17.8.11

it's fun to bike in the rain.

Coming home from vacations? Yeah, it's no fun. You re-enter your mundane life. Your mundane life that is filled with rooms left messier than you remembered leaving them (so disappointing), and days left boring-er than you recalled (ughhh), and cell phones left… somewhere that you can't seem to locate (shh, don't tell my mom!) (seriously. my face will be damaged if she discovers this information…). By the way, the "you" in this case is, in fact, referring to ME. As in, I am home from vacation and oh PHOOEY, I don't like it!

However, one thing that DID make my coming-home blues all the less blue was knowing that a marvelous package would be awaiting my arrival… and it WAS. Both awaiting my arrival AND marvelous! Misikko contacted me a few weeks ago wondering if I'd like to maybe test out and review their flat iron. I hummed and I hawed. I weighed the pros and the cons. Kidding. I didn't really do any of that. As soon as I received the email, my fist pumped to the air: "YESSS" I shrieked, "I'VE MADE IT AS A BLOGGER." (Hi, I'm Lexy and I'm a total over-dramatic/ excitable dork.)

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I opened the box. I heard the bells! Ding-dong! As in, LAKDJLASKJD AMAZING. It was like Christmas! But in August! HOW COOL IS THAT?! The box was filled with an array of amazing goodies. As in, hello I knew you were going to send me a straightener, but make-up and flowers and nail files? Oh my! Hint: Happy dancing was involved.
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I must admit that my sibling and I are what you could call hair-straightener virgins. However, despite our lack of credentials, I will confidently say that BAM! this straightener is FABULOUS. Don't take my word for it? How about our before and after photos? From messy-bedhead-coupled-with-a-sweaty-day-spent-with-the-hair-pulled-up to va-vaaa-voom-sliiiick? Yeah. THAT'S RIGHT.

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It's really quite glorious. The straightener glided down my sister's waffled hair. In went kinks then BAM! out went the kinks. Needless to say, the first word that was sputtered after this DIY magic show was "wow." I could do a play-by-play of the straightening event, but essentially consisted of variations of "wow" and "woah" and "zomgitworkzsowell!!!!!" In the midst of our childlike "we're so cool" excitement, we managed to sputter many 'pros' regarding this magical machine. And struggled with our 'cons.' In conclusion...

Pros:
- It works. Really, really well. I don't have much (read: any) experience with flat irons, but it flattened my hair. Fast. Really, really fast. This is kind of the whole point of a flat iron, so YAY.
- Heats up extremely quickly
- Different temperature settings is a snazzy touch
- Attractive

Cons:
- We couldn't figure out how to get it to curl. But we're not the most hair-saavy, so we're werkin' on it.
- Pricey

So there! You have it! This straightener is fabulous! So fabulous, in fact, that I had to indulge in some IWhipMyHairBackInForth meets Pantene Commercial-esque photos. C'mon. It's swooshy hair. I can't be held accountable for my dorkiness.
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(Disney top - Thrifted $1, Skirt - Value Village/ Thrifted $7, Swooshy Hair - c/o Misikko)

Thank you Misikko for sending me their fabulous product! It is super snazzy. As my sister stated, "OMG I AM SO USING THIS! PLEASE! PLEASE! I think I'll straighten my hair the FIRST DAY of school. Yeah. Yeah I will!" Yep. That's right. This product is worthy of my sister's first day of grade 11. Obviously this speaks volumes to the gravity of our love of this straightener. (Really.) Make sure you check out Misikko and all they're products - irons! and dryers! and oils! oh my!

Have a swooshy day!
How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

39 comments:

Rimi said...

awzim! congrats on making it as a blogger!!

depends...for school, if im in a HUGE rush i can do it in 20. But, if i'm taking my sweet time, it'll be about 30 mins

Under Urooba's Umbrella! said...

You look super gorgeous!
Made it as a blogger? Oh goody, this means you're HAIR for good. Ha ha ha. ;)

What're are your post-secondary plans!?! They're bound to be cool, I bet.

Sarah said...

That's pretty sweet that you got something free, hehe. Product reviews seem like they'd be fun. Your hair is so loooong.

dahhlayne said...

Aw, you two are so adorable!
Hmm, let's see...it takes me 7 minutes to do my makeup, 5 minutes to get dressed, 5 minutes to brush my teeth, ... almost 20 minutes? Ah, I forgot to include hair! Well, that varies since I either leave it as is or I touch up the curls around my face. That could take up to 10 minutes. Bahhh, oh the time we use just to pretty ourselves up. I seriously could get more sleep. haha

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six-twentytwo-onine said...

you look so pretty in the after pic.
Straight hair lexy looks beautiful hehehe

TiasaurausRex said...

I love these pictures! and your outfit is darling. AHH! i want it!

I really like your blog :] we should follow each other!
http://tiaology.blogspot.com/

Chelsea Lane said...

ahh AWESOME! I love the "swooshy hair - c/o Misikko" part ;) takes me about 1 hour to get ready in the morning! gah. wish it were less.

xoxo

Steffen said...

Such a cool review! Love it :)
and it takes me about 40 mins to get ready i guess! :)

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ronan said...

well done! great review :) the hair looks amazing :) love it, your skirt is gorgeous too! and it takes me about half an hour probably because i don't wear make up :)xxx

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The GUILTY HYENA said...

Dandy before and after photo's, fun review! I usually get ready in 40 mins.. but in a rush 25 mins.. panic rush 20ish mins. I take the makeup with me if I'm a rush.

