As ever London seems to be teasing us with a taste of Spring. The blossom is out and the sun’s occasional appearance means there is an excuse to buy yourself a seasonal pair of sunglasses and a new bikini. SmartBuyGlasses are my go to website for the cheapest designer glasses and contact lenses, and this year they are showcasing a range of pretty floral frames to get you in the mood for warmer weather.
With over 30,000 pairs of designer sunglasses to choose from there are styles to suit all, and with their shopping guides and Virtual Try On feature, SmartBuyGlasses help you find the right pair quicker than any other site. I love the unique collections from Woodys Barcelona, Matsuda and Adidas Originals, as well as classics from Ray-Ban, Prada and Tom Ford.
These sophisticated Dolce & Gabbana frames have a lovely light pattern that will look great with a tan. The feminine shape will compliment a pretty Springtime look, and the good quality frames will outlast the sunshine.
Make your sunglasses more effective than ever with the SmartBuyGlasses prescription lenses, which are anti-scratch, anti-reflective and UV protective. Or if you prefer, wear contacts with the normal lenses to give you versatility in temperamental weather. I love these Maui Jim Silk frames with floral arms, great for men or women.
For a sportier look, go for a pair of Adidas Originals with wacky tropical floral design. These casual frames will look great for a game of volleyball on the beach or for sundowners in the city. Priced at just £81.95 on SmartBuyGlasses, they are as affordable as they are chic.
SmartBuyGlasses have the largest selection of designer eyewear online, and you can trust that their collections are always up to date with the season’s latest trends. Shop online now here.
I am currently on a five month trip around the world. While it is pouring with rain in England, I am enjoying the Californian sun where chic sunglasses are essential. Luckily, SmartBuyGlasses kitted me out with designer specs before I left the country so I’m all set for the beach.
I cannot recommend this online company enough. Offering 80,000 products, with over 180 brands there really is a pair for everyone, whether you like classic and conventional or unique and stand-out shades. This worldwide brand distribute globally and provide free and fast delivery (those in stock and marked “Fast Shipping” will arrive on your doorstep within 48 hours).
Conscious of giving something back, SmartBuyGlasses donates a pair of glasses for each pair purchased to their charity partners through their “Buy One, Give One” programme. They have donated over £1.8m worth of glasses to date.
If you need some help choosing the perfect pair, the buying guides offer insight into which celebrity is wearing which sunglasses! There is also a 24/7 online chat facility available to answer questions and some glasses even feature a “virtual try on” so you can check which frames suit you before ordering. But if you are unsure when your glasses arrive you have 100 days to return or exchange them.
SmartBuyGlasses guarantee the best price and all pairs come with a 2 year warranty. With each pair of glasses bought you will receive a free case and lens kit. I chose two contrasting pairs of sunglasses to cover every occasion. The Celine Caty are glamorous and make a statement. The oversized cats-eye, ‘Havana’ tortoiseshell frame give the wearer a vintage movie star look, and are perfect for days out in LA. Despite their size they are light and comfortable to wear, and will look good worn night and day. The striking Rayban Clubmasters are the ideal unisex holiday sunnies. I decided on the blue flash lenses, and despite the fun appearance, they still provide great protection from harmful rays.
Whether it is rain or shine where you are, SmartBuyGlasses will ensure you feel summery all year round with their stylish eyewear. Until 15 October 2015 you can get 10% off all glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses with the code: PROMO10. Shop here.
When the highstreet does not succeed we must turn to the ever-growing worldwide web, where the online highstreet offers everything you could possibly ever need, want or desire.
The days of printed photographs seem long gone, snap happy iphone users create an idyllic images to share amongst their friends and family through messages and social media platforms. Everything is digital. It seems sad flicking through the dusty albums of childhood photos and holiday memories, now we create phone folders of image files rather than bound books of printed photographs.
Square Snaps offers an option for the digital age where Instagram junkies can make their photos into glossy high quality prints to enjoy. Upload directly from Instagram or your desktop and have the prints delivered to your door. No need to take to the streets, your fantastical photos will be with you after just a few clicks.
It is rare to find such an innovative company in the UK, most Instagram printing services of this kind are based in America, cost a fortune to send and take an age to arrive. These pretty products are made from hard-wearing but high quality materials and are reasonably priced (24 standard snaps will cost you £9.84). The prints are designed with Instagram in mind – all arrive in the recognisable square format and are available in varying sizes and styles.
Here’s what the Square Snaps team have to say:
“We are a little company based in London with some pretty serious printing resources. We’re super keen lovers of art, photography and design. We started SQUARE SNAPS because we wanted to help reclaim a little of the physical from the digital. SO, don’t just store your pictures away on your computer or on Instagram, they should be held in your hands, pinned up on your walls, given to friends and celebrated in all their glory!”
Seems like a pretty good idea to me… now I just have to select a shortlist from my 4,495 photos on my Instagram account!
Order your Square Snap photos here: square-snaps.com