Firmoo Sunglasses Review

Let me just put it out there- many sunglasses don't fit me at all (believe it or not). I have tried several sunglasses and they look terrible on me. However, I finally found a style that suits me so much. It's a mix between cat eyes and aviators but it just suits my face shape. The first one I ever tried was from Primark and that was back in 2014. I loved that sunglasses so much but it eventually broke because it was not sturdy as you would expect and it was £4.00. Everyone thought it was more expensive than it looked and I enjoyed it. At least it made me realise what sunglasses shape suited me. Roll on 2016, Firmoo contacted me to ask if I wanted to try one of their sunglasses or any other glasses and I thought why not?!!  At first I was a little apprehensive because Firmoo is an online store so you can't physically try on the glasses but they do have a useful Try-On feature which is really useful. I would tell you more about it below. I chose the design CM2643 in Tortoise Shell and it's really gorgeous (I totally blame it for all the photos in this post because it photographs really well). Right, let me dive into the review...

Firmoo Overview
I am sure you may have already heard about Firmoo because they have become quite popular in the past year or so. I have seen their products on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and I have been impressed so far. According to their website, they are one of the first and most popular online eyeglasses (sunglasses, prescription and non-prescription) and they have a wide variety to choose from. They have many years of experience in their niche and you can tell the quality of their glasses are spot on. The amazing thing is they have still managed to keep their prices quite affordable and I think that's commendable. The major reason for them keeping their prices down is the fact that they are a completely online store so they don't have to keep up with the overhead cost of running a store. You get the gist!! Also, the quality of their prescription glasses have been classified and regulated by the US FDA as Class 1 Medical grade.

What Sunglasses did I choose?
I chose the CM2463 which I feel is a hybrid between a Cat Eye Glasses and a simple Aviator. I am sure some people would just say it looks like a regular Cat Eye and I won't disagree at all. I wish the glasses on Firmoo had actual names instead of numbers but I guess they have their reasons. I really like this style and I chose the Tortoise Shell one because I knew it would be most flattering on y complexion. There are other beautiful colours including three types of black (including matte), blue, etc. They also have a mirrored lens which is so on trend now and I love it.

What did I receive?
Inside the package, I got the sunglasses, the case, a pouch, lens cloth and a little screw driver (I think it is). I am really pleased that it came with these little bits, particularly the pouch and case, because I love to interchange them. Sometimes, I love to use the case especially when my bag is a mess and I don't want my glasses to get damaged. On other days, I just want the pouch because it takes up less space and it is very light.  The case is definitely one of the prettiest cases  own because the design is very different. It is made of the usual material cases are made from but it has designs of a map on it. It just looks so beautiful and I think it's a really good touch. The lens cloth is also very handy for keeping the lenses clean and free from fingerprints. The little screwdriver is one of the most practical things I have ever seen in a sunglasses package because it means you can take better care of the sunglasses. If ever the screws become weak, I know I can tighten back easily. It would also come in handy for other eyeglasses I own!!

It is a full frame sunglasses made from plastic with some metallic designs around the perimeters. It is super light (22g) and it is the regular sunglasses size which would fit many people. You can find the full dimensions of the sunglasses here. This particular sunglasses is not available with prescription lens but there are other designs and styles to choose from if you prefer prescription sunglasses. I am really pleased that it does not have too many embellishments on the sunglasses as that usually makes sunglasses look super cheap. The CM2463 is really simple but very classy as well.

Ordering Experience
I already mentioned I was sent these sunglasses so I did not pay for it. However, I did order in the regular way to get the usual experience of a regular buyer. The website in itself is pretty easy to navigate and I could find what I wanted in  a short time. You do have to make an account which makes sense so you can track your order and leave reviews. It was all done in a few minutes and I could see the order was accepted. The good thing is the website has the prices in various currencies which I always like to see so you know how much you are spending. The default currency on the website is dollars and these glasses cost $19.00 which comes to around £12-£13 which is super cheap.  One good thing I like about the website is that offers/discount codes come up just before checkout so you can find ways to save some money. I hate when I have just paid full price for an item only to find out there was an offer and the website has it hidden.  Thankfully, Firmoo offers and discount codes are easy to find. They currently have a Buy 1 get 1 offer amongst other offers.

There is free shipping in the US if you spend more than $38 and free international shipping for orders over $55. If you are only buying one glasses, the shipping is around £12-£13 (same price as the glasses) so total amount is almost £25 or so. I don't think that's bad at all although it appears buying more than one is more cost effective.  The delivery took about 5 working days and I think that's really good. There were no custom or dodgy charges which usually happens with overseas packaging but I am not sure if there would be if you order for a higher value.

Try On Feature
I am sure this is not new to anyone who regularly buys glasses online but if this is your first time, I have got you covered. The Try On Feature on the Firmoo website allows you have an idea of what the glasses may look like on you. I have seen this feature on a few websites and I think it is genius. You simply choose the glasses you want, click on the Try On feature (at the top of the page), upload your photo and the glasses you chose would be super imposed on your photo. It's very impressive and I think all online glass stores should have this if they don't already.

They are all really affordable glasses and I am super impressed. This design I have is $19.00 which is insane. I think the prescription glasses are slightly more expensive and start from $22.00 or so. Regardless it is definitely more affordable than many other regular glass store. I am definitely going to order a few more because I am pleased with these ones. I think I would try out the prescription glasses once I do a new sight test. I always use Specsavers and their glasses are good quality but they are not the cheapest at all. I would love to try out something different but affordable and trendy as well. I have already seen a few designs that I am lusting after.

I think the only con is the fact that you can't see the glasses in-store as they are only online. However, I think the Try On feature makes it less tricky when it comes to choosing a suitable pair. I also know many people particularly in the UK are concerned about buying from overseas (US especially) but it was a smooth experience for me.

Overall Thoughts
I am sure you can tell from the photos that I was totally feeling myself wearing these sunglasses. We are all allowed to feel ourselves every now and then because if you don't, who will? OK, I digress!! I am really pleased with the sunglasses and I think I am already Spring/Summer ready when the sun comes all out blazing (fingers crossed it does). That's pretty much it!! I hope you enjoyed this post and I would see you in my next one. Have you tried Firmoo Glasses?
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