“ Brand: N-Spa / Type: Bath Foam „
I'm not really a bath person and find myself taking a shower as I find it generally quicker and it leaves me feeling more refreshed. However I do like a long soak in the bath every now and then and as I'm currently 6 months pregnant with number 3 I do find the need to relax and soak in a bath is becoming more frequent, in fact I'm finding myself opting for bath's over showers as I can simply collapse in a hot bath after a day of chasing two 23 month old toddlers about. After purchasing a number of N-Spa bath products one of my latest favourites is the N-Spa Gingerbread Latte Bath Syrup.
*** N-Spa Gingerbread Latte Bath Syrup***
The description of the Gingerbread Latte Bath Syrup is "Hansel and Gretel" said the wise man "were unable to resist the gingerbread house with candy sugar windows and a whipped creamy smooth interior. Beware as forbidden fruit, like the witch, always has a warm sweet and spicy espresso intensity with a fiery surprise to capture your heart."
The product is not tested on animals.
The product is available in a 100ml or 500ml sized bottle. The N-Spa Gingerbread Latte Syrup is available from Asda or directly from N-Spa online at www.nirvanaspa.co.uk . The product costs £3.00 for a large 500ml bottle or £1.47 for the smaller 100ml sized bottle. Although not the cheapest of bubble bath type products it priced very reasonably and I wouldn't consider it as expensive.
I tend not to be a regular bather; and find myself opting for a shower because of convenience but when I do take a bath it is to relax. This has started to happen more regularly since becoming pregnant and suffering quite bad backache therefore when I take a soak I like to use a bath product with a relaxing aroma that creates a lot of bubbles. The reason I use a lot of N-Spa products is I like the amount of bubbles that they create but I must admit when I first used the Gingerbread Latte Syrup I was quite disappointed it did not create as many bubbles as the other bath syrup products. I probably pour in around 2 cap fulls of bath syrup with most N-Spa products which gives ample bubbles (so the whole of the bath is covered once filled). When using the Gingerbread Latte Syrup I have to use almost double this amount therefore I found myself getting through the 500ml bottle a lot quicker and this made this syrup a less "economical" choice.
I was not disappointed however at the scent of this bath syrup it is delicious. As soon as the syrup mixes with the hot water when poured into running water a rich warm scent is released. This scent is a very rich cinnamon scent with a very light coffee and chocolate aroma. I was surprised at how this smelt chocolately but it gives the bath syrup a very warm spicy coffee scent rather than a bitter coffee scent.
Once the bath was filled and I was relaxing the warm gingerbread and cinnamon scent is the most prevalent scent. This is very sweet very much like a cake baking but not overly sweet and sickly in a sugary sweet type of way. The aroma is very relaxing and has a festive type of scent which I feel makes this a perfect option for winding down with.
After bathing and drying myself I did feel relaxed but I must admit I did feel slightly disappointed that the delicious scent is not long lasting on the skin. My skin smelt clean and did have a very slight sweet scent to it but I had to sniff my skin very closely to make out this very slight sweet scent. Once dry you can't really make out the scent of the bath syrup at all. From the rich delicious gingerbread scent I could smell whilst in the bath I was surprised I could not smell this on my skin.
Once I had dried off after my bath with a towel I did feel that my skin smelt and felt clean to touch but not as smooth or soft as I had hoped for. My skin tends to be drier especially during winter and even after regular baths using this bath syrup I have not noticed any real difference to the condition of my skin. The packaging claims that the product moisturises however I did not really feel these claims were true in my experience and I have used other bath products that have had a much superior moisturising effects.
I would definitely recommend the N-Spa Gingerbread Latte Bath Syrup and scent wise it is one of my top five N-Spa products because of its relaxing rich aroma. This scent is a sweet gingerbread and cinnamon smell mixed with a very sweet chocolate and coffee burst without being too sickly sweet.
The bath syrup is also very good value for money at £3.50 for a large 500ml bottle however my main criticism of the Gingerbread Latte Bath Syrup compared with other N-Spa bath products is for some reason it does not create as many bubbles. Therefore to create a very bubbly bath you need to use a lot of product.
The after effects of the Gingerbread Latte Bath Syrup are that the delicious scent created at bath time does not really stay on your skin after bathing. Skin is left feeling clean with a sweet hint but unfortunately the rich aromas are limited to bath time only! I also feel that the moisturising effects described on the packaging were not really noticeable on my skin.
