Jul 1, 2015

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Curlipops hairdryer is cute, could be a curl saviour

Browsing Amazon can be entertainment in itself and when I stumbled across Curlipops I thought I’d found something ridiculous and novelty-like, a throwback to the eighties where crimping was big and everyone wanted a Molly Ringwald bouffant. But it seems I was mistaken, going by the rave reviews anyhow, some as recent as 2014, espousing the wonderful curling qualities of this funky looking dryer.

“Never thought the blow dryer made a big difference….always thought it was the styling products…guess again,this will be the only blow dryer i will ever use or buy again…. awesome for curly hair.” – Autumn

“Curly girls, you’re hair will love this. Gives my curls volume without frizz. My hair dries quicker this this dryer, but it is not super hot. The shape of it allows you to shape your air while you dry it. If you have curly hair, get this now! I do wish it had some sort of attachment that was similar to a concentrator so I could blow dry parts of my hair out. “- Kate

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Nov 7, 2014

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The Fairest of Them All Makeup Bag

Christmas is a coming! Halloween candy is on sale, you’ve scrubbed off that nasty white face paint and decided that joke Ebola costume should NEVER see the light of day again.

Now it’s time to get festive — and start planning the large amounts of gifts you’re going to need to buy your loved ones (with a few thrown in because you’re worth it.)

Yes, I’m feeling like flexing my credit card muscle, can you blame me?

So, let’s take a look at the many lovely things on the market that make me go all girly. First off, this pretty Alphabet makeup bag brings out my inner Disney diva and the colors are very seasonal. The pouch is super cute and perfect to throw in a tote on the go. Bring on party season!

$33 from Selfridges, London

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Oct 16, 2013

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Hair valet from Marcy McKenna for frail females

I’m at loss for word for this hair valet. On one hand it’s impossibly amazing and would save so much stress on holidays, on nights out, arguing with girls at the office.. but .. but..

It’s enormous, it’s a little obscene, it’s a kinda horrendous shade of pink , and wtf has my life become if I look at this and think hey, this could really solve a great first world problem I’ve been having?

Clearly it’s a common problem, hence the blurb:

‘Revolutionizing the hair styling experience everywhere, The Style and Go Hair Care Valet is a wall mounted electrical hair care cabinet that allows you to use your hair appliances from the same place that you store them. Your own personal styling salon—saves time, saves space, saves energy.’

It goes on, but you get the gist.

Oh, but did I mention the final last sexist piece they impart?

‘Easy installation. No husband required!’

Well thank god for that, as I don’t see a husband/friend/housemate putting up with me wanting a giant cabinet dedicated to my styling tools.

Get it here if you must.

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Aug 27, 2013

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The Hot Iron Holster is genius

This is such a smart idea that I’m half kicking myself that it wasn’t mine. The Hot iron Holster is a portable carrycase for your heated appliances and what’s so amazing about it is that it can GO anywhere. You can poisition it on your night stand, the bathroom counter, wherever and it will stick firmly in place till you peel it up again.

Made from silicone, the pouch part holds hair straighteners and the like securely, without heating up, and the flap part adheres to whatever surface you put it on, no glue or sticky tape needed.

I’m always looking for somewhere to balance my straighteners as I clip my hair out my face and I love the portability of this. Durable is a key watchword here and this will save me from many bathroom burns and curses. Available in three colorways, black, pink and white I think this is one of those, ” You didn’t know you needed it and now you can’t live without it” devices.

$19.99 from The Grommet

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Jul 8, 2013

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Dolluxe False Lashes All Dolled Up Review

Now I have a a hit or miss relationship with false eyelashes so I wasn’t sure of Dolluxe were going to work for me. They looked nice and fluttery in the pretty pink packaging, but would they equal to spidery loveliness on my eyelids? All too often falsies end up in a pile of tears with my eyes prickling, and me wailing I’ve wasted half an hour and some pocket money to NOT achieve lovely lashes.

Well these were recommended to me by the New York Lolitas (lovely stylish girls with clothes to die for) so I gave them a chance. The ones I chose were the number #4, All Dolled Up versions.

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Jun 4, 2013

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Kawaii cute mirror/comb combo for $2

Sometimes you really do get something for nothing and this adorable comb/mirror set is just that. Featuring an array of smiley faced uber cute animals, you can have this perfect little pocket pal for a mere two dollars. The Panda option features blushing cheeks, flowered ears and a blue bowtie and other designs vary from pink and blue bears to odd alien shaped smiles. There isn’t a huge amount to say about this- the mirror isn’t very large, the comb is not ergonomic, but did I mention TWO DOLLARS? What are you expecting, this is adorable!

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Apr 17, 2013

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International Beauty Show New York 2013

The International Beauty Show is an enormous annual event in New York. It features  exhibition halls full of sparkling powders, wheezing hairdryers blowing out steam, and high cheery calls of dah-ling and bah-by! Students clutching purses full of twenties wandered the halls, slender feet encased in Uggs, and processed hair teased high.

Vendors attempt to lure them with giveaways, and heavily discounted products. They also had exciting new cosmetic lines to show.

The New York International Beauty Show is a great time to assess what the big beauty trends for the next year will be, and there was a lot to take in. I’m going to showcase some of the cool stuff on offer, and give you a nice little teaser for the months to come.

These Cobra Hairdressing shears were [pretty stunning. Love how they come with different handle designs.

Bright shades remain popular. Thick, heavy pigments were being sold by lots of brands.

This is a pretty cool look, a unique ponytail catcher that gives you that Xena Warrior Princess Look.

Just your average cool body art tutorial…

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