Sarah Potempa Beachwaver ($199)
The Beachwaver is an innovative curling iron with a unique design that was developed by celebrity hairstylist, Sarah Potempa.
- Rotating curling iron gives you red carpet-ready waves with the touch of a button
- Allows you to control the side you are curling–with a Left and Right button and rotates for you
- Makes it easy to curl your hair
- Digital temperature dial lets you select from 310-450F, based on your hair type
- 6.5 in. Protective Ceramic Rod, with Tourmaline
- Beveled, customized clamp for no kinks
- Infused with Gold Powder for uniform heat
- Unique, patent pending design
I’ve never used a curling iron like the Sarah Potempa Beachwaver before. Once I saw it, I knew I had to have it. It’s a rotating curling iron that gives you beach wavy hair. That’s right. You read it right. A rotating curling iron. The barrel rotates with a touch of a button! I was able to get wavy hair in half the amount of time it would normally take me with a regular curling iron. Another plus is the curling iron isn’t super heavy. Thank goodness!
The Beachwaver is so easy to use. You turn it on and set it to the temperature you want to use it at by pushing the “-” and “+” buttons. The temperature ranges from 310-450°F. You can tell what temperature it is at because there is a digital screen that displays the current temperature. Next, you push the “L” or “R” button to let the Beachwaver know which side you are curling. After that, you clamp a section of your hair to the curling iron and push down on the “Go” button to curl. The barrel rotates and then you let go of the “Go” button to stop the rotation. Easy huh? My favorite thing about the Beachwaver, aside from the rotating barrel, is that it makes curling the back of my hair so easy. I don’t have to worry about whether I’m curling my hair in the correct direction or not.
Aside from all the love I just spewed over the Beachwaver, I do have a couple of complaints. My first complaint is that I wish the “Go” button was placed somewhere else. When I would clamp my hair to the barrel, my finger would almost always push the “Go” button at the same time. I couldn’t help it. It was where my finger would always land when trying to use the clamp. My second complaint is that the clamp gets hot. I could feel the clamp beginning to get warm when I was about halfway done. Thank goodness I was able to finish before it got too hot to touch. Other than those complaints, I only have love for the Sarah Potempa Beachwaver.
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Finley Hair Powder ($18) Finley hair powder provides a simple and effective solution for dull and oily hair in between washes. Oversleeping with no time to shower or needing a quick refresher before heading out for the evening makes Finley hair powder the perfect weapon in your beauty arsenal.
Finley Hair Powder is a dry shampoo powder. Unlike most dry shampoos that only come in one shade, usually white, Finley Hair Powder comes in 4 different shades: black, brunette, blonde, and white. You don’t have to worry about missing patches of white powder to blend, because the hair powder matches your hair color. The powder was very easy to apply. All I had to do was sprinkle the hair powder onto my oily hair, and then brush my hair to blend and distribute the powder. Finley Hair Powder did a great job of absorbing all the oil and there was no unpleasant scent. However, the hair powder did leave my hair feeling dry like I spent the whole day at the beach or in the pool. My hair was kept oil-free until my next hair wash the next day. When I washed my hair, all the powder washed out. How did I know all the powder washed out of my hair? Because I used the black hair powder, it turned the water a dark gray color. That took me by surprise; not in a bad way. I just wasn’t expecting it. Overall, Finley Hair Powder did everything it set out to do. It blended into my hair seamlessly and absorbed all the oil from my hair. I would say it it’s a pretty good dry shampoo and worth giving a try.
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NuMe Vintage Professional Styling Iron ($275) NuMe’s best selling classic professional styler is the original 100% solid ceramic iron that brings shine and luster back to the most course or wispy hair. With its rounded barrel design, it’s ideal for transforming your hair to any glamorous look – silky straight, voluminous waves or perfect curls. Great for all hair types.
The NuMe Vintage is a classic Professional Styling Iron with a unique alignment system that ensures ideal contact between your hair and our 100% tourmaline ceramic plates. Using pure ceramic plates ensures even distribution, eliminating the hot spots and chipping associated with conventional irons. Our 100% ceramic plates emit negative ions which seals moisture in the hair cuticle keeping your hair shiny, healthy and silky smooth.
