Today was washing day here in the Lab. Dr Experimentsinstyle was pondering the best way to remove candy floss from his favourite dance tutu. We concluded that washing on a gentle cycle with Ariel colour was our best bet. Meantime, the hair clip I chose to wear today seemed to match the tutu very well, and kept my hair out of the way whilst sorting and hanging laundry. I wish I could photograph the clip for you better. Whilst the clip itself is very old, and a not spectacularly special clip, just a somewhat heavy metal clamp really, that I think may have been purchased in Boots donkeys years ago, the finish….well, the finish is a bit special, and what drew me to the clip all those years ago. Even though it’s a bit scratched and chipped in places now. You see, it’s slightly holographic. Now I’m a sucker for anything glittery, shimmery, and especially holographic. It seems to have a magical, ethereal quality – is it real, or is it magic? And this clip is a silvery, pinky shimmery rainbow in some lights. I’m just so sorry that I can’t seem to photograph it very well for you. But it got me thinking…what if I took my beloved Cirque Vesuvius holographic nail varnish, (which really ought to come out to play now that it’s winter) and painted a plain old barrette? Hmmm, could work out very nicely, or it could turn out how I painted my front door key (I.e. Not very well). And I also got to thinking – the light reflects so well from this silvery pink clamp, it could well work as a safety feature on these darker evenings, walking home. A car headlights would reflect off the clip and give the driver more of a “heads up” as it were. Could this be a future hair clip idea for Stonebridge Hair to consider?! Just don’t hold your breath, eh?!!