Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Your New Hairly Grail | Lee Stafford The Straightener and Giveaway



Hello Everyone,

As it is the last week before Christmas I just want to pop out a little Merry Christmas to any of you that celebrate!

So, as you probably know (or can guess) I trial a fair amount of products on this blog and I'm always thrilled to be given the opportunity to sample new things, thus, I'm super excited to tell you about my new holy hairly grail (see what I did there *chortles*) There's also a giveaway at the end of this post too so make sure you don't miss that.

Introducing the Lee Stafford Academy Ionic Flat Iron Hair Straightener




Now, I know what you're thinking:
But Rosy, come on, everyone uses GHDs
And I hear you, I do, I own a pair of GHDs and they've been my haircare staple for the past 4/5 years... and then these little bad boys arrived in my stash and I'm sorry to say, I think I've left camp GHD.
Let me tell you why.


Lee Stafford's The Straightener comes with a heat protection guard to look after the plates during storage and travel so you know that they're going to work well each time you use them.



With the Lee Stafford straighteners, you can control how hot your straightener goes with the pink buttons on the inside, which is one thing I've never liked about my GHDs because, as you may well know, they don't have any adjustable heat settings.

One thing that had me wanting my GHDs in the first place was the floating plates that means your hair doesn't get tangled in the plastic and your straightener glides easily through your hair, Lee Stafford heard us all and 'The Straightener' also has those all important floating plates and also, they added a longer cord (3m in comparison to the 2.7m of your standard v gold classic hair styler from GHD)

The straightener heats up to your chosen temperature really quickly (around 10 seconds) which is the fastest straightener I've used - and believe me when I say, I'm always in a mad rush and so those extra 20 seconds or so come in handy!

For those of you who follow my other social media channels (Instagram and YouTube) you'll be able to see that I quite like slightly 'messy' hair, I usually straighten my hair then mess it up with my hands and some dry shampoo so that my hair doesn't look too 'done'. I thought showing you a picture of my usually straight but messy look would be boring so I decided to try and test the Lee Stafford - The Straightener to see if I could get myself some nice messy curls, the results are below.




And yes, it was essential to have three selfies because I really love how this turned out, I made some tighter curls and then brushed them out in random sections to get the style right for me, if you're more into perfect curls, then just don't do the brush out at the end.

Overall, I'm so excited by these straighteners and they have officially replaced my trusty old GHDs, a day I never thought I'd see.

Have you tried the Lee Stafford Academy Ionic Flat Iron Straightener?

Also, make sure you enter the competition below to win yourself a Lee Stafford Straightener, the comp ends on 11th Jan 2017, good luck!

Win a Lee Stafford Academy Straightener #9

Rosy xx
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192 comments

  1. What a great giveaway! I've entered ;) Hope you have an amazing Christmas and New Year! x

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    1. Thank you! I hope your Christmas and New Year were great :)

      Rosy xx

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  2. I must admit that I got on the straightener band wagon just recently... but it does work wonders :)
    Happy Holidays :)

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    1. I do love a good straightener.

      Rosy xx

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  3. What an amazing hair straightener
    xo
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  4. That is such a great giveaway and your hair looks great. Good luck everyone. Can't enter as not available in my region. x

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

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    1. Ah I'm really sorry about that, I'm hosting the giveaway from another company, I didn't pick the regions :(

      Rosy xx

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  5. looks great :D

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  6. Sounds like a great hair straightener - I have not had one for a few years and I was thinking the other day that I should change that! Thanks for sharing!

    Miriam
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  7. Oooh, how pretty did your hair turn out?! Love this!

    -Ashley
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  8. I am still team GHD, but the lack of heating adjustment does bother me as well. Maybe one day when I invest in some new straighteners I will have a look at these.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. You should, they're really great :)

      Rosy xx

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  9. Ahhh! Love how you styled your hair! You look gorgeous!

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  10. Your hair looks awesome styled like this! I love the look of the messy short curls. This straightener sounds really nice, especially the fact that it has something to protect the plates for travel.

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
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    1. Thank you and the protection of the plates is a huge thing for me for when I'm travelling :)

      Rosy xx

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  11. beautiful make up! :-D
    xxPamolina

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  12. Your hair looks amazing!! So cute! xo
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  13. These sound great and your hair looks beautiful!! x

    Sick Chick Chic

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  14. Oh very good product darling
    Great giveaway
    xx

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  15. Love the post and thoughtful content!!💗
    💗Hope you had an amazing weekend!!
    I am glad you enjoyed reading my recent posts and thank you!!
    Happy Holidays!!!
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  16. Your hair looks amazing! It sounds like a great straightener!
    xo
    Siffat
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  17. This sounds like an amazing product. And it curled your hair really well! I stopped using curlers when I found the technique to use a straightener for curling the hair. :)

    Jenn
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    1. I much prefer the look of curls with a straightener :)

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  18. Sounds like a great hair straightener! Your hair is amazing *-*♥

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  19. What an amazing giveaway and lovely straightener that's been well presented. I barely use straighteners because of my curly locks. But all the best on this giveaway

    Winnie
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    1. Your hair is beautiful, I wouldn't straighten those stunning curls either :)

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  20. Great post!
    Happy Holidays!
    Gil Zetbase
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  21. It sounds & looks very good! Your hair looks beautiful! I like that you can adjust the temperature and it protects the hair.
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    1. Protecting the hair is a huge thing to me :)

      Rosy xx

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  22. This looks so good and you look amazing!

