Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Misikko Review and Giveaway!

Hello Girls!  I am so excited to share with you, first, my review on two products that were kindly sent to me by John from Misikko!  John was so nice and helpful.  He was also really pleasant with me even when I asked silly questions!  :)   

Misikko has such amazing hair products and styling tools like their CHI Hair Straightener and professional blow dryers!  I was sent both the HANA Shine Shield Thermal Protectant and the CHI Silk Infusion to try out.  I'm not sure if this is how things are normally packaged, or if it's just when being sent to those reviewing the product, but I was so excited when I opened the box and saw everything!   I felt like I was being sent something by a secret admirer or something, because included in my box was a rose (fake, of course, but lovely), a red silk bag with 3 nail files and hand sanitizer inside, a pretty shade of red lipstick, and both hair products.  I was a very lucky girl! 

I will start with my favorite from the bunch!  Let me first state that whenever I try something new on my hair I'm always a bit leery.  You never know what it's going to do to your hair!  Misikko has such a great reputation though, so that was definitely comforting!

I first tried the Hana Shine Shield Thermal Protectant.
Here's a bit of info about the product from Misikko's website:

"Hana Shine Shield is the latest product in a line committed to safe, effective heat styling. Shine Shield is a thermal serum that can be used as a leave-in conditioner - lightweight and never greasy, it protects and strengthens hair whether you use it with a flat iron, hair dryer or alone. Shine Shield contains the natural magic of Jojoba oil for its superb qualities of deep moisturization, fast absorption into hair follicles and scalp, and unparalleled shimmer & shine". 

I blow dry my hair, as well as, straighten my hair with a flat iron, at least every other day, so what this product promised definitely caught my attention.  After hopping out of the shower, I put just a small amount of this serum into my wet hair.  It has an oily consistency, but not in a bad way.  I wasn't exactly sure how much to use, but after getting about half way through blow drying my hair, I could tell a little bit went a long way!  I could already tell a difference!  After completely blow drying my hair, I went on with my normal routine of using the flat iron.  Since on the back of the bottle it says apply to wet or dry hair, or even skin, I decided to glide on a little bit more to the surface of my hair and then continue with the straightening.  Once I was finished with my flat iron, I looked in the mirror at the results, and was very much impressed!  In fact my hair has NEVER  looked this silky, smooth, or shiny! This product has become my new best friend!  I feel totally confident in telling my readers that the HANA Shine Shield is the best hair product I have ever used! 

 Me incredibly happy after using HANA Shine Shield
also it was almost 90 degrees outside in October!

 wearing: white tank: Charlotte Russe, cardigan: Merona from target ($4.95!)
Shorts (I hardly ever wear shorts): Forever 21, ankle booties: Colin Stuart (from Victoria Secret)

Here's a close up from a recent post, where I actually used the HANA Shine Shield for the very first time:

One suggestion I would have for you girls wanting to try this, is since it is a Jojoba oil based product, well with any oil based product, a little bit goes a long way.  There isn't any need to use loads on your hair.  I haven't used too much myself, but I'm sure if someone gobbed it on, you might end up making your hair look oily.  That wouldn't be the products fault though, just yours! lol Besides what a waste of product!

 Onto the CHI Silk Infusion.  I must admit, it was very hard for me to move onto another product after falling so in love with the first one.  I didn't want to go a day without my HANA Shine Shield! However, since I was so pleased with the one product, I expected to be pleased with CHI Silk Infusion as well.  Here's some information from Misikko's website on this product:

CHI Silk Infusion™ - Reconstructing Complex is specially formulated for thermal styling and hair repair. CHI Silk Infusion contains no alcohol, so it won't dry your hair out as a leave in treatment - and it'll leave your hair with the head-turning, lustrous shine of pure silk. 
  • Enriched with pure natural silk, wheat and soy proteins 
  • Protects the hair against thermal styling and environment
I did the same routine with this product as I did with the HANA Shine Shield. This one has a different consistency, not oily.  It definitely helps with frizziness and containing those fly away hair problems.  My hair was very soft after using it.  Although it does leave your hair shiny, the HANA Shine Shield offers the best results shine wise!

I realize now,  I don't have a picture to show of myself with the second product.  I guess it slipped my mind. I did in fact, like the results though.  

It's good to alternate between hair products, to keep things fresh for your hair.  That's what I'm doing now with these two products.  I'm thrilled to see my hair is actually capable of looking incredibly shiny, and feeling so soft and smooth to the touch.  Never has my hair been so manageable and agreeing! 

Now for the moment you've been waiting for!   
John from Misikko has generously offered to give BOTH the HANA Shine Shield and CHI Silk Infusion in the 2oz bottles to one lucky reader!!   
You too, can experience great hair!  

Ends: October 25th at midnight

To Enter (Required):
1. You must be a follower of my blog and leave a comment with your email
2.  You must be from the US or Canada

For Additional Entries:
(PLEASE leave SEPARATE comments for each additional entry) 

1. Follow me on Twitter: @TheHotSpotTasha
2. Follow Misikko on Twitter (@misikko)
3. Tweet about this giveaway
4. Blog about the giveaway on a personal website.
5. Join Misikko’s newsletter (www.misikko.com/newsletter-signup.html)
6. Follow me through BlogLovin
7. “Like” Misikko on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MisikkoBeauty)
8. Interact with Misikko’s Facebook – Comment on a post or picture, or write on our wall (www.facebook.com/MisikkoBeauty)

For the last entry, please don't just stop by Misikko's facebook and leave a comment saying I sent you or that it's for this giveaway.  Miskko would love it if you would use this opportunity to ask their beauty experts questions on hair care, or comment on a recent trend or style, anything relevant to beauty, they would love to hear about! 

