Monday, June 29, 2009

Thank you for all the emails.

Would like to thank all my readers for their emails. I was surprised to see so many emails, I guess i didnt expect it. Not sure why the blogger comments is not working but I will look into it. Thank for letting me know Mariam =)

The new face of Estee Lauder - a cheater?

Hold your votes ppl! Things just took an interesting turn...I never thought I would be following up on the Estee Lauder Model Search 2009 Competition so soon but I just couldnt resist blogging about this. Apparently two of the contestants on Estee Lauder's Model Search have been cheating! That's right cheating! Whilst reading the comments section of each of the contestants, I came accross two very juicy threads. Apparently, Priyanka Puri, a finalist in the competition has been creating ficitious accounts *even the names are fake ppl* to decorate her voting profile with positive comments. She has also admitted to signing on with her friends account to post comments. Shame on you Miss Puri! I've heard that all is fair in love and war but this is merely a friendly competition.

But wait! The cheating doesnt just stop with Miss Puri. Priscilla Daisy Collar, a contestant I had liked from the beginning has also been involved in some mischief. She has been manipulating her comments by flooding her page with cheesy ratings that have been copied and pasted from other picture rating threads on teenspot.com! Priscilla if you're going to fake comments the least you could do is write them yourself not copy and paste them from other sources. Tsk tsk. I thought she had some potential but sadly because of her malicious antics she wont be getting my vote this year...*sigh* I expect too much.

Will the winner of estee lauder model search 2009 be a cheater? Only time will tell.

Stay tuned for more updates and for my exclusive coverage of The Biggest Loser Malaysia 2009

Thanks!

How about a little lite fare?

Life for Americans has been anything but easy as of late, what with all the recent tragedy we have been having to endure; death's of our icons, economic woes and the ever looming global warming issues. I think it is time to take our minds off of life's hardships and have fun for just a moment (come on, you're not too busy for some fun!) Lets have a nice big chuckle!

Get your tissues folks, you are about to laugh so hard you cry:





Baby Break Dancing - For more funny videos, click here

Sunday, June 28, 2009

What lies beneath - The Estee Lauder Model Search 2009

As of late there has been so much talk of the Estee Lauder Model Search 2009 Competition, I thought it would be a good opener for my blog because as we all know, with competition comes controversy.

Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of skin care, cosmetics, perfume and hair care products. The company began in 1946, when Joseph Lauder and wife Estée Lauder began producing cosmetics in New York City, New York. At first, they only had four products: super rich all purpose cream, creme pack, cleansing oil and skin lotion. Two years later, they established their first department store account with Saks Fifth Avenue in New York. Over the next fifteen years, they expanded the range and continued to sell their products in the United States and internationally.

The aim of the Model Search 2009 Competition is to find a Brand Ambassador for Estee Lauder in Malaysia and from what Estee Lauder representatives tell me, she has to be someone that can do justice to the core values of Estee Lauder i.e. a woman of substance and natural beauty. Look at Frieda Pinto for example, This years International Estee Lauder Ambassador.

So the question remains...can this woman be found in Malaysia? or are we shooting for the stars?

After looking at the estee lauder model search website, I was actually pleasantly surprised. Most of the contestants were average but there were some that commanded attention.

So where you may ask is all the controversy?? Well, Ladies and Gentleman as painful as this is to say (being a malaysian myself), after we did a little research on the contestants we found that many of them we considered to be naturally beautiful were hiding behind a veil of deception.


Yes you heard me! Photo's have photoshopped! and Faces doused in Makeup as thick as a brick!












Initially Priscilla Daisy Collar ,Soraya Khatijah Matthews and Jennifer Pedersen were among my top picks but after seeing what they look like in person and on facebook. I have had a major change of mind. These girls are pretty to say the least but I'm not quite sure they deserve to win this competition. Estee Lauder needs a face thats classic and unforgettable *Audrey Hepburn comes to mind*. She should be a woman who doesnt need makeup to amplify her features and distort reality, she should use makeup to make her glow.


So who deserves to win? *Not like they're many to choose from* but I personally feel that these three girls - Kok Xinyi, Chua Wei Peng and Marisha Lakhiani have a good chance and one of them could possibly bag this competition. The reason? They're among a select few who actually look very attractive once the concealer comes off.





Flood me with your Opinions Ppl!


















Thursday, June 25, 2009

June 2009 NSHC Press

In this month's issue of Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine, No Slippy's Leah Frayed Flower Clip is featured. It is a wonderfully sunny clip that is perfect for spring and summer and easily warms up any babies outfit.

