Skip this Fix from NIP+FAB

Monday, February 21, 2011

What it is: NIP+FAB Scrub Fix Facial Polish

The line: Created by Maria Hatzistefanis, the brains behind Rodial, NIP+FAB is landing on Canadian shores after gaining popularity in the UK. It launches in March (which, frighteningly enough, is just over a week away), and it’s kinda like Rodial’s little sister - each of the eleven piece line is a “targeted treatment,” but instead of snake venom and silver tubes, you get cute, quirky packaging and a price tag you can actually stomach.

The product: To be totally honest, Scrub Fix was a huge letdown for me. The scrubbly bits (that’s the technical term) are large, hard, and sharp, and it feels more like they’re chewing up my epidermis than gently sloughing off dead skin cells.

Normally, when a scrub is this abrasive, I just chuck it in the shower and use it on my body, and I’m not out an entire product. Not so, with this one – the scent drives me nuts, so it’s probably off to the bin later this week. Upon an initial whiff, the smell’s not that bad: it’s a bit like linden blossoms, which I quite like, but the lingering odour is more similar to “floor cleaner” than “clean floral”.

The ingredients:

The verdict? While I love the packaging and think the brand’s outlook is pretty cool, I just can’t get on board with this scrub. There’s usually one or two redeeming qualities to any product (which is why you so rarely see “bad” reviews on theNotice), but for this one, it’s just a huge no.

In fact, I feel so strongly about this product that I’ve gone and re-named it…

So, to our readers in the UK – have you tried NIP+FAB yet? Any winners in the line? I do have a Multi-Fix Oil that’s I’m hopeful for, so expect an update soon if that one wows me!

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11 Responses to “Skip this Fix from NIP+FAB”

  1. "Large + Sharp Pain Fix" made my day. xD Sorry you bought this product, but thanks for warning us readers away!
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  2. Arianne, on February 21st, 2011 at 8:48 am said:

    Oh Rae. This is like the best review I've read, like ever. LOL.

    This just sounds horrible, especially in the winter when everybody's skin is extra sensitive.
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  3. Lol, then I'm glad to have made your day xD I was lucky enough to receive this as a press sample (it's not on shelves in my country yet), so I'm not out anything but a few hundred skin cells :P But my god, I would have been so upset if I had purchased this and it was THIS much of a flop!

  4. Haha, glad you liked it :P

  5. I haven't tried it. I keep meaning to but there are more sparkly things to try instead. Glad I didn't waste my money on it as I hate exfoliators with big spiky bits. This range has been out for a while here and I haven't heard anything good about it which is a shame as it sounded so promising.
    Stacie xoxox
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  6. Kate & Zena, on February 21st, 2011 at 3:39 pm said:

    "Large & Sharp Pain Fix" LOL.

    Wait…..I can one up you. "Large & Sharp Pain Fix. Guaranteed to leave you smelling like Mr. Clean with Febreze Meadows & Rain Freshness, every time!"

    Okay, I should really get dressed and write my essay now……..but I love doing this more.

  7. beckysm, on February 21st, 2011 at 4:58 pm said:

    "The lingering odour is more similar to “floor cleaner” than “clean floral.""
    I see what you did there.
    And I approve.

  8. Aww, that's too bad! I've actually read quite a few rave reviews for the Lip + Nip Fix and Clean Fix, so perhaps I'll see if the line will redeem itself ;)

  9. *™-stamps it*

    Good luck with the essay :P

  10. :D

    (You know what's weird? The joy I get out of "I see what you did there." I have no idea why, but the phrase just makes my day. Every time.)

  11. Kate & Zena, on February 22nd, 2011 at 12:00 am said:

    I'm editing it right now.

    We should totally be teamed up to do this sort of thing. You come up the name and I come up with the catch phrase. We totally make the funniest and catchiest things; we'd make millions!

    Of course, if I were paid for that, I'd have to come up with something other than "Mr. Clean with Febreze Meadows & Rain Freshness" as that's an actual product…I can think up of something! "Large & Sharp Pain Fix. A fix for all you tricks." No. "Large & Sharp Pain Fix! Your maid's go-to for silky smooth legs!" Hmmmm….

    We should do this more often. I like doing this. xD

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