Hola Chicas,

I ain’t no quitter! After receiving several encouraging emails from messy bunners that love Goody Spin Pins, I decided to give it one more go. The botched attempts and growing frustration finally resulted in success! I think I’m getting the hang of it now…

Check me out!

Of all the wonderful comments and emails I received, Whitney’s stood out:
I bought my spin pins last week, and I achieved the big messy bun look with hair that is a few inches shorter than yours. The trick is to not twist the hair into a bun. You have to free form it and stick the pins in. It should almost feel like it won’t work while it’s in your hands, but then voila! the Goody pins hold everything in place. Keep playing with it, you’ll get it.

Initially I was thinking, ‘poppycock, it’ll never work’! Well, she wasn’t lying.

You have to understand, prior to my first review I had tried the pins many, many times… bunning and unbunning an astounding 15 times, trying to achieve a bigger look. Total no go. But taking her words into consideration and looking at pics of Shelli’s hair for inspiration, I gave them another chance, and I’m glad I did! Like Whitney stated, it honestly feels like it would never hold, but somehow it does. The best part is that there is literally NO tension… my hair feels accessory-less. So exciting! I’m going to keep experimenting until it’s flawless, or at least until I’m just as confident in my Spin Pin bunning skills as I am in my donut bunning skills.
I may even consider entering a pic in the NaturallyCurly.com Simple Styles Challenge!

So yes, you can totally achieve a big messy bun with the Goody Spin Pin… as with most things, practice makes perfect! Give it a try and let me know what you think! Send pics too…especially if you try the low side bun 🙂

In random news… look at baby’s bassinet! It’s sitting next to my bed and I can’t stop looking at it. I’m so excited! Now we just need to finish the nursery… it’s looking like we’ll have everything together by next weekend! Yay!