OLENS Russian Smoky Series Review

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HELLO FAM!! I’m screaming because I’m so excited!!!

I’m back with another OLENS review! Olens Global reached out to me again with the opportunity to try out their new range, the Russian Smoky OLENS range!

Let me tell you how excited I am to write this– every single colour I have tried from this range is so beautiful and wearable, I have already worn them out a few times! While I have sampled quite a few contacts of every colour, not all of them are as wearable for everyday looks as this one! I think this entire range will definitely be one of the hot favourites for sure.

P.S. If you haven’t read my previous review on the OLENS Scandi range, I would highly recommend checking that out first HERE. I have also reviewed their Russian Velvet series and the BlackPink series, so if you’re due a major shopping haul soon– happy reading! I hope my comparisons will help you decide 😎

If you stick all the way till the end of the post, you may see something that will help ease the burden on your wallet the next time you buy 😉

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ProductRussian Smoky Gray / Brown / Olive
DescriptionAdded 0.6mm of graphic size more to the Russian Velvet! The deep edge line gives you a new extreme natural enlarging effect. Russian Velvet upgraded to natural blended shades contact lenses, Russian Smoky!
Duration1 Day (10 pieces)
Total Diameter14.2 mm
Graphic Diameter13.3mm
Base Curve8.7 mm
Water Content48%
MaterialPuscon
Power0.00~-8.00
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Immediately, I noticed a few differences– the new Russian Smoky range is 0.6mm bigger in graphic size compared to the Russian Velvet range, which covers the full iris area even more.

What I love about this new line is that it is a little similar to the OLENS Scandi range, with natural blended shades and a soft edge line so it blends in to your natural eye colour very well with no harsh or unnatural edges.

In my opinion the colours are even more beautiful than the Russian Velvet range as there is an extra dimension of depth and patterning! ✨

Not to mention the material is Puscon too, with a higher water content of 48%. They are super comfortable and while you definitely shouldn’t wear them for hours and hours, I experienced no discomfort while wearing it for the entire day to work as well. Definitely an upgrade!!

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  • Comfort for hours with PUSCON instead of Silicone hydrogel, doesn’t dry out my eyes even after a full day’s wear under air-conditioning. I’ve shopped at other brands like TTDEYE or Pinky Paradise, and Olens is by far the most comfortable.
  • Natural-looking even on dark asian eyes
  • Reasonable price for the quality
  • Fast shipping worldwide (DHL express). Honestly the fastest shipping I’ve ever experienced. My parcel arrived in just under 3 days after the dispatch notice 🤩
  • Good customer service and quick responses.
  • Regular promotions, making it more affordable. I usually stock up when they have bundle deals or discounted prices, and purchase more then so it lasts me quite a while before my next purchase.
  • Very handy search and recommendation options on the site. I usually prefer searching by bestsellers to see if there are any new designs or deals I have missed out on, but there is a handy #FindMyOlens tab that lets you compare numerous styles with customer images. Which brings us to the next point-
  • Lots of customer reviews and real-life photos to check before purchasing, so low risk of the style looking totally unlike what the promotional pictures show. I can’t stress this enough!! This is what I always look out for when I buy a new style, especially if I’m going to be buying several pairs.

Russian Smoky Olive

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This green covers my dark brown eyes perfectly and I would say it is a more ‘true green’ than the OLens Scandi Olive. I have always raved about the Scandi Olive, but I find myself becoming a little swayed by this colour!

The Russian Smoky Olive lenses have a subtle iris patterning with green and brown that you can really see if you come up close.

This is a true, soft green that you can see in many people with natural green eyes and OLens has truly outdone themselves this time!!

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The colour mimics the subtle hazel shifts near the centre in natural green eyes and the green is not unnaturally bright. Super natural and flattering!

The patterns and colour differences help the contacts blend in with your natural eyes a bit more.

Due to the larger graphic diameter, it covers more of your natural eye colour than the Scandi Olive, so you don’t get the ‘limbal ring’ effect where the outer ring is slightly darker.

To avoid any unnatural ‘boundary’ between the contacts and your natural eye colour, there is a soft grey edge line over the darker olive colour.

This helps to accentuate the lighter colour a little more without it looking unnatural on dark eyes.

