Review and Giveaway – lilla rose

My hair is naturally curly and has been long most of my life.  The hubs fell in love with my hair.  Not just my hair!  Believe it or not, I have many other wonderful qualities, both inside and out, that made that stud fall in love with me.  But he loved my hair.  I say “loved” because I cut it all off last Fall.  And although he was less than thrilled, I loved it.  I hate things touching my face, including my hair.  So when my hair was long and I left it down, I was constantly pulling it off my face or tucking it behind my ears.  If you’ve ever seen an interview with Kirstie Alley, you know what I mean.  If you haven’t, by golly go to YouTube and find one!  It is totally distracting and drives me crazy to watch!  In my defense though, I was not as bad as her.  I don’t think she can keep her hands off her hair for more than 23 seconds.  I’ve found myself yelling at the TV several times, “Just put it UP, already!

And that’s what I did with my hair most of the time – put it up.  A headband, a ponytail with a twisty or a scrunchii or using a hair claw or banana clip (I’m dating myself with that one).  They all accomplished keeping my hair off my face, but most of them made my head hurt.  So, I thought, If I just have my hair up all the time, why not cut it off?  It would be up without the pain.  And I loved it!  For a time.  Now I’m ready to grow it back out but am in that awkward and ugly “growing it out” stage.  When I first got it cut, I looked like Jamie Lee Curtis. :o)  Then it grew out some and I looked like Halle Berry. :o)  Now that it’s grown out some more, I look like Blanch Devereaux or Dorothy Zbornak (once again, dating myself). :o( Not only is my hair unattractive, but it’s also touching my face – falling on my forehead and cheeks.

So, when my friend, Bahar @ The Persian Tangent, asked me if I would be willing to try and review a couple of her lilla rose hair accessories, I jumped at the chance.  She gave me this Lovely Circle Stone-set of bobby pins and a Sparkling Silver Headband.  The bobby pins excited me, the headband…not so much.  I’ve never met one that didn’t squeeze my head.  Well, I was pleasantly surprised.  The “adjustable comfort band” was great.  I was able to adjust the band so that it would not come off but was comfortable for me.  Once I gain more hair length in the back to hide the headband from view, I’ll be wearing it outside of the house (I’ve been wearing it in the house).

The bobby pins are not my grandmother’s bobby pins.  They are very tight and I like that.  They stay in place, no sliding down or out during the day, no required adjustments.  Just as important as being functional and comfortable, they’re pretty; I have bling in my hair!  Which made me want to put a little bling on my earlobes and around my neck.  Once again, Bahar has effortlessly transformed Mrs. Schlumpadump and I’m so grateful she has.  :o)  I can’t wait for my hair to be long enough to use the Flexi Clips (shown below)!

Now to the best part – a giveaway!  Bahar has graciously offered any catalog item, up to $15, to one of my readers.  $15 might not sound like a lot, but over half of the items in the catalog fall within that amount.  Here’s how to enter:

  1. Explore Bahar’s lilla rose site and then leave me a comment here, telling me which item you’d choose if you won the giveaway,
  2. Share this blog post on Facebook and leave a comment here, stating that you did so, or
  3. “Like” The Persian Tangent on Facebook and leave a comment here, stating that you did so.
You may enter one, two or all three ways, but you need to leave a separate comment for each entry after you have accomplished them, in order to get credit for each entry.  Don’t forget to leave me information so I can contact the winner: your email address, your Facebook link, link to your own blog, whatever you are comfortable with.  Entries must be received by 11:59pm ET, Thursday, May 24, 2012.  Winner will be randomly selected and announced on Friday, May 25, 2012.  Good luck!


  1. Krista says:

    I liked the Persian Tangent FB page and I already own several of the you-pins and am totally addicted and would love another set if I win! Well, and also my big sister came down and raided my jewelry box and stole half the pins I ordered because she loved them so much too so I could use some replacements, lol. I wear my hair up every day in what I affectionately call "The Mommy Bun" and my 6 year old routinely refers to as my "hair ball"…it's shoulder length, very curly with an illusion of thickness when it's down, but actually very fine hair and wraps into a tiny bun when it's smoothed out…I forced myself to throw away my scrunchies when I turned 40, a bold and difficult move since I'd lived with them for so long. My hair is long enough I can sort of tie a knot it in and it'll hold itself up, so I'd been doing that until I found the you pins. Suddenly in about 5 seconds I can turn my everyday, boring and bland Mommy Bun into a little bling and sparkle with a cute pin that helps hold it secure without me even noticing I'm wearing it. These pins come in sets and I am currently fond of mixing and matching the sets, I love wearing one from the butterfly set with one from the flower set and I get a LOT of compliments on them!


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