Review // Firmoo Eyeglasses

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a company named Firmoo and asked to do a collaboration as well as a review of their glasses. I have a few friends who have ordered their glasses (both prescription and non-prescription) from this company so I was definitely interested in do the same and letting you guys know my honest opinion about the entire process from beginning to end. 

Options and Ordering: What I really like about Firmoo is that there are literally so many options to choose from. Besides the abundance of styles and shapes, I'm really impressed by the fact that they allowed me to really customize my glasses to fit my lifestyle. I was given the option of scratch proof lenses (which for me is a necessity), glare-free lenses, and much more. When searching for the right pair of glasses, you can upload a photo of yourself and try on each pair virtually. I'm a pretty indecisive person at times, but I think had it not been for the ability to virtually try on the glasses, the ordering process would have lasted MUCH longer.

It should be noted that when you provide your prescription information, you need to make sure that your prescription is up-to-date and that you have the doctor give you your pupil distance. Firmoo gives instructions for how to measure it yourself, but seeing how your eyesight it pretty vital, it's best to get the accurate number from your doctor.

Timeliness and Packaging: I was really pleased with how quickly I received the glasses. I would say that it took about a week and a half to arrive after ordering. Taking into account that they traveled to my doorstep all the way from China is pretty impressive. Everything was really well packaged. So well packaged to the point that I kind of had a hard time opening it all up. 

Contents: In addition to the glasses, I also received an eyeglass case, spectacle pouch, a tiny screwdriver, as well as a cleaning cloth. The case really made me excited because I usually don't use or carry one around. That usually results in my glasses getting bent because I fall asleep with them on my face or in my bed. And the cleaning cloth. Enough said. #Hallelujah

Quality: My glasses were of a pretty good quality. It arrived appearing just like it looked in the photo online. I really love the vibrancy of the pattern on the inside of the frame. I think I'm most excited about the sturdiness of the hinges holding the entire frame together.

All in all, I am really satisfied with my new glasses. Would I purchase from them in the future? Most definitely.

As a new customer, Firmoo is offering 50% off your first pair of frames. Also, if you're interested in purchasing the glasses that I ordered, the link is here.  So basically, go visit and let me know what you think!

xx, Kashara

Watching History In the Making

About two years ago, I met an ambitious New York City fashion designer named Carrie Hammer through a few simple tweets. A week or so later, I'd managed to land a social media internship with her that would in turn change the course of my life in more ways than I could imagine. 

It's uncommon that such an opportunity like this that I have been so blessed with comes by in life, but it's even more rare for a person to be so close and hands on in the process of watching history in the making. Through her "Role Models, Not Runway Models" campaign, Carrie Hammer featured the first ever model in a wheelchair in NYFW. She was also the first to ever feature a quadruple amputee on the runway. Less than a week ago, she made history yet again by incorporating the first model with Down Syndrome to ever walk in NYFW. 

The responses have been awesome. It's amazing to read and reply to stories and comments from so many people from all over the world who have been inspired by it all. 

The best models really are role models.