When I see sponsored blog posts by the mega-famous beauty bloggers, I can’t help but giggle. A month or so back, most of the bloggers must have accepted the offer to receive a free 50ml bottle of Marc Jacobs’ new fragrance ‘Honey’ in return to write a blog post about it because pretty much all of them uploaded a blog post about it (supported by GlamMedia) on the same day! More recently, Osiris’ new line of glasses for Specsavers have been sending out some units to the likes of Zoella, Sprinkle of Glitter and Tanya Burr and they’re been blogging about these new glasses in turn. Tanya Burr has worn Chanel glasses for the past few years (from what I can remember) and Louise from Sprinkle of Glitter has also worn glasses for as long as I can remember, but when I saw Zoella blog about these glasses, I was slightly confused.
If you know me then you will know that I totally, totally love Zoella and think she’s absolutely amazing but the idea that she was chosen to blog about a new pair of glasses over another blogger who wears glasses rather regularly baffled me a little. So, since Zoella made a blog post about glasses talking about being a girl who loves to wear frames as a fashion accessory, I thought I’d write a blog post on how much I hate to wear my frames.
In all fairness to Zoella, I have only owned my glasses for about nine months now (I think) and I obviously do not wear my glasses all the time (because I think I’ve only ever worn them in about two YouTube videos). But all the same, I do need my glasses. I need them the very first thing when I wake up in the morning, whenever I’m reading or writing, and anytime after about 9:30/10:00pm – I’m actually wearing them right now as I write this because it’s 2am and I can’t get to sleep!
I remember the idea of taking an eye test coming to mind rather well. For a good six months or so, I’d been realising that my eyesight was deteriorating and I was struggling to read things from the board and from text books in school. After a short while, I started borrowing my friend Mel’s glasses (a girl who used to sit next to me in most lessons) and they would help me see and read much, much better. So after getting a bit tired of just waiting on whenever Mel didn’t need her glasses to read, I decided to go for an eye test. Now, so far, you’re probably thinking “why is he making this sound like some crazy bad memory or a scary movie?!” It’s all dramatic suspense to build up to my sudden disappointment…
Before I’d even gone in for my eye test, I’d actually already taken three trips to Specsavers to choose a pair of glasses that I wanted. Since Specsavers isn’t actually the best place to find designer glasses, I eventually settled for a pair of Gok Wan glasses that I thought suited my face shape rather well. After having gone for the eye test and having been told that I was entitled to have glasses, I sat for about a week in high anticipation waiting for my latest fashion accessory. When I finally got them, I wore them loads and loads (a lot more than I think I should’ve done) and I was totally in love with them. After a while though, it actually began to bug me that I needed to use these little bits of glass to see things properly. It began to really upset me to know that I had to rely on something to help me and the independent Shaun within me didn’t like the idea of that at all. I began to feel really sorry for my friends around me that had to wear their glasses constantly to be able to see like Abbie and my Grandma and the poor empathetic Shaun within began to feel a little bit down in the dumps. Eventually, I also decided that my glasses made me feel and look pretty ugly and that the whole ‘geek chic’ phase was more over than ever. I was bummed out with my slightly ugly glasses that I had now decided didn’t suit me.
To this day, I still don’t enjoy wearing my glasses a lot. I still don’t feel sexy at all wearing them and only feel intelligent every now and again (I think that’s most of the reason why I wear them these days to be honest!) I’ve spotted a new, chicer pair of Marc by Marc Jacobs ones in my local Boots Opticians recently and have my heart currently set on them to hopefully get out of my glasses funk. But until then, I’m going to have to live with these ugly ones that I really don’t like wearing. So next time you say you’d love to wear glasses, think again. I only have to wear them part of the time and feel upset about having to rely on them. I can’t imagine what the poor people who have to always rely on them feel like.