Monday, March 29, 2010

misikko.com Hana Elite Straightener Review and giveaway!

Okay, let me just start off by saying overall, I was very impressed by the Hana Elite Hair Straightener. Now here are some claims that the manufacturer makes and my thoughts about each one.



Ceramic is naturally hygienic, protects color & retards fading - Yes, i completely agree, my hair was so shiny after i finished.


Adjustable Temperature Dial - 5 Settings from 140-450° F for All Hair Types - I felt like the lower temperatures did not heat up, and the real heat was felt when it was at 450 degrees, that may just be a personal preference of mine though.


Smooth Grooves Keep Hair Strands Separate and Snag-Free - this is something I LOVE about this straightener, my hair hasn't snagged once.

Sleek luxury matte finish - it feels like it is really well made and good quality.


Includes Luxe Heat Proof Storage Pouch, Heat Proof Silicone Mat, & Special Edition Tin Case - i LOVED the heat mat, such a clever idea, and it helped the straightener not slide around on my counter top.

Bottom Line- Top performance and unparalleled protection make the HANA Elite the most advanced flat iron in the world.- most advanced? eh thats a little much, but it is pretty amazing.

I was so impressed by the Misikko company itself, here are some things that I like that are off their website:
professional flat irons


Chi hair straightener

Corioliss flat iron

best flat iron
When I first got my box from Misikko.com I opened it and was so impressed by the packaging, so here are a few pictures of the Hana Elite I recieved.
this is the carrying pouch for the Hana.

this is the heat mat.

the precious free gift they threw in.

the shine shield, this stuff is amaazing

and finally the straightener.

I will upload before and after pics shortly, i just need to find my camera.:).

Ultimately, i really loved this straightener, but not for the instanious results, but rather for how long my hair stayed very straight and smooth, and my volume was not sucked out and my hair did not look dead or flat. so ultimately, i would give this straightener 4 1/2 stars. :).

the giveaway

Misikko.com is graciously letting me give one Hana Elite Straightener away to the winner of this giveaway. Here is what you must do to enter:
1. Follow Smalltownchicc on blogspot
2. Then comment on this giveaway post so I know which followers entered, so i can put you in the giveaway hat. :)

extras:
blog about this giveaway on your own site equals two extra entries :)
Follow Misikko on Twitter 


http://www.twitter.com/misikko


This giveaway will be over two weeks from today. Good luck!

♥smalltownchicc

Thursday, March 25, 2010

lace+nails+some exciting news

recently i went on one of my favorite blogs (http://theseams.blogspot.com/) and she had a diy section and she had created this fantastic nail design (or art) using a little lace and clear nail polish. so i tried it out, and heres a little play by play.

I went to walmart and purchased about 6 inches of black lace ribbon, [i think it was about 64 cents]. and sally hansens clear nail polish, which i would suggest because sally hansen's nail polish is a really good quality and the clear polish holds a lot better than the cheaper off brands.

then i cut squares  of the lace that were about the size of each of my fingernails.

then, i put a layer of the clear nail polish down on my first nail, and quickly put the corresponding square of lace on my nail, using the clear polish as kind of a glue.

i let it dry and trimmed off the excess with small scissors and/or sharp nail clippers.

put one more layer of nail polish on top, and file any excess away!




oh! and within the next couple of days i will be announcing a giveaway, so keep checking back!

♥smalltownchicc

Sunday, March 21, 2010

lookbook.nu

if you ever need any sort of inspiration for any outfit, check out lookbook.nu.
everyone that posts on it are so up to date and chic, i absolutely love this site. i usually check it out right before i go shopping to get some inspiration. here are some of my favorites that were recently posted!




i love this look because it is so attainable for small towns.
(credit:http://thatsilhouettegirl.blogspot.com/)

she basically belted an oversized tee, which i adore.
(credit:http://veroniquespenser.blogspot.com/)

i hope you were [in]spired!
♥smalltownchicc

Saturday, March 20, 2010

inspiration

(credit - tuolomee)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

so sick

of love songs, so tired of tears.

even though I am in complete love with Neyo, i am so sick of one thing.

fake purses.


we've all see the vendors on the street selling them for outragous prices claiming there real.

now, i completely understand that we all want a piece of prada or a dooney and burke bag, but just cant afford it. but at times, the fake Louis Vitton are just annoying. so here is my advice when you want a designer bag, but the cost is burning you.

first, go to stores like tj maxx or marshalls, they have some fantastic designers for a really reduced price. i bought this adorable xoxo motorcycle bag for $25, and i love it. and the best part is it is real leather (on most of it :) ) but also, please remember, a name or a plaque on the side should'nt be the deciding factor on whether or not you buy the bag, if you like it alot, but it doesnt have coach written all over it, go for it, because its more about the bag than flaunting a designer name.
secondly, look up slightly used designer bags on ebay or even craigslist, you can get a really good steal on those sites.
BUT if you must get a fake bag, please do it right
first, you need to do some research, check and make sure the fakie design your checking into is actually MADE by the designer. when i see a chanel bag at school that chanel has never produced in that design, i just laugh, and trust me; you don't want to see me laughing at you, or anyone else cracking up either. :)

secondly, check out the quality, for the price you are paying for the fake, it should not feel like plastic, or have a nasty plasticy sheen to it. ew, i just cringe at the thought. the "leather" should feel like butter, or as close as you can get.

and finally, if you look like a hobo with a fake bag, your not pulling it off. but if you look like you could afford it, i.e. putting an effort forward to look nice,  you can succesfully pull of a fakie.

good luck girls (and guys)
stay classy, please dont be trashy!
♥smalltownchicc