Hey, girls! (Assuming that whoever will be reading this post will be/are girls. Haha!) So this is my very first legit blog post considering that I micro-blog solely through Instagram. If you follow me on my social media accounts, you would have probably noticed by now that I like to enumerate my favorite beauty products, food items, inspirational quotes and personal tidbits of my life every so often. In light of this, I feel as if Instagram, Twitter more so, are good for my self-proclaimed “reviews” but not what is best for your questions and for my answers. Here I am now, on a blog, ready to give it a shot. (So do cut me some slack! I’m a relative first-timer at this. Let’s see what I can cook up for you guys)
First up is the #NIVEASkinFirmnessCheck event! Oh man, you guys can’t even imagine how nervous I was for this. I barely wear shorts, skirts or anything that shows off my legs because quite honestly, I’ve always been so insecure about my skin! I’m very meticulous when it comes to my facial care but when it comes to my body, I’m much more lenient and much less matiyaga with the lotions, serums, etc. I was so anxious when they told me that I have to jump on trampoline in shorts and as they have the back of my legs zoomed into! I don’t even have the guts to show off my legs and now this? *gasp*
Thank goodness that NIVEA sent over their Extra White Firming Body Serum SPF 33 and their Instant White Firming Body Lotion SPF 15 products for me to use weeks before the event. Almost immediately, upon opening the package, it’s as if my heart let out a huge sigh of relief and I was confident because they’ve sent what I had considered “back-up.” Haha. Without any second thoughts, I started using them both day and night until the day of the #NIVEASkinFirmnessCheck itself arrived.
Lo and behold my internet friends, it was a success. My heart was beating out of my chest as I took those stairs up to the trampoline and as I jumped for their slow-mo video takes. They showed me the results right after and as I peeked through my fingers covering my eyes, I saw that there truly was an improvement. I can’t say I have ZERO cellulite signs because come on, who has totally zero trace of ’em anywhere right? (Well, if you don’t have any, well, good. for. you. Let me guess. You use NIVEA? Hehe) We watched it together with Mark and my sister and would you look at that? My legs did look smoother AND firmer! Sometimes, you really are left in awe by what science can do, you know?
*PHEW* Now that part was over and dealt with, I moved on to the digital tests they had on touchscreen tvs for us to try out. They asked us a number of questions such as “How often do you workout?”, ‘How many glasses of water do you drink in a day?”, “Do you smoke?” and more just so they can roughly estimate the lifestyle we’ve been living by. I answered mine truthfully and well, THANK YOU NIVEA, my result came out as : REALLY FIRM. Yes. Dodged another bullet.
On to the ball pit! Hey, this is a no judgement zone, everyone. I’ve always wanted to jump in one, okay? For some reason, there was a time when ball pit playgrounds were hyped up but I never had the chance to check out a branch. My eyes sparkled as my peripheral vision picked this section up, almost like a sensor in the movies. There were children in it but that didn’t stop a 5’11” girl like me from joining in on the fun! Dragged my sister who seemed embarrassed that such a tall lady was having as much fun as the 4 year-olds in there. No biggie. I knew she’d have fun and well, she did. She emerged from that ball pit like a victor– just like her Ate. Haha!
Went on to the juice bar after that because, my, was I tired. They had cold drinks, not to mention healthy ones, ready to quench the thirsts of those having way too much fun (and that includes me.) I may have took home a few bottles for Mark, my sister and me. Shhh.
I had the privilege as well to go live on Facebook logged into the official NIVEA account and I took all y’all on a mini-tour around the event with me. I hope you guys felt my excitement because you know that even on my Snapchat, I do my best to make you guys feel like you are right next to me, experiencing every event together side by side.
Well, that wraps up my very first blog post! I really could not have chosen a better first event to write about. NIVEA, you do the world so much good. I applaud you for successfully bringing back my confidence when it comes to being more secure in shorts and in skirts. You really do help girls like me achieve our #SkinsBestYears. Thank you!