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.
By Terry Terrybly Mascara in Black is quite the splurge but I tried a mini tube and loved it so much I bought several tubes of the full size. It thickens and volumizes lashes. It doesn’t clump or smudge. I really love it.
By Terry Sun Designer Palettes are probably the most beautiful palettes I’ve ever owned. each one is simply stunning. I splurged on both about a month ago and even though I was not happy about the high price tag I have no regrets and adore both. Review and swatches to follow soon but they are wonderfully pigmented and blend smoothly on the skin to give the face life.
Eve Lom Daily Protection SPF 50 (c/o) is a new to me sunscreen that dries to a velvety matte finish. It’s suitable for my super sensitive skin and layers really nicely over moisturizer. It does not feel heavy or greasy and foundation looks good on top of it. I love the pump packaging. Full review soon.
You can click the icons on each image below to shop the post through Space NK:
To recap, you can save $20 off online orders of $100 or more by using code BEAUTYLB16 online at Space NK at checkout. Code is valid on the US site only, starts April 14 and runs through May 1, 2016. Terms and conditions apply disclosed here (there are some exclusions such as gift cards and sale items).
Every time I try something from Eve Lom I’m always impressed. If you have any recs from the line please let me know. Or if you have any other favorites you see online at Space NK you think I should try I’m all ears!
Happy shopping (or saving that is)!
This post is not sponsored but many thanks to the Space NK team for providing this exclusive offer to Beauty Look Book readers. Press samples featured include items with a (c/o).
The Barneys New York Love Yourself Event starts today March 8th and runs through March 12th (while supplies last). This is one of the best gift with purchase events for beauty that I’ve shopped over the years. It usually only happens twice a year for Barneys and with any $200+ order in beauty or grooming (cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, men’s or women’s) you get a complimentary gift bag filled with selected Barneys favorites. There are two gift bag options, one for men and one for women – the sampling selection is top notch. I always find great minis to try out and some favorites I like to keep for when I travel. Today I’ve teamed up with Barneys to share the women’s gift along with a selection of some luxury favorites in case you’re in need of recommendations or ideas. The event happens in store and also online – over the past several years I’ve ordered through both methods which have worked equally well. I do recommend you put together your lists and order sooner than later as the gifts usually do run out every year.
Here’s a list of the contents of the women’s gift which comes in a zip cosmetic case. Contents per bag may have a few variations for scent options or colors (as indicated below):
Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara 2 ml
3LAB M Cream Ultimate Lift 6 ml
Chantecaille Mini Brilliant Gloss 1.5 ml (assorted colors, Lucky shown above)
Costume National Parfum in Soul 1.5 ml
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye 3 ml
Malin + Goetz Geranium Face Cleanser 15 ml
Moroccanoil Fragrance Originale Body Souffle 20 ml
Oribe Supershine Moisture Cream 15 ml
R & Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo 75 ml/1.6 oz
REN Keep Young and Beautiful Beauty Shot 3 ml
Ritual Wai Wang Body Scrub 70 ml
Bellatora Cellular Renewal Cream 12 ml
Tatcha Deep Brightening Serum 10 ml
Givenchy Phenomen Eye or Mini Le Rouge 1.5 g
La Mer New Lifting Eye Serum 3 ml
NARS Audacious Mascara mini 3 ml
Byredo Mojave Ghost mini 2 ml
Maison Martin Margiela mini spray 1.2 ml (assorted options Sunday Morning or Beach Walk)
Rene Furterer Hair Care (assorted options)
Raw Spirit mini 1 ml (assorted Desert Blush or Summer Rain)
Verso Reviving Eye Mask packet
The men’s grooming bag (not shown) contains:
Ulrich Lang NY Fragrance – Lightscape and Nightscape mix 50 ml
Byredo Sunday Cologne 1 ml
Rituals for Men Magic Shave cream 70 ml
Kieh’s Facial Fuel Heavy Lift Moist 7ml DLX
La Mer Eye Concentrate
Chantecaille Magnolia healing emulsion 8ml
Malin + Goetz Grapefruit Face cleanser
Harry’s 4oz Aftershave Moisturizer
3LAB M Cream 6 ml
Tatcha Deep Brightening serum
Raw Spirit Assorted: Winter Oak or Citadelle
Verso Reviving Eye Mask
Illuminum Assorted: Tahitian Yuzu Vaporizor, Vetiver OUD, Bergamot Blossom Vaporizor, Phool, Rajamusk Vaporizor, or Hindi OUD, 1.5 ml each
Tizian Terenzi Assorted: White Fire or Ecstasy
Sisley Botanical D-Tox 2ml
Bellatorra Cellular Renewal Cream 12 ml
Marital Vivot Shampoo
I’ve rounded up ten luxury items in cosmetics and fragrance featuring some brands almost never go on sale. These kinds of events are the best time to splurge on things like Diptyque, Byredo or even on luxury skincare.
