After about a year of my hair being too short to put up, it’s finally long enough to put up, hurrah

Only problem is that these annoying little scraps are constantly hanging out. I suppose I just need to wait a couple more months for them to be long enough to stay up, but that is just SUCH a long time!

So instead of waiting (hey, proactivity > patience), I’ve come up with a solution! At least I hope it’s a solution; I haven’t exactly tested it out yet. Hair combs! You know, those old-school thingamajigs that died out eons ago? Well I think they’re pretty cool, and pretty pretty. I also think that shoving one underneath a ponytail in order to catch my stray locks would work like a charm.

I found some neat ones from various Etsy stores. You can find them below!

1. Patina Feather Hair Comb. This one might be my favorite. The feather is just to die for. I’m worried that it might not be flexible enough to morph to the shape of my head, but I figure if all else fails, I can use it on the side of my head as it’s intended. 

2. Mauve Chrysanthemum Hair Comb. This comb has a girly, vintage look to it that I find very sweet. It could easily be used upside-down, which is perfect for my cause. It looks as though it has a bit of a curve to it, which is just marvelous. 

3. Starfish Hair Comb. Ok, I’ll admit that this comb is a little bit silly, but one of my lifelong goals is to become a mermaid, so I think I’m ok with it. Obviously it’s not an accessory that could be used all the time, but I’m pretty sure I (or you!) could rock it occasionally. It’s definitely a fun way to spice up a plain outfit.

4. Coral Velvet Hair Comb. Last but not least, we have a simple little comb with a red velvet bow. It sort of reminds me of childhood Christmasses passed, but I still think I could be cute. 

The end.

I’ve had my eye on this little ditty for quite some time now.

Any Harry Potter fan in the universe would agree that this golden snitch necklace is beyond awesome. It’s geeky as hell, but also cute enough to be considered a fashionable accessory. Plus it has a hidden clock, which is just magical. I’m smitten. 

I actually have no idea why I haven’t bought it yet, as it only costs $3.68 (plus $5.85 for shipping) on ZTBoutiques’ Etsy store

Even if you’re not a Harry Potter fan (shame on you), this piece would make a fantastic gift for a friend that is because it’s cheap, but it doesn’t look cheap. I know, I’m a sneak. But that’s how I roll and you can either use it to your advantage or just deal with it.

Anyway, somebody remind me to buy this later? Thanks.