Not so long ago I made, yet another, Escentual.com haul. I just cannot resist their offers - there's up to 65% off site-wide at the moment too - so every time they have a discount, I'm there browsing and ordering. Last time around they did one of their 1/3 off French Pharmacy, so I finally caved and purchased the Nuxe Rêve de Miel Honey Lip Balm. It's something I'd wanted to try for a while, having had the stick version, I wanted to try out the much coveted pot.
Let's start with the packaging, a lovely frost glass pot. It feels so weighty and nice to hold, and it's a touch more upmarket than any other lip balm, in a tube, that's banging around in my handbag. The handbag is no place for this, for me it sits on my bedside table. This is because I tend to use it as more of an overnight 'treatment' rather than just slicking it on whenever - but more on that in a second.
The scent of the Nuxe Lip Balm is quite something, it's they've mixed oranges with lemons to create something super delicious. The texture of the balm is quite thick, almost like pulp, but it smooths onto the lips so nicely. It is quite a heavy formula, but a little goes a long way, and it leaves a lovely matte-ish finish on the lips. If I want to use it during the day, I apply just a touch so my lips get that matte finish. However it can sit on the lips for quite a while, which is why I like to use it overnight, so my lips can get the biggest hit of moisture without any transfer onto cups or tea - it happens a lot!
It is on the pricier side for a lip balm, at around £9.50 (currently on offer on Escentual though, those cheeky so-so's!), but the effects are worth it. I recently started work in an office that's either far too hot, or far too cold, which does take it's toll on every little bit of skin. Having this handy when my lips are thirsty has been brilliant, and I think it'll last a while too - I've hardly made a dent!