Hair Accessories

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 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.

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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.

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

Mama 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.

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

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

On 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).

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