On Tuesday morning I was invited to attend an event for Nivea Sun at the Cook + Phillip Park Aquatic Fitness Centre in the CBD, I wish I could say it was a gloriously sunny day spent by the pool but the rain came in dribs and drabs. Never the less everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and everything looked so gorgeous.
We were there to learn about Nivea’s “Nivea Sun” sunscreen range and everyone from bloggers to beauty editors and journalists were there to try the products and explore the range. My personal favourite is the one to the right, Nivea Sun Light Feel Lotion. Fragrance is very subtle and there is no greasy texture, I’d pop it on under my make up to be honest.
Aidan was invited to the event but as it collided with a hectic schedule in the afternoon at Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival I decided to leave him at home with his Dad. Other kids came along for a splash, they were all so cute.
Even Tina Gray was there with her family. I took this sneaky snap of them talking to Hayley Lewis, the Ambassador of Swim Australia of which Nivea Sun is a partner… a match made in heaven in my opinion.
Nivea spoke about the range, why they felt there was a need for each product within the market and asked us for feedback. We discussed the benefits of including sunscreen into your daily beauty routine and what kind of effects you can expect in the future if you don’t.
Those journalists were pretty savvy with their questions, talking about ingredients and compounds… it all got a bit over my head so I took pretty pictures instead. It was nice knowing that the team at Nivea had someone on hand to answer all those questions.
Do you know what I love most about attending these types of events, I get to meet the people behind the brands. The people who pour their every working minute into turning, essentially an idea, into a product and nurturing a brand they believe in. Some people find these informational talks boring but I don’t. I enjoy being surrounded by those who are inspired by and love what they do.
Hayley was so relaxed and shared bit about her life with us and spoke about her involvement with Swim Australia. She is so passionate about teaching kids to swim and making parents across Australia more aware of the preventable dangers surrounding accidental drownings.
It’s not everyday you get to hear an Olympic Swimmer like Hayley tell her stories so everyone was glued. It was at that moment I wished I’d thrown caution to the wind and dragged Steve and Aidan in with me…
… I also wished I’d remembered to take a photo of Hayley and I together but I was so enthralled in her talk I lost track of time and was almost late to the Myer Big Is Beautiful runway show at Town Hall… but more on that soon! Thank you Nivea for inviting me to a lovely morning tea and for teaching me more in depth information about sunscreen, you can bet the Mezza’s will be slathered up this summer!
Nivea kindly sent me home with two goodie bags, one for me and one for you guys at home! To win all you have to do is leave a comment on this post, too easy!
- Nivea Sun Kids Swim & Play Protection Lotion SPF 30+ 150ml RRP $13.95
- Nivea Sun Light Feel Everyday Sun Lotion SPF30+ 200ml RRP $16.43
- Nivea Sun Ultra Beach Protect Sunscreen Spray SPF30+ 200ml RRP $17.25
Please Note: Open to Australian Residents Only. Be sure your email address is included or easy enough for me to find. Entries close Saturday 3rd September. Winner will be drawn randomly and notified via email as well as in the comments section of this post.
Disclaimer: I was not paid for this post, I was invited as a guest of Nivea in the hopes of educating me further about their sunscreen and skincare. I went because it was fun and Steve and I have really been enjoying Nivea products at home and work lately… Steve’s skin has never been so soft!