A Modern Day Fairy Tale: Lilla Rose Review

Friday, July 13, 2012

Lilla Rose Review

My hair and I have a love/hate relationship. Some days, when it's cooperating and I have the time to style it, I really love it...but it's also very stubborn! And thick! And just doesn't like to cooperate with whatever way I decide to style it that day. I have to admit when I was contacted by my wonderful new sponsor Linda Menke, an independent consultant for Lilla Rose, I was skeptical that a little flexi clip would actually work on this stubborn hair of mine!! But I needed to try something with this summer heat-so I agreed to give it a shot, what could it really hurt? Lilla Rose, for those unfamilar with the company as I was, is a direct sales company featuring 'unique, functional, and well made hair jewelry'. These are the products that Linda sent me to review:
Medium Flex Clip: Celtic Knot Black Knickel
Small Flexi Clip: Classic Etched Cross
Bobbi Pins: Celtic Cross
(The focus of this review was primarily on the Flexi Clip,
but these bobbi pins were great! Better quality than typical
bobbi pins and add a nice touch style wise as well!!)



Aren't they pretty!? But could they really work? I couldn't wait to find out!! As soon as they arrived I immediately started experimenting. I was shocked to find that I was easily able to pull my hair into a nice updo using the medium flexi clip:



(Excuse the bad picture, do you know how hard it is to take a picture of the back of your own head!? Particularly with a heavy DSLR!? I assure you it looked better in person!) Anyway, I was reminded of a similar style I used to wear all the time: the claw clip. Do you remember these? They weren't cute at all, but a very easy way to get your hair up quickly!! Though, they never seemed to stay for very long!! From the front, this gave the same type of look, but from the back...it actually looks CUTE! And it held my hair up ALL day!!

I will admit that the next day when I went to try again, and could not for the life of me get my hair up! I had begun thinking that day one was just beginners luck, but as it turned out, it was user failure on my part...I was flipping my hair up and then twisting it, whereas I was supposed to twist the hair, and then flip up. I'm not sure if that makes sense now, but if you get one and find yourself having the same troubles, I hope it does then!! After I figured that out, I was back to being extremely happy with these wonderful clips!! It was certainly a welcome change from the boring old pony tail that I'd come to rely on when I was short on time!

Another style I commonly wear is the half up ponytail. I have been wearing this style for as long as I can remember, and I admit, it's a little boring, but with my small flexi clip, it brought new life into this classic look. 




Looks much better that a regular old pony-tail too, don't you think? (Though I could have straightened my hair first I suppose) I also used this clip for a simple pony-tail, but did not get pictures. It was another great look, which I'm actually wearing right now!! The possibilities with these clips are endless...I am now a believer!! Cute, practical...the perfect hair accessory for the busy mom (woman) on the go!!!

And they're great for kids too! I decided to try it out on my niece when we were visiting, and it looked absolutely adorable!! (Though if she were really to use one, she'd have needed the extra small clip, my small clip was just a bit too big to hold up her thin hair securely!)





For more about the company, or our sponsor Independent Consultant Linda Menke, you can visit her website or check out her Facebook page!!


(These products were sent to me from Linda in exchange for my honest review, all thoughts are my own and I received no monetary compensation. Also note that this giveaway is being sponsored by Linda, Independent Consultant, and not by Lilla Rose directly!)

18 comments:

  1. I'm a pony tail sorry of girl to, but these would add a big girl look to my hair do. I hope I win. I am if to check out the website.

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  2. I have a 3 year old an no time to make my hair look "amazing" these are really cute can't wait to try!!

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  3. I'd love the hair sticks!!!

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  4. like the bobby pins
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  5. Really looks good in your hair!
    I invite you to visit my blog and if you want we can follow each other!
    kisses and good Sunday

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  6. I would like to try one of the clips- I like the Celtic knot version.

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  7. i like the flower blossom medley medium flexi!

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  8. Celtic knot! everything is so cute :)

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  9. So cute and girly! Love them all! I am your new follower! Would you like to follow me back?
    xoxo

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  10. I like the french twist
    like the plumeria flexi clip
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  11. I like the clip with the cross

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  12. I love the you pins! I love to put my hair up and these are so cute.

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  13. These clips are simple, yet elegant!

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  14. The Styling Video was very helpful! I really liked the French Twist and the Drop Bun.

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  15. I like the Stone-Set Cluster bobby pins


    <3 Melissa
    melissa.lynn.amaral@gmail.com
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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