In the June 2009 addition of Earnshaw's Magazine, No Slippy's Shocking Pink Birthday Cake Princess Bow is featured in a "Life of the Party" segment that showcases birthday party apparel and accessories for children. Our clip is a festive way to adorn your little angel with birthday flair. In my opinion it makes paper birthday hats a gaudy wasteful thing of the past. Birthday barrettes are the future for children's birthday celebrations!

Monday, June 22, 2009

You are invited to Baby Banz Virtual Baby Shower!!


No Slippy Hair Clippy is excited to invite our readers to be a part of a very special event! A Virtual Baby Shower for Shari Murphy of Baby Banz, Inc. thrown by The Baby Planner. It will be a gift giveaway bonanza and will benefit some awesome charities like the Ronald McDonald House and the March of Dimes.

You're invited to a
Virtual Baby Shower
by The Baby Planner

for Shari Murphy
from Baby Banz, Inc.

June 22nd - 28th

Shari is expecting her 3rd child, but her FIRST baby girl, on August 21st. To celebrate we are throwing her the biggest Baby Shower EVER!! What's even better is that two of Shari’s favorite charities, the March of Dimes and the Ronald McDonald House will get to benefit from this great event that will feature giveaways, door prizes, raffles and donations to both organizations, OH MY!!

Read more here: http://ebabyshower.blogspot.com/


We here at NSHC have donated our Baby's First Hair Clips - Classic assortment. Be sure to sign up.. should be loads of fun, a chance to win some fabulous prizes and a way to support some worth while charities. We wish you our most enthusiastic congrats Shari! :)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Is BPA safe for your baby?


I thought I would do something a little different for today's post. I came across an article that may be of interest to my readers, so I figured I would share it and open up a possible forum for discussion. You may or may not have heard of a compound called, BPA. (I know I hadn't until today) It is a chemical used to harden plastics, and is found in many baby bottles.

Well there is a dispute over whether or not BPA safe for human ingestion... you can see why this would be such a controversial issue for mothers. I know that if I was feeding my infant with a bottle and there was a question of whether or not the bottle was safe, I would immediately assume that it wasn't and stop using it. Better safe than sorry when you are dealing with your children. Here is a little snippet of the article:


CHICAGO — Chicago on Wednesday became the first U.S. city to adopt a ban on the sale of baby bottles and sippy cups containing the chemical BPA.

The Chicago City Council approved the ban on a 48-0 vote and a spokeswoman for Mayor Richard M. Daley said he intends to sign it. The ban is slated to take effect Jan. 31, 2010.

“This is an important step in a landmark consumer protection initiative. This legislation will protect Chicago’s children and send a clear message to other jurisdictions considering similar legislation,” said Alderman Manny Flores, co-sponsor of the measure.

BPA, or bisphenol A, is used to harden plastics in many consumer products including CDs, sports safety equipment and reusable bottles. It’s also present in some food container linings.

Experts disagree on whether it poses health risks to humans, but some manufacturers of baby bottles have voluntarily removed it because of safety questions.


You can read the entire article here: http://blog.taragana.com/n/chicago-city-council-approves-ban-on-sale-of-baby-bottles-with-controversial-chemical-bpa-61964/

I have done a bit of research myself since finding the article. I have learned that if you are asking the Food and Drug Administration or the American Plastics Council, BPA is completely safe, but many scientists are agreeing that it can have serious health risks.

I am wondering if any of my readers know anything about this and can offer some helpful insight. If you are hearing of this for the first time, what is your opinion? I would love to hear feedback! This could be a great opportunity to educate a soon to be mother who is unaware of the possible risk.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Giggle Guide...

"...where it's always kiddie business!" Isn't that just the cleverest little slogan? Well this website is pretty clever all around and NSHC is taking advantage of the fruits of it's genius. The Giggle Guide is basically a melting pot of all things related to the children's market. You will find out who is who in the baby industry. You will find various new products like carriers and apparel, information on safety and parenting, blogs, articles about "mom's going green" and anything else you could ever hope for!

What?

The Giggle Guide™ is the ultimate online destination for information related to today’s children’s marketplace. Our site is home to thousands of categorized business profiles, feature articles, event listings, product announcements, blogs, and much more.

Why?

We think it should be easy for retailers, buyers and consumers to find information on the latest children’s products and services. We also don’t think a business should have to empty their bank account to get noticed in the marketplace. That’s why we’re here.

How?

