Wednesday, September 07, 2011
R.I.P my beloved Chi. You served me well.
The flat iron pictured above was one I saved for and bought, new (allegedly), off eBay. I bought it when my son was in Kindergarten so that was... 8 years ago. I've probably used it daily for at least 6.5 years. I've dropped it many times. Others have dropped it many times. So it's been knocked around more than its fair share. I finally knocked it on the ground one too many times as you can see. To say I was upset would be an understatement. Chi's are not cheap and as far as I know, they do not grow on trees. At least not in California.
So, what to do, what to do? It wasn't like I could just up and order a new one. They're like $150.00 retail most places. Someone was looking out for me knowing I would keep using my old Chi, exposed wires and all (What?! I'd push the ceramic plate back on so they weren't exposed while in use!). I got an e-mail from Ulta with a coupon code for $20 off any purchase - including CHI products! That was a first!
Ulta has their own version of the Ultra Chi. As of this post it's no longer on their web site but it is the one I bought. It is glittery and blue (cobalt!) and gorgeous. And this... this was perfection. It also just so happened that that flat iron was on sale for $99. Uh, yeah! I bought it. Coupon code made it less than $80 shipped. Woot!
I am hoping this new pretty Chi will last as long as my previous one did... but from what I've read I probably shouldn't get my hopes up. :| I can tell the new Ultra Chi is not quite as heavy duty as the old one. But the new one does have the ceramic plates on a little swivel type thing which I'm excited to try out tomorrow. We shall see!