You have up to 9 entries!  How awesome is that!   I'm so excited to offer my amazing readers this chance to win!  Thank you Misikko

This giveaway ends Monday October 25th at midnight. Be sure to enter! I can't wait to see who the lucky winner is!  Have a wonderful day!


Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

You look so adorable and super happy indeed about your super shiny hair! :)

Thank you, thank you, thank you for stopping by my site and for such a lovely comment...made my morning! :)

I really appreciate your support and am so glad I stopped by your Hot Spot site too!

I love Forever 21 as well and that lovely animal print scarf you are sporting!

Have a Truly Terrific Tuesday!!!

Liesl :)

Natalie said...

You look adorable, love those shorts! What a sweet giveaway. I am a follower of course. :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Very cool! Your hair looks super shiney!

I am a follwer :)

Thanks for the opportunity!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I am following you on twitter!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I tweeted :)

PursuitOfLLT said...

great giveaway!! i'm a follower :)


PearlsAndGreenTea said...

I love my Chi flat iron and your scarf is so cute too!

Jen said...

These products sound so great! I'd like to enter.

I follow you via Google and Twitter. Also tweeting about the giveaway now :)

Mimi said...

this is fantastic!

-i am a follower of yours
-i am a US resident
-i signed up for misikko's newsletter

<3, Mimi

ROBINE said...

Great review and giveaway, so sad that I live in Europe!

Please follow my blog and enter the giveaway!

With Love,

Sherin said...

Although not from the US or Canada, this does look like a fabulous collection of products. The packaging is perfect and I love how your hair came out.
Also love your shorts and boots: they go really well together.

Robbie said...

Hey lovely,

Thanks for sharing these tips, the protector serum sounds great, I am definitely in need of something like that for my hair.

Thanks for visiting my blog, would love you to follow. You have a fab blog, am now following.


Fashion Meets Food said...

your outfit is adorable and I love your hair. I am a new follower!


Leia said...

Your hair looks so good Tasha! I wish I could enter!


Cafe Fashionista said...

What a fabulous review, Tasha! And I LOVE this Giveaway!

I'm a follower, of course!! :)

Lucie said...

Your hair is adorable…Im also a new follower.

Much love =] x

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Wow your hair looks terrific! I am definitely a follower and my email is lwainman321@gmail.com

this free bird said...

I'm a follower and live in the US...your hair looks great! Fingers crossed on this!


Sher said...

You look incredibly cute in this outfit and I love how your hair is so shiny here:)


Rachel said...

I definitely wanna try out that Hana Shine Shield. You made it sound SO good! Lol!
Oh, and I am following your blog.

adrian said...

New google friends follower.
Name is smilefest.
These would be great to try!
Thanks for the chance!
smilefest (at) yahoo (dot) com

adrian said...

Twitter follower of Misikko.
Name is smilefest.
Thanks for the chance!
smilefest (at) yahoo (dot) com

adrian said...

FB follower of Misikko.
Name is Adrian Momoftwo.
Thanks for the chance!
smilefest (at) yahoo (dot) com

adrian said...

Left 2 comments on FB Misikko page.
Left one on 10-13 post re pixie hair trend and another comment on 10-15 post re coupon code.
Name is Adrian Momoftwo.
Thanks for the chance!
smilefest (at) yahoo (dot) com

Silver Bella said...

Following your blog via GFC!
I am from the US!

Silver Bella said...

Following you on Twitter as @silverbella11

Silver Bella said...

Following Misikko on Twitter as @silverbella11

Silver Bella said...

Misikko’s newsletter subscriber

Silver Bella said...

Following you through BlogLovin!

Silver Bella said...

I “Like” Misikko on Facebook as Silver Bella!

Silver Bella said...

I left a comment on Misikko Beauty's picture of Halle Berry shopping with her daughter (10/16). I also commented on their picture of The CHI Professional Pink Dryer - Limited Edition (10/18).
Silver Bella

Silver Bella said...


annie said...

I follow you. gangsterpixie@gmail.com

annie said...

I follow you on Twitter.

annie said...

I follow Misikko

annie said...

http://twitter.com/gangsterpixie2 tweeted.

annie said...

I blogged. http://gangsterpixiestyle.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/a-few-giveaways/

annie said...

I follow through BlogLovin

annie said...

I liked Misikko on FB.

annie said...

I interacted. xoxo

Coco said...

I'm in! My email is on my profile. x

Coco said...

I'm already a twitter follower

Coco said...

Followed Misikko on Twitter

Coco said...

Signed up to Misikko's newsletter

Coco said...

Followed on Bloglovin

Coco said...

Liked Misikko on FB

LahTeaDah said...

Hey Hun! Im your Newest Follower~ and I live in Canada - Yah! Entry#1

Yours Truly


LahTeaDah said...

I am your newest follower on twitter! Woo Hoo Entry#2

Yours Truly


LahTeaDah said...

I Tweeted about your giveaway on Twitter... Gotta love it Entry#3

Yours Truly


LahTeaDah said...

I am the newest follower of Misikko... and that about sums it up Entry#4

Yours Truly


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