I do love my baths, a chance to soak away the strains of the day and indulge myself in some of my many bathroom bliss treats. I'm so lucky to have a generous family who supply me with those little extras I can't afford for myself, though I do buy bath oils occasionally I have a lot bought for me for birthdays and Christmas. For my last birthday in March my niece decided to give me a rare treat that I nearly didn't use as the gift set was all about chocolate in a sumptuous box with little bottles of what really did look like chocolate cream syrup. Of course the joke was on me as my milk allergy doesn't allow chocolate in my diet, but it can certainly go in my bath.
I hadn't come across the N-Spa range before but now I'm a big fan especially since everything looks so expensive but isn't out of my range as some Spa products can be. When I opened my box and peeped inside I was greeted by four 100ml bottles of chocolate indulgence with the following products-
Hot Butter Fudge bath syrup,
Gingerbread latte bath syrup.
Which was I to try first with so much chocolaty smells emerging from each bottle?
I'm not sure if I have a favorite but I seem to have used nearly all my gingerbread latte so I'll concentrate on this one. Each bottle has it's own little saying and this is described as follows-
'Hansel & Gretel' said the wise man, 'were unable to resist the gingerbread house with candy sugar windows and a whipped creamy smooth interior. Beware as forbidden fruit like the witch always has a warm sweet and spicy espresso intensity with a fiery surprise to capture your heart.'
Now honestly, how could anyone resist that warning? Certainly not me, I hardly waited to read the reverse of the bottle as I flipped open the dark brown top to expose the smell of what I can only describe as coffee and chocolate combined in a rich aroma that was as heady as a night in June. I run my bath and tipped a little of the smooth bath oil under the taps hoping to reap the promise of delicious bubbly froth like the top of a hot chocolate drink. I was a mite disappointed that it didn't bubble as much as I was expecting but maybe I was being too mean with my treat? I poured another larger amount about the size of a tablespoon, worrying a little that the oil might make the bath and me too slippery-I had done that before now! Up frothed the bubbles and I dipped in my foot, hopping a little, as it was still too warm.
But like Hansel & Gretel the gingerbread lured me in and I was soon as sweet smelling as the bath syrup and so relaxed I could have dropped off there and then. Surely latte should have stimulated the sense not lulled them. Ah, that's the charm, the lure of the oil as it gently moisturizes the skin leaving you hot, steamy and deliciously clean. Almost good enough to eat, I thought, but sadly there was no prince around or even a frog on a lily pad. Was I hallucinating? No, I was reacting to the promise of the bottle and N-Spa's wonderful bath syrup.
But was I really soaking in the equivalent of a hot chocolate latte? I looked at the long list of ingredients and spotted many I recognized but only the pafum and the cinnamol suggested anything to do with the warm, sweet-smelling scent that distinguishes this product from so many others. Just in case I had missed the point, the back label does have a health warning on it- namely- do not eat, this is not a food product. Thanks for the warning, I almost felt like drinking it, but reason prevailed and I wondered what the others would be like. Would I fall for the rich aroma of the Hot Butter fudge? Would my senses reel under the Cranberry creation, or would I want the Waffle for my pre-breakfast soak?
That, my friends, is for another review. I am still remembering my first impressions of the gingerbread latte and how I couldn't believe just how rich a product could leave my skin feeling soft and not too oily. I loved the scent and it lingered on my skin long after my bath and also had the nice side effect of leaving my bathroom smelling gorgeous. If there is a downside to this oil, it's because it is oil rather than a bubble bath and you don't get a lot of bubbles. Also I loved the smell so much I wanted to keep it for special occasions and then I had half bottles all over the bathroom as I do get a lot of these smaller sized bottles.
Another plus for me is that these are something called 'travel-friendly' they have a picture of an aeroplane on the front with those words. Now I don't fly very often but I do visit my daughter a lot, so these are ideal for taking with me. The bottles are hard plastic and I have taken one in a travel bag in my suitcase without it spilling.
Would I recommend this particular one? Yes, it's the one I've used most I think because I do like spicy smells, the cranberry must be almost as good, in fact they all are. What a gourmet bath-time I can have! And all for the very reasonable price of £3 per 500mls. I haven't managed to find a similar gift set yet but I'm sure with Christmas coming up there should be one in the shops soon.
