REVIEW // GHD Eclipse Hair Straighteners

So, I kind of just want to look at these and not use them so they stay this pretty and shiny forever. If you follow me on Twitter, you'll know that I've been banging on about my old GHDs coming to their end for a while and even though they still have a little life left in them, I decided to bite the bullet and get a new pair of straighteners so I wasn't left stranded one day. I did quite a lot of research into which were the best straighteners to go for, I'm a GHD girl through and through, I've had a pair since I was about 15 and thinking about it now, I think I've only had 2 pairs which shows how long lasting they are so despite a lot of competition on the market, I settled for the new GHD Eclipse, partly because they're beautiful and partly because I just know they'll last. I had my old GHDs for over 5 years and they're still not quite dead and I straighten my hair virtually every day so they get a lot of use. 

Ok, so yes these are very pretty but are they any good? I actually really like styling my hair with these, the plates are a little more curved than my old pair which means that I can give my hair a bit of life and slightly curl the ends round rather than the poker straight effect I got with my old ones. It's also a lot easier to style my fringe with these, I have a side fringe that's quite grown out and I like it to kind of flick  back on itself if you know what I mean (I'm not quite sure what I mean so I hope you're still with me on this) but because of the curve of the plates and the fact that the plates are a lot thinner, it's a lot easier to achieve that look. 

The tool itself is a lot lighter and the cord is a lot longer which I know a lot of people will find useful when plug sockets are limited. It has a little button on the top of the styler that you press to turn on, you'll hear a little beep and within about 10 seconds another beep to let you know it's ready to use - I normally turn my straighteners on and head off to do something else while they heat up but these are ready literally in seconds which is great if you're pushed for time. I won't go into the technical details of these too much because I'm really not that clued up on these kinds of things but essentially there are 6 sensors within the heat plates that make sure there is no heat lost while styling your hair, they also keep a constant heat of 185°C throughout styling the hair which is the perfect temperature for styling hair.

As you can probably tell, I'm pretty pleased with my purchase but they are pricey and are they better than the regular GHD's that around £50 cheaper - not necessarily but they look nice and I desparately needed an upgrade so I'm pretty pleased with these bad boys! 

Have you tried these? What's your favourite styling tool?

Soph x

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