Friday, March 12, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Mirra Beauty CLOSED


I don't have a lot of time to spend on my beauty routine. On the average day, I'd say I only have about 10 minutes to spare. After showering and blow drying my hair, I wash and tone my face with Proactiv, and maybe - just maybe - I'll use some foundation and mascara. If I want to feel especially pretty, I'll break out the blush and eyeshadow. But that's about as (un)complicated as it gets.

Apparently, I'm not alone. In a recent online survey conducted by the grocery store chain Kroger, 71% of women said they have 10 minutes or less to spend on their beauty style. They also noted that they want products to enhance their natural beauty instead of disguising their true selves.

You asked and now you shall receive thanks to Kroger's new beauty line, Mirra. Mirra blends the best of natural ingredients such as olive oil, aloe leaf juice, bamboo honey and chicory root with proven scientific technologies such as oleosome emulsion for moisturzing skincare so us family-focused ladies can achieve effortless beauty. The Mirra line features shampoos, conditioners, lotions, body washes and mists, cosmetic brushes, eye and face creams and exfoliating cleansers. Mirra products are paraben and formaldehyde donor-free and can multitask almost as well as we can with three unique formulas: Daily (for routine personal care), Renew (for a much-needed mommy time-out) and Inspire (for quick transformations for a night out).



I received a package with a variety of Mirra products to review, including:
  • Daily Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner - with aloe extract and wheat and soy proteins to moisturize and tame flyaways
  • Daily Sculpting Gel - with chitosan, aloe and red tea leaf extract for a strong yet flexible hold
  • Renew Protective Body Wash in Lemongrass & Ginger scent - with ginger, brazil nut and aloe extracts and glyceryl oleate to invigorate and deeply moisturize skin
  • Renew Replenishing Body Wash in Bamboo & Honey scent - with bamboo and honey extracts and glyceryl oleate to nourish and maintain youthful appearance of skin
  • Renew Protective Lotion in Lemongrass & Ginger scent - with ginger extract, copaiba and olive oils and oleosomes to stimulate the skin and provide immediate moisturization
The first thing I noticed was the generous sizing of the products. With many "natural" brands, they give you less product for more money, claiming it's a bargain because you don't need as much. Not the case with Mirra. You get salon-quality items at an affordable price.

I've been using my Mirra products daily for about two weeks now and I've been pleased with just about all of them. The shampoo lathered well and removed excess oil without drying out my hair. The conditioner left my hair soft and manageable, with no frizz or flyaways. The scents were light and fresh. Even with our hard water situation, the haircare products seemed to really cleanse and rejuvenate my hair. If I went a day without showering (a normal occurence around here!), my hair wasn't as oily as it normally can be. I would definitely buy both of these products again. As for hair gel, I don't normally wear it, as it tends to weigh down my fine, straight hair, but I decided to let my hair air dry until damp and scrunch to see the effect. Although it smelled good and didn't make my hair as sticky or stiff as other brands, I didn't prefer the outcome to my usual hairspray. If you normally use gel, I think you'd like the flexible hold but I plan to stick with what works for me.

Both body washes smelled great and left my skin feeling smooth and pampered. My favorite was the delectably sweet Bamboo & Honey scent. Yum! I think it's my new favorite! The lotion was moisturizing without leaving a layer of grease behind. I used it on my legs after shaving and it would transform my dry, ashy skin to silky and satiny in no time. The lemongrass and ginger scent was a nice pick-me-up on dull, rainy mornings.

Bottom line: I would highly recommend the Mirra line of beauty products. I like that they contain natural ingredients, and not only smell fantastic but are effective too! The only thing I would like to see is wider availability. I am hoping the products will soon be available online, as we don't have any Kroger stores nearby.

BUY IT: You can purchase Mirra exclusively at select Kroger stores and retailers that fall under the Kroger umbrella. Use their handy dandy store locator to find the one closest to you!

DELICIOUS DISCOUNT: Visit the Mirra microsite to find a digital coupon for $5.00 off the purchase of two Mirra products!

