Saturday, 8 October 2011

Fury, Sulk and Revenge

Can anger ever be a good thing and lead to positive things? I'm never going to be  proud of the countless times I've lost my temper and said outrageous things in the  heat of the moment but I do feel that, if channelled properly, anger can lead to good  things, such as getting over a past boyfriend or help produce great pieces of  writing. 17 Cosmetics took inspiration from strong feelings and emotions a woman can go  through and produced a great collection of eyeshadows and nail polishes. They named  their collection 'A woman Scorned' after 'Hell has no fury like a woman scorned' a  verse from The Mourning Bride, a poem from William Congreve.

Today, I would love love  share with you my impressions on the nail polishes from the collection.



Emotional indeed I was when I first held the bottle of 'Fury' in my hand. After  rolling it in my hands, I felt my heart skipped a beat as I thought 17 Cosmetics  produced a dupe of Chanel Peridot. Well, Chanel Peridot it isn't but deep rich bronzy perfect gold it is, with specks of green and red shining though: red and green, incidentally echoing the 2 others shades of the nail collection.



'Fury' was a delight to apply and  opacity was achieved in 2 coats. The colour reminded me of my favourite gold nail polish from Avon mixed with a little stinker from Bodycare, which I had to throw away as the  smell was too bad. I was very impressed with Fury.


Revenge reminded me straight away of Chanel Paradoxal but redder and better. I only  own a dupe of Chanel Paradoxal but one things which annoys me is the elusive subtle  shimmer, which unless shown under the right lighting, won't show at all.


Revenge is  not moody as Paradoxal and will more readily show you its gorgeous shimmer inside.  Application was a doddle, required no clean up whatsoever (then again, I do apply my  polish 1 mile away from the edges) and dried very quickly.


And last but not least, this is Sulk, a gorgeous shimmery green nail, with bright  specks of lime green and blue shining through it. Don't be fooled by the apparent  brushstrokes on my pictures. Application was very easy, so easy that I rushed through  it, taken by the moment and forgetting that I should probably make more of an effort  knowing full well I was going to blog about it.


If you like one of the best seller  from 17 Cosmetics (Peacock) , Sulk ... won't leave you sulking *badum, pssh*



The best about this collection: the prices. Each polish costs £2.99, and if you buy 2  polishes at the moment, you get rewarded twice: a gorgeous festive gift with 17  cosmetics (containing a glittery eyeshadow, a black eyeliner and a lipgloss)  and a  no.7 voucher expiring in November. Be quick, the gift with purchase is flying off the  shelves. I went to Boots earlier on (yes, because no week end is complete with a  visit to Boots and Superdrug) and there was only one box left!




Fury, Revenge and Sulk: which one gives you envy?

What? 17 Cosmetics 'A Woman Scorned' Collection, Nail Polishes
How much? £2.99 each
Where? Boots
Disclosure: Samples provided by the company. I know I can't believe it myself! ^_^


Pandora said...

I got Revenge a couple of weeks back. It's lush! My swatches came out more burgundy-eggplant but the shimmer is amazing. Not in your face, just oh-so classy!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you got the coppery picture of fury, my photos all came out proper gold but to my eye it looked a coppery gold

Hollie said...

Have been fighting the urge to buy Revenge and Sulk, great post!


Laura said...

Oh Wowwwwie, these all look awesome!
I love Autumn/winter nail colours, they're so lusssh,
also, your nails are so nice!


Powdered Almond said...

They are such lovely colours! I am sorely tempted. Perhaps on payday! x

Jade. said...

ohhhh love revenge!! that GWP looks pretty awesome aswell, wonder if its available online x

Helly said...

Fury didn't play nice with me - I always have trouble with the 17 Fast Finish polishes and this one bubbled like crazy :( Looks amazing on you, as always, my dear :)

Lillus said...

fury and sulk is awsome but the purple one is not my type :/

Bexx said...

Wow!! I always skip past 17 in Boots but I'm going to have to change this. I love the purple one.

Sparklz and Shine said...

Really loving Fury - The copperyness of it makes it so much more wearable than many golds - very impressed with the 17 polishes

Katie said...

How many coats are you ladies using of Revenge? It just sucks at building up to an opaque colour for me!

I wish i'd bought all 3, I really want that red lipgloss in the free gift!!


PinkSweetSz said...

Love those colours! Sulk looks like The GOSH dragon thingy one you were crazy about lol x

xmisslorix said...

I love Sulk so much, 17 polishes are great I love how they shimmer so much I'll be getting that one definately, I'm glad you are back and posting today :) I love seeing your shiny nails and getting jealous.


Plus Size Shopaholic said...

LOVE Fury & Sulk. I'll definitely be picking those up. At that price it'd be rude not to!

Kat said...

Revenge is really, really amazing. I want.

Fum said...

OOH pretty :-) Love revenge and sulk

Talei said...

I love the colours. Recently reviewed Sulk myself. Didn't like it though :( Applied like crap.

missy_ellie_uk said...

I love the look of Revenge - better than Chanel Paradoxal actually, as I wasn't a big fan of that! x x

Emma Greenwood said...

Hehe I bought all of these with similar thoughts, I have to say I love Fury but it doesn't love my skin tone... nevertheless I will still wear it! Probably on my toes next :D I had the same feelings about Revenge as I've never quite loved Paradoxal (or indeed it's numerous dupes) enough to part with actual money for it, but Revenge has more shimmer and is more pinky so of course I LOVE IT :) and I kind of wondered whether Sulk was anything like GOSH's Golden Dragon but it wasn't (but that's a good thing as it means I didn't waste my money...!) So enough of this waffle, long story short, I've missed reading your blog and I love your photos :D xxx

MissMathful said...

i like them all actually (although definitely not a chanel dupe boo)... and get you with the pr samples, hooray :D

Strawberry Blonde said...

Amazing pics Liloo! Gutted I forgot to buy these when I was in Superdrug a few days ago!

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