ALDI DUPES FOR BENEFIT, NARS and CHARLOTTE TILBURY

ALDI DUPES BENEFIT, NARS… – ALDI STRIKES AGAIN

So have you ever tried Aldi’s beauty brand, Lacura? Several people I know have tried it and love it, particularly the CC cream. I have bought and used a number of skincare products from the brand but I have never tried their cosmetics. Until now…

A little wander around Aldi recently had me gaping at one of their newer offerings. As my eyes settled on the packaging of these attractive items, comparisons flashed through my mind. Immediately I knew that Aldi had struck again. Here I was looking at Aldi dupes for Benefit, Nars and Charlotte Tilbury.

We have experienced this with Aldi before and have witnessed them create their own versions of Naked Noodles, Slimming World meals and the recent Pixi Glow Tonic alternative. This time, it is makeup.

Although I had recently been on an inadvertent makeup no-buy, the display and packaging of the items were attractive enough to lead to that one specific decision. I was going to try them out.

So of the 6 items available, I opted for 4. I made the choice to leave out the primer and the foundation. This is simply because I haven’t been using much primer recently and I can’t bring myself to try anything else in terms of foundation. MUA currently has my heart and I am tired of wasting money on foundations that do not match my colouring.

Anyway, onto the four that tempted me:

Lacura Aloha Bronzer

£5.99

HIGHEND ALTERNATIVE: Benefit ‘Hoola’ Bronzer

Here we have lovely packaging that strongly resembles the real thing. However, putting that aside it really looks the part. The shade is on the cooler side and far less orange than anything else I have in my collection currently.

Lacura Blush

£5.99

HIGHEND ALTERNATIVE: NARS Blusher in the shade Orgasm

Other than the sleek packaging, this would have been the oneproduct that I wouldn’t necessarily have opted for. The gold shimmer in the shade would normally put me off. However, it is far more subtle than I had assumed and it has a great little mirror included.

Too Legit Mascara

£5.99

HIGHEND ALTERNATIVE: Benefit ‘They’re Real’ Mascara

I love mascara and am always on the hunt for an improvement on my current favourites. Of the 4 products, this was the one I had least expectations of. I am not sure why other than my usual mascara woes. I have talked previously about my mascara journey, the struggles I experience and still needing to find ‘the one’. Many of my lovely YouTube followers suggested the Essence ‘Lash Princess’ Mascara. I tried it, liked it, but it still wasn’t what I was looking for. The brush here is very similar to the Benefit mascara and sports the sticky out end bristles. 

Lacura Broadway Shape & Glow

£6.99

HIGHEND ALTERNATIVE: Charlotte Tilbury ‘Filmstar Bronze and Glow’

Just look at this. I mean, wow. What a stunning item. The packaging alone is gorgeous but opening the lid displays the beautiful interior. Lovely cool-toned bronze and warmth infused highlight.

So, I tried them all out recently but how did they perform? Many Aldi items have been hits for me but there have also been many misses. Check out my YouTube video to see them in action and find out whether they will become staple favourites, occasional guest appearances or be banished to the bin.  

So what about you guys? Have you tried them and what are your views on how similar the items are to their higher end counterparts? I would love to hear what you think. 

DERMA V10 CLAY MASKS

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Minimal Summer Holiday Makeup

MINIMAL SUMMER HOLIDAY MAKEUP

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Having recently taken a summer holiday, today we are talking holiday makeup. What do you take when there is so much choice?

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ALIZA 3-IN-1 FACE PAPER CLEANSER

A REVIEW OF THE ALIZA 3-IN-1 FACE PAPER CLEANSER

Hello and welcome to the first of my Monday blog posts. Until now my blog posts that aren’t associated with my YouTube channel have been a little haphazard. From today though, I have added a regular Monday post to my schedule. These posts have no set remit and may consist of reviews, subject-specific content or just some life-related ramblings. Who knows. Today though, I am taking a look at a new product for me, the Aliza Cleanser.

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BEAUTY HAUL JUNE 2018 – SOME NEW BEAUTY BITS

Hello and welcome to a little beauty haul! Don’t you just love that feeling of new products to try? Especially when they are from brands you have been really happy with in the past!

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PRIMARK TRY ON HAUL – JUNE 2018

Hello lovely blog readers, here is a June 2018 Primark Haul for you all and today I will be showing you try on clips in the video so that you can get a better look at the items and see how things fit. So, what did I buy?

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PRIMARK PS… GOLD RUSH EYESHADOW PALETTE

Hello everyone and welcome to another Get Ready With Me. Today I am using the Primark PS… Gold Rush Eyeshadow Palette. This isn’t the first time I have used the palette but it is only the second. So far I have very much enjoyed it but today it is time to create a different look. Let’s see what we can come up with.

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A REVIEW OF CETRABEN CREAMS

After my Skinade trial, my skin felt a little bereft of hydration. I missed the daily drink, which seemed to be keeping my skin supple and hydrated throughout the colder months and the seemingly incessant bouts of illness. Soon after, I happened across the opportunity to try some new products. The items are aimed at treating dry and eczema-prone skin by rehydrating and protecting it from irritants.

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