We jumped at the chance to review McBride Beauty for so many reasons. Clean, simple and classic packaging that made our resident designer Stef very happy. An ingredients list that was more about what it didn’t have than what it did, made our Green Guru Tyna smile. And the fact that McBride supply the amenities for Robert DeNiro’s Greenwich Hotel made all of us curious to know a little bit more about this Bronx born, American line.
Of course, generously donating their amazing products to our Raffle for Rescues animal charity event only confirmed what we already suspected would happen; they’ve become a favorite with us! We thought former New Yorker Winnie would be perfect to author this review. And, of course, the testing team will drop by in the comments to tell you about a whole slew of other products; including their Anti-aging day cream, Cucumber and Aloe Body Lotion and Rescue Balm. But for now, Winnie will tell you how McBride have succeeded in making her a “big girl” traveler…
You would think that with all the trips I’ve taken over the years I would have my act together concerning travel size (and TSA approved) bathroom essentials. It’s not that I haven’t owned travel sets. It just that every time I buy one, it’s always a trade off. Either the bag is totally cute but the product inside are bad (or include no product at all). Or, the product is good but the bag is useless and/or ugly. Without fail, when I’m going away for a short trip I end up bringing full size everything; shampoos, conditioners, body lotion. By the end of my packing, my products take up more room then my clothes (they’re certainly heavier). And considering you pay for luggage these days, every ounce counts!
So, I was thrilled when I was asked to review the McBride Beauty Travel kit. Finally, I felt like a real adult traveler. The shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion all fit neatly into this cute little eco-friendly tote. And let me just start with that tote. Besides being green, its machine washable. I think that’s genius! When you travel things always open up, spill or leak. Now at the end of your trip you can just throw it in the wash and its as good as new.
The McBride Travel Kit includes four deluxe travel size items. Not tiny bottles that you finish before the end of your trip. But a generous 3 ounces each. All of the products are flip top, making them easy to use anywhere. Best of all? McBride products are all 100% natural, sulfate and Paraben free, contain no harsh chemicals, colors or fragrance and are not tested on animals.
Each kit includes a Moisture Lotion, Body Wash, Daily Conditioner and Shampoo, in the light and clean Grapefruit and Sage scent. Even using all of them at once, you won’t have to worry about smelling like a giant grapefruit! The shampoo left my hair feeling really clean, soft and full. The conditioner absorbed into my hair quickly and rinsed out easily. Not too heavy, just enough to make my hair super manageable. I really wish they had these in full size for my home. The Body Wash gives a great thick lather. And the Body Lotion is the perfect end; absorbing into my skin so quick that I was able to get dressed right away and leaving my skin super smooth.
I have finally found the perfect match; a great travel tote with excellent product inside! The price is perfect, only $38. Making it a great holiday gift for all of your traveling friends and family.
Review team, did your product from McBride Beauty leave you flying high? Let us know your thoughts!
skin tone: NC 25/30
skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea
favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products