Sunday, July 31, 2011

Misikko Flat Iron Review‏ and Hair Tutorial

I start with a freshly washed hair and just comb it through with a wide tooth comb or pick.
Next I separate a row of hair on the bottom and round brush while blow drying

Next I go around the bottom layer of hair first, combing through, then flat ironing each section.

You can see the flat iron will glide easily over each section since it is combed through first.

As you can see here, the bottom layer is complete.

I section off another layer of hair and go around again with round brush and blow dryer.
That section is finished being round brushed and blow dried and you can see how the ends aren't straight, but rather, curl under.

Using the Misikko Flat Iron again, I glide it over each section.

And, here is that section once it's been flat ironed.

Next I round brush and flat iron the very last bit of the back.

You can see how nicely that turned out here.

Don't forget to flat iron the bangs.

Here is finished product.

Brian from the Misikko Company was kind enough to send me a Hana Professional 1.5 inch flat iron to review.  I took my time getting around to the review because I wanted to use it for a bit before giving an opinion about it. 

I use a flat iron almost every single day, and the first thing that I noticed about this iron is the plate size is perfect for my hair length.  The iron did not grab or pull at my hair as I have had flat irons do in the past and the ceramic plates produce an ionic heat that doesn't destroy your hair.  You can see how shiny my hair is and that is without the use of a shine serum or spray.

The quality is excellent, it's very user friendly and I like that it has different heat settings (I keep mine set on 302). 

The Misikko Company also carries: Chi Hair Straightener, Best Hair Dryer and HANA Salon Products. 

Please let me know if you have any questions about my hair regimen or the Misikko Hana Professional 1.5" Flat Iron.  Misikko provides a "How to Use a Flat Iron" guide, which I think is very useful as well.

Misikko has been reviewed by a few petite beauties lately, here are the links to the ones I know about, if I missed you feel free to yell at me ;) Lol......(Seriously, let me know and I'll add you in  :)

Annie, PingTara, Cher, Jean, Michelle and Kileen

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Outfit Recap for Fourth Week of July

Express Cropped Pleated Pants
Merona for Target Patent Pumps
TJMaxx No Name Bag
Loft Wrist Cuff
F21 Statement Ring
White House Black Market Black Cowl Neck Dress
Francesa's Travels Bag
Antonio Melani Cheetah Print Pumps
Ann Taylor Outlet Ring
Relic for Fossil Watch

Limited Scarf (Just bought last week but no longer available online)
Loft Tee
Loft Trousers
Sigerson Morrison Pumps

Kathy Van Zeeland Bag (Thrifted)
Isaac Mizrahi for Target Top
Banana Republic Tulip Skirt
Nine West Leopard Print Sling Backs
Kathy Van Zeeland Bag

No Boundries Sheer Lace Top
F21 Striped Bodysuit
Express Pleated Cropped Pants
Sofft Pavia Shoes
BCBG Merlot Bag
Loft Wrist Cuff
Aldo Statement Ring
Ann Taylor Outlet Dress
Banana Republic Camo Jacket
Sofft Pavia Shoes
TJMaxx No Name Bag
Simply Vera Wang Necklace and Bracelet
F21 Cuff and Rings
Aldo Flower Pin

Loft Jacket
Loft Sequin Tank
Old Navy Boyfriend Jeans
Old Navy Metallic Flops
Loft Striped Infinity Scarf
Steve Madden Bag
F21 Rings and Bracelets

F21 Ruffle Front Dress
Merona Yellow Flats
TJMaxx No Name Bag
(Please note, this dress is very see through)

Gap Shirt (Thrifted)
White House Black Market Striped Skirt
Jeffrey Tyler Shooties
Charlotte Russe Double Wrap Belt
Steve Madden Bag
F21 Ring

I thought I might try to take outfit pictures in my new room but it didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped.  It isn't as easy to see the details of the outfit and the background is a bit cluttered for a backdrop. 

 What about you guys, any preferences? 

