October 8, 2015

[Sponsored] Lens review: TheDollyEye Segoi-Pearl Prime Choco

Hello puppies ~

I have a circle lens review to share with you all today but first I just want to mention a couple things, okay? ^_^ This review is late for a few reasons, originally because the weather has been gray and rainy for weeks, but lately it's been getting better! I was waiting for the sun to show up, so that I could get better photos. Another reason it got delayed is because I caught the flu (I'm still sick and in bed while writing this).
The main reason is because –once I wore the lenses it became clear to me that I had received a different color than the one I was supposed to get. The lenses were actually supposed to be the TheDollyEye Segoi-Pearl Prime Gold but, based on the stock photos (because I couldn't find reviews), the lenses I got fit the Choco color much much more. I contacted LensVillage about this, sent some photos for proof and they assured me that the Segoi-Pearl Prime Gold had been dispatched to me, according to their data. I sent information about the lens vials and they contacted the manufacter for me, to clear this up. Today on the morning I finally received a reply: "[...] I was told that they have mistakenly sent the wrong product to us. Therefore, we didnt notice the mistake in between. So the Segoi-Pearl Prime lens on your hand is Choco, but not gold." – now that explains everything!

  Yes, so my review for you all today is gonna be all about the very interesting TheDollyEye Segoi-Pearl Prime Choco circle lenses!
This pair was sponsored by the wonderful LensVillage and I recommend them warmly to everyone! They are a big and established online circle lens store that sells genuine lenses! Shipping is also rather quick, customer service is great (as you can see above!) and they have a loooot of circle lenses to choose from. Go and check them out! ^o^

This review is 100% my honest opinion!

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Notice how they have a reddish sheen to them!
This shows both lenses being "wrong" side out. Notice how they're paler on this side.
 Base curve: 8.6 mm
Diameter: 14.5 mm
Water content: 38%
Life span: 1 year (I recommend 6 months)

When I first looked at these lenses for the very first time I was a bit confused – were they really gold? They didn't look as how I would expect golden lenses to look because they appeared darker and without much yellow or golden tones in them at all. At first I thought that maybe I got sent the Segoi-Pearl Prime Choco instead of gold, except that the possibility was so slim that it shouldn't even happen.  
Note: this was before I got it cleared that I actually had received the Choco lenses; at first I really thought that these were (more like: had to be) the Segoi-Pearl Prime Gold.
I looked at the lenses in the vials, with a puzzled expression on my face, for a while and I kept thinking that they sure do look reddish for some reason – until I held them up against the window so that the sun hit them. And that's when I saw it.
Yes, that slight red sheen that I was half-imagining earlier (and which confused me a lot before I knew the truth) was actually a sparkly metallic type of glitter, in the print of the lens, that was toned red. I've never seen lenses like this before.
I have no words for how cool and unique this is!! *_* I mean, just look at them!

Notice how the glitter only becomes easily visible when the light hits a certain way.
There's no mistaking! GLITTERY LENSES!!
When I saw that it wasn't just a trick of the light (or of my eyes) I was totally enticed by these lenses! OwO They're super cool and it made me so curious to try them on and see how it looks! I wondered if the glittery red would show up on my eyes when the sun hit, if if it would make my eyes look more "metallic". ;u; I was so excited!

The first time I wore these lenses I was a bit surprised by how big they were; for some reason I didn't think that they'd be this enlarging just by looking at the lenses in the vials. :O
When I got the first lens in it struck me instantly that these lenses don't look gold at all – they look much more like a very dark brownish red. In a way it was disappointing because I was hoping for them to really be gold, even though it was kinda obvious from the moment I saw them that they wouldn't be golden. Silly hopes!
Note: I'm still talking here from my first experiences, before this mix-up got solved.

One lens in.
I need to say though that these lenses literally make your eyes sparkle – the glitter shows up!!
So yeah, even though these lenses aren't the Gold I was supposed to get but actually the Choco, I still really love this pair. The color of the Segoi-Pearl Prime Choco is not a true brown at all, it's much more a dark brownish red, which is an unique color and well, combine that with the glittery effect and these lenses pack one hell of a punch in their favor! They are BLING BLING. (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Lens photos incoming!
All photos taken by me during an October evening with a clear sky!
There's no color filters or such and that's so that the colors would be as true to real life as possible.

Facing window in the apartment. (sun side)
Apartment room light, lamps off.
Apartment room light, lamps off.
Flash photo.
Bathroom light.
White corridor light.
Yellow corridor light.
Yellow light in the staircase.
Outdoors with my back against the sun.
Outdoors facing the sun.
Outdoors facing a corner of the building.
Outdoors on a balcony, facing the direction of the light but being partly turned away.
Indoors room light, lamps on.
The first time I wore these lenses they were comfortable from the moment I put them in. I barely felt them in my eyes, which is always a plus. At around 2,5 hours in they suddenly felt really dry and that's when I took them off; I'm sure though that with eyedrops I could easily have worn them longer. Otherwise I have nothing to complain about in terms of comfort – these lenses don't blur my vision, itch, move around or make my eyes watery etc. This is a nice pair and it's probably just me having sensitive/dry eyes because I couldn't wear them longer than those couple hours.

As per usual I have the distance photo to show in the end!

So yeah, these lenses are more of a dark red than a chocolate color, at least on light chameleon eyes like mine. My natural eye color, for those interested, is a light blue-gray with a greenish tint (can appear green in some lights) and a golden ring closest to the pupil. 
The main selling point of these lenses I'd say is the unique shimmer effect! *_* I would really recommend to try them if you ever feel like your life isn't complete before you've worn some literally sparkly circle lenses! 

I can't help but wonder if the other colors of the Segoi-Pearl Prime lenses also have glitter in the print; I might need to try... ~

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Short summary:

Color: 6/10
A very dark and unique brownish red color.
Design: 6/10
The main design itself is a bit boring... but I give a bonus point for the glitter effect, hah!
Opacity: 8/10
These are a lot more opaque than I thought they would be when worn! (they looked kinda transparent in the vials)
Enlargement: 9/10
These are seriously huge. 

Comfort: 6/10
Comfort seems to be average. They are really comfortable but they dry out kinda fast for me.
Naturalness: 0/10
If you ever see someone with natural glitter in their huuuge irises I'd love to hear about it. :'D

That's all for this time! I hope you found this review helpful! o/
Thanks a ton, LensVillage! ♡


Aki Ame Ōkami said...

I love that glitter detail!!! That eyes picture where your facing the sun looks amazing!

~Aki Ame Okami

Unknown said...

Omg, finally lenses with glitter! Been looking for glittery lenses!! I wish you got the gold one though, I would love to see how that one looks! *o* Great review and now I want a pair for myself. lol