Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The Shine Envy Tong

Recently I was asked if I would like to try out a Vidal Sassoon tool. As I love curly hair and at the moment Im going back to the loose curl look I chose this Shine envy tong, Here are my thoughts!

So as you guys can see its a large barrel curling iron, Works how the usual ones do! What I noticed straight away is how lightweight this iron is, Its very comfortable to hold and the handle section is oval rather than round which also makes it more manageable to work with.

The iron has a lit-up display which shows the levels, Hi - Lo and which you are set to. You can adjust it with the buttons below the screen (Sorry for stating the obvious a little haha) When being held it feels high in quality and is aesthetically pleasing...and shiny! (we all like a bit of shine)

This tong is great for big loose curls/waves and would be great if you like to wear your hair with the 'beachy wave' look. The curls did drop though after an hour or two so I wouldn't suggest to use it for a big occasion - Maybe whack out the hairspray!

*Vidal Sassoon - Pro shine curl tong

I have been using this tong for a week or so now and I have been enjoying it, Its great for those days where I need to be out the door because it heats up in seconds and when my hair is straight I just run some loose curls through the ends and go! As the name suggests it does also boost the shine in my hair after I use it - The image above dosent show it very well but it does in real life!

I always touch on the negative points too though as there are always some for every product! - As I said I like that this tong creates loose curls, but I don't think its so good at creating a good strong curl (if that makes any sense) and I think thats why the curls do drop quite quickly. Its not the best curling iron I have tried. I have tried to look up how much this product is, In some places it was £67 and some places £29 I believe it is worth the latter.

Let me know if any of you have tried this tong and what you think of it. Its been a pleasure to try out!

Sammi xx


Olivia Woodington said...

I love this review because you talked about the negatives as well and thats always so helpful! thank you lovely! ^.^ xxx


vividiorquue said...

this looks lovely, i love the 'type' of curls it creates x


Cassy Workette said...

good things to know! I will not change my current iron

xo Cassy

Jodie Melissa said...

great review!
i love the way the curl looks, but it's not great if it doesn't hold ... I love your blog, and I find so many of your posts useful!xxx

Pippa Jones said...

Aww i have been looking for some good tongs for a while and these look like they could be right up my street, they have done a really nice job in your hair!
And from what you say they seem great!!

Pipp xx


Chloe Witty said...

you should try the enrapture totem styler! thats uh-mazing, keeps a curl for days

chloe @chlowitty blogs

The Fashion Doc. said...

What a great review!! I've always used my GHDs to curl my hair but I definitely think its time to invest in some curlers. This review has definitely helped me with my decision. xxx

Samantha said...

I love the effect it gives to your hair! Would love to try this out

Sammy xx


Lucy said...

I love too how you weighted up the pros and cons, it sounds okay but i don't think i'd pay £60-something for them. x

Hola Bambi said...

These look great I use mark hill rock chick waver which is pretty similar in size! I love big barrel curlers and wavers? X

Megan G said...

I have a tony&guy curling iron and its so heavy to use, so on the lookout for a new one just to use on a everyday basis, think i might have just found it :)


Helen Alison said...

Great review! I'm looking for new curling tongs, so glad you gave such an honest opinion :)


Katherine xo said...

Great review! I have the same problem with some curling tongs so was nice that you gave your honest opinion :) x


ThriftThick said...

It's a shame the curls don't hold up for long; I'm on the lookout for a large barrel iron that'll give me bouncy curls all day, not just in the morning!


Forever Fashion said...

lovely curls! but i get what you mean about not having strong/tight curls... theye're loose and pretty still


Amy Fashion Blog said...

great review

Rachael Naidu said...

ARGH! I hate it when I curl my hair & it doesn't stay curled as such for a few hours! annoying but a gret review.


Alice in fashionland said...

beautiful curls honey


Valérie said...

This review is super helpful, thank you! I really like it but I'm saving for healthy hair so no heat for me :( xx

Emily said...

i am after a barrel like this, thanks for the review!


Milex said...

beyond awesome

Hazzie M said...

I have three curling irons myself and I still can't seem to master the art of curling my hair! I really enjoyed this post because you gave an incredibly honest opinion even though the product was given to you which many bloggers don't do!


Hazzie xo

Emily Robinson said...

I just hate using curling tongs with clamps.


Jessica Hart said...

I love your reviews because you give the positives and negatives. You say it how it is! Might have to buy this now though for loose curls when I go to school!


Laurenlovesmakeupxoxo said...

ive really wanted to try a slightly bigger barrel curler like this, and shine i might just get it!:)


Leanne Rachel said...

I love this review! Thanks Sammi :) xx


Maddy said...

I love the type of curls that this achieves! xxx

HeartsAndCrosses said...

I love that you were honest and touched on the negative! I hate when curls fall out, which is why I always stick to my trusty GHDs!



Charlee Loo said...

You are gorgeous!
wishh I had hair to curl

Lauren Kealy said...

Love the look of the curls, they are perfect! although i find the actual appearance of the curler to resemble something by gillette! haha,lovely review :)



The Beauty Fantasy said...

I'm currently growing my hair, I can't wait to try out this curler when my hair is a bit longer!

I also mentioned you in my recent blog post as my everyday eye look is based on your Naked palette tutorial!


Lindsey Elizabeth Pritchard said...

The large barral looks great for loose curls. They make your hair look lovely.

Lindsey. x

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Tara said...

its always good to shop around imagine you just bought it and paid 67£ then walked into another shop a week later and saw it for 29£ id be gutted


ElleDeesBeauty said...

I love ur hair it's beautiful

Sammie Cheung said...

I can never curl my hair with those curling tongs. It's the release-and-twirl step i just fail at. Might purchase this and give curling tongs another go!


Jemma x said...

Sounds quite good :) xxx


TheStudentLife said...

This is exactly how I want the curls in my hair! It's a shame the curls dont stay in, thanks for the review i'll keep looking for some like this :)


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I love your style sammi, your blog and youtube channel are amazing!!!


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