Some of my favorites and a few new recent discoveries featured above:
Frederic Malle Carnal Flower ($74 to $380) is one of my most favorite perfumes of all time. There are several different sizes that you can purchase. The travel sprays come individually for most fragrances or in a set of 3. The set or full size bottles are a better buy price per oz wise but if you just want to try one and see how it wears, I think buying the individual ones are the best way to go. It’s the best tuberose I’ve tried.
Le Labo Travel Trios in Santal 33 ($145 for ml) is my latest perfume splurge. I ordered mine last week because I could not wait for the event. Again I decided to go the travel size route (I’m splitting this one with a friend for her to try one). So far I’m obsessed. It has a mix of sandalwood, virginia cedar, cardamom, violet, papyrus, spices, leather, musk and amber.
Byredo La Selection Perfume Set ($145) this is a discovery set that has an assortment of 6 Byredo scents including Bal D’Afrique, Blanche, La Tulip, Black Saffron, Gypsy Water, Oud Immortel, I’ve had mine since the holiday and love it as a way to explore a number of fragrances without having to splurge on the full size bottle (my favorites are Bal D’Afrique and Black Saffron).
The Laundress Detergent x Le Labo Signature Detergent in Rose ($45, also in Santal) is something I discovered through one of my readers via Instagram, I’ve since purchased and tried both, I prefer the Rose because I think the scent is stronger and more noticeable. It’s a soft sweet rose that I’m obsessed with for washing bed sheets. It’s noticeable but still soft enough that it won’t keep you awake at night.
Diptyque Baies Mini Candle ($32) is a classic, if you’re unsure about buying the full size the travel mini is a good way to ease into the brand.
By Terry Baume de Rose in Coral Stellar and Mauve Moon (not shown above) are two of the latest tinted lip balm launches from By Terry. The colors are to die for gorgeous and if you were looking to shop these but didn’t want to splurge, the Barneys gift event might be a good time to buy because you get goodies for splurging.
You can find the Love Yourself gift with purchase online and in stores at Barneys New York now through March 12 while supplies last. I recommend ordering soon if you have your eye on anything. The gift bag should be added to your cart automatically as soon as the contents total $200 in beauty (men’s or women’s). Are you ordering anything yet for this event? If you do – please let me know! Would love to hear about what you hauled!
This post was created in partnership with Barneys New York. More information in my disclosures but as always all opinions my own.
It’s that time of year again for the Space NK Spring Beauty Edit! On February 11th for one day only, Space NK is hosting their spring gift with purchase event. Exclusively for the event, and while supplies last, with any purchase of $250 or more you will receive a gift of minis from Space NK’s curated must-haves list. There are items from 25 of Space NK’s featured brands. Items include a mix of deluxe, travel and full-size items. For the first time, they’ve opened up early access to loyal N.Dulge Members on February 9-10 before the offer opens up to the public on February 11th. This gift with purchase will sell out in stores early, but will also be available to online shoppers at www.us.spacenk.com on February 11th (US only).