Features & Benefits:
- 100% solid ceramic plates prevent dry and damaged hair
- Precision-engineered 1.25 inch floating plates (floating plates do not leave any creases in your hair as you flat iron)
- Variable Temperature Control: 140-410 degrees F allows you to set the perfect heat setting for you hair type to prevent overheating
- Ergonomic design to hold, handle and manipulate
- Rounded Barrels create curls or flips your hair
- Infrared heat technology seals in moisture for extra shine and luster
- Negative Ion Technology reduce static and eliminate frizz for shinier, smoother, manageable hair
- 360 degree salon-style swivel power cord allows for easy maneuvering as you style
- Heats up with within six to ten seconds, reducing wait time
- Built-in converter handles dual voltage from 110v to 240v
Love! It brings me great joy every time a product performs exactly as advertised. The NuMe Vintage Styling Iron comes in a sturdy box with a magnetic flip-top. Inside, the iron is cradled in a plastic tray lined with velvet. I thought I heard angels singing when I flipped opened the box! I’m not kidding. It looked very grand. Printed on the inside of the box are several different ways you can use the Vintage Styling Iron.
The iron itself is also very sturdy and has a no-slip grip. The power cord is long, but not too long where it might get in your way and cause you to trip. Also, the power cord swivels so it doesn’t get twisted! The iron also comes with a velcro strap attached to the cord so you can neatly wind the cord up when you’re not using the iron. Not only that, there’s a built-in voltage converter so you can take the iron with you anywhere in the world! I like that the Vintage Styling Iron comes with a knob to control the temperature. The temperature ranges from 140°F-410°F. Because you can control the temperature, it’s perfect for all hair types. The Vintage Styling Iron also heats up very quickly. It took a little over a minute for it to heat up to the hottest temperature setting (410°F) so imagine how fast it will heat up to the lower temperatures. You’ll know it has reached the temperature you set it at when the little light on the handle goes from red to green. Not only is the iron perfect for all hair types, it also does more than straightening hair. Since the barrel of the iron is curved, you can use it to create wavy, curly, or voluminous hair too!
Straightening my hair with the Vintage Styling Iron was very easy and quick. I only had to go over my hair once, and it was straight. The flat iron didn’t get caught on my hair or tug on it. It went over my hair smoothly and cleanly and left my hair feeling very smooth, soft, and frizz-free.
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RevitaLash ($98 for 3 months supply, $150 for 6 months supply) New Enhanced Formula! This advanced RevitaLash formula contains a proprietary blend of proven functional cosmetic ingredients pioneered by Athena, combined with an infusion of powerful peptides and soothing botanicals, designed to both beautify and nourish the eyelashes.
I’ve been using Revitalash for the past 3 months. I didn’t notice much difference in volume, but I did see an improvement in length. The first 4 weeks I didn’t notice any changes, but I did notice my lashes felt softer and stronger. At about week 6-8 was when I started to notice the change in length. I could visibly see my lashes had gotten longer!
Revitalash was very easy to apply. You just apply once a day at night. There was no unpleasant smell nor did I experience any bad reactions. The price is high, but a portion of the profit goes to breast cancer research. Also, think of all the money you’ll be saving by not having to buy false eyelashes and lash extensions. You’ll also be saving tons of money and time by not having to hunt for that holy grail mascara.
The most important thing to remember when using Revitalash is to be patient. You’re not going to see results right away. It’s going to take a few weeks. Also, to maintain the results, you have to continuously use Revitalash.
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Coy Build Thickening Shampoo ($19) Build Thickening Shampoo cleans and fortifies hair without build-up. Fruit extracts and Chinese herbs leave hair fuller and thicker.
Coy Build Thickening Conditioner ($20) Build Thickening Conditioner invigorates and fortifies hair using fruit extracts and Chinese herbs. Build leaves hair fuller and thicker without any product build up.
I really like Coy Build Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner. It’s pricey, but it left my hair feeling so soft and light. It was like I had my hair washed at the salon. I couldn’t stop running my fingers through my hair! The shampoo and conditioner did thicken my hair, but not by a lot. It’s difficult to thicken hair that is already thick, but it sure did add volume to my hair.
The shampoo is great and my favorite of the two. It’s like a shampoo and conditioner in one. It didn’t leave my hair feeling dry and/or tangled. It actually did the opposite. I noticed my hair felt smooth and was knot-free after washing and rinsing. The conditioner added softness and more smoothness to my hair. I really like that both the Coy Build Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner didn’t have a fragrance. If it did, I didn’t notice. I also like that it didn’t weigh down my hair leaving it feeling heavy. Instead, it left my hair feeling light and airy like hair in shampoo ads and commercials. I was actually swooshing my hair back and forth in front of the mirror as if I was in a shampoo commercial!
Find out my overall thoughts and feelings towards Coy Build Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner!