“ Brand: N-Spa / Type: Bath Cream / What it does: Enricheses „
Item: NSPA Bath Syrup
Scent: Hot Butter Fudge
Price: £2.00 (in a post Christmas sale, usually priced around £3.00 to £3.99)
Bought from: Asda
How did this get in my bathroom?
A couple of years ago I asked my OH to buy me some girly surprises (make up, perfume, sweets, toiletries) and put them in a Christmas Stocking. He is not that bothered about Christmas and after years of picking my own gifts I really wanted him to choose something for me...even if I hated it, at least I would know that he had put a little effort in. So this was one of the things in that stocking and I was absolutely delighted (I am easily pleased, he just had to go to Asda! haha). I hadn't seen or used this before so it was exciting to get something new. (As I loved it so much I asked him where he got it and he said Asda, next time we went in he showed me it...on the top shelf. I am only 5.3 so that's way above my line of vision so I probably passed it before and didn't notice it). I will go over in my review why I love it so much. I have since bought this for myself too on a few occasions (so I have enough in the house for the full year) and I have only ever bought it when on sale after Christmas, so got it at a bargain price. The OH still buys me a bottle to go in my Christmas stocking at full price though haha. Enjoy :-)
Packaging and design:
This comes in a clear plastic bottle which is wide and sturdy and has a small silver plastic lid with a flip to open pourer. The top of the lid (the part you press down on) is white and has an indentation and the word "press" written where you press down to open it. It opens with a firm press and has a satisfying "pop" as it opens. As the bottle is clear you can see the full contents....this is a real feast to the eyes as this literally does look like hot butter fudge. It is a warm golden colour and as you tip the bottle from side to side you can see it slowly roll about the way hot butter fudge would if you were using this in a bakery. The writing on the bottle is over a see through label and the text is all in white. The words "hot butter" are in a larger font that "fudge" which is strange as the shower gel is Hot Butter Fudge so why not have them all in the same size? Also "hot butter" on its own sounds a bit "icky". Anyways it catches your eye and you can see straight away the scent. "Bath Syrup" is then in smaller text again but as this is in the toiletries section you know that it's not for eating. The front of the bottle also tells you that it is 500ml and made my n-spa (since finding this product I have been aware of other n-spa products and this packaging is quite different to them, same bottle shape but the design of the labelling of this product is quite "mature" compared to their other bath products). The back has a list of ingredients and warns "DO NOT EAT, THIS IS NOT A FOOD PRODUCT". That's them being careful as it literally does smell good enough to eat. I like the shape of the bottle as it can stand on the edge of the bath and not topple over. The contents are really thick though so once you near the end you really need to have it sat on it's lid to ooze them down. Which can be tricky owing to the tiny lid but I usually balance it on the top of an empty mug for those last few uses and it is worth the effort. The front of the bottle also has a little story about "decadence". Here it is:
"Decadence" said the wise man "is like a sumptuous caramel with a slow-burn creamy sweetness. Soft brown toffee, like clotted cream ice cream in the summer, melting to hot butter fudge. Take extra care as forbidden fruit is the temptation that makes indulgence so wonderfully divine"
Whoosh, can you see why I was so delighted to get that in my Christmas Stocking?? haha
Usage, smell and lasting scent:
So when you get this you take the lid off for a big sniff and you smell: toffee sauce, the caramel from the inside of millionaire shortbread, hot brown sugar melted with water, warm butter spread across a crumpet, Thornton's special toffees and toffee ice cream. If you like all/any of the above you will like this bath syrup. For a bath you are instructed to drizzle it under running water until it bubbles. To get a really bubbly bath you will need to use around a 6th of this bottle. It does bubble up but not as much as other lighter bath syrups. The smell is delightful. If you have had the bath run for you, you will smell this from the hall way and when you walk in to the bathroom it is like walking inside a willy wonka hot butter fudge factory. If you are running the bath yourself you will get a lovely big stronger whiff as you pour it under the water. The bath water will smell like hot butter fudge and is quite decadent to lay in. You will still be able to smell the scent on your skin a few hours after you come out of the bath, so long as you don't layer on deodorant or perfume/aftershave. As I tend to take more showers than baths I keep this on the edge of the bath and use it as a shower gel (mostly at night as I find it relaxing and a bit of a treat to use in the shower after a lot of hard work at the gym). I just pop it open and pour a 10p size spot on my hands (takes about 4 x 10p spots to wash whole body) and rub together to get a bit of a lather then apply as I would with any shower gel. It does get me clean and the smell within the shower is really sweet and nice. The smell doesn't last on my skin as long using it as a shower gel but he smell in the shower is really good.
Overall this is a really nice bath syrup. It can also be used as a shower gel and even at full price (I believe the highest price has been £3.99) for me that is worth the money. It has a beautifully sweet smell that is true to the description and it looks like it too. This makes a nice gift but is reasonably price so can be bought for yourself without too much guilt and is a treat to use. The OH loves to get a use or two out of it too so good for both men and women. 5 stars!
