Friday, May 28, 2010

Review and Giveaway: ProSilk CLOSED



It's officially the start of Memorial Day weekend and if you're like our family, you probably have places to go and people to see. We have a tradition of spending the weekend with my in-laws and going out on the bay in my father -in-law's boat. There's lots of picture taking involved so I'll want to look my best.

I have fine, straight hair but it has a tendency to turn wavy and unruly when it gets damp and air dries. You know that accidentally sexy, bed-head, beach look flaunted on all the swimsuit magazine covers? Yeah, I could never pull that off. On me it just looks messy and silly. The only way I can tame my tresses is with my new BFF: my ProSilk flat iron.

ProSilk sells high-quality professional hair care products at competitive prices. Their products are sold all over America, Mexico and Canada and are used by salons and stylists in addition to consumers. At ProSilk, you'll find flat irons, curling irons, hair dryers, shears, combs, shampoos, serums and more.

I had the opportunity to review ProSilk's 125S 1" tourmaline ceramic flat iron (ARV $59.99). Straighten, curl, flip...whatever style you want, this iron is up for the task.



This salon-quality straightening system features a scratch-free ceramic plate, which eliminates damaging hot spots while providing volume and preserving moisture and shine to give you smooth, silky hair. The ceramic technology produces negative ions, which eliminate frizz and static electricity and inhibit bacteria and odor buildup. The automatic sensor control system heats up to 450F in just 7 seconds. It is lightweight, slim, and easy to handle with a 9 ft. swivel power cord.

The first thing I noticed upon opening the package was the vibrant yellow color. It definitely stands out in the crowd of basic black. The device itself is quite compact and doesn't take up much bathroom counterspace. The dial is super easy to operate, allowing you turn on/off and customize the temperature for any hair type with just one finger. The wand features velvety exterior pads, making it comfortable to hold and touch, even on the hottest setting.



I was amazed at how quickly this thing could heat up. No sooner had I plugged it in and turned it on when I heard Nate fussing for a toy he couldn't reach. I retrieved the toy off the shelf and returned to the bathroom to find my iron was ready and waiting for me - in under 10 seconds! My old irons used to take F-O-R-E-V-E-R to heat up so I love that this one saves me time.

ProSilk totally lives up to its name. It takes my hair from blah to va-va-voom instantly. Other irons don't disperse their heat evenly or don't hold their heat over time but my ProSilk iron gives consistent, smooth results everytime. The long swivel cord makes it easy to maneuver and reach those small, hard-to-reach pieces in back. It's so awesome, I don't leave the house without first making a date with my new flat iron.



Not only does it give me some much-needed volume, but it adds a lustrous sheen that begs me to run my fingers through my 'do.



I have no complaints whatsoever about my ProSilk iron. The only thing that could remotely make it better would be to include a pad or holder to protect surfaces from heat damage. I'm always a bit paranoid about leaving hot devices on my counters but I have not had a problem unplugging and keeping it upright.

Bottom line: The ProSilk 125S offers a powerful punch in a small package. Not only does it save you time, but it saves you money at nearly half the cost of competitors.

BUY IT: You can purchase the 125S flat iron or other ProSilk products online at www.prosilkprod.com.

WIN IT: ProSilk is generously offering one lucky reader their own 125S flat iron - a $60 value!

MAIN COURSE (MANDATORY ENTRY): Tell me a hair care product you can't live without. Remember to please leave your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile to prevent disqualification!

SUGAR ON TOP (BONUS ENTRIES): To maximize your chances of winning, you may do any or all of the following. Be sure to complete the above mandatory entry or your bonus entries will not count!

