Monday, May 19, 2008

Maiden America

DING DING DING updated to add that I tossed your names in a cup and pulled out PM and Tabba. Email me your addy's and i'll send them off!

I had the opportunity to review Maiden America barrettes courtesy of the fine women at Parent Blogger Network recently. I wanted to review them for 2 reasons: 1. M's hair is so thick and curly I have a hard time getting barrettes to actually hold onto her hair and 2. because they are handmade by moms for moms without the use of toxic glue.

I ordered several barrettes but my favorites were the Ladybug and the Rosette because they happened to be M's favorite ones, she's worn each of them all week long (now if I could only get her to understand that they don't really match when worn at the same time). They are made very well and didn't slip out of her hair. They also have great clasps so M was unable to take them out herself, which meant I could send her to school and she'd actually come home with it still in her hair.

These barrettes are much fancier than anything else we've ever had. I pride us girls on being tomboys and normally these aren't something we'd choose because of all the flowers and jewels but M's been in a serious princess phase for the past several months, she insists on only wearing dresses and spends a long time picking out the "jewelry" that matches each outfit out of a pile of old beads and hand me downs, something I will continue to shake my head at every single day and yet force myself to allow, her first self expressions while different from my own are hers just the same.

I think these would make lovely gifts for girls in a wedding or for you upscale mamas who dress your kids to the nines. In fact, I'd like to show you what I'm talking about so I'm raffling off two of the smaller ones so if you are interested in checking them out leave me a comment and I'll throw your names in a hat tomorrow and let you know who won.

10 comments:

painted maypole said...

oooh... MQ has super fine hair, and these sound like they might stay put in it! ;) cute!

Lex said...

These are so cute! My almost 2 year old has curly but fine hair that I'd love to have one of these to keep the curls out of her face. so cute!

Defiantmuse said...

"something I will continue to shake my head at every single day and yet force myself to allow, her first self expressions while different from my own are hers just the same."

dude. I really hope I'm able to pull that off in a couple of years. Letting go....hmmmm.......

Beck said...

Okay, add me to the Me! Me! list because I have what feels like 300 daughters.

Kyla said...

Am I too late to be thrown into a hat?

Tabba said...

i find myself in the exact same place with the uber-gender-rific accesories.

However, b/c my daughter is in serious princess mode as well, throw HER name in the hat. If it's not too late.

Jocelyn said...

I actually think my 8-year-old would still like something this "cute." There is a transtion age, starting around Age 7, to "less-overtly-cute" (and might I just say, wiping my forehead, "Whew"), but these look classicly cute!

crazymumma said...

Bookangel was just talking about going hair clip shopping. Throw my name in the ring woman!

alejna said...

Can I put my name in the hat, too? Phoebe's hair tends to resist hair clips, and I'm not opposed to some girliness. In moderation.

Tristan B - www.maidenus.com said...

Jen - Thanks you SO much for your fabulous review! And for turning this into a gift that keeps giving with the raffle. Such a creative and thoughtful idea! THANKS!!!
WR,
Tristan
Maiden America