Thursday, 14 March 2013

ghd Candy Collection

 Although I've been a beauty blogger/addict for many years now, one of the cult products I have never owned is a pair of ghd straighteners. I do use my ghd blow dyer on a daily basis and despite it being a little heavy (maybe that's why I have more defined biceps now days) I do love it and it has never failed me but I'm new to the straightener.

I was invited down to the ghd studios at their head office to talk about their new candy collection stylers, talk 2013 hair trends and eat sweets- how could I say no! Ghd is launching three new candy colour shades of stylers; mint, yellow and violet which we tried out at the event.
 We were talked through three main hair trends; new grunge glamour, hello pretty and 60's prom queen. Hello pretty goes with the current pastel trend we are seeing in fashion, pretty french braids, whimsical lilac hair and romantic fish tail plaits. New Grunge Glamour is laid back, care free hair- I think it evolved a little from ombre hair and I love it, although I do feel it works better on long hair. Probably my favourite is 60's prom queen simply because I like big hair, it's super chic and looks very smart!
 Although the stylers are traditionally used to achieve straight, sleek hair I think we often forget that they can be used to add volume, curls and a litre texture as shown in the looks above. For the braid, first the grunge look was done on the hair as it made it easier to hold the braid in place. The 60's prom look was done with some root work using the straighter before teasing, I've tried this and it actually works!
I was then lucky enough to take one of the new stylers home and I am so excited to share it with you in a future post. Hopefully I will share some hair looks with you all soon!

The candy collection is available now and retails for £110

Can you guess what colour I got; mint, yellow or violet? Do you own a pair of ghd's?
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21 comments:

  1. I love the bluey mint ones! I've got a pair of the original ghd straighteners and they really are fantastic, would love to go to one of these events!x

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    1. The mint ones were my original choice too X

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  2. I love mint! (as you can probably tell by my blog name) But i'm going to guess you got the violet ones :) My family have all been using GHD's for probably 8 years-ish. I don't know how anyone ever lived without them. And if you actually look after them, they're so reliable and last a very long time. I love these pictures. x

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    1. 8 Years is a long time, that shows just how much you like them and how good they are! X

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  3. I brought my first GHD's last july (the black gloss ones), their still like new even though I use them 2-3 times a week.

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  4. Looks like an amazing event, I would have loved to go! xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/ ♥

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  5. I love the purple colour in the last picture - I have a hot pink ghd myself. :-)

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  6. I love the mint ones! I got my GHD's about 5 years ago now and they're still going strong. I definitely won't go back to any other brand! xxx

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    1. I wondering if I will fall in love with them just as much, I've never had an expensive pair and they've always lasted really well too X

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  7. I got my first pair of GHDs for Christmas and love them, definitely worth the investment. The new mint ones are cute!

    Good Brooking.

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  8. I absolutely love my GHD straightener. I am on my second now but my first one still works enough that I take it with when I travel or let friends borrow it etc. My mom has had the same one for at least the last 5 years and it still works like it did when it was new. Very impressive product!! I won't use anything else on my hair.

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  9. Absolutely adore the Hello Pretty look! The mint ones are actually gorgeous. Never owned a pair of GHD's since I'm afraid of using anything heated in case I'm going to ruin my hair, but I might actually start to invest in some haha.

    xx
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  10. They make their flat irons so irresistible! That last so long no one really should need another for a few years, but they keep making gorgeous collections! This one is a must have and def in mint green! Hope you love yours!

    Xo, Janelle GlamorousMama

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  11. oh I would eat everything in the first picture :D

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  12. Ahhhh love those mint coloured ones, soooo cute xx

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  13. These are very nice I love the colour of them especially the mint and yellow :) x

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  15. Wow!! So jealous! I read in the comments how long these last, that is amazing!

    Making It Sparkle

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  16. I love the first picture, I wish if I had them.

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