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Blue Eyed Baby: New Air Optix Color Contacts

When was the last time you had your eyes checked?

For me it was longer than I could remember so when Air Optix Colors invited me to visit an eye doctor for an exam and look into color contacts I was all in. Depending on your age and risk factors, adults should see an eye doctor every 1-3 years.

Over the holidays I saw Dr. Acs at Toronto Eye Care. Turns out I’ve still got healthy eyes and don’t need a prescription. I was super impressed with the technology they used to creep inside my eye, look at my retina, and take images. It’s really been a long time because I don’t ever remember having photos of my eyes taken by an eye care professional.

Here’s a look at the back of my eye and the retina. I was a little freaked out when I saw them but Dr. Acs confirmed this is exactly what a healthy eye should look like. Crazy eh!

The little spidery things around the edge of this photo are my lashes.

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My first experience wearing contacts as an adult was in November last year after attending the Air Optix Colors Canadian launch. Remember those vibrant Sterling Gray ones? (see post here) I loved how they changed my look and they went well with my violet hair. I really wanted to try Brilliant Blue but they didn’t have them at the event so I picked up Brilliant Blue over the holidays.

I love my natural hazel eyes but changing things up is fun too. I put these in and wore them for and entire day and to dance rehearsal. They’re comfortable and I forgot I was wearing them until I looked in the mirror. They’re so bright!

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I was a bit freaked out about removing them but Dr. Acs gave me some pointers and this time it was easy. One pair of lenses lasts 30 days before expiry. Mine don’t have a prescription and are just cosmetic but if you wear contacts on the regular I can see these being really fun.

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For info visit airoptixcolors.ca or ask you eye doctor. There’s 9 different color lenses. My next pair will be Gemstone Green and I can’t wait to see how they make my natural eyes pop.

Happy Monday & here’s to a great week!

<3 CASIE

 

 

* Disclosure: Although I sometimes receive compensation from companies to test and blog about stuff, I always give my honest opinion and the views and opinions expressed here are 100% my own. I never blog about anything I don’t like! I received compensation from Alcon to test and blog about these rad contact lenses.

Events | Give the Gift of Sight w/ ClearlyContacts on Oct. 9th

Last night I got an email from my friends at Clearly Contacts about World Sight Day tomorrow. I’ve worked with Clearly Contacts to share new products and contests for a while (see posts here) and I’m happy to share their latest charity initiative.

In exchange for this post, Clearly Contacts is donating a pair of prescription glasses to someone via Change the View on my behalf. The global  #WHOBLINKEDFIRST campaign that kicks off tomorrow.

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Over the last few years documenting my life, I’ve really taken time to smell the flowers, literally and figuratively. I take heaps of photos each day and really value my eyesight and ability to see beauty in the little things. I can only imagine how my life would change if I lost my eyesight.

For every video shared with #WHOBLINKEDFIRST, ClearlyContacts.ca will donate a pair of prescription eyeglasses, Vitamin A tablets, or UV protective sunglasses to someone in need through Change the View. Challenge your bff to a staring contest and upload to the WSD Gallery here to win new glasses and other prizes for yourself.

To learn more at clearlycontacts.ca/worldsightday

 

Here’s lookin’ at you loves! Share this post to spread the good.

<3 CASIE

One for One: Evergreen Eyewear by ClearlyContacts

One for One: Evergreen Eyewear by ClearlyContacts

My friends at Clearly Contacts recently contacted me to LMK about their new Evergreen Collection where made from 95 per cent recycled steel and plastic frames. The new line takes a page from TOMS in that when you buy a frame, they plant a tree. Over 30,000 planted trees can be attributed to the company’s philanthropic effort. That’s heaps! For every Evergreen frame sold, a seed is sent to a tree nursery in a developing country, where Agroforestry workshops provide local farmers with the necessary education to help cultivate their own land.

The frames are eco-friendly and vintage inspired with lots of bright colours. I got to pick a pair from the collection in exchange for posting and naturally went for something a little wild! Seen here are the Tortoise/Pink that can also be ordered with sunglasses lenses. I could have used these those for the photos! I absolutely love glasses and have written about them with ClearlyContacts a bunch of times before (herehere, here, and here).

They’re fashion for your FACE! You like?

One for One: Evergreen Eyewear by ClearlyContacts

Check out the Evergreen Collection here and LMK if you order a pair!

<3 CASIE

Harlem Reacts to the Harlem Shake

This makes me really glad we didn’t do one of these at the office. I wanted to last week but the trend was a short lived one. It’s crazy how fast memes move these days.

Internet Reacts to Beyonce Bowl Blackout

I watched with most of the world. I totally LOVE live events and following the reactions on Twitter. So funny. Can you believe there was a blackout? Some of my fav tweets after the GIfs.

