Friday, 18 March 2016

Review - Lacura Aqua Complete Multi - Intensive Serum

Hello Everyone,

Today I would like to talk to you about the brand Lacura, but more specifically their Aqua Complete Serum. I mentioned it briefly in an empties post recently (you can check it out here - Empties #4) but It was not an indepth review of the product. I apologise in advance about the pictures (or lack there of). The product is empty. I did not realise until I was going to write this post that I had no picture taken of this already when it was full, but atleast you get to see what the packaging looks like.   

*A little disclaimer- Skincare is always a tough one as we all have different skin types, colour & texture. Although I may really love a product & it might work perfectly for you too, I cannot guarantee it! I can just give you my thoughts on the product & tell you how it worked for me!! Enjoy my lovelies x*

First off I would like to say that I never really hear anyone talk about the Lacura brand. Its a skincare brand that I purchase from Aldi and extreamly affordable. I can never resist trying out affordable products. I always think whats the harm? If I hate it then I havent lost that much in the process & If I love it, Ive just found myself a bargin!! Win! 

I bought this about a year ago, just to test it out more than anything else & I have to say I love it!! My skin just drinks it up!! I have normal to dry skin & over the winter this was a savior for it!! You dont need that much of it. I find one pump does my each time I go to apply it, which is why it probably lasted me so long! I apply either morning or night & more often than not both! It is light in texture & dries in quickly, so it doesnt leave you with a sticky face for a half an hour! It also has a light fresh scent, a lightly scented cucumbery smell. 

Since trying this product I have picked up alot of the other products in the range to test out which you might have seen in my Makeup & skincare Travel Essentials post. I am currently trying out
  • Q10 Gentle Daily Face Cream
  • Q10 Renew Multi Intensive Serum
  • ProRevive Hand Cream
  • Hand & Nail Cream
  • Nourishing Hand Cream

The fact that I am willing purchase new products based on that one serum is proof enough that I feel like this range could be a winner. Im trying another serum this time around, partly because I wanted to try another one but mostly because they were sold out of the aqua complete one where I live.

I 100% recommend this for anyone looking to try something new, to bring moisture back into their skin, or just looking for really good affordable skincare. 

Leave me a comment down below if you have tried it! I would love to hear your thoughts! Or if you pick it up come back & let me know how you got on!! 

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Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Makeup & Skincare Travel Essentials!!

Hello Beauties,

As many of you will know I am moving soon! Anyway the way it works out I will be moving down the night before I have to start my new job which means I basically have to pack a suitcase with all my essentials as I wont have time to unpack that night! So I thought why not make a post of all my Makeup & Skincare Essentials that I will be packing for the night before I can unpack! 

What I will be packing in my overnight suitcase - 

Skincare (in brackets I will add the one I am currently using!) 

By the way I ran out of most of my skincare last week / have to throw away as they were out of date (isnt it always the way) So I have picked up new products that I have to start tonight & more I have to pick up tomorrow!!  

  • Makeup Remover (Garnier Micellar waterFull Review!)
  • Cotton Rounds (Boots Brand or Lacura)
  • Eye Cream / Gel (Currently run out need to pick one up tomorrow!)
  • Serum (Lacura Q10 Multi-Intensive Serum - New Purchase havent tried it yet)
  • Day Cream (Lacura Q10 Daily Face Cream - Again New Purchase yet to try) 
  • Night Oil (Currently out & have to pick up new one tomorrow! really like the Argon Oil one)
  • Night Cream (Boots Simply Sensitive - I like it but have not been using it long enough for a full review)
  • Face Exfoliater ( Currently out - Also I dont recommend you bring this on a trip over night, unless you have really dry skin there really is no need) 
  • Makeup removing wipes (Pure)
  • Lipbalm (Carmex - Love this stuff!)
  • Lip Oil (Essence Prettifying lip oil - have not been using it long enough for a review)
  • Lip scrub (Again currently dont have one)

If any one has any recommendations on skincare please leave them in the comments below as I would love to hear them! Also you may notice there are may Lacura products in there that is because I wanted to pick up the range & try them out for you guys as they are a budget brand & I have heard great things about them!


  • Brushes (These are mixed brands but mainly from Real Techniques, MAC, P.S.Love..., Essence & Fuschia.
  • Primer (Need to pick one up but My faves are Maybelline Baby Skin Primer - Full Review & Loreal Infallible Mattifying Base - Full Review)
  • Foundation (Currently using Rimmel Match Perfection in 100 Ivory & 102 Light Nude I mix & match) 
  • Concealer ( I use Rimmel Match Perfection, Collection Perfection Concealer or Essence Stay All day 16hr concealer)
  • Contour (NYX Blush - Taupe)
  • Bronzer (Catrice Sun Glow Matt Bronzer)
  • Blush (Currently trying out Essence Mosaic Blushes in 30 Kissed by the Sun & 10 Miss Floral Coral. You can check out the post where I hauled them here - Essence Haul!)
  • Eyeshadow (Palates are best in this situation! I will be packing my high-end Original Naked Palate & my high-street W7 In The Buff Palate. If you want read comparison posts of the UD Naked Palates & the W7 Palates you can just click on these links -Getting Duped! Naked Palate Original! & Getting Duped! Naked 2 & Naked 3!)
  • Kohl Eyeliner (Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil 01. Black Fever)
  • Liquid Eyeliner (Essence 24hr Liquid Liner)
  • Mascara (Catrice Ultra Black Volume Mascara - Lashes to Kill- with Black Diamond Powder)
  • Eyebrows (P.S.Love... Eyebrow Kit - Full Review)
  • Lips (So many choices here! Really just go with your gut instinct!) 
  • Setting Product (For Setting Spray - Urban Decay - All Nighter Setting Spray. For Powder - Catrice - Prime & Fine Setting Powder or Rimmel Stay Matt Setting Powder)   

