Thursday, June 17, 2010

Review: Nivea Sun-Kissed Beautiful Legs Lotion

With the start of summer comes the onslaught of Tan Awareness Season, aka companies bombarding tv's, magazines, and the interwebs for all things to make you tan.  I'm a sucker for new products, especially if I see the commercials for them over and over and over again...thanks, Nivea. Of course I dove right in and picked up a few items to try out this season, one of them being this Nivea Sun-Kissed Beautiful Legs.


I got the Medium to Dark shade since my skin is somewhat tan-looking year-round and gave it a try for about 2 weeks? or so, on and off.  Short and simple- this shizz WORKS.  My legs were noticably darker within the first two or three days of use.  Also, I knew it worked because the spots where I had not applied the lotion thoroughly were totally obvious, haha!  Namely around my ankles/feet and behind my knees in some spots.  Which would be fine if I wore regular shoes and work skirts all the time, but becomes much more apparent once I'm wearing flip flops and shorts, ha.  Regardless, that's an easy fix- just be careful and make sure you use the lotion on all the parts that you'd like to be tan :o) 
As far as the shave-minimizing claim, I do think it has somewhat of an effect.  I'm not doing any hard-core clinical trials on this here but it does seem to keep legs smoother for longer than before.  The smell is similar to other Nivea products, with a little tinge of something different... but not quite as harsh as most self-tanners, I'm happy to say.  Definitely smells better than the Jergens gradual tanning lotion, if you've ever tried that one before.  This particular lotion also comes in Light to Medium, for those of you that are starting off on vampire-esque levels, ha.  Either way, whether you're a self-tanning newbie or a regular user, I'd recommend giving this one a try!


  1. Thanks for the review, I tried the Olay one and it seemed to take a long time for it to start working on me but I'm really pale so that's probably the difference!

    Best, Lisamarie

  2. @LandC: Thank you for commenting! I know, there are so many different ones to choose from- hope you find one that you like.