January 17, 2020

Lens review: GEO Xtra Lotus Violet

Eeey, I'm back for one more!

Yep, one more lens review coming up for you folks and it's the GEO Xtra Lotus Violet, which can also be identified under their code ID number thingy WFL-A11. This is a big, super pretty and gleamy lens that has an almost ethereal touch to it. I surely like it!

Let's get this over with~



Base curve: 8.8 mm
Diameter: 14.8 mm
Water content: 40±2%
Life span: 1 year (I recommend 6 months)


GEO is a super popular lens brand and they have both big and small lenses available. The Xtra Lotus series belong on the big side, just like the Xtra in the name implies. The Xtra Lotus lenses are a part of GEO's Xtra Flower series. As with any genuine GEO lenses they should come with authenticity stickers that you can check up online to prove that your received pair is not a fake. Yes, counterfeit lenses exist so please be careful with from what store you buy your lenses from.

As always, put your lenses to soak at least overnight before wearing them for the first time. I always do that because my eyes are sensitive.

One lens in.
These lenses have a rather soft, mellow violet tone. It's not all over your face in all honesty it's quite discreet and it goes well with my natural eye color. I have light eyes, a grayish blue and these lenses blend surprisingly well despite violet not being a natural color.
The design has these jagged, crystal-like patterns that make up the print in various colors, both gray and violet hues. I guess they are supposed to look like lotus flowers and they do, it's just that my first thought is of crystals. xD Whatever you see them as it is a really pretty, mesmerizing print and color! Oh and yeah, there is a dark, rather prominent black rim at the edges to create the illusion of even bigger eyes.

Lens photos below!
All photos taken by me during a January noon with a mostly clear sky and a really low-sitting sun because of polar night. There's no color filters or such on the close-up photos and that's so that the colors would be as true to real life as possible.

Natural room light indoors.
Yellow room light indoors.
Bathroom light.
Flash photo.
Unlit corridor. Poor natural light in the distance.
Facing the window, indoors. (not sun side)
Outdoors, back against sun. (facing wall)
Outdoors, facing sun while it's hidden behind a roof.
Outdoors, facing a glimpse of the sun.
I can't really grade comfort more than my first impressions allow, that's simply because sadly these lenses had expired before I got time to do this review. But from what I can tell they seemed super comfortable, really thin and invisible to wear despite the big size! Really comfortable all in all and I estimate that I could probably wear these for 4-5 hours, which is pretty good because my eyes are dry as all hell naturally. I guess it would be almost up to 7-8 hours if you have more, well, "normal eyes" hah.

This is a really beautiful, captivating lens with a precious sparkling design. I really like these, they are so pleasant to look at and really work well with my natural eye color. I wish I would have had more time with these lenses than just doing this review but oh well, no can do. I'd consider repurchasing these someday, especially for street fashion and fabulous days. They might work for cosplay too but I feel like they just might be a beauty lens first. Really lovely regardless. I swear there's something with the design and how it reflects light, in some angles, so that it looks like your eyes are shimmering.

Distance photo!


Want to see Xtra Lotus lenses in other colors?
I have reviewed a few: Gray, Green

Short summary:

Color: 8/10
Alluring and absolutely beautiful soft violet shade that looks amazing on light blue eyes.
Design: 8/10
A detailed lotus inspired print that looks like crystals. It's so precious and cute.
Opacity: 5/10
Due to the smooth blending and soft color these have a natural opacity. Hues of violet instead of full coverage.
Enlargement: 7/10
On the bigger side for sure, but they are not eating up my eyes. The perfect size.
Comfort: 7/10
Invisible to wear, thin and just really comfy all in all. Estimated wearing time 4-5 hours on super dry eyes.
Naturalness: 4/10
Save for the dark rim and size these are somewhat passable, at least from a distance, because the color is so delicate.

Thanks for reading! I hope you found this review to be of use~
Shiro Samurai out.

January 13, 2020

Lens review: I.Fairy Macaron Blue

Hello peeps!

Time to start the new year with a circle lens review and yes, I'm finally seeing an end to all these overdue reviews. x) Today I'm showing you all the I.Fairy Macaron Blue, a cute and super bright lens without any dark limbal ring.

Let's go!



Base curve: 8.6 mm
Diameter: 15.0 mm
Water content: 42%
Life span: 1 year (I recommend 6 months)



I remember having these lying around for years, I originally bought them completely out of curiosity and not because I actually needed them for anything, ya know? Sometimes you just want to try something for the hell of  it. Yeah, it happens.

