Sunday, February 28, 2010

Friday Fill Ins!

And now off to a new mommy meme! :o)

Okay, I know, I know it's a wee bit too late for this Friday Fill-in, but we've just been oh so busy with orders lately (a good problem to have, I say) that blogging had to wait.

Nevertheless, I did not want to miss out on this fun meme so here goes:



1. A cup of tea ... is not exactly my cup of tea! I think I'm more of a coffee person!

2. The daily chaos from my boys... makes a place feel like home.

3. Everything has its beauty... especially amidst all its flaws. For that's what makes that thing unique.

4. Don't you just LOVE... the taste of strawberries?

5. Art makes me... appreciate the wonderful intricacy of the human mind.

6. LOL I just noticed I forgot... to fill in this meme ON TIME! (Sunday already boo!)

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to... some much-needed zzzzzs, tomorrow my plans include... whipping up a nice weekend meal for the family and Sunday, I want to... catch up on my blogging!

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Tough Love

So Valentine's Day is long gone. And pretty soon, February. But that doesn't mean we can't have a laugh at the worst Valentine's Day gifts of 2010 right? Come on, you're curious and we both know it!

Yahoo's Shine website compiled the top 13 worst gifts to give and unfortunately receive this love month:

"We know what you're going to say: It's the thought that counts. But, honestly, it's really not thoughtful to buy your mate a terrible gift—on Valentine's Day or ever. So, please, we beg you, significant others everywhere, don't drop your cash on any of the cutesy-bad or clueless-gross presents we've outlined [below]. No one wants them. Don't waste your money on this stuff! We're in a recession! Let's just all love each other, OK?"

Self-help books
Because we can't see anyone not taking this personally.




Anything sharp
Because it's supposed to be bad luck. According to some ancient philosophies knives and sharp objects like scissors and swords send harsh energy and are meant to sever the relationship with the receiver. (Me: Plus imagine what she would do if she really, really hates it.)




'Romantic' Facebook gifts
Because you know why.




Exercise gifts
Even if they're well-intentioned—unless the person you love begged for it—gifts like scales, exercise equipment, workout DVDs, and running shoes can lead to loads of misunderstanding, hurt feelings, and "You think I'm fat!" fights.



Office supplies
Remember "Say Anything"? Remember: "I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen"? It's kind of like that.




Drugstore chocolates
Because nothing says "I felt like I had to get you SOMETHING, OKAY?" like a red cellophane-wrapped heart with stale candy inside.




Gimmicky 'joke' gifts
Because they're usually dumb and, even if both of you laugh about it the moment, you just plunked down 13 bucks on something that's now a total waste of space.



For the rest of the worst gifts, click here!

Have you received anything worse than these? Send us a photo and a little something about it!

Photos from Google Images.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Things I Love Thursday: Our New Clippys!

I have been following tons of mommy blogs since forever and I have always loved reading about those very interesting mommy memes! So I figured, why don't I jump on in and join the fun?

Hello, crazy fun world of internet memes, meet No Slippy Hair Clippy ;O)



For today, I have decided to join Things I Love Thursday. And this being my first entry, of course I decided to talk about our new hair clips! (Proud momma moment here...)

As I mentioned in a previous blog entry, we have enhanced the quality of our hair clips. And I cannot begin to tell you how truly excited I am about it!




You see, our original design for the hair clips included small magnets underneath Swiss velvet to ensure a non-slip hold on your baby's super fine hair. But now, we have sourced a higher grade of luxurious velvet, giving the hair clips a superior hold without tugging at your baby's hair. They stay soft and snug on your baby's head.

I'm thrilled to let you know that because of these modifications, our clippys are now more streamlined, sleeker and light weight. So baby won't even know that the clippys are there! You will no longer worry about her taking it off and possibly losing it.

These clippys are available now. Still with our trademark adorable styles and still hand-crafted in the United States to ensure quality.

I do hope you would check out our website, http://hairclippy.com, and see which clippys would look best on your baby!

What about you? What is one thing you love that you just have to share with the whole world today?

