Today I’m talking hair! Duh. I decided to create two ways that you can style your hair with the XO Styling Iron created by fellow blogger babe/friend Cara at A Fashion Love Affair. I’ve actually been in need of a new straightener (that also curls!) for a while so I thought why not trade in my crusty flat iron (ha!) and give this one a try.
I curled my hair with this iron in probably 5-10 minutes max! It’s a new record! I think the trick is that the iron has a smooth outside texture which makes it super easy to curl through my hair without unwanted creases and having to do a million repeats. Here I used Bumble and Bumble’s magic serum in a bottle which is a heat protector, texturizer and smoother all in one. Seriously it will change your hair life.
I love my wavy curls but sometimes I also love a sleek straight look. Since I have a lot o hair I straightened small sections at a time to get that super straight/sleek look. My hair is naturally really curly so I ran my blow dryer through it first with a good round brush and then straightened over it with the flat iron. Total time: 30 minutes.
I noticed my hair felt smoother and looked shinier than before and the same goes for when I curled it. It’s also a plus for me that this iron is super lightweight which will be perfect for my upcoming travels. Which of my two looks do you prefer?
Yep!!! Cara is giving one of you your very own XO Styling Iron! This giveaway is so easy to enter that it’s stupid if you don’t! All you have to do is Follow @CaraJourdan and me @SazBarzani on Twitter and tweet us that you’re entering our giveaway using the hashtag #XOStylingIron. It’s that easy! I’ll choose a winner and announce it on my blog and Twitter so keep a look out! Last day to enter the giveaway is July 3, 2014.
A Gift for All: If you want to purchase the XO Styling Iron ($189) and try it out for yourself, you can enjoy 25% off your purchase using the discount code XOSAZAN. (limited time only)
Updated 7/1/2014: This giveaway has ended. Congrats to Melissa Monge (@meli_j79) you’re the lucky winner! Contact me firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your iron, girlfriend!