Monday, 16 April 2012

Lou's Reviews :: Number 17 Instant Glow

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

After mine and Zoe's super splurge in Boots last month, it felt it was about time to start reviewing a few of the things I picked up and letting you all know what I thought. I like to give products a good go before I review them, so I feel it's been about enough time to be fair and honest. Hurrah.


This is the Number 17 Instant Glow from Boots and retails for £4.59 for a large, sturdy compact containing 20g of product.




It's big, it's pretty, it's affordable.....and that's where the positive points end. 

This item was an enormous let down. The gold leopard print spots vanish with one swirl of a brush as they are clearly just sprayed on- disappointing if you are a lover of glitz, like moi. After that you are left with what you hope is going to be a decent bronzer, but alas, it isn't. The pigment is almost non existent, the formula chalky and the duration it stays on for is practically negligible.

I think in all the years (haha, a whole 2!) I have been blogging, this is the most negative review I have ever written, but I cannae tell a porky pie. Please lovely Sprinklerinos, do not waste your pennies on this product. It will very quickly find it's way to the bin or the back of your drawer and you'll wish you'd saved your mula for something more exciting, like cut price mini eggs. 

I hope you don't think me a moaning murtle for being so down on the Number 17 Instant Glow Bronzer, Sprinkle of Glitter will always be a place of honestly.

Toodlepip!

xx

50 comments:

  1. I nearly picked this up as part of the 3 for 2 the other day - I'm glad I didn't now! x


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  2. I appreciate honest reviews like this, sometimes these reviews are more helpful than positive ones in my opinion. Its good to know what not to waste my money on.

    B xxx
    backfortea.blogspot.com

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  3. Thanks for a really honest review, such a shame it almost has no colour payoff :( xx

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  4. I hate the disappointment of discovering a product is (without finding a better word for it) rubbish! It's a bit of let down isn't it! :(

    Love your honestly though m'dear! xo

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  5. oh dear how disapointing ;/ i had been eyeing up this product for a wee while now hrrm xx

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  6. i've heard a few negative reviews on this product now! i'm starting to feel like the aesthetics of this product takes over its functional use. bronzers scare me anyway so i will be sure to steer away from this. i'm all for honesty, too.

    jade. xx

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  7. It's a shame that this isn't as lovely on the skin as it looks in the pan :(

    Frances xx
    http://francescassandra.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. i bought this after seeing it in your video and i thought it was ok. i agree about the pattern it sucks that its spraded on but on me it gave a slight glow but then again i am extremely pale x

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  9. Aww no! I'm so disappointed! I remember watching the haul video and saw you bought it, so I went to Boots a few times to pick it up but it was never in stock...so thank God I didn't buy it! It's such a shame cos it would be so great to have such a big product for that price. Nevermind! xxxx

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  10. I was just checking this product out last week when I was in England and got my hands on 17 products for the first time. Now I'm really glad that I didn't buy it. :D And by the way, negative reviews can me so much more helpful so don't worry. :)

    Anna
    www.annaelisabeth.net

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  11. That's a real shame! I was about to buy it after I saw your haul video so thank goodness I didn't! Honesty is always the best policy, keep it up :)

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  12. aw noo :( it is so pretty, i was hoping it would be good. thanks for the review!

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  14. Ahhh, I was going to get this! It looks so pretty!... Oh well. Thank you for helping me to save my money. :)
    - Kerry
    Also, thank you for inspiring me to blog. ^_^
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  16. thats really too bad. It loooks really cool being all leopard print and stuff.
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  17. How disappointing! Thanks for the honest review.

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  18. aw, thats too bad! I saw this post on my dashboard and thought that maybe it would be another one of those amazing cant-live-without-it products. But, thats awesome that you are completely honest about it :)

    -haylie
    www.lovefashionloveyou.blogspot.com

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  19. How sad... The product looks so beautiful!

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  20. Thanks ! Strange tho i saw somebodys rave video about this yesterday .. each to there own xox

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  21. Thanks for reviewing this Louise even though its negative! Its rather helpful :) I was actually gonna pick it up because I love that leopard effect, not going to now :)xxx

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  22. Thank you for reviewing this as I have been so close to buying it as i love the leopard print effect, so disappointing that its just a spray on! Xo

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  23. i picked this up ages ago now and have only used it once. it's a shame because i really wanted to like this product! and i can't believe the pretty leopard print spots come off! that's the reason i picked it up haha! x

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  24. I very nearly bought this the other day, I'm now glad I didn't! xo

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  25. only you could make a negative review so sweet :) bless you louise!x

    halabash.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Awww what a shame, it looks so gorgeous too x x

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  27. Honest reviews are far more appreciated than those that say they're nice for the sake of being nice.
    It's such a shame that it was a bad product, it looks so pretty!!

    Love, Elizabeth xx

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  28. Thank you for the honesty! I was considering picking this up to try today but think i'll shop around a bit now, its a shame because it does look lovely x

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  29. I was actually considering buying this. I'm so glad I didn't now! Thanks for the honest review louise.

    Check out my blog? http://nicolayoung13.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. I was looking at this yesterday... but was worried about the glitter. I'm really glad you have reviewed this as it sounds rubbish!! :) xx

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  31. thanks for the heads up i saw this the other day but remembered u had it in ur haul so i waited to hear what you say about it, still waiting for my Mac stuff!!! x

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  32. Good, Honest reviews, and laughter, that is why I follow you. Great post! Definitely not going to waste my hard earner pennies! xx :o)

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  33. Honesty is always a good point for a blog. What a shame this product is pants, it looked so preeetty! Love you and your blog! x

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  34. Good, honest reviews are why we're here ;)

    http://www.nickysbeautyquest.com
    Xo

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  35. This looks so pretty too!! Glad I didn't buy it now :) www.sleepeatbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. I'm glad I know the teruth about this as I've had my eye on it, so thanks :)
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  37. So glad I read this review, I've been tempted by this product for a while now but I'll be staying away from it! X

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  38. It looks really beautiful!!! love it!

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  39. i nearly picked this up the other day soo glad i didnt! wish it looked as nice as it did in the pan on the skin:( ohh well! love your blog postss soo soo muchh!xxxxx


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  40. shame about the product but its nice to see someone do a negative review once in a while! xx

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  41. Ah well at least you wrote an honest review! I love that you aren't afraid of telling the truth :)

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  42. I'd rather have an honest and negative review then a positive and lied about review ! Its much appreciated :)

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  43. thanks for the honest review, I rather people say the products crap than try to make out it's good :)

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  44. Im glad i didnt waste my money on it now!
    Have you tried the other 17 bronzer, its like little nuggets! haha
    http://ramblingsofgeo.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/how-bronze-is-too-bronze.html

    I love it!

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  45. Was considering buying this product after seeing it in your haul as it looked good, but so glad for this honest review as now I won't waste my little pennies on it! Thanks Louise :)

    Emily xoxo
    http://thereganbabe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  46. massive shame its not as good as you thought in the video. i really thought it would be good and it looked so nice.
    oh well. thanks for a truthful review as always!
    aouibitof.blogspot.com x

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  47. I keep looking at this every time I go into Boots, since it's leopard and so huge! I'll give it a miss!

    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com
    Lucy
    x

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  48. at least your honest xx

    http://missslauren.blogspot.com/
    http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.com/

    @MissLauren____

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  49. This product is so appealing to the eye, wish it was actually good though! xx

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