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Stranger than Fiction

Don't you love fun facts that make your brains explode? Okay, maybe not explode. But the kind that are so weird, you've never heard of it before? In strangefacts.com, they list down some pretty strange facts. I may not be able to use them in daily life, but it sure is fun to discover them! (Share these with your kid too and see how he/she quickly becomes the new neighborhood genius *wink*)

1. Most dust particles in your hose are made from dead skin!
2. Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.
3. Tourists visiting Ireland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!
4. A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood.
5. Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill.
6. Most lipsticks contain fish scales.
7. Over 2500 left-handed people a year are killed from using products made for right-handed people.
8. A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time: 1/100th of a second!
9. Cat urine glows under a black light.
10. Every time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/1o of a calorie.
11. The average person has 1460 dreams a year.
12. Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.

For more weird facts, visit their site here.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Better Than Ever!



At No Slippy Hair Clippy, we always strive to be the best we can possibly be, to offer the highest quality of products for you and your girls to enjoy :) Here's our official press release on the enhanced quality of our clippys:

February 2010, Vacaville, CA: After a one-year wear-testing program, No Slippy Hair Clippy® is now delivering a no- slip clip that does not need a magnet for superior hold. Adding an “extra plush” luxurious velvet foundation produces an identical hold to the original magnet-enhanced clip, without impacting the patent pending design. The new clips are more streamlined and lighter weight, and hold the finest hair even better than ever, with the same no-slip guarantee. Available in stores now.

We are proud to say that No Slippy Hair Clips are the most functional hair clips in the market. Because we had you and your little girls in mind, not only are our designs adorable, but we made sure they are also of high quality and especially hand-crafted. Our products are also patent pending. In fact, we were the first in the class of non-slip hair accessories, even before big brands such as Scuncii and Goody! That shows that we had this idea prior to main stream brands (since 2000).

This time, we no longer use magnets in our hair clips. Now we have a higher grade of velvet that holds just as well, if not better, than magnets. This makes the hair clips sleeker and able to hold even the finest of hair beautifully.

We are excited for all of you to try out our hair clips, which are better than ever! Check out all our classic and latest styles at http://www.hairclippy.com.

If you love what you see, do join us in our Fan Page by clicking here. And let us know what you think of our products! We can't wait to meet you all there!

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Fun Without the Sun

So you are cooped inside because of the cold weather and now you have to deal with kids who are bored to death. What do you do?


Parentdish.com suggests these fun activities to keep your little ones entertained. So you can turn what could be a 24-hour cartoon-athon (and some whining here and there) to a day of family fun.

Here are 15 ways to make the most of a snowy day:

1. If the snow hasn't started falling yet, make a quick trip to the dollar or toy store and stock up on a few surprises. The newness of a few inexpensive toys can hold boredom at bay.

2. Rotate board games so they don't become "bored" games and bring out hidden toys to make old ones seem brand new. Every few months (or at the end of each season), store some of the family games and toys away for a surprising unveiling later.

3. Look around your house for unused or underused craft items. Pull those out alongside the glue, paint, scissors and paper. Nothing says "entertainment" more than magazines to rip up, cardboard toilet paper rolls, discarded buttons and cloth trimmings. Sit down with your kids and see how creative you can be.

4. Organize and assign an art project with a theme. Search online for ideas.

5. Enjoy the snow. Dress warmly and explore the neighborhood. Involve the kids in finding different things on your block. See if you can find animal tracks or explore the science behind snow and ice.

6. Stick closer to home. Use food coloring to paint the snow, go sledding, make snow angels or build snow critters.

7. Create a snow-day memory. Take photos of the day's activities and print them from your home computer. At the end of the day, give each child a piece of paper and some of the photos to create a collage of the day's events. Taking photos of activities gives you goals throughout the day, and the collage gives them a keepsake.

Check out the rest of the activities here! And share with us how your own snowy day turns out!

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sexy in 3... 2... 1....

So maybe it's not as easy as ABC to get a sexier body. But while we're working on it, how about a little "cheat"? Get sexier hair! And here are 10 easy ways that you can achieve it according to the beauty gurus at InStyle magazine.



1. Add Volume
"Sexy hair should have natural texture and volume," says LA hairstylist Giannandrea, who has created sultry looks on stars like Eva Mendes and Drew Barrymore. He suggests spraying hair evenly with volumizer and combing through before drying. However, since movement is key to sexy hair, he warns against additional products because "heavy styling aids can cause the look to go limp."

