I retreat from anything outlandish now when it comes to earrings. I’m quite over the overplayed sets of dangling decor. If anything is going to seriously dangle it’s going to be from our Christmas tree. I’m quite delighted with these thank you.
My favorites are the rose gold metallic stars without any distracting fake “brilliantes” on them. The hearts are curvy with a fine gold tinted border, quite camp in a sense but simple enough to wear. What often annoys me is the simplest designs often come with a heavy price but at least not this time. Both pairs are unbelievably affordable at Php150.00 each or £2.00, both by Accessorize UK. I got these at the Alabang Town Center branch 2 days ago. I’m not sure whether these are last season or current season, I’m safely guessing last.
I got these positively pretty earrings in H&M Singapore for about $SGD 4.90 /5.20 (forgot). I don’t actually know what type these are. When it comes to technically correct retail titles fashionably ignorant is what I am. They’re not dangling earrings that’s for sure (I’m so over those for the moment), they’re not “clip-ons” I think…but that’s what they call the upper “C” shaped cuff that links to what so many people think is my second “horrendous” piercing.
The “C” cuff on the upper ear is flexible metal that allows widening or tightening with a little force. It gives the impression that I pierced my upper ear. I either use it like I do here near the middle part of the ear grasping two ridges, or the way I did at first was just on the single outer ridge of the ear and a little higher up. I feel no discomfort and I’m so glad I am not allergic to lower metals. My hairstyle also flatters the use of earrings like this. They have room to shine with no hair in the way.
These are in a silver finish with fake crystal studs. I also got the gold finish pair in the same design except with pearl studs in case I needed to pair with gold accessories. The only letdown when I first bought these was the stud locks are not snug at all. In fact, the tiny metal imps slipped off from behind my lobes when I first attached them and I was like “What?! H&M are you kidding me?”. I rummaged among my earrings with missing partners and found some unused stud locks that put on the brakes and fit the studs better. No other piercings exist on me other than the default lobe stabs I got as an infant. I’m not AGAINST more piercings, I’m just being clear that I’m not gutsy like that. In fact, it’s my mom who has a second piercing (it’s also Mom who tells me I should tweet more and be more active on Instagram). I’d say 99.5% of the women who see these earrings on me for the first time love them and most think I got pierced again. I guess what makes these so wonderful is their simplicity and how originally indescribable they are.
In IKEA Queensway, Singapore, that was where I spotted these lovely coated, galvanized (anti-rust) steel planters for $SGD 5.20 each (Php175). The IKEA “skurar” pots looked lacy to me and worthy of my dressing table. I’ve never seen a post done on these plant pots although I wouldn’t be surprised if people have already used them in this same way. This idea purely came to me while I was fixing and sorting my strewn calamity of costume jewelry last night, and I’m quite proud of having thought of this. The opportunity to fix was inspired by Vivianna, and the idea with the plant pots was instinctive.
These are majority of the makeup brushes I own and use professionally. Real life dictates that I not keep them all here, I’m merely showing that this can be done. The IKEA Skurar pot is actually somewhat tall for the brushes so I layered in some cotton wool at the bottom so that the brushes would stand above the rim with better height.
The stuff in the other pot will truly stay as is for the moment. This currently sits on top of my dresser with my brushes, body spray and hand lotion for daily use. I remember how my best friend, Alma, keeps her earrings plugged into a stand frame specifically made to store and display earrings. I’m particularly fond of the fact that this prettily scored plant pot does the job even if it was probably not meant for what I discovered it could do. In keeping with the “garden theme” the 3 pairs of earrings I chose to display are all birds or bird related. A suggestion would be to keep 3 or more most frequently used pairs out on display like this and the rest in a jewelry box you can keep nearby. You’re sure to use displayed accessories more often, because otherwise, if out of sight, out of mind. Read more to see more photos and another thing that surprised me.