So I got my ears pierced the other day… at the ripe old age of thirty-freaking-eight! While I’d pierced them a million years ago at the age of 13, I went through a phase where I never wore earrings and the holes eventually closed up. Now, however, I’m happily re-holed and was very happy to have gotten it done at Claire’s.
I had no idea they did piercings but, as it turns out, they’re the world’s leading ear piercing specialists! Better yet, if you buy one of Claire’s ear piercing ‘starter kits’, you can get your ears punched for free! The kits include a bottle of ear cleansing solution and a pair of earrings from their piercing line.
These range from basic sterling silver balls starting at just R200 to fancy 18K gold with cubic zirconias. I picked out a pair of sterling silver cubic zirconia studs for R300 and then we got down to business which took all of two minutes. The friendly well-trained staff pulled on a pair of gloves before sterilising the ear piercing station, all the equipment and my ears. Also, the ‘gun’ that does the actual piercing is a pre-sterilised single use punch that holds the earring of your choice.
Despite regularly swiping my credit card to get needles poked into my face (hello Botox!) I was stupidly nervous about getting this done. The moment my piercer pulled the trigger I jumped and squealed, anticipating a terrible stab. Amazingly, it didn’t hurt at all and hasn’t caused me a drop of pain since. I’m now happily ‘sparkled up’ and am religiously using the special cleaning solution that was included in the price of my earrings.
I’m now looking forward to the future because, in six weeks time, I’ll be able to swap out my studs for something else. Like llamas!
My favourite, however, were these dangly pineapples…
Also, thought these drop earrings with li’l turquoise stones would look good with the white sundress I bought the other day.
Now let’s get to the exciting bit! I’ve got a Claire’s gift card worth R500 to give away to one lucky reader! Entering is easy – simply use the comments section to tell me how you’d like to spend that gift card.
I’ll be running this comp on Instagram and Facebook later today too. This competition is open to South African residents only and closes at 5pm on Friday the 10th of May 2019.