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.



  1. MissKathryn
    September 10, 2012 / 11:06 am

    Oooooooooh, very very excited about this!My twitter handle is @kathroooon, and my email is sweetsoulmusic (@) gmail.comThanks!Kathrynx

  2. lottie
    September 10, 2012 / 11:08 am

    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

  3. Amanda
    September 10, 2012 / 11:25 am

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

  4. Stephanie
    September 10, 2012 / 11:47 am

    What a great pair of straigteners! I haven't actually tried anything by Nicky Clarke before.slusher2010(at) xxxx

  5. beano54
    September 10, 2012 / 12:21 pm

    Wow what a Fabulous PrizeI follow you from before via google friendsfollow you via email yasminec9@aol.comfollow you on twitter @yasminec9thank you

  6. Azra
    September 10, 2012 / 2:35 pm

    Great giveaway!! They look very stylish!Following via GFC and twitter (@azrad89)xx

  7. Anonymous
    September 10, 2012 / 2:54 pm

    Brilliant! I've had no straighteners for nigh on 6 months now – horrific. Count me in! *crosses fingers*I'm over at Twitter @sera_mcdaidseramcdaid@gmail.comxx

  8. ShimmerDreamz
    September 10, 2012 / 6:56 pm

    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

  9. Beccie
    September 11, 2012 / 11:15 am

    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 @BeccieLSThanks! x

  10. Anonymous
    September 11, 2012 / 2:57 pm

    Oooh they look fab! thankyou for this great

  11. Kemcaflipflops
    September 11, 2012 / 2:59 pm

    my straighteners are starting to do that whole temperamental switching off mid use so I'd be delighted to win theseKirsten

  12. Lauren
    September 11, 2012 / 4:04 pm

    They look amazing!Lauren,Laurensbeautydepartment.blogspot.comxx

  13. elliwg
    September 11, 2012 / 4:07 pm

    Look greattwitter handle is @elliwgwawr

  14. Keri Jones
    September 11, 2012 / 8:41 pm

    I'd love these, need to see if anything is as good as GHD's but without the price tag!my email is*fingers crossed* 🙂

  15. ktlcb
    September 11, 2012 / 8:57 pm

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

  16. maci234
    September 11, 2012 / 8:58 pm

    fab giveaway, twitter @maci234

  17. glitterbaby40
    September 11, 2012 / 9:19 pm

    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 review and giveaway -thanks xx

  18. Saran Benjamin
    September 12, 2012 / 5:50 am

    Wow my daughter would love them x@007bambam

  19. saurus
    September 12, 2012 / 6:10 am

    They look great @ClaireSmith25

  20. helen
    September 12, 2012 / 6:59 am

    A lovely prize to give away and its just what i need :)twitter: @1111helenemail:

  21. Beverley
    September 12, 2012 / 7:49 am

    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!

  22. Claire Toplis
    September 12, 2012 / 8:03 am

    @needaphone these look fabulous x

  23. clairew137
    September 12, 2012 / 8:13 am

    claire woods@clairew137

  24. Maya Russell
    September 12, 2012 / 8:46 am

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

  25. John Taggart
    September 12, 2012 / 9:24 am

    Would love to win these for my wife!

  26. bizzylizzy
    September 12, 2012 / 9:25 am

    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

  27. Nicci ~bubbaloves reviews /blog
    September 12, 2012 / 10:32 am

    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 or @chanson2010 on twitter or if i win you can contact michele directly x thanks so much x

  28. Gemma Turner
    September 12, 2012 / 12:14 pm

    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

  29. mummy24
    September 12, 2012 / 6:06 pm

    would love to win@ashlallan

  30. dozymoo
    September 12, 2012 / 8:31 pm

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

  31. Gillian Holmes
    September 12, 2012 / 9:46 pm

    Please put me into the draw – thank you xxgholmes724 ((at)) gmail ((d0t)) comFollowing you on GFC as Gillian Holmes

  32. Anonymous
    September 13, 2012 / 1:11 pm

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

  33. Anonymous
    September 13, 2012 / 4:16 pm

    Please accept this entry into the draw thanks

  34. emma howard
    September 13, 2012 / 8:53 pm

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

  35. angela wilcox
    September 13, 2012 / 9:21 pm

    great prize 🙂 twitter @AngelaMWilcox, email

  36. Hazel Christopher
    September 13, 2012 / 9:32 pm

    Eeeeek would love to win this fab prize!! @HazyLou

  37. cachexia
    September 14, 2012 / 11:23 am

    Wow I would love these so much @cachexia1 cachexia1

  38. Sarah
    September 14, 2012 / 1:29 pm

    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 GibneyMy twitter is @sarahgibneyMy email is

  39. Tiddles12
    September 14, 2012 / 3:29 pm

    Hi- Great competition prize. They look fab

  40. thrlrds2007
    September 14, 2012 / 8:04 pm

    Fantastic @thrlrds2007

  41. tinkertink2010
    September 14, 2012 / 11:25 pm

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

  42. Alice
    September 15, 2012 / 12:23 pm

    Ooh I would love to try these out, so much more exciting than my black GHDs!@AliceRichardson xx

  43. Mark Barlow
    September 15, 2012 / 2:25 pm

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

  44. Steph Coils
    September 15, 2012 / 4:10 pm

    I want these Straighteners! Hope I win!

