Wednesday 17 August 2011

Cheeky Boots Purchases...


So on Sunday I popped into Boots because I needed a new base coat....obviously I ended up spending a bit more than I really should have done but at least it means I can do a post about it now!(that's a good excuse right?!)

Clockwise from top:
17 Nail Xtras Strengthening Base Coat
17 Nail Xtras Double Gloss Top Coat
Natural Collection Moisture Shine Lipstick in Raspberry
Natural Collection LashCare Mascara in Clear
17 All About Nude Palette (Free Gift!)

Left to Right
17 All about Nude Palette
Natural Collection Moisture Shine Lipstick in Raspberry

Swatch of the Natural Collection Moisture Shine Lipstick in Raspberry.

Swatches from the All About Nude Palette - from Left to Right:
Eyeshadow in Funfair
Eyeshadow in Walnut Pearl
Cream Blusher (No colour name)
Lipstick (No colour name)

Ok, so by now you should all know that I am such a sucker for a freebie! I brought Cosmopolitan magazine just because it had some free false lashes (which are FAB by the way!) even though I already have some and didn't really need them...I think I have a bit of a freebie addiction... Anyway I needed the base coat and Boots have an offer on at the moment where, if you buy any two 17 products you get the "All About Nude" palette for free, so I go the top coat as well (I kind of needed a new one anyway...ahem...)

Right on with the product reviews....

Base coat: Love it! My nails are really flaky and keep peeling at the moment. It really stresses me out and I have to try extra hard not to bite them (very difficult atm because I'm pretty stressed out. ugh!) So, having used this one before, I thought I'd re-purchase. I think it's a really good base coat and I find that it does leave my nails feeling harder and they don't seem to be as flaky as they were before. A must have in my nail collection at all times I think!

Top coat: Again, I love this one. I like my nails to look super glossy so this top coat is a must have. I do love the Rimmel Pro Super Wear as well but this one is a cheaper version for me (plus....I wanted that free gift!)

All About Nude Palette: I really like this free gift. It's small enough to just pop in your handbag and really does have everything you need for a quick, easy day look. I'm in love with the Funfair pink eyeshadow! I wore it alone with just a touch of flicked out black eyeliner and I LOVED the look! It's such a gorgeous colour and you barely need any for complete coverage. The Walnut Pearl colour is one that I already own (from a different free gift years ago!) and I do like it but not as just a block colour. I think it will look good on most people but it just doesn't suit me. I did put it with the pink and it looked quite nice and I have other colours to put it with so it won't be wasted. Now, here's my one doesn't say which one is the cream blusher and which is the lipstick so I guessed. I'm fairly sure I have it the right way round but if seems to work for me! The cream blush is a lovely shimmery pink and a little goes a long way! This is really nice for brief touch ups during the day to give a little bit of a flush to your cheeks. The lipstick is a really nice rose pink and gives your lips a hint of colour without being too much (a little bit like a tinted lip balm) Very much a "nude" colour. I will definitely be using this palette quite a bit and since getting it on Sunday, it hasn't left my handbag! So handy to have a bit of everything in one place. I highly recommend this free gift!(plus it's always a great excuse to pick up a couple of other bits of make up too!)

Clear Mascara: I brought this really for my eyebrows. I have the ELF brow kit in medium and I love it but my eyebrows seem to not want to stay in shape sometimes. This clear mascara is quite cheap and does the job of setting them in their place. Can't fault it!

Lipstick: Having seen this over on Charli's blog just under a month ago, I knew I had to have this in my life! I loved the colour in the swatches she had on there and since then I have been looking at it every time I go into Boots! I was getting the clear mascara anyway...and another small present for my sister's birthday....and they were on 3 for £5....and I'd be saving 97p.....and so.....I obviously got it! I can talk myself into any purchase I think... I LOVE this colour! It's so lovely and is dark without being too dark and has just the right amount of red and pink in it and, frankly, I'm in love with it. Completely. It stays on for ages and my lips don't feel at all dried out when I use it.  This is a definite re-purchase when I run out!

Hope you enjoyed seeing my cheeky Boots purchases! What do you think? Do I need to go on a make up ban like my friend Leanne??(I'll be honest...I don't think I could do it!) Have you guys brought anything new recently? Or tried any of these products?

Until next time,


  1. ooo that palette looks fab - I saw it the other day but was very good and walked away lol. Everyone seems to be loving Natural Collection at the moment - might need to check out some products x x x

  2. It's not a super summery palette either, which appeals to me (the photos are so dark bc it was raining yesterday so no natural light!) I did walk away from it too originally....then I realised I needed a base coat anyway! haha!
    I do love natural collection bc it's so cheap but so good! My only complaint about their products is the lack of different colours in their nail polish range. They are fantastic products but the colours are very basic. If you do get some products let me know what you get! I love hearing about other people's experiences with brands I like! xx


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