WIN IT: One lucky winner is going to win a box of Mirra beauty products similar to the one I received!

MAIN COURSE (MANDATORY ENTRY): Tell me what product from Mirra you'd most like to try. Remember to please leave your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile to prevent disqualification!

SUGAR ON TOP (BONUS ENTRIES): To maximize your chances of winning, you may do any or all of the following. Be sure to complete the above mandatory entry or your bonus entries will not count! Remember to leave one comment per entry.

1.) Follow my blog and/or subscribe via reader or email. If you already follow and/or subscribe, that counts! (1 entry each)

2.) Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this contest. You can do this daily! You may use the tweet below or come up with one of your own:

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Giveaway will end on March 26, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. only. Winners will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: This opportunity was made possible by Global Influence. I received the above products from Shannan at Global Influence on behalf of Mirra/Kroger Co. to facilitate my candid review. I was in no other way compensated for this post. The thoughts and feelings expressed in this review are solely mine. Your experience may differ.

213 comments:

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Jolee said...

would love to try the shampoo and conditioner. Sound nice. joleehamlin@comcast.net

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sohamolina said...

I'd like to try the shamppos.

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Benita said...

I'd like to try the Daily Sculpting Gel.

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I follow via GFC.

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I subscribe via email.

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EmmettFerret said...

mmmm lemon grass & ginger renew sounds lovely.

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lisa said...

I would like to try their body wash. I would also like to try their makeup brushes. msmith572@yahoo.com

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Nelsby said...

Tough decision! I believe I would most like to try the Japanese Yuzu body lotion.
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Nelsby said...

I am following you on Twitter AND I Tweeted about this giveaway:
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lisa said...

Daily tweet 1: http://twitter.com/samasam/status/10479478375

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Amanda said...

I would love to try the lemongrass and ginger body lotion. Thanks!

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trixx said...

I'd love to try the Japanese Yuzu foaming bath as I love citrus scents! :)

trixx said...

I follow your blog!

trixx said...

I subscribe via email.

Dani' said...

I'd like to try the Bamboo & Honey Color Treated Shampoo and conditioner. And the makeup brushes.

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Mamushi Love said...

I want to try their lotion and body wash.

Amber said...

I would most like to try the Japanese Yuzu Facial Cleanser!
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Amber said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect!
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Hannah said...

I would like to try the brushes

Aileen said...

I'd like to try the Renew Protective Lotion
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Aileen said...

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Aileen said...

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Tiffany said...

I wanna try the yuzu facial clenser.

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Katie said...

The Bamboo and Honey Shampoo sounds wonderful!
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Nelsby said...

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Silver Bella said...

I'd most like to try the Japanese Yuzu foaming bath!
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Silver Bella said...

I'm following your blog via GFC ~ Silver Bella
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Rebecca Graham said...

I would like to try the make up brushes.

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cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com The Daily Shampoo for color treated hair appeals to me.

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sweepmom said...

I would like to try the mirra Daily makeup brushes.

Aileen said...

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April said...

I want to try their face wash!

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Tracey said...

I'd like to try the Japanese Yuzu body wash.
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Silver Bella said...

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julis55 said...

I would like to try their body wash. I would also like to try their makeup brushes

littlelatina said...

looks amazing

llinda29 said...

I want to try the shampoo

Joan Elliott said...

I'd love to try the Lemon Grass and Ginger Renew - I love ginger products!!
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imin2fun81 said...

The Mirra product I would most like to try would be the mirra Daily makeup brushes

Mommy 2 Bears said...

I'd like to try the lotion with Tea and Cracked Black Pepper.

snowluvnferret said...

Would love to try the deep conditioner. I have trouble with dry hair and breakage

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vmkids said...

I am always looking for good body washes so I would like that

lisa said...

Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/samasam/status/10529500347

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socmama said...

I'd love to try the Bamboo & Honey body wash! Thanks!

sohamolina said...

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Food Historian said...

Their new facial wash has my attention. I'd love to try it.

Nelsby said...

Daily Tweet:
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Thanks!
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aledol said...

I am a BB nut-my weakness!! Body washes are my biggie, as I break out w ANY bar soap, so this is something I look forward to trying!!

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Karen said...

I would like to try the daily shampoo for color treated hair.

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Courtney said...

i would like the eye cream

Courtney said...

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mim said...

Black Tea & Cracked Pepper body wash and lotion looks like my favorite scent...
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sohamolina said...

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lisa said...

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I want to try their body washes. Thanks!

mogrill said...

The Lemon and Ginger Body wash sounds great. Thanks for the chance.
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Nelsby said...

Daily Tweet:
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Silver Bella said...

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clc408 said...

I'd like to try the Body Wash.

clc408 said...

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amweeks said...

I'd love to try their Daily Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner. I'm always looking for new conditioners that I like!

amweeks said...

I follow your blog! (amweeks)

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I subscribe via email!

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I follow on twitter & tweeted! http://twitter.com/amweeks/status/10632876417

vboackle said...

i would like to try the body wash.

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sohamolina said...

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aledol said...

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Melissa said...

I love that it's so light and portable.

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Nelsby said...

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Silver Bella said...

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sohamolina said...

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idahomom said...

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Isi and Jas' mom said...

The gel is what I would like to try most

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Isi and Jas' mom said...

I am a follower
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lisa said...

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sohamolina said...

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lisa said...

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Nelsby said...

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Courtney said...

I would love to try the Japanese Yuzu Facial Cleanser.

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lisa said...

Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/samasam/status/10824262314

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sohamolina said...

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shiloh said...

My daughter would like to try their daily smoothing shampoo and conditioner.

sohamolina said...

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her5boys said...

I would love to give the Japanese Yuzu body lotion a try!

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I subscribe!

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I follow on twitter and tweeted! http://twitter.com/her5boys480/status/10892298894

lisa said...

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Nelsby said...

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taylorbagels said...

Lemon and Ginger Body wash

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lisa said...

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sohamolina said...

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Nelsby said...

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Tylerpants said...

Would like to try the Color Treated shampoo as I still haven't found one that doesn't keep my color as bright as I'd like. tylerpants{at}gmail.com

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lisa said...

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sohamolina said...

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terri142 said...

I would love to try the Volumizing Shampoo!

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I already subscribe via email.

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I already follow your blog with google friend connect.

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I already follow your on twitter(terri142)and tweeted!

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Nickolay said...

I would like to try the Bamboo & Honey foaming bath


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heaventrees said...

I most want to try the Mirra Volumizing Shampoo. I think Mirra will be a favorite brand for me.

Amy said...

I'd like to try the body wash or shampoos
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Melissa B. said...

I'd like to try the shampoo and conditioner.

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to try the make up brushes, thanks!

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Jodi said...

The shampoo for color treated hair. purehrt555(at)yahoo(dot)com

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kakihara said...

The lemon grass & ginger renew sounds wonderful!
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intime said...

id like to try the Daily Sculpting Gel intime@myself.com

RJ said...

The Renew Protective Lotion in Lemongrass & Ginger scent sounds yummy!!

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I really need new makeup brushes so I'd love to try theirs. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

msrodeobrat said...

id like to try the Bamboo & Honey Color Treated Shampoo and conditioner.

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Maja said...

lemongrass and ginger body lotion

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I would like to try the Japanese Yuzu Facial Cleanser

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I'd like to try the Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner. Thanks.

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Gina said...

Lemongrass & Ginger body mist sounds fabulous.
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Tracysweetangl said...

Lemongrass & Ginger body mist looks nice.

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Pamela S said...

I'd love to try the foaming bath in the Japanese Yuzu scent. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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Deanna G. said...

I'd most like to try the mirra Daily makeup brushes!

Deanna G. said...

I subscribe w/Google Reader.

Deanna G. said...

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id most love to try the Renew Protective Lotion in Lemongrass & Ginger scent

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