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Flowerz in Her Hair…

I’m a huge fan of bows and barrettes for little girls.  Given that I had a home-grown mohawk until I was two (for some reason, the hair on the sides of my head just didn’t grow like the top), I assumed it would be a few years before I could start using that sort of thing on my own daughter.

baby

Surprisingly, she was born with a full head of lush, dark hair.  As she’s gotten older, it’s thinned out a bit and gotten lighter, but she’s still got enough for a little bow or barrettenow and then.  Oh, and of course, she’s always been able to wear baby headbands, which I find to be a.dor.a.ble.!
So, I went to find her some cute new bows.  Of course, I went online, because going to the store would mean going, and well…I choose my errands carefully!  I came across Flowerz in Her Hair and was immediately ready to order one of everything.  The little cutie in the photo above is from the Flowerz in Her Hair site – as soon as I saw her, I was hooked, I knew I had to have these for my girl.  Luckily, Amy sent me some things to review, much to my delight!
 flowers
Clockwise: Bow holder (pink), Pinwheel Bow, Funky Flower clip, 
Simply Clippies clip, Cute As A Button clip, 
Super Stretch Headband, Natural Flower clip
There’s a must-have for all the little ladies in your life, the Super Stretch Headband.  They are both super soft and super stretchy, made of something that reminds me of little girls’ tights.

 flowers

There’s a little ribbon band at the seam, which is also used to clip on the various bows and flowers that go with the bands.  The cool part about that is that the bows and flowers can also be used as clips on their own, too.  It’s soft, it’s small enough for an infant, but stretchy enough to last well into the toddler years, and perhaps beyond.  I love that you can change the look of it so easily, it’s a super versatile piece.

 flowers

The flower clips all work with the headband and on their own.  They come in snap clips, alligator clips, or on a french barrette clip (the kind you squeeze the end together to get it to pop open).  The Achilles heel of the alligator clips on the clippies and flowers is that the bottom of the clip is exposed, meaning it’s just the metal, no ribbon or anything to cover it.  For older kids, or for use with the headband, no problem at all; for use on an infant…I’ll probably shy away from that, I’m a little afraid that the metal would accidentally scratch her.

Amy packages the bows beautifully, too (I love pretty packaging, I won’t lie…=).  As if the bows aren’t cute enough, the packaging it pretty, too.  I had to share this picture that I took before opening everything up.  The sticker warns that these could be choking hazards & not to let little ones mouth on them.  Very sweet looking.
Since I’m constantly fishing through the little box I keep my girl’s barrettes and headbands in, I was thrilled to receive the Clip Holder.  The clips are all in a row, organized and at my fingertips.  It looks pretty cute haning on her wall, too!  The best part?  You get one FREEwith every order!  How awesome is that?!

You get one of these FREE with any order!
 
One of my favorite things about Flowerz in Her Hair is that the prices are so fair.  You get a lot of bows for your buck! You’ll have to see it to believe it.  I highly recommend checking out Amy’s site, the little girls in your life will thank you for it!
While you’re there, pick out your favorites, because if you mention them here, you can win a $20 shopping spree at Flowerz in Her Hair!  If you’d like to spend more than that, Amy will even pick up the shipping, it’s 100% free to you!  Here’s how to win:
To enter (mandatory!):
  • go to Flowerz in Her Hair and let me know what your favorite items are in the comments (1 entry)
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Giveaway runs from 5/29-6/15/09, midnight EST.
Gotta have them right now?  Use the promo code HAPPYMOM to receive 15% off of your order! =)