Nourish Your Hair With BRÖÖ

review of broo by iliketotalkblogAs a beauty blogger, I am very lucky to come across tons of new products each day and try to test as many as I can — mostly out of my own curiosity, and sometimes because you guys will ask my opinion on something! When I was approached to try out BRÖÖ I was instantly intrigued as it had a very unique base to its product line — BEER! Say what? Yep. Beer. Well why on earth would I want to use beer on my hair or skin? Turns out it has some great components to it that can nourish and improve the hair and skin without the worry of questionable chemicals or ingredients that you can’t pronounce.

Who knew that malted barley and hops could be SO good for the hair with its B vitamins, proteins, minerals and antioxidants that cleanse, repair and strengthen your mane! In addition to that, BRÖÖ includes their natural alternative to silicones, BRÖÖluxe which further enhances the glossiness which I’m all about! Bring on that shine!

review of broo by iliketotalkblogBRÖÖ covers all showering bases with their hair care and grooming line and does it without including ingredients that make us run the other way! Not only is it vegan and cruelty free, but it forgoes the use of sulfates which can be extremely drying to the hair and skin, along with no parabens, phthalates, silicones or artificial fragrance or preservatives! As a mom, I’ve become even more vigilant in choosing which products end up in our bathroom since my toddler will be around them on a daily basis.

While BRÖÖ has a grooming line that can be used by both men and women, I choose to try out their hair products since I like to switch things up often. I have color treated hair that I try to baby as much as possible to stretch out those touch up appointments, and lucky for me ALL of their shampoos and conditioners are color-safe! Hallelujah! I initially had only planned to try their thickening line, but was sent all three of their options and decided I might as well try them all since I had them on hand!

BRÖÖ Invigorating Shampoo and Conditioner If you love minty, cooling shampoos and conditioners then THIS is for you. Talk about a tingle! This is the set I reached for after a sweaty bootcamp session and it’s a real pick me up! I also had to STEAL these back from my husband because he’s all about that pepperminty coolness.

BRÖÖ Moisturizing Shampoo and ConditionerDefinitely a great choice for those of us that have dry or damaged hair since it has Shea Butter in it. It also has a great unisex scent that I loved and my husband wasn’t opposed to! My hair is a bit fine for this formula, but is great to put into rotation every once in awhile for a deep moisturizing treatment.

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BRÖÖ Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner I had a feeling this would be my favorite and it was confirmed with first use! First off, the scent is my favorite — a mix of vanilla and orange, and second my ponytail did feel a big thicker and fuller after use! Somehow, barley protein pumps up that hair and gives it that extra oompf us fine hair people crave.

I find each line useful in my household! I like using all three while my husband gravitates toward the invigorating line. I may get him the grooming set which has a multi-use wash, a shave cream and lotion. Sometimes the hubby likes a surprise gift left in his shower to try out.

You can find BRÖÖ nationwide at Walmart stores, Walmart.com. And for a affordable price (under $8 which I consider a steal)!!! To find out more about BRÖÖ, you can visit their website or give them a follow on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

P.S Beauties, I’ll be hosting a giveaway with BRÖÖ on my Instagram for a chance to win ALL THREE LINES – so make sure you are following me to get in on it!

 

Klarity Skincare

Klarity Skincare review by iliketotalkblogIt was only in the recent couple months have been introduced to K beauty products — but I’ve now come across Klarity, a skincare brand hailing from Singapore that has a multi purpose product line to keep skin looking young, healthy and bright. It’s one of the first brands to be Halal certified, cruelty free and vegan.

I was given an opportunity to try a few of their products from their Diamond line and thought you might want to know about it. I was able to choose the Diamond Glow Eye Nano Treatment, Diamond Glow Overnight Masque, and Lasertox CC Miracle White Lotion which gave me an opportunity to try both A.M and P.M treatments and see how well they agreed with my skin.

Klarity Skincare review by iliketotalkblogThe Diamond Glow Eye Nano Treatment is the epitome of eye creams that both my husband and I like using. It feels like an extremely light cream and take a moment to absorb into the skin, but is perfection once you’ve let it set. While lightweight, it still manages to deeply moisturize the skin for 24 hours while giving a young healthy glow to the skin. Glowy under the eyes is just what I like so I used it morning and night and enjoyed patting it into the skin and watching it disappear. The formula is said to be enriched with diamond powder to help achieve that glowy look. This is a wonderfully soft and lightweight treatment that feels really nicely on, has a slight fragrance to it but it dissipates after the product has absorbed into the skin. I’ve only used it for two weeks and do enjoy it, but time will tell if this product is one I will grow to love more.

