Warby Parker prescription sunglasses review

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So have you ever accidentally dropped your glasses, or sunglasses, and watched them break into pieces? Well, that happened to me! Last week, my only pair of prescription sunglasses slipped out of my hand while I was putting them inside my purse, after entering Safeway. My bag was at about my waist, so my sunglasses dropped from my waist, to the floor. I was mortified when I saw what happened. My beautiful Chanel sunglasses, my ONLY pair of sunglasses with my current prescription in them, was in pieces on the floor of the supermarket. Words can’t even. . .

I am one of those unlucky folks who has “must wear corrective lenses” written in bold, red letters all the way across her driver’s license. I don’t have a choice, I need to wear glasses while I drive. When it is sunny outside, I need to wear prescription sunglasses, or the sun will blind me. With my only pair of prescription sunglasses in pieces on the floor at Safeway, I was in quite a pickle!

Since I wear glasses, I keep my old pairs of glasses and sunglasses in the back of the glove box of my car. They are there for emergencies only. This fateful day, was an emergency. I was forced to pull out my old pair of prescription sunglasses, which were worn so much, they were stretched out. This old pair drove me crazy the second I placed them on my head to drive home. They immediately slipped down my nose, forcing me to adjust them constantly while driving home. Wearing too-big-sunglasses with an old prescription is not an ideal situation. I needed to replace my sunglasses stat!

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As soon as I got home, I immediately called my eye doctor. I always buy my glasses through him since he gives me an additional 20% off the portion of the price that my insurance does not pay for. I end up getting Chanel glasses or Prada glasses, my two favorite eye-wear brands, at a great deal. When the nurse told me the fastest they could get a new pair of sunglasses to me was in two weeks, I knew I had to look elsewhere.

Warby Parker sunglasses review

I had heard about Warby Parker through the blogging world. It’s an online prescription eye-wear store which has expedited processing. In four days, for a $30 fee, I could have a new pair of sunglasses, with my current prescription, on my head. My too-big, old pair, could get pushed back to the back of my glove compartment in my car. Let’s do this!

It was really easy to find a pair of sunglasses on Warby Parker’s website which were to my liking. I’m all about huge sunglasses that hide all my wrinkles. When I spotted “Nancy,” I knew it was my new pair of sunglasses! The Nancy is available in two colors, Cognac Tortoise, and Rose Crystal. I chose the Cognac Tortoise, and began the check out process.

Warby Parker makes it really easy to select your prescription eye-wear. First, I chose a frame, then I chose the types of prescription lenses I wanted in my new glasses. Then, I uploaded a copy of my prescription, and lastly, I took a photo of myself through Warby Parker’s website to measure my face. Since I needed the sunglasses quickly, I chose expedited shipping for $30, instead of the free ground shipping option. Voila! Now, all I had to do was wait for my shades!

Expedited shipping takes about four business days. It appeared to take Warby Parker three business days to make my sunglasses, and then they overnighted them to me. When I slipped them on, they were perfect! I could see clearly, and they were very comfortable. Now that my sunglasses were in my hands, and they fit nicely, I would be able to submit my receipt to my insurance for a reimbursement. It’s super easy!

I am feeling a little bit addicted to Warby Parker, now that I have my first pair. I did see a few other pairs on their website that might need to end up in my closet.  After all, I need a better back-up pair! Wouldn’t you agree?

Warby Parker has both men’s and women’s glasses, and sunglasses. The styles range from classic, to on trend. There is definitely a style for every outfit, and taste. Which pair will I buy next? So many choices!!!

Also, I have to point out; I love brands that give back. Warby Parker believes that everyone has the right to see. For every pair of glasses purchased, a pair of glasses is distributed to someone in need. It’s their Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program, and it’s fabulous!

You can find Nancy online here. You can see all of the styles Warby Parker has to offer at WarbyParker.com.

