No More Scrunchies!

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Springtime is here — and it’s cause for celebration! The weather is warming up, the sun shines a little longer each day, and the days just say, “Come out and play.” It’s time to put your hair up and get out and about.

I was stunned when my friend Jen said that scrunchies were “out.” What? Scrunchies? The soft little bit of fabric that I keep in my purse for that spur of the moment ponytail? Out? Kaput? Dated?

Say it ain’t so, Jen.

But, Jen is the fashionista, and I am not. We’ll leave it at that.

So, while I am clutching tightly to the scrunchies I just bought from Target in January, I am also conceding that there might be a better way. At least since I received hair clips from Caroline, a consultant for Lilla Rose.

Isn’t this beautiful?

Not only are these clips absolutely gorgeous, but they are also very user-friendly. You don’t need a degree in cosmetology to get your hair looking pretty with these clips. Though I will say that watching the video helps.

The video was super helpful in choosing the right clip in my hair, plus it gave me the confidence to try out different styles on my own.

I love the Lilla Rose clips. Not only are they pretty, but they are one piece, unlike other similar hair clips I’ve owned in the past which were two pieces, one of which was inevitably separated from its mate. The clips hold an amazing amount of hair and enable you to do a number of different styles on your hair, including a ponytail, completely eliminating your need for a scrunchie.

Wouldn’t Jen be proud? ๐Ÿ˜‰

This week three LifeasMOM readers will win a clip from Caroline and Lilla Rose.

To Enter:

Simply watch the quick styling video and then come back here and leave a comment telling us which hairstyle you like the best.

For an extra entry, “like” Caroline’s Lilla Rose page on Facebook and come back and leave another comment telling me you did so.

This giveaway will be open until Sunday, April 3rd, 2011, at 8 pm PST. Winners will be chosen randomly and notified via email.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS: katiemur@, christinaburrell@, martyquilter@

They have been notified via email. If you think you are a winner and did not receive an email, please write me at jessica at lifeasmom dot com. You must respond within 48 hours in order to claim your prize.

This week we’re Celebrating Spring. Don’t forget to check back everyday for all sorts of fun giveaways and ideas to enjoy the changing of the seasons.

Disclosure: I received sample clips for review purposes. I was not compensated to publish positive comments. My opinions are my own.

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  1. I’m a half-up kinda gal! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I like Lilla Rose-Caroline Allen on FB.

  3. I like the full twist. These are really neat! My hair is very long and I need to wear it up for work. This just might be the ticket!

  4. I’m a ponytail kinda girl!

  5. I also “liked” thier facebook page just now. Thanks!

  6. Pony-Tail, no time for much more. I’ve grown my hair out and what a nice style to show it off.

    I “Liked” Lilla Rose-Caroline Allen’s page

  7. I’m a half up kinda mom! :o) I spent my son’s baby days with it up all the time so it wouldn’t be pulled so now I like to partly let it down! :oP

  8. I am a ponytail kinda girl, so a medium would be it for me.

  9. Jen Fitzpatrick says:

    I’m thinking the french twist!

  10. I โ€œLikedโ€ Lilla Rose-Caroline Allenโ€™s page on facebook.

  11. centsability says:

    You must not be a “Sex and the City” fan. I remember when they trashed scrunchies on that show — I was a little devastated myself. ๐Ÿ™‚ I confess to continuing to use mini scrunchies despite knowing they’re supposed to be “out.” I have very fine, straight hair, so it’s hard to find things that fit! Which is why I’m so excited to see this product — how wonderful that it comes in so many sizes and they give you such great advice on sizing and styling! I will definitely be looking for these for me and my oldest daughter.

    That said — I like the “tails up” style. I do that with old-fashioned claw clips but using one of these Flexis will be a nice change.

  12. centsability says:

    I “liked” the Lilla Rose page!

  13. I like the French twist. My sisters hair is past her lower back so I think the xlarge is great for her. I can’t wait for her to see.the video.

  14. Ponytail!! Out of the way, out of my face, out of little hand’s reach…

  15. Tentatively raising my hand to say I purchased a package of Scrunchies two weeks ago! =) I’ve heard many times that they’re not fashionable anymore, but they work for my hair style (very fine), so that’s fashionable to me!