2. Lots of Layers
There's a reason wind machines are a photo-shoot staple: Hair that's tousled is more provocative than stiff, straight planks. So fake the breezy effects of a blower with swinging layers. If you have medium to thick hair, ask your stylist for choppy layers all the way around your head. If you have fine strands, all it takes is a few chin-grazing pieces in front.

3. Condition First
For silky strands, apply a treatment mask to dry hair for 10 minutes before you shampoo. This allows natural oils to penetrate the cuticle and soften it from within. After rinsing, lather your scalp with a gentle shampoo to remove dirt and residue.

4. Knotty is Nice
The most appealing looks aren't perfect. Gisele Bundchen's mane man Harry Josh tells us how to re-create her signature rumpled style: "Flip your hair upside down and give it a good shake. Then flip it back over, scrunch the crown, and finger-comb the ends."

5. Veer Off Center
"A low side part works on every face shape," says Josh. Use the end of a rattail comb to draw a line from the hairline at the outer corner of one eyebrow diagonally back to the center of the crown. It creates a sultry swoop in front while maintaining balance on both sides.

For the rest of the tips, check out the article here!

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Hollywood Loves Us!

Okay, maybe not everyone in Hollywood yet. But we are so honored to know that Nancy O'Dell, who has been co-host of Access Hollywood since 1996 and now a mom to lovely Ashby, has named No Slippy Hair Clippy as her favorite children's accessory!



In an interview in mamaista.com, where she was the featured Celebrity Mama of the Month, she gave a list of her top 10 product picks. Here is what she said about us:

"Fave children’s accessory: The No Slippy Hair Clippy Bows. The most precious hair clips! Ashby looks sooooo cute with these in her hair."

We are so honored and so grateful to be part of her list! Thank you so much Nancy!

To see the rest of her favorites, you can read the article here.

Photo from mamaista.com.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Shoe True! ;)

We all see them everyday. Superwomen who walk sky-high in those luscious high-heel shoes like it was any other walk in the park. Either these women have the best composure in the universe to be smiling through the pain or they just know how to work those shoes without punishing their feet.



I'm thinking it might be the latter. Here are some tips from none other than J. Alexander of America's Next Top Model to look good in those heels without destroying your feet:

  • Buy heels half a size too big to allow a bit of swelling. When your feet hurt, your whole body hurts, and it shows on your face. The point is to look good in those shoes.
  • In heels, much of your weight falls on the balls of your feet, which means that walking requires a whole different motion than you'd use when wearing flats. Aim for a heel and ball-toe motion--the heel and the ball hit the ground at the same time.
  • Take longer steps than you normally would--it causes you to lean back a little bit, which looks very graceful.
  • Drinking and heels do not mix. Every teetering, wobbly step will show the world that you've had one too many.
Original article from Yahoo's Shine website.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Salad with a Twist

How about we welcome sunnier days (hopefully) ahead? This makes me in the mood for some salad! One of my favorites has got to be chicken salad: it's two thing I love basking gloriously together in one dish! What more can I ask for?

But recently, I did stumble upon a chicken salad recipe that made me fall for the dish even more. It's my fave salad but with a zesty Southwestern twist to it! What's more, it's super simple to make!

Try it at home yourself and let me know how it turns out! :)



SIMPLE SOUTHWESTERN CHICKEN SALAD

Ingredients:
2 boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and cubed
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup chopped celery
chopped fresh cilantro to taste
1 (1 ounce) pack taco seasoning mix

Directions:
1. In a medium bowl, combine the cubed chicken, mayonnaise, celery, cilantro and seasoning mix. Mix well.
2. Cover bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.

And voila! A super salad! How easy was that?

I found this recipe at allrecipes.com. Check it out for more recipes you can try!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Spread the Word!


Much appreciation to all the mommy bloggers and mommy twitterers (come again?!) who have been helping us spread the word about our $25 gift certificate giveaway thru Annie's Home blog!

This week, we found these interesting mentions:

From Kyle and Sarah of The Osborne Family (Posts of Super Fun Giveaways I Find)

"No Slippy Hair Clippy wants to help you doll your little one up as well by offering one of Annies Home readers the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to No Slippy Hair Clippy."

