all the cool kids are doing it

first - let me start off by saying
Seriously I could never have gotten to 1,000 followers & so quickly without your guys! When I started my blog in February I never thought it would turn into something like this - the movement to embrace the mess. I never thought I would meet so many fabulous girls & create special connections with some of them...when I started the blog, I really had no idea what I was doing - i felt like I was thrown into this brand new world & i remember feeling lost - I just wanted to say a special THANK YOU to Sarah at Coming Unstitched. She was one of the very first bloggers I followed, along with these 2 blogs HERE & HERE...& every time I had a question about anything I would email her & she ALWAYS got right back to me with the answer. She really helped me when I was just starting, so thank you Sarah & THANK YOU everyone else for your continuous support....as a thank you for everything I will holding a HUGE giveaway next week - so keep your eyes & ears open!
ok so its not secret I have messy hair...it can really get beastly & even start turning into dreads if I leave it dirty long enough...so I wasn't too surprised when I was contact by Misikko, Hana Salon to try out their CHI Straightener....I am the perfect candidate to test how well a hair straightener really straightens your hair. However, its just not all about having straight hair. Since I have SUPER thick hair I am very particular with the way the tool will glide on my hair & if it pulls out any hairs while straightening....
So imagine my surprise when I got the box & opened it thinking I was getting just a CHI Straightener
there was A LOT more than just a straightener in that box - my favorite thing about it - the way it was presented...the packaging & the ribbons were adorable. Everything was wrapped so cute & girly. I loved it. Presentation is a huge factor for me as well. I think it shows how much a company really cares about their product. Even better was that the CHI Straightener came with a heating pad to place the flat iron on when you're using it along with a little pouch to keep your CHI Straightener in when you travel! Never once in the past when I had purchased a hair straightener did I ever get a heating pad & carry case...& the straighteners I've bought in the past were pretty $$$ too...so this was exciting!
 I wanted to make sure my hair was in full blast messiness before I tried out the CHI Straightener ----
 oh yes look at the back...a complete mess! so i knew this was the perfect time to try the CHI Straightener from Misikko, Hana Salon - - So when I straighten my hair I do it in rows - i have too. I just have way too much hair not too. So I put up all my hair on top of my head with a clip and started with the bottom
The VERY first strand I straightened I could already see a difference. However, what I liked was that the CHI Straightener glided so nicely on my hair. It didn't get stuck & cause my hair to get all tangled. It was a smooth glide over the strands of my hair. The CHI Straightener didn't pull at any of my hairs - it was as smooth & silky as it could be. Also what I noticed was I didn't have to keep going over the same strand of hair to get it straight. One or two times tops & it was straight. That defiantly saved me time. 
Even better it has different levels of heat you can turn it too depending on how hot you want it - since my hair is a beast I had it on the hottest it could be - 450....So have you ever straightened your hair & literally could hear & feel the straightener burning your hair? Well the CHI Straightener doesn't do that. Even on the highest heat possible it did not burn my hair. Nothing was sizzling.
 I also liked how it was thin & light weight. I've used hair straighteners in the past that have been really heavy & to be honest gave my arm an workout when using them. The CHI Straightener is skinny & small & doesn't cause your arm to get tired.  
Soooo are you ready to see the final product?
You can see I missed one strand of wave in the back - its really hard for me to get every piece, I really do have too much hair. Buttttt overall the CHI Straightener from Misikko, Hana Salon was FABULOUS! Not only did it get my hair straight, but it left it feeling SO soft & silky. The CHI Straightener did a great job of going
and in less than 30 minutes!!! Usually it takes about 45 minutes to REALLY straighten my hair, but because of the level of heat & the iron itself I saved time & still got my super straight hair. I really enjoyed all the products Misikko, Hana Salon sent me & I would recommend them to anyone...even my super amazing hair stylist. The CHI Straightener left my hair feeling soft & silky...& it even stayed straight for a few days after...I didn't have to re-straighten.
So if you like to straighten your hair more often than not, I highly suggest investing in a CHI Straightener from Misikko, Hana Salon - not only will it get your hair straight, but it won't damage it in the process. Wanna buy one like right this second?!? GREAT...go HERE...you can thank me later!
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*This is NOT a Sponsored post - all opinions are my own!

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Brooke said...

Congrats on 1000 followers! That's great work since February!

Sarah Hartley said...

First of all, CONGRATS ON 1000!!!! That is totally amazing and I'm so happy for you! Second, you are SO SWEET. Thank you so much for the shout out. I'm glad I was able to help you in any way I could. Third, I totally want one of those straightners. I have super thick and wavy hair too and it looks like that bad boy could conquer it!

P!nky said...

Congrats lovey!!!!!

Need that straightener.....oooooooooor a hair dryer!

The Pink Growl said...

Everybody loves you!!!! YAYAYAYAY for 1000 followers!!!

Whitney@SomethingBroughtYouHere said...

I've always wanted a Chi! Oh and Congrats on getting to 1,000. I just made it to 100 - LOL - and thought that was huge!

Holly said...

Aw, friend I'm so excited that you hit 1,000 followers! You rock so just keep doing what you're doing :) xoxo

And if you ever don't want that straightener, I'm in the market ;)

Scribble-N-Dash said...

yayay for 1,000!!!! :)

I absolutely love my CHI too, works amazing & lasts {I used to have an issue with buying a straightener and then about three months later, it would stop working so I'd have to go buy a new one}

<3 Melissa

Jen said...

Congrats on 1,000 followers!!! That is amazing. :)

Kristine@thefoleyfam said...

I've wanted to try one of those out too! I've heard such great things! I've got way too much hair and I don't really have the patience to do it all lol! BUT if I had a good tool it would prob be worth it!

CONGRATS on 1,000 girl! You deserve it!! #cheers #havingoneforyatonight

Carisa said...

I really want one of those but Im such a cheapskate when it comes to hard stuff. I like my mess ;)

I can't always get to those back pieces either but i flip my head upside down and straighten that way, it helps because then you can see your hair! hahaha

congrats on 1,000

Whitney Ellen said...

You are the most beautifullest twinnie in all the land!

Anonymous said...

Woot woot congrats on 1,000 followers! WOW that is an awesome straightener.

Raven said...

congrats on 1000+ followers! you deserve it! You are a fab blogger and friend if I do say so myself ;)

I got the hanna hair straightener also and LOVED it, the blowdryer should be here soon and I cant wait to try it out. You looked gorg in your pics :)

Jana Faith said...

Congrats on your 1000 followers. That's a HUGE deal! It's so nice to know there are helpful, friendly bloggers out there. Thanks for being one of the nice ones. You're always so great about replying and I LOVE THAT! Glad this straightener turned out well for you. :o)

Postcards from Rachel said...

Yay, congratulations on reaching 1,000 followers! How awesome. :)


Jamie said...

CONGRATS on 1,000. Seriously awesome.

Lissy Moore@Moorepinkplease.com said...

Congrats on hitting 1000 girl! Your blog is pretty awesome so not a surprise at all. :)

PS- Love the hair! I actually have to blow dry my hair straight because If I let my hair go wavy it refuses to go straight :/

Janna Renee said...

I love your hair BOTH ways. I love how you can pull wavy and straight off so effortlessly ;) My hair dries pretty straight, so I don't even use a straightener. However, when I do, I love the Chi! Congrats again on 1,000 followers! That is so exciting!

Amanda said...

Congrats on 1000
TOLD YOU you needed to blog

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