Thursday, April 8, 2010

Misikko Flat Iron Review & Giveaway

Hi Bellas,

I recently had the opportunity to test out the Hana Professional Flat Iron 1" set from www.Misikko.com.  The company name may slund familiar. They were a huge retailer of hair tools and recently went back to their roots as a family owned company.  This site offers a huge range of professional flat irons and other hair care products.
To see my review and your chance to win your own flat iron set, click here!
My Thoughts:

I opened up the package and was pleasantly surprised to see all that came with it.  I had never heard of Hana before, but didn't discriminate against the brand.  I like how the flat iron came in an actual tin case with a lid.  That way you can store it instead of tossing the cardboard box packaging of most flat irons.  The flat iron itself is a bright shade of pink - loves!  It also comes in black too.
You get a good sized bottle of heat protectant as well as a rubber mat and storage case.  I was super excited about the mat because I've ruined several surfaces with my  hot hair tools.  I had a mat back in the day but it wasn't rubber and it folded up on the ends.  This one is solid and stays flat.


I've used the iron several times and have been surprisingly impressed.  It heats up within 10 seconds and for the first time, I was able to really easily curl my hair with this iron.  I've tested out several flat irons before and that's never been the case.  The heat protectant is a nice addition but be careful because it can get a little greasy.

One thing that I am so appreciative of is that the on and off switch and temperate gauge is located in between the iron plates.  That way, your fingers never accidentally turn off the iron.  That happens to me with a lot of tools and it's frustrating when you lose time having to recurl certain sections because you didn't realize the flat iron was off.  Mind you, this flat iron also does an amazing job of straightening hair.




Here are some pictures from where I used the flat iron on my hair:


 PROS
-heats up really fast
-on and off switch on the inside of the flat iron so your fingers don't click it off
-beveled edges make it really easy to curl
-flat iron makes hair shiny
-love how it comes with the rubber heat resistant mat and storage pouch
-safe for damp hair
-size is good for all hair lengths depending on what you want to use the iron for


CONS
-be careful because the outer edge of the top of the flat iron can get a little hot
-the hair serum can get a little on the greasy side if you add too much...avoid your roots
-if this came with a retractable cord it would have been perfect!

In sum, the selling point for me what that this is the only flat iron i've had where i've been able to easily curl my hair.  It's really good!  I'd definitely recommend!


Best Flat Iron


Giveaway Alert, Giveaway Alert, Giveaway Alert

Misikko has generously sponsored a Flat Iron Kit for one lucky reader.


Here's How To Win:

  • You must follow my blog
  • Leave a comment telling me why you'd like to win
  • The contest is open to US and  Canadian residents
  • I'll pick a winner at random and announce it in the next week...follow me on twitter so you can hear the announcement!
  • Follow Misikko's Newsletter (the winner will be verified by the company).  To sign up, visit www.Misikko.com...on the home page you'll see on the left column mid-way down the "Sign Me Up" button. 
Good luck!

FTC Disclosure: I received this product for review. I am not affiliated with the company and not paid. These are my honest thoughts.


Atlanta Makeup Artist

118 comments:

Chibu74 said...
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Chibu74 said...

Thanks for the giveaway....ur hair looks stunning and the kit is so pretty...i love it that it is pink in color.

I am a twitter follower. ID: Chibu74
and have signed up for Misikko newsletter.

email: sadybhat@gmail.com

MACupBytOr said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Can't wait to see who wins! Good luck everyone :)

twitter: macupbytor
email: macupbytor@hotmail.com

CestLaVy said...

i would love having a mat to set it on. thanks ren!

Twister said...

Great giveaway as always. I'm a twitter follower and I signed up for the news letter.

Steph said...

What a gorgeous little piece of machinery! Sign me up!!
email: montal.face@gmail.com

And I got'cha both on Twitter (@shani_tec)!!

Beyond Outer Beauty said...

Hey Ren! I would love to win this giveaway because I just laid my old faithful flat iron to rest. It's been about six years since I've had to purchase one.

I've signed up for the newsletter and I follower you on twitter!

