How to Win a Fantastick Hair Clip Great for Cruises and Everything Else

Lilla Rose flexi clips

my flexi clip collection

You Can Wear the Flexi Clips Everywhere

Up-do’s made easy.  No more hair in your face on windy decks.  No hair tangled around pony tail holders.  A versatile stylish hair clip you can wear any time, anywhere. What more could anyone ask for? Speed and ease in styling their hair?  With these clips, you get that too!

I first discovered the Lilla Rose flexi clip on my daughter’s blog when she did a review on a fantastick clip for mommies to keep their hair out of grabby baby fingers.  The first thing I thought when I saw it was what a great clip to wear on cruise ships.  I posted a link on my facebook page, and Linda Menke saw it and asked if I’d like to review the clips too.

My hair is slicker than a freshly zambonied ice skating rink.   It is also thin, baby fine, and straight.  Did I mention there’s not that much of it?  My greatest irritation with it is how my ears always want to stick out.  (Thin hair and big ears are not a good combination.)  No ordinary hair clip stands a chance.  Barrettes slide around, headbands not only hurt my head, but also pop up or slide off,  and ponytail holders tangle around the hair and break or pull out hairs that I really can’t spare when removed.

I mentioned this to Linda when she asked me if I wanted to review her products and she welcomed the challenge.  It takes great confidence in the product to welcome a challenge that big.  I think I got lucky that my very first product review is on such a great product.

riding with Lilla Rose flexi clip

horseback riding with the flexi clip

My sister and I gave the flexi clips a real test on a camping trip where we wore them horseback riding every day.  On a cloudy day I put all my hair into a bun with a medium size flexi clip over it, and on the sunnier days we both wore ponytails with hats to keep the sun out of our eyes.   I used an extra-small flexi clip for the ponytail and my sister used a small.  In both styles the clips stayed put through the ride and beyond.  A random stranger at the trailhead complimented our hair clips. These clips would work great for horse shows too.  There’s even a flexi clip on the Lilla Rose website with a horse head as the center decoration.

pony tail in flexi clip through hat

I took this close-up of the ponytail myself, while riding my horse down the trail

Tips For Using Flexi Clips

I’ve found that the key is using the right size clip for the style you want to wear.  It needs to have enough hair to fill the clip with just enough room left over to include some of the other hair under the styled part.  If you use the right size clip and get it securely held into some of the underhair, it will stay on there all day whatever you do, even if you fall asleep on it in the evening after a hard day’s work.  If your clip is too big for the chosen style, then there’s not enough hair to hold it in and it will tend to slide.  If it is too small then you don’t have room to get some of the hair underneath included in the clip to keep the styled hair in place.  Also when wearing flexi clips with danglies, make sure the clip is high enough on your head that the danglies don’t catch in collars on clothes or jackets.

trail riding with flexi clip in pony tail

more hair means a bigger flexi clip for the same style

Unfortunately, I don’t have a cruise coming up in the near future to test them on.  The closest I could come to that for now is to stand out on deck on the state ferry. The next cruise I have booked is a transatlantic though, and I will definitely pack my Lilla Rose flexi clips and the headband too.  Since receiving sample clips in the mail, I’ve worn them everyday, everywhere.  I like them so much I bought more.  I’m really looking forward to wearing the princess tiara dangle clip on formal night, and trying the not so fancy ones on the waterslide when I finally get to go on that cruise.

Lill Rose flexi clips stand up to the wind and sea

on the deck of the state ferry

I use the extra small for pony tails or half-ups (though I actually can fit all my hair into it for an up-do.) The mini also works for me for half-ups.  I use the small for styles from the Lilla Rose website, although since I have layered hair not all of them work for me.  My favorite turned out to be the medium because I can just twist my hair into a basic messy bun and clip that over the whole thing with plenty of underhair to hold it in securely.

bending sheet metal on a press brake

the simple danglie jet size small flexi clip on the job at work

I’ve never mentioned my day job in this blog before.  Other than paying the bills, it has nothing to do with cruising or travel of any sort.  I’m a press brake operator in a sheet metal shop.  Yup, I bend parts all day.  I also start early in the morning and work a 10 hour shift (12 lately, we’ve been on overtime.)  My normal routine used to be take a shower, put some clothes on, and get in the car.  My hair dried in route and I ran a brush or comb through it before getting out of the car.  I ignored it the rest of the day and it looked like a mess.

Now I can duck into the bathroom and put one on when I get there (which is normally a couple minutes before my shift starts.)   The clip stays in all day and my hair looks much neater.

I work mainly with guys.  One would think they would not notice such things as hair clips, but a number of them commented on the flexi clips.  You know the clip is special when that many busy working guys notice it.  They aren’t the only ones noticing it either.  At my niece’s graduation dinner my family commented on what great-looking clip the daisy freestyle dangle was.  (I love that one.)

