Friday, May 16, 2014

I had my Tragus pierced today!

It is something I wanted to do for few week now. I always liked the look of multiple earrings and even pierced a second hole in my ear when I was 11 (which then I took out and it eventually healed). Tragus piercing to me looked very appealing but painful. However after speaking to few people who had it done I realised it doesn't seem to be as bad.

Today I summoned my courage and called Cosmetics Plus at Carindale. They told me to come in as Fridays are usually not very busy. I've applied plenty of EMLA numbing cream on the area 30 min before (however I was told it is best to apply it 45 to 60 min prior). The whole process took 10 minutes and set me back $35 including the earring.


The girl who did my piercing was very nice and friendly. She first marked the spot with a marker pen and asked if I was happy with the placement, I've decided that I wanted it a bit lower hence why you can see a bit of ink residue above the piercing. Then she disinfected the area and asked me to lie down. I could feel a lot of pressure on my ear possibly from being held with forceps of some sort, then I felt sharp pinching pain (not bad at all, 3-4/10) and pressure from the earring being inserted.

There was no bleeding, redness or swelling...I left with a big smile :) It has been 5 hours since I had it done and I could feel just the occasional mild dull ache. I have to wait for 6-8 weeks before I could replace the original earring  and I am planning to put a small diamond stud there. 

I also had belly button pierced which was done 14 years ago. I had it done by GP and had local anaesthetic injected so it didn't hurt at all. I am so used to it now that I feel weird without it.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

My recent purchases

Yes, I know...I've been missing :) Life suddenly got really busy and had some unexpected twists and turns...
The change in weather called for some wardrobe updates but my hours at work have been reduced so I could only afford a handful of items.

Shopbop had 25% off sale recently so I got my hands on...

BB Dakota Fleming Ponte Dress...RRP$84, paid $44.10
I was lacking a good fitted black dress in my wardrobe and this one was a great find. It is made from thick material so it is very very flattering yet sexy and figure hugging.

Club Monaco Ana Sweater...RRP$160, paid$60
I had this sweater for 3 weeks and already wore it at least 5 times. It is made from a quality blend and feels soft and warm

I currently have only one pair of work shoes so I needed more but couldn't find anything I liked. I have to wear fully enclosed shoes to work for H&S reasons. I've been in the industry for over 10 years now and let me tell you that there has been any improvement in shoe range or styles. I am constantly face with same old Hush Puppies, Diana Ferrari, Sandler range at Myer and David Jones that is not very visually pleasing, nor wallet-friendly. I try to get them now from Mimco and Witchery. They tend to be more fashion-forward, comfortable and, if purchase on sale, more affordable.

Mimco Go Brogue Midi...RRP$229.95, paid$74.50
Mimco outlet often has 50% off their last pairs so I was very happy to find these brogues for 1/2 of already reduced price in my size. They are super comfortable and small heals means I can now wear some longer pants to work without having them altered.

While I was there I couldn't resist these summer wedges that I have tried on few months earlier but didn't want to pay $100+ for...

Mimco Fibonacci Wedges...RRP$249, paid$34.50
My waiting paid off :) They might have to sit in my closet for couple of months but come spring summer these gorgeous wedges will get lots of wear with shorts and dresses.