N-Spa products are a long standing favourite of mine. Aside from online the only place this wide range of products is available is Asda. I do my weekly shopping at Tesco yet I'll still make a special journey to Asda from time to time just treat myself to a few N-Spa products.
The N-Spa range is made up of many shower gels, body scrubs, hand creams, bath bombs, body butters and, most recently, face creams, face washes, toners and moisturises. Their products have a luxury feel to them without the heavy price tag a lot of these types of products come with. I typically stick to the 'fruits' range in these products as I'm a real fan of fruity fragrances when it comes to bath and shower times. This bath syrup is included in the 'indulgent' range which I tend to avoid as these scents are a little too sickly for me to enjoy and I don't really consider, for example, chocolate to be a particularly clean smell. Still, I will always make an exception for the hot butter fudge scent in this range, it's gorgeous.
This bath syrup comes in a big, clear plastic bottle which allows you to see the beautiful golden colour of this product in all its glory. The front of the bottle has 'indulgent hot butter fudge bath syrup' written in a big, white font and is very eye catching and very tempting to just unscrew the lid and have a sniff. Each N-Spa product from the fruits and indulgent range contains a fictional paragraph about something a 'wise man' said about the scent of that particular product. This one reads '"Decadence" said the wise man "is like a sumptuous caramel with a slow-burn creamy sweetness. Soft brown toffee, like clotted cream ice cream in the summer melting to hot butter fudge. Take extra care as forbidden fruit is the temptation that makes indulgence so wonderfully define."' I defy anyone to read that without their mouth watering!
The back of the bottle contains directions for use and makes a point that this is not a food product and you shouldn't eat this. I would have thought that goes without saying but apparently not! Saying that, it is perhaps a little tempting just to taste this product after you've smelt it. This 500ml bottle costs £4 in Asda although I find N-Spa products are often on offer in the store I picked up my most recent bottle while it was half price. £4 is a justifiable amount to pay for this, £2 is practically a steal!
To use this bath syrup you simply pour it under a warm running tap whilst running your bath. It then fills your bathroom with the very indulgent aroma of toffee whilst creating a nice little bubble bath for you relax in!
The product is not called a 'bath syrup' for nothing, the consistency of this does resemble syrup rather a lot! It's rather thick and gloopy but does melt away in the bath and turns into bubbles. The only way to describe the scent is as hot butter fudge, the name is self explanatory really. It doesn't smell like a synthetic smell. If you were to close your eyes and someone shoved this under your nose you'd think you were smelling actual fudge. It's a very enjoyable scent that I never get tired of nor do I ever find it becoming sickly.
When using this product I do find the scent fills up my bathroom and lingers there for quite a while. It leaves my bathroom smelling like a sweet shop and I always crave something sweet after bathing in this! It perhaps doesn't act as the best bubble bath in the world. To get a full bath of bubbles you do need to use loads of this, about a quarter of the bottle I find. As I use this more for the scent than the bubbles I just stick to much smaller amount in the bath and have a thin layer of small white bubbles on top of the water.
This doesn't turn my bath water a different colour and often the only way this makes itself known in my bath is by the smell. But, as I've stated, this is why I use the product so I don't see that as too much of a problem! I don't really feel any benefits on my skin from using this either, it's not particularly moisturising or anything like that and my skin doesn't feel any different than it does when I bath without the addition of this bath syrup. The scent doesn't really linger on my skin either although, perhaps this is a good thing. As much as I do absolutely adore this scent I'm not sure I'd want my skin to smell like it. If I could smell this every time I put my hand near my face I'd be about ten stone heavier than I am due to the sweet cravings this gives me.
All in all I find this to be a really nice treat for my bath time. Submerging myself a hot bubble bath in a room that smells of such lovely treats like hot butter fudge melts all my troubles and worries away without fail. I do wish this produced more bubbles and a little moisturising effect would be nice but the scent and the scent alone is enough to keep me going back to this time and time again.
For those of you who aren't familiar with the N-Spa range of Bath & Body Products, they manufacture different Body Scrubs, Shower Gels, Bath Syrups & Body Polishes etc. in the most delicious flavours ever! There are the regular fruity flavours such as Blueberry & Raspberry etc. and then there are even more gorgeous flavours such as this Hot Butter Fudge Bath Syrup which truely smells good enough to eat!
I bought this when I spotted it on the shelf in Asda and just the name of it caught my eye, I also couldn't believe how much it actually did look like real Hot Butter Fudge Syrup! I couldn't wait to have a sniff so I popped open the cap there and then to have a smell and the gorgeous aroma hit me instantly, it was to die for! I had to buy it, it would have been a crime not to!
