Last Updated on March 19, 2021 by Kristen
You like my new reading glasses? They are from eyebobs, and they’re comfortable, oversized (a must), and help me see (really important).
Oh, I’m so glad you like them because I’m here to let you know you can win a free pair! I’m working on a giveaway with the lovely people who made these glasses. It’s easy: just follow Mean on Instagram, then head over to the eyebobs Instagram, follow them, like their post about he contest, tag a friend, and you’ll be entered to win the Eyebobs style of your choice, which retail for $89.
And to sweeten the deal, you can also win a pretty necklace-slash-eyeglass chain (a $35 value, see photo below, it also comes in silver), which is a game changer for me because I can never ever find my reading glasses. Last but not least, you’ll win an exclusive Mean Magazine tote!
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I was really excited about this partnership because eyebobs is a brand that encourages people to own their age. As I allow my silver hair to come through (it was kind of by accident during the pandemic and now it’s becoming on purpose), owning my age is a concept that I’m trying to embrace. It’s not always easy to see yourself change as you get older, what with our society often valuing and celebrating youth above all else.
But perusing the eyebobs website makes it easier. They use models who actually look like their customers: silver hair, well-earned lines and all. It’s all too rare to see models over 45, and it can make you just feel invisible. But seeing models who look like me is a reminder that growing old is a privilege. I wouldn’t go back to being in my 20s if I could—yikes, heavens no.
This season, eyebobs has even created a collection of styles that are perfect for pairing with silver hair.
The style I’m wearing is Bazooko Circus in terra cotta (they also come in sand crystal and tortoise), and they feature fade acetates, deep lenses and a classic saddle bridge nose. They’re available as readers, blue light readers, all day readers, prescription, or sunglasses.
Why bother when you can get cheap readers at the drugstore, you ask? Sure, drugstores carry cheap readers and you can keep buying not cute ones and feeling not awesome when you wear them. Or you can buy really expensive designer frames and have that one very special pair. But don’t you need several pairs for all that going out we are about to do (oh my gosh I’m very excited to go out again!!).
Enter eyebobs, with mid-range prices and very high quality frames. By the way, they just celebrated their 20th anniversary! So they know what they’re doing. And if you’re worried about buying glasses online because what if they don’t suit you, don’t worry because eyebobs offers free virtual styling appointments through video conferencing. Also don’t miss their style quiz to help find your perfect frames. They offer more than 100 styles in multiple colors, so you’re sure to find your perfect fit.
So what are you waiting for?! Go enter the contest and let me know if you win!
HOW TO ENTER:
1. Follow @eyebobs and @meanmag
2. Like this post
3. Tag a friend in the comments
Giveaway ends Monday, the 22nd at 11:59PM CST. One winner will be selected and contacted via DM. U.S. only. This contest is not endorsed by or affiliated with Instagram.