“ Brand: Nirvana Spa / Texture: Cream / Type: Body Cream / Subcategory: Body Milk „
I know the point of moisturisers is simply to moisturise. However as someone who doesnt have particularly dry skin a key point for me is they smell nice which is why I picked out this one as it sounded quite appealing. Smell wise Im satisfied unfortunatly on the moisturising front I feel this almost does the reverse for me!
The body cream looks much like you see in the picture however the cream doesnt look as pink as photographed, its more of a very pale pink. The tub is a very simple design, clear with a black lid. The lid has a hot pink circle with black writing which states what it is, whos its by and has some strange blurb about a raspberry moon and a wise man. It would look nice displayed on your dressing table or bathroom counter.
Although its called raspberry milkshake I wouldnt say this smells like either. It has a sweet, fruity scent but I cant identify it to a particular fruit. The smell isnt hugely long lasting like some moisturisers I have used nor does the scent seem to fill the room like perfume as I've found with some!
Its quite liquidy when you apply it, almost melting onto the skin. Rubbing it in it feels slightly greasy but it does dry quickly. However once dried I stroke my skin on areas I've applied it either feels like I havent moisturised at all or on occasion drier than when i started.
Looking online I cant find any place that stocks this at the moment! You can however still get unused tubs on ebay going for around £1-£2.
As mentioned in a previous review of an NSPA body cream, im not too fussy with products like this - I just need to like the price and the smell and I buy it.
One of my many products that I've been using recently is the NSPA raspberry milkshake body cream.
NSpa products you can purchase from Asda, I've never bought them singly though so can't comment on price as I've only ever bought sets to treat myself.
This particular product comes in a dinky 75ml see through plastic tub so you can see the pale pink cream inside, with a black screw off lid.
Screwing off the lid you are instantly met by this delicious fruity scent, sweet yet not sickly so, with a hint of mild creamyness to. Are they sure this is body cream? It smells good enough to eat, or drink? It really does smell deliciously fruity and is a pleasure to rub into my skin.
I find with these body creams they appear quite thick when scooping them out of the tub but they absorb lovely into the skin and the scent remains for a little while which is a plus. Despite the initital thick feeling of the body cream it smooths into my skin with ease, smothering it's fruity scent all over my skin and sinking into my skin fairly quickly. The fact the fruity scent remains on your skin is pleasing as now and then I get this fruity whiff and know it's coming from me, which I like. Although the other scented body cream I reviewed I really didnt like I would reccomend trying this one out if you do like fruity scents as this really does smell delicious.
I first came across N-Spa when I was shopping in Asda. Looking at the size if the product and the price made me take a closer look. After smelling the products I just couldn't say no! N-Spa have a range if bath products with different kind of scents that are mainly fruity. After smelling all the scents I stuck with the raspberry milkshake body cream, and this is exactly what it smelt of.
You can pick up the body creams from Asda for around £3 which is in a round see through container. It has a black lid. The cream it's self is a very pale pink colour. On top of the lid is the name and the scent if the product followed by a little story quote. These quotes are different with each scent. Each tub holds 250ml of the body cream.
I love the scent of this product. I've tried raspberry scents before, and you can really tell where the milkshake comes in with this one. It smells really fruity and sweet and you can smell it as soon as you open the product when I apply the product to my skin it leaves it very smooth, but I do sometimes have to re-apply the cream in my hands as they get dry again. But it does seem to have a little bit of a thinner consistency to other moisturisers.
I really do like this product personally and feel that you really do get your money's worth! Be sure that you like the smell before you use it though, as it does stay on your skin for quote a while, but that's why I like it.
I was given a few n-spa products for Christmas and was excited to use items from a brand I'd never used before.
One of the items I received was this n-spa raspberry milkshake body cream. I do really love using moisturisers on my entire body one a week. I don't have the time to do this more regularly and so relish the chance to enhance the feel of my skin and give it a little TLC. There are a few brands which I am pretty loyal to and if I run out these will be the ones I buy from. However, when given gifts I do like to receive something I've never tried before as I enjoy testing out new products (and writing reviews about them!).
