3.23.2010

Gingham Girl & Misikko Hana Elite Flat Iron Giveaway

I'm always kind of iffy when I get approached about giveaways and reviews of products on blog. On one hand I want to take the offers so you guys have something cool to win, but on the other hand I want to turn them down because they feel like blatant commercials in the middle of something beautiful I'm trying to create. That said, I'm extremely selective with offers that come my way. The product has to be something I believe in or am excited about for me to give it any kind of bump on my blog.

When Misikko approached me about reviewing their Hana Elite flat irons, I knew I had something golden. Not only could I use a flat iron since my Chi of five years broke a few months back (it was a trooper), but the fact that Misikko was a family run business with John in charge of advertising and momma packing the orders was also something that was very appealing to me. I know for me flat irons have always been an investment (some of them worth it, some of them not), so I was happy to be able to review this product for you girls to let you know whether it was worth your hard earned doll hairs or not.

Brace yourselves. It's kind of weird seeing my afro curls straightened!






The Hana Elite was fantastic! I loved the ceramic plates and the option of a temperature dial. That, in combination with the silky smooth Hana Shine Shield, left my hair so sleek and shiny. I forgot what it felt like to be able to run my fingers through my hair without damaging my curls (and I had no idea my hair had gotten so long either).

I'm giving this product a thumbs up for sure. AND. Guess what...
I have one for you guys too!

Misikko Hana Elite Flat Iron Giveaway

To enter: all you gotta do is leave a comment below. (US resident only)

Or, if you want some extra chances of a win:
-follow Misikko on twitter
-blog about the giveaway
-join the Misikko newsletter for 3 extra entries

Be sure to let me know if you do any of the above, and don't forget to leave your contact information. I'll announce the winner on March 30. Also, while we're on the topic of flat irons, you should check out their FHI flat iron and Chi flat iron too!

Gingham Dress: Stifft Thrift $20
Denim Jacket: Old Navy (years ago)
Vintage Purse: Saver's $5
Shoes: A friends.
Socks: Walmart $1
Sunnies: Forever 21 $4

69 comments:

Rosie said...

I feel the same way about giveaways. Some requests I get are just so random. But this one, this one, is awesome. I totally could use this to tame my frizzy mane! Count me in!

Also LOVE that gingham dress! One of my all time fave patterns.

DearBeatrice said...

aww you look so cute!!

BaronessVonVintage said...

You look fantastic with straight hair, too! I'm over the moon for gingham this summer, as well. PS: I know I'm not eligible for this giveaway as a Canadian, but that's okay, I've got a stellar straightener (it was a MUST when I was living on the West coast). This one does look top notch, though!!!

Sher said...

Aww your hair looks so shiny and sleek straightened! And could that gingham dress be any cuter? It's perfect the way you wear them with those socks and shoes:)

xx

Lindsay Jean said...

orange is such a great color for you! i like your hair straight too, we get to see more of your pretty face!

Kathryn said...

I appreciate your selectiveness in giveaways and ads. It's nice to not be treated as a consumer while reading blogs.

That dress is absolutely adorable- especially with the jacket.

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

Ummm... I could totally use a fabulous straightener to tame my wild mane! :)

And I love your hair straight! It's sooo pretty! (but I'm clearly partial to your curly hair... because I can relate!) :)

Posie said...

I wants.

Laura Gerencser said...

Great hair!! Love your dress!
laura gerencser at roadrunner dot com

Laura Gerencser said...

I follow on twitter!!!!
laura gerencser at roadrunner dot com

Cat said...

Oh, just lovely! Count me into the giveaway!

Another's Treasure said...

I have crazy-curly hair too, and I would love to win the flat iron!

Amanda
isanotherstreasure.blogspot.com

Ollie Otson said...

Wow, your hair looks great! I have major jealous of your beautiful curls, too, though.

I'd love a new straightener. Mine is getting a little temperamental with me.

suseth said...

Just this morning I was thinking of buying a straightener because blowdrying my hair just isn't doing it anymore with this gross drizzly weather out here on Long Island. Hope I win! Love your blog by the way. I just started one of my own and following has inspired me in so many ways...Thank you! (email: suzster3@gmail.com)

Twila's Vintage said...

Your whole outfit is a A+ and love love the baggage in the post before.

Twila
blog.twilasvintageclothing.com

Oh, I know what you mean about the cage skirts...a little weird at first but now like!

olygirl said...

HOw lovely! First let me say I am loving the ornge and white. It is ver refreshing and springish! <3
Second please enter me for a chance to win. I would be so grateful o hav some help getting my locks under control. :D

Amy
bmwchic2002@yahoo.com

Maria Confer said...

Oh, your gingham dress is so divine Starr and I love you hair straightened as much as I love it curly!!

Lulu Letty

Juliette said...

Sweet givaway!

WhereForArtThouRomeo

tess said...

I love how the gingham is orange wow!

Kimberellie said...

Oh, I love your dress! So perfect. Orange and gingham! I just found your blog and I must say: wow. Beautiful photos, interesting posts, gorgeous clothes! LOVE it!

heart:

purplestinkindogtoy.blogspot.com

Hannah Keen said...

look i have a blog! Hey your hairs look absolutely adorable with that friggin cute dress and those cute little heart shaped sunglasses. Two thumbs up!

emily said...

I love your blog and use your looks as style inspiration.

Thanks for the opportunity to win something in addition to all the other great stuff!

fashionist__ahead said...

nice dress i like it...
if you like my blog you can follow mee..:)

Blair said...

Wow, thanks for the giveaway! :)

Mousevox Vintage said...

I used to have a gingham dress almost exactly like this, but I sold it last Summer and it's forever been one of those pieces that I can't forget about. It looks great on you!