Have you ever ordered prescription glasses online before? This was my first time, and I have to admit, I was a little nervous. I am so glad Warby Parker made it easy, and I ended up with a really cute pair of sunglasses.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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The return of the mini satchel

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They’re baaaa-aaack! Did you miss them? Or were you like me; a little bit relieved that bags got bigger so you could carry more stuff? Yeah, mini bags got old fast. So why in the world are they back? Perhaps they never actually went away. . .

While mini bags had their hey-day a few years back, many handbag fans could never jump on the trend. The mini bag requires a special kind of handbag connoisseur. One who only carries lipstick, a small set of keys, and a smaller smart phone. If you attempt to carry a wallet, sunglasses, or any other common purse essential in your handbag, the mini satchel would not allow it. It was quite unforgiving!

When bags crept up in size, taking us back to small and medium sizes, the mini satchel appeared to disappear into oblivion; until now. For some reason, there have always been hold-outs. Despite the size of handbags getting back to a more practical size, many handbag fans have stood their ground and continued to defy logic by carrying around teeny, tiny, little bags that often-times look like they would refuse a small set keys!

Designers and brands aren’t dumb, they can see a potential market. They figured out there were enough mini bag holdouts walking the streets to sustain a comeback. Boy, are they all making a comeback! Don’t get me wrong, I love a comeback story, but mini bags? Worse, mini-satchels? The structure of the satchel makes the bag harder to get into than a mini cross body bag with a nice zipper, or a mini hobo bag and the like. Satchels are often narrow at the top, right where your hand needs to reach for something. It’s a great way to chip nail polish, scratch your hand on a zipper, or become frustrated from the annoying mini opening of your mini bag. So much mini! Ugh!

Don’t get me wrong, mini bags have their place, perhaps even, the mini satchel. But, and this is a big but, there isn’t anything practical about a mini satchel. They seem ornamental to me. The only time I find a mini satchel practical is if I am dressed up for a special occasion and don’t need to carry sunglasses, car keys, or a wallet. When that is the case, the mini satchel needs to be dressy, if not formal. For those types of occasions, I tend to reach for a formal bag. Is it just me? Am I the only one who feels like one’s hand should fit inside one’s bag? Am I the only one that wants to fit my wallet in my purse?

It should be interesting to see if the mini satchel makes as big of a comeback on the streets, as it has on store shelves at this very moment.

What are your thoughts on the mini satchel trend? Is this a trend you enjoy wearing? Or are you like me, and you demand a bit more space inside your bags?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ Fragile Skin Therapy body treatment review

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If you have been following along, you may have noticed I am a huge fan of Perricone MD skin care products. They offer intense skin therapy which helps alleviate a variety of problems with skin. When I received this bottle of Perricone MD’s Cold Plasma Plus+ Fragile Skin Therapy body treatment from Perricone MD last week, I was thrilled! I have been on the hunt for something to combat the aging skin on my arms, and now I have the weapon!

I spent my childhood on a competitive swim team, which means I was in the pool training for over twenty-five hours per week. Needless to say, my skin had a ton of sun exposure. Now that I am an adult, I am dealing with the repercussions of being in a swimming pool, with the sun reflecting off the water, for hours on end. Any product which promises to tighten the skin on my arms, leaving it smooth, is a product I want in my skin care routine!

The key ingredients in the Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ Fragile Skin Therapy body treatment formula are Growth Factor Peptide, which visibly firms skin, Micro-Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which combats crepiness, and Retinol, which accelerates skin renewal. This combination makes an amazing formula which helps tighten skin, making it look fabulous! Love!

My arms are where I need it most, so I have been using my Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ Fragile Skin Therapy body treatment on my arms before I apply sunscreen. This ensures it absorbs into my skin. I already notice a difference in one week! Love that!

I am excited to continue using Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ Fragile Skin Therapy body treatment under my SPF protection in order to combat aging on my arms, and in order to protect my skin as much as possible. If you are looking for a product to combat aging skin on your body, this is it! You can find Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ Fragile Skin Therapy body treatment online here.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

*Thank you to Perricone MD for gifting me a bottle of Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ Fragile Skin Therapy body treatment, all thoughts and opinions are my own