Ready to get started? Excellent! To make the most of our site simply register for a free member account. There are many membership benefits including access to Gigglemarks and free business profiles. It only takes a second, then it’s time to explore… Smile



My favorite section of The Giggle Guide is the "Chatterbox". Here you can read all blogs having to do with children's apparel, toys and accessories. You can also vote in fun little polls, post comments and even check out the classified section!

So sign yourself up ASAP to be part of this informative little community, and be sure to check us out there as well: http://thegiggleguide.com/blog/noslippy. Should be tons of fun.. hope to be giggling with you all soon!

Monday, June 15, 2009

NSHC Press Publications

Today is just one of those days. You know the ones... where your brain went home from work before the rest of you and you are left trying to cope... sans brain. Well, in an effort to spare you the forced dribble of a brainless blogger, I will leave you some cute No Slippy press publications to feast your eyes on instead.

Jodie Sweeten, you remember her don't you? She played Stephanie Tanner on Full House! She has long since grown into a beautiful young woman, a mother herself now. Here she shows off her adorable little girl, Zoie Laurel May, wearing our Polka Dot Bow Headband in Bubble Gum.


This bountiful arrangement of our clippies in Parenting Magazine makes me smile. I like the pink cupcake with sprinkles on top best... yummy enough to eat!


One of our more recent press publications. Seen here in Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine, this little member of the lollipop guild is wearing our Aimee Queen Bow. This girl has sweet taste in hair accessories (insert eye roll here) Hey I warned you, sans brain.. I can't be faulted for bad puns today. :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Celebs gush about No Slippy!

If you are anyone in Hollywood and you are expecting a little bundle of joy, than you should also be expecting to receive something called a BopStarBaby gift basket. Each basket is personalized for the celebrity couple, (girl or boy) and they even send something special for any brothers or sisters already in the family! (how sweet is that?!) What does all this have to do with No Slippy you ask?

No Slippy Hair Clippy is the exclusive Hair Clip participant in the BopStarBaby, BabyMakes3 Gift Baskets for New Celebrity Parents. No Slippy’s Baby’s First Hair Clippy gift sets are included in all baby girl baskets.



Super celebs such as, Angela Basset, Kevin James, The Priestleys and Brooke Burke have alleged their adoration of the basket and of NSHC products. I just couldn't resist the opportunity to post a few!

“We love our No Slippy Hair Clippies! Josselyn wears them every day … What fun! Thank you so much”

Samantha Harris, BopStarBaby, BabyMakes3 Baskets 2007




“Don’t get me started on the No Slippy Hair Clippy, we have always been faithful customers of theirs – no other clip will do the job.”

Kevin James & Family, BopStarBaby, Holiday Baskets 2007



“When you have a baby girl, you go gaw gaw over barrettes and bows. Talking about making the outfit as well as helping the sweet passerby note instantly boy or girl. Although they may continue to think my son’s a she. Sometimes these unisex outfits can confuse… smile. I love the barrettes + bows for my living doll”

Angela Bassett, BopStarBaby Holiday Baskets 2006




“Ava & I love these clips… for the moment it is the only way people can tell Ava is a girl….”

The Priestleys, BopStarBaby, Holiday Baskets 2007




“(BopStarBaby) .. thank you so much for the creative basket of baby stuff. Loved.. and the hair clips. Baby Rain will enjoy everything”

Brooke Burke, BopStarBaby, BabyMakes3 Baskets, 2007




“… I met the fabulous ladies of No Slippy Hair Clippy at one of the Golden Globe suites here in L.A. They were so sweet and wonderful and it was such a pleasure to meet them in person to personally thank them for creating an amazing hair product…… The best thing about those clips for a baby like Olivia is that with them, there is no question that she is a girl!

All babies all kind of look the same and people don't always know if it's a boy or a girl, so I try to make her look feminine with hair clips. But babies at that age have very little hair, or it's super- fine like in Livvy's case, so no hair clips stay on. With the magnet in the No Slippy Hair Clippy, the hair clip actually STAYS in her hair. It's such a wonderful product and they are such wonderful ladies. Please send them my best!”

Zorianna Kit, TV Guide Channel, BopStarBaby, Holiday Baskets 2006


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Update on Disney XD's "Zeke and Luther"



You might remember from a previous post that our No Slippy model, Ryan Newman is starring in a brand new series, "Zeke and Luther" on the Disney XD channel. Well, this just in: the series will officially be airing on Monday June 15th at 8:30 PM. The Disney Insider just posted a new article and had this to say about Ryan and her integral part on the show:

What do you get when you take two quirky 15-year-old guys, add in a love of all things Tony Hawk, and a desire to be the greatest skateboarders ever? The answer is Disney XD's next big hit show of the summer, "Zeke & Luther," which premieres on June 15. But it isn't just the awesome tricks and cool stunts that make this show worth the watch, there's the surprise role of Ginger, Zeke's younger sister, who brings forth plenty of laughs and throws a little girl power into a show that, on paper, might sound all-boy.

