Sunday, 11 September 2016

Four Eyes

Photo Credit: Stephanie @ Ma Petite Fiche

Glasses -
Jacket - Bershka
Skirt - H&M

So a while ago I checked into my inbox and found an email from a lovely lady asking me if I'd be interested in trying out their product for them. The product in this case was their glasses. Now being a person who needs and wears prescription glasses, I was a little skeptical of how you could order prescription glasses online in the first place, let alone have them be of good quality. I'll admit, I don't shop online often for anything. I'm almost certain the last thing I bought online were some glow in the dark paints I bought for a D.I.Y project in December and that's about it. So the idea of anyone forking out money online for what could be a basic necessity of someone's everyday life with the risk of disappointment just didn't fill me with confidence.

However, I decided to be open minded and give it a go, just because I also knew the 'what if' scenario had I rejected the offer would have driven me mad. These Glasses from the Eyeglasses Online that I had chosen arrived two days ago. Being home alone, I don't tend to answer the door much unless I know someone is coming, partly because I am lazy and partly because I hate turning down door-to-door sales people, I've been in their shoes and it's not easy being on either end. It was by chance that I was already up and moving when the post man knocked on the door and surprised me with this little beauty. I was completely taken away from the minute I opened the box.

I chose these glasses because of how simple yet dark and grungy they were. I mean, I already own two pairs of glasses so I was looking for something that would be completely different to them. The company also produce Prescription Sunglasses which I was tempted to go for because the weather was really picking up at the time. However, seeing as this is Ireland and summer for us is a 10 days of the year affair, I figured I'd get more wear out of something else.

The process of the order was actual quite simple. You go to the Glasses Shop website. If you need prescription glasses, you have to have your RX and PD which your optometrist should be able to give you. You may or may not have to collect this information in person like I had to do, but I'd assume depending on which opticians you're with, you may be able to get them over the phone, like I had hoped to be able to do. For the record, Vision Express require a physical presence.

With your required information, you go online and its basically the same as any online order. You browse the glasses selections and there are many, pick the one you want, select any add-ons like anti-glare, colour changing in the sun etc. I chose the anti-glare add-on for my glasses because neither of my other two had it as it was too expensive at the time I got those and I certainly noticed the difference when the sun came out.

The glasses arrived with a case and cloth in a small rectangular box just big enough to fit the case in. They were in mint condition as far as I could tell and have lived up to their requirements. The prescription lenses were perfect. It took a few minutes for my eyes to adjust to the new prescription the way they have to my normal ones. There was no pain or hassle, just popped them on and I was ready to go.

I paired it up with this somewhat 90's vibe outfit because I really liked how it went with it. All in all, I had a pretty good experience with the Glasses Shop and if you want your own pair of prescription glasses, sunglasses or whatever floats your goat, you can use the code GSHOT50 for 50% off so bargain!

What have been some of your latest online conquests? 

Also quickly before I go, I've decided to give Albatroz & Co, a bit of a face lift. Nothing major but as I do not want to go offline any time soon, I've decided to do it little by little and then maybe have a little overnight reveal? As in I set a date for the new and improved Albatroz & Co. to be unveiled instead of random little bits here and there. What do you think? 

Something I definitely couldn't leave too late was my signature, which I obviously had to change because seeing as Theresa is no longer my name, it was a little confuzzling. You can check out why I changed my name HERE where I explain everything. 

Also by heading over to my Twitter Poll you can let me know what you think of the new signature. I was a little afraid no-one would be able to read it but after conducting a small test on the few people around me at the time, I figured I was good to go. But if you're having trouble reading it then definitely let me know or click that box in the poll ;)

I hope you had an eye opening experience of the wider market of online shopping from reading this post and let me know what you think of these fab new glasses. And also thanks to the Glasses Shop for my spanking new set of eyes.

Till next time my pretties xxx

8 comments so far

  1. That frame style looks fantastic on you, Ama :) And I share your hesitation with ordering glasses online. However, I have been trying to embrace it. I worry that my optometrist would get grumpy if I order mine online, but I still use the expensive ones I bought from their office, so a few other cheap pairs should be allowable ;) As for online conquests, the last thing I bought was a bathing suit and it worked out fairly well. I worried about it the whole time, haha. Bathing suits are hard to fit, sometimes!

    Erin | Explore, Refresh

    1. Thank you Erin!! I'm so in love with them, I wear them everywhere, work, college, outings etc.

      Hahaha I just got the image if your optometrist getting annoyed with you for going elsewhere for glasses and hurting their feelings. But it is always handy to have some cheap pairs around, especially if you're as clumsy or forgetful as I am!

      You are a very brave woman Erin, ordering a bathing suit online is a feat to be admired in my eyes but I'm so glad they turned out well for you! We're they the ones you took on the family trip?

      Completely off topic here but any chance you'll be writing about that trip soon? I know you told me about it in the comments but it actually sounded so fun, some pictures would definitely fuel my thirst for adventure right now. Just a thought,no pressure though hahaha

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting as you always do Erin!

      Ama <3 xxx

  2. Your hair is awesome! Also love your bomber jacket and skirt girl!

    Isobel x

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    1. Thanks Isobel!! The jacket is definitely one of my favorite pieces right now 💕

      Ama X

  3. I love the glasses especially with that hair -Hanna Lei

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    1. Thank you dolly!! Hahaha the hair was me being lazy and not bothering to finish the process I had started but I actually also just loved them that way too.

      Ama X

  4. I love your style so much :)


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