autumn makeup using boots opticians new range of glasses

Monday, October 22, 2012
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PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket Boots Opticians Glasses in "Sophie" - fifties retro style

Ok so some of you may know, some of you may not. I do wear glasses "in real life." I take them off for my blog and for pictures cause well, i'm really self concious in them. Honestly. I hate the way they frame my face, I hate how heavy they are and I hate the fact that I do a makeup look and then the glasses cover them up. I feel like Ugly Betty most days and genuinely don't embrace wearing glasses, hence why i've never mentioned them on here - I guess I can pretend I don't wear them. Boots Opticians have a new range of glasses out for Autumn and knowing I was a glasses wearer, they got in touch to try and get me to step out of my comfort shell and reveal my inner glasses geek styling up a pair to help inspire other glasses wearers. I found the whole thing a little difficult, I hated every picture took of me with them on but when I looked in the mirror I genuinely loved the look of these new glasses compared to my old ones.

The style I went for was a kinda fifties meets Dalston vibe (i'm aware how ridiculous that sounds) choosing the "Sophie" style out of all the six shown. With my current hair style, fifties is styled with a modern twist. I curled my fringe really tight to my forehead and sharpened up my eyebrows with a dark filler. I then applied a pretty heavy hand of eyeliner to just the upper lid - to help keep that retro style. I did some bold red lips and pow - fifties retro with a modern slant. I tried two different ways of wearing my hair, first just down with a fully straightened look (think Emily the Strange) and then curled up into a little top knot with just a couple of loose curls dangling down.

Some other bloggers are gonna have their new glasses looks posted on the Boots Facebook Page so do swing on by and take a gander for more glasses beaut and inspiration. The best part is, my look will be uploaded and if it wins I will win the chance to give one of you a pair of £450 glasses. Yippee!

What do you think of the new Boots Opticians glasses range? Do you like the Sophie pair I picked? What do you think about the way I styled them? Nervous about you all seeing my glasses face!!
Love, Zozo
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Disclaimer: Boots Opticians provided the glasses free for consideration - including that pesky Boots sticker! I photoshopped it out in one picture just so you could see what they look like without it!

22 comments:

  1. You really suit them!! Loving the eyeliner too.

    Jesss xo

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  2. Cracking up at the Boots sticker!

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  3. I love those glasses! They really suit you, and you have no need to be self conscious! It's just another "look" you have :)

    I have worn glasses since I was 2 - so they feel like a part of me. I wear them most days to work and then my contacts for going out in the evenings and weekends. I definitely have those days where I hate how I look in them - the design makes such a difference :)

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  4. They really suit you! Just discovered your blog and love it! And almost cried when I saw the picture of you with Mark Hoppus. Blink have been my favourite band since I started listening to music! And cannot believe you know Jamie, am also a massive King Blues fan!
    Anyways, I wouldn't mind £450'a worth of glasses, seeing as 1 of my 2 pairs snapped yesterday :( xxx

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  5. The 50's Retro are so pretty! I think I need glasses, they'd be the ones I choose when they tell me I do actually need a pair!

    Lana, xo
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  6. Im really impressed by the range, makes glasses sexy again!
    I am actually awaiting delivery of my new frames (blind without them unfortunately)and im sooooo excited....over glasses?! They certainly are a fashion staple and gone are the geek days.

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    Kelli xx

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  7. You look amazing in these! I love going shopping for new glasses, I love the excuse of trying them all on!
    sam xxx

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  8. I wear glasses too and these kind of remind me of mine! haha xx

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  9. you look super cute with glasses!

    X Jenny
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  10. Glasses really suit you! I wore contact lenses and occasionally glasses until I had my eyes laser zapped in April - I just couldn't ever find a pair of specs that suited me! Really like these though :) x

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  11. All of these scream "Sexy Librarian" to me. I love and would wear them all. MY pick would be the Sophie also :-)

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  12. the glasses look so cute on you ! xx
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  13. My boss turned round to me yesterday and actually said "Haven't you got other glasses? You look like Ugly Betty in those ones." I'm pretty sure he didn't mean it as a compliment, but I rather like ole Betty's choices in eyewear!
    I take my glasses off to blog moooost of the time too, but every now and then I see people who don't need glasses donning some "geek chic" clear glass specs as a stylish accessory and think myself smug that I have the real deal!
    I think these frames look great on you, especially with the bluey greeny hair! Kind of like a girlier Enid from Ghost World!

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  14. I've just started wearing glasses so this post really helped me :) I really like the Caytlin and Sophie styles. Glasses look really nice on you, you should enjoy how they look!! I like wearing mine and I never thought I would. They make me feel all sexy secretary...ha X

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  15. They look great on you, if I suited my glasses as much as you suit your's I'd wear them all the time!
    Loving the 'Fifties Retro Honey' frames
    XO

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  16. If you don’t like wearing glasses that much, why don’t you try and get yourself a pair of contact lenses? That way, you can still have good vision and NOT wear any glasses. Anyway, you don’t look bad with glasses. They frame your face quite nicely. :)


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