Competition: Nicky Clarke Mayfair Allure Hair Straighteners

If I had to only use one electrical appliance for the rest of my life I'd happily sack off everything... I could do without my ipod (just) my phone (if I tried hard) my epilator (hello razor) and even my hairdryer (au naturel is the way forward.) However, if you ever made me go without my hair straighteners I think I'd cry. I just about manage to go sans straighteners while at a festival by clipping my hair back into numerous braids and hairspraying with great intent. As I have a barnet that's unruly, frizzy and generally not very kind to me, hair straightening is a daily chore I have to endure. I'd rather spend some cash investing in a decent pair of straighteners that help me leave the house in the morning with a swishy, shiny 'do than anything else. I was sent these Nicky Clarke straighteners from his new 'Mayfair' collection to try and they're a little bit bling - gold and snakeskin all in a tidy little package!



The straighteners are lightweight and feature streamlined, relatively thin, tourmaline coated plates to ensure ease of use and ironing hair without snags. They also feature a 'salon length' cord so you can walk around your room without being forced backwards in a comedy cartoon fashion. With a top temperature of 230 degrees these are also salon quality and can easily compete with any GHDs. The result you get from these is as good, if not better, than any straighteners I've used before - sleek, styled and shiny hair in minimal strokes of the plate. The thiness of the two plates also aids styling, meaning you can really get each piece of hair the way you want in a swipe of a straightener. There are five different heat settings accessible using a turning nob, but the only negative thing is that you don't actually know what temperature each of them are. I've been going for setting 3 or 4 as you don't need to use the straightener at its full temperature all the time (you'll just burn your hair shaft) and this is more than adequate on my rough and frizzy barnet.



These are great value and look super stylish at the same time. A little bit of gold and snakeskin goes a long way in making these stand out amongst a crowd of plain black tools. For the price point I think they're pretty ace; I can't think of another pair of straighteners around the £44.99 mark that have performed as well while looking stylish. The even better news is that I have an extra pair to give away to one of you lucky lot to try too! If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning just leave your name and a contact email/Twitter handle below and I'll pick someone at random to receive their very own pair of Nicky Clarke Mayfair Allure hair straighteners. Good luck!

T&Cs: Must be a follower of LBQ to enter; one entry per person; leave valid contact details in the comments below to enter; winner will be chosen at random and contacted via details provided; if winner does not respond within 48hrs another winner will be picked; no alternative prize available; LBQ is not responsible for delivery of prize; competition closes 11.59 on 17th September.

102 comments:

  1. Oooooooooh, very very excited about this!

    My twitter handle is @kathroooon, and my email is sweetsoulmusic (@) gmail.com

    Thanks!

    Kathryn

    x

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  2. These straighteners sound good,im a slave to my ghds,they're the only straighteners ive used that can tame my thick curly hair, but i would love to try these!
    lottie x x
    lottieria@yahoo.co.uk

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  3. These look fantastic, would love to get my hands on a pair. Please enter me @mrsegg1 xx

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  4. What a great pair of straigteners! I haven't actually tried anything by Nicky Clarke before.

    slusher2010(at)gmail.com xxxx

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  6. Wow what a Fabulous Prize
    I follow you from before via google friends
    follow you via email yasminec9@aol.com
    follow you on twitter @yasminec9
    thank you

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  7. Thats a lovely straightener! :)
    I follow via GFC- Jodie-Winyan
    jodielo@hotmail.co.uk
    xx

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  8. Great giveaway!! They look very stylish!

    Following via GFC and twitter (@azrad89)

    xx

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  9. Brilliant! I've had no straighteners for nigh on 6 months now - horrific. Count me in! *crosses fingers*
    I'm over at
    Twitter @sera_mcdaid
    seramcdaid@gmail.com

    xx

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  10. That looks pretty! I could do with a new pair now - my Babyliss one isn't as smooth as I'd like it to be nowadays.

    Following via GFC as shimmerdreamz.

    ShimmerDreamz@gmail.com

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  11. gfc steph
    stephaniemone@hotmail.com

    love the look of these :)

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  12. These look great!

    @christinaadores christinaadores@hotmail.com

    Cxx

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  13. Great prize! I could do with replacing my old Nicky Clarke straighteners - they've served me well but are pretty tired now.

    Twitter handle is @BeccieLS

    Thanks! x

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  14. Twitter @juliamarch2 email jlvjulia@gmail.com. Xxx

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  15. oooh sounds great :-)

    Twitter: KatlynTrotter
    email: katlyn.luvs_cheese@hotmail.com

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  16. Oooh they look fab! thankyou for this great giveaway.

