Nivea Lip Balms: 5 in 5 Days + A Giveaway

It seems like, no matter what season it is, my lips are at risk of becoming chapped. It’s partially due to the fact that the weather is so hugely unpredictable that it can be dry as hell in the middle of a humid season, and also there’s this thing where I have a lip-biting problem. More often than not, my lips are in need of repair, thus: my lip balm addiction and my collaboration with Nivea lip balms.

Nivea, who makes one of the oldest and most glamorous multi-use cold creams, have extended their hydration and healing expertise to lips, translated in five different lip products. They asked me to use one product a day for five full days, which is easy since I never leave my bed without a tube of lip balm on me.

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Have you seen Nivea lip balms in the drugstore? They’re unbelievably inexpensive, but definitely don’t look like drugstore lip balm. Nivea’s best five lip care products (it’s kind of shocking how many lip care products Nivea has that I didn’t know about) to test for a week. As far as using one a day for five consecutive days – I mostly did that. The bottom line is that I’ve used them all, and a week (or more) has gone by, right? That’s all that matters.

There were four sheer balms and one unexpected shimmer balm. All of them were very soft and smooth, didn’t leave a gross residue and didn’t smear all over my face. Also, as a marketing and packaging nerd, I really love these tubes. They’re aesthetically pleasing, sure, but they twist at the bottom to extend the stick of balm – they don’t have gross, ridged wheels at the end of the tube that get all gunked up and gross. They just feel a little bit more luxurious than your average lip balm, and that’s something I can’t ignore!

The five Nivea lip balms that I reviewed are:

  • Milk & Honey
  • Mint & Minerals
  • Smoothness SPF 15
  • Moisture
  • Shimmer

None of them really smell like anything which, for me, is a bonus. Just like their other products, Nivea utilizes oldschool, nothing-fancy ingredients to provide lots of hydration and some other add-ins for repairing and refreshing. Sometimes, it’s hard to tell them apart as far as application and effect go, which makes sense because all of the ingredients are pretty much identical for each different product – but when the same result is “makes my lips feel hydrated and soft and smooth” it’s hard to care too much.

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Nivea Milk & Honey Lip Balm

This one was my initial favorite because it’s yellow. If you love shameless color favoritism in reviews written by a 30 year old woman, you’ve come to the right place!

Beauty products with milk in them have always appealed to me for some reason… Probably because I spent my childhood covered in rashes from various allergies like metal, random grass, and then a bout of eczema. Milk is a fabulous anti-inflammatory! Honey, on the other hand, means excellent skin nutrition and antibacterial protection. All in all, this is a good choice for lip hydration and lip repair. Next time you have cracked lips, reach for this!

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Nivea Mint & Minerals Lip Balm

I mean, it doesn’t get more classic than mint lip balm, but adding in some extra-nutrition is like hiding digestible fiber in your mocha frappacino! Extra shea butter and peppermint extract make this refreshing, but “minerals” might not be the right word to use for this product… There’s jojoba oil (yes please), shea, and beeswax which is great, but it’s no more mineral-y than any other lip balm.

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But peppermint! Yum!

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Nivea Smoothness SPF 15 Lip Balm

Since I started wearing liquid lipsticks, I quickly learned how important it is to wear a lip balm under some liquid lipsticks. The flaking and cakey dryness that some lipsticks leave is horrendous, but the long-wearing matte deliciousness is kinda worth it. Luckily, throwing some smoothing lip balm under it solves that problem! I have been using this one the most, partially because of my liquid lipstick habits, but mostly because of the ultra-important SPF 15. Never forget, the skin on your lips is super sensitive and the sun will mercilessly throw you into aging before you’re ready if you’re not careful.

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Nivea Moisture Lip Balm

Calling a lip balm “moisture lip balm” is either the most lazy description ever (that guy needs to be fired) or it’s a super-futuristic, modernist elite way to say “lip balm.” Moisture. Either way, this is good for your lips like all of the other ones are. This doesn’t have any ingredients that the others don’t. Do you see a trend here?

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Nivea Shimmer Lip Balm

Now this is a departure! This baby pink, shimmery lip balm is kind of impressive for a little tube! There’s no glitter or anything, but there is a definite sheen from the pearl and hydrolized silk that are in the formula. I would call the tone of the shimmer a cool tone, and if I had to identify a color sheen, I would say it looked a little bit lavender in the light. It’s not highly pigmented at all, it really is just a layer of shimmery sheen for bare lips!

Plus, it has the added bonus of feeling really velvety and moisturizing, just like (let’s all say it together) all of the other lip balms. This one has some different ingredients because it’s shimmery, this one mostly relies on shea butter for its moisturizing duties.

At the end of my trial, I definitely felt like a responsible adult. Taking care of my lips is something I am ashamed to say I neglect to do on a regular basis. I have a great lip scrub and use it mayyybe once per month. I now use the Nivea Smoothness SPF 15 lip balm every day under my other lipsticks, but what I need to be doing is putting it on before I go to bed, after I shower, any time I’m in direct sunlight, yadda yadda yadda.

