Sunday, 11 January 2009

17 v China Glaze

Boots currently have a buy one get one free offer on selected 17 cosmentics.

I picked up their high gloss nail polish in Miami and a free fast finish polish in Ruby Dazzle.

This polish in my opinion is very similar to China Glaze's Ruby Pumps which is a play on Dororthy's shoes from the Wizard of Oz. Its the same ruby red in colour with flecks of glitter throughout, unfortunately the picture doesnt do it any justice.

Boots 17 polish retails at £2.63 so its a fraction of the price of what you would pay for a China Glaze polish.

For those who don't know what Ruby Pumps looks like, you can find a swatch here.

Here is another view of Ruby Dazzle:

This is two coats of polish with no top coat or base coat.

This applies smoothly but can be a bit sheer so i applied two coatings. Overall the colour is very pigmented considering it is a low end drugstore brand.

Are there any other hidden gems from the 17 range I should try?


  1. I use their colour corrector, and bronzing pearls (they rock for the money). Their instant tanning range is also actually very good.
    That colour looks lush, am a sucker for red nails, ultimate glamour xo

  2. I also use their bronzing pearls, normal bronzer and like their nail likey this colour, might go on the list! Saw Miami on Lollipop26 too, looks lovely! x x x

  3. I love 17 too. Didnt know about the buy one get one free! Need to get to boots