Review | Spring Cleaning with InStyler!

Morning, Lacquerbeanz!

While Spring hasn't exactly sprung up here in New Jersey yet, I still figured I'd get ahead of the curve and start cleaning and de-cluttering. Is it just me, or do you always seem to get rid of 100 lbs worth of stuff you don't use anymore and somehow your cabinets are drawers are still completely stuffed full?!

I received the InStyler MAX to review for you today -- and I was admittedly apprehensive about this hair styling iron because of the low trial offer price. A lot of times, when the trial price is low, I worry that the product not being made well, and with hair products I am very cautious because I don't want my hair burning or getting caught or breaking off. However, after reading several reviews on the product, I gathered it was safe to try out myself...

...and boy, and I glad I tried it! I can honestly say I was very pleasantly surprised by how well this styling iron works. It can add body, straighten, curl, or add some beachy waves! A great option if you're looking to make some room in your hair cabinet and get rid of the 5 separate irons you use to style your hair. See for yourself:

Look how nice!

The InStyler MAX is very easy to use; the instruction manual that comes with the iron is very straight-forward and tells you exactly how to maneuver it for the specific hairstyle you desire. I personally like big, loose waves -- and I was able to get exactly that using the InStyler. My hair didn't get caught at all in the rotating barrel, which is what I was mostly worried about. The heat setting is adjustable so you can control how hot the iron gets, which is a big plus for those of you out there with more delicate locks. I also really love that you can change the direction of rotation of the barrel so that you don't have to twist your arms into a pretzel in an attempt to wrap your hair around the barrel the right way. =P

The best part of the InStyler is that it only costs $14.99 to try -- and for a limited time, you can try the InStyler MAX for only $14.99 (plus $19.99 shipping and processing, which I know is a little bit hefty). When you order, you'll receive a second InStyler MAX for FREE. After 30 days, keep both MAX units and pay three monthly payments of $39.99 (for a total of $154.95). Otherwise, I assume you can return both before your 30 day trial.

Check it out and let me know what you think! Do you prefer rotating barrel stylers over the classic straightener or curling iron?

Until next time!


Do you know what time it is...? [GIVEAWAY!]

...it's VALENTIME! ....nailed it.

No, but seriously -- it's almost Valentine's Day -- and time with the people you love is time well spent!

This Valentine's Day I am lucky enough to be flying down to Florida to spend some time with the boyf -- and I'm bringing my brandy-new Jord Wood Watch -- Sully in natural green sandalwood -- to keep our Valentine's festivities on schedule! (I make big deals out of not-so-important holidays ... today I will be celebrating World Nutella Day and loving every minute of it. YES, today is WORLD NUTELLA DAY. Go eat some and celebrate.

So, aside from loving Nutella, I am very much head-over-heels-in-love with my boyfriend. We'll be spending our ValenTIME (did it again, can't stop) at the beach, snuggling watching Netflix, eating dinner in our PJs, and enjoying the gorgeous weather. I can't think of a more perfect thing! :-)

I am up in New Jersey, where the weather is not so gorgeous right now (I can hear the freezing rain outside as I am typing this...lovely), so I'll be traveling to the airport in some comfy sweats that just so happen to compliment my new watch quite nicely! Check it out here:

I've partnered with JORD to give away a limited quantity of e-gift cards worth $25 each for Valentine's Day! If you've had your eye on one of these lovely wood watches, be sure to enter to redeem your gift code. They'll be good through the end of March! Entering is easy; click here to get started!

 It will ask you for your email and your favorite JORD watch (so many to choose from, I know!); once you hit enter, your code will be emailed directly to you.

Let me know what watch you chose in the comments!

Here's another shot of my new watch:

Happy Valentine's Day, my Loves!


It's December so I'm allowed to post snowflakes!

This is one of my favorite and most popular manicures I have ever done -- and I still can't get enough of it! :-) I think soon I will post an updated version of it and see if I like it better.