I’ve been in denial about needing glasses for a few years now. I’ve had a pair for around five years, but only reach for them very occasionally. But over the last year I’ve found myself reaching for them more and more. I can’t help but blame the near-constant screen-time in my life. From iPhone, to laptop to desktop or squinting through the back of a camera or at the viewer screen. It’s a rare moment I’m not making my eyes work extra hard.
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One of the things that’s all too easy to procrastinate on is getting my eyes re-tested. Having only worn my glasses on and off for a while I took for granted that they would be the same prescription, after all how much could it change?! It hadn’t been *that* long since I last had them tested…right!? Well, as with all things where time seems to pass without blinking – my prescription had indeed moved on a notch or two so a fresh pair of specs couldn’t have come at a better time.
After having a browse and using the handy guide for picking a style to suit my face shape I went for a dusky pink shaded pair. A nice alternative to typical black frames. I wanted to go for a similar shape as the ones I had because I felt they suited me and gave me a good guide. I tend to opt for a similar shape/style to what I go for in sunglasses. I have a thing for the RayBan Wayfarer style so anything that is similar to that classic shape always catches my eye.
After using the face shape guide to narrow down my choices to the styles that flatter my face (Oval in case you’re wondering) I opted for the Fern style. Available in both purple and a dusky pink. Since I’m having a bit of a dusky pink moment in my life in general I went for this as could already picture it working well with a dusky pink make-up look which is exactly what I went for as part of this post.
Using my old-faithful Urban Decay Naked 3 palette (Strange all over the lid, Dust to the crease, then a mix of Burnout, Buzz, & Trick around the eye. With a touch of Factory on the lash line), plus a sweep of MAC Well Dressed on my cheeks. For the lips I pulled out a Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipstick in the shade Magick plus a touch of the new Erborian Lip Oil in the Nude Infusion shade over the top for a touch of shine and hydration. The end result? A perky pink make-up look to compliment my new pink glasses.
It feels like such a grown-up thing to finally admit that I do in-fact need glasses. I hate that feeling after a long day at a computer, how tired my eyes get. With glasses I just feel that doesn’t happen anywhere near as much. So lesson learnt, they’re actually useful. Not just an accessory. Although once you have them, no reason why not have fun with them – which was one of my favourite things about browsing on Vision Direct – the range of style and shades to choose from. I came VERY close to a bold turquoise pair, but decided this blush pink option was softer and more every-day wearable. Really happy with them and that I decided to break from my ‘norm’ – something I’m trying to do overall with my style at the moment as part of my Wardrobe Project!
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