    I’m definitely a ponytail person, so that’s at least the first style I would try with this clip.

  16. I love to wear a twist especially since my little one is starting to pull my hair, a lot! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. I’m definitely a “tails up” kind of gal- and I am ALWAYS struggling to find cool things that will work in my hair. Thanks for this info. I’ve never even heard of Lilla Rose before!

  18. lori hurley says:

    I like the half up style. It works for my hair length

  19. I would probably wear the up & down the most since I like my hair off of my neck, especially in the summer!

  20. I “liked” Caroline’s FB page, too. I may just have to order some of these for myself!

  21. I am a FB fan of Lilla Rose!

  22. lori hurley says:

    I liked the page. It’s great. I love barettes!

  23. I love these! As a mom of little ones, I usually live in a ponytail or, when my hair is long enough and it is hot, a bun. What a great way to dress up my “mom-hair”.

  24. I usually wear it half up but I would prob wear a french twist if its that easy!

  25. If I had only known yesterday… I chopped my hair today because I was tired of it being in a ponytail (with scrunchy) all the time! Oh, well, it will grow and now I know I can at least be a little more fashion forward with my ponytail.

  26. Katrina Klauer says:

    I like the full twist up.

  27. I almost always have a low ponytail. Using that clip would make it look CUTE rather than ordinary ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. liked the website on facebook these clips are beautiful : )

  29. Love the french twist

  30. I love the french twist and my hair is almost long enough now to do it : )

  31. I have been wanting to get one of these! I usually wear a low bun on a ponytail but want one of these so I can do a half-up.

  32. I’d love a good way to do a half-up with my fine hair! what a nice product!

  33. Oh my goodness, I am so excited someone makes these types of clips! I bought one in a retail store YEARS ago and I wear it all the time, but had no clue where to get more. YAY!

    I’m a half-up kinda gal myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. I liked the Facebook page too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. I like”ed” her facebook page!

  36. I would normally do a ponytail, but love the half up style!

  37. I liked them on facebook!

  38. Drop bun! What a great idea. But I’m pretty sure I haven’t owned a scrunchie since 6th grade ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Joanna Mattas says:

    I like the half up and the french twist

  40. I like tails up!

  41. I like the ponytail and French twist.

  42. Angie Lage says:

    Love tails up and half up for my little sweetie!

  43. i’ve got mine half up right now, so that would work best for me!

  44. I would probably wear mine half-up or in a pony tail the most, but I love the full twist!

  45. I liking the half up style.

  46. I like the french twist.

  47. Sarah Jean says:

    Ponytail! The others look beautiful-but the pony is my stand-by! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  48. I also “liked” the Lilla Rose-Caroline Allen facebook page.

  49. Sarah Jean says:

    I like LillaRose!

  50. Brandy Fisk says:

    I like the extra small half up style.

  51. I like the half-up – such lovely clips!

  52. Oh, I love the french twist. Lovely.

  53. Michele Laramay says:

    I would probably do the half up, but I would love to try the french twist!

  54. pony tail

  55. Barbara Cortez says:

    I really like the half twist. It looks so elegant and easy.

  56. Barbara Cortez says:

    Does my extra entry count since I am already a fan of Caroline’s Lilla Rose page on Facebook?

  57. I like the half up and the tails up! My hair isn’t long enough for a french twist, although I remember doing them on my friends as a teenager. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think this way would have been a LOT easier than the painful way I did it!

