Monday, 16 November 2009

I Don't know if you've heard but...

These straighteners are doing the rounds!

This weekend I finally got round to trying out the Remmington Wet2Straight straighteners I was sent about a week ago. I think Remmington must have cottoned on to my slight obsession with them, after my continuous plugging of the Spin Curls hair dryer (I was never sent them to review or anything, I just got given them as a present and fell in love).

I will admit at first I was a little weary, purely as despite what they say, it has GOT to be bad for your hair just blasting it with 200 degree heat and ironing it until it's dry. Still, anything that gets me more time in bed and makes my hair effortlessly fabulous is great for me once in a while (hence my love for Spin Curls!)

My first attempt was... well... a bit of a disaster. I didn't bother pinning my hair into sections as I was feeling particularly lazy, so I found it really hard to separate my wet hair and the bits I had already straightened. I also noticed that it took quite a while for the hair to dry, so ended up going over some sections so many times it ended up being more time consuming than if I had've just blow dried it first. I do have quite thick hair though, so perhaps the finer hair folk would have better luck.

In the end, after about 30 minutes of faffing about whether my hair was dry enough, I decided that it needed more heat (some bits were still damp!) and had to blow dry it some more (eek!)

I thought I would then try out the dry function, and straightened my hair some more (it really took a bashing this weekend!) and this is where it really excelled itself. The plates smoothed down my frizzy hair and made it so easy to manage. I've had GHD's for 5 years, so it takes a lot to impress me on the straightener front, but these really did. And the best bit is, the next day I went out in the rain, and it didn't frizz up or even curl at the ends. Now either I have completely destroyed my hair, or these straighteners are amazing! I'm hoping for the latter. I also noticed that it didn't get greasy as quick as it usually does, despite using heat protecting spray, and getting rained on! I hope this is a permanent thing, as I hate having to wash my hair every other day.

Sooo, here's a photo of the end result:

What's that you say? I look different? Nooo!
(Cameras broken, so you have to use your imagination...)

I have only had a day or two to play around with these straighteners, but I am keen to try again and see if I have better results with them on the wet function next time. I really like the fact that you can choose what temperature to use depending on your hair, this is something my GHD's can't offer me, and something I take comfort in when I'm feeling particularly guilty for using so much heat on my hair!

My brother (a reformed metrosexual) has been eyeing them up so I think we may be seeing a little post with him as a product tester again, watch this space!

Huge apologies for the noticeable lack of pictures, my camera is in't menders (or in my drawer waiting to be sent off for mending...) but hopefully I will have a new one soooon.


*Disclaimer* This product was sent to me by a PR company, so all the PR haters, don't read if you don't like. Mediacom sent me these to give a detailed and, most importantly, HONEST review of the product. I do not endorse any products, and I will only ever post my true opinions whether I spent my own hard earned cash, or whether they were sent to me for free, because this blog is for normal folk like you and I and that's what it's aaaalll about. Capiche?! :)

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Jibba Jabba

Yessss, sorry about the lack of posts recently! Here are a few excuses for you:
  • I have been working very long hours and falling asleep at 10pm
  • My dad has been trying to move his new woman in and there is huge family beef
  • I can only blog on weekends
  • I have been ill
  • My boyfriend left me for the rain forest
  • I haven't bought anything
  • I ran away to join the circus
  • My phone broke
  • The Blogging community has gone sour
  • My dog ate it
Fin? Yeah, I slipped a few fibs in there too, just to keep you guys on your toes...

In other news... What the hell has been going on in our nice little on line girly community? People quitting their accounts, going mental at each other and there just seems to be lots of bad feelings going about! I think we should all remember that us bloggers are here because we enjoy it, and it's our place to be as materialistic as we like without boring our 'offline' friends/colleagues/complete strangers (?!) to tears talking about the latest Mac collection, or line at Topshop.

If you get to the stage where blogging, Youtubing or even Tweeting is just not enjoyable any more, then don't do it, just don't be run off by people being bastards to you. Unfortunately there will always be people out there who get a kick out of hiding behind a computer screen and thinking they can be as nasty as they please for whatever reason. Just rise above it that's what I say!
Honestly, why can't we all just get along and play nice? :) Good I'm glad that's sorted.

Oh wait, can't believe I forgot to mention this, my camera broke!! I am so annoyed. I took it out to take photographic evidence of the crazy fireworks party we had at my house and it just froze. This is the second time my little Samsung has failed me and I am not happy one bit. I'm now saving up for an SLR as I want to take better pictures, mine are frankly poo and I am well aware of this!

I will have to find a quick solution so I can work my way through the list of blog posts without having no pictures at all. And a blog with no pictures is like erm, a face with no nose...

Continuing the theme of lists... here are some blog posts which I will (hopefully) get round to writing for you woo get excited!
  • A review of Remmington's Wet2Straight straighteners (once I bother washing my curly mane)
  • A run down of my latest (and pretty much only) Mac products. Expect a big rant on the shitty staff in the Covent Garden store
  • Some of my current obsessions
  • And maybe even a video! Can I point out that I have now recorded 3, each one being worse than the last. I am really not cut out for YT, but a big part of me wants to keep trying- I think I just love to embarrass myself!
Ok that will do, it's nearly X factor time :)

In the mean time, here's a picture of me dressed as Lady Gaga which I never got to wear in the end but rest assured I will be cracking it out again sometime soon. Watch this space.