Friday, August 9, 2013

Outfit Post: Camo, Leopard & Straight Hair - Oh My!

 
 




 
Zara Camouflage Print Trousers with Zippers (old- extremely similar at Bloomie's
Aaron Ashe Cut Out Back Tank (old)
Target Leopard Loafers (old - super similar here)
D'Andrea "Mr. One Nighter" in Black c/o LuckyFABB || Apricot Lane Black Cat Eye Sunglasses (similar here) || Michael Kors "Bradshaw" Rose Gold Watch || oNecklace Gold Cursive Monogram Necklace c/o
 
Let's talk hair for a moment or two.. When Misikko contacted me about testing out one of their top rated flat irons, I hesitated for just a second. You see, I used to spend hours on my hair. No joke, actual hours. After washing it, I'd blow dry it section-by-section then flat iron it section-by-section. My hair is pretty thick and curly so it usually takes forever. But it's literally been about a year since I straightened my hair, so I decided to take the plunge and test it out.
 
Boy has my perspective changed! Misikko graciously sent me the HANA Pro 1" Flat Iron, one of their #1 sellers, to test out. I was so surprised to see how big of a box I got.. I was even more surprised when I opened it up and found all this:
 
 
Talk about a pampering sesh! Misikko included quite a few little extras -  I especially loved the heat proof mat. Perfect to lay any hot tool on. Also who couldn't use a new eyelash curler? Sometimes,  I just love being a girl! :)
 
So I washed my hair the day before and let it air dry. I did this for 2 reasons: 1) If I'm using a hot tool, I try not to blow dry to lessen the amount of heat put on my hair & 2) My hair is freaking long and I'm lazy. So it usually looks like this before:
 
 
Just has a natural wave and a teensy bit of frizz (but I personally like it that way) I blasted my crown with some cold air from my hair dryer to give it some extra body, then went to work with my Hana flat iron. Or so I thought... I was finished within 20 minutes. MY WHOLE HEAD. And not like kinky straight - but it actually smoothed out my waves and zero frizz.. I was seriously so impressed. Check ittttt....
 
 
Here's a few things that I love about it:
1. It heats up super fast so I'm not waiting for forever
2. It has temperature settings which is great for all hair types. Thin hair can set it to a lower temp while people with hair like mine or curlier can go higher.
3. It has a 360 swivel cord making it easy to work all the way around my head
4. It comes with a travel pouch, making packing a breeze and keeping it safe to store while cooling off
5. Even though it's only 1 inch, it worked perfectly on my thick hair - though I still flat ironed in sections
6. Misikko customer service was fabulous - I couldn't believe how quickly the iron shipped to
 
I'm so happy the Hana Salon helped reunite me with my love of straight hair minus the arm cramps and all the sweat equity. Totally simple, totally worth it. I let my ends bend a little so it wasn't completely stick straight. P.S. anytime you use a hot tool on your hair.. please, please, PLEASE use a heat protectant spray.
 
 My next task is to try to curl my locks using the straightener. I know that sounds weird - but I've heard of so many people who do it.. if you have a good tutorial, pass it along! It's Friday guys! Go enjoy the weekend!! 
 
Disclosure: a complimentary Hana Pro Flat iron was provided by Misikko. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Misikko or Hana.

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15 comments:

  1. Love the camo and leopard! Oh and your hair straight is awesome

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  2. I'm seriously in love with your hair- straight and wavy! Great outfit too :)

    conceptofbudd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. super cute outfit! I love the hair too!

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  4. Thank you for the comment on my blog about Australia! :) I love your shoes and necklace in these pictures! I'm quite a leopard print fan! Also, that's so cool that they sent you a flat iron to try out! Did they just randomly send it to you?

    sweeterthanserenity.blogspot.com

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  5. Love the camo pants with ombre hair!
    xoxo-Kate Styled Pretty

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  6. Love your outfit!!!
    super cute!!
    I just came across your blog!!
    I am now following via bloglovin, GFC & twitter!
    Looking forward to keeping up and getting to know you through your posts.

    xo
    Christina
    pieceitalltogetherx3.blogspot.com

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  7. Loving the print mixing with the camo and leopard. I'm going to give that a try. :-) Have a great weekend.

    Mo

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  8. Love the mixing of prints, who would have thought leopard and camo will pair oh so well together, you look great!

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  9. Pretty outfit and gorgeous hair!
    Love your pants and leopard flats.

    xo,
    Cindi
    Breakfast at Cindi’s

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  10. Beautiful outfit! I love the pants & you have gorgeous hair!

    lovas.weebly.com

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  11. This is cute! Check out my blog post today and enter a post of your own to be featured!

    <3 Hannah
    sweeterthanserenity.blogspot.com

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  12. Gorgeous look! I love that top so much :)

    Abby
    Life in the Fash Lane

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  13. love love love how you wore your camo and leopard together so pretty!
    so happy to have found your blog

    your newest follower <3

    -marsa
    The DayLee Journal

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  14. Your hair is equally amazing straight and curly. You have the perfect ombre! The camo and the leopard print look so hot together! You took two wild prints and made such a chic outfit out of them. Following you on GFC and Bloglovin'!

    May the Force be with you.
    Emily

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  15. I swear you look fab in anything you put on! Love the camo pants and your monogram necklace!

    XO Chelsea http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com/

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