Self-Tanning Do’s and Don’ts

image of tips for self-tanning blog postI once saw a picture that said, “If you can’t tone it, tan it!” Amen to that! There’s just something about that glowing bronzed look that lots of people can’t get enough of.  You feel skinnier when you are tan.  You feel more confident and pretty. You get to wear less makeup because there’s less to hide with tan skin.  It’s an overall great mood booster, well for me anyways!

I like to think of myself as a self-tanning expert.  (Is that even a thing? Ha!)  I had a mole/cancer scare years ago (thank you, tanning beds) and am more careful about being in the sun ever since.  I’ve tried lots of self-tanners through the years, have had streaky legs because I didn’t know what I was doing, and have since learned many [Read more…]

BaByliss PRO Nano Titanium Ionic Straightening Iron

What girl can live without owning a flat iron? Just about no one, that’s who. Flat irons are a girl’s best friend! They take out the frizz, make wave or curly hair straight, can create perfect waves, and make a girl feel so much better about herself and her appearance.

If you are like me, you’ve probably tried a handful of various flat irons at least. I’ve tried some irons that worked perfectly at the beginning, but as weeks passed, something changed and the quality wasn’t as good. I’ve also had the unfortunate experience of spending a lot of money and the iron didn’t do the job from the get-go. Talk about frustrating!

I can’t imagine how irritating it must be to find an amazing flat iron for people who have extremely wavy or curly hair. My hair has a little wave to it, just enough to have slight beachy waves easily, but it’s also easy to flat iron my hair. And I don’t need to use a straightener, but I like to flat iron my hair to smooth it out. I just think it looks better after running a flat iron over it.

BaByliss PRO Nano Straightening IronOne of my really good friends is a hair stylist and every time she does my hair I’m impressed with her flat iron. About two years ago, I told her that I needed to buy the flat iron she uses because it was so amazing. Are you ready for it? Get ready because it’ll change your life and give you the straight hair you’ve always wanted!

It’s called the Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium Ionic Straighening Iron. It’s fabulous and has made my hair so much smoother by using it. My iron is 1 ¾” and I love it! It goes up to 450 degrees, but I’ve never used that temperature… 450 degrees just seems SO hot. I usually have mine set at 350 degrees and it’s been great for my hair. I’ve never had any breakage from my straightener (knock on wood!), which has happened in the past with other flat irons.

So how do I use my Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium Ionic Straightening Iron , 1 3/4″ ?

After I blow dry my hair (just to get it dry), I use the Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium Ionic Straightening Iron set at 350 degrees, as I mentioned earlier. I use a comb to hold each strand of hair because, let’s face it, 350 degrees is pretty hot too! I did make the mistake of not using a comb one time and ouch! My fingers are much happier now that the comb takes the heat instead.

The titanium plates are awesome, too! My hair has never once gotten stuck or been pulled while in between the titanium plates. Instead my hair just slides through the plates and comes out looking super smooth. The Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium Ionic Straighening Iron is amazing and I’m so glad my friend told me about it. I’ve had it for about two years now and it’s still going strong. I’ve never once had any issues with it and I’ve been more than impressed.

If you are in the market for a flat iron, try the Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium Ionic Straightening Iron. You will love it and your only complaint will be that you didn’t find it sooner!