Hello my loves,

It is official, SUMMER is now over and so we must change our skincare routine accordingly. During the summer my skin care routine is very minimal because like most people I sweat. If I put on too much lotion or a heavy lotion it will be dripping down my back as soon as I step outside (I hope that wasn’t too graphic). So I used a light weight lotion from NIVEA (Smooth Sensation) to keep my skin moisturized in addition to some SPF.

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So NIVEA’s has revamped their brand and bottle to give their customers 25% more lotion in a sleek new bottle and I had the privilege of attending the event! Throughout the event they had “25% more” of everything especially with their cocktails. They added a pineapple ice cube to add 25% more flavor to the drinks.

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We heard a presentation from NIVEA reps and celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch. Take a look at a few pics from the event and my outfit of the day.

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We learned about their newest products and customer favorites. We were able to sample everything and then take a few of the products home. This fall I will definitely be using the NIVEA cremes (the original formula is 100 years old), the NIVEA Soft, and NIVEA Body Souffle for irresistibly soft skin.


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I came straight to the event from work and totally forgot that NIVEA’s color was blue. When I arrived and saw all of the blue I was like ok I might as well work for them since I use all of their products anyway lol. Anyway my outfit details are simple everything except the shoes is from New York and Company. They were having a crazy sale and I had about $75 in City Cash and so I went crazy. I updated my work wardrobe something serious for this fall. I loved the crop pants! They go perfect with my ankle tie front heels that I bought about 3 years ago from Payless (Yes they were from Payless and they are still going strong). I was never a fan of button up blouses until I tried this particular shirt on. It has ruching on the sides and back to give it a snug fit without being tight.

Oh and let’s talk about this hair of mine. A few weeks ago I went to get a blowout from the Dominican Hair Salon and the weather was just not cooperating. Since I’m transitioning to texlaxed hair, it does it’s on thing. I love the fullness of my hair and the slight curl that I have. I’m trying to use as little heat as possible so at night after I moisturize and seal my hair I put about five rods in it and wake up in the morning take the rods out and wrap my hair then take it down right before I leave for work. I am definitely loving all of the body!

We’re only four days away from one of the summer’s biggest music festivals! I haven’t started packing for my little Philly weekend getaway because I’m making sure I have everything I need to “Survive Made in America.” Thousands of people are going to be in attendance and there are strict rules. Once you are in the festival you stay in until you are ready to leave because there is no re-entry. So I’ve come up with this little survival guide to get you through the two-day festival.

The website specifies what you cannot bring

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Fireworks or explosives
  • Illegal or Illicit substances of any kind
  • Outside food & drink (except your factory sealed water)
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Flyers, handbills, posters, stickers (no solicitation allowed)
  • Chairs
  • Glass containers
  • Skateboards, motorized vehicles or Scooters
  • Coolers
  • Professional recording devices or cameras (no-detachable lenses or tripods or other commercial uses)
  • Glowsticks
  • Laser Pointers
  • Items to obstruct other fan’s views (kites, flag poles, large signs, etc)

Here is what you can bring

  • Blankets, towels
  • Umbrellas (small hand held only)
  • Factory sealed water bottle (1 per person up to 1 liter)
  • Empty water containers, empty Camelbacks
  • Non-professional cameras, flip-cams
  • Non framed backpacks and bags (subject to search)
  • Encouraged items: sunscreen, sunglasses, government issued ID, cash/debit card.
Remember to stay hydrated! Water is key especially in the heat and if you consume alcoholic beverages.

Remember to stay hydrated! Water is key especially in the heat and if you consume alcoholic beverages.

Her Goody Bag Survival Kit

It seems like a lot but all of these items can fit in a regular size cross body bag. So what would you include in your survival kit?

Still need ideas on what to wear? Check out our style guide for the festival

Thank you to all who entered the giveaway! We had over 1,000 entries and you can look forward to more giveaways with Nivea.


The winner of the giveaway is

Ashley T.! Congratulations!

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You have 24hrs to respond to the email claiming your prize!

Once again thanks to all who entered!

Disclaimer: The products discussed in this post were provided for me through NIVEA’S PR Firm. These are my honest opinions expressed in this post.

Summer is here and it has been ridiculously hot and humid here in New York City. As you all know, as the seasons change so should your skin care products. What worked well for me in the winter and early spring is just too heavy for me to continue using now in the summer. So as an influencer for NIVEA I have had the opportunity to try various products and these have made it into my summer skin care rotation.


NIVEA Lip Butter in Rasperry Rosè Kiss

NIVEA Kiss of Moisture Lip Balm with SPF

NIVEA Touch of Renewal Exfoliating Body Scrub

NIVEA Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion with Q10

What I love about the lip products is how soft and smooth my lips feel. I am very PICKY when it comes to lip balm for my lips. I have this terrible fear of having extremely dry lips and then they crack and start bleeding. I do not want that to ever happen. I have been having success with the Kiss of Moisture lip balm and raspberry lip butter listed above. My lips are smooth and I do not have to reapply as often as I was with other products.

If you haven’t checked out my review of the Skin Firming Hydration Lotion from my challenge a few weeks ago, click here. What I love most about this lotion is not only the skin firming qualities, but also the fact that it is light weight. You do not want a heavy lotion for the summer because you will just sweat it all away. This product is good for dry skin because it hydrates all skin types.

Lastly I love the exfoliating body scrub as well because it keeps my skin moisturized and smooth. It definitely renews my body by getting rid of the dead skin cells that leave your skin looking dull and dry.

So these products will be in HEAVY rotation for the summer. I am also giving away these products to one of my lucky readers! So you will get a Goody Bag of NIVEA products. All you have to do is follow the rules below.

*You must be 18yrs of age to enter and live in the United States*

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On Monday I had the opportunity to attend a great event by NIVEA to relaunch the “Style, Uncapped” campaign. If you follow me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter you would have seen me posting a few pictures about the night.


“Style, Uncapped” is a customized lip care campaign to help celebrate their consumers’ personal style. The design program can be found at www.StyleUncapped.com and now consumers can “customize every kiss occasion.”


With themes like Old Hollywood you have the chance to show your personal style. Style, Uncapped will allow you to choose from over 400 patterns and symbols, including the pattern created with fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff. There is an array of colors that you can choose and you can even add words.


Once you have created your design share it with the world via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and the gallery on the website. Once you have shared your design, consumers can choose your very own design for their cap or use it as inspiration to create their own. You can access the site from your computer, tablet, or mobile devices.


Once you have created your cap, you can choose from a number of NIVEA products such as “Kiss of Milk and Honey,” “Kiss of Smoothness,” “Kiss of Moisture” and more. You can order 1-4 caps for $6 a cap, 5-20 for $5 a cap or 20+ at $4 a cap. This would be a great gift for a baby shower, bacherlotte party, or any other type of party favor. It takes two weeks to create and ship. I can’t wait to receive my HGB design!


At the end of the night there was a raffle for three Rebecca Minkoff Skylar Mini Bags. Melissa from O So Chic won one of the bags! We also received the exclusive Rebecca Minkoff cap design with a NIVEA Chapstick (Kiss of Moisture).


So today tap into your creative side and visit www.StyleUncapped.com for your customized NIVEA Lip Care products!