Thanks for reading and I hope you will get a chance to try this for yourself.
©Lisa Fuller 2011.
When it comes to the N-Spa range of toiletries its only just recently that I have became a little more offay with the brand. Spotting the range in Asda rather often before parting with my cash, I only did so when I spotted large bottles of bath syrups and the likes on special offer. This usually costing around about the £4.50 mark a bottle is at the moment and was when I purchased it down to £2.00 a bottle (for a limited time only) and seeing as I love the fragrance of ginger and love my lattes I was simply unable to resist it as soon as I unscrewed the lid and took a whiff of it in store!
The gingerbread latte bath syrup comes in a large 500ml size with a silver screw on/off cap/lid to the top of it and on the front of it in white writing we are told that it is of course Indulgent Gingerbread Latte Bath Syrup with a verse on there and that it is N-Spa. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told how to use it, the ingredients used, the size is stated (as I have listed already and other than gift sets this is the only size I have seen this available to purchase in by the way) and contact details for Nirvana Spa (the manufacturer of the product) are given. Its nice enough packaging but reminds me of the far more expensive Philosophy products.
The GingerBread Latte:
Well I have read other peoples reviews on this product and have to report that my bath syrup is a dark green translucent bath syrup and not as other people say brown in colour at all! I'm not sure as to why this is though I am sure we are reviewing the same product...maybe its my eyesight or the colour has changed of late lol.
This green syrup though doesn't effect the colour of the water though I found that I needed rather alot to get any bubbles in my bath but when I did use rather alot I did find that I got nice, white frothy bubbles that lasted well over an hour in my tub.
Fragrance wise I really did love this gorgeous, refreshing but still relaxing bath syrup. This has a gorgeous scent of pungent but sweet ginger and to my nose has a chocolatey smell to it as well which manages to take the harshness of what ginger can smell like if your not very careful and in my opinion this is suitable fragrance wise for both men and women and to use.
This softened my water, the fragrance lingered whilst I bathed in it and all in all though I can't rave about it I can say that it is pleasant enough however once I dried myself off well I could no longer say I smelt of it sadly and the fragrance completely vanished from me though did linger in my bathroom for ages after using it!
This is a pleasant enough bath syrup and though kind enough to my skin really didn't do all that much for me sadly and for this reason I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase this again at its usual price in the future!
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However much money Dooyoo earns me it always makes me spend it all as well. Since I started Ive been reading so many brilliant reviews on products that sometimes I just have to go out and buy them for myself just to see if they are as brilliant as everyone claims - and the Dooyoo community very rarely recommend a product unless its brilliant - in my experience anyway. With that in mind I started to want to try products from the N-Spa range - which I actually hadnt even heard of until I started on this site and luckily enough a few weeks back my mom came home armed with loads of goodies from this range that she'd found on sale for us to try, its brilliant having a mom whos as much of a beauty junkie as I am LOL. Anyway in one of the sets she bought I got this 'N-Spa Gingerbread Latte Bath Syrup' which I have to admit I probably wouldnt have chosen myself but once I saw it I was dying to test it out.
Price: 500ml bottle - £4.50
Stockists: ASDA & The Nirvana Spa website.
Other Info: This bath syrup is available in MANY other scents - Angel Cake, Chocolate Orange, Sumptous Strawberry & Hot Butter Fudge- 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 product comes in a small 100ml bottle [the one I own is 100ml as I got it as part of a set] which is totally transparent through which you can clearly see the product inside - which oddly enough is green rather than the brown/orange colour I was expecting. 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 about the little bottle I own is that it is travel suitable so if your going on holiday soon and going by plane these products might be good for you as you can take them without worrying about them exploding!!
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.
But sadly no matter how nice the water feels and how many bubbles there are it doesnt help if this doesnt smell that great. Now for some people this will smell gorgeous and they will love it but I dont think it is for me. I had a gingerbread latte at Starbucks before Christmas and it smelt GORGEOUS but this one didnt smell anything like I expected. It does smell like gingerbread but its far too strong and a little too spicy scented for me, the smell is relaxing and its okay but its by no means the best scent from the set. It has a very Christmassy fragrance to it in my opinion so I think this would be a lovely themed present for a stocking filler at Christmas - Ill be buying my family some of this as my mom is the opposite to me and adores the scent but its not one for everyone. Good for me though because the scent doesnt linger on my skin so thats one thing Im chuffed about.
