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.

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!

 

Probably watching Netflix.

121 thoughts on “Nivea Lip Balms: 5 in 5 Days + A Giveaway

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  • May 6, 2016 at 4:04 pm
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    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.

    • May 7, 2016 at 11:44 am
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      UM, that sounds gorgeous!! I would be in so much trouble if there was a consignment shop on my street!

  • May 6, 2016 at 4:16 pm
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    Thanks for the chance. I’ve never tried Nivea lip balm, but would like too!

  • May 6, 2016 at 7:24 pm
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    I love Nivea products!

  • May 7, 2016 at 4:12 am
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    i bought some sandals
    -craftyone

  • May 7, 2016 at 6:02 am
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    I bought a sports bra :) I really needed one, and it was brightly colored with good support!

    • May 7, 2016 at 11:44 am
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      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!

  • May 7, 2016 at 11:27 am
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    some dresses

  • May 7, 2016 at 2:15 pm
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    I just purchased socks a week ago.

  • May 7, 2016 at 3:05 pm
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    I purchased myself a new purse and earrings
    Cathy Truman

  • May 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm
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    I bought myself a matte lipstick I’ve had my eyes on. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway :)

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  • May 7, 2016 at 3:32 pm
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    I bought some new shoes that I love!

  • May 7, 2016 at 4:47 pm
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    I just bought a bunch of summer shirts and blouses this afternoon.

  • May 7, 2016 at 8:21 pm
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    thanks for the opportunity :-)

  • May 7, 2016 at 8:45 pm
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    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. ;)

  • May 8, 2016 at 5:35 am
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    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

  • May 9, 2016 at 9:26 am
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    I bought a pair of Puma tennis shoes and a pair of shorts.

  • May 9, 2016 at 9:52 am
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    I cant remember last thing I bought myself beyond a pop but I did spend money and went to Bingo …and lost!! LOL

  • May 9, 2016 at 10:03 am
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    I bought a night shirt for the warm weather.

  • May 9, 2016 at 10:09 am
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    The last thing I bought myself were shirts.

  • May 9, 2016 at 10:10 am
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    some shirts

  • May 9, 2016 at 10:55 am
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    I last bought gourmet coffee off of Amazon to treat myself lol -emily ann benzing

  • May 9, 2016 at 11:33 am
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    the last thin I bought for myself was yoga pants ans a t-shirt

  • May 9, 2016 at 11:52 am
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    The last thing I bought for myself was some beeswax candles!

  • May 9, 2016 at 12:08 pm
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    A few bras and Undies from Aerie for a mothers day gift to myself!

  • May 9, 2016 at 12:29 pm
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    Hiking boots that are supposed to drain water really, really well. Let’s hope they work!

    • May 16, 2016 at 11:33 pm
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      Oooh, I want! I need some good hiking books, my running shoes are getting trashed!

  • May 9, 2016 at 12:57 pm
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    the last thing I bought for myself was a self tanning product

  • May 9, 2016 at 12:59 pm
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    I just bought some candles for myself.

  • May 9, 2016 at 1:06 pm
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    I bought a new sd card for my phone.

  • May 9, 2016 at 3:23 pm
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    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. :)

  • May 9, 2016 at 3:35 pm
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    I bought myself 2 summer tops last week.

  • May 9, 2016 at 4:06 pm
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    a hanging plant

  • May 9, 2016 at 4:32 pm
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    I bought myself some handmade soaps. I love the scent of them.

  • May 9, 2016 at 4:41 pm
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    a cute top from winners

  • May 9, 2016 at 4:59 pm
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    Red ear rings

  • May 9, 2016 at 5:22 pm
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    I bought new shoes.

  • May 9, 2016 at 5:23 pm
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    i just bought some new workout gear because it was on sale.

  • May 9, 2016 at 5:53 pm
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    I bought a pair of earrings :)

  • May 9, 2016 at 6:17 pm
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    Bath and body works

  • May 9, 2016 at 6:24 pm
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    I bought a new summer dress a few days ago. =)

  • May 9, 2016 at 7:26 pm
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    I bought me some nail polish

  • May 9, 2016 at 7:27 pm
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    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….

      • May 17, 2016 at 7:09 am
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        Thank you very much, 9 more weeks to go as of yesterday! :D

  • May 9, 2016 at 8:06 pm
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    Last thing I bought for myself was new socks and undies.
    Floence C

  • May 9, 2016 at 8:07 pm
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    i bought myself a bottle of wine and some chocolate for mothers day! :D

  • May 9, 2016 at 8:23 pm
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    I bought a few pairs pf earrings.

  • May 9, 2016 at 8:28 pm
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    I bought some capris

  • May 9, 2016 at 9:05 pm
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    food! ;)

  • May 9, 2016 at 9:21 pm
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    The last thing I bought for myself is a mascara. Thanks for the chance!

