I am one of the unfortunate people to be blessed with horrible eye sight. Glasses and contacts have been my life for the last 11 years, and a real pain. Out of the two, I prefer contacts just because you can actually see your eye makeup, and face it, no matter what, you always know that something is on your face! It makes for a difficult time laying on the couch, watching TV while trying to cuddle your husband. Many people sing the praises of Lasik surgery, but I just can't bring myself to it. Lasers in your eye? Meh, no thanks! 

With these horrible eyes of mine comes with the cost of said contacts and glasses. Mine tend to run about $150-$200 and only last at most 6 months because I am too rough and they break. So, when I came across these "Free Glasses" offers on Facebook, I was excited but hesitant. A few friends had good experiences with one company, but I could never find a pair of free glasses that I actually liked. So I decided to check out Firmoo after hearing about it on another blog site. They had a huge selection of free glasses, I was encouraged!  I just needed to get a few things in order before processing. After getting a print out of my prescription from the eye doctor, and a little awkward ruler-to-the-face measuring from the Husband, I had all the necessary measurements needed. Ordering was super simple.  The hardest part was picking out the pair of glasses I liked. It was 19 days from ordering to my doorstep. Not bad considering they do come from China. Now, the only catch was the first pair is free, but you do have to pay $6.95 for shipping.  Pretty good deal to try this company out!

Now, there are options you can get, like anti glare, and such, but I wanted to try the basic ones to make sure I wasn't wasting any time and future money on more elaborate ones.   I have to say, Firmoo impressed me. Well made, a few extras with the cases and repair kit and fast delivery. Regular price for these glasses would be about $30, so still a bargain! I will definitely order from them again!

Firmoo Free Glasses Review


So, everyone has noticed these super cute hair ties right?  Not only are they a step up from the plain round elastics, these also lure us in with promises of no creases or dents in our hair after wearing these.  I must confess, I was sold hook, line and sinker.  Mind you, I am a "Tender Head" meaning the slightest pull will almost bring me to headache mode. This is why I don't brush my hair daily and why I would rather cut and color my hair myself than pay someone else to torture me for an hour, but that is another blog post.  Back to the hair ties.  I scoured the web, as I often do, for the best quality and price.  I noticed a lot of Mom and Pop shops offering 4-5 ties for $5-$15.  I just couldn't see paying that much plus shipping for these, so I decided to check local stores.  A big box store (you know the one) of course had these in a few different colors for $4.95.  Like I said, I was completely sold on these so I purchased them right then and there.  They came two to a packages, one brown and one black.  After a week of wearing, the promises of no creases in your hair were false.  But the softness did not cause this tender head pain so I was still liking these over the regular ones.  Fast forward another two weeks and after almost daily wear, they started stretching out.  I am now up to 4 wraps around to secure my ponytail, which is amazing because I have really fine hair.  I couldn't see spending another $4.95 so I began to search for something DIY at the local supply store (Joanne's); and for $1.99, I found the perfect thing!  Have any of you tried these?  

DIY Elastic Hair Ties



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