Thursday, December 29, 2016

Look Ahead to 2017 With Eyes of Adventure and Shwood Sunglasses

I love the beautiful simplicity of life! I also love finding new adventures to experience whether it be with my family, friends, or setting off on a solo trip. For years I let the everyday busyness of work, kids, keeping up with the house, and the everyday stresses dictate when I was going to enjoy the wonders of life but I'm determined, now more than ever,  to be more spontaneous, to take deep breaths, and to look for new ways to experience the goodness of life in the coming year. There's just something refreshingly beautiful about making life more simple. I'm not the only one who sees what is naturally gorgeous about the simple things. Shwood sunglasses have taken one of the most basic every day products and brought them back to a natural state of simple elegance  Shwood sent me the glasses pictured above at no cost in exchange for this review, and I know you're gonna love what you see!

Canby Walnut Frame


Shwood's original wood sunglasses. Since the beginning, the Canby has been Shwood’s flagship model, and for good reason. The classic wayfarer styling and refined aesthetics of the Canby lay the groundwork for an entire wooden eyewear revolution. The Canby mixes timeless style with the luxuriousness of domestic hardwoods for a look that's simple yet unforgettable. - Shwood

  The Canby looks good on most face shapes.


Shwood wasn't lying, these sunglasses look amazing on my face! The frames show off the natural wood look instead of polishing and waxing them, thus removing what makes these wood frames so unique. These sunglasses are perfect for an every day look and would be especially fitting for those that like a little more earthiness in their swagger. These frames will definitely a conversation starter everything you wear them and no doubt all your friends will be asking where you got your pair of truly wooden sunglasses. One thing to consider is wooden frames are not able to be resized, so if you have a smaller face you might want to think about the Acetate Frames - which can be resized for those that want a really snug fit. I have a pretty small head and though the glasses don't feel pressed to my face, they still fit well and I haven't had any problems with them falling off my face while walking or driving.

 For years I was really bad about wearing sun protection (something I don't recommend - seriously, it's not worth it. Not only is it bad for your eyes, talk about added wrinkles!) so my eyes can be pretty sensitive when I'm outside or driving in the car. There is a noticeable difference between the Carl Zeiss lenses that come with the Canby's and the older cheap department store glasses I used to own. The lenses offer 100% UVA/UVB protection and are specially made to fit Shwood glasses. It's like my eyes breath a sigh of relief every time I put them on!


My Shwood Canby's came in a handy box, and also included is a guide in using and caring for your glasses (you definitely don't want to wear your wood glasses for any type of water activity), a carrying case, and cleaning cloth.

Speaking of Carrying Case...

It looks like perfectly folded cardboard, but it's really a snug and safe place to keep your glasses when they aren't resting on your face. I was truly impressed with the heavy duty nature of this case! The simple clean lines of the case make it an obvious partner to the Canby's, the soft interior keep your lenses from getting scratched, and the magnetic strip inside the case keeps the case closed and your glasses from falling out.

Go Natural in 2017!

With several frame styles to choose from, different woods, tones, and shades available, if you're looking to be a little more adventurous this year, in fashion and in life, look no further that sunglasses (prescription available) from Shwood Sunglasses! I personally love this modern but back-to-the-basics, raw, natural look of my Shwood sunglasses and am so happy to have finally found a pair that not only protects my eyes, but makes a statement about who I am (and a little reminder about who I'm trying to be in the coming year) while I'm wearing them.

 Right now Shwood is having an end of the year sale with some fantastic steals! If you're in the market for a new pair of sunglasses, don't waste any time to check out what they have in their inventory. 

  Click HERE to visit their website and take a look at the variety of sunglasses they offer! Don't forget to visit their social media pages to make sure you never miss a promotion or new products!

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