15 May 2014

#2014BloggerChallenge - Hair tools

Dear diary,

Here we are again, beauty lovers, ready for another installment of the 2014 Blogger Challenge and this time we are all writing about anything hair related.

In my case I have already written about my favourite hair care range, my hair care routine and my no-poo challenge so I've decided it was time to write about my hair tools.

The hubby gave me this awesome GHD hair straightener set for Christmas a few years back, I think he was sick of my constant babbling about it. I hadn't purchased it myself as I thought it was crazy expensive. This limited edition set came with a travel sized blow dryer, two individual heat resistant pouches and a bigger heat resistant bag to carry the two tools inside.

 It does only have an on/off switch and a little light that turns orange when the straightener is turned on. It takes about 10 seconds to warm up and it beeps 3 times to tell you it's ready for use.

I'm not much of a fan of using hair straighteners on a daily basis simply because I have very fine, very sparse and very oily hair, so I'm against anything that could damage it. I only blow dry my hair during the winter time and avoid it every chance I get. In the summer I normally leave it to dry naturally and don't bother with styling it in any way, I can live with that.

I always use a heat protectant spray before I use hot tools on my hair, except for the blow drier as I tend to leave my hair slightly damp.


This BaByliss easy curl hair wand has been a recent purchase of mine. I've tried several times to curl my hair with my GHD but I'm such a klutz and I don't seem to be able to follow even the easiest hair tutorial's instructions. 

This is very easy to use, it has a heat setting from 1 to 10, I have it on 6 and find it curls my type of hair perfectly. It has and on and an off button and a small light when it's on. It warms up very quickly and it came with two sets of mini gloves (to cover only your thumb and pointer finger), but I haven't used those.

I ordered this online at Maquillalia as they were giving out free shipping and it only cost me 29,90€. It usually retails for 42,50€ according to them. 

I've only used this twice as I just got it last week but I'm glad I finally decided to purchase it, I'm such a late bloomer with anything beauty related. Who would wait to have their first hair curler at 41?

I've left you a link at the top to Gaby's main post on this topic where you can find the links to all the other bloggers' posts. 

Thanks for reading,


  1. Love this! You sure have done a lot of hair related posts already haha. I think this one was awesome. I mostly use my blow dryer and blow dry my hair four times a year about? I had a hair straightner but it was really damaging my hair - it is usually thick and strong but this made it thin and really stringy. So I stopped using it. Never needed a curler though - mine is naturally that way!

    Check out my post about the same topic: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2014/05/my-hair-problems-blogger-challenge-2014.html

    1. We always want what we cannot have, lol. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I used to love Babyliss and GHD hair tool products, but their quality has changed over time, from good to "Eh." :/ Since I used Karmin Professional hair tool products, I've never looked back. My favorite is the Karmin G3 Salon Pro flat iron because it has ceramic heat plates that helped me style my hair without damaging it, and it works amazingly on curls too! It's also comfortable, light and worth every cent. They also have good warranty protection on all their hair tool products which says a lot about the brand :)

    1. Ooh thanks for the recommendation, I'll keep it in mind if I ever need to purchase any kind of hair tool. See u around ;)


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