2011 Big Prize Week Day 4: Solia Flat Iron

By Mir
November 24, 2011
Category Contests

This contest post will stay at the top of the page from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Eastern on November 24th, 2011. Read on to find out about today’s prize and enter to win!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Today I’m thankful for you (among other things). I hope you’re all planning a fantastic day with people you love. Know what else I’m sometimes thankful for? Shiny hair.

Hey, don’t laugh. I have really, really curly/frizzy/unruly hair which I had no idea how to handle for most of the first couple decades of my life. Good hair days cause to give thanks! Anyway, I met a nice lady from Folica when I went to Save Up this year, and she had very pretty hair, and when I mentioned that I thought Big Prize Week needed something extra-pretty, she was totally game to help us out: She sent me two Solia flat irons, one to test and one to give away.

Some of you know that my trusty flat iron is a GHD, and I often joke that you can pry it out of my cold, dead hands. Well. The Solia totally held its own; I was all set to do a “and here’s half my hair done with one and half done with the other” comparison, but… it all came out the same—smooth, shiny, and soft. The plates self-adjust while you use it, which means even my teen loved it, saying it works “a lot more evenly” than her current iron.

In short, this is a pretty fabulous tool, which is only fitting, seeing as how fabulous you are.

Want to win it? Of course you do! First, go review the contest rules and regulations, then come on back here and leave a comment on this post today (Thursday, November 24th, 2011) by 8:00 p.m. Eastern (that’s 5:00 p.m. Pacific) for a chance to win. The winner will be pulled and announced tonight, because tomorrow is going to be our biggest contest yet, in celebration of Black Friday.

Ready? Go!


  1. Yes, please! I’m in the same curly, unruly camp! 🙂

  2. Ooh, I’m always worried I’ll fry my head, but it is interesting!!

  3. I would love this – flat irons are wonderful!

  4. Happy thanksgiving!

  5. I need one, too!

  6. I would love to win this flat iron!

  7. My hair is just starting to grow back after chemo so it’ll be awhile before I need something like this. But it would make a great gift for my sister!

  8. Shiny hair goes with gravy, don’t you think? Happy Thanksgiving Mir, I hope you have a wonderful day with your family.

  9. Yes! Please! I need to do more with my hair and this would be the motivation I need!

  10. My frizzy partly curly partly straight drive me crazy hair would love this! And a Happy thanksgiving to you and your family!!

  11. Oh yes, I so hear ya. My hair is so frizzy and I have to flat iron it. Thank you so much for the chance. Have a great day!

  12. Count me in! My daughter stole mine…

  13. Yay for shiny hair!

  14. Oh…oh….oh….cool!

  15. Me! I have very frizzy unruly hair.

  16. what?
    something to make my teen happy? your contests are rocking!

  17. wonderful!

  18. Curly girl says yes please!

  19. Happy Thanksgiving!

  20. Okay – I’m in!

  21. That would be such a blessing to win on thanksgiving! Crossing my fingers!

  22. Count me in!

  23. Just got a new doo and this would be awesome!

  24. Happy Thanksgiving indeed.

  25. Would be a great gift for my daughter.

  26. oooooh pretty hair would be nice to have.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  27. sounds great. My flat iron is very old and I could use a nicer one. Happy Thanksgiving. Hope you have a great day!

  28. happy thanksgiving!!!

  29. This is awesome! Happy Thanksgiving Mir!

  30. Happy Thanksgiving!

  31. Would love this! Happy Thanksgiving!

  32. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family! I could really use a good flat iron.

  33. Ha you and I are hair twins. Pick me

  34. A gift for ME? What a novel idea!

  35. With three girls all getting ready at the same time, we could really use this!!

  36. I’ve ordered from Folica before and they are great. I would love to win this flat iron – what a great prize!

  37. I have a CHI that is on it’s last legs, so I would love to win this! Happy Thanksgiving!

  38. Thanks, Mir. I heart you, and your hair.

  39. Oh I could use this! My hair is randomly getting curly all of a sudden.

  40. Have wanted a flat iron for years now but it hasn’t been in the budget! Fingers crossed!

  41. My daughter would love this. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

  42. sure my frizzy long hair says yes please!

  43. I want pretty hair like Mir.

  44. I’m on the market for a flat iron – thanks for the chance to win one!

  45. wow! awesome, thanks!