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Comparison between Russian Smoky Olive and Scandi Olive

I think the Scandi Olive is the more natural option, but the Russian Smoky Olive is finally the perfect true soft green lens I can reach for without it looking too bright or unnatural.

Even before I wrote this post, I showed it to my friends and two of them bought this colour immediately (LOL). This shade will definitely become one of my most reached-for lenses for sure!

Russian Smoky Brown

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I think this Russian Smoky Brown solved a lot of the problems I had with many brown contact lenses. A lot of brown contact lenses have mixed in yellow, orange, or reddish shades, and when added on top of my natural brown eyes, sometimes look a bit orange under certain lighting.

I’m sure it would look nice on perhaps blue or green eyes, but when added to brown eyes, you can see this effect under bright light.

This Russian Smoky Brown colour is more ashy-brown, with none of the orange or red iris patterns other contacts usually add in. I fell in love with this shade instantly! Usually, I tend to go for olive or grey shades, but this brown is just so beautiful.

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The Russian Smoky Brown is a light brown shade that entirely covers dark brown eyes. The realistic iris pattern lines in the lens design helps it blend in very naturally with my dark eyes.

Unlike the Scandi series, there is no limbal ring effect from your natural eye colour underneath the lenses due to the wider diameter on the Russian Smoky lenses, just like the Russian Velvet range.

Unlike the Scandi Olive vs Russian Smoky Olive, I would say this Russian Smoky Brown actually looks even more natural than Scandi Hazel for my eyes.

Scandi Hazel tends to look a little yellowy-orange, especially under bright lighting, and the ashy tones in Russian Smoky Brown help tone down the orange shades while keeping it looking light.

If you want a natural colour that still looks different from your usual dark brown eyes, I would recommend this shade for people who want to have natural-looking and bright eyes. It is very suitable for romantic, girly looks without coming off as too different or unnatural!

This brown shows up perfectly in pictures without looking dark or black like normal dark brown eyes. I think it will be very popular for Japanese-inspired looks!

Russian Smoky Gray

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I don’t quite know how to describe this unique shade of grey- it is quite unlike any of the greys I have purchased from OLens previously! It has the soft tones and colouring of the Scandi Light Gray lenses, with a very soft and natural edge.

I prefer this over the Scandi Light Gray as the graphic diameter is a lot bigger, with a soft edge blending to make it super natural.

The issue I had previously with the Scandi Light Gray was that it contrasted quite a bit with my natural eye colour, so even the slightest shift in the lens would reveal my natural colour.

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This isn’t an issue with Scandi Olive or Scandi Gray for example, as their darker colour meant the edging blended very nicely with my natural eye colour to give a soft limbal ring effect, but the contrast is quite obvious with the Scandi Light Gray.

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Look at the difference! It looks so soft and natural, but the lightness of the grey really gives you that ~exotic~ look lol. This is definitely a shade that stands out! But I think this is a whole lot more natural than the Russian Velvet Gray or Blue, or the Scandi Light Gray– most people with blue eyes have them look blue/ grey under different lighting conditions, instead of a vivid blue like the Russian Velvet Blue.

olens global benefits

These are the offers that you can get if you sign up as an OLENS Global member!!

1. Buy 1 get 1 free on all monthly contacts! If you have found a shade you love and wear regularly, I recommend getting this deal.

2. For new member sign ups, you get a coupon with up to 15% off! You will also be entered into their rewards program, which nets you 1 point for every dollar spent, and you can earn more points by leaving text or photo reviews!

3. One offer that you should definitely not miss is their Welcome Kits (limited to 2, though I wish you could buy more 😍).

The Welcome Kits come with 20 lenses of a colour/range of your choice AND 3 pairs of 1 day sample lenses, which are given randomly! I love how it lets you to try out other popular colours and lenses– and who doesn’t love free gifts?

4. Free standard shipping for purchases over $100 USD, or free express shipping for purchases over $150 (delivery in 3 days!)!

I hope this review helps to break down the shades available in the Russian Smoky range 🤗 I would honestly BUY THEM ALL!! They are all magnificent in their own way for different looks and needs.

