Venus Trapped in Mars

24 June 2013

Hair + Friends + Free Stuff + Winners

Hair.
Friends.
Giveaways.
Winners.

I have a lot to cover today, I gotta keep myself organized somehow!

When Misikko asked if I would review one of their hair straighteners I got a little giddy inside because  the answer was obviously an overwhelming, YES! I have crazy curly hair. I do Keratin treatments a few times per year to keep the crazy at bay, but I haven't had one in months, so crazy is out and in full force (shown below in the before picture!)

I have had the same flat iron for the past 13 years (may she now rest in peace). We had been through a lot together, including having to do emergency surgery on her tail cord when she was hurt in a freak luggage accident. I wish I could say she will be missed, but since Hana came into my life, mama's got a brand new bestie. 

If you are a CHI lover, check out this comparison chart here. Hana hair straighteners will trump your Chi (or your 13 year old FHI straightener with a broken tail.) 

Misikko sent me more than just the Hana Pro 1" Flat Iron, I also got lots of other goodies, including ELF eye makeup and brushes! 

As you can tell, the Hana hair straightener worked like a pro. Plus, it only took me about 20 minutes to go from scary before to not as scary after! I highly recommended, especially if you have cray cray curly hair like mine!
I also trusted it for my big weekend out with the girls...
As I'm sure you know, I had a big weekend planned with Sami, Max and Helene! The weekend was filled with Fireball, martinis, top golf, Bloody Marys, the Dry Bar and lots of dancing! 




Have you ever had someone come into your life at exactly the right time. At a time when you really need them? Well, I think that is me and Helene! We just mesh well. It is truly amazing what this blog world can do for you. Bring you new great friends to kill bruise the club with. 

And then this is what I dealt with last night. 
I'm not entirely sure how this happened, but I have several giveaways I'm partnered with that all started today. I wish I could post all the Rafflecopters on here but I also wish that someone (Slade) would buy me a Rolls Royce. Somethings just aren't possible. 

So go enter these giveaways right NOW! 
So this was the closest race ever. Like, ever. I'm not just saying that. 
.....but drumrollllllll pleaseeee.......

 You win cutest kid blogger (and $25 to Sephora!)
Plus the $25 GC just for voting goes to.....
Stephanie Ann! 

Sami's Shenanigans

Venus Trapped

29 comments :

  1. First of all, I'm jealous of who you got to hang with this weekend! Wish I could have joined y'all! Second, I want a Hana straightener!!! Ugh, jealous...again! :)

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  2. Seriously, your weekend looks amazing. Gotta love how blogging brings awesome people together!

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  3. Okay, not fair. Your hair looks cute straight AND curly. And its sooo long. Hair envy.

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  4. I love my Hana straightener. I sold my Chi soon after I got mine. It's so much better!

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  5. This is my first time winning anything and I am literally SO EXCITED. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH thank you!

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  6. what a big news day for you! looks like you guys had a fun weekend and thanks for participating in my giveaway!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  7. I LOVE my Hana straightener...I think i have you trumped in the crazy hair dept and even I can straighten my whole head of long crazy curls in about 45 mins. LOVE IT. Also super jelly of your meeting this weekend. Like super.

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  8. I want a fireball weekend with you!

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  9. I am suffering from extreme hair jealousy. Your hair looks so good both ways. Mine just looks like a mop if I don't do anything with it.

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  10. Yay! I voted for Autumn to win! So glad she got it :)

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  11. It looks like you ladies had a fun weekend! And I love the new straightener! I'm in need of one.. send the hair gods this way please!

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  12. you know what my favorite part of this post is!! LOVE YOU!!!

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  13. Jelly! I'm due for a new straightener

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  14. gimmie dat weekend and dat straightener !

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  15. I am so jealous of your fab weekend with the ladies in Texas! Next time, I'm coming! And, that Hana hair straightener looks amazing! I've been seeing it all over blog world!

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  16. I'm just so jealous of this epical meet up.
    I'm also convinced we will have play time when you're in Tampa. We just have to.

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  17. Slade will buy you a Rolls Royce. As long as you pay for it.

    PS - Super jealous of the straightener review. I too have been using the same Wal-Mart straightener for at least 10 years.

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  18. Okay, call me crazy, but I absolutely love the wavy/slightly curly hair on you. It's not at all wild! It's a tamed mane in comparison to my curls, lol. Great review. Xo

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  19. That is the only way to spend a weekend will gal pals I tell ya. And I don't go a day without my CHI... But if you say this "Hana" chick is better? Hmmm..then maybe...just maybe.....

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  20. Wow, 13 years? that's impressive. My straightener is five years old and I was proud of her for lasting that long. Still, I'd love to try a Hana!

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  21. This is largely unrelated (sorry), but do you love keratin treatments for your hair? My hair is outta control crazy and I've contemplated keratin for like, 100 years, but haven't tried it yet. Does it make it stick straight? Or just chill out and smooth?

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  22. Love the result of straightner , I have horribly frizzy hair so I usually take 20/30 minutes to manage.
    I saw the pictures of your hangouts on Helene's blog , wish I could go to meet my bloggy mates some day ;)
    Noor @ Noor's Place

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  23. I have 2 years old hair straightner and we are best friends ;)
    Photographs with your friends are just so fun. I think I want a drink!

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  24. Longest blog post ever saw! but amazing cool ! i love the before and after pictures!

    www.themindofanexchange.blogspot.com

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  25. I may or may not have been stalking you ladies all weekend - having you all together in one place was probably such a blast! Looks like you had a lot of fun :)

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  26. I love Hana! You need their hair dryer next!! Seriously, it's powerful! Gotta say I love your curly/crazy hair too though! You's BEAUTIFUL!

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  27. I freaking love your blog Hana. So cute! You have such an awesome personality of what I have read so far ;) Now following you. I would love if you followed me back :)

    www.nightchayde.blogspot.com

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  28. I want free stuff! Your hair looks fab!! And I can't wait to meet a blog bestie!

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