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

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

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!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Space NK Summer Gift With Purchase June 3 - 8, 2015

Space NK has curated a special promotion for Beauty Look Book readers! There is a summer gift with purchase with any online order of $100 or more via the US site. The promo starts today June 3 and runs through June 8 11:59pm EST or while supplies last using code BLBSPACENK at checkout. The gift includes a double zip fold over black clutch which contains:
  • Kevyn Aucoin Mascara 4 ml
  • Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer 4.11 ml
  • Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Oil Primer 30 ml
  • REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial 15 ml
  • Algenist Firming and Lifting Eye Gel 5 ml
  • Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser 15 ml
  • Aqua Revela Satin Bright Soft Water Peel 15 ml
  • Radical Youth Infusion Serum 8 ml

In case you're looking for some shopping inspiration, here are a few things I'm loving right now from Space NK:
  • Eve Lom Brightening Cream is an ultra gentle but hydrating face cream, it brightens and moisturizes, my complexion has been clearer and smoother since using this for a few months
  • Diptyque anything really is amazing, my top candle picks are Baies and Figuier
  • Malin + Goetz makes one of my favorite Lip Balms, I also really like the Grapefruit Face Cleanser
  • By Terry Baume de Rose is a classic favorite, it's a luxurious splurge but worth every penny

Note, the gift is good while supplies last (I've been assured there are a couple hundred). Available according to these Space NK Terms and Conditions: The gift bag offer is available in the US only online (for a limited time only) The promotional code BLBSPACENK must be entered at the checkout when spending $100 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 PM EST June 8th, 0215 and Space NK reserve the right to end this offer early without prior notice.

Thanks to Space NK for this gift with purchase offer!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Space NK Discovery Promotion $20 off Purchases $75+ Now through 4/26

Space NK is running a promotion online via their US site where you can enjoy $20 off purchases of $75 or more online with code DISCOVER15 at checkout. The promo runs through April 26, 2015. Space NK carries quite a few niche luxury brands like Diptyque, Oribe, Eve Lom, Ellis Faas, Sunday Riley, By Terry and more. If there's something on your list that you've been eyeing, this is a good time to save.

A few of my personal favorites include:
I also recently received the Eve Lom Brightening Cream (detailed review soon) and it's truly amazing in terms of how it smooths and brightens the skin giving it a blurred look effect without giving a white cast or sheen. I think this could possibly be my go-to spring time moisturizer for day. It's on the pricey side but this promo makes the price point a lot more appealing.

Be sure to enter code DISCOVER15 at checkout to take advantage of the promo. Online for the US Space NK website only. Refer to the Space NK Terms and Conditions here. Now through 4/26/2015.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Space NK Gift With Purchase / Wednesday February 18, 2015

For one day on February 18th, Space NK will be hosting their Spring Beauty Edit event across all of their 23 US locations. Each store will be having special experts and services on location (times and services vary by location, find your closest location here). 

Exclusively for the event, and while supplies last, shoppers who spend $250 or more will receive a gift with a selection of must-haves from 28 of our featured brands (deluxe, travel and full-size items). Do note that these gifts are in limited quantities and they do sell out every year so if you're interested in taking advantage of this promotion, call your local store as soon as you can to reserve a gift via presage or order online early tomorrow.

The gift with purchase includes 28 beauty products cased in a large black zip pouch. The contents are quite impressive (valued at over $400). The full gift list:

