But also: terrifying. Can you imagine how damaging a malfunction could be? D:
A description of the product:
Featuring revolutionary new patented technology; this breath-takingly innovative styler is unbelievably simple and quick to use, creating beautiful results in no time. It will leave you and your clients speechless.
Gentle, quick and easy, hair is automatically drawn into the ceramic curl chamber where it is softly held and heated from all directions. The hair is not put under any tension and it takes just seconds to form a perfect curl. It even has an audio beep indicator to remind you exactly when to release the hair. Experiment with the different settings to create a variety of looks from tight, more defined curls to softer loose waves. With 3 temperature settings, 3 timer settings and the option to select the curl direction, the artistic control is in your hands.
From longer lengths to shorter styles, no matter what the hair type, the Perfect Curl will create shiny, long-lasting curls, every time. (via)
The BaByliss Pro Perfect Curl will retail for £120.00 + VAT (about $218 USD) at Aston & Fincher, Capital Hair & Beauty, and Salon Services, and can produce loose waves, soft waves, or defined curls, at 190°C, 210°C or 230°C, depending on your hair type.
Cool, right? It’s not for me (I feel like this would take longer than my eight-minute flatiron curls; also, $218 literally, like, 15 times the price of a basic Conair curling iron), but it’s definitely a very interesting, innovative product.
I haven’t read any reviews yet, but I’ll be keeping an eye out! Hit us up in the comments if you’ve seen this one in real life ;)
With the March Sephora + Pantone Emerald launch (not to mention, this past St. Patrick’s Day) on my mind, I’ve found myself thinking rather a lot about green recently.
Like, a lot. When you take into consideration the fact that I don’t even like green, it’s kind of a problem.
Anyhow: I haven’t tried out the Giovanni 2chic Ultra-Moist Collection yet, but it’s very green! Made for dry, damaged hair and normal to dry skin (there are a few body products in the range, too), I thought I’d share this avocado-and-olive-based collection with you today.
No particular reason why; I was just really pleased with this particular shade of green today. Better than feeling blue!
The Ultra-Moist Dual Action Protective Leave-In Spray
To: give a flexible, polished finish; protect hair from heat-styling; and add moisturizing, shiny, supple control. 4 fl oz.
What happens when you mix oh-god-keep-it-off-my-face braids (also known as “partial French” or “cascade,” but really, where’s the fun in that) with a Crown of Thorns that constantly thinks it’s dying?
Apparently, the answer is festival-floral hair, to match your face daisies, because why not. It’s thirty degrees and the heat is killing you, so you may as well put some of those panic-flowers into your braids, right?
(Backstory; the plants in our house are constantly flowering, and I’m convinced it’s because they think they’re going to dehydrate & are feeling the need to spawn before it’s all over. Poor things.)
It starts with a braid,
Adds in some flowers,
And ends something that might not actually be all that terrible.
I don’t get terribly excited about hair (love cutting it, love colouring it, love braiding it — but only on other people,) so I’m just crossing my fingers and hoping this isn’t extra-boring for all of you. I can’t even remember the last time I used the hair tag, so I suppose it just goes to show how infrequently it crosses my mind.
The makeup in this post is pretty basic, but I did take a few [more] shots of it. Any interest in the product rundown/more photos? I know you’ve already seen it twice (this post, and the storybook daisies one), so I think I’m just going to sit on the photos for a rainy day — but let me know if you want to see more of it, and I’ll get a post up sooner.
The product:Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Clear 2 in 1 Shampoo
As those of you who have gone ‘cone-free will know, finding silicone-free haircare for under $20 apiece can be… well, difficult, to say the least. More often than not, formulas (particularly conditioners and styling products) will rely on silicones to give hair that smooth, slippery feeling, and the ‘cone-free ones come with price tags around $50 (plus hours of your time on the silicone-free hunt) for the duo.
On top of all that, I’ve been itching for a 2 in 1 for those I’d-rather-be-sleeping mornings – so, finding out that Garnier just put out a new Pure Clean shampoo + conditioner? It was a bit like waking up (very groggily) from a good dream.
The clear, slightly greenish formula (a lot of that super-green colour is from the plastic, not the product) contains no silicones, parabens, or dyes, and comes packaged in a 50% recycled material PET plastic container – which is the most recyclable form there is, for those of you who (like me) would rather research polish than plastic. I’m not huge on the drugstore fresh! scent, but at just over $5 for a 384ml bottle, I can’t really complain.
As for how a clear 2 in 1 is for the long term? I’m not sure yet, but things have been going pretty well so far. The clear, super-sudsy formula has had me a bit on edge, though, so I figured I might as well have a look at what’s inside – a lot of conditioning agents will make products go milky or opaque, but maybe Garnier’s found the magic formula to keep things clear and conditioned.