Tuesday, May 21, 2013

#DareToBare This Spring & Summer with Nivea's Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion

*This post contains PR samples.
One of my biggest beauty concerns as a cold climate dweller when spring finally begrudgingly blossoms into summer is the state of my wintery skin. For upwards of six months my skin is as dry as a desert and covered by layers and layers of winter clothing. When warmer weather does make an appearance (which often happens quickly) and the time comes to bare my gams, I'm left scrambling to get my skin in summer ready condition. All of this, of course, while staring longingly at the beautiful selection of summer sun dresses in my closet that I've been dying to wear for months!

Fortunately for me, Nivea came to the rescue this year with their #DaretoBare challenge. Several weeks ago the brand contacted me and asked if I'd like to participate and try a bottle of their Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion with Q10. As a skin care junkie I was excited, but as a girl desperate for warmer temperatures, a wardrobe shake up involving shorter hemlines and perfect skin to pair with those dresses I jumped at the opportunity! I've been exclusively using Nivea's Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion for two weeks with no plans to stop anytime soon. In the process, I've gotten a few friends hooked and am actively trying to convert my mother.

Particularly when temperatures rise and I need to kick my moisturizing routine into high gear to prep my legs for sundress season, my primary focus is the hydration and overall appearance of my legs. Unlike many I don't look for a lotion with the aim of tanning or bronzing my complexion, rather I want a product that can deliver firm, healthy and moisturized skin. Nivea's Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion delivers ... and then some.

Nivea's firming and moisturizing lotion has a pleasant scent that dissipates not long after application and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. Rather than focusing on the fragrance, what I notice immediately after application is the feeling that my skin is quenched, not just moisturized. What's more, this feeling stays with me well into the following day! Though my skin is already relatively firm (please remember that I am still quite young and also physically active), I've noticed an improvement in the overall resilience of my skin. What I mean by this is that my skin is less apt to dry out quickly, and appears somewhat more plump as far as moisture is concerned. I view both results as unquestionable benefits whether I'm wearing shorts or a dress as I can leave the house in the morning without the fear that my legs will appear dry by noon.

Dress: Dolce Vita Nella Dress in Mint (here) c/o Nivea
Wedges: Merona for Target (old collection)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban Original Wayfarer (here)
Nails: Essie Mint Candy Apple
Lips: MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Gotta Dash! layered with YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick 12 Corail Incandescent

I'm thrilled by my experience with Nivea's Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion and look forward to the undeniable benefits for my skin as the late spring gives way to the sizzling summer. As seasons change and the weather heats up, are you ready to #DaretoBare? 

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