    Twitter:@Tara71
    Email:Tara6671@hotmail.co.uk

    xoxo

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  17. my straighteners are starting to do that whole temperamental switching off mid use so I'd be delighted to win these
    Kirsten x

    in_need_of_flipflops@msn.com

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  18. They look amazing!

    Lauren,
    Laurensbeautydepartment.blogspot.com

    xx

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  19. Look great

    twitter handle is @elliwgwawr

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  20. I'd love these, need to see if anything is as good as GHD's but without the price tag!
    my email is K3zzzzaaaa@gmail.com
    *fingers crossed* :)

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  21. My third set of GHDs just died. Quick, convert me before I buy another pair!

    @katylcbrown
    katylcbrown@gmail.com

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  22. fab giveaway, twitter @maci234

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  23. Having just lost all my hair to chemotherapy this might seem a very odd competition to enter but as I've heard my hair might grow back curly I would LOVE to win these please :-)

    I am @glitterbaby40 (not been about much on twitter thanks to the chemo!) and my email address is michele.elton@yahoo.co.uk

    Fab review and giveaway -thanks xx

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  24. Wow my daughter would love them x
    @007bambam

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  25. They look great @ClaireSmith25

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  26. A lovely prize to give away and its just what i need :)

    twitter: @1111helen
    email: helenbttl@yahoo.co.uk

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  27. I would love to win these - my hair grew back kinky after I lost it all and now, since I've bleached it, it's unmanageable!

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  28. @needaphone these look fabulous x

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  29. I'm following on Facebook as Maya Russell.
    @maisietoo

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  30. Would love to win these for my wife!

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  31. I'd like to win because,it's time for prisoners of curly hair to go straight! Thanks for the great giveaway @yumcoconut on Twitter yumcoconut@gmail.com

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  32. Id like to enter for Michele Elton who is my fb friend , she commented above as glitterbaby40 and has had an awful time going thru chemo for breast cancer , if love to win these for her , for when her hair comes back so she can make herself feel pretty :) shes a lovely lady ,,,,my email is niccicowdell@yahoo.com or @chanson2010 on twitter or if i win you can contact michele directly x thanks so much x

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  33. Oh wow, they're gorgeous! So much prettier than the ones I have now! I would have to leave them on my dressing table to be admired :)

    Twitter: @Porxie

    :)

    Gemma xx

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  34. Oooh - would love to have a go at winning these - they look fab!
    twitter = @1dozymoo

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  35. Please put me into the draw - thank you xx

    gholmes724 ((at)) gmail ((d0t)) com

    Following you on GFC as Gillian Holmes

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  36. Caitlin einsteindancing@yahoo.co.uk

    control my locks !

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  37. OOh what a great competition. The straightners look very stylish. I'm following you on twitter @angelicalish (Anita).

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  38. Please accept this entry into the draw thanks

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  39. Great prize, I'd love to win!
    @ammalinetheduck

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  40. great prize :) twitter @AngelaMWilcox, email :wilcox253@hotmail.com

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  41. Eeeeek would love to win this fab prize!!

    @HazyLou

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  42. Wow I would love these so much @cachexia1 cachexia1 @hotmail.co.uk

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  43. Look really good. My email is henson.dawn0@gmail.com and my twitter is @DDawn0

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  44. Oh my goodness you have no idea how desperate i am for a new pair of straighteners! At the moment I am going to have to wait until Christmas!
    My name is Sarah Gibney
    My twitter is @sarahgibney
    My email is sarah_ffc@yahoo.co.uk
    xx

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  45. Hi- Great competition prize. They look fab

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  46. Love the snakeskin on them. Please enter me into the competition xoxo @tinkertink2010

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  47. Ooh I would love to try these out, so much more exciting than my black GHDs!

    @AliceRichardson

    xx

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  48. My daughter is so in need of these awesome straighteners! Will keep my fingers crossed. @marktiscali

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  49. I want these Straighteners! Hope I win! =D

    stephaniedotcoils@gmail.com

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  50. i havent yet found a pair of straightners that actually straighten my hair yet!! lol
    Kerry Brown
    kerry.brown17@yahoo.co.uk

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  51. WOW - so need these (daughter moved out and took mine with her). Thanks for the read and the fun - twitter @tabbaz123

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  52. My email is uisdean89@gmail.com

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  53. These would be great for my wife! @incanndescent80

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  54. twitter is - @straysuzi1 thank you for running this Sue x

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  55. Great prize. Twitter name is @clairie_jones and email is jones.cl@hotmail.co.uk. thank you :)

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  56. Please enter me into the competition could do with some new straighteners my twitter is @RenneneH

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  57. Those look great!

