28 October 2012

Nuxe Reve De Miel, worth the hype?

A picture of Nuxe Reve De Miel Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm
The first time I heard about this lip balm was when Estee who runs Essie Button mentioned it in one of her YouTube videos. Within days of her video, I saw this popping up all over the blogosphere. It seemed every one was loving this little glass pot of wonder balm. So obviously, as with any beauty blogger easily swayed by rave reviews, this instantly went on my wish list. I couldn't pick it up straight away as I was doing The 100 Day Challenge but when I finished my challenge it was one of the first things I picked up. I picked mine up on Feel Unique and it costs £9.50 with free delivery. When it came I had incredibly high expectations. Probably higher expectations than I have ever had for a lip balm, that's for sure. But is it really worth all the hype and rave reviews it gets?


Firstly, the packaging. I do really like the frosted glass pot it comes in and it's actually bigger than I thought it would be. Which makes me feel a teeny bit better about spending £9.50 on a lip balm... Next up, the scent. *sigh* The scent just really isn't for me! It kind of puts me off of using it. It smells like a Terry's Chocolate Orange. Now, I like chocolate. And I like oranges. But I don't like chocolate and orange mixed together (or any fruit mixed with chocolate come to think of it) So the fact that this smells of Terry's Chocolate Orange really made my heart sink when I first opened it! But does it do the miracle job everyone claims?

This lip balm is for dry, chapped lips. It is an ultra-nourishing lip balm which repairs and nourishes, with a rich, delicious texture which restores suppleness and comfort to dry and chapped lips. It's formula has been tested in the coldest climates of Canada and was found to do the job on 96% of people it was tested on. Which makes it sound like it must be a miracle worker, right? It's star ingredients are honey, plant oils, shea butter and grapefruit essence. It has quite a rough, thick consistency I think. It does apply very easily, and it does last all night if you use it before bed. But I'm not 100% keen on the texture when it's on my lips. I only apply this before bed, because I think it's too thick and rich for during the day. And it does leave my lips very soft and supple when I wake up in the morning. So yes, I do like it. But do I think it's worth the hype? I'm sorry to say I don't.

It's a lovely product, scent aside. And it does what it says. But I have tried and loved lip balms, and salves, better than this and also cheaper than this. I think it's a nice lip balm for the Winter months and I will use it all up. But I don't think this is something I would repurchase. That said - I might try the stick version of this and see if that is any better! If you have tried this, let me know what you think. Do you love it or hate it? Do you think it's worth the hype? I'd love to hear your thoughts! 

A picture of Nuxe Reve De Miel Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm

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