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Todays fun tidbit of news found on the net an eyeglass design firm and retailer is relocated into Cincinnati. Frameri glasses are specialized in that you can easily snap your lenses in and out switching from one trendy frame to the next. Truly making your eye glasses an accessory you can swap out on the fly to go with your outfit. The website is easy to navigate and you can even either thru your webcam or a picture “try on” frames to see how they’ll look against your own face. Or if you don’t want to see yourself wearing them there is a model that will model them for you. Browsing thru the ladies catalog while the style shapes are limiting (only downside so far I can see) the various colors and patterns that the plastic frames come in are abundant. 

Frameri also had to build a web site where customers can try on glasses virtually and submit their prescriptions to the startup. The company is now shipping and the turnaround time for customers is 7-14 days. The ultimate goal is 3-5 days. A pair of frames is $100, and lenses are another $100.

Sounds like a great deal! You will have to know your measurements for fitting the glasses and they do throughly explain how to do the measurements on your own or you can ask your eye doctor to take them or even the local optical center – Walmart for example. 

Source – Cincinnati.Com

Very exciting to see they have decided to come to Ohio!

Here’s an example of what I looked like trying on their their software a frame set that I thought was really neat and would work. Maybe not so much so now! Don’t mind the absence of make up was a quick snapshot to see how the software truly works. 

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Virtual Try On of glasses from the Frameli website…Style Aerial in Cobalt Blue

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Nike Fuelband and iPhone

One would think Nike+ Fuelband would be the last thing in my cross-hairs but I am quite frustrated with them right about – now.

I fell in love with this product – but I can’t have it, and not because it has a high price point but because it’s only for Apple products and I ditched the iPhone after 6 years and switched to Android. I always loved my pedometer and heart meter watch when I go to the gym and the latest “fad” is this fun futuristic bracelet – the Nike+ Fuelband. After talking to several people who I also work out with I instantly fell in love with the tracking and the overall excitement it adds to monitoring your health and workout.

Nora:  I have an android.

Customer service:  Sorry I have to end this call.

*awkward silence*

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No Nike Fuelband for you!

While he meant it as a joke he was quite serious there was nothing further he could do as there is no supported application for  Android users. However, there is the opportunity that within 3 days (as that is the max memory) it be synced with your laptop, computer or even iPad. Luckily I do have other options but it takes away the fun of having them at your finger tips via the telephone. I did find a few “unofficial” apps with a gamut of mixed reviews.

The Nike Plus customer service agent says Android users will have no options even after a year of researching as Nike has given up on an app for the android phones because “there are too many Android operating systems 40+ to have to design for”.  I personally would love to argue that point with him but decided to not take the discussion any further. My plea to Nike – get it together! There are more than just iPhone users that like to enjoy fitness type products – even if the price tag is $149.

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While browsing around Beachwood Place yesterday digging around for the latest accessories to add to my collection came across a lot, A LOT, of “Daisy Duke” shorts thru nearly every store, even had them in the maternity store.

H&M – $24.95

Ok so yes this is purchasable – but I don’t recommend it the pockets hang out the bottom is in the words of many “gross”…from Forever 21

Forever 21 – $19.80

This is much better from Forever 21…

Forever 21 – $17.80

I visited both Forever 21 and H&M in Beachwood Place

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In honor of going to a lovely summer wedding today in Canal Fulton here are my five favorite trends for this wedding season – link yours in the comments below!

Etsy – Cleveland:  $49.99

Off-the-Should Tea Lengthy Gown – $119.99

Something blue!  Or at least a shade of it…

White Necklace with Turquoise Accent – $45

Sondra Roberts Satin Rose Bridal Clutch – $126

Sandal wedding shoes – $69.99

Hope everyone is staying dry from all this rain, have a great holiday weekend!  Happy Memorial Day!!

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Ever been so upset at something you just feel like you need to take to the streets and shout it from the rooftops?  Well that’s how I felt after coming home and seeing what a mess my stylist made of my hair with it’s a 10 “miracle styling cream. I generally don’t like to go on a rampage about a product, but a few of my followers can a test to my ranting yesterday about this product, as I was thoroughly frustrated!

My stylist and I have a wonderful stand relationship for several years and while I trust her with my hair I trust that she knows her products. Truly tho I’m looking at the situation as the wrong product for my hair that was a learning lesson for us both.

I’m not asking you to pass judgment on the product with out trying it yourself, but consider this a forewarning of things to look for.  When she put the product on everything felt fine just like any other hair product that had been applied. She explained there would be no issue styling with a hot iron once dry listed the many other “qualities” of the product  including: eliminating frizz, and sealing split ends to name a few.

Leaving the salon I felt good about the product, good enough to buy a bottle of it with her recommendation knowingly I was nearly out of the product I had at home which was comparable in price.  After getting home a few hours later I decided to flat iron which she didn’t do to allow ample time for it to dry – then the nightmares began.  I noticed the product made my hair coarse but thought maybe I’m just feeling things so I continued and literally in white globs the product melted off my hair.  I quickly hopped into the shower and washed it out – few hours later still felt coarseness from the product which I believe to of been the sealing quality – wash again, no dice still coarse.  Next day after morning shower still felt the coarseness but did not have the white blobs stream down my hair and as I had the day before.  Final result, I wasn’t happy so I called the salon and while they didn’t “understand” had said to go ahead and return what I had purchased – GOOD cause I didn’t want it.

I later talked to a hair stylist at the Hot at Beachcliff event and she had mentioned it sounded she had put too much of it onto my hair possibly – but she wasn’t familiar with the specific product.  I’m still returning it though, if a stylist can accidentally put too much on I’m sure I’ll be making a mess of it on my own!

Zero out of five stars. Nora tested, Nora not approved.

Product review and opinions of Editor Nora Custer.

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One thing that you don’t put a lot of thought in till possibly either your purse drops to the ground, is crushed or has food dropped on it is where to hang it in a restaurant.  Well, why not hang it off the bottom of the table from your purse hanger?  At first I thought these hooks of metal were kind of funny till I found myself utilizing them when I go out for those very reasons I listed!

While you can truly find them in any store including Macy’s or even Target; I like to support local artists that I can find at crafts show or on Etsy.

Here’s some of my favorite hangers/hookers found locally:


Art Glass Fusion – Kent – $15


Silverhooks – Columbus – $12.99

There are many styles and they easily it into a purse and no bigger the size of a half-dollar folded up, like the lower image!

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…details on their jeans!  What did you think I was going to say?

While browsing the GQ website I came across a wonderful little pictorial article about the detail work on men’s denim.  We all pay attention to the jeans, right?  Well ok, maybe more attention to who’s wearing them but really once you get real close and right down to it those fine little details can really make or break a good pair of jeans. So, guys if you see your lady staring down don’t get too much of an ego trip she’s just looking to see your denim details!

Here’s a few of OhioFashionista.com favorites from the GQ pictorial article:

Subtle hints of color…

Pocket detailing isn’t just for the birds…

Kurt Jean

A little distressing…


For all 40+ images visit the GQ website and pictorial article here…all images are from the GQ website.

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