9 February 2016

Blonde Ambition: Irresistible Me Hair Extensions Review

Believe it or not, I used to have gorgeous chocolate'y hair (that usually went light brown'ish after being "sunkissed" in summer). Even though those times are pretty blurry now, I still go "Whoa!" whenever I come across an old Facebook picture of a brunette me. The change happened one day in October 5 years ago when I decided it was time. I got bored of my dark hair a while ago. On top of that, I got out of a (painful) long-term relationship so changing the whole look seemed to be a pretty legit option. My hairdresser advised to go with the transition gently. So thanks to being in hands of a professional, I didn't get my hair bleached right off the bat. Becoming a blonde was a process that took about a year. Then one morning I woke up realizing: "Wow, I am actually blonde now". With new hair came new "responsibilities" aka a lot more maintenance. Little did I know (or maybe I just didn't bring myself to think of it back then) but going light was going cost a lot - literally. I had to do my homework on different hair treatments and care - something that seemed to have been ignored for a good part of my life. I never had super long hair and also have struggled growing out my blonde locks. That is why when Irresistible Me got in touch with me, I couldn't contain the excitement. Here's the review and my personal experience with Irresistible Me hair extensions.


A lovely black box was delivered to my door the day before Christmas. However, before writing this review I wanted to give the locks a good "test run" to know in depth how I feel about them. It is a completely different story to trying a new foundation or a lipstick. I know my way around them. As for my experience with hair extensions, I had two occasions of giving them a go in the past. Both lasted for a day. One was terrible: I ordered these hair extensions from China for a few dollars (such a n00b), and not only they were absolutely "plastic" and looked worse than Barbie's fake hair, but also they couldn't stay in. Needless to say, I never went outside wearing them. The second experience was a whole different story. I had my hair done for the most beautiful day ever - our wedding day. It looked amazing, was done professionally and it rekindled my belief in good clip-in hair extensions. 
Fast forward 1.5 years later and here I am, falling in love with a great-quality weave. I decided to try Silky Touch in Platinum Blonde* and went dramatic (comparing to my natural hair length) with 20" and 200g. Hair extensions came safely sealed in a bag with two compartments. One contained a sample weave and had to be opened first to see if the colour matched. I knew it might be slightly off because of the tricky blonde shade I have going on now at the moment but nothing a little toner can't fix. I confidently opened both sides of the package and couldn't believe the amount of hair and high quality of the weaves. Before the panic kicked in about how I'm going to put them in myself, I watched this video (which helped immensely). Also, the clips are really sturdy and have an amazing grip.
The wind didn't help to get these pictures taken and definitely ruined the curls I've worked on (and for some reason blanked out to secure with hairspray). Oh the joy that is British weather!
Sweater - Tommy Hilfiger | Scarf - Dunnes (old)
You might find it surprising but I am not a big fan of selfies. There's an exception though: car and great natural lighting haha. Passenger seat only, obvi. As you can see, my hair blends in quite well with IM extensions. So after using these clip-ins for 1.5 months, curling, straightening, wearing with & without a hat, here are my thoughts.

My Experience & Tips:

1. Quality: 
These clip-ins are amazing quality hair extensions. Whether you have tried a cheaper "dupe" (never again in a million years!) or always stuck to the very best, you will be swooned by these locks. The texture, fullness and the fact that this is 100% human hair makes it look gorgeous and super easy to wear.
2. Styling: 
You would think styling thin hair should be straight forward and very quick. Nope. Styling these extensions was a whole new level. They hold the curl when I want that beach wave, they remain flat and silky if I'm after a smooth look. This hair listens to you! I'd recommend using a heat protection spray when you work with it.
3. Weight:
If your hair is like mine, you will definitely feel the added weight. But it felt strange only the first few times. When I first put them in, my hubby said that I turned my head like a robot haha. After a bit of practice you become more comfortable with them. So weight never bothered me anyway (pun intended).
4. Wear:
While they are super easy to work with and blend in with your hair, the whole process would definitely add a good bit of time to your morning routine. Let's face it: who has the time when in rush to get out of the house. However, they are great for weekends, special occasions and for those "I feel like it" moments.
5. Feeling:
Honestly, the moment I put these clip-ins in, I felt great! Not only they look (and feel!) amazing, but also (girls with thin hair would relate) they give you a confidence boost. I personally felt like such a cool surfer chick while wearing them haha. Just need a surfboard and 2 tickets to Hawaii (I hope Santa is reading this).
VERDICT: If you have layers, it's easier to blend your hair with clip-ins. Plus, they go thinner towards the ends providing that natural look. If the shade needs a little change, your hairdresser can help you out. Even though I've had close to zero experience with hair extensions in the past, I vouch for these. Big yes!
Hope you enjoyed reading about my personal experience with these hair extensions.
Last time I wore them was last weekend. Even if it was for half a day when we out, 
it's becoming easier to work with them and style them even better than those first few times (photos above). 
The product was sent to me to be reviewed, 
this post wasn't paid for and the opinions are my own and 100% genuine.
P.S. 
The colour of extensions might come off different
in a few photos due to the ever-changing lighting.

