I went on a bit of a Space NK spree at the beginning of the year and I never got around to blogging about it. Since it’s been a while now since I bought the products, I’ve had ample time to use them and get a good feel for how much I like them. Hopefully this means my review will be a little more useful than the usual first impressions that come with a haul post. Anyway, on to the space nk haul!
|SPACE NK HAUL & REVIEW FT. NARS, SARAH CHAPMAN, EMMA HARDIE AND MORE
|First up is a cult favourite, the NARS Laguna Bronzer. Since buying this I use it almost exclusively and I really like it in small amounts to add a little contouring to the face. I’m still not entirely sure if it isn’t slightly too red toned for me, it usually depends on what light I’m looking at it in. I know this is a favourite of lots of people and I like it a lot, but I definitely won’t be adverse to trying something new soon.|
|Next up is the Kevin Aucoin Celestial Powder in Candlelight. Now I saw a YouTuber (I want to say Fleur but I’m not one hundred percent sure) talking about this ages ago and decided that I simply had to have it. I swatched this on my hand in the store and it gave a beautiful shimmery but not sparkly highlight. Fast forward to bringing the product home and using it, I just don’t see any difference when I use this on the tops of my cheeks. I’ve tried using a little bit, I’ve tried using a lot and the difference is so minimal. I can’t tell you how disappointed I am with this product. Definitely not one to splurge on in my opinion (at £35 it’s not cheap), I much prefer the highlighter in the sleek contour kit and that’s only £7!|
|Another splurge here (let’s face it this whole haul is one massive splurge!), the Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial. Contrary to the aforementioned highlighter, I am so pleased I bought this. This is the first oil I’ve tried so I didn’t really know what to expect. I have to admit it felt strange at first and I definitely didn’t think I was going to like using it. But now I reach for this over every other night time moisturiser. I can tell the difference in the morning if I’ve used this on my skin. It feels firmer and smoother and generally more healthy looking. I adore this product and I know it’s going to be a sad day when I finish up my 15mls of this. Only thing I would say is that if you have a partner they probably won’t like sleeping next to you with this stuff on your face. It’s very oily, slippery and it has a strong scent (which I like but appreciate isn’t for everyone!)|
|I don’t know why this wasn’t in my life before, but I now see that I can no longer be without it, ever. It’s the Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. Not only does this make the process of doing my nails so much faster and easier, the nail polish itself lasts at least two or three days longer just because of this product. It makes any nail polish look expensive, making the finish on your nails super smooth, shiny and glossy. I simply won’t use anything else to finish my nails anymore, there’s simply no point.|
|Another disappointing one I’m afraid. The Eve Lom Kiss Mix. This was such an impulse buy. They had them by the tills and they looked interesting. At £16 this is the most money I’ve spent on a lip balm (bar the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour which is so delightful I always have to have one on the go) and I just haven’t got along with it at all. I like the way it feels when you apply it; tingly and slightly menthol but the formulation is very sticky and never really dries on the lips. I found its long term affects to be drying, making my lips more sore and peely than they had been previously. Definitely not for me as I suffer from terribly cracked lips anyway!
I have to tell you that my godmother, who bought one at the same time, really enjoys this product, but she doesn’t suffer from the same lip problems that I do. It just goes to show that no one product is right for everyone!
|The Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm is also glorious, and I know a lot of bloggers talk about this product so I’m not going to bore you with a long review. However I will say that this is the most pleasant method for removing make up I have ever experienced. It removes all my make up, including my eyes, with such ease and leaves my skin feeling nourished and soft (unlike most make up removers). Futhermore, the double sided muslin cloth it came with is an absolute dream to use (although sometimes I’m lazy and just remove it with my hands in the shower!). I’ve made a huge dent into this and I know I’m going to have to repurchase it as soon as I run out: the sign of an outstanding product.|
|Last but by no means least is the By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock. Again this product is talked about a lot and I wanted to branch out and try a less popular colour but once I’d spent about fifteen minutes swatching them all and deciding, this was the one I liked most. Oh well! Again this is spoken about a lot so I won’t bore you, but suffice it to say that I think this is great. It’s easy to use and beautifully pigmented. It’s perfect for work because I’m always in a rush to get my make up on at 7am… or you can use it with other eyeshadows to create a look with more depth. It’s super creamy, very blendable and definitely long lasting. I’ve actually used this in a make up tutorial coming up on my blog so keep an eye out for that if you’re interested to see what it looks like on the lids.|
And that’s it for today’s haul guys! Please let me know if you’ve tried any of these products and what you think of them. Thank you if you’ve stuck by me, I know it’s been a couple of months since my last post but I absolute love writing this blog and interacting with readers and other bloggers. Hope you’re all well!