Nivea Stress Protect Challenge19:47:00
It's the new year and lots of us are trying to honour our resolution of keeping fit by getting hot and sweaty, but did you know after heat from exercise, stress is the second biggest trigger for sweating? If you're wondering how that is possible let me paint a picture for you...
- You've got to deliver a presentation in front of the board of directors at your company
- You're off to an interview for your dream job
- You have to get the kids to school and then go to work but the car won't start!
NIVEA Stress Protect is proven to minimize this stress sweat and helps reduce the formation of body odour. It manages this with the help of Stress Protect Actives and Zinc Complex, which are teamed with avocado oil to help care and moisturize the skin.
I am the queen of getting stressed, (I would be lying if I said I didn't) I somehow always seem to get myself into a mental pickle and I'll get hot and flustered easily. Throw that and me creating Holly Bell's cake from the Great British Bake Off into the mixing bowl, and you'd probably agree you've got a recipe for diaster! Never the less I do love a good challenge and NIVEA* decided to really test my baking abilities by pushing the boundaries with a White Chocolate, Lemon and Macadamia Genoise Layer Cake.
If I'm going to be completely honest I read that I was required to make a cake and thought it'd be a breeze, but then I looked at the recipe! I had 5 stages to complete and I'm in no way lying I started at 12pm and finished at 3pm! It truly tested my patience.
As the time went on I started to get more stressed but not just about the cake baking, my boyfriend works split shifts he was going on a break soon and I wasn't done! I was getting in a mess about it all mainly because this was taking me far longer than I'd planned it to. I know I mentioned 5 stages... well they were more like 5 stages of stress!
Next was the Genoise sponge... my word! Non stop whisking and doing lots of bits at the same time was really stressful, I was really worried that the mixture didn't look quite right and that I hadn't made it correctly.
Making the Lemon Syrup was by far my favourite stage.... purely because it took a few minutes and was the easiest!
I then had to make the Praline and for some reason I found this quite tough. I was extremely frightened I'd burn the sugar and was worried I'd not chopped the nuts up enough.
You'd think I'd be pleased it was nearly over but I Initially thought it looked awful and I'd made a mess of the cake, but the more I carried on the better it started to look.... the finish line was close!
I won't lie it wasn't easy and I was extremely stressed at points, but I still smelt fine after using NIVEA Stress Protect. I recommend getting some as it's great for stressful or nerve wracking situations, you can purchase it now at Tesco, Boots and Superdrug: 250ml spray £3.29, 150ml spray £2.29, sticks £2,49 and roll on £2.03.
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