Hey dolls! Exactly two weeks ago, I embarked on Nivea’s #DareToBare Firming Hydration Challenge. For two weeks, I only used the Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion with Q10 that was provided to me through Nivea.

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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
Twelfth Night by Cynthia Vincent courtesy of ShopBob

Dress: Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent courtesy of ShopBob

My Thoughts

I absolutely adore this lotion. It came right in time for the summer. The weather has been a little whacky, but shorts and mini skirt season is definitely on its way. The harsh winter took a toll on my skin. I would use other Nivea products that I loved throughout the winter, but this lotion is perfect for the spring and summer because it is light weight. Now I won’t say stop going to the gym or doing your lunges and other leg exercises, but I will say my thighs and butt look and feel more firm, skin wise, not muscle wise. My is a lot smoother especially the normal dry areas like your knees, heels of your feet, and elbows. I applied the lotion in the morning and in the evening and my skin retained the moisture throughout the day.

Smooth legs :)

Smooth legs :) and Aldo Shoes

Would I recommend this product?

I would definitely recommend this product if you want a great light weight lotion that leaves your skin feeling soft, silky, and smooth. It is relatively inexpensive and that’s always a great thing.

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You have a chance to win this product by tweeting or instagramming a photo of what you would rock with smoother, firmer skin using the hashtag #DareToBare. This is the last week to enter so hurry!

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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.

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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

nair

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.

My Thoughts

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.

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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.

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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.

spaweek

It is time to usher in the spring with some pampering! We have to rejuvenate from the long and harsh winter and what better way to do that than at a spa! Well you are just in luck. Spa week begins tomorrow April 15th and it is not to late to book a $50 treatment. So go unwind and get pampered.

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Click here to find spas in your area with $50 treatments and book today!

It is almost that time of year again. The Makeup Show is probably the best trade show for cosmetics. I have gone for the past two years and I always leave with great deals and tips on makeup application and skincare check my recap posts here and here.

The Makeup Show will be held on May 5th and 6th again at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 W. 18th st. The event is so massive that you may need two days to cover it all. Not only do  you get to interact with brands and purchase items at a discounted price you also get to sit for the education courses which I find to be the most valuable. The top professionals in the beauty industry share their tips and tricks on everything from creating a flawless canvas to special fx makeup.

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This year The Makeup Show will feature over 75 brands, 6 keynote speakers, 20 seminars, and 14 hands on workshops. This is the ultimate place for aspiring makeup artists as well as the pros. It is always great to learn what is new in your industry.

Some of the brands in attendance: Makeup Forever Pro, Temptu Pro, Crown Brush, NARS, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Stila, Youngblood Cosmetics, Naked Cosmetics, AJ Crimson and more. One company that I am excited to see return is Ofra Cosmetics. I purchased one of their palettes last year and I absolutely  love it! Here is the full list of exhibitors.

Some of the educators include Orlando Santiago, Danessa Myricks, Jon Hennessey, and Esterique Aidan.

For the latest information on the Makeup Show visit their blog and visit their website for prices, seminars, workshops and more! www.themakeupshow.com Advanced tickets are now on sale!