The gift contents are valued at over $400 and contains:
Space NK Limited Edition Cosmetic Bag
111SKIN Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel NAC Y2 (5ml)
Bumble & bumble Straight Blow Dry (15ml)
By Terry Mascara Terrybly in Black Parti-Pris (4g)
Chantecaille Bio Lifting Cream+ (5ml)
Diptyque Candle (assorted scents, 35g)
Eve Lom Cleanser (20ml plus muslin cloth)
Goldfaden MD Plant Profusion Regenerative Night Cream (7ml)
Juara Candlenut Hydrating Shower Gel (59ml)
Kat Burki Complete B Eye Crème Concentrate (5ml)
Kevyn Aucoin The Eye Pencil Primatif in Defining Navy (0.024oz)
Lancer The Method: Polish (0.5oz)
Lilah B Divine Duo Lip & Cheek trio in b.real, b.fearless, & b.sassy (0.6g x3)
Lipstick Queen Vesuvius Liquid Lipstick in Vesuvian Candy (full-size)
Lord & Berry 20100 Crayon Lipstick in Intimacy (0.06oz)
Malin + Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser (15ml)
Solar Sciences Mineral Crème SPF50 (.25oz)
Mila Moursi Revitalizing & Beautifying Oil (8ml)
Mio Workout Wonder (30 ml)
Natura Bissé The Cure Sheer Cream (3ml)
Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream (15ml)
Philip B. Light-Weight Deep Conditioner (0.5 fl oz)
Ren Keep Young and Beautiful Instant Firming Beauty Shot (10ml)
Rodial Bee Venom Cleansing Balm (20ml)
Sunday Riley Good Genes (10ml)
If you’re looking to stock up on skincare, haircare or had some items on your wishlist, you might want to take advantage of this tomorrow. If you’re shopping in store – call your nearest Space NK as soon as possible to see if they can pre-sell anything. They run out of these gifts every year. A few ideas and suggestions just in case:
Oribe Cleansing Creme is going to be an expensive habit for me, but it’s so amazing, I am going to have to replenish this one monthly, review here
By Terry Baume de Rose Nutri Couleurs now come in two more shades Coral Stellar and Mauve Moon, these are on my wishlist but given the fact that I’ve splurged on so many other lip products recently, these will have to wait – swatches of all the other colors here, here and here
Will you be shopping the event tomorrow? If yes, what’s on your list? If you’ve seen the new By Terry lip balms, what did you think? You can shop the event tomorrow in stores and online at Space NK, while supplies last. Do note the gifts sell out very very fast each year – due to the limited quantities I wanted to give you a heads up!
Preview of Space NK Spring Gift With Purchase kindly gifted by the Space NK team.
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)
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!
I hope everyone had a great weekend! We’ve had cloudy mornings with warm sunny afternoons so I’ve been enjoying the summer evenings here in Southern California. Above are a few snippets from Instagram. Four accounts I’ve been loving lately include @thedaydreamings (such beautiful imagery and flatlays), @bentomonsters (makes me want to try making bentos), @graymalin (the best for getaway dreaming) and @fjarilflickans (cutest Ragdoll videos). If you’re having a meh kind of Monday – any of these are guaranteed to brighten your day.
If you’re over the #Nsale and looking for other deals, a few that popped up in my inbox recently:
GLOSSIER: Get a free Soothing Face Mist with any order using code SPRITZ (valid today and ends 8/3 midnight EST)
JURLIQUE: To celebrate their 30th Anniversary, they are offering a travel size Rosewater Balancing Mist and Rose Moisture Plus Gel Lotion with for orders over $65, use code ANNIVERSARY, valid until 8/13
LE LABO: City Exclusives Samples are available online for a limited time, full size options will be available for 4 weeks starting September 1st
MOLTON BROWN: Received a free Travel Size Body Wash or Lotion when you spend $55 with promo code SUMMER55, Receive a free 8-Piece Travel Set when you spend $95 with code SUMMER95, valid through 9/2
NARS: Receive a free complimentary NARS Audacious Mascara mini with any order online with code AUDACIOUS (valid through 8/31, my fall picks + swatches here)
TARTE: Friends and family 30% off discount ends today 8/3 with code FRIENDS
SEPHORA: Beauty Insider Appreciation Week gives you extra beauty insider points with any purchase, Beauty Insiders get 2x, VIBs get 3x, VIBs Rouge get 4x points.
TATCHA: Receive a complimentary Deep Hydration Lifting Mask ($28 value) on any order over $75 with code MASKGWP (limit 1 per customer, may not be redeemed with any other offers, expires 8/31)
As always, thanks to each and every one of you who follow me on Instagram!
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
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!
Nordstrom Triple Points starts today March 18th through March 22nd. Card holders will receive triple points on all Nordstrom card purchases in store and online (restrictions apply). There are also a number of gift with purchase offers for beauty with individual lines while supplies last. Some gifts are online only, but be sure to check your store for special offers too. (You don’t need to be a Nordstrom card holder to take advantage of the gift offers.) I just placed an order for some Charlotte Tilbury for the gift of the mini magic cream + lipstick charm.
A few of the gifts that caught my eye that look interesting (there are 80+ offers online):
I might stop by my store to stock up on some skincare items I’m running low on. Do you have anything on presale already or plan on picking anything up?