Need volume and texture? Try the Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

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Crimped hair? Why in the world would I ever want to do that, short of maybe the Depeche Mode concert this weekend?? Well, actually, there are some really great reasons – like volume and texture! And much to my surprise I am loving the CHI Onyx Euroshine 1” Crimping Iron ($149.99 from loxabeauty.com), a hair styling tool that I was sure was only going to collect dust in my bathroom. I am very happy to be proven wrong.

Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

The CHI Onyx Euroshine 1” Crimping Iron gives a very tight crimp that is pretty cool – it’s a unique texture that makes for a very different hairstyle if you want to go all out and give yourself some full on crimping. Where I think this tool truly shines, however, is with discriminating use. A few well placed accents are adorable. Some crimping at the roots gives great volume to finer hair.

Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

This is a high quality tool with tons of great features, particularly the customizable temperature selection that varies by hair type.

Key Features:

• 1” Onyx ceramic plates for impeccable shine creation

• Micro-ridges produce instant volume and texture

• Preset temperature settings for various hair types

• 370°F – Fine

• 395°F – Medium

• 425°F – Coarse

• 30 second heat up

• Max temperature of up to 425°F

The CHI Onyx Euroshine 1” Crimping Iron is a beautiful hair styling tool that doesn’t take up much room and is getting a lot of play from me – I am especially loving it for giving my long hair some added volume at my roots. Here are a few videos that show how to use this really cool tool.  I hope you pick this up – it’s way more than a throw back to the 1980’s! – Lisa

Adventures in blow drying with the Dura Chi Handshot Hair Dryer

Dura Chi Handshot Hair DryerI have become pretty open-minded about beauty products. Stuff I swore had to be a bad idea – like a rotating foundation brush (Doll10 BlendSmart Rotating Foundation Brush) and a facial cleansing oil (Enchanted Apothecary Clarity Cleansing Oil) have become favorites. So I’m game to try just about anything – even a blow dryer that doesn’t have a handle. My adventures in beauty have had some happy endings, so I was optimistic about the Dura Chi Handshot Hair Dryer ($145) sent to me by loxabeauty.com.Dura Chi Handshot Hair Dryer

Dura Chi Handshot Hair DryerMy hair stylist always uses and recommends Chi hair dryers. She says they are some of the best in the industry and they last forever. The Dura Chi Handshot Hair Dryer is definitely a high quality hair dryer that quickly dries hair and leaves it soft and shiny. What makes it unique is the body style – there is no handle, so you grip the body of the dryer instead. Or you can set it on a flat surface for hands-free styling.

You can set this on a flat surface for hands-free styling.

You can set this on a flat surface for hands-free styling.

  • Handle-Free Design – promotes a more balanced and efficient drying angle that allows the stylist’s wrist to sit in a more comfortable position
  • Touch Sensitive Screen – Easily controls temperature and speed levels with a single touch
  • Ceramic Heater 1875 Watts of Power – Maintains consistent heat with ceramic heat technology.
  • Soft Touch Grip and Grooves – Non-slip, soft touch grip offers control during use as well as molded finger grooves for additional comfort
  • Hands-Free Drying Stand – Uniquely designed dryer stand enables the dryer to stand alone on a flat surface for hands-free drying capabilities
  • 2 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty

I really had no idea how I was going to like it…I mean, how could a blow dryer not have a handle?? This hair dryer totally surprised me and I love it. It’s actually easier to use than a regular hair dryer because it goes in all sorts of positions without a handle in the way – somehow it’s more balanced. The body has a soft touch grip that means you aren’t going to drop it and it is very light and easy to maneuver. It also has a nifty touch-sensitive control screen that makes for all sort of combinations of heat and speed.

Touch sensitive control screen

Touch sensitive control screen

Nozzle attachment

Nozzle attachment

Diffuser attachment

Diffuser attachment

The Dura Chi Handshot Hair Dryer comes with nozzle and diffuser attachments – I tend to use the nozzle for my bangs, but when I want more all-over drying I go without any attachments. I am not sure how a stylist would like using a handle-free hair dryer all day, but for personal use I think this is amazing. If you are in the market for a new hair dryer, I highly recommend this. Go out of your comfort zone and take a chance. I think you will love your new adventures in hair drying!  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration by loxabeauty.com

Beautiful hair on the go with Chi Escape Cordless Curling Iron

CHI Escape Cordless Curling Iron

CHI Escape Cordless Curling Iron

I’m always looking for convenient beauty products that help me out in a pinch and I think I’ve found the ultimate hair styling tool that works just as well in my car as it does at home – the Chi Escape Cordless Curling Iron ($109.98).

I didn’t expect a whole lot when I was sent this to test – anything that also charges in my car is usually just semi-effective triage when it comes to my hair. This curling iron, however, is no joke.

CHI Escape Cordless Curling Iron

CHI Escape Cordless Curling Iron

CHI Escape Cordless Curling Iron

CHI Escape Cordless Curling Iron

I was sent the Chi Escape Cordless Curling Iron by Farouk Systems Inc. No hassle with electric cords with this heavy-duty ceramic curling iron, instead it’s battery operated. The 1″ ceramic barrel gives hair smooth curls that have terrific lasting power. There is a temperature control button that works for all hair types, from super fine to very coarse. Temperature settings are color coded: Blue 340°F for Fine Hair, Green- 375°F for Medium Hair and Red- 392°F for coarse hair.

The Chi Escape Cordless Curling Iron highlights include:

  • Cordless Technology: Ideal for traveling and on the go styling.
  • 1’’ CHI Ceramic Barrel: Retains moisture in order to create smooth, sleek styles.
  • CHI Ceramic Heater: For optimal temperature control and even heat distribution.
  • Temperature and Control Button: Color-coded temperature settings.
  • Lithium Battery: Up to 30 min of constant heating.
  • Travel Pouch: Protects and stores iron and chargers.
  • Compact Size: Easy to store and travel.
  • Car and Wall Charger: Options for charging on the go.
  • *2 Year warranty
CHI Escape Cordless Curling Iron

CHI Escape Cordless Curling Iron with wall charger and car charger

CHI Escape Cordless Curling Iron

You need to do an initial 4 hour charge, which then provides up to 30 minutes of salon-quality hair curling. The iron is small enough to take anywhere and the pouch is a great way to store the iron when you aren’t using it. You can put the iron back into the pouch even when it’s still warm, which is nice.

I can’t even begin to tell what an excellent, high quality curling iron this is –  it’s even better than the plug-in one I own. If you are looking for an extraordinary travel iron that you can even use in your car, look no further –  the Chi Escape Cordless Curling Iron is the answer to your prayers.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Ultra Chi Glitter Sweet Tourmaline Ceramic flat Iron – get it N.O.W.

Ultra Chi Glitter Sweet Tourmaline Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

Ultra Chi Glitter Sweet Tourmaline Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

When it comes to hairstyling don’t we all want to be chic? Our tools should be chic too and that’s exactly what Ulta has for you with the Ultra Chi Glitter Sweet Tourmaline Ceramic Hairstyling Iron. This amazing flat iron is on sale right now for $89.95 from $149.95. I was sent this to try and I wanted to fly to Chi headquarters to thank them for a hairstyling iron that was adorable and was a breeze to use.

Ultra Chi Hairstyling Iron

Ultra Chi Hairstyling Iron

Ultra Chi Glitter Sweet Tourmaline Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

Ultra Chi Glitter Sweet Tourmaline Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

Look at the finish! It’s to die for. As sparkly and glittery as it is, it’s all embedded in the finish and won’t come off on your hands or hair.

Ultra Chi Glitter Sweet Iron

Ultra Chi Glitter Sweet Iron

Ulta and Ultra Chi tell us: “The Ultra CHI Glitter Sweet 1″ Iron features tourmaline ceramic plates for even heat distribution and a ceramic heater that produces far infrared and negative ions. This iron instantly adds moisture and shine, reduces frizz and static electricity.”

Key Features:

  • 1″ Tourmaline ceramic plates
  • Versatile “all in one” ergonomic design
  • Professional salon model
  • Flash quick 30 second heat up
  • Swivel cord for tangle prevention
  • Reaches a max. temperature of 392 degrees Fahrenheit/200 degrees Celsius (heat is non-adjustable)
  • Dual voltage but requires an adapter
  • 1 year manufacturer’s warranty

Now let’s see what I say! This beauty is gracing my vanity and I smile every time I look at it. I’m just a girly girl at heart (okay girly woman if you insist) and I love seeing these pink and bright shine when I’m in the bathroom. But pretty isn’t the criteria. This is one of the nicest flat irons I’ve ever used. I used to work at Ulta when I retired from teaching and the first thing I bought with my employee discount was a CHI flat iron. I would spend my breaks studying them to see which one would end up coming home with me. As much as I enjoyed that one, the ULTRA CHI Tourmaline blows it out of the water.

