Carrera Curling Tong No.537

A longer curling tong means a bigger surface area that can style thicker strands in one go.

The result?

Dream curls, 25 percent faster.

Inspired by the success of the BaByliss Sensitive Curling Iron (hauled and reviewed here), I decided to get another Curling Tong.

I mean, read that description. How could I not get it?

On July 12, (during the lockdown), I placed yet another order on taw9eel, which included the Carrera Curling Tong (No.537) for KD 19/750

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My Hair Before and After (BaByliss Sensitive Curling Iron C625SDE)

Before + After

On July 11 (2020), I decided to try out my newest Curling Iron (BaByliss Sensitive Curling Iron C625SDE).

Typically, I’d wrap my hair in a towel and wait for at least an hour before blow drying it. However, this time, I just hopped out of the shower, toweled up, got dressed and started drying it right away, using my trusty National Hair Styler (reviewed here). As a result, my hair ended up being a bit flat at the roots.

I’m telling you, that one hour wait makes all the difference because usually my hair would have way more volume.

In any case, I only dried it (as opposed to taking the time to meticulously straighten it), because I didn’t want to subject my hair to more heat than was necessary. That’s why the ends were looking extra fluffy (not a good look).

Also, since I’d cut layers in my hair earlier (here), it had gotten harder to make the ends of my hair completely poker straight anyway.

The BaByliss Sensitive Curling Iron C625SDE took some getting used to, on account of the shorter clamp and it definitely wasn’t my best work (like I said, I was testing it out for the first time), but I really liked the end result!

In the future, I’d learn to take smaller sections for sleeker curls, work some serum through my hair, then comb the curls out to open them up and make them a bit looser.

Still, for the first use ever, this baby left me sufficiently impressed!

BaByliss Sensitive Curling Iron C625SDE

On July 2 (during the lockdown), I placed yet another order on taw9eel, which included the BaByliss Sensitive Curling Iron (model number C625SDE) for KD 14/900

If you enlarge the picture, you’ll see at the bottom it says 160-210 Celsius. The fact that it went all the way up to 210 Celsius was mainly why I chose this particular model.

I learned early on that my hair cannot and will not hold a curl, unless I use extremely high heat.

In the past, I’ve tried using tools from some of the more cheap-y brands (low heat) and although they did curl my hair, the effect barely lasted for an hour. The curl would fall loose and sorta’ become shapeless (which is not what I wanted).

Although it’s not healthy (at all), my personal preference is extremely high heat. The higher the better lol While 210 Celsius was not that extreme (for my hair), it was still pretty hot, so I took a chance and it payed off!

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Hair Care Collective Haulage (taw9eel.com + Sultan Center)

During the lockdown, I was pretty much swimming on the daily and consequentially sharing my Shampoo with friends and family. Naturally, I was starting to run low on Shampoo and it was starting to worry me.

I wasn’t certain how long the online stores would remain open during the lockdown (thinking they could all shut down at any moment).

So, I stocked up on not only Shampoo but Conditioner and Oil Replacement and even Hair Serums.

Did I overdo it? Possibly, but then again, we were in the midst of a pandemic.

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Cream Silk (Gifted to me by Mera)

I’ve written up an entire post dedicated to Cream Silk (Best Hair Conditioner Ever) a few years back, but I’m still just as obsessed with the stuff!

I’m very, very dependent on Cream Silk because it detangles my hair like no other!

I have to take this stuff with me, whenever I’m sleeping over or going to the chalet or traveling abroad.

As such, during the lockdown, my stash was running low and I was starting to hyperventilate. Since she had no prob flitting from one co-op to the next, I’d asked Mera (former friend) to pick up one or two for me, but instead she showed up with ten (which I thought was very sweet of her)!

These are Cream Silk Hair Conditioners that she’d picked up for me (as mentioned, here). I have repurchased more since then, because I go through this stuff like water.

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Ivy Babies

Ivy Babies – https://ivybabies.com/

My youngest niece’s birthday was coming up (mid July) and we were still under lockdown (2020) so I found this really cute online store that sold baby clothing and accessories and picked up a few things for her from there.

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Centrepoint Collective Haulage (21 Orders)

As I said earlier in my 2020 Post (here), it had been months since I’d left the house. Much like the rest of the world who were under lockdown, I was going stir crazy!

Ordering groceries and personal care items and whatnot from taw9eel.com kept me occupied at first, but it just wasn’t cutting it after a while. I believe I was on Snapchat (which I used to “document” all the food I cooked because… quarantine) when I saw an ad for Centerpoint.

I was delighted to find any online clothing store that was open!

They had a proper website (as opposed to the pdfs and whatever from Victoria’s Secret) and they delivered (even if it was after a week or two after placing my order)! The website was easy to navigate with a few minor issues here and there (for example, the drop down bar).

The major issues I had though…
– There was a 15 item limit per order (which was annoying).
– The way my stuff was packed was a joke (clothes were not properly folded and boxes were open with their contents strewn all over the place).
– The clothes always arrived all dirty and dusty.
– Sometimes they delivered the wrong color or size or a completely different item all together.
– Some items arrived with the security tag still on them.
– Some items didn’t arrive at all.

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My Pantry

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