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48 comments

  1. Aw you look amazing with long blonde hair! I can't really picture you as a brunette, but I'm sure you look just as pretty! I've only had one experience with extensions and it wasn't bad... but my hair was dyed bright pink, so I dyed them as well and I haven't worn them since! It's really hard to find a nice red shade as well.

    Lovely review! I didn't even think of using them for an updo!

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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    1. Thanks girlie! Honestly, I can't picture myself as a brunette as well haha. I probably should've inserted a little photo :) Whenever people think "hair extensions", it's always bad experience that comes to mind, doesn't it, hon? I agree, it's not easy to find the right shade too. I did have horrible experience as well with cheap plastic hair that would probably catch fire if I brought the curling iron anywhere close to it lol. My wedding day hair looks ahhhmazing with extensions and the updo was out of this world and held super good! IM clip-ins also became a great discovery :)
      Thanks for a sweet comment! Hope your week started off really great, hon.
      xox

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  2. Awesome review! The color totally matches your hair. I got extensions too & the biggest problem was all the weight, but I guess that didn't bother you anyway. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  3. I've never considered hair extensions because I naturally have lots of hair and it grows super quickly! It's good to know that there are high quality options like these ones for those who might need them.
    http://carolinapage.eu

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  4. Your hair looks so natural, I never would have imagined you were a brunette! The extensions look so natural in your hair! I have been growing my hair out over the past year, and in moments of impatience I have considered getting extensions. The main thing that stopped me was how a lot of them look fake...like you said. This is such an awesome product and I am so jelly of you right now :-) You look beautiful though <3
    Mary xox
    www.realgirlreno.blogspot.com

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  5. I couldn't imagine you with chocolate brown hair but I'm sure you looked just as beautiful as you do blond, I really like the look of hair extentions but know very little about them so this was a really helpful guide :)

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

    http://myhappybubblexx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Oh I loved this post so much. You look so lovely with long hair Nadia. I can't imagine you as a brunette I would love to see a picture one day. And guess what? I used to be a blonde haha, In fact I have also been red haired too but now I take it more natural, but you have made me start thinking of change. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  7. Ohhh girl I can't imagine you in dark hair, but I bet you looked drop-dead gorgeous, like you always do! You must show us a pic sometime. :) My hair is naturally black, and I did try dying it dark red once or twice... It ended up with my losing almost one third of all of my hair! :( Turns out I was allergic to one of the dye ingredients, although everything seemed fine when I did a 'test run' on it... So that's my adventure with hair colouring, lol! The extensions look absolutely beautiful on you, and seem to match your hair colour and texture really well. :) I tested those a couple of months back and our experiences are quite similar, I think. They do look great, they feel great although the added weight did bother me a little. I think these are perfect for special occasions and like you said, for those days when you just 'feel like it'. Fab post as always, hunny, hope you're having a lovely week so far! Kisses x x x

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com/

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  8. Hey sweet. Love the full detailed review! I used to wear extensions about 7-8 years ago. Tried loads of different clip in types but never really got on with them too great. Would either be too cheap looking and clearly "fake", or the good ones just irritated my head :(
    Would definitely love a fuller look!

