#DARETOBARE challenge and giveaway!


‘Tis the season to start showing some skin!

In Florida, we usually skim over spring and go straight into summer weather come May. My friends and I are already spending our weekends soaking up the sun, having BBQs, and planning day trips to the beach.

This means more time in swimsuits, shorts, and minidresses; and I’ll take all help I can get for soft, firmer-looking skin that feels as healthy as it looks. You, too?

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Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion with Q10 is a lightweight moisturizer with Hydra IQ Technology. It’s proven to firm and tighten skin’s surface in as little as two weeks, while simultaneously providing up to 24 hours of hydration for softer, smoother, and more toned skin. After using Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion with Q10, my skin felt soft and lightly hydrated — without the heavy, greasy feeling of some other body lotions — and looked toned and firm!

Viva Vena! by Vena Cava Quickstop Shirtdress 

Want to try it out for yourself? One lucky APP reader will win a  #DARETOBARE challenge kit of their own! Including a 13.5 oz bottle of Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion with Q10, and a $150 Shopbop gift certificate to score a flirty, flouncy dress to show off your results.

To enter, leave a comment and tell us what you’d love to wear from Shopbop to show off your touchable, firmer-looking skin! Please be sure to fill out the comment form completely, including your email address, so we have a way to contact you if you win!

For an extra entry, tweet:

“Hey, @keira_lennox, I want to take the Nivea #DARETOBARE challenge! I’d love to wear [enter item from Shopbop] #spon”

This giveaway is only open to US readers. All entries must be received by next Friday, June 7th, at 5:00pm EST. We’ll draw a random winner the following Monday.

Good luck!

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What Do You Think?

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  1. OM wrote:

    I would either go with the Madewell Dionne Sleeveless Dress or the Air by Alice + Olivia dress Draped Boatneck Dress :) ottaviamontingelli (at) gmail dot com

    Posted 6.11.13 Reply
  2. Ashley Drew wrote:

    I’d love to show off my skin in this comfy dress:

    Something loose and comfy for this Florida heat!

    Posted 6.6.13 Reply
  3. Denise Konkel wrote:

    I tweeted! @denisekonkel00


    Thank you I hope I win!!! Shopbop is the best.

    Posted 6.4.13 Reply
  4. Denise Konkel wrote:

    I would love the Derek Lam Short Sleeved Striped Dress! So cute and it would be great for any season. denisekonkel@gmail.com

    Thank you so much

    Posted 6.4.13 Reply
  5. Kathleen wrote:

    I would be over the moon with the Dolce Vita Jeralyn dress! Thanks for an awesome giveaway and lovely blog!

    Posted 6.4.13 Reply
  6. Dianne Hall wrote:

    Dolce Vita Robyn maxi dress- sooo summery and cute!

    Posted 6.3.13 Reply
  7. Dianne Hall wrote:

    I tweeted!! Thank you I hope I win!!

    Posted 6.3.13 Reply
  8. Anna wrote:

    I’ve been craving a maxi dress this summer, so the Bustier Metallic Print Dress is right up my alley!

    Posted 6.3.13 Reply
  9. Meena R wrote:

    I think the Darkness Sundress is cute!

    Posted 6.3.13 Reply
  10. Amber wrote:

    Oh my! I’d love to get a pair of Jeffrey Campbell shoes so I could show off my skin this summer in a pretty dress :) Thanks!

    Posted 6.3.13 Reply
  11. Kylee Romeo wrote:

    Really loving the Free People Peace Maker Dress. It would be my first shop bop purchase :)

    Posted 6.3.13 Reply
  12. My skin’s dying for the pre-summer lotion repair. It needs to get ready for bikini’s, dresses and some shorts!

    I LOVE this ‘Tbags Los Angeles’ dress and it would be perfect to wear on my 1-year anniversary trip with my hubby!


    Posted 6.3.13 Reply
  13. Jess wrote:

    I think the Alice + Olivia Floral Dress with Embellished Collar is gorgeous!

    Posted 6.3.13 Reply
  14. Danielle wrote:

    I’m loving the Splendid Pop Mini Dress for the summer. Thanks!

    Posted 6.3.13 Reply
  15. Mariam wrote:

    I would definitely put it towards the Suboo Married in Mustique One Piece. I dare to bare.

    Posted 6.2.13 Reply
  16. Suzanne DeVaux wrote:
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  17. Suzanne DeVaux wrote:

    I would love a maxi skirt!! Thank you :-)


    Posted 6.2.13 Reply
  18. Nicki Joseph wrote:

    I love the Free People dip dye shorts. They are so very cute! nickijoseph91@gmail.com

    Posted 6.2.13 Reply
  19. Kenny Hall wrote:

    I would love the Free People Arbor dress :) So pretty!
    Thank you!


    ~Kenny H.

    Posted 6.2.13 Reply
  20. Kenny Hall wrote:
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  21. Madeline wrote:
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  22. Madeline wrote:

    I’d love to show off with the Rebecca Taylor Flutter Sleeve Dress!

    Posted 6.2.13 Reply
  23. Nataly Carbonell wrote:
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  24. Nataly Carbonell wrote:

    I’d wear the RED Valentino Point d’Esprit & Lace Dress

    Posted 6.2.13 Reply
  25. Lindsey M wrote:

    I like the Band of Outsiders dress for something shorter to show off some leg, but I’m really into finding new maxi dresses right now so my favorite maxi is the Lunaria B dress.

