#NIVEAIndulgence {Health & Beauty}

I was sent a pretty awesome kit from Nivea as part of the #NIVEAIndulgence challenge. What is that? Basically, for 10 consecutive days, I replaced my usual body wash/soap products with the NIVEA products I was sent to see if my skin felt any different, etc. The kit also included a scented candle, plush bathrobe, and a $50 gift card to Bed, Bath & Beyond to help create my own little bathroom oasis. I was like, “Count me in!” I usually try to just hurry up and get in and out of the shower, so I tried really hard to just unwind and enjoy a spa like experience for 10 days.

Win a $150 #NIVEAIndulgence kit thru 7/10/13 @ monicawantsit.com

Boy was it worth it! As you can see above, I was sent NIVEA Touch of Smoothness (moisturizing body wash) and NIVEA Touch of Renewal (lathering body scrub). I used both during the challenge, and a dollop’s worth on my blue loofah proved to be plenty. I’ll review them both individually:

NIVEA Touch of Smoothness:

  • The scent is AWESOME! It’s clean, fresh, and a welcome deviation from my usual floral-esque body wash choices.
  • Left me feeling very soft and moisturized in really rough spots like my elbows/knees.
  • No oily feeling afterward.
  • Suds up really nicely.

NIVEA Touch of Renewal:

  • Smells clean and refreshing.
  • Has little microbeads that help exfoliate. I wish there were more of them! 🙁 I really think more microbeads would take this to another level.
  • I’ve found when using scrubs I tend to have to use more product—not the case here. Lathers up really well and I felt smooth and clean afterwards.
  • Of the 2 products, this one probably felt a bit more “spa” like, but I still think I prefer the other body wash just a tad. Both are great though!

Overall, using the 2 products left me feeling clean, soft, moisturized and pampered. And taking this time for myself also helped a lot after stressful days. If I forgot to put on lotion, I was still not ashy/dry on my elbows like usual, so I do think these products helped my skin soak up the NIVEA goodness. My favorite thing other than the cosmetic perks of nicer/smoother skin is the scent. It’s clean and simple. Love it!

Win a $150 #NIVEAIndulgence kit thru 7/10/13 @ monicawantsit.com

To complete my bathroom oasis, I used the $50 gift card to Bed, Bath & Beyond to purchase a Bluetooth iHome speaker so I could blast my tunes while I am in the shower.

Win a $150 #NIVEAIndulgence kit thru 7/10/13 @ monicawantsit.com

My husband uses it a lot too, and we love how sleek the white speaker looks on our marble countertops. I feel like I am in a fancy hotel bathroom every time I take a shower. My other favorite part of my bathroom oasis is my shower itself. It’s a semi-circle and the door slides on a track.

Win a $150 #NIVEAIndulgence kit thru 7/10/13 @ monicawantsit.com

I’ve had this shower for almost a year, and I cannot get enough of it. It’s so modern!

Win a $150 #NIVEAIndulgence kit thru 7/10/13 @ monicawantsit.com

Thanks to the #NIVEAIndulgence challenge, I have pampered myself into softer, smoother skin that feels great to the touch. Although every time I get into my bathrobe, I fall asleep. It’s so plush and luxe. I’ve never had a bathrobe before and now I look for excuses to put it on. All the time. Also, I’ve created a #NIVEAIndulgence Pinterest board about things that I think of when I think of indulgence. I dream of indulgent things like spa days, facial treatments, expensive shoes, luxurious naps, tasty food, and exotic destinations. What do you dream of when you think about indulgence?

Well, I want you to indulge and pamper yourself like I got to, so I’m giving away a #NIVEAIndulgence kit like I received!

You’ll get:

  • 2 NIVEA products
  • Scented candle
  • Plush bathrobe
  • $50 Bed, Bath & Beyond gift card
  • Total value: $150

You can enter below using Rafflecopter. The contest is open from June 29 until July 10. Must be in the US and 18+ to enter/win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  1. Jan
    June 30, 2013 / 6:17 pm

    That sounds amazing! And what a great idea to get the iphone speaker!

  2. Katie
    June 30, 2013 / 6:25 pm

    The Nivea products look awesome! I think they'd really help here in Vegas- I'm always dried out.

