Choosing the Right Glasses for Your Face Shape

Picking the right pair of glasses for your face can seem like a daunting task, as most retailers like Glasses On Spec have so many different styles to choose from. This means that it’s important to determine your face shape before you begin browsing. There are five main shapes for faces, and these are round, oval, square, oblong and heart-shaped. To determine the face of your shape, take a picture of yourself directly facing the camera with your phone. Place a piece of thin paper or tracing paper Read more [...]

How to Maintain Your Jewelry’s Longevity

You love your jewelry and you take every chance you get to wear it at parties, at work, on holiday and other occasions. Like all other components of fashion, a piece of jewelry makes a statement about who you are, reflecting your personality and lifestyle; that’s why you want those pieces to last. No matter what type of jewelry you prefer – antique, vintage or modern, precious metals or gemstones, silver, gold or antique effect metals – every piece is prone to deterioration and tarnishing Read more [...]

How to Make the Transition to Bifocal Contact Lenses

Ever since Ben Franklin invented them in the eighteenth century, bifocals have been both a blessing and a curse to those who wear them. Though bifocals provide the wearer with the ability to see both near and far without having to carry two separate sets of glasses, they have also been the source of many a headache as the wearer’s eyes are strained by adjusting between the different lenses. In the evolution of vision technology, the development of progressive bifocals and, in recent years, Read more [...]

Just for Men: Great Ways to Amp up Your Summer Style

Summer is rapidly approaching and with it comes all of the great things associated with long summer days. We’re looking forward to beach days packed with surfing, backyard barbecues, road trips and concerts on those warm nights that seem to never end. While ladies have likely been planning our summer looks all winter, the guys are usually a little bit behind in the fashion race. Let’s face it, style just isn’t as much of an issue for most men, but it should be. There are designers who Read more [...]

College Prep: Backpacks and Totes for Back to School

Hauling heavy books can be a hassle which is why it is important to get the right backpacks and totes for college and school. If the books are too heavy, they can really do damage to your shoulders and back. Studies have been done on kids of all ages to determine how many books are too many books to carry. Fundamentally, you should select a backpack or tote bag that you can carry easily without straining or hurting yourself. Look for ergonomically designed backpacks with good waist and back support; Read more [...]

New Uses for Old Jewelry

As you have read in previous articles, it’s very important to keep your jewelry clean and in good, wearable order. That being said, sometimes accidents happen and your jewelry is damaged beyond repair. How can you salvage your investment and save a favorite from the trash bin? What’s Old is New (Jewelry) The simplest way to repurpose old jewelry is by using a pair of needle nose or round tip pliers to remove the clasp from one necklace and reattach it to another. You can string together Read more [...]

Jewelry Districts In New York

Shopping for jewelry in person can be a very rewarding and exciting experience for men and women. There is nothing like walking along busy urban streets and looking at gorgeous jewelry pieces that are on display through windows. New York City is actually home to the largest jewelry district in the entire world. Midtown Manhattan is home to literally several thousand dealers that specialize in all types of jewelry pieces. Ladies and gentlemen enjoy visiting NYC's world famous diamond district and Read more [...]

Disposable Contact Lenses are the Ultimate in Convenience and Health

Disposable contacts are worn for a specific period of time, then thrown out and replaced with fresh lenses. Today disposable contacts are the most common type of contact lenses. Most eye care practitioners prefer disposable contacts because of their health benefits. Consumers appreciate the convenience and price. Glasses vs. Contact lenses If you wear glasses, then you have probably noticed some common deficiencies with them. Glasses can often fog up, which can be very inconvenient and sometimes Read more [...]