Saturday, August 6, 2011

Saturday Stuff: Reviews and Pleas

Happy Saturday, everyone! Did you all have a good week?

For this week's edition of Saturday Stuff, the first thing I want to do is tell you about a product and company that I'm pretty certain most of you are already familiar with: Misikko!

I have to admit that when it comes to my hair, I tend to be too lazy busy to actually style it much. I don't like to put product in my hair, I don't enjoy twisting my arms around pretzel-like to get my hair blown this way and that, and I don't like using other elements like a curling iron and what-have-you.

I do, however, think that it's not quite professional to show up at the office with wet hair. It just makes it appear that you don't care very much, about how you look or how you're perceived or about what you do.

Now listen, don't hate me because I'm lazy (remember that "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful!" commercial? Kind of like that, only not really at all), but since I don't have much time for my hair, it usually just takes me about 7-10 minutes to simply dry it. That's all I do. I don't style it, just get it dry.

However, with the Misikko Hana Air professional hair dryer, it takes me a whopping THREE MINUTES. Did you hear that? THREE!!! I can almost justify drying my hair even on the weekends with that time. 'Cept I probably won't. Cuz weekends are lazy.

The box when I first opened it.
The people at Misikko are incredibly professional and helpful, and customer service is fantastic. I don't know if what they sent to me is their standard package for everyone, or if it was specifically a blogger review package, but it was BEAUTIFUL and came with tons of extra goodies like shampoo, frizz control, nail files, bath soaps, sanitizer (how did they know I'm a germaphobe?), and even a little stuffed monkey that I gave to my daughter.

They have so many products to choose from, like the Chi Blow Dryers or the Tourmaline Flat Iron. I do have to admit that I don't think I could ever afford to buy one of these on my own, but for those of you who are in the market for a new dryer, flat iron, curling iron, or anything else hair related, definitely check them out!

And now on to my pleas to all of you. Listen, I don't like to beg, but there are some things that I'd like all of you, as my friends, to think about and consider. 

The first one is please, please, please, if you have a Blogger profile, edit your settings to show your email address! I LOVE the community aspect of blogging and being able to reply directly to comments. When I get a comment, I normally just click "reply" on my email and send an email response to the person. But sometimes, it says "". And then I can't respond to you! And I don't like to respond in the comments section of YOUR blog because that section should be just about you and your post, not what you wrote on mine. 

Anyway, there's an easy and simple fix for this, as pointed out by Janae of Diaries of a Grumpy Grateful Mom

#1.  From your Dashboard go into Edit Profile.
#2.  Check the box that says Show my email address.
#3.  Enter email address under Identity.
#4.  Save. 

Now, if you really would prefer to not share your email address, that's totally up to you. But I know most of you do have an email that you use for your blog, and you CAN use that one instead of your personal email for this purpose (and still maintain your personal email as your sign-on for your account - that's what I do). It would just be awesome to be able to reply to more of you and connect more often. 

Okay, last but not least, my one final plea - PLEASE, for the LOVE of all things SIMPLE and out of the kindness of your hearts, PLEASE remove the captcha/word verifications from your comments! I think that's probably where I spend most of my time when I'm commenting is on those little word things. 

I can tell you that since I removed it, yes, I have received some spam comments, but thanks to Blogger's pretty spectacular spam catching system, NONE of them have actually been posted on my blog. They've gone into the the little spam holder in my dashboard and I can go in and publish any that I need to (I think it's only caught one real comment, ever) and I can delete all of the spam comments in one fell swoop.

It's MAGIC! And really, it saves SO MUCH TIME when you're commenting on hundreds of blog posts, to NOT have to do that word verification thing. I honestly don't think it's even necessary now that Blogger has a system to catch spam comments.  

So there's my Saturday Stuff for this weekend. Riveting, isn't it? You're welcome. 

I hope you all have a SPECTACULAR weekend!  


  1. Done and Done! I never even knew you could do that with the email in the profile. And yes, at the beginning of blogging we were afraid of spammers, but word verification is a pain in the butt!


  2. Your hair looks that spectacular every day and you don't style it?? You are one lucky lady....I would be the laughingstock of the world if I did that lol!! I totally agree about the word is totally annoying and my biggest pet peeve as well

  3. I am totally with you and your pleas!

  4. Can you tell me how to remove word verification?

  5. I agree with both of your pleas~ It makes it so much easier to respond and comment!

  6. Thanks for the advice! I had no idea about that stuff, being new to this blogging stuff!

  7. This is a great product I've seen lots of reviews in the blog world so I'm definitely thinking to try it once my T3 evolution hair dryer is on the fritz! Great blogging tips...I am currently trying to decide to keep or not to keep disqus.

  8. I agree with both of your pleas.


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