Gosh, did I need a new curling iron!! My old one took forever to heat up and it would turn itself off in the middle of curling my hair.
At Ulta I found this inexpensive but great curling iron ~~ the Revlon Perfect Heat Nano-Ceramic curling iron with a protective heat cover for only $13.94. I had a $3.50 off coupon with a purchase over $10.00 so I was very happy with the final price.
The reason I chose this was that if had 30 heat settings and had a 30 second heat up time. Now I could wait until just before I was ready to curl my hair instead of warming the old one up while I was drying my hair.
The nano-ceramic coating on this curling iron is supposed to stand up to the daily wear and tear and give even heat throughout the entire length of the iron. I tried curling a tiny piece of hair with just the top inch portion of the iron and it worked great.
Other features I like are the auto shut off, no more worrying on the way to work if I had remembered to turn it off. It has an "on" indicator light that flashes as soon it's ready.
One thing I have never had is this protective heat cover that slips over the barrel of the iron for storage, either at home or while you are traveling. I've really come to like that and use it every day.
You can use this curling iron worldwide as it has dual voltage so if your vacation takes you overseas this curling iron can travel with you.
I'm very pleased with my new curling iron. I would definitely purchase one of these again and recommend it to others.