John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush

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I think we have a nice little hair theme going on this week at daydreaming beauty, wouldn’t you agree? Recently, several beauty blogging friends have raved about this gem of a hair care tool. I knew I had to try it when I heard it was great to finish off a blow out, after you have partially dried with a hair dryer.

I hate drying my hair. With a passion. But, I have thick hair that is unruly and unstylish if I don’t blow dry. Would you believe I can do a quick blow dry, then finish with the John Frieda Salon Shape hot air brush and I don’t even need to use the flat iron?! I have more volume and my hair is smoother than after a normal blow dry. It’s SO easy and fool proof to use. It has 2 heat settings, and a cool setting to “set” the hair. I have the 1.5 inch barrel, but it also comes in a 1 inch.

It’s so much lighter than my hair dryer! I can’t recommend the Salon Shape hot air brush highly enough! This has quickly become one of my very favorite beauty tools! I purchased mine at Ulta, but they can’t seem to keep them in stock right now! I found one on Amazon for less than I paid at Ulta -  John Frieda JFHA5 Hot Air Brush, 1.5 inch

Do you have a favorite beauty tool that just makes your primping easier and more enjoyable? Let me know in the comments!

Mark Hill Love Big Hair shampoo and conditioner

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I typically go for super moisturizing hair products, like the Mark Hill MiracOILicious intensive treatment I reviewed yesterday, here. I adore the MiracOILicious treatment for making my dry hair soft and smooth. I will definitely be trying the other products in that range.

For testing purposes, I wanted to try the volumizing line from Mark Hill. Big It Up! shampoo and Bigger is Better! conditioner delivered on their promise for hair with body, bounce, and volume. I haven’t had good luck with other brands volumizing lines in the past, probably because I have thick heavy hair!

On my hair, the Big It Up! shampoo cleansed like a clarifying shampoo, without stripping it dry. Win! It also made my hair super shiny. A big bonus! The conditioner is a little lightweight for my dry hair, but I think it would be perfect for someone with hair that’s finer than mine.

Big It Up! Shampoo ingredients:

Aqua (Water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG 200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmitate, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Glyceryl Laurate, Sodium Benzoate, PEG 7 Glyceryl Cocoate, PEG 60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Citric Acid, Methoxy PEG/PPG 7/3 Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Polyquaternium 10, Panthenol, Propylene Glycol, Bambusa Vulgaris (Leaf/Stem) Extract, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methlypropronial, Hexyl Cinnamal

Bigger Is Better Conditioner ingredients:

Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Alcohol, Paraffinium Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Centrimonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Benzoate, Oleyl Erucate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Lactic Acid, Isopropyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium 37, Panthenol, Squalane, Polyquaternium 10, Propylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, PPG 1 Trideceth 6, Bambusa Vulgaris (Leaf/Stem) Extract, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hexyl Cinnamal

If you have a Walgreens near you, I believe the Mark Hill line is 20% off this week. In the UK, Mark Hill products can be found in Boots. You can also find Mark Hill Love Big Hair on amazon: (it looks like they only have the conditioner, not the shampoo) Mark Hill Big Is Better Volume Conditioner


If you’ve tried anything from Mark Hill haircare, I’d love to hear about it!! I got a fab haircut and color yesterday. Maybe I’ll post pics!! :)

xo Amber

ArganEsque Moroccan Argan Oil Hair Treatment

Bummed that you didn’t win my ArganEsque Moroccan Argan Oil giveaway a few weeks ago?? Well, my friends at ArganEsque are offering my readers a 30% discount if you use the code DAYDREAM. Even better, it’s already on sale! You will pay about 50% off the retail price. Try it, and see if you love it as much as I do!

You can find ArganEsque Moroccan Argan Oil on Amazon here ArganEsque Moroccan Argan Oil

I’d love to hear your experience if you try ArganEsque!

xo Amber