Just finished taking the auditing section of my CPA exam, so all I have now is to sit tight until March 10 when scores come out. I didn’t do really horribly, but I don’t think I did super stellar either, so we’ll see. This weekend I have a church retreat, and next week I’m going to Washington, D.C. for spring break, so I’ll still be busy, but it’s not as stressful as trying to cram, so hopefully I’ll be able to post more often! There are so, so many posts that I’ve wanted to write but just haven’t had time!
I figured I’d start with a post I already had in draft form. I’ve been searching for the best lip balm (By Terry Baume de Rose is still the leading front-runner), so I decided to try Nuxe’s Reve de Miel. I was planning to just get it off Birchbox, but I saw that Nuxe had a pretty sweet GWP going on over at GWP Addict (not sure if it’s still going on now), so then I got sucked in and spent a round $50… But everything you see to the right of the tall micellar water bottle is technically free! So it’s worth it, right?!
I haven’t tried any of the GWP items (since the Creme de Fraiche I received in my Glossybox so I’ve been using that), but I’ve used the other items a fair amount.
I got this in the red version. The balm is the same as the classic one; it’s only the packaging that is different. Going on, it feels very thick, kind of grainy almost. I don’t mind the slight scent. When I put it on at night and wake up in the morning, I can still feel it on my lips. This lip balm is very good at preserving – If your lips are in a good state the night before, they’ll still be in a good state when you wake up. However, it’s not good at healing. If I have dry flakes on my lips and put it on, I’ll still have dry flakes waking up. I still have a ton of product left, so I use this on normal days when I don’t have any special occasions where I want to wear a non-nude lip color. I still turn to my By Terry Baume de Rose on days my lips need a bit more rejuvenation.
The feel of the lip balm is different from the Reve de Miel in a pot, much less grainy, same scent. However, it basically feels like your regular chapstick. The only thing different is cut of the balm at the top. There really isn’t much more to say about this. It isn’t more moisturizing or more oily than other chapsticks. I can use it safely under lipstick.
I really love this product! It’s the first micellar water I’ve used. There aren’t rose petals that I can see in it (it’s basically an almost-clear liquid), but I can smell a rose scent. This product is basically a makeup remover that leaves no oily residue and doesn’t need to be washed off afterwards. I use it as a makeup remover on days with lighter eye makeup and use a round cotton pad with a few drops of this. I previously thought makeup could only be removed effectively through oil-based products, but this proved me wrong. And I love the rose scent!
I didn’t take a specific picture of this one, but it’s basically in a regular tube. The instructions say this, “Apply moisturizing Masque Crème Fraiche® de Beauté generously to face and eye area. Leave for 10 minutes, then massage the unabsorbed product into the face or remove with Lotion Tonique Douce.” I end up using it most as more of a more intense lotion, since it doesn’t have to be removed. After removing makeup with a makeup wipe at night, I use this in place of moisturizer. I hate the smell of this thing, but it does work and keeps my skin moisturized. I’ll use up the tube I have but will probably end up selling/swapping/giving away the other tube that came with this order.
Have you tried any Nuxe products? Any that you want to try? What did you think?