Bellesouth http://bellesouthblogs.com bs with no BS. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:32:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Do you wanna funk with me? When Depression Attacks http://bellesouthblogs.com/wanna-funk-depression-attacks/ http://bellesouthblogs.com/wanna-funk-depression-attacks/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:48:28 +0000 http://bellesouthblogs.com/?p=3668 Depression sucks. I’m pretty sure any of you who have paid attention to the news in the past week are well aware of this. It can happen to many folks who have many friends and are seen as sweet, funny, entertaining, awesome – you name it. I have depression. Usually moderate, but that depression has […]

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Depression sucks. I’m pretty sure any of you who have paid attention to the news in the past week are well aware of this. It can happen to many folks who have many friends and are seen as sweet, funny, entertaining, awesome – you name it.

I have depression. Usually moderate, but that depression has hit in a different way over the past two weeks. The thing about depression is that people think it usually is just this overwhelming fear of sadness – but depression can manifest itself in other ways. One of these ways is apathy toward general, everyday activities.

I call it a funk. You can call it I-don’t-give-a-cluck syndrome. You lose interest in the things that normally should bring you joy. You suddenly don’t care about deadlines, you frequently miss out on opportunities, your work productivity can completely sink. Just like that.

The greater part of the last two weeks has been spent in my bed, usually watching some gawd-awful public domain movie from the 70s on Youtube, completely ignoring everyday tasks, and sleeping. A whole lot of sleeping.

It took about a week to acknowledge that it was depression. Undoubtedly the death of Robin Williams made it that much worse for me. Often depression can be triggered by people who just don’t understand depression, think it’s all a matter of choice, that you can just jump back on that saddle and ride again.

But it’s not that way. And depression isn’t always about crying or sadness; I haven’t really felt sad this month, just apathetic, tired, unproductive. I cried for a couple of days when Williams passed away – not only because he was so beloved, but because I often understand what people who experience depression go through, and how hard it is.

But I don’t want to take a celebrity death and hijack this post with it. I just felt the need to publicly get out the word that sometimes things just aren’t perfect. Sometimes even the most mundane tasks just seem like so much to do. And sometimes this “funk” can just hit you when you are in the midst of high energy and productivity. Kind of a crash-and-burn thing.

The best thing I can recommend is to acknowledge these things, tell a few people you trust that you are experiencing it, and draw on support wherever you can. I go to therapy every month or two to help sort things out.

I am trying to crawl back into the swing of things here on the website so I can continue to be what I am first and foremost: A storyteller. Just bear with me here. Hopefully this will give me a little oomph.

Have you ever experienced The Funk of depression? What do you do to work things out?

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Enter to Win the Reebok Maleficent Giveaway Pack http://bellesouthblogs.com/enter-win-reebok-maleficent-giveaway-pack/ http://bellesouthblogs.com/enter-win-reebok-maleficent-giveaway-pack/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 03:24:05 +0000 http://bellesouthblogs.com/?p=3665 **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Enter to Win the Reebok Maleficent Giveaway Pack Something wicked could be coming back to school! Five lucky winners will receive the Reebok Maleficent Giveaway Pack: the limited edition Maleficent Top Down Sneaker, a Disney Maleficent Backpack & […]

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Enter to Win the Reebok Maleficent Giveaway Pack 
Something wicked could be coming back to school! Five lucky winners will receive the Reebok Maleficent Giveaway Pack: the limited edition Maleficent Top Down Sneaker, a Disney Maleficent Backpack & Beanie, and a $100 Reebok.com gift card! Bring a little of the dark side to the first day of school! Contest ends 8/20, so get your entry in today!

While you’re back-to-school shopping, don’t forget to check out all of the Disney-themed Reebok shoesto find this year’s new favorite pair for your little ones!

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Review and Giveaway: Nature’s Sleep Memory Foam Slippers (ends 8/17) http://bellesouthblogs.com/review-giveaway-natures-sleep-memory-foam-slippers-ends-817/ http://bellesouthblogs.com/review-giveaway-natures-sleep-memory-foam-slippers-ends-817/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:25:55 +0000 http://bellesouthblogs.com/?p=3645 Nature’s Sleep provided me with product for this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links and I will make a commission if you make a purchase through these links. Nature’s Sleep and I want to give you a pair of comfy, cozy Nature’s Sleep Memory Foam Slippers! I love […]

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Nature’s Sleep and I want to give you a pair of comfy, cozy Nature’s Sleep Memory Foam Slippers! I love these, and they have honestly made me fall in love with slippers again. Not too warm, not too noisy – just perfect and like walking on cushy goodness all the time. These are valued at $25 and I promise you will love them! Check out my review and then see how you can win a pair of your own!