Erika said...

Hey Ren!! I would love love love to win this!! It would be great for traveling and I have a vaca to Hawaii this summer! thanks

Erika said...

Hi Ren!!! I love this prize and I have'nt won anything before so i would really like to win this!!! Thank you!!!

mina said...

I'd love to win cause my flat iron just kicked the bucket! lol

Love that pink and purple shadow with the blue contacts!

Layla the Makeup Artist said...

First of all I have to say, I love love your tuturiols and those pics with your hair, I like how nicely the flat iron curls it.

I love your review and I agree with how its always difficult to maintain a flat iron because the box then become disposable and sometimes eventually won't fit the flat iron well. Also, my old flat irons became damaged because I have no case for them. Now I have 2 and they're broken, they wont come together(close) when I'm doing my hair, so it won't grip my hair to heat it. That really stinks. Also, I do burn quite a few areas at home and other places, towels because i don't have a flat iron mat.

This brand and packaging from Misikko is really cool because you can now store it in tin which will never rip and it has really cool storing like the bag and mat. Plus a heat serum, I never saw that in a flat iron packaging before.wow!!!

I would like to win this kit because I don't have a flat iron and would love to get a new one since I haven't flat ironed my hair in months. And I never won anything ever in my life. SO that'll be awesomely cool. :-)I signed up at Misikko for the news letter.



I follow you on twitter: @MakeupByLayla

email: sole_brat@yahoo.com

Sam said...

wow, what an awesome giveaway. i wan to curl my hair and need this product.

Bel said...

I would love to try a quality straightener! I never could afford one!

Twitter follower: StudioBB

injanuity said...

I would love to win this - I can't seem to find a flat iron that curls my hair well!

MM said...

Hi Ren Ren, I would like to win this because I'm using a cheapo flat iron... been meaning to get a nicer one...

thanks for the giveaway.

Mandy
Twitter: froogaldiva

Kim said...

i follow!!! I am in serious need of flattening!!! My hair is frizz city! xo

kimberly.long at gmail dot com

Sara said...

Hey doll! I am a happy follower of your blog :] I unfortunately do not have Twitter but I will be signing up for the newsletter, right now! Please enter me! I would love to win as I do not have a good straightner AND its PINK!! Looks like a lovely package pretty* Thank you so much for the wonderful oppportunity and good luck to everyone! ♥ best wishes8

email: Ssmith12@Ohiohealth.com

Tina-Bobeena said...

Enter me!!! I'd love to win this bc it's so cute!!!! and love your curls.

I follow you here and has signed up w/ their newsletter. :)

Erika said...

Hey Ren!!! I love this because im going on a trip for my birthday this summer and this would be great for travel. Thank You

Sue Xiong said...

Hi Ren! Thanks for this wonderful opportunity. I would love to win this because I am not a hairstyling person. I have long, thick hair that I don't usually do much with except straightening it. My sisters who are all great at doing hair stole my thunder from me. If I win this, I can atleast show off that I got this super cute pink flat iron and attempt to curl my hair like you did. Thanks again!

email: suexiong25@gmail.com
twitter: sue_xiong

Iyah said...

I would love to win this so I can style my hair and not just have a flat hair which I always do. My old flat iron is 5 yrs old and its been heating less these days.

Iyah said...

I would love to win this so I can style my hair and not just have a flat hair which I always do. My old flat iron is 5 yrs old and its been heating less these days.

Erika said...

Hey Ren, My flat iron is getting old, Ive had it for 2 years and its just not working right. I love this because its super cute and it would be portable for trips and things like that, Thanks Ren!!!

Jewelry Artisan: Harjot said...

My straightner CHI one i got 2 and half years agoo...isnt working properly..Im gonna think about buying this one..thanks for the review!

Raven said...

awesome giveaway :)
please enter me!
i want to win because i am in dire need of a new straighter, my old one is crapping out && i don't know how long its gonna last, im following you on twitter and signed up for the newsletter :)
email: raven.luchinski@gmail.com
twitter:ravenluchinski
thanks xoxo

Brittani said...