The cream comes in a clear plastic pot with a black plastic lid. The pot is round and relatively shallow, the black lid twists on and off and inside the pot is the pinky coloured cream. On the lid there is a hot pink coloured sticker with the brand and the product name, a slightly weird quote about a raspberry moon and on the reverse of the pot are directions and ingredients. I like the design overall, though it is simply it still looks nice. I actually think this product looks better alongside other n-spa products as they have the same colour scheme and design and this enhances the overall aesthetic. However, I would not be reluctant to display this in my bathroom as it have a nice look to it.
The cream itself has an instantly overwhelming and distinct smell to it. I have to say it smells absolutely nothing like real fresh raspberries, which is such a shame because I love fruity smelling products that have really strong fresh smells. This, however, smells more like what I imagine Barbie's dream house to smell like. It has a really insipid, overly sweet smell which is generically fruity and synthetic but not actually the smell of any particular or real fruit. This does really put me off the product as I would rather it had no smell than have this super sweet smell which does not smell like fruit or milkshake. However, it wouldn't totally put me off using the product and as I have a full pot I continued to use it.
The cream itself is very lightweight and thin in consistency. it isn't so liquid that it would flow but when applied to the sink it melts almost instantly and becomes very thin and almost watery. This does mean that it soaks in almost straight away but I come away feeling as though I've not even really moisturised - except that the smell lingers and therefore I know I have. I am a lover of really thick creams so this is probably not to my taste but for those of you that like a thin cream it may well suit you better.
The pot holds a decent amount of the cream and will probably last me for ages. It is a bit annoying that it has such a horrible fake smell and thin consistency because otherwise I liked the design and the look of the cream.
I can't recommend it on a personal level because I hate two major aspects about it but for those of you looking for a lightweight cream it might suit you better than me.
*** "Imagine," said the wise man, "that the moon was made of raspberry. Would all socks be pink and all flowers meringue? Perhaps... and when evening falls shall we slide down the crescent laughing as we splash into warm waters of sweet milk, how enchanting life would be." ***
I am not sure who the wise man is but his little wise sayings used to grace the packaging of every N-Spa product! The above is the story that was on the lid of the raspberry milkshake body cream.
N-Spa products are sold via the Nirvana Spa website or exclusively via Asda, and I bought this recently when I discovered that the products were selling cheaply on the Asda website, and I picked this up for just £1. However, I've just noticed that the entire range has been rebranded and repackaged, which is obviously why the products were being sold cheaply. So I am not sure how the new raspberry lotion will compare to this - however I imagine you may still be able to pick this up in store so I hope this review may still be useful!
In terms of appearance, this tub is the same as other body lotions such as Body Shop body butters. However the product inside is very different in that you can tell just to look at it that it is a thinner cream - more of a lotion than a thicker body butter.
Sweet and fruity
The smell of the cream is delicious I think - very sweet and definitely like raspberries - and actually it is a lot like the fragrance of the Body Shop raspberry body butter - which incidentally costs £12.50 - so over 12 times more than I paid for this one! However as I say the texture of this cream is a lot lighter and thinner.
Rubbing it into the skin it does take a little longer to rub in than other lotions - it doesn't just sink or melt into the skin like other lotions I've used. However it does make the skin feel really soft, and the smell is just gorgeous! It is a very nice summery fragrance and it makes this really pleasant to use.
After applying this, my skin feels nicely moisturised and the smell is very evident although it does wear off over the course of the day.
In summary ...
Even for £3 I think this is a great body cream. It smells delicious and fruity and it does moisturise skin nicely. It isn't as rich as other products and it probably wouldn't be much use on very dry skin. However as a light, fruity lotion it really is very nice - and the fact that I got it for £1 is an added bonus! Let's hope the new look product compares just as well to this - I look forward to reading some reviews on here soon!
