Spin Pins make hot buns!
I'm an updo addict, mostly because I always run out of time to blow dry and style my hair in the morning. If it smells like a bun or a French twist or a braid or a Snooki bang poof, it has my late butt written all over it. Most of the time, it works. I have, on occasion, realized mid-afternoon with horror that I look like Sarah Palin at a political rally. There's no call for that unless I decide to run for office one day (HAHAHAno).
Knowing my penchant for structurally sound hair art, my friend Emi here at the Times let me take her latest hair product for a twirl. They're called Spin Pins by Goody, part of the new "Simple Styles" collection. Instead of traditional bobby pins, which can jab and protrude in all sorts of weird ways, Spin Pins are designed like cyclones to gently twist in your hair and hold everything in place.
"Does the work of 20 bobby pins for the perfect undone bun," the website boasts.
They worked for Emi, who has a thick, curly mane. I am not so tonsorially blessed as she, and as such, was skepitcal. I go through bobby pins like they're Diet Coke cans. I'm pleased to report I was pleasantly surprised. The two spin pins held my straightish hair into a loose bun. There was no way it would hold for the whole day, and I knew that, so I filled in the edges with regular pins. See photo. And everyone say, "Hi, employee bathroom!" I'm thinking with four Spin Pins, I might be good to go without the help of extra pins.
They're $5.99 for two at drug stores. Will you try them? And also, will you lose them in the cracks of your car seat and couch cushions and gym bag? I'm pretty sure I will. (Don't worry Emi, they're coming back to you tomorrow!)
Deal Diva Stephanie
Photo: My mad skillz, amazon.com