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Space NK Autumn Beauty Edit GWP

September 8, 2017

Space NK US Autumn Beauty Edit GWP

Space NK is hosting their Autumn Beauty Edit Gift Event for one day September 8th. With any $275 purchase or more you can receive a gift bag filled with deluxe size samples. If you’re shopping online use code AUTUMN17 at checkout. A list of what’s in the bag this season:

  • By Terry Cellularose Liftessence Night Cream (0.14 oz)
  • Nuface Prep-N-Glow Cleansing Cloths (5 cloths)
  • Uma Oils Absolute Anti-Ageing Eye Oil (3 ml)
  • Goldfaden MD Vital Boost (7 ml)
  • Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm (5 ml)
  • Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum (0.16 oz)
  • Derm Institute Anti-Oxidant Hydration Gel Masque (2 sachets)
  • Mila Moursi Firming Cream (4 ml)
  • Miriam Quevedo Black Baccara Dynamic Weekend Peel Booster (3 ml)
  • Eve Lom Rescue Mask (15 ml)
  • Ren Flash Hydro-Boost Instant Plumping Emulsion (10 ml)
  • Juara Candlenut Hydrating Shower Gel (59 ml)
  • Tula Purifying Cleanser (1 oz)
  • Jinsoon Nail Lacquer (11 ml)
  • Smith & Cult Lip Lacquer in Flesh Riot (2.5 ml)
  • Ouai Wave Spray (50 ml) 17. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray (1 oz)
  • Chantecaille Flower Harmonizing Cream (8 ml)
  • Sunday Riley C.E.O C+E Antioxidant Protect + Repair Moisturizer (0.3 oz)
  • Tata Harper Reparative Moisturizer (10 ml)
  • Natura Bissé Tensolift Neck Cream (0.16 oz)
  • 111Skin Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel (0.17 oz)
  • Kat Burki Retin-C Treatment Complex (7.5 ml)
  • Diptyque Do Son Shower Oil (10 ml)
  • Malin + Goetz Vitamin b5 Body Moisturizer (2.5 ml)
  • Rodial Glamolash XXL Mascara (6 ml)
  • Miriam Quevedo Glacial White Caviar Rescue Masque (50 ml)
  • Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo in Peacemaker (0.05 oz)
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Medium (0.69 g)
  • Lipstick Queen Lip Liner in Nude (0.02 oz)
  • Space NK beauty bag

Space NK GWP

I’m currently in the middle of preparing and bracing myself for a hurricane and if you followed me on Instagram stories you know I had a trip to New York for a few days. Due to the unpredictable weather patterns I did not know if I would be able to fly back to Florida. At the last minuted I made the decision to cancel everything so I could stay with my husband and fur babies. There is so much that is unknown – even right now. We are keeping a close eye on the alerts and weather patterns – what the news doesn’t convey clearly is that there are different evacuation orders depending on county. We also know what zone we are in and have an evacuation plan in place.

Had I been able to go to New York I would have stopped by Space NK and bought a few of the new By Terry Compact Expert Dual Powders. I still hope to check them out in the near future. A few other items on my love list that I’d recommend include Diptyque Baies, Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation, Hourglass Confession Lipsticks, Christophe Robin Volumizing Paste, Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo, 111 Skin Bio Cellulose Sheet Masks, Chantecaille Poudre Lumiere, By Terry Stylo Blackstar.

Space NK Loves and Wishlist

A few of you have messaged me asking whether I think the Barneys Love Yourself Bag or the Space NK Autumn Beauty Bag is better. I think it’s a close call because both have really good options! I have a slight preference for the Barneys bag mainly because it has more items I really wanted to try including the new Byredo fragrance and some hair products. The minimum buy for the Barneys GWP is also lower at $200 vs Space NK’s which is $275. Do note the Barneys bag has 25 items (plus the bag) while the Space NK bag has 30 items (plus the bag). Both are really very good though.

You can find the Space NK Autumn Beauty Edit Gift bag while supplies last in the US in Space NK stores and online at Space NK.

Gift bag provided courtesy of Space NK.

