August 8, 2016
Irresistible Me Diamond Flat Iron

Irresistible Me Diamond Flat Iron

August 8, 2016
Irresistible Me Diamond hair styler straightener flat iron

If you follow the blog you already now that I have naturally curly hair and that I straighten it very often. For me it's easier to keep and lasts longer than curls, which in my case are ruined after sleeping even though the hair is still clean. In order to get it straight I often leave it to air dry first (if I have enough time, if not I blow dry it) so that I don't apply so much heat to it. Then I use a flat iron. Irresistible Me recently approached me and asked me to try their Diamond Hair Styler. The brand is also well-known for their hair extensions and hair-care products. When I first saw the box, I was impressed by the sleek packaging: an elegant black box with magnetic closing that you can use to store the hair straightener.

Irresistible Me Diamond hair styler straightener flat iron

Irresistible Me Diamond hair styler straightener flat iron

Here's what I liked about it:

  • You can adjust the temperature which is great because many flat irons don't allow you to do that. It also has a display where you can see the temperature which can go up to 450F/230C.
  • It automatically changes the temperature display to Celsius or Fahrenheit, depending on the supplied voltage, how smart is that?
  • It's light which is great if you want to take it as a travel companion.
  • It has a 360 swivel cord.
  • It heats up fast and turns off automatically.
  • It has a thumb print and cool tips for a steady grip and to avoid burning your fingers.
  • Buttons are on the inside so you won't press them accidentally.
  • The manual recommends what temperature to use depending on your hair type. I found this really useful and interesting. I always thought it was the same for any type of hair! Since mine is thin, the recommendation is to use heat setting 1 (around 150ºC/300ºF).
Irresistible Me Diamond hair styler straightener flat iron

Irresistible Me Diamond hair styler straightener flat iron

Irresistible Me Diamond hair styler straightener flat iron


So that's it for the advantages, let's see the results. As I said my hair is thin, really curly and it's also shoulder length. I don't dye it but I get balayage and highlights about 3 times a year. I used the Irresistible Me hair straightener after letting it air dry. Then I combed it to soften the curls and started working on it. I was surprised that I only needed one pass to get it straight (with the recommended heat setting 1).

Irresistible Me Diamond hair styler straightener flat iron

Irresistible Me Diamond hair styler straightener flat iron

I was really happy with the result because my hair looks shinny after using it and it didn't take much effort to straighten it. So, I definitely recommend it and if you're on the hunt for a good value hair straightener.
You can buy the Irresistible Me Diamond Flat Iron online for $104 (it's on sale!). Irresistible Me ships worldwide. However, you will need an adapter for the plug if you live outside the US.


Cristina xo

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August 1, 2016
Watermelon Pizza

Watermelon Pizza

August 1, 2016
watermelon pizza

I've never met a dessert I didn't like. Most desserts are -unfortunately- not really healthy, so the best healthy option for those of us with a sweet tooth is fruit. This watermelon pizza is the perfect summer snack/dessert: it's healthy, refreshing and almost too pretty to eat it! 

watermelon pizza

I believe that first impressions are important in every aspect of life and food is no exception. Arranging this fruit salad in the shape of a pizza makes a huge difference if you are presenting it to guests at home. They will fall in love with it!

SHOPPING LIST

1 thick watermelon slice
fresh berries, for garnish
slices of kiwi, for garnish
slices of canned peach in syrup, for garnish
powdered sugar (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Cut a thick slice of watermelon with a long serrated knife. I advice you to buy half instead of a whole one because this way you'll have a clean cut to put on top. Cutting it is tricky so leave that side on the bottom because it won't be as perfect as the other one.

Slice the watermelon into 8 pieces in the shape of pizza slices, top them with assorted fruits. This recipe includes the ones I've chosen but there's no right or wrong here so just pick the ones you like the most. You can use many other things: cherries, honey & ricotta, nuts, granola, seeds...whatever you crave!

watermelon pizza

watermelon pizza

watermelon pizza

What will you top the watermelon pizza with?
Cristina xo