Friday 18 May 2012

Duped! Laura Mercier Creme De Pistache vs Nip + Fab Pistachio Sundae

If you've been reading Lippy in London for a while, you'll know all about my obsession with bath & body products that smell edible.
Funnily enough, I don't have that much of a sweet tooth when it comes to food but there's something irresistibly scrumptious about things I can bathe in, shower with or slather on my skin that smell like an indulgent dessert.

Laura Mercier is by far my favourite brand when it comes to curbing my cravings and one of the yummiest products in the patisserie inspired range is the Creme de Pistache Souffle Body Creme.
I got a pot of this for my birthday last year but I've almost reached the bottom and at around £43 a jar I was beginning to think my affair with pistachio was coming to an end.
But then I cast my gaze on a new Nip + Fab product and all was well again..
At £9.99, this isn't quite the perfect dupe but it's sure good enough for me!

Let's compare the two:

Laura Mercier: Thick, glossy, custard like consistency, pale pistachio colouring in an elegant glass jar.

Nip + Fab: Thicker, butter-like consistency with bright pistachio green colouring in a round plastic pot.

Just like the Laura Mercier Souffle Body Creme, This Nip + Fab Pistachio Sundae Body Butter smells as good as it sounds and certainly delivers in the moisture department.

All in all, while this isn't a perfect dupe, it's pretty darn close in the areas that matter - feel, fragrance and scent longevity. Both products are non greasy, fast absorbing and leave me smelling like I've fallen in a vat of cake batter in a French patisserie.
At a fraction of the price, I think Nip + Fab gives Laura Mercier a run for her money with the Pistachio Sundae Body Butter.
You can find this at Boots for £9.99.

How do you feel about patisserie inspired body products? Do they give you a sugar rush or an ice cream headache? :)

Thanks for reading!
ETA: It seems that both of these products are now discontinued, however rumour has it that Pistache Skincare Body Butter is a decent Laura Mercier Creme de Pistache dupe and Dove Purely Pampering Pistachio Lotion is nice for a lighter hit of pistachio fragrance.


  1. I love yummy scented body products! I usually go for anything that says coconut or vanilla but the Nip + Fab Pistachio Sundae sounds lovely! Great post :) xxxx

  2. Great blog! I'm now following you!

  3. i love this, will be giving it a try :)

    Nafisah xo

  4. I wish I could have all the Laura Mercier body products . They smell unbelievable ! I'll defo be trying the Nip+Fab version .