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Super Mario Bros X Shu Uemura hair care collection

mario bros shu uemura hair care collection

from left: Luigi plush / Super Mario Bros x Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo c/o Shu Uemura / Super Mario Bros x Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Conditioner c/o Shu Uemura / Super Mario Bros x Shu Uemura Essense Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil c/o Mario Bros x Shu Uemura / Super Mario Bros x Shu Uemura Master Wax c/o Shu Uemura / Mario plush

How cute are these Super Mario Bros themed hair care products by Shu Uemura! My son is a huge Super Mario Bros fan, and my daughters enjoy playing the game to keep my son entertained. It really has become a family game! So when Shu Uemura told me about their collaboration with Super Mario Bros, I knew this was something I needed to check out!

This special collaboration has resulted in a limited edition Shu Uemura X Super Mario Bros collection. This collection includes cleansing oil shampoo, cleansing oil conditioner, nourishing protective oil, and master wax.

The Super Marios Bros theme comes to life in this collection as the Japanese duo take beauty enthusiasts on a pixelated adventure to help Princess Peach, and to bring peace back to Mushroom Kingdom with the Super Mario cast of characters; along with a variety of colorful makeup and hair-care products.

My kids love, love, love this theme; and want to steal these hair care products from my shower, but no! These are mine! Although, I can tell my middle daughter has been using the cleansing oil shampoo, and the cleansing oil conditioner. The bottles have been going down, and her hair smells suspiciously similar to the Super Mario Bros x Shu Uemura collection. . . .hmmmm. . . curious.

If you love Super Mario Bros, or someone on your holiday gift list is a huge fan, definitely check this collection out! You can find the hair-care collection online here.

The Mario and Luigi plushies in the photo above belong to my son. They fit nicely in a stocking! You can find Mario here, and Luigi here.

Isn’t this the cutest collection ever!!

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Aveda Texture Tonic review

aveda texture tonic review

pictured: c/o Aveda Texture Tonic

Do you ever try to create a tousled look, or add texture to your hair? I do! I always fail miserably though! So, when Aveda sent me their texture tonic, I was excited to give it a try!

Aveda’s Texture Tonic is a great tool for adding texture, without adding build-up to your hair. One of my pet peeves is using a hairstyling product which leaves residue, build-up and a greasy film. What I love about Aveda, is that their products leave none of this behind; and Aveda Texture Tonic is no exception. It leaves my hair lightweight, and clean. Love!

I don’t do a big beach hair look when I go for a little volume. I use Aveda Texture Tonic lightly to give my waves a little extra bounce, and definition. I really love the result!

If you are looking for volume, without bulk, you can find Aveda Texture Tonic online here.

Frizzy hair solutions | How to tame frizzy hair

frizzy hair solutions

frizzy hair solutions c/o Garnier from left: cooler bag for the beach (won’t solve frizzy hair, but it will keep your food cold at the beach!) / Sleek & Shine conditioner / Sleek & Shine shampoo / Anti-Frizz serum / Zing citrus zinger water bottle (won’t solve frizzy hair, but it is a water game changer) /  Sleek & Shine leave-in conditioner / beach radio speaker (won’t solve frizzy hair, but it will entertain you!) / smooth air dry cream / face mask moisture bomb pink and blue

Raise your hand if you get frizzy hair? Especially during the summer! My hand is so far up, I can’t even see it! We get fog here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the fog makes my hair frizz like crazy! I am always looking for low-maintenance, frizzy hair solutions to keep my mane tame.

Here in the Bay Area, I am always asking my friends how to tame frizzy hair, because let’s face it, this is a problem! We don’t use a lot of hair products in California, our hair styles are more windblown then in other parts of the country. But, just because we like a little beach hair here or there, this does not mean we want frizzy hair. We need to find the perfect frizzy hair solutions to keep our natural hair do’s on point; without looking like we stuck our fingers in a socket.

Garnier has a fabulous collection of hair care products which are the perfect solutions to frizzy hair. The Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine collection includes shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner, and an anti-frizz serum. When used together, they are the perfect line of defense against frizzy hair; which I also like to refer to as “Fog Hair.”

I love the Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine collection for combating my Fog Hair. My favorite product from the collection, which is must-have for anyone who needs to tame frizzy hair, is the Anti-Frizz Serum. This stuff is genius! The Garnier Fructis Anti-Frizz Serum is perfect for using while blow-drying hair, or to use as a line of defense against fog or humidity; both enemies which make our hair frizz up like crazy.

For travel, I love the Garnier Smooth Air Dry cream. It is a great way to smooth out frizz while on the go. This is something I keep in my gym bag, beach bag, and in the car for trips. You never know when your hair might frizz up! The Garnier Smooth Air Dry cream will tame that frizz down; it is a great frizzy hair solution!

Garnier frizzy hair solutions:

What is your favorite way to combat frizzy hair?

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