1.) Follow my blog and/or subscribe via reader or email. Comment telling me which method you chose. If you already follow or subscribe, that counts! (1 entry each)

2.) Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this contest. You can do this daily! You may use the following tweet or come up with one of your own:

Straighten and smooth your strands with a ProSilk 125S Flat Iron @kris10chumley! Ends 6/20 http://bit.ly/9eNPL4

Just leave me a comment with your tweet link. (1 entry per day max)

3.) Add my button to your site and comment with a link where I can find it. (1 entry)

4.) Visit ProSilk and tell me another product you'd like to try. (1 entry)

Giveaway will end on June 20, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. only. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: This review was made possible by Cathy Stucker's BloggerLinkUp newsletter. I received a the ProSilk flat iron above from Cathy with Trendsetter Consulting Group to facilitate my candid review. I was in no other way compensated for this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed are purely mine. Your experience may differ.

290 comments:

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Monica said...

I don't use any hair product in my hair but I can't live wothout my blow dryer!

Thanks!

Kristi said...

I can't live without my Biolage conditioner.
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Kristi said...

I am a new GFC follower.
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aledol said...

Hair Ties!! Pull my hair back;);)

aledol said...

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Some Lucky Dog said...

I have a new hairdryer with the tourmaline in it and I love, love, love it!

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subscriber via reader

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Some Lucky Dog said...

I also like the PROSILK DIGITAL 2" FLAT IRON.

Some Lucky Dog said...

06-01 http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/15197633726

shaylafolkes said...

When straitening my hair I never go without Fantasia Frizz Buster Serum!

shaylafolkes said...

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shaylafolkes said...

I follow on Twitter!

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shaylafolkes said...

I'd love to try PROSILK CERAMIC DIGITAL CURLING IRON 1.5"!! Item No.: 150CDS BARREL SIZE : 1.5"(1 1/2") Tourmaline Ceramic Digital Curling Iron..

aledol said...

http://twitter.com/aleshamom4/status/15223598316

Mysharona said...

W/o my straightener I'd be lost!

cloud10277 said...

I love Redken fabricate 03 heat active texturizer. I have really thin hair and this product gives a lot of volume.
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cloud10277 said...

I would love to have the PROSILK CERAMIC DIGITAL CURLING IRON 1.5'
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aledol said...

http://twitter.com/aleshamom4/status/15293271243

casey aubut said...

I can NOT live without my Biosilk! HAving curly hair- it makes it so easy to comb out and shiny and smooth when dry! Without it- its a frizzy mess! :)
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casey aubut said...

follower
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Andrea said...

I can't live without my hairspray! Without it my hair falls flat in no time.
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Andrea said...

I'm a follower!
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Andrea said...

I subscribe in google reader!
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Andrea said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted! http://twitter.com/ampaetka/status/15306010391
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Andrea said...

I'd love to try the PROSILK CERAMIC DIGITAL CURLING IRON 1.25" (125CDS)!
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Sherrie said...

I use Pureology Shampoo & conditioner and love it. Definitely cannot live without that! Also, my hair dryer and rolling brush are an absolute must!

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RJ said...

I must have my Organix Coconut Conditioner!!

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Sherrie said...

Follow you via google connect. (shay)

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Sherrie said...

Subscribe to your feed via google reader.

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RJ said...

I follow and I tweeted about this giveaway.

http://twitter.com/rjwhiggins/status/15306800342

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RJ said...

I'd like to try the Prosilk Serum

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Sherrie said...

Following you on twitter and tweeted.
(nazelnutz)

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Sherrie said...

Have your button on my left sidebar.

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Sherrie said...

I would love to try the PROSILK DIGITAL 0.6" Flat Iron.

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cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com I can't live without my conditioner, my hair is so dry.

cdziuba said...

follow on Twitter cdziuba and tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/15317986210

cdziuba said...

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cdziuba said...

Another ProSilk product I like is:
Prosilk Serum

socmama said...

I can't live without my big round brush!

socmama said...

Another product I'd like to try is the PROSILK CERAMIC + FAR INFRARED DRYER (3000PD)

buzzd said...

Got2B smoothing lotion is the best

Sara said...

I love my Aveeno Spray Leave-in Conditioner.
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littlelatina said...

looks great

cloud10277 said...

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Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

My hair dryer!


Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

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Barb, Diabetic Snacker said...

I think that would be a curling iron or my headbands! I wear headbands a lot to keep hair off my face & neck. They have a lot of nice products!
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Barb, Diabetic Snacker said...