P.S. I got your tweet (twitter comment?) about participating in one of my blog features. I responded, but just for good measure, shoot me an email to mousevoxvintage[at]yahoo[dot]com so I can put you on the list!

Amelia said...

what a lovely dress! you look so adorable! your hair looks nice non-curly! i might try straightening my hair for the first time in about a year although it takes so long! ( i have a silly amount of hair which really needs to be cut haha)

Amelia of La Ville Inconnue

M. said...

I always want to do a giveaway but I haven't been approached yet by anyone, I think I might just buy something cute and give it away cause I love the idea!

this however is amazing! and I'm excited
lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

sharonlei said...

I Love your hair curly and straight! I Love these pics.. you always take such great shots! the dress is super sweet too.

I've heard a lot of great things about this flat iron.. my Chi is about to die on me.. so count me in on this giveaway. :) Crossing my fingers and toes until the 30th! and I also signed up for their newsletter.

xx Love & Aloha
Sharon
mademoisellekitty@gmail.com
http://elisharon.blogspot.com

The Cat and The Cow said...

YAY!!! I would LOVE one of these!! You look adorable!

merly k said...

I've got every phalange crossed on this one.. to help my chances, I'm now a loyal twit follower, and signed up for that newsletter. booya.

Yuri-gene said...

Awesome giveaway! I joined the newsletter for more entries-yay!

Elizabeth said...

Hi! I just discovered your blog! it is absolutely adorable, I love your photos..especially the ones with Hannah in the tree. I will definitely be following you :)

Elizabeth
www.style-and-city.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

There are so many things I LOVE about this post.
1) your dress is stunning! I wish I could wear orange, but it just clashes with my tones
2)those shoes! you have a great friend if they let you borrow those amaaazing things

:]

Robyn said...

I am a curly girl like you, so I have a love hate relationship with falt irons. I will take your word on this one.

imp said...

This is great! Thank you for the opportunity. :) Love the shoes.

imp said...

Following misikko on twitter now, as well. Thanks!

imp said...

Also also, I now receive Misikko's newsletter. :)

BreakingOutOfTheShell<3 said...

Know what you mean hahahha

<3 your blog!

xoxo
shell
breakingoutoftheshellblog@gmail.com

amanda said...

you look so great with straight hair! but i do love your curls and waves :) and that dress is so lovely. love it!!

Sara, Swing The Day Away said...

Lovely, lovely dress. I love your photos! I really like the locations you find!

Anonymous said...

you are lovely, with straight and curly hair :)

-Josie
lost_inthe_moshpit@cox.net

Mel said...

I love your straight hair look, it's nice! Oh I adore your orange gingham dress, it's so amazing! Reminds me of hot summer days and a nice glass of ice cold orange juice :)

Judy said...

Your straight hair looks great! Thanks for the giveaway :)

iateastereo@yahoo.com

Eva said...

I am not qualified for the giveaway but I'm gonna leave a comment anyway! Your outfit looks so comfortably cute, I like how you soften the bright orange with the denim jacket. :) And your hair looks great. Thumbs up for straight hair!

blondie said...

I'm in!!!

Nico said...

you look soo pretty! love love love it.

this giveaway is amazing, i'm in :)

nicolemariee@gmail.com

xx

Hunter said...

Even if it interrupts your beautiful blog, I think a giveaway is a great way to draw people in. Once they're in, and they see YOUR awsomeness, they're usually hooked.

;)

Lisa said...

I'm a sucker for giveaways. That dress is darling. I need more gingham in my life:)

alyssa said...

adorable dress! you look so cute in it!

Justice Pirate said...

one of my favourites of your outfits ever.

Kristen said...

!!!

princesspolitico said...

you always have the cutest spring-like dresses. this gigham wonder is no exception – the orange sorbet color really brightens your face [and beautifully straightened hair!]

i’d love the opportunity to enter this awesome giveaway.
C from princesspolitico.blogspot.com
princesspolitico@gmail.com

xo.
princesspolitico.blogspot.com

JBalloon said...

signed up for the newsletter.

JBalloon said...

following on Twitter!

JBalloon said...

The best dress ever!! And your hair looks lovely.

A.R.Ambler said...

ooh I need one of these badly!
culinarybliss AT gmail.com
<3

Bree said...

What a wonderful giveaway!

Dian said...

WOW!! Perfect giveaway for me :)
I always dream of a good hair iron straightener. Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

Kate said...

What an awesome giveaway! I know what you mean about straightening. I have super curly, slightly frizzy hair, and it's getting so long that my old high school straightener just isn't cutting it anymore. i think it might be time to retire that mammoth and this would be the perfect replacement ;). I would love to win!! *crosses fingers*

I'm so glad I found your blog too. Cnsider me a new faithful follower. Keep up the amazing work :).

heytherecupcake07 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Maddie said...

This is such a great give away!

madisonsnaric@gmail.com

Fabiola "Fab" said...

gorgeous! gorgeous! gorgeous!!

Dollface said...

I have super curly hair too and even though I always want to straighten my hair, the thought of damage leaves me reluctant...but your hair looks so healthy! So I followed Misikko on twitter and signed up for their newsletter, here's hoping I get a badly needed new straightener =] P.s. I'm following your blog now, you've created such a pretty space!

Shannon said...

I love your dress, it's so cute :)

And Yay! for a giveaway...

Shannon said...

I joined the Misikko newsletter :)

Shannon said...

I joined the Misikko newsletter :)

Shannon said...

I joined the Misikko newsletter :)

Kathyrine said...

Wah! What a great giveaway! Wish me luck! *crosses fingers*

I love the bag, I've been looking for one myself but haven't been successful! And I love the t-straps with the socks it looks really cute! :)

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love those sunglasses-can't believe they are Forever 21. And I love love love your gingham. Annie.

elventryst said...

yes please!