One good thing though is this syrup makes my skin feel so amazing and soft that I was actually shocked. Some people will assume that because this is a syrup it will make the water and therefore your skin feel a bit greasy but it doesnt at all it leaves my skin feeling soft and silky and with no need for added moisturiser so thats brilliant for me. Theres nothing I like more these days and coming home from work and popping some of this in the bath and while it isnt my favourite by any means its pretty nice all the same - the scent just doesnt do it for me so Im knocking off 2 stars for that. Its nice but not the best from the set I got. I do recommend this but Id say try and have a sniff of it first because the fragrance wont be for everyone.
Thanks For Reading.
x0 Salz 0x
Me and my sister Emma ended up buying each other near enough the same things for Christmas, with the exception of the product I will now review for you, this in part due to us being so alike in our tastes (though she would be very aggrieved to admit this! Lol!).
The product in question is - "N-spa - Gingerbread latté bath syrup".
I have to be honest I have had my beady eye on this for some time, but have never got round to buying it, so was over the moon to see my sis had got me a set containing four (what I would deem anyway!) festive scents, though these are available year round.
The bottle (albeit a much smaller version than the singularly available bottle), is a stand up design and made of a clear plastic, through which the "syrup" is visible, with this being a very deep brown colour, a little darker than caramel.
The lid is flip design top, which is easy enough to open and the bottle is pliable enough to be able to squeeze every last drop out, an important thing to me, especially with a product I really like!
On each "flavour" within the range is written a small piece of "advice" from a so-called wise man, though I won't write it on here for you now (I will let you discover these little delights for yourself), this particular one contains a reference to the gingerbread house within the "Hansel and Gretel" story, which is apt and fantastic to read, and always very imaginative, I know it doesn't really add to the products quality but it is a lot of fun!
To use you simply pour, or in this case squeeze, under running water and I find giving the water a quick swirl promotes extra bubbles...sorry, years of making the kids baths as bubbly as possible makes me feel like an expert!
The smell before pouring into the water, in it's concentrated form is fantastic, very spicy and full of the ginger scent, perfect in fact, though thankfully not as strong once diluted down with the water in the bath, with the ginger still being there but not in headache inducing levels.
There are plenty of thick fluffy bubbles once the bath has been run, and there is a real sense of luxury after soaking in something that smells this unusual and delightful.
Skin wise this doesn't irritate in any way, though doesn't seem to moisturise or improve skin quality, though after reading the back of the bottle it doesn't really promise to, more promising a lovely bath filled with "bubbles and promise", with it even stating that this should not be eaten!
I was a little disappointed that the scent didn't really linger on the skin after bathing, as this is something I would have been quite happy to keep smelling, at least for a while longer.
Price wise this retails around the £1.99 mark, with there being a large selection available for your perusal in asda, with there also very often being offers on too.
For more information visit - www.nirvanaspa.co.uk
This is a nice bath syrup/foam, that I have thoroughly enjoyed using and would quite happily re-buy again, though would prefer the smell to linger longer!
Thanks for reading x
The Nirvana Spa (aka Nspa) gingerbread latte bath syrup is a product I have been wanting to try for absolutely ages. I love the scent of gingerbread and the thought of bathing in it is something that definitely appeals to me. I had already been using the Pink Cow gingerbread bath and shower gel (which I absolutely love) for a while when I began using this, and I hoped this one would be just as good.
The bath syrup (posh name for bubble bath!) comes in a clear bottle with a black flip top lid. The style of the bottle and the text on the front is similar to that of premium brand Philosophy, and it's a look that has been copied by many brands. The 'syrup' inside is a dark brown colour and I must admit I do think there is something a little bit luxurious looking about the product.
The smell of the bath syrup in the bottle is really very nice. It smells strongly of gingerbread and is spicy, yet not too strong or too masculine. I don't think there is any coffee smell to this, but then thinking back to pre-Christmas afternoons in Starbucks, I seem to recall their gingerbread latte's smelling more like ginger than they did coffee.
