Budget Suncare From Aldi

A review.

Lacura Sun Care from Aldi

Lacura Sun Care from Aldi

A little while ago the lovelies from Aldi sent us a suncare bundle to try out. We’ve been very lucky over the past few weeks weather-wise, not only needing sun cream but also ice lollies and lots of other summer-related goodies. This means of course that I’ve been able to test these sun care products out in action.

I have two very precious boys who love the sun and being out and about. My job as their parent has been to ensure that they are safe and that includes being safe from the sun. I’ve always bought the “best” names when it comes to sun cream, assuming the top brands with their fancy labs would offer the very best unbeatable protection for the boys. Handing over said top brand creams at the tills has always been a rather painful experience though with these brands ranging from seven to ten pounds per bottle.

My previous encounter with Aldi, reviewing health and beauty items was a rip-roaring success in that I’ll never buy such costly items again. As all of the products I tried then were of a very high quality I felt I could trust my children’s skin to their products.

The Aldi range includes a number of products from after sun sprays to sun creams that rub on or spray on in a number of factors. We’ve used them all and have been delighted with how easily they go on, how well they absorb and how well protected their skin has been. I’ve also found that a little goes a long way, making these fab sun products a clear winner in the budget-stakes too.

The most expensive item in the range was….. £2.99 (quite the saving), with the cheapest (the after sun spray) being £1.99. Would I recommend these products? Yes, absolutely. I’m a stickler when it comes to packaging, ease of use and affordability when it comes to shopping but above all I won’t accept anything other than the very best when it comes to the health and well-being of the boys. With that in mind I’m happy to give the Aldi / Lacura range full marks.

Nothing is more important than keeping these two safe and well, especially in the sun.

Nothing is more important than keeping these two safe and well, especially in the sun.

Achica – Luxury at Budget Prices

A few weeks ago I was offered a voucher code to use on Achica so that I could browse, order and then hopefully enjoy the Achica experience.

Achica is a site cram-packed full of fabulous homewares, gifts, items for kids, personal items and pretty much anything else you can think of. It is a place where you will find expensive boutique items, top brands and more at knocked down prices. Every day new sale events start, offering you a wide range of items for usually a week at a time. Items are limited (fair enough seeing as some these items are reduced by hundreds) however this doesn’t negatively affect the shopping experience in any way.

Just some of the items on offer at Achica right now.

Just some of the items on offer at Achica right now.

The Site

Achica is a members-only site however it is free to join up and there are no fees etc. Navigating the (very attractive) site couldn’t be easier and adding items to the basket and checking out is a simple but secure process.


If you want something from Achica tomorrow you may be disappointed. As items are often sent from the individual brands and then onto Achica for checking and packaging and THEN onto you the process may take a week or two. That said the items are worth waiting for and expected delivery times are made very clear for each item when ordering.
You may track your order via the online account, I received email updates regarding my order as well as a smooth delivery with text alerts and more. Yes it took a while to get here but the money saved is worth the wait.

My Order


A microwave! Not any old microwave but a pretty microwave that would fit perfectly into my kitchen. I’ve actually been looking for one like this for ages however they’ve all been in excess of £100 (I don’t use a microwave often enough to justify that!).

This particular microwave was £110 full price if I remember right knocked down to £69.

As you can see the delivery date range is shown on the actual product page. I think it fits into my kitchen quite well!

achica micro


What do I Really Think of Achica?
Honestly I have to say I’m a fan. I’ve used it before in the past although there seems to be an even bigger range of items available now. I love the moneysaving aspect, how easy the site is to navigate and above all having the opportunity to find new and different items for the home or for gifts.

Achica asked me for an “open and honest” write-up based on my experience of this shopping review and I have to say that they deserve nothing less than 9/10 (you have to be fairly spectacular to get a 10!).


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