From Susan Wernie of Monkey Mommy

"No Slippy Hair Clippy Giveaway is located at shopannies blog. These are very cute hair clips for little girls. My little girl got some of these for a baby shower gift."

Plus a tweet from Andrea Kruse aka notimeMom in Twitter!

So doll up your little darling this love month. Make a bee line to Annie's Home for promo mechanics. A $25 shopping spree to our whole range of hair accessories just might be waiting for you!

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A Little Self Love

This month of love, open yourself to a whole lotta lovin' by giving yourself a little pampering! Now we don't want to be shallow and obsess over whether we can be as ageless as Madonna at 50. We already know there's so much more to life than that. But we do want to brave those golden years looking golden ourselves, don't we?



Here's your cheat sheet to battling premature aging--yup, it's not too late!

1. Use sunscreen.
At 50, signs of sun damage will start to show. So start early and apply your sunscreen daily to avoid age spots later in life. The new recommendation for sunscreen is 30 SPF.

2. Do not pick at your face.
It is always tempting to pick that blemish or blackhead, however doing so can leave scarring.

3. Do not go to bed with makeup on.
I am guilty of this and I always wake up with a blemish. Leaving your makeup on can clog pores and cause skin irritation.

4. Eat right.
This means less processed foods and more food with the right fatty acids, such as the Omega-3 fatty acids. Processed and fast foods contain so much sugar, salt and unhealthy fats. These ingredients do nothing for your health or your skin.

5. Give up sweetened beverages.
High-calorie drinks such as soda just add pounds and do nothing to promote great skin. Consider herbal teas and water to stay well hydrated.

6. Do not take long, hot showers.
Although this is tempting during the long, cold days of winter, hot showers strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving your skin dry, flaky and sometimes itchy. Consider a warm and shorter shower. Not only will you be eco-friendly, your skin and your water bill will also thank you for it. After your shower, pat your skin dry and apply moisturizer. Also consider a moisturizing cream or gel that will moisturize as you clean.

7. Simplify your skin care routine.
It is so tempting to buy the newest and greatest skin care product, however, it would be best to understand what your skin care needs are. Visit a dermatologist for a consultation or do enough research and come to understand your skin type and needs.

8. Do not smoke.
Smoking does absolutely nothing for your health or your skin.

The original article, as well as loads more beauty tips, can be found at Yahoo's Shine website here.

I will add another tip to this list, though. And I personally think that in the long run, this tip will outlast the others:

9. Be at peace with yourself! Sure, we don't look like supermodels and we don't have the bucks for cosmetic repairs (I don't plan on having any at all, though). But being at peace with who you are as a woman gives you a glow that outshines any star on that red carpet! And lasts you the longest, too!

I have a friend whose 79-year-old mom has so much joy oozing out of her that she sometimes looks and feels like someone in her 20s! She is at peace with herself and with the path that she has chosen in life. That happiness spreads to everyone who meets her. She's quite possibly the most beautiful person on earth!

Photo from sxc.hu.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Love Month Giveaway!


Just because we love all you mommas out there, we're giving away $25 gift certificates that you can use to splurge on our lovely clippys!

Why not doll up your daughter for the love month? Well, No Slippy Hair Clippy is here to the rescue! We're sure you'll find a perfect hair accessory for her.

Just visit our dear friend shopannie's blog here for the contest mechanics. No dilly-dallying now, because the giveaway is only until February 27!

Happy Hearts' Month everyone!

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Little Prince!

Aside from Valentine's Day, we have another lovely reason to celebrate this month. It was Prince Michael Joseph Jackson Jr.'s 13th birthday last February 13!

Ever since the loss of his father, King of Pop Michael Jackson, Prince and his two siblings Paris Michael Katherine and Prince "Blanket" Michael, have been on an emotional journey together. As they struggle to find comfort after such a great loss, the three have been in the care of their grandmother Katherine Jackson and have been constantly surrounded by family and loved ones.

Celebrity Baby Scoop reported that the three are now living at their grandmother's estate in California, together with their cousins and other family members. Katherine's attorney, Adam Streisand, shared "With the kids running around the house, laughing, playing, they've given each other a lot of joy."

