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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Hair: Nova 2-in-1 Ceramic Curling & Straightening Iron (Hair Beauty Set)

Happy midweek, my dears!

It's time for another product, lovingly given to me by Supermodels Secrets. If you don't already know, Supermodels Secrets carries a wide range of beauty products from hair to body to even your eyelashes (ahem, read here), from all over the world to make every girl feel beautiful without surgery :) 

If you remember, I did a previous post on another set of curlers but that was the Magic Heatless Curlers. This time, I will be talking about the 2-in-1 Hair Beauty Set curling iron!

Why 2-in-1? Because this awesome curler not only curls your hair, but acts as a straightener too!

ANDDDD it come in PINK!!

The box was a bit dented when it arrived but the interior was still intact, so that's ok. Apparently the curler comes in white too? But I still prefer pink lah hehe. The curling wand is 26mm in diameter so I would say that it is more suitable for people with not so thick hair. The instructions seem pretty easy and you can achieve pretty hair in just 3 simple steps. (I wonder why it says Target on the box. Target, the supermarket?)

Pretty in pink.
Some characteristics of the product are:

♥ Convenient and affordable
♥ Adjustable heat from 120 - 200 Celcius
♥ Straightens and curls hair in a jiffy
♥ Lightweight and small, convenient for travelling purposes
The Nova Nano 2-in-1 Hair Curler and Straightener Iron is made of aluminium plate, coted with nano-ceramic coating to make it more effective. The plates heat up quickly but won't burn your hair. You can choose from the 5 temperature levels and adjust it accordingly to avoid damaging your hair. The cables are rotatable 360 degrees so you get just the right angle when you're using it. Its sleek and compact design makes it easy to carry and use anywhere!

 The plastic part for you to hold hosts the ON/OFF switch and up/down buttons to adjust the temperature, indicated in red. When the device is plugged into a two-pin plug point, the green light at the bottom will go on. There's also a plastic top for you to hold when curling or straightening yur hair. WARNING: DO NOT touch the hot plates when it is in use.

Now for the cool part. The wand also has two buttons; one for straightening and one for curling. All you have to do is just press whichever switch you wanna use and voila!

Pretty cool, huh?

I am very lazy when it comes to styling my hair. That's why you'll usually see me with crappy, messy and limp hair in photos XD I have to admit, this is the first time I'm operating a curling iron by myself! The lame reason being I'm scared of scalding myself and burning my hair ahahahah. >< 

Directions for use: 

The most crucial step to me because I have damaged hair, is to apply some form of serum or heat protection  serum to my hair before curling or straightening it. This is to protect my hair from heat damage. Here I'm using the awesome L'Oreal Extraordinary Oil which acts as a hair serum and heat protection at the same time! It also gives my hair more shine and lustre and loosen tangles.

Um, I actually wanted to do a video for you guys but I have 0 video-editing skills and I'm not confident enough to record myself.. So... Here are some photos and gifs to help you. Michelle, the owner, did a vid tutorial of how to use the product. Geez, how does she make it look so easy?

I'll start with STRAIGHTENING my hair first.

After you've chosen the proper temperature for the iron, wait for it to heat up.

Choose the STRAIGHT option and it opens up the middle section of the barrel. The middle is flat on both sides to let you crimp and straighten your hair better.

 Pick a section of hair that you wanna work on.

Place your hair in between the plates and hold the plastic top. Pull down gently and release the handle to reveal straight hair!

You can check out my stop-motion here. Just trying out new apps :D


Woohoo~ Um, not much diff except the ends of my hair are less messy now..

Now, to CURL.

When you press the CURL option, it actually disables the middle section and leaves you with a 'flap' at the side to curl your hair.

 Again, pick a section of hair to work on and place it in between the barrel and the flap. Alternatively, you can just twirl your hair manually around the barrel.

 Rotate the device inwards or outwards depending on your liking and hold for a few seconds to let it work its magic.

Release the handle and slowly slide your hair out to reveal the curls. Erm, not so obvious but nubad.

I did a short 'mei pai' video and I can't stop admiring how pretty the effects are. Makes me look chio and professional leh! *cheat one*


Tadaa! Succesfully curled my hair for the first time, even though its not super obvious and kinda messy. I actually took about an hour to curl my whole head >< Ah well, practice makes perfect!


Admittedly, the straigtening option is a lot easier to use for noobs like me who've never handled a curling iron before. As for the curling option, the curls are pretty but not dispersed, maybe you need an iron with a larger diameter to get big, sexy curls. However, there is something wrong (I think) with the twisting cable at the bottom. It may be my plug point, but the power does go out occassionally at certain angles, making it hard to select the heating option or even keeping the device on. Other than that, I would say that it's a decent and affordable curling iron to invest in if you're just starting to experiment with your hair. 

Now you can go from pretty straight hair in the daytime to sexy curls at night with just one cool clamp tool! Plus, it's quite easy to use and oh-so-affordable at RM68 only from Supermodels Secrets HERE!
PLUS, if you key in the discount code "Carinn" upon checkout, you can take RM10 off the iron! *valid till end of the year*

So which hairstyle do you prefer? Do let me know :) Till then, please watch this space for future posts on other Supermodels Secrets products!


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Disclaimer: The review is based on my honest personal thoughts, experiences and preference after using the product. Effects may vary depending on individual skin condition and personal habits.


  1. so affordable! i gasp at the price! by the way you look pretty straight hair and curly hair

    1. Ya ikr! You should totally get it :D Aww.. Thanks, pretty! <3

  2. wow... so many functions these products...

  3. gosh. this looks amazing! :) totally loving the results!

  4. hereafter only am going to use tiz and what serum i have to use?

    1. Any hair oils or heat protective serums are fine :)

  5. Replies
    1. I'm not too sure, but it's probably less than USD20? :)

  6. Wonderful post.
    Well what can I say is that these is an interesting and very informative topic.

    Ceramic flat iron

  7. Hey I have also flat iron at my home. But it was really difficult to make curls from it. But I have read every step of your blog and I am sure now I can use it easily. Thanks dear for sharing every step in so easy way here.

    1. No problem, I'm glad it helped (although it's not the best haha). Thank you for dropping by! :)

  8. I just buy the virgin hair in this month. i have read every step of you blog and i think it will be easy to use and the tools where to buy and how much?

    1. Hi you can get them from!

  9. Thanks for this informative post.
    Your blog is really great.

    Ceramic flat iron

  10. A lot of features, definitely I will try out. So you can call it "styling tool" both for straightening and curling.
    Karol from Best Hair Straightener
    Thank you!

  11. i like this style of straightener. please tell me where to buy it. thanks

  12. In my hair curling tool...the temperature is nt how wil i come to know dat how much temperature is needed to curl

    1. Erm, what I do is place the curler on a cloth and when the cloth feels hot enough, I'll know it's the right temperature :)

  13. I'm using Royale hair straightener. It has more than 1.5" plates, since I've long hair. Should I use any product to keep my hair healthy?

    1. Perhaps you should use hair oil and heat protecting spray to protect your hair from the heat of curling, before and after :)

  14. Replies
    1. Sorry, I've never tried that before so I can't really feedback on it..

  15. Gorgeous hair. Gorgeous straight hair is dream of all girls. I love straight ,silky hair. So I use my flat iron. For best hair styling tools ( Hope you like it.

    1. I love straight silky hair too! Thanks!

  16. I have a long and thick hair.. Is nova 2 in 1 enough to straighten my hair??

    1. I personally find that it works better on thinner hair, so it might not suit your thick hair, babe..


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