    Posted 6.2.13 Reply
  26. I would wear the gorgeous Dolce Vita Hanni Sleeveless Dress

    Posted 6.1.13 Reply
  27. Ali W. wrote:

    I like the Diane von Furstenberg Agatha Short Sleeve Dress!

    Posted 6.1.13 Reply
  28. Franziska wrote:

    I’d love the madewell t-shirt dress – simple but so versatile!

    Posted 6.1.13 Reply
  29. Alexis M wrote:

    I love the shakuhachi petal dress!

    Posted 6.1.13 Reply
  30. Lynda Del wrote:

    I’m loving the Fallon Romper in Fire by Young Fabulous & Broke! It’s a great color for summer and perfect to wear at the boardwalk on South Beach!

    Posted 6.1.13 Reply
  31. Athena R wrote:

    I love the maternity swing tank.

    Posted 6.1.13 Reply
  32. tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/340816115183808513

    Posted 6.1.13 Reply
  33. I would love to get one of these dresses–http://www.shopbop.com/cade-dress-soft-joie/vp/v=1/1576935181.htm?folderID=2534374302063518&fm=other-shopbysize&colorId=20063

    Posted 6.1.13 Reply
  34. Ashley P. wrote:

    I’d love to wear the DVF Daphne sandals! (ShopBop doesn’t carry my size in clothing. Boo.)

    Posted 6.1.13 Reply
  35. tcarolinep wrote:

    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

    Posted 6.1.13 Reply
  36. Jessie C. wrote:

    I would wear Catherine Malandrino Cutout Dress with Mesh Trim to show off my skin

    Posted 6.1.13 Reply
  37. Kim D. wrote:
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  38. Kim D. wrote:

    I like the BB Dakota Bayberry Cascade Print Maxi Dress. Thank you for the giveaway!

    Posted 6.1.13 Reply
  39. ah, great giveaway!! I’ve always been a big Nivea fan and Shopbop, of course!! I have my eye on this DVF number that would be great year around. Fingers crossed:)

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  40. Erika wrote:

    I love the Diane von Furstenberg Montana shirt dress in purple-so pretty! What a great giveaway!

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  41. Sarah Coursey wrote:

    Such a great selection of accessories – although no cute dresses in my size. I would definitely splurge on either the beautiful Mar Y Sol Valencia tote for the perfect summer bag…or the Tory Burch Eddie Snake Ballet flats. I had a similar, less expensive pair that fell apart after 2 years and these are just what I have been looking for! I will definitely be trying the Nivea cream too – I could use some firming and toning for sure!

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  42. Shanna wrote:

    I’d love to show off the Diane von Furtenberg Meeson Dress. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  43. Martha wrote:

    Wow! What a sweet giveaway…Thanks for offering it! At the moment I’m lusting after comfy, t-shirt-like dresses, like the ones made by Splendid. Any would do! ;) Would looove me some Nivea lotion along with the chance to be able to shop at Shopbob :D

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  44. Kelly D wrote:

    I would like the Free People Daydream Dress

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  45. Love the Cheap Monday Rachel dress – can accommodate a bit of a bump but also bare a little leg with the slit!

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  46. jserrett13 wrote:

    I also tweeted… I don’t know if I need to let you know here too lol.

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  47. jserrett13 wrote:

    I love the Jungle Cassidy Tank Dress! Super cute! This is an awesome giveaway!

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  48. Lizzie wrote:

    I would love to win a swimsuit for the summer! Perfect was to show off my skin! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  49. suezanne wrote:

    I love the color and style by PJK Patterson J kincaid. Carvin dress would work for day,beach or night:) And enough skin so show off Nivea at work. And these legs and arms could always use a little extra help:) BlessingS suezanne

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  50. lori wrote:

    i love the Viva Vena! by Vena Cava Quickstop Shirtdress.

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  51. Sarah Schreiber wrote:

    I’m loving the Rebecca Taylor Aurora Tie Waist Dress! So feminine and soft….great to show off tan, toned legs! Love Nivea :)

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  52. Kristen wrote:

    What a great idea for a giveaway! I would love to wear the MinkPink Wonderland Mini Dress! It’s great for going out, and I love the bold, neon print!

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  53. Carly wrote:

    This is awesome! I’d love to wear the Madewell Abrielle Camisole Dress. Cute and flirty for the summer!

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  54. kelsey wrote:

    i adore the equipment owen dress! i’d love to show off some nice legs with that one!
    kw ladies in navy

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  55. abbydoo343 wrote:

    This is the best giveaway, gosh! I’m loving Shopbop right now, what a great site! My current dress obsession would be best described by the Dolce Vita Hanni Sleeveless Dress in white, because it can be dressed up, down, or anywhere in between and has a gorgeous open back.

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  56. Shopbop.com is my nirvana {err Nivea}. One trend that I totally would embrace this summer with my crazy moisturized and firm skin would be the one piece bathing suit. Loving the insanely chic Marc Jacobs one piece that looks like liquid metal. In the meantime, I will be over here doing squats!

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  57. christinelamitina@gmail.com wrote:

    What a great giveaway! I love ShopBop, but I’d say I’m lusting over the Madewell Transport tote so that would be my first choice.

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply


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