    My twitter handle is @sarah34090

    and my email - sarahlouisa90@gmail.com

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  58. Great prize, thank you, I can be find hiding on twitter @phyllgerry

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  59. Following via GFC (Becky John)
    @becky0020

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  60. Ooooh these look lush! My Twitter is @VikkiC2210

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  61. These look great! daisymay00@googlemail.com

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  62. Ohh, could do with decent straigtheners! GFC follower & facebook liker. Follower on Twitter @cluckyhen0. kristynco[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

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  63. great giveaway, thanks :)

    steve

    @kingsandcorpses

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  64. These look amazing, have tried a few brands but have yet to find one that I feel comfortable with, both practically and in looks @mawhittaker on Twitter xxxx

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  65. Lovely Giveaway :)
    natnightowl@yahoo.com
    @nathalietaylor7

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  66. Fab prize, they look amazing !
    Following you as @kiangii
    angpickering@ymail.com

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  67. Amazing prize, would love to win! :) I follow you on GFC (Myf) and my email address is guineapigsinspace@gmail.com xx

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  68. OOh! Fab comp ta! My twitter is @compingstar

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  69. Fantastic prize - I can honestly say my frizz is worse than anyone else I've ever seen!

    @Isis1981uk on Twitter

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  70. fab. coolest looking straighteners!
    @zeniebeenie

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  71. I need these to tame my mane.

    I'm following on Twitter (@LittleMsHolibob).

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  72. I need some decent straighteners. Mine are rubbish and my GHD's got nicked!
    Twitter handle is - @KeeleyLouise86
    :)

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  73. a dream to own, almost as good as having nicky himself doint your hair x

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  74. Always wanted to try a different type of hair straightens since my GHD's are getting old.
    Jessica Louise
    jessycalouise@gmail.com
    www.forevermissvanity.com
    @jessycalouise

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  75. Fab competition....would love to try these.

    @Webkinny on twitter.

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  76. Fantastic prize!

    My twitter is @dangerbadger

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  77. Wow what a fab giveaway!

    My twitter name is @piperanddaisy

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  78. Oh I love these!!! I too am a straightener addict!!!

    @freyamae1

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  79. my other half would love these

    gareth

    reggyp@hotmail.com

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  80. my other half would love this

    gareth

    reggyp77@gmail.com

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  81. Kerry Kilmister
    kilmister2012@gmail.com

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  82. Am following by GFC
    These straighteners sound really good, would love to win.

    Julie Whitehead
    Twitter: @jjuli2

    Thanks.

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  83. How very exciting! I'd be estatic if I won these. I quite fancy a change in hair style so these could help me be more creative.

    My twitter is @sjess82

    Or

    Email is jessupshelley@yahoo.com

    Thank you for a fabulous prize

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  84. Fab prize! My Twitter name is dsloan1987 :)

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  85. My terminally curly/frizzy hair could really use these!

    Victoria Savill
    @TinyApples1

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  86. I would absolutely love these! I have naturally extremely curly hair with a tendancy to frizz, so would love to try these to see if they would tame my wild tresses!

    Hayley Todd

    coppelia100@btinternet.com

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  87. Fab looking straighteners. I'm a frizz monster as soon as it gets a bit damp in the mornings. Not a good look on the school run.

    @lindylulu47

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  88. Ohhh I'd love these!

    jadangel2001@yahoo.co.uk

    @jadangel2001

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  89. These look super. You can contact me either @milliepaw or my email details are on my blog.

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  90. I recently stood on not one, but TWO pairs of straighteners, so I've been making do with a cheap pair - so this would be a godsend! LOL

    My name on Twitter is @karrotsoo

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  91. look great @fromthediff

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  92. Great giveaway! Would love these!

    @sophiefx_

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  93. I'm dying for a new pair of straighteners! Stacey Guilliatt @86PinkPrincess :)

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  94. lovely prize @lempers
    lempers@msn.com

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  95. Fantastic!

    Kirsty Fox

    Twitter - @bloomingfox

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  96. these llok great. please enter me too @dawnbreak

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  97. inglewood2103@hotmail.co.uk

    fabulous prize

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