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Maui Jim Nalani + Maile Sunglasses Review and #Giveaway

        I am usually one of those people who does just fine buying the cheaper store brand items just to save myself the money.  It drives Kevin nuts because he knows that realistically I'm not saving anything since the cheapy things tend to break much easier.  Kevin gets really annoyed by this though as you honestly get what you pay for in most things.  Sunglasses are usually one of the areas you really don't want to skimp on.


        During the summer we spend a lot of time at the pool or local beaches and also actively play on an adults softball league.  Its really important to have the whole families eyes properly protected.  A lot of people don't realize that the cheap sunglasses which are usually sold in novelty stores, contain no actual protection.  They are also made out of crappy materials so they fall apart easily.  Maui Jim is anything but poor quality!  "In 2004, PolarizedPlus®2 technology revolutionized the sunglass market - patented, color-enhancing treatments in the form of rare earth elements were added to our lenses to really pop the colors your eye takes in."

        The last two pairs of Maui Jim Sunglasses we got about six months ago have lasted not only through the Summer but through the two boys who love to play with them!  Kevin was the lucky dog who received the last two pairs but thankfully, they agreed to send me over two more totally awesome pairs to review for the New Year - Nalani and Maile styles.  These ones were definitely for me this time!

        The Nalani style is listed as perfect for "protecting against wind and blowing debris by the pool or topside".  Designed with a feminine, modern shape these sunglasses are the ultimate sexy and can fit a variety of face shapes.  I love the MauiGradient Lense featured with this style which means the lenses are darker at the top and get lighter towards the bottom!  These even come in four color combinations - Tokyo Tortoise / HCL Bronze, Gloss Black / Neutral Grey, Dark Tortoise / Maui Rose, and Tortoise with White & Blue / HCL Bronze.  These

        The Maile style is also a feminine, modern shape with five color combinations to choose from - Dark Tortoise / HCL Bronze, Black with Crystal / Maui Rose, Gloss Black / Neutral Grey, Tokyo Tortoise / Neutral Grey, and Tortoise & Ivory Demi / HCL Bronze.   These also feature the MauiGradient Lense as well.  Although this pair is very similar to the other, these seem to have a thinner frame. Both style sunglasses are even treated so they are saltwater safe.

        I love their philosophy as it truly shows the Hawaiian spirit.  "Our “ohana” (Hawaiian for family) is passionate about creating the best sunglasses on the planet. Because at the end of the day, we want to see the world at its best - and we know that you do, too, no matter where you live. "

Cost/Available to Purchase:  $259 Maile 
$259 Nalani 
Recommendation:   I think these are all great and really awesome quality too!  I think that if you are one of those people who buys endless pairs of sunglasses and they continuously break on you, then this is an investment to make.  I don't really see myself paying this much for a pair no matter how great they are only because I am so cheap!
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Twitter: @OfficialMauiJim

Giveaway:  Maui Jim is going to give one of A Lucky Ladybug's lucky readers a pair of Nalani or Maile of their own!

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32 comments :

  1. I'm going to let it shine in 2014 by joining a church, eating less sugar & getting a babysitter :)

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  2. These sounds great and like they would hold up to my busy lifestyle without breaking!

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  3. These glasses sound fantastic and I would never have spent that type of money on them but lately I've been having terrible issues with my eyes and only wished that I had protected them more.

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  4. I will shine in 2014 by eating healthier and exercising every day.

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  5. I am going to shine in 2014 by making a commitment to becoming a happier, healthier, and less stressed wife, mother, and grandmother.

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  6. These are some nice sun glasses love to win these

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  7. I will help nurse my wife back to health that is my only goal in life. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  8. Very cute and chic! You are looking good!
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    Sherry Compton

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  9. I love all the sun protection they offer. Very important!

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  10. I love all the sun protection they offer. Very important!

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  11. I hopefully will shine in 2014 by getting my house cleaned and organized.

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  12. During the summer, we are all outside a lot. Swimming in the pool and going to the lake. It's important to have good sunglasses that offer protection.

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  13. These sunglasses are very fashionable and offer protection. Just what you are looking for. You look great!

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  14. Your eye sight is very important, and I want to do everything I can to protect it. Thanks. These look great.

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  15. I've never owned a pair, but my brother did and absolutely loved them. The polarization makes everything vibrant instead of darkened, and even cooler, you can see into water with them, instead of seeing a reflection. These look great!

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  16. Sunglasses can add color, style, or fun to your outfit. You can really show off your personality while protecting your eyes.

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  17. I never realized there was such a difference between name brand and cheepo sunglasses until I got my first pair of real (Maui) sunglasses. I absolutely loved mine. They lasted for years when other sun glasses broke after a week. Maui Jim has amazing quality products! You look fantastic in those!

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  18. These just look fun and sophisticated. They really add to your look and give you style.

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  19. I am happy to see that they have different color frames for each of their styles. I am very light skinned, so the dark brown or black really looks funny, while the tortoise or other lighter shades look a lot better.

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  20. What a great philosophy. It's great when a company offers good products and believes in family and caring.

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  21. I buy $3 sunglasses and they last up to a year. Could you imagine how long I could hold on to a really good pair!

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  22. I'm glad they sent more sunglasses for you. They look really great!

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  23. Love all the color combinations. This really lets you show off your style.

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  24. i will let it shine in2014 by helping out more and donating stuff i dont need or use to people in need

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  25. My daughter would love these. She is always trying to find cute, chic sunglasses.

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  26. Love the look! Hope it's sunny where you are.

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  27. they look marvelous im going to let in shine in 2014 by helping people in need with whatever i can

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  28. I am going to shine this year by finding balance in my crazy life!

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  29. These sunglasses sound fantastic! I live in Florida so we spend our lives wearing sun glasses! I am very impressed with the gradient lensses. I don't think I have ever owned a pair with gradient and I see how they would make them stand out from other sunglasses.

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  30. I am doing something for myself this year- going to college after raising my family.

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  31. These are pretty expensive but sound like they are high quality. I can't afford it right now but hope to win. I'd love to try them.

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  32. oh wow great pair of sunglasses too own since it has PolarizedPlus®2 technology too them. Would be great in this Arizona heat

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