As someone who is a buy-it-for-life or at least long term kinda gal, I did so much research before deciding to purchase and invest in France Luxe clips. I was looking for some mini-but-not-too-small clips to quickly pin back my bangs during face washing or during makeup etc. Two weeks into using these mini clips, two of the clips broke as the little wire that threads through the two halves of the clips popped out. Upon inspection, it seems that the wire isn't long enough, so the two halves are barely hanging on to a couple milimeter wire. Any type of sideways torsion that happens when clipping your hair up can loosen and push out the wire causing half the clip to forcefully pop out. I tried to rethread the wire back on the other half of the clip but the spring was so tight that it was impossible. Instead, the wire kept slipping as the little notch that holds the wire in place was being shaved down by the wire. I was bummed because France Luxe was supposed to be a high-quality French product. I noticed that several of their products are actually not made in France but in Washington state. I think I will try Ficcare clips next as they are also French made cellulose acetate clips.