Contest Alert: Win a getaway trip to Misibis Bay courtesy of NIVEA Sun!

NIVEA Contest - Misibis Bay

Despite the increase in precipitation we’ve experienced these past few days, summer still ain’t over with NIVEA. 😉

NIVEA Sun treats you to a sizzling hot summer-ender. Get a chance to win an exclusive trip for two to Misibis Bay at Cagraray Island.


  1. Simply write a two-fold blog (your entry should cover 2 things):
    • How NIVEA Sun has been your reliable sun protection companion in all your outdoor activities this season. You can write about NIVEA Sun Invisible Protection Transparent Spray or any of  NIVEA Sun skin protection products, telling us how they/it protected you from the harsh rays of the sun and how you fearlessly had fun under the intense heat at any place you visited this summer. Kindly mention the travel advisor application necessary to be fearless under the sun ( in addition.
    • Why MISIBIS BAY is the ultimate and perfect closing to your summer for a chance to win a trip for 2 to this luxurious island playground! For more information on Misibis Bay, visit
  2. Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
    • Presentation of NIVEA Sun product/s – 30%
      • proper showcasing of product benefits
    • Presentation of activities + need for sun protection – 4o%
      • proper showcasing of why sun protection was needed
      • genuineness of review
      • narration of actual use of product in convincing style
    • Presentation of Misibis Bay – 30%
      • proper showcasing of why MISIBIS BAY is the perfect cap to your summer
  3. Please link your entry to NIVEA for Women Philippines Facebook Page and send to for final compilation. The NIVEA-MISBIS BAY team will judge on the best blog entry submitted.
  4. Contest ends on June 17, 2011.

Good luck to everyone! xx

Nivea teaches us the right way to apply sunscreen

NIVEA SUN Invisible Protection Spray SPF 30
NIVEA SUN Invisible Protection Spray SPF 30

These days, the scorching summer heat surely reminds (or rather, demands) us to apply copious amounts of sunscreen.

But, according to Dr. Stephan Ruppert, Director of Nivea Sun UV Protection Research, “Only very few people apply the amount recommended by the EU – around 36 grams or 6 teaspoons for an adult.”

I, myself, am guilty as charged. I am not the type of person who would apply sunscreen religiously (except for the face of course), nor the type of person who would measure the amount of sunscreen she applies.

Needless to say, it’s not just during summer that we should apply sunscreen. It should be applied every time we get exposed to the sun, protecting our skin against harmful sunrays. I know that most of us are already aware of the damaging effects of UV rays brought to our skin—from sunburn to skin cancer. Although sunburn would be an “it” thing this season, skin cancer (such as melanoma) is never “cool”. 😉

Going back, merely applying sun block won’t do you good if you’re not doing it the right way. Nivea has developed these easy-to-follow guidelines on how much you should apply your sunscreen in order to reap its full benefits of maximum sun protection.

Nivea’s rule of thumb for adults & children

Dr. Beate Uhlmann, the brains behind these guidelines, explains us how to apply the correct amount of sunscreen:

How to apply the right amount of sunscreen by NIVEA

You can’t go wrong if you use the length of your own hand to gauge the right amount. Apply twice this amount to each leg (don’t forget your feet), to your chest and stomach area, and to your back. This allows you to reap the full benefits of the sun protection factor, and you can feel safe and protected in the sun. A hand’s length of sunscreen is equivalent to about 15 sprays of Nivea Sun spray.

The length of an adult’s hand is also the basis for gauging the appropriate amount of sunscreen for children. This amount is adjusted according to their age and height and then applied to the individual body zones as described above. (more…)

Review: MUJI Cleansing Oil.

MUJI Cleansing Oil

Here’s another thing from MUJI that I’ve recently stashed: MUJI Cleansing Oil. I left my Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil (which is also a Japanese brand btw) back home, so I decided to get another one that’s ultimately less expensive for my second humble abode.

To use, I still follow Shu’s oil cleansing method:

How to Cleanse with Oil?

  1. With dry hands, dispense an ample amount (4-6 pumps) of cleansing oil onto palms.
  2. Apply cleansing oil all over the face and neck.
  3. Emulsify by adding cold or lukewarm water.
  4. Massage thoroughly onto skin, breathing in the natural fragrances.
  5. Rinse thoroughly with cold or lukewarm water.






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