Hair Care From Playa!! California Beach Hair Without The Work!!!

Here comes another one of those TMI posts. Yup the ol’ too much information post. Seriously, what don’t I tell you people?!

One of my obsessions? Maybe obsession isn’t the right word more like obsessive compulsive neurotic tics is my hair. OH MY GOSH. My hair. My daughter Selena is beyond tired of hearing “Maybe I should…” followed by a never-ending list from let it go gray, color it red, bleach it blonde, grow it out, shave it off. I can NOT make UP my MIND!!! I don’t KNOW what I want!! All I have to say is; I thank the Lord above for my best friend Deb. Not just my best friend, but my hairdresser too!

Yes, Deb is a real hairdresser, not just a Mom with a bar-stool in her kitchen, a Flowbee in her hand and tossing a left over Halloween cape over my clothes. She is a real, honest-to-goodness (absolutely brilliant I might add) beautician. Licensed and everything! It’s even framed on the wall.

So all that lead in is for a new product that I am reviewing. It’s Beach hair products!


Playa, a California beach inspired hair care line. As a former NYC fashion stylist turned Venice based surfer & herbalist, the intention with Playais to create a haircare line for easy, carefree style using streamlined, non toxic products.

Ohhh beach hair; how I love you!!  Since I live in Southern California….. I live near the beach…. we GO to the Beach… I immediately took this as a sign that I need to change-up my hairstyle (again). Maybe blonde, maybe dark brown or maybe just ………. DEB!!

I headed to Deb’s with my Playa products (Which by the way have even been featured in Vogue Magazine!! We decided that a short and sassy cut was in order and maybe a deep reddish-brown. So off came the deep color and a beautiful rich brown with reddish undertones was added. Then a cute cut for beachy-like waves.Playa Hair fun

The first step is bleaching or giving me horns…. ummm hummm…..

Of course being me, I sent the bright Bozo The Clown Playa Hair reddish-orange picture off to the entire family asking for opinions. Not a single one of them bit.  Yes, once again I believe that I am a very funny girl!

What I ended up with is a gorgeous rich brown with reddish undertones.

Seriously, how beautiful is this color?!

I promise a better picture coming ASAP!! Right now I have an eye infection that well……. it’s best to just say a better picture coming soon.

I use my Playa products starting with Endless Summer Spray. A sea salt spray that gives me that “I just woke up like this” messy hair.  I adore this spray. It’s lightweight and has great hold!

Deb gives this one a double thumbs up as well.

Made with sea salt harvested in Southern California, this formula gives you the perfectly tousled hair texture you usually only get after a day at the beach or out on a board. Our proprietary Marine Collagen Complex nourishes strands to add fullness and shine; natural UV filters shield hair and scalp from harmful rays. Your hair is protected and looks effortlessly un-done.

When I want a more polished look I use one or two DROPS (yes, only drops!) of Ritual Hair Oil Deb couldn’t believe that such a small amount could make such a huge difference in smoothness! Even though I have very fine hair this oil doesn’t weigh it down, my curls still hold and the shine that Ritual Hair Oil gives hair is phenomenal.  Drops!!  Once a week I apply 20 or so drops to my hair before bed then wash in the morning. WOW! Talk about a product that can undo the hot iron damage over night! My hair is wonderfully shiny and soft the next day. BTW, this smells soooooooo good!!!

This weightless blend of natural oils penetrates deeply to radically transform your hair without the use of harmful silicones. Apricot, kukui, and our proprietary derived coconut oil blend restores moisture to soften strands; sunflower oil tames frizz and makes hair shine. Your daily ritual for smooth and radiant hair.

Last but not least is Playa’s Pure Dry Shampoo. This one is a life saver okay, a day saver! No time to shower because I may have hit the snooze button once or 6 times and have to rush out the door. Pure Dry Shampoo gives me body, shine and a full revitalized style without having to use the hot iron. Just spray about 6″ from the scalp focusing on the roots, you won’t see any build up, no white powder, or residue. Work product in with your fingers, shake your head and my cute little pixie cut is ready for the day.

This rare blend of botanicals and minerals refreshes and revitalizes hair instantly—no shower required. Rose powder invisibly absorbs excess oil at the roots while keeping hair soft; star anise extract treats scalp and eliminates impurities. Breathe body and life back into your hair naturally, whenever you’d like.Playa Products


These are amazing products!  They smell great, they don’t weigh hair down.  When a hairdresser with 20 some years under her belt is impressed you know these are great products.  So, take it from my hairdresser Deb AND my shiny, fun beach style hair you can’t go wrong with Playa Products!!

You can grab Playa Products at Violet Grey Studios in Los Angles or on line at

Now, if you’re looking for the sassy cut and fun color and you live in Vista, Oceanside area…….send me a note, I’ll hook ya up with Deb!

Disclosure: I received a free or greatly discounted product for the purpose of this review. The opinions are 100% mine. I have not been influenced in any way. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. Questions or concerns please contact me at

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Legal Online Poker – Coming to a State Near You!!

Poker is fun. Playing it involves not only a ton of luck – part of your success as a poker player depends on the cards you are dealt – but a lot of skill as well – after all, the outcome of a hand depends quite a lot on what you do with your cards. Playing poker is a preferred pastime for many and has been for a long time. Today, we have card rooms, weekly poker days and home games among family members and friends. There are times, in turn, when you feel like playing a few hands but can’t find the time, the energy or simply the opponents to play against. This is where online poker comes in – a service as close to the real thing as possible without all the fuss, without preparing sandwiches and running out for beer. And online poker could become legal in California relatively soon, and in other states of the country.

poker hand

The state of online gambling in the US

The best word to describe the state of online gambling in the US would be “controversial”.

New Jersey has legalized online casinos and poker rooms. This doesn’t mean that its residents can visit All Jackpots casino online – offshore venues like the All Jackpots are still off limits for them. But the state has its own All Jackpots competitors, and they do quite well (this year, they have contributed about $100 million to the state’s budget, which is something) without contributing to problem gambling in the state. Poker rooms are not doing THAT well, yet they are a form of gaming preferred by many – and many Californians are looking at NJ with envy.

Other states that have already legalized online poker (not casinos) are Delaware and Nevada, and there are many that consider doing the same in the near future.

California card games

California has been a state with a long, ongoing discussion and a salvo of legal initiatives about online poker. The problem is that the state has many stakeholders, all with different interests, constantly putting spokes in each other’s wheels. And there are quite a few stakeholders present on the Californian market – casinos, card rooms, racetracks, and tribal operators all want a slice of the pie for themselves, on their own terms, of course.

At the current state of things, card rooms and tribal operators would automatically gain the right to offer online poker services to their patrons, and racetracks could also obtain licenses to offer such services. The state of the legislation is, in turn, a bit foggy, so no real progress is expected to happen this year – like in the last couple of years before.

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