Overall, I think OLens have really outdone themselves with this range and all the shades really mimic how these eye colours would look like naturally. I thought the previous lenses were amazing, but the colouring on this range is *chef’s kiss*

These shades have bumped up to my favourites list immediately, alongside my trusty Scandi Olive and Scandi Grey. If you are someone who prefers natural, everyday lenses, I highly recommend checking this range out!

And if you have made it all the way to the end- thank you! Check out my Instagram HERE for 10% off OLENS 😉✨

Olens BlackPink Series Review

Hi guys! OLENS has recently collaborated with BlackPink again with another GORGEOUS campaign, introducing some old and new favourites from Olens that you might have seen before!

As usual, I’m going to put out the things I love best about buying lenses from Olens.

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  • Comfort for hours, doesn’t dry out my eyes even after a full day’s wear under air-conditioning. I’ve shopped at other brands like TTDEYE or Pinky Paradise, and Olens is by far the most comfortable.
  • Natural-looking even on dark asian eyes
  • Reasonable price for the quality
  • Fast shipping worldwide (DHL express). Honestly the fastest shipping I’ve ever experienced. My parcel arrived in just under 3 days after the dispatch notice 🤩
  • Good customer service and quick responses.
  • Regular promotions, making it more affordable. I usually stock up when they have bundle deals or discounted prices, and purchase more then so it lasts me quite a while before my next purchase.
  • Very handy search and recommendation options on the site. I usually prefer searching by bestsellers to see if there are any new designs or deals I have missed out on, but there is a handy #FindMyOlens tab that lets you compare numerous styles with customer images. Which brings us to the next point-
  • Lots of customer reviews and real-life photos to check before purchasing, so low risk of the style looking totally unlike what the promotional pictures show. I can’t stress this enough!! This is what I always look out for when I buy a new style, especially if I’m going to be buying several pairs.

Scandi series

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ProductScandi Hazel / Light Gray
DescriptionAn upgraded version of the Spanish line, these are the contacts you see on Blackpink and they feature in their recent Ice Cream MV!!
Duration1Day (20 pieces) / 1 Month (2 pieces)
Total Diameter14.2 mm
Graphic Diameter11.9 mm
Base Curve8.7 mm
Water Content48%
MaterialPuscon
Power0.00~-8.00

Scandi Light Gray

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I reviewed the Scandi range previously and this line is so comfortable and pretty, it has many of my favourites in there. This shade is relatively new in the Scandi range, so I was quite lucky to be able to try it out.

This contacts is quite similar to Russian Velvet Gray, but again has a more prominent limbal ring effect with the smaller graphic diameter. On my eyes, this is slightly blueish-grey.

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If I were to go for a more natural look with blue eyes, this is the style I would go for. Most people with blue eyes have them look blue/ grey under different lighting conditions, instead of a vivid blue like the Scandi Aqua or Russian Silver or Russian Velvet Blue.

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This contacts is BlackPink Jennie’s pick! This shade is super chic and stylish, and would definitely make you stand out.

Scandi Hazel

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This shade is is a perfect light brown for a natural look. If you have naturally dark brown eyes and want a bit of a change but aren’t that daring with blue or purple or crazy colours, this is the shade for you.

This shade is actually lighter than my favourite Scandi Olive and is a very flattering brown shade that will actually show up in pictures. If you want a natural look, go for this shade!

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This contacts is BlackPink Jisoo’s pick and suits her feminine, natural look very well. If you are someone who prefers cosy and natural looks, I would opt for this shade. It blends in very well with naturally dark brown eyes without it being too ‘in your face’.

Secriss 3con series

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ProductSecriss 3con Coral/Natural Gray (20p)
DescriptionEveryday contact lenses, highly pigmented 3 tone gives you bright, sparkling eyes. Has a slightly bigger graphic diameter than other daily contacts
Duration1 Day (20 pieces)
Total Diameter14.0 mm
Graphic Diameter13.5 mm
Base Curve8.7 mm
Water Content48%
MaterialPhosphorylcholine
Power0.00~-10.00

Secriss 3Con Coral Gray

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I really liked the enlarging effect of this lenses that is subtle enough to look natural. The realistic iris patterns on it let it blend into my normal dark eyes better, especially with the gold flecks in the middle to help smooth the transition between dark brown eyes.

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This colour is very similar to the Natural Gray, but I think it looks slightly brighter and more vibrant, so I prefer this over the Natural Gray. Indoors, they look practically the same but this has a subtle oomph that I can’t explain!