N-Spa is a brand I have become more and more familiar with. Their products are stocked in ASDA, and consist of lovely bath products in a range of scents that are good enough to eat. I often get a lot of these for Christmas and birthday presents from family as I am quite a fan of the products. I have tried out a few of the raspberry milkshake goodies before and really enjoyed them, so I was thrilled when I saw this body cream was given to me as a gift.
I am unsure as to the actual price of this as I received it for free, but I'm pretty sure it was around the £2 - £3 mark which isn't too bad for a lot of body cream. It is definitely a better bargain in comparison to other body care products such as The Body Shop's creams, so I think all in all it is quite cheap if you were treating yourself or someone as a gift. Because of the price, it also means you can afford to dabble in some of the other items in the range.
I love the packaging of this, it reminds me of the Anatomicals brand whereas this is much more affordable. This body cream comes in a tub, so reminded me a little more of a body butter. The tub is pink in colour and contains all the necessary information, as well as delivering a nice little quote for you to read, which I think is nice and adds a little something extra. You get 250ml worth of product in this tub, and the cream itself is an off white, very pale pink shade in colour.
Personally, I really like the scent of this however I know it would not be to everyone else's taste. It is an extremely sweet and fruity scent, and having tried raspberry scented products before, this one really stands out as you can see where the milkshake part of the name comes into it. It really does smell like a lovely smoothie, and when you open it up and have a whiff it's good enough to eat. However, did I like the smell as much when it had been applied to my skin?
This is easy to apply due to the consistency of it. I find that it is quite a bit runnier than some other creams I have used, but this means you don't have to spend hours rubbing it in. I like to apply this with my hands directly to the skin, and I focus on areas such as my stomach, arms and legs the most. You only need a little scoop of this into your fingertips to deliver good results, and I did find that if you used too much it gives quite a sticky and unpleasant feeling on the skin. This applied with ease, and I was really happy with it.
Despite loving the scent and first, and despite the application process going really well, I did find that I was not so happy with the overall results. Firstly, after you have applied it to your whole body, you really do smell of raspberries... a lot! Sometimes a scent can be just too sweet, and it didn't seem to die down for hours and hours, which I found quite unpleasant. The cream did soak into my skin nicely, however I felt that it left quite a sticky feeling on the skin, which doesn't make it nice when you put your clothes over it. My skin was definitely more moisturised and felt silky smooth which was great, meaning it does work, but I just felt that there are some things which could really be improved with this body cream.
A decent body cream if you are after a bargain. It leaves the skin feeling wonderfully smooth, but the smell really is quite sweet once all over your skin, and can leave the skin feeling sticky for a while after application. I will continue to use up my tub of this, but I am not sure if I would go out and buy this myself. It was a decent body cream considering it was free as a gift for me. Thanks for reading and I hope this helps.
If you've read my other reviews on this N-Spa raspberry milkshake range you will know my dad gave them to me in a hamper, along with the shower and bath gel and the body scrub, I received the body cream. I've reviewed the other two so thought it was only fair this one got reviewed too!
The 250ml body cream comes in a transparent round tub with a black twistable lid. The lid has a big round pink label with the product name and a weird quote that all of the N-Spa products seem to have. This quote is about a moon being made out of raspberries and pink socks and a whole load of random nonsense.
The tub is easy to open, a couple of turns and you are greeted with a subtle raspberry scent, it smells very fruity! The cream is baby pink in colour and looks like it has a thick consistency. I don't tend to use this after every shower, however I do use it after shaving my legs or using body scrub as my skin needs a moisture boost. When taking some of the cream out of the tub the illusion of a thick consistency soon disappears and it is a lot runnier than I first thought. Not much of the product is needed as if too much is used it leaves skin feeling sticky for a while until it all absorbs. I tend to use about a 50 pence piece sized blob to do each leg, this usually leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth and absorbs after I've rubbed it in. After the product has been applied, I find that the fruity raspberry scent lingers for a few hours, but soon disappears which is a disappointment.
The N-Spa range is currently available from Asda, and this raspberry milkshake body cream will set you back £2.
I don't think I'll be purchasing this body cream, it was okay as a gift and I will continue to use it until I've finished the tub but the runny consistency and lack of scent after use lets it down.
