Tuesday, 11 March 2014

London Retro glasses review + international giveaway



You may remember that I did a challenge for Boots back in September about national eye health care week where I took photos throughout a whole day, and also did an eye test. If you don’t remember, you can refresh your memory here.

Anyway… so I took an eye test and my sight is a little bit off so I don’t really need glasses, but the optician suggested I get a pair for work since I sit in front of a computer all day. I tried on a few pairs, but didn’t really find any that I liked. 

A month or so ago I was pleasantly surprised when MyOptique offered me a pair of prescription glasses from their new London Retro collection to review. The brand London Retro is just like it sounds; retro shapes inspired by our UK capital. The latest ‘Metropolitan’ collection has taken its names from London underground stations, and includes shapes such as the typical 60’s cat eyes, and 70’s aviator style glasses. The collection is quite neutral and you’ll see a lot of the same styles in both the women’s and men’s collections. To tell you the truth I actually chose my pair from the men’s collection.  

The glasses come in a high quality, hard leather case in dark brown, and the lenses I chose are transition lenses – meaning they’ll stay clear whilst indoors, but when the sun comes out they gradually go darker, depending on the amount of UV light.

I put them to the test and wore them outside on a sunny day and they went really black. So nothing to complain about there ;)
 
Now to the best part… 
MyOptique has asked me to arrange a GIVEAWAY for you lovely readers, and it’s international!

The prize is any pair of London Retro glasses with or without prescription, and either with clear lenses or as sunglasses.

What are you waiting for?

Just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below – the more entry options you do, the higher the chance to win!

Good luck to you all!


110 comments:

  1. I would go for Circle by London Retro (womens) Circle Burgundy and Green
    Colour: Purple

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  2. I think the ANGEL by London Retro, they are gorgeous and I think they would suit me. Fingers crossed

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  3. I would like the CHANCERY by London Retro for my husband.
    Thanks so much.

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  4. http://www.myoptique.com/brand/london-retro-glasses/gender/women/details/rx41159/ are my favourite

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  5. I think I would choose Soho. They are similar shape to my current ones which suit my face. Thank you for running the competition by the way. It's hard for us poor short sighted (when I say short sighted I mean VERY short sighted!) girls to afford nice glasses as the lenses are so expensive!

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  6. I adore yours, exactly how I like glasses, having a job finding them though. I like the PRADA
    52PS Black 1BO3O1

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  7. I LIKE THE LOOK OF PICCADILLY by London Retro in the womens section

    KATHY D

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  8. I would go for Angel by London Retro - they're very me!

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  9. Maybe Jack but I'd have to check that they suited my face shape :)

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  10. I would get the Circle by London womens glasses

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  11. I like the angel as well

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  12. I'd get the Nancy frames in Black

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  13. Catherine Jones11 March 2014 at 20:10

    I'd go for Soho in tortoiseshell, they look smart and on trend.

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  14. I like 'Guy' in the womens section

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  15. Pam Francis Gregory11 March 2014 at 20:20

    I would go for the HIGHGATE pair

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  16. I would love to win the GUY by London Retro in black.

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  17. The REGGIE design is lovely.

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  18. I love the portland in both the black and tortoise shell colours.

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  19. I would go for the Eliza glasses in the Womens range

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  20. Ray-Ban 2132 Wayfarer - looks great - I would make it into a prescription pair so I could see!

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  21. I would love the Circle by London Retro glasses!

    Rafflecopter name: Nicole Vosburgh

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  22. I used style finder and ended up with CARNABY by London Retro glasses model rx29035 I think its best for my skintone and face shape :)

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  23. Angel or Circle if the lens isn't too deep for me

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  24. Regent as they look lovely and I think they would suit me x
    claire.bob23@hotmail.co.uk

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  25. i would get ELIZA PURPLEBLUE ones

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  26. Sweeney by London Retro for me! Thanks in advance =)

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  27. The mens Euston for my husband

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  28. cogitoergosum8587@yahoo.it
    http://www.myoptique.com/brand/london-retro-glasses/gender/women/details/rx40032/

