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

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

NUDESTIX Eye Pencils and Lip & Cheek Pencils


NUDESTIX is a new line of simple easy-to-use multipurpose makeup crayons designed for a nude but better look. The line is exclusive to Space NK with four pencil products, a pencil cap sharpener and one mascara. The pencils come packaged in a cute black metal tin for storage. I have two of the Eye Pencils and Lip and Cheek Pencils to share with you today.


The NUDESTIX Eye Pencils ($24 each) are a multi-purpose eye liner, eye shadow and highlighter ‘all-in-one’ product. They come with a sponge tip on one end to smoke out or smudge the shadow. I was sent Smoke, a shimmery light grey taupe and Stardust, a neutral champagne shimmer for review. They are really creamy in texture and glide on the eyes easily. Given the pale neutral color I found I liked to swipe and blend with my fingers rather than use the sponge tip. Both blend well and are easy to layer. They both give a neutral wash of color on the lids. After you apply they set on the lids to a slightly drier finish (not as creamy as when you apply them). Once blended the color sheers out for a slight all over the lid glow. I like these as eye bases rather than a pigmented shadow. Used under powder shadow helps make the colors pop.

The NUDESTIX Lip & Cheek Pencils ($24) are also multi-purpose pencils. Soul is a neutral peachy pink and Whisper is a pale nude. These are super creamy pencils that hug the lips and blend easily on the cheeks. I prefer to use these on the lips. On the lips you get full coverage with a slightly glossy sheen.  I like how they act like a lipliner and give full coverage but are creamy like a lipstick. On the cheeks I found the color disappeared once blended (at least it did for my medium skin). 

Close ups and swatches. The pencils measure a little over 4 inches long making them compact in size so they will fit easily into a small clutch or makeup bag.





Lip and Cheek Pencil swatches, just on the lips (on the cheeks it's barely visible).

Soul is the perfect creamy nude peach. It's an easy swipe and go kind of lip pencil. It applies a bit more peachy on my lips compared to when you swatch it on the arm or hand.


Whisper is super-nude and super pigmented. Since the pigment is so rich it emphasizes my lip lines, adding a bit of gloss or dabbing it helps minimize the look of the lines but I wanted to show you how pigmented it was. You can't see any of my natural lip underneath.


Overall I am really happy with the Lip & Cheek Pencils. The creamy texture makes them glide onto the lips and the texture hugs the lips making them last fairly long (no detectable scent either). I suspect any of the medium to dark shades will be easy to wear for most skin tones. Soul is peach perfection. Whisper is a bit light for me but those with fair skins will love it.

The Eye Pencils are stunning neutral shimmers but the colors are pretty easy to dupe with other brands. I do like the convenience of the eye pencils though - they are easy to swipe and blend with the fingers making them the perfect on-the-go kind of pencil (no brushes needed). Stardust is a good your-lids-but-better kind of shade. Smoke is a lovely taupe grey shimmer that is a great color for a base shadow.

The NUDESTIX Lip & Cheek Pencils and Eye Pencils retail for $24 each, exclusive to Space NK. There is a wide range of color options from neutral to dark. If you like that nude but better look the line is definitely worth looking into. I have a list going of what to check out the next time I can visit one of the stores.

P.S. Tomorrow (July 9) is the last day for the Space NK + Beauty Look Book Gift with Purchase offer. Check out the details here for the code and terms. A few readers mentioned their gifts were missing an item, I contacted Space NK and they told me due to an overwhelming response to this offer it appears Space NK ran out of the Hourglass mini sample and they apologize for any inconvenience.

