Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A bit more clarity in 2016! - 2for1glasses Review

For a while I have been walking around complaining that every seems so blurry. Whenever I told my mu she'd just say - you sit in front of a computer screen for hours writing blog posts and editing - what do you expect? Which I guess is true lol. My eye sight is still pretty good and I can see well without them but I do have to strain my eyes a little bit more these days when watching TV or reading a road sign. So I decided to finally order my glasses!
My friend recommended me this website called  - http://www.2for1glasses.co.uk/
I have never previously ordered  glasses online but I was told that they are a reliable service and they really wear. The glasses are reasonably priced and slightly cheaper than on the high street.
As the name of the website suggests you get 2 glasses for the price of one.

How this works: 
You can get 2 glasses from the select range of glasses and the second (cheaper) pair is free. Or the second option which is better if you want designer glasses is if you choose a pair of glasses from the range and one from the select range. Most higher end designer brands are available in the premier range. However, what you can't do is, choose 2 glasses from the premier range to get the second pair for free. You can only choose one premier and one select range glasses to get the second pair for free.
If this has confused you a little bit, it has been explained in a easy way on their website -


Delivery

There is a small delivery charge. However, the glasses were cheaper than anywhere else I checked so I didn't mind paying for delivery. Although I ordered in the Christmas season, their delivery was pretty quick. It took less than a week. Each pair of glasses will arrive separately so don't worry if you get one before the other.
The glasses were protected well from delivery. This was one of my main worries before ordering but to my surprise they were really well wrapped and safely delivered.

The two glasses I got were the -  Emporio Armani EA3039 
                                                                   - London Retro Jubilee Black/Crystal

The only thing I struggled to find out was the size of the frame that I required. Luckily my friend has a similar head shape to her so I tried on her glasses before to check the right size. If you never had glasses before you wouldn't really know your frame size. If this isn't your first pair you can just check on the side of the frame on your old pair of glasses! 
   





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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

It's all about you now! - UK Blog Awards 2016

Vote for me now in the UK Blog Awards #UKBA16


I am so happy to finally announce that my blog has been nominated for a UK blog award in 2 categories! Lifestyle and Vlog & Podcast!
I still can't believe how much support I got from you guys when I announced this yesterday on all my other social networks. I hope you are voting as well ahah! I really need your help more than ever before now. This is all about YOU the reader! If you could take a minute of your time to vote for my blog I would greatly appreciate it. All you need to enter is your name and email that is it! You are allowed to vote once everyday. I would like to thank you guys in advance for all the support. Winning an award would be amazing but already seeing how supportive everyone is makes me very happy.

Now I know from family and friends that there is a common confusion on which category to vote for as the website is not clear so I will clarify.
My blog nominated for two categories 1) Lifestyle 2) Vlogger and Podcast
However, you do have the option to vote for an award in both categories which is the first box.




It would be amazing if you could choose the first box and choose "Lifestyle + Vlogger and Podcast"

Link to vote:  http://blogawardsuk.co.uk/ukba2016/my-entry/undercoverchick#votenow




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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Exploring my parents homeland - SRI LANKA


Welcome to 2016!

Here I am for another year, coming back for more because I just can't stop. Expect a year filled with more pictures and tips. I have also created a travel instagram! So if you want to see more of my travel pictures follow me on @undercoverchicktravels 

 Although, there will be more I'd like to go back in time a bit..So remember August 2015? Not too long ago right. I flew for the first time ever to Sri Lanka. You may or may not know but my parents are from Sri Lanka but I was born in Germany. Since then I have studied the beautiful language Tamil and know how to read and write in it as well but I have never actually had the chance to see the country my family is from. I have read a lot about it and know a lot more history about it from textbooks so going to Sri Lanka and seeing all these things was a beautiful opportunity for me.

After spending a few weeks at my grandparents house which by the way also meant me meeting my cousins for the first time ever, we decided to go on a family roadtrip! You know how much of a big fan of roadtrips I am. Having just come back from my south Europe roadtrip I felt blessed more than ever going on another roadtrip.
Now to the actual country...

Beaches
Sri Lanka is a tiny island in the Indian ocean. There was beaches anywhere we went. Every single one of them was well preserved by the locals. It was nature at its best, with turquoise water and clean beaches! Nowadays a lot of beaches in many countries have been surrounded by hotels and everything that creates tourism. However, although Sri Lanka is a popular travel destination it has managed to leave a lot of its area as natural as it could possibly be.

 History
Sri Lanka is filled with history. Unfortunately, the very recent civil war has affected a lot of the areas especially in Jaffna which was very sad to see. Most tourists won't really see these sites but as I have family there I even had the opportunity to go to the smallest villages which seem to have been severely affected by the civil war which thank god has ended. I'd like to keep my personal opinions about how some locals get treated there to myself but I wasn't happy to see how hard life there must be for those people and was honestly pleased that I thank to my parents and grandparents have the opportunity to grow up in Europe.
Nevertheless, Sri Lanka is also filled with ancient history. British, Portuguese and Dutch colonies were in Sri Lanka for a very long time. Most of it still clearly visible and it really is interesting to see how colonisation has changed many things in the country.


Nature

I was surprised when I realised how green Sri Lanka is! There was so much nature it felt really good seeing more of it than we do in London hah, You really could tell that were on an island, isolated from the rest of the world but that freedom, the peace? It felt amazing!
What I really loved is that the bigger cities like Kandy and Colombo were really modern while there was also cities that just were beautiful without humans having to change the city in any way.
Sri Lanka has so much to offer and is a beautiful island. I am proud and glad that my parents are from there and can't wait to go back for more in the future.

If  you want to see more of my travel pictures follow me on @undercoverchicktravels 




 I am holding a snake, don't expect me to look any happier lol!

Never realised how much detail there is on temples.









                                                                                                         
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