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Nature’s Sleep sent me these lovely open-toe memory foam slippers in lavender. These slippers come in a number of colors - open- and closed-toe, and are very reminiscent of the foam slippers my mom used to get me when I was growing up. Only BETTER. In addition to having that nice, fuzzy terry-cloth exterior, The memory foam inside conforms to my fallen arches, making them really comfortable for patting around the house and to the mailbox.

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When you try these out with your hands, you can see how spongy the memory foam is inside. I don’t know what your experience with memory foam may be, but I have found many memory foam products to be extremely painful, as they tend to stay in the area where pressure is applied, without really offering any pressure back – and thus not providing any support. This is not the case here! By not simply conforming to your feet, these also are strong enough to provide the support you need. That makes a huge difference!

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Check out how thick that memory foam pad inside is. Most slippers offer very, very little support for your poor feet. I have foot problems on both sides of my family, and this is just not something I can allow for my tootsies!

The slippers also have a sturdy rubber sole, which makes them very slip-resistant and easy to walk in whether you’re in the bathroom, the kitchen or walking over to a neighbor’s house.

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I cannot tell you enough about my happy feet! I want to get these for everyone I know!

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But alas, I only have one pair to give away! Just follow the instructions in the form below for a chance to win a pair of your own!

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Take 20% off select decor items from ModCloth http://bellesouthblogs.com/3653/ http://bellesouthblogs.com/3653/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:34 +0000 http://bellesouthblogs.com/?p=3653   **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. ModCloth may be your go-to for cute dresses and clothing, but did you know they have a flourishing decor department? Think fun and unique adornments for your home, kitchen, bedroom, office space, and more. If that’s […]

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ModCloth may be your go-to for cute dresses and clothing, but did you know they have a flourishing decor department? Think fun and unique adornments for your home, kitchen, bedroom, office space, and more. If that’s not incentive enough to check it out, they just so happen to be having a 20% Off Decor Sale that’ll give your place a pop of personality. No code needed, so just shop ’till your heart is content and there really will be no place like your home! Hurry while it lasts!   

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Tea Collection’s New Arrivals: Bauhaus Bang! http://bellesouthblogs.com/tea-collections-new-arrivals-bauhaus-bang/ http://bellesouthblogs.com/tea-collections-new-arrivals-bauhaus-bang/#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:20:21 +0000 http://bellesouthblogs.com/?p=3640  **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Tea Collection’s new arrivals are here! These new styles are inspired by Germany’s early 20th century school of Bauhaus, which became famous for its radical union of art and design, and transformed everything from architecture to music. Tea […]

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Tea Collection’s new arrivals are here! These new styles are inspired by Germany’s early 20th century school of Bauhaus, which became famous for its radical union of art and design, and transformed everything from architecture to music. Tea Collection’s new arrivals feature bold primary colors and modern geometric shapes; fairy tale romance meets art nouveau. The perfect combination for little ones ready for fun and adventure, and perfect for back-to-school too! Go take a peek at the Tea Collection’s new arrivals today! 

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Stoli Lemonade! You have 100 Days to Squeeze. http://bellesouthblogs.com/stoli-lemonade-100-days-squeeze/ http://bellesouthblogs.com/stoli-lemonade-100-days-squeeze/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:52:46 +0000 http://bellesouthblogs.com/?p=3631 This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of STOLI® Vodka for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Have you tried the Stoli Lemonade yet? It’s the must-have drink of the season, according to Stoli Vodka. This summer, to celebrate what they’re calling 100 Days to Squeeze, Stoli is headed out in a […]

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Have you tried the Stoli Lemonade yet? It’s the must-have drink of the season, according to Stoli Vodka. This summer, to celebrate what they’re calling 100 Days to Squeeze, Stoli is headed out in a Limo-nade truck for 300 managed bar nights in 12 cities across the country! There, you’ll get to try out Stoli Lemonade cocktails, try out some refreshing Lemonade ice pops, and you can even take part in fun challenges to win Stoli prizes!

