Want to see our funny for money faces?

Want to see our funny for money faces? | Specsavers | Red Nose Day 2015Want to see our funny for money faces? | Specsavers | Red Nose Day 2015

We have come up with a snazzy new look in honour of Red Nose Day, who want as many people as possible to make their faces funny for money in order to raise important funds that will help poor and vulnerable people both here in the UK and in Africa. You know the drill! It’s time to crack out the face paint, the silly wigs and, of course, the red noses and raise some important funny money! Now, some might argue that our faces are quite the hoot as it is but we’ve added to the comedy (unbelievable, I know) with some eyebrow raising Red Nose Day spectacles from Specsavers, which are available in store for £3. If you’ve always wanted to look like a cross between Cara Delevingne and Bert from The Muppets then these are the specs for you.

Want to see our funny for money faces? | Specsavers | Red Nose Day 2015

What do you mean those aren’t red noses? Should’ve gone to Specsavers! Boom boom. These jokes don’t write themselves, y’know.

If you happen to be in Bristol today (Thursday 19th) then pop into Specsavers on Merchant Street between 1pm and 4pm to help them mark their 30th birthday and to get involved with some Red Nose Day fun! There will be goody bags, hidden 50% off glasses vouchers (hopefully your eyesight is good enough to find them!) and, the deal breaker, BALLOONS FOR ALL! There will also be the opportunity to make a donation to Rose Nose Day in return for a glasses MOT or you can make your face funny for money with their professional photobooth and props. You might even win a free pair of designer specs in the process!

Want to see our funny for money faces? | Specsavers | Red Nose Day 2015Want to see our funny for money faces? | Specsavers | Red Nose Day 2015

Red Nose Day will be held on Friday 13th of March, which is surely the perfect date to scare the living daylights out of your neighbour with your new facial arrangement! We fully expect to see your faces looking suitable silly.


Hem and Away: CrossEyes



Whilst we were in London for Fashion Week (have we mentioned we went to London Fashion Week? Sorry!) we received an invitation to the launch party of CrossEyes, a new opticians. We’ve blogged before about our passion for eyewear, as both of us require spectacles, so it seemed churlish to pass up on the opportunity. We made a somewhat heroic dash across London to Clerkenwell, negotiating rush hour tubes, serious wind, rain and heels we had been in since 7:30am but we knew we had made the right call when we were warmly welcomed with a glass of bubbly.

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Special Feature: Osiris & Victoria


Here’s me making a spectacle of myself in my new Osiris glasses from Specsavers, which along with many other bloggers, we were lucky to receive at the London launch party back in July. Jo and I popped along to choose our frames a few weeks ago and after a good hour of deliberating I choose these tortoiseshell B29 flexie-hinge frames. Now that  I’ve been wearing them for a month or so, I can confirm that I am tickled pink with them!


In fashion glasses are usually associated with geek chic or the ol’ sexy teacher image. While I am obviously always in the library (…), after coming across this colourful setting in Bristol one day I thought it was too good an opportunity to pass up.


If you’ve ever spent any time with me, you will know that I’m a pretty clumsy fool. Having previously run face first into a glass door, belly-flopped onto some scorching hair straighteners and dislocated my thumb whilst plaster casting my own wrist, you get the idea why I REALLY had to ensure these glasses were scratch resistant. I’m constantly dropping, squishing and squashing my frames as I’m too featherbrained to put them in their case when they are not on my face. These frames are both scratch resistant and durable. Continue reading Special Feature: Osiris & Victoria

Special Feature: Osiris & Jo

If like us you read a lot of blogs, you will already be familiar with the new Osiris range for Specsavers! They have been cropping up here, there and everywhere recently and you may remember that we were lucky enough to attend the launch event way back in July!

First off, you will be relieved to hear that both Victoria and I wear glasses! and, no, I don’t mean in the ridiculous don’t I look witty in my lenseless glasses’way. I mean, in the my eyes have deteriorated so much that now I can’t see without a significant amount of glass in front of them way. You know, actual prescription glasses. Three cheers for our corrected corneas!

Back at the launch, I fell hard for the white glasses in the range and was absolutely positive those were the ones I would choose come the official release in August. However, once presented with them again last month, I didn’t feel the same about them and ended up trying on the entire range again. Twice. Before settling on some blue ones*. Snazztastic.

Osiris5Osiris6Now, I don’t particularly enjoy wearing glasses. The only plus I can really see is that they do a fairly decent job of covering up my dark circles. In that sense, to me, glasses are just a very decadent concealer. I tend to buy the cheapest least hideous pair I can find and Continue reading Special Feature: Osiris & Jo