Looking for the Carp

Seize the carp! Or the day! Or the moment! Anything that will help make this life of yours richer, filled with love, and acceptance of yourself. This is my little journey to always be on the look out for that carp, grabbing it, and never letting go. This is the only life we have and it's too short for what ifs and maybe laters!

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Review- Subsidy Shades

Hi all !

It's my pleasure today to share with you a review for Subsidy Shades. These are not your ordinary sun glasses, they are sun glasses with a heart. 

Owner and operator, Melissa with her husband Robert, decided to adopt their lovely little daughter Jacqueline in 2013 from birth. Having such a huge impact on their life, they decided to add to their family by going through the adoption process again in 2014. Unfortunately, if you aren't aware of the process required to adopt, it can take thousands of dollars and countless months - even years - before you are able to welcome your adopted son or daughter into your family. With this prospect in mind, Melissa decided to try and sell sun glasses to help offset the cost of adoption. 

And this is when the company Subsidy Shades was born. You can find them at www.subshades.com

With cute frames and sparkly specs, Subsidy Shades uses their proceeds to help families reach their adoption goals. When they called for bloggers to help test their products for review, I jumped at the chance. People helping people and I get to look stylish in the process? It really was a no brainer. 

The price point of these glasses ranges from $12-$24 which makes them comparable to drug store frames. They have numerous styles which come in both Children and Adult, which makes it easy to match kids to their parents for extra cute photo ops. I decided to try the Crystal Audrey frames because they are a style that I have always loved, but felt nervous to buy in case they didn't work with my face shape. However, to buy these I think that the price point is such a bonus because it allows you to play with styles without paying out hundreds of dollars. 

When they arrived, they also came with a cute protective pouch which I love. It helps protect the glasses when they are tossed around in my purse. They also came with an insert outlining their company and purpose which makes it great if you are giving them as a gift. Honestly, I teared up when I read the insert, it gave my heart all kinds of warm fuzzies. 

They are made of a lightweight plastic which is very comfortable to wear. They seem sturdy compared to other frames at the same price point. The edge between the dark black and white doesn't have any sort of bleeding which I find presents itself sometimes with inexpensive frames. They have a decent tint, which is great for sunrise and sunset - those pesky times of day when the sun is worst for driving. I find I use my sunglasses more in the winter than in the summer because the sun just seems so much harsher, especially while driving. These help soften the rays while on the road and aleviate eye strain. In short, I think the biggest thing to remember is that these glasses aren't going to feel like $400 glasses. They just aren't. But they are stylish, comfortable, and allow you to play with different looks.

Those are the details for the Subsidy Shades glasses, but the big question is how did they suit me? 
I absolutely loved how they complimented my face shape. I have gotten many comments from friends and even strangers on how much they like them. Then of course it gives me the opportunity to share this awesome brand. 

I would completely recommend this company and their products for anyone looking to try some new sun glasses or buy something fun for a loved one. It's a win win purchase in my eyes. And I always love supporting good karma causes. The next pair I want to try is their Harlow frames. Intrigued ? Check them out here-------> www.subshades.com 

Happy shopping ! 

PS- Subsidy Shades profiles the families they are helping on their instagram account. Check them out @subsidyshades and follow them for more information. 

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