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Ed. Obsession: Poppy Drops tattoo earrings under $10

When Poppy Drops first landed on my desk—labeled as “tiny, tattoo earrings”—I thought of the stick-on earrings I wore as a little girl. They were fun…until they fell off. Which was always immediately.

 

But Poppy Drops are pretty brilliant. As someone who didn’t get her ears pierced until 18, I had tried every other alternative—clip-ons, magnetic studs, ear cuffs and more. But I could never get the chic look of a jeweled stud that I wanted.

 

Well, fellow piercing-free teens: rejoice! Poppy Drops might even be cuter than the real deal. For around $7 a pop, each themed collection includes a sweet assortment of styles. My faves are the Glitter Collection—with glitzy gemstones—and the I Can Fly collection—with owls, ladybugs and birds.

 

Application is easy—rub them on with a bit of water just like your typical temporary tattoo. And as long as you don't scrub them, they’ll last through a few showers.

 

A few more reasons why I’m obsessed: Poppy Drops are made in the USA from veggie dyes, so they’re 100% certified safe. And they’re not just the obvious choice for girls without pierced ears—they’re also the perf solution for girls who play sports (but still want to accessorize, natch).

 

Oh, and Poppy Drops also makes “grown-up, lady-like tattoos without the commitment.” Translation: Super cute temporary tats in star and heart patterns, plus scripty words like “believe,” “imagine” and “love.” I’ll never get a real tattoo, but it’ll be fun pretending.
 
 
Glitter Collection, $8, poppydrops.com
 
 

BY KELSEY HAYWOOD ON 2/8/2013 12:00:00 AM

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