  1. Space NK Limited Edition Cosmetics Bag / Foldover Clutch
  2. Extreme Actives High Performance Anti-Aging Cream (7ml) 
  3. African Botanics Pure Marula Oil (5ml)
  4. Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm (7ml) 
  5. Bakel Nutriremedy (10ml) 
  6. Bumble & Bumble Repair Blow Dry (15ml) 
  7. By Terry Cellularose Brightening Serum (4ml) 
  8. Darphin Stimulskin Divine Cream (5ml) 
  9. Diptyque Scented Candle (70g, assorted options, will be pre-chosen at random) 
  10. Goldfaden MD Fleuressence Native Botanical Cell Oil (4ml) 
  11. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF15 (5ml) 
  12. James Read Tan Sleep Mask Tan (25ml) 
  13. Kat Burki Hibiscus Antioxidant Face Mask (7ml) 
  14. Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Medium (0.026oz) 
  15. Lancer The Method: Polish (15ml) 
  16. Malin + Goetz Vitamin B5 Body Moisturizer (29ml) 
  17. Mio Double Buff Dual Action Enzyme Exfoliator (50ml) 
  18. Natura Bissé Essential Shock Intense Cream (10ml) 
  19. NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention SPF30 (75ml, full-size) 
  20. Oribe Shampoo for Beautiful Color (15ml)
  21. Oribe Conditioner for Beautiful Color (15ml) 
  22. Philip B Oud Royal Forever Shine Conditioner (15ml) 
  23. Radical Skincare Extreme Repair (8ml) 
  24. Ren Keep Young & Beautiful Instant Firming Beauty Shot (10ml) 
  25. Rodial Glamtox Cleanser (30ml) 
  26. Roloxin Lift Revitalizing Facial Treatment (2g) 
  27. Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment (10ml) 
  28. Tata Harper Moisturizing Mask (7.5ml) 
  29. Verso Day Cream (15ml)

Available for one day only on February 18, 2015, while supplies last in stores and online at Space NK (US only) with purchases of $250 or more.

This Space NK Beauty Edit Gift Bag was provided courtesy of Space NK as a preview.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lipstick Queen Silver Screen Lipstick in You Kid

Lipstick Queen's latest Silver Screen Collection which features seven new shades of lipstick cased in a super glamorous silver bullet tube ($50 each for 0.12 oz/3.5 g, made in Canada). The Silver Screen Collection lipsticks have a rich lush formula that give rich coverage with a glossy finish. According to Lipstick Queen, these contain a high percentage of an innovative new active ingredient Pomegranate Sterols derived from the pomegranate fruit, which improves the barrier-function of the lips, keeping them soft and hydrated for longer. It's further enhanced with anti-oxidant vitamin E, moisturizing plant oils, beeswax and skin-perfecting vitamin A, which ensure lips stay nourished and comfortable all day long. These have a high quality peppermint oil which gives this a fresh feel to the lips without tingling or irritation.

I have the shade in You Kid to share with you today. It's described as an "understated yet eye-catching nude" and I couldn't find better words to describe it. It's a beautiful full-coverage lipstick that has a naturally glossy finish to make the lips look like they have a natural shine. It might seem quite basic but, I actually find You Kid to be a unique nude. It has a good mix of pink and beige in it so in some light it looks more pink while in others it looks more nude. It has enough color that it doesn't wash out the complexion or make the lips look too pale. This is probably one of the easiest-to-wear nudes I've ever tried. There's no shimmer in it, it's a straight cream with a super moisturizing feel.

At $50 each, you may be super hesitant to jump and buy one. I've tried a number of Lipstick Queen lipsticks and the Silver Screen formula is definitely superior to the Saint and Sinner formulas. Silver Screen is super moisturizing, lush and glides on the lips flawlessly. Lasting power is quite good for me lasting several hours if the lips remain untouched. The price for these lipsticks is rather steep but Lipstick Queen went all out with design and formulation of these lipsticks. The formula is one of the best I've tried. It feels absolutely amazing on the lips. The packaging is heavy in weight and luxurious in design with a magnetic base so it snaps shut when you put the lid on it.

Indoor lighting shows it to be a bit more pinkish:


Some comparisons to Tom Ford Indian Rose Lip Color (review), Nudestix Soul Lip & Cheek Pencil (review), Lipstick Queen Pinky Nude Sinner and Pinky Nude Saint (swatches).

You Kid is bottom line flawless, but I don't know how I feel about the $50 price tag. For any lip product priced over $35, I am usually very picky with color, formula, texture and scent and no matter how amazing it is, I still can't really get over the sticker shock (except for items from Tom Ford). The Lipstick Queen Silver Screen formula is really phenomenal, but I'll have to investigate the other shades in person and do more testing before I splurge. That being said, if these interest you, you might want to take advantage of the Space NK Discovery Promotion (online for US) which offers $20 off any $75+ order with code DISCOVER20 at checkout, good through the 21st of October. 

