Back in August, I got an email from Misikko asking if I would like to review one of their super high performance curling irons. Misikko is a "family run business" that sells pro-quality flat irons, hair dryers and other hair accessories. I took it as a sign because I've been dying to try a curling iron (haven't used one since I was a little girl), so I readily agreed and within 2 or 3 days, I received my complimentary Corioliss "The Wand" 18mm Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron ($99.99) in the mail. I wasn't feeling all that confident in my styling abilities but I gave it a try—and the results were shocking!
Keep reading to see how it went...
Before we get to the results, here's a shot of the curling iron without all the random accessories that come with it. It's incredibly lightweight and unassuming. And easy to use! Just plug it in, turn it on and in about 10 to 15 seconds it's ready to go! It's easy to hold and the wand rotates indepentendly of the handle, which I found was a really great feature. No pulling of hair and it's easy to use at any angle, 360 degree coverage!
And here are the shocking results, shocking because I actually managed to get a pretty decent 'do going! I followed this how-to (Cupcakes & Cashmere is sheer genius!) and on my first attempt, I was creating tight ringlets and loose waves like a pro. Granted, I burnt myself a couple times because the Corioliss is one of those no-clip styles, but my burn rate went significantly down after a little practice.
I don't want to sound melodramatic but ladies, this curling iron has been life-changing. I think you can probably get similar results with just about any curling iron, but I'm so glad I finally own one. A curling iron can turn a bad hair day into an amazing hair day. It gives you so many options for evening and party looks. It's totally empowering to finally have another hairstyle in my arsenal.
Now, is it worth the hefty $99.99 pricetag? Personally, I would never spend that much, in fact, I had purchased a curling iron at Marshalls the day before Misikko emailed me for under $30, then returned it when I got the Corioliss because who needs two curling irons, but many hair experts swear by their pro styling tools. I suppose if my Corioliss is still working like new 5 years from now, it will have been worth every penny of that steep pricetag. Only time will tell.
I'm looking for more good curling iron how-tos, so if you know of any, please leave links in the comments! And if you can recommend a more affordable curling iron, or if you have experience and think pricey ones are the way to go, I'd love to get your feedback.