Remington Pearl Curling Wand Review

During Christmas, we traveled to Houston to visit some family, and I noticed one of my 17-year old cousins using a curling wand..and her hair looked great! I asked her to give me a little tutorial on it but we got caught up in the holiday madness and never got around to it. I had been searching for a good wand ever since and noticed that the Remington Pearl Curling Wand made InStyle Editor’s Pick for 2011 and the price was pretty nice.

 

Here is some info about it: Curl your hair with less frizz and more shine using the T-Studio ultimate ceramic with real pearl for the smoothest salon finish ever!  Professional styling wand features 15X more ceramic and 8X smoother glide.  1″ to 1/2″ styling wand creates professional tight & loose curls.  Includes heat-resistant glove to easy styling.  410F salon high heat, automatic shutoff, precise digital controls.  4 year warranty. PETA approved. Colour Safe. Paraben, PABA & salt free. 100% guaranteed.

I ordered mine from Amazon at $29.97 for the one and half-inch wand. It got here in 3 days…love Amazon! I started playing with it after watching a few tutorials on YouTube, this one was helpful:

I followed the instructions and put the temperature on 410,  it warms up in 30 seconds! Slipped my hand into the glove and started curling. It took me 20 minutes to get all my hair done…not bad. I had to get used to the glove though…and I did get a burn on my elbow (I really don’t know how that happened) but it was well worth it. I know that my second use will be better = less burns and less time!

I really like this wand because its light, quick, easy to use, gets really hot and is pink! I’ve  tried getting beachy waves before but it never looked right…I think I finally found my secret weapon 🙂
Here is a look at my hair.

Here’s a picture of the back (sorry it’s not the greatest pic)

I curled each strand of hair for about 15-20 seconds and I did large sections…my curls lost some oomph by the end of the day although I didn’t put any product in it whatsoever. I’m going to try tighter curls and add product next time to see how it looks.  I give this product a 4.5 out of 5. Great purchase!

iPhone Lens

My husband’s attraction to all things geeky are rubbing off on me…I love taking photos with my iPhone and giving them unique filters for a creative touch. But this Holga iPhone Lens is the mac daddy of all things cool and awesome for iPhone photos….I need one asap!

Holga is an nine-in-one lens set with colorful, playful effects for your iPhone pics. Here’s what it’s all about:

Your iPhone’s better, sharper and smarter, but it’s still missing all those crazy stunts your Holga can pull! Sure, there’s an app for that, but do you really want a robot to have all the fun?

No, you don’t; hence the Holga iPhone Lens!

It’s a rotating disk equipped with 9 different lenses for your iPhone! Just fit the case that it comes on over the back of your phone, and you’re set for hours of phoneography fun.

It’s like having 9 toy cameras all in one: lenses for dreamy vignettes, vibrant red and green color lenses, multi-image lenses for Spidey-vision (double, triple, and quadruple images), a macro lens for beautiful close-up detail and red, yellow, and blue filters with clear centers for framing your subjects!

Just spin the disk and position your lens of choice over your iPhone’s camera. You can preview the effect on your screen, then fire away!

Let’s see them try and make an app for that. Wanna buy it? Go here.

 

Another plus…it looks great and costs less than some iPhone covers…$30! Not bad at all.

Urban Decay Naked Palette

I recently purchased this Naked palette from Sephora…I saw it a few months back and fell in love with it…the shadow colors were sooo pretty. I had a wedding to attend this past weekend and wanted new shadow colors, it was the perfect time to run out and get it. Supposedly, this palette was once hard to find…a bestseller. Now, you can find it everywhere: Urban Decay Naked Palette ($48) contains twelve eyeshadows, an eyeshadow brush, and a travel size of the famous Urban Decay Primer Potion. But, what makes this palette different from others? Well, for starters, it works for pretty much anyone.

Urban Decay Naked Palette 

Here is a rundown of the colors, the palette includes: Virgin (satin chamois), Sin (champagne), Naked (matte buff nude), Sidecar (cocoa with golden sparkle sheen), Buck (matte nutmeg), Half Baked (subtle, lustrous bronze), Smog (deep coppery bronze), Darkhorse (bronze patina), Toasted (rich copper), Hustle (plum brown satin), Creep (onyx with gold sparkle), Gunmetal (gunmetal gray with silver glitter). The final piece is a double-ended 24/7 Liner with Zero (black) on one side and Whiskey (creamy rich brown) on the other.

This what I found out by researching it a bit further: There are six permanent and existing shades, one repromoted shade, and five new shades. Originally when the palette was released, it was released with one of the Urban Decay 24/7 Liners, but high demand for the product caused the company to rethink that strategy. So instead of opting to continue slow productions, they decided to include the Urban Decay Good Karma Shadow Brush. Retailing at $26.00, the brush is vegan and is made from recycled materials. (yay!)

I have to say this is one of the best palette’s I’ve ever bought..I’ve already used all the colors, the brush is good-quality and blends like a dream, great colors for daytime or nighttime…varies from shimmer to matte…overall, I think I’ll get LOTS of use out of this one. I like that even the metallic ones have a subtle shimmer not glittery like other shadows. No wonder it’s a bestseller!

You can find it online here: Sephora, Beauty.com, Ulta