Nocturnal Wenchy

African Hips Don't Lie

Every girl & drag queen … MUST have Glamore!… Oh also lashes & purple hair.

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

I’m not a fashion blogger. We all sigh with relief if all my colours remotely go together… like most fat people, I dress comfortably which means the garment actually fit over my African hips. According to the medical calculations I have a 100% perfect waist/hip ratio. For a fat person, I find that hysterical. Thankfully my doctor knows me well and don’t mind loud laughter, or loud tears on occasion. Bless him.  🙂 Perhaps the fabulous Alan and Krishen wants to do a make over with the Wench 10kg from now? Although they have never treated me anything but fabulous when I see them. Such gentleman!

I am however a blogger that hugely enjoys beauty products and spa treatments.  From the basics of skin, hair and nail maintenance to make up glamour and hot stone massage, pedicures…oh the list is so long!

On the makeup scene, in the past, I loved bronzing products until I realised the skin pigmentation pregnancy left me with, is screaming “victim here!” … so I’ve stopped that look. It was a matter of scaring little children.

The Diva in me may be a closet drag queen adore my Glamour Lashes, purple makeup tones and glitter. I have not mastered the smokey eye (my sister, Rentia is a gift with this kinda thing), but I am known for a love of long lasting lipstick that does not dry your lips.

During the past few weeks,  I experimented with a number of products from Glamore Cosmetics whom I encountered on Twitter. A testiment that the online world can connect us with fantastic people,  companies and products.

Glamore Cosmetics

Besides that I genuinely love the brand (I would honestly tell you if I did not), the personal service, recommendations and extensive knowledge of Gael from Glamore Cosmetics have been impressive. You can tick the box in the customer service department!

Firstly,  I tried another shade in the range of nail polish which I reviewed last month, (Jungle Pop 280) which I am very pleased with. It is still a purple,  but has specs of glitter hidden in it. Thembi, (the gorgeous nail technician who has faithfully done my nails for 7 years now) is very pleased with the brand.  For me it is all about the colour, and that it lasts…. but Thembi looks at brushes,  ease of application and consistency. Reasons why people are professionals in their field. We are both impressed.

To help distract attention from my pigmentation pregnancy cheeks, the Pearly Powder Balls are very effective. It comprises of balls with different light shades to apply, lighting the look of the pigmentation on my cheeks. My only negative is that it does not include a brush, but thankfully I sorted that issue out fast.

I tried the Hean Vitamin Cocktail Lipstick and while it has a wonderful, intensive care and nourishment feeling, it was not long lasting enough for me. I require a lipstick with some staying powder as I’m forever hugging and kissing people. Even if it is the french – cheek, other cheek kisses. If you are a normal, non constant kissing you will love this products. Great variety of colours also. My friend Fiona tried it, loved the colour and I admit it went beautifully with her complexion!

The AA 40+ Mezzo Laser Wrinkling Decreasing Night Cream is light, nourishing and especially for those who have allergies and skin sensitively.It was very smooth, rich is luxury … but I am a bit little bit OCD, so for me, I would need the range – cleaners, toner etc to make a call. Yes, there are products for younger people. We can’t all be 40+ and flashing!

I would recommend that the Glamore Cosmetics team sell a brush set of sorts, that would be helpful.

Glamore Cosmetics

The eye shadow I cannot write much about besides that I loved the colours, easy to apply (again no applicator) because I had fallen deeply in love with its distant cousin, the eye shadow base for which I had received a sample. It is amazing! For long lasting eye shadow, every girl and drag queen MUST have some eye shadow base. It is the kind of product I need to keep extra just in case I run out. Absolute winner! Buy it. You will not regret it!!!

purple-star purple-star purple-star purple-star  purple-star rating from me.

For the month of October, I’ve decided to showcase my #purplehairdontcare from Ultimate Hair,  as well as the dramatic lashes Bailey from Glam Lashes keeps looking very Cabaret! .. I will be embracing a nude / natural look which requires quite a few products to pull off, especially at 42 years of age. I am going for that *giggle*Oh! I always look like this when I wake up!” look. Will let you know how well that works out…. Glamore Cosmetics here I come!