FashionJazz said...

You look amazing babe! What a great review :) xx

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Gorgeous and sexy straight hair twins!:DD Love this look!! And I bet this iron is awesome hair tool, would love to try it as well!!!!:)
kisses
Jelena
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Marisa Noelle said...

Oh wow, such pretty results....but definitely is a plus that you have incredibly gorgeous hair! I really good expensive iron recently went kapoot! Unfortunately the cheapo replacement I bought is not nearly as stellar. Takes me about 45 minutes to get ready in the morning...I definitely love taking my time and poking around. Not a morning person at all! Adorable outfit as well Lexy!

Jessica said...

Lovely hair! I liked it before and after :)

It takes me 5-10 mins to do makeup and hair, and depends where I'm going when it comes to clothes, but usually 10 mins. I'm speedy :D

Pop Champagne said...

your hair looks great like this! and I actually like the before hair for the volumeness of it- so jealous of your volume haha

Oh to Be a Muse said...

wow, you and your sister look so alike in these photos. i love your hair!

and it is always tough to come back from vacation...so hard to get back into the swing of things. :)

christinecocochanel said...

Guttered you're back from your vacation but hey, youve got awesome straighteners! You and your sister look LOVELYY! (:

http://christinecocochanel.blogspot.com

xxx

Rosalind said...

Great 'swooshy hair' shots! And you have gorgeous hair may I add - tousled OR sraightened.

cheyenne davide. said...

liked reading your review cause you made it much more fun :)
loving the straightners and the way your hair looks after :)
xxx

Isabel Spectre said...

yay yay! I know what you mean, getting an email like that would be sawweeet.
:)
I like your disney top!

Bonnie said...

I would love to be asked to try out a product!! Nobody loves me enough, I suppose. BOO FACE.
I wish I could have witnessed you in all of your WhipMyHairBackandForth meets Pantene commercial-esque glory. You should have YouTubed that shit. I would watch that.

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Marie said...

Good and honest review!:D Yay for making it as a blogger.;D

I usually need an hour for hair and makeup.:D

***** Marie *****
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Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

I love your top! Your enthusiasm is so sweet, and your hair looks stunning.

Anisa Young said...

WHY ARE YOU SO FREAKIN' HOT! WOOOT! I love this, your before and after pics are SO CUTE! GAH! xxAnisa

kayla marie said...

nice post!

xo-Kayla Marie
www.wildchildfashion.blogspot.com

Angelica Ng said...

Your face will be damaged! LOL I know exactly what you mean. Ohh the wrath of parents. Anyway, omg you have made it as a blogger! Testing stuff out! :O So jealous! And wow, that flat iron does its job!

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Be said...

Ah, I remember the days of being a "hair straightener virgin" and now I'm basically a “hair straightener addict”, seriously. I need to go to rehab.

I actually extremely jealous that you got that – for free (sorry if I’m getting my facts wrong, I died somewhere for a while…). I want a super awesome hair straightener for free (again, sorry).

And those flowers, too.

Britty said...

oh goodness you and your sister hair looks awesome damn that flat iron is amazing i love your skirt by the way!

Olivia said...

I cut my hair into a pixie and cut about 15-20 mins off my getting readying time. I'm a bit of a slow poke, so even with the pixie it takes me about 30 mins.

Love your review!
Liv @ bklynlifestyle.blogspot.com

Black Pearls said...

Very cute my darling!! I soo dearly love it!!
xoxo asiahlynn

♥ sugarpuff ♥ said...

Aww! Fabulous iron!
Congrats dear on having that item for you :)
I have a curly hair too, sometimes I want make it straight and straightening iron helps so much!
I usually need 10 up to 20 minutes to get ready in the morning! Hahaha

Have a happy day!

♥ sugarpuff ♥
Pinkie Anggia ☺
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olivias-pizzaz said...

Thats soo cool, your hair looks great and soo loong :). I love it! aaand wow your disney top is so cool, I'm really jealous! Btw you asked how I did my photos and yea I drew the fairies then scanned them in then edited them on photo shop!!

Michael Tornato said...

I find it funny how we both have gotten free things due to blogging and almost at the same time! We're awesome. BOOM! I love your pictures so much! Especially the before and after shots. I found them hysterical! By the way...I had a shirt just like your Mickey Mouse one with the exact same design when I was a little kid. Except my denim shirt was a lighter shade AND had sleeves. Too much of a coincidence there...if it even is a coincidence? You look beautiful as always!
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Shoe said...

Hahahah hilarious post... you can find "how to curl with a straightener" tutorials on youtube, I do believe. Also, I'm about to write a post with you in it :P

Mani said...

Wooow, you look absolutely amazing!
I am stunned!


If you still haven't you should check out our first giveaway!

hugs and kisses by Mani.

Charlotte. said...

ooh, very nice hair!
love the disney border thing on your jacket as well!

Clairedontcare said...

IGahh ur so adorable. I love that outfit.
It takes me too long to metion if i shower but 30 mintues is tops thanks

Vivi said...

You look so pretty with your straightened hair! Whip you glossy mane back and forth, girl. And I LOVE your outfit. I think that's the most casual I've ever seen you.

SOJOURNED IN STYLE said...

you've made the big leagues of bloggerdom! I've been thinking of getting a straightner since the sister is taking it, so i'll be checking into this one. depending on the day, it may take me literally minutes to halves of hours.