  46. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  47. Oooo, this would be awesome! I was just thinking that I need a new/better flat iron.

  48. I have this brand and LOVE it!!!! My daughter is always stealing mine…so one for her would be a great gift!

  49. Thanks! Jessica

  50. Love!

  51. Oooh! Happy Thanksgiving!

  52. Would love to have pretty hair. Happy Thanksgiving.

  53. I feel lucky today…even if i don’t win Happy Thanksgiving!

  54. We’ve got some curly hair in our house that would love this!

  55. I would love to win, thanks.

  56. How did you know? I have two teen nieces and three pre-teen nieces. I should buy stock in flat irons.

  57. My SIL would love this, hers died and I planned on getting her a new one.. Maybe its a sign?

  58. Sign me up!

  59. My hair is aging (much like the rest of me). Maybe this would restore some lustre!

  60. I have crazy hair too! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  61. Your hair does look nice and shiny. My last f.i was purchased in the middle of the Mall of Georgia. Happy Thanksgiving to you and the family!

  62. Need it

  63. NEED that!

  64. My daughter would love this.

  65. ooh 🙂
    I want pretty shiny hair!

  66. I could really use this!

  67. I love shiny pretty hair

  68. If it works for your hair, it would work with mine–curly, frizzy etc.
    happy turkey day

  69. great gift for the teen. MKW

  70. I’ve just started using a flat iron (for my unruly wavy hair) and really need a good one…but have been intimidated by the price of a Chi or GHD, this would be perfect!

  71. Gobble Gobble,
    thanks Mir!

  72. With my stepdaughter moving back in, we’re gonna need a second flatiron!

  73. Oh, my daughter needs this to tame her curly tresses!

  74. I am a Nurse & spend my nights caring for others. At the end of my shift this morning, my hair was so frizzy. I really need a flat iron that can stand up to 12+ hour shifts. It is time for me to show my hair some care. Help please & Thank You.

  75. Yes please. I think mine is starting to die.

  76. My daughter would love this!

  77. Very nice prize!!! Happy Thanksgiving, Mir.

  78. I’ve been needing new straightener!

  79. Yes to the curly frizzies!

  80. looks like im lucky #80 ! whoo-hoo !

  81. Oh yes, want please!!

  82. That looks like one gorgeous piece of hardware. I would love to be able to make my hair look as smooth and shiny as my hair dresser makes it. Sweet!

  83. Thanks Mir! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  84. Happy Thanksgiving! Wound love a flat iron!

  85. ooh, I’ve always wanted to try one of these on my hair…

  86. A nice flat iron would be a great stocking stuffer for my little fashionista!

  87. I want pretty straight hair!!!!

  88. This would be so awesome. I currently have a CHI, which I love, but would love to try this one to see the difference.

  89. Me!

  90. My hair would be so very appreciative!!

  91. Perfect timing…my flat iron just starting snagging strands and pulling them right out of my head. Happy Thanksgiving!

  92. shiny happy hair

  93. Mine is almost dead…. I so need a new one!

  94. I’ve never tried one. I would love to win!

  95. My flat iron is crap and a new one is on my Christmas list this year!

  96. My daughter has been wishing one. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  97. I have 2 daughters. This would be great. Thank you.

  98. My daughter needs this!!!

  99. I would love to tame my curly mess with that pretty iron from pretty you 🙂

  100. This would be a great Christmas present. Thanks!

  101. Happy Thanksgiving, Pretty Mir! My daughter is really into straight hair. What a great prize.

  102. I would love to have this, thanks! Happy Thanksgiving

  103. My turkey’s in the oven, the bread is done, the potatoes are mashed…and my hair could be a lot shinier and prettier. Maybe I’ll win!

  104. Happy turkey day!

  105. I have very curly and unruly hair… and a broken straightener! This would be PERFECT for me- especially since my wedding is in a few months! 🙂

    Thanks for all you do! Happy Thanksgiving!

  106. Definitely need a little sleek, modern do for the holidays! Thanks for all the great deal info!

  107. My curly hair wants this. 😉

  108. My hair sucks.

  109. This would cross one gift off my list–my sister-in-law would love it!

  110. My daughter has curly unruly hair also. She would love to have this.

  111. Me! The one with the curly red hair that needs to be tamed every day so she doesn’t look like a Muppet!

    Happy Thanksgiving, Mir. Don’t work all day.

