Mini Haul + First Impressions

Nip and Fab Dragons Blood Fix Hyaluronic Shot

I recently picked up a few new items from Superdrug and Aldi and thought you might like to know my first impressions. During the week I was out in town and stopped into my local Superdrug, I needed to pick up some new skincare items and noticed that many of the Nip and Fab products were on a half price offer so I picked up the Dragons Blood Hyaluronic Shot. I also decided to try out one of the MUA Luxe Matte Lipsticks, I reviewed the original formula a while back (click here to read that review) and have wanted to try out the luxe matte formula ever since. After Superdrug, I stopped into Aldi as I really wanted to try out the new candles that everyone has been raving about that are apparently a great dupe for the much more expensive Jo Malone candles. I have also heard good things about the skincare products from Aldi so I grabbed a night cream to try out.

Nip and Fab Dragons Blood Fix Hyaluronic Shot

This was the item I was most excited to try out, I've wanted to try out products from this range for a while now and when I was in store this was on promotion for £12.45, half its usual price! This dragons blood fix came in a large cardboard box, too large for the size of the bottle inside. That being said the packaging is pretty and it comes in a glass bottle with a clickable dropper, this does have a scent but I'm not 100% sure if I like it or not but it's nothing too offensive. This product claims to rescue dehydrated, thirsty skin by providing a shot of intense hydration. My first impressions are very positive, I have used this a few times by adding a few drops into my morning and evening moisturiser and my skin is looking good. This initially looks like a thin peach gel once applied to skin it feels like water and absorbs quickly into the skin. So far I'm really enjoying using this product and I do think it's helping to give an extra boost of hydration to my skin.

MUA Luxe Velvet Matte Lipstick #1
MUA Luxe Velvet Matte Lipstick #1

MUA Luxe Velvet Matte Lipstick #1
This lipstick costs only £3 and the packaging is beautiful! This lipstick is weighted and feels much more luxurious than its price tag would suggest. The outer case is a gold colour with black and gold geometric print on the bottom, the lipstick bullet itself is also unusually shaped with a geometric feel. Initially, I thought the shape of this lipstick might make it more awkward to apply but the thin tip made it easier to almost line the lips and be more precise. This is a stunning very dark brown shade that looks great on the lips, I was surprised at just how pigmented this lipstick was and how smooth and evenly it applied. This doesn't feel drying on the lips, it actually feels quite weightless. I haven't worn this lipstick for any length of time so I can't give details on how long this wears just yet but so far I am in love with how this looks and I definitely want to buy more colours!

Aldi Luxury No 2 Blackberry Bay Candle

Luxury No 2 Blackberry Bay Candle
I had seen and heard so many good things about these dupe candles from Aldi so naturally I wanted to try them out for myself and I picked up the scent Blackberry Bay. The other scents weren't really for me and this was my favourite from the three they seemed to have in store. This is a really nice quality large candle with a double wick that looks good in a room as home decor. I think the packaging overall is simple and sophisticated and the scent so far is very nice, I haven't tried the Jo Malone candles so I can't comment on the similarities between the two or if it's a dupe or not. This candle burns very evenly and gives off a moderately strong scent of blackberry, in my opinion, it's not super strong but you can definitely pick up on it particularly when you first enter/return to the room. For £3.99 I have no complaints, this is a pretty candle that looks good sitting in a room and adds a nice subtle scent to your home.

Aldi Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream

Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream
This is probably the product I can't give as much detail on as it is designed to target ageing I won't be able to see any results after one or two uses. This cream contains 50ml of product and comes in a glass jar all of which is very good for the £1.69 price tag. I've actually only just realised how little I paid when checking my receipt for this post, I think this may have been on an offer but even still that is a shockingly low price! Anyway back to the packaging, this does come in a glass jar but it doesn't look particularly luxurious (for the price who cares), a bottle with a pump would also be more hygienic but that's just me being fussy. The cream itself is quite fragranced which I'm not keen on as this isn't great for the skin but it's not awful (if you have very sensitive skin that could be an issue), it smells like a face cream....if that makes any sense. It has a thick texture that is quite typical of a night cream and works smoothly into the skin and leaves you feeling hydrated without an overly greasy feeling, a little of this will go along way and I look forward to seeing how this works out long term but I think it's worth a try, for the price that you pay you can't go wrong.

Aldi Luxury Blackberry Bay Candle

Have any of you tried these products, what were your thoughts?

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