I just threw away my old flat iron and am having a hard time finding one to replace it that won't break the bank!!! I need one that can go to work on my natural hair.

Stephanie said...

thanks for the giveaway! I totally need a flat iron ever since I cut my hair short. I have terrible hair....the puff levels get crazy!

Dvue1119 said...

I would love a chance to win!!! my hair is so untameable..i constantly have to do something with it!..

shanice said...

i would love to win because im in need of a flat iron "/

lovetobelieve said...

i would love to win because my chi just died after 5 years but i cannot afford to buy a new one. i would appreciate it so much if i could win this one because it sounds awesome.

i signed up for the newsletter and am following you on here and on twitter. =]

tennyo said...

I would like to win the flat iron because my old good one broke, and I haven't had a good one since. And I don't have enough money for one right now.

iibarrrawa said...

I follow you on YouTube and your blog please enter me in this giveaway I would love to try a pink hair straightner. Thank you

Stephanie said...

I would love to win this because I am always looking for a greater straightener then the one I currently own.

Kellsi said...

Hey, thanks for having this giveaway!

I love reading your blog and watching your tutorials and whatnot.

I'd love for a chance to win this product!!

-Kellsi

Erika said...

Hi Ren! I would LOVE to win this for many reasons, Im going on Vaca this summer and its small and portable, I need a new one (mines 2 years old and the plates are melting), and just because its SUPER CUTE!!! Oh, and ive never one something!!! Thank you

Mariah said...

RenRen,
I would love to win this flat iron because currently the one i have is pulling my hair out and i need a new one super bad the flat iron looks ahmazing. this is a very nice give away:)i would love to win this!
- M

Nicole said...

Thanks Ren for this amazing give-a-way! You've always got the best ones! I'd love to win for many reasons! Your hair looks amazing in the pictures and I'd love to recreate a similar look! My current flat iron can't curl and has the tendancy to pull at my hair a bit. Thanks again!

andheartsmonica; said...

I bought a $200 from a local mall that I can't return. It yanks my hair out and gives me split ends.
If I win, I'd be more than happy!

xoxomichelle said...

Hey! I would love to win because I heard flat irons are more multi-purpose than curling irons since it can curl AND straighten hair. I travel a lot so this would be so perfect. <3

Arezu said...

Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

I'd be interested in this flat iron because my hair is in it's "growing out stage" where everytime I try to do something with it, it just looks akward. Having this Misokko flat iron would give me the option to style it in different ways!

Goodluck to everyone (:

Cinderela said...

I would like to win because I don't own a small flat iron. This one seems small enough to carry in my purse

Kim & Kyle Beauty said...

thanks for the giveaway! please enter me!!! ive never had a flat iron that could curl and would love to try it! also, its soooooo CUTE!

ngocupham said...

This is such a great giveaway. I really want to get this flat iron b/c it is great for traveling. I also love the curls from ur looks. I love it. I want a good flat iron.

Thanks

Colleen said...

I'd love to win this as I have super frizzy hair that can be tough to manage. Thanks! Following and signed up for the newsletter.

Makeup Lover said...

Hey Ren, Thanks for the awesome giveaway again! lol I would LOVE to win this because its small and portable and just super cute, and because ive never won something and this is something I would love to call the first thing ive ever won!!!Thanks again =)

SPECiAL x GiRL said...

Hi Ren Ren! I am interested in a new flat iron. I am currently using a conair hair straightener that does not heat up enough and damages my hair. I think the Misikko flat iron is very portable and cute because it is pink!

Red said...

Wow another great giveaway! and its something i need badly more then anything! Flat irons are too pricey soi havent bought one i have wavey hair so its mostly curled and i hate having to put so much product in it id love to have this!

Kaylynn said...

I love this prize pretty much more than any other giveaway you have ever done!!! Its soosoooo cute!!!! Ive had my Flat Iron for 2 years and its smelling funny when it gets hot. Thank You

Cole-a-ree said...

