Showing posts with label Space NK. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Space NK. Show all posts

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Space NK Explore Promotion - Early Access for Beauty Look Book Readers 7/17 to 8/2


Space NK is hosting their Summer Explore Promotion again and they're offering Beauty Look Book readers early access a week before the offer starts for everyone else. For those new to Space NK's Explore Offer, every season they offer either a gift with purchase or savings deal to explore something new. This round you can save $20 off orders $100 or more at spacenk.com/us with code BEAUTYNOW at checkout. The code is valid now through 8/2/2016. Offer valid online only.

Several of you asked for a detail of what I hauled during my recent New York trip. You can find a full recap of their Prince Street store here in this post. There was a lot to explore from a wide range of brands. I was particularly impressed with the haircare selection in the store and picked up a couple things from Ouai and R+Co. I made a mental note of what I wanted to try so I could order when I got back home (I didn't want to carry a lot of liquids back home with me, however I did end up shipping a big box home).

First a quick look at their amazing haircare selection. It's literally Oribe heaven. Travel sized minis galore of multiple brands and formulas too.


Another look at more brands to choose from including Sachajuan, Gloss Moderne, Malin + Goetz and more (you can click to view a larger image):


Featured in the top picture are a few staples along with a couple new items I've tried in case you need recommendations or thoughts:
  • Diptyque Baies is not a haircare item, but it's one of my favorite home scents, since Diptyque rarely goes on sale, these savings promotions are always a nice time to splurge on something and save a little.
  • Oribe Cleansing Cream (repurchased) is one of my favorite weekly shampoos to help restore moisture and cleanse at the same time
  • R+Co Park Ave Blow Out Balm is a product you work through damp hair before you use a blow dryer, I'm always eager to try new products like these because I heat dry my hair most of the time, this smells light and fresh and did give my hair a better look after blow drying, hair was left thicker, fuller and frizz-free and very smooth, the ends still needed a touch up, but for the rest, I really like how this works
  • Ouai Finishing Creme is described as a lightweight lotion for your hair that you can use as a heat protectant from styling, smoothing cream for dry ends or to add texture, I found it has a strong floral scent with a slightly thick texture, it gives the ends a more polished look with a tiny bit of shine but definitely helps add texture to the hair, by comparison the Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream has a thinner texture and adds weightless shine to the ends with a more glossy looking finish
  • Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray is a favorite, even though the full size is a better buy, I always end up repurchasing the travel size because it's easier for me to store or carry with me
  • Ouai Treatment Masque comes in a pack of 8 individually sealed packets, it has a rich perfumed kind of scent, I used it as a mask, left it on for about 10 minutes then rinsed it out, it left the hair feeling super soft and shiny (after drying), I'm not the biggest fan of the packets for packaging, but it's perfect to take one with you for travel or to the gym vs a huge tube, the product is a thumbs up, would love if this came in a large jar or squeeze tube

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Terms and conditions as follows:

‘Explore Something New’ offer comprises $20 to spend on any product on the website www.spacenk.com/us. Your order must total $100 on full price/non-sale products before delivery has been added. Promo code BEAUTYNOW must be entered in the promo code box on the shopping bag page, before checkout, for the offer to apply. One use per customer and promotional codes cannot be applied retrospectively. The $20 discount will be applied at checkout where the order total equals $100 or more. This offer can be used in conjunction with our free shipping over $50. This offer is only available online between 12am Sunday July 17th, 2016 to 11:59pm Tuesday August 2nd, 2016 EST. This offer applies online only on the us.spacenk.com site, not the UK site and is not available in-store. We reserve the right to end it early or extend it without notice. Please note that all sale items, gift card purchases and promotional items are excluded from this promotion. The offer is not refundable and there is no cash value/alternative. The offer cannot be exchanged in-store or online for another product. This offer applies online only and is not available in-store. The offer is restricted to one per customer.

Many thanks to Space NK for extending this to Beauty Look Book readers. If you have anything on your radar whether it's new haircare, skincare, beauty, fragrance from Space NK - let me know! I'm always eager to try new haircare products to help tame my naturally frizzy hair. I'm looking for a good wave spray, the Oribe Apres Beach Spray has been a good one that I just used up, debating whether to repurchase or try something new. Any recs greatly appreciated!

