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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


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


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.

Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Body Trio-1

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.

Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Face Trio

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.

Just like every year the summer ends and the beauty of Fall rolls in. I unlike many others welcome the change in seasons since it signals a change in wardrobe. I mean T-Shirts and camo short s can only be worn so many times.  Time to shelve those tanks and get your hands on these Fall must haves. Trust me the fun doesnt have to stop because the degrees dip below 70.

Chunky Cardigan

The cardigan is a typical knit for men to wear, it never goes out of style. However, the chunky ribbed knit cardigan adds more shape and body, especially if you have a slim figure. I love how its styled with a white shirt and the bow tie really makes the whole look very appealing. Wearing a cotton shirt with a cardigan, looks sleek and attractive.

Bold Colors

Dont let the weather dictate your mood. Do away with the dreary greys and blacks and add some excitement to your style. This can be accomplished in a couple of ways. Take that grey/black sweater/pants combo and throw underneath a canary or burgundy stretch poplin shirt. Chinos come in many a color or dress up your accessories like ties or scarves with a standout shade.

The Chino

Obviously a staple for any man. This pant nowadays is the ultimate casual/business, night/day wardrobe piece. Companies like Banana Republic or my sleeper site Bonobos not only will keep you in the loop but also make it very affordable. From the wash to cut to the colors you cant go wrong.


Move away from the plaid. It was a great run for the last 2 years but it might be overdone. Patterns like stripes & checks will never die but Gingham is vastly under utilize. It gives the appearance of wealth while remaining very affordable. Oh and its not even a pattern as more of a material. Gingham is a medium-weight balanced plain-woven fabric made from dyed cotton or cotton-blend yarn. Checked gingham became more common over time, though striped gingham was still available in the late Victorian period. If you love checks and stripes look into this style.

Sport Coat

A cool blazer is definitely a must-have item, and the styles available really give blazers a life of their own. You can find some with patch pockets and/or elbow patches, others with big lapels and double-sided vents, but they are all a revival of retro looks. And don’t forget moleskin and corduroy options which can be a less formal look than tweed. Or choose a nice wool or wool and cashmere combination with three or two buttons. Don’t get to wild with color though. Can easily be paired with jeans or dress pants.

My absolute favorite New York brand 10.Deep unveil their Summer 2012 collection. Presenting various items from tanks to, caps and bags, the entire range is a testament to their diversity in terms of presenting quality and quantity of goods. A host of energetic prints that run the gamut from camo to Southwest-inspired, the collection is clean! Camo seems to be the print this summer and they held nothing back. The tees obviously knock and accessories such as their caps and bags always hit a grand slam. The pieces can be picked up now from the webshop so make it happen cap’n! Enjoy the previews below…


Sandal season is officially here and it’s time to add and refresh that collection.
We all have different wants and needs when it comes to shoes – some of us our looking for pure style, some of us need something stylish yet comfortable and some of us are on a budget.

I’ve compiled a variety of the hottest sandals this season and websites that appeal to all of our needs, from comfort and style to budget friendly.


Best sandal finds under $50.

Love Culture
Charlotte Russe
Go Jane
Boo Hoo
Sandals Under $50

Best sandal finds under $100.

Mod Cloth
Steve Madden
Nordstrom’s Rack
Urban Outfitters



Sandals Under $100



Where’s your go to Summer sandal shopping spot??