2.17.2012

Glamour at the End of the Week

One thing that blogging has given me is the courage to find new hair curling techniques, hair products, nail polish and make-up. I will alternate on Fridays between fashion and glamour and for this first Glamour at the End of the Week is a hair straightener review.

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Misikko to see if I would be interested in doing a flat iron review. Of course I couldn't say no! I pretty much always curl my hair but I couldn't turn down the opportunity to do a review. I received the HANA Titanium Flat Iron 1.5" and a whole bunch of other goodies. 
I couldn't believe the size of the box when I received it and saw that the extras the people at Misikko stuffed into the box. 




This is the box I got!



The beautiful straightener with its case

And everything else that came with the flat iron.

 A towel


This is a heat shield solution I put on my hair prior to straightening 




I can now try elf makeup 

A plastic mat to lay the straightener on so protect your counter from the heat

I asked my friend, Laura to be my test subject on the straightener. In roommates, when we were roommates I would straighten her hair usually while watching Sex in the City or Friends. Plus Laura would be perfect because she has naturally curly hair and I think you would be able to tell the difference of the before and after photos.

Here is Laura before with wet hair.

Then she blow-dried her hair. Craziness!

Now we were ready to straighten! I divided her hair into sections and was amazed how smooth the hair glides through the titanium plates.

You can tell the difference, the left side is has straightened and the right hasn't.
I finished all the underneath hair.
 Her hair is really shiny
I finished the top layer of her and asked for a full rotation of her straightened hair!



Here is the after photo with straightened hair using the HANA Titanium 1.5" straightener. 

Laura commented that her hair felt really soft, softener than any other straighteners she has used before. The hair glides very smoothly between the two plates and I didn't have a snag once with her hair.
Misikko has sells the HANA hair dryer which I have noticed a lot of other bloggers got to review as well. 
If you are in the market for a new hair dryer or straightener, I would definitely recommend the HANA titanium 1.5" straightener!
Thank you Laura for being my hair model and thank you Misikko for giving me the opportunity to review one of your products.


*I was not paid for this review, other than the box of goodies I received, that was my compensation for writing this review. These reviews are entirely my own. 

62 comments:

Ashley said...

Looks like it did a great job!!

The Mrs. said...

huh...I'm in the market for a new straightener, so this might just be the one! That's awesome that they sent all that other nifty stuff!

-Kristen
The Mrs. and The Momma

Valerie Griffin said...

looks great!

My Life as A Plate said...

Ohhh I am in the market for a new straightner!! Thanks for sharing. The hair looks amazing.

Jayme and Mendi said...

Awesome review! Your friend's hair looks so gorgeous & shiny!! We received the HANA Hair Dryer & we love it! So happy to see that they reached out to you too. ;)

Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Looks like it works great! How awesome for you to have that opportunity!

Michelle P said...

Wow it works great!

Carlie said...

Her hair looks great!

Amanda said...

Amazing! Don't you love how shiny it gets! I'm still obsessed with using mine to curl my hair! I hope you have a great weekend, Meg!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

WOW hello perfectly straight hair! Turned out great!

Brooke Shemwell said...

Good review - that's a fun evening with a friend. :)

Jess said...

Her hair looks amazing. Very healthy look once straight.

marie said...

Your friends hair looks great. I have naturally straight hair and am always trying to find ways to get it curly. I have tons of thick hair so using a curling iron is my last option. I am actually thinking of getting a wave perm if you can believe that.

Alyx said...

Wow, that looks amazing.
What a sweet deal!!

sarah@totalbassetcase.com said...

Whoa! I have seen these wonderful irons and dryers all over blogland- you lucky duck!

Renee said...

OMG!! Her hair is before and after are so different! That thing is powerful!

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

Laura's hair looks so good - nice work stylist. ;) What a fun box of goodies too!

Lay said...

Wow, love it! I am always looking for an amazing straightener. I love all the stuff you get with it!

CALLIE said...

I've heard nothing but good things about this staitener!! Must be an awesome one!

Stesha said...
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Stesha said...

I will have to look into this brand! I need a new one so bad. LOVE U MEGS!!

Sharstin said...

now that is a straightener--i am a believer!

Alexa said...

Dude that is incredible. And I mean it tackled those curls! Haha.

Holly said...

I did a review on their hair dryer and love it! I need this flat iron!!! :)

Karen said...

That is an amazing hair straightener! Mine is on it's way out, not heating up enough and snagging my hair and even leaving it frizzy. Time for a new one! Glad you liked this one!

Liesl said...

