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NSPA Cranberry Chocolate Bath Syrup

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Brand: N-Spa / Type: Bath Cream / Oil

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      19.02.2011 13:21
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      A rich and indulgent soak!

      I was given this for Christmas last year. I like the look and smell of N-Spa products but I have been sometimes disappointed after trying them. This bubble bath is available in Asda and normally costs £4.50, I have however seen it on offer for £3 occassionally.

      Like all N-Spa products you get the wise man's message on the front which reads;

      "Cranberries" said the wise man, "may be small but are surely a superfruit to be reckoned with. Ours are luscious, ruby red like lips and sweet laced with a dreamy chocolate sweet-heart. Love is... pink with a milk chocolate topping. Forbidden fruit can revive and uplift you, but seduction is its ultimate desire."

      The bubble bath comes in a 500ml bottle and is a deep red colour but in certain lights it has a brown hue. As you may have read in my review for the 'Angel Cake' bath syrup the design of the bottle is poor. The lid is crome and you have to push down a white tab which pops up to dispense the syrup. As the bubble bath is very thick in consistency it is very hard to get any out of the bottle, you have to squeeze the bottle hard and even then it comes out in thick 'gloops'. I find this makes me use more of the product as I am not sure how much has actually gone into the water.

      When you do eventually get some out of the bottle the smell is really nice, it's a mixture of fruit and chocolate which I really like, the cranberry scent means that it is not too sickly as some chocolate products can be. You get a decent foam from this bubble bath, however the foam does not last very long, after about 15 minutes in the bath all my bubbles had gone :-( I have since taken to unscrewing the cap and adding it to the water that way and I have found the foam lasts a lot longer as more goes into the water in one go.

      The bubble bath left my skin feeling soft and smelling really nice, I would give the 4 out of 5, I really love it, but I just wish they would change the design of the bottle. It also looks really nice on the bathroom shelf.

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      06.12.2010 19:28
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      Bubbly but could do with stronger fragrance

      I had a bit of an N Spa haul a few months ago and am still working my way through all the lovely things I bought. The latest product I have tried is the Cranberry Chocolate bath syrup as I thought that with Christmas rapidly approaching a cranberry scented product would be a good choice to use next. I should also just clarify before I go any further, that although they call it bath syrup, that is essentially just a posh name for bubble bath!

      The product comes in a clear bottle with a black flip top lid and white writing across the front. The packaging is very similar to the way premium brand Philosophy package their products. It does the job, but is nothing spectacular in my opinion. The thing that actually makes the bath syrup stand out the most is the colour of it. It's an amazing shade of deep red and it looks lovely when the light shines on the bottle.

      In the bottle this has a delicious scent. I love cranberry scented products anyway, but this is a little bit unusual having a slightly sweeter edge which smells to me a lot like white chocolate or vanilla.

      The directions state that you should 'drizzle this deliciously moisturising bath syrup into warm running water and create a bath filled with bubbles and promise'. I found that when pouring it was easier to take the lid off completely rather than squeezing through the little hole in the lid, as the consistency of the 'syrup' is actually quite thick and jelly-like.

      I find that this starts to create bubbles almost straight away after adding to the bath. The scent of cranberry starts to fill the bathroom, but the sweet chocolate edge I could smell when this was in the bottle seems to disappear and I can't really smell that at all which is a bit disappointing. By the time the bath has run you should have a mountain of fluffy bubbles.

      I find that the bubbles always last until the end of my bath, and they feel soft against my skin, unlike some of the very cheap bubble baths. Unfortunately the scent of cranberry doesn't seem to stick around and I usually find that I can't smell it after the first five minutes in the bath. Again, this is a little bit disappointing because for me, scent is one of the most important things I look for in a bubble bath.

      After getting out of the bath I always find that my skin is soft, and the bubbles haven't dried it out at all, which is good for me as I have dry skin to start with. The scent doesn't linger on my skin which is a shame but not the end of the world as I often apply lotions and perfumes after bathing and they would have masked it anyway.

      A 500ml bottle of this costs just £2.50 from ASDA. I actually have the 100ml bottle which I bought along with three other fragrances. I actually paid £3.50 for the gift set but now it's nearing Christmas, ASDA are selling the same gift set in a slightly different box priced at £5. Naughty naughty!

      On the whole I'd have to say that this was quite average to be honest. Although it makes a lot of bubbles and they are long lasting, the product would be so much better if the scent was stronger. I would use it again but it probably wouldn't be my first choice.

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        02.10.2010 12:34
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        A great inexpensive bubble bath.

        I spotted the N Spa range in Asda around six months ago when shopping. I was drawn to the range straight away because the bottle reminded me very much of Philosophy bath and body products which I am a huge fan of. The foody scents are also very similar to philosophys which I am also a fan of.

