Sunglasses, sunnies, eye wear.
Truth be told, I never would have thought a pair of sunglasses would become so insanely important to me. Back in college, I crowned the “concealer” as my next best friend, mostly because I was born with horrible and stubborn dark circles around the left and right eye area. Now, as a corporate bumble bee with little to no spare time on my hands to apply the regular touche eclat, eye wear are heaven-sent.
Let’s do basic math: I work for 8 hours a day on weekdays, getting to and fro the office takes me 2 hours more or less. This means I have roughly 14 hours to eat, bathe, read a book, do my groceries, choose my outfits, shop, gym, catch a movie, and surf the internet. I usually allot 6 – 8 hours for sleep and that’s a non-negotiable deal for me (health purposes and what have you). To get my maximum sleeping time, I cut back on putting on makeup before I leave the house–instead, I do this in the office while my computer is starting up. This means, as shallow as it sounds, I have to brave an hour of not having a “face” painted on (this only applies to me okay, I’m not saying everyone should put on makeup). However, if I’m busy sometimes, I usually forgo putting on makeup and trust me, I am a scary sight without my face on.
FYI, when I say I have no makeup on, I don’t really mean I have zero makeup on, it just means I only have one layer of concealer on–which, trust me, is pretty much the same as saying “I have no makeup on.” Shh, that’ll be our little secret!
So the thing is, even if you have the awesomest, coolest, cutest, insert some more positive adjectives in here, outfit on, people are most likely going to notice a haggard face instead of your new, sky-high platforms. This is why I always try my best to look put-together as much as possible.
So without makeup, my next alternative is to put on sunglasses or zero-grade eyeglasses, just to steer people’s attention away from my eye luggages and dark circles. Just a classic one that never goes out of style.
Thankfully, the “Hipster” craze kicked-in and you could get cheap, quirky sunglasses just about everywhere–from the local bazaars to mass produced brands like Forever 21. I have an array of styles and prints to append to my sunglass staples.
Now, more than using sunglasses to hide my tired eyes from the world, I use it to make a statement.
Yellow Plastic Sunglasses: Forever 21
Black Sort-of Cat-Eye Sunglasses: Forever 21
Black Sort-of Beatles Sunglasses: ABS-CBN bazaar
Aviator Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
What type of eye wear would you want to invest in?
Don’t stop on my account though! Here are a few more ideas without my silly mug: