Monday, October 11, 2010

Corioliss Classic Pro Flat Iron review & GIVEAWAY

Tis' the season for Homecoming, Halloween, and the Holidays - reasons to have quality tools in hand to produce your hairstyle of choice!

My hair happens to be extremely fine/thin with little to no volume. I do have a slight wave as well which always manages to make an unwanted appearance. Since I am a low maintenance gal--especially when it comes to hair--I want to get either sleek tresses or gorgeous curls in minutes. One of the easiest ways to do so is by using a flat iron, as you can go either way with an all-in-one tool!

Misikko is family-run business specializing in hair products and tools, especially flat irons and hair dryers! Their approach is professional yet personalized with an emphasis on customer service and interaction with their clients.

My flat iron was meticulously packed with attention to detail and a nice little soft pouch to house my flat iron when not in use:

I reviewed the Corioliss Classic Flat iron - one of their best-sellers and a steal considering the free shipping and features. It comes packaged in sleek & sturdy packaging:

I liked how the shell was embossed with a diamond pattern - adds some character and class, don't you think? :)

The iron feels very sturdy in hand- definitely not whimsy or cheap.

As for the features - it has solid ceramic plates which help prevent heat damage to your hair. I really liked the straightforward and speedy heating process (literally in seconds) - just choose your desired heat setting from 140-410 degrees F (I really love the dial which lets you adjust your heat setting, more on that later...), plug in, wait for the easy-to-spot light turn from red to green, and you're ready to go!

Before you begin, don't forget the additional Heat protection! The last thing you want to do is seriously fry your hair (make sure your hair is dry before using a flat iron!) I used this bottle from my local Walgreens! Smells like flowers and makes you feel like you just stepped out of a salon!

After running this over a few sections of my hair...


Before: Messy unmanageable bedhead :(

After: Sleek, shiny, & sexy locks in less than 5 minutes!!! :)

*Happy sigh*

Important tip - If your hair is THICK, you can use the hotter setting, normal texture at medium heat and LOW for thin or fine hair!!! This will protect your hair from damage!


And for the styling newbies, some informative, pictorial step-by-step guides to getting your desired look!



The only other flat iron I have used would be the Chi. This iron is comparable in heating time and results. The particular version of the chi that I have used did NOT have the option of heat adjustment and did not get as hot as the Corioliss. Regardless, both are quality products and I would recommend either one depending on your personal preference and budget. I am extremely happy with the results of my Corioliss - it didn't snag my hair and gave me options for my fragile hair. I think it is extremely good value for the product you receive.


Now for the fun part - the GIVEAWAY! You can own your very own Corioliss flat iron!

~* The Basic Rules*~

Must be at least 18 years of age please!

Open to US & Canadian followers

Must be a follower!

= 1 entry

~* Extra entries *~
    1. Place entry on your blog sidebar (+1)
    1. Blog about giveaway on your personal blog w/ linkback (+2)
  1. Follow Misikko on Twitter (+2)
  2. Join Misikko's newsletter (+2)
  3. "Like" Misikko on facebook (+2)
  4. Interact with Misikko's facebook by posting on pic/writing on wall (+4)
*Maximum number of entries = 14*


Comment below with your name and a link to your blog post/blog/feedback/fave beauty product (in case you are doing extra entries) Finally, please list total number of entries! All entries will be verified!

Giveaway ends 11/11/11 (one month from now)

Winner will be selected at random and announced on the blog & on twitter so stay tuned :)

Good luck & have fun!

**This post was generously sponsored by Misikko!