Product Type: Primark Sunglasses Gabbana
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There Was A Pair of Glasses In Their Prime
Primark Sunglasses 2012 Gold rimmed
Member Name: charby
Primark Sunglasses 2012 Gold rimmed
Advantages: Look nice, protect your eyes from the sun, very cheap
Disadvantages: No case or anything included
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.
Summary: Some great, very cheap sunglasses from Primark