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It's like picking out a new face
I bent my glasses. So, I'm buying new ones. I'll still use these, but I've been wanting more anyway. I also think my other pair are lost....but anyways, I'm looking for more! There are a few that I like a lot out of these, but some are more expensive....and yeah. So, help me please! If my top 2 choises end up being cheap I might get both, but if it's one of the more expensive ones then I'll just stick with what I've got. These are the two pair I have now:: http://zennioptical.com/cart/product.php?productid=435&cat=20&page=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (black outside purple inside) (I think these are lost somewhere, but they'll show up eventually) http://zennioptical.com/cart/product.php?productid=575&cat=10&page=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (black and blue) (they're slightly crooked....I could fix in hot sand, but I still want new ones anyway) and these are the ones I'm looking at now:: 1 - http://zennioptical.com/cart/product.php?productid=431&cat=20&page=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (burgundy and rasberry) 2 - http://zennioptical.com/cart/product.php?productid=538&cat=28&page=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (black and blue) 3 - http://zennioptical.com/cart/product.php?productid=1313&cat=28&page=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (green or black) 4 - http://zennioptical.com/cart/product.php?productid=331&cat=17&page=2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (either, but probably the one with blue) 5 - http://zennioptical.com/cart/product.php?productid=1413&cat=13&page=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (purple and turqouise)
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Re: It's like picking out a new face

Oh dear. I am afraid that question cannot be answered without seeing them ON you. :oops: Some things look good on one person, and horrible on the other and it has to do with that person's face, not the glasses. :? So I will not even attempt a verdict. But if you want to do a photo shoot at your local lenscrafters, I am sure we'd be glad to tell you what style compliments you best. ;)

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See, that's the problem, lol!!! I can show you what my current glasses look like on, and that's about it. I could maybe dig around walmart or something and try and find similar frames, but I can't afford them anywhere but this online store.

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Re: It's like picking out a new face

i agree...I wear glasses and some look really great....until I put them on. Some colors don't look right on me and some shapes don't look right on me. Metal frames never look good on me...lol. Usually browns(light ones) and blues look best on me...black makes me look horribly pale, as does white.....lol

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Re: It's like picking out a new face

i also hear you on the affording glasses.....mine alone are around $500/pair (and I buy frames that are $70-80....most of the cost are my lenses!)

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I've always had the same style glasses, and these seem to fit in that style, though I've never done a leg as wide as these are. I have always had black and a color like pink, yellow, purple, or blue....But I've tried on red, pink, purple, and blue, and they all look good on me. I just can't figure out which of these I like...

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Re: It's like picking out a new face

I like the first ones best (I think the burgandy will accent your complexion and dark eyes well).

I hear you about buying new glasses. My frames aren't too bad at around $40, but lenses cost upwards of $500 (lineless tri-focals that darken so deeply that they are near mirrors and lighten to nearly clear).

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Re: It's like picking out a new face

Hmmm, no option for contact lenses... :HB

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Contacts take time....like makeup and other things.....i'd rather sleep in :lol:

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Re: It's like picking out a new face

I like #4 the best of those choices.

I love my contacts and can get them in in a few seconds but they started to bug me a little in the past few months so I'm back in glasses most of the time. :? I'm going to see if just giving it a rest helps. For my glasses I just stick with black rectangles...boring but it works for me. :lol:
I've allways got mine from the eye doctor, do those cheap ones fit comfortable? Mine are on from wakeup to bed, even in the shower lol (that's where the contacts really come in handy)
these are the ones I have right now, and my last pair looked pretty much the same:
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I have to replace them every 2-4 years when something invariably kills them. :hammer

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See, that's the problem, lol!!! I can show you what my current glasses look like on, and that's about it. I could maybe dig around walmart or something and try and find similar frames, but I can't afford them anywhere but this online store.

Not suggesting that you'd go to any other store (though lenscrafters IS cheap) but if you want to be sure you have a wonderful fit (regarding style) it would truly help if you tried them on. :oops:
My cousins wife makes her living selling glasses and she and my cousin always look perfect with their eye-wear. And sometimes they are choices that one would not have considered at first glance (on the rack) If I were you, I'd at least try to find a wally-world frame that is similar and stare at yourself in a mirror for a while.
;) If you don't recognize that person, or would not want to have a conversation with her, it might not be the right style for you. :mrgreen:

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Contacts take time....like makeup and other things.....i'd rather sleep in :lol:

Oh wow, I can sling contacts in under 5 minutes--takes me longer to brush my hair. :rofl (hey, what's happened to the other laughing smiley?)

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Trouble with contacts is my eyes get dry and they come out. I try carrying a contact case in my purse but it just leaks everywhere and becomes useless. I dunno, it's just easier to slap on glasses, and another excuse to not wear makeup (no one can see my eyes anyway, why make them pretty)

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Trouble with contacts is my eyes get dry and they come out. I try carrying a contact case in my purse but it just leaks everywhere and becomes useless. I dunno, it's just easier to slap on glasses, and another excuse to not wear makeup (no one can see my eyes anyway, why make them pretty)

Now listen young lady !!!!!!!!!!! :hammer

You have lovely eyes so MAKE the most of them !!!!!!....naughty girl !!! [-x

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I agree with Lipi. :evil:
Helloooooooooooooo Krickette! Look at your ava girl! If that's not pretty, what is? :o

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Thanks, yall...Getting as pretty as my avatar would take forever. I'd have to go get another spray tan, lol! I mean, I can do makeup and look good, trouble is, that's 30 minutes that I could be sleeping. OK, maybe not 30, but still.... I wore makeup when I first started working here, but now I just use a bit of concealer if I need to, lol.