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This contacts is BlackPink Lisa’s pick. It suits a classy, romantic look very well and the added coral colour really makes it look so stylish. I think the Natural Gray would work more for everyday looks, and this for big occasions without being too dramatic.

Secriss 3Con Natural Gray

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To be honest, I couldn’t really tell the difference between Natural Gray and Coral Gray! Especially under dim lighting, I feel like they look identical.

Seems like I am not alone in this struggle haha– Olens staff did a review comparison of Natural vs Coral Gray HERE and they couldn’t tell the difference either!

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This contact lenses is BlackPink Rose’s pick. This contacts has a very romantic, sweet feel to it and looks natural too! It has a slight enlarging effect as the graphic diameter is larger than the other contacts for daily wear.

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Most people with blue eyes have them look blue/ grey under different lighting conditions, instead of a vivid blue like the Russian Blue. I feel the blue is more suited for photos, and intense eye makeup looks with lighter hair!

olens global benefits

These are the offers that you can get if you sign up as an OLENS Global member!!

1. Buy 1 get 1 free on all monthly contacts! If you have found a shade you love and wear regularly, I recommend getting this deal.

2. For new member sign ups, you get a coupon with up to 15% off! You will also be entered into their rewards program, which nets you 1 point for every dollar spent, and you can earn more points by leaving text or photo reviews!

3. One offer that you should definitely not miss is their Welcome Kits (limited to 2, though I wish you could buy more 😍).

The Welcome Kits come with 20 lenses of a colour/range of your choice AND 3 pairs of 1 day sample lenses, which are given randomly! I love how it lets you to try out other popular colours and lenses– and who doesn’t love free gifts?

4. Free standard shipping for purchases over $100 USD, or free express shipping for purchases over $150 (delivery in 3 days!)!

I hope this review helps to break down the shades available in the BlackPink Series and help you pick out the best shade for your needs 🤗

Out of the ranges available with OLens, the Scandi range still remains my favourite, but I have been pleasantly surprised by the look of the Secriss 3Con and may purchase more in the future for natural looks. What are the shades you love best in this series and why?

OLENS Russian Velvet review

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Hello guys! I’m back with another OLENS review! Olens Global reached out to me again with the opportunity to try out some of their other lenses, so I actually have not just one but two!! reviews for y’all! (check out my other post HERE)!

If you haven’t read my previous review on the OLENS Scandi range, I would highly recommend checking that out first HERE. This time, I’m here to review their other popular range, the Russian Velvet series.

I generally tend to go for dailies as I am quite careless and lazy with making sure the lenses are clean and not dried out in the casing, but I rotate between dailies and a few tried-and-tested monthlies that I love as well!

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ProductRussian Velvet Gray / Brown / Blue / Green
DescriptionEveryday contact lenses, this range features exotic and stylish colours that still look very natural
Duration1 Month (2 pieces)
Total Diameter14.0 mm
Graphic Diameter12.7mm
Base Curve8.6 mm
Water Content38%
MaterialHema
Power0.00~-8.00
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These contacts are monthly contacts and go for $24 USD. It’s buy 1-free 1 on all monthlies, making these a really good deal if you wear them regularly!

In my opinion, the Russian Velvet series is versatile enough to be used for casual looks and also for cosplay– as the colours are extremely true and solid (entirely hides dark eyes), you can wear these for specific eye colours that are needed without it looking too stark, artificial, or unnatural.

During my anime-obsessed phase I purchased many colour contacts that were simply too unnatural and blended badly or completely did not cover my natural eye colour, and the material and low water content would scratch my eyes and leave them dry and red.

