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Anti-wrinkles, and long lost sunglasses

A couple of years ago, right about now, I'd be shoving a load of cheap plastic sunglasses into a drawer somewhere; maybe three or four pairs with a cumulative cost of about 8 or 9 quid.  About the same time my summer wardrobe got bundled into a bag somewhere, so too would any pairs of sunglasses that had survived the summer without being sat on, lost in the pocket of a coat I'd never wear again or left in the back of a taxi.  This cycle continued until two things happened.  Firstly, I discovered two little lines ingrained into my forehead, just between my eyebrows.  "That's weird", I thought, furrowing my brow.  "I never frown."  Then one day I was driving and I realised that I frown all the time.  Frowning is basically my actual face.  Because I wear cheap sunglasses, or not at all, and ergo, I do the classic 'squint frown'.  The second thing that happened is that Tom suggested I buy a more expensive pair of sunglasses, perhaps one where I don't squint when the sun's out, even when I'm wearing them.  I kind of didn't realise that such wondrous things existed until I tried his polarised sunglasses and it was a bit of a revealation.  These days I 'spend out' on sunglasses, and I never pack them away - I always have a pair in the car for driving in, even in the winter (on brighter days, not like, in the dark or anything, I'm not one of them!).

I recently got to emailing with the lovely Jess at Sunglasses Shop and happened to mention that despite my new found love for 'proper' sunglasses, there were one cheap pair I had been extremely fond of.


This is me a couple of years ago in the much-loved Primark beauties! To cut a lot story short, not long after this photo Tom went in for an overenthusiastic hug and, his shoulder being vaguely sunglasses height, cracked the arm off.  I mourned them for quite some time.  I told Jess this and she came right back with the link to these sunglasses;  they literally couldn't be more similar could they? They arrived within a couple of days and I wore them all holiday - it was so nice not to have to squint whilst reading by the pool!  They even got caught in a storm on Cocoa Beach (apologies for no makeup in these pics!)

Posing on the beach pre-storm
Wet hair post-storm
*D&G 3041 - Sunglasses Shop
The sunglasses I was sent are now out of stock but there are so many other amazing brands and sunglasses on the site, it's well worth a look. Sponsored post aside, I really do believe cheap sunglasses are a false economy and would hugely recommend spending a bit more on them to avoid the dreaded mid-eyebrow wrinkle (not to mention how bad they are for your eyes).  Are you a cheap specs buyer like I was or do you invest in good eyewear?


*This is a sponsored post and I received a pair of sunglasses in return for this, and other work I am doing with the brand.

14 comments

  1. I love them!

    I usually only wear designer sunnies because they are better quality and I look after them better. I've got a Dior pair that I've had for about 7 years and they're still going strong. Not bad as they were only £125.

    So jealous you got to choose a pair to have :)

    x

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  2. They are gorgeous (as are you!!)

    I'm a cheap sunglasses buyer and always end up with migraines, so next year the plan is to invest in a decent pair :)

    Poppy xxxxxx

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  3. I love them! I should really spend a bit more so I can get a proper pair of sunglasses, I am always squinting through mine! Just need to win the lottery and I'll never buy cheap sunnies again!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  4. I think I just need to wear sunglasses all year round really. I'm constantly venturing outside and being blinded by the glare that comes from the sun, even in winter but I always feel a bit stupid wearing sunglasses all year round (: I have a cheap pair of sunglasses but I don't tend to squint THAT much when wearing them (I hope), my other pair are more expensive and prescription ones, but I leave them at home because they're so dark I think I look like a blind person...........xx

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  5. I always buy cheap pairs of sunnies but they do nothing for my already awful vision! I got some nice ones on asos though and I went to my optometrist to get them 'tricked out' as it were :) Yours look lovely! X

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  6. Expensive glasses and cheap (but not cheap enough they don't protect you from the sun) sunglasses. They get lost within about 2 weeks...

    Laura x
    http://firstclassramblings.blogspot.com

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  7. I have got about six pairs of sunglasses, at varying levels of price - and my other half always laughs at me because I wear sunglasses in the winter! He doesn't understand that winter can be bright too, I want to look after my eyballs, and don't want to be wrinkly, bless him. ;)

    Terri-Jane
    {twoninethree}

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  8. Oh wow the resemblance is uncanny! Wicked sunglasses hon. I have a pair of Fiorellis, so definitely not of the Ray Ban variety, but not quite Primark either. Love these though. What a win! xxx

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  9. Hello! I tagged you at the end of my latest post. No pressure to keep it going, just wanted to let you know :)
    http://lilyloveslola.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/questions-tag.html

    x

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  10. The sunglasses look good on you though. I also love to wear sunglasses but not really much into wearing those branded ones. There are a lot of stylish sunglasses but cheap sunglasses out there and you don't have to be expensive.

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  11. Price is not an issue at all if you spend it to something worth it. If you think it's wise to spend such amount for a sunglasses, that's your choice.

    Ray-Ban

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  12. I love D&G sunglasses, I find these products at Sunglass Hut Store.

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  13. I love D&G sunglasses, I find these products at Sunglass Hut Store.

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  14. The above branded designer eyewear and sunglasses look good on you though. I also love to wear sunglasses but not really much into wearing those branded ones.

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