Tuesday, 22 July 2014

ghd aura™ Professional Hairdryer - Review and Nail Art

Hey everyone! Today I have something a little different for you, combining beauty and nails and mixing things up a little bit. Recently ghd got in contact with me and asked if I wanted to review their new aura™* hairdryer, and I of course said yes. Whilst my monthly favourites do include some beauty products, I am still primarily a nail blog, and I wasn't exactly sure how to combine the two. But I decided to push myself out of my nail art comfort zone and create something a little different. On my thumb and ring finger I recreated the ghd aura™* logo, on my middle finger I drew the hairdryer itself, and on my pointer and baby finger I drew the outline of luscious blow-dried hair. Colours will be after the jump, as will my full review of the hairdryer itself.

To create these nails I used a base of Graffiti Nails - Jet, and then I used Barry M - Gold Foil for the ghd logo. The word 'aura' is made by mixing white and gold nail polish together, and the rest is all acrylic paint. Topped off with a coat of Jacava London - Matte Topcoat.

In terms of the hairdryer itself, I really am impressed. I have thick, and long, hair, and it takes absolutely ages to dry. As a result I don't actually tend to blowdry my hair, I either leave it to dry whilst I get ready, or wash my hair the night before and have a towel on my pillow. Neither of these leave me with perfect looking hair, and it's been long overdue that a good hairdryer makes its way in to my life. The aura™* dries my hair really fast, and leaves it looking way nicer than had I just left it alone. 

Also, and this is pretty important for me, it's quiet. As someone who leaves everything to the last minute (i.e. one am), I don't want to wake people up when using my hairdryer at stupid o-clock, so this is perfect, it's also less irritating for my flatmates in my not-so-soundproof student flat. 

This retails at £145, which is a little on the pricey side, but when you're looking for a good hairdryer you're looking at more expense anyway. My mum's phrase is 'buy cheap, buy twice' and I definitely think that applies to hairdryers. I've had a couple blow up on me in my time, and that certainly isn't pleasant. If you have the money, I would wholly recommend spending it on this, rather than 2 cheaper hairdryers over the space of a year. ghd also provide a warranty with every product, meaning that you're protected against anything that might go wrong. 

What do you think? Do you like the nail art? Will you be purchasing the ghd aura™*? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Great nails! I really like how the hair outline pattern. The hairdryer sounds good, its quietness would definitely be a huge positive for me too. :)

  2. These nails are so detailed! I'm glad you managed to find a way to combine the hairdryer and nail art - it has turned out really well! The hairdryer sounds great too! :)

  3. Like what they were saying, the nails are lovely! You must have really liked this product to make dedicated nail art. :3 Anyways, I suppose the hair dryer was ionic? Yes, they tend to cost a little higher than the traditional ones but they are totally worth it. every girl should invest on ionic hair dryers, probably the best hair dryers available!

  4. You can't go wrong with the ghd Aura. The concentrated air flow makes styling a blowdry so much easier - you have perfect control.


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