Product Type: N-Spa Bath / Shower
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I was hoping for a luxurious treat from my neck to my feet
N-Spa Blueberry Cream Pie Bath and Shower Gel
Member Name: alyson29
N-Spa Blueberry Cream Pie Bath and Shower Gel
Date: 14/09/11, updated on 14/09/11 (99 review reads)
Advantages: Smells delightful and very effective in the bath
Disadvantages: Fragrance didn't linger on my skin
As I am sure you are aware, I absolutely adore toiletries and at Christmas time I was presented with a number of bottles of shower and bath gel belonging to the Nirvana Spa range. My previous experience with their products has been somewhat mixed, as whilst their appearance and aroma is absolutely stunning, the fragrance would vanish when it make contact with the water. Amongst my various goodies was a 100ml bottle of Blueberry Cream Pie Shower and Bath Gel, which was contained within a gift set and this review discusses my experience with using the product.
APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT
Identical to that of the larger version, the 100ml bottle of shower and bath gel is presented to us in a sturdy plastic opaque bottle, which enables us to see the pale blue/purple contents. I always consider the bold black text on N-Spa's products to be rather eye-catching, as there is minimal information other than a short quote that always appears directly below the name of the product.
MY EXPERIENCE WITH USING BLUEBERRY CREAM PIE
The easy to open flip top lid is a huge bonus, particularly when I'm showering, as I can flip it open with one hand whilst receiving the product in the other. The fragrance of blueberry cream pie is exactly what I expected and that is a very refreshing yet natural aroma of blueberries, which would make my mouth water each time I used the gel. The product is easily dispensed onto my net body polisher, which is my preferred method as opposed to a sponge or flannel, as it enables my shower and bath products to last much longer. The gel is of a reasonable consistency and perhaps slightly thick, but it quickly lathers into rich bubbles. I was somewhat confused as to why this product is described as a gel, as I would describe its' consistency as a rich cream, which sounds more luxurious than a plain old gel.
The product is easily applied to the skin and cleanses thoroughly whilst effectively removing any dirt and impurities. Unfortunately, the beautifully refreshing blueberry aroma is not so evident when the gel is dispensed from the bottle, which was really disappointing and I can only describe it as subtle. I am of the opinion that whilst the gel is effective it is suitable for daily use as it is mild and gentle. It was easily rinsed away without leaving any sticky traces of residue, which is often the case with some shower and bathing products.
My experience with using the gel in the bath was much more favourable than in the shower, as only a few squirts were required to create a mountain of beautiful fluffy bubbles. Whilst the bubbles rapidly vanish with many bath products I was pleased that the majority stayed with me whilst I lay relaxing in the bath. It is often the case that when soap is introduced to the water that you hear that delicate popping sound, but the bubbles were here to stay. Although my skin felt refreshed and offered a brighter radiant appearance, which I believe was due to my net body polisher, I was extremely disappointed that the fragrance had not transferred to my skin, which always seems to be the case with N-Spa products. Whilst their range of products always look stunning due to their vivid colours and eye-catching packaging, I really feel the quality of the contents need to be considerably improved. As for rating this product, I have to say that I did enjoy using it, but unfortunately it receives only 3 stars from me, as it is not something I would purchase either for myself or a gift for somebody.
INGREDIENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION
As the list of ingredients is considerably lengthy I do not intend copying them into my review. However, I can confirm that I suffered no adverse reactions when using. The gel should be used within 12 months of opening and the bottle can be recycled once empty.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
All of my N-Spa products have been purchased in Asda where a 500 ml bottle will cost you £3.00 although the range is often on offer.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
Summary: A beautifully fragranced bath and shower gel, which sadly didn't live up to my expectations