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  29. i really like the angel pair in black, lovely

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  30. Entered, thank you!
    I love: http://www.myoptique.com/brand/london-retro-glasses/gender/women/details/rx41186// Purple

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  31. these http://www.myoptique.com/brand/london-retro-glasses/gender/unisex/details/rx41160/

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  32. The Sweeney is the one for me

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  33. I would choose the Soho glasses

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  34. Thank you for this lovely giveaway!
    i m new on your blog.
    If i have the chance to win, I would choose a pair for y son.
    Like this one:http://www.myoptique.com/brand/ray-ban-glasses/gender/unisex/details/rx27643/
    Fingers crossed!

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  35. I would love SWEENEY by London Retro!
    Great giveaway!

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  36. I would go for the circle - I think they would suit me well.

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  37. Vorrei ottenere questi: London Retro.

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  38. I like mens BULLSEYE by London Retro

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  39. i really like the angel ones they look fab

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  40. http://www.myoptique.com/brand/london-retro-glasses/gender/unisex/details/rx41156/

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  41. i like the fitzrovia by london metro

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  42. It's hard to choose! I do like Nancy and Eliza though!

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  43. http://www.myoptique.com/brand/london-retro-glasses/gender/unisex/details/rx41156/
    BAKERLOO by London Retro

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  44. I would love to try on and own a LONDON RETRO SOHO MATTE BLACK by London Retro!

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  45. I'd really like a HIGHGATE! <3 for women... and hopefully with prescription...

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  46. I would like to have the PORTLAND by London Retro. My Papa chose it for himself. Hihi :)

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  47. I love Nancy, a bit boho, just like me!

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  48. I would get Carnaby as I love wayfarer styles :)

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  49. I would get Nancy- cool frame!

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  50. http://www.myoptique.com/brand/ray-ban-glasses/gender/women/details/rx28331/

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  51. i would choose angel. i so need new glasses. my glasses are so scratched up, i cant wear them anymore. my income is less than four hundred dollars monthly for disability and even though i have medicare and medicaid, they will not pay for eye glasses. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  52. I think I would choose the EUSTON by London Retro x
    Tracy Sinclair
    Twitter @tjsi1963

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  53. I would choose the SOHO DK TORT 47 by London Retro!

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  54. would love sunglasses with my prescription - great choice here

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  55. I like the circle (womens) design

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  56. I like the CIRCLE by London Retro :)

    Natalie Gillham

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  57. I really like the Bullseye or Vic by London Retro

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  58. I like mens BULLSEYE by London Retro

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  59. Hmmm...either carnaby or angel

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  60. I like the CARNABY by London Retro.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. http://www.myoptique.com/brand/london-retro-glasses/gender/men/details/rx41156/

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  62. I like the Carnaby and Angel.

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  63. LONDON RETRO KINGS MATT BLKGU by London Retro

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  64. I like CENTRAL
    http://www.myoptique.com/brand/london-retro-glasses/gender/unisex/details/rx41192/

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  65. CIRCLE by London Retro purple

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  66. the angel pair

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  67. I would choose Babs, very me!

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  68. I adore the Shoreditch frames xx

    Kel Ellen Hirst x

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  69. I would go for ANGEL by London Retro

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  70. The Regent or the Angel - hard to choose!

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  71. westminster or circle i think :)

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  72. Thank you very much ^__^ I really fancy the CAINE by London Retro. It's so trendy and stylish and its form would suit my face the best :)

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  73. I think the ANGEL by London Retro, my type of sunglasses!

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  74. I love the Angel glasses, they look really smart.

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  75. I love these ...http://www.myoptique.com/brand/london-retro-glasses/gender/women/details/rx40032/

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  76. http://www.myoptique.com/brand/calvin-klein-glasses/gender/men/details/rx29414/

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  77. Bank in Ink Blue would be my choice - classic shape, subtle colour :-)

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  78. I love the Circle frames in Purple! I really want them!

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  79. I think the Bank by London Retro are adorable.Thanks for this awesome contest.

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