Today I’m going to be doing mini reviews of two freebies I received with magazines over the summer – Nip + Fab Dry Leg Fix, with Cosmopolitan in August, and REN Moroccan Rose Body Cream, with Harper’s Bazaar in June. I’ll be ranking them both on several categories, and crowning one my favourite body lotion of the summer!
First up, Nip + Fab’s Dry Leg Fix!
A light, spicy-ish smell that I can’t quite describe, but I do quite like. It doesn’t hang around for too long or interfere with moisture. ★★★
Quite thick for a body lotion; rubs in quite quickly but needs a fair amount of time before you’re dry to put your clothes on! ★★★
Leaves my skin silky-soft, but sometimes isn’t enough for my skin. Good for a morning top up rather than an evening pamper. ★★★
£10.25 for 100ml. Pretty pricy – more per ml than even Body Shop butter! ★★★
Total: 12 stars out of 20.
Rose! Yay, rose. This is a nice one, quite musky rather than sweet. ★★★★★
Thinner and waterier than I normally like – more of a lotion than a cream, but it soaks in nice and quickly, and I’ll admit it’s nice to be able to put jeans on straight away! ★★★
Quite light – not really heavy-duty enough for my dry legs, so I either do two rounds or just use it on my top half. ★★★
£26 for 200ml – yeesh! Maybe if I become a millionaire! ★★
Total: 13 stars out of 20.
The overall outcome? REN, despite its crazy price, pips Nip + Fab to first place! I guess I’m just a sucker for a rose scent. If the scores seem low, it’s likely to be due to my dislike of thin body lotions, but don’t get me wrong, if you like a lighter moisturiser, these are both really nice!
What do you think of this kind of post? Would you like to see more? Let me know what your HG body lotion is!