Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sponsored Review - Candy Magic Barbie King Size Circle Lenses in Gray

Hello, everyone! It's been a long time since I last posted. I still have a few things left to post about my Japan trip earlier this year, but after the earthquake and tsunami hit, I lost any kind of motivation to blog whatsoever. I was just too worried about the situation in Japan and Take-chan's family that lives in Tokyo. Luckily, he was able to contact them through telephone not too long after learning about the incident, but I still felt an overall sadness for them and the rest of Japan. Instead of blogging, I decided to put all of my time and effort into studying. I just took a big exam earlier this week, so I finally have some time to update. Thank you so much for continuing to follow me until now! ♥

I was very lucky to be chosen by Shoppingholics to review a pair of their lenses of my choice! I decided to go with gray because all the other lenses I've ever worn up until now were brown. I know it's an older series, but it's undoubtedly a good one! I chose the very popular:

Candy Magic Barbie King Size Circle Lenses in Gray

Diameter: 14.5mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Life Span: 1 year disposal

Tons of Japanese models have been seen wearing this style, including Ageha's Sakurina and Popteen's Kumiko Funayama and Nana Suzuki! ♥ I also received this package earlier than expected. It was estimated to take 15-20 working days, but it arrived in about 10. They were also very polite in communicating to me, which is a big plus!

You could tell the effort they put into packaging their lenses. Very cute and neat! It was like a little present. ♥ It even came with a thank you note and a friendly reminder to soak my new lenses in solution for 8 hours before usage. How considerate! ^__^

Really nice shade of gray. I was so excited to try these on!

Camwhoring time! This is without flash during the daytime.

Without flash.

Without flash once again, but in a different room with different lighting. I look kinda washed out here...

Without flash.

And with flash! The color really pops out now. ♥

With flash.

Color & Style: ★★★★★
Comfort: ★★★★★
Enlarging Effect: ★★★★★

These lenses do not disappoint. It's no wonder why they became so popular! I'm considering getting them in the other colors, especially brown. ♥ I wore these for about 6 hours with minimal drying and no lense awareness. Also, 14.5mm was the perfect size for me! I would definitely recommend these! ^__^

I hope you enjoyed this review! And once again, please visit Shoppingholics and check out their great lenses. They now carry Tsubasa Masuwaka's Bambi Series! ♥ You can also find many other popular beauty products there.


  1. wow that's really cute packaging! the lenses are HUGE ❤

  2. the colour looks amazing on youu! I love Shoppingholics! They are such an amazing company! :)

  3. these lenses are so pretty on youuu !! and your skin is so flawless, i'm jealous T_T lol

  4. I can also see why these are a popular lens, they suit you so nicely!

  5. i hope your exam went well ^^ reminds me that i need to start studying too...T-T
    i always stick with brown lenses too lol. these look so pretty on you and they suit your eye makeup really nicely!
    i hope take-chan's family and the rest of japan will be ok, the good news is that they seem to be recovering a little now ><

  6. I also want to order this lenses ^_^ they 're all time faves <3 <3

  7. Nana - Aren't they? xD If the lenses were any bigger, it would've been difficult to see the whites of my eyes!

    Emily - Thanks, honey! And yes, they really are an awesome company! ♥

    Elisa - Thank you so much! But my skin isn't flawless. It's just the foundation working its magic! xD

    Sara Mari - Awww, thanks! :3

    Emi - I hope it went well too! I feel semi-confident in my performance, but I'll just have to wait and see the actual results. I'll try not to think about it for now... U.U And thank you for the sweet compliments and for expressing your concern about Take-chan's family! ♥

    Yapo - Yay! Let's match! :3

  8. Wow! so cute on you!! I saw Kumicky wearing that in brown color on popteen! ^.^~ kawaii <3
    Gonna try it out soon! Thanks for the review!


  9. You look super lovely Tricia! I love grey eyes. <3

  10. YEW SO CUTE! i had those before! they were so comfy. i could wear them for like 10-15 hours no problem.... well okay maybe my eyes were going blind and i didnt know HUHU

    its not candy magic (the name) candy is another series. i think its just barbie king size.