So, even though the young boy is surely still in mourning, I think it's safe to say that he and his siblings are in good hands and are doing fine. We hope Prince enjoyed his birthday!

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Friday, February 12, 2010

V-Day with the Kiddos

Spend this day of hearts with the ones you love most (although sometimes they make it a bit challenging): your kids! Celebrate Valentine's Day by whipping up some sweet treats together!

In allrecipes.com there are loads of kid-friendly recipes that don't only look good, we bet they all taste real good too! We loved this one:



CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA MUFFINS

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Ready in: 35 minutes
Servings: 16

Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:
1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
2. In another bowl, combine the egg, oil, yogurt and vanilla. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened.
3. Fold in bananas and chocolate chips.
4. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the muffins comes out clean.
5. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Have a sweet day! :)

Image from allrecipes.com.


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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Haiti: 30 Days Later

It has been over a month since the tragic devastation in Haiti. But even as news coverage have started to dwindle, there is still so much work to be done, still so many who need help. About 40% of Haiti's population is below the age of 14. So I can only imagine how truly helpless they must be feeling and how much they must be suffering. Which is why I admire our friends at UNICEF, who have been working round the clock ever since the earthquake struck until now, 30 days later.


An article on UNICEF's website says: "The sobering truth is that in the wake of a calamity as devastating as last month’s earthquake, it is usually weeks or months after the initial crisis—and after most of the news crews have left—that some of the hardest work begins."

Truly, how inspiring it is that organizations like UNICEF are dedicatedly hard at work. I feel blessed to have recently received an email from Alisa Aydin of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, thanking No Slippy Hair Clippy for the support and updating me on the work that is being done in Haiti.

I am happy to note that they have launched their immunization campaign last week, in partnership with the Haitian government and the World Health Organization. They aim to vaccinate 500,000 children from measles, diphtheria, rubella and whooping cough. They have also been distributing clean water to 800,000 people on a daily basis, developing therapeutic feeding programs, and working to find and protect unaccompanied children.

But they are not stopping at Haiti. Through UNICEF's Humanitarian Action Report, I found out that they are currently addressing the needs of children in 27 countries in crisis in addition to Haiti.

I salute UNICEF’s unwavering commitment to help those who have suffered from disaster. But for them to be able to continue their work in Haiti for months and even years to come, they will need continued support. As they said on their website, "We all must keep Haiti in our thoughts, even if it’s not on our TV screens."

As a human being, I feel so thankful for the opportunity to help my fellow man/woman. If you would like to extend aid as well, please do consider supporting UNICEF's continuing efforts. You may visit www.unicefusa.org/haitiquake.

Photo courtesy of UNICEF United States Fund.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Kids in the Kitchen

Curiosity never fails to get the better of kids! They just HAVE to try doing everything. Don't let that wonderful energy go to waste. Ask them to help you out in the kitchen with super fun and super easy recipes.

One, it's a perfect opportunity for some mom-and-kids bonding time. Two, you can watch them like a hawk because they are working right there with you. Three, this can hopefully "train" them to think that helping out is actually fun and not a boring chore (1000 points for you!)

I found a site called MomsWhoThink where you can find a treasure trove of easy-to-do recipes. Check out the section for Kids Recipes and choose from a long list of awesome recipes that you and your kids can do!

These are just two of my favorites:

Volcanoes in the Microwave

Ingredients:
4 teaspoons peanut butter
4 large marshmallows
red sprinkles
whipped cream

Directions:
1. Cut a hole in the middle of each of the marshmallows. Fill each with 1 teaspoon of peanut butter. Pour sprinkles on top.
2. Place marshmallows on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 50 seconds, watching the "volcanoes" erupt.
3. Put a circle of whipped cream on the outside of the plate. Serve.

Octopus Dogs

Ingredients:
6 hot dog buns
6 hot dogs
1 can chili

Directions:
1. About 1-inch from one end of a hot dog, start a slit that goes vertically to the other end.
2. Turn a quarter turn and make another slit. Keep making slits until you have eight "tentacles" for the hot dog.
3. Boil and the hot dog will look like an octopus. Serve with the head up and the tentacles spread out over an open hot dog bun that has chili on it.

Check out other fun recipes here!

