Enrapture Totem Styler: Ebay (£19.99)
Back in 2012/2013 the Enrapture Totem Styler was all the rage in the blogging world. I imagine this was because a lot of bloggers were sent it to review, but then more people started lusting after perfectly waved hair and wanted in on the action. I remember reading Lily's post and almost parted with the £80 they were selling it for at the time, before realising my GHD's were actually doing an ok job and £80 for a curler was a little silly.
So the years went by and my hair began to forgive me, but word on the street recently (or Brogan to be exact) was that Home Bargains were selling the totem stylers for a mere £17.99. I guess after the hype had died down the next step was to enter the world of the discount store. Either way I grabbed the last pair and did a little happy jig.
The styler is meant to be used like an old fashioned curling tong, with a clamp at the bottom to hold onto the hair whilst it does it's magic. Whenever I've tried this method I end up with a tonne of unwanted kinks so I prefer to use it like a wand and just wrap chunks of hair around the barrel to make a curl.
The barrel is also split into three sections and you can alter the temperature these by turning the little nozel thing from 1 to 3. The idea is that the higher the temperature, the tighter the curl. So if you wanted a really loose wave you'd put all three sections on number 1, and vice versa.
In the picture above I've used 3-2-2 and it took me under ten minutes to curl my whole unruly head of hair which is a good thing if I've snoozed too much before work.
So would I recommend them? If you're currently using straighteners to curl your hair then YES. The totem styler takes half the time and holds a curl for so much longer. Plus you can get a really volumized beachy look with these, with my straighteners I sometimes end up looking a bit like a judge and it drops out into weird sausage curls.
Overall I'm really impressed, and if you're not able to grab these in your local home bargains then they're only £19.99 on ebay here.