NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Black Cherry Tart – Review

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I write so many bloody reviews lately! Before I would hardly write any, and now they’re coming out of my ears. Alas I have a review for you today, and yes it’s another lip product. This is an excited review for me today mind as it’s a beauty brand I have been so excited to try for years, and now I FINALLY have the chance to give them a go. As you’ll have already gathered from the title, I’m going to  be talking about NYX today.

NYX has been around for years… Over the pond in the states, where it was founded. It finally hit the UK around Christmas time with Boots having it on offer on their website. More recently however they decided to start moving it into stores, which is deadly for me considering there is a Boots down the road from where I work, and they have a HUGE NYX stand in there.

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I have so far bought two products so far, the NYX Butter Gloss in shade Red Velvet, and this what I’ll be talking about today, NYX Intense Butter Gloss in shade Black Cherry Tart.

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This was one of the first products I swatched on the back of my hand. I am a complete magpie with purple lip shades lately and I honestly don’t know why! It’s a gorgeous dark purple, near black shade and is described as, “deep vamp purple”.

The gloss itself is just as the name of it describes, like butter. It isn’t sticky at all, which I really love with lip glosses. It goes on really easily and creamy, this is probably one of my favourite lip gloss formulas I have come across to date.

Another thing I noticed with this is the scent. It smells just like a cherry tart! You can’t really taste it when it’s on the lips, but you can smell it a little. If you’re not a fan of scented lip products then this might not be for you, but it isn’t a strong scent anyway so I can’t see sensitive noses having a problem with it.

I have a liquid lipstick just like this by Give Me Glow Cosmetics called Bad Gal, you can read my review on that here!

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The applicator for this is your usual doe foot but this one is a bit longer and flatter than your usual ones. This gives you a precise line when lining your lips and feels comfortable on the lips. I use a lip liner with this lip gloss to create a perfect defined line, as well as give it some extra staying power.

I’ve worn it with and without the lip liner underneath for work, as well as days out and about and whilst it looks great either way, I do prefer with the lip liner for staying power.

Of course, as I always do I post some pictures of me wearing said product. I don’t often state this, but I am yellow toned, so you can get a good idea how this may or may not look on yourself.

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I just HAD TO include this picture. Oh the lolz!

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So what do I think of this lip gloss overall? I absolutely love it! I won’t lie, when I swatched this on the back of my hand in Boots I thought it was the perfect dark purple shade, but when I put it on my lips I was worried I had bought a shade too dark for me… However, I am one for bold shades and I continued to rock this until I was fully comfortable with it! I have had many compliments on it, as well as people commenting on how dark it is, but in a nice way.

I love experimenting with dark lip shades, and this one is one I have loved to play and test out over the past couple of weeks of owning it. If you wish to try dark shades out I would highly recommend these butter lip glosses, whether they’re the normal ones, or the intense ones. You can pat them on to create a lighter shade, or even do an opaque look with them.

If you fancy giving these a go yourself you can pick them up in some Boots stores that now have NYX stands, as well as online. They cost £5.50 each and come in 13 different shades, including Black Cherry Tart which is the shade I bought.

So, will you be giving these a go? If so which shade(s) are you interested in picking up? Hey, do you already own one of the intense butter glosses? If so which one(s)?

Until next time, take care all and I hope you’ve had a lovely week, and have just as good a weekend and bank holiday!

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February Wish List

Now I know I didn’t create a January Wish List last month, but my Birthday Wish List was a replacement of my usual monthly wish list post so… This is the first official wish list post of 2014!

I know I’m on a spending ban at the moment but that doesn’t stop me from wishing for items now, does it?

February Wish List

I know my wish list this month isn’t the longest, but there isn’t really anything I really want and three of the items on this list are things I need more than want.

My current bag, which is also my favourite is beginning to break and thus may see some of its last days so I know soon enough I will need another bag. I’ve decided that I want something nice but something that also won’t break the bank! As you can see on the above image I do have two bags to talk about, the one I shall be talking about after this one. Since venturing into Oasis Market in Birmingham for the first time back in 2005 I have since then loved going there and my favourite shop in there has always been Beadesaurus. It started off as a bead and jewellery shop but has fast grown into a shop for all sorts! They stock Loungefly bags, wallets and accessories and as a Loungefly fan I love to have a mooch at what new items they have to offer every couple of months or so. They of course have an online shop, as well as a few in Birmingham and whilst I spotted this bag online recently I have very much so fallen in love with it. Yes it isn’t cheap but it’s a Loungefly bag AND a Hello Kitty bag! For something that has Hello Kitty on it, it’s rather grown up, which I rather like! I think I would like to go and have a look at this bag in the flesh before ordering, just in case I wouldn’t like it. I shall have to see though.

