How To Wear Fake Earrings Without Getting Sore Ears.

A beautiful pair of earrings can be the difference between your outfit looking bland or brilliant!

No matter what statement you are trying to make, a great pair of ‘fake’ earrings is an affordable way to express your individuality, until you have had them in for a couple of hours and the pain starts. You don’t want to take them out so you persevere and for the next few days you pay the price for a few hours of glam.

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With lot’s of girls in our house, there are lot’s of pairs of earrings!

Most of the time I wear real gold or silver for everyday wear and I have never got sore ears, as long as I keep it real.

But I like bling, and dangle and colourful and shiny and I don’t like sore ears.

Determined not to let the fake’s win, I did a little research, and a few experiements.
The end result is being able to wear fake earrings as often as I want, with no pain or inflamation, winning!

The first suggestion that I found was to coat the earring hook or post with a little vaseline. This creates a barrier and helps to stop inflamation and pain.

As I am not a big fan of vaseline because it is petroleum based, I wanted a healthier alternative. Hit the jackpot with none other than the product of the moment that everyone can’t seem to get enough of…..coconut oil!

Simply dip a cotton tip into coconut oil and apply to your earrings. I have even gone one step further by adding one drop of Lavender pure essential oil to the cotton tip, as it has incredible anti-inflammatory properties, is soothing for anything skin related and helps stop the development of scare tissue.

I have not had sore ears in months now, and one of my favourite pairs of earrings, large square crystals that are on fake posts and I can now wear them for days on end with no irritation.

Try it and see, works a treat!

Note – adding vaseline or coconut oil to your earrings does make them slippery and increases your chances of them falling out. I now save those little plastic backs that come on hook earrings to keep them safely on the display cards instore. Keeps your earrings safely in place perfectly.

Do you get sore ears from wearing fake earrings?

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Strawberry Sugar Body Scrub – A Yummy DIY Beauty Treat

Strawberries are not only wonderful to eat, if you can spare 3 from the punnet, you can make yourself a very refreshing and delightful body scrub!

So often I look at the strawberries in the supermarket and if you are lucky, you get a few that look good to eat, but turn the punnet upside down and the ones at the bottom are mushy and yuck!

For the last couple of weeks though, the strawberries have been absolutely beautiful, so as well as eating them, I made this yummy scrub which I adapted from one that I saw in the Good Taste magazine.

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RECIPE

3 strawberries (tops removed)

1 cup of white sugar

3 drops of lemon pure essential oil

2 tablespoons of coconut oil

Place the strawberries in a small bowl and mash wish a fork, add the sugar and lemon essential oil and coconut oil and stir until combined.

Take the bowl into the shower and moisten your skin with warm water.

Apply the scrub in small circular motions starting at your feet and working your way up. (Do not apply to facial skin as this is too course).

Rinse well and use a face washer to gently rub away any excess scrub.

Your skin will feel super smooth and the strawberries and lemon essential oil have a lovely astringent effect on the skin!

Enjoy!