Win a $50 Visa Gift Card in the Nivea For Men Giveaway

 

Win a $50 VISA Gift Card

On a regular basis, I spend my lunch hour over at the gym. It’s right down the road (a 3 minute drive) at a place called Retro Fitness. Pretty cheap gym, tons of great machines, and some of the best power shakes you’ll ever drink. I can’t get enough of their Pomtini shakes (pomegranate and cherry)!

Nivea for Men Platinum Protect

Anyways, since I’m heading back to the office, I always hit the showers first. Don’t want to offend any co-workers, right? The gym showers aren’t the nicest ones around. They’re pretty much bare bones in that they provide a door, a shower head, water, and if you’re lucky, some foamy soap. That’s it. So I bring my own hair & body wash with me. 

Normally, I just use some type of Axe body wash/shampoo that my wife picks up for me. It works fine. But when the fine folks over at Nivea for Men asked if I’d like to sample their new Platinum Protect Citrus Explosion Body Wash, I was definitely up for the challenge. Bring on the sweat and the stink!

NIVEA FOR MEN Platinum Protect Deodorizing Body Wash – This deodorizing hair, face and body wash with Smart Deo Technology removes dirt and odor causing substances while the intense foaming formula provides a Platinum-level clean without drying out your skin leaving a refreshing scent.

Now, I’m a guy. I have one bottle of shampoo and one bottle of body wash in the shower at home. I use it until it’s empty. And then I replace it. My wife, on the other hand, must have 19 bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and I have no idea what else. It’s like she’s mixing up some witches brew or something in the shower.

So when I review a body wash, as long as it doesn’t stink, cause my body to break out, or just not work, I’m going to mostly think they’re all the same. And with Nivea’s body wash, that’s mainly how I felt. Despite having Citrus Explosion in the name, I didn’t find the smell overpowering in the least bit. It was actually a nice “clean” type of smell. It worked great and it actually did do one thing that my regular Axe one doesn’t: it made my hair incredibly soft. My wife even commented on that one.

Nivea for men also has a new Replenishing Lip Balm that I was lucky enough to try out. I hate wearing creams on my body (especially my hands) and I really am not a fan of chapstick or even Vaseline on my lips. I don’t like the taste, the feel, or the shiny effect it has.

Nivea for Men Lip Balm Replenishing

NIVEA FOR MEN Replenishing Lip Balm SPF 4 – This lip balm provides long lasting moisturization and hydration without leaving a greasy residue. It absorbs quickly, is free of color and fragrance and won’t leave a shine. But it will seal in moisturize with special moisturizers Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil.

Nivea’s lip balm no only has an SPF4 built in, but it supposedly leaves no shine. So, I gave it a shot and I have to say, I still don’t love lip balm, but if I have to wear it, this is actually quite smooth. There’s no nasty taste or even shine. It’s definitely a lot less “gunky” then Vasoline or Chapstick too and it certainly did the job it was supposed to. If I was a regular user of lip balm, I’d definitely reach for this one first.

Besides letting me test out some of Nivea for Men’s newest products, they’re also sponsoring a giveaway right here on Mommy’s Busy… Go Ask Daddy!

Win a $50 VISA Gift Card!

Nivea for Men is providing a set of Body Wash and Replenishing Lip Balm to one lucky winner who will also receive a $50 VISA Gift Card! Just enter with the rafflecopter form below!

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Giveaway ends on August 1, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on this site. Giveaway is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia) who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. The Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

I received two sets of the featured products and a $50 VISA gift card in exchange for my honest opinions. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own and in no way were influenced by the company providing the product.
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Comments

  1. Marcy Strahan says

    I must admit I use Nivea for men. Some How the smell mixes with my natural chemistry & make me smell amazing & feel so soft. I laughed so hard when told how good I smelled. Did not tell him I used The Men’s products…LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. jessica schueler says

    My husband loves different bath products and smelling good so he would love to use this before our next date, he also gets like cold sores every winter so the lip balm would be good for him.
    schueler.jessica@yahoo.com

  3. shirley zolenski says

    My husband loves the smell of Nivea products and it keeps him nice and clean for our dates

  4. brian e. says

    Thanks for the giveaway… Nivea Platinum Protect Citrus Explosion Body Wash has a great scent that really controls odor and leaves your skin feeling great.

  5. Gaines Simmons says

    Hello, how are you? Thank you for this opportunity. I have not used the Nivea yet, but I will.

  6. Trisha McKee says

    My husband uses this when we have “date night”. It lets me know that he does something special for me and I love the smell! Adds a little spark to our date, even after being married for twelve years!