    Merry Christmas!
    Darriyan xo
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  23. Your hair looks gorgeous and what a lovely giveaway! Happy Christmas! xx

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  24. This sounds like an awesome straightener.

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  25. I've never heard about this brand, but seems like this straightener is hairly grail :)

    Hope you're having a merry Christmas, dear!
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    1. It's a pretty big brand in the UK :)

      Rosy xx

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  26. Happy Holidays!

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  27. I have a hair straightener but from a different brand. Love your curly result!

    ANOUK

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    1. I have a couple of straighteners now :)

      Rosy xx

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  28. Wow, I love the curls you have created with these straighteners! Merry Christmas! Xxxx

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    1. Thank you :) Hope you had a great xmas.

      Rosy xx

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  29. Wow I'd love to try this straightening tool! Buon Natale! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  30. super nice post, thanks for sharing :)

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    xx
    Eva

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  31. I may have to look into this---as much as I try to embrace my curls, there are days I love having my hair straight!
    jodie
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    1. I really would recommend this one :)

      Rosy xx

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  32. Seems like an amazing product!! What a lovely giveaway to start off new years! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you and your family!! Dominica from www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hope you had a lovely xmas and new year.

      Rosy xx

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  33. Really nice giveaway. The straightener sounds really good. Good luck to everyone.
    Merry Christmas Rosy. I hope you're having wonderful end of the year celebration :)
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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    1. Thank you Sauniya, you too :)

      Rosy xx

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  34. I think you just converted everyone from GHD to this. I also like my stuff to adjustable or customisable settings so this sounds a lot better! Thanks for sharing.

    TFM BLOG

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    1. I love the ability to pick the heat that's right for me :)

      Rosy xx

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  35. Your hair looks fab.

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  36. Such a good product and I love your curly hair! :)


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    1. It's a really good straightener :)

      Rosy xx

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  37. Great giveaway. Wishing luck to all those who can enter.
    Love your hair though.
    xx
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  38. Looks like a great straightener. You look very pretty and the curls are done nicely.

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  39. This really looks like a promising straightener.

    Joyce | Joycentricity

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  40. Love your hair...
    Thanks a lot . Compliments of the Season.
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  41. Your hair looks fabulous!

    Annessa
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  42. You look so nice with those curls:)
    x

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  43. This had such a good effect on your hair! I love straighteners like this, and it'd be perfect for short hair like mine. I wouldn't mind trying this out.

    Amy;
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    1. You definitely should, it's really nice.

      Rosy xx

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  44. The final result on your hair is simply wonderful!

    xoxo
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  45. You styled your hair perfectly! I love it! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and happy new year!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. Thank you, I hope you did too :)

      Rosy xx

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  46. Your hair looks so gorgeous and healthy! I love that you can control the temperature on this product! Great feature!
    xx,Elle
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    1. It was definitely part of the appeal for me :)

      Rosy xx

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  47. Wow! It must be really awesome if it replaced your trusted favorite. Your curls came out gorgeous!

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  48. The curls look amazing on you.

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  49. nice i ll try somtime
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  50. What a terrific giveaway babe! A good straightener is so essential!

    xoxo Rina
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  51. hair looks so amazing- I need to try this!

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  52. You look gorgeous with curly hair! A great giveaway!! xoxo

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  53. Sounds like a lovely giveaway - and I love the sound of this hair straightener. I've been using the same one since 2007 and I'm surprised that it's lasted so long, I'm waiting for it to die so that I can get a new one LOL. This would be a great one to invest in, by the sounds of it.

    You look gorgeous with curly hair! Hope that you have a fantastic Christmas :)

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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    1. 2007! That must be a fantastic straightener after lasting so long!

      Rosy xx

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  54. Haha your 'hairly grail' I love it! Your hair looks lovely curled like that - what a great product to give away!
    Amy xx
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    1. I do love a good play on words haha.

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  55. Oh this does sound decent, and LOVE the packaging and sounds like they listened to their customers. You did such a good job with this. When I curl my hair it falls out with in an hour or two. Not completely but quite a bit. The burn on my arm lasted much longer haha. They need to make protective gloves that go up to your elbow lol.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
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    1. Ouch! I'd definitely be up for gloves like that if I use a curling iron, I can't work those bad boys haha.

      Rosy xx

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  56. Keep rocking my dear.

    Happy new year.
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  57. perfect!