If I look pale or ill, I obviously messed it up so please remind me to put on lipstick and to take my Zanax.


Glamore Cosmetics is available online, with free delivery for orders larger than R250. You can find them on Facebook and Twitter.


I love sharing the wonderful products and services I find on my journey and enjoy passing the enjoyment to my readers. I have three different giveaways this week!!!

Glamore Cosmetics are giving away two gift vouchers to the value of R250 to my readers located anywhere in South Africa! Ordered is delivered to your front door. Please follow them on Twitter and/or Facebook , and in the comment section on my blog, please share which products you would choose to the value of R250. 🙂 Please ensure you enter your correct e-mail address so that I can reach you to mail your voucher. 

Judy from Ultimate Hair  who is responsible for my much loved purple hair (which is doing massive amounts for my brand – who knew?), would also like to spoil my readers. She has generously offered a cut and blow to the value of R300 voucher to two of my readers, who will also receive 20% off a full head of highlights, should you choose to have themThe salon is located near Cresta Shopping Centre and your voucher is valid Monday to Saturday. Again, please ensure you enter your correct e-mail address so that I can reach you to mail your voucher. 

The gorgeous Bailey from Glam Lashes runs a mobile salon and is giving two of my readers 50% off two their first eye lash extension experience. Getting Cabaret lashes is one of the best things I have ever done beauty wise! Bailey will come to your home, discuss what type of eyelash extension you would like to have, from natural, just enhanced ,to well… Wenchy! She operates between Randburg and Bedfordview in Johannesburg, so the prize is restricted to Johannesburg readers only. Visit her website for prices and see what you would like to have done, perhaps for that special occasion? Again, please ensure you enter your correct e-mail address so that I can reach you to mail your voucher. 

You are welcome to enter all, or one of the giveaways! Have fun. Winners will be announced on Friday, 2 October 2015 via e-mail.

Sincere thank you to my sponsors. I am deeply honoured that you entrust me with your products, time, and most of all share your knowledge with me to make me the best I can be.

I wish you enough,


PS. Yes, the pictures were all taken by me, so please do not take them from me.

30 responses to “Every girl & drag queen … MUST have Glamore!… Oh also lashes & purple hair.”

  1. Eeek, a gift voucher for goodies from Yes please!
    Would love to buy these (maybe these will be the ones that make my skin look hd awesome)


  2. Patricia Edwards avatar
    Patricia Edwards

    Lashes lashes. I would try the lashes.


  3. Glamore – Wrinkling Decreasing Cream for me all the way 😀😀😀


  4. lynnestoffberg avatar

    HEAN skin mix camouflaging Concealer R135
    HEAN vitamin cocktail lipstick R115

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  5. Ooh! So many amazing goodies. Hard to choose but my favorites are the Hean Bronzing Compact Powder and the Glam Highlighter Powder.

    Following them on FB and Twitter =)


  6. I would love to try out the gorgeous lashes.

    But the Glamore Mascara, eye concealer and liquid liner are amazing.




    1. Hello!

      You are the winner of a 50% off your first set of lash extensions from Glam Lashes! The beautiful Bailey will be in contact with you.

      Flutter them!!


  7. I would love glamore giftvoucher, need to look awesome for my sons wedding in December


  8. I am totally obsessed with nail polish so I would use the R250 glamore voucher to get me some of the gooorgeous holo polishes that I have been drooling over since before they were even released


    1. Drool no more! You are the winner of a R250 gift voucher from Glamore Cosmetics 🙂 Enjoy!!!


  9. I need the lashes to detract from my hippoesque physique and get me through the last few weeks of what has been a massively challenging pregnancy 🙂


  10. I need the lashes to detract from my hippoesque physique and get me through the last few weeks of what has been a very challenging pregnancy 🙂


    1. Absolutely! You are the winner of a 50% off your first set of lash extensions from Glamlashes. Bailey will be in contact with you.

