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Shu Uemura x Super Mario Bros Holiday 2017 Hair Care Review

written by familyadhd

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Shu Uemura Super Mario Bros. Holiday Collection 2017

8 Bits of Shower Fun!

Cue the music! You know which theme song we’re talking about. Time to 1-Up your shower routine!

If you know us well then you know that we’re a gaming family. Patrick games, I game and both boys game! While I suppose my first gaming console was technically an Atari that belonged to my parents, the first console I received as my own was The Nintendo Entertainment System or NES for my birthday as just a tiny gamer … often referred to as the Classic NES by the younger generations just discovering what is still one of my favorite consoles of all time! Eventually the Super NES was released and my younger brother got that console for his birthday. We played Nintendo as often as our parents allowed us to, eventually burning out my original NES, which resulted in the purchase of a replacement!

Shu Uemura Super Mario Bros. Shampoo Holiday Collection 2017

Shu Uemura x Super Mario Bros Cleansing OIl Shampoo

As soon as our kiddos were old enough to play, we introduced them to the marvels of Mario Bros. Having two kiddos, they quickly fell in love with Mario and Luigi, each adopting one as their favorite—just as my brother and I did back in the day. To this day, the Mario Bros. games tend to be among their favorites!

When I first heard that Shu Uemura (one of my favorite Japanese beauty lines to be sold in the U.S.) would be doing a Super Mario Bros collection for the holidays I nearly fell out of my chair! I’m a sucker for anything themed with my favorite games, movies, etc. and since many of my favorites are Japanese, it’s not often a collab hits the states that I can purchase directly and enjoy.

While I knew I’d be a fan of this collection, I also knew the boys would be jumping out of their little socks to get their hands on the hair care portion of the launch (as the majority of the rest was beauty and not something either boy would be interested in).

Shu Uemura Super Mario Bros. Conditioner Holiday Collection 2017

Shu Uemura x Super Mario Bros Cleansing Oil Conditioner

When our samples arrived in the mail, Patrick and the boys hovered around as I opened the box and pulled each Super Mario Bros. 8-bit themed item out one by one. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them so excited by shampoo and conditioner (though Patrick does get fairly excited by finding his favorite Japanese styling products here in the states).

If you’re familiar with Shu Uemura, you’re familiar with their simple packaging silhouettes—fuss-free bottles that get beautifully designed wraps for special collabs such as this one.

I should note that while this collection is referred to as Shu Uemura x Super Mario Bros. none of the hair care packaging includes Luigi, whose appearance has changed quite a bit of the years, but who made his appearance alongside Mario in Super Mario Bros. In addition to Mario, Princess Peach, flying fish and squid made appearances on the packaging in all their 8-bit glory!

The Products

We received the Cleansing Oil Shampoo, Cleansing Oil Conditioner, Essence Absolue nourishing protective oil and Master Wax high control workable cream. If you’re familiar with Shu, then you know that healthy cleansing oils play a big part in their skin and hair care lines, which I’ve always found to be fantastic, even with my finicky, sensitive skin!

Prices: $39-$69 (varies based on product/size)

Where to Buy: ShuUemuraArtofHair.com 

The Scents

As usual, the scents were really lovely and this particular line was more unisexual in fragrance compared to other collabs I’ve tried in the past, in my opinion. To be honest, as long as a scent isn’t something anyone considers “gross”, nobody here minds if things are floral or somewhat feminine anyway. These guys may be picky about some things, but that isn’t often one of them when it comes to hair care!

How They Work

Everything worked really nicely for each of us! As a multi-racial family, the majority of us have texture Asian hair, Patrick has curly hair and we all have sensitive scalps. It can be really hard to find products that work for all of us, but thankfully Shu Uemura did a wonderful job with these.

Shu Uemura Super Mario Bros. Hair Oil Holiday Collection 2017

Shu Uemura x Mario Bros Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective OIl

The shampoo and conditioner cleansed and left our hair soft and healthy—not dry and dull.