Beyonce & The Superbowl Blackout

TWITTER REACTS

Storified by CASIE STEWART· Sun, Feb 03 2013 18:27:37

If Beyonce lip-syncs the Super Bowl, then sorry America, lip-syncing will be the new singing.Team Coco
What time is the #SuperBowl on? #thankssiri http://pic.twitter.com/WU36LNiaCASIE STEWART
#beyoncebowlCASIE STEWART
Beyonce is probably back stage reading all our opinions via twitter right now!Michael Yerxa
To everyone jazzing out over the #SuperBowl commercials: Check out a screening of the Cannes Lion nominees reel sometime. Way better.Lauren O’Neil
[internet reacts to real time event] #favouritethingCASIE STEWART
Pic from the Super Bowl right now http://pic.twitter.com/cegEZ5u4Grumpy Cat
Surprised Kanye West and Rhianna didn’t come out singing "All of the lights".Warren Keefe
SOME OF THE LIGHTS, SOME OF THE LIGHTSMichael Kolberg
IF YOU LIKED IT YOU SHOULD’VE PUT A BACKUP GENERATOR ON ITJoe Schmidt
NHL lockout. NFL blackout. Over to you, MLB.Kevin Paul Dupont
Power out? No problem. http://pic.twitter.com/dnQ7pOgCOreo Cookie
Only Beyonce can turn me on.Superbowl Lights

♥ CASIE

Have you seen it yet? The new CTS… @TimelessOnQueen

Check out the writeup on BlogTO today about the NEW CTS, Timeless Apparel by Robyn Urback. The new shop is pretty and full of heaps more gems than ever before. You’ll still find our fav vintage kids like Emma & Sammy hangout & playing good tunes.

Made a Keek when I was in there last week but it’s a quick tour so you’ll have to go see for yourself!


I’m gonna pop by there today! BTW, where did this WINTER come from??

Psychology of Narcissism & how it effects brands.

I’m determined to get to SXSW 2012. (Sounds like doomsday when you say 2012 after anything. Damn you Hollywood!) As I was saying, I am determined to be there. Speaking would be even cooler and that might happen. Lucia included me in her panel discussion  called “Psychology of Narcissism & how it effects brands”. Something I can talk lots about (haha).

Read the description below and if you like it, give us a thumbs up here. I love learning, talking about and being involved in influencer marketing and “peep culture”. I think this one is a winner.

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Society spends increasingly more time online, watching and reading about strangers. Is peep culture creating more narcissists or simply helping us connect through the sharing of our intimacies? Do users share content that they are truly passionate about and believe in or do they simply share content that influences how others perceive them? This panel will duke out diverse opinions on how brands use the internet famous to spread buzz about products and services, what this means for the future of marketing and how this effects everyone’s behavior online. As time passes will positive sentiment towards an influencer inevitably change to negative? Is influencer marketing changing how we behave online and in our everyday? Is peep culture and narcissism shaping our world, playing a part in marketing and influencing our sharing and buying decisions? Come join our internet culture obsessed panel consisting of a psychologist, blogging pioneer, community manager and online lifestyle blogger/ self proclaimed narcissist. Front row seating for big egos only.

Also, check out the snow in NZ! My fams & friends in Auckland & Palmy got the most show in 30 years.

good thing i wore my 3D contacts

Last week I attended Notable TV‘s launch of the new Samsung TV. Until I tried it, I was thinking “urgh, what’s the big deal with a 3D tv man?” However, it’s like totally cool-awesome.

I hogged the glasses so I could watch as long as I could. There were heaps of peeps there. Julian just posted the video today in which I’m quoted “good thing i wore my 3D contacts“. HAHA. God, I kill me sometimes.

That’s all for now. Gonna get some sun & watch a couple fashion shows 😉

it’s like a time machine that connects all the time

i can’t write today,
something’s wrong.
i can’t smile today,
life is a sad song.
my heart hurts…
so does my foot
in my shoe.
today is a sad day,
without you.

I wrote this poem when I was 14 many moons ago. It was published in an anthology called Jeans, I was co-author. I love picking up our book and reading things I wrote back then. Amazes me how they’re relevant and somehow connected to this future version of me.  I never really thought about putting out a second edition but today I did.  There is nothing stopping me but myself. I love writing and have written heaps and heaps of poems, hundreds in fact. I don’t know or really care if anyone even buys the book. I wanna write it (put it together)  to show myself  I can.  I know I can.  I can.

2000 small acts of kindness one big difference

I would like to take a minute to remind you ALL that tomorrow is Pay it Backward Day. I’ll be at the PIB headquarters as Chief Firecracker located at Second Cup, Queen & John (across from Much Music).

However, if you can’t make it there, find one of the 170 locations across Ontario. Finally, if you can’t make it to Ontario, you can still take part by making a donation through the secure donation form on the Daily Challenge site.

Pay It Backward Day

This time, our goal is to raise $10,000 for the Sick Kids Foundation in less than 12 hours.  Second Cup will donate $5.00 to the cause when you buy the person BEHIND you in line a coffee. In April, we had over 600 people take part in about four hours. I KNOW we can do this.

Flow 93.5 will be broadcasting live, Metro news & Notable TV will be there and MANY other cool do-gooders.

Last time I got asked out on a date by a total hunk so you never know what might happen!

See you tomorrow :)

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