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CLOSED: Hana Professional Flat Iron Review + Giveaway from Missiko.com

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I would like to thank the people at Missiko.com who gave me a chance to try out the HANA Professional Flat Iron 1'- Pink Edition.

Missiko.com is the place to go to get flat irons, hair straighteners & professional salon styling tools. You can select a straightener from their CHI Flat Iron Section, FHI Flat Iron Section or from any of their other flat iron brands to keep you looking good and feeling fabulous. From brands like Hana Salon and Chi Flat Iron they have assembled a product selection that appeals to the most discriminating stylists at low prices made possible by their immense volume. Our Best Flat Iron page is a great place to begin your search for the flat iron that best matches your hair texture and styling needs.

I love this Flat Iron!! I was unsure if this flat iron would work for my hair type, but it works and I am extremely impressed!
Let me start off my saying.. I have never had a proper flat iron before. Shocking.. I know. This flat iron came in a fab Tin with a Travel Pouch, Shine Shield, Heat proof pouch, Heat Proof Silicone Mat & alot of other great goodies!

Hana Features:
  • Advanced Tourmaline Ceramic Plates for Accelerated Ion Generation and Maximum Frizz-Free, Conditioning Shine
  • Ceramic is naturally hygienic, protects color & retards fading
  • 1” Plates Auto-Adjust To Glide Over Any Hair Texture
  • Curved Plate Edges For Versatile Styling - Curl, Flip or Straighten!
  • Flash Heats in Seconds with Instant Compensation for Heat Loss
  • Smooth Grooves Keep Hair Strands Separate and Snag-Free
  • Convenient Hanging Loop
  • Energy Efficient at 38 Watts
  • Independent On/Off Switch
  • Two Year Warranty

Adjustable Temperature Dial - 5 Settings from 140-450° F for All Hair Types


 Since I was able to set the temperature myself straightening my whole head didn't take long at all.


The ceramic plates didn't pull my hair while I was straightening or curling. Actually it was easier to curl using Hana than my regular curler because of the Tangle-Free Salon Quality Cord. It swivels 360°!!!



The Hana Shine Shield was amazing! Suitable for every hair type. ShineShield 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. ShineShield 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. 6 oz.

This is my hair after it has been straightened/ curled:

 I love how shiny & healthy it looks!

 Missiko.com is giving away a HANA Professional Flat Iron 1' to one of my Spiced Beauty Followers!



 Question:
"Why do you need this flat iron?"
 
Rules:
  • Must be a Spiced Beauty follower 
  • You must live in Canada or the US
  • You must be 17+
Answering the question is 1 entry.

For extra entries:
1. Follow Misikko & JennMUA on Twitter and tweet the following  "Win a HANA Professional Flat Iron 1" in Pink from @Misikko @JennMUA  www.spicedbeauty.com" Comment on this entry letting me know you tweeted <---LOL
2. Blog about the giveaway ( 2 entries)
3. Join Misikko Newsletter (3 entries )

 Contest ends: 
May 13 @ midnight

Spiced Beauty 300+ Mac Giveaway winner + New giveaway

Friday, April 23, 2010

I'm so sorry it took so long. It took forever to go through all the entries. With that said they're were a lot of people who entered :) .. anyways with no further ado here is how the winner was selected.

I started by going through the entries. Then I put all the names in an excel sheet. For some odd reason I couldn't start the names at 1. So I started at 2 and there was 268 entries in total.

I put the numbers in RANDOM.ORG and a winner was chosen! 

 and the winner is!

Olivia! Please email me your address!

This weekend I'll be posting a new giveaway for Hana Elite Flat Iron 1" from Misikko.com
Stay Tuned :)

Maybelline EyeStudio Kit - Spiced Beauty Look

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I'm super lucky to have been picked by Matchstick to receive the entire line of Maybelline EyeStudio!

It came with:
  • A Huge Train case
  • 12 Colour Plush Ready to Wear Palettes,
  • 10 Colour Pearls Marbleized Eye Shadows, 
  • 4 Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliners
  • 4 XXL Pro Mascaras 
I know most of you have your mouth wide open and you wanna win the whole kit RIGHT?!?! Well after reading my post click here and vote for my look :) * It takes up to 48 hours for my look to be uploaded.