  45. KerryHarveysMummy
    September 15, 2012 / 5:48 pm

    i havent yet found a pair of straightners that actually straighten my hair yet!! lolKerry

  46. tabbaz123
    September 15, 2012 / 6:11 pm

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

  47. Mike Cannon
    September 15, 2012 / 9:06 pm

    These would be great for my wife! @incanndescent80

  48. straysuzi
    September 15, 2012 / 9:09 pm

    twitter is – @straysuzi1 thank you for running this Sue x

  49. perkypigs
    September 15, 2012 / 9:21 pm

    Great prize. Twitter name is @clairie_jones and email is thank you 🙂

  50. Rennene Hartland
    September 15, 2012 / 9:30 pm

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

  51. Phyllis Ellett
    September 16, 2012 / 8:51 am

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

  52. becky004
    September 16, 2012 / 9:13 am

    Following via GFC (Becky John)@becky0020

  53. Vikki Cross
    September 16, 2012 / 10:18 am

    Ooooh these look lush! My Twitter is @VikkiC2210

  54. Kristy Brown
    September 16, 2012 / 12:31 pm

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

  55. stephen holman
    September 16, 2012 / 12:46 pm

    great giveaway, thanks :)steve@kingsandcorpses

  56. zbody
    September 16, 2012 / 1:28 pm

    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

  57. Ang Pickering
    September 16, 2012 / 4:25 pm

    Fab prize, they look amazing !Following you as

  58. Myf
    September 16, 2012 / 4:32 pm

    Amazing prize, would love to win! 🙂 I follow you on GFC (Myf) and my email address is xx

  59. Gwyneth
    September 16, 2012 / 6:16 pm

    OOh! Fab comp ta! My twitter is @compingstar

  60. Isis1981uk
    September 16, 2012 / 6:32 pm

    Fantastic prize – I can honestly say my frizz is worse than anyone else I've ever seen!@Isis1981uk on Twitter

  61. zeenie
    September 16, 2012 / 7:07 pm

    fab. coolest looking straighteners!@zeniebeenie

  62. mrsmonkster
    September 16, 2012 / 7:16 pm

    I need these to tame my mane.I'm following on Twitter (@LittleMsHolibob).

  63. Keeley Atkinson
    September 16, 2012 / 7:38 pm

    I need some decent straighteners. Mine are rubbish and my GHD's got nicked! Twitter handle is – @KeeleyLouise86 🙂

  64. Anonymous
    September 16, 2012 / 7:57 pm

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

  65. Ellen Stafford
    September 16, 2012 / 8:36 pm

    Fab competition….would love to try these. @Webkinny on twitter.

  66. Kate O'Neill
    September 16, 2012 / 8:41 pm

    Fantastic prize!My twitter is @dangerbadger

  67. Piper and Daisy
    September 16, 2012 / 8:46 pm

    Wow what a fab giveaway!My twitter name is @piperanddaisy

  68. freyamae2000
    September 16, 2012 / 8:57 pm

    Oh I love these!!! I too am a straightener addict!!!@freyamae1

  69. Julie
    September 17, 2012 / 12:53 am

    Am following by GFCThese straighteners sound really good, would love to win.Julie WhiteheadTwitter: @jjuli2Thanks.

  70. Shelley Jessup
    September 17, 2012 / 1:58 am

    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.comThank you for a fabulous prize

  71. Deex-x-x-x
    September 17, 2012 / 2:53 am

    Fab prize! My Twitter name is dsloan1987 🙂

  72. Anonymous
    September 17, 2012 / 9:13 am

    My terminally curly/frizzy hair could really use these!Victoria Savill@TinyApples1

  73. Hayley Todd
    September 17, 2012 / 9:15 am

    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

  74. Lorraine
    September 17, 2012 / 10:43 am

    a nice giveaway

  75. Linda Hobbis
    September 17, 2012 / 3:03 pm

    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

  76. kitchen princess
    September 17, 2012 / 6:12 pm

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

  77. Tracy
    September 17, 2012 / 6:16 pm

    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! LOLMy name on Twitter is @karrotsoo

  78. Dave
    September 17, 2012 / 7:34 pm

    look great @fromthediff

  79. Sophie F
    September 17, 2012 / 7:44 pm

    Great giveaway! Would love these!@sophiefx_

  80. Stacey Guilliatt
    September 17, 2012 / 8:17 pm

    I'm dying for a new pair of straighteners! Stacey Guilliatt @86PinkPrincess 🙂

  81. bloomers
    September 17, 2012 / 8:44 pm

    Fantastic!Kirsty FoxTwitter – @bloomingfox

  82. BeX
    September 17, 2012 / 9:11 pm

    What a great prize!

  83. candlelight2012
    September 17, 2012 / 9:48 pm

    these llok great. please enter me too @dawnbreak

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