Thank goodness for technology and improvements lol. *war flashbacks* Glad I found OLens now so I don’t have to suffer any more 😂

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  • Comfort for hours, doesn’t dry out my eyes even after a full day’s wear under air-conditioning. I’ve shopped at other brands like TTDEYE or Pinky Paradise, and Olens is by far the most comfortable.
  • Natural-looking even on dark asian eyes
  • Reasonable price for the quality
  • Fast shipping worldwide (DHL express). Honestly the fastest shipping I’ve ever experienced. My parcel arrived in just under 3 days after the dispatch notice 🤩
  • Good customer service and quick responses.
  • Regular promotions, making it more affordable. I usually stock up when they have bundle deals or discounted prices, and purchase more then so it lasts me quite a while before my next purchase.
  • Very handy search and recommendation options on the site. I usually prefer searching by bestsellers to see if there are any new designs or deals I have missed out on, but there is a handy #FindMyOlens tab that lets you compare numerous styles with customer images. Which brings us to the next point-
  • Lots of customer reviews and real-life photos to check before purchasing, so low risk of the style looking totally unlike what the promotional pictures show. I can’t stress this enough!! This is what I always look out for when I buy a new style, especially if I’m going to be buying several pairs.

Russian Velvet Green

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This green covers my dark brown eyes perfectly and I would say it is a more ‘true green’ than the OLens Scandi Olive.

The Russian Velvet Green lenses have a gorgeous multi-dimensional effect with green, yellow, and red that you can really see if you come up close. I’d say from afar/ in pictures, it looks a bit more hazel, but you can really see the beautiful details and flecks in bright light or sunlight.

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I like that it isn’t just all one solid colour, and the patterns and colour differences help the contacts blend in with your natural eyes a bit more.

I think it’s definitely a really unique shade worth trying and one that will garner lots of attention and compliments from your friends!

Russian Velvet Brown

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The Russian Brown is a light brown shade that entirely covers dark brown eyes. The realistic iris pattern lines in the lens design helps it blend in very naturally with my dark eyes. Unlike the Scandi series, there is no limbal ring effect from your natural eye colour underneath the lenses due to the wider diameter on the Russian Velvet lenses. It depends on your preference.

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If you want a natural colour that still looks different from your usual dark brown eyes, I would recommend this shade especially for photos. It gives a very subtle brown look that shows up perfectly in pictures without looking dark or black like normal dark brown eyes.

Russian Velvet Blue

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Although the blue shade is just gorgeous, I rarely reach for this for everyday wear as it is such a dramatic look! The blue has a tiny bit of yellow at the centre to help the colour blend in with your natural dark eyes, which I really appreciate. It helps to make the contacts look more natural.

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From a distance, your eyes look blue/ turquoise due to the subtle blending, and will be absolutely stunning in an artsy IG shot! This striking colour will be perfect if you want to stand out.

Russian Velvet Gray

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I adore the grey shade, and alternate between Russian Gray and Scandi Light Gray for certain looks.

I’d say this is more similar to Scandi Light Gray because of its cool, greyish blue tone vs the Scandi Gray, which looks more greyish-green on me and is more of a darker, muted grey.

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Again, if I were to go for a more natural look with blue eyes, I would go for the Russian Gray instead of the Blue.

Most people with blue eyes have them look blue/ grey under different lighting conditions, instead of a vivid blue like the Russian Blue. I feel the blue is more suited for photos, and intense eye makeup looks with lighter hair!

olens global benefits

These are the offers that you can get if you sign up as an OLENS Global member!!

1. Buy 1 get 1 free on all monthly contacts! If you have found a shade you love and wear regularly, I recommend getting this deal.

2. For new member sign ups, you get a coupon with up to 15% off! You will also be entered into their rewards program, which nets you 1 point for every dollar spent, and you can earn more points by leaving text or photo reviews!

3. One offer that you should definitely not miss is their Welcome Kits (limited to 2, though I wish you could buy more 😍).

The Welcome Kits come with 20 lenses of a colour/range of your choice AND 3 pairs of 1 day sample lenses, which are given randomly! I love how it lets you to try out other popular colours and lenses– and who doesn’t love free gifts?

4. Free standard shipping for purchases over $100 USD, or free express shipping for purchases over $150 (delivery in 3 days!)!

I hope this review helps to break down the shades available in the Russian Velvet range and help you pick out the best shade for your needs 🤗

Out of the ranges available with OLens, the Scandi range still remains my favourite, but I occasionally turn to the Russian Velvet range for more artsy photo shots when I need a solid eye colour to show off dramatic eye makeup looks. What are the shades you love best in this line and why?

OLENS Scandi Review

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OLENS is a brand that requires no introduction. They are my to-go brand for coloured contacts, and unparalleled for its wide variety of beautiful styles that are natural-looking and provide top-notch comfort for dry eyes.

