Friday, 2 November 2012

Aaa-ooooooo. Look into my eyes

Hello again, my little pumpkins. I hope you are well and that you've had a nice time around Halloween. This should have really been part of my previous post but I was on a tight deadline and didn't want to stand up my friend Rae, for our first blogging date together.

I am beyond excited to tell you about the contact lenses I used for my halloween costume this year. I heard about them from my friend Megan, a lovely Canadian girl whose makeup talent has no bounds. She is better known under the username of NsomniaksDream on youtube. As soon as I saw these particular lenses on her, I knew I needed them in my life.


The lenses are called 'Black Wolf' and they are just perfect for dark brown eyes. Apparently, their recommended retail price is a whopping £40.99 but I got them for £24.99 on Best Coloured £24.99 is a bit more than I would generally want to spend on a pair of contact lenses but Halloween is my favourite time of the year, and I don't celebrate birthdays, Easter and a whole host of days during the year and, and ... I wanted to treat myself.


I have bought some contact lenses in the past, but these are hands down, without the shadow of a doubt the best looking contact lenses I have ever owned. I can't believe how dramatic and striking they look even on my dark brown eyes. If looked after properly, they can last up to 90 days. I've worn them twice now and I can't wait to wear them again for a special night out, or one of the Christmas Dos I've got coming up.


Unlike my avatar lenses, I found these extremely comfortable to wear. At times, my vision was blurry but I'd like to attribute that to the double JDs consumed on the night!


I am a total newbie when it comes to wearing lenses. In fact, I've only worn lenses twice a year, the Saturday before Halloween and Halloween Day itself. On average, it usually takes me around 40 minutes (per eye) to put my lenses. This year, I thought I would practise. So I practised, practised and practised every day for the week preceding Halloween. The practise was worth it and now I can proudly say that it only takes me around 5 minutes per eye. I can't tell you the number of twitter friends I've asked for advice and the number of youtube videos I've watched to suck less at putting lenses in. I'm nowhere near good enough to give some tips but I wanted to share something which I've read on youtube which finally made me tick. Regardless of which fingers you use to pry your eye open to put the lens in, hold your eye in a way which makes it virtually impossible to blink. If you don't blink, the lens will go in. And it's true! That made such a difference for me to try to do that!
Also, the lens will never drop by itself, you need to give it a little push.    


I think last year, I might have put one of my lenses the other way round. Youtube videos talk about this bowl shape that your lenses need to have if it's the right way round, but I can't make the difference. Right way round or wrong way round, it all looks like a bowl to me. My friend from work said that, the darker/most pigmented side of coloured side should be on the outside. It's sometimes to tell which side is darker but not with the Black Wolf lenses. You could really tell which side to put on the outside and that made me feel at ease and confident that I was wearing them correctly.

Finally, I just love the free case they came in. They are semi transparent so I can see without opening the case, whether the lenses need a top up of solution. I just couldn't be happier with these lenses and I think they really complimented my outfit this year. You can see more of my devil pictures here or by clicking on the picture below.


I couldn’t finish this post without giving a shout to NsomniaksDream on youtube. Below the collection of all the looks she did for Halloween this year.


Just me, Leah said...

I know exactly what you mean about inside out contact lenses. I used to wear lenses every day and sometimes I'm pretty sure I had one of them inside out all day as it really aggravated me. Those really are awesome lenses. Like a dork I forgot to buy some this year, but previously I've worn white 'zombie' lenses with a black line around the outside. Those were really scary looking but blocked off my peripheral vision. Oops! xx

Laura Lou Beauty said...

Iove the wolfie eyes! I wore coloured contacts about 10yrs ago (stupid phase) and I struggled to get them in also.. Xx

Lizzums - BeneBelle said...

Damn Liloo you be gorgeous. I've never used coloured contacts. Bit pricey for someone who never goes out. I'm not afraid of putting them in.. I'm scared I'd never get them back out again! :s

Lizzums x

Anonymous said...

A little tip for working out if they're the right way round or not is how solid they feel - it they're inside out, they're flimsier and generally weird x

misse blog said...

Wow you look amazing, gorgeous makeup! Love the coloured contacts too, amazing!

Anonymous said...

You are so beautiful, scary contacts and all! Wish I was brave enough to put interesting contacts in but I just can't bring myself to putting things into my eyes x

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