mirra logoBack in the day when I was working single woman I used to spend embarrassing amounts of of money on beauty products. I could easily spend hours of time and hundreds of dollars shopping for high-priced shampoos, creams and lotions. Obviously, I don’t have the time or money to do that these days and my beauty routine is more focused on what’s quick, easy and affordable. I think Kroger read my mind when they developed the new health and beauty line called mirra.

About mirra

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.

mirra Products 1mirra is designed with natural products AND to be effective. Because, frankly,sometimes I do wonder if extract of whatchamacallit or juice of random fruit is really effective in moisturizing my dry skin. So, the idea behind mirra is spot on in that it balances the use of natural ingredients and science to create a formula that works.

My Experience

I received a very generous box of an assortment of mirra products including Smoothing Daily Shampoo and Conditioner and Renew facial products and body care. My first impression is that the each product is actually pretty generous in size so it’s not a case of paying less for less – you’re paying less for an average amount of product (if not more). Of course, the first thing I did was open the tops to smell and everything smells great. Nice and fresh and not overly flowery or sweet.

I’ve been using all the products for a couple of weeks and have mixed feelings. For me, the stand out products are the Renew face products – the Exfoliating and Detoxifying Cleanser and the Night Face Lotion. I just love a good thick face cream for night – and the Renew lotion is thick but not greasy and almost feels like gel. I know that sounds weird, but I like it. The Cleanser is meant to refresh and rejuvenate the skin with “apricot and oxygenated derma-beads.” To me, that means it smells nice and has little beads that feel great and always make me think they’re cleaning my skin better than no little beads.

mirra_shampoo_conditionerThe Smoothing Daily Shampoo and Conditioner aren’t my favorite shampoo and conditioner. So, this may not shock you, but I don’t shower every day so I need my hair to look decent for at least two full days and by about mid-day of day 2 with this shampoo and conditioner my hair looked pretty greasy. I know, I know, I should just shower. But, that’s easier said than done unless I want 2 kids in there with me. I’m not sure if it’s the particular formula (Smoothing) or the entire line of Shampoo and Conditioner.

To Buy or Not to Buy

To Buy…. I would definitely purchase the mirra Renew face products again, particularly the Exfoliating and Detoxifying Cleanser. I love that the products are affordable and (for many) sold at your local grocery store. I mean, effective, affordable and convenient – you can’t beat that.

Or Not to Buy… I didn’t have as much luck with the Smoothing Daily Shampoo and Conditioner, but would definitely try a different kind – maybe Volumizing?

Shop! mirra beauty products including hair care, skin care and make up brushes are available exclusively at Kroger stores nationwide. Visit the the official mirra page and print a coupon for $5 off your purchase of any 2 mirra products.

Win! A box of mirra hair and skin care products!

How to Enter: Check out mirra and leave a comment with one specific product or type of product you’d like to try.

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The Fine Print & Disclosure: Giveaway ends March 19. Open to US  mailing addresses – sorry no PO boxes. Thanks to The Kroger Company for providing sample products for the purpose of this review and the giveaway prize, and thanks to Global Influence Network for facilitating this review and giveaway. The opinions are my own and uninfluenced by receipt of product. Others may have a different experience.



Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 8, 6 and 3 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

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    I would like to try the shampoo and conditioner. Thanks for the giveaway!

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