By now I think that I am the only petite blogger who hasn't done her review yet for Misikko yet, but I'm going to try to do mine this weekend along with a hair tutorial.  If you have any questions relating to this subject, please leave them in the comment section I will answer on that post.

I hope you all are having a great week ;)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

DIY Walk-In-Closet Renovation

Thanks to the seemingly limitless talents of Mr. PEMS (aka....Mr. Amazing) I can finally see all of my clothes together in one closet! 

I can't tell you guys how excited and grateful I feel right now, for me this really is a dream come true! 

Hope you all are having an amazing weekend ;)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Outfit Recap for Third Week of July

Ann Taylor Outlet Shell
Guess Denim Jeans
JCrew Gold Thong Kitten Heels
Francesa Travel Bag
Banana Republic Gold Necklace
F21 Gold Arm Band
 Loft Jacket
Loft Tank Top
H&M Skirt (Thrifted)
Jeffrey Tyler Shooties (Now available at Off Broadway Shoes)
Nine West Crossbody Bag
Loft Bauble Ring
F21 Assorted Jewelry
Loft Jacket
Loft Floral Top
Gap Shorts
Steve Madden Sandals
TJMaxx no name bag
F21 Statement Ring
Target Charm Bracelet
Black Silk Sweater? (So old the tag is gone)
Banana Republic Trousers
Banana Republic Houndstooth Belt (Came with other jacket)
Antonio Melani Cheetah Pumps
Francesa Travel Bag
JC Penny Bracelet
Loft Bauble Ring

Loft Cap Sleeve Blouse
JCrew Skirt
Target Peep Toe Wedges
TJMaxx No Name Bag
Thrifted Necklace and Bracelet
So the construction project isn't quite done yet, but I wanted to share with you guys another little project I worked on last week. 
I will be the first to tell you that any craft project you ask me to complete will come out looking like a three year old did it (and that's not just modesty for sure)!  However, I recently stumbled across a bracelet at a thrift store that I fell in love with.  Problem was that it came as a set with a necklace that was so short that it looked like something a sweet old lady might wear.  Not being a sweet old lady myself I almost passed on the bracelet altogether but in the end I just couldn't resist and brought it here's what I came up with for the necklace!
Original Necklace............Not too bad on it's own just a bit ...............short!

I removed the excess claw link and chain with needle nose pliers and added some fabric from a self tie belt and this is how it turned out.

Not too shabby right?............What do you guys think?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Outfit Recap for Second Week of July

H&M Dress
Target Cherokee Cardigan Sweater (little girl's department)
Naturalizer Wedge
F21 Bag
Anthropologie Necklace
F21 Long Sleeve Striped Tee
Target Mossimo Jacket
Express Nautical Faux Denim Trousers
Naturalizer Wedge
Anthropologie Necklace
Banana Republic Outlet Bracelet
Francesa's Travels Bag

H&M Striped Wrap Top (thrifted)
Loft Skirt
Tommy Hilfiger Wedges
Francesa's Travels Bag

Mossimo Target Jacket
White House Black Market Skirt
Target Exhilaration Tank
Loft Wedges (thrifted)
F21 Bag
Charlotte Russe Double Wrap Belt
Gap White Tank
Express Cropped Jeans
Naturalizer Wedge
Francesa's Travels Bag
F21 Cardigan

Target Mossimo Jacket
Old Navy Necklace
Naturalizer Wedge
Francesa's Travels Bag
H&M Denim Shirt
Loft Skirt
Nurture Boots
Francesa's Travels Bag

This outfit was requested by reader Bella Style and I quite like it.  If any of you have any styling ideas for my wardrobe please suggest.  I really enjoyed trying this one out ;)

I seriously wore the same jacket multiple times this week but let me explain..........I love it!  I bought it years ago at Target just because it was so beautiful and only just recently had it tailored down so that I could actually wear it.

So Mr. PEMS and I have been working on a construction project together and I can't wait to show you guys!!.....stay tuned ;)

Happy Weekend Lovelies!!