Nivea In-Shower Body Milk

Nivea In Shower

Today’s post is all about the soon to be released Nivea In-Shower Body Milk*, a product that seriously appeals to the lazy girl in me. When it comes to moisturizing, I am religious about moisturizing my face, however I am absolutely awful at when it comes to moisturizing the rest of me. I cannot be bothered to apply moisturizer when I get out of the shower and then wait while it takes forever to dry. So I usually just skip out on moisturizer, which I’m sure my skin doesn’t appreciate.

When I received this Nivea In-Shower Body Milk as part of my Spark Sessions gift bag, I was intrigued. A product I could use in the shower, as a moisturizer? I’m listening…

The concept behind the Nivea In-Shower Body Milk is quite simple, apply it while you’re in the shower and then rinse off. It’s as easy as that, you don’t even have to let it sit, just apply and then rinse off. It’s quite a unique product, the only one I could think of that was similar is the Lush Ro Argan Body Conditioner, though with that one, you have to leave it on for a couple of minutes, and it’s significantly more expensive.

While I was intrigued by this, I was also skeptical, could it really provide enough moisturizer when it’s on my body for such little time? In short, yes. I’ve taken to applying this right before I’m going to rinse out my conditioner, I then rinse out my conditioner, and rinse this off my body. It rinses cleanly away, and doesn’t leave any film on my skin. I have normal to dry skin, so I can’t say how this would work on someone with overly dry skin, but for me, it works amazingly well.

The Nivea In-Shower Body Milk goes on sale in January 2015, and will retail for $7.99 CDN.

So there you have it, my new favourite lazy girl’s moisturizer, definitely one I would recommend.

Thanks for stopping by!
Meg

*Product provided for consideration. All opinions are my own.


Mini Reviews for Minis – Benefit Edition

Benefit Minis Review

 

It’s time for another mini reviews for mini products post, I had such a great time writing the first post (read it here), and got such a great response, I decided to make it a regular feature. This edition is an all Benefit edition! Benefit as a company is so great with minis, especially around Christmas when you can buy a range of different gift sets loaded with minis. As a serious lover of mini products, I think Benefit makes some of the best. They’re literally mini versions of the product, like the adorable mini facial serum bottle. The products included in this Mini Reviews for Minis – Benefit Edition have been collected over the past couple of months, either at events such as Spark Sessions or purchased as part of a set.

Instant Comeback Facial Serum – As a skincare junkie, I was super excited to for this serum. It claims that with use “tired skin looks plumped and hydrated and feels firmer, smoother…energized”, as my skin is tired and dehydrated, it’s got my name all over it. Usually skincare claims are slightly over exaggerated, however in this case, the serum definitely did what it claims. After my first use, my skin looked brighter and smoother, and stayed hydrated throughout the day. It’s become my go-to serum in the morning, replacing both a hydrating serum and an anti aging serum. *Would I buy the full size? Absolutely!

Ooh La Lift – This product has been part of Benefit’s line for a number of years, but it’s my first time trying it. It’s a creamy instant under eye brightening boost, that’s applied with a doe foot applicator. For me, it’s not enough to wear alone under the eyes, as my dark circles need serious help. It does however work great when layered with my concealer, and definitely adds a brightening element.  For me, where this product really shines is to brightened the inner corner of my eyes, it gives the area a natural glow without looking overdone. I also like to use it as a subtle brow bone highlighter. *Would I buy the full size? Most likely

They’re Real Push-Up Liner – There was a lot of hype when this liner was released, however once it got into bloggers hot little hands, the reviews were not all positive. I’m a full on liner newbie, so it wasn’t high on my list of products to pick up, though the reviews didn’t help. My first experience was at Spark Sessions, where I was able to get it applied and see how it worked on me. It was love at first use! I loved how it looked, and how well it lasted on my very oily eyelids. I think this will always be one of those products that people either love or hate. It’s quite a thick formula, which if you’re a pro at eyeliner may not be the best, for me as an eyeliner newbie, it’s perfect. It’s almost like starting with a thick pencil when learning to write. A lot of product does come out at once from the applicator tip, so I actually dispense it on my hand and then dip the tip into it, to apply it to my eyes. *Would I buy the full size? Absolutely, already have!

It’s Potent! Eye Cream – Love love love this eye cream! It’s super hydrating, which my under eyes desperate need (especially in the winter).  It has quite a thick, balmy consistency, so you need very little cover your whole eye area. Considering how hydrating it is, it absorbs very quickly and I’m able to use it in the morning under concealer with no issues. *Would I buy the full size? Absolutely

Lolli Tint – This is a creamy liquid tint in a beautiful purple orchid shade. These tints can be used on both the cheek and lip, and come with a brush applicator. The texture of these is super liquidly and blends easily onto both the lips and cheeks. While I love the concept of the tint, the shade isn’t the most flattering with my complexion. *Would I buy the full size? Not in this shade, will definitely check out the other versions

So there you have it, an all Benefit edition of my mini review for minis post!

Have you tried any of these products?

Thanks for stopping by!
Meg