I would have preferred the Shower Gel version of this because I have a lot more showers than baths but I couldn't see a Shower Gel type when I was in Asda, so this one had to do - there was no way I was leaving the shop without it! I treated myself to a hot bath a few days later and got to use my new Hot Butter Fudge Syrup, I poured it into my bath as the water was running and I did pour quite a lot in because I was so eager to get that delicious aroma in my bathroom and I'm glad I did because it was probably the most glorious smelling bath I've ever had! The scent did start to fade away after about 20 minutes though so if I hadn't of used as much as I did, then the smell would have been even less durable, so I was a little bit disappointed with that.
The Syrup did make my bath quite Bubbly but not too much and after bathing there were no stains around the bath and I rinsed it easily. I've also used the Bath Syrup as a Shower Gel and I've washed myself with it a few times and it surprisingly lathered on me really well and it did leave me feeling clean as well as giving me a gorgeous smelling shower.
I was hoping that the flavoured scent would last on my skin but to be honest I didn't smell of anything after bathing or washing in this. It would be a perfect product if only you could smell the flavour on yourself after bathing. A 500ml bottle cost me £3 in Asda which I think is reasonable for its deliciousness, I'm eager to try out all of the flavours now!
I had never even heard of N-Spa before I started reading reviews of their products on here. I read many positive reviews about them and whilst I'm more then happy with my current Lush/Sanctuary obsession they do get rather expensive when bought regularly. N-Spa however, appeared to be a cheaper, good quality alternative.
Who Are N-Spa
I can't be the only one who seems to have been living under a rock over at least the last few months and not noticed the N-Spa products, let alone know who they are!
N-Spa stands for Nirvana Spa, this is a spa in Berkshire with six pools containing spa water to "cleans and energise" the body. The spa is, apparently, award-winning and aimed at building an "oasis of serenity where mind, body and soul could come together to promote health and wellbeing."
Their products are designed to "make you feel pampered and special, and leave your skin looking glowing and radiant."
(Information taken from their website www.nirvanaspa.co.uk)
This is a light yellowy-orange liquid in a clear plastic bottle. This allows you to easily see how much of the product is left.
N-Spa say "take the indulgent pleasure of the forbidden fruit add the wisdom of Nirvana, make time in your day and turn your bathroom into a sumptious spa." I can't disagree! I have very expensive taste (just not the money to afford it!) and I'll admit that it's probably the packaging that put me off noticing this before, it's not exactly unpleasant or displeasing to the eye it's just not exactly eye catching either.
The bottle has a flip top lid, the kind where you press one side down and the other side flips up. As soon as you open the lid you can smell the product which smells exactly as you'd expect. Think sickly sweet real butter fudge. The consistency of this bath cream is very thick and again, very reminiscent of melted fudge. There is actually caramel listed as an ingredient which probably helps to contribute to both the scent and texture! (Mouth watering yet?)
Despite the thick consistency and small hole I had no problems getting the product out of the bottle. It just needed a small squeeze in order to remove some into my bath. If anything the small hole combined with the consistency of the product is actually a benefit. This is because I've found that a little goes a long way with this and so these features prevent you using too much which results in wastage. It also doesn't clog up like some bottles with small holes, however if for whatever reason you do want to remove the lid this unscrews without a problem.
After I'd run the bath and this had dissolved I was left with a bath full of bubbles and although I would say there was a slight hint of yellow to my bath water there wasn't too much of a noticeable change - this may be different if you add more then I do.
On stepping into the bath the water was noticeably softer and the whole bathroom was full of the smell which, by now, had lost the sickly sweet tone it had and instead just smelt of butter fudge.
The bubbles lasted for the duration of my bath (around 30-45mins) and I found them fairly hard to rinse away after so I'd guess that they'd stick around a lot longer if I'd needed them to.
After I got out the bath my skin was noticeably softer, although I did still need to use moisturiser on especially dry areas, such as my legs, I could easily have skipped it on the rest of my body.
The scent is also quite strong, it lingered in the bathroom for a fair while after I'd emptied the bath. It also lingered on my skin for several hours. Despite having used both a scrub and body wash along with this I got wafts of this every time I moved for around an hour after getting out my bath and it was noticeable on my skin for around 5 hours afterwards. This is probably making it sound like it's overpowering but I didn't feel this at all, despite being strong and long lasting it was quite subtle. The loss of the sickly sweet tone it had probably helps this but I found it to be quite a pleasant, delicate scent.
This contains SLS and two different kinds of parabens so is one to avoid if your either sensitive or concerned about these.
As far as I can see this is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
The shelf life of the product is 36 months. I use around a tenth of the 550ml bottle per bath so it won't last even close to the whole 3 years if used regularly.
Price, Availability And Recommendation
The usual retail price of this is £4, however ASDA currently have it on offer for £3 which works out to around 30p a bath.
N-Spa products are only available directly from them or in ASDA's.
Based on my experience I have to give it the full 5 out of 5. I loved this and my only complaint is that I didn't find it sooner! However, the smell is very sweet and so won't appeal to everyone. Therefore I also recommend that you have a quick smell in store before you buy to make sure you will like it.
