Sunday, February 21, 2010

You are gonna want to read this! (hint it has to do with your hair!)

Do I have a post for you!

I was gifted a Hana Elite Flat Iron from the awesome people at Misikko. They sell quite a selection of hair straighteners and other hair styling tools. Check their "Best Flat Iron" category for such brands as Chi flat irons, FHI flat irons and the Hana Elite !

From the product site:
  • 100% Solid Ceramic Plates Never Peel or Degrade
  • Tourmaline infused into the heating elements for maximum thermal protection
  • Large Integrated Ceramic Heaters with Full Plate Coverage for the Most Consistent, Conditioning Far Infrared Heat Possible
  • Ceramic is naturally hygienic, protects color & retards fading
  • Unique black ceramic plates won't discolor with use of products or hair dyes
  • Adjustable Temperature Dial - 5 Settings from 140-450° F for All Hair Types
  • Flash Heats in Seconds with Instant Compensation for Heat Loss
  • Safe to use on Damp to Dry Hair
  • Beveled Edges mean Easy Curled, Flipped, Spiked or Straight Styles
  • Ergonomic Handle Design with No-Slip Grip
  • Smooth Grooves Keep Hair Strands Separate and Snag-Free
  • Sleek luxury matte finish
  • Tangle-Free Salon Quality Cord Swivels 360°; Convenient Hanging Loop
  • Energy Efficient at 38 Watts
  • Independent On/Off Switch
  • Includes Luxe Heat Proof Storage Pouch, Heat Proof Silicone Mat, & Special Edition Tin Case
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I was positively giddy when I opened the package. Talk about presentation! It also smelled delicately sweet. I had recently broke my favorite flat iron and this couldn't have come at a better time.

First thoughts on looks alone. This is one impressive iron. The matte black handle and glossy black plate. SLEEEEEEK. They also included a heat proof mat, storage and travel case! Also some other fun goodies including a heat protector hair product. There is an on and off switch which surprisingly not all irons have! My last very fancy one didn't have one. There is an
adjustable temperature dial that ranges from 140-450° F. It comes with a little book with recommended temps based on your type of hair.

I plugged it in, turned the dial to 350° F and an waited about a minute. I could tell when I hovered my hand over it that it was already hot! My hair is very thick and I have a lot of it too. It naturally has a wave to it. I had had my hair in a bun all day so I had a real big curl in it so I was really putting it through a test!
BEFORE
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back before

A quick glide over your hair is all it takes and the result is super sleek and smooth.

AFTER
after ?
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It only took a few minutes to do my entire head. It looks and feels awesome. I can't stop petting myself. It was the kind of smooth that usually only a hairdresser can give me. My final opinion is it is a very superior product. It is professional quality and I would highly recommend it to anyone out there looking for a flat iron. I flat iron my hair every single day and I can see this being my new best buddy. It even came with a heat proof mat and travel case to safely take it with you when you travel.

Now the best part??? Misikko wants to give one to one of you my lovely readers! This iron has a retail value of $359. They will send you the iron directly if you win. Men enter for the woman in your life who wants straight hair!
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The rules:
You have FOUR chances to win. To enter you must leave a separate comment saying you completed each step. (possible 4 comments total) I will use a random number generator and choose the winner on Friday February 26th.

1. Post a link to byhillary on your blog or Facebook or Twitter. If you don't have a blog or twitter then you can follow me on BlogLovin or any RSS service.
2.
Follow Misikko on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/misikko
3. Blog about the giveaway on a personal website.

4. Join Misikko Newsletter
NOTE this is temporarily broken. I will update when it is fixed. So please do one of the top three things until this is fixed.

Example:

"Hi this is Daisy and I just linked to you on my blog Daisybooandwaffle.blogspot.com"
"Daisy again I just followed Misikko on twitter"

As I mentioned I was gifted the iron from Misikko but I did not receive any other compensation. The opinion expressed is my honest opinion. I wouldn't review anything positively if I didn't believe it myself. I don't like it when others do it so I won't do it either!


EDITED TO ADD I was reminded by my lovely husband that right now Misikko is sending with each item purchased a $25 blank check that they would like you to give to the charity of your choice. They provided a list of some Haiti charites. They also included a prestamped blank envelope to mail it to your selected charity.

80 comments:

Jess said...

This is AWESOME! I've been looking for a good flat iron for my super thick curly hair.

I posted a link to byhillary.com on my Twitter (www.twitter.com/jfritsche).

Jess said...

Jess again, I also followed @Misikko on Twitter. :-)

P.S. Their newsletter seems to be down, I tried to join it but it gave me some errors.

