Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Banish Tired, Puffy Eyes With EyeSlices


As you are very well aware, puffy eyes and dark circles are pretty much the bane of my life in the mornings. I have tried countless eye creams and gels, not to mention a vast array of natural remedies (cold teaspoons or teabags, anyone?), all of which I have found to be pretty ineffective or awkward to use. So, when a company called Calla Distribution very kindly sent me over some eyeSlices to try, I jumped at the chance.

I was sent two different varieties to have a go with: Legendary Eyes, which aim to combat puffiness and dark circles, and Happy Eyes, designed to keep itchiness caused by allergies at bay.

Eye Slices are oval-shaped gel discs which can be moulded into the eye contour and will adhere, thanks to their patented Cryogel technology meaning you can pop them on for a pick-me-up any time, anywhere. Each slice comes in a little resealable container, and can be re-used up to five times on each eye.
What's more, Eye Slices are natural and non-toxic, and have been tested and approved as a non-irritant. Plus, they are never tested on animals, which is always a winner in my book.

The slices feel instantly cooling when pressed into the eye contour, and it's a pleasure to sit back and relax for the recommended five minutes and let them work their magic. You can do one eye at a time if you prefer, which is handy if you're trying to cram in some last minute reading in the morning or eat your breakfast before rushing out the door.

So, do they work?

Well, I have to say, they do! The Legendary Eyes slices well and truly put paid to my under-eye puffiness, no mean feat considering everything else I've tried! The first time I removed one of these gems and looked in the mirror, I was - quite understandably - speechless at how firm and perky my under-eye area was. As for dark circles, I wouldn't say they completely disappeared, but the general appearance of my eyes was vastly improved, therefore making them less noticeable.
As for the Happy Eyes, I can report much the same thing. The slices were really soothing on irritated eyes (when my cat comes too close to my face it doesn't go down too well with me), and once again did a fantastic job at bringing down any swelling, puffiness and redness.
I wasn't able to take a photo of myself using the Eye Slices, but this one taken from www.eyeslices.com should give you some idea of how they look.

Final thoughts? I love the fact that these are natural, portable and reusable, and find the fact that they actually adhere to the eye contour really handy, as it meant I could actually walk around with one on. However, the 'stickiness' didn't last as well beyond the second use, after which they are better used when you've got the chance to lie back and relax.
These do take a bit longer to use than your standard eye cream, but personally I think they are really worth putting aside those extra five minutes for - as I said, they actually do work, whereas the majority of eye creams don't seem to do much for me at all. Yes, you could just use teabags, but these are so much more convenient, and you don't have to worry about getting streaks of tea running down your face!

If you're looking for something to pep up your tired eyes in a hurry and have been so far unimpressed with eye creams and gels, then this one is for you!

For more information, visit:

http://www.calladistribution.co.uk

www.eyeslices.com

xx

18 comments:

  1. I WANT, I WANT, I WANT! I have tried everything on my eyes, including all you mentioned and more. I think I might just have to give these a go!

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    1. I'd say go for it, I was at a loss when I tried these. It's a shame there is not an instant fix, as a cream that actually worked would be, but these are certainly a good alternative if you can spare five minutes. xx

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  2. This sounds really interesting. Usually I just put teaspoons in the freezer and use them!

    Efia @ Effy Talks Life

    xxx

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    1. Yes, I've tried that, I've often used green tea-bags too, haha xx

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  3. Ooh, I have to admit, I've never heard of this product before, but they sound great! I usually use cold green tea bags on my eyes, but I might have to try some of these out, instead! xx

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    1. I've tried that in the past too, does do a fairly good job with puffiness!xx

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  4. I badly need this! :) Hope to find it here in my country soon and get to try it!!
    Followed you btw darling!

    Shari
    The Misty Mom

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    1. Thanks lovely, hope you manage to get hold of some xx

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  5. These look so innovative! I'd given up on eyemasks with all the keeping it in fridge malarky but these seem so much handier! Great post :)

    Adiee x

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    1. Yeah, it's definitely a bonus that they stay cool on their own. Let me know your thoughts if you do try them :)xx

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  6. I'm intrigued Mel - I do love my current eye gel but wonder whether these would be helpful in spring/summer when the dreaded itchy hayfever eyes start? xx

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    1. I'd say so, they definitely helped when my eyes were itching from cat hair. Whta eye gel do you use?xx

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  7. These sound really good and something I could do with. My eyes are awful at the moment. x

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    1. Puffiness and dark circles are the worst, aren't they - I don't know about you, but I feel like they ruin my whole appearance when they're bad xx

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  8. I always have puffy eyes in the morning #Annoying!

    Love your blog. Following in GFC. Would be great if you could take the time to have a look at my latest post on Mulberry Spring / Summer 2013

    www.lurchhoundloves.com

    xx

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    1. Thanks lovely, I'll pop over for a read :)xx

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  9. Well they look super weird but I think they'd feel lovely =) xx

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    1. Haha, yeah they do take some getting used to xx

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