First up is a selection of 17 goodies. I've been thinking about getting one of the new 17 Wild Metallics Eyes cream eyeshadows for a little while now, and after seeing many mixed reviews (some say they crease like mad, others totally rave about them) I figured I'd just take the plunge and see for myself- and at £3.99 I've not lost much even if I hate it (though I've worn it today- and so far so good!)
I also bought another 17 Magnetised Nail Polish in Blue, as a birthday gift for one of my sisters friends. 17 are currently running another gift with purchase set (when you buy any 2 17 items)- this time it's the 'electric disco' set: a little pouch with 3 nail polishes and a nail file inside. (see further down for all my nail polish swatches.)
|17 Nail extras Glitter Top Coat, and Fast Finish polishes in Nightshade and Risky Red.|
The lovely advantage card machine also gave me a voucher for a free 17 Hide and Chic Eye Brightening Concealer (again, with purchase of one 17 item) worth £4.99! So I picked up Light Rose- which seems a pretty good for my skin tone- though there were only 3 to choose from (darker skinned people may have trouble.) It's well matched enough that it will blend nicely and cover up my under eye circles, whilst being nice and brightening :)
Another thing I've been lusting after for a while is Barry Ms Red Glitter Nail Paint, I'm not usually the biggest wearer of red nail polish, but glitter I LOVE in any shade :) I also picked up another Barry M polish (which I can't show you, it's for Amy for Christmas and she might see it!) which meant that I could get a free Limited Edition (exclusive to Boots) Silver Glitter Nail Paint too. I have no idea why it's limited edition, surely silver glitter should be a standard colour...? I'm also a little confused as to why it has a holographic lid- the polish is just plain silver... Anyway, I'm in glitter nail polish heaven!!!
|Barry M Nail Paints in Red Glitter and Ltd Edition Silver Glitter|
I also struck gold in my local poundland, they had a whole range of Revlon polishes! These are both matte shades, and they both seem to have some (muted) shimmer in them- both beautiful shades that scream Christmas at me, and I really could not resist.
|Revlon Matte Polishes in Emerald City and Ruby Ribbon|
Time for some polish swatches! (why yes I AM holding a Christmas tree ornament!) Sorry for the numerous dents in my polish (and the poor clean up)- apparently I flailed my hands around a lot before the polish had chance to properly dry...
|Thumb: 17 Risky Red (ONE coat!!!),|
Fingers, Left to Right: Revlon Ruby Ribbon and Emerald City (2 coats each)
and Barry M Red Glitter and Silver Glitter (2 coats each)
|Top to Bottom: 17 Nightshade (3 coats, not such a good polish), 17 Risky Red with |
Barry M Red Glitter (1 coat of each- a match made in heaven)
and 17 Glitter Top Coat (this one reminds me a little of e.l.f. Twinkle)
I also got something that isn't actually nail polish or make up (shock horror!)