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Big Screen Bling

Anytime something “blingy” hits the news, our belly bling staffers are on it. The most recent buzz has been all about the new movie The Bling Ring. Based on a true story, it stars Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Claire Julien, and Emma Watson as a group of Southern California teenagers obsessed with the sparkling lifestyle of celebrities. To grab their own little piece of the glitz, they burglarize the homes of several stars, including Paris Hilton, Audrina Patridge, Rachel Bilson, and Lindsay Lohan, and make off with more than three million in jewelry and designer fashions.

What struck us (besides our beloved Hermoine pole dancing in Paris Hilton’s Nightclub Room!), was the realization at how obsessed we are with celebrities and how the media can make them seem so accessible. The heists took place after the teens checked TMZ.com for events so they could be sure the celebrity would not be home, then just Google mapped their address. And keep in mind, this happened nearly five years ago. Now with the growing popularity of social media like Twitter and Instagram, it’s the stars themselves sharing with us on a daily basis- from their designer gowns to their body bling. Case in point: two recent posts from Kim Kardashian and Audrina Patridge on Intagram:

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Did you see the movie? Tell us what you thought! We’d give it a B+, mostly for the bling factor, like this:

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If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the trailer:

Belly Ring Tips: 6 Ways to Beat the Belly Bloat

Although summer doesn’t officially start for a few days, tummy-baring tops and cute little bikinis have probably already become a regular in your wardrobe rotation if you’re got some belly ring bling or a sexy belly chain to show off.

While regular exercise is really the best way to get a sexy, belly ring- flaunting tummy, we’ve collected some tips you can use to keep the bloating at bay.

1. Cut down on salt. Salt consumption makes you retain water which can cause bloating. Even if you don’t normally add a lot of salt to your food, start reading labels to see how much sodium a food contains. Canned foods in particular, such as soups can contain a high amount of sodium, as do some foods you might not expect: salad dressing, ketchup, bacon, cheese, and breads.

2. Drink plain water. This is a no-brainer. Carbonated drinks like soda and sparkling water continue to churn even after you drink them, which can cause pressure and bloating in your stomach.

3. Avoid processed foods. Processed white food in particular, like bread, pasta, etc. can be difficult to digest. Choose whole grains instead, such as brown rice, oats, and whole wheat breads, which are a good source of fiber. One word of caution: add fiber to your diet slowly to give your body a chance to adjust. Too much fiber too quickly can also bloat your digestive track.

4. Don’t chew gum. Chewing gum means you’re also swallowing air, which makes its way into the stomach and causes pressure.

5. Just say no fried foods. Foods cooked by deep-frying take longer to digest, which can cause an uncomfortably full feeling for an extended period of time. It’s best to avoid the deep fried shrimp basket if you plan to put on a bikini a few hours later.

6. Eat your veggies, most of them anyway. Veggies are an excellent addition to your diet, but avoid those that have been proven to product more gas: beans, broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower to name a few.

7. Avoid large meals and eat slowly. Eating a big meal can do a number on the stomach, and gulping it down quickly can double the discomfort. Rather than eating three big meals a day, spread your menu out to include six smaller meals. This helps keep your hunger levels in control so you’re not ravenous before a meal, which can in turn, cause you to eat too fast.

Ready to show off your belly button rings or belly ring chains? Be sure to share with us! Send it, and you just might be a belly bling model. Get the details here.

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Belly Chain Buzz

There’s been some real buzz lately in the celebrity style circles about belly chains. We’ve known for a while now that they’re a fun and chic way to add some unique bling to a cute bikini or crop top, so it’s been cool to see the stars flaunting it in their own way.

Some of our favs include Kendall Jenner’s thin gold chains sweeping so gently out from under a pretty floral top.

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Pop star Rihanna also make a statement on the when she paired a mulit-layered belly chain with a teeny tiny bikini and sporty braids.

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And let’s not forget Miley Cyrus, whose been known to rock a belly chain with a little sexy dress on the red carpet, just as well as with a rugged-looking cropped leather jacket while on stage.

Even Beyonce took to the cover of GQ back in February to flaunt her belly chain peeking out from under a cropped football jersey.

Call us biased, but we think the pretty delicate belly chains make a stronger statement than even the heavy gold single chain she paired with it.

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And it seems the pop stars aren’t the only ones jumping on the belly chain trend. Victoria’s Secret is giving the belly chain a starring role in their latest catalogs. In fact, supermodel Candice Swanepoel made such a splash during a recent St. Barts photo shoot, an article from the U.K.’s Daily Mail, “Victoria’s Secret angel Candice Swanepoel showcases her heavenly figure in bikinis and trend belly bling” has been trending to rave reviews.

The thing is we love the most about belly chains is the way you can reveal a little or a lot- depending on your mood, your style, whatever you wish. Pick up a dainty chain to wear with a bikini or go big and bold but pair it with a longer top. We love the way this BellyBling customer mixes up the shimmer of our heart gold belly chain, with fun, vidid colors:

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What’s your favorite way to wear belly chain jewelry? Don’t just tell us- show us! Send it to us too and you just might be a belly bling model. Get the details here.

 

Put Your Bling in its Place with a Jewelry Organizer

Has this ever happened to you? You’re all ready for a big night out and you have the perfect belly ring in mind to complete the look. You search and search but it’s nowhere to be found. It’s time to take action and get your bling organized with some cool jewelry storage. Whether a clear, cute little jewelry box is your style, or you prefer a space-saving jewelry organizer that hangs is what you’re looking for, find them here.

