Archive for the ‘Hand Me My Zennis’ Category
We all love giving presents for the holidays. But even more than the jingle of sleigh bells, the ka-CHING! of cash registers keeps clanging in our heads. Presents, wrapping paper, ribbon, tape, cards, fruitcakes (gag) – they all add up till our wallets are as empty as a naughty kid’s stocking. Well, we here at Zenni know your budget is stretched tighter than Kris Kringle’s belt. So we’re cutting you some slack, and giving you a very special present: free shipping on all U.S. orders $100 or more. This offer ends Dec. 8, so get your order in now, before you dot another i, Bob Cratchit – or since it’s Zenni Optical, before you dot another eye!
2847 Plastic Full-Rim Frame
Wednesday, December, 4 2013 by Zenni Optical
It’s so easy to color your world with your Zennis whether you want to see everything through rose-colored glasses or blue, amber, green, grey, purple or yellow ones. Let’s have a fun look at the properties of each lens tint color, then get to how you can order your choice of Zenni tint so simply for just $4.95:
*Pink tinting is great for low-light conditions to increase perception.
*Pink-tinted lenses contrast well against blue and green backgrounds, making them a good choice for activities like boating or golf.
*Light pink lenses may help people who work in harshly lit offices have more comfortable eyes while working.
*Blue tint is a fashion eyewear favorite for Johnny Depp and, in a lighter intensity, — Bono.
*Except for blue mirror coatings, blue tints shouldn’t be used for outdoor or driving glasses since they may increase glare.
*Amber is a good all purpose sunglasses tint as it blocks out blue light.
*Grey tint doesn’t distort color as amber does, but some people prefer the warmth amber tinting adds to how they see objects.
*Amber-tinted lenses are suitable for driving and activities such as fishing and boating.
*Green is good for low light conditions to help visual sharpness.
*Baseball, golf and fishing are some sports in which green-tinted lenses are popularly used.
*Computer gaming, basketball, tennis/racquetball and skiing are some popular activities for yellow-tinted lenses.
*People who spend a lot of time looking at computer screens may find reduced or prevented eyestrain from wearing yellow lenses.
*Purple balances color perception and is good for contrast against green backgrounds such as hiking in forests.
*Unlike blue-tinted lenses, which can cause more glare, purple tinting on glasses does provide some shading from the sun’s rays.
*Grey lenses allow for the truest color visibility and grey is the most recommended tint color for general purpose use.
*An 80% grey tint is recommended for the best sun-blocking, anti-glare protection on bright, sunny days. Here’s info on what the 10%, 50% and 80% intensities of available tint colors mean as well as how to order your choice of tinting on your prescription glasses for just $4.95:
*80% is a dark intensity of color used for sunglasses.
*80% amber tint is suitable for overcast and sunny days and changes true color to a richer, warmer view.
*80% grey tint is the most recommended color and intensity for sunglasses used in bright light conditions and to preserve true color when viewing objects.
*50% color tinting gives a medium intensity that can be used for outdoor or indoor use. People who are moving between the outdoors and indoors — such as servers for an outside patio who go back and forth from the patio to the kitchen — often prefer a 50% tint.
*10% tinting is purely cosmetic and is light in intensity. A 10% tint color will be noticed more by people looking at your glasses than you seeing objects in the tint color. This is a popular choice for fashion outfits or costumes.
How To Order Tinting:
1. Once you’ve chosen your color and intensity, you’re ready to add it on to your prescription frame order after filling in your prescription details. Just follow the easy Zenni ordering system when you select your frame from the online catalog.
2. Most Zenni prescription frames can be ordered with tinted lenses an bifocal and progressive prescriptions as well as single vision ones can be used with tints.
3. Don’t forget to check your prescription information for accuracy as well as the tinting add on details. After you’ve added your new prescription tinted glasses to the shopping cart and made your payment details, you’re done! Now just wait for your cool shades to arrive!
Tuesday, August, 27 2013 by Ryan
Reese’s Pieces: If you love actress Reese Witherspoon’s style, look for simple, easygoing separates and combine them for a result that looks effortless and casual-elegant. Also choose pieces that suit your shape. In Reese’s case, she flatters her heart-shaped face by sticking with frames that are squared off at the bottom of the lens.
Reeses loves her Wayfarer style and has worn it for years. Her dark lenses are awesome on her, but she’d look great in the gradient frames above or by switching the black up for a brown frame too, don’t you think? The clothing shown in the two photos of Reese Witherspoon above — skirt or dress, dark jeans, blazer, two t-shirts and a denim/twill shirt — could make a great little mix and match wardrobe. Changing things up with closed flats or flat strappy sandals like Reese does is both fun and practical. (For more info and ordering details on the Zenni frames, just click on those images.)
Reese knows that modified aviators are perfect for balancing out her narrow chin that is part and parcel of having a (beautiful) heart-shaped face. Rather than sloping at the bottom like standard aviators, the modified style features a squared off lower portion. A modified aviator style like the Zenni 418912 frame above is perfect for turning into your own Witherspoon-styled sunnies. The frame is a real bargain at just $9.95 and adding sunglasses tinting in your choice of color is only $4.95, so this adds up to a star quality pair of sunnies for under $15!
