Thursday 21 May 2020

Affordable Dupes of 2020's IT Handbags and Shoes

I've rounded up some of the best designer handbag dupes to save you ££££! When it comes to designer items, I choose not to splash out thousands on-trend items, I always search the high street for affordable dupes.

I adore the Loewe Straw Basket Bag, I can imagine using this for summer holidays, as it would look amazing with strappy dresses and sandals. I found a dupe for £35.99! The dupe even has a handy drawstring pouch in the middle to keep your valuables safe. 

Another gorgeous Loewe dupe for just £29.99. With the fabric being a light colour, I'd feel more comfortable buying the cheaper version incase it gets marked or stained.

These 'cloud' bags are everywhere at the moment, the original design will set you back £2790 but I've found a great dupe for just £39.99, it comes in both black and nude.

I love the edgy design of the Casette bag but it's out of my price range. You can get the look for just £49.99 with the dupe I have found.

I've seen this Prada bag all over Instagram! I've found you a cheaper dupe for just £19.99! There is also a dupe with cute chain details to consider too.

Another Instagram favourite! Quilted or woven mules with a square toe are the lastest heel trend. Save money and opt for my dupe.

Bottega has really made the square toe mule the 'IT' shoe. I've found a nude mule dupe for just £49.99.

Strappy sandals are a timeless staple for your shoe collection. I've found a similar dupe to the Bottega Stretch Sandals.

Do you like any of these designer dupes?
*Affiliate links.

Tuesday 5 May 2020

Clinique Moisture Surge Gel vs Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel - Review & Comparison

Gel textures in skincare work wonderfully on my skin. The moisture quenches any dry patches on my skin and the light consistency doesn't disturb the oily areas of my face. They have become my 'go-to' moisturisers over oil-free or mattifying moisturisers recently.

The two I currently have in my skincare stash are the Clinique Moisturise Surge Gel and the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. One is more high end and the other is drugstore and more affordable, so what is the difference? Are they comparable?

Clinique Moisture Surge Gel vs Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel - Review & Comparison

Clinique Moisture Surge is a cult classic! It's a super lightweight gel that melts into the skin, it instantly relieves any tight feeling after cleansing and soothes the skin. I notice a difference in my skin when using the Moisture Surge Gel, it looks fresher and plumped. It has a slight scent but nothing offensive and it is unlikely to upset sensitive skins.
Germaphobes might not like the pot packaging as you have to put your finger in to scoop the product out. I have seen tiny little skincare spatulas on eBay so this might be a good way to get around this issue.
The 25ml size is £25, 50ml is £37 and the largest size, 75ml is £46. It is often on offer in Duty-Free so keep an eye out!

The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is £12.99 for a 50ml jar, so it's considerably cheaper than the Clinique option.
The most obvious difference is the scent, the Neutrogena Gel is more heavily fragranced which is a shame, as some people are sensitive to this. If you don't mind a scented product, it does give a very similar, plumped look to the skin as the Clinique. 

I find applying the Clinique Gel much more luxurious than I do with the Neutrogena one, I wonder if this is a placebo effect, as I know it's more expensive? Both are lovely products, with only the scent and the price being the major differences.


Blogger Template Created by pipdig