Update: Code now works! Sorry for the delay!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Space NK Boutique - 31 Prince Street in Nolita


Last week I stopped by a few of my favorite beauty shops in NYC. Living in Southern California I am lucky to have access to most brands but often times don't have a free standing boutique near me for some stores to get the full experience. I was beyond thrilled to stop by Space NK's newest New York Boutique on 31 Prince Street in Nolita. This was my first time inside a free standing store and it is a beauty lover's dream come true. Between Space NK and Birchbox Soho - you literally have all your beauty and grooming (for men) needs covered. Both stock a wide variety of mid to high end beauty brands and from the looks of it, they have everything one could need and in travel sizes too. As I was oohing and aaahing at all the shelves in Space NK, by I thought to myself I should have skipped the stress of trying to hoard minis and pack all my liquids into a quart size bag (since I travel carry-on style) and made this store my first stop in once I arrived in the city.

The store is located on the corner of Prince and Mott - it's one of the most charming beauty spaces I've been inside. There's a lot stocked in the store covering skincare, hair care, cosmetics and more - at the same time it's very spacious with a wide open feeling that gives it a luxurious feel. Walking inside is pretty amazing - I could not help but wish that I had a space like this in my home. Displays are organized by brand and product type. Skincare is split into different walls for the natural brands, more techy brands etc. I had just missed a Dr. Lancer appearance and book signing which happened at the store a few days prior. There are decicated areas for Lancer Skincare.


Wall of skincare featuring By Terry, Chantecaille, Sunday Riley, Eve Lom, Tata Harper:


So much love for By Terry, can I have one of everything please?


The Hourglass display complete with Ambient Lighting Powders, Foundations, Brushes and more:



Eve Lom foundations and powders to the left, Smith & Cult to the right:


More beauty from Kevyn Aucoin and Lord and Berry:







Wall of heaven stocked with Oribe minis, Ouai, Sachajuan, Gloss Moderne and more: 



Brow kiosk and Lipstick Queen:


Close up of Oribe heaven, full size wall and then stocked travel size minis:



Overall a must-stop if you visit New York City. There are quite a few Space NK stores located through the city, I was glad I stopped by this one as it's in a cute neighborhood and Diptyque is just around the corner. It has a similar vibe and feel to the dedicated Space NK sections you may see inside a Bloomingdale's (which I also love) but being able to visit a separate store is really a must if you can.

Many thanks to Space NK for allowing me to take photos inside their beautiful store. Next time I'm in New York I won't be packing a lot of items, I know now that I can simply stop by here and purchase what I need as they carry my favorite brands.

Have you been inside a Space NK store before? I know they are all over the US but this is my first time visiting a dedicated store. Hope you enjoyed this peek into their space! Snippets on their social too @spacenkusa - something I live vicariously through since I don't have a store near me. It's nice to see snapshots of their stores around the country and new launch sneak peeks.

P.S. There's a summer sale going on right now, some items are marked up to 50% off :)


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Look at the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder, Pure Powder Glow + Celestial Powder


I've been slowly getting more into items from the Kevyn Aucoin beauty line. I've been a huge fan of the Celestial Powder in Starlight and the Lip Gloss in Starlight (reviewed here and here). The Pure Powder Glow Blushes are something that have been on my radar for ages and I was really excited to finally play with a few of the shades. As mentioned in a few previous posts I had high hopes for the Sculpting Powder in Medium as it's one of the most raved about contouring/sculpting powders in the beauty market. It did not work for my skintone but there have been two color additions to the formula in Light and Deep. Light works perfectly for my medium-olive toned skin.

I have a quick look at six shades from Kevyn Aucoin in the Sculpting Powder, Pure Powder Glow + Celestial Powder. If you're shopping online for any of these, don't forget to take advantage of the special promo code Space NK US created for Beauty Look Book readers. Use code BEAUTYLB16 at checkout to save $20 off online orders of $100 or more (through May 1st). All the details in this post here.


