Product Test: ISA Profesional Flat Iron Hair Straightener


We were recently given the opportunity to test a new hair straightener by ISA Professional. We were very happy with the results and would like to to share this product with you.

The ISA Professional hair straightener has the following:
* 100% Solid Tourmaline ceramic plates
* SMART Automatic Temperature adjustment
* Universal Voltage
* Fast and safe straightening, curls, waves
* 360 degree no tangle cord
* Full 2 year warranty

The 100% solid red ceramic plates are heavy duty and grip/heat the hair evenly. We like the red plate design too as a little nod to Louis Vuitton heels. We were initially worried about the SMART Automatic Temperature adjustment but mustered up the courage to try it after using a little heat protect spray. The temperature setting worked well and never felt to hot. Since we don’t have super thick, curly hair, we felt like we could “push” more hair through the straightener than we normally do. This method not only worked well but saved a ton of time! There was minimal steam from using the product immediately after adding heat protect spray and not having to mess with a temperature setting to “get it right” for our hair was refreshing. ISA_professional_reviewThe 360 no tangle cord is a must these days! ISA even includes a velcro strap to keep the cord organized when stored. The full 2 year warranty is almost unheard of! With most products lasting less than a year these days, having a 2 year warranty is worth the price in our opinion.

We also liked that there was only one control button (on/off) with an LED indicator. Some straighteners have controls on the side or near the plates which is super frustrating when holding the product. The grip is also nice in the hand and we had no problems keeping the straightener where we wanted it at all times. There was no waiting for the straightener to heat up, within a few seconds it was already hot to the touch. In the pics above, it only took us about 10 minutes to achieve the after look.

The ISA Professional currently retails on for $129.00 (eligible for PRIME). We couldn’t find any cons to the straightener itself but for the price, we would recommend ISA to provide a travel size heat protect spray and travel case. Overall, this is a great gift for the holidays or an investment for yourself if you are looking to add to your hair tools.

I received free or discounted product in exchange for providing an unbiased review.

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Aster Market October Box… Sophisticated Bohemian


aster_market_october_box_2015Need a friendly boost this October? It’s a great time to try out Aster Market. Aster Market is a monthly subscription box that aims to compliment your everyday. Aster Market prides itself on small batch made products that inspire a positive outlook on life. The finds are so contagious, you’ll have a hard time not sharing them with friends! Aster Market loves to give back too! Twenty-five percent of the net proceeds are sent to a non-profit of your choice from their selected charities.

The October box includes three hi-end products that are sure to brighten your day.

True North Collection
Created by a fitness fashionista, this silky smooth, lightweight headband will not only catch your cardio sweat but you’ll look great while losing calories too. The black and white tribal pattern will go will multiple gym outfits. The headband is washable and stretchy enough to fit a multitude of adult head sizes.

Wabi-Sabi Botanicals
This full-size scrub comes in a heavy duty glass container with beautiful modern labeling. After opening the cap, you’ll find a mixture of heavenly organic coconut oil, dead sea salt and rosebud petals. The scrub is 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free. This is a perfect year-round scrub that you can safely use multiple times a week. The scent is not overbearing, perfect for an organic coconut oil fanatic!

Wild Juniper
A long tassel necklace is a must have accessory for Fall. Wild Juniper creates necklaces with imagination in mind. Painted beads, antique bronze chain, glass bead, threaded tassel are all details that make Wild Juniper special. They even have matching sets for moms and daughters which is a super cute gift year round!

Use code FIRSTMONTH20 for 20% off your first box!

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Giveaway: The Patchwork Bear Memory Clothes Bear… Get a Jump Start on Your Holiday Gifting!


Enter below for your chance to WIN one of Julie’s Picks The Patchwork Bear Baby Clothes Bear!

Every parent has favorite outgrown clothing that they can’t part with. Let The Patchwork Bear transform it into a keepsake Patchwork Bear. This kit is eco-friendly, handmade and an instant heirloom. Simply place 6-10 articles of clothing in the box provided and ship to the Patchwork Bear.

In 2-4 weeks, you will receive a custom patchwork bear made entirely from your clothing. Complete instructions include: tips for choosing clothes; pattern guides (to measure clothing), design bear sketch and shipping box. Retail price $98 (includes return shipping of finished bear).

  • Giveaway ends October 6th. Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter and notified on October 7th. US Only / 18+

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