Disney hair bow!

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I assume I will not wear my lovely Disney ears every day we’re there. 1) Perhaps they will start to bother my head after loads of hours, and mostly 2) I don’t understand how people wear sunglasses and headbands… that just doesnt work for me? My ears can only accommodate so much. Thus, while I am stoked to have my beautiful ears I wanted to have a cute hair accessory as well.

I bought a lovely sequin pineapple Dole whip bow from Frosting Hair Treats on Etsy. The specific bow I bought is not currently available, but here are all of the hair bows, including Star Wars, Disney princesses, Nightmare Before Christmas, and more. The shop also offers Disney ears, drinkware, and more.

If you follow the shop owner on instagram she posts flash sales/codes for her etsy shop. Sometimes the offer codes are for specific items, other times they are for the entire shop. I was able to snag my bow when all purchases were 50% off, meaning it was only $3 (instead of the full $6 price) + $3 shipping.

I placed my order on a Sunday. A little more than 3 weeks later my purchase was still marked as not shipped, so I sent the shop a message. I didn’t get a reply, but my order was shipped out about a week after contact. All in all it was a little over 4 weeks before my bow was shipped, and it arrived later that week. While I was disappointed in the long shipping time and the lack of communication about this, the final product is lovely. Also my order came with an additional bow that I did not order. I’m not sure if this was to make up for the long shipping time? There wasn’t a note to explain, but I assume it was a kind gesture and I really appreciate Etsy shop owners that go the extra mile.

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Here is the bow itself. Love how the clip on the back is lined with a ribbon to make sure no glue spills down and makes for awkward clip closing. Note that the clip is a little small compared to the bow size — it is definitely big enough to stay in but I wouldnt use it to hold hair back really. Also note that because the pineapple emblem has a “right side up” then this bow can really only be placed right side up on the head. I usually wear my hair accessories on the left side of my head, but being right handed and the orientation of the clip I would have to place the bow from the back of my head, rather than going from the front. All of the other hair bows I have don’t have emblems so can just be flipped if needed. This is not something I thought about before purchasing! So if you have a preferred place for your hair accessories be sure to note to the seller which way you’d like the clip facing to make using your hair bow easier.

Here is the bow sitting at the front of my bun. You can see its rather large!

And here is it clipped on to the right side of my head.

I’m not sure I would normally make such a silly purchase, but I really love this and for half off I think it was totally worth it! Bows are a great alternative to disney ears if you dont like headbands or want to spend a lot less money. Let me reiterate that with the coupon this bow was $3 plus shipping, whereas ears regularly run $25-$40. This could be a great way to still accessorize for Disney but save some money. I definitely recommend this shop as long as you are at least 1 month out from your trip. The beautiful quality and discounted price is worth the waiting.

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My first Disney ears!

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One of my first posts on this blog was a list of beautiful Disney ears. I recently purchased my first pair and I am so thrilled!

I bought this lovely pair of pineapple ears with a sequin bow from Allison at Its A Ear World on Etsy. Originally the ears only had the option of a white satin bow. I messaged Allison asking about the possibility of a gold or white or black sequin (or otherwise sparkly) bow and she said she’d get back to me. She found these awesome gold sequin bows and messaged me right away. She made a custom order for me where I paid $28 for the ears with the sequin bow and $7.20 for shipping. Shipping was a bit more expensive than I’d like, but it was shipped priority and came in less than a week. Less than a week for a handmade item is pretty dang impressive! And since the new listing includes shipping and is ~$5 less than what I paid. I think this is definitely a fair price.

The ears are puffy, the headband is surprisingly comfortable (it doesn’t dig into my skull like most the hard plastic ones), and the design is stunning. She really pays attention to details, including how the pineapples on the ears were angled.

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Front of my pineapple Disney ears

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Back of my pineapple Disney ears

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Inside of my pineapple Disney ears. There is a velvet ribbon lining the headband that helps keep it in place on my head nicely.

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A closeup of the pineapple print and gold sequin bow.

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A close up!

I paid for my order on a Friday and my ears were in my mailbox the next Thursday. They came shipped priority USPS mail. There was a super cute card and the ears were wrapped first in tissue paper with a bow then second with bubble wrap. I was a bit worried being sent through the mail might damage them, but Allison clearly thought of that.

Allison also added a coupon code for my next purchase as well as a surprise Magic Band accessory! It’s pretty awesome that she did this considering she basically made this special order headband with the sequin bow for me. This really is above and beyond! Now obviously I can’t say she’ll do this for everyone, but this is an example of the kind of seller Allison is. I asked her for extra, and not only did she get me what I asked for but included even more extras.

I had no intention of purchasing a magic band accessory from her or anyone. I still haven’t decided if I’m going to wear my new magic band or if I’m going to remove the puck and use a Magic Keeper. Seeing this though — its so cute! Maybe I will just wear the new magic band on my wrist. I still don’t have my new Magic Band 2.0, but below is the cute accessory Allison sent on my old Magic Band.

 

Allison’s shop is fairly new to Etsy so she doesn’t have a lot of reviews, but don’t let that deter you from purchasing! I had an amazing experience and am absolutely in love with my ears. Can’t wait to wear them in the park while eating some Dole whip!

Disney outfits planning: ears

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Let’s be honest, there are very few places you can dress up as an adult and not be chastised for (even on Halloween these days!). Disney is one of these magical places where you can immerse yourself and not worry about being the outcast. I am excited to be super kawaii and rock at least 1 pair of Minnie Ears while I’m at the parks… probably 2 pairs if we’re being honest. You can buy your ears at the parks or from Disney online, but I’m a compulsive planner and I’d like to have them at my house before I decide on clothes to pack. Also while the official Disney ears are super cute, there are LOADS more out there, particularly on Etsy! You can buy the classic Minnie ears in my feature image here. Official Disney ears are usually between $20 and $30; Etsy ears can be more this but you’re often paying for added detail.

Check out some of my favorites below (you can tell I like sparkles) and let me know your favorites!

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