How to Get Oprah’s Eye Color: Air Optix Pure Hazel

Oprah cover with Colored Contacts

The October issue of O Magazine, known as the Beauty Issue, has Oprah looking exotic, surrounded by orchids, wearing a glittering yellow dress, and (what...hold on...) light colored hazel eyes? It's only one of four covers Oprah did for the magazine this month but for contact lens wearers, it's the most interesting. At first I couldn't tell exactly what was different about her face but you can't help but be drawn to eyes. (That's the … [Read more...]

Get Ready for Halloween with These Zombie Costume Ideas

Picture of a woman zombie

Once again zombies are popular for Halloween costumes. But what makes a really good zombie costume? Below you will find good information to get you ready for Halloween or a Zombie walk or run. Off the top, here’s a few things that I think make a really good zombie costume: authentic looking, some blood, a little freaky and good zombie eye makeup. Different Kinds of Zombies you can be: You can dress up as a basic character, but if you want to … [Read more...]

Comparing Disposable Colored Contacts

contact lens kit and solution

Wondering which type of disposable colored contacts is right for you? Here's an overview. Types Dailies: Thrown away after one day's use. Each day you wear a brand new sterile pair. Top brands: Freshlook One-Day Weeklies: Replaced usually after two weeks of day wear only. Some brands, such as Acuvue, allow one week of day AND night wear. Top brands: Acuvue 2 Colors Opaques and Enhancers, Freshlook Colorblends, Clearly Colors, and … [Read more...]

Allergies and Contact Lenses — Get the Facts

Allergies and Contact Lenses

Once spring hits, it seems every week something new is in bloom, and consequently there's a new allergy of some kind to combat. For allergy sufferers, this yearly problem is no picnic. But, if you're a contact lens wearer to boot, you may be in for extra discomfort. Even if you wear contact lens regularly without problems, the allergy season can make your contacts a misery. Here's why. Pollen and other airborne material that produce allergic … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Winter Formal Outfit Pop with Colored Contacts

Winter Formal Dresses and Colored Contacts

  So you’ve finally found the perfect dress for your winter formal. It’s long, it’s shimmering and it fits you like a royal blue glove. There’s only one hitch– the color of the fabric makes your eyes look like mud. Since your date is going to be staring into those baby browns all night long, this presents a bit of a problem. So what do you do? Do you try to find the dress in a different color? Do you look for a miracle eye shadow that … [Read more...]

Sweet and Sassy Bow Eyelashes

Cute eyelashes with red bow

Sometimes I need a change from writing about colored contacts all the time which is why I fainted when I saw these super cute and sassy Look at Bows Eyes Lashes from ModCloth. They've got a tiny red bow at the corner. The faux lashes are long and curled-you may need to trip to fit your eye. The eyelashes also come with a little bit of adhesive (it's in the box, under the insert). Plus they are only $8, a great find if you're already planning a … [Read more...]

Cute Contact Lens Cases & Travel Accessories for Holiday Adventures

Cute ModCloth Travel Accessories

I couldn't resist! How cute is that Owl Contact Lens Case from ModCloth! has so many great gifties that don't cost a fortune. Here we put together some sweet travel accessories for a holiday getaway. Owl Contact Lens Case The cute contact lens case has screw-off eyes for your contacts and solution. Inside the case is stamped with left and right so you'll always keep your lenses straight. This little guy also comes in blue, pink and … [Read more...]

More Oxygen! Contact Lenses for Healthy Eyes

Woman inserting contact lenses

Over 38 million Americans wear contact lenses. If you wear glasses, the freedom and flexibility to ditch your glasses for good is compelling. But as promising as this sounds, many contact lens wearers lose their enthusiasm and stop wearing contact lenses because of discomfort and irritation. If your lenses do not fit properly, you can experience red, swollen, gritty or dry eyes. The first step to healthy eyes when wearing contact lenses is an … [Read more...]

Holiday Guide to Colored Contact Lenses

dress up colored contacts for holiday parties

Spice up your little black Christmas dress or New Years Eve mini with richly tinted colored contact lenses this season. Our holiday guide to colored contact lenses profiles the richest, most dramatic colors, lenses with bling and showstopping colors for light eyes. For Dark Eyes Brown Hair, & Medium to Dark Complexion Try Freshlook Colorblends Green for a subtle transformation or Gemstone Green for richer color. Play them up with darker … [Read more...]

How to Organize Your Cosmetics Drawer

Organizing your Cosmetics Drawer

Do you open a certain drawer in your bathroom (you know the one), and say, “Will somebody PLEASE save me from myself?” For most of us, buying makeup is a hit or miss affair and it doesn’t take long before you’ve got ten different tubes of lipstick, a rainbow of eyeshadows, eyeliners and mascara, nail polish, moisturizers, cleansers, contact lens cases...the list goes on and on. Here are some ideas for organizing cosmetics so you can find … [Read more...]