Firmoo Prescription Eyeglasses & Matching Nails
I spent a little while browsing the Firmoo.com website. The first thing I noticed were the very reasonable prices… the frames appeared to all be under $50, and that price includes single-vision lenses. The website was very user-friendly and easy to use, which was also a plus. The checkout process was very clear and took me through each step. I was able to enter my prescription for each eye, and select any add-ons that I wanted. The add-ons were also extremely affordable.
I chose single lenses of standard thickness, with anti-scratch, anti-reflective/anti-radiation, and UV coating. My total was $48.90! Now let me put that into perspective… I also just recently purchased a pair of prescription glasses locally (without insurance). The total for one pair of glasses with the same exact add-ons cost $600.00! I opted for frames that were a little on the expensive side at $200, but the lenses were $99 each (multiply that by two because I have two eyes!), the anti-reflective option was an additional $150, and then there were a couple other small add-ons and taxes. I could have purchased more than 10 pairs of glasses from Firmoo.com for less than what I spent on that one pair of glasses!
At those prices, I can see buying several different pairs to match different outfits. I actually ended up selecting this funky purple pair of glasses because I wanted to try a new color. If you’re not sure what style of frame to go with or what looks good on you, I recommend going into an eyeglass store and trying on a bunch of pairs. I just recently tried some on and know the basic shape that works best for my face. Here’s a quick picture of my in my new glasses.
After placing my order on Firmoo.com, they kept me updated via email on the status of my glasses. They went into production 2 days after the order was placed, they shipped another 4 days later, and they arrived at my doorstep 2 days after that. So in total it was about 8 days before my glasses arrived (shipped from China). Not too shabby!
My Firmoo.com glasses came with a hard case, a cleansing cloth, a soft pouch, and a little tiny double-ended screwdriver for making adjustments. When I first put them on they looked a little crooked, so I took them into my local eyeglass shop to have them checked out. They said that one of the lenses was actually installed crooked, and after a quick adjustment they fit much better. The quality of the glasses is nice too, they are good and sturdy.
Overall, I was very pleased with my Firmoo.com experience and am likely to use them again. Even if you’re skeptical about buying your everyday glasses online this might be a great option for a back-up pair, or for extra glasses to accessorize outfits. This would also be a great option for buying glasses for little kids since they can be pretty hard on them.
Firmoo.com is currently running a promotion where you can get your first pair FREE if you’re a first-time customer. Check out the offer here!
So now let’s get to the nails! Of course I had to do some nail art to match my new glasses. LeChat Wild Berry matched the color of the glasses perfectly, and I wanted to do something to bring in the browns and the pattern on the arms of the glasses. I started off with three coats of ibd Dockside Diva, which is my perfect nude shade. Then I took a nail art brush and dipped it in the Wild Berry polish and swiped the brush back and forth on my nails, covering most of the nails except near the tips. I did that twice, curing after each coat. And then I repeated the process with a brown shade, Gelish Want to Cuddle. With the brown I started at the tip and applied the color about half way down the nail, blending it over the purple. And lastly, I applied my gel top coat and cured one last time.
This was a messy task, and I had to do a lot of clean up before curing each coat. The pattern looked more crisp before I applied a top coat, but I like it both ways. I think it turned out kind of neat and will have to try this technique again.