I always used a big flat iron and i got a cheap flat one to try it out and i loved the versatility of the smaller one, but it died on me and I havent had the money to replace it... this one looks great I love that the smaller irons can straighten and curl

CheapChicFashionFreak said...

I'd love to win because I need a new flat iron and that one is soo cute :)

Christiana Divine @ Memoirs of A Shopping Addict said...

I'd like to win because I've never owned a flat iron (honest to God) and I'm honestly curious about this one! Especially from your pictures. The idea of curling my hair with a flat iron seems interesting! =D

sm1abc said...

I would love to win cause I don't have a flat iron. Thanks

MissChunkeeMonkee said...

I would love to win this because i've never one anything before, so that would be exciting and my hair straightener died a fews months ago.. and due to being laid off for a year no funds for a new one :( bummer but would be cool.. if not congrats to who does! :) luv your reviews and input.. makes a girls day easier will all the products out there

Vanessa Alves said...

I would love this product because I have never been able to find a hair straightener that works too well r heats up efficiently. Also I love how your hair looks when you curled it and I think it would be great to have those results!

Twitter: vness28
email: Shopness13@yahoo.com
Youtube: XforbiddensecretsX

Jade said...

I'd love to try this straightener since I can never find one that I can easily use to curl my hair. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Paula said...

Hi Ren Ren, I am tired of my frizzy curly hair. And this sounds like something that finally may work for me.

MakeupAddict said...

I would really like to win this. i have been looking everywhere for a good hair straightener and no luck =(
i have gone through so many, maybe this one could be the one.

iiANNIEExD said...

twitter: iiannieexd
email: annietsui27@yahoo.com
i would liek to win cause it's so cool![;

Kaylynn said...

Hey!!! Ive been needing a new flat iron because mine is smelling bad when it gets hot and isn't functioning right, I also love this one because its pink, and every girl loves pink!!!!! Thank You Sooo Much Ren!

NayBabyee said...

I would like to win because I have a bunch of hair and always look for things to do with it, but I never really do much but leave out or put in a ponytail. This flat iron would help me by giving me the push to learn to do my hair that way when I go to my new college I won't have to depend on my mother coming to do it or my cousin doing it.

I follow you on twitter. My twitter is LyricalVixen91 and I signed up for the news letter.

Email: shane.mcelveen09@gmail.com

stacey said...

all i have to say is hope i win. if i win i will be super happy. thank you for this.

xoxomichelle said...

I would love this because...well...I really can't resist the PINK! : )

indi214 said...

Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I love your review and your pictures really convinced me that this is a good flat iron. I can't find a flat iron that will curl my hair. I would love to win this flat iron because I want to finally have a flat iron that can produce long lasting curls and silky straight hair. Please pick me!

indi214@gmail.com

Leah213 said...

I would love to win this!!
It would be awesome to try out a sleek flat iron & i love pink :)
THANKS AGAIN

LOVEpink said...

I'd like to win because I haven't had any luck with flat irons for my hair so I'd love to try this one :) esguerrab@yahoo.com

Shar said...

I'd love to win this because I need a good flat iron to make curls!

xoxomichelle said...

I'd love this because sexy hair makes me feel confident.

pampam_bambam9108 said...

I'd love to win because i've had the same flat iron for like the past 5 years and my poor baby i think needs to be put to rest but i don't have money to buy a good new one. My hair is not easy to straighten so any flat iron doesnt always work very well.

Thanks Ren !

Sonjacharde said...

hey ren! i would love to win this flat iron give away because i have very very curly hair, and i find that only really expensive flat irons seem to get hot enough to straighten my hair. however, being on a budget i cant necessarliy afford an expensive flat iron. winning the misikko flat iron would be awesome because i could finally own a professional quality and look my best at all times! i also love the color of the flat iron and that you can use it to curl or straighten your hair! please pick me :)

cenaforever101 said...

I think I should win this because I needed a flat iron that'll be gentle to curl with, and then also I would like to have smoother results without having more damage of going through my hair more and more. Well thank you for holding this contest, and I really love the results of your curled hair :)

Eve said...
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Amelia said...

your hair looks so nice!
I would like to win a flat iron coz I don't have one and having a same hairstyle everyday is boring

thx for the giveaway =]

TheCurlyFitChic said...

