Fashion dupes

There are many designers that I respect and love their pieces and through the years with all the climate awareness and sustainable fashion we are all conscious about, I am actually buying less high street and wanting to invest in more designer and high quality pieces. But having said that, when it comes to pieces that you use up and wear a few times, like tights or beauty products, sometimes a high price tag seems pointless if you can get a more affordable version.  I want to talk dupes, but only dupes of these product as I really dont appreciate a handbag or designer shoe dupe. I find that tacky and very unnecessary. I will be doing a separate blog post on designer products that I feel really are worth the money, so watch out for that!

1) First up is retinol tablets.  I think it's a great idea that instead of taking a bottle away you can take tablets for the amount of nights you need. Elizabeth Arden is the brand everyone is raving about for this, but with a price tag of £42 for 30 tablets up to £92 for 90, it kind of makes me want to cry.  I've been trying the nspa version which is only £12 from Asda and I genuinely think it is amazing.  Give it a try, I promise you your bank account will thank you. Nspa do other alternatives, but this is the biggest one for price difference! They also do a hot polish for £4 that is very similar in quality to the liz earle cleanse and posh which is £27!

2) Now I love the gucci tights look, I think it looks really stylish, but £85 for a pair of tights that probably couldn't be worn more than 5 times before you get a hole in them... I'm not sure I could pay! I have found some great dupes from etsy for £37, but if you're uncomfortable with a complete dupe then there is also some great looks which are similar enough that you arent wearing complete fake Gucci.

This is the much desired gucci look 

These are my recommended dupes

3) I have used lancome face moisturiser for a few years now, but with a price of £59 I've been really looking for an alternative. I dont want to feel like I'm putting gold on my face every night and using the bare minimum, I want to be taking care of my skin properly. A friend recently introduced me to liz earle. A brand that is completely natural and affordable, it has a good middle ground price range sitting between high street and designer.  The moisturiser is £22 and has enabled me to not be afraid of how much I am putting on at night and my skin loves it.

4) My last point is don't be afraid of TK Max, I have bought some incredible products over the years that are reduced and last season.  Obviously make sure the products have not been opened before you buy, but I have had great experiences buying in there if you take the time to look.


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