I do love a good bargain! At the moment at Boots when you spend £6 on their 17 brand products you get this adorable little nautical tin, eyeshadow in Viva Diva, mini eyeliner in azure and Fast Finish polish in Knockout Red.
Aren’t they sweet! The shadow is surprisingly good quality. It has a lovely metallic sheen that flashes gold. It is soft and not at all chalky. The pencil is a little hard but the deep blue is gorgeous so I will definitely use it. The polish is a true bright red that will be spending much of the summer on my toes methinks. I think my small collection of Dazzle Dusts might be going to live in the tin... The eyeshadow is on the bottom, pencil on the top.
I spent a little more than the obligatory £6. I honestly never ever look at the 17 stand. Even as a teen I was more drawn to the No.7 stuff... old before my time? But at the prices I decided it was definitely time to give it a go. I got Shine On lipstick in Bonbon for £3.99, a lip pencil in Rose Blush for £2.49 and the crowning glory (in my opinion) the Blush and Glow highlighter/blush duo in Peaches and Cream (£3.69).
Working from left to right here we have the lippie, a neutral pinkie toffee colour that I probably won’t wear till autumn. It’s a touch drying but lasts fine, nothing a bit of lip balm can’t sort. Then the pencil which again is a bit hard and does drag on my lips. It’s a good match for Bonbon and will go well with any slightly darker neutral lipstick. Then we have Peaches and Cream which looks just as yummy as it sounds. The highlighter side is a lovely shade of ivory with a gold sheen when it catches the light. The blush looks fairly dark in the pan but on it’s a warm reddish coral with the same gold sheen. It isn’t in any way glittery but it certainly isn’t matte. Both blend fairly well though they are just the teeniest bit chalky. Nonetheless it is a gorgeous, practical and handy little pot of loveliness. If you want to pick something up from 17 this would definitely be the thing I would recommend first.
Hope everyone is well! xx