Friday, 15 March 2013

GHD Candy Collection & My Candy Look


A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be sent one of the new GHD IV Candy Stylers, in the absolutely gorgeous yellow 'Lemon' colour. I'd heard a buzz about these stylers and I can totally see why; they are seriously cute as candy. Available in three new shades; lemon, mint and violet, each one as pretty as the other. I have to say, I'm completely in love with my Lemon version. I've never actually owned a pair of GHDs so I was so excited when it came to using them, and was a bit reluctant to use them straight away as they looked so pretty on my dressing table! However I couldn't resist waiting, and after using them a few times I have to say, I'm suitably impressed.

When I received the stylers I was asked to create a 'Candy' look using the make up and stylers provided. I absolutely jumped at the challenge - I am a girly girl at heart and adore all things Candy-related, so to create a cute-as-candy look was a dream come true. I used the W7 Magic Beads on my nails (over a gorgeous lemon polish to compliment my styler, of course!), and the MAC Pressed Pigment in Flicker all over my lid, with a pink sparkly shadow on the outer corner. Then for the exciting part - the hair. When I think of Candy cute looks, I have visions of a 40s style Christina Aguilera in the 'Candyman' video, crossed with a blue-haired Katy Perry in her 'California Girl's Candyland-themed video. Therefore, I decided victory rolls were the way to go. Just so you know, I have never, ever attempted them before, but I found the key was back-combing and hair spray - I wasn't getting anywhere with just freshly-washed, no-product hair! Once I'd back-combed and hair sprayed away, I found it so much easier. I then clipped the rolls in place and got on to curling.

Curling with these babies is seriously a dream. Because they're so thin and nifty, they make it so quick and easy to curl your hair. I've always struggled with curling my hair with straighteners, but after a few attempts I definitely think I've got the hang of it - and it only took about 15 minutes to do. I followed with lots of hair spray, brushed the curls out a bit and voila - you can see the finished Candy-fied creation above! 

I am so impressed with my GHD Candy Stylers and they have most definitely become a big part of my hair routine. I want one in every colour! Have you used GHDs before? Are you lusting after the new Candy Collection? 
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19 comments

  1. love the colour of the styler!!

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  2. Ah your hair looks amazing! Love the little whirl for the fringe. The colour of the ghd styler is stunning xx

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  3. I'm sold!! beautiful hairstyle xx

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  4. So pretty, your hair looks gorgeous :-)
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  5. I think lucky is an understatement! SOO lucky! I'd love a new GHD... they are expensive but totally worth it, they practically last forever! Can't believe you've never used one :) xx

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  6. I recently noticed these in my local Charlie Taylor hairdressers and the colour collection was amazing. I have never used GHDS but really considering buy a pair of these in blue as they sound amazing! x

    www.krystelcouture.co.uk

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  7. Aww these look amazing & love how you've done your curls. Xx

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  8. love the colour and love how you did your hair :) xxx

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  9. Wow I'm so jealous right now of the ghds and your gorgeous hair! Outlook amazing xx

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  10. These are amazing, and so is your top!

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    x

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  11. Lucky you! GHDs are the best!

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  12. Beautiful look, your eyes look amazing! Where is that top from? I love it! x

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  13. You definitely look like candy! :D
    <3

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  14. I absolutely adore the look you have created here, im a very girly girl at heart too. I struggle so much curling my hair with straighteners ive never been able to master it but ive never owned GHD's, theres are seriously cute I love the colour xx

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  15. Love your hair and makeup here!! Very pretty!! Those GHDs look amazing - love the colour! xx

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  16. oh they are so lovely - lucky you x

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  17. Oh my gosh this hair creation is AMAZING Hannah! Blown away, what a great use of the stylers.

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  18. Amazing hair - very 50s. I want these yellow ones sooo badly. Thanks for the post Hannah - fab, fab fab

    Trisha

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  19. I need new GHD's i'm tempted to get this colour i love it!

    P.xx

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