Believe it or not, we all use oil in our hair on a regular basis and we found the Essence Absolue nourishing protective oil to work quite well. It gave hair a little extra luster, but didn’t leave it greasy feeling or looking.

Patrick has not yet given the Master Wax a full-day trial, but he did try it really quickly when it first arrived and he said it felt incredibly similar to his preferred daily styling wax/putty. I’ll report back after he’s had a chance to give it a really good try!

Shu Uemura Super Mario Bros. Styling Wax Holiday Collection 2017

Shu Uemura x Super Mario Bros Master Wax

 

Final Thoughts

I’m sure you can already tell that we’re in love with this collection! The packaging was beyond adorable (especially if you’re an old school gaming fan) and the quality was  everything you’d expect from Shu Uemura. My one regret with this collection was that I haven’t had a chance to try any of the beauty items yet! They’re all so cute and really worth checking out if you’re a Nintendo fan.

Keep in mind, Shu Uemura is a high-end brand and the prices of their products reflect this. Overall, I’d say this collection is worth the splurge if you know your family will enjoy using the products as much as collecting the packaging!

Note: Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand. All opinions are our own based on our personal experiences.

54 comments

candy November 30, 2017 at 1:40 am

Who doesn’t love playing Mario games. Will have to check out the new products. I understand trying to find different products for everyones different hair and skin issues. This would be wonderful to just use one for everyone.

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familyadhd November 30, 2017 at 2:41 pm

Definitely! It can be such a challenge 🙂

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robin rue November 30, 2017 at 7:25 am

My 10 year old is OBSESSED with all things Mario & Luigi! I totally have to get these for him. He will flip!

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familyadhd November 30, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Right?! I think my husband and I were as excited as the boys! lol

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Amber Myers November 30, 2017 at 8:16 am

This is so cool! My kids LOVE Mario. I might have to pick these up for them. They’d be so thrilled.

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familyadhd November 30, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Hahaha that’d be an awesome surprise!

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Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh November 30, 2017 at 11:15 am

Super Mario Brothers, the classic original game is still one of my favorites. The NES was my first gaming console as well. This is just a really cute hair item!

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familyadhd November 30, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Hahahaha that’s awesome! Aren’t they super cute?

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Jeanette November 30, 2017 at 1:14 pm

Oh my goodness my kiddos love this! He is always looking for anything super Mario. Even at Christmas I’m going to give him the vintage version of super Mario Brothers video game.

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familyadhd November 30, 2017 at 2:43 pm

That’s so awesome! It’s so cool to see our kids fall in love with the “retro” games we grew up with 🙂

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Jessica Holoka November 30, 2017 at 1:50 pm

Oh my gosh! What a fun collection! I know a few gamers who would love these!

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familyadhd November 30, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Yay, that’s fantastic!

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Cris of Kiss My Tulle November 30, 2017 at 3:22 pm

That is so cute! I WANT THEM ALL.

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familyadhd November 30, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Right? Can’t have just one product lol

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Tomi C November 30, 2017 at 3:27 pm

Too cute! This would make a great stocking stuffer for gamers and Super Mario fans. Super Mario was one of my fave video games when I was a kid and it’s one I still play with my kids.

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familyadhd November 30, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Definitely! At this price is may be a little expensive for a stocking stuffer, but definitely a great gift!

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Heather November 30, 2017 at 4:16 pm

I love the Mario Bros. Games! I think they are truly the best games made. These body care items would go great in my kids’ bathroom.

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familyadhd November 30, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Definitely! That’s where ours are 🙂

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Angelic Sinova November 30, 2017 at 4:38 pm

How cool is this? I also really love Shu Uemura and I’m so excited they are coming out with a Mario holiday line. I grew up playing Mario and Nintendo!

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familyadhd November 30, 2017 at 6:19 pm

Me, too!!!!