I am interested in winning this flat-iron because of all the additional items that comes with the flat-iron itself. It would make it very easy to throw in my gym bag for after I work out in the mornings and when going on trips. Seems like you get a lot of bang for your buck!

lanigirl24 said...

thanks for the giveay! id like to win this and try this flat iron because i love straight hair! my old one is too big and doesnt perform like this one does.. my twitter is hollahhh and email: lanigirl24@gmail.com!

Kaylynn said...

Hey Ren! I love this prize a ton and its sooo cute!!!! Thank You

Kiki Xiong said...

I wanna win this because I've been wasting my money on cheap straighteners!!! I need a good quality straightener!
twitter: kikixiong

Kaylynn said...

Hello Ren!!! This is SOSOOOSOOO CUTE!!! I would love to win this so much! Thank You

Erin said...
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bella gureishi said...

I would love to win this giveaway because i really wanna try one of those. its so awesome.
im a twitter follower: bella_gureishi

and a blog follower.

email: bella_gureishi@yahoo.com

Zhen Zhen said...

Hey, thanks for giving us an opportunity to try out a new product!

I'd like to win because I'm on a constant look out for products that I can call Holy Grail! I've found quite a few products so far I can put in that category but no hair straightener yet tho! I've tried a few and they really have not impressed me much. So this would a great possible chance for me to be able to try out another hair straightener and maybe find my holy grail one!!

I followed both you and Misikko on twitter and signed up on their website!

My twitter is: X4biddenxLustX
Email: ZhenZhenTan1990@gmail.com

Thanks RenRen!

sweet814 said...

HI! first of all thx for putting up a great auction. i really really really need a straigtener because i never gifted my self in anything i always spent my money on my school work and etc. rarely did i ever spend my money on what i wanted. It would just be awesome if i could win this. I really really want to win this soo much. thx

Im following u on twitter: sweet814

And Signed up" sony.gajjala@yahoo.com

thx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joyce Angelica said...

Hey Ren,

I'd like to win because my sister and I share the same straightener and it would be nice to have another one! Thanks Ren!

email: jaerfe@yahoo.com
twitter: jaerfe

natasha_merali09 said...

Hey I would love to win because my hair is just a huge frizz ball. With the straightener I have it takes me almost 2 hours to straighten because it doesn't get very hot. I think this product would be perfect for my hair type. Thanksssss <3333 =)

xoxomichelle said...

I would love to win this because I gave mine to my mom!

Kaylynn said...

Hey Ren!!! This Iron is sooo cute and I just cant forget it! I need a new flat iron and Ive never ever one something, and its portable for a trip Ive got this summer!!! thanks you!!

Red said...

I would love to win i love the fact its pink its cute its the perfect size it does both straight and curled. I need one so badly!

Alina said...

Omg im dying for a flat iron ive been traviling and the one i had blew out a fuse or whatever winning this would be sweet.

Ane said...

I would love to win this...I have never had one and need one badly!

Ane said...

I am following u on twitter!


@themamahood

Ane said...

I am a Misikko newsletter subscriber!

kenzkween at hotmail dot com

maria said...

I am doing all of the requirments. I need a new iron because i have had mine for 7 yrs now!

billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

Vanessa S said...

I would like to win because I gave my previous flat iron, which was brand new, in the box to my mother.

I follow on twitter @VanessasSecret4

Signed up for Misikko newletter

e-mail-VanessasSecret4@aol.com

Thanks for the giveaway!!

bella gureishi said...

I would love to win this giveaway because i really wanna try one of those. its so awesome.
im a twitter follower: bella_gureishi

and a blog follower.

email: bella_gureishi@yahoo.com

Kaylynn said...

Hey Ren!!! I LOVE THIS PRIZE SOOSOOSOO MUCH!!! It would mean the world to me if I won! I need a new flat iron anyway and I have NEVER won something!!!! Thank You

Kaylynn said...

