Wednesday, November 16, 2011

SMILE! Crest 3D White Teams With Billboard To Offer Grand Prize Trip to Woman of the Year Award Honoring Taylor Swift

Those who have followed along with my wedding blog know that Taylor Swift holds a special place in my heart, as her song, "You Belong With Me" was one I often thought of my now-husband to before we started dating.

So I am thrilled that Taylor Swift is being given the coveted Woman of the Year Award at Billboard's 2011 Women in Music Event! Better yet, Crest 3D White, the #1 most awarded whitening brand, and Billboard, the #1 name in music, want to see you at the Women in Music Event in New York City on December 2nd!

For your chance to win VIP treatment at this star-studded, ultra-exclusive event, enter the “Smiles that Rock” contest before November 18th by showcasing your smile in a creatively designed Billboard magazine cover featuring YOU!


Ensure you are putting your best “smile” forward by showing off a bright, white smile in your submission. A little tip...when used together, the Crest 3D White Collection can help you achieve a noticeably brighter smile in as little as just one day!


Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips with Advanced Seal Technology:
  • Most efficacious concentration of Crest’s whitening ingredient available at retail – the same enamel-safe ingredient that dentists use
  • Advanced adhesive formulation that temporarily molds the strip to user’s teeth for secure fit
  • $50 per kit, 20 whitening doses

Crest 3D White Vivid Toothpaste:
  • Features a patented dual-action silica system that helps gently polish away surface stains
  • Provides up to 80% surface stain removal for a whiter smile in 14 days
  • Toothpaste-gel hybrid formulation offers the cleaning of a toothpaste and the freshness of a gel, helping teeth feel smooth and clean
  • Radiant Mint flavor, 4oz $3.25; 5.8oz $3.75; 7.6 oz for $4.25

For more information on Crest 3D, be sure to like their Facebook page here, and follow them on Twitter: @Crest!

And don't forget to stop by the “Smiles that Rock” contest page for your chance to win a VIP trip for two to Billboard's 2011 Women in Music event!

Disclosure: I received complimentary products from Crest 3D to thank me for my time in writing this post.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Extraordinary Hair with the HANAair Professional Hair Dryer from Misikko Beauty

As you might have gathered by this site's name, one of my most noticeable features is my hair. Thus, keeping my hair healthy and looking its best is very important to me.

Having been a natural blonde throughout my youth, I've had to get a little help from the salon in keeping that color in my adult years. And as we all know, the coloring process can put a lot of stress on even the healthiest of hair.

So when I was contacted by Misikko Beauty to review the ultra-chic HANAair Professional Hair Dryer, I was beyond excited to give it a try. A hair dryer that promises to actually make your hair healthier with use? I'm all in!

I'll admit I was skeptical at first, as conventional wisdom has always taught that hair dryers are bad for your hair. But from the very first use of the HANAair dryer, I could see a noticeable difference in the look and feel of my hair. It was shinier, sleeker and much more smooth.

What's the secret behind HANAair's performance? It's actually a combination of three things: 2300 wattage power, pure tourmaline crystals and a ceramic heater.

As someone with very thick hair, it usually takes me forever to dry my hair! But with the 2300 wattage power, the HANAair dryer cuts my drying time by at least half. That alone saves my hair from the damage that can come from longer heat exposure with conventional dryers. And the faster drying time has meant that I'm out the door faster and have actually made it to appointments ON TIME (a rarity for me!).

The tourmaline crystals and ceramic heater combine to give the most advanced far infrared ionic heat possible. What this basically means is that your hair will have less frizz, more shine and healthier radiance with each use.

My hair is not only thick, but it's also very frizzy when I use a conventional dryer. Those stray, curly hairs that stand up all over the place after drying have always drove me crazy! But with the HANAair dryer, my hair was much more smooth with just the first use.

Other features include:
  • Silver Nano Technology for anti-bacterial protection
  • Scratch resistant shell with black metallico finish adds durability and is easy to clean
  • Long lasting motor with low noise
  • Gyroscopically balanced for easy handling (note: it is very lightweight too!)
  • Fiberglass concentrator attachment
  • 12' extra long cord, ALCI safety plug
  • Italian design
  • 2 fan speeds, 3 heat settings, plus a cold shot button
  • Two Year Warranty

The extra long cord is another favorite feature of mine. I hate when I am drying my hair and need to reach for something, but can't due to a short cord. With the HANAair dryer's cord, I can move all over my bathroom with ease!

I also used two products that Misikko sent to me for review along with the HANAair dryer (as well as all of that other gorgeous swag pictured above...thank you, Misikko!): HANA Shine Shield Thermal Protectant and Paul Mitchell's Leave-In Conditioner. Between the products and the HANAair dryer, my hair has never looked healthier!

See for yourself how fast my hair dried and how sleek, smooth and shiny it looked with the HANAair dryer:

I honestly never would have invested much money in a hair dryer before (the HANAair dryer retails for $314 but is currently on sale for $194.99 with free shipping). Now that I've seen the difference firsthand, though, I could never go back to my cheaper, department store dryer.

The HANAair Professional Hair Dryer is the only dryer I will trust my hair to from now on!

For more information, follow these links:
~HANAair Professional Hair Dryer
~HANA Salon
~Misikko on Twitter
~Misikko on Facebook
~HANA Salon on Twitter
~HANA Salon on Facebook

Disclosure: I received a complimentary HANAair Professional Dryer to facilitate this review, as well as other complimentary products to thank me for my time.
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