Tuesday, July 31, 2012

goodbye july











July has been a great summer month!  The weather has been perfect.. and my fearless 5-year-old learned to paddleboard this month.. yes, despite the stingrays swimming by her board!  I am lucky to live in a beautiful city, where the weather extremities rarely pass through.

Onward to the rest of the summer and hoping for more adventures!





notable mentions : sultra the bombshell cone curling iron



curls!


sultra the bombshell cone curling iron $99/$130 USD


curling iron, protective gloves, thermal mat

no-slip thermagrip tapered barrel

before and after (no brush through)



My hair type:  Long, fine, thin hair.  Color-treated and prone to breakage.  It is also naturally wavy.  And when I say wavy, I don't mean the get-out-of-bed-perfect-beachy-waves wavy!  I pretty much rely on a straightening iron on a daily basis to take care of the dreaded frizz.  Which I should also mention, the flat iron is the only way I have been creating styles and curls for my hair in the past 10 years.


I was actually searching for a new flat iron when I stumbled upon Sultra The Bombshell Cone.  This curling iron is one of those sights that leave you with a secret gasp, and your husband with an eyebrow raised (he is always quite baffled with all the different "tools" us women use)!  I am no stranger to conical wands, but this one will have your curiosities peak.. and that's exactly why it came home with me.


The main difference with this wand is not its cone shape, as I have seen those in other brands, it is the concept of the No-Slip ThermaGrip Tapered Barrel that had me convinced it is perfect for my hair type.  My hair does hold curl easily with the right tool, including a flat iron, but since it is very fine, it tends to slip right off when wrapped around a clipless barrel.


Enter the No-Slip ThermaGrip -- I think this makes a world of difference!  I honestly wrapped my hair around the barrel effortlessly, and stayed there until I let it go.  The curls?  Quite defined, but if I want looser curls, I let the curls off the barrel sooner and comb through with my fingers.  I also noticed that my hair looked fuller after curling with this iron.


I can't say much more about this iron other than the seemingly "gimmicky" concept of the grips, does produce function and great results.  It sits at a higher price-point in comparison to drugstore brands, but to be honest, I have paid well above the $99 with my previous flat irons.  At the moment, it is still on special at the Nordstrom Anniversary Event (good until August 6, 2012).  I should also mention that the curling iron does come with protective gloves and thermal mat, as well as instructions on how to use the product.  


Onward to my search for a new flat iron.  My older one, which I shall dub the "Great Hair Device" is on its last leg, that iron, I must admit did serve me well.  But with this pleasant experience with Sultra, I may check out the Seductress iron as well.






*I purchased the Sultra The Bombshell Cone Curling Iron at Nordstom.  This is not a paid or sponsored post.



Monday, July 23, 2012

sultra the bombshell cone




A new love : Sultra The Bombshell Cone.  If you have thin, fine hair like I do, the No-Slip ThermaGrip Tapered Barrel is a lifesaver!  Beachy waves in a flash!  Review to follow!








*I purchased this item from Nordstrom.  Currently exclusive to their Anniversary Event.



Sunday, July 22, 2012

notd : no grey skies with opi skull and glossbones






Skull and Glossbones by OPI is a pretty grey nail shade for the summer.  I relate this color to one of my favorite Balenciaga leathers, the discontinued Argent, which in my opinion is the perfect dove grey.


*Handbag: Balenciaga Arena Giant Silver Pompon in Argent, similar here.



Tuesday, July 10, 2012

pic o' the day : hoover hater




It's no secret that my Shih Tzu is deathly scared of the vacuum.   He would go scurrying off as soon as he hears it turn on.  Today, I turned around and saw this... 
I've always wondered where he disappears off to.  Funny little guy!


Monday, July 9, 2012

nail polish of the day : monday blues



This is one of my all-time favorite blue nailpolishes!
Dating A Royal by OPI



Wednesday, July 4, 2012

fourth.


LOTD


OOTD


NOTD



















Snippets of my Fourth of July.  Happy Birthday America!





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