  7. Laurie Emerson says

    This would make my husband smell so good and would make our date night even more romantic.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  8. Robby Rob says

    just started using Nivea shaving cream and I love it. I haven’t noticed nearly as many cuts lately.

  9. carol lewis says

    I would say “Honey, try this, you will smell so good!” This would be before the date.

  10. Angela W says

    For my boyfriend, it would help him to smell wonderful and give him more confidence

  11. kathy pease says

    This would help my hubby on our next dinner date.he smells good now but with this im sure he would smell sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet :)

  12. hweiss27 says

    This is not for me; it’s for my man. =) I’m sure that all the ladies can say that we want our men to smell good and to have soft lips!

  13. kelley c says

    I wanted to give this to the man in my life, but he’s 11 and not old enough to date yet. I plan on keeping him faaaaaaaaaaaaar away from Nivea if it makes him irresistable.

    kelleyc76(at)live(dot)com

  14. Robert Pyszk says

    I have used Nivea for men body wash and it is wonderful! I love how clean it makes me feel.

  15. Dorothy Hubbard says

    My son has not used yet. He would prepare by using Nivea for men in the shower and then put on his best cologne and take his wife out for a little them time.

  16. Peggy Rydzewski says

    have not tried yet but their products are wonderful and this will help my son with his dating woes.

  17. Geoff K says

    I use the Nivea for Men body wash all the time, and it has a refreshing mint scent that leaves me feeling cool and clean and confident!

  18. Sumer says

    My fiance hasn’t used the Nivea for Men yet but I’m sure they would have him smelling fresh and clean for a date night.

  19. Richard Hicks says

    I have used it and it smells great and make you feel confident and refreshed!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  20. Amy Woods-Smith says

    I would have my boyfriend use the 3 in one shampoo/shower gel in the shower before date night.

  21. Diane W says

    my husband uses NIVEA FOR MEN body wash. He even washes his hair with it. He smells so nice for date night.

  22. Sharold Friedrich says

    My dh used this the last time we went out for dinner and he was better smelling than the food.

  23. Emmy says

    Well, it would be much more attractive for my date to use that before the date than some of the things I’ve been smelling lately!

  24. Beth Palacios says

    My husband and I haven’t been on a date since our kids were born. We are over due! I’m sure using these products would make him smell good. Maybe we could have a date at home. 😉

  25. ewhatley says

    I love all Nivea products and he loves lip balm but hasn’t tried Nivea yet. Maybe I can interest him in using some other goodies.

  26. kathy f says

    My guys would love these products! Getting ready for a date is easy if you smell good.

  27. Sheryl says

    My son hasn’t tried it but I’m sure he would find love it. He likes a product that keeps him smelling fresh all day.

  28. Michelle S says

    My husband hasn’t used this stuff; he usually just washes and sprays himself with cologne.

  29. Traci Butler says

    The hubby likes Nivea for Men products – they help him smell good for our date nights!

  30. Lucy Schwartz says

    Haven’t used Nivea body wash. My husband uses Dove. That comment is to tell you theat he does shower. LOL. We do scrub up well when we go out in public .

  31. michelle colon says

    i acutally by this for my son! he wanted a manly smelling soap of his own! it keeps him smelling good~

  32. ellen says

    Even after being married for 26 years I love it when hubby smells good. Nivea isn’t an overpowering or havy smell- just clean , light and refreshing.

  33. Beth S. says

    My man is very clean, so NIVEA FOR MEN is something he’d love! We don’t date a lot after being married 15 years, but he does like to stay presentable.

  34. Annemarie Z. says

    My boyfriend uses the Nivea for Men Cool Body Wash and it smells great on him!

  35. Katharina says

    The man in my life hasn’t used the Nivea body wash or lip balm yet but they sound like great products! It would help for date night because that Citrus Explosion would smell incredible and I’d want to stay close. :-)
    Katharina angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

  36. Jennifer Reed says

    The man in my life has never used Nivea products before but the lip balm looks great for getting his lips date ready. They would be moisturized but not shiny.
    reejen at comcast dot net

  37. Stacy says

    Have not used, but would use the shaving cream to get a nice smooth shave (I hate when he has stubble)

  38. Michelle W says

    I would get plenty of sleep before my next date, its better than me being cranky

  39. Jennifer says

    My man works outside in the heat all day, and for date night, I want him to smell great, so we love nivea for men!

  40. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    my son loves it and it makes him smell so good
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  41. micheal dale grim says

    im married now but we still have to plan our date nights in advace because of schedules and kids!!

  42. KJ Skib says

    I would have my man try it for a date- if we ever get one. 2 children and no family around- few and far between so I would really want it to be special.