  • Disaster Designs Paper Plane Satchel Bag – Various prices from eBay.

I have wanted this bag FOR YEARS! Beadesaurus sold it for a while but when it sold out I was crushed and since then every year I will have a look for it on eBay. I’ve recently remembered its existence again and searched for it on eBay to find it at some decent prices, even for cheap prices for bidding! I’ve got my eye on it at the moment and I could really see me investing in this bag. I used to go to university with someone who owned this bag and it was absolutely gorgeous! I was rather envious of her and I think out of all the bags I have ever wanted, this has to be number one on the list but whenever I’ve gone to buy it I’ve never had the money. I have seen one on eBay I’m tempted to bid on, the bag itself is used and looks a tad on the dirty side, but with a good clean I’m sure it’d be good as new! Watch this space!

Since the Kingdom Hearts games came out probably 10 years ago now I’ve wanted them, but for some reason I never picked them up, which still to this day makes me feel a tad sad BUT it doesn’t matter as they’ve now brought out the games on one game for the PS3, which of course is my console of choice! GAME have it on offer for £20.00 at the moment and loads of times I’ve contemplated buying it, but as if yet I haven’t picked it up, in the worry I could find it elsewhere for less. I’m going to see if I have any cash spare during February, as I always like to have at least one PS3 game to play for when I don’t fancy blog writing, watching a film, reading a book, etc so that I can have something to do. Plus as my boyfriend is a gamer it would give us something to take in turns to play. Another plus is I like Disney, which is of course heavily based in this game!

My Dad and I recently discovered a Pandora stockist near to where we both live, so if we ever wish to buy any Pandora items in future, we don’t have to trek all the way to town or Merry Hill, which is nice! So as we had discovered this shop we decided to go in for a look at what charms they were selling. Whilst my Dad was having a look for something, I had a look myself and spotted this gorgeous ring that has been brought out for Valentine’s Day this year. It’s a gorgeous and delicate silver ring with a little red ruby looking heart on it. My hands aren’t the most delicate and girly looking in the world but this ring made them look lovely and girly and as the ring is delicate it felt really nice to wear, for any occasion. When the shop assistant informed me it was only £35.00 I was taken back and was there and then tempted to splash out on it, but of course I left it but I WILL be buying it in the near future as it’s just too gorgeous NOT to buy.

For my birthday at the start of January my boyfriend bought me a large Sweet Strawberry Yankee Candle and the night before my birthday (I opened my presents from him the day before my birthday as he couldn’t be with me for the actual day and wanted to see my reactions to my presents and such) after our meal out for my birthday we watched The Cat Returns and put the candle on to burn. However as I don’t own a large shade it started to well and I told him that I refused to burn it anymore until I picked up a shade. I nearly bought one from Clinton Cards but my Dad insisted it was too expensive (£15.99!) and he was right. I had a look online as soon as I got home and found that I could pick up a shade AND a tray for less than Clinton Cards were selling just for the shade alone! I was close to ordering it not long after finding but due to lack of funds at the time, I left it. I think whilst I don’t NEED a large shade just yet, it’s a waste just leaving the candle on the side to gather dust, as I want to burn it so much. It was one of my favourite presents for my birthday as my boyfriend knew that I wanted this candle for years!

Sometimes I will randomly search the word “fox” on clothing websites and sometimes some real gems will come up, this obviously being one of those. At the moment every other person who comes into work will be wearing a huge, fluffy parka and I just want one so damn much right now! This one is perfect and it just looks so snuggly and warm and as it’s over sized I know it would be comfortable too! The hood on it is huge and lined with the faux fox fur which is lined throughout the parka too, so I’d be snuggly and warm throughout the rest of the winter season! My Mom nearly bought me this bless her as she knew how much I wanted it, but I told her it was too much money and that I would try and find myself a cheaper version of said coat, if not another parka from Topshop that I have been lusting after. I’d wear this parka with skinny fit jeans, my Chelsea boots, all sorts of skirts and dresses too and hell, maybe even a pair of denim shorts! It’s just something you can dress up in and it’s very grunge if you ask me! A gorgeous parka, but bloody expensive!

I’ve been eying up the butter glosses by NYX for a while now and have been lusting especially after Peaches & Cream for quite a few months now. However, after finding a blog posts with all of the butter glosses swatched on said blog, I came to see that Cherry Pie was a gorgeous red shade and one that I have been longing for in a gloss form for quite a while! At £5.00 each you can’t really go wrong and I could see me using this for work as sometimes I just can’t be bothered most of the time to apply a lipstick and keep needing to reapply, but I love wearing my bright and dark lip products at work! I probably won’t buy this just yet, but I definitely will do after my spending ban!

So, those are the items on my wish list for February, what are you wishing after this month? Let me know in the comments.

Until next time, take care all and I hope you all a good February.

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