It has been a looooong time since I’ve nattered away on Stylingo, but unfortunately I have been very busy drinking and being festively merry with my fam and pals. I hope everyone had an excellent Christmas and is looking forward to partying tonight…I, for one, am sitting in bed with a cider listening to Miley. It’s a hard life, eh??
Has anyone else noticed how WUBBISH the sales are at the moment? I went shopping on Sunday fully expecting to spend all of my hard earned dollar and I couldn’t find one sale item I wanted to buy. So so so tragic. I was forced to comfort myself with some Seventeen purchases. And 2 pairs of shoes.
Anywhoo, I’m sure I will feature my new shoes in an OOTD post soon (probably not at the same time, but you never know) but here is what I bought from Seventeen. As you may know, Claire and I are hugey fans of Seventeen and absolutely love their new product launches. I’ve been pretty much universally impressed with what I’ve bought in recent months, so they’re swiftly becoming my go-to highstreet makeup brand (sorry Rimmel).
When I got this, Claire quite rightly said ‘YES BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT YOU NEED, ANOTHER BROW KIT’. Well, a gal can never have too many brow kits, and technically this one was a free gift. That’s right gals, if you spend over £8 with Seventeen, you get a free Brows That Brow Kit. You basically can’t say no to that, can you?
It’s a great little kit actually, and I have swiftly replaced my MUA Brow Kit (which had it’s faults) with this. You get:
- Brow Wax
- Eyebrow Pencil
- Setting Powder
- Eyebrow brush
It’s £6 from Boots, which, for the quality of the product and for what you get in the palette, is absolutely amazing. The colours are not too dark and would suit most complexions, I think. What I like most is that it’s really similar to Sleek’s Brow Kit in the sense your eyebrows literally don’t go anywhere. With the MUA kit, I found my eyebrows tended to wander around my face, probably in search for a small snack. They didn’t last well at all and if you accidentally touched your face, your eyebrows would be gone (sob).
I’m a big eyeliner fan, particularly after a lad at work said ‘ARE YOU OK, YOU LOOK ILL’ when I didn’t wear any the other day. I’m usually more of an eyeliner pen or tube kind of girl, but I thought I’d give this gel eyeliner a whirl as my current Rimmel liner was running low. It’s described as having all of the staying power of a liquid eyeliner with the smokiness of a pencil. Wizardry? Basically yes. It somehow manages to be soft yet you can define your eyes properly too. I highly recommend this little pot, chums. It’s incredible!
This was a bit of a ‘pardon me, what on earth is this nonsense’ purchase more than anything. We’ve all heard of velvet nails, fur effect nails, 3d nails…but suede nails?! I wasn’t too sure if I was being a bit of a dongle and ‘suede’ was the name of the nail polish colour, but it actually comes out a little bit suede-y. It’s much more pleasant than it sounds. It’s sort of a matte, slightly metallic silvery grey – really lovely. I’ve tried to take some snaps on my falsies but I’m not sure if the suede came through.
I wasn’t actually going to feature this in my mini-haul because it’s actually quite boring. HOWEVER. This is an amazing white polish and I definitely didn’t expect such fab quality for such a bargain price. I only needed to do one coat and so far, it hasn’t chipped after 3 days (on my toes at that). It’s quite a pearly white, which is a bit different to Barry M’s white polish (which is a little thick and Tipex-y). Thoroughly recommend this white polish too, gals. Top marks again, Seventeen.
Well chums, I hope you have a wonderful NYE and both Claire and I can’t wait for what the new year is going to bring. I can safely say, probably more clothes, more makeup and most likely a hint of fake tan.