I love a long soak in the bath, and I like to try different bubble baths. I had already used the Angel Cake bubble bath in the same range and really liked it so I decided to try the rest of the range. A bottle of this bubble bath contains 500ml and cost me £2, this was a promotional price I think it normally costs around £4.50.
The bubble bath is described as being an 'indulgent bath syrup' it also has the usual N-Spa message on the front, which reminds me of the packaging for Philosophy products. It describes the bubble bath as 'like a sumptuous caramel with a slow-burn creamy sweetness. Soft brown toffee, like clotted cream ice cream in the summer melting to hot butter fudge'.
To use the bubble bath you simply drizzle under warm running water, this is where I ahve one complaint about this product. The lid when depressed pops up to reveal a hole through which you squeeze the bubble bath. Now the bath syrup itself has a really thick consistency and I found you had to squeeze incredibly hard to get it out! this became harder as the bottle became emptier!, I was disappointed by this as some N-Spa bubble baths have a normal screw lid.
Once I did manage to get the bubble bath out it smelt really nice, it reminded me of sweet waffles, it was really sickly sweet, so it might not suit everyone. I did find I needed to use a fair bit to get a decent amount of bubbles and even though the bath looked full of them I found that after about 10-15 minutes soaking in the tub all of the bubbles had disappeared. The only thing that lingered was the smell which made the bathroom smell nice for an hour or so after.
When I got out of the bath my skin was really soft and smooth and the smell lingered on my skin. I have noticed in Asda that you can also get a body lotion if you want the smell to last longer.
All in all I was disappointed with this bubble bath, I think the quality didn't reflect the price tag and I have had better results from much cheaper bubble baths. The only plus side was the smell which was divine! I certainly wouldn't pay full price for this!
N-Spa Indulgent Hot Butter Fudge Bath Syrup:
I actually got this for my Mum for Mother's day a year or so ago but when she used it she got a really terrible headache - there is no proof that the Bath Syrup was to blame, Mum might have got the headache anyway, but it put her off so she gave it to me.
The bath syrup looks good in the bottle, it has the typical N-Spa styling, (all bold text, no pictures), and the Bath Syrup itself is a gorgeous burnt sugar colour. The bottle is clear to really show off the contents and it's also useful for keeping an eye on how much is left. There is a flip up lid on the top which in fairness works well and closes firmly to prevent spills if this knocked over, (I have two very naughty kitties), but it gets really messy, really quickly and looks gross. I don't know about anyone else but cleaning my bath products kinda gets on my nerves.
The scent of this is quite stunning, it smells like rich burnt caramel. The scent lasts wonderfully when added to the bath water and the smell permeates my flat with a warm, sweet fug. It's quite a comforting scent and is, as the name suggests, very indulgent. After bathing the scent lingers on the skin for a little while but quickly fades and if you use a body cream after bathing you will probably not notice it at all. You can get a body polish and a body oil in the same scent if you want to keep the scent lingering for longer.
You don't have to use too much to get a nice amount of fluffy white bubbles and I do like bubbles in my bath! At £3.00 for 500ml, (from Asda), it's good value for money and will do quite a few baths.
After bathing in this my skin is left a little dry but the smell is worth slathering on a bit of moisturiser once in a while. I don't use this often because it's a bit drying but it's nice now and then when I need a pick me up.
I probably won't buy this again but I've quite enjoyed using it up. All in all it's pretty nice and not bad for the money but it's not really special enough for me.
Recently I have been purchasing stuff from a brand I hadn't (until very recently) heard about. However the other day in Asda (and after reading a few reviews on here!) and people virtually raving about them I decided that it was high time to invest in something and thats when I spotted this bottle and liked the sound of it, sniffed it and decided that for £4.00 for how delicious it smelt in the bottle I would treat myself to it!
Well the bottle I purchased holds 500ml of the bath syrup and is a clear plastic bottle (with white writing on it) and has a silver twist on/off lid to the top of it concealing a small hole. On the front of the bottle we are told that it is N-Spa 'Indulgent' Hot Butter Fudge Bath Syrup 'Decadence said the wise man 'is like a sumptuous caramel with a slow-burn creamy sweetness. Soft brown toffee, like clotted cream ice crem in the summer melting to hot butter fudge. Take extra care as forbidden fruit is the temptation that makes indulgence so wonderfully devine'. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told how to use the bath syrup, ingredients and the size are listed and contact details for Nirvana Spa are given. Nice enough, simple squeezy bottle this is and of course it is as informative as it needs to be.
All you do with this sort of dark greeny transparent coloured runny gel is to squeeze some under a running tap or two! I found I needed rather a lot of this to get some good, rich lather going on in my bath but I did...like I say I just needed rather alot of the product in my opinion.
The fragrance of this is stunning thoughTo me it has a fragrance of plain whippy ice-cream covered in sweet caramel. Think of those hot caramel ice-creams you can buy in Mcdonalds cos to me thats the exact sweet and gorgeous fragrance this has to it!