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Mom, Do I Look Fat?

There’s no business like show business. Indeed.

Much has already been said about the power and influence that celebrities have over society. Especially these days. Suddenly, it’s not “hot” to be healthy, otherwise you might be called—gasp!—FAT.

Unless you have been sleeping in a cryogenic chamber for the past decade, you would know that not having a 21-inch waist makes you, like, eeeew obese, since “fat” is the new dreaded F word. Now being skin-and-bones is the new “sexy,” promiscuity is trendy and stupidity is cute.

It’s foolish to put all the blame on “the stars above,” of course. To be fair, they’re only humans too and did not wield magical powers to make us involuntarily imitate or tolerate their actions. And there are those who are at the opposite side of the spectrum—who can actually act, for one, and who don’t involve themselves in situations that would compromise their values. The thing is, we don’t see them too often, do we? Because all the cameras love something a lot more juicy.

Sadly, it’s not just us who have been taking notice—kids too. Girls, particularly, who are beginning to take a little longer staring at the mirror, and in their tender ages, wondering “Do I look fat?”


A friend of mine recently told me of one unforgettable day when her lovely, perfectly healthy eight-year-old daughter came up to her and asked earnestly, “Mom, am I fat?” My friend said she started noticing a change in her exuberant, bubbly daughter one summer, when she absolutely refused to get into the pool with her friends as she was too embarrassed to put her swim suit on. Later she would shy away from school activities and would socialize with other kids less and less. The one thing that would cheer her up is whenever my friend would dress her up nicely, with matching cute hair accessories.

As a mother, your child will always be beautiful in your eyes. When she begins looking down on herself, of course, your first impulse is to find out who or what has been breeding such negative feelings in your child. But let’s not forget that children mirror what they see. We have to be very careful. It could be the images of skinny socialites she sees on TV, but it could also be mommy, whom she often hears ranting about flabby arms and bulging waistlines.

Confidence breeds freedom in our children. And they benefit when their parents take steps in helping them develop positive feelings of self-worth. Here are some simple steps that you can try:

* Be there. Make your child feel appreciated. Set aside time that you will devote solely to her. Do things that she excels in or activities that she loves to do. A favorite activity will always be dress-up. Play pretend with her and dress her up like a princess. Put on some dainty hair accessories on her head. There’s plenty to choose from: pretty little hair bows or cute little hair clips. You can even start a fun collection together!

* Be fair. Do not compare siblings. Or better yet, do not compare them to anyone at all. Each child has a unique set of strengths and it will boost her self-esteem if you highlight these strengths. This will not only make them feel that you do notice, but also motivate them to develop their gifts even more.

* Be realistic. I know, I know, we all want our children to maybe someday rule the world. But sometimes, although our motivations for them to succeed may be sincere, these may also become crushing weight on their shoulders.

* Be emphatic. Avoid judgmental comments. Instead, use more positive terms. Children tend to be less defensive when the problem is cast as a strategy that must be changed rather than as something caused by a deficiency in them. Instead of saying “Try harder,” something positive and emphatic like “Let’s try doing this differently” will motivate them more.

* Be expressive. Hug your child, tell her you love her, make her feel that you are proud of her, be supportive of her. Sometimes, rewarding her for an achievement helps, too. Is she an animal-lover? Maybe she’ll like a pet, or if she’s not ready yet, start small with a cute hair clip with her favorite animal designs.

* Be a positive role model. Okay, so maybe you’re not a hot momma like Angelina Jolie. So are the rest of us mere mortals! What’s worse is rubbing off low self-worth on your perfectly adorable child. Don’t belittle yourself or be unrealistic about your own talents. Make an effort to focus on the good things about you and your child will be encouraged to do the same. Be careful, too, of the images she sees around her. Try to make her understand that she is special the way she is.

These all remind of a recent movie I thoroughly enjoyed with my kids: Kung Fu Panda. It’s a barrel of laughs, for sure, but more importantly, it sends out a message that its young audience badly needs to hear. There is a scene where the panda Po talks to his noodle-making father Mr. Ping. By a fateful string of events, Po ends up being declared the “dragon warrior” and is now his village’s only hope against a feared villain. Being a fluffy panda that has no experience in battle, he has constantly doubted himself. Before the fight, Mr. Ping reveals to him the secret ingredient to his famous “Secret Ingredient Soup.” Mr. Ping says “The secret ingredient is… nothing!” And adds, “To make something special, you just have to believe it’s special.”