    Love Hannah xx

    HannahHawes.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. You look great with longer hair and the extensions look so natural! Thanks for the detailed review.

    Vicky
    http://vickysscrapbook.com/

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  10. They look very good and blend in very well with your natural hair! I love how good these look and you can't even tell that you have extensions. I actually never tried extensions, but now I am very tempted to, haha :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  11. Wow I went through the same thing you did regarding a bad breakup, I got out of one 8 years ago (this was before my fiance and I started dating). From ages 13-18, I would highlight and dye my hair, and during my moments with the ex, my hair was light/medium-ish brown when I actually have black hair naturally. I needed a change, and I was so angry that he went off with someone else less than a week after the break up, so I dyed it back to black and I haven't turned back. I think I can picture you as a brunette :)

    Your hair looks beautiful with or without the extensions, but they definitely give that OOMPH! I have never tried them myself though.

    Great pictures of yourself, and you captured the detail of the extensions so well!

    Hannah
    http://floraful.blogspot.com

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  12. Хорошая идея, когда нужно на выход сделать прическу :)

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  13. I never knew you were a brunette! Blonde hair suits you so well babe <3
    I've had hair clip-on hair extensions twice. I was basically desperate, because both times my hair was a disaster after horrible experiences at the hairdressers. They were a wonderful solution for those desperate moments and my confidence thanked them too :D the other ones even lasted really long, but I can't remember what brand they were.
    Nowadays I'm so happy with my hair and it's so long that when I had my hair done for my wedding day the hairdresser said I have too much of it :D
    Also can I just say how gorgeous you look! Such a beaut! <3
    Have a lovely day hon, love ya!
    Emma xxx

    www.wellemma.com

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  14. Oh Nadia, when I first saw the picture, I hadn't read the title yet and I immediately went, omg your hair looks so healthy and well looked after. And the extensions look fantastic on you, they look so natural and if I had saw you in the street wearing these A) I'd run up and give you a massive cuddle haha and B) I wouldn't have a single clue you wear wearing extensions. And I loved reading this review, I love that it was so to the point and in detail ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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  15. These look lovely on you! I feel your pain I dyed my hair dark brown (I'm naturally dark blonde) and I would love my natural hair colour back but it takes so much time and money so I'm just letting it go a little lighter on it's own at the minute!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  16. The day I decided to go just a little bit blonder was the day I struggled with growing out my hair. Looking back at childhood pictures my hair was always really healthy and long (and blonde...), but with bleach and age came the damage. But I am confident I will get my hair back on track someday, and for the time in between maybe turn to hair extensions as well.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  17. I've been thinking about going blonder for a while now, I just need to take the plunge I think!
    The photo from your wedding day is so beautiful.
    JasPooleBlog.com

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  18. Тобі дуже пасує :)

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  19. This was such an informative post, which is great for people like me who have no idea about hair extensions! You look so gorgeous. You are gorgeous either way but the extensions definitely add a little something! I've been toying with the idea of getting extensions for a while now and I love that these ones are clip in. Thanks for the amazing review! XO -Kim

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  20. I can't imagine you having brown hair, I am sure it looked gorgeous back then but blonde really suits you. It is your perfect colour! I've never used hair extensions, after reading horror stories about them, I didn't want to waste my money on it :) These extensions look so natural, and the colour matches your hair. Long hair suits you! <3
    I hope you're having a great week so far, lovely! xx

    Ela BellaWorld

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  21. Клас, тобі так до лиця! І колір злився ідеально, на фото навіть не відрізнити)

    http://ukrainianbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  22. They blend in real well and you suit the added fullness and length Nadia! I love that extensions can transform your hair on so many levels and you can do so much with them when they are of good quality! :O can we pretty please see a photo of you with brown hair Nadia?!?!

    http://rainbow-roseblossom.blogspot.co.nz/

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  23. How gorgeous are these extensions? I have an Irresistible Me review coming up too! I can’t get over how natural they look! You definitely can’t tell you’re wearing extensions! Great post Nadia x

    TFM BLOG

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  24. I've never tried extensions, but these look amazing on you. I have tried clip in bangs to see what they would look like, and like your first extensions, I never left the house with them. So I see how people would be skeptical of using something like this. It's great to know there are better brands like this one. Great review!
    ~Lili
    www.thefashionsalt.com

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  25. I did enjoy this review, it is very well detailed. I haven't tried extenssions before, but never say never, right? I don't see myself as someone who could wear extenssions often, but I would consider wear them for special occasions.

