Thursday, December 15, 2011


In case you didn't already know from being my fan on Facebook, I wanted to tell you that Snapaholics has some holiday colored beads including the much-loved "snowflake" beads...this is how great they look with holiday colored beads:

....and EVERYTHING on the site is 30% off through Dec. 18!

Use the coupon code "holidayhair" and you will be on your way to some bling....for yourself or to give as gifts....if you know anyone with little girls, what's an easier gift than some new beads for hair?

Check it out!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Product Review - Lillibands and LilliWear

The lovely ladies over at Lillibands have sent Steph and I some GREAT stuff to try out and review for you all!  Their signature Lillibands are headbands that are made from bold beautiful fabrics with an elastic that holds them in place all day long!  The LilliWear line are unique dresses and skirts that you won't find on stores or see on any other girls around town!

These headbands are SO pretty and they would make GREAT stocking stuffers!  Here are the girls and I modeling the ones we received!

Here is Miss V wearing a Girls size Lilliband

Little E is wearing a Baby size.  

I am wearing a Teen/Women's size.

Miss B is also in a Teen/Women's size
We have all enjoyed trying out the Lillibands!  The "baby" size is marketed for children under 2, but Little E has a tiny head and although she is 4, it fits her really well.  The fabric part of the Lilliband increases slightly in width the larger the size you purchase.

Miss V and Miss B both have kind of big heads and I have a kind of small head, but the headbands we used all seemed to fit us well.  The girls reported NO slippage throughout the day while wearing them to school!  

I have never been a huge headband person.  The old plastic kind gives me a headache and usually cloth ones just slip around too much.  When I wore the Lilliband I experienced no headache or discomfort.  I also have to say there was considerably less slippage than I normally experience with headbands but I still kind of felt like it was moving backward over time.  When I would check the mirror everything still looked great, but it just felt like it was wrong!  My husband really thought I looked cute in it though, so that is a plus!  

Lucky Little E also got to try out the "Messy Girl Dress."  I know I wouldn't want her getting messy in it, though, it is WAY to cute for that!  Although with the bright colors and busy patterns of the dresses, I am sure they would hide stains very well!  Actually, I'll tell you why it's called the Messy Girl Dress.....because since it's fully REVERSIBLE, when your girl gets a bit messy (as we know they can during a day of play) they can flip the dress inside out and VOILA! Clean again! The material you see on the front pocket is what the other side of the dress looks like.  That is like having two dresses in one! What a great idea!

There was a misunderstanding about Little E's age so they sent her a dress meant for a two year old.  Fortunately Little E is still quite Little!  The GREAT thing about this dress is that once your girl has grown a bit, it can easily become a tunic top worn with jeans and leggings as you can see E doing here! I was really impressed with the sturdy quality of this dress.  It is super durable.  

Check out the rest of the LilliWear too.  I love, love, LOVE the pocket skirts with matching tops. TOO CUTE!  

Steph here! G was sent an aqua-colored (fave color!) Lilliband, as luck would have it, with OWLS on it.....her classroom theme this year happens to be she L.O.V.E.D. getting this Lilliband!

By the way, the reason this looks raised at the back and rolled/miscreased at the front is because on her first day wearing it at school the colors matched her outfit and apparently she wanted to gather her loose tunic top into a "tail" behind her and so of course thought her new headband would work fabulously for that purpose. So I just need to roll it back to the normal crease a tad and steam it for a few seconds....just haven't done it yet :)

G usually removes headbands, like the ballerina ones, by the time I pick her up from daycare it has been stuffed into her backpack. Not so with the Lillibands. They are so comfortable to her that she usually forgets to remove it at night (she's asleep in hers right now, actually). She is really wanting me to curl her hair into spirals with the Soft Spikes and wear it like that with the Lilliband, but we haven't found time yet to do that style.

I was sent a black and white teen/adult size Lilliband. I was told that they are typically worn at the front of the head, as you can see in the photos of the ladies on their website. My hair is straight and fine but I have a lot of it. I will tell you that this headband stayed in place more so than any fabric headband I have tried. I would say that during a normal day it may have slipped backwards from where I initially put it maybe a half an inch or so. That is AMAZING for a fabric headband on straight hair! And I like the fact that the elastic that goes under the hair at the back of your head is thin and so doesn't feel like a bunched up annoyance back there.

These would be fabulous Christmas gifts, as would any of the LilliWear (here is the link to the Pocket Skirts with matching Tees). The prices of Lillibands and LilliWear reflect their fine handmade quality. These are moms creating quality clothing and accessories, inspired by their very own little girls!

Thanks so much ladies, for sending these to us! Please go check out the Lillibands website and let us know how you like their products!

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