Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Buy Cheap Get Cheap?....

It has been such a lovely sunny day here, and I really hope it has shone brightly for you too. The day started with me thinking I would dig out one of my pretty summer dresses to wear, after a change of mind I decided I would go for my shorts ( which meant the leg first leg shave of the season ;) and I began my little make-up routine which isn't much these days but I do try. I then realised I had run out of this....


My YSL Touch Eclat concealer. I use it for my under eye bags mostly, but I also use it as a concealer and I personally think a super product. It is of course super expensive ( in my eyes ) and I did a little sigh when I pressed the magic button on the end and nothing came out. I would have to fork out quite some pennies to replace it. I was then told by a friend today that a very similar product is available from Aldi's for just two pounds. "Two pounds" I screeched, ( in a cyber way as this was on facebook ) I think I shall have to try and get me one of those. So what I was wondering, is do you think the more you pay for something the better the product? I am more than happy to use a £2 concealer if it does the job adequately for me. Master Poppins has been left with one or two chicken pox scars on his face and I knew that Bio Oil may help with this, at approximately £8 I thought I would try the home Bargains version ( Re-Gen oil ) at £2.50 and it seems to work a treat. It made me wonder why so much money is spent on products when you can ( practically get the same one ) at a much cheaper price. Is it purely the name we are paying for? Or if you buy cheap do you actually get cheap and end up paying more in the long run.  

So anyway if you have tried the Aldi concealer I would love to know what you think, and I don't think I shall be running out to get my YSL replacement just yet. I was however pleased that I hadn't run out of my M&S nail varnish as weather like this just makes me want to have those nails of mine painted. And what colour do you think I opted for....


Yes it had to be pink....

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6 comments:

  1. I've also read that the Aldi concealer is brilliant.I'm loving the MUA lipsticks.They're only £1 each but they feel like the more expensive ones...lovely and creamy and great colours for the Summer.
    Hope you are enjoying the lovely sunshine! :0)

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    1. Thanks Bellaboo, am certainly going to hunt out this infamous Aldi concealer and your comment has reminded me I am in dire need of some new pretty lipsticks, so MUA here I come! x

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  2. I have to check out Aldi over here to see if they have the concealer. Thanks for the tip.

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    1. Ohooo yes Marianne, you shall have to. Let me know if you find some and what you think. Hope you are well lovely lady :) x

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  3. I use that concealer Mary......it's fab......bought a new one today, as I'm quite fair skinned I buy the savanna shade....I used to use the same YSL one....but saving the pennies...this Aldi one is a good alternative....buy it!!!!

    Melx

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  4. I'm definitely going to try the Aldi concealer now - I need it with my eye bags!

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