babyliss curling wand - £25
I have never really liked wearing my hair curly as I was told it made my face look fatter (ridiculous) but I kept seeing photos of Lauren Conrad and Miley Cyrus with gorgeous curls and it made me so jelous of their hair. I already have a curling iron from Herstyler but the barrel is too small and when ever I use it I end up getting curls like Taylor Swift and my hair looking like it was two inches long, which I don't want. I wanted loose wavy/curls and may people have raved about the Babyliss curling wand so giving in to temptation I bought it.
It has a 13 - 25 inch barrel with out a clamp, and has 5 different heat settings and can heat up to 210̊c. It takes about 40 seconds to heat up to the temperature you want. I put it on the heat setting 180̊c for my hair, as I'm trying my best not to damage it anymore. It comes with a heat protectant glove but I didn't use it as it was only on a low setting. Its so easy to use you just wrap your hair around the barrel wait for a bit, then let go. I didn't section my hair off, I just picked up random strands, wrapped it around about 3 inches from my roots to keep the length and waited 10 seconds then it left a lovely curl. It doesn't dry your hair out at all like my Herstyler one does, it leaves it really shiny and soft. The curls stay in for about half a day with out hairspray before falling, though when the curls fall it looks really nice. Even on a low heat the curls stay in for quite a while. I would really recommend this curling iron for people who want loose curls and it seems like it would work on short hair.