Creator Katie Hydrick tells how she came up for the idea:
I had two darling baby girls that didn't have much hair. I liked to dress them in all colors, but if they weren't wearing pink they would get mistaken for boys. I loved the simple little bow in their hair to make them look feminine. I wasn't crazy about the uncomfortable headbands that left a mark on their poor heads. So I tried to stick them on with what others suggested: honey, ky jelly, karo syrup, elmers glue... but they involved drying time, mess, they kept falling off, and babies aren't even supposed to have honey! Anyway, I created my own all natural glue in my kitchen that was much thicker, requires no drying time, and literally holds all day. I didn't invent it to start a business, I just wanted it for my own use. I began getting questioned EVERY time I went somewhere. I realized that everyone else was having the same question: "how can you get a bow to stick on your baby's head?" and I had the answer. Since there was nothing else out there like it- I decided I would figure out how to package and sell it.
I can relate to so much of what Katie talks about with little girls. When my girls were babies I would put tiny bows on their heads, but, like Katie's experience, the bows would slip off and make a greasy-looking spot on their hair.
But that was years ago. Why would I be excited about Girlie Glue now that my girls are older?
Because of the other uses for Girlie Glue.
For instance, take my 4-year-old. Her sisters wear earrings, and while 4YO is terrified of 'pokey earrings' she still wishes she could wear them, 'because they're so pretty.' She will likely get her ears pierced when she's older, but for now, she's in luck.
try to ignore the fact that I didn't brush her hair
In addition to holding hair bows, Girlie Glue holds 'earrings' (actually small shapes cut from felt), and I'm serious when I say they HOLD ALL DAY.
Ugh: LESSON LEARNED: brush her hair. But look at the cute earrings!
She was thrilled when I showed her how they looked in the mirror.
But that's not all. What about this?
Not my kid. This picture is from Girlie Glue's facebook page. Clever, huh?
Katie and her sister and business partner Jayne have found success worldwide - people love Girlie Glue. And now it's YOUR turn to try out this awesome product. For yourself, or for someone you know who has a girl in need of hairbow or felt earring adhesive.
~ This giveaway is for one tube of Girlie Glue AND your choice of a few pairs of 'earrings' OR a few hair accessories.
~ Giveaway begins today, Tuesday, December 11th, 2012, and ends on Friday, December 14th, 2012, at 10:pm Mountain Time.
~ After 'liking' Girlie Glue on facebook, or following Girlie Glue on Pinterest (great place to get ideas of how to use Girlie Glue), come back to this post and leave a comment telling what you'd do with your Girlie Glue prize pack.
~ Please be certain that your identity/website/blog is hyperlinked, or that you include your email address with your comment so that I can contact you if you're the winner.
Good luck! I hope you win!
Thanks, Katie and Jayne! And congratulations on your success with Girlie Glue!