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

Thursday, April 17, 2014

SpaceNK Offer for Beauty Look Book Readers

Space NK is offering The Beauty Look Book readers an exclusive online promotion for their US site! They have extended their $20 off $75+ order deal starting today effective through April 25th at 11:59 PM EST with Promotion Code LOOKBOOK20. Terms and Conditions apply. See below for details.

Some new and classic items on my radar - if you have any recommendations I would really love to hear what you picked out for the promotion:

If you've already shopped their site for the promotion I'd love to hear what you picked out. Space NK always has so many incredible brands and things I want to try, I usually rely on my friends to tell me what's good. If you have any staples or loves, please share! Tell me what I need to try out.

Lookbook20 is good for $20 off $75+ purchases, online only. Please refer to the terms below. Happy shopping!

SpaceNK Terms and Conditions

The Discover 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 $75 or more on full price/non-sale products before delivery has been added and the promotional code LOOKBOOK20 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 $75 or more. This offer can be used in conjunction with our free shipping over $50. This offer applies online only on the site, not the UK site and is not available in-store. This offer is only available online between Thursday April 17, 2014 and 11:59 PM EST, Friday April 25, 2014 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.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Deal Alert: SpaceNK Up to 50% off Sale

Just wanted to give a heads up that SpaceNK is having a sale online. Save up to 50% on a range of items, including brands such as Tocca, Elemental Herbology, By Terry, Kevyn Aucoin, Rococo Nail Apparel and more. Items that caught my eye:

Happy Shopping!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Rococo Nail Apparel Nude Wardrobe Collection

Earlier this year A Model Recommends gave us all a preview/sneak peek of a new collection in the works from Rococo Nail Apparel called the Nude Wardrobe Collection. Six nude nail colors have finally been released to SpaceNK and select Bloomingdales SpaceNK stores in sheer gloss, satin and full pigmented cream finishes. These retail for $16.50 each for 14 ml / 0.5 fl oz.

Following a season of loud and proud nails, this autumn/winter takes a turn for the subtle with nude nails firmly back on the style agenda. Inspired by the catwalk collections Rococo Nail Apparel have created a wearable wardrobe of six nude nail colours each designed to perfect and flatter - whatever the outfit, skin tone or mood. Rococo Nail Apparel have been quietly building a cult underground following since the brand launched two years ago and today continues to predict trends rather than follow the crowd. Commenting on the Nude Wardrobe sisters and co-founders Ange and Vernice Walker say, “The aim was to create an I-want-them-all collection of nudes that each delivers a highly polished and chic finish. We definitely predict nude as the new black this autumn/winter.”

The Rococo Nail Apparel Nude Wardrobe collection includes the following shades (shown L to R below):
  • LAB Nude 1.0 Sheer Gloss - a sheer transparent white gloss
  • LAB Nude 3.0 Sheer Gloss - a sheer transparent cream nude beige, used backstage by Ange & Vernice Walker at the Roland Mouret A/W show during Paris Fashion Week
  • LAB Nude 6.0 Satin Crème - an opaque pale neutral mixture of pale pink & beige & grey
  • LAB Nude 8.0 Sheer Gloss - a transparent warm nude beige
  • LAB Nude 8.8 Crème - a full pigment tan caramel nude beige
  • LAB Nude 9.0 Crème - a soft brown cream, it's borderline taupe, but not quite

Rococo Nail Apparel succeeded in generating the "I want them all" bug. When I saw these at SpaceNK Bloomingdales in San Francisco I thought that they all looked divine. I'm a sucker for nudes and couldn't wait to put these on. I've applied one on each finger all with 2 coats. The Sheer Gloss finish shades 1.0, 3.0 and 8.0 all seemed a bit streaky with my unsteady hand. Applying 3 coats evened everything out. At the nail salon, a perfect smooth application was achieved with only 2 coats (your mileage may vary) for 3.0.

Here are more swatches on nail wheels (thanks to Cafe Makeup who helped me find these). It was a bit of a challenge to have 1.0 (the sheer white) show up on a white nail wheel since it's very sheer.

I've pulled a few other nudes, beiges and taupes to compare for you. Included are Dior Sienna, MAC Blissed Out, MAC Abalone Shell, Chanel Inattendu, Dior Nude Chic 219 (d/c), Dolce & Gabbana Nude, Chanel Beige Petale, Chanel Particuliere, Chanel Khaki Rose and Dior Camel. (Past available reviews have been linked if you want more detail.)

While 3.0 and 8.0 looked almost identical in the bottles, on the nails 3.0 is paler and 8.0 is more peachy. I had 3.0 applied early last week on the nails and the lasting power was amazing. It lasted a full week without any chipping or tipwear. If my nails hadn't grown so fast I think I could have worn this past a full week. While the sheer beiges might not be extremely unique and easily dupeable, I found these to be easy to wear and naturally flattering and the quality excellent.

