Another blog post for you today but I don’t want to talk about beauty in the traditional sense of make up and skin care. I want to discuss the other beauty love of my life- Body piercings.
My love affair with them started when I was quite young. I was 8 when I first got my ears pierced (in a hairdressers- eek!) and since then I have had a total of 40 piercings.
My first seven piercings were in my ears and all done in ways I’m not proud of, and I certainly wouldn’t recommend, by piercings guns in various jewellers. When I was younger I assumed this was the way it was always done, it was how my mum had her ears piercings and since it was so common I also assumed it was the best way to be pierced. I now know a lot more about piercings and know this is not the case.
My first forray in to the field of “proper” piercings was when I was 17. I was into my punk rock, studs and other things and a friend of a friend had a tongue piercing. I was immediately smitten and I decided I needed one in my life. Being a fairly sensible 17 year old I used the internet to do some research about what I was letting myself in for and I stumbled across the BME (Body Modification Ezine) website.
The BME website is something I recommend anyone who is interested in a piercing (or tattoo or other modifcation) should look at. It’s a great place to see pictures, read experiences of others so you get some ideas of what to expect and to get in touch with both artists and those with mods. If you are a mod virgin it gives you great tips for what to look for in a studio and artist and recommendations.
The website helped me know what to look for in a good studio and because I knew what to expect (at least a bit) it made my first experience much more pleasant and less scary.
Since then I have had nearly all of my piercings done by one studio in Brighton, East Sussex called Punktured. I always go back because I know that I will be getting piercings but people who know what they are doing, are fully qualified, love what they do and genuinely care about their customers. I recommend them to anyone. Even if you live a distance away (I am now based an hour and a half away from them) it is certainly worth the journey.
Today I am down to only 27 piercings, the ones in my ears and my nostril. Sadly, in the current employment market, I need to be as employable as possible and it seems that people still judge employability on your looks to an extent so I have toned down the piercings.
I still maintain that the number of piercings or tattoos someone has is no reflection on how good or poor they will be at a certain job.
I’d certainly like to get some more piercings (and tattoos eventually) because I think they are beautiful. I think they can really accentuate a piece of your body and you can adorn yourself with shiny things.
I’d love to know what you guys think about piercings and modifications. Do you have some? Love them? Hate them? Have you been treated differently because of your mods? Would you like some piercings and need some advice?
Leave me a comment and share your thoughts or questions and I will do my best to reply or help!
Hi again guys!
Hey again everyone!
After my last blog post, I asked some of my friends on Facebook if there was anything they would particularly like to see and the overwhelming response was more “bargain” reviews and recommendations.
As someone who has been recently made unemployed and is trying to spend as little as possible, I understand the desire to find good products that don’t break the bank. I do maintain that the MAC Prep + Prime Primer is worth the £22.50 price tag but mostly for that high SPF value.
Anyway, I had to go to town the other day to the dreaded Job Centre and with summer threatening to hit any time soon, I decided I would grab some anti allergy tablets in preparation for the onslaught of pollen. I opted to go to Superdrug as that was the closest and usually the cheapest.
For a while I had been debating with trying a felt tip style liquid eyeliner so I thought that I would look in Superdrug for a cheap one, along with my hayfever tablets, to try out. As soon as I walked in I saw that they had a 3 for 2 offer on ALL cosmetics and I was suckered in.
I hope you all have a great weekend.
Hello guys and gals!
As I said in my last blog post, I’m unemployed and having troubles with the Job Centre and this had lead to some financial difficulties and cut backs.
However, when the sun showed its face in a major way last week I knew it was time for “money well spent” purchase.
I have exceptionally fair skin. I just need to stand under a hot lamp and I get sunburn. I’m not sure from whom I have inherited this fairness from given that both of my parents go brown as soon as they look at the sun, not a lobster in sight!
So because of this I decided I need some really good sun protection for my face but something that would also benefit my make up instead of making my face greasy and slippery.
I decided that what I was looking for was a primer with SPF in it. I found MAC’s prep + Prime SPF 50 on their website but at £22.50 and being jobless I thought this was a little too expensive. I set about looking for a high street dupe that offered the same sun protection. Alas, this was not to be and my skin took precedence over my purse and I purchased the Prep + Prime.
Was it worth the fairly high price tag?
In my opinion, yes.
I used it when the sun was at it strongest and not even a hint of sun burn was to be found and the big bonus was that it really did keep my make up in place!
I find it quite common that even with long lasting foundations that they come away around my nose and cheeks due to how dry my skin is, but using the Prep + Prime really helped stop this and made my make up flawless all day.
The MAC Prep+Prime has a lovely formula, it goes on smoothly, has an extremely gentle fragrance and a little goes a long way. If you are looking for a primer that has a high SPF I would DEFINITELY recommend this product!
Stay Safe and Wonderful!
It’s been a little while since I last blogged so I thought I would do a quick over view on what’s been going on and just touch base.
As I mentioned before, I recently lost my job so I’ve spent a lot of my time recently trying to sort out finding a new job and also trying to sort out getting some money to keep myself going until that happens. This means I have been a bit lax in a) being able to actually really buy any make up bits due to budgetary constraints and b) my time has been taken up with filling in COUNTLESS forms!
Along with this one of my best friends in the world is going to Australia to travel for a year or two at the end of May so I have been trying to spend as much time as her as I can before she leaves.
What I’m trying to say is I do apologise for being an absent blogger and I hope that you all forgive me and keep checking back with me!
All that being said, I HAVE purchased a few items recently, mostly bargain things but one splurge purchase that I will be reviewing very soon. I’m giving said item a good trial run today to see how it fairs and so I can fully report back.
I hope you all have a great week and I will catch up with you all soon!!