Simply Lippy Challenge Day 197 | NYX Butter Lipstick in Shade BLS21, Staycation

Over recent years NYX is a brand that has really grown on me. I use their vinyl liquid eyeliner all the time, and many of their lipsticks and glosses that I’ve tried throughout the challenge so far, have been lovely. I think today however, I have discovered my new favourite product from the brand; butter lipstick.


I’ve tried several of their butter glosses over the past few months, and really liked the vinyl non-sticky finish, so I was intrigued to see whether I would like the butter lipstick as much. And not only do I like it as much, I think I like it more!


The formula is extremely creamy without being to thick or thin in consistency, and is super smooth which allows for a gorgeous, even application. I just love how this felt on my lips all day, it has a luxurious feel that really is ‘buttery’ and my lips felt so soft throughout.


The pigment is also gorgeous with great colour pay off; this shade is a deep rose pink shade with a slightly creamy gloss finish and sometimes as you know glossier finishes can be sheer, but this wasn’t sheer at all and was very true to the packaging shade.


The staying power was also good, not quite as good as a matte but still very good, and I didn’t have to reapply too much during the day. 


I definitely will be wearing this again, amd buying more shades to try out over the next while!

Sorcha 💋

Quality Time

Happy Saturday everyone, I hope you all have a lovely weekend ahead of you. Last weekend you may remember me talking about me going on a trip to The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin and I’m very excited to say the day has finally arrived.

Image: Tripadvisor

Mum and I decided to treat ourselves to a girly spa day today, my Dad and Dave are both away for the weekend so what better excuse to treat ourselves to something nice.

As much as I love The Shelbourne, I’ve never been to the spa there so we’re both really excited to try it out and have some good old fashioned rest and relaxation. We’re starting the day off with brunch in town, and ending it with dinner in one of our favourite places to eat near home so it’s pretty much the perfect staycation.

Not only that but it’s so nice to have some Mum – Daughter quality time, catch up on all the family news and no doubt get lost in conversation over who knows what. Although I’m lucky enough to still live close to my parents, it’s rare that you get these kind of days to properly have some quality time and I for one can’t wait.

It’s been a strange week this week. On Thursday it was the birthday of a very old friend of mine who sadly passed away before Christmas. We all got together with his family on Thursday evening to toast him, and it really made me realise how short life can be and how precious our time with the people we love is.

I’ll be back with a full report on the spa and all our treatments in the coming days so if you want to know how we get on then watch this space.

For now, I hope you all have a lovely Saturday wherever you are today too.

Sorcha x