We all want to look and feel good for less, with budget beauty all over the press at the moment. I wanted to put these products to the test and see if they really do beat well-known high street brands. At attractive budget prices, it would mad not to try Lacura Aldi’s answer to luxury beauty.
After hearing so much about the Caviar range thanks to the internet, I was really excited to try this mask. Please do read the instructions, as I stupidly went ahead and layered on my skin failing to realise you had to wet your skin beforehand! Once I had followed the instructions properly, it felt really cooling on my face. Which was great as it’s been so hot recently it’s nice to relax with a cooling mask in the evening. It smells so expensive (if that’s a thing?) and comes with a soft brush to help when applying. I really like the packaging it only adds to the expensive feel, I can’t believe this had been dubbed as good as a £292 Swiss brand! Once I had left the mask on for 3 minutes, I washed it off with a flannel. My skin feels so soft and firmer. My pores around my nose looked instantly less noticeable and my make-up felt a dream to apply after using this mask. I will be definitely keeping this up in my weekly skincare routine and at only £6.99 its a beauty must have!
I’ve never really been one for raving about body moisturisers, although it is just as important as my face skincare routine. I just never seem to get excited about body products for some reason! I have been using the same Soap & Glory body butter for years now, I’ve never tested or been adventurous with new moisturisers. So when I put this £1.99 spray on moisturiser to the test, I didn’t have high hopes. How wrong was I, not only has it made moisturising ten times easier by being in a spray bottle. The smell is really refreshing and smells of cucumber which I actually really love! It glides onto the skin so easily and absorbs quickly, once absorbed it leaves your skin feeling cool, super soft and smelling lush. I am now fully converted to this Lacura moisturiser and will be stocking up as it is such a steal at £1.99.
I’ve been using my Nivea BB Cream for about 4 months now and it really adds a great base to my daily make-up routine. When I first squeezed this out I panicked as it looked so dark, yet is for all skin types. Once rubbed in, it was a little bit to dark for my skin. Then adding foundation and bronzer on top it made me quite orange. This is purely because I am so pale, I’m sure if you are blessed with more tanned looking skin this would suit you well. It sat really nice under my foundation, but I could easily see myself just wearing this on a hot summer’s day when I can’t be bothered to wear make-up. It’s a great a light-weight alternative for when you don’t want a full face of make-up, just sadly it’s a little too dark for me. Still at £2.49 it is much cheaper than other leading BB Cream’s. Let me know in the comments below if you’ve tried this BB Cream and your thoughts?