  • May 9, 2016 at 9:55 pm
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    An inexpensive ring of my hubby’s birthstone for my right hand :)

  • May 10, 2016 at 5:41 am
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    The last thing I bought for myself was a shirt from my work

    • May 16, 2016 at 11:30 pm
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      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?

      • May 19, 2016 at 7:33 pm
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        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!

        • May 20, 2016 at 5:40 pm
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          Ohhh my gosh, I think I’m finally going to try Matte X! You convinced me :D

  • May 11, 2016 at 10:53 am
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    A few shirts

  • May 11, 2016 at 9:49 pm
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    I bought myself groceries yesterday.

    • May 16, 2016 at 11:30 pm
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      real talk: i love grocery shopping more than any other kind of shopping. i hope you had fun!

  • May 11, 2016 at 10:08 pm
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    I just bought a The Balm Voyage 2 palette that I can’t really afford. lol

  • May 12, 2016 at 9:28 am
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    a special dessert.

  • May 12, 2016 at 1:50 pm
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    I bought some flowers for the backyard

  • May 12, 2016 at 3:22 pm
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    A new fan for my laptop. It is about ready to die on me!

    • May 16, 2016 at 11:28 pm
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      Eeek! That reminds me, I have to get a new HD for my Macbook -________- Computers are fun until they stop working, haha

  • May 13, 2016 at 9:34 am
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    a new bra for work

  • May 13, 2016 at 12:19 pm
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    I bought myself a himalayan salt lamp a couple of days ago!

  • May 13, 2016 at 3:54 pm
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    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

    • May 16, 2016 at 11:27 pm
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      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!

  • May 14, 2016 at 11:51 am
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    I bought some layering tank tops for summer :)

  • May 14, 2016 at 2:24 pm
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    With the nivea giveaway,I follow on Facebook and instagram (warekj) The last thing I bought for myself was some corn and blueberries

  • May 14, 2016 at 2:36 pm
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    The last thing I bought for myself was a pair of nylons!

  • May 14, 2016 at 7:15 pm
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    One of everything from Daiso! But a new eyelash curler is one item I remember specifically.

  • May 14, 2016 at 8:26 pm
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    Urban decay Alice palette and the Benfit Cheekathon, because I’m worth it!! ????

  • May 16, 2016 at 4:36 am
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    I bought myself a gel manicure

  • May 16, 2016 at 6:37 pm
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    The last thing I bought for myself were some Whoopie Pies on a recent trip to Lancaster, PA.

  • May 17, 2016 at 5:51 pm
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    lip balm

  • May 17, 2016 at 6:42 pm
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    Oh it’s hard to remember the last thing I bought myself – I think it was a cozy pair of socks.

  • May 17, 2016 at 8:09 pm
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    I bought myself some milk (not glamorous but needed it for my breakfast cereal! haha

  • May 17, 2016 at 10:02 pm
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    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.

  • May 18, 2016 at 4:37 pm
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    The last thing I bought for myself was a book.

  • May 18, 2016 at 6:48 pm
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    The last thing I bought for myself was a lush deordorant bar

  • May 18, 2016 at 9:46 pm
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    The last thing I bought for myself was a tim hortons iced cappuccino :)

  • May 19, 2016 at 7:32 am
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    I bought myself 2 new books and a sweater. Wild and crazy here.

  • May 19, 2016 at 8:09 am
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    The last thing I bought for myself was a chocolate bar.

  • May 19, 2016 at 8:31 am
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    The last thing I bought for myself was junk food (chips, m&m’s and chocolate bars)!

  • May 19, 2016 at 10:06 am
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    I bought myself a pair of sandals!

  • May 19, 2016 at 12:08 pm
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    The last thing I bought for myself was a new mouse for my computer!

  • May 19, 2016 at 12:13 pm
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    A puppy! A Boston Terrier we named Lucky.

  • May 19, 2016 at 1:57 pm
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    I bought waitress work shoes. I need a life!

  • May 19, 2016 at 7:49 pm
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    The last thing i bought for myself was a hair clip.

  • May 19, 2016 at 8:48 pm
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    I bought myself a new pair of jeans.

  • May 19, 2016 at 9:13 pm
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    I treated myself to a pedi

  • May 19, 2016 at 10:16 pm
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    The last thing I bought for myself was some lipstick.

  • May 20, 2016 at 12:51 am
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    I bought some books and Red Bull.

  • May 20, 2016 at 1:50 am
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    I just bought myself some hand cram from bath and body yesterday

  • May 20, 2016 at 5:03 am
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    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.

  • May 20, 2016 at 7:46 am
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    Last thing I bought myself was a new wallet to hold my no money

  • May 20, 2016 at 8:27 am
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    i bought some burberry perfume using a gift certificate someone gave me :)

  • May 20, 2016 at 12:51 pm
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    I bought a desk, & a chair at a garage sale this morning for 10.00.. Cant beat that!!!

  • May 20, 2016 at 12:56 pm
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    The last thing I bought myself was a pair of sneakers from Walmart

  • May 20, 2016 at 8:43 pm
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    I last bought some jeans for myself

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