Saturday, September 10, 2011

You Pins by Lilla Rose Review

I love this company, Lilla Rose, because they bring new meaning to making your hair the best asset that you have! They already offered so many different options to fix your hair and feel pretty and confident along with a little sexy thrown in but the You-Pins are their latest new product and I was so lucky to get a pair called the Sparkling Star You-Pins to try out.

As you can see they are very brilliant and sparkly, just the exact qualities my granddaughter, Brandi, has with her brilliant red hair! Her hair is alot thicker than mine so I knew I would not be able to use these but she would have so much fun using them and I was not wrong.

We played around with them for a good bit and here is one way she liked the best:

We had watched the YouTube video that is on Denise's website and from that we played with Brandi's hair quite a bit and she likes having a little bit of a ponytail like thing in her hair so with this style her hair is still up but with a little messy ponytail coming out.

She was very surprised that these two pins kept her hair up!

At first she kept saying it was not going to work, her hair is too thick to hold all that with just two pins but I proved her wrong! (and that does not happen often with her hair anyway)!

She loved playing around with them and had alot of fun seeing what she could do with them.

She did end up using a ponytail band and then putting the pins on each side of her hair to give her the full pony tail effect and I took pictures of that but it really did not look good from the point that I took it so I can't show you that one. I thought it took away from what they could do on their own is why. The whole idea was to get the You-Pins to operate on their own and that they do just fine without the ponytail bands. But, to humor her, I let her have the ponytail also and the pins did add a little pizzazz to an ordinary ponytail.

But, as you can see, the side view of her without the bands, she still got a little of a ponytail going on. I told her this style really suited her and she was tickled pink to get these and I think she will be wearing them quite often.

Don't you think? Here is a different angle so you can see her hair as it looks from a little further away angle:
When you watch the video you will notice that the model really put her hair into a tight little bun but Brandi likes her hair to hang a little so we went with this to give you another option and the pins stayed in place so you can have both a bun and a little windswept kinda ponytail bun also.

To view the video:, check it out and play with your hair to see what you can come up with.

I want to thank Denise Martin with Lilla Rose for letting us review these wonderful new exciting You-Pins!

It sure did make Brandi's Day!

Now, for a little history about the founders of Lilla Rose:

We've been in the hair goods business since 1992 when my wife wanted that first pair of beaded chopsticks. She bought the materials to make them but then decided to go get the expensive ones at Nordstrom instead. I took her materials, fascinated by what they were selling for and started making them myself by hand in the garage. Enthusiastic, admiring friends bought them up. Suppliers referred us to contacts with major retailers nationwide and, several million pairs later, everlasting success was assured... almost.

Trials and tribulations ensued, the product line expanded and contracted, and we lived life utterly dependent on what huge retailers sold or didn't sell for us. After 9/11 things got even tougher, and we retracted into the "lean times". I call it the black years, where we literally couldn't make rent. It was as if everything I tried failed.

My wife, Missy, finally had had enough and sent me into the garage with instructions to, "pull out your old beads and wire, make something and go sell it... NOW or else!" (All husbands know what or else means!)

I had so much raw inventory left over from my seven years of trying to make a go of big retailers and as fate would have it, one of the products I had the most materials for was the Flexi clip. I quickly began assembling product for a weekend marketplace near our home. I went to the marketplace with barely enough capital to get in, buy a hotdog and get home.

By the end of the first weekend, I had left with over $1,000. At the time, it was so significant. It represented hope. Tears of joy followed. The epiphany came when I realized I had kept doing the same thing for years and expected a different result. I now had a roadmap. I understood that no one would understand really how good my products were unless I demonstrated them.

Need for more financial stability led me to experiment with sales at a local Farmer's Market where I quickly confirmed all the benefits, and potential, of direct selling. Then another moment of truth unfolded before me: I wanted to do an event but I couldn't be in two places at once. My friend, Shannon, suggested she would cover the Farmers Market if I wanted to do another event. Another "ah-ah" moment... duplicate my effort without cloning!

