Friday, November 26, 2010

Mario Lopez Loves Hair Clippy!

Everyone make way for some truly happy and heartmelting news :)

Actor/TV Host Mario Lopez appeared on the Ellen show last November 5 with his beautiful family in tow.

Girlfriend Courtney Mazza and daughter Gia, seen wearing our Heather headband in shocking pink, joined him towards the last few minutes of the segment.

Ever the proud papa, he held baby Gia and even kissed her on the forehead. How adorable is that little pink outfit and headband on her?

We’ve got another video to show you. Cue the “awws” as this one is a clip of Mario feeding Gia backstage.

Would you look at those tiny fingers? So cute! There you have it, a closer look at another one of Hollywood’s doting dads (and our Heather headband!). We love how months old Gia is already oh-so-stylish and how her daddy is loving it as well.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ask Annie!

Rory from Massachusetts wrote:

Hi Annie,
My sorority is throwing an 80’s theme party next week and I’m really looking forward to it. As I’ve been researching a lot about 80’s fashion lately, I do know who I’ll be going as. MADONNA!

Having naturally wavy blonde hair is a plus.
I won’t be copying her exactly (as I don’t have enough time on my hands to recreate the look) but I definitely want to emulate the same style. You know, make it my own.

Picked out what to wear already but I need help with my hair accessories. What do you suggest?

Wow, that party sounds really cool! The 80’s was all about energy, fun and flash. I should know, I was there! :o)

Good choice for choosing Madonna as your style inspiration, Rory! I agree, having her same hair color and texture is to your advantage. Just tease your hair and use tons of hairspray.

Madonna circa 1985 in the film Desperately Seeking Susan is surely one
of the many iconic looks of the Queen of Pop

Apart from the hair, prints were also big in that decade. Neon and metallic shades were THE colors to wear but when it comes to prints, animal is the way to go! Just check out the bold black and yellow animal print on Madonna’s jacket in the photo above.

Lucky for you, there are two options to choose from to effortlessly pull off the 80’s hairstyle:

Valerie Zebra Print Bow

Valerie Leopard Print Bow

Your hair will totally be on point whatever bow ($ 7.95 each) you choose. Just wear them to the side and fasten them in place. Have a rockin’ time at the party!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Cupcakes How-to for the Busy Mom

Turkey might be the star for Thanksgiving but they sure could be upstaged anytime by sweet little treats in your children’s eyes.

If you’re looking for a special dessert to make with your kids this Thanksgiving (which is just three days away!), here’s something that’ll surely fly with the youngsters.

Gobble em’ up! Thanksgiving cupcakes!

Cupcakes can be made to look a whole lot interesting than the usual pumpkin or pecan pie and it doesn’t take too long to decorate. Because this recipe is intended for mothers who already have a plateful on their hands, we are skipping the baking part. Instead, we’ll go straight to designing.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Keebler’s Fudge Stripe Cookies
Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Autumn-Colored Pipecleaner

Do the following for each cupcake:

1. Cut a quarter of each cookie off.
2. Place cookie on the cupcake frosting upright to form the tail feathers
3. position peanut butter cups beside the cookie to resemble the body
4. Cut and bend pipecleaners to form the neck and head to your liking
5. Eat!

Image and recipe courtesy of

Friday, November 19, 2010

Baby Couture Gets (S)punky With No Slippy Hair Clippy!

Guess who’s making waves in the celebrity baby fashion scene again? No Slippy Hair Clippy of course!

It was pure delight to find out that our newest fan is former child star Soleil Moon Frye!

Known to TV audiences as Punky Brewster from the 80’s sitcom hit of the same name, Soleil Moon Frye is now all grown up and looks undeniably glowing as a wife and a mother of two.

She may have ditched her trademark pigtails and sunny yellow hair ties but she has definitely passed on her love for hair accessories to her lovely daughters Poet Sienna Rose and Jagger Joseph Blue.

Below are some of the shots included in their 16-page fashion spread featured in Baby Couture magazine:

Jagger (L) is wearing our Tilly flower hair clip while big sister Poet (R) accessorizes with our Darby flower hair clip

Pretty and precious in pink Jagger adorns her soft curls with our Tilly butterfly hair clip

A shoutout as well to the amazing people over at BopStar Baby for featuring this sighting in their September/October Bulletin!