 

Barneys New York GWP

Barneys New York Summer Beauty Bag Event

June 22, 2017

Barneys Summer Beauty Bag June 2017 | The Beauty Look Book

Barneys New York is having their summer beauty bag event this week until the 24th of June and I’m thrilled to share a sneak peek of the gift with you today. With any $150+ order online from their beauty department you will receive a gift bag filled with some of their summer beauty favorites. There are two color options of bags to pick from, either pink or blue. Inside mine I received:

  • Foreo Luna Play in Sunflower Yellow
  • Molton Brown Bath and Shower Gel Dewy Lily of the Valley and Star Anise 30 ml/1 fl oz
  • YSL Touche Eclat Glow Shot 3 ml/0.1 fl oz
  • Natura Bisse Neck Cream 5 ml/0.16 oz
  • Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask 10 ml/0.38 oz
  • Moroccanoil Treatment Light 10 ml/0.34 oz
  • Diptyque Do Son Eau de Toilette 2 ml/0.06 fl oz
  • Maison Margiela Replica Beach Walk Spray 1.2 ml/0.04 fl oz
  • Rene Furterer Paris Sublime Curl 15 ml/0.5 fl oz
  • Starskin 7-in-1 Miracle Skin Mask Pads (sample 1 time use)
  • La Mer Moisturizing Cream 3.5 ml/0.12 oz
  • 3LAB Perfect Cream 8 g/0.29 oz
  • 111SKIN Cryo Activating Hydra Gel 15 ml/0.5 oz
  • Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil 2.5 ml/0.08 fl oz
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Eye Pencil in Basic Brown .69 g
  • Malin+Goetz Lip Moisturizer 0.3 fl oz/10 ml
  • Acqua di Parma Eau de Cologne 5 ml/0.16 fl oz
  • lilah b. Divine Duo Lip and Cheek in b. real, b. fearless and b.sassy sampler card
  • Allies of the Skin 1A All-Day Mask x2 (1.5 ml/0.05 fl oz each)
  • Woven cosmetic bag

There’s so much to to pick from at Barneys in the beauty department. It’s like beauty heaven. They have Byredo (and still have that gorgeous mint green hand cream duo in stock), By Terry, Tatcha, Peach and Lily and more. Quick update – the gift is available online only.

There’s no code needed. There will be a pop up option once you fill your cart with the minimum $150 amount. Available while supplies last until the 24th of June online at Barneys New York.

If you’re shopping the event let me know what you haul! I love hearing about your beauty splurges 🙂

Gift bag provided courtesy of Barneys New York.

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Space NK Spring Beauty Edit GWP

February 15, 2017

Space NK US GWP Feb 2017 | The Beauty Look Book

It’s that time of year again where Space NK USA has their spring beauty edit event! N.Dulge Members have early access through 2/15, and it opens up to the public for one day only on 2/16. With any purchase of $250 or more you’ll receive a gift with purchase bag filled with minis and products valued at over $400. You can shop the event in stores and online, while supplies last. Inside the gift this year:

  • Space NK Limited Edition Cosmetic Bag
  • 111 Skin Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel NAC Y2 (5ml)
  • Bumble & bumble All-Style Blow Dry (15ml)
  • By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder (1.3g)
  • Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara in Black (4g)
  • Derm Institute Anti-Oxidant Hydration Gel Masque (3ml x 2)
  • Dermarché Labs Roloxin Lift (2g x 2)
  • Diptyque Roses Scented Candle (35g)
  • Diptyque Eau Rose Eau de Toilette (2ml)
  • Eve Lom Brightening Cream (10ml)
  • Evologie Stay Clear Cleanser (22ml)
  • Goldfaden MD Facial Detox Clarify + Clear Mask (5ml)
  • Hampton Sun Broad Spectrum Protection SPF35 Continuous Mist Sunscreen (1oz)
  • Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer (4ml)
  • James Read Gradual Tan H20 Tan Mist (30ml)
  • Juara Candlenut Body Crème (1.5oz)
  • Kat Burki Hand Therapy (1oz)
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Guardian Angel Cream Highlighter in Halo (0.8g)
  • Lipstick Queen Belle Époque in Belle Wine (full-size)
  • Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer (1oz)
  • Mila Moursi Neck Contouring Fluid (4ml)
  • Miriam Quevedo Extreme Caviar Intensive Anti-Aging Luxe Masque (1.7oz)
  • Natura Bissé Diamond Extreme Eye (2ml)
  • Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo (1oz)
  • Ouai Treatment Masque (1oz)
  • Philip B Oud Royal Forever Shine Shampoo (15ml)
  • R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo (1.6oz)
  • Ren Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask (10ml)
  • Rodial Pink Diamond Instant Lifting Serum (5ml)
  • Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream (8g)
  • Tata Harper Purifying Mask (7.5ml)
  • Tula Exfoliating Treatment Mask (0.05oz)
  • Veneffect Anti-Aging Lip Treatment (3ml)