  43. MK says

    Since I’m married (and female) I prepare for dates by just making plans and telling hubby to make it on his calendar.

  44. Kaitlin Wilson says

    I haven’t tried it (nor has my sweetie) but I’d give him the lip balm to use before our next date night–his lips are always so chapped because he doesn’t take care of them.

  45. Aimee Fontenot says

    We have not tried Nivea for men, but I would love for my fiance to try it. He loves trying new products too.

  46. Terri P says

    My husband doesn’t use Nivea — yet — but I so want him, too! :)

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

  47. Lynn says

    My man would prepare for our next date by showering with Nivea body wash and then applying Replenishing Lip Balm to be ready for kisses!

  48. Sarah A says

    My boyfriend uses the Nivea for Men body wash and it smells Amazing! I Love it when he uses it, and it fills the room with the scent! He uses it before we go anywhere! He loves the scent too!

  49. MelissaO says

    My husband uses Nivea, but not the specific products for men (though I think he will now that I know they exist)….as far as preparing for a date, he uses facial cream because his skin gets dry…it’ll be much nicer when he is all smooth and not flaky!

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  50. Annette D says

    My hubby hasn’t tried it but I would love it if he did! It would make him smell sooooo good!

  51. allison greene says

    My boyfriend uses nivea body wash to smell extra nice when we have a date night!

  52. dario says

    i use the eye roller gel every night and morning keeps my eyes looking good and me looking younger so I don’t look dead tired when I go out

  53. Nadine L says

    My hubby is worse than me when it comes to a shower, he’s in there forever. haven’t tried this yet, but I will be buying it for him, maybe if he doesn’t have to use 100 different products and can use one for everything I can get him moving quicker for our next date night

  54. says

    Date? Whats that!? LOL. I’m married now….and three children. I haven’t seen a “date” since I was in high school haha!

    Seriously though, My husband uses the Nivea for Men body wash and it smells delicious on him! I Love it when he uses it, and it fills the entire house when he showers. I like it because its not “overpowering” in the sense that it stinks or is overwhelming. It has just the right amount of “scent” that I love!

  55. Ellie W says

    My husband uses the body wash, after I bought it for him of course. It smells great..not too strong.

  56. Gina M (crave to save) says

    My man hasn’t used it yet, but he would love to get nice and clean before a date in the shower with the platinum protect bodywash.

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “crave to save”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  57. David A says

    One product for hair, face and body! This will save me shower time so I’m ON TIME for our next date.

  58. Stacy says

    I’ve recently convinced my husband to try the Nivea for Men bodywash and I think it smells fabulous and he really likes it.

  59. Tracy Robertson says

    I have other Nivea products, but haven’t tried this bodywash yet. I would love to give my man a bottle and see how good he smells for our next date night. Thanks!

  60. James Van Hooser says

    I have not used it yet, but if it works, then it might actually help me get a date.

  61. Vince says

    Nivea for Men helped me prepare for my last date with my wife by making me smell better than usual!

  62. *°•ƸӜƷ Louis ƸӜƷ•°* says

    growing up in Germany NIVEA was a hosehold item. Everybody knew it everybody had it (at least their famous blue tins)
    Now I am really excited that NIVEA made the jump over the pond to the US and equally excited, that they come out with a line of men’s products. Time for my husband to switch up his routine. (He uses Axe, whatever it’s called, the black and orange bottle and for my nose it’s a bit too strong of a scent)

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  63. kjasus says

    we’ve never used nivea, but if my husband used it for shaving i’m sure it would make his face kissable.

  64. Misses Giveaways says

    My husband has never used this but it would be nice to have him smelling really good for our next date =)

  65. Mary Calabrese says

    I’d like my hubby to use it before our next date because i like him all good smelling!

  66. Elisabeth says

    My husband hasn’t used Nivea before but I bet he would feel great having his own “man” products.

  67. Amber Cristofaro says

    My hubby has never used Nivea but he goes through more soap than anyone I’ve ever met. So, maybe this would get him out of the shower faster and help us get out the door for our date. :)

  68. Crystal F says

    It’s made him smell really nice and made it to were I don’t mind getting close to him. Thank you!

  69. Kelly Nicholson says

    Tell me how NIVEA FOR MEN helped you (or the man in your life) prepare for your last date! If you haven’t used NIVEA FOR MEN yet, tell me how you would prepare for your next date!

    never used it..i prepare for dates by first crossing my finger

  70. Alaine says

    It gave my husband a great smell and made me want to be closer :)
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  71. Patrice says

    The Replenishing Lip Balm has really helped his lips not be dry or chapped any longer.

