Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mom Hair! {Flexi-Clip Review and Giveaway}

I have a confession to make:

I'm really lazy when it comes to hair.  And I do not like change.

Here's my cycle:  

1. I grow my hair super long because I'm too lazy and cheap to get it cut.  
2. Somewhere along the way it gets too long to deal with reasonably, so I just leave it up all the time.
3. Eventually I realize it's long enough to get a free cut for Locks of Love at my favorite salon.
4. I get an awesome short hair cut and proceed to grow it out for 2-3 more years before I realize it's time for another cut.

I can't be the only one who does this, right?  The problem is, short hair actually has to be styled.  And there are only so many ways I actually know how to do long hair - either up in a bun, up in a ponytail, down, or half-up.  All those Pinterest tutorials for fancy hair?  Nuh uh.  Not happening here.

And you know what doesn't help with the fact that my appearance is similar to that of a 17-year-old girl?  Um, any of those hair styles.

So when Mandi sent me a Flexi Clip to review, I was pretty psyched!  I had been eyeing them for months but wasn't sure if I could make the plunge...  After all, they all look so fancy!  My go-to hair clip is plastic and the enamel has teeth marks in it because someone (John Paul) decided it would be interesting to scrape as much off as possible during naptime.  

Stupid reason.  Totally worth owning.  And totally worth the price!  Especially since lately I find myself stealing Cecilia's hair accessories more and more because my hair ties keep being used to keep cabinet doors shut...


A super-messy Gibson tuck - I got so many compliments on this from students and parents at the concert I was directing that night.  And I felt like such a grown-up!



She even sent bobby pins for Cecilia!
"Cecilia, how much do you like your hair pins?"
"SO!"


French Twist (with a French-English dictionary on the floor...)


No way was this going to stay in Cecilia's hair...  But she wanted to try!

I found YouTube videos helpful in finding ways to style the Flexi Clip (and I'm going to keep looking for new and exciting ways to wear it!) - check out Lilla Rose's channel here

I'm not going to lie, I definitely have problems with mine slipping out if I'm not careful about the exact right amount of hair to put in there, but I got used to it pretty quickly.  And my hair is super slippery, so I kind of expected that.  It's not exactly the end of the world that I can't use it for a ponytail, because ponytails just make me look 12 and I don't need to be mistaken for the babysitter again, you know?

I think it's worth it to take the time to learn a few simple hairstyles so you can feel more put-together, even if you're not planning on leaving the house.  Plus you're supporting a work-at-home mom when you shop with Mandi!

The possibilities are endless!  What's your favorite?

How much would your little princess love this Fairy Aurora Borealis clip?


Or maybe Purple Cluster to please your friend who likes to match her hair accessories to liturgical seasons?  Perfect for Lent AND Advent!


Roman Stone has definitely caught my eye now that I'm not quite so afraid of a little bling!

And the vintage appeal in Cameo Appearance?  Love it!

Want one of your own?  Or as a present for someone you love?  Enter below for your chance to win one Lilla Rose item (up to $16 value) from Independent Consultant Mandi Richards!  And if you don't win, don't worry - there are plenty available on her website here :)  

Hurry up - you've got until next Friday to enter!

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I received this product free of charge in exchange for a review - all opinions are honest and my own!
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