Hola Chicas,

Happy Friday!!! OMG, last night I had a major ‘nesting’ fit and successfully built a TV stand and the baby’s bassinet… I was up ’til one a.m. and didn’t get a chance to write or post this review until now.

I’m 33 weeks today and getting rounder :0) Every time I walk past a mirror or catch a glimpse of my profile in a reflective surface, I have a moment of wonder (and sheer panic). Asking myself, ‘How in the hell is all of THAT gonna fit through THERE‘?! Thankfully, the terror passes as soon as it comes, and life goes on. I shared this thought with my mother and she laughed hysterically, which made me laugh…until I cried, lol, literally. I cried. Which only made her laugh harder.
My emotions are out of whack and in the past few days I’ve cried over a commercial, several episodes of I Didn’t Know I was Pregnant (those poor babies being born into dirty toilet bowls… how dreadful!), and Slum Dog Millionaire. Other than that, I feel great except for some slight swelling, and mild to moderate back and joint pain. The day is drawing near and I’m very excited!

So, on to the Spin Pin review:

My hair in these pics are the result of a 3 day old Twist-Out (I used Herbal Essence’s Hydralicious as a leave-in and sealed with Shea Butter). I completed the set and unraveled with the sole intention to bun- – I never wore it down & out. This allows my buns to last longer and remain relatively frizz free for a week or more, as long as I have Shea Butter close at hand, and my scarf on deck.

I took pics of my ‘usual’ high bun vs. my Goody Spin Pin High Bun.

I created the ‘usual’ bun by gathering my hair near the crown, pulling it through a satin scrunchy twice, fanning the hair out over the satin scrunchy in all directions, and securing with a goody ouchless band. I then pulled the hair through (so that only the ends were trapped under the Goody band) to create a fuller look. Basically a donut bun (hmmm… donuts). The end result is a voluminous, messy bun. Just the way me likey πŸ™‚

The other day, after reading several reviews, curiosity got the best of me and I picked up a pair of brunette Goody Spin Pins at Walgreens. I was attracted to the idea of an easy and low manipulation method to create my buns. I quickly learned that while the claims are true… it doesn’t exactly yield the results I crave:

For the life of me, I can’t get it big and messy! In order to create the bun, you have to gather the hair, twirl it around itself, and tuck the ends under. So after all of the twirling and wrapping, I’m left with a rather small, very neat bun… which I’m sure would be perfect for some occasion, but I can’t think of any right now! For the look I want, I think I need more hair.

Bottom Line: The Goody Spin Pins are excellent tools to add to your arsenal. Application and removal was easy peasy and I lost no hairs and experienced zero snagging. The method is low tension, low manipulation, and very quick. But if you’re into the BIG MESSY look, the Spin Pins may not give you the bun you so crave. I’m going to continue to play around with it for a while… I’ve yet to try a low side bun with it!

Later Gators,

p.s. Stay tuned for some major giveaways! During a nesting fit a couple of days ago, I cleaned out my bathroom cabinets and have tons of stuff I’ve never used, and a few things used only once or twice. In the lot are Mop Top, AG Recoil, Darcy’s Botanicals, Blended Beauty, SheaMoisture, and even MY curlformer set… yes, I’m gonna giveaway my curlformers, lol! Gotta make room for baby!

Edited to add: Be sure to check out my ‘ Do Over’ review… you can totally get a big messy bun… SEE HOW HERE!