The Celestial Powders ($44 each) are finely milled ultra smooth highlighters. Candlelight is one of those products that has reached cult-status and is extremely popular. I think I'm one of the few people who find it turns white on my face - it looks amazing in the pan, swatched on the arm or applied on the eyes. On my cheeks it almost looks chalky but note that I am in the minority with this one. My preference is for Starlight which is a soft champagne pink. I find Starlight to be more shimmery than Candlelight, but it's not too shimmery. The pink/peach undertones make it much softer on my olive skin. If you prefer liquids, they have these colors in the Celestial Liquid formula, both swatched in this post here.

The Sculpting Powders ($44 each) are matte shaping/sculpting/contour powders. Medium was the first shade launched and for many years it was the only option. It's a soft cool-toned matte that didn't work on my skin because it was too cool-toned and slightly too dark creating a muddy look on me. Light and Deep are the newest additions. I tried out Light which in the swatch above is similar in undertone but the slight variation and lightness of color works so much better on my skintone. It creates a more natural looking shadow on areas I want to add depth whether it's the eyes, nose or cheeks. If you need contouring powders with warmth I would recommend skipping any in the Kevyn Aucoin line as they are all very cool-toned.

The Pure Powder Glow ($37 each) is a powder blush. The formula is very soft in texture which makes it easy to apply, blend and build. There are shimmers and mattes, both formulas look incredibly natural and meld with the skin beautifully so it doesn't look powdery. I've been so impressed with the three that I've tried. Ariana is the perfect neutral coral that adds natural warmth. Shadore is a powder pink that brightens the face. Natural is a really great neutral pinky-brown that won't look muddy or darken on the skin. They look very simple in the pan and if you swatch them with your fingers I have to admit they look pretty standard - you can probably find dupes in other lines like MAC, Bobbi Brown or even Urban Decay, so color-wise I wouldn't say that I find them unique. That being said the formula works really well and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. (I found that some blushes like Bobbi Brown cause tiny little bumps to form on my cheeks.) If you're looking for a good everyday kind of color that's easy to use and requires little thinking on how to coordinate, you can't go wrong with any of the ones swatched above.


There are quite a few options on the market for all three types of powders. I think the ones from Kevyn Aucoin are great everyday shades that are very wearable for the conservative makeup-wearer who wants no-fuss kind of makeup. They apply on the skin smoothly, don't oxidize on the face and they last all day without budging. A few thoughts on other ones I've tested and how they compare to other brands/formulas.

Celestial Powders

Sculpting Powders

Pure Powder Glow
  • If you like matte blushes that won't darken, I think the ones from Kevyn Aucoin are really among the best I've tried.
  • If you want more unique and interesting colors that are still natural, opt for the Urban Decay UD x Gwen Blush Palette.
  • If you want contour + blush in a single palette for convenience, go for the By Terry Sun Designer Palettes.
  • If you want similar colors to the ones featured but want them at a cheaper price, MAC Pink Swoon will give you a similar look to Shadore, MAC Prism will give you a similar look to Natura (but without the shimmer), Ariana is quite unique compared to what I have, MAC Peaches is the closest one I have but the MAC is slightly brighter.
I hope you found this review helpful if you were wondering about the Kevyn Aucoin face powders. They do come with a fairly steep price tag but the quality is on point and I think they are products anyone will get regular use out of. Have you tried any blushes, highlighters or contour powders from Kevyn Aucoin yet? If so which ones? If you have recommendations for anything else in the line please share in the comments!

Ariana, Natura, Shadore and Light provided courtesy of Space NK for the Explore Promotion. Starlight, Candlelight and Medium purchased by me.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Space NK x The Beauty Look Book Explore Promotion


Today I'm thrilled to share a special offer for my readers. Space NK has brought back their explore savings event for spring and Beauty Look Book readers get early access to shop and save before anyone else! Use code BEAUTYLB16 at checkout to save $20 off online orders of $100 or more. The promo code will be valid starting today April 14th and run through May 1st - valid online only at www.spacenk.com/us. I have some reviews and swatches coming up on Kevyn Aucoin, Eve Lom and By Terry items I've been testing out - so stay tuned. Also many of you have been asking me to rank my top Diptyque picks so by popular request I'm working on a favorites round up which I will have up on the blog soon.

