I live in a little sport-free bubble, and I love it very much, but I’m sheltered to the extent that when a bunch of Brazil-themed beauty products started arriving recently, I was a little confused. Then they launched Brazil-themed M&Ms, and my thought process went: “Hey there official food of athletes around the world! Man, is it the Olympics already? Aren’t they in South America this time? Rio! Brazil! D’oh!” And lo, a mystery was solved. Now, if only I could solve the mystery of where my reading glasses keep disappearing to, my life would be complete.
All of which is rather roundabout way of pointing out that I’m not always the sharpest tool in the box. But that shouldn’t put you off this rather marvellous version of the Brazil-themed Steampod that I fell in love with way back in November last year. Covered in tropical flora and fauna, and in a crazy-pretty box, I love these.
I’ll be honest, the Steampod has taken over from any and all other straighteners of choice. My hair just seems to love the extra level of straightening that it gets from the hit of steam, and even though there’s definitely a learning curve involved with these that you don’t have with traditional straighteners, it’s really worth getting to grips with them if you have slightly … recalcitrant … hair.
The L’Oreal Steampod Brazil Fantasy Edition is available from Look Fantastic and costs around £145. The creams and serums you’ll need to make the system really worthwhile are available there too, and cost extra (sadly – but I have backups of all of them, you’ll have to prise these from my cold, dead hands, frankly), but they last a long, long time.
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