Check Out These Great New Hair Tools! 7

 *I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*

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I recently got an email from Vocalpoint, letting me know that I was going to get to test out some beauty products for my hair, and let all of you know what I thought of them.  Talk about being excited.  I usually never “do” my hair and don’t have time for the tools that are already offered in today’s market, but these made me interested to try something new.  I have, I guess, long hair – past my shoulders, so being able to style it, is sometimes a chore.  These new tools worked….

The tool I’m reviewing is the “InStyler Tulip Auto Curler“.  I didn’t really know how to use it, so I headed to their site and there was a lot of great information.  Once you figured out what to do, it was very easy to use.  My hair is colored, so I try not to use too many tools on it.  I let it air dry and usually never blow dry it, or curl it.  This one seemed to be a little better for my hair, since it wasn’t being clipped with the old school curling iron shaft.  You just had to put a lock of hair down the chamber, push the button, wait a few seconds and you were done.

It was very easy to use and even with my type of hair, that usually doesn’t keep curl for very long – this made a difference.  The curl happened quickly and stayed for a lot longer than normal.  There was no burnt hair smell, like I usually deal with using a regular curling iron.  It was also great to not have to worry about those “bent edges”.  Who knows what I mean?  That dumb part that you forget about in a regular curling iron that ends up looking like a messed up end!!!  Yeah, those “bent edges”!

This just takes your hair up in to the curl, beeps to tell you that it’s working, and when to release, then you’re set.  One word of advice, if you want all over curl – start the machine at the top of your hair and have it take the whole piece.  I also liked to just do the ends and have the curled bottom.  It was great and really simple to use.  It also didn’t take long to warm up, which was nice.  I could just plug this in while getting ready in the morning and have it to use for a couple of minutes for a full-on “do”!

Here’s my before picture:20141124_162944

Here’s the after picture:20141124_164217

All in all, I’m very impressed with this tool and would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to make a difference with their look, but not make a dent in the wallet or have to focus on styling for hours.  Thanks Vocalpoint, for letting me be a part of this great InStyler campaign!!

Here’s some more info on the InStyler TULIP Auto Curler:


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Curling your hair has never been so fast and easy. The TULIP’s innovative automatic curling technology lets you relax while the TULIP does all the work. With the tap of a button, you can have perfect curls and waves in just 3 seconds.

Anti-Tangle Technology: With the unique open barrel design of the TULIP, your hair is visible and exposed at all times, preventing hair from getting tangled and becoming jammed in the unit. The open design and ample space surrounding the barrel also makes it easy for the TULIP to curl long and thick hair.

Lightweight Design: The lightweight ergonomic design of the TULIP makes curling your hair easy and comfortable. Throughout the entire styling process, the TULIP is held in a natural vertical position with a relaxed grip, putting no strain or stress on your hand or wrist.


Ergonomic Design
Ceramic Barrel
Open Barrel
Safety Guard
2-Way Rotation
3 Heat Settings
3 Timer Settings
3 Rotation Settings
Automatic Shut-Off
6′ Professional Swivel Cord


discount couponNow you can try it out – get this deal (click icon above):

Enter code SAVE30 for the 30% discount on the line of InStyler tools!  Code is good for the purchase of two (2) InStyler tools through 1/31/15. 

I also received these products, and loved them, too!:


MAX 2-Way Rotating Iron

hairThe InStyler max is the most advanced version of the InStyler rotating iron yet. The 2-way rotating barrel’s innovative technology allows for change of direction with a simple double-click of the barrel for maximum results by rotating in the natural direction of your hair. With a tourmaline ceramic smoothing plate, dual rotating barrel and ionic bristles, the InStyler max straightens, curls and styles hair perfectly every time. Straighten even the toughest, most coarse hair and still get fullness and style without the stick-straight flatness of a flat iron. Curl your hair by wrapping it around the rotating polishing cylinder. Get lift and fullness right from the root. Get a sexy flip in seconds. With the InStyler max’s patented design, your hair won’t get flattened and baked by the extremely intense heat of a flat iron or other hot tools. The InStyler max uses less heat than traditional hot tools, and delivers better results. The secret lies in its rotating heated polishing cylinder, tourmaline ceramic floating plate and four rows of precision-aligned bristles. When you run the InStyler max rotating hot iron through your hair, the first set of bristles gently sort and separate your hair strands. Then, the rotating heated polishing cylinder gently glides over your hair, polishing, straightening, and styling each strand. Finally, the second set of bristles puts the finishing touch on your hair, leaving you with shiny, silky hair. The InStyler max has a 30 second rapid heat-up and automatic safety shut off. There are multiple heat settings for fine, medium and thick or coarse hair. Included with the InStyler max are the heat shield, heat mat, and comb.


