Everything You Need To Know About Septum Piercings

Everything You Need To Know About Septum Piercings

Septum piercings have become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly among celebrities and pop culture icons. With all the exposure septum piercings are getting lately, we know a lot of our readers have been considering taking the plunge into the body mod, themselves. Because we love you, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to gather the information you’ll need to make the final decision.

In the sections that follow, we will cover the good, the bad, and the sometimes-ugly risks of the piercing, as well as how to ensure that your healing process goes well and the modification suits you throughout the course of the trend.

What is a Septum Piercing?

A septum piercing is a bold body modification that presents itself in the form of jewelry pushed through the septum, or middle section, of the nose (between the nostrils). It’s more daring than your typical nose piercing, but not permanent like a tattoo.

The septum piercing was originally a tradition of the ancient Mayans, who wore the jewelry as a sign of religious faith. Today, the piercing is a way to present yourself as a bold character. It boasts strength and individuality and a desire to step outside the expectative “norm” of society.

This is no doubt a statement that young people (and some not-so-young people) have been eager to make through the generations. If it sounds like the kind of statement you want to make, keep reading.

Does it Hurt?

All piercings hurt. They break the skin and puncture through a part of the body, so pain is pretty much a given. Is it unbearable pain, though?

I would say definitely not.  However, it depends largely on the person. Everybody has their own level of pain tolerance. This is why it’s so hard to put a measurement on pain. Even when visiting emergency rooms, the triage team will often have you rate the pain you feel against the worst pain of your life, which doesn’t tell them much more than whether or not you are, in your own opinion, suffering. Therefore, it’s nearly impossible for anyone to tell another living soul whether or not a piercing or tattoo or medical procedure is going to hurt.

What we can tell you, though, is that the pain has been likened to that of a regular nose piercing, with some stating that they barely felt pain at all, instead feeling simply like they needed to sneeze.

There is one precaution, though, that your piercer might not tell you about. If you have ever suffered a deviated septum, the piercing might be a more painful process than usual. Also, it might not look right, even after it heals.

If you have a non-symmetrical nose, this is probably a piercing you should just skip altogether. The risk of pain is higher and the possibility of it looking right is slim.

How Does it Heal?

Again, healing is as relative as pain. Everyone heals differently and some people (whether they admit it or not) are pickers. What we can promise, though, is that – if left alone – the piercing should heal fully within eight weeks without any infection or irritation.

You should also be careful and not change the jewelry before the healing process is complete. Doing so will put you at risk of infection and irritation.

Is it Hard to Care for?

Not at all. As mentioned above, all you really have to do is leave it alone. Don’t touch it. Don’t pick it. Don’t play with it. Don’t change it. Wash your face as normal and see a doctor if you start to notice signs of infection.

Some people have jobs that require them to flip their piercing up into the nose to hide it from customers. If you do have to do this, make sure you are keeping a close eye out for irritation and cleanliness. It is not advised to move the piercing at all, so this is already a risk- but it is unfortunately sometimes a necessary one.

Can it be Removed?

If you grow tired of the piercing or decide that it is uncomfortable down the road, it’s a really easy thing to remove.  Some piercings require the assistance of a professional to take out, but the septum is not one of them. You can remove this piercing on your own and the hole will eventually close up again.

The longer you’ve had the piercing, though, the longer it will take to heal. In addition, if you have used weights to stretch your septum piercing, you may need cosmetic surgery to cut away the stretched tissue. If you aren’t 100% sure that you want to have a stretched septum forever, don’t start the process.

Otherwise, in the case of a normal piercing hole, removing the jewelry should not result in any long-term scarring or complications with breathing or appearance. If you are removing the piercing because of infection, maintain a cleaning regimen until the piercing closes and consult with your physician for antibiotics if needed.

With Proper Research, a Septum Piercing Makes a Bold Statement

Always research your piercings (and your piercers) responsibly. Remember that you get what you pay for- a clean, knowledgeable body modification artist is worth the higher price you’ll pay as opposed to cousin Jimmy’s friend in a house party basement.

Research the piercing shop you plan to visit, read reviews, and don’t be afraid to walk out if you get any kind of sketchy feeling during your piercing appointment. Remember this is your body they’re modifying, so you always get the last call.

When done incorrectly, the septum piercing can be a painful process that results in infection and suffering.

When done right, however, you can create a bold and beautiful statement and celebrate your individuality in a way that honors a lost society. A septum piercing will be your most noticeable facial feature, a conversation starter, and a way to let your personality speak without words.

