So much for budgeting and minimizing spending! =\ Err. I bought myself a new flatting iron last Saturday from a Canadian beauty store called The Beauty Supply Outlet. If you're a Canadian and have never heard of this store, it's like Trade Secrets with a little more product variety. Or if you're from the US, The BSO is much like Sally's Beauty supply store.
Getting a new flat iron has been on my wish list for a long time. I've upgraded my Conair flat iron that could only go up to 25˚C to my new one by Babyliss Pro that goes up to 232˚C. This flat iron can straighten my hair and curl it. I was originally looking at the Babyliss Pro Ultra-Slim Nano Titanium Flat Iron, but the sales told me they were having this on promotion for $ 99.99 CAD. What's even better is this flat iron includes a free flat iron holder, which solves my problem of not knowing where to place it after it gets hot.
Now, I knew if I was going to use such high-heat appliance on my hair, I needed a heat protectant. Originally, I was looking to get the CHI heat guard @Winners (it's like TJMaxx in the US), because they sell it at a discounted price. But I went to two Winners stores and couldn't find it in full size so I resorted to this Got2B 425˚F Heat Protect. I haven't tried it out yet, as I just got it today, so hopefully it'll work out for me. Plus, it's on sale @Shoppers Drug Mart for $3.99 CAD and apparently, this is a pretty popular hair product since it was sold out at the first Shoppers I stopped by.