Space NK USA Spring Beauty Edit GWP February 2017 | The Beauty Look Book

The gifts sell out every year quickly so if you plan on shopping in store I recommend you visit as soon as possible or call ahead of time to reserve/pre-sell for the gift. If you’re an N.Dulge Member and shopping online on the 14th or 15th at SpaceNK.com simply login to your account and use code SPRING17 at checkout to add the gift to your cart with any $250+ purchase (US only).

To recap, the gift is available at Space NK US, online and in stores. N.Dulge Members can shop online and in stores 2/14 or 2/15 with code SPRING17. Public has access on 2/16. As always while supplies last. If you miss out on this round not to worry as Barneys New York usually has a really good gift with purchase event as well in March which is just around the corner. Both Space NK and Barneys usually have the best beauty event gift bags – so far there aren’t really any other retailers who do it as well as they do!

Thanks to Space NK for sending a preview of the Spring Edit GWP.

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Barneys New York GWP

Barneys Love Yourself Event – September 7 to 11

September 9, 2016

The Barneys Love Yourself Event is back again and runs through September 11th. With any $200 or more purchase online or in stores for beauty you get a choice of a women’s beauty or men’s grooming gift bag filled with minis. If you’re shopping online, no code is needed and once your cart hits the qualifying mark a pop up window should show up on your screen allowing you to pick the women’s or men’s bag. I’ve shopped this event for years and am excited to team up with Barneys to share the gift contents and some recommendations. I love that they’ve kept the bag size and design consistent over the years. I’ve collected quite a few as I’ve found them perfect for travel. Mine have been well loved so unfortunately I’ve had to throw away a few so I look forward to each season’s beauty event.

The gift contents for the women’s bag includes:

  • Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Eye-Opening Serum .1 fl oz/3 ml
  • Malin + Goetz Recovery Treatment Oil .06 fl oz/2 ml
  • Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque .5 fl oz/15 ml
  • The Organic Pharmacy Face Cream Double Rose Rejuvinating .24 fl oz/7 ml
  • Davines Oi All in One Milk 1.69 fl oz/50 ml
  • Sisleya Essential Skin Care Lotion .5 fl oz/15 ml
  • Chantecaille Fruit and Flower Acids Mask .17 fl oz/5 ml
  • Replica Lipstick On 1.2 ml
  • By Terry Baume de Rose 3g/.1 oz
  • Byredo Super Cedar 0.06 fl oz/2 ml
  • Diptyque 34 Eau de Toilette 0.06 fl oz/2 ml
  • Rodin Olio Lusso 0.08 fl oz/2.5 ml
  • Furterer 5 Sens .1 fl oz/3 ml
  • La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream .24 oz/7 ml
  • Mila Moursi Lifting Cream .1 fl oz/4 ml
  • Marvis Whitening Mint .5 oz/10 ml
  • Deborah Lippmann Physical Attraction Nail Polish .27 fl oz/8 ml
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Eye Pencil in Basic Black .69 g
  • 3LAB Super Eye Treatment .1 oz/3 ml
  • Loewe 001 Man and Woman minis 2 ml each
  • Lilah B Palette Perfection Eye Quad sampler on card
  • Givenchy Rouge Interdit Vinyl 1.3 g
  • Hourglass Ambient Light Correcting Primer in Mood Light .10 fl oz/3 ml
  • Shu Uemura Art of Hair Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Conditioner 40 ml
  • Rituals White Lotus & Yi Yi Ren Foaming Shower Gel 1.6 fl oz/50 ml

