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Hopeless at Up-do's?

*Both hands up*

I can boast of having a good hand at styling hair but when it comes to anything even close to a simple bun, I give up. I simply cannot tie up my hair to save my life!

So I can quite safely call this innovation a life saviour then.

It's been around in Boots for a while now and you may have passed by it numerous times. It's called the Spin Pins by Goody Simple Styles.

What you're meant to do is basically once you have created an up-do you desire, simply 'screw-in' these pins, one from the top and one from below and voila!

This is what we came up with. Hair model: the sister's courtesy.

A casual low bun.

A sleek and super stylish high bun.

And what ever you may want to call this.

I know you can see the pins in the buns above but does it matter? It's super cute and I've seen Leighton Meester in Gossip Girl pull this off so many times. 

I was surprised how secure these were compared to when you simply tuck in the ends of an up-do or secure it with bobby pins or a hair tie. I never wear my hair up but I wore it out for the first time in the form of a low bun and some wispy, curled front bangs and it looks so pretty. 

There is not tangling, pulling or screaming involved whilst using them which is also a plus. I cannot believe I hadn't discovered them earlier.

I heard they keep going out of stock in Boots now and then as they retail for a fiver, so keep an eye for it and grab it whilst you can. 

D.Sadie said...

Cute! For some reason my girl friend said it didn't work on her though. =\

Get Gawjus! said...

Oh no! that's a shame. It's quite easy to use actually but I guess each to its own.

Heather Does Make Up said...

I'm dying to try these..they look great. I think a trip to Boots is in order very soon!

Skarletrubyjynx said...

I saw the TV ads for these and thought they sounded good, might have to try them out now :)

The Michelle Show said...

I have passed these so many times and want to try them! Since my hair is almost waist length and rather thick I end up using about 10 bobbi pins each time I do an up do.

mybeadifullife said...

cute look!! i like them showing a little bit too, it's cute.

im going to try them too. they look easy. i end up using a million bobby pins, and my hair still falls out, then takes forever to find all the pins.

The Beautiful Blog said...

I keep looking out for these, glad I have read a positive review! I would imagine they work best on medium to thick hair types x

Anonymous said...

I had never heard of these! Thank you :)

Sarah @ Beauty Geek said...

I really want to try these!!

Sarah xx

Jo said...

I was dubious when i saw the tv advert, but they seem to work fine on you! Would've been peerfect for my hols, darn it. Oh well, can get some anyway i suppose!

Gauri said...

Like the pins..the sleek high bun looks so fab...I never wear my hair up to..

little miss said...

These are great, I never thought they'd work on my hair as it's quite thick but it really holds your hair in place :)

Tanya VS said...

I am definitely gonna buy one of these . I really like the 2 buns ...i find them so cute ... thanks :)

Irishenchantment said...

i bought these, my hair is very thick and these just don't work for me whatsoever :(

shel xx

Diana said...

ooh....kinda 'Princess Leia' look going on there.
Thought my hair was too fine for these but may try them

The Beautifier said...

I love the idea of this! xoxo




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