12 September 2014

A GHD Upgrade



Recalling my heftiest hair related purchase back in the day, I begrudgingly parted with my card, swallowed hard and walked away with a feeling a whole lot lighter (on the bank balance front), though not a day went by where I regretted my GHD IV Styler buy, unlike the lot on my broken down, fizzled out or snagged-clumps-of-strands-as-they-glid pile. But with their 8th anniversary due to roll around, I've taken on the Eclipse in their place for the time being, just to see how things measure up...

Matte black in finish, the body features aerogel insulation for a cooler handling and unlike my IV Styler with an inside on-off button, the Eclipse operates from the outside, with an inner light-up logo that bleeps when it's reached its ready-to-style temperature. Paired with a silicone cap, the plates are kept protected even if still cooling down, and with voltage that's universal, they can be whipped out wherever you are in the world. Created with the most unruly, rebellious hair that's usually a toughie to tackle in mind *raises hand in air*, the Eclipse uses a new generation trizone technology that styles faster and easier with less amount of heat, whilst actually strengthening at the same time. Styling at the optimum temperature of 185oC retains the correct moisture level in the hair as it can be styled in fewer strokes, leaving things feeling softer and smoother, and with six sensors on both of the plates maintaining a constant heat and ensuring none escapes, larger pieces of hair can be styled. 







I section off things off with a hair half-up, half-down 'do and start on the underneath layer, running the straighteners from from near-root to tip through un-styled locks to create sleeker, straighter results in seconds and with that also comes long lasting gloss and shine. To switch up my style with more of a curl, I add a bit of a twist as I go - turning the styler opposite ways on different sections delivers a more natural, less uniform look, but all in the same direction leaves you with defined style.

Ringing up as the most priciest styler from the GHD tool offerings at £145, it's a hefty investment, but one worth making if no other tool has managed to take on your hard-to-tame mane. The Eclipse can be found online and if you fancy a watch of the clip I put together for the John Lewis Beauty Hub, you can do so right here...

13 comments:

  1. Love this pair! I couldnt live without my GHDS!

    xprincessjas | x

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  2. Looks amazing! I have seriously curly, seriously frizzy hair but I'm a bit reluctant to invest in something so expensive without trying it. Guess I should head over to youtube...

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  3. What colour did you use please ?

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  4. I've just got a pastel pair of GHD's for uni, they're so great! :)

    Kate xo // www.beautybabbles.com

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  5. I love my GHD's! Best beauty purchase i've ever made!x

    http://alifetimeoflauren.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Me either Jasmine - bad hair day lifesavers ;-)

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  7. These are MADE for you Tarryn - definitely read up on a few more reviews before you take the plunge but you'll only see good things ;-)

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  8. Ah thanks so much Aerin - summer bleached hair is the best ;-)

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  9. Ah they're super pretty! Enjoy Kate! :-)

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  10. Well worth the pennies Lauren ;-)

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  11. sometimes it's just got to be done, i've had my GHDs for 4.5 years and they've never let me down although I have toyed with the idea of getting a new pair because I do really like the look of the Eclipse

    Jade x

    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty Blog

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  12. They stay true to their word ;-) Highly rec. the Eclipse if you're feeling spendy!

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