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Sapphire Kharyzma November 30, 2017 at 5:09 pm

This collection sounds amazing. I think my son would spend even more time in the bathtub with this collection lol

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familyadhd November 30, 2017 at 6:19 pm

Hahahah yes! Our boys love showers, but I swear they’re taking extra ones right now 😀

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valmg @ Mom Knows It All November 30, 2017 at 5:50 pm

I love Mario games and think that packaging looks fun! It’s great you found products that work for the entire family.

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familyadhd November 30, 2017 at 6:19 pm

Yes, definitely!

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ashley November 30, 2017 at 5:55 pm

What a fun line! I’ll have to take a look at these for our family.

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familyadhd November 30, 2017 at 6:19 pm

Right?!

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Heather November 30, 2017 at 6:13 pm

My kids are getting Mario games with the switch this year. They’d love to see this in the shower!

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familyadhd November 30, 2017 at 6:20 pm

Yes! And the switch is on our kiddos’ Christmas lists, too!

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Jenn @ EngineerMommy November 30, 2017 at 6:24 pm

I grew up playing Super Mario Bros. I love that this line features the characters. I really want to try the Cleansing Oil Shampoo!

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familyadhd December 5, 2017 at 10:08 am

The shampoo is amazing!

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Jamie November 30, 2017 at 7:32 pm

HA! These are awesome! I love Mario <3

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familyadhd December 5, 2017 at 10:08 am

Right?! We do, too!

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Courtney November 30, 2017 at 8:14 pm

I love that it’s a Super Mario theme!

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familyadhd December 5, 2017 at 10:08 am

Isn’t that super fun?

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Pam November 30, 2017 at 8:36 pm

I love the packaging on these products. It’s great that they left your hair not dull and straw like.

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familyadhd December 5, 2017 at 10:08 am

Definitely!!!

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Miranda | Slashed Beauty November 30, 2017 at 8:38 pm

omg this is so cool, i love their collabs for the packaging!

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familyadhd December 5, 2017 at 10:13 am

Same!!!

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Claudia Krusch November 30, 2017 at 9:45 pm

We have a Nintendo Entertainment System and we love to play it. It was mine when I was a teenager. These products would be a great gift idea. I would love to find some under the tree.

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familyadhd December 5, 2017 at 10:09 am

Definitely great gift ideas!

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Lisa Marie Heath December 1, 2017 at 1:11 am

First off – I really want to check these out and second – that image you did is freaking incredible

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familyadhd December 5, 2017 at 10:09 am

Hahaha thanks!

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Sandy N Vyjay December 1, 2017 at 2:00 am

What I think I will like about the Shu Umera hair care range is the fact that it is versatile and suits different hair styles. Also the fact that it is good for sensitive scalps, makes it attractive to us.

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familyadhd December 5, 2017 at 10:09 am

Yeah, definitely great!

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Monica (NYCTechMommy) December 1, 2017 at 2:42 am

Love anything and everything Super Mario Bros so gotta love this!! This would make an awesome gift for my kiddo who is obsessed with Mario.

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familyadhd December 5, 2017 at 10:10 am

Yes! We absolutely love Nintendo <3

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Adrienne December 1, 2017 at 9:18 am

How cute are these! I loved Mario Bros as a kid and would get a kick out of having these hair products, especially if they smell as good as you said!

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familyadhd December 5, 2017 at 10:10 am

They smell really good! 😀

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Melissa December 1, 2017 at 10:33 am

Omgosh! How fun is this packaging. Love it!

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familyadhd December 5, 2017 at 10:10 am

They’re super fun!

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Terri Beavers December 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

This hair collection has it all! Not only will it work for everyone in the family but it has an extra attraction for all things Mario.

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familyadhd December 5, 2017 at 10:11 am

Right? Functional and fun!

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Nikka Shae December 1, 2017 at 8:10 pm

This is so cute! I remember playing this game when I was much younger. I bet is smells so nice.

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familyadhd December 5, 2017 at 10:11 am

The products really do smell awesome!

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