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Moonstone Automatic Steam Curler by Irresistible Me

Moonstone Automatic Steam Curler by Irresistible Me

Moonstone Automatic Steam Curler by Irresistible Me

Completely unrelated to this post, but as I type it I wanted to let all of you know the irony of my current situation. In an attempt to finally have a skin-tone that isn’t pale I used a self-tanner spray… well it turns out that I’m allergic to it and now completely covered in hives. As a ginger, I find humour in the fact that I’d be allergic to something that imitates sunlight.

Today we’re going to talk about the Moonstone Automatic Steam Curler from Irresistible Me! I was contacted by one of the lovely ladies from their PR and offered hair extensions – unfortunately another problem with being a natural redhead is the lack of matching colour options available. Instead I asked if I’d be able to try a hot tool and opted for this! (Trust me, it’s not always bad having red hair…)

Moonstone Automatic Steam Curler

The Moonstone Automatic Steam Curler looks a bit scary at first, especially because the words automatic and curler can be associated with tangles and/or hair pulling. Have no fear though because despite the fact I want to rip off all my skin, my hair is looking pretty awesome. 

This hair tool comes fully loaded with the option to use a steam function (similar to when you iron your clothes,) rotate in the direction of your choice, set a timer (8, 10 and 12 seconds) for the type of hair curl  you would like and change the heat settings (190, 210 and 230 degrees celsius.) Some other notable features are the anti-tangle sensor (which really works!) and the brushless motor which makes it really quiet.

Moonstone Automatic Steam Curler

Upon arrival, the set came in a simple black box with a little doo-hicky, or as they call a black u-shaped accessory  to keep the barrel clean and a small bottle to fill the water chamber with. I did notice that they tested it after it was made because some water had leaked out of the chamber and into the box – very minimal though.

Moonstone Automatic Steam Curler

How to use it?

Make sure to brush your hair first – this does have an anti-tangle sensor which works surprisingly well, but you want to minimize the chances of hair pulling. I also like to separate my hair into two sections (top and bottom) and then take about an inch of hair – not too thick! You feed it through the tool and straight out the other end.

If you want to create curls that face away from your face or want to control the direction there is a right and left curl button – for your right side use the ‘right’ button, for the left use the ‘left’. If you want more natural curls you can set the moonstone automatic steam curler to switch between the two by setting it on the ‘auto’ button.

Moonstone Automatic Steam Curler Before and After

[Before and After]

If you want loose curls you can set the timer to 8 seconds which will create a more beach wave effect – If you use this setting I recommend starting halfway up the hair strand rather than at the top. If you want semi-loose curls then you can use the 10 second timer setting which creates a much more tight look. And if you’re looking for a more defined curl you can set the time for 12 seconds.

Hair styled with Moonstone Automatic Steam Curler

[for this I used the steam function and curl setting at 10 seconds]

What do I think?

I’m not going to lie, I was pretty nervous that this would suck up my hair and rip it straight from my head (it didn’t.) It is weird to get used to at first, and you learn very quickly how much hair can actually fit inside the barrel before it begins to tangle. Once a tangle does occur it beeps at you and stops spinning!

Speaking of the beeping, it’s nice in concept and I do enjoy the fact you’re not left to wonder how long your hair has been inside it… but it can get annoying very quickly. My boyfriend made a comment asking how much longer he’d have to listen to beeping when I was doing my hair in a different room. Plus, when you’re curling near your ear the beeping is loud.

I used this with and without the steam function and I found that by using the steam function my hair was not full of static. However, I did have to turn the temperature up and set the timer for longer because my hair did not want to curl as well as it did without the setting on.

The water chamber for the steam chamber is a bit leaky – water didn’t come pouring out of it after I filled it up, but a couple drops did escape which made me a bit nervous because water and electricity aren’t great friends. I’m moving in a week so I’m interested to see whether the water chamber will leak during the moving process because I’m not 100% sure how to drain it.

Hair styled with Moonstone automatic steam curler

Did it save time?

For someone who hasn’t mastered the art of the curling iron this would most likely save them a lot of time. However, I’m very quick with a curling iron and I found that this took me a similar amount of time – 15 minutes. At first when I was messing around getting used to it I took upwards of 25 minutes just to ensure I tried a bit of everything. If you are going to buy this I recommend giving it a trial run before using it for a big event just to make sure you get the hang of it!

I do think it’s worth it if you’re looking for a new curler that doesn’t leave you twisting your arm every which way. The cord is long and it has a swivel base, so it’s really easy to use. If it was possible, I’d love to have varying size barrel options. I think that the timer settings are nice, but the barrel size is also what dictates how loose or tight your curl will be. Otherwise I found that the Moonstone Automatic Steam Curler is a pretty neat and innovative product.

Would you try the Moonstone Automatic Steam Curler?

**This post contains a product gifted to me for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own**

  • Wow that looks really cool and the result is great! Thanks for sharing dear!

