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Get Your Pucker Ready for the Kiss of the Year!

Kiss Lips

The stroke of midnight is fast approaching. It’s traditional to kiss someone special when the ball drops in Times Square and it’s officially the start of the New Year.

I hope your pucker (lips) are ready for that special kiss? I have been using NIVEA’s Intense Moisturizer all week because my lips got too dry and started to crack. I want to make sure I can give my hubby a great big smooch at the stroke of midnight. After all, for a special kiss like that you want to make sure your lips are as kissable as they can be.

Did you know that you can watch the festivities in Times Square streaming LIVE on the NIVEA Facebook page? Simply visit their Kiss of the Year page to catch all the fun LIVE as it happens.

Just a few weeks ago NIVEA was hosting a contest to find a couple to win the Kiss of the Year contest. Your votes made Allie and Seth this year’s winners.

NIVEA Seth and Allie

A whopping 1,400 love stories were submitted. Seth and Allie’s love story stood out because of their true sacrifice. Due to military obligations, the couple has been forced to spend the majority of their first three years of marriage separated. Sadly they will only be able to be together for a brief time this season. That is because Seth has to go away for training and Allie is currently working towards a Pharmacy degree so she can’t go with Seth. When she is done with her degree she can join Seth and they can finally start their lives together as husband and wife, actually living together too. By the time Allie completes her academic program and is able to rejoin Seth their “live-in” time as a married couple will total around five months over a span of six years of marriage. WOW!

When my husband and I eloped in October 1996 we were not able to live together as husband and wife until March of 1997 until we finally closed on our condo and were able to move in. I can totally relate to how hard it is to be apart from the one you love.

“Our love for one another has helped us withstand the physical distance between us and will help us cope with the separation once again,” said Allie. “Words cannot describe how thankful and appreciative we are that we’ve been given this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have our New Year’s Eve kiss together, in front of millions of people,” shared Seth.

Awww…that is so sweet!

Also joining Allie and Seth on stage in Times Square tonight for the NIVEA “Kiss of the Year” festivities will be a lucky musician who might possibly be getting the biggest break in her career. Tiffany Alvord, a twenty-year old singer-songwriter was the winner in NIVEA’s first-ever contest to support aspiring musical talent. After receiving the largest number of fan “views” of her cover video of the song, “This Kiss,” Tiffany was selected as the winner among nine other aspiring artists. Tiffany will have the opportunity tonight to sing her heart out to over two million people.

NIVEA Tiffany Alvord

Did you know that this is the 5th year in a row that NIVEA has been helping millions of people ring in the New Year and prepare for that special kiss at midnight as the official sponsor of the Times Square Alliance’s New Year’s Eve Celebration.

Leading tonight’s festivities will be NIVEA Kiss Ambassadors Mario and Courtney Lopez. They helped to kick off the Brand’s “Kiss of the Year” Facebook contest. During tonight’s celebration, Mario and Courtney will introduce Allie and Seth atop the NIVEA Kiss Stage.

My kids are excited about New Year’s Eve and watching all the celebration unfold on TV. I wanted to go to Times Square this year but my husband feels that the kids are still too young. They are 13 and 15 1/2. I don’t think they are too young. Maybe next year. Although I’m hoping (and praying) that next year we’ll be in a house and I’ll be able to host a New Year’s Eve party at our place. That would be AWESOME!

My kid’s have their special NIVEA New Year’s hats on (they even wore then when we ate dinner). I tried to get them to pose for a picture for me but my overly shy son was not too keen on it and my daughter didn’t want to show her face because she wasn’t wearing make up. LOL! They did write out a message to share with everyone.

New Year 1

Even our dog Espn (pronounced Es-Pin) is getting into the festivities. :-)

New Year 2

My daughter even tried to give Espn a pre-holiday smooch on the forehead but he was having no part of it. Maybe she needs to soften up her lips with some NIVEA Lip Butter. Ha Ha.

New Year 3

There are so many wonderful things to celebrate this New Years. When that clock strikes midnight make sure you are prepared for that very important kiss. With NIVEA’s touch and be touched philosophy, your lips can be kissably soft tonight, and any night, with their many lip care products.

I their Olive Oil and Lemon Lip Balm. I didn’t think I would. The idea of putting Olive Oil on my lips sounded weird. But it feels so good on my lips. It has more of a lemon scent and taste then it does Olive Oil. I also really like their Milk & Honey Lip Balm. They make my lips feel so smooth, soft and helps me prevent cracked lips when used on a regular basis.

For more information about NIVEA visit www.NIVEAUSA.com. Don’t forget to check out the NIVEA Facebook page to watch the live streaming of the festivities from Times Square. You can also find them on Twitter (@NIVEAUSA).

Make sure to follow the hashtag #KissoftheYear!

You can even follow them on Pinterest.

NIVEA Olive Oil & Lemon

Kimberly

*I received free sample products in exchange for my participation. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family, five cats, dog, a tank full of fish and snails. She is also a freelance writer and photographer.