A few of my favorite things:

  • Diptyque Eau de Toilette in L’Ombre Dans L’eau is the fragrance version of the Baies candle which is blackcurrant and rose. I have the mini travel size that was limited-edition shown but it’s a go-to for evenings and special occasions. I think it’s a perfect one for fall.
  • Diptyque Candle in Baies is my favorite candle right now, I recycle them to use as containers for brushes, glosses, pens and anything that will fit inside (this Mini Trio was my first Diptyque purchase ever).
  • By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Bronze Moon is the one shadow stick I would say is a must-have, it’s a shimmering bronzey taupe that is versatile for any occasion or look.
  • Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick in Nude and Warm Ivory (c/o) are in my top three for foundation sticks (reviewed here).
  • NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight is a classic sheer light pink, since it’s sheer I use it to top lipsticks for a bit of a milky shine (I also adore the shade Chelsea Girls).
  • Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque is hands down one of the best purifying masks that is good for sensitive skin, it sucks out impurities and excess oil and is gentle enough for me to use 4x per week on bad skin weeks (I normally use it 1 to 2 x per week).
  • Byredo Bal d’Afrique Eau de Parfum is one of my favorite sweet scents, notes include bergamot, lemon, neroli, African marigold, bucchu, violet, jasmin petals, cyclamen, black amber, musk, vetiver and Moroccan cedarwood (I also own it in the Body Cream).
  • Shu Uemura Art of Hair Wonder Worker is something I just reviewed yesterday and several readers have also voiced their love for this, it’s a really good hair smoother and primer for heat treatment, it also smells amazing!
  • Tatcha Balanced Pore Perfecting Water Gel (c/o) has been a go-to all summer long for a lightweight moisturizer that’s good for sensitive skin, it also does indeed smooth out pores like the name implies and works well under all the foundations I have in rotation so I don’t need a primer.
  • Le Labo x Laundress Detergent in Rose 31 is not shown, but if you’re stocked on everything and can’t think of anything new to try, try the Le Labo Detergent. The price is jaw dropping almost to the point of being ridiculous, but I promise it’s worth the splurge.

Some new items I just started playing with:

  • NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Rigel (new for fall) is one of the prettiest soft rosey pinks that won’t give you the pink-eye look and is good for an all over wash of color.
  • NARS Dual Intensity Blush Palette is a blush lover’s dream come true, if you don’t like creams but want something that’s not a traditional powder, the Dual Intensity formula is good because it’s like a hybrid, pigment is excellent and easy to blend with a slightly creamy texture so it adheres really well to the face and stays put all day long.
  • La Mer The Cleansing Micellar Water is something I’m already 1/3 through, I picked this up a few months ago and really like it. It’s gentle, effective and doesn’t irritate my skin for a makeup remover. I don’t know that I’ll repurchase because it’s pricey but I have no complaints on this one. For a less expensive alternative that’s still really good, the Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water has been a favorite for years. The Cleansing Spa Water Cloths are a must for travel or on-the-go.
I don’t have a full list for the men’s bag but you can see both below, Glowing is the women’s bag. Dashing is the men’s grooming bag.

There are also some brands that have step up gifts with purchase online and in store. I do believe stores have different options so if you’re near a store call them or stop by to check out the individual brand GWPs. 

The event runs through September 11th online and in stores with any $200 or more purchase, while supplies last at Barneys New York. Based on a comparison of this year’s bag to previous ones it does seem like they’ve mixed it all up quite a bit this season. There are a lot of minis I’ve never seen sampled before. As a sucker for minis I’m excited about having a mini of the La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream and By Terry Baume de Rose. I’m also eager to try the Rodin Face Oil.

Have you stopped by Barneys yet? If so let me know what you bought! I love reading about hauls.

