KISS InstaWave Curling Wand Review

Styling my hair is a love hate relationship for me. A little about my hair - I have very thick long wavy hair and so it's time consuming to style it for the most part. I wash my hair twice a week and let it air dry. After I let it air dry I style it. And by "styling" I mean, leaving it how it dried, straightening it with my straightener, or curling it with my straightener.

When KISS offered my the opportunity to try their InstaWave curling wand I jumped at the chance since I have very limited experience curling my hair with anything other than my straightener.

Here's the InstaWave right out of the box -

It's different from other straighteners as it's an automatic curler. AKA you hold a piece of hair against it and push a button and PRESTO you have a pretty little curl :)

It instantly creates beautiful curls in seconds, and it's super easy to use at any angle and with either hand, left or right.

It features a high and low heat setting (low = beach waves, high = curls) and a curl dial with left/right curl directions to curl toward or away from your face. It has a max temp of 420 and will turn itself off after 90 minutes which is a great safety feature if you accidentally leave it on.

Here's a quick video of me using it so you can see it in action!


- Hold InstaWave vertically

- Place section of hair on the InstaWave curling rod

- Touch the Curl Dial either left or right, and the InstaWave instantly and automatically catches and curls the hair

- Hold for 5-10 seconds, hold longer for tighter curls and less for beachy waves

- Pull the InstaWave down vertically, letting hair out

**Tip: Switch between curling right and curling left to create the most natural looking curls

Here's a couple of shots of my hair in it's natural state - 



InstaWave can be purchased at 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Kiss Products/Brand Backer. All opinions are my own and I would never endorse something I didn't completely love. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Kaizen Fashion Project going.

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Mad for Buffalo Plaid

Buffalo plaid has always been a favorite of mine.
It's a pattern I've always been smitten with.

Below are my favorites of the season and everything shown is 40% off!
 How could I not share this you y'all? :)

Happy Shopping!

My personal favorite is the cape. SERIOUSLY. How amazing is that cape??

Ummm Santa... :)


(click photos to shop)

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Red plaid, Red cups & Monograms

Who else is already listening to Christmas music?  

Come on, don't be shy :)

Well this girl LOVES the holidays. And let's be honest, I've been waiting for Christmas music and movies since July. That's right, July.

So naturally I've been doing some Christmas shopping, decorating, Starbuck holiday red-cup drinking and planning my Cyber Monday/Black Friday purchases (it's looking like there's going to be some GOOD ones!)

"It's a Wonderful Life"
Yes this is my photo and yes I've already watched it! :)
It's my MOST favorite Christmas films ever. Classic.

Lots of red cups in my hands lately. And if you haven't tried the new Chestnut Praline Latte, do, because it's amazing and delicious. My new favorite from Starbucks

This beauty is my new obsession. It's from Tuckernuck, an all-American style brand with gorgeous polished pieces. They have so many must-have goodies that would make perfect holiday gifts. Be on the lookout for a post next week featuring an exclusive Tuckernuck gift guide!

This is their CB Station Weekender bag.

I have so many fabulous goods to share with you this next week I can hardly stand it!

Hope you're all enjoying the season!

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