Wednesday, 2 March 2011

17 Spring Beauties

So I've been excited about the new 17 spring collection for ages, and also about all the other lovely collections/new products 17 has on the cards at the minute. Therefore, when lots of new 17 products launched last week I just had to get my mitts on some of the beauties.  17 has released two BEAUTIFUL 'Vintage Love' palettes, new blushes and some lovely new pastel nail polishes. 
The products I was most excited about getting my paws on were the 'Vintage Love' palettes, both because of their truly kitsch and gorgeous packaging, as well as the stunning product hidden inside. I had seen these beauties in various magazines for a while now and had been craving seeing them in the flesh. Then yesterday I stumbled across them in my local Boots and  simply HAD to buy both. 




First up; the 'Pretty Pastels' palette. This is the one I'd been seeing sprawled all over the magazines, and although I'm not usually a pinky-purpley pastel kind of girl on a day-to-day basis, I do love a good pastel every now and again, especially when it comes to spring time. This palette is truly beautiful, with a mix of lilacs and pinks, with some green and gold thrown in. The shadows themselves are butter-soft and blend beautifully together. The colours really compliment each other and overall I just really love how this palette looks.

Second up; 'Metallic Nudes'. Now, this palette is DEFINITELY my kind of thing. I am a nude girl through and through, and most definitely could not resist this palette as soon as I saw it. I actually didn't realise 17 was releasing a 'nude' palette until I saw it in the shop, but I'm absolutely thrilled they have because I absolutely adore this palette. Again, the shadows are butter-soft and blend beautifully, highly pigmented and glistening with metallic shimmer. I love this palette so much I'm actually debating buying another, purely because the shadows are all rather small and I always use up nudes straight away. I can see this being a make up staple for me from now on, seriously in love with it! Both palettes are £5.49.

I've been looking for a bright neon orange/red powder blusher ever since I fell in and out of love with the Topshop cream blush 'Neon Rose'. I absolutely loved the blush on, but had a serious issue with cream blush (I just don't think it's for me) and so had been looking for the powder version. As soon as I saw this beauty last week I immediately thought 'Neon Rose'. Now, it's actually a tad different to the Topshop blush when on, but I just love how it looks. The pictures do not to it justice - it's a LOT brighter in the flesh. It's a gorgeous bright corally pink, which is VERY highly pigmented so a little goes a long way (which is good as it's not the biggest blush in the world). I only usually go for very pink blushers (bar 'Neon Rose') but I'm loving the change. It's called 'First Flush' and is £3.49.

What do you think? Have you tried anything new from 17? I'm hoping to do some make up looks with these soon so you can get a feel for what they look like on. Also - it's 3 for 2 on 17 at Boots at the minute, well worth a look!
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29 comments

  1. I love the look of the palettes, I'm going to look out for them when I am in town next. x

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  2. The Vintage Love packaging is absolutely gorgeous! I'll definitely be checking out the Metallic Nudes one next time I'm in town, the colours are lovely :))
    Thank you for featuring this!
    xxx

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  3. Omg these products look gorgeous!

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  4. The eyeshadow palettes look gorgeous! x

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  5. ahh i can't wait for this! waiting for my staff discount card to come into effect before i get it!
    what colour is the blusher? does it have a name? xx
    gh0stparties.com

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  6. I never really rated no7 but these look adorable. Maybe I should give them another go xx

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  7. @kay eh tea ei. - Ahhh you work at Boots too? I work there and the discount does come in very handy, especially when beauties like these are on offer! It's called 'First Flush' - completely forgot to say but have added the names and prices now :) xx

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  8. i love the eyeshadow palettes!
    i did a post last week on the metallic palette, check it out :)

    http://sarahbox04.blogspot.com/2011/02/17-metallic-nudes-affordable-naked.html

    xx

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  9. WOW that blusher looks gorgeous, I shall be looking out for it next time I go to boots!! :)

    I'm doing a MAC giveaway if you want to check it out? : http://perrettabeauty.blogspot.com/

    Amy xx

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  10. I really need to get my hands on the Metallic Nudes Palette! x

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  11. Oooh I love the packaging, what a good shout! I am very tempted by the pale pastels palette myself, great for s/s!

    R x

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  12. I love the vintage style packaging its super cute! x

    http://miss-lv.blogspot.com/

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  13. the palette packaging is so cute! and I love the colour of the blusher, I've been wanting Topshop's neon rose for ages but cream blushes are too scary so this seems a good alternative! x

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  14. The neutral palette looks right up my street, I might have to go investigate!
    Sophie
    x

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  15. the neutral palette and the blush is pretty!

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  16. The Metallic Nudes palette looks gorgeous - exactly the sort of shades I'd wear.
    I've not seen any of the eye shadows from this collection in stores, only the nail polishes and the blushers but the 3 for 2 offer is very tempting! x

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  17. Bought the metallic nudes palette today! It was completely out of stock in my local Boots yesterday so bought it asap when I noticed more in haha. Your photo of the Perfect Pastels is swaying me to purchase that one too..! I agree with the high pigmentation; great value for money. x

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  18. These are so cute, I will have to pick some up when I get some money :) I love the shades and the packaging.

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  19. They look so good! + I am a sucker for pretty packaging... I'm going to have stock up on some 17 stuff :) xx

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  20. I got 3 of the nail varnishes yesterday and I love them all, I hadn't seen either of these palettes though but they're both lovely. I especially love the second one, I'm wearing more and more nude shades now and it's such a refreshing change from wearing blacks and greys! xxx

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  21. oh wow those compacts are beautiful

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  22. I have the metallic nude eye palette and Love it! I also have the blusher and love it! x

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  23. ooh just came back to see if you'd replied. we dont have any in our store in Leeds! :( just getting it online now!
    Which city do you live in? can't believe you work in boots too! are you at uni as well? xx

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  24. @kay eh tea ei. - Oh wow really you don't? It's a big store there isn't it? I live in Lincolnshire and the shops aren't very good round here, but even the tiny shop I work in has the blushes lol. Hopefully you'll get them in soon! Yep I'm at uni too :) xx

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  25. I've never really liked 17 products but I'm definitely going to have a look next time I'm in Boots! I love the design of those palettes, I might have to buy Metallic Nudes!

    Chloe... x
    chloehford.blogspot.com

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  26. Looks so pretty!especially the palette x

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  27. ohh..it looks interesting..
    but especially drooling over the blush!
    im a blush sucker ;]

    +new follwer

    www.emvely.blogspot.com

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  28. Oooh the palettes are so pretty! I'm not sure which one I like best, will have to go into Boots and check them out in person lol!
    Great post! x

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