What did you do for the last Bank Holiday?
I got up early than I usually do on a day off, got ready and went all the way to the opposite side of the city to find a LIDL: 10am was the opening time, 10.05 I was there.
I just couldn't miss these incredible offers: skincare gadgets, discounted prices, impossible to resisit.
This device is clearly inspired by the Foreo, but excuse me if I go for the cheap £14.99 brother (yes, that's the price!).
I am a devoute user of Clarisonic with the cashmere brush head, but I really wanted to try the silicone version of a facial cleansing brush and this was the prefect occasion.
I have used it every day since I got it and I am 100% satisfied about it.
It's incredibly delicate so if you haven't loved the Clarisonic and its quite strong action, well you are gonna love this.
I normally use the Clarisonic twice a week, but I will probably use this all the other days.
The vibration is gentle but very effective to massage the skin and to help the action of the cleanser.
I have used it with my normal cleansers, creams or oils, without any problems.
The side buttons allow you to choose the strength of the vibrating effect and the back side helps to massage the skin, so when used with facial oils or creams, it helps to make them penetrate better.
I got a coconut face oil in TKMaxx and they work perfectly together.
It is cordless and so far I did not need to recharge the battery.
It comes in two colours, purple and Tiffany's green, with a little pouch and the charger of course.
Should you buy it? Yes totally.
If you haven't tried facial cleansing devices yet, this is the one for you, at such a cheap price you cannot go wrong.
Second item I got was this Ionic Facial Sauna.
I had a facial sauna years and years ago but it looked nothing like this.
It was huge, bulky, noisy, whilst this one is sleek, quiet and small.
My friend Cosmetic Candy told me these ionic saunas are huge in Asia and if there is something I have learned in all these years of beauty blogging is that Asian skincare is always few steps ahead of us.
I have used this a couple of times and I am quite pleased with it.
Once you pour a bit of water in the little tank, you will see steam coming out of it.
After cleaning your skin with the usual cleanser, you shuld stand about 25 cm from the ionic steam for about 10 minutes.
This should help to open your pores and help water and beauty products to sink in and penetrate better.
After the 10 minutes, I normally proceed with another round of cleansing or with a mask or, better, a sheet mask.
People, skin feels amazing after all this, believe me.
Considering it is only £12.99 (against £44 on Amazon), this ionic facial sauna needs a try.
If you have a LIDL around you, go and have a look.
If you don't, well, cars were invented for a reason.