Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Chic Finds | Drybar Buttercup Blow Dryer

The Sparkle & Shine kit from DryBar Vancouver. $243 CAD + Tax


Morning Dolls

I thought I would spoil myself with the too cute for words adorable yellow Drybar Buttercup Dryer!!!!! I purchased mine as part of the Sparkle & Shine Kit from the Drybar boutique in Nordstrom Vancouver.  

Last year, Vancouver finally got its first ever Nordstrom (the flagship store of Canada) and within Nordstrom, a Drybar! Their pricing is cheaper than higher end salons and includes wash, dry and styling. The salon also has a range of its own signature yellow products that are used at the DryBar salons as well are available for purchase. 

Honestly, if Drybar had not opened up in Nordstrom Vancouver, I would not have known this brand existed. In October, I needed a new hairbrush and when I walked by the Drybar, I instantly got suckered into purchasing their Lemon Drop hair brush. It made my hair so soft and shiny that I ended up purchasing several more as gifts for my friends. 

A random fun tidbit of knowledge by Gurleen = The Buttercup blow dryer is actually their little mascot too - the upside down yellow hair dryer! 

I got super lucky and was able to grab the last Sparkle & Shine kit - perhaps it was destiny!!! I want to say it was exclusively released for the Vancouver Drybar opening because I cannot find it anywhere online. In the kit, you receive the Buttercup (DUH), Double Pint Round Brush and  4 deluxe samples (Sake Bomb Shampoo, Sake Bomb Conditioner, 100 Proof Treatment Oil, Sparkling Soda Shine Mist). DryBar, your product names are ON POINTE! 

Sparkle & Shine Kit is $243 CAD before tax. 
The Buttercup Blow Dryer ALONE is $240 CAD before tax

For $3 more you got a $50 round brush plus four hair products to try. Definitely an amazing deal and I highly suggest you look out for a kit if you are looking to purchase their blow dryer.

•••••• Nordstrom.com is showing the Buttercup at $283.56 CAD. I do not know if the price went up. $195 US on the Drybar site. $245 CAD at Sephora.ca ••••••


In this picture, I dried my hair straight out of the using the buttercup and round brush by DryBar. No additional products were used I did not even flat iron my hair! Also, I did not use a heat protectant.... bad me... knock on wood for having healthy virgin hair!!! 
Does the Buttercup Hair Dryer live up to the hype?

••• I have used it for a few months now •••

In my opinion - YES. It thus far has been a really great investment. In the past, I have generally just used generic drugstore brand hairdryers that cost probably no more than $35. So the Buttercup is definitely an investment at $243 CAD + tax. The price is what makes me cringe. I would say it is the only deterrent for me and others. But when you use this beautiful yellow Buttercup hair dryer, you can never go back to the drugstore brands. You have been warned! 

Even in this extremely dry winter weather, the Buttercup is leaving my hair shiny and smooth. I no longer need to take the extra step of flat ironing my hair either! 

With drugstore brand hair dryers, my hair gets quite frizzy and dry aka not fun. Also, I do not know if it is because I have heavy thick hair, it took forever to dry my hair using drugstore blow dryers. And then I guess because it takes so long, my hair would get greasy and stringy like ugh FAIL I just washed my hair! 

Also, product wise, I simply just wash my hair with Bumble & Bumble's Gentle Shampoo and sometimes a little conditioner on the ends. I do not use any heat protectant or styling products. Just shampoo and conditioner for me. The results are purely from using the Buttercup. 

I use the round brush that it came with. I am still working on my technique haha. It is actually pretty tricky to simultaneously round brush and aim the blowdryer, but practice makes perfect! 

I really hope this was helpful! I wish I could give a Buttercup as a giveaway... hmmm DryBar - Sponsor Me! 

If you have any comments, do leave them below! I love reading all of your comments <3 

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