Archive for March 28, 2013

March Madness & the Hare

March Madness

Shamrock 'Stache

Irish mustache anyone?

 

Perhaps it is only fitting that in the month St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated that the women’s team of the Fighting Irish would beat the Iowa Hawkeyes leading Notre Dame’s team to the Sweet Sixteen. Do you have March Madness? Around the Belly Bling offices, we have put away our St. Patty’s Day belly rings and traded them in for some basketball belly button rings. Maybe we did that too soon, at least for those of us who are cheering Notre Dames’ women’s basketball team.

March Madness Body Jewelry

March Madness? Cool your basketball fever with a tongue ring.

After next March Madness comes to a close and we usher March out like a lamb, hopefully, and not like a lion, we might be sad to say goodbye to the NCAA basketball frenzy of games. If you love basketball, it’s hard to welcome April.

No Eggs Included

Easter Bunny Belly Button Ring

March Madness & the Hare

However, we also have one more thing to close out the month of March. Some of us can’t help but get excited by hopping bunnies, dying eggs, and my personal favorite, the Cadbury Egg. Or maybe you like the yellow Peeps around this time of year? Here’s a fun little Easter tradition you can try out. Take a Peep and nuke it get for 5-10 seconds. The Peep will start to expand just so slightly. Really a Peep is just a shaped marshmallow. Smash your swollen and warm Peep inside some graham crackers with some Hershey’s chocolate and you have yourself a spring time treat that reminds you of the summer nights over the bonfire yet to come.

PEEPS Easter Treat

PEEPS, Credit: jimmybuoy

What’s Hot Right Now in Bling

The hot new bling trends right now are the basketball rings, the sweet bunny jewelry, and maybe some Irish Claddaugh’s (which are those clasped hands over a heart celebrated by those who are Irish or just Irish in spirit).

St. Patrick's Day Belly Ring

Irish Belly Love

What are you wearing right now with spring just around the corner?

True Beauty

You are just as insecure as any normal woman is. So I define true beauty from within, because you will never value yourself if you try to compare yourself. -Zen Sevaseyanova, 21-year-old model via Jennifer S. Altman from the NY Times

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Cute Bunnies, Cute Fashion

 

A Prom Fashion Fairy Tale

Operation School Bell Gives Teens a Fairy Tale Fashion Prom

Prom fashion is on every teenager’s mind. Knowing this, Operation School Bell and the Anne Banning Auxiliary of the Assistance League of Southern California has been making school easier for underprivileged and at risk kids for 45 years. A couple of weeks ago Operation School Bell with the help of the Fashion World’s very own Fairy Godmother, Steven “Cojo” Cojocaru made real life prom dreams become fairy tales by giving 38 teens the chance to try on prom dresses and fashion accessories with the help of Cojo and other volunteers. Perhaps, the pumpkin turned coach is that the prom dresses and fashion accessories were free thanks to Operation School Bell. Cojo is a fashion critic perhaps best known for helping American Idol contestants select new wardrobe pieces during 2003 and 2004.

Operation School Bell doesn’t just provide free prom dresses and prom accessories. The charitable organization assists 5,500 Los Angeles Unified School District’s students with new school clothes enabling and promoting school attendance.

Cojo the Fairy Godmother Rocks Prom Fashion

Modern Day Cinderella Prom Fashion

Cojo the Fairy Godmother of Prom Fashion via his Twitter Feed

Cojo tweeted about the event saying, “The next chapter for me will def have a giving back component. I’m modeling myself after Mother Teresa (but with great hair & veneers).” Well, Cojo, we applaud you and all the volunteers that made this fairy tale a reality for our real world Cinderellas by giving them a fabulous day of fashion while trying on prom dresses and other prom accessories, and while being cheered by a fashion critic icon. What an experience to give to so many beautiful Cinderellas!

Fashion Meets Fairy Tale with Free Prom Dresses & Prom Fashion Accessories

Imagine not having the funds to get that penultimate prom dress that you have been dreaming about since you were 12-years-old. Top off the cost of that princess prom dress with the added burden of prom shoes, the perfect prom clutch, and other prom accessories. The price tag for a fairy tale night at prom is mighty steep for any teen. For some, it is an impossible dream. Prom is held up as the coming of age experience for teens for generations. It’s probably why the 80’s movie Pretty in Pink is still inspiring prom fashions and prom accessories 27 years later. The Prom is the iconic event of a teenager’s life. This is why we applaud Operation School Bell for helping 38 teens feel like the Belle of the Ball.

Pretty in Pink 80s Prom Fashion

Pretty in Pink 80s Prom Fashion

For some of our favorite prom fashion jewelry, make sure to check out our very own Pretty in Pink inspired jewelry sets before your prom night.

