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Get A Handle On Your Hair Elastics

forever+21+hairband+elastic+ball Get A Handle On Your Hair Elastics

Last week, BellaSugar recommended this Fab Hairband Elastic Ball from Forever 21, for you gals who have major probs keeping track of your hair elastics. At $3.50, it’s definitely a cheap and chic way to stay organized. But here’s my tip (and it’s free)…

You know that mini hairbrush that lives in the bottom of your handbag? Wrap, like, 10 hair elastics around the handle; you’ll never be caught in a bad hair situation, without a way to reign in your mane.

You’re welcome.

ZannClip Giveaway Winners!

zannclip+color ZannClip Giveaway Winners!Congrats to LaKendra T. Conyers, Danielle Marklin, and Jolene Wassmer – winners of the ZannClip giveaway. Each of these ladies will receive the ponytail holder/barrette/hair clip hybrid, in their choice of size and color!

If you didn’t win, I highly suggest that you just buck up and buy your own…it’s that good. And right now, take advantage of the company’s spring special promotion – purchase any three items and take 20% off at checkout.

Many thanks to ZannClip for hooking my readers up…and for creating such a ridiculously ingenious hair accessory.

And stay tuned for Spoiled Pretty’s next giveaway!

ZannClip Giveaway!!!

zannclip ZannClip Giveaway!!!I am a giveaway fool.

This week, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Logics Color DNA System and Proactiv for two amazing giveaways. But after receiving a handful of enthusiastic emails about my ZannClip review, I felt compelled to throw a third contest into the mix. So three readers will win a ZannClip of their very own – in their choice of size and color!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “ZannClip Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, April 22nd. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, April 23rd, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

Since When Can You Sleep Soundly In A Hair Clip?

zannclip Since When Can You Sleep Soundly In A Hair Clip?If you asked me, a week ago, to name my favorite tried & true hair accessory, I would have said my trusty hair elastic. Old elasty and I go way back and we’re thick as thieves. 99% of the time, I’m pretty unimaginative when it comes to my hair; Monday through Friday, then again on Sunday, my hair is pulled back into a ponytail – and my hair elastic does a pretty decent job of keeping my uninspired style in place.

But I’ve changed my tune, since being introduced to the ZannClip – an ingenious accessory that functions as a ponytail holder, barrette and hair clip…and looks sophisticated and chic whilst doing so. And here’s the kicker: one night, I fell asleep wearing the ZannClip – and awoke from peaceful slumber to find it still perfectly in place. At night, I’m all Princess and the Pea – the slightest noise or discomfort keeps me awake into the wee hours. Yet the ZannClip didn’t affect my quality of sleep. Plus, when I took my hair down, it didn’t leave any crimps or dents in my hair! So I could quickly re-style my hair without fussing or fighting the texture. How many hair clips can make those claims?

The ZannClip is available in three sizes and 14 shades…but I say, go for the gold (24 karat, that is) or platiunum plated. Play the video below to watch the ZannClip in action, then try NOT to buy it.

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: Claw Clip That Won’t Give You a Headache

goody+claw+clip Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Claw Clip That Wont Give You a HeadacheMama Spoiled Pretty kidnapped me on Saturday. Well – not for real, for real. Kidnapping is the term my sister and I use to describe my mom’s habit of holding us hostage during an otherwise enjoyable shopping excursion. This is usually how it goes down…

Mom proposes a shopping trip to one of our favorite destinations: Banana Republic, Bloomingdale’s, DSW, Forever 21, Lord & Taylor, Marshall’s, Nordstrom, Sephora, or TJ Maxx. So we get in Mom’s car and drive off, hoping that whatever we’re hunting for will be waiting for us at the store, in our size, perched on the sale rack. After a few hours of retail therapy, our dogs start barking and we get into the car to drive back to my parents’ house…or so Lauren and I think.

When we’re almost back home, my mother veers off course – and next thing you know, we’re somewhere not fun, like Walmart. And it’s never a quick trip either. Mom will spend 45 minutes pushing her cart up and down aisles before she even starts looking for what’s on her list. And Lauren and I revert to preschool-ish behavior – like whining or saying we have to go to the bathroom – to encourage Mom to move faster than molasses.

