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Monthly Archives: August 2013
So lately I keep contemplating getting bangs. Shoot, I actually had them up until 11th grade, but that was ages ago! But they weren’t the whole modern, pretty, Zooey Deschanel type bangs. They were the whole “I have no idea what to do with my hair and I don’t currr” type bangs. They were not cute, y’all.
While I keep debating on whether or not I want to take the plunge, I decided to do a little research on some clip-in bangs. I didn’t want to spend much money on a clip-in, all I wanted was one that looked decent and would give me a good idea on whether my plain ol’ hair might be seeing a change in its near future.
Along came Hairdo by Jessica Simpson and Ken Paves. While I read some mixed reviews about the line in general on different sites like extensions.com, beauty.com and ulta.com, I saw on Amazon that the clip-in bangs actually had pretty decent reviews. While they retail for $24.99 at most salons, Amazon sells them for $14.95 with free shipping. So, for $15 I figured I’d take a chance. All I wanted was for the clip-in to give me an idea of whether or not I wanted to cut real bangs.
Here’s the Amazon link if you wanna check it out:
The Hairdo line of extensions comes in a variety of shades, especially if you’re a brunette. The Amazon link doesn’t have the best swatches of the shades, but if you visit http://www.hairuwear.com/hairdo/collections/hair-pieces/bangs you can click on the link underneath the model that says “available colors” and see the color options much more clearly. I decided to go with Midnight Brown for my dark brown hair. It was definitely a perfect match.
There are three clips on these bangs and they are so simple to clip in. I advise to first tease the area of hair where you are going to snap the clip in. Teasing helps keep the clip in place more securely, especially if your hair is fine like mine. Position the bangs where you’d like and snap the clips in place. Done.
While the clip-in worked perfectly for what I was going for, they’re not fantastic. Because the hair is synthetic, it does have that certain sheen to it that isn’t the most fabulous. This is most noticeable up close, because I don’t feel that the sheen comes across in the photos I’m showing you. Although I do think it counts for something when I put these on and my own mother thought that I had actually cut real bangs.
After wearing the Hairdo clip-in, I still can’t decide whether or not I want to cut bangs! Hah. It’s totally not unlike me, I’m pretty indecisive when it comes to changing my appearance. I’ll keep rockin’ my plain jane look for now and grab for the clip-in when I want to switch it up. It’s believable looking enough to go out and have fun with. When I decide to take the plunge, I’ll be sure to post the finished product.
I absolutely recommend that if you are unsure if you want to cut bangs, try these first. For $15, you don’t have much to lose. If you do try the Hairdo Clip-In Bangs, please let me know what you think of them! I think you look lovely no matter what you do with your hair. <3
Also, I’m in love with ModCloth.com! Check out my cool shades and literally the most amazing bracelet I’ve owned in my entire life in the following pics, both from ModCloth.com. I’ll link ’em below.
In love with my shades from ModCloth.com! They’re called Jam Out and About Sunglasses. They’re only $11.99, too!
Another gem from ModCloth.com called the Carpal Diem Bracelet. I’ve named mine Billy Bones. I’m in love with him!
Every summer it never fails. I shop for shorts and end up feeling like I’m the only girl in the world that doesn’t want her booty hanging out. I feel like all I ever see are “booty” shorts. You know, the ones that have the pockets that hang out. I mean shoot, it’s 100 degrees outside and I wanna rock some shorts that don’t look like something my granny or 12 year old cousin would wear. Isn’t there a happy medium?
There totally is. My favorite place for “happy medium” shorts is Express. They’ve got dressy shorts and jean shorts in longer lengths that look fabulous paired with heels or flats.
Remember having to put your hands at your sides in school to measure that your shorts didn’t go past your fingertips? Here are a few of my favorite shorts that are in just that length.