My Mum wanted some body cream, and while browsing in the toiletries aisle in ASDA, I came across the N-Spa bodycare range. I liked the sound of the Raspberry Milkshake range of products which also includes a body scrub and bath/shower gel, so on that basis I selected the body cream. My 250 ml container set me back £2.98 which is about average for a product of it's type.
A LITTLE ABOUT N-SPA
N-Spa is a range of bodycare products developed by the Nirvana Spa. According to the website the Fruit range, which features the Raspberry Milkshake line, promises to tantilise my senses and provide my body and mind with a reviving experience. Other fragrances in the range include Coconut Ice Cream and Blueberry Cream Pie.
This body cream comes presented in a plastic tub with a black screw top lid. The jar is not completely transparent, but I can see the body cream inside which I think is good because I can see how much cream is left at a glance. The jar is a nice touch as it is less wasteful than a bottle or tube, providing the product inside is any good of course.
There is a dark pink sticker adorning the lid which informs me that this is Raspberry Milkshake body cream. There is a verse printed underneath telling me what the world would be like if moon was made of raspberry, including flowers made of meringue and pink socks! In my opinion, as a consumer, I would rather know what this cream is supposed to do for my skin.
The bottom of the jar still doesn't tell me what I can expect from this body cream. It merely invites me to make time in my day to turn my bathroom into a blissful spa. I'm then given the all important usage directions to apply a generous amount of the cream after my bath or shower. There is a warning that this isn't a food product and should not be eaten. Apart from that, there's the ingredients list and contact details for the Nirvana Spa.
Once opened this body cream should be used within 12 months of opening.
On opening the jar, which is really easy to open, I am greeted with a pale pink cream which resembles and smells like raspberry yoghurt. Thankfully N-Spa has put a warning on the container that this is not a food product, and based on appearance and the smell, I would definitely store this product away from young children who could think this is really raspberry yoghurt and try eating it.
I apply this body cream after my shower or bath. This product has a nice creamy consistency which I felt was just right, again I am thinking about thick raspberry yoghurt. It is neither too thin that it drips all over the bathroom floor, and not so thick that it's difficult to apply which I have found with some body butters I've tried. My skin isn't overly dry, but I like to use a body moisturiser sometimes for a pampering treat.
The cream was easy to apply, and I found that a small amount of this product went a long way, so I disagree with N-Spa's suggestion that this cream should be applied generously. This I felt was just as well, as my skin felt sticky for a while afterwards, which I didn't like.
Once the stickiness subsided I ended up with nice soft and smooth skin. Normally, I would be impressed with a body cream if a nice fragrance lingered on my skin the day after my bath or shower, but this product left me smelling like, you guessed it, raspberry yoghurt which didn't exactly tantalise my senses. The smell was nice initially but the novelty soon wore off and then it got on my nerves.
Other than the stickiness and the fragrance issues, I didn't experience any other negative effects using this cream such as a skin irritation.
I think it goes without saying that I can't recommend this cream. While it left me with soft skin in the end, I felt that it didn't perform any better than other products on the market. In addition I've used other products which have not left me feeling sticky while it absorbed into my skin.
Then there's the issue of the fragrance, some fruity fragrances do work, for example I adore Lush Snow Fairy shower gel, which I think smells divine. I do however draw the line at smelling like I'm wearing the contents of the yoghurt aisle of the local supermarket.
I'm just glad I didn't buy the shower/bath gel as well as I imagine the raspberry yoghurt effect have been amplified all the more if I'd used them together. So it's not exactly my idea of a blissful spa experience, and I reserve this cream for those times I run out of moisturiser and I am not going out the next day. Needless to say, I won't be buying this body cream again. Accordingly, I award the N-Spa Raspberry Milkshake body cream a 2 star rating.
Aqua (Water) , Paraffinum Liquidum , Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate , Cetearyl Alcohol , Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride , Glyceryl Stearate SE , Butyrospermum Parkii , Fruit Butter , Glycerin , Parfum (Fragrance) , Phenoxyethanol , Carbomer , Panthenol , Sodium Hydroxide , Citric Acid , Linalool , CI 17200 , CI 16035 , CI 42090 , CI 19140 .
