Current Obsession: Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion with Q10

Current Obsession: Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Lotion with Q10(Source: Nivea, Thinkstock; Art by Tanya Leigh Washington)You might say the summer is half over—and technically, you might be right. But for me it's far from done. Many months back, when it was still below 40 degrees in New York, my friends and I planned our first trip to Las Vegas. Seeing as none of us are gamblers, the pool seemed like the best option around. With the thought of being seen in a swimsuit looming over my head, I've been turning to two things to help whip my butt into shape: squats and Nivea's Skin Firming Hydration Lotion with Q10 ($10). 

As any woman looking to tone up for summer knows, squats are an annoying but essential part of getting bikini ready. To supplement my fitness regime, I'm also using Nivea's Skin Firming Hydration Lotion to tighten up some key areas. The lotion is formulated with Co-Enzyme Q10 Complex and Hydra-IQ, which boast skin-firming and toning properties. In addition to helping me in my battle to tone, this drugstore classic goes on super smooth and dries quickly. None of that awkward waiting to put clothes on because your lotion still isn't dry business.

I've been using the Q10-infused lotion for a few weeks now, and I'm not saying it has turned me into Gisele Bundchen, but I have noticed my skin feeling much more supple and smooth. And for $10 at the drugstore and none of the pain of squats, it's worth it to feel like I'm moving one step closer to lounging by the pool in Las Vegas—and looking good while doing so.

Current Obsession: Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Lotion with Q10(Source: Nivea)Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Lotion with Q10, $10, at Walgreens
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