Target Just Dropped An Affordable Workwear Line- And It Is Awesome!

Target Just Dropped An Affordable Workwear Line- And It Is Awesome!

As someone who works from home, getting ready for work in the morning seems to always been an extreme. I’m either super excited to try a new look, or I literally don’t’ want to get dressed to go sit at my couch and write… you know what I mean?  

However, I think the struggle of getting dressed for work applies to a lot of people and if it applies to you, I have good news! Target is coming to the rescue with their new line-Prologue. 

Target’s New Prologue Collection

Target’s latest clothing line, Prologue, has over 70 pieces that are both trending and timeless enough to wear to work- and to happy hour drinks. The collection is the perfect fall update, incorporating materials like matte satin, crape and twills.

Julie Guggemos, Target’s senior vice president of product design & development explained what she hopes the line will achieve. “With Prologue, we’re looking to inspire—and win over—women who are drawn to a more modern, minimal style… which, by the way, is not the easiest look to create on a budget.”

And to be honest, I think they have achieved that.  The clothes are the perfect mix of chic and modern simplicity and will be on trend for many seasons. I also love that the pieces transition seamlessly between looking sharp in the office to cocktails with the girls.

Time To Fill Your Cart

The line is exclusive to Target and dropped September 14th. The collection is easy on your budget with pieces starting at $12.99 and everything under $50.

I also appreciate that Target continues to be size inclusive. The Prologue line ranges from 0-16 and even up to 26W online.  If this brand is anything like Target’s other recent lines, the best items will sell out soon, so we advise filling your cart with your favorite Prologue blouses, slacks, skirts and outerwear ASAP.

Prologue looks to be another home run from the team at Target, check it out now and always have a go-to office outfit.

Cute Fall Essentials For Under $25

Cute Fall Essentials For Under $25

Fall is amazing for cuddling up by the fire, watching the newest Netflix series, and pumpkin spice everything (that is, if you’re as basic as I am). So inspired by all things fall, today I wanted to put together a collection of affordable essentials.

FAYBOX Short Women Crochet Boot Cuffs

Century Star Women’s Fall Winter Scarf Classic Tassel Plaid Scarf Warm Tartan Wrap

AlvaQ Women 3/4 Sleeve Striped Pattern Front Crochet Pocket Tops Blouses

Wool Cozy Crazy Novelty Socks

Tsmile Women’s Turtleneck Cowl Neck Tops Plaid Patchwork Shirts Oversized Tunic

Tankoo Women’s Lightweight Solid High Low Hem Open Front Knit Cardigan

JUST SKY Women’s Fashion Floral Print Open Front Kimono Cardigans

C.C Women’s Thick Soft Knit Beanie Cap Hat


Shawl Wrap


Winter Scarf Warm Plaid Blanket


Solid Knitted Cashmere Poncho


Leg Stocking Boot Covers

 


MINICAT Roomy Pockets Series Small Crossbody Bag


Falari Women’s Woven Reversible Pashmina Shawl


Dahlia Women’s Cable Fingerless Arm Warmers Gloves


FUNIC Long Sleeve Maxi Dress Price


Wool Felt Fedora Hat


Leather Belt


Detachable Shoe Straps


Matte Lipstick


NICKA K Vivid Matte Lipstick


Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick


MAYA Nail Lacquer


Morecome Mirror Nail Polish


786 Cosmetics Halal Nail Polish


MIYOUNE Gel Nail Polish


Too Cool For School


Ucanbe Contouring Kit Face Powder Contour Palette Highlighting Concealing


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Want To Go Thrifting In LA? This Is Where The Locals Go

Want To Go Thrifting In LA? This Is Where The Locals Go

Los Angeles is primarily thought of as “the place where people make tv shows”, but it’s also a great place to go thrifting to get vintage items, trendy clothes, and even furniture. Thrift stores range from iconic, themed and upscale to vintage, affordable and downright cheap.

Here are some of the best places to thrift as picked by locals.

Wasteland

Located on Melrose Avenue, Wasteland offers trendy outfits with a rock and roll touch. It is a famous shop that provides a range from designer bags to denim. It stocks new merchandise as well as slightly worn quality pieces. Individuals who frequent this store tend to be picky hence the store has the best selection. Individuals whose style is influenced by designers Vivienne Westwood and Marc Jacobs are encouraged to visit the shop as both of them have been in these stores in search for good designs.

