Getting Beachy with Babyliss Wave Envy!

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 11 - 2011

Just as the waves tumble onto the shore, I want my waves to tumble onto my shoulders.  Defined, smooth and shiny.  I want beach-beautiful locks (minus the sand).  A bit of sunshine would be nice too!

Babyliss Wave Envy promises just this, well… not the sunshine but beachy waves that last!  Never you mind what the shipping forecast says, I wanna look like I’ve just stepped from the Atlantic dunes at La Tranche Sur Mer.

The Babyliss Wave Envy is designed to clamp your hair between the barrels for a few seconds before releasing into a perfectly formed wave.  You then move the entire unit down to the end of that formed wave and clamp again… repeating until you reach the tips of your hair.  It actually works very well and my fairly fine hair was fully (if not expertly) ‘waved’ within 15 minutes.

The Babyliss Wave Envy features:

~ A top temperature of 200°c
~ Three heat settings for different hair types
~ Ultra-fast heat up
~ Ceramic plate and barrels
~ 2.5m salon style swivel cord
~ Cool tip for safety and ease of use
~ Heat protection mat
~ 3 Year Guarantee

It is indeed very easy to use, I’m someone that has never been able to curl their hair very succesfully with straighteners but this makes it a doddle albeit in a very different style.  On my hair, it doesn’t really look that beachy… I’d describe it more like a bohemian, almost hippy-like wave.  I think I should go get some big flowers to stick in it.

The unit is light to hold, easy to wield despite its cumbersome appearance and didn’t make my arms ache during use.  I was able to wave all sections without swearing and didn’t burn my fingers/ears/head once.

My personal preference is to ‘wave’ my hair with this tool and then wear it up in a loose bun with various bits falling and looking all tousled.  In honesty, I would prefer to see slightly larger barrels than are present on the Babyliss Wave Envy… a personal preference for my tastes would be for a looser, less crimped-looking wave.  But I’m sure there are just as many who will love this more boho-chic look.

It is perfect for summer and it also holds amazingly well on my hair which usually repels all curl.  The photos above were taken around 4 hours after waving with just a v. small amount of hairspray and no pre-styling products used.

The BaByliss Wave Envy retails at £50 and is available from Boots, Argos, Tesco Direct and Amazon.

* press sample


12 Responses to “Getting Beachy with Babyliss Wave Envy!”

  1. Robyn says:

    Oooh, my friend had one of these style ‘wavers’ at uni and I loved it…. nasty burn marks when dropped on ones bosom though :/

  2. Sydney says:

    I love love love this waver (do we call them wavers or curlers still? hmm)

    I have borrowed so many friend’s ones because I am just not willing to pay 50 pounds for it… I feel that way about all of their wavers and curlers actually. I love them all but am not keen on the price tag.

    Looks lovely on you, all you need now is some sunshine and a mojito!

  3. Sophie says:

    I love it! I used to have something similar to this, and I have no idea where it went. I need to find it! x

  4. Claire says:

    Sydney, there’s a Babyliss waver (in pink) on the lookfantastic and also BeautyBay sites for about £23-26!!

  5. Very nice! I should give this a try, now that my hair is growing out!

  6. Sorry to be pedantic, but is that not a ‘marcel wave’? Would be amazeballs at recreating a 1920’s/30’s updo for summer weddings…

  7. Mercedes says:

    Very interesting waves. I think they use that same tool to create the 1920’s style!
    X

  8. Tass says:

    I like this but I can’t believe it’s £50.

  9. Gauri says:

    Wow..your hair looks great.. :)

  10. claire says:

    I LOVE THESE!!! I’ve been using them for years, first a vidal sassoon one then an Andrew Barton one when the previous one died (I actually have 2 andrew barton’s one as a back up I love it that much haha).
    I use mine a couple of times a week and the curl/wave holds for those days in-between, just a scrunch with water in the morning and i’m good to go. The best thing is how natural the wave looks, to the point quite a few of my friends were convinced my hair was naturally curly!

  11. […] theory, we’ve been here before.  I recently tried the Babyliss Wave Envy which although thoroughly impressive in design, abilities and price, left me with more of a […]

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