Bianca said...

WOw! I could really use this.

I tried to sign up for the newsletter, but it appears to be broken. I tried through the link, and directly from their site. I got an error each time.

Kelly said...

I have you on my blogroll, does that count? I also follow you on my google reader :)

bitca said...

oooh, I totally linked this post on twittah. wooo! <3

bitca said...

Oh, also, I'm following Misikko on Twitter now. That's such a fab looking flat iron. :D

Marianna said...

Great giveaway. I'm a follower!

Marianna said...

I'm now following Misikko on Twitter as well!

http://twitter.com/mariannacecile

Patricia said...

Hi, this is Patricia, I just linked to this blog on twitter!

Patricia said...

This is Patricia again, and I am following misikko on twitter! Tweet Tweet!

Farmgirl said...

I'm Confessional Box~ I also followed @Misikko on Twitter
and tweeted this blog post with a link!

Farmgirl said...

I made a Blog post as well~
http://farmgirlonthehill.blogspot.com/2010/02/win-flat-iron-by-misikko-go-to.html

♥ Shrinking Kenz ♥ said...

OMG I want it. I'll do these thing as soon as I get home. Yay!

Megan said...

This is an amazing giveaway!! And what a great company to offer a check towards a charity of your choice. That kind of service makes a purchase totally worth it to me.

I tweeted your link on my twitter, mglasgowwha!

Kelly said...

I put a link in the post I just published:

http://www.proficiscamur.com/2010/02/things-i-like-in-magazines-this-month.html

brunette said...

I follow you on Bloglovin.
Thanks!

Emily B. said...

Well I still don't have a blog, but I just wanted to say again how nice your hair looks. I like it very, very much.

Bridgett said...

oh my gosh i want this! my hair is thick and wavy and i hate flat ironing it with my cheap iron because it takes forever and is still not perfectly straight.

i linked you on my twitter.

Bridgett said...

it's me again. i also followed misikko on twitter!

Bridgett said...

does LJ count for personal website post? that is where i post my blogs. :)

http://moonnfreak.livejournal.com/

EvaNadine said...

I've got you linked on my blog, over on the sidebar.

EvaNadine said...

Sam here again -- i also posted about your giveaway here:
http://stumbleintostyle.blogspot.com/2010/02/giveaway_22.html

Dani said...

I have added you to my blog, I am not in Twitters, but am on Facebook, Will post this on Facebook. and am following you. Thanks for sharing this. I have never used flat iron, but would LOVE to give it a try. Thanks!!

Dani said...

Ok Have added you to facebook, my blog and am following you. Hope I'm not missing anything. LOL
Have a wonderful day!
Thank you
Dani

anna said...

Hope I'm not too late! You know my hairs are crazy!

I just linked to your giveaway on my twitter!

anna said...

Hey girl! It's me Anna again, and I just followed Misikko on Twitter!

anna said...

Well, look at that, 3 comments in a row!

I just blogged (tumbld?) about your giveaway over at Undersnacks

Clare said...

Hey lady! Sweet giveaway! I follow you on Google Reader and link to your blog on my blogroll!

Suz said...

Oh, cool! I have been toying with the idea of straightening my hair because I want to see how long it really is, without the shrinkage from all my springy curls.

I already link to you on the right hand side of my blog: http://the-chandelier.blogspot.com

Suz said...

Now I'm following Misikko on Twitter (I'm Chanmeleon).

Kayla said...

Oh I need to upgrade my hair straightener so I'll keep my fingers crossed! I follow their tweets now!

godkay1886@Yahoo.com

KayeStar said...

I follow you on Google Reader.

kayestar26@gmail.com

KayeStar said...

Kaye here agian, I am now following Misikko on twitter.

KayeStar said...

Katee again! Just tweeted this giveaway!

I cant beleive how great your hair turned out with a few quick swipes!!

Erin said...

One step ahead of the game- link already posted to my blog! I loves me some Hilary.

Erin said...

Officially following Misikko on my moderately defunct Twitter (artisterin).

Erin said...

Just blogged about the giveaway, using your gorgeous "after" picture posed with the product! http://bothyellowanimals.blogspot.com/2010/02/speak-of-devil.html

Erica said...

I don't have a blog, but I follow you on google reader.

Erica said...

I'm now following Misikko on twitter!

Natalie said...

Woo hoo! I posted about your giveaway on my blog:

http://whenlifehandsyouapear.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/a-giveaway/

Sweet!

Eyeliah said...

1. you are on my blogroll and twitter.
2. Following Misikko on Twitter @eyeliah
3. mentioned on my blog here.

