Happy Monday, friends!
This is my third year writing a post like this, and it’s one of my favorites each year to write. (You can read about my best buy of 2017 here, 2016 here, and, if I had written a similar post in 2015, it’d be about this.)
In the past, I’ve had no problem identifying my overall best buy—but this year was a bit harder to pick a single standout to crown. After some thought though, it became increasingly obvious that the best buy of the year was also one of the cheapest, these Lobe Wonder Earring Support Patches. They’re only $16 for 240 patches!
It’s no secret that I love wearing statement earrings—evidence below! I’ll take a tassel or large hoop over a simple stud any day and these Lobe Wonders have made my statement earring habit pain free.
For those of you unfamiliar, Lobe Wonders are stickers you place on the back of your ear, right behind your hole. You then place your earring through your hole and through the Lobe Wonder, and then put your earring back on like normal. Because the Lobe Wonders distribute the weight of the earring evenly, it makes wearing heavy earrings all day so much more comfortable. Though my BaubleBar earrings are usually pretty light, I had a ton of pretty statement earrings I wasn’t wearing because they were simply too heavy to wear for even just a few minutes. When I added Lobe Wonders to the mix, I could wear them all day without any pain—it was seriously a game changer.
The other great benefit offered by Lobe Wonders is that they act as a support tape, so they hide the appearance of stretched/torn holes and prevent stretching/tearing. I got my ears pierced when I was 10 years old (and my second hole at 14—but I don’t wear earrings in those holes often anymore!) and while they aren’t super stretched out, it is nice to use Lobe Wonder as a preventative measure to prevent appearance of wear.
I typically use a fresh pair of Lobe Wonder stickers each time I wear statement earrings, but I have friends that make these last for multiple wears. They are super sticky and sometimes I forget to take them off before showering and they always last. That being said, they aren’t so sticky that they’re painful to remove!
Add these to your cart ASAP—they are a “must have” for me! (And like I said, you can’t beat the price!)