        The first bottle I purchased was actually the gingerbread scented bath syrup which smelt lovely and seemed to last for ages so when I noticed the cranberry and chocolate scent I thought i'd give a go too. You get a huge 500ml bottle for around £4.00 which I think is pretty good value for money. It's nice to have slightly cheaper products that you can afford to be a bit more generous with using sometimes especially with bubble bath. The bottle itself has a flip type lid which I find handy, I tend to lose screw on caps and find them a bit messy. The actual design of the bottle is quite nice too, as I mentioned above the packaging is similar to Philosophy stuff and comes with a little story type thing on the front that I always seem to find myself in the bath.

        The product like the gingerbread that I'd previously purchased smells amazing. It's very warming and comforting and like another reviewer mentioned it kind of reminds me of christmas. It's a perfect scent for the winter months when it's wet and cold and you need a bit of pampering and warming up. The smell seems to linger for a while after too, not on skin but in the actual bathroom which is an added bonus. The amount of bubbles you actually get out of a small drizzle of this stuff isn't bad either which again is great because it lasts longer.

        I haven't noticed any major differences with skin hydration after using even though it's described as a moisturising product. To be honest this doesn't bother me much as I don't expect too much out of a four pound product and I use a moisturising lotion/cream after anyway.

        I would definitely recommend trying this product, it's an affordable bubble bath that feels quite luxurious and smells gorgeous, a perfect little bath time treat.

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          08.09.2010 15:37
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          A very indulgent bath syrup

          I am loving the new range of indulgent bath products from N-spa as it means get more me time in the bath trying them out. My latest find was this Cranberry Chocolate bath syrup and yes it is just as good as the name suggests.

          ~~PACKAGING~~

          The bath syrup comes in a clear plastic bottle. The liquid is very easy to see and it is a lovely rich deep red/brown colour. The top of the bottle is a simple to use flip lid. The front of the bottle has the N-spa logo and the product name in white lettering. The back of the bottle has all of the product information on and direction for use.

          As with all the N-spa products there is a phrase on the front of the bottle and I must admit to enjoying reading these when soaking in the bath, the one on this one reads:-

          'Cranberries' said the wise man, 'may be small but are surely a super fruit to be reckoned with. Ours are luscious, ruby red like lips and sweet laced with a dreamy chocolate sweet-heart. Love is...pink with a milk chocolate topping. Forbidden fruit can revive and uplift you but seduction is the ultimate desire.'

          ~~USE AND RESULTS~~

          It is very easy to use this bath syrup. You just need to squeeze a little from the bottle under the running hot tap. The liquid is quite thick so you will need to squeeze the bottle hard. I would advise not using much in each bath as t does make a very good lather and loads of bubbles.

          The smell from this bath syrup is wonderful. When I lifted the flip lid I was able to smell it straight away. It reminds me of warm fruit pie and for some reason the smell seems to warm me and make me think of Christmas. The smell gets stronger when poured into the bath. I did notice that this fragrance had good staying power and it did last for the duration of my bath, which is usually around 15-20 minutes. I was not unfortunately able to smell it on my skin after drying off but the bathroom was smelling good for a nice amount of time after the water had drained away.

          I noticed that my skin felt very soft and moisturised after I had used this product and I was very happy with the results. My hubby has been allowed to use this once and it has had no affect on his sensitive skin and he too felt a lot more moisturised after using it.

          ~~INFO~~

          The bottle size is 500ml and this does last me for a good few months but this is due to the fact I now have over 20 others on the go at the same time. I would say that if you use this daily and only a small amount each time it should last between 2-3 weeks.

          There are a few warnings on the back of the bottle and the man one is not to consume this product. It also needs to be kept away from small children and stored in a cool place.

          The ingredients for those wishing to know are:-

          Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodiyum Chloride, Parfum, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, PEG-150, Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, PEG-6, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Benzyl Benzoate, Polyquarternium-7, Benzyl Salicylate, Caramel, Magnesium Chlorise, Sodium Hydroxide, magnesium Nitrate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Denatonium Benzoate, Methylparaben, Methylisothiazolinone, Propylparaben, Hexylene Glycol, Citric Acid, CI 42090, CI 14700, CI 17200

          This bath syrup and all the N-spa products have not been tested on animals.

          The shelf life for this bath syrup is 36 months.

          ~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~

          Unfortunately there is only Asda which are selling this product at the moment but I am hoping Tesco will soon be too. It is priced at just under £4 for the bottle and although this seems quite high the smell is worth it alone. The bottle does last so the price tag was not overly expensive. You can be this direct from the N-Spa web site and the address for this is www.nirvanaspa.co.uk

          ~~RECOMMENDED?~~

          Oh YES, this is a very indulgent bath syrup which has a smell to die for. I have to say the price tag may put some off but it is well worth it. Just have a sniff of one on the shelf and I guarantee you will be buying it. We all deserve a little indulgence in life and I have made this one mine!

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