Monday, February 7, 2011

Review and Giveaway - For the Ladies

When I was contacted by the lovely folks over at MyHeadcovings.com to do a review of some of their products, I'm not sure if they knew what they were getting into.

You see, I wear sheitels almost EXCLUSIVELY. It was always something that I took for granted that I would do and I never really liked how I looked in anything else (well - except those "Ascot style" hats that I sometimes wear to shul on top of a sheitel which make Avram very happy ... did I ever tell you the story how when we were in England, Jennifer's carry-on bag was relegated to checked baggage so that I could bring home the biggest hatbox EVER from Marks & Spencer? I wasn't the only one who benefited though ... since Jen's knapsack became checked baggage, we were able to fill it with liquid, in the form of several bottles of Tesco Peach Seltzer for Michael.... two more things to add to this post).
But I digress.... (don't I always?)....Even at home I've been known to cook (yes, even strawberry fluff and LATKES!) with my "hair on".

Because of this, I don't buy snoods or tichels very often and the few I do own are certainly not the height of fashion. So the downside for this review is that I'm not "up" on the latest styles. The upside is that I'm a clean slate with no preconceived notions.

MyHeadcoverings.com has an extremely extensive selection, so when they asked me to choose which tichels they should send me for a review, I described to them my style sense and told them to "surprise me". They sent me a classic snood, which is very similar to what I've been wearing up until now, a cotton blend snood and a feather light appliquéd pre-tied.

The classic snood was just what I expected - classic, comfortable, and a bit prettier than what I have at home already due to the lace overlay. The fabric was also a bit different than I was used to because it had a nice 'texture' to the weave as well. I have only positive things to say about this product, but I was eager to try something a little different.

So on I went to the cotton blend snood. They told me that this snood was designed with a seam that can be worn in 2 ways. With the seam running from forehead to neck, or from ear to ear. Each way has it's own look (ear to ear is fuller at the sides and forehead to neck is longer in back.) They further warned me that the seam will look bumpy when you first put it on as this snood really needs to be broken in. The reason they chose to send it is because many people find it incredibly light and comfortable for sleeping in as well as cooking in a hot kitchen. Well, I liked the look of the seam running ear to ear, so the stretching out was not an issue as far as looks was concerned. I found this snood to be a bit tight, which has the advantage that it really doesn't slide around too much. It pretty much stays put. But I do hope (and assume) that it "gives" a little with wear and becomes a bit looser. It would be AMAZING right out of the box for somebody with a very small head. I did like the simplicity and lightness of this one but it didn't "wow" me ( I don't think that's what this one was intended for, though.)

Now the pretied was another story. I LOVED IT. It was super-quick to put on, lightweight - it stayed in place without digging - and I thought it looked decent on me (remember .... from me that's a RAVE). I might even be willing to cook in it ;)

But don't let my stodginess hold YOU back. This website has many more interesting items from snoods to berets to hats, not to mention scarves both tied and untied, along with clips and barrettes. It's worth checking out and the people there that I dealt with were very friendly. They are located in Lakewood but ship worldwide. I like the fact that their shipping fees are very low.

Now what would a review be without a giveaway? We will be giving away a Milano WiGrip to one lucky reader. The WiGrip is a new way to keep your wig or scarf from slipping without clips or combs that might be too tight for some. It's a headband by Milano Collection that is worn under a wig or scarf and secures it in place with a no slip grip. It eliminates headaches, prevents bald spots and is an adjustable one size fits all. If you'd like a chance to win this product, simply visit MyHeadcoverings.com and leave a comment here telling me what your favorite product is. A second way to win is to "Like" My Headcoverings on Facebook, and come back and leave me a comment letting me know that you did. The contest ends this Sunday night at 10 pm and the winner will be announced in the comments section after a random drawing.

In addition, as an extra gift to all my blog readers, My Headcoverings has set up a coupon code just for the readers of this blog. Simply enter the code "Dinner" at checkout, for 10% off your entire purchase. This code will be valid for the next 10 days.

UPDATE:
Exciting news!
The lovely people at MyHeadcoverings.com have agreed that the winner of the WiGrip can actually CHOOSE her prize. The winner may choose ANY IN STOCK ITEM of equal or lesser value.
That gives you a LOT of leeway.
So what are you waiting for?
Go to the website - choose your favorite item - AND YOU MAY JUST WIN IT!!!!

Due to the change in terms, I am also extending the time to enter until Tuesday night at 10 pm (NYC Eastern Time).
Good luck to all!


22 comments:

BLD said...

I like the Teaneck Berets. That actually sounds like a Baseball team.

proudmommy0f4 said...

The zipper beret looks adorable!

Yekke Wannabe said...

I'm waiting for the Straw hat giveaway.

Annette said...

I "liked" them on FB. Thanks for the chance to win!

Gitta said...

Love the gemstone hat - looks eminently packable!

Bas~Melech said...

I like the concept of the pre-tied Israeli tichels but would have to try one on to figure out how they really work. I wish they sold the regular kind too, I like the look of the website in general and would totally order from them when I have some change in my pocket again...

I also like the flower pre-tied that you linked to. And a bunch of other stuff.

I'd do the facebook like too but I don't want to post my screen name here...

Deb said...

I liked the look of the pre tied Israeli tichels, mostly the paisley ones, but I can't figure out where they are elasticized.

MyHeadcoverings said...

Deb - the elastic's at the nape of the neck, just like a regular pre-tied if you are familiar with those. Shuli - does this mean I have a chance now to win a wigrip?

Yekke Wannabe said...

Cmon whats with everyone, no wants a FREE WiGrip?? My wife has one and she loves it, her shaitel doesn't slip and she doesn't get headaches anymore. Guys, listen up here is a FREE Valentine's day gift you could get your wife.

Doobie said...

i like the "cotton crochet beanie" though those types of hats look best with a fall. I borrowed and tried a wigrip for a few hours and it was so comfortable.

Mrs. S. said...

I like the large angora beret. (Most berets are too small for my head, but this one sounds like it just might fit... :-) )

Thanks for holding another giveaway!

Yekke Wannabe said...

Mrs S- You don't have to rub it in that you won the Susie Fishbein's Kosher By Design Teens And 20- somethings book.

Mrs. S. said...

@Yekke Wannabe - LOL! :-)

Rochel @ barefootandcooking said...

Any or all of the pre-tieds. Thanks for hosting this.

itsagift said...

They have really nice head coverings! I like the pre-tied bandanas, especially the colorful ones. This one is a nice one for during the week and this one is a nice shabbos one.

There are plenty more on their website that I liked-thanks for this giveaway!! Looking forward to hearing the winner :-)

A Nonny Mouse said...

The Terry Pre-tied Bandana in light blue is my favorite. I liked how it was pre-tied in an Israeli tichel style.

Nochum said...

I'm always looking for a good place to buy pre-tieds for a decent price. With free shipping this week I will definitely check out their great selection.

Anonymous said...

If Yekke Wannabe doesn't win the straw hat i think i'll take one : )

Ricki said...

Love the Headbands! wil make great gifts for my girlscolloi

Anonymous said...

I like the Pinwheel Crochet Snood

anon said...

I like the Pinwheel Crochet Snood

Debbie said...

Well, I wasn't going to enter because I only wear sheitels, but now I see they have jewelry, too. I'm addicted to earrings and the earrings there sell for less than the cost of the original prize, so that works within the rules! Or, I can offer one of my two tichel wearing daughters to choose a tichel. First I gotta win!