In the meantime a quick rundown of some beauty items that I'm loving right now:
  • Diptyque Baies is my favorite home scent of the moment for spring which is a blackcurrant and rose. I love it in all forms including the Large Black Colored version (c/o), Mini Candle, and especially the Room Spray. Diptyque is one of those brands that I've never seen go on sale so these promos are the perfect time to try something out and save a little.
  • Diptyque Eau de Sens (c/o) is new for spring. I tested a sample and fell head over heels in love with it. Orange blossom is hard for me to wear - I think it often smells so good as a room fragrance, but strong citrus doesn't always work well with my skin chemistry. This one is very good.
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Gloss in Starlight and Candlelight are pretty layering glosses for spring. Review and swatches of both shades here (Starlight is a must).
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Pure Powder Glow blushes have been on my radar for a long time and they do not disappoint for a very natural glow. Shadore is the most perfect powdery pink I think I've ever tried.
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder (c/o) in Light is a new shade of the sculpting powder that works better on my skin compared to the Medium option which I found too cool-toned on me. Original review + thoughts on Medium here, swatches of Light to follow soon.
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush (c/o) in Incandescent Electra is one of the prettiest soft iridescent peachy colors I've ever tried. It was originally exclusive to the limited-edition blush palette trio but a little over a year ago they launched it separately and I'm really happy they did.
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Strobe Powder in Euphoric Strobe Light is my favorite option out of all the new strobe powders. Swatches of all 4 shades from Hourglass in this post here.
  • Hourglass Extreme Sheen Lipgloss in Lush (c/o) is a really pretty golden peach shimmer perfect for warmer months.
  • By Terry Terrybly Mascara in Black is quite the splurge but I tried a mini tube and loved it so much I bought several tubes of the full size. It thickens and volumizes lashes. It doesn't clump or smudge. I really love it.
  • By Terry Sun Designer Palettes are probably the most beautiful palettes I've ever owned. each one is simply stunning. I splurged on both about a month ago and even though I was not happy about the high price tag I have no regrets and adore both. Review and swatches to follow soon but they are wonderfully pigmented and blend smoothly on the skin to give the face life.
  • Eve Lom Daily Protection SPF 50 (c/o) is a new to me sunscreen that dries to a velvety matte finish. It's suitable for my super sensitive skin and layers really nicely over moisturizer. It does not feel heavy or greasy and foundation looks good on top of it. I love the pump packaging. Full review soon.
You can click the icons on each image below to shop the post through Space NK:

To recap, you can save $20 off online orders of $100 or more by using code BEAUTYLB16 online at Space NK at checkout. Code is valid on the US site only, starts April 14 and runs through May 1, 2016. Terms and conditions apply disclosed here (there are some exclusions such as gift cards and sale items). 

Every time I try something from Eve Lom I'm always impressed. If you have any recs from the line please let me know. Or if you have any other favorites you see online at Space NK you think I should try I'm all ears!

Happy shopping (or saving that is)!

This post is not sponsored but many thanks to the Space NK team for providing this exclusive offer to Beauty Look Book readers. Press samples featured include items with a (c/o).

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Space NK Explore Promotion for Spring, March 3 - 9, 2016

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The Space NK Explore Promotion starts today where you can save $20 off orders $100 or more online with code EXPLORE16 at checkout. If you've had any pricey items on your wishlist from Diptyque, Oribe, By Terry etc. now is a good time to save as they are brands that rarely ever go on sale.

Terms and Conditions apply, sale items and gift cards are excluded, but it looks like everything else qualifies. From Space NK:

'Explore Something New' offer is $20 to spend on any product on the website as we would like you to try some of our other carefully selected products. Your order must total $100 or more on full price/non-sale products before delivery has been added and the promotional code EXPLORE16 must also be entered in the promo code box on the shopping bag page, before checkout. One use per customer. The $20 discount will be applied at checkout where the order total equals $100 or more. This offer can be used in conjunction with our free shipping over $50. This offer applies online only on the us.spacenk.com site, not the UK site and is not available in-store. This offer is only available online between 12:00am EST Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 through 11:59pm PST Wednesday, March 9th 2016 and we reserve the right to end it early or extend it without notice. Please note that all items from the sale and all gift card purchases are excluded from this promotion. The offer is not refundable and there is no cash value/alternative. The offer cannot be exchanged in stores or online for another product.