We already know our children are special. It’s time to let them see just how special they really are! Much love to your girls :)

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Boom Boom Room Giveaway Final Launch!

Now is your last chance to give your little one a little celebrity treatment! It's the final contest launch of Moby Wrap's Boom Boom Room Giveaway!

As you may already know, No Slippy Hair Clippy has teamed up with Moby Wrap, who has compiled lovely gift sets containing items from companies who participated in the Boom Boom Room 2010. And of course, this includes the most adorable clippys from No Slippy Hair Clippy!

This week is your final chance to join so be sure not to miss it! Visit Moby Wrap's page here for contest mechanics and don't forget to join our fan page too!

This week, it's the Baby Girl Gift Set:

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Friday, February 5, 2010

We're in Splash Magazines!

We cannot be thrilled enough to have been part of the Boom Boom Room once again! We had a blast and we met such wonderful people. It's so nice to see all the celebrity moms and dads with their adorable kids in tow and wearing our clippys! We can hardly wait for Boom Boom Room 2011!

Here's an excerpt of the post-event feature in LA Splash Magazines, with a lovely write-up on No Slippy Hair Clippy:

"I would have said that it couldn’t ever get any better, but I have to say that each successive Boom Boom Room offers such an extraordinary array of new and creative vendors, innovative genius in the world of children and their parents and anyone else in their lives, that it sure seems to get better each year!! 2010's Golden Globe celebration at the Boom Boom Room again combined some of the biggest names in the baby and kid's industry with some brand-spankin' new upstarts, mother and daughter companies, family companies, eco-friendly products, and on and on and on. I have to say that I was duly impressed.

Jayneoni Moore was once again our honorable host for this marvelous event, supporting SERVICE and offering a fantastic play area for the kids sponsored by Fisher-Price, a Luxury Mommy Lounge hosted by BC Magazine, Arts and Crafts by Alex, and a kids reading area thanks to Eric Carle.

Of course, you want to know what eye-catching, heart-stopping and titillating celebrities graced the event, right? Well, consider your wish granted and check out the list:
Abigail Spencer, Ali Landry, Aonika Laurent, Busy Phillips, Chad Lowe , Christina MIllian, Constance Marie, Evan Handler, Greg Vaughan, Jodie Sweetin, Joely Fisher, Joey Lawrence, Kate Linder, Kathleen Robertson, Kevin Frazer, Kim Porter, Larry Birkhead, Marisa Coughlan, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Mayim Byalik, Michelle Stafford, Ming Na, Nancy O’Dell, Nicole Sullivan, Penelope Ann Miller, Samantha Harris, Sarah Wynter, Sean Patrick Thomas, Scott Baio, Shar Jackson, Tiffany Thiessen, Tisha Campbell-Martin and more. Don't you wish you could have been there?!?!

No Slippy Hair Clippy
With a fantastic and huge array of clips, bows, and headbands, No Slippy Hair Clippy hair accessories stay in place thanks to a magnet. When they say No Slippy, they mean it! You can never have enough hair accessories if you ask my 3-year-old and with simple bows to lion, fish and pumpkin clips, you can have a great time collecting bunches. They even offer accessories for teens and adults. Be sure to check out the website, as they are also pledging a portion of all purchases to UNICEF to aid the victims of the Haiti earthquake."


To read the rest of the article with more info on the other participating brands, go here.

Thank you, once again, Jayneoni Moore for having us! And thanks also to Splash Magazines for this feature!

We'd like to bring the Boom Boom Room to you mommies! Because your little one deserves a little star treatment too! Moby Wrap has gathered several brands together to assemble three lovely gift sets to give away. All items are from brands that went to the Boom Boom Room, which means you have a chance to get the same goodies given to the celebrities! (Yup, that includes our adorable clippys of course.)

For more info on the contest mechanics, check out Moby Wrap's page here. And join No Slippy Hair Clippy's fan page to get contest updates!

Photo courtesy of LA Splash Magazines Worldwide.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Lose that New Year Weight!

