I shared with y’all on IG stories that I recently got my forward helix pierced and I had so many questions about it so I figured I would share all the details on here. I have been wanting a new piercing for a while and was trying to decide between getting my rook or my forward helix. Obviously I went with the forward helix because I felt like it was less noticeable, very delicate and a unique piercing that would complete my right ear. I’m really happy I went with the forward helix instead of the rook, I love it so much!
Where I Got it Pierced?
I got mine pierced at the Rose Gold Tattoo Parlor in Haight Ashbury in San Francisco. This is my go-to place for all things tattoos and piercings. I would highly recommend them if you live in the area or if you are visiting San Francisco. The facility is so clean, provides incredible service and they have a beautiful selection of BVLA jewelry. You can check out their reviews here and Instagram.
The Process & Pain Level
So for the piercing itself, it was super quick and very easy! My piercer Allana, was so quick with the actual piercing of the ear to putting in the piece of jewelry. The entire process was over in less than 30 seconds! I did feel a slight pinch to the ear but I wouldn’t say it hurt. Honestly, I would give it a 1 out of 10 in terms of pain. I’ve stubbed my toe and that’s hurts more than getting this piercing lol but really, it didn’t hurt. If you have your earlobes or cartilage pierced, this didn’t feel any different. However with that being said, I do believe I have a high pain tolerance and I have been told that many times before. Pain level is such a personal experience so what could be a 1 for me, could be a 10 for you. This is also my 12th piercing so your girl has some experience lol
The piece of jewelry I picked is from BVLA. One of my favorite things about Rose Gold is that you can get pierced with high quality jewelry that you actually love instead of an ugly silver barbell post. Mine is 14k gold with a small diamond in the center of it. I love how dainty it is and it matches perfectly with my other earrings.
I’ve had this piercing for almost a full month now so I can only speak on what it has been like so far. The first 36 hours I did have a horrible headache on the right side of my head which I do believe was a side effect to the piercing because I am not prone to headaches. This was super annoying and was more painful than the piercing itself. I have been very cautious about sleeping on it since Allana recommended to stay off of it for a couple weeks. This is probably the hardest because I am a side sleeper. I do notice if sleep on it, sometimes I wake up and it is a little bit swollen and red. The third week, I did notice a little bit of white puss coming out of it but after a few sea salt soaks, that went away within 24 hours. So far the healing has been really easy considering this is a cartilage piercing and my ears are incredibly sensitive.
I will update this post once the piercing is fully healed but that can take anywhere from 4-6 months so stay tuned. If you are interested in what cleaning solution I am using, it’s this one. The studio recommends this, it’s available on Amazon for re-purchase and so far it has been working really well for me. I love how big the bottle is so it lasts quite a while. All in all, I love this piercing and would totally recommend it! xoxo
Y’all know I love jewelry of all sorts but I wanted to share pieces and brands I love that sell beautiful quality jewelry at more of an affordable price. Whether these are for yourself or for a gift, I guarantee you will love them. I do also have this gift guide of some of my most worn and daily jewelry pieces if you are interested in reading!
Louis Vuitton Neverfull Dupe: This is a great price for a LV purse dupe! I would recommend also getting the Purse Organizer listed below (#6) because it is designed for that bag and helps keep you organized!
Star Wars Collectors Blueprint Book: I got this just last night for my boyfriends dad. I saw this in a little boutique in Waco for over $100 before we moved and figured I could find it cheaper. Sure enough, Amazon has it. It is super cool and I think would make a really unique gift for anyone Star Wars lover!
Today I am sharing with y’all some of my Amazon Prime gift ideas! I hope this is helpful and provides some unique ideas! I will continue to create more gift guides leading up until Christmas so make sure to check back for more gift ideas and holiday inspo! I hope you are all having a great weekend and and had a Happy Thanksgiving! xoxo
Also if you are interested in Black Friday Beauty sales, check out this post here. I also have this post that covers all of the clothing Black Friday sales with discount codes and recommendations!
Here are some of my holiday gift guides and amazon favorites videos from my YouTube channel if you need more ideas!
Barefoot Dreams Poncho:(ON SALE!) – My boyfriends mom got this for me as well 2 years ago and it has been a must have for me recently due to the cold weather we have been having in SF. I also got one for my mom the same year!
Dana Rebecca Huggies: Another gift from my boyfriend, he always gets me jewelry because it is my favorite hahah but I wear these every day in my second ear lobe piercings.
Kendra Scott Jewelry Box:(25% OFF!) One of the best gifts I’ve ever received. I store all of my jewelry and I will have it forever!
Soludos White Sneakers: So kinda cheating on this one because I bought these for myself but hey, self love is important LOL I got these this past summer for a trip to Portugal and these are the best white sneakers for walking. I even own Adidas sneakers and think these are better!
Longchamp Le Pliage Large Tote Bag: I bought this again for myself when I just had moved to SF because I wanted a “city bag.” Something extremely functional, nothing flashy and waterproof. This is one of the best bags I own, even over my luxury bags!
Sam Edelman White Linnie Mules: Another gift from my boyfriends mom but these were my most worn shoes for 2019 next to my white sneakers! I will forever own these shoes and they are great dupes for the Gucci loafers!
Spanx Faux Leather Motto Leggings: (20% OFF!) Ok slowly realizing this is also a “best gifts I’ve bought myself” list but had to mention these. Faux Leather leggings are a must and these are currently on sale. I bought mine last year and they hold up perfectly!
Tech Gloves:(ON SALE!) I can’t remember who gifted these to me but I love them! They are amazing for the cold days and actually work!
Halogen Trench Coat: Last but not least, my trench coat. Again, I bought this for myself when I found out I was moving to SF. I wanted a good everyday trench and this is perfect. Water repellent and also can be dressed up or down. I love it. Worth every penny!
Happy Black Friday! A few weeks ago I asked on Instagram gift guides you wanted to see and this was one I saw a few requets for! I loved the idea & with Black Friday here, many of these items are on sale!
I also did some holiday shopping last night as well and I wanted to share with y’all what I bought for some of the people in my life!
Monogrammed Floral Mug – another great gift for the holidays, if you are on a budget, this is under $5 and seriously, who doesn’t love receiving coffee mugs!
Woven Chain Buckle Velvet Belt – I love the mix of velvet and gold on this belt, it goes with everything and I think it is pretty for the holiday season
Turtleneck Oversized Sweatshirt – when I tell you this is the comfiest thing you will ever own, I mean that. I’ve got so many people in my personal life to buy this and everyone loves it! So comfy and perfect for casual or workwear
Apple Tv – I will always recommend this as one of the best gifts to give. It has all streaming services in one place, has movies & tv shows you can rent, plus listen to music. Everything is in one place and it’s just wroth every single penny.
Recently I asked you guys on Instagram what gift guides you would like to see and one of the most popular responses was gifts for parents. I catered this one to be mostly under $100, although there are a few things that are slightly over. I hope this is helpful and provides you with some ideas!