    Your extenssions look really cute....I'm not too keen on selfies either, I guess I'm just not good at taking them...some people are and some aren't. Your selfies are really pretty.

    http://modaodaradosti.blogspot.ba/

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  26. Wow these extensions look amazing on you and so realistic as well!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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  27. These look great with your hair! I'd never guess your hair wasn't naturally blonde already. It looks so beautiful and well maintained!

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  28. Hey Nadia! How are you girlie?? I love your very thorough and honest review of these extensions. They look so good on you and definitely give you that #longhairdontcare look that girls want. These would be so fun to switch in and out depending on the look you want: chic, sophisticated bob or hottie, long wavy hair. Thanks for sharing and I'm glad that you're enjoying them! xo Annie
    http://collectivepassions.com

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  29. Lovely review!! I giggled at the part where your husband said you turned your head like a robot ;) I guess the weight takes some getting used too!

    These hair extensions look beautiful on you!

    Laura www.shehearts.net xox

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  30. Oh my, you look outta this world my blonde babe! Blonde suits you so gorgeously, and these extensions are so luxurious yet so naturally flawless on you at the same time. Utter perfection! I really related to this post as my natural hair colour is dark brown, it took me a year or so to go blonde and I just wouldn't want to go back, I love being blonde! Blonde's do have much more fun, right? ;) :D Even though you're not a big fan of selfie's you look like such a gorgeous queen in the two you posted! I love how in-depth and knowledgable your reviews are, you always put so much thought and consideration into each and every one and it 100% shows! I totally adore these extensions on you, all the dreamy and ALL the divine! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  31. They look amazing on you, can't even tell you're wearing extensions!

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

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  32. What amazing extensions, so natural!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

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  33. Blond looks so good on you, it's so brightening!

    I know what you mean confidence wise, I'd always envy girls who could do perfectly voluminous topknots or messy waves! Irresistible Me seems to have incredible quality for their prices, I'd love to try them out when I go back to natural hair colors!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

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  34. Нежные фотографии)

    mary-tur.ru

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  35. Вау! Звучит просто отлично!)
    И выглядят очень естественно!

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  36. I don't have experience with hair extensions as I'm just not sure that they would be something I would get on well with. These ones from Irresistible Me look so natural on you and seem easy to pop into your hair too x

    Beauty with charm

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  37. Irresistible Me is truly a great brand! You look so beautiful with the extensions on. I did a collab with them last year and I found the quality incredibly natural. Like you, I didn't have any sort of experience with hair extensions, yet they were really easy to handle. I've got them for special occassions when I want to look a little bit different and so i'm loving them!
    xx

    www.stylebydeb.com

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  38. You look so beautiful! I can't even imagine how you'd look as a brunette, but you look amazing blonde xx

    - Anne | annesmiles

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  39. If I didn't already have long hair, I'd definitely give hair extensions a go - these look lovely on you and you definitely suit being so blonde! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

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  40. Instead of trying out hair extensions (my hair's quite thick) I tried out their hair accessories which were just as amazing and of the highest quality! Your extensions blend in incredibly well and you look lovely! You can really tell they're of the best quality :) Hope you're having a good weekend xx

    Velvet Blush

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  41. Wow! These look amazing! I had no idea that you used to brunette...I'm sure you looked just as stunning as you do now, but I totally love the blonde. These extensions looks really great!

    Mallory
    Perhaps Bananas

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  42. Oh my gosh, I couldn't even tell that they're extensions, Nadia :) They look really amazing! I've always wanted to try extensions as well since I have pretty fine hair (and I always want more voluminous locks) <3 Thank you so much for this honest review!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

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  43. lovely post you can barely even tell they're extensions they look lovely on you! x x

    http://millieerosee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. Wow these look so real and soft! You look absolutely lovely with these extensions!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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