Dipping my toes into the world of body jewellery

   

I got my tragus pierced to celebrate the end of exams in my first year at university, and since then I have kept the same jewellery in. So when I got the chance to pick out a couple of pieces from Body Jewellery Shop I was very excited to finally try something new.

The first piece that I selected was a very different style to what I have been wearing for the last few years. I decided that I wanted to go for a BCR so I took a look at the list of ear piercings available from Body Jewellery shop and found this lovely Outwards Stars surgical steel BCR*  which I think is prettier and more feminine than a plainer ring. The star detail is much cuter than the plain labret style stud I was wearing before and makes my ear piercing stand out more as mine is very discrete.

It’s made from surgical steel which is great news for anyone with metal allergies, However, I am very sensitive to metals and the only thing I can comfortably wear long term is titanium or gold. I was able to wear the BCR for three days across the Easter weekend before any irritation started so I will still continue to wear it during weekends. I doubt that the material would be a problem for many people though, so don’t let this put you off.

The second earring I selected was a better fitting labret stud for days when i was to keep my piercing a little more discrete. I wanted something that I could wear long term, so the titanium micro labret stud* was the perfect choice for me. I went for the 1.2mm x 6mm version which is a perfect fit. The length is short enough that I don’t have to re-position my jewellery every time I put my earphones in, but still leaves a couple of millimeters for ease of insertion and removal.

I really love the wide selection of ear piercing jewellery on offer and I would definitely treat myself to a few more from Body Jewellery Shop.

What piercings do you have? Where do you buy your body jewelley from?

What to get your mum for Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner now, so if you have left it to the last minute to buy your mum a special something, then here are a few ideas to get you going!

1. Pink Grapefruit Large Yankee Candle Jar from Yankee Candle, £19.99

I treated myself to a medium sized jar of this flavour candle in January, and I have to say it is absolutely delicious smelling! I really love the fruity scents and I think that they are a good choice for mums as it isn’t too sickly and sweet. My mum hates floral scented things, especially lavender, so a fruity smelling candle would be right up her street. With so many different flavours on offer, it would be easy to find one that is suited to your mum’s taste too.

2. Blackberry Cake Stand from Marks and Spencer, £29.50

The Great British Bake Off has been back recently with special celebrity episodes for Comic Relief and every time the show is on our screens it seems that everyone is inspired to get baking. This cake stand is really pretty and if your mum doesn’t yet own one, perhaps now is the perfect time! You could treat her even more this Mother’s Day by getting your bake on and making an array of cute cupcakes to display on it.

3. Carrie Statement Pearl Earrings from Accessorize, £17

Mums love a bit of jewellery, and the best part is these Accessorize beauties wont break the bank. I love the pearl accents as they look really classy for statement earrings. These would be perfect for your mum to pair with pastels this spring, but would also look great with an LBD.

4. Dark Willow Picnic Hamper from John Lewis, £85

This picnic basket is absolutely divine! I honestly think this is a fantastic gift to buy for your mum if she doesn’t have one already. The Dark Willow Picnic Hamper caters for four people which is ideal for a little family jaunt to a park or the beach (obvs when the weather is better!) Plus there is even room for wine and you get a corkscrew included too – perfect!

5. Shea Butter Hand Cream from L’Occitane, £19

All woman love hand cream and in my opinion, L’Occitane make some cracking ones.Shea butter is one of my favourite body care ingredients as it treats all sorts of skin issues including dry, cracked and sore skin – so it is the perfect treat for mum’s hands.

6. Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum from Feel Unique, £35.10

If in doubt, perfume is always a good choice. I love this Jimmy Choo scent, and it is also one of my mum’s top picks. It smells amazing with a fruity and feminine base and woody depths, it is utterly lovely and I highly recommend it.

I hope this gives you a little bit of inspiration for your Mother’s Day shopping. I’ve got my present, just need to sort the card out now!

What gift would your mum prefer? What gift ideas do you have for mums?

The Jewellery Edit

The Jewellery Edit
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After a long time away from my blog due to starting a new job and being really busy I have finally returned and I am so excited to get back into the swing of things.

I thought I’d start things off with a little post about some jewellery that I am currently lusting after. Like most girls, I am a huge fan of the sparkly stuff because it always completes an outfit – even a simple t-shirt and jeans combo.

So here are a few of my favourite pieces this month, hope you enjoy!

1 – Purple Mix Gem Chandelier Drop Earrings from Chelsea Doll, £10

With statement necklaces being a huge jewellery trend over the last few years I often find myself neglecting my earring collection. I am hoping to start collecting a few interesting pairs to wear with my hair up and I love these Chelsea Doll beauties. Anything pastel is a clear winner in my books and with the trend due to continue throughout the autumn I think these are a great transitional piece.

2 – CLARAMAE Pink Crystal Druzy Ring from Rock ‘N Rose, £22

I adore druzy rings, I don’t know if it stems back to my childhood when I liked to collect sparkly gemstones (I am such a magpie). I love that every ring is unique as the colour and shape varies due to it being a natural stone. 


3 – AMELIA Statement Necklace from Dolly Bow Bow, £14

Dolly Bow Bow’s necklaces are always stunning and I think that this Amelia statement necklace might just be my favourite so far. I think that this would work well with a pastel dress for a wedding or event and come the autumn, will look great with jumpers in complementary pastel hues.


4 – Dark Blue Clustered Gem Choker Necklace from New Look, £9.99

Sometimes bright and bold is the way to go, and this New Look statement choker necklace is a winner for me. Bright blues like this really suit my colour palate and I think this would be great to smarten up jeans and a white shirt or t-shirt.

5 – Zodiac sign Pendant from Amelia May, £10

I love a quirky pendant to add some intrigue to a simple top or dress and this Zodiac necklace from Amelia May caught my eye. I’m not a believer of star signs and horoscopes, but I think that this is great for those who are, or those who are looking for something a little bit different.


6 – Fine Filigree Tassel Earrings from ASOS, £8

I am always on the look out for interesting black earrings because they go with absolutely everything. The tassels on these are very cute and would look great with an up do for a night out instead of a statement necklace.

Which of these pieces is your favourite? What shops are you loving for statement jewellery right now?