& Ionic Styler Pro

81+SbZkWOmL._SL1500_The ultimate styling tool, the InStyler Ionic Styler Pro replaces 4 different styling tools: Flat Iron, Curling Iron, Round Brush and Styling Wand. The Dual Ionic Ceramic Technology harnesses the amazing styling power of ceramic heat combined with frizz-fighting ionic molecules to transform dull, frizzy, lifeless hair into healthy-looking, shiny hair full of body. The Cool Touch Ionic Bristles allow you to style hair with complete control, no burning of fingers, ears or forehead. Close the unit and use as a brush to smooth hair, add volume and create curls. Open and use the tourmaline ceramic professional quality flat iron to straighten hair. The InStyler Ionic Styler Pro has multiple head settings and auto safety shut-off.

Straightening: Unlock the safety to reveal the tourmaline ceramic professional quality flat iron. With the barrel closed, use the bristles to brush through a section of hair. Open and allow split barrel to surround the hair section. Slowly glide the tool at a steady pace through to the ends.

Curling: With the safety locked, begin with the barrel vertical and brush head up. Starting close to the scalp, make an s-wrap with the hair around the barrel. Use your free hand to hold the ends into the cool touch bristles of the barrel. Twirl down vertically.

Insider Tips: Flip your ends under or out by rolling your InStyler Ionic Styler Pro at the ends of your hair to add shine and body to the ends of the hair. Create volume at the crown by applying your styler to the root where additional volume is desired.

Product Highlights

Replaces 4 different styling tools-flat iron, curling iron, round brush and styling wand
Cool touch ionic bristles add shine without burning or tangling
Dual ionic ceramic technology for fighting frizz and adding body and shine
Ceramic flat iron for smoothing and straightening
Heated ceramic barrel for adding volume, smoothing and curling

If any of these look like something you would want to try, check them out at:


Facebook IconThere will be a Facebook chat on Monday 1pm ET (click the link above) where we’ll be talking about hair and giving away prizes. You all are eligible for those and maybe you can win and give one of the tools as a gift this holiday!). We’d love to have you there – mark your calendar!!

For those of you who haven’t heard of Vocalpoint, here’s some info on the site:

hairVocalpoint is a community of mostly women who participate in products research, get opportunities to try new products via samples and high value coupons, and provide feedback about their experiences. It is also a resource for learning about ways to make your life simpler through articles, message board topics, recipes, daily tips and more. The concept is based on word of mouth communication … we offer you opportunities to try samples or receive coupons. You try them and share your feedback with us, with your friends, with your co-workers, etc. This helps spread the word about the products! We share all of your feedback with the brands offering the samples, and they use that information to better market the products. You actually influence products! Imagine that!

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I, Jamie Tomkins, own and operate TigerStrypes Blog located at From time to time you’ll hear about my real life experiences with products and/or services from companies and individuals. Let it be known that I have no affiliation with these said companies, and have not received compensation for reviewing their service/product. The service/product was given to me by the company or any agents of the company. The review that I give regarding the product/service is based off my own personal experience, I do not guarantee that your experience will be the same.

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9 years ago

Wow, looks like a great tool! I would love to see larger photos of your styled hair next time! Found you through Come Along Ponds linkup.

Miranda G.
9 years ago

Ooh I really like how that curled your hair! My daughter has been asking me for something similar to this, I just might have to give in and get it for her (and me!) Thanks for the review.

Ellen Christian
9 years ago

I love these! They really do a great job!

tara pittman
9 years ago

These look like great products for my daughter who has straight hair. They look so simple to use.

Linda Kinsman
9 years ago

The tulip auto curler looks pretty cool. Maybe my hair would actually hold a curl with this!

Veronica Lee
9 years ago

Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
Have a nice day!