Here is the write-up posted on Page 2 under the Star Turns section:

Soleil Moon Frye and her daughters Jagger and Poet were featured in the anniversary issue of babycouture (July-October 2010), looking sweet as could be in their No Slippy Hair Clippy® flower hairclips. The girls are the inspiration for mom Soleil to create her new business “Little Seed,” an organic/eco-friendly line of children’s products soon to be available at Target stores. No Slippy was also featured in the lovely, wistful “Secret Garden” spread in the same issue of babycouture.

Check out the online version of the anniversary issue here to see the complete set of pictures starring our wonderful hair accessories. No Slippy Hair Clippy is also featured in the bubbly “Water Works” spread, where they even used our brown baby bow as a brooch in an underwater shoot.

Of course, it stayed in place :)

Thank you so much to Baby Couture and BopStar Baby for putting No Slippy Hair Clippy in the spotlight once again! We are very happy and proud of all your support in our products.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ask Annie!

Kate from New Jersey wrote:

Hi Annie!
My daughter Kasey is 6 and obsessed with snails, which all started with Gary the Snail from Spongebob Squarepants She is already building a modest collection with snail school supplies and stuffed toys. This might be a long shot but I was wondering if you feature snails in your hair accessories? It’s hard to find that stuff in department stores. Anyway, thanks in advance!

Kate, your daughter’s fascination with snails is too precious for words! Most girls her age lean towards furry animals and anything associated with the word “cuddly” so hearing this is just refreshing :)

Anyway, yes! It’s great you asked because we do have a snail-themed hair accessory. It’s the only snail hair accessory we have and you can be sure that this item is one-of-a-kind.
This pink garden snail clip priced at $9.95 is part of our Jayla Garden Critters collection, which also includes a butterfly (in shocking pink) and a dragonfly (in brown and pink).

Isn’t it the cutest little thing? Check out the googly eyes too! We all know how attracted little kids are to anything that moves.

With the soft colors, cute face and knitted swirly shell detail, I’m certain this will earn a rightful place in your daughter’s growing snail collection.

Monday, November 15, 2010

What To Do With Old Hair Accessories?

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. But who’s to say your “trash” can’t become your own treasure?

As trends come and go in fashion, we are often left with a pile of old stuff that we’d probably never wear again and may have regretted buying in the first place. Among them are hair accessories, especially for us girls.

Whatever long-lost accessory you may have unearthed---it could be that peacock feather headpiece you dressed up with for a Halloween party 3 years ago or the beaded pearl headband you wore as a bridesmaid for your cousin’s wedding---you’re sure to have the following questions in mind: “Is it still in good condition (no missing or broken parts?”, “When and where else can I wear it?” and “Am I confident that it’s stylish enough?”.

Now, answering positively to those questions is a rarity. When the negative side of your inner debate wins, you most likely decide to get rid of your old hair accessories right away. Instead of throwing them out, you can try recycling.

Good thing green is always in now! Dust off your old hair clips and bows and breathe life into them by providing them with brand-new functions. If you can’t be bothered with glueing fasteners on clips or sewing fallen sequins back in place, here’s what you can do:

Brooch. Use a metal pin back to transform an old jeweled hair clip into a vintage-looking brooch and pin them on your solid-colored clutch for that extra pizzazz on a special night out. Or you could take apart an old oversized floral clip, turn the fabric flower into a modern eye-catching accent on a sophisticated dress a la Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw.

Belt Buckle. This project is ideal for old hair accessories with incomplete pieces. Maybe it’s that heart-shaped clip with missing embellishments. Just take out the parts that are still intact i.e. beads, sequins, rhinestones, etc. and decorate them on your plain battered belt buckle and voila, it’ll be fab and glam in no time.

Cocktail Ring. Cute and quirky plastic cocktail rings are all the rage among young women and little girls today. Popular ones are animal-inspired so if you have an old hair clip with an animal face or figure, you’re in luck! Designs featuring fruits and cupcakes are also pretty popular.