The digital pro curling iron looks so sleek I'd like to try that for sure.
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Some Lucky Dog said...

06-03http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/15388545843

Kia89 said...

I love my Neutrogena Triple Moisture Shampoo.
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aledol said...

http://twitter.com/aleshamom4/status/15388424281

smilekisses said...

I can't live without hair spray.
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Ferret Finds said...

I love citreshine..

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Andrea said...

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Jenny @ Freebie Spot said...

i can't live without my heat defense treatment otherwise straighteners/dryers do soooo much damage!

Jenny @ Freebie Spot said...

I follow on GFC

Sherrie said...

tweet
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aledol said...

http://twitter.com/aleshamom4/status/15463160269

Miss Potential said...

Shine serum -- I have one by got2b that is wonderful.

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Some Lucky Dog said...

06-04 tweet
http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/15466624813

apple said...

I can't live w/o my anti-frizz conditioner!

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snowluvnferret said...

I can't live without a straightener/smoother. Otherwise, my waves get out of control

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Andrea said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/ampaetka/status/15499560004
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Some Lucky Dog said...

06-05 https://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/15507640397

Sherrie said...

tweet
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http://twitter.com/nazelnutz/status/15518967131

aledol said...

http://twitter.com/aleshamom4/status/15524618816

hale2005 said...

I can't live without H.E.A.D. shampoo.

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makeetis said...

I can not live without my leave in conditioner. My hair gets so tangled really bad and the leave in conditioner does help it some.
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jappleseed said...

my travel hair dryer, it is a must when i travel for work

Sherrie said...

tweet
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http://twitter.com/nazelnutz/status/15566294438

Some Lucky Dog said...

06-06 tweet
http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/15572236417 #1

Some Lucky Dog said...
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lovelyritaann said...

I couldn't live without my hair dryer or my hair would be frizzy and everywhere!

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lovelyritaann said...

I follow your blog on GFC

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I subscribe via email

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I subscribe via Google Reader (mizznava)

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lovelyritaann said...

I would like to try the ProSilk Serum and the shampoo

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Andrea said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/ampaetka/status/15597226703
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aledol said...

http://twitter.com/aleshamom4/status/15600165311

Jessica said...

I need to use shine serum/anti frizz gloss. It's the only way to make my damaged hair look healthy
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Jessica said...

I follow through google friend connect
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Jessica said...

I subscribe via e-mail
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Jessica said...

I follow through twitter and tweeted
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Jessica said...

I would also like to try the PROSILK CERAMIC + FAR INFRARED DRYER
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otterspop said...

I have to have my Paul mitchell Tea Tree.
Thanks for the chance.
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Andrea said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/ampaetka/status/15659754743
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MannaB said...

I cant live without leave in conditioner.

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Some Lucky Dog said...

06-07 tweet http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/15680672247

Andrea said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/ampaetka/status/15721023777
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~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

Leave in Conditioner and my hair dryer! SEriously!!

~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

Subscriber

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Follower

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PROSILK CERAMIC + FAR INFRARED DRYER - Would love to try it@

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aledol said...

http://twitter.com/aleshamom4/status/15741418710

Some Lucky Dog said...

06-08 http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/15753026346

Andrea said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/ampaetka/status/15801044148
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Some Lucky Dog said...

06-09 tweet
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aledol said...

http://twitter.com/aleshamom4/status/15821425253

Sherrie said...

tweet
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Terra H. said...

Volumizing hairspray is a must for me. Otherwise my hair is super flat. Thanks.
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Terra H. said...

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Terra H. said...

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Terra H. said...

I'd also like to try the ProSilk Professional Straightening Comb.
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Melissa said...

I can't live without a hair straightener, but I could always use an upgrade to this one!

Some Lucky Dog said...

06-10 http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/15863095219

Andrea said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/ampaetka/status/15864763067
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Sherrie said...

tweet
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aledol said...

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Andrea said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/ampaetka/status/15941476924
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Some Lucky Dog said...