The Diamond Glow Overnight Masque is also a very lightweight cream that readily absorbs into the skin. I found that this one did well over two out of the three serums I usually use. I think too many layers of “stuff” was interfering with how the product should sit on my skin. Once I lessened other things it felt quite nice and unnoticeable which feels nicer. This overnight masque improves hydration levels while improving collagen production. It did feel that it helped keep my skin hydrated and looking nice in the morning. I love how “thin” the cream felt so that it could absorb quickly. The face masque also had a scent to it that I really enjoyed, but can’t quite put my finger on it.

Lastly, was the daytime product, Klarity LaserTox CC Miracle White Lotion SPF30PA/++. This 11-in-1 formula claims to protect the skin from photo-aging, but can also adjust the tone of your skin by one level immediately after application. I managed to wear this underneath several types of foundations in the past couple weeks and found that it wore well underneath. I usually allowed the lotion to “set” for a few minutes before putting on makeup also. I like that it has a SPF30 level because a lot of makeup that says it has some SPF to it, usually isn’t enough in the first place. I found this also very lightweight, it applied comfortably,  and worked well with my other skincare products without any problems.

Klarity Skincare review by iliketotalkblogOverall, I enjoyed the eye cream product the most. I loved how hydrated my under eye area appeared and looked almost illuminated for a while. I have a hard time remembering to use an eye cream, but I remembered to keep using this one.   I think I need more time using the LaserTox product to really give a thorough review. I do know I like it so far.

To find out more about Klarity, you can visit their website and give them a visit on Facebook or Instagram.

 

Pixi Beauty Glycolic Skincare Trio

pixi beauty glycolic skincare review by iliketotalkblogNormally, I wait months before I share about a skincare product because it really does take time to see the results of using a new skincare regimen – but I’ve been so impressed with this one I’m using that I couldn’t wait to share with you guys! Have you heard of Pixi Beauty? It’s actually been around for over a decade, but it was only until now that I’ve got to try out their skincare line and it’s AH-MAZ-ING! The brand recently sent me their glycolic skin trio and if your skin is in need of a little revamp you’ll want to read on!

Glycolic acid is one of those skincare ingredients that may sound scary but it can do some serious improvement for the skin. It’s an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) that works amazingly well for skin exfoliation. So if you’re looking for anti-aging and skin brightening skincare, this is one ingredient you need to incorporate into your routine. Not only does it reveal the younger skin underneath, it also boosts collagen production which is known to be a key part of skin renewal. Glycolic acid can come in a variety of percentages, and you’ll need to figure out which level will work best for your skin, and sometimes you’ll need to ease into using it by using it every other day, and then every day and then every am and pm. I was already using retinoids morning and night so my skin was ready for something new but at a good useful level.

pixi beauty glycolic skincare review by iliketotalkblogPixi Beauty Glow Mud Cleanser uses a 5% glycolic concentration in a deep pore cleansing mud. Usually mud cleansers feel dry to me so I avoid them, but this didn’t dry out my skin at all. It can be used on all skin types– just be aware if you have sensitive skin or have reactive skin line mine you may be a little pink if you aren’t used to GA yet. My skin was totally fine and felt nice and clean afterwards. It’s non-foaming, so you just gently massage into the skin for about 30 seconds and rinse off. The cleanser is reasonably priced at $18 a tube and you don’t need much for it to cover your face and neck. I use it for both morning and my night shower.

pixi beauty glycolic skincare review by iliketotalkblogIn the evenings I follow with the Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic To Go facial pads. This really just their famous glow tonic but in an easy to pack pre-moistened cotton pad form. Perfect if you want to throw in your gym or travel bag. It has a bit of texture to the pads so you may see even a bit more dirt come using them (something sickeningly satisfying about that). It also feels good to work these into the skin in areas where I get some pore blockage around my chin. These also use a 5% GA concentration and is alcohol free so it not drying at all! Woot! I don’t rinse my face after this step because I want to leave all that glow tonic goodness on my skin!

pixi beauty glycolic skincare review by iliketotalkblogLastly, I follow with the Pixi Beauty Overnight Renewal Serum which is the real star of the show. With a 10% glycolic acid concentration and arginine which is thought to boost collagen production, this gel serum works to reveal clearer, brighter skin overnight (without irritation). You guys….seriously, after just a few days this trio was able to unblock some pores that has been plugged FOREVER. Pimples that were lurking under the surface finally came to a head and were up and out within days. They also healed super fast. You know just as well as me that if you just try and pop a pimple that’s not ready it lingers around looking sore as hell and you regret what you did, but you can’t seem to resist. Using effective products like these stop me from doing extractions on my own because they will gently resolve these issues without my intervention. This serum will set you back only $24 and you only need 2-3 drops to cover the entire face.

By using all three products for almost three weeks I am happy to say my skin feels smoother, clearer, and I’d like to think it accepts my HA serums better because my skin is freshly and gently exfoliated on an ongoing basis. I may switch over to the liquid version of the glow tonic, but the renewal serum is my number one serum right now.

To find out more about Pixi Beauty you can visit their website or follow them on Facebook or Instagram.