Scrapbook Supplies. The easiest of them all, this project will work well with any old hair accessory out there, even highly recommended for those with rusting metal fasteners. Simply remove the fasteners, thread or glue and have them stand on their own as ornaments. Design as you please on your scrapbook masterpiece.

Recycling is definitely one of the neatest ways to put used hair accessories to good use. You may even give them as gifts to your friends and family. Remember, you don’t have to be a handyman to do a little DIY. You don’t have to be an artist either to engage in arts and crafts. You just need an open mind and a good heart. Doesn’t it feel good knowing that your helping Mother Earth too?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Gifts for “Just ‘Cause”

We like showering our kids with gifts, whether they be material or otherwise, because we like seeing them happy. If we could, we’d even give the whole world to them.

Long before we even get to see their cute as a button faces and tiny little hands and feet, they’re already getting presents of all shapes and sizes. Pretty soon, we’re celebrating christening and first birthday parties that are surely met with piles of gifts and treats.

Birthdays have become synonymous with birthday gifts and each year, we do our best to match our child’s expectations. Then there’s December, an eventful month filled with gift-giving holidays that could extend for more than a week.

Special occasions like your child’s first graduation or a congratulatory gift for being an honor student are opportunities for gift-giving as well.

But you don’t have to wait for these dates to roll around. Give gifts “just ‘cause” you love them, you’re proud of them and you want to put a smile on their faces. Who doesn’t love surprises? Just the thought of their reactions is enough to get us all excited as well.

Gifts that are given “just ‘cause” can be more memorable than special occasion gifts. The fact that it’s unexpected shows your caring and thoughtfulness.

Here are a couple of suggestions:

Stuffed Animal. Kids go gaga over these cuddly friends. Some favorites are furry rabbits, soft silky kitty cats, and huggable puppies. While boys in general are not into stuffed animals as much as girls are, there are still a lot of plush creatures that they will appreciate such as Spongebob and Sesame Street characters, to name a few.

Books/DVD. Youngsters love stories old and new, no matter how they’re told. You can choose from children’s classics like “Aesop’s fables”, “The Secret Garden” or “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”. If you’d like to introduce them to contemporary literature, they’ll surely like “Where the Wild Things Are” or “Diary of A Wimpy Kid” for the cool illustrations. Dr. Seuss is one of my personal favorites for early books, with the funny rhyming stories that kids remember and helps teaches them to read. Another gift idea is giving them DVD’s of their favorite movies. Animated Disney and Pixar flicks are sure to attract even the youngest of children.

Accessories. Kids love playing dress up, some more than the others. The interest for accessories is clearly there, especially as children go through their phases. For your little girl who likes to pretend she’s a magical fairy, buy her a sparkly wand or a pair of glittery tights. If you’re young man is into the cowboy look, get him a bandanna and a cowboy hat. If you’d like to be practical, the easiest to shop for are sunglasses, belts, hats and hair accessories. Best of all, they can be used the whole year round!

Make a quick trip to the mall one of these days to pick something out. Any other just ‘cause gift ideas you’d like to share?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ask Annie!

Audrey from Chicago wrote:

Hello Annie,

My husband and I just enrolled our 10-year old daughter in a private school for girls. So far, she’s been adjusting really well…except for the uniform. She loves accessorizing but the school has a strict policy about this. Only a watch, white socks, clear nail polish, stud type earrings and simple black or white hair accessories are allowed. She’s not too happy with what she calls “boring not-color colors” on her hair. Do you have suggestions on fun black and white hair accessories?

I know that girls her age tend to go for accessories with bursts of color like fuchsia and turquoise, for example. But rules are rules. It’s good to hear that she’s a fan of accessories even when her options are limited.

Jeweled, feathered and ruffled hair accessories are definitely out of the question, even if they come in black or white. They are too distracting and flashy for a 10 year-old girl. I would not recommend black or white sequined headbands either. They may not be too dressy for some but they’re more appropriate to wear for a party rather than school.

I would recommend black and white polka-dotted, striped or checkered hair accessories but those designs are still pretty basic. My top suggestion? Animal prints!

Pictured below is No Slippy Hair Clippy’s Zebra print hair clip.

It’s from Clipettes™, our adorable modern hair clip line that ranges from $2.95 to $4.95. Fully lined in grosgrain and measuring at 1-3/4", this stylish, school-board approved clip is just the thing for your daughter!

