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review 2020-02-05 08:26
Guide for those who are flat Iron novice


1. Choose the right size Just like clothes, not all pliers fit all people. It depends on your hair, you might say. What determines the choice of pliers is the length of your hair. The right pliers make it easier to get a nice result and reduce the risk of wear - and you burn the tops.

Short hair: Placed on a pair of pliers with small narrow plates.
Long hair: Choose a pliers with larger plates so you can treat a larger area at once. Also, choose a pair of pliers that are not so heavy!

2. Choose the right temperature
Do not fire at the highest temperature at once, unless you want this to happen. This means that it is good to save some and buy a pliers where you can actually set the temperature. The quality and hair type determine the heat, but if you have fine and worn hair you should run at as low a temperature as possible, around 120 degrees, a hair of decent quality can handle around 160 degrees and a thick and well-groomed hair can fix 185 degrees. But my tip is to take it easy with the temperature. Test with a low temp first, if you get the result you want already then there is no need to increase the heat. For additional guides and information read Fahrenheit Flat Iron Reviews to learn more.

3. Invest in good material
Pliers are made of different materials, but my tip is to buy one with ceramic tiles as they quickly get hot, the heat gets even and it reduces the risk of hot spots, hot areas that increase the risk of damage to hair. If you want to pull it an extra lap, you can bet on a ceramic pliers with tourmaline technology, they are the nicest on the hair but also expensive, of course. 

4. Prepare your hair carefully
You must prep your hair carefully before you flatten it - and then with a nourishing product that protects against heat. If you use the forceps daily, you should do a heavy wrapping of the hair once a week to keep it fresh and soft.

5. It's a no-no!!
NEVER use pliers in wet or damp hair, it will wear out a lot!


6. How do you do then?
Take one section of the hair at a time and pull the hair through the pliers. It is important that you do not stop and keep it still with the hair in the forceps, then you will damage the hair. Squeeze from the scalp and gently pull out the peaks. If you are a bit good, you can also make curls with the pliers by turning it half a turn and then moving it outwards towards the tops. If you want a little volume and not so flat, straight, you can try to pull iron from the middle of the hair out to the tops, lift out from the scalp. Twist the wrist slightly away from the face for some extra bounce.


7. Afterwards?
Take a drop of oil (eg Moroccan Oil) in the palms and pull over the hair. Finish with a gloss spray.

8. Be kind to the tongs ...
Let it cool down in peace before putting it back in the package. Never wrap the cord around it if it is hot!


Choosing the right pliers is, to say the least, a challenge. How should you know which one works the fastest, which one fixes the shinyest hair, which one holds the best - and which one does not wear the hair too much?
It is a jungle out there with a whole lot of different brands, but I have tested three in different price positions - keep it good!


Remington Style Inspirations Sleek & Smooth Slim, SEK 499: Hemed good pliers with ceramic coatings that come up in heat quickly.

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text 2019-08-12 23:57
Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty -- Question for 08/12 (Day 12): Classic Crime and Classic Horror Recommendations?
Gaudy Night - Dorothy L. Sayers
Brat Farrar - Josephine Tey
The Haunted Monastery (Judge Dee Series) - Robert H. van Gulik
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Goblin Market - Christina Rossetti
Who Killed Robert Prentice? - Dennis Wheatley
The Dykemaster - Theodor Storm
The Signalman: A Ghost Story - Charles Dickens,Simon Bradley
Hauff's Fairy Tales - Wilhelm Hauff
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

Late to today's party and most of my really big favorites have already made an appearance in other folks' posts, so I figured I'll just list mine and showcase at the top of my post some of the books that haven't yet been highlighted by others.  By bingo category, with suspense and mysteries together in one block and an extra block for the children's books instead:



Dorothy L. Sayers: Lord Peter Wimsey series, especially the Wimsey & Vane subseries / quartet

Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes series
Agatha Christie: Poirot, Miss Marple and Tommy & Tuppence series, The Witness for the Prosecution, The Mousetrap, And Then There Were None, Crooked House, Towards Zero, The Sittaford Mystery
Patricia Wentworth: Miss Silver series
Ngaio Marsh: Roderick Alleyn series
Josephine Tey: Brat Farrar, The Daughter of Time, The Franchise Affair
John Dickson Carr: The Hollow Man
Anthony Wynne: Murder of a Lady
Mavis Doriel Hay: The Santa Klaus Murder
Georgette Heyer: Envious Casca
Robert van Gulik: Judge Dee series
Georges Simenon: Maigret series
Graham Greene: The Third Man
John Mortimer: Rumpole series
Ruth Rendell: Inspector Wexford series
P.D. James: Inspector Dalgliesh series
Dennis Wheatley: Who Killed Robert Prentice?
Q. Patrick: File on Fenton and Farr
Mary Roberts Rinehart: Locked Doors
Rex Stout: Nero Wolfe series
Patricia Highsmith: The Talented Mr. Ripley
Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep
Dashiell Hammett: The Maltese Falcon
Cornell Woolrich: Rear Window, The Bride Wore Black
James M. Cain: Double Indemnity, The Postman Always Rings Twice
John Dudley Ball: In the Heat of the Night
Mario Puzo: The Godfather
Neil Simon, H.R.F. Keating: Murder by Death



William Shakespeare: The Tempest
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
C.S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia
Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451
Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid's Tale
George Orwell: 1984
Aldous Huxley: Brave New World
Philip K. Dick: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Sheri S. Tepper: The True Game
Alfred Lord Tennyson: The Lady of Shalott



William Shakespeare: Macbeth
Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey
Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre
Anne Brontë: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Daphne Du Maurier: Rebecca
Christina Rossetti: Goblin Market
Charles Dickens: Bleak House, A Christmas Carol, The Signalman
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Canterville Ghost
Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone
Theodor Storm: Der Schimmelreiter (The Dykemaster)
Edith Wharton: Ghost Stories
Edgar Allan Poe: The Cask of Amontillado, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Raven, The Mask of the Red Death
Bram Stoker: Dracula
Mary Shelley: Frankenstein
Robert Louis Stevenson: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Henry James: The Turn of the Screw
Shirley Jackson: The Lottery, We Have Always Lived in the Castle



Otfried Preußler: The Little Witch, The Little Ghost
Robert Arthur, et al.: The Three Investigators series
T.H. White: The Sword in the Stone
Wilhelm Hauff: Fairy Tales



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review 2019-05-05 13:06
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

I remember reading Fahrenheit 451 for the first time when I was somewhere between 14 and 16 years old. Back then it didn’t strike me as special and I didn’t understand what all the fuss was about, because I was way too young to understand about passions and convictions you’d stand for with your life. I am not saying, that I understand about that now, but I definitely have a better grasp on it. Just think about it, would you be able to stand aside while all of your books are being burned to ashes?

I also cannot belief, that I haven’t noticed the superb writing style of Bradbury before, his use of language and imagery is amazing and right on point. Needless to say, Fahrenheit 451 still holds up today and raises some terrifying questions concerning mass entertainment, mass stultification, estrangement from one another and the constantly increasing speed of everything and anything. Like Bradbury asks, why bother reading the original Hamlet, if you can save time by reading a summary or even the summary of that summary?
Speaking about saving time: this novel is quite short, therefore the pace is fast, Bradbury is not pausing to prattle on about anything, but he nonetheless manages to create three dimensional, round characters (if I’d be really nit-picky, I had to say, that some characters could have been better with a little bit more work put into them, but in such a short novel, you can hardly do any better than that).

While it has some minor flaws, I will say, that Fahrenheit 451 earned its status as a canonical work of dystopian fiction and Bradbury status as one of the most innovative writers of the 20th century is well deserved.

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review 2018-10-01 00:00
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury 3 things about this book:
1. I had to read it for school but it was already on my radar. I mean: it is a book about books. And it’s also dystopic.
2. It is really interesting to think about the society that is shown in this book (and the way it came to be). It makes us think about some choices we make.
3. The end is good. Not because it’s big or something, but because it isn’t. There’s not a final event that makes everything right. Just a small step that may make things a little bit better and that’s something we can do in real life.
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review 2018-08-28 22:29
Noncombustible Data: “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

“‘Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving. And they’ll be happy, because facts of that sort don’t change. Don’t give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy.'”

In “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury

Teenagers don't need any special kind of reading program, since they are hugely curious about everything, at least i was interested in the extra-curricular forbidden literature (there was plenty at that time) and the hidden subjects, not out of a morbid fantasy -- but perhaps too, a literary imagination.

If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

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