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Primark Sunglasses 2012 Gold rimmed

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Brand: Primark / Type: Womens

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      02.09.2013 20:47
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      Nice pair of shades

      When it comes to sunglasses, I seem to have a habit of either loosing or breaking them so when I saw how cheap Primark sold them; I thought this was the ideal opportunity to stock up and by several pairs, these being one of them. The sunglasses cost me only £2, which is actually at the more expensive side for Primark as I purchased a lot of pairs for only £1. They are available in store only as currently Primark do no offer an online facility (although I know ASOS have started selling some items of clothing so maybe in the future they might expand the range). Mine are gold metal framed, with clear plastic gold coloured rims that are reasonably thick with the dark almost black lenses to them not looking fitted in as such but with free edges in parts of them. The 'arms' are slightly flexible with black rubber to the ends of them which fits over the ears easily and comfortably. The only fancy detail mine has is on the arms with is like two entwined pieces of metal creating an overlap giving a fancy shape. I would say that the glasses are designed a bit like aviators (my other half always puts them on jokingly and tries to pretend to be Tom Cruise in Top Gun), the only different being is that the lenses are not reflective, they are a really dark brown colour. The thin rims and thick arms are gold and despite the price, the glasses have quite a sturdy feel to them. The arms do have a slight pattern down the side which finishes the look of the glasses off nicely and in my opinion, gives them a quality look. At the end of the arms (the bit which sits over your ear) they are coated in a thick black plastic which gives the glasses a bit of security and makes sure the glasses don't slip off my face, they are also quite comfortable to wear. For the price, I wasn't expecting the quality to be great however I was pleasantly surprised. The glasses have withstood being put on by my daughter (and she is quite heavy handed), plus being worn for a couple of summers now and they are still going strong. I was also surprised that the glasses had a UV protection sticker on when I purchased. Overall, I would really recommend these and give them 5 out of 5 stars. Thanks for reading.

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        31.07.2013 01:10
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        A brilliant buy and cost just two quid!

        When it comes to sunglasses I do own a few pairs of them. I have had very expensive pairs of Chanels and a couple of pairs of Diesel ones in my time, all of which I ended up losing and crying about and now as I am older I prefer cheap ones that the job but don't break my heart! I am an avid shopper at Primark and as a result this summer have ended up buying lots of pairs of sunglasses from there. Most of mine cost me just a pound a time and do a great job and I can pick up any pair and simply wear them. This pair cost me £2.00 and I liked the look of them so I bought them instantly! These sunglasses only came with a white paper label stuck to them telling me the price of them and that was all the information given, though I wasn't bothered to be honest they had dark large lenses to them and that's all I was interested in! The Sunglasses: Mine are gold metal framed, with clear plastic goldy coloured rims that are reasonably thick with the dark almost black lenses to them not looking fitted in as such but with free edges in parts of them. The 'arms' are slightly flexible with black rubber to the ends of them which fits over the ears easily and comfortably. The only fancy detail mine has is on the arms with is like two entwined pieces of metal creating an overlap giving a fancy shape. These are simply fantastic and brilliant quality. They look classy on and with the large frames area they really do cover my eyes and I no longer have to squint! They are light on and to carry around and even though I am not the most delicate person with my things these are still in very good shape. The only downside you could grumble about is that they do not come with any kind of a case however for the price I paid I wouldn't dare grumble about that! They can be scratched of course however I haven't got any on mine thankfully and all in all I really do give these a very big thumbs up! These must be popular anyway as they have now been on sale in Primark for ages now! Only available from Primark stores and they cost just £2.00 a pair!

