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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

How to French Waterfall Braid (:

I finally learned how to do this! and it's so easy, with some practice.

Hope this helps!

....& I just noticed that I'm wearing the same shirt as my last video, LOL. I swear, I don't wear this shirt everyday!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Infiniti by Conair® You Style Multi-Functional Styling Iron Review

Comes in pink, light pink, black, and silver.

I'm just going to be upfront and blunt about this "multi-functional styling iron": I HATE IT.

website claims:
  • Multi-functional tool – curl or straighten
  • Nano Silver Tourmaline Ceramic technology
  • 1" ceramic-coated straightening plates
  • 30-second instant heat
  • High heat levels – 360°F/180°C
  • Uniform heat recovery – heat recovery system maintains optimum heat levels for perfect curls
  • Auto-off
  • 6-foot salon swivel cord
  • Limited two-year warranty
The biggest problem with this iron is that it's parallel plates in the middle (the part that acts as a flat iron) do not close properly. Like many other faulty flat irons I've used before, when the plates cannot completely clamp shut, it is impossible to straighten or curl your hair fully.

In addition, there are spaces in the corners of the flat iron where hair gets caught, and by the end of every use, I always find several strands of hair stuck in there. Snags on my hair too much! ):

After several uses of this iron, I have found that it only creates a curl where the hair immediately touches the curved plates, but it cannot curl the rest of the hair shaft. (I will be adding in a demonstration video soon) Therefore, this iron would be ideal for people with short hair. However, a normal flat iron with slightly curved edges could produce the same result, so I would rather just use a flat iron.

The only thing I like about this is that it styles my bangs really well, but that's because the curve of the outer plates are wide and thus creates only a slight curl that pushes my bangs back and out of my face, giving it a wind-blown effect. Other than that, this acts EXACTLY like a flat iron does, except not as good as any of my other flat irons...

1 out of 5 stars!

My Video: 

    Conair Instructional Video:

    Sunday, June 5, 2011

    Long Hair vs. Short Hair video

    Advantages for long hair

    -keeps you warm
    -makes you look taller
    -can braid/curl/do whatever
    -lots of layers
    -easier to dye
    -straighter, less poofy

    Advantages for short hair

    -keeps you cool during the summer
    -less greasy and dirty
    -less maintenance (easier and faster showers)
    -more cost-efficient (uses fewer products and faster showers = less water and electricity)
    -less split ends