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Lookie Lous: Readers at the Ready!

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If you are a regular follower of my blog, you know I’m a sucker for a great pair of glasses.  The love of spectacles runs deep in my family, so when I was asked by the folks at Lookie Lous to try their readers, I immediate thought my sister would love them.  Touted as “The headband that’s a reader, that’s a headband that’s a reader,” Lookie Lous bring practicality and style together by creating glasses that are fairly difficult to lose.  Created by mother and entrepreneur, Kelly Coty, the idea for these functional frames came out of necessity: she became tired of losing her reading glasses or stretching them out because she would always put them on her head so she wouldn’t lose them.

Rholnna chose the smoky London Grey readers in a magnification of +1.5, and we were also given a clear pair to try out.  She loves the fact that the London Grey pair are dark enough to use outside, but light enough for indoor use.  But she also states her favorite feature is without a doubt the fact that she can easily push them out of the way by either wearing them as a headband, or dropping them to her neck, where they fit just as snugly as they do on her head.  In her work at a residential unit, she loves that the functionality carries over to the workplace.  But from someone who knows my sister well, these readers sleek look truly fit Rholnna’s active lifestyle.  I think Lookie Lous has a new fan on their hands!  Have a wonderful weekend!

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The reason why I like Lookie Lous is that they are very convenient to use at work.  I work at a residential, and at the end of the day when it’s bedtime for the kids, I have to sit and do my paperwork.  When the kids are calling my name or asking questions, I usually put my glasses down and then sometimes forget where I put them.  All I have to do with the Lookie Lous is use the feature of the headband and I will always know where they are.  I love using them at work because working with kids is non-stop, and there is no way of ever loosing these glasses!

– Rholnna Jiao

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(FTC Disclosure:  I received free product and was asked to review the product in return.  Although I did receive free product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.)

Win A Chance at Free Glasses for Life from SelectSpecs.com!


The lovely folks at SelectSpecs.com wanted me to let you all know about a wonderful contest they’re having:  Free Glasses for Life!

Check out the details and enter at the link below for a chance to win.  Good luck!


Fancy winning a free pair of prescription glasses, including standard lenses, coatings and free delivery for the next 50 years? Yes? We thought so.

It couldn’t be easier. Simply fill out the form (at the above link) and click the button that says “I want free glasses”.

Competition ends on Saturday 31 May at 11pm. We’ll be announcing the winner on Friday 6th June 2014, so keep your eyes peeled and check your email inbox to see if you’re the lucky winner!

We’re also giving five runners-up a free pair of prescription glasses (also including standard lenses, coatings and delivery) from our exclusive economy collection.

And if that’s not incentive enough – we’re emailing a 10% SelectSpecs.com discount code to everyone who enters the competition. No thanks necessary, we like to be generous like that.

Get yourself involved and don’t forget to tell your friends, family, neighbours and strangers on the street* about this fantastic competition. We’ve made it easy for you to share the competition with all your Facebook and Twitter buddies too – once you’ve entered the competition simply click the Facebook and Twitter icons.

*Please be aware of stranger danger. If in doubt walk away and get yourself to a nicely crowded public place. Cafe’s are a good choice, you can get a coffee and / or tea. Maybe even a biscuit. Go on, you deserve it.

For full terms and conditions please click here.

– From SelectSpecs.com


FTC Disclosure:  I received product as compensation for this post.  Although I did receive product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.

Between The Black & White

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I’m a big fan of anything with a vintage feel, and I guess I was inspired by The Great Gatsby when I put this outfit together.  Although my hat is really a simple beanie, the large crochet flower just reminds me girls in flapper dresses and my shoes are a nod to gentleman wearing spats.  I kept my outfit from feeling too much like a costume by wearing jeans and keeping the colors limited to black and white with accents of silver.

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Outfit:  Cotton On shirt (old); Converse for Target lace trimmed tank top (old); Aldo hat (old); Madewell legging jeans in artic blue; Restricted “Showcase” wedge brogues (from DSW, but are still available on Modcloth, called Pie Contest Wedges in Cookies & Cream); Lookmatic “Tippi” glasses; Vintage Scooter Necklace c/o Lavishy; Watch c/o Timex

(Stay tuned for a contest to win a gold version of the Vintage Scooter Necklace from Lavishy!)

(Post title is a lyric from the Depeche Mode song Alone.  Photos by Rholnna Jiao.)

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial (the Lavishy necklace).

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

SelectSpecs.com Voucher Giveaway!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Here’s some exciting news to start the week:  The wonderful folks at SelectSpecs.com have provided me a voucher to give away to a lucky Any Second Now reader!  The contest ends March 31, 2014 at midnight.  Below are the requirements.

(Edited to add this is a worldwide contest, open to US residents and those international! )

Good luck to all!

1.  Click the following Rafflecopter link to enter the contest for a chance to win a $45 voucher for the Value and Economy lines:  a Rafflecopter giveaway

2.  To win extra entries, leave a comment below and like Any Second Now on Facebook (details in the Rafflecopter link above)

(I’m wearing the Savannah Animal Print frames c/o SelectSpecs.com in the picture above.)

