Big Thursday vibes! Happy almost-weekend everyone! It's me, Alley, here with another edition of my weekly e-zine, 'The Tea.'
During one of my Friday Facebook LIVE sessions, I had someone mention that they were struggling with material sensitivities. Everyone's body is different, so there's no universal answer for a material that will work for everybody... But there are definitely a few great options, one of which is the wonderful material known as Bioplast.
- Bioplast has a pretty literal name, it stands for "Biology Plastic" - it's made to be biologically compatible (aka "inert") on human bodies
- It originally was used in medical settings, so it can stand up to sterilization in an autoclave and is flexible and comfy on all your parts!
- It makes a great option for material because it is both inexpensive and customizable
- Bioplast is flexible, which makes it a great option for athletes, travelers, or anyone who is generally on the move a lot
- It also makes amazing spare jewelry - keep a bag of retainers in your purse or bag for emergencies
Whether you're a "wear one piece until it breaks" kind of person or you like to swap out your jewelry every single day, a little bit of maintenance goes a long way to prolonging the life and look of your body jewelry. Yes, it's very important to clean your jewelry periodically, and yes, there is a right and wrong way to do it. Did you know that using brushes or other rough surfaces can scratch your body jewelry? Did you know that not washing your jewelry can discolor it? Did you know you have to be especially careful when cleaning 14k gold jewelry? It's a really simple process but can really have a profound effect on the life of your body jewelry. This week's blog will teach you all about how to keep your jewelry looking fresh and clean so you can keep it looking amazing for years to come. It's titled - "How To Clean Your Body Jewelry"
On the new jewelry side of things, we have lots of fun stuff to highlight today! As the largest online retailer of body jewelry in the world, we're always getting new jewelry in for every piercing and any situation. If you browse through our new body jewelry collection right up above, you'll see a lot of new stuff up for grabs. We just got in a ton of sets - multi-pack body jewelry sets to really give you the best bang for your buck. Second (and we can barely keep these on the shelves), we're showing off our aurora body jewelry collection. Aurora gems are super iridescent, coated in an amazing material that reflects light in a beautiful way that a normal gems doesn't. Each aurora gem has its own little personality - you may notice all sorts of different colors depending on each individual gem. If you don't have any aurora gem jewelry, we highly recommend grabbing some. Last but not least, it's still pretty sunny and warm around these parts, so I have to suggest this amazing skincare serum known as Christopher David Vitamin C serum. Are you out in the sun a lot? Do you like to tan or sunbathe? Do you love the beach? Then you should add this protective and lightweight formula to your daily regimen. Christopher David Vitamin C Serum will smooth and soothe your skin while also protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. This protective layer will help keep your skin appearing youthful and brilliant. Use some on your cheeks, forehead, and underneath your eyes and enjoy the bright, tight, and youthful luster it gives you. Keep in mind that being pierced and modded means taking good care of the skin around your piercings - you'll thank yourself down the line!
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Last call on August clubs of the month collections... Have you snagged your monthly club subscription yet? If not, it's so easy to join. What are they? Our monthly club is a month-to-month subscription package for anyone who considers themselves a pierced or modified individual. Do you love piercings? Do you want to grow your collection? Then its time to join up! When you're in our club, we'll send you three (3) body jewelry pieces right to your mailbox. We've got something for every piercing. For only $14.95 per month you can check out our vibrant new August collection. Shop now!