The look I created is called Spiced Beauty!


  1. I started off with Eye Studio Gel Liner in Eggplant as a base.
  2. I used the dark side of Eye Studio Color Pearls Marbleized Eyeshadow in Carbon Frost on the lower lid. 
  3. I blended Eye Studio Color Pearls Marbleized Eyeshadow in Sinful Sinnamon with Bronze Blow out into my crease.
  4. I used a very small amount of Eye Studio Color Pearls Marbleized Eyeshadow Bronze Blowout (the light side as a highlight) on my brow bone.
  5. To make my inner eyes pop I used the light side of Eye Studio Color Pearls Marbleized Eyeshadow in Carbon Frost.
  6. I lined my eyes with  Eye Studio Gel Liner in Blackest Black
  7. Finish off with the XXL Pro Mascara on upper and lower lash line 


Eye Studio Color Pearls Marbleized Eye shadows are very pigmented and come in a lot great shades. My favorite is Carbon Frost. I love the silver flecks.


The gel liner is very smooth and durable!  Yes durable they last long!! I was under bright light all night and they didn't crease, so I recommend using them as bases as well.

Outfit of the Day + NYC day 1 pictures!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Finally. I have uploaded all 300+ of my pictures from NYC!
Honestly it was such a great trip. The bf and I have never gone away for more than 1 day, so this was a fun getaway :)

Day one was spent in Poughkeepsie, NY with his family. Poughkeepsie is a serious place...the mall is like 30 minutes away!! But it's totally worth it because it has a Forever21, H&M, Hot Topic, Charlotte Russe...need I go on :o

The best part of the day is when we got to go on the ferry to the other side of Poughkeespie.
Now on to the outfit :)

Jacket:
$29.99 @ Winners
Hello Kitty Top <3 
$13.99 @ Bluenotes
Gold Multi chain: 
$3.99 @ Costa Blanca
Jeans or "jeggings?!?"
$2.50 @ Charlotte Russe <--Steal
Buckle Flats:
$5.00 @ Shoe store on Ofrus Road

Close up:
 
Scenery Pictures!
Ahhh I love my camera!

Thanks for reading <3

Beyonce is soo fly!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Excuse her facial expression... I think she was feeling the music at that time or farting..LMAO

I love this outfit! BUT i'm little iffy on the boots & hat..

Off the shoulder tops are my favorite.. I am NOT a regular t-shirt girl.. so off the shoulder gives me that edge :)

Oh ye! I forgot to mention that the graphic print is a plus!!

Also you can never go wrong with a pair of cute denim shorts. I think those are a perfect length but I can see someone battling me on that one!

If I had to change something I would change the boots to gladiators & lose the hat!

Soo enuff about my views.. what do you think??
Would you wear it?
What would you change?

Konad Haul!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I got my first Konad kit!! Konad is a nail-imprinting kit that lets you put designs by stamping pre-designed images on your nails in minutes.

The kit I got comes with:
- 1 Image Plates
- 2 Small Special Polish 5ml
- 1 Stamp
- 1 Scraper


Close up of the plate.
I love the bow design!



Close up of the scraper, stamp and two polishes.
I really wish that the red polish was black...

I got a gold full-sized gold polish


I also got a plate that I really like!

Do you like Konad? Have you tried it before?
Check out WowSoCool.com

Take Cover with Cover FX, FREE retail size Cover FX Concealer

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Join CoverFX for the fun in Toronto on April 22nd
12:00-12:30 PM
Eaton Centre 


Show them your undereye circles, brown patches and red spots to receive a FREE retail size Cover FX Concealer (value $25) while supplies last!


For real time updates, follow CoverFX on Twitter @CoverFX or join their Facebook Fan Page.

Canadian FOTD: CoverFX, Annabelle, Marcelle & Vasanti Cosmetics

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Being a Canadian Beauty/Fashion blogger I feel like it's my right to show you girls some Canadian brands. These are great companies that can be found at drugstores such as Shoppers Drugmart!