Ultra Chi Hairstyling Iron switch

Ultra Chi Hairstyling Iron switch

Ultra Chi Hairstyling Iron plate

Ultra Chi Hairstyling Iron plate

This glides through my hair and never catches any hair in its plate. The plates are smooth and a great size for my shoulder length hair. I love that it gets hot so quickly and that the cord swivels as I work with the flat iron. The only thing it’s missing is a timed shutoff but other than that, it’s perfect.

Ultra Chi Glitter Sweet Hairstyling Iron and free tote

Ultra Chi Glitter Sweet Hairstyling Iron and free tote

The bonus you get is this great silver sturdy tote bag. This free bag in the Ultra Chi Glitter Sweet Tourmaline Hairstyling Iron box is a wonderful gwp and perfect for carrying packages while you are shopping. Plus if you decide that it should be a gift, your pal will be totally impressed.

Ultra Chi Glitter Sweet Hairstyling Iron bonus tote

Ultra Chi Glitter Sweet Hairstyling Iron bonus tote

I’ve got two people on my list who have told me they need a new flat iron and this is the one I’ll gift and/or recommend. If you want super smooth hair this is for you. If you want more style than just straight hair you can use this to flip and curl with ease. It’s so versatile.

This ULTA Exclusive is on sale right now using code 308308 at checkout through 12/28. You already know the quality of CHI and now you can find out about ULTRA CHI with this beautiful, efficient hairstyling tool. — Marcia

Don’t forget to use Ebates if you are buying on line. Money back makes it even more of a value.

*sent for review consideration

CHI Argan Oil Rejuvenating Masque review and giveaway

CHI Rejuvenation Masque

CHI Rejuvenation Masque

I always thought of the brand CHI as a hair tool company. I remember drooling over their flat irons when I worked at ULTA and debating which one to buy when they had an employee discount day. That CHI flat iron lasted a long time and is still floating around the family. Now I’ve learned that CHI has a lot of haircare items and one line that looks interesting to me is their CHI ARGAN OIL line.

CHI Argan Oil products

CHI Argan Oil products

I was sent the Argan Oil Rejuvenating Masque to test out and happily they sent an extra for me to share with one of you. While the Argan Oil line is one with 4 parts to it, I was most interested in this hair masque to see how it could help my locks.

CHI Argan Oil Rejuvenating Masque

CHI Argan Oil Rejuvenating Masque

This is a thick masque and I personally don’t need a lot when I use it. My hair is thin and shoulder length so one mounding quarter size is enough for me. I find it adds on maybe 1-2 minutes in the shower at most. After I wash my hair I’ll use the Chi Rejuvenating Masque as my conditioner. I leave it on about 3 minutes though you can leave it on longer and do shower things like shaving or exfoliating. Once I wash it out my hair is super soft. I don’t find that I need anything on my hair to comb it since it falls smoothly into place. Two drops of a hair oil protects my hair from blow drying and hot tools. CHI has one in this line, Argan Oil Plus Moringa Oil that adds to the efficacy of the masque and adds an SPF factor along with antioxidants.

CHI Argan Oil Rejuvenating Masque

CHI Argan Oil Rejuvenating Masque

What the masque does is give hair nourishment and repairs it with the essential vitamins and antioxidants they use in the formula. It helps smooth frizz while restoring shine and the appearance of your hair’s appearance. This has a fragrance to it and I do notice it on the day I first use it. But it fades away. I’ll use Chi’s Rejuvenating Masque about every 10-14 days though it’s recommended for use once a week. I don’t find I need a mask more than every other week though.

This is sold wherever CHI products are available, a lot of salons carry the line, Ulta, and Loxabeauty.com.

If you are looking for an American made product that is paraben free and will bring your tresses to life, then here’s the answer!  — Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

This is a US only giveaway ending May 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Whichever options you choose after completing the two required ones need to be done since we will check. If comments close early the solution is to email me your comment at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it CHI MASK giveaway. That will count as your comment and you can continue. Good luck and good hair!! — Marcia

 

*prize and masque sent for consideration

Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Bisamino PEG/PPG 41/3 Aminoethyl PG Propyl Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate S, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ceteareth-20, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (Argan), Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Silk, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Panthenol, Glycolic Acid, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol, Polyquaterium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Cetrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Sodium PCA, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Linoleamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methlypropronial

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