November 27, 2015

[Sponsored] Lens review: Kimchi Flora Green

Hello there ~

Today it's time for another circle lens review and it's gonna be about the Kimchi Flora Green lenses! This pair was sponsored by LensVillage, which is one of my favorite online circle lens stores – you can check out their store here and yes, I really recommend them! ^u^

This review is all 100% my genuine opinion and that's because I value being honest to all my readers.

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Base curve: 8.6 mm
Diameter: 16 mm
Water content: 55%
Life span: 1 year (I recommend 6 months)

Just like their name implies these lenses have a very obvious flower design going on! It's pretty and unique. ^.^ It's worth to note though that a majority of the lens is black so yeah, they do appear more black than green when worn and especially so in your average indoors light – the green mostly comes out in clear natural lights. But these lenses are lovely, nonetheless.

One lens in. Notice how big they look!
When I first put these lenses in I thought that they felt a bit thinner than average, but not to the point that it would be a bother to get them into the eyes. I actually had no problems with getting them in and they felt comfortable right off the bat – except that I could feel slightly that I had contacts on and that feeling never went away. It wasn't uncomfortable or anything but yeah, I prefer those lenses that you completely forget that you're even wearing because I don't like feeling the whole "plastic in your eye" thingy when I blink, move the gaze etc. These lenses don't hinder or blur my vision or anything and that's always a plus; circle lenses with a slightly wider pupil hole never block off my vision – it's only lenses with small pupil holes, like the EOS Dolly Eye series, that give me notable colored corners in my vision field.
But if anything these lenses seem to fall into the "dries out fast" category for me. Already at the 1,5 hour mark I started feeling the first signs of dryness and 3 hours in I caught myself blinking more often and keeping my eyes closed for longer times.
I could wear them around 4 hours so yeah, pretty okay but I've had better. ^^ Note though that on all my lens reviews I only ever judge/grade on how the lenses feel on my eyes and yeah, what is comfy for me might not be comfy for you and vice versa. Everyone's eyes are different!

I also want to mention, for those curious, that my natural eye color is a light blue-gray with a greenish tint – I also sport a golden ring next to the pupil. On the photo above my eyes appear more green than usual but that's because of the sunset-like natural light coming from the window.

Lens photos incoming!
All photos taken by me during a November morning (around 10:30 so yeah, not so far from afternoon) with a semi-clear sky and a very orange sun going down in the horizon! Yes, down – it's all because of polar night. ._. R.I.P sunlight.
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 in my apartment, lamps off.
Bathroom light.
Flash photo.
Facing window in the corridor. (not sun side)
Yellow light in the corridor.
Yellow light in the staircase.
Facing the sun directly from the window. (sun side)
Outdoors, facing the light, sun is hidden by clouds.
Outdoors, back against light. (cloudy)
One weird thing I noticed was that when I put in and took off these lenses my eyes felt "warm" for like 10 seconds. :S It was hella weird but it didn't hurt or anything so... I don't know. *shrug*
Oh and these lenses are big as heck! :O They seem bigger than my I.Fairy Hanabi lenses and up to par with the GEO Mimi Cafe Cappuccino Grays. Then again, it might just be that the blackness and design of the Kimchi Flora series (and the Cappuccino Grays too) gives the illusion that they're bigger when they might, in reality, be the exact same size with the I.Fairy lenses. But whatever the case this flowery pair is definitely meant for those going for the big-eyed dolly looks!

Lastly I have the distance photos.

I'm sorry I look like a wreck on those photos. ._. I've been painfully tired the last couple weeks and I've had a lot of days when I've felt nauseous and about to faint etc...

But yeah, I think that these lenses are more fitting for fashion wear (lolita, j-fashion etc) than for cosplay. Then again, that's just my personal thoughts since I tend to prefer less artistic lens designs for cosplays and eey, by 'artistic' I mean lenses with easily visible motifs of stuff like hearts, lace, flowers and other designs like that which just don't resemble human irises at all. ^^ These fancier lenses scream alternative fashion to be before anything else does, haha!
Though I would consider using the Kimchi Flora Greens if I ever run across a character with like really big and veeery dark green eyes. So yeah, I never rule out anything (always have your eyes open~) but I do tend to have specific types of lenses in mind for cosplay and then others for those days when I want to be fabulous in my daily life! -3-

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Short summary:

Color: 7/10
These lenses have a black-based design so on a quick glance they look much more black than green. The green mainly shows up in well-lit places
–and when fairly close to the wearer– but it's a pretty shade nonetheless.
Design: 8/10
Unique cute flower patterned lens that gives off a fairytale-esque touch!
Opacity: 9/10
I'd say that these are really opaque. The black totally changes my eye color and then there's the green "outlines" that do look green indeed. If anything then these lenses fade/blend slightly towards the center.
Enlargement: 9/10
These appear huge and give a really dark-eyed dolly look.
Comfort: 6/10
Comfortable to wear but they dry out rather fast for me – after about 2 hours I start considering to take them off or use eyedrops. I also always feel that I have them on, even though it's not uncomfortable. I'm torn between grading 6 or 7 for comfort so yeah, consider it an unofficial 6.5 ~ ;)
Naturalness: 1/10
Super big and dark with flowers on? Not natural I'd say. xD At least not on light eyes, that is.

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this review! o/
Thank you, LensVillage! ♡

1 comment:

  1. It looks great on you! I also have the same lens but different color but I haven't reviewed them. I agree with you! I also prefer lenses with less artistic lens design, I'm afraid that people would think that I am weird or overdressed something like that!


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