Arctic Buffalo Stretching Scientists: Hear their Stories

Arctic Buffalo Stretching Scientists: Hear their Stories

 Spring has officially sprung! ☀️ Happy May everyone! We want to use our May blog to celebrate you and your stretching journeys. We wouldn’t be here without you, and we are SO appreciative of each and every one of you! Whether you are reading this to celebrate a fellow buff’s journey, or to get some insight on how to keep stretching, our May blog of personal stories and journeys is a great place to explore. 💻
      
Our stretching plugs have helped so many people reach their goals because of the "half-sizes" we carry. Thousands of stretchers use these plugs to successfully size up. The most common practice is ordering them in every size up to your goal size, and gradually moving from one pair to the next, as your ears are ready. A HUGE thanks to Sergio, Charice, Nicole, Breanna, Karlie, Neal and so many of you for reaching out to us and sharing your stories. 🖊
    

Meet Sergio

"I enjoy music and crafting. 🎧 Just recently bought a penny board ( nickel ) called THE ZOMBIE and customized it. 🛹 Also i picked up another hobby during this pandemic and started collecting crystals and stones. 🔮"

Sergio's Stretching Story

"When I started. I had tappers and tunnels that were surgical steal. The hardest part was to understand when my ears were ready for the next stretch. At some point I ended up ditching the tappers and using the tape method. I have had lots to learn through out the journey and when I was at my goal size I decided to continue the journey to a new goal of 1inch ( 25mm ) instead of going back to using tape I saw artic Buffalo having these glass plugs in single mm increments of each size! I decided to but From 20 to 25. I am at 23 right now and just the other day I was able to fit the 24 but decided another week before actually leaving them in.. using the glass plugs have made it much easier to stretch! I would highly recommend stretching with artic buffalo's glass Plugs HANDS DOWN!"
   
   

Meet Charice

"I work as a Nurse & I enjoy Music 🎶, Basketball 🏀, Hair, Makeup Fashion 💄& Buying different jewelry for me multiple ear Piercings! I travel often with my Daughters to watch their Basketball Games. I used to do my Friends Makeup whenever I had spare time before Covid, but had to stop due to the Virus. I love to try different makeup brands! My Daughters are always telling me I should upload Makeup & Plug reviews on my YouTube Channel 📹, lol. Between work & Basketball events, I’m trying to find time to do so. You may see me some time in the future on YouTube! 🥰"

Charice's Stretching Story

"When I first started stretching, I purchased a steel kit from Amazon (I didn’t know better). Once I reached 10g, I realized Arctic Buffalo had Single Flare Glass Plugs. I thought to myself that this seems like a better & safer way to stretch. So I purchased my Glass plugs from 8g-16mm (5/8) & my journey was smooth sailing! I honestly didn’t have any issues at all. I waited 3-4 months between stretches & I got to my goal size with ease. I am apart of a Facebook group that’s all about body modification & stretching is a big part of that group. I share my journey with the group & I am constantly referring newbies to the stretching game to Arctic Buffalo’s site to use their single flare glass plugs for stretching. I am now stretching my Conch & I am using nothing else but their glass plugs. I swear by AB SF Glass plugs! I am so happy I found them so early on in my stretching journey!"
   
   

Meet Nicole

"In my free time I love playing video games and streaming! 🎮 I recently got a brand new gaming PC to get my gaming career going as far as being a content creator in the near future.  I also play acoustic guitar and the cajon drum 🥁 as well when I want to make music or just play covers of the songs I love so much.  When it comes down to relaxing for the night, I play with my dog Molly! She is an American Pitbull Terrier and I love her with all my heart. 🐾"

Nicole's Stretching Story

"So back in 2015 I started stretching my ears, It was an exciting time for me but also scary because of the stories I heard about blowouts. I was so excited yet impatient, when it came to my 4g stretch that’s when I got my first blowout it was quiet honestly traumatizing for me but I knew it was my fault. I took time to just let my ears heal and I’d so salt water soaks every night along with using jojoba organic oil to massage my lobes. I’ve always used surgical steel tapers and tunnels for all my smaller stretches never arylic because it is extremely bad for your ears. When it came to officially taking my stretching more seriously, I started doing 1MM each stretch so I wouldn’t damage my ears which is definitely a timely process since usually people do 2 sizes bigger each stretch, but to get to where I’m at now I started using Arctic Buffalo’s glass stretching plugs since they have any size you can think of and it has made this stretching journey so much easier for me and painless!"
   