It turns the water slightly softer than adding nothing, the aroma stuck about for over the one hour I soaked in the bath and when I got out of the bath and dried myself off my skin didn't feel greasy or dried out or anything really.
However although I enjoyed the scent of this whilst in it I didn't think it benefited my skin particulary or hydrated me and that initial scent didn't linger on my skin for very long at all sadly. Had this of been a little more moisturising for me and the fragrance had hung around longer on my skin then this would of been fabulous for me and I would have been a fan and bought this often however for £4.00 a bottle it wasn't really worth it sadly and so me, I can't see what all the fuss is about when it comes to this product or in fact this range at all....yet!
Available in all good supermarkets etc.
Now the stitches are out of my knee I can go back to enjoying my baths, instead of cling filming my knee up and having showers. I really can not put into words just how much I have been missing my baths!! Before my operations I had a big basket of goodies from friends, family and my partner so now I can start sampling them all!
N-Spa Indulgent Hot Butter Fudge Bath Syrup:
Decadence said the wise man "is like a sumptuous caramel with a slow-burn creamy sweetness. Soft brown toffee, like clotted cream ice cream in the summer melting to hot butter fudge. Take extra care as forbidden fruit is the temptation that makes indulgence so wonderfully divine"
Back to N-Spa an all time favourite when it comes to bath times, as I have said before I love their quirky saying on their products. It gives them there own unique touch adding there personal stamp.
Lifting the lid and smelling this for the first time my mouth was almost at watering point, it really did smell just like butter fudge - very fragrant.
When pouring this syrup into my bath under the running water the aroma wasn't really that strong at all, which personally I was a little surprised at due to how strong it smelt within its bottle. The aroma was still truly delicious but very mild once mixed with the water. Soon as the syrup hit the water you were instantly supplied with a lot of bubbles!
My bath water had a softer feel on my skin with ample bubbles which I loved as I do like my baths to have plenty of bubbles. The syrup is like a light green / yellow colour and of medium consistency kind of like really edible syrup (but you can not eat this one!)
I found it very easy to lay back and relax within the lovely bubbles I just wish that once pouring the bath syrup into the water the scent would have been strong. I always like to add a little of the bath product I'm using to my sponge, and when rubbing this onto my skin, the smell of heaven was well and truly in the air.
It lathered up really well and the smell was much stronger, simply gorgeous. After washing my skin was refreshed, soft to touch and smell lovely. Once out of the bath and dried the scent didn't last no longer than one hour at the most, which seems to be the case with a lot of bath and shower products. So to make the scent last longer I normally use its matching body cream.
The packaging is simple yet effective and certainly makes me pick it up from the supermarket shelves. It comes in a see-through plastic bottle with an easy flip lid; the lid is very easy to flip up then you just pour the out the amount you require. When reading the packaging it tells you N-Spa is based in Berkshire however reading on this syrup was actually made in China! Is anything made in England anymore?
Price and Availability:
So far I'm only yet to see N-Spa products at Asda only or on the N-Spa web site. This Indulgent Hot Butter Fudge Bath Syrup comes in two sizes; 100ml and 500ml.
100ml will cost around £1.42 and the 500ml will cost £4.00. However you can also purchase this in a gift set which is how I receive mine for £5.00. The gift set contains four different indulgent bath syrups.
I don't really have a negative for this product to be picky I would say I would have liked the scent to be stronger once mixed with water; but apart from that this really is a nice bath product that I would certainly recommend.
I love the smell, how it feels on my skin and that a little goes a long way; so it will last you well.
Five out of five stars from me.
Thanks for reading :o)
N-Spa is one of my favourite bathroom treats, they are not cheap but they don't cost the earth at the same time. They don't just do bath syrups they also have -
* Shower Sorbet's which are moisturising and cleansing body washes, again come in amazing fragrances.
* Hand and foot 'Scream' which are scrubs
* Shower and Bath Gels many I have reviewed now, they are body washes which can be used in the shower or bath.
* Body Polish which is a gently exfoliater, the scent so far are limited in this range but I can wait for more to come.
* Bath Melt this is gives the same effect at the shower and bath gel on your skin however this is just for use in the bath.
* Body Shimmer Oil
* Body Creams
Although they don't state this on their packaging and I really don't know why they don't add it on their label. N-Spa do not test on animals, I'm surprised they don't add this to their packaging as it's something a lot of people look for.
There is nothing quite like a hot relaxing bath at the end of a stressful day and bubbles make the experience all the more soothing. There are thousands of bubble baths on the market that are selling for a whole range of prices and I am willing to try them all.
When I was doing my weekly shopping in Asda, one bubble bath caught my eye in particular. With a name like Hot Butter Fudge Bath Syrup, this product by N-Spa sounded good enough to eat and I couldn't leave it behind. N-Spa products are all designed with the mind of giving you the luxury of a spa in your own home. Also available in this line, is the Hot Butter Fudge Sugar Body Polish but I am yet to try that one out.
