Friday, April 15, 2011

Erica + Electricity = Danger

So I bought a "Herstyler" straightener about a year ago and I absolutely LOVE(ed) it! A few weeks ago I dropped it and a piece of the stone plate came off- no biggie. (Let me start off by saying I have had so many near-misses with being electrocuted... but today I outdid myself.) This morning I decided to dampen my hair with a heat protectant... and then I proceeded to straighten my hair and BAM! My straightener popped so loud in my ear and my hair was smoking... literally smoking! That's what happens when water meets electricity (my damp hair touched where the stone plate was missing). So tonight I plan to make a trip to Ulta to get a new straightener.

In case you were wondering about my other near misses with electricity:

1. When I was little I stuck my thumb in a light socket and thought it felt so weird. It kind of vibrated my thumb and tingled at the same time. I did this about every day for about a week. And I wanted to show my mom my "new trick" and she nearly had a heartattack!!

2. I use a heater while I take a shower (even in the summertime!) and I always catch myself reaching to unplug it with wet hands. Yeah, I only let that mistake happen once.

3. My power strip in my room makes it so hard to unplug anything. One day I got tired of yanking on the cord and decided I'm gonna unplug it from the metal prongs... Mistake. I have my moments, don't judge me. ;)

I'm not going to buy a Chi because the last Chi I had started smoking out of the on/off switch.
So, what is a good hair straightener brand?
<3 Erica


  1. This post made me laugh, especially about you as a kid.

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  2. WOW! Thanks for the laugh! Those stories are hillarious! I love the "new trick" one the best! Glad your ok though!

  3. I am laughing so hard at you sticking your thumb into a socket repeatedly haha! Too funny! As for straighteners, I think my chi is on its last leg so please post if you do end up purchasing another brand! I think chis def had lifespans and mine's is about up, poor thing :(

  4. Hola Erica, encantada de conocer tu blog y seguirlo. Pásate por el mío y si te gusta sígueme. Besos, desde España, Marcela.

  5. I happened upon your blog today and am following now. This post made me laugh because I definitely gave myself a little shock about a month ago when I was moving and tried to unplug the dryer for the movers without flipping the breaker first. Ouch! I recommend Chi straighteners. Mine is one of the loves of my life.

    @ Life with Elizabeth

  6. Well im blonde so I happen to have alot of blonde moments lol. I was curling my hair just the other day and the curling iron slipped out of my hand .. instead of letting it drop I went to catch it and grabbed it with my hand! Ouch!!!

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