You can find the Lipstick Queen Silver Screen Collection online at Lipstick Queen, Space NK and Space NK stores. Have you tried any of the Silver Screen collection lipsticks? 

The Lipstick Queen lipstick was a press sample provided for review consideration.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Space NK Discover Promotion, October 14 - 21

Space NK launches their Discover Promotion for US online shoppers to discover something new with a limited-time offer of $20 off a purchase of $75 or more. The promotion begins Tuesday, October 14 at Space NK and ends midnight EST on Tuesday, October 21 with code DISCOVER20 at checkout.

Space NK is also offering free ground shipping and three samples of their choice with your order for this promo. A selection of the latest introductions at Space NK includes:
  • By Terry Densiliss Collection: It began with a serum-foundation, which launched to great acclaim last year. Now, By Terry extends the Densiliss collection with four new products that combine advanced skincare with makeup
  • Lipstick Queen Silver Screen Collection: Color-rich, long-wearing, super moisturizing lipsticks inspired by the golden age of Hollywood. Founder Poppy King says, “If this lipstick could walk, it would sashay."
  • Diptyque Ambre Candle: The warm, woody fragrance with vetiver and patchouli is presented in a new amber-colored handmade glass and sets the perfect mood for fall
  • JINsoon Tess Giberson Collection: “The five new polishes transform a classic color palette by adding cool, subtle effects like shimmer and speckles to give the hues a completely new dimension,” said founder Jin Soon Choi.

To enjoy the Discover Offer, be sure to enter promo code DISCOVER20 at checkout. Tag your discoveries on Instagram and Twitter @spacenkusa using #DiscoverSpaceNK. 

Terms and conditions apply: US customers only. Online only at Space NK (US). One per customer. Sale and gift cards excluded from promotion. The limited-time offer of $20 off a purchase of $75 or more promotion begins Tuesday, October 14 at Space NK and ends midnight EST on Tuesday, October 21 with code DISCOVER20 at checkout.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Space NK Autumn Beauty Edit | September 10th Gift With Purchase
Preview of Space NK's 2014 September Beauty Gift Bag (contents spilled)

On Wednesday, September 10th, Space NK will host the “Autumn Beauty Edit” event across all of their 23 U.S. locations. During this special, one-day-only shopping event, customers will be perfectly prepped for the new season as we present the latest in autumn beauty. Guests can meet with experts from some of Space NK's finest brands for personalized classes, makeovers, advice and tips. Event times, featured experts and services will vary by location - call your local store for more details.

Exclusively for the event, and while supplies last, shoppers who spend $250 or more will receive a gift featuring a selection of must-haves from 33 of our featured brands (deluxe, travel and full-size items).

This is Space NK's most popular event of the year so if you're interested, I highly recommend you call one of the US stores (full listing here) and do a pre-sale to reserve your gift bags (call soon). They sell out every year. It will also be available to online shoppers at on September 10th (US only). Valued at well over $400, the gift bag includes:

