That feeling when you and your best friend just parted ways, when you boyfriend of 5 years left you or when you run out of gas and its freezing cold and rainy outside. That heart wrenching feeling when you know something good has come to a end. Yup that's how I felt Saturday evening. I knew this day would come at some point or another but I was hoping it would be later. My hair straightener is completely shot. I've had it for YEARS!!! Its not fancy by any means at all. I'm pretty sure I got it from Walmart when I was still living at home. It looks awful, its been through so so much. I've had it since before the hubbs and I even met. It's been like my best friend, we've been through so much together. And the day has come were we have to part ways and say good bye. I wanted to cry, how could this be happening. Call me crazy its ok, but I've always dreaded the day when it crapped out on me because I knew I wouldn't be able to find another one like it. Its a straightener and curler in one. It works wonders on my hair. I have thick hair and it needs to be straightened after I blow dry it other wise its a hot mess, which lets face it isn't pretty at all.
Saturday evening I was getting myself ready to head out for a girls night and I plugged my straightener in. At which point I felt this sharp pain run through my arm. It scared the living crap out of me. Now I've been shocked before but nothing like this. I looked around to see what could have happened there was nothing else plugged in or near me. That's when I picked up the straightener and notice the exposed wiring at the base of the wand. Over time with the way I wrap the cord up after each use it has bent the cord and cracked it allowing the inside copper wiring to completely expose.
Stupidly I continued on with getting ready and letting it heat up. I mean I had to straighten my hair, and I was leaving in less than a hour. I didn't have much of a choice. I picked it up and was bending the cord back and forth at the base were the wires were exposed, why you ask I have NO idea. But it wasn't pretty, POP!!!! Sparks came flying out at me and I just knew the thing was going to catch on fire. It was far to gone for electrical tape. But still my hair had to be straightened.
Quickly and Carefully I straightened my hair and made sure to turn it off before unplugging it. I was not looking forward to shopping for a new one. Sunday morning before church I quickly did the same and made a quick effort to straighten my hair. I had told the hubbs Saturday night what had happened and he very sternly replied with "throw it away now and get a new one." Yes Sir Yes Sir, I will. Any reason to go shopping I guess. Although not really wanting to spend the money on one I was still hoping I could make my current one last a little longer.
Then I remembered I had a gift card to Target from my dad that I had been holding on to since Christmas. Well this seemed like the perfect time to break it out and put it to use. After all I'm going out of town on Thursday and needed to replace it before then.
I didn't go with the most fanciest / expensive straightener they had but I did get one that seems to work pretty darn good on my hair. I was so used to what I had I didn't think there would be anything out there that would compare. I am kinda bummed I no longer have a two in one curling iron. I guess that means I'll have to break down and buy one soon. I've been wanting to get one of the new Wand Sticks, to try out and change things up a bit. This might finally push my over the edge to break down and get one, their just so pricey and I'd worried my hair wont hold the curl.