02 February 2013

Enrapture Encode Totem Styler

The amount of curling tongs I have had over the years is ridiculous to say the least. The vast majority have been hopeless, often creating curls too tight for what I was after, then falling out not much more than an hour later. This resulted in me buying about 4 different tongs to try before finally admitting defeat and sticking to velcro rollers.
 
So when I was contacted asking if I would like to review the Enrapture Encode Totem Styler*, I was delighted and agreed to give them a whirl. After previously having read plenty of reviews and hearing of Enrapture's celebrity fan base, with numerous having sported the look on the red carpet, it's only fair to admit I was a wee bit excited.
 

 
On receiving the curlers, it was about 2 days or so before I could actually bring myself to remove them from the box. They were presented in an absolutely beautiful kind of royal/electric blue coloured box with a matte sheen, so difficult to describe and photograph, but I couldn't not give this a mention.
 
These curling tongs are completely different to any I have tried before.
There are three individual sections to the barrel itself which can each be set at different temperatures, creating different effects down the length of the curl.
This means that it can be used to create tight curls (using the setting 3-3-3), loose curls (1-1-1), or anything in between.
 
It's such a simple yet ingenious concept.
 

 
They heat up in no time, and are literally so easy to use.
After having a proper play around with them, I decided on 1-2-1 as my favourite setting.
I tried using different techniques on both straightened and natural hair, and as you can see from the images below this gave two completely different looks.
In fact, the outcome is never the same with these tongs, which I like!
 
The size of the curl will not only depend on the heat settings you select, but also on the width of each section of hair you wrap around, as well as the length of time you keep the curler in place.
 
 
My favourite look: I first straightened my hair, then curled the ends using the 1-2-1 heat setting, which created this nice relaxed wave


Again using the 1-2-1 setting, this time I clipped my naturally wavy hair into sections to curl it more thoroughly (please excuse the pyjamas!)
































So as you can see, you can pretty much create a ridiculous amount of different styles.
 
Overall I'm hooked, I'd seriously recommend these curlers! They left my hair looking and feeling really soft and shiny, and guess what...the curls actually lasted! (With a lot of hairspray I might add, I haven't been brave enough to go without yet...)
 
 
The Enrapture Encode Totem Styler retails for £74.99 and can be purchased from various retailers, however Boots currently have a fantastic offer on: if you purchase the styler online here and enter the code 'TOTEM' at the checkout, you can get them for a mere £29.99!!
 
 
So if these take your fancy, now is definitely the time to invest. I've never seen them sold at such huge discount, plus they come with a three year guarantee! I'm not sure how long the offer is running for, so as a word of warning I would be snappy!
 
Let me know if you decide to get some!
 
Jo xx 
 

30 comments:

  1. Great post :) - Your hair looks lovely, I also reviewed these and would love for you to check my look out if you get chance

    India - Jewel Beauty Blog

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  2. This look great :D I wonder if I find an online shop which delivers in EU...

    I am a new follower from bbloggers blog hop :) lovely blog x

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    1. You could try Amazon, that might be a good bet! Thank you for following! :) xx

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  3. the packaging looks beautiful! i have a problem with finding nice tongs and your hair looks so lovely, i think this styler seems worth investigating :)
    http://cloudsandcuticleoil.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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    1. Thank you! Yeah I would really recommend trying this one out! :) xx

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  4. I am exactly the same as you with having so many different curling tongs and never finding something that gives a nice enough curl or creates anything that stays put.
    I've read so many good things about this and I am really desperate to try it!
    Unfortunately absolutely skint at the moment which is highly disappointing with such a good offer on :(

    I did get some Sleep In rollers for Christmas though which I haven't yet tried. Do you find velcro rollers work well with your hair?


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    1. What a shame you can't buy some whilst they're discounted!

      I also have some Sleep In Rollers, I've only tried them once, but didn't get along fantastically with them as I found them hard to sleep in so I am going to try them out again once I get chance.
      I do find that normal velcro rollers work a lot better on my hair than the Sleep In ones did; they give it fantastic volume that stays put and rather than giving it curls, they give it a glamorous kind of wave which I absolutely love.

      I also found with the Sleep In rollers that they weren't great at staying put, so if you are thinking of buying normal velcro rollers, definitely make sure they're good quality and aren't going to fall out of your hair easily!

      If you are a bit skint and usually have enough time before going out to spend a few hours wearing velcro rollers, I'd definitely recommend them for volume :) xx

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  5. Your hair looks lush x

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  6. beautiful hair
    follow back, if you like :)

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  7. This looks so pretty on you! I've also tried loads of tongs and haven't been able to master them haha.

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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  8. Weet woo! Your hair looks amazing! I'm terrible with tongs. My hair is a lw on to itself. Envy the mad skills you got going on! x

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    1. Haha, I have zero curling skills trust me, they're just waayy too easy to use!! xx

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  9. Wow, these curlers look amazing! I love the results and I never thought i'd say it about curlers but they actually look pretty in the box! Haha

    Kimberley x

    http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you :) Haha they look a even prettier in real life trust me! xx

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  10. Do you know if this is available in the U.S yet? I would love to get it! Check my blog out at http://justinawho.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm afraid I'm not sure about that one, but if they're not I'd imagine you won't have too long to wait! xx

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  11. They look like exactly what I've been looking for, such a great idea with the different settings!


    Got your link via the #bbloggers chat :) Now following.

    xx

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    1. They're fab! Thank you for following :) xx

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  12. Really nice hair giiirl ^_^
    I just found you and immediately became member! I would really appreciate it if you'll visit my blog back :)
    Kisses and keep in touch ♡

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    1. Aw thank you! :) I'll pop by and have a nosy now xx

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  13. I have so many curlers but I don't have one that creates the perfect curls for my hair! I've heard about Enrapture and am considering getting them. Your hair is gorgeous xx

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  14. Super lovely! I tried out there jumbo waver :) love www.adoramehitabel.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Just had a nosey, your hair looks fab! xx

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  15. Your hair looks gorgeous!
    I ahve the same problem with curling tongs.. maybe these are just what i need! :) x

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    1. Thank you so much! I would totally recommend them, you will honestly wonder how you ever lived without! Xx

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