  3. Cristina-Colombiana en CA
    June 30, 2013 / 6:27 pm

    This is the best way to relax. I would love to have a spa at home, trying these wonderful products!Awesome giveaway, fingers crossed!duffycr(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. ALEC73
    June 30, 2013 / 6:29 pm

    Monica, Where did you get the shower door? I love it!I would love the opportunity to try NIVEA products. Have never used them but have purchased them for gifts for others. This past Christmas my husband's unit adopted a disabled veteran and I had the immense joy and pleasure of getting to buy all his gifts — he received quite a few NIVEA products in his gift collection.

  5. Oanh
    June 30, 2013 / 6:42 pm

    I would love to win this kit so I can add a new perk to my me time. – Oanh H.

  6. latanya t
    June 30, 2013 / 7:17 pm

    to pamper myself

  7. RosaTheWriter
    June 30, 2013 / 11:55 pm

    I would love to win this because I am in the sun all day every day for the next six weeks. and This would totally help with hydrating my skin and pampering at the same time!!!

  8. meredith m
    July 1, 2013 / 1:20 am

    I want to win this kit since Ive been working a lot of hours and need a break!

  9. ✩.•*ミ Amy Orvin ミ✩.•*
    July 1, 2013 / 1:36 am

    I would love to win this kit so I can de-stress.

  10. Nicole
    July 1, 2013 / 12:49 pm

    I would love to win so I can relax and de-stress this summer away!

  11. Mami2jcn
    July 1, 2013 / 1:14 pm

    I have 3 kids and I'd love to win this so I can pamper myself.Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

  12. kitkabbit
    July 1, 2013 / 1:25 pm

    I hate how dry my elbows get– good to hear that the nivea products helped with that. Indulgence would be reading a really good book while soaking in a nice hot bubble bath!!!

  13. Aimee Correa
    July 1, 2013 / 1:46 pm

    I would looooooooooooove to win the #NiveaIndulgence kit to pamper myself and a plush robe? Oh, I could die!

  14. Anonymous
    July 1, 2013 / 2:48 pm

    I think I've earned my pampering after helping young kiddos start their paths as entrepreneurs.

  15. sena
    July 1, 2013 / 2:55 pm

    This sounds so amazing! A little pampering could go a long way. Thank you! I will keep hoping! 🙂

  16. Jen
    July 1, 2013 / 4:22 pm

    Oooh, after last week I could use some pampering and would love to win!

  17. JC
    July 1, 2013 / 5:33 pm

    I would love to win the #NiveaIndulgence kit to pamper myself, love Nivea products.

  18. Elena
    July 1, 2013 / 6:08 pm

    I want to win because I like Nivea products and because I want to pamper myself

  19. Anonymous
    July 1, 2013 / 7:34 pm

    I would love to win so I could de-stress with these products and do something special for myself.name on rafflecopter: Amanda Sakovitz

  20. Thomas Murphy
    July 1, 2013 / 8:49 pm

    I would like to win because it would help me relax after work.rounder9834 @yahoo.com

  21. Heather Panjon
    July 1, 2013 / 9:12 pm

    I'd Love To Win The #NiveaIndulgence Kit To Add Some Much Needed Relaxation To My Life! Entry Name: Heather Hayes Panjon

  22. Amy
    July 2, 2013 / 12:03 am

    This sounds SO amazing right now, because there's nothing like a relaxing shower after dealing with the southern heat lately!

  23. LauraJJ
    July 2, 2013 / 3:46 am

    Oh that sounds so wonderful right about now!!!! I have felt so tired and mentally exhausted lately….too much going on. Would love to win and allow myself some time to relax!

  24. Kayla
    July 2, 2013 / 4:12 am

    I'd love to win because I could definitely re-do some of my bathroom!

  25. Neiddy Ruiz
    July 2, 2013 / 6:50 am

    The kit would definitely help me relax. I would love to have some Nivea and me timeLeidy R – rafflecopter

  26. Tina
    July 2, 2013 / 3:51 pm

    because i love their proudcts

  27. ellie
    July 2, 2013 / 8:23 pm

    I would love to win because my skin really needs some pampering.

  28. Tammy S
    July 2, 2013 / 8:36 pm

    I would love to win this because I love Nivea products. I have Super sensitive skin and Nivea is the only product I use. I would love to feel like I am having a Spa Day when I took a shower with this.

  29. Tammy Shelton
    July 2, 2013 / 11:03 pm

    I would love to win this for some much needed pampering… thanks for the chance!

  30. Gina Wildorchid
    July 3, 2013 / 1:40 am

    I would love to win because I could totally use some pampering as a busy mom. Entered the rafflecopter as "Wild orchid"Thanks for the chance to win!wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  31. The New Mrs Pris
    July 3, 2013 / 3:12 am

    Would love to win the #NiveaIndulgence kit.I am on a new adventure to pamper myself.

