When I received a box of Schwarzkopf hair care products to try about a month ago, everything seemed pretty straight forward -- until I pulled out a small container of Schwarzkopf Styliste Ultime Satin Frizz Control & Protect Wax Powder. Being completely unfamiliar with such a product, I remember wondering, "What the heck am I supposed to do with this?"

Curious, I turned the container over to learn more, and discovered that it's intended to provide "superb frizz control and flexible styling without weighing [your hair] down. To apply the wax powder, you sprinkle it in your hand and then rub it into a creamy paste. I have to admit, it was totally fun to feel the wax powder transform from powder to paste with just a little body heat.

How To Use Wax Powder

After a little trial and error, I've been using the Schwarzkopf Styliste Ultime Satin Frizz Control & Protect Wax Powder a couple of different ways:

On myself -- My second day hair (remember, I don't wash my hair every day) tends toward being a little flyaway and not as defined as when it's freshly washed. I rub a little of this wax powder into a paste all over my hands and scrunch it into the ends of my hair to tame the flyaways and give it kind of a beachy texture.

On my girls -- My girls both play soccer and will typically wear their hair back in a ponytail or braid. I discovered that hair wax is just the product to keep the baby fine flyaway hairs around their face slicked down where hairspray has always failed. For their hair, I concentrate the paste on my fingers and smooth back all of those baby hairs around their face before they put one of their sports headbands on.

After noticing it at my local Walmart store, I also purchased a container of Schwarzkopf Styliste Ultime Biotin+ Volume & Texture Magic Volume Powder to try. Unlike the wax powder, the volume powder stays a powder. Sprinkled at your hair's roots, it's perfect for adding a little extra volume to second day hair, and I also like to use it to add extra volume when I wear my hair straight.

Both of these new Schwarzkopf products lend themselves to a variety of hairstyles and textures. I definitely recommend giving them a try!

Quick purchase link:

Over the next several weeks, I'm thrilled to be teaming up with Schwarzkopf to share my best styling tips for wavy-curly hair using their new line of professional quality hair care products available exclusively at Walmart! Developed with Claudia Schiffer (one of my all-time fave supermodels), Schwarzkopf has created the ultimate product range for hair care, color and styling -- including some very innovative products.

Read more about the various Schwarzkopf products I've tested:

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Freebie Friday: Garnier, Advance Auto Parts, Target + More!

Freebie Friday is provided by Wendi, who blogs at TheFreebieBlogger, where she finds you 100% free items each and every day.

  • Did you know your children can earn FREE stuff just for reading books this summer? Rewards include FREE books, cash, kids meal, and movies. Click here for a list of programs.
  • The first 500 people to sign up here will receive a FREE sample of Azo Cranberry Gummies - they not only help you maintain a healthy urinary tract, but let you enjoy the benefits in a natural mixed berry flavor gummy.
  • Request FREE samples of Garnier Brazilian Smooth Shampoo, Conditioner and Treatment. These will be available while supplies last.
  • Advance Auto Parts has Rain-X Spot FREE Car Wash (48 oz.) for $10.49. Get it for FREE when you submit this rebate here. Product must be purchased by 5/27/15 and rebate must be submitted by 6/27/15. Click here to find a location near you.
  • Theaters across the country will have FREE and nearly FREE movies this summer. Depending on the theaters, deals are available to kids, families or anyone. Click here to view a list of theaters and deals they offer.
  • Target is giving away FREE samples of John Frieda Frize Ease Beyond Smooth hair care products. This offer will be available while supplies last.
  • Louisiana, Texas and Virginia have sales tax holidays coming up in the next week or two. Click here to for more information and to view the complete list of 2015 tax free holidays.
  • The Lakeshore Learning Center has a FREE Online Award Maker. Just choose one of 24 awards and then personalize it with recipients name, givers name, date and a message. Awards can be printed when you are finished.
  • Factory Tours USA is a site where you can find which companies in your state offer FREE tours of their factories. This would be a great FREE activity to do with your kids this summer.
  • Visit TheFreebieBlogger.com and enter to win the FREE Yumms BBQ accessory of your choice: Burger Press, BBQ Mats or BBQ Light. A winner will be chosen on 5/29/15.

See the previous freebie roundups for more free sample offers that are still available!

As always, make sure you’re protecting your personal information when you’re signing up for freebies.

Every Friday I’ll start a new post with a Mr. Linky for you all to share your fabulous freebie finds with Deal Seeking Mom readers! If you have a freebie you’d like to list, just leave your link below.

To keep it neat, I suggest that you list your blog name and then the freebie you've found in parentheses, ex. Deal Seeking Mom (Free Toilet Paper Sample). The only requirement is that you link directly to your post on the freebie. Links directly to your homepage will be deleted.

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Custom Travel Tumbler $15.98 Shipped!

by Tara Kuczykowski on May 22, 2015 · 0 comments

Right now new customers can order a Custom Travel Tumbler from Ink Garden for only $8.99!  Customize your travel tumbler to make a creative keepsake - and an extra thoughtful gift!  Just use promo code DAD during checkout to get this great rate.

Here's how to get your Custom Travel Tumbler:

  • Visit Ink Garden and "Design Your Own" or "See All Designs" to get started.
  • Choose a template and "Customize Now"
  • Use promo code DAD to save $14.
  • Shipping (around $6.99) and tax will be added to your order.
  • Enjoy your Custom Travel Tumbler!
  • Offer expires 6/22


Summer 4-Piece Jewelry Set $19.94 + FREE Shipping!

by Tara Kuczykowski on May 22, 2015 · 0 comments

Today on Cents of Style you can score a 4-piece set of Summer Jewelry for $19.94 with FREE Shipping! You can choose a pair of earrings, a set of bangle bracelets, and a statement necklace and they'll also throw in a pair of FREE Shades too! If you don't want all four you can pick and choose what you like - earrings and bracelets are on sale for $5.98 and the statement necklaces are $7.98 each.

Here's how to get your Summer Jewelry Set:

  • Visit Cents of Style to check out the summer jewelry.
  • Choose your favorite(s) and Add to Cart.
  • Proceed to checkout when you're finished shopping.
  • Use promo code BRIGHT for your Fashion Friday discount.
  • Enter your billing and shipping information and checkout
  • Enjoy your summer jewelry!


Target NEW Meat Mobile Coupon (Starts 5/24)

by Tara Kuczykowski on May 22, 2015 · 0 comments

You can text MEAT to 827438 to get a Target mobile coupon for $5 off your $20 Meat, Produce, or Deli Purchase. This coupons can be used in stores starting 5/25 through 5/30.

Check out more great Target deals as you make your shopping list.

Thanks, For The Mommas!