Hey Ren!!! This Prize is ADORABLE!!! SO CUTE!!! I really want this sososo bad!!! Ive never won anything and I would love to call this the first thing I ever Won!!! Thank You!!!!

Kaylynn said...

Your hair looks AMAZINGGGG in the pics you took using this iron!!! I love it SoSoSo much!!!! Please consider me!!! Ive never won anything!!!

Kaylynn said...

Hello Again Ren!!! This Flat iron is sooo cute and very portable which would be great for my trip tp Hawaii this summer!!! And Ive never won anything so this would be fab! Thanks Hun!!

Kaylynn said...

I totally am in LOVE with this giveaway!!! thank you! my e-mail is kaylynn28@yahoo.com Thanks!!

Kaylynn said...

I love the Hair you were able to do with this iron!! Soo Cute!!! Anyways I would love to win this mostly because i need a new flat iron and ive never won anything! Thank You Ren!!!

Alma said...

Thats so cool how you did this with a flat iron! and that mat is pretty handy too. We'll see who wins! (= youtube subscriber nikachika125 and blog follower.
xoxo
~Alma

Jello said...

Hello! I would like to enter this contest.

:) I have never owned a flat iron before (I know right?!).. mostly because... I'm a student?! And I personally think that curls with a flat iron are cuter than those of a curling iron. It'd be so great to own one, seeing that I've been behind forever :)

Tasha Lau said...

Wow! Bravo! How nice it is :)
I love the Hana iron at first sight! lol
I have done all the requirements thanks!!!!!!
Twitter: girlwith2eyes
signup and follow: s7_tasha88@yahoo.com.hk

Kaylynn said...

Hello Again Ren!!! I am IN LOVE with this set and I would love to win it mostly because its super cute and ive never won anything in my whole life! Thank You e-mail kaylynn28@yahoo.com

FOKXXY said...

I would like to win because I have curly/wavy hair and want to straighten it at times. This would really help out.

I am a twitter follower. ID: fokxxy

and have signed up for Misikko newsletter.

email: ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

bella gureishi said...

I would love to win this giveaway because i really wanna try one of those. its so awesome.
im a twitter follower: bella_gureishi

and a blog follower.

email: bella_gureishi@yahoo.com

LisAAR said...

Hello Ren. I would love to have a new flat iron because my friend lost my other one which I had for so many years. It would be nice to try out this product.

My e-mail is crazycherrie[at]yahoo[dot]com

Kaylynn said...

Hey Ren! Im extatic about this giveaway!! So Cute!! Id Love to win!!! Email: kaylynn28@yahoo.com

bella gureishi said...

I would love to win this giveaway because i really wanna try one of those. its so awesome.
im a twitter follower: bella_gureishi

and a blog follower.

email: bella_gureishi@yahoo.com

renee said...

I am a follower
I would love to win because i have ugly wavy hair that needs to be straighten daily.
reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

renee said...

I follow misikko newsletter
reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

renee said...

I follow on twitter as nicjosemm
reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

bella gureishi said...

I would love to win this giveaway because i really wanna try one of those. its so awesome.
im a twitter follower: bella_gureishi

and a blog follower.

email: bella_gureishi@yahoo.com

bella gureishi said...

really love to win..
I would love to win this giveaway because i really wanna try one of those. its so awesome.
im a twitter follower: bella_gureishi

and a blog follower.

email: bella_gureishi@yahoo.com

Kaylynn said...

Hey Ren, This Prize is SUPER CUTE!!! and i need a new flat iron and I have never one anything!!! Thank you

xoxomichelle said...

Hey Ren! I would love to add to my hair tools collection <3

gerli said...

Hei..i hope i'm not alete..so i havn'y got any flat ironers and i really want to win this one..because pink is my fav. color and i really could use it!:)
xoxo

see_sunshine_15 said...

I would L0VE to win this flat iron because I've never got one , & I want to try it out . I can't afford my own & it'll be nice to win this one :D

Tim F said...

If this is still open I'd love to enter. I'm a follower and would like to win this to give to my sister.

Tim
teforsyth[at]gmail[dot]com