Hey loves! I hope you’re having a lovely Christmas! Mine has been very full on today as we woke up early to head to Manchester for the Utd game. We stopped at Wagamama’s for lunch with everyone before the match, I had the steak bulgogi which was so delicious! I just wish we had a Wagamama’s nearby because I swear I’d spend all my time there, haha! We ended up being a little late arriving to the match, maps on our iPhone was being a total pain in the bum so we ended up doing a few U-turns to get to the right car park but we managed.. eventually! I’m just glad I wasn’t driving, there is nothing worse than driving in the city. I hate it! The game ended 2-2 which is a little disappointing but I guess it’s better than losing. Every match I’ve been to Utd always lose so it’s nice to see a little hope ha! Now, I’m going to cook something quick as we are a little hungry and then catch up with a few series of Walking Dead before bed and work in the morning 🙁 So I will speak to you Thursday! Night, L.
On Sunday after our walk we went for a curry at our local Indian! It ended up just being my mum, dad, Josh and I because my brother was hungover and my gran doesn’t like Indian food…. It was still a good night and the food was delicious. I always have to order chips with my curry, I really don’t like Indian rice, I find it really hard and grainy unlike jasmine rice. Anyway, today it’s really cold outside so I made some homemade soup and tonight Josh and I are going to the Mountain Film Festival that takes place at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal every year. I’m hoping to get my hands on some gloves for walking and maybe some other bits too. Speak later, L.
The view from the gym!
Hello, hello, hello! How’re you? I haven’t been on social media much these past few days. I’ve enjoyed getting back to the gym and getting some early nights in! Did any of you watch Blue Planet the other night? If so then you’ll be probably be just amazed as me by the fish with a see-through head! What an incredible world we live in! Josh and I both want to become Nat Geo photographers now haha! Ah, if only…. Anyway, here’s a little list for today! Speak soon, L.
What am I wearing today?
I’m still wearing my gym kit! I had a little lie in this morning and did an hour and a half at the gym. I really want some nice gym leggings and trainers but I’m not sure what to get for comfort and for practicality… I’m loving the Adidas NMD‘s but they’re so expensive, I’m not sure I can justify that money on a pair of gym trainers!
What am I listening to today?
I’ve had Havana by Camila Cabello going round and round in my head for days but lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Rihanna’s old albums.
What’s my mood today?
I feel happy and motivated today! I have 4 days off work after tomorrow so I’m really looking forward to that 🙂
What have I eaten today?
Scrambled eggs on toast and I’ve just had a sesame snap with chocolate on, mmmm. I’m going to have some homemade soup soon though.
What are my plans for the weekend?
Spending time with my family and Josh, it’s my birthday so I’m not entirely sure what we will get up to but I’m sure we will do something nice. Hopefully we have nice weather on Sunday because I want to go for another hike!
What was the most fun thing that happened this week?
Not a lot has happened really. We went to watch the fireworks in Kirkby Lonsdale on Sunday. That was nice but it’s so cold here now that we didn’t spend too long stood outside!
What am I looking forward to?
Obviously the run up to Christmas and all the festivities! But other than that I am looking forward to spending the weekend in London soon!
Today is not a good day. I came down with a stinking cold yesterday so I’m currently tucked up in bed and I’ve taken the day off work. I hate feeling like this, there’s nothing worse than being ill! Today will consist of love island, food, cups of lemon and honey and a lot of napping, haha! I managed to finish editing my vlog from the weekend which I just posted on YouTube so please go check it out and let me know what you think! Don’t forget to subscribe and give it a thumbs up if you like it, talk agains soon when I’m feeling better, L.
NYX is one of those beauty brands I’m slowly introducing into my make up bag. I love their soft matte lip cream and have recently been using their Sculpt & Highlight Brow Contour that I came across over on ASOS. However, although there are products that I love, I have recently been using their Control Freak Brow Gel which really isn’t working for me as I’ve noticed it leaves them looking dry and flakey and I’ve been trying to peel off the gel in the staff room toilets at work.
To give NYX the benefit of the doubt, I decided to order 3 shades from their Lip Lingerie range from boots.com as their matte lip cream was a firm favourite of mine.
Exotic, Embellishment and Lace Detail stood out to me the most as I was after a very soft natural looking shades. There are a number of shades to choose from but I thought I would get my use out of these the most.
My first impression when I picked my parcel up from Boots was that all the colours couldn’t be any less me. These aren’t the sort of colours I was expecting as on the colour chart, they looked softer and a lot more neutral online. I tested them all out using the applicator which I think is a little difficult to use, it’s very hard and large, whereas I think a brush like applicator would be easier to use for a more precise finish.
I wore Exotic for a night out in Bowness on my friends sisters hen do and I loved the look and feel of wearing it. It wasn’t heavy and it didn’t stain my wine glass which by the way is one of my pet hates, seeing glasses with greasy lipstick around the edge! I also rarely touched it up, only once after my meal and again later on in the night just to make sure my lips stood out. All night, I felt so glamorous wearing Exotic as it just suited my skin tone so well. And although it is hard to compete with the classic and timeless red lipstick, teamed with a LBD, Exotic will definitely be my go to when teaming it with a black outfit.
Lace detail really doesn’t suit my skin tone so I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone with dark skin as it looks as though you’ve smeared concealer all over your lips. I’m sure this would look fab on fair skin but it just wasn’t for me.
I am yet to try Embellishment as I have to be in the right mood for a dark lipstick. Although, I am excited to try it out as I loved wearing Exotic and feel as though these are great matte lipsticks for long lasting wear and make a really bold statement.
Overall, I would chose to use NYX Lip Lingerie again over their matte Lip Cream as I think the quality of the product is a lot longer lasting and the colours stand out more. I perhaps just need to do some more research in to what colours would suit me most but it’s so difficult to do when shopping online!
Have you tried any NYX products? What did you love or hate about them?