Space NK Skincare Sample Reviews

A few months ago now I made an order from Space NK. When you make an order, you get to choose three free samples and I decided to go for all skincare samples as I wanted to discover some new skincare products. I’ve finally used them all and I thought it might be nice to share my thoughts on them and whether I want to repurchase them or not. I hope you enjoy this and find it helpful and make sure to let me know if you’ve tried any of these products.

REN Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial, £32
I had never tried anything from REN before but I’ve heard really good things about the brand so I thought that this would be a good thing to try. You are meant to put it on your skin overnight and it is supposed to ‘leave skin visibly brighter, more luminous, refined and even-toned by morning.’ It gives a 3-phase treatment while you sleep and I have to say I’m a bit confused as to how that works so you can read about it yourself. The sample I used only had 2ml in it and surprisingly I managed to get two uses out of it. I used it on two consecutive nights and to be perfectly honest I didn’t see or feel any difference. It was probably because I only used quite a small amount and I only used it twice. This would probably be a great product for non-teen skin. So pretty much for anyone over the age of twenty or more normal skin just because of it’s consistency. If you’ve tried this let me know your thoughts and I’d definitely buy this product if my skin was more normal – if you have normal skin, I’d recommend it to you.

Rodial X-treme Acid Rush Peel, £85
Again, I’d never tried anything from Rodial but I’ve always wanted as even though the products are expensive, they look really good and like they actually work so I was excited to try this. This is a resurfacing facial peel which is meant to revive the look of skin. The acids in it exfoliate and retexture the skin which reduces the appearance of imperfections. It also claims to leave the skin clear and with a youthful glow. In this sample there was only 1ml so I didn’t think it would even cover half of my face; however, I was wrong, it generously covered my whole face (and I thought I had a big face!). I have to agree with the fact that it leaves your skin quite luminous, renewed and imperfection free. Even though I did only use it once I definitely think that if you used it frequently it would transform your skin. It is however very expensive and I’m sure you could find a cheaper alternative that works just as well. But if you can justify paying £85 for it then I’d recommend you do. If you’ve tried this share your thoughts and if you know of any dupes let me know.

Anne Semonin Mineral Mask, £42
I had seen Anne Semonin’s products on Beauty Bay before but I hadn’t seen anyone talking about her products and I still haven’t. But I’ve been on a mission for what feels like years to find a good face mask and I thought that it would be worth trying this one out. It has a lot of natural marine elements which is great for treating congested skin. It is supposed to purify and detoxify and it contains all sorts of natural ingredients. One of it’s main ingredients is seaweed which it smells quite strongly of (I like the smell, some people might not though) and it detoxifies and replenishes the skin. This contained 7ml of product which is a good amount and it gave me two good uses. It left my skin feeling amazing and looking a lot better (I was having a breakout at the time) and it might possibly be my favourite face mask ever. I would highly recommend this to anyone with any skin type as it is just amazing if you can pay £42. I’m sure you could find a more affordable version so please let me know if you know of any as I’m not too keen on spending that amount on a face mask! But I love this product, it is amazing.

Love Sarah x

New Beauty Launches – February 2017

I thought I’d start sharing with you some of the new beauty launches as I’ve seen some things like this on YouTube and on other blogs but not that many. I probably won’t do it every month but if you all seem to like it then I might make it a monthly thing. So I really hope you all enjoy it and let me know what new beauty launch you’re most excited for.

Maybelline Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara, £7.99 – I have seen so many adverts on TV for this recently and it does look like a really good mascara. I love Maybelline mascaras so even though I’ve never tried this particular mascara, I can say that it’s most definitely worth trying. I know I’ll be picking it up when I’m finished the rest of my mascaras (from Maybelline by the way!). The reviews on the Boots website a mostly good and according to them the thin, plastic, curved wand helped them coat every lash and gets right to the bottom of the lashes. There were people who were unimpressed by it but with every product, there will be people who dislike it. I don’t like the packaging personally but I could see past that if it was a great product.

L’Oréal Pure Clay Foam Wash, £5.99 – When I saw these on the Boots website I was so excited – these look amazing! You’ve probably seen that quite a few months ago now the pure clay masks were released and these are in the same line. As with the masks, there are three different washes for three different skin types. The black one is a detox wash made with charcoal which cleanses, clarifies and detoxifies. The red one is a glow scrub made with red algae which cleanses, brightens and exfoliates. The green one is a purity wash made with eucalyptus which cleanses, purifies and mattifies. There are no reviews on these yet but they look amazing and as L’Oréal is a trusted brand, I’ll definitely be picking one of these up next time I’m in Boots.

Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash, £3.99 – I first saw these a few weeks ago and as soon as I did I was so excited. I love the micellar water from Garnier, so although I’ve never tried these, I know I need to and I’ll definitely need to try these as soon as possible. It is supposed to remove your makeup but not leave your skin feeling tight and dry. The few reviews that this has are average, some saying the like it, others saying it’s good but not great. They have also released a version of this for combination and sensitive which I think will be more suited to me. It doesn’t have any reviews yet but I assume it’s much the same as the original version. I can’t wait to try this!

