It seems I’m feeling a little lucky. The third pair of straighteners I have ever owned die on me and within three weeks I receive these... the most beautiful pair of straighteners I have ever seen. How? Well, Instagram thats how! I entered a competition on Feel Unique’s Instagram #FeelUniqueFriday and I won and I got to pick any product of my choice from the site and I’m now the proud owner of a ghd Limited Edition V Coral Styler! I have never owned ghd’s before and they have always been something I have lusted after, no other straighteners have ever compared and whenever I get the chance to use a friends, I don’t even consider using my own! It didn’t take me long to get them out of the box and give them a go and when I opened them I was in ore at how pretty they where and 10 minutes later my hair looked and felt amazing!
When I looked online I was surprised to find out, that in the last 11 years, ghd have donated a whopping £8 million to breast cancer charities from worldwide sales of their pink stylers. And for every pair of the limited edition V Coral Styler sold, £10 will go to Breakthrough Breast Cancer, which I feel is really commendable (even more reason to go out and buy a pair!).
The award wining V styler has had a catwalk makeover, as these coral straighteners are 1 of 3 limited edition stylers from the new bird of paradise collection and I must say they are stunning, even more so in real life, than online in pictures! The ghd’s come beautifully packaged with a black lid and foiled tropical coloured, feathered printed box (that was a bit of a mouthful!). Not quite sure what I’m going to do with the box yet, but I won’t be throwing it away - it’s too pretty! The ghd’s in keeping with the box, have a pink and coral ombré design and if I haven’t already said it before, they are b-e-a-u-tiful! The plates are a little glittery and even the switch is coloured pink and the ghd logo lights up when on (easily pleased!). I must say the design is very well thought out and is by far the prettiest limited edition ghd design I've seen. You also receive a coordinated heat-resistant travel mat, which is always very handy, as no one wants a hole in their carpet!
Stripping back to the practicalities, it’s safe that no other straighteners compare in terms of quality and the professional finish that ghd’s give, which is why they are so widely renowned. ghd’s have advanced ceramic heat technology and smooth, contoured, floating plates with a gloss finish, for salon shine and snag-free styling. The barrel is much rounder, allowing you to create curls, waves and flicks and of course, perfect for creating a straight do that lasts for days. These straighteners have a long length power cable (2.7m) and a swivel cord (and we all know how important it is, not to end up wrapped up in a cable when attempting to curl your hair!). One thing I particularly love about these ghd’s, is how quickly they heat up, 3-5 seconds to be exact and that sleep mode switches on if the straighteners are not used for 30 minutes. They are so quick and easy to use, no need to go over sections of your hair again and again, as they are very hot, so make sure you always use heat protectant ladies! And you get a two year warranty.
All in all, I’m throughly impressed and wish I had got my hands on a pair sooner. The price may be a little high at £129, but taking everything into consideration these are well worth the price. These stylers are perfect at creating loose curls and great at taming those pesky baby hairs along my hairline. I love how my hair feels after using these ghd’s and it is much more manageable. To be honest I can’t fault them and I will be forever grateful to Feel Unique for being so generous - thank you! Make sure you follow Feel Unique on Instagram, you never know, maybe you will win the next #FeelUniqueFriday!
Do you own a pair of ghd’s?