      Flutter them!!


  11. Can I have the eyelashes please? I am sure they will go down well in the corporate world I work in!


  12. I want the hair 🙂


    1. You will love Judy! You are the winner of a complimentary cut and blow to the value of R300 and 20% off should you choose to do a full head of highlights.



  13. HEAN – I love hean 810 new
    – i love hean 809
    – i love hean black
    – i love hean 480
    – i love hean 424 new

    What can i say their polishes are great!


  14. Glamore please! Love the products my dear mother ‘borrowed’ me 🙂 along with the nail polishes I’m currently using.

    Little more than R250 but I’ll somehow find a way to pay for the rest!
    -City fashion mascara, in blue
    -Fruit spa shower scrub
    -Glam black liquid eyeliner

    Thank you x

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    1. Hello The Fairy,

      @GlamoreSA Has very generously decided to add a gift and selected yours because of your love for blue !

      We hope you enjoy your gift!





  16. Carolyn Augustus avatar
    Carolyn Augustus

    Would love to get the Oil Essence body wash and Hean Pearl & Minerals lipgloss from Glamour Cosmetics


  17. I’m not gonna lie to you, I had like this, totally perfect plan as to how I would intricately split the R250 and get a little bit of everything, but Hean is just too awsome. I want it aaaaall.. And I want it nowwwwwwwwww. (p.s. I would totes get some eyeshadow and nail polish! Because my complexion is that of a banana and hey, I really love their nail polishes)


  18. Soo, It’s my BIG 30!! on the 25th of October. The years have done me good and I don’t think I look it, yet the fine lines and wrinkles, especially around my eyes didn’t get the memo. Looking at the site I already know, no matter what I choose, it will be good…. And then I see the AA Sensitive Nature Anti Wrinkle 30+ Range Eye Cream!!! And I am like YES PLEASE!! It’s priced at R230 so then of course to make up for the other R20 I will have to go for the I love Hean Sugar Collection in Coral (and maybe a few others, don’t mind paying in a tiny bit)


  19. The eyes are the windows to the soul so mascara and eye shadow


  20. Elsandra Gouws avatar
    Elsandra Gouws

    I need to do something to my nails so I will go for:
    1. Hean coconut proteins nail conditioner
    2. I love hean sugar collection
    3. Hean French Manicure


  21. Ok, so let’s try this again lol
    I have read blog post upon blog post about how amazing Glamore Cosmetics are, so I know just from going to the site, no matter what I choose, it will be amazing.
    I am turning the BIG 30 on the 25th of October, and for my age I don’t think I look too bad, it’s like a good bottle of red wine, I just age that well hahahaha. So browsing the products and deciding what I would get with the R250 I saw the AA Sensitive Nature Anti Wrinkle 30+ Range Eye Cream and I was like YES PLEASE!!!!!! Even a good bottle of wine need to be kept in the right conditions to make it taste even better when you open it, right??!!
    So this is just under R250 so for the rest I would probably have to go with the City Fashion Nail Polish in #6b. It is after all breast cancer awareness month, and Pink really is my favorite color…. (PS. Don’t mind paying in a few rand here and there for this one)
    So with being 29ish, aging super well and all, the fine lines around my eyes never got the memo, so that is definitely my number one choice.


    1. Darling nobody should be going into their 30’s without a good eye cream! I know. I’m 42.

      You are the winner of a R250 voucher and @GlamoreSA will be in touch with you.

      Enjoy and happy, happy birthday!!!


  22. Thank you SO much! How do I go about getting the voucher?


    1. Bailey from Glam Lashes will arrange with you directly. You will see on my e-mail I cc’d her. 🙂


  23. […] looking a little different these days. I had highlights done in my hair! I won a prize from Wenchy for a cut and blow from Judy at Ultimate Hair. The prize also included 20% off a full head of […]

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Mom to many, wife to SirNoid. Lover of water, walks in the shade and all things purple.

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