While gazing into the future the other days with my cool new Futureyes glasses, I saw my old Hole baby clips that I got when Hole released Live Through This. All of a sudden, I missed my baby clips so bad that it hurt. I knew in my heart that my once colorful and epic collection of tiny plastic hair clips was no longer existent and that I had carelessly let them scatter into the dark corners of existence as we passed through the nineties.
I read an article the next day that was something about ’90’s fashion statements that should stay in the 90’s’ and baby clips were on the list. ‘This is absurd!’ I choked into my coffee. Baby clips were the sweet sly smile on the big middle finger of the RiotGrrrl movement. They reminded us that we were still females, and had once in fact been innocent female children. Baby clips, like my Doc Martin boots, meant everything to me in the 90’s and I am completely in favor of them coming back.
I decided that it was time to dig around and see if I could round up some of those classic-style clips that we all remember. Between my daughters dress up trunk, some old purses, and Ebay, I found the following…….he triple daisy, ponies, the bow, dragonfly, the one that looks like corn, and a couple simple barrett style ones and a few other randos.
I gazed over my new baby clip collection with a heart bursting with pride and happiness as if I had just birthed kittens, and decided the only thing missing now was my sparkly nail polish. Something you should know about me is that I have an impractical obsession with sparkly nail polish and consider it an instant fix for anything boring or dull or scratched.
Here is a list of things that I have painted with sparkly nail polish.
-My blue vinyl Converse All stars that I decided looked too much like clown shoes. Nothing some sparkles won’t fix, though.
-My first snowboard. It was fully decoupaged with images from magazines and sparkles.
-Sunglasses. Just the rims!
-My first Nokia phone. Pink, and sparkly.
-The toes of my Doc Marten boots. They were really scratched up.
-My pencils and pencil sharpener. Duh.
-My lips once, as an ‘experiment.’ I don’t recommend it.
Here is a list of things that I have seriously considered painting with sparkly nail polish.
- My first car.
-My brothers face while he slept.
-My step-mothers everything, just to piss her off.
The 90’s were magic.
Needless to say, I painted sparkles on some of my baby clips, but not all of them. Mostly just the smooth barrett ones. Then, I arranged them all together and checked them out through the portals of my Futureyes glasses, just to marvel at their beauty.
Then, I spent a fun little half hour in the warm fall weather, arranging my hair with baby clips in different ways and getting excited to start rocking them again, in real life.
Babes, can we bring back baby clips together here at HTHG? Do you still have yours? I would love to see them. Feel free to share your baby clip pics on Instagram and hashtag them #babycliprevival
I’m at @howtohairgirl. xoxo!