   

Meet Breanna

"I’m currently an assistant manager at a clothing store, as well as a sales associate at another. I’m working on figuring out what I want to make my career. I was originally going to go into piercing, but COVID lockdowns have made it difficult to secure an apprenticeship at my local reputable piercing shop. I love gardening, specifically carnivorous plants. 🌱 I’ve got a collection of consoles and a PC I use to play video games 🕹 (super excited for Resident Evil 8 to come out)! I’ve recently gotten really into hiking, I find waterfalls super peaceful! When I’m not too busy, I like to make candles and wax melts! 🕯 Lastly, I love collecting antiques and oddities. My two headed duckling is one of my favourites! 🦆"
       
   

Breanna's Stretching Story

"I knew I wanted to stretch my ears since I was around ten. I know that’s a bit odd, but I’ve wanted to be modified for a long time! I started stretching with tapers, but soon learned that the route to a healthy and happy ear is usually with glass plugs and I’ve had no problems since the switch! I’ve got a whole case full of the Single Flare Black Glass Plugs from Arctic Buffalo starting from teeny tiny sizes, and I couldn’t be happier with the way my ears are turning out! I know for some people it’s just stretched ears, but it’s really a pretty big part of my self-identity now and I wouldn’t take them out for anyone. Being modified helped me a lot with my anxiety in terms of being who I want to be and looking how I want to look despite what people think. Ten year old me would be proud and I’m glad to be a part of the modified community. Arctic Buffalo has made my stretching journey safe, affordable, fashionable and painless with quality plugs in every millimetre increment!"

Shop: Yellow Cat Eye Single Flare Plugs

Shop: Single Flare Black Glass Plugs

Meet Karlie

Karlie's Stretching Story

"I started stretching my ears when I was 16 years old and at first I went pretty fast. As I got older I learned about the risks of jumping sizes and stretching too quickly, and one of my ears got some minor damage from a big jump (I believe it was either 0g or 00g). For a while I didn’t think I would be able to stretch my ears anymore beyond that, but luckily it wasn’t too serious. I never had a goal size really, but I knew I wanted my ears to be big enough that one can tell they’re stretched. Because I was planning to be in a professional career, I still wanted my stretched ears to be somewhat discrete depending on the jewelry. My go-to plugs have always been stone plugs for that reason, as well as the comfort. I invested in a variety of stone plugs from Arctic Buffalo back in college so I could slowly and naturally continue stretching my ears by the weight of the stone material. I love the beautiful, organic selection of Arctic Buffalo’s stones, and my favorite stone I always get in every size is rose quartz. Whether I end up staying at 5/8” (which I have absolutely loved this size for the past couple of years) or someday go just a little bigger, I’ll always come back to Arctic Buffalo to treat myself to cute and comfortable jewelry!"

Shop: Rose Quartz Plugs

Meet Neal

"I'm a food nerd I got my degree in culinary arts. 🍴 I work as a cook at a restaurant called Blue ridge kitchen in sebastopol california and have aspiration of becoming a chef. 🍝 When I am able I volunteer cook for older folks and families who were displaced by the fires in the area with a group called sonoma family meal. 🚒 I have two kids. Spend alot of free time getting tattoos, I'm a nerd for adventure time and video games. 👾"

Neal's Stretching Story

"Started stretching in 2007 aggressively with tapers and weights. All those things hurt alot. I find if I just wear my Arctic Buffalo glass plugs and be patient they stretch on their own. Being patient when stretching has been what works for me, let your body adjust and heal. I usually prefer water based lotions I use lubriderm and size up during or after showers helps. Best advice I can give is be patient while stretching, maintain good hygiene, moisturize and hydration. Sleep with your plugs in if you want to stretch, if you want to maintain your size take them out at night."

                           

Shop: Ebony Wood Double Flare Tunnels

Shop: Single Flare Glass Plugs

  Now that you have heard what works for some of our other buffs, here's an Arctic Buffalo wrap up! 