Let me know if you end up ordering anything! Be sure to enter the code at checkout EXPLORE16.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Space NK Spring Beauty Edit Gift With Purchase Event - February 11th, 2016


It's that time of year again for the Space NK Spring Beauty Edit! On February 11th for one day only, Space NK is hosting their spring gift with purchase event. Exclusively for the event, and while supplies last, with any purchase of $250 or more you will receive a gift of minis from Space NK's curated must-haves list. There are items from 25 of Space NK's featured brands. Items include a mix of deluxe, travel and full-size items. For the first time, they've opened up early access to loyal N.Dulge Members on February 9-10 before the offer opens up to the public on February 11th. This gift with purchase will sell out in stores early, but will also be available to online shoppers at www.us.spacenk.com on February 11th (US only). 

The gift contents are valued at over $400 and contains:
  • Space NK Limited Edition Cosmetic Bag 
  • 111SKIN Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel NAC Y2 (5ml) 
  • Bumble & bumble Straight Blow Dry (15ml) 
  • By Terry Mascara Terrybly in Black Parti-Pris (4g) 
  • Chantecaille Bio Lifting Cream+ (5ml) 
  • Diptyque Candle (assorted scents, 35g) 
  • Eve Lom Cleanser (20ml plus muslin cloth) 
  • Goldfaden MD Plant Profusion Regenerative Night Cream (7ml) 
  • Juara Candlenut Hydrating Shower Gel (59ml) 
  • Kat Burki Complete B Eye Crème Concentrate (5ml) 
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Eye Pencil Primatif in Defining Navy (0.024oz) 
  • Lancer The Method: Polish (0.5oz) 
  • Lilah B Divine Duo Lip & Cheek trio in b.real, b.fearless, & b.sassy (0.6g x3) 
  • Lipstick Queen Vesuvius Liquid Lipstick in Vesuvian Candy (full-size) 
  • Lord & Berry 20100 Crayon Lipstick in Intimacy (0.06oz) 
  • Malin + Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser (15ml) MD 
  • Solar Sciences Mineral Crème SPF50 (.25oz) 
  • Mila Moursi Revitalizing & Beautifying Oil (8ml) 
  • Mio Workout Wonder (30 ml) 
  • Natura Bissé The Cure Sheer Cream (3ml) 
  • Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream (15ml) 
  • Philip B. Light-Weight Deep Conditioner (0.5 fl oz) 
  • Radical Skincare Advanced Peptide Antioxidant Serum (8ml) 
  • Ren Keep Young and Beautiful Instant Firming Beauty Shot (10ml) 
  • Rodial Bee Venom Cleansing Balm (20ml) 
  • Sunday Riley Good Genes (10ml) 
If you're looking to stock up on skincare, haircare or had some items on your wishlist, you might want to take advantage of this tomorrow. If you're shopping in store - call your nearest Space NK as soon as possible to see if they can pre-sell anything. They run out of these gifts every year. A few ideas and suggestions just in case:


Shown above:
Will you be shopping the event tomorrow? If yes, what's on your list? If you've seen the new By Terry lip balms, what did you think? You can shop the event tomorrow in stores and online at Space NK, while supplies last. Do note the gifts sell out very very fast each year - due to the limited quantities I wanted to give you a heads up!

Preview of Space NK Spring Gift With Purchase kindly gifted by the Space NK team.

Friday, October 23, 2015

5 Brands to Check Out at Space NK


There are two more days left of the Space NK Explore Promotion where you can save $25 off any online order of $100 or more with promo code EXPLORE15 at checkout (ends Sunday Oct 25th at midnight, terms and conditions here). If you're looking for something new to treat yourself but want something that's going to be a classic staple, I have a roundup of products from five brands I've been loving. The bonus is that that you can find these at Space NK and save a little with their promo.

