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Jewelry Giveaway! #bellybling

 

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How to enter the Jewelry Giveaway

How to enter the Jewelry Giveaway

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Flower Belly Button Rings

Flower Belly Button Rings

 

Buy A Pretty in Pink Flower Belly Ring

Pink Flower Belly Button Ring

Flower belly button rings are always the fashionable body jewelry go-to bling. Flower belly rings brighten up your navel for Spring and Summer outings to the beach. Flower navel rings bring perk to just your every day summer wear that shows off your mid-riff. With all the May flowers in bloom, why not show off your own bloom with a pretty in pink blooming flower belly button ring?

Dangling Flower Navel Rings

Buy Golden Flower Belly Rings

Rose Gold Dangling Flower Belly Ring

Dangling flower navel rings are a hot May trend for two reasons. May brings to mind flowers and Spring. Dangling flower belly rings are more fun to wear when you’re looking for high drama in your body jewelry. Dangling belly rings swing when you shimmy. So, sign up for a belly dancing class and learn to shake your fabulous shimmying hips while wearing a dangling flower belly ring.

Belly Dancing Swank

Non-Piercing Flower Belly Rings

New to the world of belly rings? You can test drive the dangling flower belly ring by wearing a non-piercing flower belly button ring. Yes, you read that right. You can actually get the look of a dangling flower belly button ring without even getting your navel pierced. One of our favorite non-piercing flower belly ring is this bright neon green flower belly ring.

Flowering Belly Ring for Non-Pierced Navels

Non-Piercing Flower Belly Ring

Now, you can be a flower belly ring diva without even having your belly button pierced. Belly bling is not just for the pierced fashionista, but now, everyone can wear a flower belly button ring with the hottest trend to hit the body jewelry market – belly rings for the non-pierced navels.

We want to hear back from you. What are your favorite flower belly button rings? Check out our blossoming garden beds over at BellyBling.net and pick some flower belly button rings. Make sure to tell us which flower belly button rings are your absolute must haves this May season!

 

Can I Wear A Belly Ring While Pregnant?

Pregnancy Belly Ring

Dear Belly Bling,

I have my belly pierced, but now that I’m pregnant, I’m wondering if I can still wear my old belly button rings?

-Mama’s Belly

Baby on Board Pregnancy Belly Ring

Baby on Board

Dear Mama’s Belly,

First, congratulations! Every new Mama with a belly piercing wonders the same thing. The good news is that yes, you can still wear a belly ring even as your tummy grows to accommodate your new little baby girl or new little baby boy.

Lots of changes are coming down the turnpike for you, Mama Belly. Not only are lots of changes happening to your body, but lots of emotional fluctuations might be occurring simultaneously. Change is a normal part of motherhood. Change is always happening to a Mom-To-Be, but change is also the norm for a mom of a toddler, a preschooler, or a tween. It’s one of those things that you have to adjust and accept as part of the joy of that little bundle that is on her way.

Pearl Flexible Belly Ring

Pearl Pregnancy Belly Ring

One of the physical changes that can impact your belly button ring is that expanding belly. Sometimes, for some people, their old belly rings fit just fine and no new rings are needed. Some people find, however, that their sensitivities all over their body has increased, including their navel piercing area. If your skin seems more prone to itchiness or rashes or simple dry skin, then change might be a good thing. Changing to a pregnancy belly ring might be the way to go. Pregnancy belly rings are often more flexible, which means they grow with you as your tummy and your baby grow! Maternity belly rings are often made with hypoallergenic materials for less skin irritation. So, you can feel comfy and feel secure in your state of mind that you are wearing the right pregnancy belly ring.

light up the night, baby

glitter and glow in the dark maternity belly ring

What you don’t want to do when with your belly piercing while you are pregnant is take your belly ring out and not put another one back in for 9 months. The problem with this, is your body may try to close up the pierced navel if no belly jewelry is worn at all. Do you remember how long it took to finalize that healed belly piercing? You don’t want to have to re-pierce your belly button all over again, if you don’t have to do so. Sometimes, not always because everyone is different, but scar tissue can form where a piercing has been made. If you have to re-pierce your navel all over again, it may be more difficult for your professional piercer. Remember to ALWAYS use a professional piercer when you get your belly button pierced. You can get your belly button pierced again, but save yourself from having to do a do-over if you can. You’ll save the hassle and some money by keeping a maternity navel ring in place during your pregnancy.