REN Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask, £28 – I love face masks but I’ve never loved a specific one, and I think if I try this I’d love it – it just sounds amazing. It sounds like it would be an amazing product for sensitive skin as it claims that it will calm, soothe and moisturise sensitive skin. I’ve never tried REN skincare products but they sound amazing and I’d love to try this. It has no reviews yet but I think it will be an amazing product that people will start talking about as REN is a reputable brand and the product itself sounds amazing.

Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer, £23 – I never thought that Nars would come out with a concealer in this form to be honest as not many people use or talk about concealers like this in a pot. But by the sounds of this, it looks like an amazing concealer and when people start trying it, they’ll love it. It’s matte as the name would suggest and it has the highest coverage of any Nars concealer. The video I watched on the John Lewis website says it’s great for covering dark under eyes, blemishes, large pores, hyperpigmentation and redness. It comes in 16 shades which is less (correct me if I’m wrong!) shades than what other Nars concealers come in but it’s still a wide variety ranging from very fair to very dark. The packaging is really sleek too and I like the sound of this concealer a lot.

Urban Decay Urban Defence SPF 30 Complexion Primer, £23 – Urban Decay have released four new primers all of which look amazing. However, this particular one really caught my eye and I can’t explain how excited I am about it! It’s a sunscreen that is completely clear! Let me know if you share my excitement! It says that those with oily skin will be blown away and that it doesn’t feel like a mask – if that is the case, then I will be so impressed! As well as being a high SPF sunscreen, it also primes skin, apparently minimizing the appearance of pores. I just know I have to try this and I can’t wait to do so!

Love Sarah x

Beauty Haul: February 2017

I’m aware that I’ve just done a beauty haul a couple of weeks ago but I’ve been doing a lot of shopping recently. This is what I bought with some of my Christmas money and I’m sure there will be more beauty hauls soon. With all of the products that I’ve tried so far, I’ll do a mini review but full reviews of everything will be up in the near future. Let me know what products I should buy next and let me know if you’ve tried any of these products. I hope you enjoy!

Benefit Hoola Bronzer, £23.50 – I just had to try this because it’s literally everyone’s favorite bronzer. It’s the perfect bronzer for pale skin and it’s the perfect contour shade to as it has quite an ashy tone. The first time I tried it I realised why everyone loves it so much. I use it for contouring my jawline, cheekbones and nose – it really is the perfect shade. I use a different bronzer for bronzing as I like my bronzer to be less ashy and more ‘un-natural’ I guess. This really is an amazing bronzer/contour shade for paler skin and I’d highly recommend it to those who have paler skin – it really is worth the money.

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in ‘Moonstone,’ £32 – Over the past year or so I’ve heard so many talking about these shimmering skin perfectors, particularly ‘Champagne Pop.’ I originally intended on buying that one but when I went into my local Space NK, I swatched them and I actually much preferred ‘Moonstone’ which is a gorgeous pale gold shade. If you have slightly paler skin, I think you might like ‘Moonstone’ better too. They were all sold out but as soon as I got home I ordered it. As soon as I applied it I immediately understood why everyone loves it so much. There are great cheaper highlighters but I think they look glittery on the face, however this is so finely milled and it makes you look like you’re lit from within. I love it and I’d highly recommend it.

Rodial Super Acids X-treme Acid Rush Peel, £75 – Firstly, I did not buy this, it was a sample from Space NK. I chose all skincare samples because this year I really want to buy better and try more skincare products so please, if you have any recommendations, let me know! It only had 1ml in it and I thought that that was ridiculous, I thought it would barely cover one cheek. I was wrong, it went such a long way and covered my whole face! I put this on before bed, washed it off and when I woke up my skin just looked amazing! I’ll do a full review of this sample and the following too so look out for that! I’d love to buy this but it’s just so expensive!

REN Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial, £32 – Again, I didn’t buy this it was just another sample. The concept of an overnight facial treatment really appealed to me for some reason so I decided to get this. I haven’t got round to trying this yet but look out for the review that I’ll do once I have. It’s a 2ml sample, so it’ll be enough to cover my face which is great. On the website it says that it “works overnight to leave skin visibly brighter, more luminous, refined and even-toned by morning.” I’m excited to try this and let me know how you got on with this if you’ve tried it.

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Anne Semonin Mineral Mask, £42 – I feel like I’m just repeating myself but I didn’t buy this, it’s a sample too! I love a face mask but I’ve never found one that I love (recommendations please!) so I thought this one might be worth a try! Again, I haven’t tried this yet but I’m really excited to. It says it’s rich in natural marine elements and it says it’s for congested and devitalised skin which sounds a lot like my skin. I’ve you’ve ever tried this let me know what you thought of it, I’d love to know! I’ll do full reviews on this when I’ve tried it – I have a feeling I’ll love it a lot.

Love Sarah x