A new year marks a new beginning. We often tell ourselves: new year, new me! After all, a change (for the better!) is always good.

After the celebrations and festivities during the holiday season, by now you may have seen this "new you." That is: you + the NEW 10 pounds!

If this "new you" isn't exactly what you had in mind, then keep reading! Dr. Maoshing Ni of Ask Dr. Mao in Yahoo! Health gives you six simple tips that will help you lose weight the healthy way.

Here's an excerpt of his article:

New Year's Weight Loss: 6 Tips

1. Lose weight with water. Water is essential for everybody - it is also the key to losing weight. If you haven't been drinking enough water, your body has developed a pattern for storing water. This water retention equals extra unwanted wait.

By drinking more water, you are not only flushing out toxins, you are also teaching your body that it no longer needs to store water. Drink at least 60 ounces of water (about 8 glasses) a day. Boil water and sliced lemons and drink this throughout the day to help with fluid retention. If you are still not sold on the merits of water, try this on for size: water is a natural appetite suppressant.

2. Soup up your weight loss program.
A simple dietary change will have you shedding pounds: eat a bowl of soup at least once a day. Nutritious, low-salt soups will nourish you as they flush waste from your body. People who eat a serving of soup daily lose more weight than those who eat the same amount of calories but don't eat soup. Go for homemade soup whenever possible, as canned soups are loaded with salt and chemicals.

3. Eat early to keep the weight off.
The human body follows a circadian rhythm, which means that the same foods eaten at breakfast and lunch are processed differently than when eaten at dinner. Studies show that when you eat your daily protein and aft at breakfast, you tend to lose weight and have more energy; however, eating the same things at dinner tend to increase tendencies toward gaining weight. I suggest that you eat your last meal of the day by 7PM.

4. Eat smaller meals, more frequently.
Follow an eating schedule with five little meals every day. Eating steadily through the day keeps you from becoming famished and overeating at your next meal. Make a low-fat trail mix from raw almonds, pumpkin seeds, dried plum, and apples and have it available at all times to avoid the tempting lure of high-calorie snacks.

Definitely tips that are doable and I'm excited to try right away! For the rest of this juicy article, click here.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Boom Boom Room Giveaway Second Launch!

There are more goodies to be given away this week! If you missed the first launch, then be sure to catch this second launch!

No Slippy Hair Clippy has teamed up with Moby Wrap, who has compiled super exciting gift sets to be given away. Each gift set will contain items from companies who participated in the Boom Boom Room 2010 pre-Golden Globes gifting suite!

Your little one deserves a little celebrity treatment too! And with all the awesome goodies in each gift set, we're sure you'll be feeling like quite the celebrity yourself ;)

This week, you can win this awesome Baby Boy Gift Set!


For more details on contest mechanics, visit Moby Wrap's page here. And don't forget to join No Slippy Hair Clippy's fan page for contest updates!

Best of luck to all you mommas!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Clip of the Month for February!

Since February is the month of love, we give you our lovely new clip!

Valerie 3-inch Layered Two-toned Fashion Double Bow




This lovely style is available in four different colors: White, Brown, Black and Red. Each clip is two-toned and double bow, so we're sure the fun designs will tug at your heartstrings. The white Valerie has cute cherries, the brown one has a fierce cheetah print, the black one has a wild zebra print, and the red one you see above is loaded with hearts! Plus, you can choose between a pinch clip (for thin, wispy hair) or French clip (for thicker hair).

Check out our site for more photos of our Clip of the Month!

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Boom Boom Room Giveaway

As you know, No Slippy Hair Clippy participated in the Boom Boom Room 2010 early last month. It was an exclusive pre-Golden Globes event where celebrities were given all sorts of goodies from participating companies.

But now we want to bring the Boom Boom Room to you! So we have teamed up with Moby Wrap who compiled three amazing gift sets and will be giving them away in the coming weeks! All the items in the sets are from the companies who attended the event (yup, including No Slippy Hair Clippy!)

For more details on contest mechanics, check out Moby Wrap's page here. And don't forget to join No Slippy Hair Clippy's fan page too for contest updates!

For this week, Moby Wrap will be giving away The Toddler Gift Set:


So don't miss out on this grand goodie giveaway!

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