Chef LuLu (Part 10) Final Post

December 18

I turned 36! Coulda’ sworn I was turning 37 (I’m bad at math lol) but after a certain point, does it really matter?

Aside from our usual go-to Birthday Cake from Cake’d my favorite cousin also sent over a cute little Cake! May surprised me with a Unicorn Brush Set and some Face Masks with a beautiful Birthday Card using our special language which we created (we had a lot of free time as kids lol). Abrar got me a gorgeous bouquet of Red Roses with a Gift Card for an at-home service (Mani-Pedi). The list goes on and on.

My favorite gift was from my younger brother and his wife though (shown in the photo above) which was a rather large basket filled with Baking Tools (everything from a Rolling Pin to a Brownie Pan and much much more)!

I was quite touched by everyone’s kindness! They didn’t have to get me anything but they did and it was just so thoughtful and sweet! ♥

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Amazon UK Hair Care Haulage (Summer 2020)

On July 20 2020 I placed an online order on Amazon UK for some Hair Tools and Hair Accessories and even Hair Removal Stuff.

I was swimming in the pool with my family almost daily and cooking pretty much regularly (Chef LuLu Part 4) which meant there was no point in curling or straightening or waving my hair, because I was constantly hopping in an out of the shower.

In fact, I relied pretty heavily on the Garnier Ultra Doux Mythic Olive Extreme Nutrition Oil Replacement (haulage here), which I would work into my hair and let it air-dry, until my next shower.

However, I’d really enjoyed the BaByliss Sensitive Curling Iron (reviewed here) and wondered if I was missing out on any more gems. Not satisfied with the small selection at taw9eel.com (it’s not their specialty) I figured I’d check out Amazon UK and ended up with a few hits and a few misses.

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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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My Pantry

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My Story: Hair Cut, Color, and Style Journey (with pictures)

I decided to include these pictures to show you my transition from blonde to brunette. Yes, these are all pictures of me (LuLu). No, you will not be seeing my face (as I’ve explained my reasoning here). If the fact that I’ve cropped my face out of these pictures bothers you, please feel free to skip reading this blog post. If not, I hope you enjoy reading this post and maybe even find it useful or would like to share your own experience in the comments section. Thank you!


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