Although I have been enjoying quite a lot of premium skincare of late, I have put my self on a little beauty spending ban for the last few weeks which has made me take a step back into exploring more budget skincare buys. I am going to New York in a few weeks which I am so excited about! However, because I plan on having a huge Sephora haul I have stopped myself from buying new beauty products because I am sure that I will want to buy quite a lot whist I am over in the US.
I had never really used a serum as part of my skincare routine before a few months ago, and even then it was only because I was given one by Benefit Cosmetics when I used to work for them. I hadn't really thought that their Instant Comeback Serum was doing that much for my skin, until I stopped using it a few weeks ago. I used to apply it every night once I had taken off my make up, before applying my moisturiser. Once I realised that I didn't have too much left I decided to keep it for pamper nights to use as a bit of a treat, because I couldn't fork out £36 to buy a replacement due to my spending ban.
However, once I stopped using the serum as part of my everyday routine I could really notice a difference with my skin. It felt dry and tight on a morning, and I felt as though my face didn't look as radiant or smooth as it had been previously. I decided that I needed a new serum in my routine, and quick! I had been unsure about which one to pick up, as even high street brand serums are still quite expensive. But when I was doing my weekly shop with the boy in Aldi, I spotted a serum from their LACURA range. It was priced at £3.49 which already made me doubtful as I thought that with that sort of price tag the product probably wouldn't be too good. It was also an unknown brand to me and so I wasn't sure about how good it was going to be. I glanced up on the price sheet however and it said that it had been voted as best serum for some sort of women's award. As I was under a bit of tight schedule I popped it into my trolley and thought that the worst that could happen was that I had wasted £3.49. 
I have to  say though, I have been very impressed with this serum. I have been applying two pumps on to my face and neck both before my daily moisturiser and my night moisturiser, as advised on the bottle. It is so soft on the skin and soaks in really fast, but leaves my skin feeling hydrated. My skin just feels nice and plum and looks so much better. I have really enjoyed using this product as part of my daily routine for the last few weeks, and I can't believe it is at such a bargain price. It just goes to show that just because you haven't read loads of blogger's reviews about a product, it doesn't mean that it isn't any good. Hopefully this will make me a bit more willing to try a few more budget brand products in the future.
Have you tried anything from the LACURA range?
What bargain beauty buys have you bought lately?