Nivea lip balms are under $3 and can be found at basically every drugstore and/or drugstore website. As far as accessibility goes, Nivea is a dream – they’re everywhere and they’re dirt cheap. One of my favorite combinations! So why not pass that joy on to you?

I am giving away these five Nivea lip balms to one winner! 

Have five handbags? Perfect! One for every bag. Have four BFFs with chapped lips? That’s great! Have some time to kill and want to learn to juggle? Weird, but totally fine with me! You should enter this giveaway.

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Giveaway closes on May 20, 2016 at 11:59pm PST! Good luck!


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  • Jenny Loftis Steurer

    Excited for this, I love me a good lip balm. :) Thanks for the opportunity to enter. It says to comment the last thing I purchased for myself…which is an antique vanity that I bought on my lunch break today from the consignment shop up the street.

    • UM, that sounds gorgeous!! I would be in so much trouble if there was a consignment shop on my street!

  • Robyn J

    Thanks for the chance. I’ve never tried Nivea lip balm, but would like too!

  • The last thing I bought for myself was some leggings

  • RC

    I love Nivea products!

  • Crafts onthego

    i bought some sandals

  • I bought a sports bra :) I really needed one, and it was brightly colored with good support!

    • Yess, I love sports bras! I used to hate them until I found a good fit, now I have a collection that somehow keeps growing… :X

      Good luck!

  • latanya t

    some dresses

  • margaretsmith

    I just purchased socks a week ago.

  • mullin77

    I purchased myself a new purse and earrings
    Cathy Truman

  • Renee Richardson

    I bought myself a matte lipstick I’ve had my eyes on. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway :)

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  • Jennifer Ann Hayden

    I bought some new shoes that I love!

  • Tammy Horn

    I just bought a bunch of summer shirts and blouses this afternoon.

  • Jocelyn

    thanks for the opportunity :-)

  • Chocolata Majora

    I bought some deodorant last month? Other than things like shampoo or whatever, it’s been a long time. I think I last bought some kind of new clothes last fall. Kids are a money suck. ;)

  • msrodeobrat

    I bought some new sandals for summer! I had been really wanting some birkenstocks, so I finally forked out the money for them.
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

  • tiffany dayton

    I bought a pair of Puma tennis shoes and a pair of shorts.

  • Leslie Crosbie

    I cant remember last thing I bought myself beyond a pop but I did spend money and went to Bingo …and lost!! LOL

    • Ahhh, I can relate! I have never ever won Bingo, but I love it! :X

  • Vera wilson

    I bought a night shirt for the warm weather.

  • Darlene Carbajal

    The last thing I bought myself were shirts.

  • chris z

    some shirts

  • Emily Ann

    I last bought gourmet coffee off of Amazon to treat myself lol -emily ann benzing

  • theponyhalf~

    the last thin I bought for myself was yoga pants ans a t-shirt

  • Elizabeth E

    The last thing I bought for myself was some beeswax candles!

  • Alexis Mayne

    A few bras and Undies from Aerie for a mothers day gift to myself!

  • Ashley H.

    Hiking boots that are supposed to drain water really, really well. Let’s hope they work!

    • Oooh, I want! I need some good hiking books, my running shoes are getting trashed!

  • Keri Lyne

    the last thing I bought for myself was a self tanning product

  • Sonja Samples

    I just bought some candles for myself.

  • Sara A

    I bought a new sd card for my phone.

  • Deb F

    I bought some new running shorts for the summer!
    as much as I’m not looking forward to the heat, I’m glad I have some great shorts to keep the sweat away from my skin.
    and they’re pretty, so that’s a plus. :)

  • Stephanie LaPlante

    I bought myself 2 summer tops last week.

  • heatherswanson

    a hanging plant

  • Nicolthe pickle

    I bought myself some handmade soaps. I love the scent of them.

  • Janine vdm

    a cute top from winners

  • Surinder Gurm

    Red ear rings

  • Lisa Breece

    I bought new shoes.

  • Rachael Bhardwaj

    i just bought some new workout gear because it was on sale.

  • Jolie

    I bought a pair of earrings :)

  • ireon williams

    Bath and body works

  • Connie McCullough

    I bought a new summer dress a few days ago. =)

  • julie_bolduc

    I bought me some nail polish

  • Amanda Fontaine

    The last thing I bought myself? haha hhmm… Hubby bought me a couple of maternity t-shirts, tanks and a sweater as I am expecting our third child. (we are a one income household BTW).. Other than that, I bought myself something from starbucks….

    • Wow, congratulations on your third!!! :)

      • Amanda Fontaine

        Thank you very much, 9 more weeks to go as of yesterday! :D

  • fossie55

    Last thing I bought for myself was new socks and undies.
    Floence C

  • kendra

    i bought myself a bottle of wine and some chocolate for mothers day! :D

  • Robyn B.

    I bought a few pairs pf earrings.

  • buzzd

    I bought some capris

  • Madison Hamilton

    food! ;)

  • Judy Duong

    The last thing I bought for myself is a mascara. Thanks for the chance!

  • Liberty

    An inexpensive ring of my hubby’s birthstone for my right hand :)

  • kristen visser

    The last thing I bought for myself was a shirt from my work

  • I bought a bunch of liquid lipsticks from Colourpop that I definitely didn’t need!