Decades

The store is located along Melrose Avenue. It is known for good designer pieces such as dresses. It is an excellent place to go for luxury shopping in Los Angeles although the prices are quite high they stock designer pieces that are hard to find.

Jet Rag

This thrift store along La Brea Avenue is popular because of its Sunday $1 deals. The process is vigorous as it involves hours of searching through loads of clothes, but once an individual finds their perfect piece, it is a worthy experience. This shop unloads tons of pieces on Sunday all going for $1. Although the experience is more or less a hit or miss, it is unlikely that an individual can fail to get a favorite piece since the shop has a new shipment each week.

Painted Bird

This store provides a unique environment where clients get their perfect pieces without going through the hassle of digging in loads of clothes. The pieces are carefully selected by the staff and are unique. Although they do not have the $1 deal, their pieces are reasonably priced.

UCLA Thrift Shop

Looking for stylish French pieces? UCLA Thrift shop located along Massachusetts Avenue is the place to look out for. The pieces are priced at a price that is slightly lower than other shops. The shop also stocks books in its library.

Helping Hand Thrift Shop

This store is located along Fairfax Avenue and stocks clothes, books and furniture. Although it takes some time to get a perfect piece, individuals with time usually find quality pieces. It is a budget-friendly shop when changing the face of one’s house.

Council Thrift Shop

This store located on Veteran Avenue stocks the best-used furniture and clothes. The furniture comes in good shape for individuals who may want to redecorate their home. Other thrift stores in Los Angeles are New Stone Age, Berda Paradise Thrift Shop, Sundays Best Thrift Apparel, The Left Bank and Raggedy Threads among others.

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I Tried Kylie Jenner’s Shoes And Surprisingly I Loved Them

I Tried Kylie Jenner’s Shoes And Surprisingly I Loved Them

If there’s one thing the Kardashians and Jenner’s should be the most famous for it’s their ability to promote and sell anything and everything.  If you don’t believe me, go  scroll through their Instagrams you’ll find everything from couture lollipops ($30) to Charmin toilet paper.

With that being said, whenever I see them promoting anything I’m like “Go girls, make that coin”, but also like “This product might not be all that and a bag of chips”… In other words, I’m very skeptical of their advertising and because of that, I almost didn’t get the Adidas Originals Falcon Sneakers that Kylie Jenner has been showing off. Luckily, I did do some research and review checking and when I saw that they had good ratings I decided to give them a chance and SURPRISE- they’re really comfortable.

So, if you’ve had questions about buying them, my opinion is that they are comfortable, cute and versatile.  I have wide feet and I didn’t have a problem with their sizing, but I have read some negative reviews from other wide footed people and the other big complaint seems to be their weight. So, if either of those could be a problem, maybe make your way to a shoe store to try them on rather than order them online. If you want to buy them online, the cheapest place I found them was Amazon.

Ugly Halloween Sweaters Are A Thing… And You Can Get Them Here

Ugly Halloween Sweaters Are A Thing… And You Can Get Them Here

Move over, wacky reindeer, because ugly Halloween sweaters are stealing your holiday thunder. The spooky fall celebration is moving from wildly popular internet meme to actual merchandise, and many of the best offerings display tongue-in-cheek humor.
The 1993 movie “Hocus Pocus” is a cult classic among devotees of the scariest season, and this “I Put A Spell On You” sweatshirt fits the bill perfectly with an 8-bit retro video game interpretation of the witchy characters made famous by Bette Midler, Kathy Nijimy and Sarah Jessica Parker.

 

Tired of those run-of-the-mill vampires? Show some ugly Halloween sweater love with a vampire llama. This cozy crew neck men’s sweater showcases Count Llama Dracula in all his furry glory, with a fun batty background. He might not bite your neck but he’ll give you plenty of spooky attitude.

 

If you’re on a budget and want your ugly Halloween sweater to do double duty as an ugly Christmas sweater too, look no further. Have yourself a creepy little Xmas with this goth beauty festooned with ghosts, reindeer skeleton faces, bats and cobwebs.

The haunting season isn’t the same without an ugly Halloween sweater tribute to the holiday’s original creepy, kooky girl, Wednesday Addams. Decorated with 8-bit retro game graphics of Wednesday and two black cats along with the phrase “I’m not perky,” this sweatshirt is perfect for those who want more candy and less small talk.

Whether you grab one as a last-minute costume or build a collection to show your Halloween spirit, these fun sweaters are sure to make you the talk of the haunted house.

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