I received a very nice E-mail from an employee of Misikko a few weeks ago offering me a free Hana-air blow dryer by Misikko for just testing it out and writing up a review for it. I wasn’t very sure at first if I would be willing to do it. I thought there was a gimmick involved. However, the communication and correspondence was very quick and sincere. I noticed that the blow dryer cost about $300 (on sale now for $194), so I was in shock that they wanted me to keep their product for simply writing this entry up. I’ve also known many other bloggers being asked to review their products such as their infrared flat iron too.
When I received the Hana-Air blow dryer it was packaged very professionally. There was a big box filled with goodies (and here I thought I was simply getting the expensive blow dryer). Inside the box were many items and a fake rose sitting on top looking pretty. there was a box in which to put my hair straightener in as well as a little to-go heat-proof case for it. There were little satin bags with a bunch of nail filers and two different hand sanitizers. There was a stuffed animal monkey holding a little comb (which my boys by the way loved the monkey!). Also inside were two large Paul Mitchell shampoo and conditioner bottles! There were two different sized Hana products that are used to protect hair from heat and make it shiny (I used it, which looked lovely. It’s photographed for an outfit, but not yet posted on my blog). There was a container of potpourri roses (which is in my underwear drawer now), one of those eye covers for sleeping/spa stuff (sorry, not sure what they are called), and everything was tied up in cute ribbons throughout the packaging.
One of my concerns with being educated on where our products come from and who is getting them for us is that the Congo is one of the only places you can get a type of material called Tungsten, if not the only. There are Three Ts that are found in only three places in the world (Tin, Tungsted, and Tantalum) and usually those types of elements/metals are picked by slave labor (yes especially today, more than ever!). These people are very abused and harmed in gathering them (and suffer greatly, sometimes dying if they don’t make quota and get beaten enough). They also don’t get enough money to live or provide for their families while companies make loads of money and live comfortably without doing the dirty work. Tungsten is usually used for heating products, so I hope that it is NOT used for the Hana-Air Blow Dryer!