It's funny--I start getting back into blogging and already in one month I have two posts about glasses lol! A little while ago I was contacted by Antonio from an online glasses company called Firmoo to see if I would like to try out a complimentary pair of glasses or sunglasses. He told me their goal was to spread the word on buying glasses online--something that many people have never tried or even considered trying (myself included!). They want to offer glasses that are fashionable yet affordable. They said I could give an honest review, so I jumped at the opportunity (how could I say no to a free pair of prescription glasses?).
I am definitely a newbie to the world of glasses. I have a pretty light prescription and don't need to wear them all the time--in the past 4 or 5 years since I got a prescription I have only owned two pairs of glasses. Initially I was pretty overwhelmed by the amount of choices. They had a lot of different types--full framed, rimless, plastic, metal, etc. On the Firmoo website they also have a feature where you can upload a picture of yourself and "try them on." I actually thought this function was pretty useful--although nothing replaces the visual accuracy of trying glasses on in person, this certainly helped. They also have a Firmoo+ community where people have uploaded pictures of themselves in firmoo glasses--I thought that was a great idea so you can see the glasses on all types of face shapes.
I decided to try something really different from what I would normally go for--I chose slightly nerdy, squarish oversized black frames. You can check them out here. I was scared they would be too big but I actually like them--I think the size and overall look is fun. Maybe they're not the most flattering but they're fun I do have to make sure my eye makeup is done nicely (with mascara, liner, and a bright undereye) or it makes my eyes look small though lol!
Quality wise they are surprisingly nice for the $29 price tag. There is some difference in quality between my firmoo glasses and my Ray-Bans that I currently wear (see here). My Ray-Bans just have more detail to them and the hinges seem to be a little stronger. Firmoo's glasses also seem to be made with a thinner plastic. Honestly though I could definitely see ordering from Firmoo again--for the price the quality is great and my prescription was correct too. I'm hoping that they will hold up well in the long run.
If you're a first time customer you can get your first pair of glasses for free--you only pay shipping. You can get more details on that promotion HERE. You can't choose the pricier sunglasses or the designer glasses--and I do believe you would have to pay for any extra add-ons. You can order them with or without a prescription. Lucky for me I just went to the optometrist a few months ago so I was all set! If you do need prescription glasses, just make sure you have your RX on hand. Overall, I had a great experience with firmoo and would definitely recommend them. Being able to buy nice glasses at a low cost point really allows you to play around more!
Thank you so much Firmoo for allowing me to review a pair of your glasses! If any of you do end up using Firmoo, do let me know--I'd love to see what frames you chose!
Disclaimer: The product was sent to me by Firmoo to review for free. I am not affiliated with Firmoo, nor am I paid at all to endorse their products. My views are completely honest and influenced by my personal experience only.