BEAUTY: ghd Arctic Gold V Styler Gift Set Review

Monday, 15 February 2016

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Can you believe that I have never used/owned ghd hair straighteners before? That’s right the holy grail styling tool of many has only just made it’s way into my hands, I think we can confirm that I was definitely behind the times! That’s all changed though since I was kindly sent the V styler Artic gold gift set to try out. I won't lie to you. I was pretty excited to review them.The ghd brand (also known as 'good hair day') was founded in 2001, despite not actively advertising their products until two years later, the brand quickly made a name for itself simply through word of mouth, becoming one of the most popular brands of styling tools in the beauty industry. They were even the first hair tool sponsor for the Victorias Secret Fashion Show! No wonder there are multiple youtube videos out there showing us how to get those Victorias Secret waves using their tools! With ghd being the godfather of all styling tools (going by popular opinion) I was keen to get styling with the new V styler I was sent.

I have the classic V Styler, which is probably one of the more popular sized straighteners ghd have to offer. There are mini versions and those with larger sized plates. You'd just pick the style that would suit your hair type most. It ticks the box for many features you would like in a hair styler. Advanced ceramic heat technology and contoured plates, perfect for keeping the temperature just right as you glide the V Styler through your hair with ease. The rounded barrel makes it a perfect tool to not only straighten your hair, but flick it, wave it, & curl it - Once you master the skill of course!  Unfortunately I'm always one for leaving my electronic styling products turned on when I'm finished with them which obviously is a bit of a safety hazard. However I don't have to worry when I use these as it has an automatic shut off after 30 minutes which combined with the protective plate guard, the ghd V Styler gets a big thumbs up from Tom as I wont be burning the flat down any time soon!

This particular set comes with a combined protective heat mat and roll bag. I'm terrible for protecting my surfaces when I use heated styling tools. I once melted a huge straightener mark on the track pad of an old laptop before! Woops! Therefore the protective heat mat is a lovely addition as I can now have it on my dressing table while I get ready & not ruin the top of it! The mat is actually part of the travel roll bag which is extremely handy. I love a good 2 in 1! The bag is white so not particularly easy to keep clean - I can just see it getting covered in makeup residue as it will setting up base on/by my dressing table! However it has a beautiful design on the front which makes it look a lot more fancier than it actually is. Tom and I like to go on city breaks a lot so this bag is so handy for keeping the ghd's protected when packing them into a suitcase or a carry on. As they are a more premium brand I definitely want to make sure I can avoid any damage at all times!

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As I've mentioned previously, you can create a whole range of looks using a ghd styler, and I really wanted to create something fabulous to show you...... Unfortunately I am not so skilled in this area and at the moment I can only master straightening! (Ha! Not so fancy) I've never tried to do anything different with straighteners so I am a complete newbie at this! I know for a fact you can create a range of beautiful looks because I have seen it done on many a youtube video I have watched since receiving the arctic gold gift set! From glamourous waves, ribbon curls, Messy textured waves, Farrah Fawcett flicks! You name it! I've decided to persevere and keep trying to master some of the other skills so hopefully I can report back in the future with a lovely styled look, but for now you're getting plain straightened hair I'm afraid.  I guess at the end of the day they are straigtheners after all and that is the main purpose of them, so with that in mind I highly rate them as a styler to get my hair super sleek and straight!
I was also sent the ghd heat protect spray to use alongside the styler. I used to be really bad and not use any heat protectant! These days though I realise how much damage that does to my hair by not spritzing something over my locks before attacking it with a heated styling tool, so I ensure I do this every time now even when blow drying! This particular spray smells so lovely, I wonder if it's the same scent for all the products from them? Would anyone like to confirm? The spritz I get from it is nice and even - I don't know why but other brands I've used don't have a very good distribution of product when I spray them - Perhaps I picked up duds! Anyway, the ghd heat protect spray doesn't leave any residue in my hair. It basically makes it smell really nice and protects it. I'm happy with that!

So there you go, my thoughts on the ghd V Styler arctic gold gift set, which you can purchase here if you were looking to upgrade your current straightener! (Or guys, if you happen to be reading this, a nice present for your better half maybe?) I cant believe it's taken me so long to try out this brand! What styling tools do you swear by?

Much love,

28 comments:

  1. I need some new straighteners and I have been considering getting some GHDs. I love the look of these.

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  2. I adore my GHD's. I'm trying not to over style my hair these days but they are definitely the best i've tried. gorgeous colour too.

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  3. I only recently began using straighteners quite frequently and I am so impressed by your new GHDs! I could never justify the expense, perhaps when my daughter goes off to college :) Haha! They look gorgeous and I bet they're better for the hair than my cheap old pair.

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  4. I have been using only GHDs for the past ten years and I love them! x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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  5. I have never owned a pair of straighteners but these look pretty good X

    Miss Kitty Kaos - Adventures Of A Riot Grrrl

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  6. I've never owned GHDs but always hoped someone would buy me some I'm still waiting mind. I love this colour though

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  7. I have GHD'S and I can't live without them.

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  8. I love mine although they are pretty old now but wouldnt use anything else

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  9. I've never owned any GHDs but my hairdresser uses them and they always give really good results that last a lot longer than cheaper brands!

    Caz | This is Caz

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  10. I love having my hair straightened and only have it done at the hairdressers, we do have straighteners at home, but they never seem to straighten my hair, I think mainly as they are a cheaper version and you get what you pay for

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  11. OOOH those GHDS are so pretty!

    Sophie x

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  12. I've always been really lucky to have straight hair so i've never needed straighteners. These look lovely though x

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  13. I love GHDs and these look just fab!

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  14. I use Babybliss but I would be using GHD if I had enough money to buy them. This pair is so pretty!

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  15. These ones look awesome. GHD make some of the best straighteners x

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  16. It's great that everything in the gift set is quality. I wouldn't mind trying that straightener.

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  17. I love GHDs. Think they are one of the best out there.

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  18. I do love GHDs but after two pairs breaking on me, I wont buy them anymore. I now use a Babyliss straightener and it works great for me :)

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  19. This look pretty cool, but I'll never not buy GHD's. I've had two in my life, one of which only broke after 13 years!

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  20. These look gorgeous - my eldest daughter loved her GHD's - she has some that are peacock colours, they are stunning. Kaz x

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  21. I've always heard such great things about GHD's. These look fab x

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  22. I love my GHD's, they are an amazing brand, although mine are getting rather old now, I should upgrade to these! :) x

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  23. ooh those are pretty! I can't believe you have never used GHD's before! I love my GHD's

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  24. I love my GHD's but would like some new ones... these look so pretty!

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  25. I think I would cry if my GHDs finally bit the dust, they are currently doing an alright job but they are 9 years old x

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  26. I swear by GHDs (my last pair lasted me 7 years) so I'm not surprised you love these! This set is also one of the prettiest I've seen :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

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  27. oh i love these, so cute. i have purple ghds which are the best thing in the world. little bit of meluca oil when shampoo'ing and the straightners just glide on through

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  28. Love that they come with a heat mat and a switch off after 30 minutes, with two teenage girls in the house these sound perfect, although I also have only mastered straightening!

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