Thursday, November 21, 2013

Review: Lilla Rose Hair Clips

My friend Jennifer is a consultant for Lilla Rose. Several weeks ago she asked if I'd be interested in reviewing a Lilla Rose flexi hair clip. I think I actually squealed! I have a couple of these that I got at LEAST 7 years ago and I LOVE them! Every time I see a Lilla Rose sale or giveaway I drool.  How fun to get to review one of my favorite hair products!
Lilla Rose Flexi clips are awesome! You can use them to pull your hair back, or in all kinds of different up-dos. They are durable (Did I mention I've had some for 7+ years? They still look like new!), and they are one of the few hair clips I've found that work well for my super-thick hair! Others, with thin hair, love these hair clips too. It's all about getting the right size.  Since I already had some Flexi clips, I knew what size(s) I liked, so that saved me a step. If you don't know, make SURE you take the time to figure out what size you need, here. It's going to depend on how you plan to use your hair clip, how thick your hair is, and how long your hair is, and if you get the wrong size, it won't work right.

I actually have, use, and love two sizes. I have some smalls, which I really like for pulling back just the top of my hair, referred to on the Lilla Rose site as a "half up".  I also have some larges, which are great for pulling my thick hair back into a pony tail and for some up-dos (some up-dos just do NOT look right with as much hair as I have, much to my frustration).  So I told Jennifer I'd love to review either size, and she sent me pictures of what she had in stock.  THAT was the hardest part of this whole review! I seriously, looked at the first picture and said "oh, that's gorgeous, I want that one!", scrolled to the second picture, "oh wait, no, maybe that one!" . . . and so on with EVERY. SINGLE. CLIP!  After much deliberation, I chose the large clip pictured here. I love that it has color but it goes with EVERYTHING! I have not found a single outfit that it doesn't look great with! And I've been wearing it almost every day! 

I'm horrible at remembering to take pictures, and even worse when it means getting someone ELSE to take the picture, but I did get a few pictures of the flexi clip in my hair.  A ponytail takes about 2 seconds,  and pulling my hair back in a pretty clip looks soo much better than just pulling it back in a rubber band!
When I want my hair up, after playing around with some of the suggestions on the Lilla Rose site, I've settled on 2 or 3 that I really like. Sometimes I just roll my hair into a bun and stick the Flexi-8 through kind of like a hair stick. Other times I roll the bun so that the "tail" is at the bottom and clip the Flexi-clip across the bottom. Another one I like is an up-do I sort of learned from the site. It's based on the "extra long" But I let some of the hair kind of sneak out so that the clip can hold it all. I wish I could have gotten a better picture of it, but I do really like it, as something a little different once in awhile.

So, with the holidays coming up, a Lilla Rose hair clip would be a great gift for any of the women with long(ish) hair on your gift list! Or add one to your wish list and let others know you'd like it! The large size starts at $16, some smaller sized clips are less, that is a great deal considering how long I've had mine without any of them breaking! 

One other consideration, if you are left handed, or have any lefties you're buying for. I had never thought about it, but because I'm left handed, I apparently do my hair "backwards" from other people. One of the Flexi clips that I got several years ago has a "right side up". The charm in the center is a heart, so if you put it on with the "wrong" hand, the heart ends up upside down. Doesn't seem like a big deal, but I rarely wear that one because it's awkward for me to put it on with my right hand. Most of the designs, like the one I got for this review, are interchangeable and work just as well for a lefty.

Check out Jennifer's Lilla Rose site here.  And like her on facebook here

Disclaimer: I received the above mentioned hair clip free in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received and I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own. 

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