Actually, for being an I.Fairy lens these are in fact not that big. I.Fairy lenses are typically huge and really moe but these are quite, umm, shall I say moderate? Of course they are still big but I think it is the design itself that somehow affects the illusion. Aaargh, I think I'm just rambling on at this point but I hope you get what I mean. xD

One lens in.
Okay so I popped one lens in and the color is insane! It's like this absolutely unapologetic neon blue  that makes you think of wild parties and pop art. It's super cool in its own way and if you like really colorful lenses that basically scream I HAVE CRAZY EYES then you'll probably dig these, lol. I do like them, not gonna lie – they are really intense, a bit freaky and just totally swag. I feel like this is a party lens or for anything that's supposed to be supernatural in some way?  

The design has these streaky parts running towards the center and the colored area, at least in comparison to most other circle lenses, is actually quite slim. Also, depending on your iris size these could potentially look really weird, especially if you know that you have small irises. I noticed that sometimes the outer rim of my natural iris would kinda peek out where the colored parts of the lens starts and this look equal parts cool and dumb depending on where your gaze is focused, aka if any white got between your eye's iris line and the lens or not.

Lens photos below!
All photos taken by me during a January noon with a mostly clear sky and a really low-sitting sun because of polar night. There's no color filters or such on the close-up photos and that's so that the colors would be as true to real life as possible.

Indoors, natural room light.
Indoors, yellow room light.
Bathroom light.
Unlit corridor. Poor distant natural light.
Flash photo.
Indoors, facing window. (not sun side)
Outdoors, back against sun. Facing wall.
Outdoors, facing the sun while it's hidden behind a roof.
Outdoors, catching a glimpse of the sun.
Comfort seems pretty okay based on my first impressions. I apologize but I can't grade these lenses for comfort (at least not fairly) because they had sadly expired by the time I got around to do this review, which means that I quite literally just took these photos and then immediately discarded the lenses. But from my short time wearing these I'd say that they felt really thin and almost invisible to wear. Overall they seemed comfortable but maybe a bit dryish or perhaps a slight, occasional irritation? I'm honestly not sure, it could just as well be my eyes because I do have really dry eyes naturally and trust me, it sucks monkey balls. :)) Oh well, I'd still estimate wearing time to be around the 3-5 hour mark on dry eyes, probably something like 4-6 hours on more "normal eyes", whatever that is.

What more can I say? I would recommend these lenses, especially if you are that kind of person who enjoys really funky and out-of-the-ordinary fashion styles. These will surely turn heads and they look far from natural (despite a lot of your real eye color showing in the middle) so it's a fun lens to spice things up and definitely great for parties and for costuming any supernatural beings like witches, warlocks, necromancers, spirits and such.

Distance photo below, eey.


Short summary:

Color: 9/10 

If you are looking for a super funky, intense neon blue, then I'd say you've found it.
Design: 7/10
It's simple but it works. If anything I do kinda wish the colored area would be larger but eh, it's fine as is.
Opacity: 9/10
If we only count opacity for the actually pigmented parts then hell yeah, these are covering!
Enlargement: 6/10
Big but not as big as you'd expect I.Fairy lenses to be, possibly due to the lack of a limbal ring.
Comfort: 7/10
Appears to be fine. Invisible and thin to wear, perhaps a bit drying? Expected 3-5 hours of wear time on super dry eyes.
Naturalness: 1/10
Ain't nobody got eyes like this, hahaha.

 Thanks for checking out this review! Have a good 2020!

December 31, 2019

Year of Cosplay 2019

Hello peeps!

Okay, so 2019 is soon ending and it feels just as weird as all previous years. Even weirder when you stop for a moment and realize it's actually the end of not just another year but another decade depending on how you count. *chronophobia intensifies*

Honestly, I don't even know why I'm even doing this anymore. This feels like some meme joke at this point because my active cosplaying has been dwindling these past few years. Yeah, I know, I keep telling myself that next year will be better but it hasn't been yet, lmao! I'm still holding on to that hope that eventually I'll get back into it and to be honest I've had a few lightbulb moments this year and I think where I want to be heading next to get that long-gone enjoyment back. 
But before we get to that I'll post the traditional list of cons that I've attended this year below.

