I bought blue lenses because I needed them for my Stocking Anarchy cosplay and I'm
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|An envelope like this ~|
|Everything came in that cute little baggy! The lenses were in a layer of bubblewrap.|
|One insanely blown up image of the lens bottle. Taken with my iPod. Mergh...|
- Diameter: 14.5mm (The label lists them as 15.0mm but they're definitely 14.5!)
- Base curve: 8.6mm
- Water content: 38%
- Available in green, brown, grey, pink, blue and violet.
|No lenses and totally blind (yes, I am very tired. And yes, my brows need to be done again)|
|One lens, still totally blind and getting a headache to take this picture.|
In terms of comfort, I wore these for about 6 hours after letting them soak for 6 hours before wear (normally I do this for 8 but 6 was fine). They did need a slight adjustment so the blue didn't slide over my pupil but after, they were just fine. I don't really notice them on my eyes; no super drying or problems with shifting when I blink.
These, I think, are my first Dueba/DollyEye lenses. I read on one blog that Dueba and G&G are the same company; I only know that DollyEye is Dueba and supposedly, the shops receive the lenses without labels to apply their own. On a side note, I love the animal case I got–a fluorescent green bear. The wells are deeper than the animal cases I usually get and I actually prefer this one, because it has a bead chain that can be attached to a bag zipper, a keychain, etc. The face is cute too. I want more of these cases specifically!
ISZO sells the Dreamy series for $15.00 with $5 shipping. Not bad! They ship internationally (of course!), so no worries if you're concerned if you can get lenses from them. Here's a list they have actually, which you might find helpful! And a little FAQ on delivery.
I mentioned cost before... While I would normally just buy from PinkyParadise, I didn't have the amount I needed to spend on the lenses I was going to get from PP. This led to a search for the perfect blue lenses at a price in my personal budget (I had $42, with $23.98 going to my wig!).
So let's talk about my tiny issue with ISZO. Very tiny issue. I placed my order, it went to processing. It sat at processing for quite a while without an update and I emailed ISZO asking when it would be shipped because it had been about 4 days since it entered processing. I only became concerned because they say they only take 1 to 2 business days (Monday through Friday) to process. I received a reply quickly, I believe within 24 hours, and was told it would ship out in 2 days after my email. I didn't receive any updates to my order and emailed again because it still said processing. Oh bugger... I thought I would have to open a dispute through PayPal! I then got a shipping notification as well as a delayed reply after stating I might open a dispute (never did, obviously and never needed to!). They sent out my lenses July 26th.
I'm not mad at ISZO;
*Genius me ripped the right one and they were both so covered in lint that no amount of rinsing would get it off. My fingers were linty on top of that. My case even had lint in it. Whyyyyyyyyyyyy... The pains of being blind as a bat in sunlight.
**The reason it says "second/third" is because there are differing opinions on the size of Vassen/i.Fairy's Dolly+/Dolly Plus Red! LensVillage and ISZO list the diameter as being 16.2, but PinkyParadise has them as 14.5/15.0mm. Oh joy... I can say, the Dolly+/Dolly Plus did not make my eyes look bigger, they pretty much looked unchanged in size (I guess my eyes are 14.0? My clear lenses are 14.5 mm) but were noticeably red. I really think the Dolly+/Dolly Plus are 14.5mm. Your results may vary with them.
PS: This wasn't posted Friday (sigh!) because lo-and-behold my iPod decided there wasn't anymore space for my photos and then the World's Worst Camera (aka my completely unbranded, unnamed camera, a birthday present-- none of the buttons are LABELED!) messed up all the bottle shots I had saved on it's internal memory. I also didn't realize: I left the bottles at Ze Boyfriend's... Not that I could upload my photos from the camera; didn't have my memory card, Ze Boyfriend's card reader doesn't work and of course, I don't have the cord that fits my camera.
It hasn't been a fun time... I'll probably get a full-face photo this weekend, complete with my Stocking wig.