NYX Lingerie Lipstick | Review & Swatches

NYX Lingerie Review and Swatches; lace detail, bedtime flirt, and exotic packaging
I think we all know by now, I am obsessed with a good matte lipstick. And, as anyone following me on my Instagram knows, I finally bragged that I'd found my new obsession in the form of a new shade from NYX. You're welcome in advance.
The premise of the NYX 'Lingerie' lipsticks are that they're all somewhere on the 'nude' colour scale (some shades are less 'nude' than others), and that they all have a super matte finish. There are twelve shades available in the range, and I'm quite convinced there's something for everyone.
NYX Lingerie Review and Swatches; lace detail, bedtime flirt, and exotic swatches on an arm
I grabbed three shades from the range, after umming and ahhing over them all for about 3 days:
Hands down, my favourite shade of the three - it's a 'my lips, but better' shade, for me, and the slight pink undertones add a subtle splash of colour. I'd go for this one if you're quite pale and want a truly 'nude' lip.
If 'Lace Detail' is 'my lips, but better', then 'Bedtime Flirt' is 'my lips, but browner'. It's got a really warm cinnamon undertone to it, which is great for anyone who has a warm skin tone - I'd really recommend this shade for anyone who's wanting to try incorporating something a little darker into their everyday lip kit.
This has fast replaced the red lip as my 'going out' look for 'summer' (as I write this, there's a tiny monsoon happening outside my window). It's a rich plum shade, perfect for a bold lip, and the one I mentioned over on Instagram a few weeks ago. Again, it's got a slightly brown undertone to it, so it's great for warmer skin tones.
NYX Lingerie Review and Swatches; lace detail, bedtime flirt, and exotic applicatiors pictured
Like most matte lip products, the NYX Lingerie lipsticks can leave your lips feeling a little dry, but it doesn't, in my experience, do that hugely unflattering thing of clinging to any dry patches on your lips (I have more than I'd care to admit).As for the applicator, it's a slightly 'flatter' version of the normal doe-foot applicator, and it actually makes evenly applying the colour without a brush about 100 times easier. I honestly love the formula and application so much, that I might just buy all the shades (slowly, of course, I'm not made of money).
The NYX Lingerie Lipsticks retail for £6.50, and can be bought from Boots online, here.
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Quick & Easy Glitter Bowl | DIY

a gold glitter bowl sitting on a soft white blanket; text reads easy do it yourself glitter bowl
You know the feeling; it's late at night (or, if you're me, early in the morning), you're lying in bed and should be sleeping, but instead, you're browsing Pinterest. You come across one of those fun DIY graphics, and you think 'ooh I could do that'. Then sleep hits, and - oh no! - you haven't pinned the DIY. You search and search, and you just can't spot it anywhere...but the creativity bug is raring to go, so you grab some supplies, and you give it a try, anyway.
a selection of supplies for a DIY glitter bowl, including matte mod podge, multicoloured balloons, a wide brush, a tub of gold glitter, and a silver foil takeaway tray
Anyway, this glitter bowl was one of these late-night discoveries, and I already had everything I needed to do it, at home (is it weird that I always have a stash of balloons for craft-related stuff?).
All you'll need to give this a go is some Mod Podge, some medium balloons, a thick paint brush, and some chunky glitter. It's optional, but I also use these silver takeaway containers to mix things in, whenever I'm crafting, because it makes clean-up a lot easier.
a silver foil take away tray filled with mod podge and gold glitter; unmixeda silver foil take away tray filled with mod podge and gold glitter; mixed
It's a super simple process, from here; whip about two tablespoon's worth (that's a guess-timation, don't go ruining your silverwear) of glue with about half the amount of glitter. Depending on the glitter you're using, you might need to adjust this slightly, but the goal is to get the consistency like the photo above.
a red balloon blown up, sitting in a red bowl, with a tray of gold glitter and mod podge mixed, sitting next to ita red balloon blown up, sitting in a red bowl, covered partially in a mixture of gold glitter and mod podge
Once you've got the consistency right, you want to blow up your balloon to about the size you'd like your bowl to be, and then sit it in an old mixing or serving bowl to hold it still. Then you simply have to paint the balloon with your glue mixture; don't worry too much about keeping it even the whole way round, it's part of the charm of this DIY that it's not quite even.
a DIY homemade gold glitter bowl sitting on a soft white blanket
Sit the balloon to one side to dry (preferably overnight), and when the glue's gone completely clear, break out your nearest needle/safety pin and pop your balloon. 
And there you go! Your very own glittery balloon bowl. I recommend sitting it on your desk and filling it with sweets, because who doesn't work better with a delicious incentive? 
Will you be giving this fun DIY a go? And what's your favourite Pinterest-inspired project?
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