Kummacon - Oulu, Finland
Matsucon - Oulu, Finland

That's... literally it. I actually had to double check but it's true, I've only been to two small cons this  year and funnily enough both were in Oulu. I would have gone to Skecon too, as I've been there every year since its debut, but I got the sad news that for the first time ever there would simply be no Skecon in 2019. I am assuming that it's because of economical reasons as I know they've been struggling with that, but I also hope that things will get better and that Skecon will return next year. Would be a shame to see it go after all these years. :/ 

Okay so, umm, what can I say? 2019 has been almost non-existent in the cosplay department – it's my worst year to date. Like I have barely done anything cosplay related or well, I have, but it's not finished and I have not posted about it yet on this blog. ^^" The only cosplay related things I've posted about have been about Star Wars, namely the Luke Skywalker cosplay review and my time as a random Jedi at Kummacon. That's it. 
But honestly though, it's been refreshing. I've had time to charge my batteries and really think about how I want to do this geeky hobby in the future and I've come to the conclusion that, at least for a while, I will put priority on doing video game and western fandom cosplays and see how that makes me feel because hey, being a Jedi at Kummacon was a lot more fun than I thought it would be. Yeah I'll admit, it was a low effort cosplay but it had its merits and it actually made me less stressed about my costume and thus able to enjoy the convention more. I'm currently also working on a video game character cosplay at school, like hinted above, and I think the first WIP post about that will be out early 2020, so stay tuned for the reveal.

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Hahaha. Just no.


There ain't gonna be a fancy actual cosplay compilation photo this year either. Simply because I only wore one cosplay and there's like only one photo of it, rip. xD Well at least I've started to get some clarity in what to do and slowly, maybe, the passion is creeping back in – hopefully it means that in 2020 I will get something new done. 
I have to say though that having watched Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker three times now in the cinema has given me a newfound hype and passion! I really, really want to cosplay a certain version of a character from the movie as soon as possible. Not giving details because of spoilers. I experienced such a massive wave of emotions and I can't stop thinking about it; the movie is very good and I'm not gonna lie, probably my favorite of all Star Wars movies to date. So yeah, I'm really hoping to get started on that particular cosplay soon as a genuine giddy excitement is there; it's been a longass time since I last felt so much for a fictional character.

Here's a little list of what I wore at the cons I attended this year:

Kummacon: Random Jedi, as in a nameless Jedi (OC?) that I threw together from both Jedi costume parts and parts from other things in my closet.
Matsucon: I was a part of the work force so I went casual.

As I only attended two cons this year I don't have much to pick from when it comes to which was my favorite. I enjoyed both but I'd pick Kummacon because of the refreshments from being in a new con building, the surprising amount of interactions I got in my Jedi garb and bonding with other Star Wars costumers.

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I think I've mentioned about everything I had planned to say something about. I really hope that 2020 will be better because 2019 was honestly just depressing as all fuck. I feel like I might be slowly getting back but I don't dare say anything for sure yet, but at least there are a few costumes right now that I really want to make and that's a good thing.

And before I leave this year behind I want to thank all my friends who are still supporting me, my readers and everyone else who happens to visit my blog I hope you all have a fruitful new year ahead. Thank you so much for staying with me and checking out my ramblings in here. I will try to produce more actual cosplay content this coming new decace.

Bye bye & Happy New Year 2020!

November 29, 2019

Changes to the blog are coming

Hello guys!

It's been a silent month for me, I've been busy with other stuff and polar night keeps me from being able to do circle lens reviews. These dark months are the worst. ^^" But what I wanted to say is that there will be some changes coming to my blog very soon; this is mainly because I have decided that I will quit my lifestyle blog and move over any reviews that I want to save from there to this blog. I just don't have the motivation to keep it going and it feels a bit obsolete at this point, with social media making sharing a lot faster and easier.

This basically means that, from now on, my cosplay blog might also feature a few fashion and beauty reviews once in a blue moon. It's not completely unrelated to the cosplay and con culture, after all. I mean, if we're not in costume at an event then we're likely wearing some geeky or alternative apparel with pastel unicorns, skulls, game prints and galaxy cats on?? Have you ever looked at people on the street and thought to yourself, just based on how they're dressed, "that's probably a congoer" and it turns out you were absolutely right? I know I have. :'D
And well, when it comes to cosplay – various beauty products are constantly used for enhancing your looks to better suit the character you're doing, more than just colored lenses. So I feel like it fits right in. Especially because I've also started to feel comfortable trying new things. *shrugs*


Have a nice weekend everybody, I'm out!

October 27, 2019

Messy thoughts about cosplay and shifting interests

Hello folks!