Here is how you can get in touch with Denise (she is based in Kentucky):

Phone: 270-300-0661
Her Facebook: Denise Martin
Her Twitter: Denise Martin

If you live in Kentucky she has list of different festivals, craft shows or bazaars that she gives live demonstrations on how to use Lilla Rose products. Stop by and say Hi and tell her Mary Bearden told you to!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. The photo's used in this review were provided by me and my sometimes cranky camera but it was all me with no copied pictures.


EmptyNester said...

I have GOT to check this out! I can't believe two pins held up her hair. My hair is thick and long (though it's not a gorgeous red like hers) and I might really enjoy something like those pins!

Little Lilly Polka Dot Bedtime Blog said...

Beautiful hair do! And the pins are fabulous!! Thanks Mary!!

Stopping by from MBC and giving you a follow back!!
THANKS for your kind words.


Terri's Little Haven said...

Those are really neat and pretty too.

Katie said...

popping in from the blog hop! love those pins - very pretty.

Denise said...

Hi Mary, I had to comment that your granddaughter's hair is just gorgeous. I love the red.....having serious hair envy at the moment! I really wanted to say that I love love love the messy ponytail style you guys created when you used the You-Pins. I am going to go post this to my facebook page so my fans can see it too. Just adorable. Thanks so much for your time and effort.

Denise McDonough said...

These are ubber cute!
And I returned the favors of fb and twitter :)

Organic Mommy Today said...

Hi thanks for stopping by my blog . The GFC should be up an running now sorry about that. I love your blog! I cannot wait to read more.

MikiHope said...

Hi Mary!!

What beautiful hair your granddaughter has! By the way there were a couple of answers to your question on my blog--

Michele aka MikiHope

Montreal Fashion Moms said...

Cute hair pins!

Thanks for participating in the blog hop and checking out our blog! We're following back.

~ Montreal Fashion Moms ~

Kim Croisant said...

Hi Mary - thanks for following me via Mikihope. I see you like Lilla Rose too. Also thanks for the tips. I do need to put my FB page on my blog as well.


Terri's Little Haven said...

Popping back in to let you know I like you on FB and I've subscribed to your site email.

Patricia said...

These are really cool! I am already following GFC and I just subscribed by email. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a moving reply.

A Gluten Free Mommy said...

Thanks for stopping by A Gluten Free Journey! These hair pins look amazing!

Retail Therapy Lounge said...

So cute - I love the crystals!
Thanks for following - I am following you back too!

Janice said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm now returning all of your follows!

Lady Goo Goo Gaga said...

Very pretty!!! Thanks for the visit!!

Veronica Lee said...

How pretty!

Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog!
Have a nice day!

AngelaK said...

That is so pretty! I love hair accessories! When butterfly clips were popular, I had tons of them. LOL

Thanks for stopping by and following Edge of Insanity!


Sherlinda Dix said...

Wow! I really like your site. The hair pins are beautiful. Thank you for your visit. I am a follower of your site now, and happy to "Like" it. :) I am going to continue reading some more of your posts.

Miriam said...

They're very pretty :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Kristyn said...

Thanks for the follow! I am now following you back :)

coronaryrn said...

Love the hairpins! Trying to catch up with my Sunday Hops today! Follow back please @ and/or on facebook @ ... thanks

Jen said...

Just love the hair. Stopping by from Rich Faith Rising. So glad to get some time to read. Great stuff! Blessings ~ jen

Susan said...

Those are too cute! Can't believe 2 of them held up that fabulous hair.
Stopping by to return the follow.

Healthier And Wealthier said...

Visiting from Denise's site! Love the hair...beautiful!

Tee-iabo Designs said...

Hopping by from Meet Me on Monday! Very cute hair pins. New follower.

Sonya M. Jones

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