I need a flat iron too, thanks for a giveaway!

Amy said...

This is AMAZING! I would probably pee my pants from excitement if I won, but it is a chance I am willing to take!! :D

Thanks for doing this.

xoxo
Amy

http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

Amy said...

I am going to tweet about this right now...amy_palmacci

Amy said...

Ok, one more time... I am following Misikko on Tweeter too!

YAY! :D

natalieckennedy said...

I posted a link to byhillary to my blog too. You're the first, 'cause it's a new blog, and you asked for it. ;)

C Lo said...

I DID COMMENT ON THE WRONG POST. ERGH.

#1 DONE!

C Lo said...

#2 DONE!

C Lo said...

#3 done!

http://onesmarmymama.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-dont-normally-do-this-sort-of-thing.html

household6 said...

I love your blog!! Now even more.. ... I am following Misikko on Tweeter too!

rose said...

hi this is rose and i am following misikko on twitter now....

Megan said...

Just started following misikko on twitter, weee!

Megan said...

And I blogged about it!

http://www.seemegshop.com/2010/02/23/hair-brained/

♥ Shrinking Kenz ♥ said...

I'm following them on Twitter...:)

♥ Shrinking Kenz ♥ said...

Posted a link on Twitter too..

♥ Shrinking Kenz ♥ said...

And it's Kenz again...I just posted about it on my blog as well..

http://alltheweigh2009.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-want-to-win.html

Rhonda said...

I would LOVE to win! I am now following you on BlogLovin. Your hair...wow what a difference! Looks great.

Jennifer said...

Hi! This is Jennifer and I just twittered your blog! I need this, my hair always misbehaves!

http://twitter.com/homeschoolinmom

Jennifer said...

I am now a follower of them on twitter:

http://twitter.com/homeschoolinmom

Thank you!!

Jennifer said...

I blogged as well..

http://pooponastickdotcom.blogspot.com/2010/02/straight-hair-isnt-just-dream.html

Ann said...

I would LOVE to win this!!!!!!! I am a follower of your blog!!!!!!!!!!

Ann said...

I just blogged about it too!!!!!!!!!! Yeah chance number 2!!

JumpBudE said...

Lisa here and I just followed misikko on twitter!

JumpBudE said...

Lisa here again-Just put up a link to byhillary on my Facebook page!

JumpBudE said...

Lisa's back yet again-put up a short blog on Facebook and I tweeted!

Becca said...

New follower- love the after shots!

~Becca

interrobangsanon said...

I follow! Your hair is lovely either way, but the iron made it look tres snazzy.
-Katie

christine said...

ooh! i am delurking because this looks awesome!
twitter.com/hermalina
my tweets are protected, but i tweeted your link, and am following misikko on twitter, as well!

CurvyGirlChic said...

This is great!! :)

Have 3 entries:

-Tweeted about this giveaway and linked it (@CurvyGirlChic)

-Currently following @Misikko on twitter via @CurvyGirlChic

-Blogged about the giveaway at CurvyGirlChic.blogspot.com

Yay! :)

CurvyGirlChic.blogspot.com

CurvyGirlChic said...

Whoops, realized it's supposed to be three separate comments. Here's comment number 2!

Following @Misikko on Twitter (@CurvyGirlChic)

CurvyGirlChic said...

Aaaaand comment number 3!

Blogged about your giveaway on my blog, CurvyGirlChic.blogspot.com

woohoo! :)

sararoo said...

wow! what an awesome job it did to your locks! simply ravishing!

I facebooked your link on my, well.. facebook!

sararoo said...

i just tweeted the link you your website! squeeee!

sararoo said...

i am now following misikko on twitter!

christine said...

urgh, i commented wrong. let's say this is comment #2.
i'm following @misikko

Lemondrop Marie said...

I am so needing a new flat iron and shopping right now! Mine is dying a painful death.
Love the hair demo-
I am a follwer, have a link on my blog to byhillary...
Following misikko on twitter!

~Steph~ said...

Thoughtsfromcali is following you on twitter!!!!

Deva said...

Wow, your hair looks awesome, I'm very impressed. I've been considering a flat iron for a long time now that this pushed me over the edge, I will be saving up my fun money for one very soon.

I linked to you blog on twitter, my user name is Pezdiva (I'm also Pezdiva on flickr).

Deva said...

Following Missiko now too on twitter.

Jess said...

Last minute entry! (I really want that iron) I posted about you and linked on my blog...

http://dailytechdiva.com/girly-tech-win-a-hana-flat-iron-from-missiko-byhillary/

Dave77459 said...

I retweeted!