I regularly use the Scandi and Spanish series, with Scandi Olive as my firm favourite. I have yet to try out the entire colour range, so when Olens Global reached out to me I was absolutely delighted to give the other colours a try! I hope this comparison post will be helpful for you if you are looking to try out the Olens Scandi range.

I’m all for experimenting with different styles in my makeup looks, and having different coloured eyes can can help to introduce a whole new look! It usually is quite difficult to find good lenses for dark coloured eyes like mine, and OLENS manages to deliver on colour payoff and comfort every time.

Solotica does this well too, but the price costs so much more so I can’t afford to try a few colours 😰 and most of their popular colours are only available in yearly lenses which is a deal breaker for me.

For my usual (uncoloured) contact lenses, I alternate between dailies and monthlies and I much prefer the comfort, hygiene, and convenience of daily lenses. I’m also kinda careless and forgetful and on a few occasions I have forgotten to clean and check on my monthlies, leaving them dried out in the case 😭

P.S. Before we dive right into the review, this is a PSA for all you readers: want to nab a 15% off coupon code? Stay on to the end of this review to see the exclusive Olens Global benefits and how you can get more bang for your buck the next time you stock up on coloured contacts.

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ProductScandi Gray / Hazel / Olive / Aqua / Light Gray
DescriptionAn upgraded version of the Spanish line, these are the contacts you see on Blackpink and they feature in their recent Ice Cream MV!!
Duration1Day (20 pieces) / 1 Month (2 pieces)
Total Diameter14.2 mm
Graphic Diameter11.9 mm
Base Curve8.7 mm
Water Content48%
MaterialPuscon
Power0.00~-8.00
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  • Comfort for hours with PUSCON instead of Silicone hydrogel, doesn’t dry out my eyes even after a full day’s wear under air-conditioning. I’ve shopped at other brands like TTDEYE or Pinky Paradise, and Olens is by far the most comfortable.
  • Natural-looking even on dark asian eyes
  • Reasonable price for the quality
  • Fast shipping worldwide (DHL express). Honestly the fastest shipping I’ve ever experienced. My parcel arrived in just under 3 days after the dispatch notice 🤩
  • Good customer service and quick responses.
  • Regular promotions, making it more affordable. I usually stock up when they have bundle deals or discounted prices, and purchase more then so it lasts me quite a while before my next purchase.
  • Very handy search and recommendation options on the site. I usually prefer searching by bestsellers to see if there are any new designs or deals I have missed out on, but there is a handy #FindMyOlens tab that lets you compare numerous styles with customer images. Which brings us to the next point-
  • Lots of customer reviews and real-life photos to check before purchasing, so low risk of the style looking totally unlike what the promotional pictures show. I can’t stress this enough!! This is what I always look out for when I buy a new style, especially if I’m going to be buying several pairs.

Scandi Gray

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One of the most popular shades from Olens and ranks consistently in the top three bestsellers every week. This colour is Blackpink Lisa and Jennie’s pick!! (if you want to share the same lenses as your idol hehe). I like the daily/ weekly/ monthly bestsellers filter, as it lets you see the popular picks or peep any offers you may have missed out on.

The Scandi series is slightly smaller in graphic diameter (11.9mm) than the Russian Velvet series (12.9mm), which I actually prefer. You can see a tiny bit of my natural eye colour surrounding the lens, which gives it a subtle limbal ring/ circle lens effect without the harsh black border of the traditional circle lens. The realistic iris pattern lines in the lens design helps it blend in very naturally with my dark eyes.

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When comparing my natural eye colour to the lenses side by side under a bright light, it looks quite different and starkly contrasting, but when you have them on they look very natural. You can see this in Scandi Olive.

Scandi Olive

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Scandi Olive is my favourite as it is the most subtle yet unique out of the whole range and I get compliments on it all the time– people have asked if it is my natural eye colour a few times! This shade is Blackpink Rosé’s pick (good taste, gurl). 😎👌

I wouldn’t say this shade is very green, but like a more natural version of the Scandi Hazel. Basically looks like my eye shade but better?? If that makes sense? If you are looking for a contact lens for bright green eyes, you should try a different range.

Here is a video where I wear the Scandi Olive!