Nudestix is a fun line filled with wearable neutrals with products in pencil form. My favorite item from the line is the Magnetic Eye Color Pencils ($24 each). These are creamy pencils that double as shadow sticks. They blend beautifully on the eyes and layer nicely together. Once they dry, they stay put all day long (pretty much budge-proof on me). I received 3 colors as press samples and I loved them so much I bought the rest of the colors (and accidentally bought one twice). Here are the colors. Left to right: Moon, Lilith, Gilt, Twilight, Angel, Spirit, Immortal and Night.



Eve Lom is a skincare line that I absolutely adore. The price points of the items are on the high side so I've rationed samples and minis, but I've been really happy with everything I've tried. The Hand Cream is one of the most gentle fragrance-free hand creams I've bought that still hydrate the skin well. The Brightening Cream ($110, c/o) is my favorite gentle moisturizer, I'm almost out of mine and it does brighten the skin and hydrates gently without feeling too heavy. I have high hopes for the Eye Lift Eye Cream ($75, c/o) which has really high ratings. I just started using it and am really eager to see how it works. Be sure to check out the gift set options for Eve Lom, there is a price break if you buy the sets versus individual items.


By Terry products are always a luxurious treat to have. These are extremely pricey but I've never been disappointed with anything I've tried. It's hard for me to take the jump and splurge on her items but I end up loving the items I buy. The Baume de Rose ($60) is the most luxurious rose scented lip treatment. There are a lot of other cheaper alternatives, but none have the same lush texture as the By Terry. She also introduced tinted versions of her lip balm called Baume de Rose Nutri-Couleur ($56). Lip balm is really just lip balm, but the ones I have from By Terry are really quite lovely. I can't call them a must-have due to the high price point, but they are a luxurious splurge. (Lip swatches here and here.)

For lips, her Velvet Rouge ($46.50) in #1 Lady Bare is one of the prettiest velvet lip colors I've tried. It's the perfect peachy nude. It feels like it has a slightly whipped texture. If you have dry lips this might not be the best option for you, but I adore the color.

For eyes the Ombre Blackstar ($43.50) is also on the pricey side. The colors are mostly metallic or shimmery but aren't over the top glittery. I like them layered together or as a base for powder eyeshadow. Swatches of Bronze Moon here. Misty Rock, Frozen Quartz and Ombre Mercure swatched here. The best part of these sticks is that the formula is creamy but sets. So many shadow sticks end up drying out in the container before I can use it up. These haven't dried up for me.



R+Co is a relatively new hair care line to me. I'm obsessed with the Moon Shine Shampoo ($24) and Conditioner ($25). Both have an amazing scent and make my hair super glossy and healthy looking. I wouldn't recommend it as a daily shampoo but I use it 2-3x per week. Two other items I've been living are the Death Valley Dry Shampoo ($17 to $29) because it doesn't leave any white residue on the hair and doesn't make it look matte and dusty like many other dry shampoos do. I wash my hair daily on a regular basis. On the rare occasion that I am rushed and don't have time to wash my hair, I like to use this to refresh the roots. The Rockaway Salt Spray ($25, c/o) gives textured beachy waves. The key to using this is to use it very sparingly. I hold it about 2 feet away from my hair, give it two very loose spritzes then run my fingers through the hair quickly distribute. It gives texture and smells incredible. I think it would be easier to use if the mister/dispenser sprayed out a finer mist though.

Last but not least, Smith & Cult is a fun cosmetic line to check out. The line was created by Hard Candy founder Dineh Mohajer. Her Nailed Lacquers ($18) are 5-free without Dibutyl, Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor.


Swatches below of Nail Polishes in three colors. So far the shades have a mix of pigment. Some are sheer but they are smooth jelly sheers (like Ghost Edit). Pillow Pie was easy to layer for full coverage. Dark Like Me is a jelly color, I was able to get full coverage with two coats but some of the nail still shows through. I tested two of the lighter shades on separate occasions. Both lasted around 4 days before I saw any tip wear. No chipping occured.