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  58. Sounds like a fantastic product! Your hair looks amazing!

    Best,
    Christina
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  59. I love this! I need to try this out because I can't ever find a straightener that works well with my wavy hair :) I love how your hair looks after and before so gorgeous. Happy New Year 2017 x http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2016/12/pretty-in-pink-nye-style.html Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heathernoire89

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    1. This is definitely a one you should try!

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  60. Erm, so, how amazing do those curls look on you? And how shiny is your hair?! I'm so glad there's a much more affordable GHD option on the market, love that you can set the temperature too!

    Elle
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    1. Thank you :) The temperature setting is a big part for me.

      Rosy xx

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  61. These sound so good, I've always been obsessed with my GHDs but I agree it's annoying you can't change the heat settings!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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    1. I'd always been all about the GHDs too :)

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  62. Ahh, your hair looks SO pretty worn in this style! I'm forever trying to encourage my hair to curl, though barely manage to keep in waves for longer than a couple of hours (due to the weight of long hair). These straighteners sound/look brilliant for exactly that! :) I love your makeup too in the selfies, by the way.

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    1. I used to have very long hair and it would never hold a style due to the weight either.

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  63. This is a great style on you and it turned out lovely. I love GHD, and I use my straightener sometimes, and lately have taken a rest. I like this brand a lot. Happy New Year. /Madison
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  64. love this post! i hope you have an amazing day and New Year's Eve!

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  65. Wow, this was a very convincing & well done review :) I want to buy this straightener now! And girl, your hair looks so darn good. Just beautiful! hope you had a good holiday ;)
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  66. Your hair look gorgeous!

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  67. Wow, your hair looks amazing!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
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  68. Lovely post dear!
    Happy New Year! Wish you all the best! xx

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  69. These look amazing, I've been using my straighteners for years...still as good as the day I bought them!!
    Your hair looks gorgeous curly :)

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    1. I love it when things last a long time :)

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  70. Now this is a generous giveaway. Thanks for sharing and happy new year to you.
    Thanks for being a blogging buddy this year.

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  71. Happy new year dear.. Thanks for been part of my 3016, we sure gonna rock 2017.
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  72. Happy new year girl and Lovely post ! The straightener looks good and curls your hair real well!

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  73. Bummed I can't enter haha. I love the selfies, definitely acceptable. Happy new year to you!

    Xxxxx Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. So sorry about that, it's hosted by another company so I can't stipulate regions sadly :(

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  74. Rosy wow your hair looks incredible, and your selfies are lovely and definitely warranted! I love the way you've used the straightening irons to create curls! I've seen this demonstrated in department stores, but when I tried it myself at home, it wasn't as easy as it looked and I was left with flattened waves!

    Thank you for sharing your review of these irons. Like you, I've been using the GHD ones religiously for years, I only wish they had a variable heat setting. But these ones look very promising!

    I'd also like to wish you a very Happy New Year! Keep up the good work with your blog!

    Love Saba xx

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    1. Thank you very much, it took me a long time to learn to use straighteners as curlers and many youtube tutorials haha. Happy New Year :)

      Rosy xx

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  75. Your hair looks so beautiful! Wow that definitely seems like a great straightener :) I've been using a Chi straightener for a long time now but I hate that it only has one heat setting, and it's way too hot for my thin hair!

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    1. Definitely try one with a heat setting, it's not worth the damage!

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  76. You have such a gorgeous shiny hair! Love it! <3

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  77. That looks like an amazing straightener! Too bad I'm not closer to participate in the giveaway :( Tons of luck to everyone else and thanks for sharing your review!

    Xoxo,
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  78. I love the result on your hair!
    I wish you all the best darling!
    Happy New Year!
    Kisses, Paola.
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  79. I love your curly hair! Looks really nice!

    Love, Janine
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  80. Sounds awesome. Your hair looks lovely!

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  81. Such a great post!!!! Your hair styling looks beautiful!

    XO

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  82. Thanks so much for sharing! You look so beautiful. I need to check this straightener out!

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  83. Wonderful and perfect! I follow you blog, please follow me too. http://alamodenatine.blogspot.com

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  84. "Hairly" omg. I've never heard of this product, but it sounds pretty great! We could all use a product that heats up that fast, wow!

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  85. Your hair looks so cute! I'd love to try it :D
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  86. Your hair looks fabulous doll!
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  87. Those look like perfect curls to me! Beautiful! And I love the digital temperature panel.

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  88. Sounds like a great styling tool! I love the big hair shampoos from Lee Stafford x

    Laura
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  89. Looks like a great tool! A couple of months ago I received a hair straightener to try out and I loved it! It was quite similar to the Lee Stafford one, and it also made me leave camp GHD! GHD used to be the only tool I used but now I never touch it. I love how both products have the temperature control and floating plates! Thanks so much for sharing, have a great day!

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  90. I love your blog, and the way you edit and shoot your photography! Nice hairstyle too :)

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  91. Great post!!!!

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