(with my fave IG filter, lol)

Scandi Hazel

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This shade is is a perfect light brown for a natural look. If you have naturally dark brown eyes and want a bit of a change but aren’t that daring with blue or purple or crazy colours, this is the shade for you.

This shade is actually lighter than Olive in my opinion and is a very flattering brown shade that will actually show up in pictures.

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Scandi Aqua

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This is a shade I would not normally wear, so I’m glad I got the chance to try it on with the samples that were sent! It has a really nice aquamarine shade and looks really complex and multidimensional with all the subtle lens shading in it.

I feel like lighter brown/ blonde hair would look amazing with these lenses, or with dramatic makeup looks like the ones on Blackpink Jisoo and Lisa in the Ice Cream MV 👀

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Scandi Light Gray

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This shade is quite similar to Russian Silver, but again has a more prominent limbal ring effect with the smaller graphic diameter. On my eyes, this is slightly blueish-grey.

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If I were to go for a more natural look with blue eyes, this is the style I would go for. Most people with blue eyes have them look blue/ grey under different lighting conditions, instead of a vivid blue like the Scandi Aqua.

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Some points to take note:

  • The parcel is delivered by DHL Express which makes it very fast and reliable. However, if you live in a country that charges customs & tax (esp. in the west), this will cause the price of your order to go up dramatically. This is not an issue for me but may be a deal-breaker for others.
  • Mobile site may be confusing at times, I much prefer the desktop view. The app is easier to navigate but the desktop site still wins out.
olens global benefits

Okay, I know you have been waiting for this part. Maybe you’re already sold on how gorgeous these lenses are but want to know how you can save on more while you spend. 🤩 These are the offers that you can get if you sign up as an OLENS Global member!!

1. Buy 1 get 1 free on all monthly contacts! If you have found a shade you love and wear regularly, I recommend getting this deal.

2. For new member sign ups, you get a coupon with up to 15% off! You will also be entered into their rewards program, which nets you 1 point for every dollar spent, and you can earn more points by leaving text or photo reviews!

3. One offer that you should definitely not miss is their Welcome Kits (limited to 2, though I wish you could buy more 😍).

The Welcome Kits come with 20 lenses of a colour/range of your choice AND 3 pairs of 1 day sample lenses, which are given randomly! I love how it lets you to try out other popular colours and lenses– and who doesn’t love free gifts?

If you love the colours shown in this review, you can pick Gray or Hazel from the Scandi range for your Welcome Kit 👀

4. Free standard shipping for purchases over $100 USD, or free express shipping for purchases over $150 (delivery in 3 days!)!

I hope this review helps to break down the shades available in the Scandi range and help you pick out the best shade for your needs 🤗

Out of the ranges available with Olens, the Scandi range is by far my favourite. What are the shades you love best in this line and why?

5 Mejuri Pieces You Should Add to Your Jewellery Collection Right Now

I have been purchasing numerous pieces from Mejuri for many years now and I can say without any qualms that they are my favourite jewellery brand.

They never fail to deliver on quality, affordability, ethics, and excellent customer service, and the community is so friendly and creative. It is definitely a brand worth sticking by, with excellent staple + statement pieces– there’s sure to be something for everyone regardless of what style you prefer.

If you have never seen their site/ Instagram before, I definitely recommend popping over for a browse– I get so much inspiration for styling my stack + IG shots on there!

And if you are a total newbie to jewellery like I was all those years ago, that’s okay. I’ve summed up 5 Mejuri pieces (and pairing suggestions!) I feel are absolute essentials to add to your collection– and why I love them!

(all images are from Mejuri.com)

1. Stacker Ring

The Stacker Ring is the perfect starter ring or a perfect addition to your ample ring collection. Crafted in 14k solid gold, this ring is excellent for daily wear and I never ever take it off!

It is super lightweight and I forget I have it on most of the time– except when I get compliments on it (which is often). I have been recommending it to all my friends, and this one never disappoints. These are a good affordable add-on gift or as Christmas stocking stuffers, coming in at only $75 USD.

After you pick this up, don’t just stop there (I couldn’t resist). The beaded ring and bold stacker are also good stackable rings worth checking out. You can also splurge on a good stackable diamond ring that will last forever!