Ghost Edit (sheer peach nude, two coats)
Pillow Pie (pastel pink, three coats applied)
Dark Like Me (c/o, vampy plum, two coats)


The Shining Lip Lacquers ($22 each) have a lush glossy shine to them. They are pretty smooth on the lips. I bought several colors sight unseen. The formula is pretty sheer on the ones I ended up with.
  • Life in Photographs is a clear sheer pink
  • Flesh Riot is a sheer golden pink shimmer, also sheer (c/o)
  • One Word Chorus is a newer color with better pigment and coverage, it's a medium rose with silver shimmer
  • Fade the Sun is an iridescent peach
  • Her Name is Bubbles is a sheer medium pinky peach cream



Have you ordered anything yet from Space NK for their Explore Promotion? I'm getting ready to place an order tonight to restock on some shampoo and conditioner from R+Co. I'm debating whether to re-order the Shine items or try something new. If you ordered anything let me know! I'm always looking for ideas of what to check out at Space NK.

Be sure to enter promo code EXPLORE15 online at checkout Space NK Explore Promotion to save $25 off any online order of $100 or more (ends Sunday Oct 25th at midnight, terms and conditions here, note this is for US only).

 Select items featured are press samples that were sent for review consideration. Items marked with the note c/o beside them. All others purchased by me.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

On My Radar / New In Beauty


Here's a beauty roundup of new launches I have on my radar this week. From top left, clockwise:

The holiday collection from Chanel called Vamp Attitude just launched. I am still working on swatches for the Rouge Allure releases, but I know I will need the Le Vernis in Rose Fusion and the Le Top Coat Lamé Rouge Noir ($27 each).

Wander Beauty is a new brand that's popped up on my radar. They sent a couple of the Exquisite Liquid Shadows ($26 each) for me to try (they are stunning, review soon). I've been browsing their site and the Paris Collection features four items for lips, cheeks, eyes and highlight that look like they could create the perfect polished look. Have you tried this line yet?

Eve Lom has launched a number of gift sets for the holiday. The Icons Gift Set ($260) contains their Cleanser, Intense Firming Serum, Daily Protection SPF 50, Eye Lift and a Muslin Cloth. There is a price break for this set (individually the items total a little over $300). Other options such as The Perfectors Set and The Classics which have different items and are at lower price points. If you've been eyeing any of these, don't forget Space NK US has their Explore promotion that's going on online through Sunday. Use code EXPLORE15 at checkout for $25 off any orders $100 or more.

Net-A-Porter has this amazing Smith & Cult The Shining Lip Lacquer Set ($150). It has eight lip lacquers packaged in a pretty black box. You can find the colors individually in case you're one who prefer to pick out your own colors.

Bite Beauty always launches cute sets over the holidays. I ordered the Discovery Set ($55) a few weeks ago, I hope to review it soon. The Best Bite Rewind has four mini matte creme lip crayons. This one has more color for those who like something brighter with more variety. This one has been calling my name too.

Holiday season is the season of palettes. I stopped buying holiday or seasonal palettes years ago because I found if I didn't like all the colors the palettes didn't end up getting much use. The NARS x Stephen Klein One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette ($69) looks soooo pretty though. It has the Contour Blush in Paloma, Bronzing Powder in Laguna, four blushes in Robotic, Blasphemy, Luster and Dolce Vita. If you've seen or tried this let me know what you think!

MAC Magic of the Night Collection launches in stores this week. There are already some items that popped up online and as usual many pieces have already sold out within minutes of launching online. I was able to order Please Me Lipstick ($18) and Shaft of Gold In Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($33). I'm hoping nothing in my order gets cancelled.

What's on your beauty radar this week?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Space NK Explore Promotion, October 13th - 25th

$25 off $100

Space NK US has a promo going on right now. It's the"Explore" promotion where they are offering $25 off any $100 purchase online with code EXPLORE15 at checkout. This is a great time to check out new products from Space NK or treat yourself to a little luxurious beauty!

I'm thinking about replenishing my Eve Lom Brightening Cream because I think it will run out in the next month or so. Also on my radar is the Eve Lom Eye Lift cream (have you tried this?). Space NK now has the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette for holiday online. I saw it at the Hourglass Store on Abbott Kinney over the weekend and am seriously tempted but already have 5 of the 6 colors.