Hanging jewelry organizer

image of hanging jewelry organizerBest for: tight spaces
A built-in hanger lets you hang this in a closet, behind a door- anywhere you’d like. The clear pockets make it easy to spot what you want at a glance. Hanging storage is also a great idea for makeup or jewelry and it’s easy lift-and-go style makes it super portable. Go for a classic satin hanging organizer or go cute with a little black dress hanging jewelry organizer.

 

Jewelry chest drawers

image of clear jewelry boxBest for: a variety of sizes of jewelry 
A modern take on the classic jewelry box, these are designed of clear acrylic so you can see right through them. No more pulling open drawer after drawer to find what you need. Clear jewelry chest drawers also offer wider spaces than those jewelry boxes with compartments, so you can store jewelry as big as large hoop earrings and as small as tiny post earrings. This one is in a mini size (6″ x 6.5″ x 6.5″) but it’s big on space. If you’re looking for something a little larger, check out these options: clear jewelry organizer and acrylic jewelry chest.

Compartment jewelry box

image of compartment jewelry boxBest for: Belly rings, earrings, and other small jewelry
Lots of small spaces in this compartment jewelry box keep bling separated yet together in one convenient spot. The 36 compartments are a great way to organize your jewelry by style, color, type… whatever you wish. Plus, the stackable design lets you add more layers of storage as your collection increases. The slim design and hard, durable acrylic case makes it super easy to slip into a dresser drawer or under the bed.

 

Jewelry ladder

image of jewelry storage ladderBest for: longer pieces like necklaces and bracelets
Unlike many jewelry organizers, this jewelry ladder has rods to neatly hang necklaces and bracelets, as well as spots for earrings or other body jewelry. A bonus? Its vertical design doesn’t take up a lot of space, so it works great on a bathroom counter or top of a dresser.

Lots of options mean you don’t have to limit yourself to just one kind of organizer. How do you organize your jewelry? By type? By style?

 

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We’ve Got Bling, Yes We Do, We’ve Got Bling- How ‘Bout You?

image of tuck jump cheerleader belly ringSchool may be out for the summer, but that means the season of cheer camps is just beginning. Whether this is your first year of cheerleading or you’ve been ruling the sidelines for a few years now, the coolest way to show off your cheer spirit after the game is with bling, of course- a cheerleader belly ring.

We’ve just added a bunch of new cheer belly button rings sporting classic cheer style: tuck jump, high kicktoe touch, spread eagle, C jump, poms, even a state champ belly ring if you’ve got an awesome achievement like that to shout about.image of high kick cheerleader belly ring

If there’s a strict rule about hiding your piercing during the games, check out our new invisible belly ring that’s flesh toned so you can easily take the spotlight off your belly piercing, without have to go without a ring.

Another great option is our clear belly button ring retainer. image of clear belly button ring It not only hides your piercing, but its lightweight flexibility makes it a great choice for an active game of jumps and stunts.  In fact, we’ve got a whole category of invisible piercing retainers and clear body jewelry- check them out if you’re thinking about a nose piercing, eyebrow piercing, or maybe a labret, but are concerned about having to hide it for cheer, school, or work.

If you’re a cheerleader, let us know if there are rules your squad has about wearing belly button rings during a game or practices. Give us a shout- we want to hear from you!

Celebrity Belly Ring Bling: Britney Spears

britney spears belly ringBritney Spears is back in the news lately, thankfully for good things: new music, new boyfriend, and her fabulously toned bod on the cover of the June issue of Shape magazine. The first thing we noticed? The belly ring she’s rocking. The dangling, sparkling stones are the perfect accent for her sexy suit and confident personality.

Britney has certainly come a long way since she first showed off her newly pierced belly during a stint on MTV’s TRL back in 2000. Check it out:

Who’d have thought that years later- and now also a Mom to two boys- she’d be proudly showing off that piercing on newsstands across the country? Belly piercings have definitely become a lot more common since Britney had teens gasping (and probably some parents too!) when she flashed that little gold ring from under a sweater more than a decade ago.

And with belly piercings more common, belly rings now come in styles for every personality, whether you’re all about the glittery glam of dangling belly rings or like the understated style of a gold captive bead ring.

What do you think of Britney’s taste in belly rings? Better back then? Or simply stunning now?

Become a BellyBling Model Contest: UPDATE!

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Our contest has been in full swing for about five weeks now, and we’re thrilled with all of the photos we’re getting from our awesome BellyBling customers! In fact, we’re so happy with them, we’ve started posting some to the product pages on our website. Check out this page to see just one of our gorgeous customer photos!

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Along with enjoying all the great photos, we’ve learned some cool things with this contest:

  1. We love how the breast cancer ribbon belly ring makes a powerful statement
  2. Belly chains really are the perfect bikini accessory
  3. An ear cuff makes a sweet accent to a triple forward helix
  4. The anchor belly button rings look super cool in beach photos
  5. Captive bead rings look great with sporty swimwear
  6. Baby bump bellies are so cute with bling
  7. Nothing sets off a belly ring like dermal hip piercings
  8. We love selfies of besties!
  9. The superhero belly button rings always make us smile
  10. Our customers have excellent taste in belly rings!

So…. what are you waiting for? Send us your pics and you could be featured on our website AND win some free bling! Here’s everything you need to know:

Become a Bellybling Model contest rules and guidelines

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