Lilla Rose flexi clip, princess tiara dangle

princess tiara dangle worn on a windy beach

I wear the clips around the house, to the store, and for all my routine chores.  My hair stays exactly how it started.  Sometimes the hair on top of my head or around the clip isn’t the neatest from the get go, but that’s just how my hair is, impossible to get a perfectly groomed look.  Sort of like Harry Potter’s hair, which was described in the books as being “all over the place.”  Or maybe I’m just hair styling challenged because I’ve never gotten it to look perfect in any sort of style or clip of any sort ever.  But it is better in the Lilla Rose clips than in any other one I’ve ever tried.  Layered hair like mine does present a challenge trying to keep all the ends contained.

The Lilla Rose Headband

Thin hair and big ears always means fighting a loosing battle trying to keep my ears from sticking out through the hair when my hair is down.  I’ve tried a variety of headbands, and they either hurt or don’t stay in place, often both.  The Lilla Rose headband is adjustable so it can be as tight or loose as the person wearing it wants, to find their own balance between comfort and staying in place.  I wore mine to work and it did its job of keeping my ears from sticking out, and felt so comfortable I never really noticed it, where usually when wearing a headband I am very conscious of its presence.  I had it snug, but not tight, and it barely moved at all.

using Lilla Rose headband as necklace, flexi clip for scarf clip

Creative use of Lilla Rose products

I think the headband will be perfect for the times I deal poker or blackjack for an outfit that provides casino games for parties.  On a recent trip with some family members though, my niece found a whole lot more creative use for it.  She wore it around her neck like a necklace most of the day, then when we stopped awhile on a very windy beach she had it handy to pull up over her hair to keep it from blowing around.

Lilla Rose headband

Lilla Rose headband holds hair on a windy beach

More About Lilla Rose Flexi Clips

Lilla Rose has lots of different styles of hair jewelry.  I love the flexi clip, but you might like something different.  The winner of this giveaway picks whatever one they want.  For those with long, thick, curly, or any other different type of hair who may be thinking something that works for me couldn’t possibly fit around your hair never fear, the flexiclip comes in a wide variety of sizes ranging from mini to mega and accommodates all types of hair.  There’s many different styles and colors to choose from.

How to Win Your Very Own Lilla Rose Hair Clip

Winning your very own Lilla Rose Hair Clip is very easy.  All you have to do is  leave a comment on this blog about what sort of Lilla Rose product you would like to win.  That’s it, and you are entered in the drawing for this giveaway sponsored by Independent Consultant Linda Menke.  To see the Lilla Rose products, visit the website. Click on go shopping to see all the wonderful products you can choose from if you win.

Want more chances to win?  To get your name in the drawing extra times, there are several things you can do for bonus entries.  You can like Linda’s facebook page, and comment on my blog that you did so.  You can also watch the styling videos on Linda’s website and comment back on my blog with your favorite hairstyle.  For yet another entry share the blog review on facebook, and again comment back on the blog that you did so.  It’s really easy to share,  just go to my facebook page and hit the share button on the link posted there.  (While you’re there feel free to like the page.)  These three things plus your initial comment give you up to four chances to win.  Only two of them require a facebook account, so all those of you not on facebook still have two chances to win.  The winning entry will be drawn at random from the comments, which is why it is important to leave separate comments for each entry.

One lucky winner among those people who comment on this blog will win their very own Lilla Rose product of choice from the Lilla Rose website priced under $16.   If the winner lives outside of the USA, they may need to pay postage to receive their prize.

For those who don’t wear hair clips, Lilla Rose also has other products.  And odds are you know someone who would love to receive one of these great clips as a gift.

Anyone living in the US, Canada, or Mexico can purchase Lilla Rose products directly from Linda’s website.  People living in other countries can order their great Lilla Rose hair jewelry directly from the sponsor of this giveaway by emailing her at  She’ll figure out the shipping cost, send you an invoice through paypal, and ship your items directly to you.

WINNER will be announced on this blog on August 12.  If you’ve entered be sure to check back because it is the winner’s responsibility to contact Linda Menke to claim their prize.

Lilla Rose flexi clips

flexi clip size comparison of the 4 smallest sizes

Be sure to leave a comment about what flexi clip or other Lilla Rose product you like so you have a chance to win. If you are on the home page and not this specific post, click on comments in the tiny writing at the end of this post and before the next one to leave your comments.

In case you missed them above, the 4 ways to get entries into the giveaway are:

1. Main entry – View products in the go shopping section of the Lilla Rose website and leave a comment on this blog saying which product you would like to win.

2. “Like” Linda Menke’s Lilla Rose facebook page and leave a comment on this blog that you did so.

3. Watch the styling videos on the Lilla Rose website and leave a comment on this blog about which style you liked best.

4. Go to My Cruise Stories facebook page and share the link to this blog, then comment on this blog that you did so.

These must all be in different comments to count as separate entries.


To make this as fair as possible, I put a number for each comment on a piece of paper, put them all in a pile and stirred them up.  Then I drew #14.  Counting down the comments, the 14th comment came from…………my sponsor.  This would never do, so my husband drew another number.  Congratulations to lucky LINDA of comment #11.  Yes the sponsor’s name is also Linda, but this is a different Linda.  It’s just a Linda kind of day.  Linda of comment #11, please contact Linda Menke at to claim your prize.  Linda said in her comments that she liked the renaissance cross the best.