1) Never skip sizes! - We provide the 1mm increments for a reason 😉 

2) Massage your lobes! - Massaging your lobes after your shower increases blood circulation and can help improve elasticity 🚿 

3) Sea salt soaks! - Clean your ears at least once, preferably twice, daily with 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt dissolved in warm water 🌊 

4) Take your vitamins! - Vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin E, B-complex, antioxidants, and Echinacea can help the skin heal faster 💊 

5) Do NOT use organic materials to stretch! - You should only stretch with surgical steel, titanium or glass...never use wood, bone, horn, silicone or acrylic materials! 🚫 

6) Use lubricants! Lubricants like jojoba oil or vitamin E oil, and GaugeGear stretching balm help the jewelry slide right in 👂🏾 

Arctic Buffalo is very proud to provide a stretching method that has worked for so many of you. We have all fallen in love with the 1mm increments of our stretching plugsallowing us to slowly stretch our ears, causing less damage to our skin. The smaller stretches also help speed up the healing time between stretches and reduce the risk of a blowout! Whether you’re stuck and having a hard time moving up to the next size, experiencing a blowout, or just need some advice, the Arctic Buffalo community is here for you! 
       
Make sure you also check out our single flare stainless steel plugs! These are another great option for stretching your ears because of the high-quality 316L stainless steel material. 🔗 We also carry these in the 1mm increment sizing to allow your stretching journey to be smooth sailing. Our glass currently stops at 28mm, but our single flare stainless steel plugs go up to 34mm and soon to be, 38mm! Everyone is different when it comes to what works and what doesn't when stretching their ears, so try a few different options and choose what is the best option for you! This is your personal journey so listen to YOUR body when sizing up. 
     
Stretching is difficult and takes patience, dedication and self-control to not rush the process. What's your stretching story? Do you have a goal size? How are you going to get there? Got tips and tricks for those struggling? Questions or concerns yourself? 🤔 Post them below and let's talk stretching!! Use this page to give advice, ask questions, or merely meet people on a similar journey as you. You’re never alone in the #buffcommunity! 💬💙
April 30, 2021 — Amanda Pyle
Perfect Pairings that will Shamrock your World: Leprechaun’s Plug Picks + Celebratory Cocktails

Perfect Pairings that will Shamrock your World: Leprechaun’s Plug Picks + Celebratory Cocktails

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner 🍀 Whether you are Irish or not, we still think you should celebrate with delicious food and an ice-cold beer. Maybe you get creative with a green cocktail (or mocktail), and of course...avoid a pinch by wearing green. The “Kiss me, I’m Irish” shirt might have to stay put this year. Though we may not be celebrating the traditional way with big parades or bar crawls, we still need to do a little something for the day. What better way to celebrate than drinking green cocktails and getting yourself some new GREEN to wear? 
      
We could all use some Irish luck...and it’s your lucky day! We’ve put together a list of cocktail recipes that would be more than fitting for this green holiday. On top of that, you don’t even have to look for something to wear because we already did the searching for you. Here are some of our favorite green cocktails we found paired with the best green products on our site. We will start with more subtle green options and slowly work our way to full-blown shamrock mode. Mix and match any of these drinks with your favorite products for a fully festive St. Patrick’s Day. Just call Arctic Buffalo your holiday planner! 

       

Aventurine Plugs or Tunnels + Green Shimmer Liqueur 

Green Shimmer Liqueur: Did a leprechaun come up with this magically tasty cocktail? The shimmer of this cocktail almost makes it too beautiful to drink...but who are we kidding, we’re for sure going to be sipping on this cocktail on March 17th. Combine the ingredients in a glass, swirl the glitter, and you’re done. You’ve found the pot of gold with this cocktail! The secret ingredient is luster petal dust, which is edible and non-toxic. The best part is, you can really make this drink with whatever you want, and just add the dust for some twinkle! Here is our recommendation below, with the measurements for one shimmery shamrock drink 

Ingredients: 

  • Fruity white wine 
  • 1.5 oz. vodka 
  • 1-3 drops of green food coloring 
  • Simple syrup to taste 
  • Lime juice to taste 
  • Luster petal dust (to your desired shimmer) 

Perfect pairing: The shine of this stone resembles the shine of this drink, making for the perfect pairing! First on the list, we have the aventurine plugs or tunnels. Aventurine is a form of quartz and can range from light green to dark green. We love the idea of wearing this natural green stone on St. Patrick’s Day this year. The authenticity of the green coloring makes it seem like you just so happened to be wearing the perfect accessory for the day without even trying!  