Pregnancy Belly Ring with Baby Feet

Do you hear the pitter patter of little baby feet?

Plus, here is the BEST part! You get to shop for more ultra-chic and oh-baby, oh-so-much fun pregnancy belly button rings! Oooo-la-la! Now, that wasn’t so hard was it? Check out our favorite maternity belly button rings that are just perfect for Mother’s Day or any day!

 

Hypoallergenic Belly Button Ring

Nickel-Free Belly Ring

Dear Belly Bling: New Belly Button Piercing & Healing

Change out your old belly ring for this new hot pink bling.

New Hot Pink Belly Ring

Dear Belly Bling, 

How long do I have to wait before I can change my belly ring?

-New Belly Ring Girl

Swap out your belly ring for this Circle Dangling Bead Belly Ring

Dear New Belly Ring Girl,

First, congratulations on your new belly ring!

It can take 3-12 months for a belly button piercing to completely heal. It varies from person to person. This does not mean you can’t shop for belly rings while you wait for the pierced belly button to finish healing! Some of our newest belly rings that we are excited about should keep you entertained while you wait.

Here are some signs that you are going to look for in order to determine if your new piercing has healed enough to change out the belly ring. There should be no crusting at the piercing site. You should be able to freely spin or move the belly ring around without it “sticking” or “pulling” on the healed skin around the site. If your belly button piercing has not completely healed yet, the tissue around the belly ring will still be slightly swollen and may still be developing a crust wear the ring inserts into your belly button. Make sure to follow all of your piercer’s advice on maintaining the piercing site and keeping the area clean.

When the time comes, and you are ready to change out your belly ring for another, make sure that the new ring has been sanitized and that the area around your piercing as well as your hands are clean. If an infection or oozing of any fluids develops, then, make sure to have your doctor take a look at it just to rule out possible infections. If you have waited patiently (we know it is hard!) you should be able to easily slide your old belly ring out and even clean the area in the shower with simple soap and water. Then, insert your newest and most fashionable belly ring into place and enjoy!

Happy Belly Ring Shopping,

The Belly Bling Fashionistas

 

Dear Belly Bling: Allergies, Colds, & Nose Rings

There she blows! Even with a nose ring.

Hot Nose Rings

Nose Rings & Allergies?

Dear Belly Bling,

I want to get my nose pierced but I’m worried that because I have allergies, I won’t be able to blow my nose. How do you clear out your sinuses with a nose ring?

- Sneezy Bling Girl

bless you

ach-hoo via dainty blooms

Dear Sneezy Bling Girl,

We are thrilled to tell you that yes, you can get your nose pierced even if you have allergies. Obviously, as with anything that involves your body, you can reassure yourself if you are really worried about it by clearing it with your family doctor first. However, most of us here at Belly Bling have allergies or get colds and we love our nose rings!

First, don’t get your nose pierced during peak allergy season, just to make things easier. After you get your nose pierced your immune system is working hard as your nose heals, so, it doesn’t make sense to get the piercing when your body is going to be working hard dealing with the sneezes and itchy eyes of peak allergy or flu season. Instead, get your nose pierced when the worst of it is over.

Yes, you can blow your nose and have your nose pierced! You do want to be careful in the initial few weeks after first getting your nose pierced – gentle there she blows! However, after that, it’s really quite easy to blow your nose. Some people just move the ring or the stud to the side and some people simply blow their noses without thinking about it. You’ll find out that it’s not that big of a deal once you get use to it all.

Get inspired to get your nose pierced with some of our favorite nose ring fashion must haves!

Blessings and Bling,

Belly Bling

bless you jewelry

bless you via Julian Gray

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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Dear Lovers of Brilliant Bling,

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And while you are there shopping, make sure to sign up for our emails. Did you know that Belly Bling has weekly deals and other specials that can be sent to your email? Make sure to take advantage of Belly Bling’s special deals, cheap belly button ring offers, as well as notices when new hot trending belly rings have arrived on our shelves. Keep up with the trendiest in fashionable body jewelry.

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Happy Belly Bling Shopping,

The Belly Bling Fashionistas

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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