White top: 1-2-1 brushed out. Pink top: 2-3-2 not brushed out.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you'll have probably heard lots about Enrapture and their range of hair stylers. I've been after the Encode Totem styler for ages after seeing it on various blogs, but I was reluctant to shell out £75 for a curling iron (especially as I already have a curling iron and a curling wand, neither of which I use very often). I eventually found one on Ebay and managed to win the auction for under £50 which I was pretty happy with, but after having used it I would definitely say it was worth the money and wouldn't hesitate to pay full price for it now.
The Enrapture Encode Totem styler is different from other curling irons because of the three heat 'zones' on the barrel which you can change independently. The heat settings go from 1 to 3, with 1 giving a loose curl and 3 a tight one. This makes it so easy to create loose, beachy waves or big, bouncy curl without having to use lots of products or several different stylers. It has a flipper on it to make curling your hair quick and easy, or it can also be used as a curling wand (although it doesn't come with a heat-resistant glove which is pretty much essential if you want to use it as a wand).
I've only had mine for just over a week so I haven't tried out too many combinations, but my favourite so far is setting 1-2-1 then lightly brushed out. The pictures above were taken the very first time I used the Enrapture Encode Totem styler, so my hair still looks a bit messy - but I think it's pretty good for a first go, which shows just how easy the styler is to use. I have pretty much mastered the 'relaxed curl' look by now (either with 1-2-1 or 1-1-1) and have worn my hair curled instead of straight most days this week. For someone who is completely useless at styling hair, I can't believe how quickly and easily I can achieve nice curls. With a little bit of hairspray, they seem to last all day without dropping too much.
Overall, I really can't recommend the Enrapture Encode Totem Styler enough - it's quick, easy, and produced amazing curls. It takes me around the same time to do the relaxed curls as it does to straighten my hair - literally all you have to do is choose your heat setting, grab random sections of hair, curl it away from your face and hold for 10 seconds. Done!
Do you have any of the Enrapture stylers? What's your favourite combination?