I can see myself getting regular use out of each and every shade. They are all beautiful and easy to incorporate into your weekly wardrobe since they are so neutral, it shouldn't be hard to coordinate your look with your clothing. I love them all. 1.0 might be a bit of work, but sheer whites can be a challenge to wear on nails anyways. With so many options I can't decide which one to wear next although I think I have my eye on 9.0 (it looks like a softer lighter version of Chanel's Particuliere).

One more shot of the collection, all lined up:

Have you checked out the Rococo Nail Apparel new nude shades yet? Thoughts? Did you buy any or did you decide you already had similar shades in your stash? What's your favorite "nude" nail polish? For a full list of availability, check out

Friday, July 22, 2011

Meet Rococo Nail Apparel Founders at Space NK in New York or Los Angeles

My dear readers, I have exciting news! Those who have tried and fallen in love with Rococo Nail Apparel nail polishes will be excited to learn that Space NK is hosting a series of special events for you to meet the Rococo Nail Apparel founders and celebrity manicurists Ange & Vernice Walker at a number of their NY and LA area stores.

The details from Space NK: Meet London-based celebrity manicurists Ange & Vernice Walker - the dynamic duo behind Rococo Nail Apparel and some of the latest runway, red carpet and editorial trends in nail color and design. Preview their upcoming ‘Nude Wardrobe’ collection and receive a complimentary polish change and trend demonstration with your purchase of two Rococo products. Space NK makeup artists will be on hand to offer a complimentary touch-up while your polish dries.

Call the following locations to schedule your appointment. The events and appearances are scheduled as follows:

Space NK at Bloomingdale's 59th Street, NYC
Saturday, July 23, 12.00-2.30pm

Space NK at Bloomingdale's Soho, NYC
Saturday, July 23, 4.00-6.00pm

Space NK at Bloomingdale's White Plains, NY
Sunday, July 24, 12.00-2.30pm

Space NK at Bloomingdale's Century City, Los Angeles
Friday, July 29, 4.00-6.00pm

Space NK at Brentwood Country Mart, Santa Monica
Saturday, July 30, 12.00-2.30pm

About Rococo Nail Apparel: Ange and Vernice Walker have over 15 years experience in the nail industry and have built a solid, professional reputation and gained a devoted, eclectic clientele. Combining extensive salon experience, creative fashion knowledge and a clear vision of designing the ultimate in ‘nail-wear’, the sisters created the fashion forward Rococo Nail Apparel collection two years ago. Ange and Vernice are often called upon to create nail looks for music videos, television and fashion shows, magazine features and celebrity red carpet appearances. The duo recently did the nails for all models at the Roland Mouret fall 2011 runway show during Paris Fashion Week, debuting their ‘Nude Wardrobe’ collection which will launch exclusively at Space NK in the fall. Celebrity fans of Rococo include Cheryl Cole, Joss Stone, Agyness Deyn, Lizzie Jagger, Alexa Chung, Nicki Minaj, Kim Cattrall and more. Rococo products are available exclusively at Space NK stores and online at in the US.

I've reviewed a number of Rococo Nail Polishes. Click on the tag below the post to find older reviews and features. I personally will not be able to attend any of these events but would love to hear from you if you do!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Rococo Nail Apparel: Stone Cold Karma

Rococo Nail Apparel has released a few new shades for spring and Stone Cold Karma caught my eye from SpaceNK. I ordered this online along with a few other shades (will be featured soon). Stone Cold Karma is a grey-mauve cream with a subtle pearl finish that you can only see when you look closely. This is an odd shade because sometimes it looks mauve, sometimes it looks more grey depending on the lighting which you'll be able to see in the photo swatches below. In this way it reminds me of Chanel Particuliere - it looks brown in the bottle, but on the toes, sometimes it pulls more mauve, sometimes straight grey, sometimes a mushroom brown. Perhaps my eyes are just playing tricks on me.

Rococo Nail Apparel Stone Cold Karma (3 coats):

Manicure: Rococo Nail Apparel Stone Cold Karma
Pedicure: Chanel Particuliere

Rococo Nail Apparel Stone Cold Karma compared to:
Rescue Beauty Lounge Grunge
OPI Tickle My Francey
Chanel Particuliere

I had 3 coats applied to get full coverage. It's lovely, but I think I'm just not really used to greys on my fingers. It's in the same color family as RBL Grunge and OPI Tickle My Francey. In the bottles, they look really similar, but as you can see in the swatches, they are very different once applied on the nails. Compared to RBL Grunge, Rococo Stone Cold Karma's sparkles are more visible giving it more depth so it's not so flat-looking.

Rococo Nail Apparel Nail Polishes retail for $16 each. I found the line at SpaceNK.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rococo Nail Apparel in Re-Issue: Total Plummy Berry Gorgeousness

My most recent manicure is with Rococo Nail Polish in Re-Issue, a gorgeous classic rich plummy wine with a bit of shimmer/pearl. I can't stop looking at my nails and can say this is the best pick-me-up of the week. I don't think I've ever been this happy with a manicure before.