  • Space NK Limited Edition Cosmetics Bag
  • African Botanics Pure Marula Cleansing Oil (17ml) 
  • Algenist Overnight Restorative Cream (15ml) 
  • By Terry Cellularose Baume d’Eau (4ml) 
  • Cane + Austin Retexturizing Treatment Pads (5 pads) 
  • Darphin Stimulskin Plus Reshaping Divine Serum (3ml) 
  • Diptyque L’ombre Dans L’eau EDP (12ml) Evologie Stay Clear Cleanser (22ml) 
  • Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub Advanced (.35ml) 
  • Hourglass Femme Rouge Lipstick in Grace (.03oz) 
  • James Read Sleep Mask Tan (25ml) 
  • Kat Burki Rose Hip Revitalizing Serum (7ml) 
  • Kiesque Liquid Palisade (4.4ml) Lancer Nourish (7.5ml) 
  • Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil in Chase (3g) 
  • Malin + Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser (1oz) 
  • Mio Boob Tube+ Multi-Action Bust Firmer (30ml) 
  • Molliderm Cream (7ml) Natura Bissé Oxygen Cream (10ml) 
  • Nia24 Rapid Exfoliating Serum (15ml) 
  • Nia24 Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen (1oz) 
  • Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream (15ml) 
  • Philip B Oud Royal Forever Shine Shampoo (15ml) 
  • Radical Skincare Multi Brightening Serum (8ml) 
  • Rahua Hair Wax (full-size 89ml) 
  • Ren Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial (15ml) 
  • Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel (15ml) 
  • Roloxin Lift Revitalizing Facial Treatment (2g) 
  • Sai-Sei Mineral Refresh Bath & Shower Gel (9ml) 
  • Sunday Riley Artemis Hydro-Active Cellular Face Oil (3ml) 
  • Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask (7.5ml) 
  • This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray (5ml) 
  • Veneffect Anti-Aging Eye Treatment (4ml) 
  • Verso Day Cream (15ml)
Many thanks to Space NK for sending me an early preview of the gift bag to share with you. This is a phenomenal gift with purchase and I'm completely obsessed with the enormous cosmetic bag (approximately 12 inches by 10 inches). For size reference it's slightly larger than a Porter or Harper's Bazaar Magazine. For full product listing and details of items inside the gift, visit the Space NK US Autumn Beauty Edit page.

Will you be shopping for the September 10th Space NK beauty event? (PS, Barneys New York and Neiman Marcus will also be having their events starting on the 10th but I don't have details yet.)

Monday, August 4, 2014

By Terry Baume de Rose Nutri-Couleur Mandarina Pulp #2

By Terry's famous rose balm now comes in six different tinted versions of the Baume de Rose Nutri-Couleur ($56 for 7 g/0.24 oz, made in France). Right now the availability of colors is a bit limited, but they should all be at By Terry counters soon. Three of the shades in Rosy Babe 1 (a baby pink), Mandarina Pulp 2 (fresh mandarin coral) and Cherry Bomb 3 (a lush cherry red pink) are available now exclusively at Space NK. The other three Bloom Berry 4, Fig Fiction 5 and Toffee Cream 6 are currently available at Barneys.

I checked the first three shades out last week at Space NK with the Beauty Professor. We're both fans of the regular Baume de Rose (my thoughts here and here). Below are the three shades we saw in store at Space NK in Bloomingdales (taken with an iPhone in store with bad lighting):

For the tinted colors, I picked out Mandarina Pulp 2. It's a lush orangey shade that gives a rich but soft tint of coral. There's no shimmer in it but it has a slightly transparent quality and a shine that gives the lips a luscious glow. 

Here it is swatched on me:

The tinted Baume de Rose Nutri-Couleurs are $56 and smaller in size at 7g compared to the regular Baume de Rose priced at $60 for 10g. The circumference of each tube is the same but the tinted ones are a bit shorter. In case you haven't seen my previous review on the original Baume de Rose, it's one of my favorite lip balms. It took me several years of thinking about it before I decided to splurge on a $60 lip balm. My lips are normal but sensitive and prone to drying out with certain lipsticks (like MAC). It usually takes a couple days for my lips to restore to the normal state (for some reason I still can't resist MAC lipsticks). With the By Terry Baume de Rose, if I use this at night my lips don't peel the next day. It's rich, lush and I find it amazing for my lips although it's definitely not a must-have. There are other lip balms that work well without the high price tag, but I have no regrets and love it. The tub is quite large and it will last a long time. My other favorite lip balm picks reviewed here and here.

The By Terry Baume de Rose Nutri-Couleur vs regular Baume de Rose:

Some other coral lip shades to compare:

A definite splurge but the Baume de Rose Nutri-Couleurs give a luscious color with a super hydrating feel. You can find three of By Terry Baume de Rose Nutri-Couleurs now at Space NK. Some are on pre-order at Barneys.

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.


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