    • I’m just waiting until the day when I can’t reisst buying Colourpop anymore. Their Satins look so nice and I’ve heard good things about the Matte X too!! Which kind did you get?

      • I bought some of the Ultra Satins and the Matte X and I love both. They’re both super long wearing and comfortable. I’m especially impressed by how smooth the Matte X ones are. You can’t beat Colourpop’s prices for the quality of the product!

        • Ohhh my gosh, I think I’m finally going to try Matte X! You convinced me :D

  • Grant D

    A few shirts

  • Becca

    I bought myself groceries yesterday.

    • real talk: i love grocery shopping more than any other kind of shopping. i hope you had fun!

  • KellyPC

    I just bought a The Balm Voyage 2 palette that I can’t really afford. lol

  • Juliee Fitze

    a special dessert.

  • Krista Miller

    I bought some flowers for the backyard

  • crystal s

    A new fan for my laptop. It is about ready to die on me!

    • Eeek! That reminds me, I have to get a new HD for my Macbook -________- Computers are fun until they stop working, haha

  • Brenda Callahan

    a new bra for work

  • Josie

    I bought myself a himalayan salt lamp a couple of days ago!

  • grcic

    Okay, last thing I bought for myself was peonies at Pike Place Market. I couldn’t help it. They were too beautiful :)

    I actually was just recommended the Nivea Milk & Honey the other day. Do you think that would work well under lipsticks? I mean, if not, it’s not like it’d be twisting my arm to convince myself to buy both milk & honey AND the SPF one or anything. :P

    • Peonies!!! Pike Place!! I used t live on Queen Anne and miss being able to walk to all of those flowers. :”’)

      These all did really well under my liquid lipsticks! (Tried w/ ABH, NYX Lip Lingerie, & NYX Liquid Suede) I kinda wish they all had SPF, but I tore into the Milk & Honey first because it’s so yummy and rich.

      And yeah at $2 each it’s kind of hard to imagine only getting one, haha!


    I bought some layering tank tops for summer :)

  • Warekj

    With the nivea giveaway,I follow on Facebook and instagram (warekj) The last thing I bought for myself was some corn and blueberries

  • Glogirl3

    The last thing I bought for myself was a pair of nylons!

  • Stevie Broughton

    One of everything from Daiso! But a new eyelash curler is one item I remember specifically.

  • FieryPhooenix

    Urban decay Alice palette and the Benfit Cheekathon, because I’m worth it!! ????

  • Linda Svarovsky

    I bought myself a gel manicure

  • Lynne T.

    The last thing I bought for myself were some Whoopie Pies on a recent trip to Lancaster, PA.

  • Sarah Cool

    lip balm

  • Alona Young

    Oh it’s hard to remember the last thing I bought myself – I think it was a cozy pair of socks.

  • Katie

    I bought myself some milk (not glamorous but needed it for my breakfast cereal! haha

  • Stephanie Larison

    The last thing I bought for myself was a box of peanut m&m’s lol. I’m about to buy myself some new pj pants since mine tore last night.

  • Wanda Bergman

    The last thing I bought for myself was a book.

  • Amy Lovell

    The last thing I bought for myself was a lush deordorant bar

  • Dandy

    The last thing I bought for myself was a tim hortons iced cappuccino :)

  • Heather A

    I bought myself 2 new books and a sweater. Wild and crazy here.

  • Laurie W

    The last thing I bought for myself was a chocolate bar.

  • Shirley

    The last thing I bought for myself was junk food (chips, m&m’s and chocolate bars)!

  • Andrea Darst

    I bought myself a pair of sandals!

  • Michelle Day

    The last thing I bought for myself was a new mouse for my computer!

  • Jaime Cummings

    A puppy! A Boston Terrier we named Lucky.

  • ClickClick

    I bought waitress work shoes. I need a life!

  • Louanne B

    The last thing i bought for myself was a hair clip.

  • Laurie Emerson

    I bought myself a new pair of jeans.

  • Missycat11

    I treated myself to a pedi

  • Bunny

    The last thing I bought for myself was some lipstick.

  • trisha mckee

    I bought some books and Red Bull.

  • Donna Snugglebuns Dufresne

    I just bought myself some hand cram from bath and body yesterday

  • Kim H.

    One of the last things I bought for myself was Nivea Milk and Honey lip balm. I couldn’t easily find it in my stores so I panicked and bought a 3 pack from the first place I found it. I didn’t know they had other types! Thanks for this giveaway! I love learning about new (to me) products.

  • Betty Spry

    Last thing I bought myself was a new wallet to hold my no money

  • jules mcnubbin

    i bought some burberry perfume using a gift certificate someone gave me :)

  • Tracie Cooper

    The last thing I bought for myself was a cute purse and new pair of Nikes. My email is

  • Kristina Potter

    I bought a desk, & a chair at a garage sale this morning for 10.00.. Cant beat that!!!

  • Carina Vause

    The last thing I bought myself was a pair of sneakers from Walmart

  • aekz2

    I last bought some jeans for myself

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