***This giveaway is closed***
I have a confession to make. I am not a hair person. Not that I don't appreciate good hair - I do - it's just that I have no skills. I go to a stylist (not a junior one, either) at a fairly pricey salon, and the day she cuts and styles my hair, it looks great. Then, every day after that until I visit her again, it's a hair disaster. That profile pic over there? Taken immediately after a salon visit.
It's not that I don't try. I do! Honest. (I mean, sometimes I do. Sometimes I just stick it in a pony tail and be done with it.) But no amount of blow-drying with a vented round brush will convince my hair to curl under on both sides instead of in on one and out on the other. No curlers will leave my locks in pretty ringlets - it reverts to a strange wave in the back and random flips at the front.
It's a problem. Okay, not a huge one (I do have a global frame of reference here), but really... there are times when I'd actually like to look put together. I'd love to look like I took control of this crazy hair and it submitted to my whims.
Now I have a new tool in my arsenal. Misikko has sent me a Corioliss Classic Pro Flat Iron (1") to review. Misikko, if you haven't heard of it already, is the site for professional hair straighteners. These are the brands that the salons use. I don't know if you've noticed, but when they straighten my hair at the salon, the iron gets hot faster, and works better, than the one I had at home. Ha! No more.
They also carry some of the best hair dryers out there. I personally love travel hair dryers for how little space they take up in my bathroom cabinet. I mean, who has room to store a giant hair dryer with all its accessories? This one's cute - the T3 Tourmaline Overnight Hair Dryer. And it has a pile of 5-star reviews from customers! Always a good sign.
And of course, they have curling irons too. Check out the HAI Digital Ceramic Styling Rod - it's pretty cool. I've seen stylists use these tools on tv. They don't have the spring arm like regular curling irons, they're just a heated rod (please don't let me end up in some weird google category because I just wrote "heated rod"...) that you wrap the hair around for more natural looking curls.
Okay, back to the Corioliss Classic Pro. I did before and after pics so you can imagine me on some awesome makeover show on tv. Of course, nobody fixed my makeup or wardrobe, or gave me a free shopping spree in New York City (sigh). So here is the before...As you can tell, I didn't have a professional photographer with flattering lighting, either. Anyway, you can see what I mean... Random waves. And I look kind of resigned and sad. That's how I usually feel about my hair. Like, "come ON! really? do you have to look like that, hair?" Now on to the after, once I'd spent some time with the Corioliss Classic Pro.Now I'm going to be honest - it took me a while. Like, maybe, 40 minutes. It heated up fast but I'm slow and despite having fine hair, I have a lot of it so it took a while to do all the sections of hair. That said, I only had to do each section ONCE, not twice like my old hair iron. And the result is nice straight hair with a slight curve under, just like my stylist does it. No, really! Compare this to my profile pic! YAY! See, I look happy! And I swear it made me look skinnier (and bustier!). Straight hair gives me cheekbones and boobs! (disclaimer: YMMV) Okay, it's not plastic surgery. But it was good times at our house when I saw the results.
And it will be good times at one of my lucky readers' houses when one of you wins the same awesome flat iron that I reviewed! Eeeeks! Let me just share a photo of the package I received - check the extra touches - packed with pretty lightly scented roses AND a pouch to store it in! And ps, it has a really long cord which I love!
The Corioliss Classic Pro Flat Iron 1" from Misikko!
How to enter: Head over to Misikko and let me know one other thing you'd like to try, OR one thing that you learned there. Make sure I've got a way to contact you if you're the winner!
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Please be sure to include your email address if it’s not public in your blogger profile! Anonymous comments without a way to contact you will be rejected. Canadian or US mailing addresses only, please (this iron is not dual voltage!). Giveaway ends July 10th at 11:59 EST. A winner will be drawn the next day, announced here, in a separate post and emailed!
Prize will be shipped by sponsor. Note for Canadian entrants: Misikko is not responsible for customs or duties that Canada may charge if you decide to participate in this sponsored blog giveaway. (FYI - there was no extra charge on my iron, which came to Canada quickly and packaged most beautifully!)