So, What’s Reese Up To These Days?
Witherspoon recently signed a deal to co-star with Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) in the comedy film, Don’t Mess with Texas. Wonder if it’ll be as good as Sweet Home Alabama?
The 37 year old mom to little Tennessee, who was born last September, is also set to play a 26 year old (yes, she looks that good!) in the upcoming movie, Wild, which is based on the bestselling novel by Cheryl Strayed. It involves a story about a woman who experiences the loss of both her mother and her marriage. She decides to hike alone for 1,000 miles on the Pacific Coast Trail. This probably isn’t the smartest decision, but it should make for a good movie — especially with Reese starring.
Yet another film project Reese is reported to have in the works is a bad marriage movie based on the bestselling thriller novel, Gone Girl, written by Gillian Flynn. This one is set to co-star Ben Affleck, yet whether Reese will take the lead role is still not determined. She is producing the movie though, with director David Fincher (Alien, Fight Club, Panic Room) on board. It’s great to hear that Reese is involved in so many projects as her scandals seem miles behind her now.
Friday, August, 9 2013 by Ryan
At first glance, when you watch the beads literally “jump” out of the container, it appears that they have taken on a life of their own. However, according “Earth Unplugged” who were the original creators of this video, something much more scientifically and physically possibly is happening than… well, than metal beads on a chain coming to life. Essentially what is happening is purely a matter of physics: the force of the pulling chain dropping to the ground is enough to perpetuate the rest of the chain being “pulled” out of the jar. The large “arc” that develops as the chain exit the glass beaker is just a result of the chain being in perpetual motion and being forced up, and then down. Still, no matter how you slice it… it’s very fascinating to watch.
What do you think? Any alternate theories?
Thursday, June, 27 2013 by Ryan
If you haven’t embraced the fun of Geek Chic yet, get your big glasses and buttoned-to-the-neck shirts now. Don’t be shy because you don’t have to go “full Urkel” but instead go more “glam geek” like Anne Hathaway or Erica America if that’s more your style:
When you’re this glamorous, you can wear your geek glasses a little askew for effect. Way to go, TV/radio hostess with the mostess, Erica America (Erica Hayden)! We love the hair swept to one side and a glam drop earring on the other side. Natural-toned eye makeup and lipstick are a must for this gorgeously-geeky look that Erica wears so well.
“Hand me my Zennis” we would say before going on stage if we were TV hosts or movie stars. (We like to dream big here at Zenni Optical.) Well, this Zenni 604721 Geek Chic frame hits the mark for trendy nerdy fashion to be sure. The black front is accented with cream temple arms for a contemporary twist on a retro-classic style. This acetate, full rim women’s frame is also available in bifocal and progressive prescriptions as well as single vision and it’s a smart looking choice to wear anywhere.
For those ready for the extreme female Urkel experience, rest assured it comes trend approved from the Mercedes-Benz Spring 2013 Fashion Week held in New York in September, 2012. We find this J. Crew look a little scary. Is that a men’s western pajama top she’s wearing with shrimp-toned lipstick? Even worse, did someone wrap her glasses in duct tape? Still, if you adapt the ideas to your own (good) taste, you can’t go wrong.
To keep you headed in the right Extreme Geek Chic fashion direction, this fabulously geeky Zenni women’s 234912 frame will give you grey Geek Chic gracefully. The green temple arms add contemporary, trendy contrast and it’s very much a Steve Urkel color. (See his cardigan in the photo below.)
For male Urkel wannabes, a tone down in the eyeglasses department is also recommended. Here’s a great Zenni pick that’s both geeky and good-looking:
Tortoiseshell geek glasses are hot in 2013 and this Zenni Men’s 246425, medium-fit frame is geeky without the goofy. Instead, it just looks smart and is also made of flexible plastic for maximum comfort.
Here’s Usher on The Voice a few weeks ago. He’s wearing big, black geek glasses in honor of contestant Michelle Chamuel on Team Usher. You know though, we’d love to see Usher in these Zenni Brown/Green/Black Geek Chic glasses to bring out the brown/tans of his outfit:
Adjustable silicone nose pads make this great-looking geek frame super-comfortable. Brown, green and black add a nice change over plain black for this trendy men’s frame.
Singing her heart out on The Voice and wowing the audience as a real favorite, we don’t think Michelle should change her signature look. But she should definitely order from Zenni and try out this women’s Geek Chic New Arrival frame that’s just her style:
Also available in brown (Zenni Women’s 286015), this black, New Arrival Geek Chic frame tends to look super-flattering on most faces. You can upload your face photo into Zenni Frame Fit to see how Michelle Chamuel’s look would look on you, or just view this frame on different stock photos. (Click on the glasses image above to get into the Zenni catalog with the Frame Fit on the right hand side.)
Monday, June, 10 2013 by Ryan