The bath syrup costs around £4.50 for 500ml so you get a lot of product for your money. The packaging is a clear bottle and you can see the honey coloured product glistening inside. The bottle is opened and closed by clicking the lid open and shut so you don't have to worry about fighting a losing battle with soapy slippery hands when you try to put the lid back on.
The label wrapped around it the bottle reads;
Decadence" said the wise man "is like a sumptuous caramel with a slow-burn creamy sweetness. Soft brown toffee, like clotted cream ice cream in the summer melting to hot butter fudge. Take extra care as forbidden fruit is the temptation that makes indulgence so wonderfully divine."
Which doesn't completely make sense to me but it does make the bath syrup sound more enchanting and seductive. I think it means that they are inviting you to take some self indulgent time out that is much deserved but seldom taken. All of the N-spa products come with a similar sort of mini poem on their packaging. If you love this, the other available varieties include chocolate waffle, cranberry chocolate and Gingerbread Latte.
The directions of use are pretty foolproof and it is to be used as any other bubble bath. You pour the golden liquid into warm runny water and watch as your bath fills up with glorious bubbles and then it's time to relax.
The best thing for me about this bubble bath is the smell. Its fragrance is exactly like golden syrup. In fact, it looks and smells so much like syrup, I was beginning to wonder if it actually was... But it's not I can assure you! Its consistency is even as thick as syrup so you may have a little bit of trouble getting the product out of the bottle.
The bath syrup creates plenty of bubbles and although the sweet delicious scent lingers for a while, it usually disappears before you're finished with your bath and it most certainly does not give any fragrance to your skin. However, your skin does feel noticeably softer afterwards.
Aqua, Sodium laureth sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Parfum, Sodium Chloride, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, PEG-150, Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, PEG-6, Caprylic/Capric Glycerindes, Polyquarternium-7, Magnesium Chloride, Caramel, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Magnesium Ntrate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Denatonium Benzoate, Methylparaben, Methylisothiazolinone, Propylparaben, Hexyl Glycol, CI 42090, CI 15985
Before I started writing for sites like Dooyoo Id never even heard of the N-Spa range. There isnt an Asda store anywhere in my local area and even if there was I doubt Id shop there anyway so Id never been anywhere where these products have been sold but I mentioned some of them sounded really nice to my mom a few months back and I think she must have listened! As a few weeks ago she came home armed with bags full of N-Spa goodies that she had managed to pick up on sale one of which was a miniature bath syrup set that included this 'N-Spa Hot Butter Fudge Bath Syrup' which attracted my attention straight away. That kind of flavour is right up my street as Im a fan of the sweet/sugary scents so I knew I would really love this one - if it smelt anything like N-Spa said. I dont think Ill ever be using another bubble bath from now on - this one is SO amazing and dirt cheap as well, theres nothing more I need!
Price: 500ml bottle - £4
Stockists: I believe this brand is only available from ASDA - Ive never seen this sold anywhere else anyway.
Other Info: This bath syrup is available in MANY other scents - Angel Cake, Chocolate Orange, Sumptous Strawberry & Gingerbread Latte - just to name a few. So I think everyone will be able to find a flavour to suit their tastes from this range - and I think they all cost the same amount.
This bath syrup comes in a 400ml transparent bottle through which you can clearly see the product - which for some reason is a green shade which I wasnt expecting from a fudge product. At the top of the bottle is a small balck cap that can be flipped open and shut OR taken off all together if you want to get more out of the bottle quicker - I prefer to do it the first way though as you dont waste any using it like that. On the front and back of the bottle is all the information you could need - directions for use, shelf life, ingredients etc and there is also an email address and street address to write to should you any more questions on the product. The thing I like the most about the small bottle I own is that it is travel suitable so I wouldnt have to faff about tipping it into different bottles so these products would be brilliant if your travelling anywhere soon.
To use this product is really simple as its the same way you'd use ay bubble bath - simply pour a small amount into warm water OR underneath the tap whilst its running and then your bath should be filled with thousands of bubbles and a gorgeous scent. The bubbles start appearing pretty quickly with this and the water does go a slight green colour but not too much so the water doesnt look unappealing. This produces LOADS of bubbles that fill the whole bath and last until you get out - I hate bubbles that only last about 2 minutes while your in the bath - after putting this in the bath look very inviting and relaxing and the water even feels silky and soft on my skin.
Now without a doubt the scent is the best thing about this product because it smells AMAZING!! This actually smells like proper fudge and toffee - exactly like the food and it really does smell good enough to eat. Now as this smells like proper fudge it is quite sweet which means the scent wont be for everyone but in the background of that sweet smell I think it has a sort of burnt/BBQ fragrance which sounds like it would ruin the scent or smell horrible but it honestly doesnt at all it only makes the fragrance much better for me. You have to try this one yourself to appreciate the gorgeous scent I think - based on scent alone I cannot recommend this highly enough. Oh and even better the smell lasts for ages on my skin - especially if you use the matching body butter like I do - I cant get enough of the smell!!