This post contains press samples sent courtesy for review consideration. For more information refer to my disclosures.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Space NK Online Gift With Purchase for Beauty Look Book Readers | June 25 through July 9

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I have exciting news for The Beauty Look Book readers! I'm thrilled to share with you that Space NK is offering a complimentary Gift With Purchase with an exclusive code for my readers. The offer is available through their US website with any online purchase of $50+ using code BEAUTYLB at checkout. Offer is good from through July 9th while supplies last (US only). The gift will contain deluxe samples in an aqua teal zip canvas pouch including:
  1. Space NK Canvas Zip Pouch
  2. Eve Lom TLC Radiance Creme 15 ml/0.49 fl oz
  3. Diptyque Mini Candle 35g/1.2 oz
  4. REN Micro Polish Cleanser .5 fl oz/.15 ml
  5. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer .16 oz/5 ml update July 4th, after a couple of comments from readers, I contacted Space NK about the missing Hourglass sample, they received an overwhelming response for this promotion and their warehouse ran out of this item, it was subject to availability while their supplies lasted, they apologize for any inconvenience
  6. Bumble & Bumble Texture Creme .5 fl oz/.15 ml
  7. Caudalie Premiere Cru La Creme .5 fl oz/.15 ml
  8. Philip B. Light-Weight Deep Conditioning Rinse .5 fl oz/.15 ml
  9. Zelens 3t Complex Essential Anti-Aging Cream .34 oz/ 10 ml
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Terms and Conditions:

The gift bag offer is available in the US only (for a limited time only). The promotional code BEAUTYLB must be entered at the checkout when spending $50 or more, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. This offer is only available whilst supplies last and bags will be released throughout the day. The free gift products within the bag cannot be exchanged in stores or online for another product, there is no cash alternative. Images used online may vary - Space NK reserves the right to substitute any other product in the luxury goodie bag for another of a similar shade and of equal value. The gift bag must be returned in its entirety along with any items purchased as part of the promotion, including the container they were originally packaged in. No individual items may be removed or exchanged separately. One gift bag per customer only. Offer expires 11:59 EST July 9th, 2014 and Space NK reserve the right to end this offer early without prior notice.

A few of my favorites and a couple new interesting things on my radar in case you're looking for shopping recommendations (images are clickable to take you directly to items on the Space NK website):

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Happy shopping! Don't forget to use the special code BEAUTYLB at checkout - special thanks to Space NK for offering this special deal for my readers!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

On My Radar / New in Beauty


I hope everyone is having a great week so far. Some new things in beauty on my radar.

There will be nine limited edition shades of nail polish in a 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Collection. One of the shades, Insidious, will be a NARS Boutique exclusive. In addition a canvas nail pochette will be released. These will be available July 15, 2014 at NARS boutiques and narscosmetics.com; August 1, 2014 at Sephora and Dept./Specialty stores.


Bobbi Brown has a second summer release called Surf and Sand, some items have started to trickle in online. There are two eyeshadow palettes in Surf (aqua and pastels) and Sand (earthy neutrals), two Long-Wear Eye Pencils, two Brightening Blushes, three Sheer Lip Colors.

Frédéric Malle and Carlos Benaïm have created a new fragrance Eau de Magnolia that launches this month. I haven't checked it out yet but I'm hoping to soon. It sounds absolutely divine. Some details on Kafkaesque Blog.

Chanel Fall Beauty has arrived online Chanel.com and Bloomingdales. I have yet to check out the collection in person but reports on Twitter and Instagram indicate it has arrived at some counters. I ordered the three nail polishes in Secret, Orage and Atmosphere online and expect them this week. I'm eyeing the glossimer and liquid eye liners but undecided on most of the collection. Several have e-mailed me that this is a see-before-you-buy kind of collection. If you've checked it out, please share in the comments.

Burberry has two new eyeshadows out in Storm Grey No. 27 and Graphite No. 28. Thanks to Café Makeup for letting me know about these. I called the counter in San Francisco and found they aren't with any full collection but were two new colors released. I'll have a review soon. In the meantime check out the swatches on Gummy Vision.

NudeStix is a new line of natural and nude pencils, exclusive to Space NK (or Space NK via Bloomingdales). All the products are in pencil/stick form. The Eye Pencils look like they have quite a few lovely neutral shimmers. The Lip and Cheek Pencils have a wider range of colors from light to dramatic. I think a trip to Space NK is in order soon.

