Hello dears! Just a short while ago, we were sent a pair of these exquisite Lilla Rose bobby pins from our beloved advertiser Mrs. Paula Ramm. Out of all the Lilla Rose bobby pins I definitely believe that the Open Flower in gold is the best pair we have ever had in our hair accessory collection. And it’s easy to see why–they are the perfect size to stand out in your hair, not too small that they get lost, and not too big that they fall out or add too much bling. It’s a happy medium with this accessory! And who could bypass an opportunity to wear a flower in one’s hair? Not us! And if gold isn’t a part of your accessory aesthetic, there is a lovely silver toned option instead.
So, are you ready to see how we styled them? Lets take a look then!
#1: Soft Updo
You wouldn’t really think it possible to put up hair as short as mine (6 1/2 inches all over) in a romantic looking vintage roll now would you? I wasn’t a believer either until I shook out my second day curled hair one morning and began to brush out the curls–they were brushing into a nice flip in the back, and so I thought, “Hmm, I wonder what I could do with this?” Starting from my left side, I began rolling my hair into a continuous roll, just to see what would happen. When I realized it was behaving itself and staying put in the roll, I promptly pinned it, and styled the shorter layers on top into some accent swirls above the roll (my hair was already well set from the previous day’s curling, so it was already quite curly and didn’t need much help to create the swirled affect) and left my bangs to frame my face. The finishing touch was our new bobby pins. In the back, I inserted each one very carefully into the hollows of two swirls, and the romantic, vintage updo was complete.
(I have not been able to replicate this hairstyle again on the second day of curled hair, so I would recommend if you try this, try it with first day curled hair.)
#2: Natural Waves
Charlotte’s enviable naturally wavy/curly hair looks lovely any day of the week. Charlotte and Brigid were blessed with that hair type that is so stinking easy, it reminds me of some of those on-the-go baking mixes you get at the store–just add water. Literally, all Charlotte has to do to achieve her glossy waves is to douse her head under the shower faucet, dry it a bit, and then scrunch it up into wavy/curly perfection. *sigh* I wish my hair could do that… Charlotte effortlessly upped her beautiful natural look with the addition of the Open Flower bobby pin. Look at how it glows up against her brunette locks!
Speaking of which, have you ever noticed how different metals work, or don’t work, with our different natural colorings? I have noticed that the colder toned metals, like nickel, black nickel, and silver seem to stand out quite beautifully up against blonde locks or red locks, while gold, copper, and burnished copper seem to stand out brilliantly against the darker hair shades like brunette, chocolate brown, and black. I first began noticing this while perusing through Lilla Rose, and noting how the different metals and accent color combinations looked up against the different shades of hair on the Lilla Rose models. The girls and I are well aware of how color can either compliment or distract from our natural coloring. Thus, when we shop at Lilla Rose, we don’t just shop to compliment our wardrobes, we also shop to compliment our hair coloring. So far, we like the warmer metal tones the best up against our dark blonde and brunette hair.
#3: Retro Curls
Lastly, we have a lovely retro inspired hair style from Charlotte. Fresh and curly from a night of sponge rollers, Charlotte’s hair looks like a style you would find in a vintage magazine. And because of the versatility of her length, she could easily fit anywhere in between the 1930s through the 50s. With a roll on each side, Charlotte opted for an asymmetrical approach with the bobby pins, giving her hair a lovely floral flourish.
In recent weeks, Charlotte has discovered that her naturally wavy hair behaves quite well under the commanding forces of sponge rollers 😉 If you want to see how Charlotte and I sponge roll our hair, you can check out that post by clicking here.
When I think back to the days when bobby pins were used only to hold up and hide in your hair, I am prone to think, “Well yes, that’s nice, but think of all the other things you could do with bobby pins! Put something on the end of that pin, and you’ve got a completely new hair accessory!” And that really is the brilliance behind the Lilla Rose brand. They take hair accessories to the next level of creativity and charm, exploring all the possible themes that could center around a gal’s life, and transforming those themes into wearable hair accessories that celebrate the things we love best.
Before you leave here, Lilla Rose is running a very special offer for the month of April! For every order of $50 or more you are qualified to get a free set of bobby pins! Just to clarify, the qualifying bobby pins are those that come in pairs, and not in sets of four. Oh, and by the way, several new Lilla Rose Flexi Clip designs have just recently been released and will be around for a limited time only, so head on over and get them while supplies last! Happy shopping dears!
How do you like to style Lilla Rose bobby pins?
Do you have an opinion on which metals work best with certain hair colors?
Have you tried pin curling or sponge rolling your hair this Spring?
Love and blessings!
Jessica, the Eldest Sister & Singer