Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Lilla Rose Party

I received this email from Linda Menke and thought I would share it with all of you:

You are invited to a Customer Appreciation Party hosted by your Independent Lilla Rose Consultant (#817650), Linda Menke!
I was thrilled, surprised, and shocked to learn that I was #1 in Sales at Lilla Rose for 2012 and I have all of you to thank for it.  The Lord had blessed me with so many new friendships and opportunities through Lilla Rose and I’m so grateful to be part of this amazing company.  This party is my way of giving back to you, my devoted customers and bloggers for all your help last year.  Here are the details.
The Party will run from Jan 31st through Feb 8th and you can order items through this party link: www.lillarose.biz/parties/1487

Everyone that purchases an item through the party link is eligible for at least one entry into the giveaway.  Prizes for the giveaway are:

$100 in FREE Lilla Rose Product
$75  in FREE Lilla Rose Product
$50 in Free Lilla Rose Product
And one lucky person will be chosen as the Mystery Hostess and will earn all the Hostess Rewards for the party!  This is a great opportunity to get some FREE Lilla Rose Loot.  During the length of the party, there will be a Facebook Event going on at https://www.facebook.com/events/143359259156351/ for you to submit questions or ideas.  I’ll be checking into that event once or twice a day to answer questions and to add videos and other information.

On Feb 1st, Lilla Rose will release the new February Flexi of the Month!  The February Flexi of the Month is usually a romantic style but you never know what the designers at LIlla Rose have up their sleeves.  So watch for that and, if it’s one you want, order it quickly as they typically sell out very quickly!

Every item you purchase is one entry into the giveaway.  If you order 3 or more items, you can get one item (up to $16 in value) FREE, even if you are not a new customer!  Plus orders of 3 or more items, will get 3 additional entries into the giveaway.  So if you order 3 items from the party, you will get one FREE item plusentries into the giveaway!  If you order 3 or more items, e-mail me at cliptomania@ymail.com with your order details, the FREE item you want, and your mailing address to get your FREE item and your extra entries.

Share this party on your Facebook page and get another entry.  E-mail me at cliptomania@ymail.com with the link to your post to get your entry.

Bloggers – Blog about this party in a dedicated post and earn 10 entries into the giveaway.  Mention it in another post and earn 5 entries (every time you mention it).  So get the word out and earn entries.  E-mail me at cliptomania@ymail.com with the link to your posts to get your entries.

The party will close on Feb 8th at 10pm (NO EXCEPTIONS).  This is necessary so that you can get your orders by Valentine’s Day.  To ensure Valentine’s Day delivery, request Priority Shipping on your order.

So start shopping and have fun!  THANKS!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Braid with Half-Dutch Headband

I did this style the next day after the waterfall headband.  I took apart the hairstyle except for the half dutch braid across the top of the head.  After sleeping on it, it still looked as if it had just been done--no flyaways.

Start with an ear to ear part at the front of the ear.  Keep the front hair out of the way for a while (clip or bun, etc.).  Do another ear to ear part at the back of the ear 3 or 4 cm behind the first part. Pull the back hair into a ponytail.  Half-dutch braid across the top middle of the head.
Release the ponytail.  Part the hair at the front on the side or middle. Brush it down to the side and give it a little twist.  Pull it back to join the hair at the back of the head.  Divide all the hair, including the little braid, into 3 sections.  Braid it, making sure that the little braid is on top each time its strand is plaited.  I added the bang hair into the middle section of the braid to make the little braid more visible at the side.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Waterfall braid Woven-look Ribbon Headband Ponytail

This style is challenging, but so neat!  Start with an ear to ear part at the front of the ear.  Keep the front hair out of the way for a while (clip or bun, etc.).  Do another ear to ear part at the back of the ear 3 or 4 cm behind the first part. Pull the back hair into a ponytail.  Half-dutch braid across the top middle of the head.
Lay a ribbon across the top of the head.  Insert one end through the hair at the beginning of the braid.  (I used a Topsy Tail tool.)  The other end will stay put when pull it back into the ponytail because of the braid.
Next do a waterfall braid with the front section of hair.  The pictures show this step before the ribbon, but I think it would be better to do the ribbon first.  Braid the ends as far down as they will go.
Using a Topsy Tail tool, or floss and a craft needle, thread each "fall" through the dutch braid.
Undo the ponytail.  Make a new low ponytail, adding in the extra hair from the falls and the braids.  Also add in the ribbon ends.
Tie a bow with the ribbons. Add a flower if you like.  Belle's ribbon and flower are provided by Gimme Clips.  Thanks Gimme Clips!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Hair Clip Trick

 Happy New Year everybody!  Wow, it has been a busy few weeks for me.  And does it seem like everyone you know has been sick in the last month?

Here is a very simple trick for keeping bows and flowers from falling out.  If you aren't already doing this, you'll probably ask yourself, "Why didn't I think of that?"  Insert the clip into the middle of the pigtail so the elastic holds it in.  This won't work for every kind of bow since it make look like it is sideways if you do this.  That is the reason a lot of people don't think of doing this though--because they are used to putting bows in with the clip going horizontal.

(Pink flowers are from Gimme Clips.)