Hello, hello! Its been a while, hasn’t it? Not too long ago, our dear Lilla Rose advertiser, Mrs. Ramm, asked me to do a feature on the Lilla Rose You-Pins, and so here I am, to share with you all my meager experiments (working at a Greenhouse most of the week doesn’t leave me much time to play with my hair. So upsetting!) with these pretty little doohickies.
I have been told that the Lilla Rose You-Pins work wonderfully with 1940’s victory rolls, and so I played around with the pins a bit, teaching my fingers how to create the roll and then pin them in place with the You-Pins. I must not be very handy in this area of hair styling yet, because my hair kept falling out–not enough pin to hold the roll maybe? So, instead, I grabbed a few trusty bobby pins to secure the rolls. Well, I still wasn’t going to give up on the You-Pins so I had the bright idea of pinning the You-Pins on the inner sides of the rolls, but they were so high up they kind of got lost. Hmm… Now what?
I was frustrated, not with the Pins, but with myself because I wanted so badly to use them in the rolls! But, try as I might, there was just no getting around the fact that the pins weren’t going to work for my victory rolls, and the time I had on hand to complete my hair style was running out.
Placing the Pins back on the bathroom counter, I resolved to use them somehow in my hair style. I quickly was inspired to do up the back ends into a roll. I found a hair elastic, and bound up the back into a pony tail. Then carefully sliding it out a bit, I made a hole behind the elastic (closest to my head) and carefully stuffed the ends into it. It wasn’t a true roll, but it would do. With the help of a few more bobby pins I secured the tuck. And to add a sparkling finish, I popped in the You-Pins + a L.R. Bobby Pin for a threesome. Yes! I had found a purpose for the You-pins! And they did help to secure the hair much more that way then with the rolls! Genius!
So there you have it, my dears. Now that I think about it, I do believe these You-pins would work marvelously on more textured, curly hair. The pair that Mrs. Ramm sent are a smaller version of the You-Pins, which is still almost too heavy for my hair, and so if you have thick, or very curly textured hair, I would highly suggest you invest in the longer You-Pins, as they will grab more hair, and secure your hairstyles far better. But, if you only want them to pin up a small section of hair, then I would say get the smaller size.
Have you tried the Lilla Rose You-Pins?
What is your favorite Lilla Rose hair accessory?
Can you pull off a set of victory rolls?
I miss writing for you all so much! I can’t wait to be back on here more regularly! 🙂
Jessica, the eldest sister & singer