Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bling Strands ~ The Ultimate Hair Accessory ~ Review & Giveaway

GIVEAWAY ENDED

Bling Strands was the first to bring this trend to the United States in 2008 and continues to grow.


It's a safe and temporary hairstyle accessory. Bling Strands are tied in, so you can change them out when the mood suits. No messy tools, glue or chemicals. You care for them just like you would your own hair. YES, you can Wash, Blow Dry, Curl, and Flat Iron up to 400 degrees.

I received 2 packs of Bling Strands to review a few weeks ago.  I received 1 pack of red and 1 pack of blue to go for the patriotic look with the Fourth of July coming up.  I had the most amazing assistant, my 2 1/2yr old daughter.  I lovingly refer to her as my "messy princess".  She's a girly-girl who is a tom-boy at heart.  At times you can find her in her dressiest clothes, with dirt smeared across her forehead, dirty banged up knees, food on her mouth and filthy hands and feet. And that, my friends, is how my daughter rolls. LOL

She was very excited about getting "princess sparkles" in her hair and I was excited to put them in for her.  I won't lie, I had a very difficult time "installing" the Bling Strands at first.  I got frustrated and was about to give up but my "messy princess" cried big fat tears because she wanted "princess sparkles".  So I enlisted the help of my husband to hold the Bling Strand down with a q-tip (his big man fingers got in the way haha) and I was able to get a single strand in.  SUCCESS!  The "messy princess" was excited as was mommy!

The next day we gave it another try.  This time her hair was wet from swimming when I "installed" the Bling Strands.  SUCCESS!  I have to say, it was much easier with wet hair.

Over the following week "installing" the Bling Strands became easier, so long as the "messy princess" had wet hair.  They've all stayed in with the exception of a few that fell out due to "installation error".  They are every bit as durable as stated on Bling Strands website.  I will list for you the true tests that these strands have survived with my 2 1/2yr old:

* Simulated 78.5mph hurricane winds (yes, it's true)
* Swimming in pool & ocean
* Tons of tumbles in gymnastic
* Hair and Bling Strands pulled by big brother
* Regular hair washes and the hair dryer
* Pony tails and pig tails (floppy ears, as my daughter calls them)
* French Braids

The Bling Strands did not hold up to snappy clip barrettes so after two broken Bling Strands I decided to try alligator clip bows for "messy princess" and there were no more broken Bling.

And that's it!  You can "install" as many Bling Strands as you want or as few as you want.  You can use subtle colors if you want a simple sparkle or you can go hog wild and use vibrant colors for a bold look.  You can wear all one color or wear multiple colors.  You can change them to match your outfit, too!  You can wear them until they fall out naturally with your hair or you can take them out with a firm tug on a single strand of hair.  Lots of possibilities with Bling Strands.
So now your wondering where can you get your Bling Strands, right?  You can click HERE to see if there is a retail location near you.  Or you can click HERE to order from Bling Strands online store.  (Note you will be required to create an account to enter the store.)

How about a chance to WIN one pack of Champagne color Bling Strands!  You got it!

HOW TO ENTER:

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COMMENTS CLOSED.  Winner Announced HERE.

This giveaway ends July 14, 2010.  The winner will picked randomly using random.org and will be notified via e-mail.  The winner will have 48hrs from the time stamp on the e-mail to claim their prize.  After 48hrs another winner will be picked.

I received samples from Bling Strands to facilitate this review.  All opinions mentioned are honest and my own.  I received no other form of compensation.  If you have further questions about Bling Strands, you can contact the company directly.

118 comments:

Jessica Guthrie said...

I have been keeping an eye on these. I just went over and checked them out again and they offer 15 different color strands. avesalon@live.com

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Jessica Guthrie said...

I am already a email subscriber! avesalon@live.com not for sure why but I can't read GFC. it is not showing up avesalon@live.com

Jessica Guthrie said...

I follow Bling Strands on Facebook too! avesalon@live.com

Jessica Guthrie said...

I also subscribe to Bling Strands via email! avesalon@live.com

Jessica Guthrie said...

Sophisticate's Hairstyle Guide has mentioned Bling Strands. I have actually seen it. I am a hairstylist so I am always checking thes magazines out. avesalon@live.com

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shala_darkstone said...

Hi, they currently have 18 colors available.

shala_darkstone said...

Hi, I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect.

shala_darkstone said...

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shala_darkstone said...

#2 I subscribe to your blog via e-mail.

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shala_darkstone said...

I "like" you on Facebook. My FB name is Maddie B.

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I follow you on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).

shala_darkstone said...

I voted for your blog.

shala_darkstone said...

I joined Bling Strands on Facebook. (Maddie B.)

shala_darkstone said...

I subscribe to Bling Strands Newsletter.

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shala_darkstone said...

Bling Strands is mentioned in ShortCuts magazine. #1

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mogrill said...

There are 18 colors available.Thanks for the chance.
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slb3334 said...

18

tawnda said...

I saw 18

chela62678 said...

there are 15 colors

chela62678 said...

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ellecee said...

15 Sizzliing Iridescent Colors per the Bling home page.

Folashade said...

15 colors

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Frugal Science Gal said...

I saw 15 iridescent ones

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Frugal Science Gal said...

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Marie said...

there are 18 colors available

Marie said...

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Josee said...

There are 15 colors.

Thanks for the giveaway :)

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Annie said...

There are 15 diffewrent colors

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Deborah said...

According to their home page and FAQ, there are 15 colors. asthenight at gmail dot com

Melinda said...

there are 15 colors available
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Melinda said...

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Christy said...

There are 15 colors

Christy said...

I follow via GFC

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I follow via email

Christy said...

I follow via email #2

Christy said...

I follow you on twitter

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Christy said...

I follow this mama loves bargains on GFC #1

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rah267 said...

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15 SIZZLING IRIDESCENT COLORS

Hotsnotty2 said...

They currently have 18 colors available, thanks!

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Miranda said...

18 colors available

Melissa B. said...

There are 18 colors. My girls love the red and purple.

Louis said...

18 available colors

Louis said...

Following publicly as Louis on Google Friends Connect

Louis said...

I subscribed to your feed via email (same as in my profile / this post)

Louis said...

I subscribed to your feed via email (same as in my profile / this post) 2

Louis said...

I like A little of this and A little of that... on FaceBook (louis huff) :)

Louis said...

following you on twitter at rosidentevil

Louis said...

here is my tweet
http://twitter.com/rosidentevil/status/18457252821

Louis said...

I like BLING STRANDS - The Ultimate Hairstyle Accessory! on FaceBook (louis huff) :)

Louis said...

was featured in "California Stylist" magazine

amyd said...

15 colors,I really would like to try these,they look really cool!

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tina reynolds said...

15 SIZZLING IRIDESCENT COLORS are avaliable thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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i follow on gfc

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alittlepieceofheaven777 said...

There are 15 colors.

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Julie said...

15 colors!

Julie said...

I follow you with GFC

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I like you on Facebook
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Julie said...

I follow your tweets
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Julie said...

I joined Bling Strands on Facebook

Julie said...

Bling Strands is in Short cuts magazine
Entry 1

Julie said...

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Julie said...

I follow this mama loves her bargains
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