This syrup makes me feel so relaxed while Im in the bath as it turns the water silky and full of bubbles and I get to sniff that fantastic scent all the time - I could stay in the bath all night LOL. Even better though this makes my skin smell and feel amazing after getting out of the bath as well. My skin feels much softer and smoother when Ive bathed with this and really I dont think I need to apply extra lotion - I only do because I love the smell so much. Id go as far as saying this is better than any Lush bath product Ive tried smell-wise and results because they are amazing. I cant wait to buy myself a massive bottle of this when payday comes and I would highly recommend everyone else tries this as well - you wont regret it.
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As part of a set of miniature "smellies" I received at Christmas, I found myself bathing in sweet foody smelling concoctions, with this one being the best of the bunch.
The product in question is - "N-spa - hot butter fudge bath syrup".
All the bottles of bath syrup in this particular set looks to me like different formations of liquid caramel or treacle, with this particular one being more of a caramel concoction.
The bottle is pretty standard looking with the "N-spa fruity" range, with this being a stand up clear bottle, complete with flip top lid (too small to turn the bottle upside down to get every drop out, a small gripe of mine!), and funny rhyme.
The rhyme in question is a small piece of creative writing that is supposed to encapsulate the product itself, with this one referring to the caramel part as "decadence" and if add to clotted cream (another naughty but nice treat!) can be assumed that as it melts in the summer sun it may well become forbidden fruit..... I know this one isn't the best out there, some of the other bottles have small masterpieces on them, but does gives you something to read when taking a bath!
To use you simply pour under running water, and actually agitate the water. I usually recommended this to get more bubbles for your bath, but in this instance this is due to the bath syrup not really being very syrupy at all, but more thick and gloopy, and if you don't swirl it around it doesn't actually mix very well with the water.
The selling point of this product is of course the scent, with this being no exception!
When in the bottle the syrup is a lovely very strong butterscotch scent, delicious to smell if you are to eat it, but initially I wasn't to sure about bathing in it (I love chocolate, but some of the chocolate bath creams are revolting!), so I only gave the bath a quick "slurp" of the syrup, hopefully enough for bubbles but not the over powering smell of "Angel delight"!
Once diluted down by the water in my bath the scent was actually really nice, with the strength being taken from it and leaving a lovely twangy creamy scent behind, I really had no problems with the scent by then, with it still being my favourite now (though my daughter has discovered the joys of wallowing in a bath, so she has confiscated a few of my treats!).
The syrup creates mounds of fluffy bubbles to bath in and only slightly changes the colour of the water, though this would depend I suppose on how much you use!
The scented water doesn't claim to moisturise or conditions skin, but does leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed with a lovely sweet scent to it, which is enhanced beautifully by my favourite Shea scented body butter.
Price wise this is available quite widely now, with me initially only seeing it at my local Asda store (www.asda.com), and being sold for £2-£3.00 a bottle (check for special offers) but is available in various other places too now, for more information visit - www.nirvanaspa.co.uk
This really is a lovely everyday indulgence that is cheap enough to be considered as such, with this being part of the "Nirvana spa" range, you can be satisfied knowing that you are using a well recognised and quality brand, but at a much cheaper price, recommended!
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I was after a bit of a treat for myself, I do like a nice warm and lush smelling bath and saw this in Asda (I know this is also available from N-Spa's website). £4.50 for 500ml is a bit pricey but after having a quick sniff, I decided to give it a go.
This bath syrup does smell absolutely gorgeous, mouth-watering even. A mixture of fudge, toffee and caramel, it really does smell good enough to eat. Luckily N-Spa have cleverly put on the back 'Do not eat, this is not a food product', I'm sure they have had plenty of people complain once they have had a taste!!
Unfortunately after bathing, I could not smell a trace of the sweet smell on me, I must admit I was a little gutted, I thought the smell would follow, unless I am not putting enough it but due to the price I thought it would be a little excessive to put half a bottle in one bath ;)
The syrup itself does bubble up nicely, giving you a lovely relaxing and lovely smelling bath and the bubbles do stay for a good half hour at least which is good considering some bubbles disappear almost immediately with other bath products.
The bath syrup doesn't irritate skin either, I came out of the bath with very soft skin and felt like I had been moisturised. Definitely a blissful bath and would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes a nice soak and a pamper every now and again.
As mentioned in previous reviews, I picked up a gift set containing four of the Nirvana Spa 'bath syrups' a few months ago. Having used the first three with mixed results, I finally got round to trying the fourth, which is the hot butter fudge variety.
The bottle describes this bath syrup (or bubble bath to you and me) as 'deliciously moisturising' and apparently it will give you a bath full of bubbles and promise! The name hot butter fudge sounds delicious and I had been looking forward to trying this one as it smells amazing in the bottle.