I've thought about making this blog post for a long time now but never really got around to it. I'm currently stuck with the flu for the second time this month and figured, as I have nothing else to really post well I do have like fifteen WIP drafts from years back but ssch, no one knows that now is the perfect time to get this out of my system. I'm gonna apologize in advance because this will most likely get long and all over the place so yeah, you've been warned.

Let's go!

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So basically I've been feeling that my interest in cosplay has been dwindling since the last couple years or more. I don't know when exactly it started but I sure know that being locked out of my MyAnimeList account for more than two years did add to it – yes, I only got access back on September this year and that means that I quite literally did not watch any anime in two years as it bothers me like hell if I can't keep tabs on what I'm watching. The weird part is that during this off time I came to notice that I had no real, compelling urge to watch anime nor did I really grow any kind of fomo (fear of missing out) about new series. I didn't read any manga either, save for one exception which was a one-shot, so I don't really count that. And even though my account is back now I still haven't felt like watching anything, even though my "plan to watch" list is very long...

All of this made it so that I started feeling like I had somehow grown out of the "weeb phase" and I felt really weird about it. Like being this anime and manga nerd has been my thing for so long, a big part of my identity. But it just doesn't click as much as before, I don't feel the same excitement when new series are revealed etc and I feel like I should sell a lot of my previously hoarded anime merchandise. When I look at my 40 odd something Bleach mangas I feel a strong urge to sell them at the next best con, lol.
Even my future cosplay list feels like it's in need of an overhaul... and when I look at said cosplay list I realize that almost all the characters left are from video games or western sources like movies. And that's when it hit me.

Maybe my interests are shifting from anime and manga cosplays to video games, fantasy and movies?

It's not really that I don't feel like cosplaying from anime/manga or that I would be "growing out of it" (whatever that means) but I have been having these specific thought demons that have been getting more and more loud as the years have passed. We can start by asking y'all I'm pretty sure no one has missed how I've done very few, if any, new costumes these past years, right? While there's many reasons that contribute to it the main thing is a combination of lack of money and a lack of energy and motivation hello mental illness my old friend. Now, with manga and anime there's a neverending stream of series available (it's overwhelming!) and I don't know if it's just me or not but I tend to lose interest in series that I have finished really fast. Alarmingly fast, in fact. Like most times as soon as I start watching a new anime I will almost completely drop interest in the previous one, unless I had a particularly strong emotional connection to it. And even then it's unstable for long-time commitment.
It's not uncommon that by the time my ordered wig arrives for a character that, umm, I've already dropped the idea to cosplay said character in favor of something else. And now I have a random wig lying around, which isn't too bad... until there's like over twenty of them in all colors of the rainbow and you sit there and realize how much money you wasted on them. So there I am, with a hole in my wallet and I feel how the dread of "what am I gonna do with all of these things?" slowly kicks in. I could have used all that money for a costume that I would actually wear.

Wigs en masse.
After several of my "what am I doing with my life" ponderings I came to realize that what my remaining cosplay candidates had in common was that they all, more or less, were somehow either related to my childhood or to video games that I've played for a long time. Examples would be characters like Shin Kazama from Area 88, which is an anime/manga but I knew it as a Super Nintendo game from my childhood first – and that's why interest hasn't dropped even if the costume is on ice right now. Other examples would be Pokémon and Monster Hunter. I still want to do an armor set to match my Eldaora's Taus Hunting Horn and I have several Pokémon gijinkas that I designed years ago that I still want to do (although some need redesigns).

The point is that I feel like investing into a video game or "western" cosplay right now is a safer option for me. Many movies are popular and achieve cult/classic status years after their release (note: I'm not saying that anime don't do it!), with super strong and dedicated fanbases and I honestly would, in my current mindset, be a lot more inspired and comfortable to make a Lord of the Rings costume over let's say a Fruits Basket cosplay. I enjoy both of course but I feel like I've hit a stale point with anime cosplays and I want to try discovering new ground and fandoms that I only lightly stepped into before. It's a bit the same thing how I've been growing more and more interested in trying live-action roleplay and Dungeons & Dragons.
And I guess working at a cinema and noticing how several of my friends have been turning more and more towards embracing their western popculture roots is affecting me too – after all, cosplay is almost always more enjoyable with friends. I'm seriously longing for Pirates of the Caribbean groups, Harry Potter groups and Disney and Pixar groups! 
I feel like it's more important than ever right now for me to connect back to my childhood and teenage years because that's what gives me motivation to actually start and finish a cosplay, not just the "flavor of the season" anime that dies as suddenly as it came. I really need that extra burst to get anything done right now because I've been stuck in a horrible depression spiral for years now and any progress is good progress at this point.
Not to mention that I'm convinced that any western fandom cosplays I make will last me a lot longer and thus I won't feel so much dread and anguish over only wearing a cosplay once or twice and then feeling like "it's so yesteryear" or worrying that my friends will lose interest before I do. The thing is that I honest to god can't afford single-wear costumes because my economy is really bad and it stresses me the fuck out every day I'm alive so yeah, every costume counts and has to be worth every penny and preferably be rewearable, aka inspiring to wear, for a long time. I feel absolute shit over unfinished costumes still lingering in my closet, especially because I know that I'm unlikely to ever get some of them done, not gonna lie.