At the grand old age of 11, actress Ryan Newman holds her own in this boy-heavy cast. Adding wit and a touch of sass to the show -- combined with her uncompromising comedic timing -- Ryan makes Ginger a three-dimensional character. Ginger outwits her brother and his best buddy time and time again, as any precocious sister would do. Along the way, she proves herself to be the one in charge -- even when big brother Zeke doesn't know it.


Be sure to tune in, it should be tons of fun for the whole family, not to mention the fact that Ryan will be sporting No Slippy Hair Clips on the show! Congrats Ryan!! Knock 'em dead girl!

For the rest of the above article: http://disney.go.com/inside/mainattraction/today/index.html.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Chris Cornell's daughter rocks No Slippy!

The front man of popular rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, Chris Cornell, is one of the biggest stars that rock and roll has ever seen. He boasts an impressive four octave vocal range, (which is pretty cool in case you didn't know) and a charisma and presence that can not easily be duplicated.

These days he is doing solo projects, his most recent album is Scream, and working on his most important venture of all, his family. Chris is married to a beautiful publicist, Vicky Karayiannis, with whom he has 2 children, Toni and Christopher Nicholas.

The popular children's fashion magazine, Baby Couture, published some rockin' photos of the whole Cornell clan (minus Chris' first daughter with ex Susan Silver, Lillian Jean) in their March-May 2009 issue. In these adorable photos, Toni is shown wearing a No Slippy Spider Daisy Headband in Shocking Pink and jamming on a matching pink guitar! :) Like father like daughter...




In this same issue, No Slippy accessories are found again, this time our Organic Large Silk Flower Headband in Pink, is gracing the head of a pretty little girl making some cookies!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Celebrity Sightings!

Who doesn't love Jessica Alba? She is beautiful, sweet, funny, obviously talented and now... she is a new Mommy! So we are thrilled that CelebrityBabyScoop.com has posted pictures of her 3, count 'em 3, different times with her daughter Honor Marie Warren wearing No Slippy accessories.

Also courtesy of CelebrityBabyScoop.com, we have an adorable shot of Danneilynn Birkhead celebrating birthday #2 at Disneyland! Look how enamored she is of Snow White. *awww* Personally, I like Danneilynn's bow better... sorry Snow White, but don't worry, you are still the second fairest of them all. :)


Honor is wearing our Paige hair clip in Black.


Honor is wearing our Parker hair clip in Light Blue.


Honor is wearing our Audrey baby bow in White.


Dannielynn is wearing our Whitney Queen Bow in Shocking Pink

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Angela Basset is a peach!



Our very own President and CEO, Annie Salyer, had the privilege of meeting and spending a bit of time with the beautiful Oscar nominated actress, Angela Basset! What's Love Got to Do with it and Waiting to Exhale were such great movies, I spent the entire duration of both films eyes glued to the screen, box of tissues in hand... I know I am a sap, but completely off point. :) Annie had this to say about the Hollywood heavyweight:

I met Angela Basset at the Boom Boom Room. She became familiar with No Slippy products by our involvement with BopStar Baby Celebrity Baby Baskets. She was gifted our clips and fell in love with them, so to meet her in person was a real treat. She’s one sweetheart! She is a genuine person, so down to earth and classy!


Anglela Basset has two children; fraternal twins, Bronwyn Golden and Slater Josiah now a little over 3 years old, who were carried by a surrogate mother. They are incredibly beautiful and always look super happy and well loved. We are so glad to have our clips gracing the head of beauty-full little Bronwyn, no doubt she will grow up to be a shining star just like her Momma!



Monday, June 1, 2009

A Blog About Summer and Of Course... Clippies!


Summer is just around the corner. Time for longer days, melting ice cream cones, camping trips and sunburns... Don't you just love summertime?! I still cannot shake that adolescent excitement that overwhelms me just as May gives way to June. Although as adults, we don't have summer camp or sleepovers to look forward to, we do have backyard BBQ's, 4th of July celebrations and lots of adorable little tots to keep us busy all summer long.

In keeping with summer, we have announced our June clips of the month. They range from cute stitched mod butterflies to an 'oh so proud' red white and blue bow. They are a fashionable way to accessorize your little gals new summer outfits and a great way to celebrate the best time of the year. Happy June everyone!