Source: The Flavor Bender

Image Source: Webstaurant Store

 

Kambaba Jasper Keyhole Hangers + Irish Whiskey Green Sangria

 Irish Whiskey Green Sangria: The Irish Whiskey Green Sangria is light green and full of fruit. Beautiful and delicious. This fruity sangria has a touch of whiskey and will get you in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, without drinking something full of green food coloring. All you will need for this drink is fruit, lime juice, sugar, white wine, club soda, and of course, Irish Whiskey. Add it all to a pitcher, let sit for an hour, and enjoy your sangria! 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 green apple cubed 
  • 2 green pears sliced 
  • 2 kiwis (peeled and sliced) 
  • 1 cup of green grapes 
  • 2 large limes sliced 
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar 
  • 1 bottle of white wine 
  • ½ cup of Irish Whiskey 
  • ¼ cup of lime juice 
  • 1 cup of club soda 

Perfect pairing: To match the natural vibe of all the fruit in this delicious sangria, we have the kambaba jasper keyhole hangers. Kambaba Jasper is algae that has fossilized over time. That’s the coolest part about stone jewelry...each hanger is unique and distinctive in its own way, making whatever pair you get one-of-a-kind. If you’re looking to take part in the holiday without going over the top, these are the hangers for you. A perfectly understated St. Patrick’s Day look that will help you avoid a pinch while keeping it cool and subtle.  

Source and Image Source: Sugar and Charm

 

Green Line Jasper Plugs + Boozy Lucky Charms Cereal Milkshake

Boozy Lucky Charms Cereal Milkshake: Feelin’ lucky? You should be. This drink concoction will change your life! It’s so dang tasty, you would never know there is booze in it. A light green boozy shake with Lucky Charms marshmallows on top? Nothing screams St. Patrick’s Day like this drink...and it’s oh so colorful! Start with a food processor to blend the marshmallows until they are a powdery consistency. Add that powder to a bowl of milk and let that sit for 30 minutes, so the milk can absorb all that sugary deliciousness. Once that has soaked, you’re ready to make your drinks! This drink recipe is sure to bring you some luck of the Irish.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ cups of Lucky Charms marshmallows 
  • 2 cups milk 
  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream 
  • 1/3 cup marshmallow vodka 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • A batch, or extra leftover marshmallow frosting 
  • Extra cereal for topping 

Perfect pairing: The very light green in this stone inspired us to match these plugs with the light green leprechaun shake. The green line jasper plugs have many different shades of green swirling through that range from dark green to mint green. While we can’t guarantee what the overall shade of green the pair you receive will be, we can guarantee they will be green! Our favorite earthy plugs. Showcase the beauty of mother nature by wearing the color that portrays it best...green! Is mother nature responsible for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow too?! 🌈 

Source and Image Source: How Sweet Eats

 

Glow Green Thick Silicone Plugs + Cucumber Pineapple –Tequila Cooler 

Cucumber Pineapple-Tequila Cooler: This drink may not be fully green or made of Irish Whiskey...but it still works great for this holiday. The drink is closer to yellow in coloring, but once you throw in a fun green straw and a cucumber garnish, it works wonders for St. Paddy's Day. Blend the pineapple, limes, and cucumber, shake up your tequila, then add the agave and salt. So simple and so sweet! This will help you get your party pants on this holiday. 🤪 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup of fresh pineapple cubes 
  • 2 limes (skin removed) 
  • 1 seedless European cucumber (peeled), and extra cucumber for garnish 
  • 4 oz. silver tequila 
  • 1 ½ cups ice cubes (plus more for serving) 
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar 
  • Pinch of kosher salt 

Perfect pairing: We are pairing the glow green silicone plugs with this tequila drink. We're taking the classic St. Patty’s Day green and giving it a little twist by going full neon. The glow green silicone plugs are a fun option to spice up the holiday. We love this creative and lively take on a classic St. Patrick’s Day. Light up the holiday in these glow in the dark, neon green plugs! 

