GHD IV Violet Styler–a review and tutorial

GHD Box

Back with another video, (I’m on a roll this month!), and todays is on the newish GHD IV Violet Styler from the Candy Collection. I demonstrate in the video (below) a few ways how you can easily use the styler for straightening or curls. If I was actually going out I would have paid more attention to making both of the sides of the curls even but the video is meant to be more instructional than a trying to achieve a polished look (like the ones on the website). (more…)

New Rusk MiraCurl–a Tutorial and Review

rusk miracurl hair tutorial results hairAs soon as I first used the new curling styling tool from Rusk, the MiraCurl, I have been dying to share it with you all.  I have never seen anything quite like it before,  its pretty much magic!

But in all seriousness I have been experiencing awesome results with the tool on not only myself but on my mothers and sisters hair as well.  I’ve included a few pictures of the results from the below video and this was just on the lowest setting. I’m sitting here in my Pj’s typing this up a few days later and my hair is still curly.

In the below video (besides rambling on about how great II think it is)I show you all how easy it is to use and the Rusk Styling products I have been using as well (more…)

Silver Bullet Celebrity Curls Triple Styler

A while back now I was sent the Silver Bullet Celebrity Curls Triple Styler and today I have some pictures of the results of each attachment.

silver bullet celebrity curls triple styler package

Here are some features of the Triple Styler-

  • 3 curling iron attachments: conical curling iron (13-25mm), triple barrel curling iron (19mm and 16mm), regular curling iron (25mm)
  • Titanium barrels for shiny, frizz-free results
  • Maximum temperature: 210°C
  • Dual voltage for worldwide use
  • Includes a travel pouch

Its hard to say which attachment I have been getting the most use out of as I’ve been really liking the results of all of them. One downside for me is that there is only the one heat setting, its not a big deal I just make sure I don’t hold my hair for too long as this baby gets hot!!! But all the other features are great especially the long cord, I know I always mention the cord length of a styler but my house has very few power outlets and a short cord drives me insane. The travel pouch is a great addition as the parts fit in there nicely and is surprisingly not too bulky for traveling.

The following photos are of basically using each attachment with very minimal styling afterwards but I did start off by using a heat protectant. (more…)

The BabylissPro Triple Barrel Waver

As the title states this post is going to focus on the BabylissPro Triple Barrel Waver Iron, (long name eh!), The one I used is the regular size but if you want bigger waves there is also a larger sized one available. I mentioned in the video that this is quick but really I meant to say that this is probably the easiest type of iron to use. All you have to do is clamp down on the hair and then repeat until you reach the ends. Depending on the size of the pieces your ‘waving’ will determine how long it takes you to style. I’d also like to mention that you don’t necessarily have to wave the entire length of the hair, you could for example just do the mid-lengths or just the ends.

So onto the tutorials, the first I am basically showing you how to use it then a simple twist to finish off the look and the second is how to continue onto a textured up-do.

 

Besides adding waves it also gives the hair volume and I find its also great to use before a up-do as it gives the up-do a great ‘messy/textured’ finish.

 

Both of these styles are incredible easy to do and perfect for summer (or winter, autumn and spring I ‘spose!)

Pro’s for this tong are the same as the conical wand I wrote about last month, the cords long, variable heat settings – the on/off and dial are the same. But I must mention that this iron is on the heavier side, I put this down to it being like three tongs in one so it kind of makes sense it would be.

As always make sure your using a heat protectant before heat styling and as a general rule finish off with your preferred hairspray!

 

Madame B
xoxo

 

I used the BabylissPro Ceramic Triple Barrel Waver Curling Iron that was provided for review / demonstration purposes by i-glamour.com

 

Boho Waves/Curls with the Babyliss Pro Conical Wand

My latest video on how to Boho Waves features a product I’ve been interested in for a while now, the Babyliss Pro Conical Wand (large size). IMG_0068

The main reason I’ve been wanting to try one of these out, well besides the fact that Babyliss products generally get a rave review is that it has no tong. I have been using traditional curling tongs for years now and wanted to see the difference.

There are obviously no tong marks left on the hair which is its first plus. Other things that I think need mentioning are

    • Long Cord – Great when your power source is a bit out of the way.
    • 25 Heat Settings – Anyone can find the perfect temperature for their hair type, curls last!
    • On and Off Switch – This is more of a personal preference as I don’t really like styling tools that turn on as soon as you plug them in.
    • Hair isn’t ‘dulled down’ – Looks nice and shiny after
    • Cool Tip – At the end of the wand so no burnt fingertips!
    • Heat Protectant Mat – I use this with all my heat styling tools now.

All that and its pretty easy to use and also heats up fast.

To use all you have to do is hold the wand upside down and wrap hair around! Curl smaller sections for a more defined look or larger sections for a wavier look. You can also either favour the top or bottom of the wand for different sized curls.

On to the Video

Beach Hair

The wand itself retails at $94.95 on I-Glamour.com and was provided for the review/tutorial. Other products used from i-glamour were the One n Only Ceramic Silk Curling Iron Glaze on sale for $8.60!(from $17.19!) and the BabylissPro Heat Protection Finger Shields $11.95 (for 2). Both of these were bought by me. If you check out the website make sure to stop by the clearance section there are many, many bargains to be had there!

In the video I also used the Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Hairspray (also sent for review/tutorial) which is actually perfect for this look as you do want it to have slight hold but it has to be ‘movable/tousled’ as well.

The finished Result –

Dip dyed with boho waves hair

 

Also sorry the video is so bright, Note to self: don’t film in the middle of the day with the curtains open!

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

Wand and hairspray used were sent for review/tutorial purposes.