InStyler BLU Turbo Ionic Dryer

So, today is my birthday. I swear, I’ve forgotten about it no less than 10 times in the past week. Birthdays are weird when you’re turning 33. That’s a lucky number for my husband and I though, so here’s hoping it’s a good one. Since birthdays involve gifts, I’m giving away something! Wait, that’s not how this works. Shh, just go with it! You can win an in today’s post so if you’re into that, and let me just tell ya, you are, keep reading.

I admit it; I judged a book by it’s cover. I liked the  right away because of it’s sleek, white, geometric design. It’s like it was made for me. It wasn’t but we’ll pretend. When I picked it up, I was amazed at how light it was. It really is the lightest blow dryer I’ve ever used. No doooubt. You’re the blow dryer that I’m talking about.

The further won me over with fancy attributes like turbine fans modeled after those used in jets that light up blue when in use.??? It has a DC motor that is more powerful than a 2000w dryer.

The  allows you to choose from 2 heat settings, change airflow with an adjustable dial and and change the release of ions from low to turbo. I mean, of course I just went for turbo. I have a large amount of hair and it’s never been chemically treated so I used the highest heat setting and airflow speed.

So, does it dry hair faster? While I’m not sure that’s it’s way faster than my Rusk Speed Freak, there is something about this dryer that totally sets it apart. The ions people, THA IONS. When I dry my hair with this, not only does it looks super shiny and smooth, but it stays that way for several days. Today my hair felt so silky, it was almost slippery! The healthy sheen really looked as though I’d gotten a blowout.  The negative ions really are key here, maximizing frizz reduction by “transforming droplets of water into fast drying micro-beads.”

So when you fall in love with like I did, you’re obviously going to want to take it everywhere you go. That’s why there is the . OMG so cute. This is all the turbine power of it’s mama bear but in a smaller, more travel-friendly . I don’t believe this has the ions. At first, I thought it was so frivolous to have a big and small blow dryer, however, when is the last time you used a hotel blow dryer and thought, “daaaamn! This thing is legit!” That’s what I thought.

Right now, when you purchase the  from , you get the FREE! This deal is only running at Ulta and goes though 12/24. You could either keep both or gift the !

InStyler is giving one lucky Wake Up For Makeup reader their very own , to have and to hold, from this day forward. Enter via the widget below. Winner chosen 12/19.?

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Thank you for reading and for doing so the past year of my life. Some goals for 33: Lose 33 lbs. Not kidding. Wish I was. Also, improve my posture, learn to ride horses and change my cats’ litter boxes more often.


  1. Barbara Thomas

    12/15/2016 at 12:52 AM

    This dryer looks amazing!!!! ???

  2. Janine Markham

    12/15/2016 at 6:15 AM

    Happy Birthday from myself and my pug, Zeus!

  3. Melissa Ramsey

    12/15/2016 at 9:06 AM

    Ziggy – Dachshund
    Maddy – German Short-haired pointer
    Max – Fat Gray Cat
    Zoey – Skinny loud Siamese
    Bozo and Cookie – Clown fish
    Crabman – Emerald Crab
    Blen-blen – Midas Blenny
    @$$hole – diamond goby

  4. Jill VanDenBerg

    12/15/2016 at 9:13 AM

    I’ve been waiting for you to give this away! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

  5. Julie

    12/15/2016 at 9:26 AM

    I need this in my life!

  6. KAPP

    12/15/2016 at 9:28 AM

    Hi Ivy, I have pets (they are my babies)…2 cats…a maine coon named Kitty Boo-Boo and a tuxedo named Socks (for his white paws). thanks for hosting this great giveaway. Love your blog!!

  7. Kayla

    12/15/2016 at 9:45 AM

    Ooh! I want slippery hair!

    We have a fat dog named Ruby. 😉

  8. Danielle

    12/15/2016 at 10:14 AM

    Happy Birthday!!

    I have 2 dogs. Sugar and Ruby.

  9. Jenna Clarke

    12/15/2016 at 11:52 AM

    This blow dryer makes drying your hair sound fun! I have two kitties myself, they are Lucy & Lola. I feel like because I not only like hair and make up but I love cats as well, we would make great friends! 😀

  10. Colleen Boudreau

    12/15/2016 at 12:07 PM

    I have a 4 year old Boxer named Izzy, and a cat named Little.

  11. Jaimeb

    12/15/2016 at 12:32 PM

    I have one rescue dog. She is a beagle/boxer mix, so she is gloriously ridiculous looking. Very muscular, but close to the ground. Her name is Baby Girl.

  12. Kerry Simpson

    12/15/2016 at 1:31 PM

    Pets- Dogs Scout & Macie, Cats Scamper, Bracken, Sadie, Lucy, Lucky, Zurrie, Star, Mama Cat

  13. Erin

    12/15/2016 at 3:46 PM

    No pets for me, not sure I’m ready to commit!!

  14. Gail

    12/15/2016 at 5:35 PM

    Love me some ions!

  15. Nicole W

    12/15/2016 at 8:45 PM

    This dryer looks amazing but I love your review… Tha ions! Lol

    On an important note I have a black lab mix named Nova!

  16. Jessica Buehler

    12/16/2016 at 11:09 AM

    Happy Birthday! Thank you for giveaway! We have 2 cats, Gabe and Leo.

  17. Tanya Travis

    12/16/2016 at 11:48 PM

    Sadly I have no pets right now. The last two cats I had were Zach and Zoey!

  18. Elle

    12/16/2016 at 11:52 PM

    I have a dog and a cat, both rescues!

  19. Emma Keithley

    12/18/2016 at 5:18 PM

    I have a little black and white pomeranian named Barkley 🙂 I LOVE your blog! You recently came to Iowa School of Beauty and I was in the Esthetics class that you did the demo for! Thank you so much for coming – it was so fun to have you! And thanks for showing us the Cozzette shadows because they are beautifuuuuul!

  20. Rebecca Boer

    12/18/2016 at 10:37 PM

    Sadly, I don’t have any pets right now. We lost my lab/St. Bernard mix, Archie, a couple of years ago. He was named after Archie Bunker, from All in the Family!

    Happy belated birthday!

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  23. Amy

    04/08/2019 at 2:34 PM

    I prefer my Karmin dryer.

    1. Ivy Boyd

      04/08/2019 at 6:05 PM

      I’ve never heard of that brand. I’ll have to look it up!

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