Thursday, 19 September 2013

Nip+Fab 365 Body Glow Fix

I've blogged and reviewed a couple of other self-tan products all with different properties and promises, so when my boyfriend bought me a magazine with this little sample in, I couldn't say no to giving it a try!

Nip+Fab 365 Body Glow Fix
"Fast drying self tanning gel ... streak-free natural golden finish within 4 hours ... easy to apply,providing even coverage"

"White Tea - brightens + refreshes skin"
"Vitamin E - moisturises + protects skin"
NIP+FAB 365 Body Glow Fix - 100ml - £9.95
The packaging is unusual for a self tan moisturiser/gel as similar products are usually packaged in yellow/orange bottles/tubes. The white tube stands out on the shelves, although I wasn't keen on the green colour of the text as it doesn't seem to 'fit' with the product. To me, it would have been better if it was an orange to convey what the product is used for.
Nip+Fab is a twist top tube which can sometimes be fiddly when in a rush or fastening the tube after use compared with a cap or pump. However, as the top faces down, the gel collects together so you're not shaking it vigorously to get the last little bits out every time you use it.
NIP+FAB 365 Body Glow Fix - Back of Product

Swatch sample
The gel is slightly orange in colour and doesn't smell unlike other self tan moisturisers, however the smell isn't great either. I can only describe the smell as very cosmetic and sweet, a bit like liquorice - I don't like liquorice. The gel rubs in very well and leaves the skin feeling moisturised although if it's quite humid outside, it can leave the skin feeling sticky and uncomfortable.

Nip+Fab advise that the gel is applied to "clean + exfoliated skin, taking care around eyebrows + hairline." So this is what I did! Unfortunately after the advertised 4 hours, my skin was left with orange patches and unflattering miss-match of tones. I was very disappointed, as other products have never turned out like this, especially as Nip+Fab is a more high end product compared to my regular products and I expected a more high-end finish. However, even though the results weren't what I was expecting, results were visible after the advertised 4 hours, quickest I've used.
Before and After results, 4 hours after application
Price; 1 STAR This product was a freebie from a magazine, however I wouldn't pay £9.95 for 100ml for it on the high street. Other products are cheaper and you get more for your money.

Promises; 3 STARS Even though I wasn't impressed with the results, they were visible after the advertised 4 hours which was surprising. I wasn't impressed with the streaks, patches and uneven tone left on my arms and face.

Ease of Application; 4 STARS The gel did rub and absorb well into my skin although like with most self tan moisturisers/gels, if it's sticky and humid outside - it leaves your skin feeling sticky and heavy.

Would I Recommend to a Friend?; NO This products is good for a quick fix quick tan, although it leaves you with patchy orange skin and uneven tone. There are a lot of other products on the market that are cheaper and I've found they give better results.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing, it's a shame it didn't work well :(


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