Hair & Beauty


Sorry I’ve been quiet! In my defence i have been on holiday so not i’m back i shall make sure i’m making more of an effort.

While i was away i forgot my hair straighteners. For anyone with thick wavy hair like me you will appreciate that hair straighteners are a must and so i had to go buy some. I’m not a GHD girl, i don’t see the need to spend £100+ on some when some a third of the cost do the same job.

These are my trusty Babyliss straighteners that i forgot. Think they were about £30 and as you can see they are a bit battered but work great and have 3 different heat settings. Now i’m home these will be my go to straighteners and the new ones i bought will be the back up as i haven’t ever found anything to beat them and i’ve tried GHD and Cloud 9 ones.


So this is my review of the Phil Smith Be Gorgeous straighteners i bought from Sainsburys. They cost £30 and were the ones that looked the nearest to what i had.20170815_182139


The plates are a decent size and worked well with my thick hair. However, unlike my Babyliss ones they do drag a little bit and pull the hair but not too much. They’re designed well with a really long cord and are very light weight. However the place above the buttons where you put your thumb can get a bit hot so you have to be careful. They have 3 buttons, the right hand one for turning it on and also this has the feature to lock them so you can’t accidentally turn them off or adjust the heat, this is ace as i’m always turning my Babyliss ones off. They start at a heat of 180 and go up to 230 so a great range. I have thick hair and 210 works brill for me.


Also the heat mat that comes with them is tiny, i’d have loved something bigger.

They do work really well and for £30 you really can’t go wrong, especially as i have thick hair. I’d give them a 4 out of 5.