I will put the links at the bottom of the page so you can check out their sites!

Face:
CoverFX The Big Cover Kit in B

Eyes:
Annabelle Smudgeliner in ohmyGOTH! (upper lid)
Annabelle Smudgeliner in Electric Sapphire (lower lid)
Vasanti  Long Lash Mascara in Black

Lips:
Marcelle Lux Gloss Sheer

I love this look very simple & fresh faced :)

Annabelle Smudgeliner in Electric Sapphire (lower lid) really made my eyes stand out!

Vasanti Long Lash Mascara in Black really gave my lashes length! Love it!

Check out these companies:


I'm in NYC!!

Friday, April 09, 2010


Hey Girlies!

I'm on vaca withe the bf! I'll be back sometime next week :)
I can't wait to show you all my haul!!

<3 Jenn

My March Favorites!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010


  1. Bath & Body Works Twisted Peppermint Body Spray.. This is a Holiday Scent, so it's no longer available. " ...cool peppermint,white sugar & vanilla". Soo yummy perfect for everyday use. 
  2. Make up forever HD Foundation in 178.  Expensive at close to $50.00 CDN with tax but totally worth it! Click Here to see me wearing it!
  3. FACEatelier lipstick in Revenge. This lipstick is creamy smooth and amazing. If your a NW45 skin tone like me & looking for the perfect lipstick click here.
  4. Annabelle smoothliner pencil in OhMyGoth! This is the only pencil eyeliner I use everyday click here to find out why :)
  5. Smashbox Eye Beam Double-ended Brightener. I'm not a big Smashbox user but this product is amazing. It's the ultimate picker upper LOL. Put a little in the inner corner of your eyes and your set!
  6. MAC Swiss Chocolate Eyeshadow. I use this shadow for 90% of my looks right in the crease. Here is a FOTD of me wearing it.

Have you used any of my favorites before?? 

Balmshell Beauty Bloggers Event

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Last week I attended Balmshell's Beauty Bloggers event. By now you should all be familiar with Balmshell because I have done a review of their glosses in March. Click here to read it.

Quick Facts about Balmshell:
-Developed by Twin sisters Jennifer & Fiona
-A Canadian product
-Paraben Free
-Fun colors for all skin tones

This was such a fun event. We were able to swatch the products, give suggestions and mingle! Some girls I haven't seen since February, so this was a great opportunity to connect with them again and meet new girls. The Balmshell squad were really friendly, sweet and fabulous!

I'll be swatching some new goodies from the party soon :)

Enjoy the pictures!

 Yummy Goodies by Pretty Sweet

Close up of the cookies
Look at the detail!

Super cool Bartender!
Wine provided by Girls' Night out

Balmshell lippies & stain setup

Balmshell glosses setup for swatching

Gorgeous Balmshell squad

Beautiful Karyn & I

Beauty Bloggers / MUA: Lelo & Naomi

Beauty Bloggers: Arianne & Jenn


Check out Balmshell's website & blog

If you want some customized yummy goodies : Pretty Sweet

FOTD: MAC Shadowy Lady having a Naked Lunch eating Swiss Chocolate

Friday, April 02, 2010

LOL at the title!! I tried hard :)
Last week I attended a birthday party for the BF. Before going through the door I made sure that I took a few pics for you all! I look old OMG!!



Products used:
Brows
- NYX eye/brow pencil in Dark Brown
-Cinema Secrets kit#11

Eyes:
-Annabelle Smudgeliner in Ohmygoth!
- MAC Shadowy Lady on lids
-Smashbox eye brightener inner corners
- MAC Naked Lunch on the inner corners
-MAC Swiss Chocolate in the crease
-Motoreyes Mascara in black

Lips:
-MAC Chestnut Liner
-MAC I'm loving it Lipstick

 Face:
-HD MUF Foundation in 178
-HD MUF Invisible Powder
-MAC Mineralized powder in Deep Dark
 Hope you guys loved the FOTD! If you have any requests let me know :)