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Conair Infiniti Pro Ionic Steam Flat Iron

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I've been straightening my hair virtually everyday since I was about 16 years old. And because my hair is naturally a wavy-curly-frizzy mess, I'm always on the hunt to find tools and products that cut down my styling time, and keep my hair looking straight and fresh for as long as possible. I was sent the Conair Infiniti Pro Ionic Steam Flat Iron a few weeks ago, and I've been putting it to the test. Keep reading to hear my thoughts on it. 

Conair, straightener, flat iron

Conair, straightener, flat iron

Conair, straightener, flat iron

Conair, straightener, flat iron

Conair, straightener, flat iron

Conair, straightener, flat iron

Conair, straightener, flat iron

Pros: Because it has such large panels, it makes straightening your hair a very quick task. I can straighten my entire head in about 10-15 minutes, which cuts off about 5 minutes in the morning. It only goes to 395 fahrenheit, so I don't feel like I'm going to burn my hair the same way I do with my BaByliss PRO straightener, which goes to 450.  The price is also a huge bonus! The straightener is only $79.96, which is an amazing price considering how well it works. 

Cons: The large panel makes it hard to get the fine pieces of hair around my face and ears. Those areas tend to curl the most on me, so they need some extra attention in the mornings. In addition, the steam function is supposed to make your hair look shinier and more refreshed than if you just used the straightener on its own. I personally didn't find it made any difference, and the function makes the straightener a bit too bulky, which would be annoying, especially if you were traveling with it. 

Neutral: There are adjustable combs built into the straightener that will help straighten thick or course hair. I generally keep it on the middle setting, but don't see much of a difference between when I have the combs out or not. But it does help brush through any knots that I may have to ensure my hair is very straight. 

I also find that while my hair stays relatively straight throughout the day, I'll wake up the next morning to find a lot of curls and frizz again. While the straighter does claim to keep your hair straight even in humid conditions, I found it worked nominally better than other straighteners I have used at keeping my frizz at bay. I think my hair is just too temperamental and will never stay pin straight throughout the day, especially in the warmer months. 

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with how well the straightener worked. I haven't used Conair products since I was a teenager, because I always associated the lower price with lower quality. But based on my experience with the  Conair Infiniti Pro Ionic Steam Flat Iron, I would definitely try some more products from the line. 

Have you used Conair before? What's your favourite product? 

xoxo K

Recently Read: April

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Now that I'm finished school, I have more time to read, which is so nice. Although, with my internship, there are still a lot of long hours and times when I just crash when I get home. But I generally give myself at least an hour to read every night, plus my commuting time (although you always get that one asshole who decides to sit right beside you and talk for the phone for 40 minutes).

I really want to start a Recently Read segment here on my blog. I always start by reading super easy, chic-lit style books when I first get back into reading. My brain is so overly worked after a semester at school, and I just want something to distract me and can read in a few sittings.

The books I first read when I finished school were by Hester Browne. I first discovered her after I found Honeymoon Hotel in clearance at Chapters for $2! I absolutely loved this book, and quickly went onto Chapters and Bookoutlet (my favourite place to buy books, since they are so cheap!) to grab as many of her novels as I could. Unfortunately, a lot of her books are out of print in Canada now, so I wasn't able to find all the ones I wanted. I even ended up buying an e-book version (which I really hate reading) because I bought the second books in the series without realizing I couldn't find the first anywhere.




Honeymoon Hotel was a super cute story, and I really related to the main character. She's an event planner at an upscale hotel in London that has a glamorous history (think A-list celebs in the 1920-50's). She struggles to come to terms with her work-life balance, her failing relationship, and working with some unique co-workers, all while trying to find her place. 

I think it was a sweet, albeit predictable story. If you like Sophie Kinsella's stories, I really think you will enjoy this book. 

Rating: 4/5 

The Little Agency Agency was about an overlooked, organizational freak (Melissa) who was made redundant at office after office. She eventually found a job at an escort agency, something she didn't realize at the time. She went on to start her own job, where she helped men who needed fake girlfriends, socializing, relationship advice, and anything else they weren't capable of doing for themselves. She developed an alter-ego named Honey, someone she could transform into when she put on the blonde wig. The book followed her life, her best friends (Gabby and Nelson), and her struggling clients (Jonathan, primarily). 

I found this book just ok. It was her first book, and you could really tell from her writing style that there was a lot of room for improvement. I swear, if she wrote "made my heart melt" one more time, I was going to throw the book out of the window. It was very predictable, and the main character was very frustrating and naive. She was hard to relate to, and I kind of wanted to smack her. 

Rating: 3/5

The Little Agency in the Big Apple was the follow up to the aforementioned book. It followed Melissa and Jonathan (spoiler, although I wouldn't recommend the first anyway) in their journey to New York. Jonathan essentially wanted Melissa to give up to job, be an event planner for his rich NYC friends, and stop doing what she did best--rescuing people. 

I wanted to murder Jonathan, had be been a real person. He was so demanding and controlling, and Melissa always justified his actions. I could never imagine myself allowing a guy to walk all over me the way Jonathan did, or give up something I loved just to make a guy happy. 

Rating: 1.5/5

I've read a few other books that I've much preferred, so that will be in my May book wrap up. What have you been reading lately? 

xoxo K