Also on Ciao under the same user name Review © Munchkin2009 August 2010
NSPA Raspberry Milkshake Body Cream
I was on my lunch brake and I wanted to stop bye at Asda to see what they had in stock of the N-spa range . I was very happy to see that they have got a few bits in and that they are all reduced in price .
The N-SPA Raspberry Milkshake Body Cream was only £2.00 I was very happy to try out this item as it smells so lush just like the bath and shower gel .
I have used other n-spa body creams befor and I was very happy with them. I would not say they are the best I have had but I like to use them as they are cheap to get hold of and they come as a set that would be good as a gift or a treat .
The NSPA Raspberry Milkshake Body Cream it self is very soft and rubs very fast in to the skin you dont have to use a lot of it but I like to as it leaves my skin so soft and relaxed and helps me to unwinde after a long day .
The tub has a twist of lid so is easy to open in the tub you get 250 mls of the cream. On the under side of the tub you will find the ingredients and the directions. I will not go in to them as you can read them your self if you want to try it out as I did .
This is a very good item and I would give it as a gift or keep it for myself !!!
Thanks for reading my review
Alongside the "N-SPA fruit" range of body scrubs I love so much, there are also matching lotions too.
So when I went on my weekly shopping expedition to Asda last week I was more than pleased to see that all the range is now on offer, "2 for £5.00".
After much consideration, ok I was blinded by how many new "flavours" there are now, I choose a new scrub (review coming) and a nice smelling body lotion from the range.
The body lotion I will now review is - "N-SPA fruit, raspberry milkshake body cream"
The pot itself is much bigger than bog standard body creams, more like the pots you would get the body butters in, this made me hopeful of the quality of the product within.
The pot is clear with the product being visible within, the lid is a screw design and black in colour. All the products in this range have a fun if somewhat curious paragraph on them this being -
"Imagine, said the wise man, that the moon was made of raspberry. Would all socks be pink and all flowers meringue? Perhaps... and when evening falls shall we slide down the crescent laughing as we splash into warm waters of sweet milk, how enchanting life would be."
No I have no idea what it means either, but it beats the standard don't it!
When removing the lid be careful as there is no inner film covering, so if anyone has messed with it, or you have dropped it, the cream will all be stuck on the inside of the lid. I lost half a pot last time due to this fact!
The smell is delicious, though not a true raspberry scent, more like a raspberry sweet scent. The lotion is thick and a pale pink colour, though once emulsified between your hands this goes into a translucent colour very quickly.
Simply rub between your hands a small amount, around the size of a ten pence piece. I find warm the cream slightly between your hands helps the cream absorb into the skin a little easier and quicker.
I have to say I am little disappointed with this cream, at first glance it looks very thick meaning that my skin should be getting a nice lathering of product, once rub onto said skin it immediately becomes much slacker in consistency, thus not giving me the moisture boost I was wishing for.
My skin at first feels smooth enough, but after an hour it's almost like my skin needs another application as it feels as dry as it did when I first got out of the shower.
Other peoples opinion may well differ, as my skin is reasonably dry anyway, but after shaving the skin on my legs almost feel brittle and scaly to the touch. The upside though that unlike some stronger scented creams, this doesn't sting when being applied.
The tub contains 250ml of cream and in my use it lasts a good two weeks, I will say though another parts of my body it does fare a little better, but I still would prefer the thick consistency to remain when applying.
The scent of course was the big thing also for me, the scent does linger for a little while after application and doesn't interfere with any other scented product I use.
At normal price this will set you back around £2.97, mine being purchased, as I mentioned earlier, as part of a deal in Asda.
Other "flavours" available include -
Apple mint crunch,
And the newest product which is the delicious sounding caramel.
All the flavours are available in cream, body scrub and bath foam.
For more information visit - www.asda.co.uk or www.nirvavspa.co.uk
Thanks for reading x