Question of the Week: Flat Tummy

Flat Tummy Confidence Confidential

Emma Watson Image by JustJaredJr

Dear Belly Bling,

I have a lot of friends who play sports or take dance classes to stay fit. Showing off a flat tummy for one of my friends seems easy for them. I don’t play sports or take dance. I worry I’m not thin enough to show off my new belly piercing like they do. I want to but I’m scared.

-Shy Belly Girl

Dear Shy Belly Girl,

We all know what it’s like to feel shy sometimes. We agree that staying active is one good step towards staying healthy. Bodies come in different shapes and sometimes how active you are doesn’t have anything to do with a flat tummy or buff muscles.

Anyone can stay healthy and they don’t have to take dance or play soccer to do it. Although playing sports or taking dance can be a fun way to stay fit. If you don’t like those activities there are other ways to stay healthy and maybe even keep a flat tummy. Walking, hiking, biking, or even try taking a Zumba class, which is not your traditional ballet dance class, but a fun way to stay fit while listening to amazing music! Or don’t worry about what others may think of your athletic abilities and try to play a sport recreationally, not competitively and see if you can’t build up some healthy movement into your life as well as build up your confidence.

Even if you choose to do none of these activities, you can find other ways to boost your self confidence. First of all, don’t focus on your friends. Don’t even focus on your tummy. You can wear a belly button ring under your shirt just as easily as you can when you bare your abs. Wearing a pretty belly button ring can make you feel more confident. Remember, some people like big hair, big flair, and flashy navel rings. That’s great. It’s just as great being more subtle and thoughtful. Some people are just as beautiful with a small gem belly ring. If you wear your belly ring under a shirt, you can choose who you want to show off your belly button ring to and where as well as when. Part of staying healthy is to remember to keep both your body and your mind fit as well as happy!

Emma Watson as seen in the photo above walks with confidence baring her flat tummy. However, we think she was just as cool and confident while playing the brainiac in all those Harry Potter flicks. The important thing is to appreciate yourself and don’t worry about what others think. Instead, have fun, smile, walk with confidence and we bet other’s will take note and smile back at you.

Sweet Bling,

Belly Bling

 

Pisces Horoscope for Today

Weekly Horoscopes: March 18-25

Pisces Horoscope Fashion

Pisces Belly Button Ring

Pisces Horoscope

Dear Pisces,

The Seas of Love are rising your way. Don’t swim, Pisces, without the charms and tokens of love. Prepare yourself, Pisces, as the Greek Goddess Athena once prepared herself before greeting someone she desired. Just as the gods of war must don helmets, shields, and weapons, you too, oh great Princesses of the Sea, must cover yourselves in the garments and jewelry of love. Take care to place pretty charms in your hair, like flowering buds blossoming in the tangled vines. Greet the sun and your new love with yesterday’s woes washed from your face, and replace with rosy cheeks and blushing lips. Wear the sign of the Pisces as a charm against the Bad Fates who may do you harm and as a reminder that you will rise, oh great Princesses of the Sea, as a mermaid who has landed on the beach to meet her Prince.

Reverse Belly Button Rings Rev Up Style

Reverse Belly Button Rings

Reverse belly button rings are increasing in popularity for a reason. Why? Although it is usually recommended not to wear a reverse belly button ring when you initially get your navel pierced, many love to wear reverse belly button rings because in general, they are more comfortable than a dangling belly ring. More of the weight of heavy gems or other shield like charms are better supported by the reverse design. So, comfort is one important reason to wear reverse belly button rings.

Another reason many wear reverse belly button rings is to hide small imperfections in the belly piercing itself. Is your navel piercing slightly off? Slightly to the left or to the right? A shield style reverse belly ring can hide small imperfections. A large reverse navel ring is less likely to snag when it is not dangling so low. With a reversed dangle, it is lifted higher up on your navel and therefore, is less likely to snag or drag or simply get lost in the waist of your jeans, shorts, or skirts.

There is one more final reason to wear reverse belly button rings. Reverse belly button rings rev up your style.

Reverse Belly Button Rings Rev Up Style

Reverse belly button rings can be quirky or quintessential accessories. Here are a few of our favorite quirky reverse belly button rings that rev up your quirky style.

The top down snake belly button ring serves the quirky style you love to show off. The quintessential reverse belly button ring that you should not live without is the vintage chandelier top down reverse belly ring.

 

Reverse Belly Button Rings Bring on the Va-Voom

If you want to bring some va-voom to your belly, the reverse gold belly button rings takes the gold for big time va-voom.

Here is an up close shot of how the reverse belly button ring rests higher up on the navel.

Belly Shot

Up Close on the Reverse Belly Ring

Big style. Big on comfort. What’s not to love about reverse belly button rings? Tell us which ones you love in our comments and don’t forget to check out all of our reverse belly button rings for sale.