Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Corioliss Flat Iron Review

Kate Middleton I am not, my friends.  I know there may have been some confusion there, but I’m here to set the record straight: the Duchess of Cambridge and I?  Different people.  However, for a couple years now I’ve been trying my best to get my hair back to some sort of semi-Kate state.  I mentioned before how I chopped it all off a year ago after heavily abusing it throughout my adolescence.  And even before the big cut I spent a good couple of years avoiding hair dryers, flat irons, etc.  However, I always suspected that using high quality tools in moderation might actually be kind of fun.  So when Misikko contacted me about reviewing the Corioliss Classic Pro Flat Iron, I jumped at the chance to see!

So here’s my hair in a totally natural state:


Now, I was concerned my hair was too short, that it would lose all its body and that, because it’s naturally curly, I would have to use far too hot a setting.  I was assured that the 1” flat  iron would work well with my hair length and before I even got it, I loved that there were multiple heat settings.


Also, could they have packaged it more adorably??  Nope, they probably could not have.  Props, Misikko!

So I obviously got to work.  I was surprised how quickly it heated up.  Seriously, I feel like it had to have been under a minute… and during a morning routine there is nothing more important than time saved.  Nothing.  Now I warn you, apparently I make ridiculous faces and gestures when I style my hair.  You’re going to have to roll with it.  I’m sorry, there’s nothing I could do.


So the verdict?  I really love it!  I’m loving how I can use a lower heat setting and still keep a little movement in my hair.  Is that a weird thing to say about a hair straightener?  I could have easily made it super stick straight, but that’s sort of the reason I avoided flat irons in the first place.  I feel like if you’re going to invest in a nice quality one, you should be able to choose just how straight you want it.  Bonus?  The lower heat setting (about half capacity, for reference) definitely didn’t feel like it was frying my hair.  It just smoothed it out.

Don’t get me wrong, I won’t be straightening it every day as my natural texture has kind of grown on me.  However, it will be great to have the ability to quickly style it up for a more polished look!


  1. You look adorable with straight hair! Of course your curls are great, but it's nice to have options.

  2. It's one of the girl's best friend!! I can't live without my iron.


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