  32. sonyamorris (Sonya Morris)
    July 3, 2013 / 3:16 am

    I would love to win to hopefully get some overdue pampering!

  33. Tj and Amy
    July 3, 2013 / 3:58 am

    we all have really dry skin and we love nivea. [email protected]

  34. richied.becky
    July 3, 2013 / 5:50 am

    I would so love to win this, I have not got to pamper myself in so long, it's always about my kids and now my grandbabies that if I go to do something for myself it feels weird to do it.

  35. AubreyLaine
    July 3, 2013 / 2:46 pm

    I would love to relax and pamper myself since I am 8 months pregnant!

  36. Tabathia
    July 3, 2013 / 3:11 pm

    So that I can indulge in a relaxing bubble bath and have some "me" time

  37. Courtney B
    July 4, 2013 / 1:47 am

    I have really dry skin especially in summer so nivea works really well for me ! 🙂 plus extra gift cards always help!

  38. JenD
    July 4, 2013 / 2:59 pm

    I'd love to win this, I am a big Nivea fan, it's so moisturizing!–Jennifer Dysart

  39. Stacy Bosse
    July 4, 2013 / 10:21 pm

    I would absolutely love to win the #NiveaIndulgence kit. I'm in the process of changing what soaps/lotions I put on my skin, and I'd love to find out if Nivea works for me! I never have problems with my elbows or knees, but for some reason my calves are constantly chafing. 🙁

  40. Melissa Tippie
    July 5, 2013 / 12:44 am

    I'd love to win the #NiveaIndulgence kit because the winter's here in Ohio are so long and so harsh on my skin. It's hard to keep my skin looking healthy. Thank-you for a GREAT Giveaway 🙂

  41. tinagirl
    July 5, 2013 / 7:38 am

    I'd love to win the #NiveaIndulgence kit to pamper myself andtake a break from my hectic lifestyle!Tina Renee Barkertreneebarker at hotmail dot com

  42. Ashley T.
    July 5, 2013 / 6:16 pm

    It would help me relax and pamper myself

  43. Michelle
    July 6, 2013 / 12:48 am

    I'm a big fan of Nivea and as the mom of three there isn't a lot of me time! Thanks for the chance to win!mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  44. jenmalonee
    July 6, 2013 / 5:53 pm

    I have a very stressful job and this would help me destress.Jennifer Marielilnursejen at yahoo dot com

  45. Cassandra Eastman
    July 6, 2013 / 6:38 pm

    I would love to win because my bubble bath is my relaxing wind down time once the kids are in bed, would be great to pamper myself a little!

  46. stefanie gladden
    July 6, 2013 / 6:42 pm

    because I love nivea, I use it everyday! stephanie ann

  47. Erica Best
    July 6, 2013 / 7:41 pm

    it would be a good treat for my sister

  48. Colene
    July 6, 2013 / 11:01 pm

    I'm in the process of starting a new business and I could use something to help me relax! 🙂

  49. ellen b
    July 7, 2013 / 2:37 am

    I need to be pampered and Nivea is great!

  50. Jenna
    July 7, 2013 / 5:22 am

    We are closing on our first home on Wednesday and starting the renovation process…I'm sure I will need some quality relaxation after this! The Bed, Bath, and Beyond gift card would be extremely useful for new bathroom linens! Would love to win this package!

  51. Courtnie Miller
    July 8, 2013 / 12:45 am

    I really need some time to indulge!

  52. Candy @ Mommypalooza
    July 8, 2013 / 5:07 am

    oh, gosh…i think of quiet when i think of indulgence!! with 4 kiddos, peace and quiet are a luxury around these parts!!

  53. Candy @ Mommypalooza
    July 8, 2013 / 5:09 am

    oops…i forgot to say that i'd LOVE to win this giveaway because Bed Bath and Beyond is my go-to source for so many household items!! I'm in the market for a new blender so this would be GREAT! Then, I could indulge in a slushy cocktail! 🙂

  54. alliebrady
    July 8, 2013 / 2:53 pm

    I would love to win the #NiveaIndulgence kit! I just moved and started a new job all in the same week. It would be amazing to win this kit, so I can relax and wach away all these new, though very rewarding, stresses!

  55. Tamara B.
    July 8, 2013 / 3:55 pm

    I want to win this Nivea Indulgence set because I have been Nivea's #1 fan for ever love their products and they make my skin look & feel healthy