If you entered and are not the winner, you also may want to contact Linda Menke because if you read comment #14, she mentions special deals to everyone who entered the drawing.

About LBcruiseshipblogger

MyCruiseStories blog tells stories about adventures in cruising on ships big and small. Things to do onboard and in port. Anything connected to cruising. Also food, travel, recipes, towel animals, and the occasional random blog.
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33 Responses to How to Win a Fantastick Hair Clip Great for Cruises and Everything Else

  1. Ashley says:

    I watched the video and found that it would look like I would need the mini and extra small, I really like the hair clips shown for my favorite way to put my hair up is in a flip up. Thank Lois for reviewing this, I will be looking to maybe order in near future. Or if I could win on my birthday that would be a great present. Lol

  2. Lydia says:

    Lois, this looks lovely in your hair. If this hair clip can tame my mane, i want it. My hair is also fine, but it’s wildly out of control. I think I would probably want the large if I were to win.

  3. Serena says:

    Wow, there’s so many pretty things on the Lilla Rose website it’s really hard to choose just one. I guess I’ll have to go with the flexi clip, probably the freestyle princess tiara.

  4. Serena says:

    I liked Linda’s Lilla Rose facebook page. Another entry, that was easy.

  5. Serena says:

    I watched the styling videos (or at least some of them) on the Lilla Rose website, I like the French twist best.

  6. Serena says:

    I shared your link on facebook, so now I’ve got all 4 entries.

  7. Barbara Mayville says:

    I think my favorite is the open heart dangle….it has a very classy look..

  8. Lainey says:

    The Simple Band Dark wood was a beautiful one that will set off nicely against my blonde hair! I have never actually read a review post from any blog from start to finish so this is the first one for me and I think I am going to order one!

  9. Barbara Borstad says:

    I’m Lois’s sister. The person on the horse in the purple shirt, wearing one of those great clips! I really was impressed. My hair may be thicker than Lois’s, but it is just as slippery. The clip stayed in my hair the whole ride and when we got back to camp, I took a nap and it still stayed in! We really did get complimented at the trailhead by a stranger. The local horseman’s association was holding a trail event that we participated in. We were sitting at a picnic table, reading some brocures and a lady told us how pretty our clips were. If I won a clip, I would like it to be a Daisy Dangle Freestyle. They look great in formal dress, but it also looked fantastic on my younger daughter when she wore it with a denim jacket on the ferry.

  10. Linda says:

    I think these clips are really pretty. There are quite a few that I liked. It would be hard to pick out just one.

  11. Linda says:

    I liked several of the clips but my favorite was the Renaissance Cross.

  12. Chris says:

    My wife and I both like rocks and gems so I think the tiger lilly with amethyst would be best. One of these days she will have to read it and decide for herself but she is tired when she gets home from work.

  13. aidaweb101 says:

    Great post!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog!Cheers!

  14. Linda Menke says:

    Lois – Thanks for such a great review! I loved reading it and I love that you love the flexi clips, they are a great product, which is the reason I sell them. Thanks to all of you entering the contest. I look forward to getting the winner just what they want and we’ll have a special deal for those of you that don’t win as well. Blessings!! Linda Menke

  15. Margo Delbovo says:

    I recently purchased a head band and just love it. Very comfortable to wear. I look forward to buying more. i have very thick hair and the band keeps it back,without sliding off. Thanks

  16. Ashley says:

    I like the cliips and liked the facebook page. Hope I get a chance to win.

  17. Ashley says:

    I like putting up my hair and my daughters, would love to use them for both of us. Especailly on my daughter very fine thin hair.

  18. Ashley says:

    Flip ups, ponytails, anything to keep the hair up. I would use them all in different styles. Hope to win these beautiful hair pieces. Video was great for sizing. The website was great for showing everthiing they have and I want it all. Thanks

  19. LaceyL (DailyWoman) says:

    I love the Lilla Rose Clips and if I had to pick ONE that I want it would be 4-1515 Interlocking Vines.

  20. LaceyL (DailyWoman) says:

    Like your FB page

  21. LaceyL (DailyWoman) says:

    The style I like the best is the Tails Up.

  22. Michelle says:

    The clip is very pretty! I love it when the hair is styled up. I also like it as a shawl clip!

  23. jennifer57 says:

    love the sparkling snowflake

  24. jennifer57 says:

    “Like” Linda Menke’s Lilla Rose facebook page

    chevybelair1 at juno dot com

  25. jennifer57 says:

    upside down pony tail

  26. Linda says:

    I’m the Linda that won the clip. I love it! It holds my hair up all day! I have very thick hair, most clips won’t hold all of it but this one does.

  27. artzent says:

    Where do I find prices for these clips?

  28. This collection is really good and the designs are very innovative. What is the material used in these hairclips?

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