Monday, September 23, 2013

The Mother of All Gift Bags: Space NK Autumn Beauty Event

Refinery29 called this "a gift with purchase on steroids", and I'd say that's an apt description.  I was not familiar with Space NK, but when I saw this one day gift with purchase offer (Sept. 12th) while perusing blogs, I took the plunge.  And it was a plunge, as you had to spend $250 in order to get this GWP valued at over $350 (it's actually $504, according to my calculations).  Call it an early birthday gift to myself or a reward for my recent promotion and raise, or just poorly restrained impulses, but it was worth it :-)
A mixture of deluxe, travel, and full sized skincare, haircare, and makeup products , the bag contained:
  • Space NK Tote Bag
  • Lipstick Queen Sinner Pinky Nude Lipstick (full size) (sample value $22)
  • Rococo Nail Apparel Brocade Crème (full size) (sample value $16.50)
  • African Botanics Pure Marula Oil (17 ml) (sample value $21.59)
  • Antica Farmacista Prosecco Room Fragrance (25 ml) (sample value $7)
  • Bumble and bumble Texture Hair (Un) Dressing Crème (15 ml) (sample value $2.84)
  • By Terry Cellularose Brightening Serum (4 ml) (sample value $15.60)
  • Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum (10 ml) (sample value $26.33)
  • Chantecaille Mini Brilliant Gloss in Lucky (1.5 ml) (sample value $1.67)
  • Clark’s Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask (15 ml) (sample value $21.48)
  • Darphin Azahar Cleansing Micellar Water (50 ml) (sample value $10)
  • DevaCurl 3-Step Introductory Kit (1 fl.oz No-Poo, One Condition & Light Defining Gel) (sample value $4.80)
  • Diptyque Volutes Solid Perfume (.14 oz) (sample value $42.66)
  • Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution (.25 fl.oz) (sample value $16.25)
  • Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub (3.75 g) (sample value $2.81)
  • Hampton Sun After Sun Moisturizer (2 fl.oz) (sample value $8)
  • Hourglass Film Noir Mascara (.15 oz) (sample value $12)
  • Natura Bissé Oxygen Gel (10 ml) (sample value $17)
  • Oribe Côte d’Azur Hair Refresher (65 ml full size) (sample value $22)
  • Philip B Light-Weight Deep Conditioning Crème Rinse (15 ml) or Russian Amber Shampoo (15 ml) (sample value $4.88)
  • Radical Skincare Youth Infusion Serum (8 ml) (sample value $45.33)
  • Rahua Conditioner (60 ml) (sample value $7.42)
  • Ren Hydra-Calm Global Protection Day Cream (15 ml) (sample value $16.50)
  • Revive Masques des Yeux (7 ml) (sample value $43.79)
  • Rodial Bee Venom Moisturizer (5 ml) (sample value $19)
  • Serge Normant Meta Silk Shampoo (60 ml) (sample value $6.50)
  • Serge Normant Meta Velour Conditioner (60 ml) (sample value $6.50)
  • Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment (10 ml) (sample value $35)
  • Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum (15 ml) (sample value $22.05)
  • Wei Gingko Leaf Repairing Décolletage Treatment Pad (single use) (sample value $11.33)
  • Zelens Transformer Instant Renewal Mask (5 ml single use) (sample value $15)
Space NK apothecary is UK based and features a curated collection of innovative beauty products both online and in store from all over the world.  There are no Space NK stores near me, but fortunately the GWP was available with online purchases as well. 
The majority of the US stores are located within Bloomingdales, with 7 free standing ones.  I'll have to keep an eye out for them when I'm traveling, as I'm pretty sure Mobile will not be on the list to get one anytime soon.
I'm going to have so much fun playing with everything and feel amply stocked up with high end skincare items.  I'm glad NK Space is on my radar now!


  1. This looks lovely...so, so lovely...it's probably a great thing it was sold out by the time I went looking because my bank account would be weeping-but it would have been worth it! All of that stuff is awesome...it makes every other GWP look like it came out of the quarter vending machine at the grocery store LOL!

    1. I know! All other GWP's will suffer in comparison now !

  2. Lipstick queen is a brand I always wanted to try!

    1. I've been curious about it as well - I'll get a review up soon!