The bottle this comes in is clear plastic with a black flip top lid and white text on the front, and is reminiscent of the Philosophy range. It's functional enough, and the colour of the product certainly makes it look rich and tempting.
The scent is the main selling point for me with bath products. Of course I want lovely thick bubbles too, but a strong, luxurious scent is also important to me. The smell of this one is amazing. It smells like buttery fudge - incredibly sweet and a surprisingly accurate fudge scent - it almost makes me hungry!
When I first pour this into the bath I find that it's rather thick in consistency and the scent is very strong. You don't need to use a huge amount per use, and pretty much the moment this is poured into the bath you get a mass of thick, frothy bubbles.
The scent of the product does linger once I'm in the bath, but unfortunately not for very long. I think it tends to last around ten minutes before disappearing completely, which I suppose would be fine if I was the sort of person who gets in the bath for a quick dip, but I tend to be in there for at least 30 minutes at a time. Although the scent doesn't last, the bubbles do, and I frequently find that they will last the entire duration of my bath.
I don't really feel any difference to my skin after using this, but this may be because I tend to use body washes and scrubs when I'm in the bath. I also don't notice the scent staying on my skin, but again I think that is for the same reasons - just that my other products cover it up.
I bought this in a pack of four 100ml bottles, but usually it is only available in a 500ml size costing £3.98 from ASDA. There is also a sugar scrub available in the same scent which can also be purchased from ASDA stores.
I have come away feeling quite pleased with this one. It smells heavenly and creates lots of long lasting bubbles. The only downside for me is that the scent doesn't last long, which is a shame as it's absolutely gorgeous!
Another N Spa product that I have recently tried and like. Most of the Bubble baths and Shower Gels, but it is more the sweet ones I would say are that bit different compared to the Fruity ones which you can normally pick up a Fruity scent in most ranges of beauty products.
This comes in a 500ml bottle and costs just under £4 in my local Asda. I haven't seen this for sale in any other shops. The bottle looks alright but it doesn't exactly look that expensive. It looks as if it is trying to copy the Philogophy range, which is a designed brand and a lot more expensive. IT is a sort of wide but dumpy bottle which is clear plastic with black writing wrapped around the bottle. The lid is silver and nice and shiny. It looks simple and alright.
You can see the light brown liquid through the bottle. It looks quite thick and Syrupy, but it isn't that thick when you squirt it out into the Running Water.It gives a good amount of Bubbles with not using too much of the product.
This is a nice sticky sweet smelling liquid. It does smell like a Fudgy Butterscotch scent and although it is really sweet smelling it is nice as well. I wouldn't say it wouldn't make you want to eat something sweet, but it may take your mind off wanting something sweet.
This makes your skin smell a bit like Buttered Fudge but not too much. I wouldn't say it moisturises the same way as other brands such as Dove or that, but it cleans, freshens and smells so nice. Recommended by me.
I am very fortunate to live only two miles from the wonderful Nirvana Spa and as a consequence I occasionally manage to treat myself to an evening of relaxation and indulgence. The last time I was there I had a float and afterwards I was invited to sample the N Spa Indulgent hot butter fudge bath syrup. I loved it so much that I bought myself some there and then - a 500 ml bottle that set me back £4.50. That is a lot more than I would normally pay for things to put in the bath but I intend this to be used as a real treat for me especially as I normally have showers so luxuriating in the bath is quite a rarity.
The thing that really sold it to me was the gorgeous decadent smell. It really does smell like hot butter fudge - probably more of a small that you would expect to find in the kitchen which I guess might put some people off. I love it though.
The golden syrupy liquid looks quite gorgeous through the transparent plastic bottle with a silver lid. To pour you press the lid so that it tilts leaving a small opening the other side for the liquid to come through. This definitely ensures that you don't pour too much which you don't need to as just a small quantity provides plenty of bubbles. You only need to give the bottle a slight squeeze in order to pour. There is also quite a charming tale written on the bottle which I think makes this quite unusual:
"Decadence" said the wise man "is like a sumptuous caramel with a slow-burn creamy sweetness. Soft brown toffee, like clotted cream ice cream in the summer melting to hot butter fudge. Take extra care as forbidden fruit is the temptation that makes indulgence so wonderfully divine."
It sort of sums up just how wonderful this bath syrup is.
I seem to get a whole load of bubbles from just the tiniest quantity so I think this will last a long time. It leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth and I can also feel quite hungry with the lingering smell of hot butter fudge in my bath.
As I said before this is slightly more expensive than my usual bubble baths so I don't keep it in general view in case my daughters decide to pour large amounts into their baths - now that would be a waste. This is best used when you have time to linger and relax in the bath and the whole effect is very soothing. I have also tried using it in the shower which is good too.
As this bath syrup looks, smells and feels gorgeous I think it would make an ideal gift. I think the N-Spa range is becoming quite well known and people appreciate that it is a little bit special. If you can't get to Nirvana Spa itself I believe that Asda sells the n-spa range.