Source: Food Network

Image Source: Edamam

 

Matte Dark Green Thin Silicone Tunnels + Frozen Mango Mojito-Rita 

Frozen Mango Mojito-Rita: The dark green coloring of this refreshing cocktail could not suit this holiday better. Can’t decide between a margarita or a mojito? No, worries! This drink combines the two for a flavor that will make you and your taste buds dance this St. Paddy's Day. 😜 Even though it is frozen, it requires little to no prep time. A whopping 5 minutes is all! We can handle that! Throw everything in a blender, get it to the scrumptious slushy consistency you desire and enjoy! 

     

Ingredients: 

  • Flaky sea salt 
  • 1/3 cup (2.5 oz.) silver tequila 
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice 
  • ¼ cup frozen mango chunks 
  • 2 teaspoons honey, more or less to taste 
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, plus more for serving 
  • 1 cup ice 
  • Sparkling water for topping (optional) 

Perfect pairing: With no doubt, we had to pair this dark green frozen fantasy drink with our unique matte dark green thin silicone tunnels. If you’re looking for a darker green to wear this year, you need to check these out! The dark, rich green coloring is stunning, and the matte finish of the silicone makes these stand out from your typical pair of tunnels. These are the ideal option for spending St. Patrick’s Day at home because they’re not only a bada** and festive option for the day, but also extremely lightweight and comfortable! Let loose! 

Source and Image Source: Half Baked Harvest

 

Green Glass Keyhole Weight Hangers or Green Double Flare Glass Plugs + Green Dublin Cocktail

St. Patrick’s Day Green Dublin Cocktail: Bring the green Chicago river to you this St. Patrick’s Day with the green Dublin cocktail. It’s fun, it’s festive, and it’s a step up from green beer. The alcohol of choice in this drink? Well, Irish Whiskey of course. The prep time for this cocktail is only 5 minutes, which makes it taste that much better. After all, who wants to work on a holiday? Get your ingredients and a cocktail shaker, and you will be feelin’ good in no time. 😎 

    

Ingredients: 

  • 4 oz. Irish Whiskey 
  • 4 oz. white cranberry juice 
  • 2 oz. sour apple schnapps 
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish 
  • 1 green apple cut into thin slices

Perfect pairing: Here we have your classic St. Patrick’s Day green with a unique translucent aspect...just like the drink! If you’re looking to make a statement this holiday, go with the green glass keyhole weight hangers. They are sure to turn heads! If you’re wanting more of an understated look, then the green double flare glass plugs are for you. How festive!  

Source and Image Source: Culinary Ginger

 

Green with White Swirl Single Flare Glass Plugs + Key Lime Gimlet

Key Lime Gimlet: Lime is probably the most common flavor you think of when mixing up a cocktail that you want to be green. Lime is the perfect garnish for so many different drinks because of the delicious tart flavor that masks the taste of alcohol. This drink is so quick and easy, even you will be wondering how it tastes so damn good. All you need to do is mix the ingredients, chill, and serve...no lag time! Voila! 

 

Ingredients: 

  • 3 cups seltzer 
  • 1 cup gin 
  • ½ cup simple syrup 
  • ½ cup key lime juice 
  • Key lime slices, for serving 

Perfect pairing: The green with white swirl single flare glass plugs are the perfect key lime drink pairing and so f’ing cool. The tie-dye look is sure to lift your spirits on this holiday. The white swirled through the green really makes the green pop! No one will be asking you if you’re wearing green when you have these in, because it’s impossible not to notice how unique and spunky these are! 

Source and Image Source: Country Living

 

Metallic Green Double Flare Plugs + Spicy Cucumber Jalapeño Marg 

Spicy Cucumber Jalapeno Marg: Let’s spice up this St. Paddy's Day with the cucumber jalapeno marg! Who says tequila can’t be an Irish drink?! Today it is. Mix everything in a pitcher and let sit for an hour, so your margarita can absorb all the delicious flavors! Add some lime juice to the rim, dip in salt, and pour your fiery and fresh cocktail over ice. Garnish with a cucumber slice and jalapeno for the full effect. You will feel like a five-star bartender after making this drink!  