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Re: It's like picking out a new face

Make up does not always equal pretty. ;)
Pretty (like you) is what you are. The shape of your face, everything.
I feel like your grandmother lecturing you, but truly, it should not take gallons of paint to feel pretty, when you very obviously already are. :)

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What vneer said! Another thing about not wearing buckets of paint everyday is that as you get older, your skin will look younger. I love telling people my age (but my husband hates the fact that people seem to think I'm his daughter, as we're only 7 years apart!).

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I agree with VL and Diane, if you can get away without make-up and Sun great - you will look younger...a lot of my friends have lines but I have not yet gotten them because they are all sun-worshippers !!

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Well good! I'm glad to hear that, for sure. And when I do wear makeup I generally dot on concealer where needed, use my powder and blush, some eyeshadow and some mascarra. It doesn't take that long, but I hate the way it feels. This physician's formula isn't as bad as the big brand makeup, but it still makes me feel like I'm trapped under a mask and my face can't breathe. Bleh. I wear it on special occasions and such. Plus, Glenn likes the natural look, lol, so I don't have to dress up for him or anything :bounce

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I have worn make up from teenage as my skin is always so bad but then most foundations also contain sunprotection so that has always stood me in good stead so far...so not always bad for you.x

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I sometimes see women my age and pray that time has been kinder to me. :oops: I hope/think it has, since most don't age me correctly. As a teenager I would not have opened the door without mascara and eye liner, let alone go anywhere. But as time marched and confidence replaced fear of (whatever that is we're afraid as as teenagers) the make up is light when I go out, not there when I am around the house. I felt like you do now, Krickette. Wrong foundation, no doubt, but it felt like a mask. So I never really learned to use it and stopped trying. I do know women who do very well with a light foundation though, maybe also in part because the use of some make up might imply somebody who is taking care of herself? :? I guess the message is use make up as needed. But you don't need to use it. ;)

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I have worn make up from teenage as my skin is always so bad but then most foundations also contain sunprotection so that has always stood me in good stead so far...so not always bad for you.x

There are moisturizers with sunscreen ;)

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the use of some make up might imply somebody who is taking care of herself? )

to me, a lot depends on what one is doing...makeup is certainly not required to go the beach, or the barn, or even to go grocery shopping--clean clothes and no curlers in your hair suffice for that. :rofl I had a SIL (my daughter's aunt) who could not even go down to the mailbox without having full face on..seriously, the chances of being found at your mail box as a candidate for America's Next Top Model are extremely slim, especially when you live in a podunk town with a median age of 63... :booty :rofl

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:rofl :rofl :rofl That could have been me 30 yrs ago. Today, I hardly ever wear makeup unless I am going somewhere "special" - night on the town, dinner with hubby, etc.

As for aging gracefully, I have always made sure that I only used what was necessary and only what I felt comfortable with (no heavy foundations - lol), but since I found mineral powders, I am in heaven. You can put it all on and look "air brushed" in under 5 mins (and that includes the "whole 9-yards" - foundation, blush, eyes, lips, etc.).

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I'm a big fan of the mineral makeups too and I have VERY strange skin. However I admit, I wear makeup as rarely as possible. A total switch from the days when I used to not be caught without it. I think going back to working with horses daily fixed that. :rofl

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I'll have to try them...maybe...LOL I did used to go have my foundation custom mixed for my skin tone, but that's affordable when you only use a bottle a year... :rofl

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a normal day for me is chapstick..and nothing else. :?
eating out or hanging out in the daytime is mascara a tiny bit of mineral powder and maybe a colored lipgloss.
REALLY dressing up is just a little powder, mascara, and some brown eyeliner or really rarely lipstick. >.<

I went through a heavy foundation stage from like 13-17 when I was really insecure about my acne. Around 18 I gave up and threw the foundation out because I decided it was worse than the acne.
Now I have finally figured out how to have at least healthy looking skin that looks ok with a little concealer on random spots. It requires a system of exfoliating every other day with St. Ives scrub and my fingernail ( :oops: I seem to hold onto TONS of gunk), shaving off the ugly hairs (the depilatory creams really irritate me) and following up every single washing with a little oil. I still clog a little but at least the bad spots heal really fast now, and I don't have the rough dry areas or irritation.

somtimes I think I should wear more makeup or at least lipstick if it would make me look older. :rofl Permanent teenager looks is only fun part of the time. :shock:

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somtimes I think I should wear more makeup or at least lipstick if it would make me look older. :rofl Permanent teenager looks is only fun part of the time. :shock:

I bet there would be an age when you'd start to feel that the permanent teenager look is fun ALL the time! ;)
I rececently told someone "bless you"! because they wanted to see my I.D. to check if I was old enough. Such flattery. :lol:
You don't look 'teenager' to me though Morgan. You really are classically ageless to me. 8-)

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