I still have some posts to make and photos to re-size but I’ve been pretty exhausted this week. (;´∀｀) I’ve resized the photos from the Sakura Park meet up, but I haven’t finished re-sizing the individual shots of Ume. And I also need to reply to comments… last week was so hectic that I’ve been super tired now. Please bear with me! m(_ _)m
But, I got two pairs of eyes that I ordered from the Lizanna webshop a couple of weeks ago. I thought I’d make a small review of them. ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ
Lizanna (formely known as Twin Snow) is a shop by juu-yuki (you can also find her on the DD forums). The main item that she sells are her self-made urethane eyes, although there are a couple of other products as well, such as shoes. Ever since I got my DD girls, I’ve been on the hunt for perfect eyes. Volks Animetic eyes are pretty nice, but I thought that I’d like to get some urethane eyes… since 90% of my BJDs wear urethanes, too. (*＾＾*)
The very first eyes that I bought were from SQ Lab, they were advertised as urethanes, but to me it seemed like they still had an acrylic dome. They were quite nice, but a bit small for my DDH-06 girls in 22mm size — I use 24mm eyes from Volks for them. After that I bought White Dolly Story eyes, although they were acrylic they seemed quite pretty. But those were a huge disappointment for me, they look so pixelated and dull. (￣□￣) Even Volks’ acrylics are better quality and they’re cheaper. I also had to pay EMS postage for the WDS eyes, so I wasn’t a happy panda. (ーー;) I was somewhat discouraged to try any eyes after that… But the Lizanna eyes seemed so sparkly and pretty, that I eventually decided to order two pairs. Although, I feared that they also might be a bit small, as they’re only available in 22mm.
The pairs that I ordered were from the Stardust series, Sapphire and Amber. (｡･ω･｡) It probably took about a week for them to ship and they arrived in Finland in about a week or less… but then customs took, like, three days to forward them to me, so I barely got them before the weekend. Grr! (ーー;)
Anyway, here are photos and more babble:
I’m very conflicted because these eyes are soo pretty and definitely my favourites of all the eyes that I’ve tried so far — but they just seem slightly small to me. ヾ(´･ ･｀｡)ノ” I did ask juu-yuki on the forums if she has any plans to make 24mm eyes in the future, I certainly hope so… it’d be a bit easier to position them. With these 22mm eyes I can get them to baaaarely touch the lower and upper eyelid, so that they look nice directly from the front… but if I tilt the doll’s head up even a bit, the expression turns pretty much horrified, ahah… （⌒▽⌒ゞ so, bigger eyes would be better, I think. I’ll have to keep these on for a while and see if I’ll get used to them or not. But I’d definitely love to get these eyes for all my DDs! Highly recommended~ 〜(￣▽￣〜)
Although, I must note that it seems that like SQ Lab eyes, these also have an acrylic dome. But as you can tell from the photos, they’re very sharp and vibrant! ヾ(@^▽^@)ノ No pixels like with acrylic eyes.