FOUR MONTHS TO GO! Now the venue is sorted, the food already in the oven and even the flowers booked it feels like I can start to relax. NOT. There are still one million things to think about including of course the most important part of the day: my appearance!
With both my dress and shoes ordered, the time has come for me to give my face and body some serious thought and thankfully there are some fantastic brands out there to help me! My search engine results range from ‘DIY wedding makeup’ to ‘hydrating finishing spray’ and of course the inevitable ‘best waterproof mascaras 2015’… and despite the endless results I’m starting to discover some seriously cool products. In fact some of them have already made it into my day-to-day.
But if there’s one thing I’ve learnt during the whole wedding process, it’s that even when you think you’ve thought of everything… you haven’t. And that’s where I’m so glad JOHNSON & JOHNSON offered me a trial of their 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE™ Contact Lenses. Now you see I’ve been so focused on figuring out how I’m going to make sure my eyeliner doesn’t smudge that I never thought of the fact it might be quite nice to actually SEE the person I’m marrying rather than a blur of a smiling suit. I joke… My eyes don’t actually have a very strong prescription so I was going naked-eyed for the day. But that was until I discovered these particular lenses. The first ones I’ve ever tried in fact. And I’m hooked!
Wedding days are all about looking the best version of you, right? So I’m not about to go and plonk bright turquoise lenses on my eyes considering they’re naturally more of a grey-blue… I want to recognise myself in the pictures. As well as correcting your sight, the way 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE™ Contact Lenses work is by enhancing your natural eye colour. So clever! They have two versions – shimmer and sparkle – and I tried the sparkle version and just couldn’t believe the difference! Not only could I see perfectly without glasses (hey I’m allowed to get excited about this, remember I was a contact lense virgin until now), but my eyes look so perfectly defined… Like someone had slightly tweaked the filter contrast so that the blue is more blue and the white more white… But in a most natural way.
With left – Without right
“The lens is designed provide a more defined limbal ring (edge around the coloured part of the eye) creating a stronger contrast to the white part of your eye – which will make you look more fresh/awake, while at the same time giving the illusion that your eyes (iris – coloured part of the eye) are bigger. The lens is designed with an iris-inspired pattern which will almost blend with you natural eye, not masking it like other contact lenses, to enhance and bring out your natural beauty. Keeping in mind that every iris (coloured part of your eye) is unique (like a finger print) so everyone will have a different experience and look.”
With both eyes
Whilst the sparkle was a perfect fit for me, giving my eyes extra depth and definition, I’d suggest trying the shimmer too as both have different effects on different eyes. Seeing fellow bloggers try the lenses on I realised just how different the results could be – some even liked the idea of using one as a day version and the other for going out.
I’m definitely going to be wearing these to enhance my loving gaze on my wedding day – I’ve even checked with the team that they’ll be OK if I cry and the answer is YES, absolutely fine. Cue endless tears of joy.
Love from London,
NEW 1-DAY JOHNSON & JOHNSON ACUVUE® DEFINE™ to enhance the natural beauty of your eyes. Inspired by the beauty of the natural eye, the lens combines a dark ring around the coloured portion of your eye with a luminous-effect pattern, resulting in a brighter, more memorable you. Choose from one of two designs to suit your eye colour. NATURAL SHIMMER™ for more depth and intensity or NATURAL SPARKLE™ to add a luminous brightening effect.
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