     

Ingredients: 

  • ½ cup tequila 
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice 
  • ¼ cup orange liqueur 
  • ¼ cup simple syrup 
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (halved and seeded) 
  • 4 thin slices of cucumber (or more to taste) 
  • 4 lime wedges 
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt 
  • Cucumber for garnish 
  • Ice (as needed) 

Perfect pairing: To match the fun twist on a classic Irish cocktail, we’re pairing this drink with our edgy metallic green double flare glass plugs. You’re wearing green like you’re supposed to but originating it with the metallic flair. Take that classic green and make it a wee bit more exciting! Post this green Irish cocktail with you in your Irish-inspired plugs and watch those reactions roll in. 😍 

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 Green Cat Eye Plugs + Irish Flag Shot

Irish Flag Shot: You can’t get any more Irish than this Irish flag shot! This drink has a lot of character in a teeny tiny glass. The shot has the colors of the Irish flag and is full of booze to help you celebrate the Irish way...and the right way. 😉 To get the picture-perfect shot, you are going to need shot glasses, squeeze bottles (for better control), and a small spoon. You will want to submerge the tip of your small spoon into the bottom layer of crème de menthe, carefully pour the Baileys over the back of the spoon to where it sits on top of the crème de menthe. Rinse your spoon and repeat with the orange liqueur. Looks like a high-quality shooter, is simple to make, and tastes incredible! That’s how you do it on St. Paddy's Day! 

      

Ingredients: 

  • 1 part crème de menthe 
  • 1 part Baileys Irish Cream 
  • 1 part Grand Marnier Orange Liqueur 

Perfect pairing: Of course, we had to pair the Irish flag shot with the most fitting pair of plugs we have for the occasion. The green cat eye plugs are the ideal green color for this holiday full of shamrocks, luck, and leprechauns. Perfectly green with a slight glimmer from the extremely smooth surface. On March 17th, these plugs will scream St. Patrick’s Day but any other day of the year, they’re just a radiant pair of beautiful green plugs that will make you feel like a boss! 

Source and Image Source: Homemade Hooplah

 

Green Foil Spiral Glass Plugs + Leprechaun Mimosas 

Leprechaun Mimosas: You can’t get an easier drink recipe with mimosas! Not to mention, they’re arguably the best daytime drink...and they go down so easily! All you need for this recipe is champagne, orange juice, and blue Curaçao. Fill your flute 1/3 of the way with orange juice, add a splash of the blue Curaçao, then fill your glass the rest of the way with champagne. Watch your drink turn to the perfect shade of green in seconds! 

       

Ingredients: 

  • 1 bottle chilled champagne 
  • 2–4 cups pulp-free orange juice 
  • 1 cup Blue Curaçao 

Perfect pairing: The perfect pairing for your sparkling wine is a set of the sparkling green foil spiral plugs. These are shimmery and beautiful! The green is the perfect match for a St. Paddy's Day green and the glitter inside elevates these to the next level. You can even see some gold glitter in these plugs...the pot of gold perhaps? We’ll never know. But what we do know, is that you will be stuntin’ in these plugs this St. Patrick’s Day.  

Source and Image Source: Happy Go Lucky

We are obsessed with all of these St. Patrick’s Day cocktails. Delicious recipes with a magical touch. They’re just a little bit of a step up from your usual green beer. Any of these are perfect for the holiday, it just comes down to personal preference of style flavor. You won’t catch yourself saying “Irish you were beer,” to these crazy cocktails!       

Green accessories are the way to go this St. Patrick’s Day, especially when spending it at home. They give you a green festive touch to help you avoid a pinch but are functional for LONG-term use after the holiday is over. Just like the drinks, these accessories meet the one requirement for the day: being green. Choose whatever pair suits you best because any of them will shamrock your world! 

We hope you feel lucky stumbling across these creative ideas of what you can wear and sip on this St. Patrick’s Day. We can’t wait to see what mixing and matching you come up with! If you don’t wear green and end up getting pinched...don’t say we didn’t try to help. 😉🍀 Have a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day everyone! 

COMMENT on this blog and let us know what your favorite green product and favorite green drink were! 

