Adhesive Earrings

Adhesive Earrings

Another treasure from Daiso at the usual bargain $2, I bought these as a joke and sent them to daughter #2.

The premise is simple, you just peel the earring carefully from the backing card, attach it to your ear holding the end of the tape, then either cut or pull the tape away leaving the earring stuck firmly to your skin.

I was expecting to hear these were useless, but to my surprise daughter #2 thought they were great. They apparently stayed on for days, survived repeated hair washings, and were easy to reapply with the spare sticky patches provided once the original wore out.

Not bad for $2!

Day To Night Earrings

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It’s always nice when you can pack something that does double duty on your travels… the space you save in your suitcase is space you can fill with fascinating purchases instead, and with kit that turns into something else, you stand less chance of looking like a scruffy backpacker by Day 3.

I know that jewellery doesn’t take up much room, but even so it pleases me greatly when I can transform a pair of simple earrings into something more glamorous for the evening.

These are some of my favourites. The clip-on earrings above right are simple shiny or matt gold on one side, but turn them round and they sparkle with ‘diamonds’. They pinch a bit after a few hours, but they look great and are so clever that it is worth it to give them some play.

The collection of studs above left are slightly more complicated but can be mixed and matched at will. Building on the Japanese trick of attaching something cute and dangly to the butterfly clip, so that it hangs behind and below your ear instead of in front, these are accessories that slide onto the post of your regular studs, transforming them for an evening out. By switching the combinations, you can appear to have a vast array of different earrings that will complement any outfit.