Good bank holiday weekend, all? Sad to be back at the old coalface with nothing to look forward to but Christmas? (Like winter, it’s coming.)
Here’s just the thing to cheer you up: a seriously good freebie from Space NK. To get your hands on one of the bags, all you have to do is spend £160 online at Space NK and they’ll add the goodie bag comprising 27 beauty essentials to your order. It’s open today and tomorrow (while stocks last, so chop chop).
I don’t imagine you’ll have any difficulty racking up a £150 bill in Space NK, but just in case you wanted my suggestions, here goes:
EMMA HARDIE MORINGA CLEANSING BALM £35 / Just brilliant, brilliant stuff: I’ve never heard anyone say it’s irritated their skin, it removes all make-up and grime with ease and doesn’t leave a waxy film on the skin.
NUDE MIRACLE MASK EXFOLIATING MASK £38 / I’ll forgive them the tautology in the name for the brilliance in the tube: this is my go-to exfoliant as it doesn’t damage the skin while removing dead stuff thanks to the AHAs (and the plumping/moisturising dose of hyaluronic acid doesn’t go amiss either).
BY TERRY TERRIBLY DENSILISS FOUNDATION £76 / Let’s leave the price alone – yes, it’s insane, but if you want to put something that’s half base (offering good, glowy coverage) and half nourishing serum, this is the one. It’ll massively help your skin out now that central heatings will start to strip it of moisture once more.
ORIBE DRY TEXTURIZING SPRAY £39 / Want sexy, dishevelled hair? Forget dry shampoo, get this instead. Use it on clean hair to add a bit of grit and movement or on slightly greasy hair to absorb excess oils and add volume. As if that weren’t enough, it’ll condition your hair while you’re wearing.
LAURA MERCIER SECRET CAMOUFLAGE CONCEALER £26.50 / Not the sexiest of buys, but one that’ll cover redness and spots with aplomb while somehow magically looking just like skin. There’s no concealer on the market to rival it. For best results, apply with a brush (the oil/bacteria on your fingers if not good news for the palette)…
AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES ESSENTIAL BATH AND SHOWER OILS £29 // Stressed/tired? As always, the good people at Aromatherapy Associates have the solution. This pack of three big minis (I’d say you could get three baths out of each, making that a £3.22ish per very, very luxe bath) covers all occasions and is a very good introduction to the brand if you’re not acquainted.
TATA HARPER RESTORATIVE EYE CREAM £72 // As a recent covert to Tata, I’ve been singing her praises to my friends and family and have now come here to do the same. This eye cream is my favourite (and one of the few eye products I’ve used that actually has noticeably made the skin around my eyes look smoother). There will be many, many more things to say about the magnificent Harper.
ILA SPA LITTLE BODY TREATS £40 // You know how travel sets can sometimes be a bit rubbish and contain a bunch of stuff you’d never use? Not so this little package of joy. I recently took it to France with me, where I was delighted to be able to indulge in: a fragrant bath; a good, grainy scrub, and a wonderfully moist body thanks to the balm and oil. Also, biodynamic brand Ila-Spa is a beauty editor’s favourite for good reason.