You use this like you would any other bubble bath, and simply pour under running water. I have found that you get a good amount of bubbles from a reasonably small amount of the product.
The problem I have found with this, is that when it's in the water, I just can't smell it at all. Considering I had bought it particularly for the scent I was really disappointed. After a couple of uses of the product and not being able to detect any scent from this, I decided that it might be a good idea to add more of the product to the water. I only bought the travel sized 100ml bottle (as part of a set), so I added around half of the bottle, hoping that the extra product would bring with it, extra scent. Unfortunately, all this seemed to do was create a ridiculous amount of bubbles, to the point where they were expanding over my taps and onto the floor! Oops. So, the scent was a total let down but on a more positive note I find the bubbles with this are very long lasting, and seem to stay until the end of my bath, even if I'm having a long soak.
Whilst I'm actually bathing in this, I don't really feel it doing anything to my skin, and I always use body washes or soap of some kind when I'm in the bath, so if this does have any skin softening properties, perhaps that's why I don't notice them.
I bought this from ASDA as part of a set with three other bath syrups, but it can be bought individually in a 500ml size costing £2.50.
Overall I was really disappointed with this product. Although the bubbles were long lasting and it looked quite good in the bottle, I couldn't smell it at all when I was using it, which let the product down completely for me. If you're looking for a ginger bread scented bath product for a reasonable price, I would recommend trying The Pink Cow Gingerbread bath and shower gel instead of this one.
I went in asda about two weeks ago and I got this product as i have seen a few good reviews of this and I LOVE the starbucks gingerbread latte which is just so amazing! So I bought it in the hope that it would smell like it, or close to it, but I was in for a disappointment.
*About the product*
I am not really familiar with this brand so I don't know if they have this in any othe bottle sizes or if they make this scent in any other forms. But I have the bath syrup in a 500ml or 16.9 fl oz bottle, it is clear so that you can see how much of the product there is left, which I like as it is like the body shop shower gels. It is made in the UK, it is not recyclable as far as I am aware and it also does not state whether it is tested on animals.
*My opinion of the product*
I really like the packaging for this product it reminds me a bit of lush, especially with the food/strange smells that they make. The colour of the product is really nice too, it is a clear light treacle colour and the texture is quite thick like light treacle/golden syrup too.
The product applies really nicely, it is thick so it does not just fall though my bath sponge/scrunchie and it also creates loads of bubbles quickly which do smell as strong as the bath syrup when it is in the bottle. I use this as a shower gel and can't have baths at the moment as my two new tattoos are still healing, but when they have I will update.
I like that you get a lot of product as it saves buying more, and I have been using this product for about two weeks maybe a little longer and I have not used up half yet! So its good value for money as you don't need a lot of the product to create a lot of bubbles/lather.
One thing I don't like about this product is that it is called gingerbread latte bath syrup but to me all I can smell is cinnamon, licorice and ginger - no coffee smell at all, which is disappointing. I didn't expect a lot of coffee scent to this product any way but there is none that I can smell. The scent stays on my skin for a while, not all day but a good part of the day, but if I put a moisturiser or powder on my skin I can not smell this then.
I bought this from a large asda store and as far as i can remember their N-spa range was on offer and this product as reduced down to £2.50 which is a good price in my opinion as you do get 500ml of product. You can also use it as a bath/shower gel or a hand wash. I just use it as a shower gel and it works really well.
*Cheap and good value for money
*Lathers quickly and easily
*Smells really nice - a bit like glogg shower gel from lush - and a bit christmasy smelling
*Nice simple see through packaging
*scent stays on my skin for the most part of the day
*Does not irritate my normal skin - but when it goes on to the small patch of eczema I have on my hand it stings a bit
*A lot of product
*The bottle clearly says "gingerbread latte" but I can't smell any coffee scents in it at all, to me there is only cinnamon, licorice and ginger, which is nice, but it does say latte - which implies that there is going to be some sort of coffee scent in it, but there is not.
*Irritates my eczema slightly
*Does not say if it is tested on animals
*Little/no natural ingredients
Thank you for reading my review
I am so pleased that N-spa have bought out some new bath products as it meant I have to have extra bath time (which means ME time), hubby was not very impressed though! There are 4 new fragrances which they have bought out and they form part of the indulgent range.