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  • Claire Cavanagh

    This is unlike anything I’ve seen before, so I’d be intrigued to give it a go just to see how it compares to traditional tongs etc. Your curls look gorgeous!

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

  • I’m so sorry to hear about that allergic reaction! That’s horrible. I hope you are doing well now. And this curler sounds quite nice. I am not sure if I would try it as I like very loose waves and these look more on the tight side 🙂 But I’d love to try it just for the heck of it. It looks like an interesting gadget, haha.

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Haha, thank you! It’s all cleared up now, but man oh man it was itchy! In my pictures I used two of the tighter options (because my hair eventually uncurls itself anyway!) but the 8 second timer works really well for loose curls!

  • I’m so scared of a regular curler, I don’t know if I could do this hahaha! It looks cool but knowing me, I just might burn everything!

    Oh shoot, I’m so sorry to hear about your allergy! I hope you’re getting better.

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

    • Thanks Bash! I’m feeling much better lol! Unlike a regular curler it’s basically impossible to burn yourself! The inside the the barrel is the only part that’s heated so you won’t be close to touching it! The beeping timer helps to let you know how long to hold your hair too! It looks daunting but I think it is so much easier than a regular curling iron!

  • Yeah this things have always terrified me too! Glad to hear that it has an automatic shut off!

  • This sounds really interesting! I have the Babyliss Secret Curl thing that sucks your hair up and I always, always get it all tangled, it’s horrible!

    • Oh boy that’s no good! This tangled a couple times but it didn’t pull my hair! Luckily the spinning stops and it beeps at you to let you know before any real damage is done!

  • Hmm, interesting concept indeed and this is the first I’ve seen with a steam option. And oh my goodness, I’m so sorry to learn about your allergic reaction. 🙁 I know how horrid it is to be covered in hives, I went through it when I first arrived in Canada. No idea what triggered it until today and it was a one time incident but it took 6 days for the hives to go away. Hope yours will fade away soon too.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Yes! It’s very reminiscent of ironing your hair (in a good way.) Thanks Shireen! That’s odd – luckily they only stuck around for about 3 days but it was an annoying three days!

  • Oh no sorry to hear about your allergy, hope it settles down asap!! I haven’t heard of a steam curler before, sounds very cool and your hair looks really beautiful! I do have the kiss curler where I click on the button and it grabs on my hair and twists itself and is very efficient!

    • Thanks Whitney! It’s really neat, eh? I think I’m going to use it without the steam option mostly but it does make curling hair sooo much easier!

  • Oh no! I hope the hives go away soon 🙁 I’ve never tried using an automatic curler so this guy looks pretty cool to me. It seems I’m always twisting who knows what way trying to curl the back pieces of my hair. Thanks for the rec 🙂 Your curls came out beautifully!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

    • Thanks Mili! Feeling much better now haha. It is really neat and my wrist was thankful for not having to twist every which way!

  • Oh I’m sorry you’re suffering from hives! It’s hell isnt it? I love the sound of this curler but the water leakage issue does put me off as its so dangerous!! I remember having s pair of ‘steam’ straighteners which you had to fill with water and they weren’t very safe xx

    • Turns out it’s a very small amount! I think the rubber seal on the back just wasn’t made properly? But I made sure to tip it upside down before using it and it had one drip. Mind you – it shouldn’t leak at all, but it didn’t make me fear for my life haha! Just gotta be careful I guess.

  • Alice

    Sorry to hear about your allergy, hope it goes away soon! This curler looks wonderful!
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  • Just like you I would be horrified by the thought of ripping my hair out, but now that you have tested it to make sure that isn’t going to happen I would happily give it a go.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • thefashionfolks

    Love the result! Xx

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  • Looks interesting ♡

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  • Hanna

    Looks cool. Thanks for sharing! –Hanna Lei

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  • I already have curly hair but these styling tools always fascinate me, especially this one since it eats your hair then spits it out (or I think that’s how it works). The curls turned out pretty though and I freaking love your hair colour!
    Btw, which self tanner did you use?

    Stacey | http://www.thebambieyes.com

    • Hahaha – yes it does eat your hair and spit it out (but you have to hold it for a few seconds!) Thanks Stacey! I used the L’oreal Sublime Bronze Spray Gel Tanner … it was on sale at Shoppers… so I guess if I ever decide to pick one up again I need to patch test first / read reviews LOL

  • Looks like a great product!
    Dora http://www.bangsbang.com

  • Yay for new and cool curlers! This one seems pretty neat and makes the cutest ringlet curls!

    And sorry to hear about the allergic reaction! I didn’t notice anything the other day though 🙂

  • This looks really fun! I love the looks you achieved with it.

  • I love and was surprised how well the curls turned out, they look really good! The little water leaks would freak me out too… last thing you would want to happen =/ I would give it a few tries if my if my hair was a bit longer, tbh I’m kind of fascinated just to see how it works XD

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