Affordable Eyewear: SelectSpecs.com Review

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Ever since I’ve discovered affordable prescription eyewear online, I feel I’ve hit the goldmine in finding fashionable frames at fantastic prices.  SelectSpecs.com is one of those sites, and I was pleased to be asked to review a pair from their Value Collection.  They have quite the selection of affordable frames, and I couldn’t believe that the prices included the prescription!  Additionally, they have a designer range, sunglasses range, and even contact lenses.  After spending quite a bit of time looking through their vast selection, I finally decided on the Savannah Animal Print frames because I wanted to try something really fun outside of the glasses I already own.

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Ordering was self explanatory and incredibly easy.  After making your selection, just click on the “Customise & Buy” button, and you’re given quite a variety of options on how you can customize your lenses to suit your needs.  There’s even a selection for “Fashion/Non-Prescription” if you so choose!  Entering my prescription was also easy:  follow exactly what is on your most current prescription and you’re done!  A tip: your eye doctor may not add your Pupillary Distance to your prescription, so be sure to ask.  Because they were shipped from the UK, they took a little while to get to me (around 2 weeks), but they arrived in a nice hard case with a cloth wipe.

The verdict?  I love them!  My frames are completely cute and so different from what I’m used to wearing.  Any “prints” I have in glasses are usually tortoise, so it was fun to get an animal print.  I’ve gotten compliments on them, and I love telling people what an incredible price I got them for.  My friends were really shocked that they were just $14.33 plus $10.12 shipping.  Adorable glasses for under $25?  Yes!  Check out SelectSpecs.com, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Have a great weekend!

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(FTC Disclosure:  I received free product and was asked to review the product in return.  Although I did receive free product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.)

BonLook Giveaway!

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It’s definitely no secret I absolutely adore BonLook glasses (I own four pairs myself).  Which makes me very excited to announce that I have teamed up with BonLook so that one lucky Any Second Now reader can win your favorite pair!   Here’s how:

1. Leave a comment on this post with which style you would like to win (they have an awesome selection!) 

2.  Click on the link below to enter your email address

BonLook and Any2ndNow.com Giveaway! Enter now for a chance to win your favourite pair of BonLook glasses!

3. Sign up for their newsletter here

The contest ends November 30, 2013.  Good luck to all!

(Pictured clockwise, from top left:  La Marquise in Black; Eva in Sepia Kiss c/o; Honeybadger in Chocolate Tortoise; Cavalier in Burgundy)

Read In Style: Win a Pair of Readers From ICU Eyewear


Ever since I discovered the wonderful world of stylish-yet-affordable-glasses, I just can’t get enough!  So when I was approached to do this campaign for ICU Eyewear, I thought, “Of course I’ll share this great giveaway!”  Dr. Dean and Wink are lines from ICU Eyewear, and they prove that reading glasses (aka “readers”) can be fashionable and fun.  I love the fun patterns of the Wink line and the bold frames of the Dr. Dean line.


“Wink by ICU Eyewear is transforming a cold, utilitarian piece of plastic into a unique and highly-personalized fashion statement. Each pair of Wink readers tells a story, starts a conversation or at the very least turns a few heads. By being true to itself, the brand has also turned some heads in the fashion industry, giving it that touch of Madison Ave credibility a fashion accessory needs. The aptly named Wink gives women a stylish, affordable and playful way to share a little bit (or a lot, depending on the pair) of their colorful personality with the world, while being able to read with ease.”


“Dr. Dean Edell brings optical acumen to this stylish-but-not-flashy collection of frames, creating the kind of product that is intelligently and reliably made from every perspective.  Dr. Dean’s are the only reader brand endorsed by an ophthalmologist, Dr. Dean Edell, and are the smartest brand on the market today.  Dr. Dean is an optical accessory, not just a magnifier. Stylish in his smart and classic approach to readers, Dr. Dean’s are for the sophisticated man who still wants to look good.”


Tell ICU Eyewear which is your favorite pair of Dr. Dean or Wink glasses and be entered to win one (1) free pair of the reading glasses you voted for.

ICU Eyewear is giving away 1,000 pairs of Dr. Dean and Wink glasses or 40% off one order of readers from the ICU Eyewear.

The giveaway is active from August 14th 2013 at 12am PST and ends on August 27th, 2013 at 11:59pm PST.

The 40% coupon code is valid until October 1st, 2013 on reading glasses only.

One entry per email address. Winners will receive their free pair of reading glasses via First Class Mail and will be delivered 4-6 weeks after the giveaway ends.

Here’s how you enter!

1. Go to the Read In Style Giveaway page by clicking the link to enter your email address and gender.
– Your gender determines if you vote for the Dr. Dean or Wink readers.

2. Based on which gender you selected, vote for your favorite pair.

3. You will then either be selected instantly as a winner and asked to fill out your shipping and Diopter details OR receive a 40% off coupon for all readers on the ICU Eyewear site.

FTC Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by ICU Eyewear