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    Everything You Need to Know about Cartilage (Helix & Tragus) Piercings

    *This post is sponsered by Urban Body Jewelry. Thank you for supporting brands who support College with Caitlyn.

    After getting my nose pierced I kind of became piercing obsessed. Forget tattoos, get yo girl another piercing.

    Originally, I only planned on getting a couple helix piercings, and maybe my doubles, but after talking to my little sister last fall about ear piercings I decided I wanted four helix piercings, a tragus piercing, a daith piercing, and my doubles.

    So when I realized how cheap piercings were in Scotland, I went a little crazy and got four. I now have two helix piercings on my right side, one on my left, and my left tragus pierced. All of these are considered cartilage piercings.

    Like I did with my nose piercing, I wanted to compile a bunch of common questions I had myself before getting them for your future reference!

    Related: Does it Hurt to Get Your Nose Pierced?

    Everything You Need to Know about Cartilage Piercings: Helix and Tragus Piercing Care

    How much do helix and tragus piercings hurt?

    To me, helix piercings are nothing. I barely even felt them. The worst part is putting the jewelry in. Now tragus piercings, on the other hand, are a whole different ball game. I was super nervous about getting my tragus piercing because I read a few testimonials about people hearing a pop with the cartilage there breaks, and noises like that freak me out. Luckily I didn’t hear anything, but it did hurt so bad that I was reflexively pulling away from my piercer without even realizing it. So yeah it freaking hurts.

    My helix piercings didn’t ever really hurt. I got two of them during winter though, so when it was super cold outside, and my ears about froze off, they started to hurt. And I guess when my hair got caught in them that hurt as well. I would recommend sleeping with your hair in a braid or bun or a sleeping cap. Although, my hair usually only got wrapped on them if it was windy outside, not in the middle of the night.

    My tragus piercing, on the other hand, hurt so badly the next day that I couldn’t put earbuds in. Read more…

    Transitioning a Summer Jumpsuit into Fall

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    You guys I am so excited about this outfit post! I bought this yellow jumpsuit as soon as it went on sale because it is sooooo me! Yellow is one of my favorite colors and it always just makes me happy. Kinda why you always see me wearing that yellow t-shirt I got at Primark when I was in Europe.

    I had a vision for how I wanted these photos to look and the location and they actually turned out exactly how I envisioned! So get ready for photo overload of this outfit. Which by the way, is a perfect outfit for transitioning a summer jumpsuit into fall.

    Keep reading to find out the outfit deets and about the fact that I have a secret photographer?!

    Read more…

    My First College Apartment | Room Tour

    My First College Apartment: Furnishing a room in a budget | College with Caitlyn

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    I’ve been hype about this post ever since I signed my lease for my apartment back in May. I mad for anything decor or design or HGTV related. Which reminds me, I haven’t watched HGTV in ages. I guess I would need a tv for that and that is not something my roommates and I have gotten yet. Oops.

    We’re not here to talk about the lack of furniture in the rest of my apartment though. Oh, no. We’re here to talk about the ultimate cozy and aesthetic factor that is my bedroom!

    I went for an all white, black, and blue look. Which if you didn’t know, is kinda my aesthetic. Take a look around my blog and Instagram and you’ll find that out quite quickly. I got most of my furniture and decor from IKEA and Target, but I’ll have everything linked in each section so just keep your eyes out for that if you see something you really like!

    Cube Shelf and Gallery Wall

    Cube Shelf / / Light Box / /  Neon Cat Light / / Salty AF Candle / / Similar Orchid

    I already had this cube shelf from last school year. I got it from Target and it was the first piece of furniture I ever put together all by myself. #Adult

    I used most of the shelves to hold my collection of books that have yet to be read. Yup, I haven’t read any of the books on that shelf except a few of the poetry ones.

    Other than that, one shelf holds my DSLR and vlog camera, another has my study abroad photo album and some rocks from Scotland, and the rest have photos and little knick-knacks I’ve accumulated. Oh, and my new podcasting microphone is on there, too! Read more…

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