Holiday time brings out everyone’s festive side. But with all of the stress of holiday shopping, end of the semester exams, work deadlines, and trying to fit in family time, sometimes we forget to show ourselves a little TLC. Why not take some of that goodwill you’re feeling towards others and invest a bit in cultivating a surprisingly cool holiday look for yourself?
Ugly Christmas Sweater Swag:
For the all the nerds (and closet nerds) out there! Ugly Christmas sweaters have become a fashionable statement within pop culture. If your mind isn’t with the sci-fi geeks, there’s always comfy, cozy sweaters with holiday prints like reindeer and snowflakes. Trust me, showing up to a holiday party in something like this will make people jealous of your holiday cheer, even if you’re the grinchiest of people this time of year.
Simple As a Snowflake:
Sometimes going all out for Christmas can feel a tad bit tacky. Instead of displaying your holiday style loudly, add a bit of sparkle here and there. Try adding some snowflakes to your nails if you’ve got the patience. A toothpick and some white nail polish can create a just left the salon look! Mix some pastels, silver and white into your makeup routine for a little tiny pop of holiday spirit.
Life Of The Holiday Party:
For style that says “Look at me!” there’s one golden rule: Glitter! Sparkling gems aren’t always enough to complete a holiday party look, so embrace your inner diva and bring out the glitter. The bonus is your holiday style can be Christmas party perfect, and with a few extra sequins, you’re ready for New Year’s Eve too!
It’s almost October 1st, and we all know what that means. It’s time to let your inner witchy girl out. Evil or fun? Skeletons or ghouls? You can wear all of your favorite Halloween things… and you can even put ’em in your piercings!
What about some spooky makeup trends? Metallic lip color is all the rage right now! If you’re not feeling adventurous, nudes are always in. A glistening highlight, some perfect wings and you’ve got an awesome Halloween look, with or without a costume.
You can also keep it simple with black body jewelry that you can wear year round. Not everyone wants a spider web hanging from their ear, but a sparkling black diamond in your nose is just as bold!
What are some of your favorite fall and Halloween inspired looks this year?
The VMA’s are known every year for shocking and entertaining the masses. From controversy to fashion, people all over the world tune in to see what kind of fabulous their favorite celebrities will bring to the red carpet each year.
We’ve compiled a brief list of a few favorite modified celebrities for your viewing pleasure.
We’re dubbing Rihanna our new favorite queen. Outside of her amazing talent, the girl’s got body mods we just can’t get enough of! Tattoos, multiple ear piercings, her septum and the newest addition to her collection seems to be a nipple piercing. Her laid back style (if you caught her all pink outfit on the VMA’s last night) with a twist makes us feel all kinds of cozy, but this girl can do sexy bad ass just as well. Fashion #goals… anyone?
Isn’t it great to see Britney back after all these years?! And looking absolutely great, we must add. Britney’s past VMA looks have proved to be shocking and wonderful. Think belly piercings, belly chains, and tons of sparkling gems. Even her older and more sophisticated style still boasts an “I’ve got it, I’m gonna flaunt it” attitude. It’s no coincidence that she’s inspired some pierced and proud babe’s out there.
Christina’s piercings may be a thing of the past, but no one’s going to forget that easily. Tongue piercing, loads of ear piercings, nose, lip… phew! Also known to rock the nipple ring, Christina took is a step further. Scandal broke out around her intimate piercing at one point. What’s more inspirational than being a woman who’s not afraid to get a little bit “Dirrty”!? (Sadly, she’s since then removed nearly all of her mods, but we still love her for them nonetheless.) PS – Colorful clip-in extensions. That’s some style inspiration we still stand behind!
Let’s take a second to appreciate the body modified dudes of celebrity culture. Stretched lobes, earrings, tattoos. He’s also in on the nipple piercing trend, too! It may not be much of a stretch (pun intended) when you consider his grunge rock brethren, but proving that piercings and tattoos can be a well respected part of mainstream culture for men is iconic.
And we’re back to the bad ass females. Amber’s no stranger to controversy, and her bold nipple piercings are the perfect compliment to her give no f*#%s attitude. Her celeb spotlight is often drowned out by lovers past (Kanye and Wiz Khalifa), but we think it’s great to point out Amber’s strength! Women empowering other women, and doing it with style that screams confidence and pride? We’re on board.
Who are your favorite pierced celebrities?
The last thing we want to tell you to do is hide your piercings. If it were up to us, let it all hang out would be a motto to live by. Unfortunately, professional and educational settings can be restricting. Or parents… yikes!
While most high school dress codes are seeing an improvement on leniency, and some employers are adopting a more laid back attitude towards office attire (especially on the west coast), it can still be a problem in terms of what’s acceptable and when.
Facial piercings are most often under scrutiny. Food service industry standards almost always require them to be removed, as the risk of infections can be a danger to FDA regulations set for the business. Other employers may even require you remove the piercing completely to comply to their conservative company standards. However, if you can get away with it, there are ways to hide and keep your piercings.
Solution: clear body jewelry. Most often made from bioplast of PTFE, clear pieces can be worn to temporarily disguise a piercing.
The popular septum piercing takes another route to blending in. Retainers make it possible to flip your jewelry to hide it. Simply tuck the ends that stick out of your nostrils up inside your nostrils during work hours, and bring ’em back down when you’re out. How cool is that?!
Limitations do hit a wall when it comes to stretching. If you’ve got stretched lobes, you’re going to have to hope for an open-minded employer. They do exist! After all, who really wants to work for a company who doesn’t respect them as an individual?
Do you have any useful tips and tricks for hiding your piercings?
As is true in fashion, body jewelry trends change all of the time. Pop culture icons sporting a new style of jewelry or type of piercing, fashion industry looks drawing on styles of decades past, and not to mention the growing appreciation of having that unique look – we see it all, and we hear ya!
This year’s hottest body jewelry style has taken a turn for the simpler life. Minimalist lifestyles are big right now, so it’s no surprise!
How do you obtain that dainty look with your body piercings? Keep it simple. All metal surfaces are great, but a few sparkling gems won’t hurt. Remember the point is to create a look that’s sophisticated, clean and goes with anything.
Stackable rings and bangle bracelets are popular amongst fashion jewelry trends right now. The ability to mix and match or wear these pieces alone makes them a perfect way to accessorize! Especially in these summer months – the less work it takes to create a look, the better!
Here’s 3 body piercings you can style perfectly with this year’s dainty trend: