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Sunday, February 28, 2010

New Mirra Products Review and Giveaway CLOSED

Mirra combines quality,
natural ingredients and the latest science

I was given the chance to try some of these great products out. The products I got to try out were the :

Smoothing Shampoo
Smoothing Conditioner
Daily STRONG sculpting gel
Renew Exfoliating & Detoxifying Cleanser
Renew eye cream
Renew Micro-Remodeling Cream
Hydrating Night Treatment

Here’s the scoop from the Kroger website:

Kroger is proud to introduce mirra, our easy to use, exclusive health and beauty care brand for family-focused women seeking effortless beauty. Mirra combines quality, natural ingredients with the latest science to meet 3 different needs: Daily – routine personal care; Renew – a rejuvenating time out; and Inspire – quick transformations for a night out.

Designed to make hair look and feel it’s best, mirra Daily shampoos and conditioners are professionally formulated to adapt to your hair’s unique needs: Smoothing, Volumizing, and Color Treated. Mirra products contain sunflower extract, soy protein, amino acids, and chicory root, along with other ingredients, to counteract the harsh effects of hard water and restore a healthy PH balance to your hair – allowing your hair to reach its full potential. Styling products provide moisture, shine, and hold.*

Mirra Renew skincare products feature exfoliating cleanser and assorted creams to hydrate, reduce appearance of wrinkles, accelerate skin renewal, firm and lift with ingredients such as aloe, green tea, pro-vitamin A, and apricot seeds.*

~They also carry a line of makeup brushes and body products. I did not get to review any of them but I hope to try them soon.~

Mirra Daily makeup brushes are made from quality natural hair and synthetic fibers for flawless application of color cosmetics.

In body care, mirra Renew offers Bamboo & Honey, Lemongrass & Ginger, Black Tea & Cracked Pepper, and Japanese Yuzu fragrances in foaming bath, body wash, body lotion, and body mist products for customers to layer as they nourish, strengthen, moisturize, and soothe their skin. Exciting mirra Inspire products are in creation for a later launch date. Mirra is perfect for the woman who wants effortless beauty.*

*Products may not be available in all stores. Please see your store for details.

What Women Want

Nature and science, no hassle beauty care

Cincinnati, OH – What do women want? According to recent survey results, women believe beauty products made with both natural ingredients and proven scientific technologies work best – and that’s what new beauty brand, mirra™ provides.

In addition to its own consumer research, mirra recently conducted an online survey of over 500 women asking a variety of questions about beauty care products and regimens. Here’s what women said:

· 77 percent said products that have both natural ingredients and proven technologies, work best. Only nine percent said products with all natural ingredients, alone, were best; and 14 percent said the same of science only products.

· 71 percent chose “Take 10” as the best description of their beauty style and routine. They said they don’t have a lot of time and don’t spend a lot of time on their beauty routine – 10 minutes at most. Other options included “soak and savor,” “60 minutes,” and “beat the clock.”

· Their description of a “bad hair day” was evenly split between “flat” (37 percent) and “frizzy” (35 percent). (15 percent said fly-away; 13 percent said oily).

Launching now, mirra products include shampoos and conditioners; hair styling products; body washes and mists; facial and skin care lotions, cleansers and cleansing cloths; eye firming and age defying creams; and cosmetic brushes.

mirra products are made with natural ingredients, such as olive oil, aloe leaf juice, and cranberry, bamboo, honey and chicory root extracts. Proven technologies are used for many of the products too. For example, the revolutionary oleosome emulsion technology is used in skin care products to deliver long lasting moisture that keeps protecting and nourishing skin long after application.

mirra products can be found in the beauty care aisles exclusively at all stores that are part of the Kroger Co. family. For a limited time, mirra is offering $5 off when you purchase any two mirra products.

Why mirra

“Women tell us they want products that enhance who they are and their natural beauty. They don’t want to disguise or cover up their true selves,” said Linda Severin, Vice President of Corporate Brands for The Kroger Co. mirra uses the best of nature and science to provide women a beauty regimen that is both easy and effective.”

A Closer Look at mirra

The natural and scientific ingredients in mirra products are tested for effectiveness. For example, in mirra’s micro-remodeling cream, aloe and green tea team up with MATRIXL 3000 to reduce wrinkles, provide skin firmness, to sooth and deliver antioxidant properties. A study of MATRIXL 3000 was shown, in just two months, to significantly reduce wrinkle depth and skin roughness and improve skin tone.

*The online survey was conducted by the Consumer Research Department at The Kroger Co. in October 2009 among 502 women between the ages of 35 and 54.

About The Kroger Co.:

Kroger, the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer, employs more than 326,000 associates who serve customers in 2,469 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s. The Company also operates 773 convenience stores, 392 fine jewelry stores, 850 supermarket fuel centers and 40 food processing plants in the U.S. Kroger, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and local organizations in the communities it serves. For more information about Kroger, please visit www.kroger.com.

You can go to the Kroger website and check out these and other Mirra products.

Here is a picture of the products that I have received and been using

Mirra Daily Shampoos and Conditioners

I am going to start with the Smoothing Shampoo... 2 words.. LOVE IT!!! The smell is so refreshing. I was a little skeptical about the shampoo at first, it is a clear thick gel..... put a lot in my hand, I was sure it was not going to get foamy. BOY was I wrong! A little goes a long way. It lathered into foam really easily.

Smoothing Conditioner is nice and creamy , it is not too thick or thin. I had to use a little more than the usual amount.It leaves my hair shiny and smooth. 2 words once again....LOVE IT!!

The gel... well most of you know I do not fix my hair, it is just straight has no style to it. So I did not try the gel on myself, but I did try it on JMan. He usually is not into spiking his hair anymore but when he smelled it he wanted to use it. It stayed spiked and even after his nap we added a little water and POOF, we re-spiked it and did not have to use more.. it is not a thick gooey gel. I really liked how light it is!

Mirra Renew skincare products

Renew Exfoliating & Detoxifying Cleanser

Is a creamy cleanser. I have never used a cream cleaner until now. It has apricot and oxygenated derma-beads in the cleanser so it feels like you get a good exfoliation. ( but it has a very smooth exfoliation, not rough at all.)

The Renew eye cream

It is very light and non irritating. Most eye creams seem to bother my eyes and make them water. This did not bother me at all and I have noticed smoother skin around my eyes.

Renew Micro-Remodeling Cream

This face cream is a thicker face cream, I have only used very light face cream so it is taking a little getting use
too. If you like a thicker face cream you will LOVE it! it has a very light fresh scent. It Firms, Smooths and Restores your skin to a younger state. This cream works at a intracellular level.

Hydrating Night Treatment

Once again the night cream is a thicker cream. This night cream hydrates the skin cells, firms and smooths the skin. When you apply it, it seems greasy but once it soaks in there is no greasy feel left to it. It has a very nice light relaxing scent to it.

I have really enjoyed trying theses products out. I have seen a difference in my hair and skin. It looks healthier and hydrated. I really like that the Mirra line has
natural and scientific ingredients . I really think that you will like their products too!

I have another GIVEAWAY!!!

You too will be able to try out some of these products.

The giveaway is for a similar gift pack of products.
It will contains 5-6 products ranging from shampoo/conditioner, sculpting gel and facial cleanser to wrinkle reducing eye cream, body wash and body lotion.
(US entries only, please.)

For you main entry I want you to tell me what Mirra product you would like to try out and how you take care of your skin.

Remember : please leave your email like this (tillmanfour at gmail dot com) so bots can't spam you : )
or twitter name so I can get a hold of the winner..

You have to do the main entry for any additional entries to count.

1. Follow my blog

2. Follow me on Twitter

3. Tweet about this giveaway:
(as many times as you want)

" Tillman4 is at it again ... GIVEAWAY for Mirra products http://bit.ly/bRGZLe pls RT "

This giveaway will end on Friday, March 12 at 8pm central time.

I received these products courtesy of The Kroger Company for review

and giveaway as a part of the Global Influence Network.

Thanks guys!!

Blogger Mtlgrl4evr said...

I would love to try the Renew Exfoliating & Detoxifying Cleanser! I really don't do much: cleanse and moisturize and the occasional mask.

March 10, 2010 8:22 AM

Thursday, February 25, 2010

YUMM-O Chocolate Cheerios ended 2/28

Have you seen the NEW Cheerios yet???
If you LOVE Cheerios and if you LOVE Chocolate then this is the cereal for you!

Your taste buds will be delighted with new Chocolate Cheerios-with a perfect balance of whole grain goodness and a delicious touch of chocolate taste in every bite.

I was sent a box of the Chocolate Cheerios to try.. one word YUM-O!!

Did you know.....

Chocolate Cheerios is low in fat, heart healthy*, has 100 calories per serving, it contains at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving (at least 48 grams recommended daily), and is a good source of calcium and vitamin D. Made with real cocoa, Chocolate Cheerios can help your family start the day off right with a delicious and nutritious breakfast.

I felt like I was a kid again.. Chocolate for breakfast, I couldn't believe it!!!
It was AWESOME!!

I love to snack through out the day and especially in the evening when I get that Chocolate craving... IT get's the "JOB DONE"!!!

As some of you know I work at an Aftercare program at our school so I thought that I would see what the kids had to say about the NEW Chocolate Cheerios..

Maggie says: It's REALLY Chocolaty and GOOD! It also is healthy if it's Cheerios.

Jamie: It is BUSTING with Chocolate flavor!

Gabby: It's got a GREAT Chocolate flavor and it's a Healthy snack.

Kyle: It's a GREAT snack.

Here are a few Recipes that you might wanna try:

Strawberry-Chocolate Cheerios® Parfaits

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Start to Finish: 15 Minutes

2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
4 containers (6 oz each) Yoplait® Light Fat Free strawberry yogurt
2 cups Chocolate Cheerios® cereal
  1. In 4 parfait glasses or clear drinking glasses, layer half of the strawberries, half of the yogurt and half of the cereal. Repeat layers.

  2. Serve immediately

Chocolate Cheerios® Marshmallow Hearts

Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Start to Finish: 1 Hour 45 Minutes

1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 cup Chocolate Cheerios® cereal, crushed
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups miniature marshmallows
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 bag (11.5 ounces) milk chocolate chips
4 cups Chocolate Cheerios® cereal
Candy sprinkles, if desired

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with foil. In large bowl, mix all crust ingredients except marshmallows with electric mixer on low speed until crumbly. Press firmly into bottom of pan.

  2. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven. Immediately sprinkle with marshmallows. Return to oven; bake an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until marshmallows just begin to puff. Cool while preparing topping.

  3. In large saucepan, place all topping ingredients except cereal and sprinkles. Heat over medium-low heat just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in 4 cups cereal. Immediately spoon warm topping over marshmallows; spread to cover. Sprinkle with candy sprinkles. Cool completely, at least 1 hour.

  4. Using foil to lift, remove mixture from pan; remove foil. With deep 2 1/2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 18 hearts. Store loosely covered.


I have had the opportunity to have my 1st giveaway!!!
You could win this Gift Pack that includes:

1 Box of Chocolate Cheerios
1BIG ceramic bowl to enjoy your cereal from
Chocolate Scented Spa Set

For your main entry I would like you to leave a comment about what your morning routine is
please leave email ( tillmanfor at gmail dot com) so bots can't get you : )
or twitter name so I can get a hold of the winner..

For a 2nd entry follow me on Twitter @Tillman4 and tweet about this Giveaway.
" Check out @Tillman4's 1st blog giveaway, Chocolate Cheerios Gift pack http://bit.ly/ax0ync"
(one tweet per day)

For a 3rd entry follow my blog

I will be choosing a winner on February 28th at 8 pm central time by Random.org...
Thanks and good luck!

The product, prize pack, information, and giveaway have all been provided by Cheerios through MyBlogSpark.

*Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. Chocolate Cheerios cereal is low in fat, saturated fat free and naturally cholesterol free.

CONGRATS!! Here is the winner

True Random Number Generator 4 Powered by RANDOM.orgDelete

Blogger Doodle741 said...

I am following your blog! :)

February 25, 2010 11:01 PM

Congrats!! DM me your info on twitter and I will get it to the sponsor that will be for filling the win!!! Congrats once again!!