Firmoo Optical, Firmoo glasses, Round Glasses, Glasses Review

About a month ago, I decided that I wanted to buy a new pair of glasses. I had been coming across these round thin-framed glasses for quite a while but I was never too sure if they would suit me. 

When I was scrolling on Facebook I came across an ad (one of many!) for Firmoo Optical that had these really affordable frames. I was sent a pair of Firmoo sunglasses to review about 2 years ago which I really liked, so I said why not buy from here and see what it's like purchasing for myself.

Firmoo Optical, Firmoo glasses, Round Glasses, Glasses Review

The frames that I went for are the YSL356 in Gunmetal. I originally wanted the gold ones but they were temporarily out of stock so I went with these. Gunmetal is basically a darker, less shiny silver. 

In total, the glasses came up to €32.12 which I think is a very good price for the frames, lenses and shipping. The frames come in a pretty case (the same as the one I had before) and the package also includes a cleaning cloth, a pouch and a tiny screwdriverAnother thing to mention is that the shipping is really fast and they arrived in a week. 

The glasses fit me really well and the metal is very light so it doesn't feel heavy on my face. I've been wearing them pretty much every day since I got them and I've never had any problems. I was mostly concerned about the prescription being wrong but I didn't need to as it's fine. All in all, I'm very happy with my purchase and I would definitely buy again from Firmoo.

Firmoo Optical, Firmoo glasses, Round Glasses, Glasses Review

Firmoo Opticals frequently have special discounts, offers or codes on frames, so you can actually save more money. My frames also arrived with a special code that can be used 5 times until the end of March. If anyone is interested the exclusive 50% off code is: d4a2b

Do you purchase your glasses online?

Sarah x

*This post is in no way sponsored and I bought everything with my own money*

Firmoo Glasses | Review

Sunday, 18 March 2018

A few weekends ago my mum and I went on a weekend trip to London. Although I had already visited London a few summers ago, I jumped to the idea of going. I'm sure I will never get tired of this city! In today's post I have put together a list of places we visited that you may find handy if you ever get the chance to visit London.

Where we stayed

Tavistock Hotel, Bloomsbury // It's a great affordable hotel that includes a breakfast buffet and also offers a complementary meal on the first night. The best thing is that it is only 5 mins away from Russel Square underground station. The Piccadilly line runs through here which passes through many of the main land marks and is also directly connected to all Heathrow terminal gates. A tip is to book directly from the hotel website as the prices on other sites are slightly higher.

Where we went

Museums & Landmarks

St. Paul's Cathedral // I think this was by far the highlight of the holiday. The cathedral is beautiful and the view of London from the top of dome is breath taking.

Buckingham Palace // In my opinion a must see for every trip to London. Last time we saw the changing of the guards which are held at 11 am on certain dates.

Westminster Abbey // More beautiful architecture and the resting place for many Kings, Queens and famous people.

Victoria and Albert Museum // This is a decorative arts museum which is free entry. I loved the fashion exhibition which featured garments by famous designers through the last 2 decades but I'm not sure if this exhibition is still there.

Kensington Gardens //  Enjoy a quite stroll away from the traffic and see Kensington Palace. (Where Prince William and Kate live)

British Museum // The architecture of this building is what stood out to me most. The facade is a Greek style while the inside court is circular with a high glass ceiling. It's also free entry.

Leicester Square // We visited the M and M's store which is in the square and also passed through China town which is close by. 

Piccadilly Circus // Here you can take the typical touristy photos with the jumbo screen.


Covent Garden // A great shopping destination with more high end options. It's also a really pretty area to visit and stroll around. 

Oxford Street // What's a trip to London without stopping by Oxford Street? A money saving one I call it. (Yes, a lame but true joke)


Phantom of the Opera // Seeing a musical is definitely something everyone should do when visiting London Prices can be a bit expensive but it's worth it. 

River Bank Walk // If you want to take things slow, take a walk along the river bank.

Where we ate

Bloom & Willow, Bloomsbury // We chose for our complementary meal that came with the hotel. It's a beautiful and cosy restaurant that overlooks a lovely garden. I imagine that it's a great place to have your dinner in summer but it's far too cold to do so in February so we stayed inside next to the fireplace! I recommend trying out the bacon burger.

Pho, Covent Garden // This Vietnamese offers a lot of dishes. I had never had Vietnamese before so I was excited to visit. The chicken broth I had was perfect for warming up after walking in the cold all morning. 

Crazy Salad, Bloomsbury // It's right around the corner from the hotel and offers burgers, wraps, salads and burritos that are very delicious and great value for money. 

Wasabi Sushi & Bento, Oxford Street // A great lunch stop near Primark. It's a Japanese chain restaurant that offers soups, sushi, curry and noodles.

Useful Apps

Get Your Guide // This site offers a lot of discounted entrance tickets and not just for places in London. We got our tickets for Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's from here.

London Tube Map // I just downloaded the first app I found in the app store so I could have all the lines at hand when I needed to find a route.

Google Maps // This is an app I don't think I can function without. It's great for finding places, recommendations, routes and well it helps with not getting lost!

For more London tips check out: 10 THINGS TO DO IN LONDON

I hope you like this guide to London. If you have any other tips feel free to leave them in the comments. Watch out for a London travel diary filled with photos which will be published soon!

Sarah x

London Weekend Guide

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

For the last few weeks I have been watching a lot of drawing and painting YouTube videos as I have been trying to pick up this hobby again. Besides picking up tips and tricks, I also find them very calming so when I'm stressed or finding it hard to sleep, I usually watch a few of these. (Am I the only one haha?)

While watching these videos, I stumbled onto a "bullet journal" tutorial. I had heard about these but I had never really understood their point. After watching a few more to try and understand what they were exactly, I decided to start one myself and I headed to the shop!

So armed with a new notebook, a pen and a set of old watercolours, I started my own journal. I found that Pinterest and Instagram were great sources of inspiration for the layouts and beginning pages. Most of the bullet journals that I have seen look so perfectly organised with pretty details, drawings and designs. I love looking at them but to me that's completely unattainable so I decided to make mine a bit more casual and random. I didn't really follow any rules or instructions on how to do it. Till now I have mainly used it as a form of diary/photo journal but I will change it as time goes by. Since it's my first journal I'm still figuring out what I want to do with it.

I think that I got inspired from all the videos that I had watched as I decided to upload my own! Like I said, I'm new to this so it's quite simple but I think it's good starting point. You can watch the video at the bottom of the post or head over to my Youtube channel.

My top reasons to start a journal:
1. It's a great place to be creative. Be it writing, drawing or doodling.
2. It will help to organize your thoughts. If you're like me and quite forgetful, this is great for jotting down a to do list or shopping list.
3. To keep track of your life. Using it as a place to write down what you are feeling is always a good idea.
4. To remember events. Diary entries of a fun day out are so nice to look back onto, otherwise you may forget that it even happened!

I think that it's such a great thing to do and if you are thinking about starting one, do so now. Doesn't matter if it's the middle of February or if you're not that artistic. All you need is a notebook and pen!

Do you keep a journal?


Starting a Journal

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

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