2. Croissant Dôme Ring 

This piece is an excellent statement piece that is classy, chic, and embodies the quintessential Parisian look. Taking inspiration from the croissant, this ring is perfect for all your Emily in Paris inspired OOTDs with the right amount of Parisian flair.

Handcrafted in vermeil (a thick 18k gold layer on sterling silver), this ring has held up well for me even a year on with regular wear. It is really unique and looks perfect in a vintage-inspired outfit or aesthetic flatlay.

Some reviews have mentioned wanting it to look chunkier, but I think on my hands it is the right amount of chunk– a good balance between elegant and statement-y.

This piece is also $75 USD. If you look after it well, you will get years and years of wear out of it.

3. Sapphire Choker

This was my first piece from Mejuri. Coming in at $65 USD, it is such a good starter piece for anyone who wants to start owning some good-quality jewellery but doesn’t know where to begin.

I love how Mejuri offers a good affordable substitute for diamonds that doesn’t compromise too much on sparkle by having gorgeous white sapphires. I prefer it to cubic zirconia, which is man-made and softer than white sapphires, which means it is more susceptible to scratches. It is also cheaper than the other diamond substitute, moissanite.

Photo by @gracejayde | Mejuri.com

The chain is vermeil and I admittedly did not follow the care instructions at all. I wore it daily and did not remove it before sleeping or showering, which meant that it inevitably snapped during adjustment/ tugging, slightly a year after I bought it due to the stress caused on the links.

I contacted Mejuri, asking for a quote on repairing it because I was devastated and they surprised me by offering a replacement for free! 😭❤

I was absolutely blown away by their kind gesture and also the little extra something special they slipped in– I snapped it a few weeks before my birthday and they noticed and included a ‘Happy Birthday’ card inside! How’s that for excellent customer service? More than the free replacement, this was what truly touched my heart.

Brands everywhere, I hope you’re taking notes 👀

This is how you do it and secure brand loyalty.

Pair with the Satellite Necklace ($85 USD)– also in vermeil and white sapphires– for the perfect layered look. Complete it with a strong pendant necklace. I recommend the zodiac series, in vermeil and white sapphires ($90 USD) or solid gold and diamonds ($375).

Love the Sapphire Choker but too lazy to take it off? If you want an upgrade that won’t tarnish + extra sparkle, opt for the Diamond Necklace instead. This is a pricier piece at $300 USD, but the 14k gold and (ethically sourced!!!) diamond makes it worth it.

The diamond is high-quality diamond (SI 1- 2 clarity) and the carat weight is 0.06. Definitely a dainty piece, but very appropriate for all occasions from casual to professional settings.

Pair it with the Diamonds Station Necklace ($320 USD) for the perfect layered style that is minimal and classy. You can also layer it up with the zodiac series in solid gold and diamonds for a more casual look.

This piece is next on my to-buy list for this year’s Black Friday sale. I can’t wait to splurge on this solid piece that will last me forever!

4. Single Colored Mini Hoop (White Sapphire)

Another staple piece to add to your ear stack (or wear alone!). The hinge clasp is very solid and doesn’t dislodge easily, but is still super easy to put on and wear.

The hoop is 14k solid gold and the white sapphire is AAA quality, so it doesn’t tarnish. It is a very light, dainty hoop that is perfect for everyday wear. I haven’t taken mine off since I got it!

It looks gorgeoussss as a stack, especially above a nice dangling earring (I recommend the pearl hoops or keeping it minimalist with a sapphire hoop!).

Photo by @veroniquebelle | Mejuri.com

You won’t regret buying it– it’s something that looks super classy and elegant and is perfect for lazy days where you don’t want to fuss about with extra accessories. This is sold individually, at $60 USD each.

5. Organic Pearl Hoops 

I know there are a thousand other different brands all offering a very similar style, but here’s why Mejuri is the winner for me.

  • Organic pearl with a beautiful, irregular shape and look! None of that factory-made standard sizing that just looks fake and cheap.
  • Looks classy, dainty, and minimal– a very lovely feminine piece that can be paired with just about any look. They are small enough to be suitable for a professional setting too.
  • Not too heavy– the hoop is small, and the dangling pearl does not weigh my earlobes down.
  • Ethically sourced– may be pricier than some brands offering real pearls too, but the price point is worth it. ($75 USD)