 

March 04, 2021 — Amanda Pyle
Valentine's Day Gifts + Date Ideas

Valentine's Day Gifts + Date Ideas

Happy February Buffs! If you’re spending Valentine’s Day with a loved one or your friends this year, it may look a bit different than usual. It can be hard to get creative with date night ideas at home, especially when you want to make this day extra special. We are here to help you out! Below you’ll find creative and enjoyable date night ideas to spend with a few friends or a loved one. We’ve also got the perfect pair of plugs, tunnels and/or hangers to wear or gift on the big day. Mix and match any of these gifts and date ideas for the perfect Valentine’s Day in 2021           

1) Spicy Margs + Mexican Food Date Night

Our brass tunnels with garnet are SPICY! Make your loved one feel confident and sexy this Valentine’s day. What’s a good date night idea to pair with this gift? Nothing short of spicy. Get some jalapeños for spicy margs, blast your favorite songs, and have a dance party in the kitchen while making tacos. Tacos & margs + the person you love? Sign us up.  

 

Shop: Brass Tunnels with Garnet

2) Cozy Night in with Takeout + Games

Throw on some pjs, and enjoy a cozy night in with your loved one. Order takeout from their favorite place, make some delicious cocktails, set up a board game championship and laugh the night away. What better way to spend this Valentine’s Day than quality time with just the two of you? Of course, this date night would also work great with your friends! These plugs are the perfect gift option to accompany a game night, because they are cool and comfortable. Our black rose plugs are an edgy accessory that can be worn at all times. They match everything!! The marble glass plugs are the perfect, at home accessory for Valentine’s day with their alluring red swirls. You just CANNOT go wrong with this date night idea + gift combination.  

  

3) Delicious & Aesthetic Sushi Dinner + Fun Beers

Did someone say take out sushi and fun beers?! Sushi is always garnished so beautifully and will make for an aesthetic Valentine’s Day dinner with your loved one. Phone eats first right?! Try out a new beer and go to town on as many sushi rolls as you can eat! Pair your beautiful sushi dinner with a vase of their favorite flowers and have these flower brass weights in a box next to them. A stunning and special Valentine’s day gift. These hangers are an Arctic Buffalo favorite with their gorgeous charm and popularity on our site. Even after Valentine’s day is over, these hangers will be a reminder of that memorable quarantine Valentine’s Day in 2021.  

 

Shop: Five Point Flower Brass Ear Weights Hangers

4) Pasta Dish Date Night + Wine & Flowers

Red roses and Italian food? That’s a yes from us. Get all the ingredients to make your favorite Italian dish from scratch. What else will you need? A bottle of your loved one’s favorite red wine of course! Spend quality time taking on the recipe together or impress by preparing a homemade dish for them! Pour up two glasses of that wine, put your phones away for the evening and enjoy each other’s company in the kitchen. While at dinner, surprise them with these stunning, gold wrapped tunnels and red rose plugs. Two amazing accessory options they will be reaching for long after Valentine’s Day.  

 

Shop: Red Rose Plugs

Shop: Gold Wrapped Spiral Tunnels (coming soon)

5) Fancy Date Night with Seafood + Steaks + Cocktails

These brass hangers with copper orb are begging you to get fancy with your quarantine date night. We’re thinking seafood and steaks. After all, Valentine’s day only happens once a year, so go big or go home! Your special person will love these hangers, and they will love that YOU picked them out even more. Showing your partner appreciation and love is what Valentine’s Day is all about. Dress up in your best outfits and cook a fancy dinner with you partner. Set the mood by lighting some candles, making some cocktails, or sipping on your favorite wine while having a romantic dinner together. After dinner, it’s back into your pjs to spend the rest of your night playing cards or watching movies. These hangers are relatively lightweight, so your valentine won’t have to worry about taking them out after dinner! 

 

Shop: Brass Hangers with Copper Orb

We hope this date night guide sparked some creativity for a perfectly fitting Valentine's Day in 2021. Having trouble picking out exactly what they want? When in doubt...gift card it out. Shop our e-gift cards here!

Wanna help your fellow buffs out? Drop a date night idea in the comments below :)

February 03, 2021 — Amanda Pyle
Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

The Holidays are right around the corner! You might be stressed about getting all the presents you need in time. We’re here to help you out with some gift ideas! Who doesn’t love getting jewelry for Christmas? No matter what color or design, you can’t go wrong gifting high quality, stretched piercing accessories from Arctic Buffalo.  
 

