“You’re never at a loss for ways to style with the NuMe Octowand. Unleash your inner curl maven with eight interchangeable heat barrels to create styles from loose mermaid waves to defined curls. Octowand’s clipless heat barrels are tourmaline-infused and ceramic coated, penetrating the hair with 600% more negative ions to lock in natural moisture, add luminous shine, and keep your curls beautiful all day. The must-have Octowand offers an easy-to-read digital temperature control and heats up to 450 degrees for professional styling results.” (NUME WEBSITE)
Cost: $300USD (Nume has a lot of coupon codes that offer great discounts. I bought mine for $99USD+free US shipping)
18mm to 9mm, 19mm (3/4″), 25mm to 19mm, 32mm (1-1/4″), 25mm (1″), Reverse (narrower at tip)=13mm-25mm (1/2″-1″), Pearl (alternating 13mm and 25mm diameter), 13mm (1/2″)
- Quick shipping (mine took 2 days)
- Adjustable temperature (170°F-450°F)
- Digital temperature control screen counts up to temperature and turns green when ready. Light blinks in blue when plugged in but turned off.
- Heats up in seconds
- Swively cord
- Curling set comes with glove
- Comes in small carrier case making it easy to travel with
- Easy to change barrels
- Hair doesn’t slip off the barrel while curling
- Power button must be held, not clicked. This is good so you don’t accidently turn the power off when curling your hair.
- No resting stand
- curls from smallest barrel don’t stay frizz free
Hey guys! I apologize for not writing in so long, I just haven’t been feeling my blog lately. I’m trying to spend less time on social media and more time on school and other stuff, making it hard to post. And on top of that I wasn’t so in love with the material I was posting. I do enjoy makeup, but I really want to make more posts on hair. The problem is, I just don’t know how to do it. Of course I’ll still write, but I don’t think I’ll be posting as frequent as before. I do plan on putting up a post by the end of this month, so look forward to that. I just thought I’d explain myself for those who care 😛
Essence XXXL Longlasting Lipgloss in Soft Nude
After finally getting over the fact that this lip cream is not available in Canada, I found it on my trip to Pakistan. The price was a little higher here (after converting it), but I knew it wasn’t available where I live so I picked it up without hesitation.
The first thing I’d like to say is hOLY IT SMELLS AMAZING. This cream has a sweet vanilla scent when applying which I feel is 90% of the reason why I like this product. The doe foot applicator is also a pro.
But other then that, there’s nothing much to this lip cream. The shade is a soft brown which looks no different then my natural lip colour, and the formulation is neither matte or creamy. It’s somewhere in between which I feel doesn’t look so good on the lips.
When I do wear this lip cream I like to pair it on top of a lipstick.
OVERALL RATING: 2/5
With the weather being so chilly I decided to paint my nails with Sally Hansen’s Fuzzy Coat nail polish in the shade Wool Knot. The polish has blue and white flecks which gives your nails the fuzzy texture. I know that this is a 2013 trend but I still haven’t gotten over how cute they look, especially in the winter time. Here are some pictures of how they look:
As most of you know, my hair had been getting thin over the past couple months so I had cut it. Along with the cut, I had decided to use a new shampoo to help with the breakage. I chose Organix Anti Breakage Keratin Oil Shampoo.
Organix is a brand I have used before. When I first started my hair growth journey in 2012, I bought a shampoo of their’s called Organix Nutritional Acai Berry Avocado. The reason why I switched to Organix was because their shampoo’s are sulfate free. After falling in love with it and using it for a couple of years, that line was unfortunately discontinued. I then had to switch to a different company that was also sulfate free, but I didn’t like it as much since it only came in one type (Moroccon Argan Oil).
Now before I get into how well this shampoo performed, I want to talk about a few other things. This shampoo retails for $7.99 at Walmart which is a little pricey for 385mL of product. The packaging is different from other shampoo’s I’ve seen.. it comes in a round like bottle. The scent to me smells slightly berry like which surprisingly I don’t mind. Lastly is the product itself which has a golden colour and slightly runny consistency.
I have been using this shampoo for a month now and this is what it’s done to my hair so far:
First use: no difference
Second use: less breakage.
Third use: less breakage in shower and when brushing
Fourth use: less breakage in shower. No breakage when brushing.
Fifth use: felt slightly thicker.
Overall I like this shampoo for controlling breakage and would recommend it to people having the same problem.
Donating my hair is something I’ve always wanted to do ever since I had grown my hair out. Last year around the same time as today, I thought I was finally going to chop my hair off, but I didn’t. Today however, I finally did.
If I’m going to be completely honest, I was a little nervous about cutting my hair at first because I thought I’d regret it. I knew I had to cut it though because my hair had been getting really thin lately, and donating my hair is something I know I wanted to do, so I finally did it. And thankfully, I love it (atleast for now :P).
If anyone’s wondering what I asked for…
– long layers
– “U” shape
– face framing
1. Divide hair in two and start on one side.
2. Pick up a section of hair on the top of your head. Divide that section into 3.
3. Start with a normal 3 strand braid (cross the strand closest to the front over the middle, then cross the outer most strand over the middle.)
4. As you cross over the strand closest to the front, pick up a section of hair (from the front) and add it to that section.
5. Then when you cross over the furthest most strand, pick up a section of hair (from the back) and it to that section.
6. Repeat steps four and five until you’ve ran out of hair to add.
7. Continue with normal braid.
8. Repeat on the other side.