  58. Love the French twist, but the half-up or the ponytail is my quick go-to style.:)

  59. I liked the Lilla Rose / Caroline Allen facebook page.

  60. Cassey Nieto says:

    Drop bun, but I also like the tails up, half up and poney

  61. I like the up-do, since I prefer for my hair to be out of my face for day-to-day life and I love the way these look!

  62. French twist. These are so pretty!

  63. I like the tails up and ponytail.

  64. I liked Lilla Rose-Caroline Allen on FB.

  65. I like the full twist. These look awesome!

  66. Definitely the french twist, its so pretty and elegant.

  67. I also liked it on Facebook!

  68. I like the ponytail hairstyle the best.

  69. I liked Carolineโ€™s Lilla Rose page on Facebook. Good Luck ALL!

  70. I like the half-up.

  71. I like the full twist up.

  72. I love the half up, I have such fine hair it is hard for me to find a clip to hold my hair that way.

  73. I liked Carolineโ€™s Lilla Rose page on Facebook.

    PS I refuse to give up my scrunchies ๐Ÿ™‚

  74. I like the half up.

  75. I like the full twist up and would need a medium clip for this style.

  76. Love these! I actually used to have one- must have lost it in one of the many moves. Would love to get one for my DD. She loves the half pony!

  77. I’ll do a pony tail or half-up hair do.

  78. I like the Extra Long style! Well, my hair’s extra long, and it’s quick and easy and thoughtless.

    <3 lilla rose!

  79. Likeyed her FB page (MKC)!

  80. I like the full twist but would probably use the ponytail more.

  81. the half up looked so cute. My DD would LOVE these – I had never seen them before.

  82. Tails up. These are so beautiful I don’t know how you would ever choose. I can’t articulate how much I love these.

  83. Wow, how inspiring! But the practical side of me says…ponytail.(Sigh, but I could work on that!LOL)

  84. I like the half twist. I was just looking at CVS today to see other options for scrunchies:) and left frustrated. I really like these clips and have 4 girls that could use them!

  85. i’m a half up kinda gal!

  86. I’m usually a ponytail bu I’ve been inspired to try the drop bun. It looks beautiful with the flexi clip.

  87. I liked Lilla Rose on FB.

  88. Very pretty!! I like the half up mostly.

  89. I go for half-up or full pony tail. My hair is too long for a flip.

  90. I FB liked the Lilla Rose page. I already ordered 2 clips, but one I ordered isn’t large enough for the amount of hair I have. I would love to win and try out a larger size.

  91. Just liked the Facebook page and watched another video showing on the demonstrating it. Very cool!!

  92. I’d like to say I’m a french twister, but it’s usually half-up for me.

  93. Ponytail or French twist. ๐Ÿ™‚

  94. ponytails all the way (and pigtails when I want to be “whacky” with the kids)

  95. I usually end up with a half up, though anything that could get me “tails up” would be cool!

  96. Ponytail!

  97. i like the ponytail

  98. facebook fan

  99. These are genius! I have fine hair and have never found a barrette that will not fall out.

    I’d get the extra small and the small and probably most often wear a pony or tails up!

  100. I liked Caroline’s FB page!

  101. yikes…I am wearing a scrunchie as I type . I love those clips – I hadn’t seen them before. I’m generally a half-up or a pony tail kinda girl, but tails up is super cute too!

  102. huh, I just bought some new scrunchies too.
    I’m a half up kind of girl * I’m thinking with my texture the XS would be my size

    Also did anyone else have an issue with the sound on the video?

  103. Ponytail ๐Ÿ™‚

  104. I usually do a pony , but would love to try the french twist

  105. Tails up is very cute. But I have short medium hair so I think I’d like half up for me personally.

  106. I like the ponytail.

  107. These are so awesome! I like the tails up and the drop bun
    I have crazy hair and no matter what cut I have itโ€™s never wash and go so it always in a knot on my head these would be perfect, a no fuss that looks put together genius!

  108. I like lilla rose-caroline allen on facebook

  109. I like the ponytail & french twist.

  110. Rebecca Scott says:

    I like the “half up” style.

  111. i do half up when I do wear it up

  112. Ponytail!

  113. I liked her FB page!

  114. I like the full twist.

  115. Carolineโ€™s Lilla Rose page on Facebook

  116. I am love a ponytail! Can’t go wrong there!

  117. Hilary Young says:

    i’m a ponytail girl!

  118. Hilary Young says:

    i โ€œlikedโ€ Lilla Rose-Caroline Allenโ€™s page on facebook. ๐Ÿ™‚

  119. i like the up & down hairstyle

    sarina at scualum dot com

  120. Whitney A says:

    Wow- I love these clips. What a great idea! Elegant, yet so simple. I like the french twist style me for me because I tend to put my hair up most often.

