The Dyson Hairdryer… Is It Worth It?

Beauty, Hot or Not, Product Reviews, Worth The Hype?!

At the beginning of the year I splashed out on the Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer to add to my hair kit. I thought I would give it a couple of months of use first before I made any judgements on it. This product has been very controversial, not only online but in person as well. I’ve had many a fellow hair stylist say ‘Ooooo are you sure that’s good enough for your kit?’ or ‘I’ve heard lots of mixed reviews so I just thought it was best not to buy it.’ Well you know what, if you are a hair stylist or do mobile hair and makeup I think this product is worth its weight in gold and here is why…

As a hair and makeup artist, a large portion of my job revolves around travelling to location, packing the right equipment to get the job done and also working out the logistics of how I and all my equipment get from A to B in one piece.  Therefore, I spend most of my spare time trying to master the fine art of packing everything in one suitcase without it weighing very much at all!

The Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer is super compact and lightweight; this is because it doesn’t have a huge motor on the back of it weighing it down. The motor is located in the handle, which firstly, makes it easy on the arms if you are holding it for long periods of time, and also makes it SO easy to pack into a suitcase! More room for my products… yay!

Dyson Hairdryer Packaging. Photo source: My iPhone

Time is money in the world of business and especially in commercial shoots. So the quicker you can create a high quality look, the better. This hairdryer comes with three detachable magnetic heads which snap on and off in a second. No more faffing about with trying to secure the right head onto the nozzle of your hairdryer.

Dyson Hairdryer In Box. Photo Source: My iPhone

A key part of being a great hair and makeup artist is building a rapport with you’re client and making them feel comfortable and at ease throughout the glamming process. This can be hard to do when you have a big old noisy hairdryer whirring in the background. One of the best features I feel with this Supersonic Hairdryer is how quiet it is compared to other hairdryers. Even with it on full whack, everyone in the glam room can still chat and we don’t have to all sit in silence while hair is being done.

 The settings on this hairdryer are great and easy to use. There are only four buttons to work all of the features on this. One flick button to turn the hairdryer on and off, one button you can press three times to give you three levels of power, another button similar to the last where you press three times to get different levels of heat and the final button to blow out cold air. This hairdryer is very powerful and can get very hot which means I can blow dry frizzy hair very straight in not very long at all, leaving it sleek and smooth.

First Test On Mum Who Usually Has Very Curly/ Frizzy Hair. Photo Source: My iPhone

All in all I’m very happy I have added this into my kit. Its perfect for the job I need to do and I will be using it on my clients in years to come.

Hairdryer In Action With Miss GB. Video Source: @ariane.young_mua Instagram

Have you had a chance to try this hairdryer out yet? If so, what are your thoughts? I would love to hear in the comments!

Until next time,

Ariane xoxo

P.s: I have not been sponsored in anyway for this blog… but if Dyson is reading this I wouldn’t mind!

QVC’s Tili Box Review!

Beauty, makeup trends, Product Reviews, Uncategorized, Worth The Hype?!

If you are anything like me and you’re obsessed with all things hair and beauty, you have probably already heard a little about QVC’s Tili beauty box… and if you haven’t then you’re missing out! This box isn’t like any other beauty box on the market and I’m going to have a little chat to tell you why!

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to my first brand event. How cool is that?!  I got to mingle with beauty influencers, drink cocktails and talk to all the different brands (and probably stick out like a sore thumb too!).  The event was run by QVC and this is where I got to learn more about this box and pick one out to try at home.

This box may seem like one of those subscription boxes out there where you are roped in with making monthly payments to receive a box full of makeup that your just not that into. But you couldn’t be more wrong! That’s what really impressed me with this. If one month you love what the Tili box has to offer, then great! You can make a one off payment of £20 to receive that month’s goodies. But if the next month you’re not a fan of what’s on offer, then you simply don’t have to buy! No more paying for products you don’t actually want!

The box has super cute packaging that fits with a theme for the time of year. The box that I chose to try was their summer box and the theming matched that perfectly with bright oranges and pinks covering the packaging. 

Once you open the box you a greeted with a card out lining what eight products have been picked for this months box and how to use them. This is great for when you come across products you haven’t seen or heard of before so you don’t really have to do a lot of your own research before using.

Just to give you an idea of what kind of products you could receive inside yours, I will give you a little product breakdown of what I received.

There was one hair product in this which was the ‘Tweak’d Dhatelo Restore Hydrating Treatment Balm’. This is a hair product that I had never seen or used before and it’s meant for frizzy/ curly hair or alternatively can be used as a blow dry balm. This was actually a really decent size as it was a 100ml tube! The product smells divine and is something that I have now added to my kit for blow-drying.

The second product listed is the ‘Decleor Green Mandarin Sun Kissed Day Cream’. This came in a 15ml tube (not as generous as the hair balm I must say!) but is still an ultra fresh smelling cream that adds a gorgeous tint to the skin. Packed full of antioxidants, it’s a great one to try out under foundations.

Third on the list is a classic… ‘Benefit Hoola Bronzer’. No good beauty box would be complete without this product. This is the 3g-travel size version (the mini to the mini shall we say?) There is enough product in there to get you hooked and I’m sure once you’ve hit pan with this you will definitely be going back for more!

‘Gym For Your Skin B-Hit Vitamin B Booster’ is the fourth on the list in this box. This is 30ml of a vitamin b moisturiser, which comes in a glass pump bottle. I can’t recommend this company enough! I already have a few of these in my kit and every client comments on how lovely their products smell. All of their products a packed full of lovely things for your skin… so excited to add this one to my kit also!

The fifth on the list is the ‘Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Highlighter In Sparkler’. This is a 5g-mirrored highlighter compact that smells like chocolate… yes you heard me… chocolate! This highlighter looks stunning and something that I will definitely be adding to my personal makeup bag.

‘Neom Pulse Point Rollerball’ is sixth on the list and the only fragrance product in this box. I didn’t expect to have fragrance added in but it’s really great that they are adding in all areas of beauty into this box for you to try out. This is a 5 ml zesty fragrance with a rollerball applicator. It is a super strong fragrance that isn’t offensive.  I will definitely be adding this to my own kit.  Sometimes after lunch on set you need a strong fragrance to cut through the smell of garlic that might linger.

Seventh on the list is something that I have wanted to try out for a really long time now and I am so happy that now I have the chance! ‘The Ordinary AHA 30% BHA 2% Peeling Solution’ is one of those products that I’ve seen a lot of online and its great that this has been included in with this box. It has come in a 30ml box and I just can’t wait to get this on my face for a mega exfoliation!

Last but not least, coming in at eighth on the list is the ‘Nails Inc Bright Ambition Nail Polish’ and boy can I tell you, its BRIGHT! The colour of the polish matches great with the box’s theme, which is hot coral (think Monzo Card colour!) and it’s such a great nail look for summer!

So there we have it, all eight great seized products beautifully packaged into one pretty beauty box. I think you have probably already guessed that I really, REALLY like this box! This would be a great gift for any friend who is beauty mad or in turn a great way for you to test and try out some new products that you’re not familiar with! I know I will be getting myself some more of these!

If you decide to get this box I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. (I hear they sell like hot cakes!) If you have ever tried this product or would like to give this a go after reading this article, please let me know in the comments! I would love to hear from you.

Thanks again to QVC for inviting me to this event and letting me take home this Tili box to try out.

Until next time,

Ariane xoxo