But I have to admit that being kidnapped this past weekend wasn’t too bad. While my sister occupied herself carrying out her signature prank (Lauren likes to throw a couple of random items into Mom’s shopping cart, just to watch her hilarious reaction at the register), I killed time in the beauty aisle. I was in desperate need of a hair clip, so I perused the selection from Goody. Goody has never let me down before, so I picked up their new Ouchless Flexible Claw Clip. Not only did this clip not disappoint, I was pretty impressed – because it holds your hair in place without the annoying inconveniences of other claw clips.

First, the clip has covered hinges, which eliminates snags. Second, the teeth are curved in a way that prevents them from digging into your scalp – love that! Finally, the teeth are flexible – so go ahead and lean back, lean back, lean back, lean back. The people at Goody are a bunch of Albert Einsteins, I’ll tell you what.

For less than $4, you get two medium-sized clips…plus motivation to throw out all of those inferior claw clips that have been a pain in your cranium all of these years.

For Best Use Of Hair Accessories, The Award Goes To Rihanna

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For best use of hair accessories, the award goes to Rihanna. RiRi would like to thank the academy…Star Academy, that is.

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rhinestone+hair+pins For Best Use Of Hair Accessories, The Award Goes To RihannaOn Friday night’s season finale of the French singing competition, Rihanna accessorized her faux hawk with a halo of Swarovski crystal hair pins.

The looks that Rihanna (or her stylist) comes up with boggles the mind.

You don’t need a superstar budget to recreate this look. These rhinestone hair pins (above left) are only $20 for a set of six at Beautiful Bridal (I purchased my bridal tiara via this online retailer and was beyond pleased).

A Tail Of Two Headbands

 A Tail Of Two Headbands
Just in case you’ve been somewhere and just got back, allow me bring you up to speed. Braids are all the rage. Anybody who’s anybody has been spied sporting milkmaid plaits, cornrows, and microbraids.

Wanna join the braid brigade, but got two left hands? Or don’t have the time to brush your hair, let alone braid it? Don’t be discouraged. It’s Tonytail to the rescue.

The Tonytail Company has these great braided headbands, made of soft, synthetic hair. For a chunkier look, try Thick Braidies (1/2 inch). Thin Braidies (1/4 inch) are for stylistas going for a more subtle interpretation of the trend.

 A Tail Of Two HeadbandsI wore both Braidies all over NYC for Fashion Week. The dark brown color was such a perfect match to my own hair that I received countless compliments – from friends and strangers.

Check me out (accompanied by the lovely Amber and Marina) rocking the Thick Braidies headband at a Fashion Week dinner, sponsored by MAC. It’s all about the braided hair, baby!

 A Tail Of Two Headbands

 A Tail Of Two Headbands

Hair Band Nightmare

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The other day, Mama Spoiled Pretty forwarded me an email about hair elastics being fashioned from recycled condoms. Incredulous – because it sounded completely absurd and because I get ten thousand of these ridiculous emails from my mom – I decided to consult snopes.com to check the validity of this urban legend. Turns out it’s true…allegedly.

Click here for the 411.

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OMFG: Gossip Girl Winners Revealed!

2ggfromstylelistcomlb3 OMFG: Gossip Girl Winners Revealed!Spotted: D leaving her laptop with the Geek Squad after the hard drive crashes. Looks like Spoiled Pretty has rotten luck. Oh, the humanity!

Sorry, my pretties. I meant to post the names of the Gossip Girl winners earlier, but my computer died and, for the last 12 hours, I’ve been a blogger with no means of blogging. My laptop is still out of commission, but I’ve procured another computer for the time being. In the midst of Fashion Week, my first concern is my readers. You know you love me.

So without further ado, the winners of the Gossip Girl Giveaway are Aleksandra Burshteyn and Heidi Little! They have both won the Grosgrain Edie Headband and the Linen Open Work Headband from Colette Malouf. Aleksandra and Heidi will also receive Gossip Girl: The Complete First Season on DVD!

Congratulations on your prizes, ladies. Special thanks to Colette Malouf and Warner Home Video for sponsoring this giveaway. And thanks to the many Gossip Girl fans who participated.

On Spoiled Pretty, giveaways are always in fashion. So stayed tuned for the next contest, inspired by my whirlwind trip to New York Fashion Week.

You know you’re intrigued…

xoxo,
Spoiled Pretty

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