Tantino Gold-Framed Classic Aviator Style Sunglasses

Spring is almost sprung in Southern California and with it comes a lot of bright, sunny days. Sunglasses are almost a necessity out here, and I’m always on the lookout for an affordable pair to match with outfits. When Tantino put up a pair of sunglasses in a the classic aviator style, I was intrigued. Let’s just say I’m not anymore.

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To start, Amazon did them no favors by carelessly throwing them into the box with no protection and a much larger item along with it, which essentially beat the holy hell out of them for the duration of the trip. Amazon did replace them, and what I had ascribed to damage from shipping is actually mostly really poor quality control and poor materials used. My lenses were not optically correct, which will lead to a great deal of eye strain and headaches. The frames were so thin they bent just opening them. The nosepiece needed a lot of adjustment to rest straight on my face. But, in their defense, the amber lenses didn’t cast too much tint on everything, more of making the world sepia-toned.The big 56mm lenses cover the entire field of view, the plastic lenses seem pretty sturdy, and they claim 100% UVA/UVB protection for your eyes.

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Lastly, as I was browsing my local Target, I saw a bunch of aviator-style sunglasses in a bin for $3 each. They were identical to these from Tantino, except the Target ones I picked up were optically correct, and these were a third of the price. I know I was probably expecting too much from sunglasses costing $10.99 (the price they were asking at the time I checked out. It’s since gone lower), but I’ve bought hubby $10 sunglasses at the supermarket and had better results. Do yourself, and your eyes, a favor and spend a little more for a better pair of sunglasses.

 

Visit In Touch with Style’s website to take advantage of their “Halloween Sale”. I kid you not:

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This is the internet equivalent of leaving your Christmas lights up till June. Get it together, people.

 

I received the above product(s) free of charge from In Touch with Style. I am not obligated to provide a positive or favorable review, just my honest opinion. My review is based on my experience with the product and/or brand, which may differ from yours.

 

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Compressions Mirrored Swim Goggles

 

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Summer is in full swing in Southern California, and the pool is open for business. I recently got a chance to try out some pretty cool swim goggles from Compressions, and having bought more than a few of these in the past, I’m liking how they’re holding up so far!IMAG3178

 

Compressions Mirrored Swim Goggles are anti-fog and anti-leak. I guarantee anyone who has used swim goggles in the past has had a problem with one or both issues. Compressions coated the inside of the lenses with an anti-fog treatment that means no matter the time used, these goggles won’t fog. Nothing is worse than swimming around blindly and crashing into a wall. Or worse, someone else, because your goggles fogged up and you can’t see. Thankfully these goggles are also shatter proof as well!

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The only worse thing is them filling with water. We’ve had more than our fair share of leaky goggles, and it’s probably one of Hubby’s top pet peeves. There’s a lot of stuff in our water to keep it clear, fresh and clean, and trust me, you want none of it in your eyes. Chlorine, muriatic acid, floculant, tri-chlor tablets? No thanks, I’ll just use my Compressions Swim Goggles.

What’s nice is that these goggles also sport mirrored lenses. On a bright, sunny day, I want to wear my sunglasses. But none I had fit over or under some swim goggles. Compressions took care of that by making an all-in-one solution with these mirrored lenses. They even give you 100% UV protection! It’s like sunblock for your eyes! I can’t think of anything I didn’t like.

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Hubby has quite the large head, and they took a fair bit of adjusting to fit him properly. The infinitely adjustable silicone straps did finally fit his big ol’ pumpkin head. They did, however, dribble slightly under water, and jumping in meant the came right off his head too. That never happened with his Speedo branded goggles, and he did notice that the lenses were not 100% optically correct, which basically means they had some small distortion from lens to lens and that can lead to eye fatigue, but it’s not like he’s wearing them to drive or something else terribly important, so I doubt it’ll be of any major concern. The also came with a nifty little carry/storage case so that hopefully they last for years and years to come. And finally, Compressions backs their goggles with a 12 month “No Questions Asked” 100% refund and return guarantee, so if you’re needing some high quality swim goggles, I recommend giving Compressions Swim Goggles a try!

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The Amazing MagicFiber Premium Microfiber cleaning cloth

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As we move up in cost with our gadgets, keeping them clean and protected is essential to their long life. No one likes dropping heavy coin on new tech just to let them get schmutzy and smudged. Especially with expensive camera lenses and screens. Going from a point-and-shoot to a DSLR or mirrorless camera usually means you end up spending as much or more on peripherals as you did on the device itself. Lenses, filters, cleaning supplies, bags, memory cards, lens covers, lens hoods, MORE memory cards…you can go broke keeping up. Enter Digital Goja. They make being a camera owner fun again, without breaking the bank!

So when Digital Goja offered me a chance to try out their Amazing MagicFiber premium cleaning cloths, I said you betcha! And let me tell you, they are, indeed, amazing!

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You see, I was used to those little kits that came “bundled” with my old point-and-shoot cameras. You know th ones, with little disposable tissues, and a bulb thing, and some liquid that evaporated in a couple days. After a while, you used your sleeve, your pants leg, or a facial tissue to clean the myriad of fingerprints and mess off everything. I can hear Hubby cringing as I type this from across the room. You see, every paper product is made of wood. So, every time you use a napkin, or paper towel, or tissue, you’re rubbing wood particles all over your (very expensive to replace) lenses. Ouch. And if I were to ever get little wood pieces near our new DSLR lenses or mirrors, I think Hubby would have a conniption. So imagine my glee with these Amazing MagicFiber Premium cloths! I got an assortment, from small for carrying with the camera case, to larger ones for the TV, tablets, phones and computers. Don’t stop there, though, as they’re good for sunglasses, eyeglasses, binoculars, windows, mirrors or any screen you want to look it’s best! They come in black, gray and blue, and from sizes ranging from a small 6X7″ square to a giant 16″ square. They come in resealable packets to keep them clean, and can be washed with just a little warm water and then air dried Though it is safe for the washing machine). Ultra gentle, with no loose fibers, strings, or coarse edges.

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The Amazing MagicFiber Premium Microfiber Cleaning Cloth has keep every device looking shiny and new, especially with Mr. Fumble Fingers getting prints all over the camera lenses. And as anyone who’s upgraded their camera will tell you, a 3″ screen right where one presses their cheek to look through the viewfinder means many a smudged screen, especially with makeup! Yikes! Thankfully, I always have my MagicFiber cleaning cloths handy, and I think all of you should, too. And Digital-Goja Stands behind every product 100%. If you don’t love the Amazing MagicFiber Premium cleaning cloth (but you will), they’ll take it back at their expense, no questions asked! Now that’s confidence!

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