Also, I've noticed that I don't have as much fun as I want to believe that I have when I go to cons alone. Heck, most times I haven't even been able to arse myself to cosplay when I'm going solo. I really need to be surrounded by friends to thrive and not fall into a pit of very loud anxiety. So hey, if any of my friends are reading this then let's plan something together for 2020?

tl;dr - I've lost that excitement for cosplay since years back and I'm slowly realizing that maybe it's not that I'm "growing out of it" as much as it is that my interests are changing from eastern to western pop culture and fandoms. I need to embrace my favorite video games and movies because those are the ones that are likely to keep me interested and motivated through the whole project and the risk of losing interest after wearing the costume once or twice is minimal. Peace of mind, saved money and nostalgy. Win-win.

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I'm probably forgetting to mention like one hundred things but hey, I have the flu so my brain is not the most present. I might follow this up with another thoughts and reflections style post? 

Please do note that this is not a "I will not do/wear any anime or manga cosplays ever again" exclamation, far from it! I will still do them but right now I really feel like I need to move away for a moment and dig on the other side of the trench, to refind that happiness and motivation which made cosplay fun in the first place.

Thank you for reading these messy ramblings, if anyone did. Have you had similar thoughts? I'd love to hear your stories!

September 23, 2019

Lens review: ICK Adora Red

Hello in da house!

It's time to review a really red circle lens, namely the ICK Adora Red! Not gonna lie, these scream cosplay from the get-go and that's exactly why I originally wanted to try them. Now let's do this!



Base curve: 8.6 mm
Diameter: 15.0 mm
Water content: 42%
Life span: 1 year (I recommend 6 months)


You can tell already by looking at the lenses that they are gonna be bold as fuck! They look very anime and cartoony and that's exactly why I got them. There's not a huge stack of red lenses available so every time I find one that looks like it's gonna be amazing I really have to review them!

One lens in.
I'm not disappointed. At all. These are boss as hell, just look at that intensity! Like WOAH, perfect cosplay lens! I love how the red is not this fullblown crazy red and at least tries to be a more believable red instead of being that kind that lits up a dark room because it's so fake-looking lol.

These are on the bigger side and the design itself is rather dolly looking with a strong, vibrant color and a defined black limbal ring. The red shade in itself is really likable and I can definitely see these being used for a whole plethora of manga, anime and even video game character cosplays. Also, maybe it's just me but I feel like the pupil opening is smaller than average on what circle lenses tend to have, especially lenses of similar size. That's a good thing as it lessens the "clashing effect", especially on light-eyed individuals like me.

Lens photos below!
All photos taken by yours truly during a September noon with a semi-cloudy sky. There's no color filters or such on the close-up photos and that's so that the colors would be as true to real life as possible.

Natural room light indoors.
Yellow room light indoors.
Bathroom light.
Unlit corridor, poor distant natural light.
Flash photo.
Facing window, not sun side. (weirdly blue for some reason)
Outdoors, back against sun. (facing wall)
Outdoors, facing sun.
Outdoors, backyard. (shadow side)
These lenses are unmistakably red, really colorful and visible in virtually any light conditions! I feel like I'm gushing a lot but these are really amazing in terms of design and color and I wish I hadn't forgotten that I had these so that I could have gotten actual use for them. :'( Oh well, will definitely repurchase later when needed.

Regarding comfort this is where the letdown came. Please bear in mind that these lenses had expired by the time I did this review, sadly, and so I immediately discarded them after taking these photos. This means that my comfort is solely based on like 10-30 minutes of first impressions and thus it's very likely not all that accurate nor fair. With all that said I felt that while the lenses were thin I did constantly feel them in my eyes, they were scratchy and stung a little. Estimated wearing time 2-3 hours on super dry and sensitive eyes, which is not a lot. I will likely repurchase these one day and once I do that I will update this review with a more accurate comfort grading.

