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Monday 20 April 2015

Cloud Nine Original Iron | #LetItRain

Hello My Lovelies, 

I hope you are all doing well and had a fabulous weekend. Here is to the start of a a great week with lots of sunshine! I have found over the last few weeks I have turned into more of an Instagram blogger (@SophiaMeola) I don't know what it is but I have just been obsessed with Instagram at the moment. To be honest I haven't been feeling 100% the last week so I haven't been able to post as much as I would have liked on my blog but I have managed to upload some snaps over on my Instagram if you fancy taking a peek. To beat the Monday blues I have a pretty exciting post for you all today, I have been working with Cloud Nine for a little while now and they recently contacted me about bringing you guys a special treat. As soon as I knew I would be able to give something back to my readers I was sold - I always love being able to treat you all! So, we are going to start off with a review of the Cloud Nine Original Iron and then we are going to work our way in to how you can win a pair for yourself! 

As you may know I have quite thick curly / wavy hair so finding the right hair straighter for me is vital in order for me to achieve a real sleek straightened hair look. Not only is the quality of the iron vital but also time - I very rarely straighten my hair because it can take me a considerable amount of time to do so and this was the first time I had straightened my hair in a good 18 months +. I met the Cloud Nine team at a blogger event back in September 2014 and I had a lovely conversation about their product range and their innovative styling tools - I was instantly sold to find out more and to see if they would be able to work their magic on my hair. 

The Cloud Nine Original Iron is the ultimate hair straighter and it is a multi award winning hair tool. I was sent the Original Iron Luxury Gift set (which is still available) and the set includes the award winning Original Iron which has mineral infused plates that leave your hair beautifully conditioned and sleek. The first thing I noticed was how light the straightens were and this is something you don't realise makes a difference until you have given a lighter pair of straightens a try - I didn't get any aches in my arms which I am usually prone to when styling my long and unruly hair (it is both a blessing and a curse). Secondly, the innovative temperature control means you can style from a hair friendly 100 degrees to 200 degrees - when I styled my hair I whacked them on the highest heat setting to ensure my hair was completely straight. I know using the highest setting is not always the best, however, as I do it so rarely I can treat my hair in-between. The third thing I noticed was how smooth the plates glided through my hair and how they didn't catch on any fly aways which can be quite painful. The floating, super smooth plates and curved body allowed me to straighten my hair with complete ease with the future possibility to curl, flick and wave without dragging or catching my hair. An added feature I really liked (which I forgot to photograph) is the blue plastic heat guard. This guard allows them to cool down safely and it also protects them whilst stored away. Finally, I really like how they have a swivel cord (goodbye tangles) and how you have more movement when styling your hair - this is something I have noticed quite a few hair styling tools introducing and I have to say it makes all the difference. 

Cloud Nine are running a campaign throughout the entire month of April called #LetItRain. Cloud Nine are encouraging everyone to have great hair no matter what the weather - or rather, what April showers throw at you. Throughout the entire month of April Cloud Nine are giving away a complementary chic umbrella (with the purchase of any electrical tool excluding the micro products) in order for everyone to fend off the elements and brave the British weather and still keep their gorgeous hair looking gorgeous and intact. If you purchase any Cloud Nine products and receive a free umbrella you can then take a selfie or a chic picture with the umbrella, upload it to Twitter or Instagram using the #LetItRain hashtag and you could win a Cloud Nine styling tool of your choice! You can see my picture above - I wanted it to be all about the hair and the umbrella! 

Now, if you don't have a Cloud Nine umbrella you can still win yourself a styling tool...Cloud Nine have sent me a second Original Iron to giveaway to one of my readers! The competition is very similar to the one Cloud Nine have originally running, however, you can use ANY umbrella you would like. This giveaway is so simple, fun and easy to enter. To enter you have to tag myself (@SophiaMeola) and Cloud Nine (@CloudNineC9) on Twitter or Instagram using the #LetItRain hashtag with your umbrella selfie and a winner will then be chosen by the selection of selfies. This competition will run until midnight 30th April - Good luck everyone! 

Overall, I was extremely impressed with the straightens and I would highly recommend them to anyone who is on the look out for a new styling took. I am also extremely excited about the #LetItRain competition and I cannot wait to see all of you entries. Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you all and I make sure to read every single comment...they really make my day! 

Lots of Love
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  1. Your hair looks fabulous!!! xxxx

  2. These sound amazing! I have thick curly hair like you too but I always straighten mine because its so much easier to manage, but I have to admit it takes me ages! Next time my straighteners break I'll have to take a look at these :) xx

    Lipgloss & Lashes

  3. This iron sounds great, and that umbrella is adorable! I'm currently using a ghd, but it's nearly 8 years old, so when that goes I'll look into this brand! :)

  4. This product looks amazing! I bet my hair still wouldn't look as fab as yours though, even if I had some :p

    Louise x

    With love from Lou

  5. Look amazing! always wanted to try Cloud 9 supposed to be amazing.


  6. ive heard great things about cloud 9. i haven't straightened my hair for 10 years now lol I'm lazy

  7. Ahh that's an amazing giveaway!

    Jenna | Jenna Loves Beauty

  8. What a beautiful styling tool and beautiful hair as always! Will definitely be entering with my own umbrella!

    Kirsty xx

  9. Your hair looks lovely, I have heard so many good things about cloud 9 :)!

    Christie x

  10. I have never owned or used a hair straightener (I know, i know..) but would definitely try something like this if I ever would get one..with this awesome weather, i don't even know where my umbrella is, but if I find it I'll definitely enter!! :D

  11. I have thick curly frizzy course hair, so far ghd have been the best, however these do sound like a great product. I do like the idea of temperature control which ghd don't have. So when the ghds have their last day I'll be looking into these

    Amy x

  12. This sounds fab! I don't actually know where my GHD's have gone, so I might take a peak at Cloud 9!

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  13. Sounds fantastic hair straightener! Next time I'm in need of a new one I'll give this one a go :) Your hair looks gorgeous! xx

    Pink Frenzy

  14. These sound so good, and I'll be keeping them in mind as I think mine are dying!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  15. I'm so envious of your long hair, and I'm very lucky to have naturally straight hair myself! :)

    Frankie | Crazyblondegal

  16. They sound fantastic and your hair looks amazing lovely, I wish mine was as long as yours! xx

  17. I love your reviews, you're always so thorough and mention all the important points! This sounds like a great styling tool, although I straighten my hair so rarely that my GHDs are still going strong after about 8 years - I would like more control over the temperature though so I'll definitely look into these when the time comes :)

    Jess xo

  18. You have such beautiful hair. I have heard so many good things about these straighteners, my GHDs are on their last legs, so these will definitely be on my watch list x

  19. I am in desperate need of a new hair straightener as mine just doesn't seem to be heating up like it used to so your review has been so helpful to me :) xxx


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