NuMe's curling wands and styling tools have been everywhere across Instagram and the blogosphere. Cara Loren is a huge fan of their wands and uses them to get her signature gorgeous unicorn hair, so when NuMe contacted me about doing a test run of one of their products, I was elated. I have been lusting (no pun intended) after one of their styling tools in particular, the Lustrum, which is the perfect tool for the minimalist I'm trying to become. Normally $249, you can get the NuMe Lustrum for just $99 with free shipping by following this link and using code STYLES2016!
I am no hair expert by any means, but I do know that I usually stick to air drying my natural curls and waves, because it takes me for-ev-ver to do anything to it. I had heard wonderful things about NuMe's curling wands from friends who have thick hair like myself, so I started playing around with the Lustrum the minute it arrived at my house. Spoiler alert: I was not disappointed.
Specs wise: Nume's Lustrum looks like something that belongs in a legit professional stylists bag. When you open the tube, all five curling wands and base come in a roll up carrying case, and there's even a heat resistant glove included as well. I never used to understand the need for a heat glove, as I've always used those curling irons that have the clip that tends to leave a dent in my hair, so there's no contact. Well, I quickly learned that with the new and improved clip-free style, fingers have a tendency to get hot very quickly, especially for beginners such as myself, so the heat resistant glove is my new best friend.
The Lustrum comes with five wand barrels: the 19mm, 25mm, 32mm, Reverse wand and Pearl wand, and one base, so you're getting a ton of tools and looks in one. I use the 25mm and 32mm the most currently, but I'm beginning to love the Pearl wand the more I practice with it. When I was looking at NuMe's options for curling wands, I was having the hardest time deciding between the 25mm and 32mm wands for my new(ish) mom chop. I wanted a wand that would be good for everyday waves that wouldn't over-curl, and would be easy enough for me to do my hair in a short amount of time. I am so glad I decided to go with the Lustrum set, because while I've only tried three of the five barrels so far, I love the results it gives me.
One thing that surprised me the most was how easy the Lustrum is to use. All I do is insert the barrel into the base, twist to lock it in place, plug it in and flip the switch, and within seconds, the Lustrum is ready to go (which blows the 60-ish second heat up time of my other curling iron). I played around with wrapping styles and am getting into the groove, but it gets easier and easier every time, which also means it's a quicker process each time I use them as well. My first time using the Lustrum, it probably took me about 25 minutes with the 32mm barrel - I was super precise about piecing out 1-2 inch sections and curling them opposite ways, and I got beautiful romantic waves that lasted almost three full days, which was really impressive. Now, I am a little more haphazard about the process, and don't worry as much about being precise, but I still get my long lasting waves and I almost like the more natural waves that I get from the random curling more!
My hair is naturally pretty dry, so I'm very strict with my hair care, and one thing I worried about with the (up to) 410* temperature was the possibility that it would dry my hair out even more and damage it. However, the Lustrum's tourmaline-infused ceramic coated barrels that use both infrared heat and negative ion therapy technologies are very gentle on my hair, and even with using it multiple times a week over the last month, it hasn't damaged or overworked my hair at all!
I cannot recommend NuMe's styling tools enough. I seriously might start shouting my love for them from the rooftops, because I've never had such quick results that last for so long, even without hairspray! Now that I'm set on curling wands with my amazing Lustrum styling set, I think next up will be replacing my straightener and blow dryer with Nume products.
Nume is having some amazing sales right now on their styling tools, and since you know I love me some good deals, I thought I'd share a few with you all! See something on their site that doesn't have a promo code listed? Let me know and I can probably work some magic to conjure you up a discount! All these Nume promo codes are good until 1/31/16:
$39 Fashionista + Free Shipping + Free Hair Wrap (over 75% savings!!): promo code FASHION39
$139 Megastar and Titan 3: promo code NUMERULES
$119 Curl Jam + Free Shipping: promo code USACURLS
$38 Silhouette + Free Hydro Punch Shampoo and Conditioner: promo code GIFTS38
$49 Any Curling Wand + Free Shipping: promo code WANDS49
$99 Curl Jam + Free Argan Oil: promo code CURLS99
Have you heard of NuMe? Is there anything on your wish list?
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