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Which Glasses?

crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
I'm having new lenses put in a pair of glasses frames, and I have two pair on hand to choose from.These 6836101511_e3e5b79a8e.jpg01 27 12 003 by crwritt, on Flickror these6836101531_6f96a588af.jpg01 27 12 004 by crwritt, on FlickrI'm leaning toward the first pair, I think they sit better on my face. What do you think?
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  • CurlyFireHorseCurlyFireHorse Posts: 350Registered Users
    I like the first ones. Both look nice, but the first pair have a flair that the 2nd is missing. :happy7:
    CurlyFireHorse
    Hair: 2a or 3a (not sure), very porous and fine as frog hair
    Day 1: Cowash and condition with AO GPB, ACV Rinse,
    Co-Kra gel (this stuff is fantastic)

    Day 2: KCKT, KCCC, plop, KCCC, plop again, air dry
    Day 3: Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Coil Jam
    Day 4: IAGirl's PT, KBB DT, FSG

    Co-Kra gel is my own concoction of okra boiled in coconut milk. It is a cross between FSG and KCCC and leaves my hair very soft and shiny
  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    I like the first ones. Both look nice, but the first pair have a flair that the 2nd is missing. :happy7:
    So far three out of four people think the first pair is more stylish. I tend to agree.
  • fitover40fitover40 Posts: 83Registered Users
    first one
    2C/3A / M to F / i (Fia)
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    It's a work in progress :love5:

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  • CurlyFireHorseCurlyFireHorse Posts: 350Registered Users
    btw, your hair is beautiful:occasion7:
    CurlyFireHorse
    Hair: 2a or 3a (not sure), very porous and fine as frog hair
    Day 1: Cowash and condition with AO GPB, ACV Rinse,
    Co-Kra gel (this stuff is fantastic)

    Day 2: KCKT, KCCC, plop, KCCC, plop again, air dry
    Day 3: Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Coil Jam
    Day 4: IAGirl's PT, KBB DT, FSG

    Co-Kra gel is my own concoction of okra boiled in coconut milk. It is a cross between FSG and KCCC and leaves my hair very soft and shiny
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    I agree with curlyfirehorse on both counts.
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,091Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    i'm voting for the 2nd pair, i think the shape compliments your face.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
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    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
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    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Is there any other choice? I don't think either pair is doing you justice. The first pair is more stylish but the frames are too widening and cover up your eyebrows.

    The second pair OK for your face shape but kind of old ladyish and lacks any flair.

    I hope I am not disheartening you - it's just that I've worn glasses for 59 years and have helped friends buy glasses. If the choice narrows to these 2, I would have to say the first one because, although I don't think it is great for your face shape, at least it has some style and you look happier in it (but that may be because you are smiling more).

    How about trying other shapes? One rule with glasses is to try to buy a shape opposite your face shape. For example, if you want to stay neutral, have you tried on a pair of thin, black, square frames? Have you considered colors? With your lovely hair, I could see black, blue, iridescent silver, red, violet, rose. Avoid yellow, beige, tortoise or green.

    Hope this is helpful and not negative. :sunny:
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    curlypearl wrote: »
    Is there any other choice? I don't think either pair is doing you justice. The first pair is more stylish but the frames are too widening and cover up your eyebrows.

    The second pair OK for your face shape but kind of old ladyish and lacks any flair.

    I hope I am not disheartening you - it's just that I've worn glasses for 59 years and have helped friends buy glasses. If the choice narrows to these 2, I would have to say the first one because, although I don't think it is great for your face shape, at least it has some style and you look happier in it (but that may be because you are smiling more).

    How about trying other shapes? One rule with glasses is to try to buy a shape opposite your face shape. For example, if you want to stay neutral, have you tried on a pair of thin, black, square frames? Have you considered colors? With your lovely hair, I could see black, blue, iridescent silver, red, violet, rose. Avoid yellow, beige, tortoise or green.

    Hope this is helpful and not negative. :sunny:

    I thnk everyone has been very helpful.
    Right now these are my two choices, as funds are limited, and I can have either pair relensed inexpensively.

