Summer essentials: SEVENTEEN* makeup budget buys


The sun has finally come out here in the UK…That’s right, it’s summer and it’s time to dig out your beautiful bright lip colors, glowy light base, and a minimal eye look with perhaps a pop of color ( if you really want to glam up!.)

I don’t know what it is about summer, that people prefer to use makeup that’s just lighter on the skin, looks natural and is actually quite quick and easy to put on. Effortless. I guess it’s the heat and worry of your face melting off, and so today I bring you some SEVENTEEN* beauty products that will be fantastic for this time of the year…


All out pout lip palette – ‘woo me’

6 variety of shades, beautiful colours, smooth consistency and a lip brush in the palette.  what more do you need?  perfect for when your on the go…

Seventeen claims:

A collection of 6 rich satin, gloss & glitter shades with applicator, mirror & get the look guide. Let your lips do the talking with this collection of pout perfecting lipsticks! Choose to use our warm nudes, vivid orange, intense reds and lustrous metallic alone or mix together for truly individual shades. Also includes get the look and top tips guide & voucher for your next purchase with SEVENTEEN!


These lip shades all have a glossy finish with 1 clear shade, a metallic pink champagne shade and 4 pigmented liquid lipstick shades; from corals to pinks, pretty much all the colours you need for summer.The shine is amazing and you have a variety of beautiful shades to choose from.
I do find these to last well as they are of a thicker texture but you will need to re-apply after eating or drinking.These most definitely do feel very comfortable on the lips ( not sticky) and so if your a lip gloss fan you’ll love these. It’s great if your one that dislikes carrying a lot of lipsticks as you’ll have this little palette for when your on the go!

This retails for £6.99 on

17 long lash mascara

Seventeen claims:

Lashes look longer- Gives definition to lashes – Gives intense bold lashes- Lashes look more noticeable- Lasts all day without the need to reapply- Easy to removeTry it – You won’t believe your eyes!*results observed in a consumer panel survey using 2 coats.


If your looking for some extra length to your lashes so you can flutter them around in the summer, then look no further and try out the 17 long lash mascara.
It beautifully separates each lash and adds length with every coat.


The brush size and bristles make the application easy and it effortlessly makes a difference as it looks like you have just undergone some lash extensions. For someone who has short stubby lashes like mine, I seriously feel this really made the most of what I have.

It definitely does add some volume but like it claims, it definitely provides more length.
The formula does not allow the lashes to clump even after several coats and so far this mascara has been my new favourite.
Also I must say that initially the mascara is a little liquidy but I felt that I actually liked the mascara more after a few days of using it. Once the formula thickened up a bit, I felt the mascara performed even better ( so don’t give up after first use).

And so in summer when you have your minimal eyelook on, I feel it is a must have to make the most of your lashes. It will allow you to look more awake and eyes more defined. And so this is a total recommendation from me!

17 gel nail varnish – ‘Raspberry’


Seventeen claims;

easy stroke!Slick on and go all out – your fingers will be picking up compliments in no time! Upto 8 days wear – chip resistant, long lasting rich colour & shine

I’m not really a nail varnish girl all year round but I must admit I love to use them in the summer. It’s just something about it, that brings in the summer vibes. This nail Polish is in the shade ‘Raspberry’ and is a beautiful pink with slight coral undertones.It will flatter any skintone.
This nail Polish gel has an amazing thick formula, providing full opacity with just 1 coat ( even though 17 recommend 2 coats for full intense colour! ). I also find that it dries pretty fast which is always a bonus. My 4 year old daughter has actually been loving this nail Polish and so I may need to pick a few more.
I have tried this nail varnish and I must admit that it did stay looking pretty nice after 5 days of wear. Also just to add I really do love the brush applicator: short and thick bristles which allows for quick and easy distribution on the nails. Perfect.

And guess what, these only retail for £3.99 on 🙂 what a steal!:))

So that’s it for now! Hope you enjoyed this post, be sure to comment below and tell me what your summer essentials are…and if you have any seventeen makeup recommendations.

Until next time, I’m signing off….

(*- sent for review purposes)



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