Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Product Review & Giveaway!

Hair.  Oh the many-a-time I have wished I could shave it all off and not be burdened with it.  I have no patience for my hair whatsoever.  It simply does what it does, never asking me what I prefer.  Being one with straight hair, I wish for flirty, volumous curls.  And those with curls most often dream of my seemingly maintenance-free straight hairs.  Neither is superior, of course.  Every hair type comes with its pros and cons.  It just seems the cons are magnified when I'm already 10 minutes late for church and my silky strands will hardly stay in a ponytail, let alone be molded into anything fancy. 

My hair is straight, but not perfectly so.  A wave here.  A kink there.  An unnatural part.  A weird cowlick.  Those little nuisances and imperfections that I try so hard ignore.  

When I go to the salon, the stylist always flat irons my hair to get it silky smooth.  After that, I wish I never had to wash my hair again.  For a few sweet hours, maybe even a full day, perfection has been attained atop my head.  But I know it's only temporary because I have had neither the tools nor the skills to duplicate the stylist's handiwork.  Several hairdressers have suggested that I invest in a flat iron, and I always meant to, really I did...

So how perfectly appropriate that the kind folks at Misikko would contact me to review one of their high-quality hair straighteners!  How in the world did they know to send me a pink one to match my bathroom!?  Luck-ducky me!  Misikko's products come in all different styles and colors - check out their Chi flat irons for sale, the Babyliss flat iron, and see what are considered the best flat irons!


I have very little experience or expertise with hair products of any kind, so I was a bit nervous that I wouldn't know how to use my cute, pink flat iron to its full potential.  Thankfully, once I got the temperature setting high enough (it heats up in seconds!), I figured it out just fine and it worked great! 

First, I straightened out the kinks in my hair.  Then, I proceeded to curl my hair under to give it a little lift.  It worked!  And I no longer fear the flat iron!  Now I can get that sleek look, like I just stepped out of the salon.  Or I can have soft, pretty curls.  Oh, what fun possibilities!

Surely, you're itching to get your hands (and hair) on one of these pretties too.  Good news!  Misikko has generously offered to giveaway a Hana Professional Flat Iron to one lucky Spoils of Wear reader!  Whoohoo!



Simply leave a comment with your email address for a chance to win!

For extra chances to win, do the following and let me know in your comment:
1.  Follow Misikko on Twitter (+1 entry)
2.  Post about this giveaway on your blog (+2 entries)
3.  Sign up to receive the Misikko Newsletter (+3 entries)

***U.S. Residents only (so sorry international readers).

I will announce the winner Thursday, April 1st (no foolin'). Good luck, friends!

29 comments:

Leah said...

Pick me, pick me :)

Your hair looks great as you are straightening it in your adorable pink bathroom! Hope you continue to enjoy your straightener. I know mine and use it daily... that's why I need to invest (or win) and nicer one :)

Email: lrandall@capstonebenefits.com

mrs.roe said...

your hair is pretty no matter what... you are pretty no matter what! :-) I would totally love this! even though it wouldn't look as cool in my bathroom! but totally need a new one... the one I have is blech... pulls at my hair rather than straighten it! so if I win this... it would be great! :-)

Anonymous said...

Jill -
I'm glad I found this contest, what fun!
1)I am now following Misikko on twitter
2)I don't have a blog - but I tweeted your about your contest
3)All signed up for the newsletter!

I love what you are doing here, great stuff!

Tricia 'Buchholz' Schraiber
buch016@hotmail.com

D said...

cool, i would like to try it. dlmslp@hotmail.com

nic said...

I'm in desperate need of a flat iron! I hope I win!

domesticsophisticate@gmail.com

Marianna said...

I follow Misikko on Twitter.

absolutelyappleblog@gmail.com

Marianna said...

Super cute! I'd love to give it a whirl!

absolutelyappleblog@gmail.com

LoveCharlesVintage said...

Oh man, i really need a flat iron. I was amazed when I went and saw how much a nice one costs at the store!
Crossing my fingers.
-Lily
lilygreig at gmail dot com

Marisa said...

I also have very unruly hair and would love this flat iron!!

marhus86@hotmail.com

J.Me. said...

I feel the exact same way about my own hair. You have inspired me!

jamiebillington@gmail.com.

ShyGirl said...

The pink is so cute! What an awesome giveaway! Thank you so much for the opportunity :)

morganbstewart@gmail.com

also signed up for the newsletter!

rebecca said...

When i was in school, i was addicted to my straightener! i would loooove to win this! even if i dont, i would love to know how you curl with the flat iron?!


rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

darcie said...

um, I'm going to need to see more pictures of that pink bathroom please and thank you!
I'd love to win this! I am getting pretty tired of pulling my hair up into a make shift bun every single day. It does nothing for my frump factor.
darciegust at yahoo dot com

Kayla said...

I've told you before my straightner was stolen!! The universe should send this my way as payback!!

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Krystal said...

hey it's Krystal. This is a great blog Jill, I feel the same way about my hair most days, for a long time I wanted long hair and when I was pregnant, I got it, and then wanted to shave it all off. I have wavy hair.. not straight, or curly.. wavy.. ugghh.. this makes everything much more difficult. so now, I like keeping it shorter, so much easier to maintain.
I followed Misikko on twitter and signed up for the newsletter. and my email is Sparklie925@aol.com

Andrea said...

Blessings,
andrea

Teri said...

I need and would love this flat iron! Thanks for doing the giveaway, I'm keeping my fingers crossed!


terilybb@aol.com

the girl in the green scarf said...

Oh, no, there are too many ppl who want/need this!!!... But I'm gonna stay positive, there are chances to win one, right?:)

the girl in the green scarf said...

I forgot to leave my mail :">...

viorica.cretan@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I always need an easy way to straighten my hair.

cjgilstrap@gmail.com

carolyn said...

I also signed up for the newsletter

cjgilstrap@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have naturally wavy/curly hair and must flat iron my hair for it to look good straight. This would be awesome to win!

Jen
cliffennifer@verizon.net

Kelly said...

This looks awesome!

proficiscamur {at} gmail

riddle me that said...

oh what a fun giveaway!

ouashlee{at}gmail{dot}com

Tara said...

You should post an 'after' picture! :) Super cute case and everything.

I signed up for the newsletter as well.

tara_alyssa28@yahoo.com

-Tara

its simple love said...

YAY! I need one of these. Hope I win.

itssimplelove@live.com

p.s. Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY at itssimplelove.blogspot.com for Peruvian Feather Earrings!

Rachael

Lauralee said...

That is a pretty sweet flat iron- I would love to tame these non-uniform wavy locks of mine!

princess.laur@gmail.com

LyddieGal said...

Oh I am so last minute --
And I am a follower of misikko on twitter.

kittycat[at]snet[dot]net

Chic on the Cheap

becky said...

love the pink! how cute!



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