06-11 http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/15951587483

Joanna @ Mommy Sense said...

I cannot live without bobby pins! I use them almost every day.

Joanna @ Mommy Sense said...

Follower!

Joanna @ Mommy Sense said...

Tweet- http://twitter.com/joannagiveaway/status/15965437144

Joanna @ Mommy Sense said...

I would also love to try the Prosilk Conditioner

Sherrie said...

tweet
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aledol said...

http://twitter.com/aleshamom4/status/15976100203

Andrea said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/ampaetka/status/16014457475
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Sherrie said...

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Bree said...

I'd like to try their serum. breejanderson@gmail.com! I'd really like to try in WITH the iron :)

KPort207 said...

I can't live without hairspray.

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Some Lucky Dog said...

http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/16046156556

aledol said...

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Joanna @ Mommy Sense said...

DT- http://twitter.com/joannagiveaway/status/16071489142

Andrea said...

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cloud10277 said...

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Sherrie said...

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Karen said...

I have to be honest. I don't really have any hair care products I can't live without. I am still looking for those products.

Karen said...

gfc follower

Karen said...

I would like to try the PROSILK CERAMIC + FAR INFRARED DRYER (3000PD)

crystalf said...

I can't live without detangler for my daughter. lol Thank you!

Some Lucky Dog said...

06-13 http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/16112142581

Joanna @ Mommy Sense said...

DT- http://twitter.com/joannagiveaway/status/16145170132

~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

http://twitter.com/lilshuga2001/status/16158649372

chlorinebrain said...

I can't live without my Essencia hair texturizer!

Andrea said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/ampaetka/status/16164517484
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cloud10277 said...

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Sherrie said...

tweet
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Some Lucky Dog said...

06-14 tweet
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Andrea said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/ampaetka/status/16245400401
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Sherrie said...

tweet
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Some Lucky Dog said...

06-15 http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/16259755508

~J said...

I couldn't go without conditioner! I don't even care what kind..must have conditioner!

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~J said...

I follow your blog via GFC (BoobiesBabies&ABlog)

~J said...

following you on twitter & tweeted: http://twitter.com/BBandAblog/status/16265790316

~J said...

I'd like to try the PROSILK CERAMIC DIGITAL CURLING IRON 1.25" (125CDS)

samsakara said...

I can't live without conditioner for my hair. I don't have any specifics as I get what ever is on sale at the moment.

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cloud10277 said...

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Joanna @ Mommy Sense said...

DT- http://twitter.com/joannagiveaway/status/16310640434

Andrea said...

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Sherrie said...

tweet
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aledol said...

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Some Lucky Dog said...

06-16 http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/16365711715

Joanna @ Mommy Sense said...

DT- http://twitter.com/joannagiveaway/status/16389776090

Darcie K. said...

I can't live without conditioner. My hair would never be brushed without it.
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Darcie K. said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect
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Darcie K. said...

I subscribe via email!!!
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Jolee said...

Love this pomade that Aveda has. Holds hair, straight, curly, however you want it, but feeling soft, too. joleehamlin AT comcast DOT net

Jolee said...

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Jolee said...

The Digital dryer sounds cool too. In the market for one. joleehamlin AT comcast DOT net

Andrea said...

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Gail said...

Cute and Creative website!! Thanks for the giveaway!!! Look forward to following you in the future!!
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cloud10277 said...

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Sherrie said...

tweet
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~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

http://twitter.com/lilshuga2001/status/16418847226

rah267 said...

my conditioner
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jsc123 said...

My can't live without hair care product is my hair dryer.
Without it my hair gets really curly and frizzy.

Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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jsc123 said...

I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

jsc123 said...

I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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jsc123 said...

I am following via Google Reader.

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jsc123 said...

I also like the ProSilk Ion Hair Dryer.

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Some Lucky Dog said...

06-17 http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/16437597676

aledol said...

http://twitter.com/aleshamom4/status/16437604358

Jessica said...

6/18 daily tweet
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cloud10277 said...

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Andrea said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/ampaetka/status/16488190683
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~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

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