  72. Tim says

    I have never used Nivea for Men before — but, the body wash would help me for my next date because it would make me smell and be clean!

  73. Daniel Thornton says

    I have not tried it. I would prepare for my next date by getting dressed in my best clothes and wearing a nice cologne.

  74. Carolyn G says

    I would love to have hubby try this. The body wash is something I think he would like.

  75. mell says

    Haven’t tried it yet. …shower, shave, deodorant, brush teeth and wear nice, clean clothes with nice shoes.

  76. Wendy says

    The Nivea for Men body wash really smells great which is certainly a bonus for going out together!

  77. robyn paris says

    we haven’t used it yet but i’m sure we could prepare for our date by using the products to make our skin feel great

  78. CATHY TRUMAN says

    The body wash gave my husband a nice clean smell. He liked
    it and it made him feel better. He has not used the lip balm yet.

  79. nataly carbonell says

    Nivea has helped him a lot! He wasn’t that type of man that will take care of his appearance and all that but after convincing him of getting the lotion, I’ve seen him more enthusiastic

  80. Holly B says

    My boyfriend hasn’t tried it, but he really needs to use lip balm…he refuses to use mine since its too girly for him.

  81. Stephen Saunders says

    I haven’t dated in a while… but maybe Nivea would boost my confidence. hehe

  82. Amy Green says

    I haven’t used it yet, but I would have a checklist to help me make sure that I had accomplished all of my to-do tasks perfectly!

  83. Debra S says

    I laughed when I read this blog- MY husband bought some Nivea all in one wash for himself, on one of his business trips! I LOVE the way it makes him smell. Because I loved it, he now uses it all the time and I like it.

  84. Jessica To says

    My son uses Nivea body wash and it smells so good! He is a little too young to date yet though!

  85. Margaret Smith says

    My husband and teen son love Nivea for me. We keep the body wash stocked up in our shower. They love it and it really has a great scent.

  86. Jennifer Marie says

    hubby used nivea for men body wash in the shower before we went out to the movies-so fresh and so clean! :)

  87. Alexander says

    I haven’t tried it, but I would probably just take a shower, and have a shave 😉

  88. ryan minton says

    My lips get chapped even in the summer..so even though I never used the product before i imagine they lip balm would work out great before a date!

    rypm25@aol.com

  89. Tabathia B says

    haven’t tried their products before, but my dh is big on chapstick and keep his lips moisturized so I think the lip balm would be beneficial to him and using the body wash to smell fresh during our night out

  90. Brooke R. says

    My hubby would use this chapstick. Would love that he would have kissably soft lips for our next date!

  91. Troy B says

    My wife loves the way the Nivea For Men Energy lotion feels on my face. I use it every time we go out on the town.

    • Andrew says

      Nice! I’ll have to give that one a try then! Not that my wife and I go out on the town too often…

  92. Marina says

    Honestly? Hubs has been contemplating trying this out but veers around to his old faves each time we go to the store. I have to show him this post loL!

    • Andrew says

      Yeah? Go for it. I really liked the body wash and if it’s the same price or cheaper as the AXE one I’ve been using, I’ll definitely switch.

    • Andrew says

      Heh. Yeah, most woman seem to love having dozens of shampoos and conditioners and change things up every week or so…

  93. Jill H says

    Haven’t used Nivea for Men yet but it would be great for smelling great before a night out for my man.

  94. Michelle H. says

    We haven’t tried Nivea for Men but I know my husband isn’t a fan of my girly soaps. I think he’d like to try the Citrus Explosion Body Wash before our next date night out and actually smell like a man…I love it when he smells good, like a man.

  95. Jessie C. says

    Hubby could use the body wash to get ready for our date. He likes the scent of Nivea products.

  96. Lavonne Yates says

    My husband has not used it yet, but would love for him to try it! Love it when he smells great!!!

  97. Mary Happymommy says

    My husband hasn’t used it yet. To prepare for a date, he should shower and gargle with mouthwash.

  98. Peter says

    I haven’t used NIVEA FOR MEN, but maybe I should. Before my next date night, a nice shower and some Nivea might help.

  99. Maureen says

    It would be a great way to prepare to be cool and comfortable for a night out with my husband.

  100. Jess says

    He hasn’t tried Nivea yet but I would hope hed shower and put on clean, ironed and nice clothing for our dates 😀 I love a yummy smelling, clean man 😉

  101. Jeffrey says

    Have never used it but I would take a nice long shower with the body wash before I took the wife out!

  102. tiffany winner says

    my hubby could use the body wash to smell extra good when we go out on our date nights