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!

 

Moisturize Your Skin With MultiVitaSkin

multivitaskin review by iliketotalkblogEven though I don’t deal with icy weather living in Southern California, I still need to make sure my skin is properly moisturized during the winter months. Indoor heat and sometimes windy weather can leave skin feeling tight and parched. There is only so much water can do before some skincare intervention is needed, and lately MultiVitaSkin has been my go to moisturizer for the past 5 weeks.

MultiVitaSkin prides itself on a few key points. For one, it’s formulated with quality, all natural ingredients and includes a unique Omega 3-6-9 oil blend that nourishes the skin promoting a smoother, more youthful appearance. This cream also uses the powerhouse ingredient resveratrol, a known polyphenol, that acts as an antioxidant fighting the signs of again, along with a combination of vitamins to keep the skin healthy and supple. I can detect the scent of cocoa butter in the formula, which I like and enjoyed using when I was pregnant and had a gigantic belly to soothe. Now that I’m a nursing mama, clean ingredients are important to me because anything I am using will come into contact with her. I suspect this would have been a great belly lotion to have handy during those months when your skin is stretching and starts to itch.

multivitaskin review by iliketotalkblogThe second thing that sets this brand apart is how affordable it is. It comes in a large no frills four ounce tub for just under $40. You guys, I’ve been using this moisturizing cream morning and night everyday for five weeks and I’ve only used about a quarter of the tub. I’ve also been applying it to the top of my hands each night and love how smooth they’ve been feeling since using this. I can expect this tub to last me anywhere from 4-5 months with the amount of usage I’m used to. And while the packaging is pretty basic, you can safely assume that less of what you spend is put into packaging and more into the ingredients and formulation of the actual product.

multivitaskin review by iliketotalkblogI’m always a bit leary of new moisturizers, especially from brands I am unfamiliar with, but MultiVitaSkin has impressed me thus far. Not only does it moisturize my skin well, my hands feel smoother, and it caused me no break outs which is always a concern with new products. There is no doubt that I am a sucker for pretty packaging, but if a product works well then really why am I worried about what the tub looks like. It works!

To find out more about MultiVitaSkin you can visit their website or follow them on Facebook or Instagram for updates about the brand.

Highlight Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick

highlight cosmetics liquid lipstick review by iliketotalkblogiliketotalkalot iliketotalkblog reviewAlthough liquid lipsticks have made a comeback in the past year or so, it was only recently I started using them myself. I find most tend to be drying and leave my lips looking chapped and feeling uncomfortable. I’m a gloss girl at heart, but every once in awhile like to have a little bit of a bolder lip look and like how liquid lipsticks tend to stay put better than others out there. Lately I’ve been reaching for a liquid lipstick from Highlight Cosmetics.

Highlight Cosmetics specializes in long-lasting liquid lipsticks that not only stay put, but also nourish the lips so they don’t end up looking like they’ve had the life sucked out of them. This appeals to me in a number of ways because as a new mom, I for one, don’t have a lot of time to be re-applying lipsticks. Once it’s gone, it’s gone, and I hope it wears off nice and evenly so I don’t look ridiculous. Two, liquid lipsticks tend to dry out my lips to the point I have avoided most brands of them because it doesn’t matter how fancy the brand, my lips end up chapped, peely and looking bad. The Highlight Cosmetics brand uses turmeric to prevent the dry, chapped lip look, while peptides fight the formation of wrinkles, and tea extracts and safflower oil nourish the delicate skin of the lips.

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There are ten shades available from this brand and I was sent “Terracotta Dream” which is a pinky, neutral lip color that could be used for an easy everyday look for me. I loved some of the bolder shades like “Pink Sapphire” and “Magenta Sunset” but felt that since my days are filled with diapers or swim class I’d save the fun colors for a time down the road.

highlight cosmetics liquid lipstick review by iliketotalkblogThe lipstick comes with a doe foot applicator that makes it easy to shape and fill in the lips. I like to go easy on the color with lipsticks in general so I wipe the applicator of excess and fill in my top lip, mash my lips together, and pat it out with my finger. I find this method gives me just enough color and doesn’t look heavy on my lips.

highlight cosmetics liquid lipstick review by iliketotalkblogSo how did this lipstick hold up? Pretty good for me drinking from a jug of water all day. Like I said, I’m not one to reapply so once it’s worn off, my lipstick hours are done for the day, and this one lasted me a good amount of hours before coming off. Pretty impressive for this super busy mommy. My lips never got that yucky chapped feeling and actually felt quite nice at the end of the day.

Each lippie retails for $25 each but I’ve seen they sometimes have discounts shared on their Instagram page.  To check out all the pretty colors from this brand you can visit their website, but I highly suggest visiting their Instagram to see swatches for true coloring