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The most magical thing since running tap water….

…..is my Babyliss Pro Miracurl!

It is a haircurler made for uncoordinated, clumsy, accident-prone women and men, just like myself! Husband gifted it to me at Xmas, I guess obsessively showing him Youtube videos of Babyliss Miracurl got through to him :)

Babyliss Pro Miracurl

 

I have bought conventional hair curlers before, but could never master using it. I always ended up either burning myself or at the verge of burning my hair off.

Too scatterbrained to estimate how long I should leave the hair on the curler and all the turning and twisting of my wrist and hair without burning my face off….wow, how do people even do it!?

Anyone remember this girl?

 

In the end, I just opted to tie my hair up coz I didn’t know what else to do with my frizzy mop.

My default hairstyle pre-Babyliss.

 

Thank goodness, those days are now over, thanks to this nifty gadget with a weirdass name – Babyliss.

The best hair curler ever.

 

It has three time settings, three heat settings and three curl settings (left, right or alternate). I find the best setting for me is medium heat with 10 seconds….my curls could last for 2 full days regardless of sweat, cold and sleep.

All the settings on the Miracurl.

 

# – First, you need to do is get about an inch thick of hair, comb it out (I use my fingers only).

Grab about an inch of hair and smooth them out.

 

# – Then, slip the Babyliss Pro Miracurl over where you want your curls to start.

Put hair between the Miracurl where you want your curls to start.

 

# – Then you clamp the hair. It will begin to wind your hair in. No turning the device manually.

Clamp the hair.

 

# – After that, it will start to beep slowly and when it’s time to release your hair, it will beep quickly. Easy peasy.

Tada!

 

# – The trick for the curls to last long is to allow the curls to completely cool down before styling.

Right after…the curls are tight and I look like a Jewish man.

 

# – After hair cools down, run fingers through to loosen curls and style.

After hair cools down, run fingers through and style. More sexy, right????

 

This is not an advertorial, I just really love this gadget and want to share it with the world! It can be bought at Shins in Malaysia at about RM700 or slightly more. I know there are a lot of OEMs out there at the fraction of the price but I think better buy a legit brand like Babyliss lah…

If you’re not into spending that much money, you can check out my hair curling technique using socks here. Yeap, socks…as in the ones you wear on your feet.

Hubs also bought me a Babyliss hair dryer later on hehe. The motor is designed by Ferrari (not joking), will probably blog about it soon.

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Introducing my hair stylist & quick onion gravy recipe for everything.

I have stopped getting my hair dyed in salons. Don’t believe in them anymore, maybe I don’t know how to be more assertive when it comes to my hair, I always feel damn pressured to take the colour they recommend and then end up not liking it.

That’s not the worst, worst is when I go back to get the roots retouched, always end up a different colour -____- And it’s the same salon by the same person!????

I’ve given up already. Don’t like spending hundreds and then feel like a dumbass with bad hair later.

Apparently salon dye won’t damage hair so much….please la, all same! I have come to the conclusion that one’s hair can only look nice temporarily with the right products unless you’re born with naturally nice hair.

So I’ve ditched professional dyes. At last, I no longer need to get all hopeful and stuff when these hair people tell me if I do this treatment and that treatment and use that brand of dye bla bla bla my hair will look better.

Ya, they will look better……for 1/2 a day. I’m sick of getting my heart broken gawddamnit!

Anyway have taken matters into my own hands…I’ve got a personal hair dyer now. He’s thorough, he’s professional and he’s white. White people touch anything also can be better mah!

# – Ladies & gentlemen, my new hair stylist.

Never have I been so pleased with my hair colour. Root touch-ups always match the ends because my colour is always available at pharmacies & retail stores nationwide and doesn’t just disappear because the stylist forgot what he or she used on me or they’ve brought in new brands. Best of all, it cost less than RM30.

# – By the way, the hair colour I use is Revlon Medium Blonde.

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So you’ve seen my Toad in the Hole, now it’s time to learn how to make gravy to go with it.

I’m a little embarrassed to share this actually, because it’s a total cop-out where gravy is concerned but hey, sometimes you just need gravy quick.

By sometimes, I mean pie time, roast time, mash time and of course yorkshire pudding time. And many more.

The ingredients:

  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • 500 ml of water
  • 3 tablespoons of corn flour
  • # – Saute onions with a bit of oil in a saucepan.

    # – When onions have started caramelising, pour the water in.

    # – Then crumble in two beef stock cubes. Stir until dissolved.

    # – Dissolve 3 tablespoons of corn flour with several spoons of water. Whisk the solution in until mixture becomes thicker.

    # – Onion gravy, DONE! By the way, we got the gravy boat from a dodgy store called Yinma for only RM2.90. Score!

    You can make this with chicken stock cube and use it with roast chicken. Yums.

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    How to curl hair with socks. Yes, with socks.

    I don’t know about you but I’m one of those women that can’t handle a curling tong. I always ended up burning my forehead, ears or fingers. Nevermind burning myself, but the hair always looked frazzled and frizzy after so I might as well not do anything.

    I wish I could be good at using a curling tong or even ordinary curling rolls but sadly, some people are just born without any hair curling talent in their genes.

    One day, I stumbled upon this video on youtube that teaches you how to curl your hair with socks. Yeap, the kind that you wear on your feet. I was intrigued.

    What you need:

  • Socks, several pairs (more socks for more curls)
  • A spritzer bottle filled with water
  • Leave-in conditioner (optional)
  • # – Fill up a spritzer bottle with water and add some leave-in conditioner if you want.

    # – Looks like white cendols. Shake the bottle until combined.

    # – Prepare socks. Clean ones, please :)

    # – My pre-curled hair. My gawd T_T

    # – Get a section of your hair, smooth it down with your fingers.

    # – Spray the water+conditioner solution on it to damp up the hair. Just damp, not soaked.

    # – Now get a sock, wrap the ends of the hair around the sock then roll sock towards your scalp.

    # – Then tie a knot with both ends of the sock. Don’t tie it loose but not too tight either.

    # – Repeat with the rest of your hair.

    # – Close-up of socks in my hair.

    I actually slept with the socks in my hair. It’s very comfortable, like having another layer of billowy pillow under my head haha. I’m quite a rowdy sleeper yet I woke up with all the socks still intact.

    If you don’t feel like sleeping with the socks in your hair, try to leave them on for at least 5 hours.

    # – When it’s time to unveil the curls, untie the sock and gently ease it out of the hair.

    # – Remove the rest of socks from hair.

    # – Yay, curls! With your fingers, gently tease them with your fingers for desired hairstyle.

    # – I went to a dance music festival with these curls and they lasted me through sweating & dancing for half a day, albeit a little limp in the end. Impressed!

    I think this is a much healthier way to curl hair as well. Hope this tutorial helps you girls out there with difficulties in using curling tongs like me.

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