Do you consider your hair to be part of your outfit?
We all have those days when your whole outfit seems to work. You have no idea how it’s happened. You honestly believe you’ve not done nothing differently. But your hair, make-up, outfit, shoes and accessories just work together perfectly.
It’s on days like this when I feel I could rule the world.
On the other hand, a dodgy hair day or dry as a dogs bone skin that makes my make-up misbehave itself, can send me right off kilter. I won’t go as far as to say it will ruin my day, BUT it can change how I feel about myself, by knocking my confidence level.
On these days I find myself checking the mirror every 5 minutes hoping a miracle has happened and reversed whatever is wrong...if only a had a genie in a bottle
So you can probably imagine my dismay when my beloved GHD Eclipse straighteners (yes beloved because Beckie bought them for me as a Mother’s Day present, which is why I love them so) gave up the ghost one morning a few weeks ago, when I was
late *ahem* rushing to work 😉
Arrrrgggghhhhhh…don’t you just hate those days when something breaks. AND why oh why does it have to be on a day when you’re already running late?
Fast forward 10 mins and I’m walking (alright, slight unsophisticated jog) from the car park checking my emails (as you do when you’re so bloody time poor) trying not to make a complete ass of myself by falling flat on my face, when I noticed an email had popped into my inbox from Irresistible Me (a New York Based company) offering for me to try one of their Diamond Hair Styler (flat irons).
My frizzy haired frown, quickly turned upside down 🙂
I DID NOT THINK TWICE.
The planets were all aligned and working in my favour.
My instant response: YES PLEASE AND THANK YOU!
I could not wait for it to arrive (surprisingly quick delivery from the USA)…even if just to give my
bingo wings arms a rest from having to blow dry my thick mop of hair to look half-decent. Normally I’m the super lazy ass that rough dries her hair, which proceeds to look like a mop, then relies on the straightener to work a miracle.
Joking aside, how I treat my hair is super important to me.
I buy lots of products (often far too many) but sometimes no matter how good the products are, they cannot reverse the damage caused by colouring and applying heat on a daily basis.
Yes products can help immensely…I have recently rekindled my love of Kevin Murphy products, in particular I’m loving Maxi Wash which has worked wonders for my psoriasis scalp Hydrate-Me. Masque trust me when I say your hair feels totally loved up after using this wonderful masque and Young Again Shimmer Shine brilliant for adding shine and lustre to dry colour treated hair.
Diamond Hair Styler from Irresistible Me USD $104 (on sale) normally $149 See below for outfit details.
Anyway as usual I digress…
So let’s talk about why I love the Diamond Styler
Biggest feature is the temperature control.
I want flexibility in the heat I apply to my hair. Sometimes our hair feels extra fragile and in need of TLC – having the benefit of temperature control works a treat for those days.
Most days I tend to use the iron set at 180 degrees – which seems a good heat setting for my hair.
I have also used it at its hottest when I wanted my curls to last for a few hours.
It glides easily through my thick wiry hair with minimal tugging.
I also love that you can hold the tip of the Diamond Straightener without causing the tips of your fingers to blister!
Would I recommend it?
Especially if price is an issue (special deal on at the moment). In my opinion this one works as good as its expensive rivals.
A quick note on the GHD Eclipse
If you have been unlucky enough to have owned a GHD Eclipse, I truly feel your pain. I have had two and they have both broken. The second one has been replaced by the Platinum. BUT I must just add, even though it’s super frustrating when your straightener packs up. GHD have been quick and very efficient to sort out the issue for me on both occasions. No questions asked.
Sometimes sh*te happens, I’m ok with that, as long as the customer service dept backs up these faults and acts quickly.
So far I’m not really using my new GHD platinum though…instead I’m still smitten with my Diamond Straightener!
Before I go what would a Wednesday be without an outfit post?
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Tell me girls, do you rely on a straightener? Which brand? Do you use it to curl your hair too?
Share your favourite styling products too…you already know I will dash out and buy them!