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Costly Trip to the Optician

As someone who has had to wear glasses for over 10 years, and has had to pay for my contacts, lenses and frames since I was 18, I have an increasing annoyance each year when I am asked to pay extortionate amounts for an eye exam & checkup and then shell out for the subsequent lenses that follow. 

The trip to the opticians is for me something I know is important, but like the dentist, something I put off way too long and hide (well let's say recycle?) the reminders in the bin, because of the knowing that I am going to have to fork out half of my monthly wage to fund the process. It's bitter sweet, well let's say more bitter than sweet.

Whilst I won't  go into the world of dentistry here, the world of optometry is just not a fair one, especially if your eyes are forever declining and leaving you blinder and more short-sighted each year, like mine. 

I wear glasses day in, day out & essentially feel that I should get some kind of discount, if not for being at University (having tried and been declined use of a HC2 certificate) I should be eligible for some discount due to my eyesight experiencing such huge degrees of decline, and it's obviously not in my control!

I am worried for them, I really am. 

Contacts have never really been introduced to me in an appealing way, the gruelling process of being taught how to put them in and the huge efforts of hygiene that need to go into contact lens preparation just didn't work out well, in fact I'd need an extra 30 mins just to get the contacts in before going out. I wear them mostly on holiday when I do pop a pair in but this is mostly for ease of sunglass selection. Over the years though I have found that glasses just suit my face - i quite frankly look strange without them, as reiterated time and time again by friends who don't recognise me without glasses (good in some circumstances I'm sure you'll agree).

After having to pay hundreds of pounds for new lenses in my current frames, I faced the decision of going back to the contact lens lifestyle, or heading to the sunglass racks to try on some stylish sunnies that could include my prescription - top choice right there! 

I have been burned by the prescription sunglass market before, spending summer days with huge heavy frames and super thick lenses balanced on my head for fear they may fall off with even the slightest movement, but having tried so many high street and private opticians over the years I decided this time things are going to be different!

After another splurge (it was a treat to myself, yes yet another one this month) say hello to my new sunnies (below) Chanel's very finest! I fell in love when they were picked out for me and believe they are just the right size for my face, I decided I am going to take a break from the contact lens market for now so figured this would even the balance sheets out a little in terms of my outgoings. Really excited to receive them, and then maybe we'll get some nice weather!

What are your dream sunglasses? 
Have you had optician trouble too? 







Green Tea Benefits & First Post!

Welcome to NLMORGAN & welcome to my first post here!

As a brief introduction for you, here's a bit about myself! 

I'm a 21 year old student who has just finished the final year of my degree at University. I live in the well known county of Essex & have been a beauty product, blogging, makeup and you tuber 'junkie' for about three years now.

I have wanted to set up a blog for absolutely ageeees and now the time has come around where I finally have the time aside from University to do so! 

You'll no doubt find out more about me as I post more on here, and i hope to find out about my readers too! So if you decide to subscribe, or keep checking back drop me a comment below & let me know all about yourselves and your blogs too, as I'm always on the look out for more to add to my bloglovin' feed!

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Green Tea Benefits 

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It may come as a shock to many when I reveal I have never liked the traditional cup of tea that so many love in the UK. There has always been something about it which has never been flavoursome enough, and would only appeal if a biscuit dunking opportunity came up. 

Green tea has been raved about for it's health benefits, such as it's ability to help you lose weight, cure bad breath and even detoxify your system! As I am currently on a bit of health kick (which hasn't come to an abrupt end...yet) I have got on board the Green tea train! 

It's been two days since I've been slurping the stuff down, and surprisingly it doesn't taste bad at all! I do add a little sweetener because it's after taste can be bitter, especially if brewed too long. At the moment I'm using Twining's brand of pure green tea, although I was hoping to find a decaf version.

I've not only noticed I'm not craving as many in-between meal snacks, but also I'm hoping my acne prone skin will feel the benefits too! I will keep you updated for sure, as if it helps my skin calm down tea drinking will definitely go up in my estimations! 

ps. if you love a nail polish bargain head over to BuyaPowa right now where this a great deal on Butter London's Trout Pout and Butter London polish remover! I abso love this colour. Lets get it down to it's best price!