Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencils

Hello internet! I have some more make up musings for you today in the form of Maybelline Velvet Lip Pencils.

Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencil Swatches

You know when you find something that you love so much you have to have more? This is what has happened to me with these beauties! I have totally fell in love with the formula of these lip crayons and now I own 5 of them. So let me tell you about them.

The formula of these are lovely and creamy, they apply really smoothly and the pencil format of them means its really easy to outline your lips and fill them in quite precisely (which is great in particularly for the bolder colours). I wouldn't go as far as to say they are like lipliner because they're too thick for that but it does make application a bit easier. 

Once applied I wouldn't say they were completely matte, more of a satin, velvet like finish (as the name suggests, duh!) I really like this finish as completely matte lipsticks tend to be very drying where these are only slightly drying on your lips but have the full staying power of a matte lipstick. When I wear these for work they stay put and don't slide around all over my face (definitely a no-no when working with the general public face to face) and I only touch up on my break after eating and that's more out of habit than necessity. 

The five colours I have are Keep it Classy, Berry Much, Minimalist, Nude Perfection, and Red Essential. My favourite of the bunch has to be Keep It Classy which is the first one I got, it's the perfect balance of bold colour but is also a wearable, everyday colour for me making it a staple in my handbag.

Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencil Keep it Classy
Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencil in Keep It Classy on the lips
I'm not sure if 5 is enough of these!

What's your favourite of the bunch?

Thanks for reading,

Wench x

Thursday, 22 October 2015


I spy with my little eye something beginning with N Y X!

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Okay, that was rubbish but cosmetic brand NYX is coming to Boots online! I'm probably the last one to hear about it but it got me excited as I've had a few things from the brand and when I went to my local Next to pick up some more they informed me they stopped doing it and all hope was lost (maybe a little dramatic, but I was gutted!) There's no date for it's launch but click HERE to join the waiting list for the new Liquid Suede Lipsticks, there's limited stock!  


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My favourite offer of the year is now on at Superdrug! It's currently 3 for 2 mix and match across all make up, nails and false lashes. Shop online HERE or at your local store, exciting stuff huh?!

Thanks for reading,

Wench x

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Freebie Friday! #12

Freebie time again! The beauty mags have got some good freebies this month so without further ado here we go!

Marie Claire is giving its readers a free L'occitane Hand Cream (worth £8), this is one I picked up myself and got the zesty lime scented one, lovely! 

Elle is giving its readers a free Orly Nail Polish (worth £10.50)

Glamour is giving its readers a free Nails Inc Nail Polish (worth £11)

InStyle is giving its readers a free Ren Skincare Set (worth £14)

I know it's not exactly free, but it's a lot less than buying the product the full price. Tesco also has some special offers on their magazines, InStyle is reduced from £3.99 to £2.50! There's only a couple of weeks left on these so be quick! 

Thanks for reading,

Wench x 

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Slimming World! #5

Slimming world 1 stone award
I put a sticky label over my name because they always spell it wrong! It looks like I stole my certificate!

I got my stone award from Slimming World!

I'm so pleased! Goodbye baby weight (and the little extra I accumulated myself.....ahem!) it's slow and steady weight loss and although in the past I've lost weight quite dramatically and quickly it's not healthy and generally unsustainable. Slow and steady wins the race and it's also more likely to stay off too! My work trousers are loose and its quite annoying actually because I'm skint and can't buy anymore yet! 

I know I say it a lot but I'm shocked I lost anything this week, with the baby Splodge at Gran's house for the weekend we had a Tesco takeaway!

It was also taster week and people brought lots of yummy sweet treats which I'm going to have to give a try at home so I will show you how I go on!

Thanks for reading,

Wench x