The bath syrup comes in a clear plastic bottle, I like this as it means I get to see the rich brown liquid inside and it also makes my bathroom shelf look very colourful indeed. The top of the bottle has a plastic flip lid which makes it very quick and easy to get the product out. On the front of the bottle there is a clear label which has the N-spa logo and the product name on, the back of the bottle has all of the information and ingredients for this bath syrup.
As with all the N-spa range products there is a lovely phrase on the front of the bottle which reads:-
'Hansel and Gretel' said the wise man, 'were unable to resist the gingerbread house with candy sugar windows and a whipped creamy smooth interior. Beware as forbidden fruit like the witch, always has a warm sweet and spicy espresso intensity with a fiery surprise to capture your heart.'
~~USE AND RESULTS~~
The first thing I noticed about the bath syrup when lifting the lid was the smell, it was delightful. It smells just like hot gingerbread men. The smell seemed to get stronger when I added it to my bath and it stayed for a good amount of time. I had a 20 minute bath and the smell was still noticeable when I finally got out. The smell was also very noticeable on my skin once I had gotten out of the bath and dried off. It was not at all overpowering and it is not strong enough to affect and perfume which you may spray but it was noticeable.
The bath syrup is very easy to use and to do this you just need to pour a small amount under the running hot tap. I say a small amount as it does make a good lather and loads of bubbles. The liquid is quite thick so you will need to give the bottle a good squeeze to get it out.
When I had got out of my bath I noticed that my skin was lovely and soft. It felt very clean and fresh. It did not dry out my skin and even hubby who has sensitive skin uses this and did does not bother him at all. I did feel that the moisture in my skin lasted a lot longer than some of the other bath products so this was another good bonus for me.
The lather was nice and light and one thing which I did notice was that when I washed my hair in the water the shampoo and conditioner did not affect the bubbles as sometimes happen with cheaper products.
The bath syrup comes in a good sized bottle which is 500ml, this means you will get a lot of baths out of it, for me the bottle lasts for a good few months as I do have quite a large collection and like to use a different one for each bath.
There are some warnings on the back of the bottle ad these include the usual common sense ones of not consuming the product and avoiding contact with eyes. The product has not been tested on animals and the packaging can be fully recycled.
There is a 36 month shelf life on the product but it will not be lasting this long in my house.
The product ingredients for those wishing to know are:-
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Parfum, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, Hexylene Glycol, PEG-150, Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Eugenol, PEG-6, Caprylic/Capric, Glycerides, Cinnamal, Limonene, Polyquarternium-7, Caramel, Coumarin, Magnesium Chloride, Geraniol, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Magnesium Nitrate, Methylochloroisothiazolinone, Denatonium Benzoate, Methylparaben, Methylisothazolinone, Propylparaben.
~~PRICE AND AVAILABLITY~~
The bottle is priced just under £4 and although this is quite high compared to other brands you are paying for the quality here. It is currently being sold in Asda and I am hoping that Tesco will be stocking it soon as they are expanding their range. You can also buy it direct from N-Spa at their web page which can be found at www.nirvanaspa.co.uk
YES! I have to give this bath syrup the full 5 stars. It smell delightful and makes my skin feel soft and moisturised. We all deserve a small bit of luxury at times and this is one of the products to deliver it. Well worth the price tag.
I bought a bottle of the Chocolate Waffle Bath Syrup to put in with a Chocoholic friend's birthday present, but when I saw that the 500ml bottles were £4 each in Asda or 2 for £5 then I picked out 1 for myself as well. I have tried numerous N Spa products, as the mini bottles were on offer in Asda for £1 as well before so I bought a variety of them. I like my bathtime and smelly treats.
I don't get this brand. Although it is perhaps expensive at £4 for the bottle, not all the range is around this price, and although the bottles look quite expensive, they normally aren't. You know when you get a cheaper brand that is trying to come across as expensive? Well this is just like that, but the products are alright as well. Not cheap and nasty smelling and they do an alright job.
The bottle is ok. It is a clear plastic bottle and you can see the rich light brown colour though the bottle. It does look pretty Syrupy and I took the lid off to sniff it. It smells really sweet and just like Syrup. I could imagine putting this on some Waffles. The lid is a shiny silver lid and easy enough to open. The printing on the bottle reminds me of the designer brand Philosophy with all the writing on the bottle, but this is obviously a fraction of the price.