Many thanks to Barneys for sponsoring this post. Items that were press samples indicated with a c/o, others purchased by me.
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Space NK Autumn Beauty Edit – September 2016

September 7, 2016

September is a big month for beauty events and Space NK’s Autumn Beauty Edit is happening this week online and in stores. With any $250+ purchase, Space NK is giving away a gift bag filled with 29 beauty fragrance, skincare and makeup minis. If you’re one of the N.Dulge members you can shop the event early September 7-8th. There is an online code for N.Dulge members in case you can’t make it to the store, simply enter ESSENTIALS16 at checkout. The gift will be open to the public on September 9th in stores and online, while supplies last.

A peek at what’s inside this season’s gift bag. This is not your typical ordinary gift with purchase. In past seasons sometimes I’ve seen a number of repeats. While it’s nice to sample classics, I’m always looking to try new items. This year they have quite a few new items.

Space NK Limited Edition Cosmetic Bag
containing:

  • 111SKIN Space Anti Age Day Cream NAC Y2 (15ml) 
  • Aquareveal Satin Bright Soft Water Peel for Face (15ml) 
  • By Terry Baume de Rose Crystalline (2.3g) 
  • Derm Institute Anti-Oxidant Hydration Gel Masque (2 x 3ml) 
  • Diptyque Eau De Toilette (10ml, assorted scents) 
  • Diptyque Le Redouté Scented Candle (35g) 
  • Dermarché Labs FullFill (2g) 
  • Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum (0.16oz) 
  • Eve Lom Morning Time Cleanser (50ml) 
  • Goldfaden MD Brightening Elixir (5ml) 
  • Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon (1g) 
  • Juara Candlenut Body Crème (1.5oz) 
  • Kat Burki complete b Bio-Correcting Face Crème (5ml) 
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Mascara (4g) 
  • Lipstick Queen Medieval Lipstick (1.5g) 
  • Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer (1oz) 
  • MD Solar Sciences Mineral Tinted Crème SPF 30 (0.25oz) 
  • Mila Moursi Lifting Serum (4ml) 
  • Miriam Quevedo Platinum & Diamond Serum (50ml) 
  • Natura Bissé The Cure Cream (5ml) 
  • Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask (5ml) 
  • Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo (15ml) 
  • Ouai Finishing Crème (0.5oz) 
  • Philip B. Light-Weight Deep Conditioning Crème Rinse (2oz) or Maui Wowie Volumizing & Thickening Beach Mist (2oz) 
  • R+Co Dallas Thickening Spray (1.7oz) 
  • Ren Flash Hydro Boost (10ml) 
  • Rodial Bee Venom Moisturizer (5ml) 
  • Smith & Cult Lip Gloss in Life in Photographs (0.08ml) 
  • Sunday Riley Good Genes (10ml)
There’s plenty to browse and shop in all categories for makeup, fragrance, hair care and skincare. This post from my summer NY visit might help give you a visual on brand selection. They just started carrying Surratt Beauty. There’s a new Face Oil and Lip Balm from Diptyque and the By Terry Rouge-Expert Click Sticks launched as well (although I have not yet tried them).

To recap on dates, N.Dulge Members can shop early today Sept 7 to 8. Promotion is open to public on September 9. Available online at spacenk.com (US only) and in stores, while supplies last.

Are you checking out the Space NK Autumn Beauty Edit event this year? Or are you shopping other events? Let me know if you have any recommendations for skincare that you’ve been loving.

Many thanks to Space NK for sending over a preview of the gift!
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Clinique x Nordstrom Bonus Gift with Purchase – May 2016

May 23, 2016

There’s a Clinique Bonus Gift with Purchase going on right now at Nordstrom through the end of the month which has some really cute items. With any $27 Clinique purchase you can get a 7 piece gift set that includes your pick of one Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer shade in Alabaster, Ivory, Neutral or Nutty (note you have to enter in a code at checkout).

There are also a few step up gift options – if you spend $55 a full-sized skincare product will be added to your cart online (or in store). When I bought mine in store last week there was the 7-Day Scrub Option available online and in stores. Right now it looks like they have the full size Moisture Surge as the step up online. (Options may also vary in store.)