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          15.07.2013 15:11
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          these sunglasses are well worth having a look at in Primark

          You know how many women have a penchant for shoes or handbags? well with me it is sunglasses - I just love them! In the past I used to be able to afford to but Gucci, Dior or Versace but now I am poor have been unable to purchase branded goods ( now I realise a good thing) and was delighted to see these gold rimmed ones in Primark for just £2 and I am chuffed to bits with them. Unfortunately there was no label or packaging to tell me if UVA protection is in the lenses but, to be honest, I'm too old to care plus I tend to avoid sitting in the sun so it was not a big deal to me. They also do not come with a case - ironically I noticed the prices of the cases which were higher than the sunglasses - but I have a spare one which is OK for protecting them. The reasons I chose these particular ones was partly because they are a good size being large but not HUGE and the fact that they have gold around the frames plus sides and I always wear a gold necklace so thought they would set each other off. I have bought sunglasses before which have been too heavy but these are lightweight but not at all flimsy. The plastic is fairly thick and I have dropped them outside a couple of times now but they do not appear scratched or damaged.They stay put and fit well around my ears, better still they hide the bags under my eyes as well as giving me shade at the sides hiding my crow's feet lol! These Primark sunglasses, I am certain, would suit both younger as well as more mature ladies and although they were cheap they do not look tacky and for these reasons I am giving a well deserved 5 star rating :)

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            09.05.2012 12:11
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            Some great, very cheap sunglasses from Primark

            As a pale skinned, red headed girl, it's no surprise that the sun and I don't exactly get along. While I do like warm days and definitely like spending time out in The Meadows having wine and barbecues, I've got to be really careful with my skin as I burn really quickly. I therefore don't spend as much time outdoors in the summer as most other people do, and so am loathe to ever spend much money on sunglasses. For this reason, Primark is always my first port of call when I'm after a new pair as they're always infinitely cheaper than in other shops, and they do so many different styles that I always manage to find a pair that I like. A few years ago I ended up buying about three identical pairs of sunglasses for under a fiver, as they were cute and I really liked them, but had a habit of losing them or putting them under several books in my bag and breaking them. This year, however, I bought two different pairs and swore that I would look after them more so replacing them wouldn't be necessary. As I also don't particularly suit a lot of sunglasses styles (I'm clearly not meant to be a summer girl), I asked my friends for advice, and one of the pairs I settled on was the pair pictured above. == Primark Gold Rimmed Sunglasses == One of the reasons that I liked these sunglasses enough to pick them up and try them was the size of them. I've never owned a large pair of sunglasses before, as I've so far failed to find any other pair that suited me, but I find them more stylish and attractive than the smaller ones, and so persevered to find a pair I liked. They also cover more of my face than just my eyes, which is also a plus as when I'm out in the sun I don't wear makeup so I can keep applying sun cream, so the more of my face hidden the better. Another reason why I liked these is the design, which I feel makes them look like they're from a much nicer brand than Primark. Granted, they don't look as nice or expensive as my friend's D&G sunglasses, but they also don't look like I only spent £2 on them. I find these glasses flattering even though I'm a bit chubby at the minute and so have a wider face than normal, so I would say that they would suit most face types. == What I Think Of Them == Since buying these sunglasses, I have to say that I've been impressed with them. As well as looking nice, they definitely do help to protect your eyes from the sun as well as any other sunglasses I've tried (I had some German ones last year when Primark was not available, so it was easy to make a comparison). I wore them most of the time that I was in Malta for a week last month and they completely stopped me having to squint, and so they completely did their job. They're also comfortable, which is always an advantage with something you're going to be wearing a lot. The only complaint I could possibly have regarding these sunglasses is that they feel slightly uneven. Often when wearing it I'd feel that the were sitting higher on one side of my head than the other and kept pushing them back up my nose to steady them. I have, however, noticed this with non-Primark glasses before, so it may just be that my head is more asymmetrical than I thought and my ears are not balanced, which could cause this problem. They also don't come with a protective case or bag, but considering that they only cost £2, you could get a cheap case to protect them and they still work out at a bargain. == Conclusion == I really like these sunglasses and am definitely glad that I bought them. They're flattering, even on me who doesn't suit glasses, and they protect my eyes from the sun. My boyfriend said that he prefers the smaller glasses that I also bought and wore a couple of times, but I would have to disagree with them and wear this pair much more often. One caveat in buying these glasses would be the fact that they are from Primark, who are not famous for paying their manufacturers massively well. If you're happy to buy from Primark in general, though, there's no reason why I wouldn't recommend these sunglasses to you. Well, to the women anyway.

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