  112. My hair would thank you!

  113. Yay!

  114. I so need one of these:)

  115. I would love to try this out. My hair is such a pain.

  116. Oh, my daughter would be thrilled to get this for Christmas. She’s been asking for one for a while but they can be so expensive.

  117. OOH! Curly and unruly hair showed up in my mid-30’s… talk about not knowing what to do with it!

  118. I’d love to try a nice flat iron for my super frizzy hair. Thanks!

  119. This would be a Christmas gift for my daughter, who can never get her hair straight enough.

  120. It’s, like, so hot!

  121. I have stick-straight hair (don’t hate!) but I have a sweet, adorable sister with unruly hair. This would be a super rad present for her.

  122. Yes, please.
    And Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! An all-starch meal sounds lovely, I’ll be over for some rolls, my MIL does store-bought – blech!

  123. Oooh, fun! I have three girls!

  124. Great offer.

  125. i’d love it!

  126. I would love this. My hair needs some serious help! Thank you!

  127. Please pick me, my daughter’s hair is 2 feet thick. Please oh please oh please oh pleeeeeeaaaassseee!

  128. ohhhh I could really use this!!

  129. My curly/frizzy/unruly hair would love one of these.

  130. I love my curls but would LOVE to have the option to go straight!

  131. I WANT!!! Please? Fellow curly girl and I’ve never had a flat iron. But I think it’s about time I try one.

  132. oh how I need smooth, pretty, shiny hair…..one can dream!

  133. If I win will I be as pretty as you are? pick me!!

  134. probably wouldn’t know how to use it, but maybe i could learn.

  135. My curly, frizzy hair NEEDS this! 🙂

  136. Thanks for the chance, pretty one. 🙂

  137. Thank you!

  138. My sister’s have been asking for a flat iron, but my family hasn’t ever been able to afford a nice one. I can’t even explain how amazing it would be if we won this. Thank you so much, and Happy Thanksgiving.

  139. Hope I win!

  140. My niece would absolutely love this, and it would solve a few arguments with her mother, I’m sure. Thanks for thinking of us, Mir! 😀

  141. My hair dresser suggested I obtain one ASAP. 😀

  142. Thanks, Mir!

  143. I want to win this one so bad! So glad I stopped cooking and cleaning to see what you were giving away today.

  144. Thanks for the chance!

  145. Oh, my curls and frizz never end! I would love this!

  146. Pretty please.

  147. pick me pick me

  148. Just might make me best Aunt ever!!!

  149. Ooh, I love my Solia, my mom would love this one!

  150. My curly, frizzy, crazy hair definitely needs this! My current one works, but not great. Me please!

  151. Ooh pretty! Happy Thanksgiving!

  152. Pretty hair is always a bonus! Yes, please!

  153. Thanks, Mir! Happy Thanksgiving!

  154. I’d give this to my sister!

  155. My flat iron could totally use an upgrade!

  156. I would love this!

  157. Yes please! My curly hair would like to try out straight and shiny!

  158. I have crazy hair too!! Could really use an awesome flat iron!

  159. 5 daughters, I need this.

  160. Super duper… My hair would appreciate this

  161. Me please! I have the world’s crappiest flat iron.

  162. Perfect! thanks, Mir. (and Happy Thanksgiving!)

  163. I would love to have this!

  164. Great prize!

  165. Oh,
    i need to look pretty, too!

  166. I have crazy hair. I neeeeeed this.

  167. My 13 year old daughter has a flatiron on her wish list this year – she would love this one!

  168. Pick me! Pick me!

  169. I hope i win!

  170. Would be an awesome prize for me to win. Thanks.

  171. Me and my blonde afro are ALL IN!

  172. I am a straight-haired soul, so I don’t understand my daughter’s obsession with ironing her hair, but my mother didn’t understand my desire for perms, so I try to remember that and indulge her. Fingers crossed!

  173. I woild love to win this for my sister!

    Thanks Mir!

  174. I would love this for my frizz-o hair!

  175. Sweet! Flat irons are cool.

  176. This would be great!! 🙂

  177. Yes, please.

  178. I’d love to win one! Thanks for another great contest.

  179. Yes please!

  180. pretty pleae!

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