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Cities on the tour include Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, New York and New Jersey.

Even if it isn’t coming to a bar near you, you can still participate in 100 Days to Squeeze right at your home. You can make your own Stoli Lemonade with the help of special Value Added Packs from Stoli that include a 750ml of Stoli vodka, a glass mason jar and a lemon squeezer to make it easy to serve your own cocktails this summer.

And here’s the recipe!

- 2 parts Stolichnaya® Vodka

- 4 parts lemonade

- Build in an ice-filled Mason jar or highball glass and stir. Garnish with lemon wheels.

The smooth grain taste of Stoli pairs perfectly with the tart and sweet notes of a crisp, cold lemonade. You can make it with either Stoli Premium Vodka, or one of the Stoli flavors for an added twist.

Squeeze the most out of summer and head to Thrillist or Join Stoli on Facebook to find out more about 100 Days to Squeeze! You can also Follow Stoli on Twitter for details on the #StoliLemonade trucks. Share your summer moments using #StoliLemonade on Twitter and Instagram.

When do you look forward to having some fun in the sun with a Stoli Lemonade in hand?

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The Public Toilet Selfie Challenge, starring Cottonelle http://bellesouthblogs.com/public-toilet-selfie-challenge-starring-cottonelle/ http://bellesouthblogs.com/public-toilet-selfie-challenge-starring-cottonelle/#comments Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:44:03 +0000 http://bellesouthblogs.com/?p=3624 I received product from Cottonelle and Crowdtap for this post. Cottonelle Clean Care Flushable Wipes are now available in travel-sized packages, so you know what this means: No matter where you go out in public, you can be assured that you get some fresh care back there. It’s your duty to please that booty. I […]

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Cottonelle Clean Care Flushable Wipes are now available in travel-sized packages, so you know what this means: No matter where you go out in public, you can be assured that you get some fresh care back there. It’s your duty to please that booty.

I know that some of you out there will find this appalling, but come on, let’s be honest: You have found yourself in a public place, you’ve just had a bunch of really delicious Indian food, and nature is making a very unwanted call. And you know what it’s like to use public toilet paper. It doesn’t work. So then what do you do? You try your best with that scratchy TP to prevent skidmarks, and you also hope that no one else is in the bathroom to listen to you relieving yourself. Admit it, you’ve been there!

Cottonelle sent me a few packs of their flushable wipes to try out and hand off to a couple of friends, so what’s a gal to do? Well, send friends off to public restrooms to show off their new-found confidence now that they can use the loo to its full capacity and exit feeling clean and confident.

Here I am at the b0wling alley. Take that, chili dogs! You are no match for the Cottonelle!

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You would not believe how many of my friends were just aghast that I would dare take a photo of myself on the can. Well, if I don’t, who will? My friends Jenny and Richard, that’s who.

Jenny took this at a department store bathroom shortly after we met for some delicious Mexican food. Look how self-assured he is.

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And Richard took this after enjoying a delicious and filling meal of family-style fried chicken, bean soup, cornbread and other fixins. BE PREPARED. Because, like the Internet, public restroom hygiene is serious business.

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Look for these on the shelves. Carry ‘em in your purse, in your back pocket, heck, make a lanyard out of them and hang them proudly around your neck. Let everyone know you have no shame in admitting that you are ready for anything that comes at you. Or out of you.

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Party drinks with Miranda Lambert and Crystal Light! http://bellesouthblogs.com/party-drinks-miranda-lambert-crystal-light/ http://bellesouthblogs.com/party-drinks-miranda-lambert-crystal-light/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:13:10 +0000 http://bellesouthblogs.com/?p=3610 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Miranda Lambert is headed across the country this summer with the Platinum Tour, sponsored by one of my kitchen staples, and new favorites for party drinks, Crystal Light! Last weekend I had the amazing opportunity to see Miranda […]

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Miranda Lambert is headed across the country this summer with the Platinum Tour, sponsored by one of my kitchen staples, and new favorites for party drinks, Crystal Light! Last weekend I had the amazing opportunity to see Miranda perform and do some experimentation with my favorite low-calorie drink mix. So read on about my experience seeing Miranda, as well as the recipe for my Miranda-inspired Crystal Light mocktail, the Platinum Pineapple!

Miranda is just adorable and has the music to match. It was so much fun to get this photo with her before she performed at the Walmart AMP in Rogers, Arkansas July 12.

