Saturday Sparkle

I popped to Boots today on the hunt for these new 17 Wild Metallics eye shadows and came home with a few more bits all of which seemed to lean on the sparkly side.. hence the title of this post. I can tell you I am more than happy with my purchases and I got everything in this post for less than £15! That’s 3 Nail Polishes, 3 Eyeshadows, a Liquid Liner and a Lip Gloss.. now that’s bargain hunting! First up I had to decide between the gorgeous new shades from 17. I must admit I was drawn immediately to the neutrals and I may just have to go back for them later but I decided to go for these… more party friendly for the upcoming season I thought.
Wild Silver and Wild Midnight Blue. The consistency is more mousse than cream/gel. I’d liken it to Maybellines Dream Matte stuff crossed with Rimmels Colour Mousse range.. consider it a sparkly lovechild of the two. The reason I decided to go for these shades in the end was my absolute hatred of glitter fallout. These seem to have just as much impact as your average glitter-packed shadows without any of the annoying side effects migrating to your cheeks. I can’t wait to try them out in a look.. I’ll try and make it a tutorial and really road test them for longevity for you guys. I’d imagine as with all cream-type eye colours these will crease but that shouldn’t be a problem if you use a primer or even a powder shadow over the top.. again this is all speculation.. I will let you know once I’ve tried it for myself. I’m almost certainly going to be going back for more colours as they are just £3.99 (can be bought here).. very reasonable if you ask me!
Another awesome bonus from 17 is the free gift you get right now if you purchase 2 or more products. I already knew I had to have at least 2 of the new shadows so I was on to a winner before I even stepped in the store. The Femme Noir gift set is a really cool freebie, the contents of which exceeds my total purchase price for the other 2 products as it is so really terrific value for me.
In the set you get a Glitter Eyshadow in Night Sky (which I cannot wait to try over the metallic silver!!!), a liquid liner in black and an Ultimate Volume lip gloss in Very Berry. The glitter shadow is a wash of gun metal sparkle, the liquid liner is pretty basic but will be used and the lip gloss is GORGEOUS! The absolute perfect shade for the holiday season.. I just can’t believe it was free!
Lastly here are the other bits I picked up. I was on the look out for Models Own Juicy Jules which unfortunately was out of stock so for the same money I bought 2 polishes from Barry M. Hologram is a repurchase.. Mine dried out forever ago and I’ve been meaning to replace it for the longest time and Peach Melba is a relatively new addition to the range which having seen all over the blogsphere was also on my list so it didn’t take long to pick once I was at the stand. After I’d paid for my purchases I received one of those lovely £5 off No7 vouchers which was nice so I went and got ANOTHER polish (money) which ended up costing me £2!! It was a great day for bargain hunting!
I also bought my wedding dress from Primark for £17 for anyone interested… I posted about it on my other blog here. Like I said… great day for budget shopping.
I feel like I haven’t shopped in forever, I’ve just had no spare cash and now I’m saving for a new laptop I really don’t want to part with any that I don’t have to but I guess I’ll have to get used to spending less with the baby on the way.. still… don’t expect my blog to run dry. I will always have something to say as long as you’re here to listen.


  1. 22 October, 2011 / 7:31 pm

    Oh I just read someone tweeting about those cream shadows tonight! Everything looks lovely and festive.

  2. 22 October, 2011 / 7:36 pm

    I picked up one of the new 17 metallics eyeshadows as well but I went for a neutral haha because I like to play safe! Also like you mentioned the free gift is fab isn't it!! Love it.

    Also love the polishes you got… now off to look at this bargain wedding dress of yours!

    Fee x

  3. 22 October, 2011 / 8:04 pm

    oh it is officially christmas in my head now!
    I'm not normally drawn to blue/green shades but it was beautifully unusual!
    I was thinking of you and your post when I swatched the neautrals. And when I went to spend my no7 voucher… I was very tempted by the vanilla cream shadow. I decided I have too many neautrals.. I know I'll end up going back for them though.

  4. 22 October, 2011 / 8:42 pm

    the metallic shadows look gorgeous! xx

  5. 22 October, 2011 / 10:55 pm

    I ADORE the look of Wild Midnight Blue. Its stunning and think it will be a must for the xmas party season x x

  6. 24 October, 2011 / 7:25 pm

    LOVE the colours of the eyeshadows they are gorgeous xx

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