Review

Paesano, Glasgow

Paesano

Paesano opened in Glasgow just a few months ago, after being recommended to go by several friends I stopped for a visit at lunch time last week.

The location is good, tucked in the blocks between Buchanan Street and Merchant City it’s convenient for shoppers and office workers, as well as those who are heading out specifically for dinner and drinks.

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Beauty Haul: Nuxe at M&S.

A while back I picked up some bits and bobs from the M&S beauty department. I’m really loving M&S beauty at the minute as my local store has a large department. Staff are normally super helpful (and not pushy!) and they do regular offers and free gifts which is definitely a bonus.

Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm

Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm

My first stop was Nuxe. I decided to try the Reve de Miel Lip Balm after reading great reviews from other bloggers. As I expected the Lip Balm is great, it’s hydrating, protective, a nice consistency and lasts a long time before you need to re-apply. Yeah, it’s a little pricey for lip balm but the longevity of wear and small amount needed means that one wee tub should last ages. The only downsides I can think of would be that the jar may be breakable and you do need to apply with your fingers – not the most hygienic but not really something that has bothered me.

The Reve de Miel Hand and Nail Cream was super impressive. I have constantly dry hands and I’m always on the lookout for something that can remedy them. This does the job perfectly and the smell is just fantastic. The cream was lightweight, but very nourishing. It left my hands soft but with no dreaded greasy residue. I loved the signature scent so much I can definitely see myself picking up the body lotion and maybe shower gel to try in the near future. This is definitely on the repurchase list. Any downsides? The tube looks a bit bashed/tired from a couple of weeks in my handbag… but that probably says more about my handbag than the product!

Nuxe Reve de Miel Hand and Nail

Nuxe Reve de Miel Hand and Nail

As an added plus there was a free gift of a full size (200ml) Nuxe Rose Petal Toner. Whilst I do enjoy a toner I normally opt for an exfoliating version not a hydrating one such as this, but it really is lovely. The formula is gentle and doesn’t sting – even if you do get it too close to your eyes! For anyone worrying about a strong rose scent …. Don’t, there is just the slightest hint of powdery rose and it is really quite pleasant.

What are your thoughts on Nuxe products? Do you like shopping at M&S beauty? Let me know in the comments below!

Garnier Micellar Water Review.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

Now you don’t need to tell me how late I am getting on the bandwagon with this whole Micellar Water thing. I really hadn’t tried one until last week when I picked up the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water in Boots as it was on offer.

Overall I thought this was a nice product. It took my makeup off quickly, even stubborn mascara and lipstick with no rubbing/pulling of the skin. I used this as a pre-cleanse and it really did speed up the process and helped me avoid the dreaded panda-eyes.

It’s not something I use every day as I feel that if you are doing a thorough cleanse or double cleanse, it’s probably not that necessary. I’ll probably save this for use after nights out or when I have been wearing heavier make up.

In terms of value for money it would seem that you can’t go far wrong with the Garnier Micellar Water. This giant (400ml) bottle normally retails for under a fiver – but even better it’s currently on offer in Boots for just £2.99. Bargain!

Jen x