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If you haven’t checked out Miranda’s music, I highly recommend it. I don’t consider myself much of a New Country fan, but I love that she is a storyteller above all. She knows about all the things women know about – heartbreak, having the need to get out with the girls, and self-pampering.

Miranda’s show at the AMP was phenomenal. The sound was excellent, and she really does put on a great stage performance. Even those of you in the nosebleed section will get to see Miranda on one of three screens she has on the stage.

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The stage show was amazing, frequently changing colors to match the mood of the music.

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Her voice is great, and you will hear all your favorites from her: From “Mama’s Broken Heart” to “Over You” to “Automatic” and More.

Here’s a photo of Miranda singing the title track from her new album, “Platinum,” which inspired me to make the drink you’re going to see in a little bit.

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Now, Crystal Light really is a special drink to me. It’s not just something I grew up with – it really has helped me in my weight-loss journey. Losing 50 pounds isn’t easy, let me tell you. But I did it – and a big part of it was giving up things like juices and sugary sodas for low calorie drinks like Crystal Light. I love that CL even has a line of syrup for my soda maker. But without further ado, let’s get on with this Platinum Pineapple.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Club soda
Pineapple tidbits
Crystal Light Liquid – Tropical Coconut
Crystal Light Liquid – Blueberry Raspberry
One lime

First, line the bottom of your chosen cocktail glass with pineapple tidbits. Then, add a squeeze of each of your Crystal Light Flavors. (Note: The Tropical Coconut is mandatory if you want the pineapple flavor, but you can choose the Blueberry-Raspberry or any other of Crystal Light’s many varieties. Maybe even Miranda’s favorite – Strawberry Lemonade.)crystallight

Add club soda, stir up your drink, and then you’re ready to add ice and the juice of half a lime.

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And there you have it! Now, if I were really fancy, I would have poured this into a hollowed-out pineapple, but let’s be honest – those things are only pretty on tables, and not in your hands.

You can also add more Crystal Light to taste, add a little pineapple juice, or use lemon-lime soda instead of club soda. But this drink is DELICIOUS and Crystal Light makes a great alternative to drink mixes that are expensive in cost and calories! And the best thing about it is that when you’re done with it, you’ve got all these Crystal Light-soaked pineapples at the bottom of your glass. And we all know that any drink with fruit at the bottom is pretty much awesome.

And now, #PlatinumPoints!!!  The Platinum Points program will be live in September at walmart.com / earnplatinumpoints.com. You will be able to purchase Crystal Light products to earn free Miranda Lambert merchandise! You can also earn bonus points by purchasing her new Platinum CD. This is just another reason why Low Calories Rock!

Check out Miranda Lambert on Tour to see her rock the stage and share her new signature drink, the Randarita!

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Affiliate marketing for finance publishers: The ALFAcashier Affiliate Program http://bellesouthblogs.com/affiliate-marketing-finance-publishers-alfacashier-affiliate-program/ http://bellesouthblogs.com/affiliate-marketing-finance-publishers-alfacashier-affiliate-program/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:56:16 +0000 http://bellesouthblogs.com/?p=3662 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ALFAcashier. All opinions are 100% mine. When I tell folks what I do here at Bellesouth – I was recently asked, “What is blogging?” – Well, I respond that blogging is a lot of different things to different people. The type of work I […]

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When I tell folks what I do here at Bellesouth – I was recently asked, “What is blogging?” – Well, I respond that blogging is a lot of different things to different people. The type of work I do is called social media influencing. I put my opinions out there, and for some reason, people are interested in what I have to say!

I make my income through advertising, sponsored blog and social media posts, and through something called affiliate marketing. Now, that term can look scary to people who don’t really know what it is, so I’ll try to explain exactly what an affiliate program is.

Remember that person in your neighborhood or at work who would sell makeup, encyclopedias, home care products, etc.? An affiliate does the same thing – only it’s to a much broader audience – a national and sometimes global one. An affiliate serves as a contract representative of a brand or company, and gets the word out to readers on products and services to purchase. The possibilities are endless – basically any product or service you can legally purchase online. Depending on the terms of the agreement, the affiliate earns a commission on sales generated through the affiliate’s website.