You don't need too much of this into running water to give a good scent and a good amount of bubbles. I've only used this 3 times so far as I like to mix up what bubble baths I use, but would say this will give about 10 good slugs, so it's not bad priced.
This smells sweet, syrupy and was surprisingly not sticky. I had images of this being all gooey, but once it is added to water then it all turns into foam and you are just left with a nice Gingerbread scent with a bit Latte mixed in. Not too strong a latte scent, but that's ok with me as i'm not keen on Coffee, but the Gingerbread was a great spicy scent.
I would buy this again, and if you are looking for anyone that has a sweet tooth then they would probably like the sweet Syrups in the bath range. Makes a change from the Radox's in the world.
Asda regularly have deals on this range of products it seems, so if you shop carefully you can stock up on beautiful smelling lotions and potions and never have to pay full price. Full price isn't exactly breaking the bank from what I recall, but 3 for £10 offers and the like are not to be sniffed at.
The packaging is relatively simple but understatedly stylish. The bottle is clear which means you can see the colour of the bubble bath....a lovely gingery brown colour.
The smell of this is absolutely gorgeous! A rich, gingery, spicey scent which does linger in the bathroom and on my skin. All boys I know who have smelt this have commented that the smell is "sickly", the same as with other products in the range. So, although the packaging etc is pretty unisex, I think the actual product isn't very appealing to men.
The product bubbles up well under running water and the bubbles last a good long while- perfect for a long soak.
My only gripe with this really is that usually about half way through a bottle the packaging starts to split where it has been squeezed. I'd imagine this is just down to cheap packaging, but could possibly be rectified with a different style pouring spout, or just a screw top bottle. At the moment it leaves little sticky puddles on the side of my bath!
- Price and Packaging -
Individually priced at £4.40 for 500ml. Before Christmas, Asda had an offer on these products, 3 for £10 so this worked out so a slight reduction at £3.33. This comes in cylindrical plastic, transparent bottle. There is a screw top lip with a plunge down section at the top so that the product is easily dispensed through a small hole in the top.
- What's on the packaging? -
~ Moisturising bath syrup.
~ Create a bath filled with bubbles.
~ Turn your bathroom into a sumptuous spa.
There's also a statement on the fruit of the bottle which states that Hansel and Gretel couldn't resist the gingerbread house with candy sugar windows and a whipped creamy smooth interior!
- My Experience -
~ Smell and Appearance
On opening the bottle this has a very strong aroma. For me, it definitely has a seasonal smell to it that reminds me of winter, being rich, warm and very fragrant.
It has a brown, very deep burned orange appearance and definitely has the look of syrup.
~ How does it affect my skin?
Fortunately I don't suffer from any skin conditions like eczema etc but I do, unfortunately have quite dry skin, particularly on my shins in the winter months. Having used this daily for a few weeks, I haven't experienced any adverse effects to my skin. Although it doesn't dry it out, I can't rave about its moisturising properties as my lower leg still requires an additional cream moisturiser.
~ 'A bath filled with bubbles'?....
Just as it states on the bottle, this certainly does create a bath full of bubbles, if you drizzle it under quite strong flowing, warm water. Unlike many other bath products I've used you don't have to help the bubbles along by swirling your hand in the water. The bubbles even last when soap is used as so many others disappear.
~ Is my bathroom a sumptuous spa?
The scent of this product does fill the room with a warm, rich lingering aroma, if only I had enough time to linger in the bath and soak in the sumptuous feeling! The advantage of this is that although the aroma is in the bathroom, it doesn't linger on your skin which, yes is an advantage as it doesn't clash with any other products, e.g. moisturisers or perfumes that you may want to use after your bath.
- Other products in the range -
N-Spa Indulgent collection:
~ Hot Butter Fudge Sugar Body Polish
~ Toffee Shimmer Body Oil
~ Chocolate Waffle Bath Syrup
~ Hot Butter Fudge Bath Syrup
For more information, take a look at their website: www.nirvanaspa.co.uk
- Overall -
Although the aroma that this emits may not be to everyone's taste, I feel quite pampered and relaxed on a cold winter's evening after using this bath syrup.
Thanks for reading :-)
N.B. Review also on ciao