Apart from the unique design, what’s interesting is that this clip is playful yet subtle. There’s no doubt your daughter will love it, Audrey :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Embracing The Animal-lover In Your Child

Kids may have changed tremendously over the years with their fashion sense and playtime activities but one thing has stayed the same---their love for animals.

How many of us asked for a pet pony (a fanciful unicorn, even) when we were little girls? Or heard our brothers plead for that cute little puppy inside the pet store?

When children and animals strike a bond, it comes so naturally and is a beautiful sight to behold. Little girls are especially drawn to soft and fluffy creatures. They grow quite attached to their pet dogs, cats, and bunnies and would take them along everywhere if they could.

Showing them off to their friends in the backyard or taking them for an afternoon stroll in the park are just some of the ways kids publicly show their affection for these animals.

But of course, not all places allow entrance of pets or animals, for that matter. For instance, schools won’t allow children to bring their four-legged pals with them. An exception may be made for show and tell and certain occasions but on normal days, children have to wait to go home and spend time with their pets.

So in light of our furry friends, why not wear accessories that embrace the animal-lover, a tribute to our favorite pets and animals. The products are endless, from head to toe, like baby bear printed-socks, faux fur baby hats, dolphin-themed mittens, and cute monkey hair clips.

Sporting hair accessories in animal themes shows off our animal affection, plus they look so darn cute! Here at No Slippy Hair Clippy, we have two very special collections that cater to your animal-loving kids.

We have the Zahara Animals wildlife collection featuring a variety of exotic and farm animals. The clip collection includes the following well-loved animals: monkey, penguin, sheep, turtle, cow, frog and chick.

Our Mila Baby Animals clip collection, on the other hand, proudly displays the adorable faces of kittens, lambs, piglets, lion, cow, on our mini hair clip, for those babies with barely there hair.

Your kids are sure to appreciate these adorable collections, and best of all, they can bring their furry friends anywhere and anytime!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Mystery Packs for Your Little Girl

If you’re looking for a terrific deal, why not be surprised with No Slippy Hair Clippy’s Mystery Packs? (box not included)

It’s like a treasure waiting to be discovered---the mystery adds to the thrill. Because you won’t know what’s exactly inside until your daughter opens it, it’s a surprise for you too. Now that doubles the fun!

Open up the pack and see styles and colors from current or past catalogs and limited editions. What’s even better? Your little girl might get lucky and be among those to get one-of–a-kind designs not seen on the current web pages!

No Slippy Hair Clippy Mystery Packs come in 5 variations: Potpourri, Princess, Flowers, Fun and Baby Bows.

Since we know little girls adore the color pink, we guarantee one pink or shocking pink hair clip in each pack.

Mystery Packs are an everyday value, and no two packs alike, which is why they keep you guessing, and at only $14.95, what a deal!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Ask Annie!

In this new section, I will be responding to questions from No Slippy Hair Clippy readers and dishing all sorts of hair advice. Posts are updated every week so keep coming back here :)

Dominique from Ohio wrote:

Dear Annie,

My daughter is turning 1 this December (yay!) and we're going to have a party. The theme will be Alice in Wonderland and I'd like her to be in an Alice costume. Any suggestions on what kind of bow or headband she should be wearing?

Oh that’s a splendid idea, Dominique! Every little girl has an Alice inside of her---curious, imaginative and innocent.

Her sense of style captures just that. Throughout the original Disney animated move, Alice is seen sporting a black headband with a huge bow in the center.

You’re in luck! Look no further as No Slippy Hair Clippy has the baby bow your darling daughter needs to complete her whimsical getup.

Take a look at our Payton bow in black:

Now isn’t that just perfect for her baby Alice in Wonderland costume? We added white dots for that festive touch. I’m sure she’ll look positively adorable with it!

Hair accessories with huge bows look really cute and charming yet standout, which is oh-so-very Alice. Like all of our products, the Payton bow is non-slip guaranteeing a gentle yet firm hold.

It’s available in 4 other colors too: bubblegum, navy, red and shocking pink. Your daughter might like our Payton clip so much that she’d want to get them in all colors!

I hope you all have a wonderful time at the party!