Curling Iron or Wand: Which One Is Right For You?

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Curling irons these days almost seem old school with the popularity of curling wands. The clampless curling tools are often used to create sexy loose Victoria’s Secretesque waves. But are they really better than a curling iron?

I’ve tried both and after a couple of days of using the wand, I promptly returned it and went right back to my trusty curling iron. I found it awkward to use and wasn’t impressed with the spiral curl it produced. The biggest reason I wasn’t fond of the wand is because I couldn’t create any tension without a clamp that I rely on to smooth out my hair while curling it. Straight hair gals won’t have an issue with that, but if you have wavy, curly or frizzy hair, it might be a problem (unless you blow your hair straight first–but I try to reduce the amount of heat I use on my hair to one tool).

Anyone else prefer the curling iron? Or is the wand the way to go?

Weekend Beauty Roundup: Getting Down to the Basics

Sunday is my day for stocking up on basics and new finds!

Sunday is my day for stocking up on basics and new finds!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! After 4 days of no internet, we finally figured out that our modem was shot and we replaced it with a shiny new one that works perfectly on Saturday. Having internet back made my weekend.

On Sundays, I love to go and shop beauty. I’m relaxed and it’s a perfect way to wind down the weekend.

So I took a trip to Image Beauty yesterday specifically for some new polishes for some Valentine’s Day nail looks. I found some great colors to work with and also picked up some other necessities along the way:

  • O.P.I. The Top Ten- I really liked this set because of the pale white shade, pinks and reds. But when I saw the other colors I figured I couldn’t lose with this set, $25. The colors are: 

•Alpine Snow
•Bubble Bath
•Tickle My France-y
•Kiss Me On My Tulips
•Red Lights Ahead…Where?
•Big Apple Red
•I’m Not Really a Waitress
•You Don’t Know Jacques!
•Vampsterdam
•Lincoln Park After Dark

  • Spornette Pink Little Wonder Brush– I needed a smaller brush that was good for teasing, so I picked up this brush for only $3.99
  • Aristocrat Rat Tail Comb- Another staple to have around for parting hair, teasing, etc. I always seem to lose them , so for $0.19 I had to pick one up.
  • Victoria Vogue#103 Makeup Artist Compact Puffs– When makeup artist Wayne Goss says apply loose powder with a puff instead of a brush, that’s all I need to hear.  $2.99 for 2