    I wear cheap readers and have gotten tired of breaking or losing them, so now I'm springing for progressives, so I can walk around without taking off my glasses.
    I also have an appointment for a contact lens fitting, so if that turns out well, these glasses may not be a permanent fixture.

    Curlypearl, you are correct, I could probably find a better choice of frames, but right now, I need to use frames that I already own. I will keep your advice in mind If I am in the position to afford brand new ones!
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I totally understand and I'm glad you weren't offended. I've also chosen not to buy expensive frames in the last several years due to financial concerns. The important thing is to see clearly (LOL). !
    I hope the contact lenses work out for you. :love5:
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • cleanteeth68cleanteeth68 Posts: 49Registered Users
    I'm gonna have to agree with Curlypearl.. But If new frames are not an option its hard to decide.. I think the first ones are cuter, funkier and are more stylish. However, the second ones are better suited for your face shape and they also don't hide your eyebrows like the first ones do which shows more of your expressions and give you a softer look:) Good luck with the decision.. if it was mine to make, i'd prob go with #2:)
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    i like the second ones because they're lighter and don't overwhelm your face.

    the first ones make me look at you and think "great glasses".

    the second ones make me look at you and think "great smile".

    :D
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  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 8,440Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    CP, will you come to Austin and consult with me next time I need new frames? :)

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • tictacgaltictacgal Posts: 3Registered Users
    I definitely like the second ones. :)
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Gretchen wrote: »
    CP, will you come to Austin and consult with me next time I need new frames? :)

    This made me laugh and feel happy because in my fantasies about "what will I do when I grow up" (66 now) I often want to sell eyeglasses. So I realized how happy I am in my current job because I haven't had that fantasy in a while - but Gretchen, I'd be on the first boat/train/plane to help you pick out a pair. :love3:
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • diasporadiaspora Posts: 596Registered Users
    What did you get?!

    39-year-old curly who wears contacts or glasses wants to know!
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    Limit oils, butters, glycerin.
  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    diaspora wrote: »
    What did you get?!

    39-year-old curly who wears contacts or glasses wants to know!

    I had the first pair relensed, and am waiting for cashflow to improve before I try the contacts. I wish I could do that now!
  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,654Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    OT, but crwritt, I'd love to know what you do to style your hair. It looks very pretty and healthy. I'm tempted to see what my hair would look like with soft waves, but I don't want to heat-style. Did you use a flat-iron?
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    Spiralli wrote: »
    OT, but crwritt, I'd love to know what you do to style your hair. It looks very pretty and healthy. I'm tempted to see what my hair would look like with soft waves, but I don't want to heat-style. Did you use a flat-iron?

    Thanks for the compliment. Its taken awhile to grow out all the old color, and using natural, or at least CG friendly product has let to a significant lack of frizz.

    I'm trying to recall from looking at that picture what I did. My hair is 2c, so less tightly curled but probably coarser than yours. If I wash my usual way , with shea moisture coconut and hibiscus shampoo, scrunch in shea moisture smoothie, then ecostyler with argan oil, dry under my hard hat dryer, it is more clumpy than in that picture, so this must be second day hair that I brushed out and set with large hot rollers.

    Another way I may have done it is, again, second day hair, brushed out and lightly dampened, then dryed and styled with the conair spin brush, something like blow drying with a round brush.

    Another way I may have done it is to oil shampoo (pre poo with coconut oil, wash with castile soap, acv rinse, comb smooth, and brush out after it dries).
    My hair also will straighten out similarly if I have had it up in a pony tail.

    I hope this helps and isn't too confusing.

    I gave up using a flat iron long ago, I couldn't use it without burning myself, and I find the hot rollers to be easy to use, but I don't use them very often.
  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,654Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Makes me want to check out the Conair Spin Brush, or a set of large hot rollers. :)
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    Spiralli wrote: »
    Makes me want to check out the Conair Spin Brush, or a set of large hot rollers. :)

    I like the spin brush, it works a lot better for me than clumsily trying to blow dry my hair.
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,240Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I'm late to the party but wanted to tell you how great your hair looks.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    I'm late to the party but wanted to tell you how great your hair looks.
    Thank you!

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