Wednesday, 9 January 2013

17 Boots Smoke Signal - swatches and review

This is a dark grey cream polish which I bought in London years ago. The formula has stayed amazingly nice considering it is at least three or four years old!!
17 is Boot's budget brand, but the quality is really good and you can find some really nice colours. 17 is also quick to pick up on trends so in their range you can find products like magnetic polishes etc.
But this one is a beautiful cream! It's nice on it's own or as a base for nail art. Enjoy! :)


Type of polish: Cream.

Colour: A dark grey with hints towards both blue and green depending on the lighting.

Opacity: Very good! This is two coats.

Drying time: Normal.

Formula: Very good! A really nice texture and it's easy to apply. Stays where you want it to.

Brush: Very good! Thick, firm and very easy to apply with!

Shine: Very shiny on its own, but I have one coat of Seche Vite in these pictures.

Accurate colour, photo vs IRL: Accurate. What you see is what you get ;)

Grade: 4/5 :)

Do you like grey polishes like this one?


  1. Vilken vacker grå! Riktigt åskgrå, verkligen.

    1. Ja, den är fin! Åskgrå var en bra beskrivning! :)

  2. I don't only like dark grey polishes but LOVE them :-))))!!! If this is 4 years old it was so avant-garde to this Winter Season because we saw so many charcoal greys (Misa or Color Club to name two)!!!! Very classy and sophisticated!!! And again, you introduced me to a brand unknown to me up to today - thank you!!!

    1. I like grey polishes in all shades! I like that you can mix them with any colour! :D
      Yes, we saw a lot of greys this season but I only bought one! ;) A great one from H&M which I will show you later this year! :D
      If you have Boots where you live, or if you go to England for instance, check out 17!! :D

    2. Fifty Shades of Grey? I think not, just this ONE! hehe! We recently did a nail polish post with aztec, mosaic and lots others but of course they don't compare to your masterpieces!

  3. Holy crap va fin! :D Eh vafö har jag inte sett denna tidigare? Ta med den nästa gång vi ses, oki!?

    1. Dy har sett den Goldie!! Dy bara minns den inte :P
      Jag tar med den när vi ses! GWS! :) Påminn mig bara!! :P


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