Circle Lens – My opinion on Pinky Paradise / Black Friday Sales

Hey guys,

Pinky Paradise is a circle lenses store that has been opened for years now. I have ordered from them quite a few times and have always been delivered in approximately 2 weeks. The prices are quite reasonable [even though I found better] and they often have sales.

It is a good store because of the security it provides you, as it has a special anti-fake lenses policy. It ships worldwide, your payment is secure and they give you a free super cute lens case for every pair that you buy! [I have 20 different animals/macaron cases ;__;]

They have a very large choice of colours, brands, patterns and /!\ of corrections. Which is super great if, like me, you’re kind of blind [well not really but .. meh, you’ve understood].

Pinky Paradise is currently having a 50% sale on a few different pairs which means the lenses cost less than 10.50Euros ! ! It will stop on December the 9th so you have plenty of time to enjoy the sale.

All you have to do is enter the code « PPBlackFriday2014 » when you’re completing your order.

I hope you enjoyed that news ♥

Foam Cleanser Review – Kiko VS Nivea

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Hey guys,

As you might already know, my skincare routine [and lots of things in general] are inspired by Korea and Japan. A foam cleanser is a cleanser and a makeup remover at the same time. You can find it in gel form and make it become foam thanks to water, or already as a foam. It is not very popular in France, and I’ve been dredding the day it will finally appear in our drugstores. Kiko was my first foam cleanser bought in France, and having finished it recently I tried the Nivea one [two versions, one for normal skintype and one for sensible].

 

Kiko

Pros:

6.90E = resonnable.

(Too) gentle on the skin.

Clear and simple packaging.

 

Cons:

Light mousse, which means you need to use more and can’t use a face brush with it.

Does not clear your skin at 100%. Which means you really need to double cleanse it.

Contains sodium hydroxide

 

Nivea

Pros:
4.79E on amazon = super cheap.

Dense mousse which enables me to use my face brush ♥

Wash really well everything off

Contains Almond oil

 

Cons:

Still a little bit to harsh for my sensitive skin

Smells like house cleansers

Contains perfume

 

Conclusion:

I can definitly say that Kiko’s mousse really is more gentle than Nivea’s one, even if it is specially made for sensitive skin, I still think it’s a little bit rough. Even though, Nivea really cleanse your skin better. With Kiko I never felt like my skin was absolutely clean or makeup-free which can really be a big problem on long term relationship ; )

Game Review – The Sims 4

Hey guys,

I know this had nothing to do with fashion and stuff, but I am a true lover [not saying sims 4 = geek game, I play to lots of differents games, but mainly mmos and mobas] of video games and had to do a review on this one.

Background:

I’ve been playing The Sims since the first episode. To me The Sims 2 was a real progress, and the third was just a better version of The Sims 2, but it had little evolved. I wasn’t really « waiting » for the 4th that much but still started playing it the day it has been released in France. I had tested the demo of « Create a Sim » which I found not intuitive at all.

Also, I’ve been trying to play te Sims 3 after playing the Sims 4 and I have to say, I could seriously go back to the old version. It has so much more content than the Sims 4 that it is funnier to play [not even concidering the dlcs].

Positive thoughts:

  • I do have to admit it is prettier than the Sims 3. There has been a little effort on the graphics but still, the hair’s texture is really really bad [Aion is 100 times more beautiful] and the eyes are worse than Azura’s eyes in GW2…
  • The building mode is wayyyy more convinient. Without this advantage, the Sims 4 would be dead to me. For those who haven’t experienced this, when you wanted to move a room of your house in the previous episodes, you had to move all the pieces of furniture one by one, deleate the foundations and re-build that and re-move everything in elsewhere. It took forever. They now have add different features that enable you to move an entire room with one click or to extend en entire wall super easily. Building has become affordable so it’s easier to build your dream house.
  • Once you’ve get use to the way create a sim now work [since you can change a sims’ feature siply by putting your mouse on the part you want to change and moving it] it gets quite nice since you can modulate your sims even more than before. There’s even a super zoom option which enables you to change every detail.
  • Thanks to emotions [which are not really different than whims in the Sims 3, it has just evolved, it’s not a revolution] Sims are more expressives. It is not a super huge thing to me but it does makes the game seem a little more lively.
  • Sims are now really multi-task. In the Sims 3, they used to say sims were multi-tasks but it totally depended on the tasks. Now your Sim can eat his plate, sitting on the sofa, and then realise by himself that his friend is sitting at the table, stand, move right next to him, at continue eating while talking to him and watching the tv.

I’m confuse about:

  • No more babies or todlers. Which means when your Sims get pregnants she birth a children which only happened in the Sims 1! It is said, apparently, that it is because of all that new « create a sim » and emotions but I mean .. Seriously ?? I do not entirely concider this as a bad thing, simply because even if it’s ridiculous, myself and most of you will probably admit that babies and tolders are a serious pain to deal with in the Sims. Still, the game has evolve, and not being able to develop a Sims’ skills when he’s a todler is a handicap in the Sims 4.
  • You gain a lot less money. Building indeed has gone affordable but items are still the same price and making food has gone expensive while salaries has gone down. I mean seriously down and promotions are way more difficult to obtain. This is confusing to me because, even if it gives a more realistic feeling to the game and makes it more difficult it makes some of the wishes absolutely impossible to attain. If you want to succeed in your career, forget friends and love, you’ll only have time to complete the tasks you’ve been given at work.
  • The loading times are shorter but there’s more loading times . . .
  • The in-game hud is cleaner and really look nicer than before but it does take more place on the screen and is so different that you might have difficulties to use it at first. Even if I’ve heard the game has been well optimized for small computers, I’m still not sure you could run it and find it pleasant to play with.

Negative things:

  • The manage household option. So let me explain that: Usually, when you’re playing a whole family and your kids become grown ups, you usually [or not] want to move them out by using the tool « move out » 8D. This does not exists anymore. If you want to move one of your sims out of a family you can: deleate it from the family [that’s a bit extreme though, or you can kill it], make him become unplayable, or move him in another household with other people and then you need to play the whole house. It is said nowhere, there’s not one button to just move your sim out independently and play him! It is only after lots of researches that I finally found out you actually need to manage your household, move your sim into an other one, than manage that household and move the sims you don’t want to play in the unplayable section. I mean really?
  • There’s no swimming pool. It is not really that important but what is important is that there ALWAYS has been swimming pool in the basic edition of The Sims. It is important because it really proves how much greedy the productors are since they will introduce swimming pools in the first dlc.
  • It lacks personalisation. They have completly removed « create a style » which was used to custom colours and patterns. When I was playing the demo of create a Sim I thought « hum, if there’s only so much that’s just because it’s a demo ». Actually no. There’s not a lot of objects [which make it even more difficult since they easily become expensive] and you can’t customize tattoos anymore, you cannot even change their size. Also, there’s not a lot of dirrent clothes, specially for children. And you can choose only three traits while you could choose five.
  • There’s no more open world. That was a major step forward in previous versions of The Sims and they’ve completly removed it. Your now live in a specific district that is separated from the rest of the town [for instance, you can only jog in that district] and need to use the « travel » button if you want to go out for dinner which leads you to a loading screen.
  • There is a lot less place for your sims to live! What I mean is that you now have only a very few ground parcels and you have no place to add one which leads you to have less active sims and less communal places. Ofcourse it also means there’s no cars.

Conclusion:

The Sims 4 isn’t bad, but it’s not good either. At least, it is surely not better than the Sims 3 and does not worth 70Euros! It looks more like an evolution from the very first episode than an evolution from the Sims 3. It’s a regression.