Happy Beauty Tuesday y’all! We hope you had a super fun Labor Day weekend. We took advantage of the gorgeous Poconos weather and went bike riding and hiking. It was awesome!
Were you as excited as I was to get your hands on your very own pair of Quay x Desi Perkins shades? One look at ‘On the Low’ and they had to be mine!
I adore Desi Perkins. Out of all the major vloggers out there, she’s one I could identify myself with. She just seems real. So when she announced her Quay sunglasses collab, I literally had a minor aneurysm ordering so fast, affraid they were going to sell out. But alas I ordered my pair. HURRAY!
On June 24th, I received On The Low, and I was instantly in love. I mean in love. These sunglasses had Dee written all over them.
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I took all of Quay’s recommendations to keep them in perfect condition. Never keep them on the bottom of your purse, don’t put them on the top of your head, don’t expose them too long to the sun (which I found odd since they are sunglasses), etc… In another words, I took care of these like a new born child.
On September 3rd, on a beautiful 70°F day with no humidity, I was on my way to the Poconos looking all cute in my On the Lows, when I felt a pop and this is what happened…
Yes the frame tore. I was speechless. I mean I took care of my shades with baby gloves. I couldn’t understand why this happened. And then I took a closer look and the other side is ready to crack as well. Why!? Por que!?
I LOVE these frames and I am still beyond upset over how easily they broke. And for no reason what’s so ever and crack!
There are a few other things that I didn’t like about them. So in the task of being honest, here they are:
Two things here. The paint on the inner area that rests over your ears, peels off and looks discolored. Also, there’s a gap between the legs and the over the ear plastic. My hair got caught in that spot every single time.
The legs are really flimsy. If you take a close look, they looked all crooked and bent. I always felt like I was going to break them. Granted those little things I could live with. Not the actual frame breaking.
What saddens me is that I paid over $70 USD for these with shipping and I have glasses that I’ve bought at Five Below that have turned out to be better quality.
It also depresses me because I love Desi Perkins and I will continue to support anything she does. However, being that this was my first pair of Quay sunglasses, I won’t be purchasing anything from them again. Maybe if they are on clearance and I have a coupon. Maybe.
I see it this way, if this is the quality they are putting out with one of the worlds most influential Youtubers, I’d hate to see what their other sunglasses are like.
Do you own the On The Low by Quay x Desi sunglasses? What do you think? It’s ok if your opinion is differnt than mine. I am just sharing my experience with y’all. Share with us below, on Instagram, SnapChat, Twitter, Facebook, and or/ Tumblr.
UPDATE: I did reach out to Quay’s customer support and they did give me store credit. So if this happens to you, please make sure to contact them.