Two 9Lives readers will win a Nivea shower hamper worth over R500 each! Scroll down for details
I’ve always had a soft spot for a Nivea shower gel.
When I was in university I joined a group of musicians on a tour bus travelling up and down the coast during the December holidays. Every night we would camp out at a different location after the shows, listening to the crash of the ocean between the gentle strums of an acoustic guitar close by. Our shower facilities were these open-top tented cubicles so you had a clear view of blue skies above your head and the warm sun shining down on you as you washed. On that trip I was using the Nivea Happy Time body wash, which has this soft, sweet, fruity fragrance. Whenever I smell it now I am transported back to that holiday, when I was flooded feelings of freedom and pure joy, standing in the summer sun with the scent of orange flower wafting through the air.
Nivea really gets it right when it comes to scent, but their formulations are equally lovely. I recently received their Care & Coconut and Care & Magnolia body washes and I’ve been trying it out for the last week or so. Both variants have a soft, delicate, attractive scent (I particularly love the Care & Coconut), with a good foaming formula that doesn’t dry your skin out. My skin is on the dryer side for the better part of the year so I’m particularly sensitive to body washes that leave that stripped, tight feeling. On the long run these can really damage your skin’s natural barrier, leaving it prone to dehydration and flaking.
The Nivea washes have been formulated with brilliant hydrating ingredients. The Care & Coconut shower cream has been formulated with Jojoba Oil while the Care & Magnolia contains Shea Butter and Macadamia Oils, which all have excellent nourishing properties. I felt that when showering with these my skin felt perfectly comfortable until I could apply body lotion.
We are heading into the most hectic time of the year; the last push before we can all sign off and disappear to some tiny town on the coast where Wi-Fi is still a myth. During these last grueling weeks, make sure you take a little time for yourself to breath and relax. Even if you can just enjoy the bliss of a warm shower and delicious fragrances swirling around you, indulge in that moment.
Hopefully I can help:
Two 9Lives readers will win a Nivea shower hamper worth over R500 each, with the Care & Coconut and Care & Magnolia shower washes (500ml and 250 ml in each), a Nivea Pampering Shower Oil, slippers and a loofa. It’s a perfect little pamper kit! To enter, tell me how you love to treat yourself in the comments section below, or email me: sayhello@9Lives.co.za