I’ve had great months as an affiliate, as well as slow months. It’s not reliable income, I can assure you of that. But I can tell you that it can make for great content, and if you get a sale, it’s like finding an Easter Egg or some cash in a pair of jeans you haven’t worn in a while.

If you are an online content publisher interested or focused on in e-currency, finance and investing services, cryptocurrency and business, the ALFAcashier Affiliate Program may be suitable for you. It’s an e-currency affiliate program that s an easy-to-use exchange platform supporting all major electronic currencies, including cryptocurrencies, and erases the boundaries between electronic payment systems.

E-currency is the future of money exchanges. As a contractor for many different businesses, I can tell you most are headed toward PayPal and similar services. It is much easier for the business owner than doing payroll, and it enables money to quickly transfer between parties. I can tell you that it makes my life a LOT easier when someone who uses  my services makes the transition from paper checks to PayPal and Electronic Funds Transfer. And as more and more people are able to be self-employed and are starting their own business ventures, this will become more and more of a need. So it’s a great topic to get into, as well as a great opportunity for affiliate marketing.

For more information, visit the ALFAcashier e-currency affiliate program to see if it’s right for you. Best of luck!

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One million pairs and the Warby Parker Glasses Home Try-On http://bellesouthblogs.com/one-million-pairs-warby-parker-glasses-home-try/ http://bellesouthblogs.com/one-million-pairs-warby-parker-glasses-home-try/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 04:35:12 +0000 http://bellesouthblogs.com/?p=3590 This is a sponsored post for Warby Parker. This post includes affiliate links, and I will make a commission if you make a purchase after clicking them. Warby Parker does a lot more than just selling eyewear and letting its customers try it on at home for a few days. For every pair sold, a […]

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Warby Parker does a lot more than just selling eyewear and letting its customers try it on at home for a few days. For every pair sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need. Consider it like TOM’s for eyeglasses.

As someone who has had poor eyesight for most of her life, I cannot imagine what it must be to be unable to have eyewear. There are parts of the world where too many cannot afford eyeglasses. But thanks to customers, Warby Parker announced on June 25 that they had reached One million pairs distributed. Check out this short and beautiful video.

Truly amazing. But I’m here to talk about another of Warby Parker’s benefits: The Warby Parker Home Try-On Program.

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This is unlike any other online prescription eyeglasses service I’ve seen. You get to choose five frames from the Warby Parker collection, Warby Parker will ship those frames to you with a return shipping label, and gives you five days to try them on. You can show visitors, take selfies and share them on your social networks with the hashtag #WarbyHomeTryOn, and get feedback from your friends and from Warby Parker Customer Service. Here’s my experience.

Let’s check out what I call the Ingrid Michaelson Glasses. They’re actually called the Marshall in Rum Cherry.

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I know big glasses are apparently the thing again, but these just seemed too enormous. and they made me want to put on my hipstery knit cap from college.

But alas, I did find a pair of big frames that I liked. Check out the Lyle in Plum Marblewood.

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Was it the frames, or the face I made? I’m going with the frames. I think they’re a lot of fun, even for being so big and round (I’m typically a fan of the rectangular frames).

On we go to the Sexy Librarian glasses (real name Sibley in Catalina Blue.

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When I posted this image on Facebook, my friends were all “I love these the best!” And then I showed them the face-forward angle.

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Suddenly, these were not a face favorite.

And now, I try on – yet again – cat eyeglasses. I cannot wear cat-eyes. Some people can wear them and totally rock ‘em. When I put them on, I look like the mean Mom from pretty much every 1980′s music video you’ve ever seen. These are the Holcomb in Marbled Sandstone.

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And now the final pair – it’s an old standby, but I think it goes nicely with my face. It’s also a different color from the red frames I’ve worn as a signature item for nearly ten years.  These are the Nedwin in Summer Green.

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They’re a bit more round than I’m used to, but I still loved them, and they are great for summer!

Glasses typically start at around $90, but keep in mind that you are getting a pair for someone who needs one as well. With the cost of designer frames in the hundreds, I am amazed at how they manage to distribute these glasses across the globe and still keep production costs balanced.

Tomorrow, I’m putting the return shipping label on this Try-On box and taking it to my nearest post office so that someone else can try them on. Maybe you?

If you’re an online publisher and would like to promote the Home Try-On yourself, Join the Warby Parker affiliate program and you can earn $20 just for experiencing and writing about the Warby Parker Try-On Program!

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