still have a future ahead of me. Besides we aren't in a rush and there's more things I want to do as opposed to what I need to get done :)

Japan 2011

We recently returned from our first ever holiday together, as you can see from my previous travel diary posts. It was amazing and I already want to go back again. We've been talking and it's a high possibility that we will be going to Vietnam next year. If that happens I will make another stop by Korea and the boyfriend has happily agreed with the plans! So fingers crossed ^^

Anyway, this post has dragged on so I'll try and keep this even more short.


Dear the thing I call boyfriend,

These past five years have been amazing. We've had ups and downs but I'm glad how well we handle those situations as a couple. Although we didn't do anything special to celebrate this milestone, every day with you is already awesomest. You spoiling me with your affection is more than enough for me.

Thank you for standing by me, spoiling me, putting up with my constant nagging and everything else you do. You're amazing and I couldn't ask for more. Waking up with you everyday really is a blessing and I can't wait to see what our future holds.

Thank you and I love you...sometimes, maybe. Okay, not at all.
Happy Anniversary.
Kthxbye.


P.S. Our anniversary was on 19th November.

20 November 2012

Travel Diary: Hiroshima/Miyajima, Japan


The next destination I clearly remember going to was Miyajima (real name is actually Itsukushima) which is located about an hour away from Hiroshima. It took us about an hour and a half to reach JR Hiroshima station via the Shinkansen and cost us about 7,500JPY one-way ($90AUD) from Himeji Station.



The one thing that fascinated me upon arrival to this city was that they had something called "streetcars" and it was literally just like a tram. It's like an electrical powered train-like vehicle that's operated on the roads. Seriously, I only heard that Melbourne was the only city with trams LOL But traveling on the streetcar was quite convenient as it took us towards our hotel area too!


To use these streetcars there's three types of passes available: 
150JPY ($2AUD) one way fee (pay as you exit, this is NOT a pass but this option is available)
600JPY ($7AUD) for an all day pass not including Miyajima Ferry
840JPY ($9AUD) for an all day pass and Miyajima ferry access inclusive
2,000JPY ($22AUD) for a two day pass with Miyajima ferry boat and ropeway access.

We caught the streetcar towards our hotel to drop off out luggage and catch the #2 streetcar heading towards the direction of Miyajima Port. It was about an hour to an hour and a half just to reach the port, I think it's also where the streetcar terminated so you can't miss it. Catching the ferry was an easy process and took about 5 minutes to reach the island.


What I found fascinating about Miyajima is that although it is a small island, people actually do live there! I didn't explore enough to find people's houses but we did take a walk along the main shopping district and headed towards the Itsukushima Shrine where it is famous for the torii (Traditional Japanese Gate, refer to the first image).



going onto the ferry

A view from the mainland of Miyajima
There's two types of transport ferries towards Miyajima that I noticed. There was one that was part of the streetcar and there was one run by JR. Once we set foot on Miyajima Island, finding a map of the island wasn't so hard. Just make sure to find the "information booth"before exiting the port.

The first thing we noticed when we stepped out was pretty much "Oh shit, there's more deers" LOLOL we were already terrified from Nara so...to see more deers here was like oh mann! But nevertheless, Miyajima was serene and beautiful.


Trying to read a map


Met a Samurai!




Itsukushima Shrine
After we were done with the shrine we just followed the path and headed towards the Miyajima Public Aquarium. It was a small two-storey aquarium. It was fun and they have a little rock pool where you can actually touch and play with some of the species. I still find the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan the best aquarium. I mean they had a freaking whale shark!! Awesome thing ever!

Finding Nemo tank!
We managed to catch a sea lion show. It was super cute and not to mention that the sea lion keep was über cute too ;) The sea lion was pretty much making facial expressions like poking its tongue out, grimacing and waved!








After we were done on the island, it was getting dark and we were all starting to get hungry. We were determined to get some Okonomimura for lunch since it was a recommended dish to get in Hiroshima, but as soon as we got off the streetcar we noticed a yakiniku restaurant that was cheap. It was a buffet advertised at 1,990JPY ($23AUD) per person! We were standing outside smelling the meet and couldn't resist. But first we made sure to check into our hotel to freshen up a little. In the end we chose a different buffet which was about 2,490JPY ($28AUD). It didn't matter, all you can eat beef galubi meat and other meat...we went crazy!


NOMMMM!!

After filling our tummies with awesome meat we decided to head to Round1 to play some games and take purikura.


UFO Catcher toys we won!
The next morning we were able to wake up early enough to check out and grab some Okonomimura! The difference between Okonomiyaki and Okonomimura is the the fact that Okonomimura has a flour base, shredded cabbage and noodles on top with regular topping. Okonomiyaki has the cabbage mixed in with the flour and cooked together.


Yuka's seafood Okonomimura