With Summer right around the corner we must make sure that our manis and pedis are on point! So check out Essie’s Summer 2013 Collection Naughty Nautical!
The summer is on it’s way, hopefully it is not delayed like spring, but with warmer temperatures comes short shorts, mini skirts, and flirty dresses. This only means that we have only a few weeks to get our legs ready to bare it all!
I was sent the NIVEA Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion with Q10 to take part in Nivea’s Dare to Bare Challenge over the next two weeks. So I will be replacing my usual daily lotion with NIVEA’s Skin Firming Hydration Lotion for the next two weeks and track the differences in my skin.
NIVEA Skin Firming Body Lotion, formulated with Co-Enzyme Q10 Complex and Hydra-IQ, is proven to provide firmer more toned skin within two weeks.
- firmer, more toned skin
- more resilient skin
- softer, smoother skin texture
- 24 hour moisturization
HOW IT WORKS
Hydra-IQ is NIVEA’s exclusive technology that supports skin’s own hydration network to unleash deep, non-stop moisture that lasts more than 24 hours.
Want to know how you can get involved in the action?
Using the hashtag #DareToBare retweet posts or photos and tweet why you want to try Nivea with a picture of what you will rock with smoother and firmer looking skin. Each week in May, Nivea will pick two fans on Twitter through the #DareToBare hashtag to win a free product. So are you ready to bare it all?
Disclosure: I was sent the Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion from a pr company for review as a member of the Nivea Digital Influence Network
So it’s that time again! What time you ask? It’s time for me to switch up my “do.” I’ve been rocking a full head weave for the last seven weeks and I must quickly decide what I want to do next. I want something spicy and and fun, but also easy to manage and maintain. I’m thinking of a quick color change. I won’t dye my real hair, I can’t commit to something like that for a long period of time, but I do like the idea of going blonde (well partially) for the summer.
So what do you guys think, do blondes really have more fun?
Happy first day of May everyone! Although we are still struggling for that consistent spring weather, we have something brighter and warmer on our minds and that is the summer time.
With summer on it’s way that means it is time to show some skin, and with that being said we can’t look like we’ve been hibernating like bears. It is time for the tank tops, swimsuits, cut off shorts and also smooth skin and you can get that with Nair products. Nair products provide professional hair removal results at home for staying smooth all summer long – at a fraction of what you’d pay at a salon.
I was sent the new Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Total Care Body Trio and Face Trio and here are a few details about the new products
Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Total Care Body Trio and Face Trio are the new depilatories to join the popular Brazilian Spa Clay Line inspired by the beauty secrets and hair removal expertise of Brazil. Each product is infused with mango butter and açai berry known to moisturize the skin, and mineral-rich clay known to purify the skin.
The Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Total Care™ Face Trio is the first 3-step depilatory for the face with a suggested retail price of $13.99.
Step 1: The first step is the pre-balm, which coats the skin to help minimize irritation and redness
Step 2: The second step is the depilatory. There’s no drying time so you can apply the depilatory immediately after using the pre-balm.
Step 3: After removing the depilatory product, apply the moisturizer, which is similar to a typical facial moisturizer. This will help neutralize the pH of the skin, bringing it back to the normal level.
Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Shower Total Care™ Body Trio is the only 3-step in-shower depilatory system, including the convenient Nair Shower Power® technology that works while you shower. The suggested retail price is $13.99.
Step 1: The pre-wipe contains mineral oil and chamomile to prepare your skin before removing hair.
Step 2: Apply the depilatory, which is resistant to water through emollients similar to those found in waterproof sunscreens so it will resist runoff while you shower. Keep the area out of the direct stream of water.
Step 3: After the hair is removed, apply soothing post-use gel with Aloe Vera for a perfect finish.
It was a little weird going through a three-step process to use these products. I’m accustomed to just using only the depilatory cream and keeping it moving, so the process did seem a little time consuming. For the Total Care Body Trio, the pre-wipes did make my skin tingle on my legs only and not under my arms. I followed the directions and applied the cream, but instead of entering the shower after 1-minute I entered after 5-minutes to remove the cream. The box said do not exceed 10-minutes so I waited about 6, which is what I normally do in these situations. The instructions also said to use warm water and a cloth to remove the cream. I thought my water was warm but apparently not because there was a stinging/burning feeling as a removed the cream from my legs. Maybe my legs are sensitive because I didn’t have that issue under my arms. The instructions also said to pat dry instead of rub dry. I applied the moisturizing gel, which did provide some relief to my legs and my underarms felt normal.
Overall my results were very smooth as promised. What I like most was the little sponge and spatula it came with to apply. It made the process a lot neater and my hands didn’t have that weird smell from the cream. The smell of most depilatory creams is unbearable but for the Brazilian Spa Clay it wasn’t as strong as others.
For the Face Trio, I didn’t have any issues with any of the steps and my results for my “stache” were pretty good. Once the hair was removed I rinsed my skin thoroughly and applied the moisturizer and went about my business.
I would definitely recommend this product if you don’t mind taking a few extra steps to ensure that your skin is smooth and to restore the moisture. If you do purchase these products, be sure to follow the directions carefully to avoid any complications.
To learn more about the line and other summer hair removal products visit http://NairLikeNeverBefore.com
Disclosure: I was sent the Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Total Care Body Trio and Face Trio for review and was compensated by Single Edition Media. The opinions in this review are my own.
With only a few more weeks left of April I have to find new ways to stay motivated on this healthy lifestyle journey. Last week I attended a spa week (there’s still time to book your appointments click here ) and I received a Spa Water book, which sparked this challenge. This book contains tons of recipes of various types infused water recipes for healthy eating and drinking. My coworker also randomly gave me an infused water recipe and so I took that as a sign.
So what is infused water exactly?
Fruit infused water is exactly what it states. It is water mixed with fruits and herbs with amazing health benefits, including getting rid of belly fat.
The most popular fruit infused water is lemon water and some of the benefits of drinking lemon water include:
- Boosts your immune system
- Decreases wrinkles and blemishes
- Flushes unwanted materials out of your system
- Relieves respiratory problems
Health Benefits of drinking Fruit and Herb Infused Water
- Weight Loss
- Younger and Healthier Looking Skin
- More Energy
- Better Taste/Flavors
- More Nutrients, Vitamins, and Antioxidants
- Improves Digestion
- Improves Immune System
- Improves your Mood
So for this challenge I will be replacing my usual fruit juices with fruit infused water. My goal is to drink at least 32 oz. per day for the next 14-days.
The ingredients and materials for the next 14-days.
1. Spa Water by Pam Wenzel (for inspiration)
3. Mason Jars
4. Fruit and Vegetable brush (for the non organic products)
12. Berries (strawberry, raspberry and blueberry)
I will use 6-10 recipes over the course of the two-weeks. I will not try a new recipe each day because of my schedule and prepping for the week is easier than a new prep each day. I will be using the Spa Water book for inspiration but I will mainly “freestyle” my recipes. I will also be noting the effects of drinking fruit infused water as well. So stay tuned for the updates and if you are going to participate leave a comment below!