'17' Beauty Buys



Today's post is just a little one to show you my latest beauty buys. I'm feeling pretty proud of myself as I have been so tempted lately to splash out on a high end mascara (YSL Shocking, I'm looking at you!) but I'm really trying to cut back on my spending lately. So, instead of spending around £20 on a mascara I haven't even tried before, I ended up spending £10.28 (to be precise) on three new '17' products instead! The tile of this post made me think of a total of 17 new beauty products, but I'm afraid that's not the case!
Boots are currently running an offer on 17 products. If you spend £8.00 on anything you like within the range, you can receive a free limited edition 'Brow's That!' brow kit worth £6.00. I'm currently using Benefit's Brow Zings, but quickly running low on the wax that is included, so when I spotted this offer I thought it would be the perfect chance for me to try out a cheaper product and hopefully the result will be just as good! As the kit is limited edition, I'm glad I saw it in time before it disappears! So, the next challenge was for me to spend £8.00 on makeup - now that was a tough decision! I'm sure we're all the same, we look at the counters and think 'I want that one, that one, oh and that one too' but sadly all the products can't be magically zapped to your bedroom (Oh, how I wish they would!). As I mentioned, I was on the hunt for a new mascara. When I look for a mascara, I want volume and thickness, I can't bear splashing out on mascaras which do absolutely nothing for me at all, it's so frustrating to have wasted money on them! I loved that on the 17 stand, they had the mascaras showcasing which brushes each mascara had - this was a great way to help me choose which one I wanted! I went for 'Blow Out' mascara - in Blackest Black shade and I think it looks and sounds pretty good! It's a pretty thick looking brush, offering 12x more volume and includes conditioning argan oils. I'm yet to try this out as being a good blogger, I wanted to photograph it first! I've got high hopes for it though after reading through reviews on Boots website, it's got pretty much a 5/5 from everyone! The mascara cost £6.29, so that left me with just one more product to choose!
I currently use No7's Beautifully Matte foundation and have lately been wondering what powder I should get. I haven't used powder for a long while, I think I just fell out of the habit of doing so. I find it hard to know which powder will work best for me, so I usually just avoid picking one out! You may have guessed by now that I like the matte look when it comes to my makeup, so it didn't take me long to snap up 'Miracle Matte' pressed powder for a bargain £3.99. I chose the shade 'Natural Fair' and I'm really impressed with it so far! You can of course expect full reviews of the three products once I have got my paws on them and formed some opinions! I'm really pleased with my three products for just over a tenner!

Have you tried 17 makeup? x

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  1. Ooh I really like the look of the brow kit! Must go and take a look :)

    Alice | www.beautybyalicee.blogspot.co.uk | xxx

  2. I haven't tried that much from 17 but I always heard good things about their products x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  3. I've been so tempted by this! I'm using the benefit kit too but I'd love a cheaper version too :) and it seems like such a good bargain! Xx

  4. I absolutely love seventeen's miracle matte powder, i hope you love it as much as i do

    lillies and lipbalm

  5. I've just purchased the concealer, better be as good as everyone says it is, haha. The brow kit does look good too! xx

  6. 17 isn't normally a brand I go for, but I may have to try that brow kit! :D