Oooh look at all these goodies, and that straightener really worked on Laura's hair! Lovely!

Also, thank you for your super sweet comment on my Facebook page...YOU are adorable!!! :)

Daisy said...

Wow her hair looks great! I might be in the market for a new straightener. Thanks :)

AllyceR said...

What a fun box to receive in the mail!

Her hair looks great, it looks like a great product!

City Girl Chicago said...

Her hair looks great ~ what fun to test out different products like this!

Emily Hope said...

Not bad for a free product. I desperately need a new straightener - I'll keep this in mind when I am on the market.

Val said...

This i awesome and her hair looks great!!! Yay, for free products.

Kristin said...

What a great package!! her hair looks amazing

Jennifer Delle Fave said...

Wow how awesome you got all this!! I wonder if it'd work better than my CHI. I'm a huge CHI fan!! Nice job on your friend's hair. Love the eye cover! Have a great weekend. :)

soanthro.com said...

Love it!! I have a Hana too and am very pleased so far!

Allison said...

Oh how nice! What a cute little package full of goodies! You (and the straightener) did a great job! Want to come straighten my hair...I HATE doing it!

twiggy@thedirtlife said...

holy cannoli! that girls hair looks fab.

i've seen a lot of reviews on this here HANA. and they are all raving.

and are those roses?? in a heart?? and are they dyed lavendar?? are there 12 year old girls packaging these things? because, they're NAILING IT!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Her hair looks great! Glad to know this product works so well!

Amira said...

I need to get one of these STAT, I have the fro-iest hair EVER. Her hair look beautiful - maybe you have a calling in the beauty industry ;-)

Marissa said...

Meg! Thanks for visiting my blog - I love meeting new people! You did such a nice job on Laura's hair it's looks fantastic! I'm gonna have to look into one for myself!

Stay beautiful,
Marissa

Blane181 said...

Thanks for the review! Her hair looks awesome.

Jenn @ PSP said...

Oh wow! Not only do they clearly love you, but their product really works! Her hair looks fab!

Jenn

passengerseatperspectives.blogspot.com

SG Angela said...

Oh my goodness, it is so snazzy. I can do with one of those.

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I'm amazed that so much even came with the straightener. Awesome! :) Her hair looks gorgeous by the way!

Kristina Gulino said...

Woo! It turned out amazing! My hair is thin, wavy and recently a bit straw-like (looooovvveely) so I can relate to the "post blow dry" photo, haha! I've been so dull lately, but this definitely encourages me to style it more often (instead of tying it in a pony EVERY day!)

Hope your weekend is fantastic, Meg!

Kristina
Nook & Sea

stringsandbuttons said...

Thanks for the lovely comment, Meg. You can easily re-create some of these looks with some good old xmas lights, esp. if you have a headboard. BTW, the hair transformation on your model is amazing! Very cute! Have a lovely weekend and don't be a stranger! :) xo

Jamie said...

That is so amazing that you got this offer from Missiko!!! That straightener seems like a magical tool, I love mine but sometimes it just takes me forever to straighten my hair and it doesn't always feel soft. Her hair transformation is amazing!!!

Crissy B. said...

I have a Hana straightener and I love it! I need to check out the hair dryer. I had a Chi before, and the Hana definitely beats the Chi!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

that is some straight hair. need me one of those!!
xo TJ

Christi Lynn said...

that is awesome!

Tonia L said...

How cool is that? It looks like it worked really well!

Erin said...

wow her hair looks amazing! :)

Jess A. said...

haha great! looks wonderful!

**Jess

www.thestylebakery.com

Ocean Dreams said...

This is a great review Meg! Your friend's hard is gorgeous and prior to my hair being straightened my hair looks much the same, ha ha! Looks like a great hair straightener and great review! :)

Ocean Dreams said...

Oops, *friend's hair lol

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Her hair looks beautiful!! That shine stuff must've really worked!

I hope you're having a great (jam packed!!) weekend :)

Shannon said...

Great review! Your friends hair is so pretty. I do need a new flat iron. I'm going to check out their website. :) I have the HANA hairdryer and I LOVE IT!

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

Ann On and On... said...

Great review. I think your demonstration proves it's value!

meme-and-he said...

the packaging alone sold me! I have heard it is a great flat iron, and her hair looks gorgeous!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

Wow! That's a great review. Her hair looked incredible!

Stephanie said...

I can't believe all the stuff they include in the box! Sounds like a great product!

Shia said...

That is awesome that you all that stuff!! I am a little jelly...lol.

♥ Shia

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

Awesome!! It really works :) Her hair looks great!