Silicone Tunnels + White Brass Hangers with Blue Opal Center

Grab a pair of silicone tunnels in their favorite color for a comfortable accessory that can be worn day in and day out. Arctic Buffalo’s silicone accessories are known for the comfort they provide while being strong enough to maintain their proper, beautiful shape. Silicone is great when done right.
What could you pair these with you may ask? Lets get both ends of the spectrum. Silicone tunnels are affordable and great for a cozy night in, but let’s dress this gift up a bit with hangers. The white brass hangers with blue opal center would make a great pairing option and add a pop of blue to whatever color silicone tunnels you choose. They can loop these hangers through their silicone tunnels or wear them alone in their ears. Either way, these hangers will give your special person a boost of confidence. Look good, feel good! Safe to say you cannot go wrong with this gift combination! 
 

Stainless Steel Starter Kit 

If they have just started their ear stretching journey or won't stop vocally considering going up a few millimeters, show your support by surprising them with one of our stretching kits. We currently carry 3 kits, from beginner sizing to 5/8". These kits, made of stainless steel single flare plugs, will guide them to their desired size.  Safety always comes first with Arctic Buffalo, and that's why we include stretching balm within the kits to ensure ears are keeping clean and hydrated. Whoever you give this to will feel very loved and supported, and you will feel happy that you got to contribute such a helpful tool to their journey! 
 

Wood Accessory + Daily Conditioning Oil  

Our wood accessories are natural and beautiful. Wood is neutrally-toned, making it a staple set that can be worn anywhere. We carry wood jewelry in plugs, tunnels, and even hangers. We also have a wide variety of wood sources, so you are sure to find a gorgeous pair that suites your special person. We even have pairs that are mixed with other materials such as brass or shell for an added touch. Wood needs to be cared for in order to maintain its beauty and hydration. This allows for a perfect gift opportunity! Gift wood accessories with our Daily Conditioning Oil for a harmonious pair of presents.  
 

Rose Quartz Plugs + Stretching Balm + Plug Protector 

Help keep the jewelry you gift looking good as new by adding a suede plug protector bag. Plugs and tunnels fit great in these Arctic Buffalo plug bags, and we carry two different sizes for those with larger jewelry. The rose quartz plugs (pictured) are hands down one of our best sellers and would be great to gift inside of this plug bag! They are the perfect basic accessory with a sleek yet simple look. We have one additional item that will take this 3-part gift to the next level. Include our stretching balm to really impress your special someone, and help keep their ears healthy and hydrated. Not to mention, the balm is made entirely from natural ingredients. Who doesn’t love that? 
 

Hand Picked Selection + Gift Box 

Check out our hand picked selection of stone. Here, you will be able to choose the exact pair of stone plugs you will receive from the photos. This makes your gift just a little bit more personalized for the ones you care about most. It can also be great for those of us with a special someone on the pickier side (we've all got one). To make this gift even more special, get it wrapped in a gift box before delivery. You can add a gift box and even a personalized note with your order that we will put in the box. Your gift will come completely ready to go with just a few clicks from your end! 
Go to Gift Box

 

Gold Hinged CBR + Gold Screw Back Stainless Steel Tunnels 

The gold hinged captive bead ring and the gold screw back stainless steel tunnels are the perfect combination for anyone with multiple piercings. The gold color on both makes for a cohesive set. Gold jewelry is extremely neutral and goes with anything. The gold hinged captive bead ring can be used in multiple different piercing on their ear or face, and the gold screw back stainless steel tunnels are available in many different sizes. If someone has stretched ear piercings along with multiple other piercings, this is the combination they want to receive this year! 
Go to Gold CBR

 

Arctic Buffalo Gift Card 

Last, but definitely not least, give someone special a gift card from Arctic Buffalo. If you are unsure of the style or preference someone may want, this is the option for you! You are able to show someone you care, and let them choose whatever they love personally from our website.
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As you can see, there are so many different options and combinations you can come up with to create the best gift for someone you care about. We hope you found the perfect gift this season through our gift guide, and if not, we hoped this helped to spark some ideas. Arctic Buffalo wishes you happy holidays and happy shopping! 
December 04, 2020 — Amanda Pyle