Product Type: Nivea Bath / Shower
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Get some Happy Time in the morning!
Nivea Happy Time Cream Shower
Member Name: Holland1
Nivea Happy Time Cream Shower
Advantages: Smells nice, good value on offer, cream adds moisture to your skin
Disadvantages: Expensive at full price, doesn't lather brilliantly
During a recent trip away my other half and I popped into Boots to pick up a few bits and bobs, and being unsure what the toiletries would be like in our hotel, decided to pick up a shower gel whilst we were there. We usually try to get quite 'neutral' shower gels so we can both use the same one. This just saves too many products cluttering up the shower at the same time, and means we both know when we're running out rather than relying on telling whoever's doing the shopping (usually me!).
We're not loyal to any particular brand, but we try to get the best brand we can by comparing the offers that are available. This Nivea one was reduced to £1 in Boots, and seemed good value compared to the others so we went with this one. It's often on offer in the likes of Tesco too, so it's worth looking out for it as it's nearly £2 at full price.
The shower cream comes in a white bottle with a flip lid which clicks down. This was useful because I hate products that leak in your suitcase when you're travelling and end up with your clothes in a complete mess. The packaging is quite plain, it's white with the Nivea logo, and the name of the shower cream 'Happy Time' on the front with a picture of what I think is supposed to be an orange (representing the orange blossom smell).
The bottle is the type that just stands up rather than being hung in the shower, this isn't a problem for us as we have a little soap bar style shelf in the shower, so it stands up and doesn't tend to fall over, but it's something to bear in mind if you prefer products you can hang up.
The shower is in the form of a cream, which I particularly like because I have quite dry skin and need the extra moisturisation, especially at this time of year. According to the bottle, it has "Hydra IQ moisture technology", which I think means it moisturises your skin! It also contains bamboo milk which sounds really lovely. The cream is white in colour, and lathers quite well but is not the best at lathering and a little doesn't go a long way. I feel I have to use quite a bit each time I shower as it doesn't lather brilliantly, so I don't think it'll last long before it needs replacing. It might last a bit longer if you used it with a body puff but I'm not keen on these as they're a bit 'scratchy' on the skin.
The best thing about this shower cream is the smell. My other half doesn't really care what shower products we use, but he does like citrus scents so this one appealed because it claimed to smell of orange blossom. It does smell very orangey, and the smell hits you as soon as you open the bottle. I can't say the smell stays on your body after showering but this isn't a bad thing as I don't particularly want to smell of fruit all day, I just enjoy the scent whilst I'm showering and it makes me feel like I'm getting really clean.
My experience of this shower gel has been quite good all in all. I like the fact it's a cream and adds moisture to my skin because I don't have time to moisturise all over and wait for it to dry before getting dressed. It does seem like my skin is a bit less dry since using this shower cream. It's good value if you can get it on offer, but I wouldn't pay full price because it won't last as long as other shower gels due to lack of lather. The smell is lovely and a pleasant way to start the day. It's also quite neutral so everyone in the family could use this product to avoid several things being on the go at the same time!
Summary: Don't pay full price as it's usually on offer somewhere