The color is probably very dupe-able, but I love it. It reminds me of colors like OPI's NYPD Beet, Yankee Pankee Plum, Nars Gimme Shelter - but not quite as vampy since it has a reddish undertone. The shimmer in it has a pearl finish (versus frost/chrome) which I really like. Here it is with multiple views with 3 coats with Seche Vite top coat. It's photographed with my Louis Small Agenda in the Violette Vernis.

I am trying to post dupe swatches/photos but it's been cloudy and raining like crazy here, so the lighting is not cooperating with me! I will try and update with another duplicate/comparison post in the next week.

Rococo Nail Apparel from SPACE.NK.apothecary

I discovered Rococo Nail Apparel on 2 of my favorite NY-based bloggers Beauty Moogle Zone and New York City Pretty (both possess fashionably great taste and are always in-the-know) and knew I had to check out this brand.

I ordered a few colors from SpaceNK online and this past weekend I had a girls-day-out to Orange County and stopped by the SpaceNK in Bloomingdales at South Coast Plaza to check out the rest of the line.

I first need to RAVE about their customer service. For my online order, one of the colors I received was the wrong shade and SpaceNK online was really great in trying to correct the mishap. Since I was going to be near a SpaceNK that next weekend, she called all the California stores near me to make sure they had the right color in stock and that they were aware I'd be coming for a possible exchange.

My experience at the South Coast Plaza location was also incredible. I've been to SCP on several occasions but never even noticed the SpaceNK corner as it was a bit hidden. Those not familiar with Bloomingdales, next time you go, I highly recommend you check it out. If you have trouble finding it, just ask. My friend and I met the most knowledgeable associate we have ever encountered there. We spent about 3o minutes smelling the perfumes and looking at the skincare and we were both amazed at all the information he had about each item. Anything we pointed at, he was able to give us the FULL 411 on. He described each fragrance topnotes and undertones and gave us recommendations based on our likes. For skincare, he was able to tell us the ingredients of any skincare product, explained in detail how to best use it, he even explained how to use that muslin cloth in the Eve Lom Cleanser set. We were both thrilled.

For my Rococo experience, I have slightly mixed feelings. The nail polishes come in a stunning range of colors with great pigment - but there seems to be some inconsistency with some of the batches in the actual color you get. We pulled out 3 different colors: R2T2, Gothic Lolita, and Organza and there were clear differences between the tester and product being sold. For example, the Gothic Lolita tester was a gorgeous blueberry jelly shimmer while the product sold was a shimmery gunmetal. The Organza tester (can see it on the SpaceNK website) was a straight beige with iridescent gold shimmer, while the one I bought has a slight pinkish shimmers and undertone.

There are 2 types of labels which I will picture below. I think the type of label on your bottle will indicate what variation of color you get. Unfortunately you don't really know which type of label you will get.

So - my frustration with this line is the lack of consistency in colors with the same name. I did however appreciate the honesty from the associates at SpaceNK at Bloomingdales. They mentioned up front that I should know there is a slight difference from some of the colors that they believe was due to a difference in manufacturer or batch production. The sales associates were kind enough to open up several boxes of their stock so I could compare them the testers to make my purchasing decisions.

My descriptions of the colors: (note that Molten Lava, Pop Culture & No Shrinking Violet were part of a 3-piece holiday set)
  • Boutique - sheer nude glossy cream
  • Molten Lava - sparkling pale silver (this looked like an exact dupe to R2T2)
  • Organza - pale cream with pink-opal flashes
  • Andromeda - holographic silver-grey (this is my favorite)
  • Vayder - pure black with silver glitter
  • Pop Culture - iridescent bright coral with silver pearl
  • Re-Issue - gorgeous plum-grape with reddish tinge and pearl
  • Baby Punk - bright peachy-pink (brighter version of MAC Coconut Ice)
  • No Shriking Violet - iridescent violet (I have a feeling this might be similar to the new Nars spring nail polish)
  • Tokyo Nights - iridescent bright coral-red (similar to Pop Culture minus the silvery pearl, but on the nails, looks almost identical)

The swatches on paper look different from what goes on the nails, but I'm conducting a few nail-related projects so it's going to take a while for me to swatch them all, so please bear with me. I will get around to swatching them all on my fingers. I just got a mani with Re-Issue (which I am totally in love with) - see that in a post coming soon.

I've since seen a few more posts on London Makeup Girl featuring Blu Skywalker & Visionary Beauty featuring Metal Jacket. Have you seen this line in person? What are your thoughts?

My personal rants aside about consistency, I was very pleased with the whole SpaceNK shopping experience. I think this line has great colors with lovely pigment and formulas. There's nothing like great customer service that makes your shopping experience all the more better and enjoyable - especially for the 2 of us who went completely giddy smelling the unique perfumes and blabbering about the high-end skincare lines. It was nice to find a sales associate who didn't make us feel awkward about our beauty obsession (which I have to say would have been totally understandable as we were probably acting to the equivalent of teenage girls screeching at a Twilight or New Moon premiere). These nail polishes retail for $16.50 each and the line also carries a gold-flecked nail polish for $32.50 with real gold flakes (which I did not purchase).

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