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Toffee Apple Lotion!
Nina Ricci Nina Body Lotion
Member Name: pink_glitter
Nina Ricci Nina Body Lotion
Advantages: Smells amazing, leaves skin feeling lovely, no greasiness or residue
Disadvantages: Slightly on the pricey side
For Christmas last year my sister got me a gift set containing a bottle of Nina perfume and a matching shower gel and body lotion. I absolutely love the scent of the perfume, but because I have so many body lotions and creams it has taken me this long to get round to using the Nina body lotion.
The lotion comes in a white tube with a screw top lid. It has a red apple design on the front with a silver leaf, echoing the design of the perfume bottle. The packaging is very simple, but has a slight air of luxury about it.
The lotion itself is white and has a lovely texture. The tube describes it as 'soft body lotion' and I would say that the word soft is very appropriate for this product. It feels very soft, and slightly creamy as you massage it into the skin, as well as being fairly cooling. In short, it feels very silky and luxurious on the skin, and feels a lot more special than your average body lotion.
The lotion does take a fair bit of massaging in to the skin in order for all the white colour to disappear, but once you have massaged it in, it seems to absorb incredibly quickly.
One of my favourite things about this lotion in fact, is that it leaves no greasy residue. Actually, it leaves virtually no residue at all, which is great because I hate heavy lotions that leave the skin feeling sticky. This is one that you can apply and in 30 seconds it will have sunk in completely, so you can get dressed without the fear of your clothes sticking to you!
The scent of this lotion is great and matches the perfume exactly. I've used quite a few products that were supposed to have the same scent as my favourite perfumes, yet have been completely different, so I was very pleased this one has the same great Nina scent.
If you're unfamiliar with the scent of Nina perfume, then I suppose I would describe it as being a very sweet toffee apple fragrance. I actually wrote a review of the perfume a while back, which may give you a clearer idea. It's a very subtle scent, and again, I would say that word 'soft' would be appropriate.
As it's quite a gentle scent it layers well with the perfume without being too overpowering.
The results I get when applying this to my skin is great. As mentioned, there is no residue, yet it leaves my skin feeling moisturised, soft and supple without any heavy or greasy feeling.
So far, so good, but I bet you're wondering what the catch is, aren't you? Well I suppose for some people the price might be the catch, as this costs £15.66 for a 200ml tube from House of Fraser. I know at Christmas you can usually get a gift set containing the Nina perfume, body lotion and shower gel like the one I was given, for about the same price as the perfume would cost alone.
Overall, I found this to be an excellent body lotion. It has the amazing smell of the Nina perfume which I love so much, it sinks in quickly, leaves no residue and makes skin feel amazing. If you like the Nina scent, this is a lotion well worth trying.
Summary: Yummy lotion