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Friday, December 7, 2012

HANA Professional 1" Flat Iron from Misikko

Happy Friday y'all!

I can't believe how long it's been since I've written last!
In my defense, I've been trying to write a post on my Thanksgiving for weeks now, and I've been battling Blogger not letting me upload pictures.
Anyway, I'm glad I've found a solution for now :)

A few months ago, the wonderful people at Misikko sent me one of their flat irons to try!
They sent me the HANA Professional 1" Flat Iron which is one of their best selling and top-rated flat irons.

I have three words for you:

My flat iron arrived to me well packaged and with a few other goodies inside which I've also really enjoyed.



One thing I really liked about this flat iron was all the extras it came with.
Not only did it come with a leather travel pouch, it also came with a heat proof pouch and a heat proof silicone mat.

Flat iron with leather pouch.

Top: Heat proof pouch
Bottom: Heat proof silicone mat

I've spent a lot of time using this flat iron, and I must say that it is the best 1" flat iron I've ever used.
It leaves your hair feeling silky smooth which not all salon grade flat irons do.
As I already have naturally straight-ish hair, I got my mom to try it too.
My mom has really thick hair that has a tendency to be frizzy and uncooperative in the South Carolina heat and humidity.
After a few exceptionally bad hair days, she decided to try the HANA Pro, and her hair looked and felt silky smooth!
She tried it again the following day, only to have another amazing hair day without the frizz.
After using the HANA Pro for two days, she switched back to her straightener and found her hair to once again be frizzy and not smooth like when she used the HANA Pro.

The feature that I liked most about this flat iron was the temperature control.
Before this flat iron, I bought a CHI flat iron that didn't have a way to change the temperature.
I can't even express the difference that the temperature control on this flat iron has made for my hair!
I am now able to select the temperature that is safe an healthy to use on my hair type.

Temperature control ranging from 140-450° F.

Another thing that I love about this flat iron is that it is safe to use on damp hair.
Because if you're anything like me, you get impatient and don't dry your hair all the way through :)
Some other great features of the HANA Pro flat iron:


  • Advanced Tourmaline Ceramic Plates for Accelerated Ion Generation and Maximum Frizz-Free, Conditioning Shine
  • Ceramic is naturally hygienic, protects color & retards fading
  • Floating 1" Plates Auto-Adjust To Glide Over Any Hair Texture
  • Curved Plate Edges For Versatile Styling - Curl, Flip or Straighten!
  • Flash Heats in Seconds with Instant Compensation for Heat Loss
  • Ergonomic Handle Design with No-Slip Grip
  • Smooth Grooves Keep Hair Strands Separate and Snag-Free
  • Tangle-Free Salon Quality Cord Swivels 360°; Convenient Hanging Loop
  • Energy Efficient at 38 Watts
  • Independent On/Off Switch
  • Two Year Warranty

With the holidays coming up, this would make a great Christmas gift!
Misikko offers free shipping on the HANA Pro 1" flat iron, and it ships the same day so there is still plenty of time to order!

To find out more about the differences between a HANA Pro Flat Iron and a CHI Flat Iron, click HERE.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

How I Decorated My Dining Room For Halloween!

Happy Tuesday y'all!

Since it is officially October, I thought I would show y'all how I decorated my dining room for Halloween!

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year because the decorations are so fun :)

First I'll show you what I have on my tabletop!

Napkins: Target
Napkin rings: I used purple sparkly pipe cleaners and clip on spiders both from Michaels
Decorative picks (in napkins): Michaels
Plates: Target
Placemats: Pier 1 Imports
Table runner: Kirklands
Goblet glasses: Walmart (4 for $5!!)
Glitter balls in glasses: I used vase filler from Micahels
Candelabra: Kirklands
Purple candles: Michaels
Lighted feather wreath: Kirklands

I also decorated my china cabinet!

Mason jars from a DIY Modge Podge project.
Ghost and black cats from Hobby Lobby.
Autumn Leaves candle from Yankee Candle.

For the garland I bought 2 feather boas and tied them together.  Then I bought a lighted garland and laid it on top of the feather boas (both from Hobby Lobby).

I think the feathers in the garland, wreath, and decorative picks go together perfectly!

And finally, a wreath for the door!

This wreath is for sale in my Etsy shop!

And there you have my halloween decorations!

I hope everyone has a terrific Tuesday!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday y'all!

Here's what I'm loving today!

I'm loving that I only need 7 more classes to graduate with my Biology major and Chemistry minor after this semester!

I'm loving that Starbucks has their pumpkin spice lattes back for Fall already, AND that my school has a Starbucks on campus :)

I'm loving that September is here, and Fall is just around the corner!

I'm loving that it's Clemson football season again!

What are you loving today?

Hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

What I Don't Blog About

Happy Tuesday y'all!

It has been a long time since I blogged last.
Life has a funny way of getting in the way of things I love to do,
and replacing them with work.

Anyhow, I've seen a couple of people post about things they don't blog about (most recently Alana!),
and I thought I would share mine.

Things you won't find on my blog:

1. The Army
Most of you know that I'm in the Army Reserves.
And I like to keep that about the extent of it.
As long as I'm under contract, I'd prefer to not say anything that could come back to my commander or an NCO.
There's so much I could say that I could write a book.
But until my enlistment is done,
I don't feel good blogging about it.

2. Politics/Social/Societal Issues
Like everyone else, I have my own opinions about politics.
If you could even call it that.
More like, I have an opinion on certain issues.
But people argue and fight and at the end of the day, everyone leaves with the same opinion they had to begin with.
And because of that, I just don't think it's all that serious that I need to voice my opinion on every single thing that happens.
So one thing you should know is,
I don't vote.
Cue: "If you don't vote, then you don't have any right to complain."
If I had a penny for every time I heard that one.
But you know what?
I don't.
Hence why you will NEVER see it on this blog.
It actually annoys me when people feel the need to make everything that comes out of their mouth a strong political opinion.
And I don't want to be that person.
Besides the fact that I don't really feel I know enough about the issues to argue over them or vote.
So you're welcome.

3. Family Issues
I've heard it time and time again.
Bloggers wishing that they would have kept their blog from people that they know in real life.
Especially family.
Let me jump in that boat.
And even with these few sentences, I'm having to hit the backspace so as not to say the wrong thing.
So all I will say is at the end of the day,
it's a lot easier for me to have a problem with family members
than to make it worse by having them find out that I blogged about them
and add to the issue.

The list is short, but those things comprise a big chunk of things that I try to "write around."

What don't you blog about?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

Happy Wednesday y'all!

I had the best intentions of taking really awesome pictures outside, but it decided to rain all day yesterday :(

But, regardless, here's what I wore
for my two year anniversary!

Belted Dress: TJ Maxx
Fingernail Polish: Essie's Turquoise and Caicos
Toenail Polish: Essie's Fiji

I hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Two Years Of Happiness

Two years ago today...

I was going out to get a massage with my mom and sister.

I was going to lunch with my bridesmaids.

I was getting my hair and makeup done.

I was writing a letter to my husband to be...

... and reading his letter to me.

I was getting ready to walk down the aisle...

...toward my best friend.

And have some amazing women stand next to me as I said my I do's.

And celebrate the beginning of the rest of my life with the man I love with my family and friends.