I bought this flat iron when there was a special looking for something to get even closer to my roots and maybe my bangs. The cost was very reasonable, around $29.00. This flat iron was very small and very light. It did get the job done, but I couldn't help but feel that if I closed any tighter I was going to break it because it's so light. It didn't break. lol... It's the perfect size to fit in your purse if your on the go. It's a pretty blue color. It curls easy and does a decent job of straightening. It says that it gets up to 430 but it felt more like maybe 360 or 370 (which really straightens my hair). I thought it was worth a try and it did a very good job.