Those are my essentials that I will be packing in my overnight suitcase!! None of the items I have mentioned are going to break the bank. They are all budget friendly (Well aside from the Urban Decay Products) This is not because I dont enjoy high-end products, of course I do! I just love finding hiding gems at the drugstore / high-street & these are my picks for the moment! For General Travel essentials you can pop over to my Lifestyle Blog where there will be a post up shortly. 

Leave me a comment letting me know your makeup & skincare travel essentials or what is one product you couldnt leave behind! Also if you have any recommendations I would love to hear them!!

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Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Empties!! #4

Hey Guys!

Okay so its been a minute since Ive done an empties post! For anyone who has never seen one of theses posts Its basically where I keep all the empty packaging of products I have used up & tell you all about the product & whether I liked it or not! I will link my previous 3 empties below if you would like to see more. One of them is in video form! 

As I am on the move soon #sad #excited #dontknowwhatIamfeeling I could think of no better time than to do an empties post! Especially since it means I dont have to take it all with me!!

So here are the products I have used up recently!

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

The first time I picked this bad boy up was about 2 years ago & since then I have never been without it! This one here is a mini bottle which is perfect for travel! To be honest there should be many more but I must have thrown them out! I am currently making my way through one of the larger 400ml bottles! I absolutely love this stuff (For my full review on this product you can just click - Review - Garnier Micellar Water! )    

P.S. Love This... Makeup Brush Clenser

I love this brush cleanser for on the spot brush cleaning! I have gone through about 3 bottles of this now I believe. It is both a cleaner & a disinfectant which is hard to find at this price! At E2.50 a bargin it is an absolute bargin & I recommend anyone who enjoys makeup or is a makeup brush hoarder but hates the thought of cleaning them (Like me!) to pick this up! You will not regret it!!  

Loreal Infallible 24H Stay Fresh Foundation

I did really like this foundation. Good coverage & staying power! (To see more on this foundation & the Loreal True Match Foundation (old formula) You can just click here to see post & watch my Youtube Video -  Post - Current Top 5 Highstreet/Drugstore Foundations - Youtube Video)

Loreal True Match Foundation (new formula)

Anyone who has been reading my blog for a while now (Thank you) or seen any of my Youtube Videos (Beauty La Linda - Youtube I will be starting up & making videos again! Planned for April! Keep posted for that!) then you will know that for the longest time now my holy grail (& I dont use that term lightly) foundation has been the Loreal True Match! This is the new formula & I have already gone through 4 bottles of it (can you tell I like it?) I was so worried when I heard that it had been re-formulated as I was such a lover of the old formula. However somehow they managed to make it better!! Go Loreal! It is super blendable, I love the texture of it! I love the colour range, the staying power is amazing! Seriously! If you havent tried it already you need to get your ass to a boots / Drugstore / Highstreet Store whatever... & pick one up! Now!

Loreal True Match Foundation (old formula)

Again I loved this at the time but it has since been discontinued!

Mitchum Advanced Control Stick deodrant

Okay so this is a #Youtubemademedoit moment! I have seen this deodrant all over youtube the past few months so when I needed a new one I thought "why not try it out for myself" I really like it! I dont think I would rave that much about it to be honest.... Its deodorant...   but it does the job well, I like the smell so I will be picking it up again!

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer

This has been in a previous empties & for good reason! I love this little product! It does exactly what it says on the tin so to speak! It is very appropriately named! It wakes you up! Well it makes you look wake anyway & thats what we looking for isnt it? Something that helps us to fool the world into thinking we are well rested people! Love this & Recommend anyone on the hunt for a new under eye brightening, highlighting concealer to give it a go!


Essence Long Lasting Lipstick - Nude Love

I have raved about this lipstick more than once here on my blog & also my channel on Youtube. Its appeared in many a favourites post & lets be real.. Ive got to love it if I actually manage to use up a whole tube of lipstick! I mean how often does that happen? If you would like to read a full review of it you can do so by clicking here - The Perfect Nude!? Review - Essence Long Lasting Lipstick - Nude Love  I already have back ups as you can see in the photo!

Lacura Aqua Complete - Multi-Intensive Serum

This is a serum Ive mention once before in my Beauty Hangover Survival Kit Part #1 (You can check it out but clicking here - Beauty Hangover Survival Kit Part #1 (Skincare)) I really enjoyed this serum & have a full review coming on Friday! So keep posted for that!!

Thats all! Those are all the products that I have used up lately. It was kind of a favourites post too really as many of these are my go to products!! 

Have you tried any of these products!? What did you think!?
Have you any recommendations for any products I should try out??

Previous Empties Posts
Empties #2 (in Video form)

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