  121. Whitney A says:

    I liked Lilla Rose on FB too!

  122. I usually wear ponytails, but I would definitely try the half-up shown in the video. These are soooo cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

  123. I’m a Lilla Rose fb fan!

  124. so cute, i like the half up but i haven’t used anything because like you i only have a scrunchie ๐Ÿ™‚

  125. ponytail for sure, probably a little to much. at least with the beautiful “hair jewlery” my hair will pop alot more.

  126. I like the french twist.

  127. half up is my go to style

  128. French Twist Medium is perfect for me.
    What a beautiful hair clip – Love it!

  129. Lea Stormhammer says:

    Hmmm…I’m already a tails-up or twist kinda gal! (My hair is very long and stick straight and slippery so the pony and the half-up get tangled easily.)

    I do try a few other ‘fancier’ things though. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for hosting this give away – the clips are so lovely!

  130. I would love to get my hair up into a french twist, but I can never find anything that holds it well. Maybe these woud work!

  131. I have extra-long hair and would love to try the extra-long twist.

  132. In the summer I like the tails up –the rest of the time I like the half up.

  133. Amanda Y. says:

    I’m a fast and easy, boring ponytail girl (but it’s sure not boring looking with the Lila Rose!)

  134. Pony-Tail here. I have two little girls to run after plus I don’t like the thought of hair in my food when I cook.

  135. I like Caroline Lilla Rose Allen on FB.

  136. Charity L. says:

    I like the french twist style shown on the video.

  137. Charity L. says:

    I like Carolineโ€™s Lilla Rose on Facebook.

  138. Katie Bauer says:

    I am a ponytail sorta girl but I am loving the drop bun!

  139. Jennifer M says:

    I have been growing my hair out, so I’d love to try the pony tail!

  140. Rebecca W. says:

    Love the ponytail.

  141. Jennifer M says:

    I โ€œlikedโ€ Lilla Rose-Caroline Allenโ€™s page on facebook.

  142. I love the full twist and French twist. My hair is too short right now, though. These are gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity.

  143. I like the french twist. On a side note my daughter’s name is Lila Rose….. I just thought that was a funny coincidence. ๐Ÿ™‚

  144. Jessica Dodd says:

    I’m a ponytail or tails up kinda girl! So cute though, I’m thinking that my girls would love these pretty clips too!

  145. I have ALWAYS wanted to be able to do a french twist!

  146. The drop bun or tails up are styles I’d love to try for fun, but of course the standard ponytail and/or french twist are daily events at some point during the day!

  147. Heather In Michigan says:

    My favorite was the tails up. According to the video I should be a small clip. (Wow! I’m finally a small in SOMETHING!! yahoo!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

  148. I love the tail up.

  149. I like the half up look….although most days my hair ends up in a full pony tail.

  150. “liked” on FB

  151. I like the half up.
    Thank you!

  152. I love the french twist!

  153. I think the drop bun is beautiful. I never wear my hair this way, and want to begin.

  154. I “like” Caroline’s Lilly Rose page on FB.

  155. I like the tail’s up style!

  156. I liked her page on Facebook!

  157. I like the ponytail.

  158. I like the half-up style. These clips are beautiful!

  159. Stephanie says:

    I like the half up twist not sure how it will look with my very curly hair but I know I can do the half up and the french twist.

  160. I liked it on Facebook!

  161. Stephanie says:

    Liked her on facebook. Thanks!

  162. I like the French Twist the most

  163. I like her page on Facebook

  164. All are great! I am most likely to do a pony, but like the tails-up style best.

  165. I like the “tails-up” style. Never heard it called that before!

  166. I “like” Lilla Rose on Facebook.

  167. I like the ponytail for myself, maybe it would make my ponytail look a bit more fancy, but the french twist is so elegant!

    What a fun give away! Thank you for the opp!


  168. These are so cute that I must have one!! I like the ponytail and the French Twist. I hope I win!!!

  169. I like the twist – I can’t seem to get my right without it looking too disheveled!

  170. I like the french twist mostly to keep my hair out of my eyes.

  171. I like Lilla Rose on Facebook.

  172. I like the french twist, but my hair is too short :(.

  173. I love the drop-bun, This would be ideal for keeping my long hair looking glam and groomed.
    I would love to win!

