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Booty Balm at Aldi (looks familiar)*

July 6, 2019

Bum Bum Cream, Boot Balm by Lacura and boxBooty Balm – it’s a similar name to my much loved Sol de Janerio Bum Bum Cream.  And if like me you are a fan you will know that it isn’t the easiest product to get hold of in the UK.

With still no sign of Sephora coming back to the UK I have previously had to purchase mine either online or on holiday.

If you have been curious but never had a chance to experience the Sol de Janerio fragrance this will give you a very good idea

All well and good for me seeing as I know that I love it!  (read more on my love affair with it HERE )

However Good news! Space NK are now stocking Sol de Janerio so it could well be coming to a High Street near you.

Plus! Aldi have a very good dupe at a bargain price… 👏👏

Booty Balm by Lacura

I purchased this at my local Aldi.  It is currently sold out online and is classed as a Special Buy, which I think means a one off.

The Booty Balm I have is in an orange box and the tub body colour is orange too.

I see online that they also do another product called Body Power Cream (also sold out online).  This one comes in a pink box with a hot pink tub, but my local store didn’t have any. 😞

Booty Balm v Bum Bum Cream

Let’s compare!

Packaging
The packaging is very similar and the tubs look the same size.

What I don’t like is the square lid of the Lacura version – it just makes the tub a little less round and pat-able! However the Bum Bum Cream top does fit perfectly on the Booty Balm bottom!

Boot Balm with Bum Bum lid

I’ve got the wrong top on!

Booty Balm has a orange bottom, whilst Bum Bum is yellow.

Fragrance 🌸
The two products smell very very similar.

If you have been curious but never had a chance to experience the Sol de Janerio fragrance this will give you a very good idea.  Booty Balm is not quite as pungent as Bum Bum Cream but I would struggle to tell them apart.

Colour 
The colour of the cream is irrelevant really as once absorbed both products are colourless.  However they are a  similar colour.

Left Beauty Balm : Right Bum Bum Cream

Booty Balm is a slighly more lighter shade of butter cream as opposed to it’s Brazilian cousin.

Texture
A noticable difference here and Bum Bum Cream wins.

Bum Bum Cream is much denser and more butter like in texture – Booty Balm is quite thick though.

Firming Properties

Bum Bum Cream contains a lot of ingredients, they state the key ones re firming etc are:

  • Guaraná
  • Cupuaçu Butter
  • Coconut Oil
  • Açaí Oil
  • Brazil Nut
  • Guayus Leaf Extract

I have checked the Booty Balm ingredients list, it also contains all of the above however the quantities may differ.

Personally I have never noticed any firming effects of Bum Bum Cream.  I don’t purchase it for that (I still swear by Elancyl for firming and ‘anti’ cellulite).  I buy it as I adore the scent plus it is super duper at moisturising.

Price – the biggie

Booty Balm £6.99 for a 250ml.  Bum Bum Cream rrp (Space NK July 2017) £44.00 (240ml).

A good dupe from Aldi/Lacura and a whopping £37 cheaper!

👍💛😃

Overall I really like the Booty Balm and will use it.  The fragrance as I said is really similar but it doesn’t linger as long plus I don’t like the texture as much; it doesn’t feel so luxurious, but it is pretty good.

If you have always wanted to see what the fuss is about I would say that at £6.99 this is a bargain.  But be quick as I doubt it will stay on the shelves for long – so you better get a wiggle on!!

Aldi Special Buys

(neither product are tested on animals 🐰)

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    ukbeautygems
    August 8, 2019 at 11:47 am

    This is an amazing find will definitely be picking it up on my next shop!

    • Reply
      BeautyBoo44
      August 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm

      Yes – I don’t think they will be there for long though.

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