Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Another day, Another Space NK Haul

Breaking News! I stepped into Space NK with no intention of buying and left with new makeup goodies! Well it was bound to happen when I met up with fellow MUA and makeup addict Nikki for a catch up last week. The service in our nearest store in Kingston is always fantastic and we spent a good 2 hours in the store browsing and playing with products before deciding to purchase a few products. 

Worth it for the bag alone ;)

4 new goodies! Chantecaille The Pebble refillable compact, Chantecaille Smitten blusher, Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer and Hourglass Femme nude stylo No.3

The only Chantecaille product I have previously owned is their Just Skin tinted moisturiser which is incredible. The prices are high but so is the quality so when I saw this Pebble compact I fell in love. A refillable compact that fits any of the blushers or eyeshadows in the shape of a pebble with little slopes it actually feels like a smooth beach pebble (except Silver and luxurious and beautiful). I chose to fill it with Smitten powder blush, a stunning true peach tone with a satin finish. The blush colour is like nothing I already own and is perfect for Spring. It also compliments the new Hourglass lip colour I bought perfectly.

I have had my eye on the Hourglass femme nude stylos for a while so when I swatched shade number 3 on my hand I knew it had to be mine. The shades go from 1 to 6, all different tones and shades of nude to suit any skin tone. As a regular fake tanner I found that 3 was the perfect amount of warmth for me but 2 would also be a great option for the winter months. 

Last but by no means least I had completely forgotten about the fact I wanted to try this product until Nikki asked the assistant if she could try it out. I remember lots of makeup artists raving about it because despite its tiny pot and its high price (£38) it is so pigmented that the smallest amount can cover the entire face seamlessly. We both tried number 8 and the results were breathtaking. Firstly the yellow tone of number 8 is ideal for us fake tanners, secondly I was stunned at the beautiful full coverage it gave. I put it onto my chin, nose and forehead and the result was flawless. I will be trying this out for a bit longer before I buy more shades for my kit but after one use I think its going to be a life long friendship.

I used my Space NK indulge card, a points system card, and got £10 off the total because of my previous spending spree so that made me somehow feel less guilty ;) 



  1. Wow, great haul there Hun! I love space NK and always spend a near fortune in there, the nudge points do make it a little more bearable though! Lol
    I love the sound of the Kevin Aucoin sensual skin enhancer, I think that will definitely be on my shopping list next time I'm in there!

    1. Hehe tell me about it i can't stay away from the place! Yeah definitely worth investing in hun! xxx

  2. Great haul, I have the Kevyn Aucoin pot and I love it, I use it with moisturiser to create a tinted moisturiser or with foundation to make the coverage heavier.

    Beth | BethBlogsBeauty

    1. Oh fab great tips will definitely try using it different ways thanks hun! xxx

  3. Fab haul, I really want to KA sensual skin enhancer, I cant decide between shades 7 and 8..I am Mac nc30/35, Nars punjab (winter) Barcelona (summer), LM silk creme Bamboo beige (winter),Cashew beige (summer), what would you recommend, or would it be best to wait until I can get to a counter? x

    1. its a tough one cause the colours of these are a little strange! some of them were really pink or even slightly grey looking!!! I wear a layer of tan pretty much year round and wear mac nc30/35 so I would say the 8 should be fine! i am barcelona in summer too :) I am yet to try LM silk creme but its next on my wish list! xxx