Unless it wasn't very clear already then these lenses are a really solid cosplay lens that is well worth getting if you need something that really shows up and is visible from a distance as well. It's  a costuming lens, a lens for bold fashion styles and people who really wanna spice things up. As I mentioned earlier I wish I would have gotten around to these sooner as I would have absolutely loved to wear these to an anime convention!

Distance photo below.


Short summary:

Color: 9/10
Amazing red lenses, very visible and great color!

Design: 8/10
It's simple but it's extremely versatile because of that.
Opacity: 9/10
Very good color coverage, I can't complain about anything. It's not mega-screamo-illuminating but it's perfect!
Enlargement: 8/10
Big and with a dolly, animated look. Did I say cosplay?
Comfort: 3/10
Thin but scratchy and I constantly feel them. Stings a little too. Likely because lenses had expired though, so this could very well be an inaccurate grade so don't take it as truth.
Naturalness: 1/10
Pffft.

Thank for checking this review out!
Shiro Samurai says bubai~

September 21, 2019

Lens review: I.Fairy Nova Green

Hello fellow unicorns!

It's time for yet another circle lens review as I'm slowly working through my massive backlog. ^^" Today's lens in the I.Fairy Nova Green, sometimes also known as Vassen Nova Green. This is a lens that I had wanted to try and been super curious about for years!

Let's roll~



Base curve: 8.6 mm
Diameter: 16.2 mm
Water content: 55%
Life span: 1 year (I recommend 6 months)


This is a rather anime looking lens, in my opinion, but when you look at the lenses in their glass bottles they don't seem to have a lot of color going on. I was a bit worried about how much these would actually show up when worn and if the green color would get muddled on my blue-gray eyes. Luckily my worries were mostly for nothing.

One lens in.
The green color is beautiful and it does this magical inbetween of blending and still being rather bold and vivid at the same time. I quite frankly love the effect as it creates a rather alluring look without overdoing anything. Actually, when one looks closer you'll notice that the design itself kinda has a swirly pattern to it and that the colored parts mostly are shaped like more or less overlapping triangles. This gives varying levels of transparency, which in turn makes the blending effect really smooth while still keeping an almost "teary eyed" look. I think it's a lovely, versatile lens.

Lens photos below!
All photos taken by me during a September noon with a semi-cloudy sky. There's no color filters or such on the close-up photos and that's so that the colors would be as true to real life as possible.

Natural room light indoors.
Yellow room light indoors.
Bathroom light.
Unlit corridor, poor natural light in the distance.
Flash photo.
Facing a window, not sun side. (weirdly blue for some reason)
Outdoors, back against the sun. (facing wall)
Outdoors, facing the sun.
The green color is like a grassy, summery and fresh green. I'm surprised by how vivid it is despite how "pale" the lenses look when not worn. It makes me think of forest elves and such!

Comfort is based on first impressions only (lenses had sadly expired so I took these photos and prompty discarded them after) but from what I could tell the Nova Greens were very comfortable! I didn't feel them at all as they were basically invisible to wear, thin and overall comfy. I did notice a slight blurring of my vision but it was really minor and not always present. I would estimate wearing time on super dry eyes to be around 4-5 hours, which is good. It would probably equal like 6-8 hours if you happen to be blessed with more "normal eyes" lol.

I would recommend these lenses if you like green lenses in general as the color payoff is surprisingly good and the overall effect of the lens is really pretty when worn. It lands somewhere between magical and semi-natural and I love it they are great for fantasy costuming, cosplay and j-fashion and anything else that you can think of! 

Distance photo!


Short summary:

Color: 8/10 

Lovely fresh, summery green with a lot of life in it! Hard to not like.
Design: 7/10
Swirly, super pretty design that creates a "teary eyed", magical look. Youthful.
Opacity: 6/10
I wasn't expecting these to be as covering as they were. Definitely sufficient!
Enlargement: 8/10
Big and doll-like.
Comfort: 7/10
Very good. Thin and invisible to wear. Estimated 4-5 hours on super dry eyes. Might slightly blur vision?
Naturalness: 4/10
Excuse the size and these land somewhere along the lines of potentially semi-natural. Maybe.

 Thanks for checking out this review!