Here’s what you get in the gift with $27 purchase:

Foaming Face Sonic Soap (1 fl oz/30 ml)
High Impact Mascara in Black (0.14 oz/3.5 ml)
Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief (0.5 oz/15 ml)
Clinique Color Compact with two mini eyeshadows in Sunset Glow
Morning Java + Fig Blush
Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Petal (0.12 oz/3.6 g)
Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer (0.17 fl oz/5 ml) – pick 1 of 4 shades

Swatches of the gift colors I picked out, Ivory is the match for me:

If you order online, be sure to enter one of four codes at checkout for the Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer shades, I swatched the four gift options at the counter in case you can’t get to one in person, I hope this helps as an online guide for you:

For Alabaster enter code LIGHT at checkout
For Ivory enter code LTMED at checkout
For Neutral enter code MED at checkout
For Nutty enter code DEEP at checkout

I re-stocked up on a few staples and took advantage of the step up to pick up some items I had been wanting to try for a while. The color pop items have been on my radar for a long time but I always forget to try them in store. I made a list before I went so I would not forget this round. What I ended up picking up:
  • Lid Pop Eyeshadow in Cream Pop is one of the prettiest golden nude shimmers, it has a unique cream to powder kind of finish that adheres well to the lids but doesn’t make them look dry
  • Cheek Pop Blush in Nude Pop has also been on my list for ages, it’s a good neutral warm nude that adds a bit of natural color without looking too dark, it has a very soft sheen
  • Pop Lip Color + Primer in Nude Pop and Beige Pop (yes, more neutrals!) are great wearable neutrals that add a natural hint of color and shine, I like that they didn’t dry out my lips and had no detectable taste or scent, there are a lot of other colors to choose from, I picked to to test out and really like the formula, Clinique also has two other formulas in the Pop Glaze Sheer and Pop Lacquers – I swatched a few briefly at the counter but decided to think about them
  • Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder (Oil Free) in Stay Neutral is something I used a long time ago but never repurchased, it’s a very natural matte powder that doesn’t look cakey and is good for touch ups, I like the price point too which I find reasonable for a good quality powder
  • High Impact Mascara in Black is also one of my oldie but goodie mascaras, there are so many different options from other brands, I often forget about my tried and true (do note if you haven’t tried this there is a mini in the gift with purchase)
  • Take the Day Off Makeup Remover is one of the most gentle makeup removers that will remove eye makeup without stinging my super sensitive eyes (the one I have shown is the 4.2 fl oz size), sometimes I can rub my eyes a bit too hard because waterproof mascara can be hard to remove, this one won’t sting, I just noticed that they now carry a Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm which has really good reviews online, let me know if you’ve tried this and you think it’s worth a go
  • Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlighter in Hefty Highlight has been on my wishlist for forever and I have gone back and forth trying to decide whether or not to buy it. It’s a very pale almost white shimmer straight out of the tube, but it blends out to a very natural glowy dewy sheen. I tested it out over the weekend and it held up very well, didn’t get greasy as the day progressed and did not emphasize pores. I like that it’s a twist up which makes it very easy to use and blend. I hope that Clinique makes more colors in this because I think the formula is great.

Swatches:

Swatches of the two lip items I picked up plus the gift lipstick (I’m wearing the gift with purchase Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer in Ivory in the photos below). Bare Pop has some visible shimmer while Nude Pop is more creamy:

If you’re ordering online don’t forget you need to enter the shade code for the Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer at checkout for it to be added to your cart, code options shown below. After swatching in store I thought Neutral would be my match but it was visibly darker than my skintone when I dabbed along my jawline. Ivory looks light but on my face it’s almost an exact match. Since it’s full coverage you do need to find the best match possible. I was impressed with the coverage – it covered all my blemish scars, dark spots and under eye circles without looking cakey or flat (just make sure you blend). Ivory is the tiniest bit too pink but I tested it out on several days and as long as I blended it onto the neckline it matched pretty well.

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For Alabaster enter code LIGHT at checkout
For Ivory enter code LTMED at checkout
For Neutral enter code MED at checkout
For Nutty enter code DEEP at checkout

Do you have any Clinique favorites? I find the line has a lot of great staples! The Bonus Gift with Purchase is good with any Clinique purchase of $27+, online and in stores at Nordstrom while supplies last.

Many thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. As always all opinions my own, for more information you can refer to my Disclosures.

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Space NK x The Beauty Look Book Explore Promotion

April 14, 2016

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.
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