What's on your radar this week?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen Lipstick and Open Secret Oxymoron


Lipstick Queen has released two new lip products this month for spring/summer. Jungle Queen Lipstick ($22 at SpaceNK) is a vibrant coral designed to coordinate with bold animal prints. Open Secret ($24 now at Lipstick Queen, launching soon at SpaceNK) is the latest color in the Oxymoron lip/cheek formula, it's a soft baby peony pink with a pop of color. Lipstick Queen sent these brighter shades for review - they aren't colors normally what I gravitate towards but they are easy to wear brights. While I'm a huge fan of neutral lips, I get numerous requests to review items that are bolder in color. Here are two that are definitely bold.



Jungle Queen Lipstick is Poppy King's modern twist on a classic red. Jungle Queen is a bold coral cream. It has a moisturizing feel but semi-matte finish. It's rich in coverage and pigment which requires precise application (mine photographed below is a bit messy). I found the formula to stay put for several hours without any bleeding, but if you're like me and don't always apply lipstick precisely (one reason I like sheers), you may want to add a liner first. This is one of those universally flattering shades I suspect is like Viva Glam Rihanna (if you like bold lips). It's rich enough to cover the most pigmented lips. I have it shown applied straight from the tube and then blotted to show it will fade.




Open Secret Oxymoron is a lip/cheek stain in a mirrored compact. This is my first time trying their stains. I found it to be fully matte with full coverage. I do think you need to moisturize the lips first. It's not drying but the texture is matte so it will highlight/emphasize and flakes or creases. Open Secret is a pale pink with a pop. It's not too pale so it washes me out and has a bit of coral undertone to prevent it from looking blue. I tried this on the cheeks and found it difficult to blend with my fingers - I'm open to suggestions on how to apply if you've tried these. It photographs well on the lips. On the cheeks it shows up as well but doesn't photograph well (at least on me). Lasting power is quite impressive on the lips but the matte finish made it feel a bit dry (it didn't dry out my lips though, it just felt dry).



Comparisons to show how vibrant these new colors from Lipstick Queen are: NARS Torres del Paine (swatch here), Tom Ford Sweet Spot (swatches here), NARS Lodhi, NARS Anguila Matte Multiple, NARS Laos Matte Multiple, Chanel Magnolia Rouge Coco and Chanel Jersey Rose Rouge Coco (discontinued).



Both are rich full coverage colors. I like both colors but don't know that I am brave enough to wear Jungle Queen everyday. Open Secret works well for the color but I tend to prefer shades with a bit of a sheen. This can be fixed by adding a bit of gloss on top. I wouldn't have picked out either shade on my own but it's nice to explore shades and textures out of my comfort zone and discover new items.


Both Jungle Queen ($22) and Open Secret ($24) launch this month. Jungle Queen is available exclusively at SpaceNK and Lipstick Queen. Open Secret is available at Lipstick Queen now and should launch at SpaceNK soon. (PS Don't forget, The Beauty Look Book readers still have access to a SpaceNK online promotion through the 25th with code LOOKBOOK20, details here.)

Do you have any Lipstick Queen favorites? I know there are many die-hard fans of her line. I haven't explored it recently but would love to hear about what you've tried.

This post contains press samples sent for review. All opinions my own. For more information please see my disclosures.

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. 

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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 us.spacenk.com 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: 
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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 Space.NK.Apothecary.com.

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
212.705.2772

Space NK at Bloomingdale's Soho, NYC
Saturday, July 23, 4.00-6.00pm
212.729.5144

Space NK at Bloomingdale's White Plains, NY
Sunday, July 24, 12.00-2.30pm
914.684.6453

Space NK at Bloomingdale's Century City, Los Angeles
Friday, July 29, 4.00-6.00pm
310.772.7160

Space NK at Brentwood Country Mart, Santa Monica
Saturday, July 30, 12.00-2.30pm
310.451.7284

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 SpaceNK.com 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.
 

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