Monday, 23 April 2012

17 Cosmetics Goodies & A Giveaway! - CLOSED

Some of you may have participated in the 17 Cosmetics twitter party last month using #17cosmetics to talk about make up and music. At the end of the party, i, along with a few other girlies, received an exciting tweet stating that I had won a goody bag, so i thought i'd share with you guys some of the products i received and my thoughts on them. As you can see, there's a lot of make up!
*Warning - this is probably going to be a long'un, but if you stick it out there may just be a giveaway at the end!*
FIRST UP - Face Products:
Miracle Matte Foundation: I was sent this in my shade, soft ivory (by the way, i think it was really considerate for them to ask what our individual colourings and preferences were, so big thumbs up for communication/customer service). I've only used this once or twice so far and i'm really impressed with the quality for such an affordable price. If you like a good matte finish, this is what you want. So really good for me right now with my current spotty/oily skin combo. Plus it has SPF 15 which is always a bonus. (RRP £5.99 from boots).
Photo Flawless Skin Primer: This is a colourless skin primer which can be applied before foundation to prolong wear and minimise pores. I've really enjoyed using this product because it's so light, it feels like it disappears as soon as your rub it into your skin. It also left my skin feeling really soft and smooth. I didn't notice much difference in prolonging the foundation, but i'm not sure i've used it enough yet to tell the difference. (RRP £6.99 from boots).
Blush and Glow: I chose the "In bloom" blush which is half baby pink blush and half a deep red-y pink. The two mixed together on my cheeks give me a healthy looking pinkness. I will say, this blush is extremely pigmented which i think is probably a good thing, but too much on the brush will make you look like a clown! But if you're only using a little bit per application then i imagine it will last a long time! I can't believe how affordable this blush is too. (RRP £3.99).
Instant Glow Bronzing Powder: I was really excited to try this product because it's absolutely HUGE and it looks so pretty with the animal print, but i was slightly disappointed because as you can see, it turns out the print is just sprayed onto the product. It's also not very pigmented which is a shame. I will say though, you do get a lot for your money! (RRP £5.49)
NEXT - Nail Polishes:
Magnetized Nail Polishes in Blue and Green: As you can see, i am far from pro at this right now! I actually received 4 of these, I also got grey and purple which i may just be giving away if you keep reading! If anyone has any tips on how to get the magnetized effect, please help me! Otherwise, i really love the colours! (RRP £4.99 each).
NEXT - Lips:
Supreme Shine Lipstick: This product feels so much more expensive than it really is, especially because of the packaging. I was sent the shade "Pink Posey."
As you can see, this is a lovely deep rich pinky colour, more on the purple/plum side of the spectrum. The lipstick is super pigmented and feels really moisturising upon application. It is VERY bright, so i'm not sure it's an every day colour, but great for nights out :) (RRP £4.99)
Berry Crush Lip Stain: This is a double sided stick, one end is a Vitamin C balm, non pigmented and non-perfumed but really hydrating. The other side of the stick looks like a felt tip pen which you apply straight onto your lips.
Boy, when they said stain, they sure meant it! I was really impressed with how long lasting this product is. I put it on for a night out, and it was still there when i got home with no re-applications! I would REALLY recommend this product for long lasting colour! (RRP £4.99)
LASTLY - Eye Products:
Perfect Definition Eye Liner: I've been using the body shop eye-liner since Christmas and it's good enough, but it has the price tag attached. It also smudges really easily so i am totally converted to this eye-liner by 17. I love the definition you get when you use this product, almost as much as i love the price tag. (RRP £2.89).
Peep Show Mascara: I thought i'd leave this one until last for dramatic effect because it was the whole point to the party - to celebrate the release of 17's new peep show mascara. The hype has definitely lived up to it's purpose, I think this mascara is brilliant. It has lengthening fibres which i have to say, really do work. I'm always looking for mascara's that actually work, and this one really does make my lashes look a lot longer. I don't know how, i'm not sure about the science behind lengthening fibres, but i'm not going to complain! (RRP £6.29 but currently on offer for £4!!! That's right, £4!! GO GO GO!)
Now for the moment, i hope you've all been waiting for... It's GIVEAWAY time!
So there are a few other bits i decided to give away to one of my readers  to share the joy. 
These are the items up for grabs: The Spring Fling Spring Brights Palette, Starry Eyes in Neptune and 2x magnetised nail polishes in grey and purple.
If you'd like to get your mitts on these goodies, all you have to do if follow on GFC and leave a comment below with your email address. Simples.
For an extra entry, you can:

  • Tweet about the giveaway, "@kfh34163 is giving away some 17 cosmetics goodies [insert link here]" and let me know in the comments that you have done so.
  • You can follow me on bloglovin' - again let me know if you have done this.
  • OR you can just tell me a joke because i like to laugh.
Giveaway closes Tuesday 1st May at 9pm GMT and is open to UK residents only.
*DISCLAIMER* 17 Cosmetics did not ask me to do this review, I was just pleased with my winnings.