If you want recommendations on fall beauty, I'm completely head over heels in love with the Diptyque Fall Collection. The 34 La Proveresse Candle is so beautiful (review soon). Benjoin Candle is launched this year at all Diptyque retailers (it was an online exclusive last year). Also new for fall is the Oud Candle which is a lovely woody kind of scent.

Use code: EXPLORE15 $25 off $100+ purchase online, valid October 13-October 25, online at Space NK US.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Space NK USA Autumn Beauty Edit Gift With Purchase Event - September 12, 2015

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September is a popular month for beauty events and gift with purchase offers. Space NK offers one of the best gift bags - if you've shopped their events in past years you know they are extremely generous with the samples. This Saturday, September 12th, Space NK USA will host their Autumn Beauty Edit event across all 23 US locations. During this one-day-only shopping event, you can shop the latest in fall trends and looks from their Timeless Beauty FW15 Campaign. Each store will have different specialists, makeover appointments and experts on site. Full list of their US locations here.


Exclusively for the event, and while supplies last, with any purchase of $250 or more you will receive a huge gift bag with a sampling of must-haves from 33 of our featured brands (deluxe, travel and full-size items). Each year this event is extremely popular and gifts always sell out. It's recommended you call your local store to reserve a gift in advance or order early online on the 12th - if you're interested and have a store near you I recommend calling today. A sneak peek at what's inside the gift bag:

Contents of the gift bag courtesy of Space NK:
  • Space NK Limited Edition Cosmetics Bag 
  • Bumble & Bumble Repair Blow Dry (15ml) 
  • By Terry Mascara Terrybly in Black Parti-Pris (4g) 
  • Cane + Austin Miracle Pad (x 5) 
  • Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara in Black (4g) 
  • Darphin Stimulskin Plus Reshaping Divine Serum (3ml) 
  • Diptyque Eau de Parfum (assorted, 12ml) 
  • Eve Lom Cleanser (20ml plus muslin cloth) 
  • Goldfaden MD Fresh A Peel (5ml) 
  • Hampton Sun Continuous Mist Hydrating Aloe (30ml) 
  • Hourglass Femme Rouge Lipstick in Icon (0.85g) 
  • James Read Tan Accelerator (25ml) 
  • Juara Candlenut Body Crème (44 ml) 
  • Kate Burki Rose Hip Intense Recovery Eye Serum (7ml) 
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Bloodroses (0.68g) 
  • Lancer Intensive Night Treatment (7.5ml) 
  • Leif Kakadu Plum and Macadamia Nut Hand Balm (75ml) 
  • Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil (assorted, 3.1g) 
  • Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Facial Moisturizer (30ml) 
  • Mila Moursi Cryo Serum Ice Cube Infusion (5ml) 
  • Mio The Activist Firming Active Body Oil (30 ml) 
  • Miriam Quevedo Extreme Caviar Restructuring Luxe Serum (50ml) 
  • Natura Bissé Tensolift Neck Cream (5ml) 
  • Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream (15ml) 
  • Original & Mineral Atonic Thickening Spritz (50ml) 
  • Philip B. Nordic Wood Hair & Body Shampoo (15ml) 
  • R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo (2.25oz) 
  • Radical Skincare Eye Revive Crème (5ml) 
  • Ren Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial (10ml) 
  • Rodial Pink Diamond Instant Lifting Serum (5ml) 
  • Roloxin Lift Revitalizing Facial Treatment (0.07oz x 2) 
  • Sunday Riley Good Genes (10ml) 
  • Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser (15ml)
Will you be shopping for this Space NK event this fall? Or have you budgeted for other fall beauty events? Would love to hear about what you have on your wishlist or any new beauty finds you've discovered.

To recap, the Space NK USA Autumn Beauty Edit Event is one day on September 12th, in stores and online while supplies last. Full store listing of all 23 US locations here. Do note the gifts usually sell out fairly quickly - if you're interested I'd recommend calling your store soon to reserve one in advance.

Many thanks to Space NK for sending the gift as a preview teaser for their event!

 

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