Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Weekend Shopping....More Accessorize & Aldi

I went back to my mum's in Wales last weekend and wanted to show you some of my purchases!

I have been unable to look or buy and of the Accessorize make-up as my Superdrug in Milton Keynes does not stock the range, the nearest store to me to have the range is Leighton Buzzard. So I emailed Superdrug (who I have to say were helpful) to check whether Wrexham had it.....and they did yeah!!!! So I decided to get a few items :)

I first wanted this set that I had seen on the Accessorize website, which was one of there Rock Star Hot Smudge sets that contain an eyeshadow and a cream eyeliner as well as a dual ended brush, mine is the back stage set.

I absolutely love the eyeshadow in this set and will hopefully be wearing it this Saturday night! Its a lovely dark, shimmery charcoal shade and is highly pigmented. I am a little disappointed with the eyeliner as it is a bit pale and the brush in the set isn't very good to use with it. I have used this eyeliner thought to go to work on Monday and I think I will use is more as an everyday eyeliner! It just seems to come out quite pale and wasn't what I expected. But for £5 I do love it! and the packaging is soooo cute.

I also got my self two nail varnishes from the Accessorize range in Storm from the Je t'aime range and Idol from the Rock star range.

Storm's colour is completely what you would expect a stormy, cloudy grey/mauve colour and I love it on my nails. But with this colour I had to use 3 coats to get it a good opaque colour. Where as with Idol I only need 2 coats and the finish was good. Now Idol has tiny bits of glitter in the varnish, that is some lights make it have dark green or silver sheen to the polish. Out of the two Idol is my favorite but I would wear storm more as its a good dark everyday polish (that's if your allowed to wear dark nail varnish to work). I also found that both polishes were easy to apply and good value or £4 each, the choice of colour was great too!

Now the other items I purchased were from Aldi's, we had popped in as my Mum had wanted to get the serum everyone talks about. So I couldn't leave without buying something as well.

So I got myself the Lacura moisturising eye cream and Lacura Shimmering Day Cream. Now the eyecream is nice to put on and as I currently don't use any other eyecream I though why not try it, and it was only £1.49! So I will let you know how I get on with it! As I said I also got the Lacura Shimmering Day Cream which was £1.99. Now Aldi's press website states

'About Lacura Shimmering Day Cream: This day cream with light reflecting pigments adds a silky-shimmering effect, making skin appear radiant. The light cream gel is enriched with Defensil and is easily absorbed, helping to condition and protect sensitive skin'

and the press has been raving about it and supposedly it has been voted top of Radiance creams by Celebs on Sunday Beauty Survey 2010, beating Vie Skin Dew and Boots No7 radiance Beauty Balm.

But onto my review, As soon as i put a bit on my instant thoughts were how lovely it smells ( a bit like peaches) and oh! that's a bit shimmery. From the pictures below you see the shimmer that the flash brought out in the picture. Now I know it says it has a 'silky-shimmering effect' but I was a bit scared when I put it on the back of my hand.

You don't need to use much at all the cover your whole face one pump is enough. The cream doesn't absorb that quick into the skin, but I felt that it left my face feeling lovely and nourished. Now when I had put it on my hand I was a bit put off by the shimmer but I didn't notice it as much on my face. I have combination skin that is sensitive so I will also have to see how I get on with it as things that don't agree with my skin either cause a breakout or dry my skin out....I just can't win! L is exactly the same.

I don't think I would use this under my make-up as I don't think it would help to keep my make-up on. And I currently have been using Soap & Glory Bright Here Bright Now which I prefer under my make-up. What I will probably use this for is too mix in with my foundation especially or a night out, so this tub will last me ages but for £1.99 I wouldn't mind getting it again and might have a look and try some more from the range.

What are your thoughts on Accessorize? are you loving it as well? Also have you tried any of the Aldi's face care? let us know...


Jo said...

Ive used that serum your mum picked up. Gone through a few bottles of it actually. Its damn good for the price.


Kirsty T said...

That's good to know I'll tell her! They are great prices

Kat O said...

Storm is a gorgeous colour, and I love the Lacura range, but only wish I lived nearer an Aldi!

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