  174. If I’m going to put it up, it’s going up all the way – – – full twist for me!

  175. I like the half-up and ponytail. Love these clips!

  176. I am all about the “Tails Up”!

  177. I like Lilla Rose-Caroline Allen on FB ๐Ÿ™‚

  178. The French Twist is really beautiful.

  179. I’m a ponytail girl, but I also like tails up.

  180. I like the tails up style.

  181. I “liked”the facebook page.

  182. Sally Mcquaid says:

    I love the pony tail. It looks o much nicer that the traditional ponytail using band

  183. I like the drop bun. (I thinkg that was what it was called. )

  184. The up-down is a nice look.

  185. I love ponytails!

  186. I would probably wear the half up the most, but really liked the full twist!


  187. I like the full twist or the french twist!

  188. The Ponytail – Elegant, Feminine, and simple!

  189. I liked Lila Rose on Facebook!

  190. I like the Tails Up style, but I can also see myself wearing the Half Up and Ponytail. Scrunchies have been my friends for years, so the Flexi Hair Clip would be a nice change!

  191. Nancy Lundy says:

    Love the full twist!

  192. Ponytail.

  193. Nancy Lundy says:

    I liked them on FB.

  194. Like you on FB.

  195. French twist for me.

  196. I would love to learn how to do the french twist but would probably do the tails up most often.

  197. AllieZirkle says:


  198. i like the half-up!

  199. I love the look of the french twist, but would probably stick with the tails up most of the time.

  200. Half-up, if I have to choose, but I wear all of those styles at one time or another.

  201. Like it on Facebook

  202. I like the pony tail or french twist. Especially on hotter days!!

  203. I loved the half up or the full twist for hot weather. These are so pretty!

  204. I “like” Lilla Rose on FB too

  205. Dani Moore says:

    The half up is my favorite. I like it the best.

  206. kat amber says:

    with the cut and layers in my hair i can only manage a half-up or a combo of half-up and pony-tail

  207. Dani Moore says:

    I just went to facebook and hit the “like” button for Lilla Rose- Caroline Allen.

  208. I want to try doing the “tails-up” in my daughter’s hair!

  209. I’m a half up girl!

  210. Elizabeth buckner says:

    I like the “tails-up” do! Very pretty!

  211. I guess a ponytail is my favorite…LOL..since that is what I always wear.

  212. My favorite style is half up, but I also like the french twist.

  213. I’m loving the tails up style — it’s totally me!

  214. Full-twist up! Love these! Thanks for the give-away’s!

  215. I liked Caroline’s Lilla Rose FB page too! thank you again!

  216. I like the half-up.

  217. martha cianos says:

    I would definetly use a large clip.. they look really great.. may need to get some for myself, daugher, dil, & gd, all of us have long hair!!! I did like her page also as I plan to return & do some shopping!!!

  218. I like the french twist!!

  219. Tails up!

  220. I like the French Twist.

    I have seen these before and had NO idea what size I would wear for each style. The video was really helpful!

  221. I like the traditional ponytail. Would love to win!

    Dr. Laura

  222. I like the tails up. Although I just cut my hair so I may only be able to pull off the half up or half twist!

  223. The up&down and the drop bun were my favorites. Beautiful hair clips!

  224. I would like to say I’m a french twist, but I’m really more of a ponytail girl! Love the celtic knot!

  225. I also “liked” it on FB! Hope I win!

  226. I like the half up hairstyle.

  227. I like the lilla rose facebook page

  228. Elizabeth says:

    I’m a half-up kind of girl too.

    I bought one of these as a birthday present for my Zumba teacher who has really thick, curly hair like the young lady in the video. She loves it!! Way to go Lilla Rose!

  229. Half up- I can’t stand having my hair in my face.

  230. Michelle P. says:

    I am a half up girl. Just cut off 11 inches for Locks of Love… So there is not much left!

  231. I like the half up. These are so pretty!

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