  1. Wow well done for winning a goody bag and thanks for the giveaway!
    I tweeted (@thisdystopia)
    I follow on bloglovin'
    and OFC I'm a GFC follower ;)

    Amy x

    Oh, and this is my best joke: 'A chicken walks into a bar and says 'Oh sorry wrong joke" ;)

  2. Yay! I LOVE the 17 lip stains they truly are the best on the market at the moment! :) congrats on your winnings!
    I'm following you via GFC (Heather / Sugar and Spice)

    Following you on Bloglovin (same name)
    And my favourite joke is:

    Two muffins are in an oven. One says "holy cow, it's hot in here!" and the other says "holy cow, a talking muffin!"

    ahahahha. well I thought it was funny :( xxxx

  3. Awesome :)

    Enter me please!!

  4. Hey, I'd love to enter please :)
    I'm already following and my email is

    I have the magnetic nail varnish too and it doesn't seem to work very well for me either :S any tips would be awesome x

    1. I'm not quite sure how I missed the whole joke thing?! I've only just noticed it haha, can I join in now anyway?

      What did the cheese say when it looked in the mirror?
      Halloumi :D

  5. Ooh how gorgeous! What a lovely lot of goodies first of all! And what a fab giveaway!

    I already follow on GFC and my email is


  6. What an awesome goody bag!
    I follow on GFC and Bloglovin'
    And tweeted! @makeup4theinept

    How do you catch a unique rabbit?
    Unique up on it.
    How do you catch a tame rabbit?
    Tame way, unique up on it. xx

  7. What a great giveaway! I would love to be entered please! xx

  8. Hello, these are lovely and would be great to try some new products- loving the lipstick and blush! I thought I'd tell you a joke (although no promises it'll make you laugh!)
    Q: what do you call a cow with no legs?
    A: ground beef!
    GFC: April-lily

  9. Loved this post hun!

  10. Great giveaway - id love to be entered! :)
    GFC: youralmostalice
    I also following you on blog lovin'
    Natalie xx

  11. Hey babe - I'd love to enter. :)

    I follow you on gfc & my e-mail: :)


  12. Hey Katie :)
    I'd love to enter!

    Also I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award on my blog,

    (obviously that's nothing to do with the givaway! aha)


  13. Aw thats so loely of you to give away some of your goodie bag - spread the smiles! I have followed on GFC and tweeted about it, my email is

  14. I think I'm the only person in the world NOT to have tried the magnetized nail polishes!

    Oh goodness I am awful at telling jokes but I'll give it a try..... slept like a log last night, woke up in a fireplace.....

    I can already sense you stunned silence haha

    Congratulations on the win by the way!

    gfc: rosie.harvey

    1. Haha this actually made me laugh quite a lot! :) x

  15. So many goodies! Lovely of you to incorporate a giveaway :)

    Here is my joke: How does Moses make tea? Hebrews it! (best I have haha!)
    following you already on GFC and my email is xx

  16. Please enter me :)

    I have also tweeted!

    I am rubbish at jokes, but I quite like this one 'What did the bee say to the other bee on a sunny day? Swarm today isn't it'

  17. Lovely giveaway - thanks for sharing your winnings! :)

    I'm a GFC follower already, and I've tweeted, and I'm following on BlogLovin' too!

    And here's a wee joke for you:

    What do you call cheese that's not yours?

    Nacho cheese!

    Janey xx


    I have tweeted JessieBlogger

    I am terrible at jokes! What did the snowman say to the other snowman? Do you smell carrots?

  19. Fab giveaway!! Thank you so much for the opportunity :)
    I'm already a follower of your blog and twitter, and I'm now following you on bloglovin'!
    My tweet link is:!/lizeebarry/status/197386204352749568

    I'm awful at jokes so mine would probably be more cringeworthy than funny! xx

  20. Please enter me sweetie!! I will tweet about it too! :)

    Thankyouuu! Such a lovely giveaway! x x x


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