  11. I really wanted to get the brown ones! :D
    They look so gorgeous on you~ ^_^

  12. Yay!!! I just was thinking about getting those ones, so this review was very helpful~ Now I want them even moreeeee lol. Also I wanted to try 14.5mm leses because I only had 14mm ones and that's already my eye size.
    Grey lenses also look very good with that shade of lipstick!!! Love it~~~~

  13. Jendee - Yeah, she's one of the reasons why I wanna get the brown lenses as well. ^__^ And I'm glad you liked my review! ♥

    Mandie - Thank you so much! ^__^

    Mint - Awww, thanks! xD I occasionally wear my circle lenses over the recommended amount of time, so it's good to know that they still felt comfortable even after that long! And I thought it was Candy Magic since it was on the advertisement, but I wasn't sure, so I just went ahead and put both. xD

    Melissy - Thank you! :D

    Psu - Awww, I'm so glad that I was able to make a helpful review! I'm sure that when you get yours, you'll look lovely in them. ♥

  14. he he~We got chosen by Shoppingholics to review~ he he we r so cool~XD anyways I like the lens very much!!!! I always see you with brown lens.. so its nice to see with other colors also~ n_n really lovely~ ❤ u look HOT!

  15. very nice lenses! they look great on you~~

    for someone with light colored eyes (i have a mix of green/blue), i'm not sure if this grey would go with it but it seems to go great with dark colored eyes! i love the wrapping they sent you~~~very nice! :)

  16. They look sooooo cute on you! ^^ The barbie candy ones remain my favorite :)

  17. Love them~ I have been wanting a pair of grey lenses... why is everyone tempting me!

  18. Very cute! I've admired the circle lenses for a while now, don't know whether to buy a pair..

  19. you are so cute~(´ω`)♥
    and those lenses look perfect on you ♥

  20. the lenses look great on you. match your hair.

  21. those lenses look gorgeous on you <3

  22. wow, it looks great on you! super cute! I love the design and the color! grey rocks <3 and it looks larger than your average 14.5mm lenses xD

  23. im glad everything is okay with take's family. i hope you did well on your exams too!

    oh, those lenses look very nice on you! but oh man, i was totally focused on your lashes.. can i ask what they are?

  24. Ahh they look so good *o* I'm so glad you're blogging again! ♥ I'm sure you did great on your exam ^o^

  25. Thanks to your review I'm thinking of getting these. They look awesome~

    And you are amazingly pretty like always dear ♥

  26. I'm thinking of changing blog name from dottedpanda to razuberi (raspberries in Japanese)
    What do you think? :)

  27. Gorgeous!! They really enlarge your eyes and have a very nice colour!! *o*

  28. Those Circle Lens look great on you!

  29. thanks for the review! i think i'm getting that one.<3

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  30. Hey there, these lenses look really pretty on you :) I am a new follower of your blog, please check out my blog as well sometime ^_^

  31. Oh Tricia, you very purrrtaye!


  32. Glad to hear things worked out all right. <3 Exams are pretty killer for me recently, but thank goodness for Spring Break.

    Bwaahaaaaa, the packaging's really cute. I have a pair of those hippo cases too! Except they're green. :3 The lenses ended up looking pretty nice on you. I think you fit gray pretty well as your browns haha.

    I should consider getting brown lenses. All I ever get are gray ones. [:

  33. I love brown color circle lenses too! Maybe I should consider getting a grey pair since it looks so cute on you!

  34. The lenses look really pretty on you! I like that the company packages the lens so nicely too :D

  35. the lenses are looking great. I think I have the same one but they sometimes look very black when I wear them @@

  36. I totally understand how you feel T____T ♥ ♥ I was also so worried for Japan and all the people there. Luckily my friends were okay but one of my best friends' aunt and cousins were missing T___T I was supposed to announce my first give-away around that time but I've postponed it for everything to settle at least a little.. ♥ ♥

    I'm happy you got your schoolstuff done, I should too XDD I've been soooo lazy these days, I'm embarrassed XDD ♥

    Those lenses look really nice!! I have grey lenses myself but I've been thinking of getting brown ones! *---* I'm not sure how they would look since I have so light eyes naturally.. but I'm gonna give it a try! XD ♥

  37. those lenses look so great on you!! ♪ i love them a lot!

  38. Goodness girl! your eyes are so huge hehe
    and thanks for your comment >w< Japan is strong so we'll be alright. I'm glad your boyfriend's family is safe as well. Hope you can come visit soon ^^

  39. OMG~!! you're so pretty~!^.^love your blog<3
    I want to ask you a auestion.What are your favourite circle lenses and the most cofortable ones and also wich ones are better(if you ever worn them) Max pure blue or GEO angel blue^^
    I'm asking cuz I want circle lenses but I just can't decide.^^

  40. Hiiiii! I love the lenses!! And your hair >///<


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  42. Hope you ace your exam! Those lenses look great on you! ^-^

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  44. you are very cute! :)))

    nice blog,
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