It’s the magical time of year when Space NK does one of their edit events with an epic gift with purchase. This season (while supplies last) they are offering 18 deluxe beauty samples from brands including Ren, Bumble and Bumble, Tata Harper, UMA and more yours with any $165 Space NK purchase. Spend an additional $30 an choose from two Omorovicza products the Moor Mud Cream Cleanser of the Queen of Hungry Mist!
Anyone else get super excited when it’s the Space.NK beauty edit time of year? Same. I love a good travel size and this is one of my favorite beauty gifting programs and a great opportunity to try and discover new and top selling products. This season the edit features 19 bestselling beauty favorites (valued at over $280), and photoed above from much-loved brands including Dr. Dennis Gross, Marula, Christophe Robin, Ouai, Eve Lom, Sunday Riley and more.
Just enter code ESSENTIALS18 when you spend $175 or more while supples last.
Shop and see the full list of what’s in the edit at spacenk.com
I’m an old school Rodial fan, so much so that I checked the blog and saw I’ve been talking about the brand since 2013 thanks to one of my favorite retailers, SpaceNK, who always curates the best products, especially out of the UK where both brands originated! I had the pleasure of meeting their founder, Maria Hatzistefanis aka @mrsrodial when they launched makeup in the US in 2015! The throwback photo of us is worth the click for that blog post. Over the past few years, I’ve watched this brand explode and Maria take her Boss status next level. She’s the definition of a beauty boss, and earlier this year launched a book, How to be an Overnight Success.
We sat down with the bombshell at the Whitby hotel for the launch of their latest Diamond Concealers (they are creamy and magical with a thick wand ready to cover it all up) and Suede Lips intense matte lip colour (9 shades that manage to be creamy and matte at the same time), two new Dragon’s Blood products, the Cleansing Micellar Water with Hyaluronic Acid and Essence Mist and to talk all things being an entrepreneur.
Tell me about your new book
Maria: We launched it in the US in the beginning of the year, How to be an Overnight Success and the message of the book is you can be a success, it just won’t be overnight. It took me 18 years to be where I am today. And the book is all about inspiring and motivating people, entrepreneurs and freelancers to keep doing what they are doing and work hard and to not get disappointed if things don’t happen immediately. It takes time and it’s a positive message to keep going and keep on being the best you can be!
Ulta is coming to NYC this week! Mark your calendars for 11/10, the premiere location featuring a hair salon, Benefit Brow Bar, MAC Makeup applications and lessons, Dermalogica Skin Bar, Skin Laundry and more is coming to 188 East 86th Street.
ILIA launches at Spacenk
Gigi Hadid x Maybelline collection is HERE (and we’re drooling!).
Kylie Cosmetics continues its takeover – 7 pop-ups at Topshop coming soon!
Dr. Haushka launches makeup and celebrates their 50th anniversary! This is literally the first natural skincare brand I fell in love with (my mom and I swear by the Revitalizing Day Cream). The new color line is plant and mineral based, I played with them briefly at the launch event and the lipstick pigments were amazing!
Mark your calendars the limited-edition Pat McGrath LABS LiquiLUST 007 launches 11.16.17 12pm EST on PATMCGRATH.COM
Speaking of pop-ups… anyone else drooling over YSL’s first pop up shop that just opened in NYC? PS: EVERYTHING is customizable!!
Thanks to Kim K, we will all soon be smelling like Gardenia (and not complaining). She’s launching 3 new fragrances this month!
Maybe the one downfall of being royalty. An amazing read on what beauty product is not royal etiquette approved.
Adwoa Adoah is the new face of Marc Jacobs Beauty
Colourpop is at Sephora (okay this is slightly older news but needed to make sure you knew!!!).
Ouai Style Bar opens at Bendel’s, Caudalie Moves, Malin+Goetz new store, Knockout launches at Bloomingdale’s and more!
It’s been an eventful few weeks of new beauty shops popping up around the city. Here’s a rundown of the events and new openings and products we’re excited about! Also I finally got a must needed chop (ugh the dry ends are no joke when you have this much bleach in your hair!) from celebrity hairstylist Juan Carlos Maciques, who cuts out of Rita Hazan, I even trusted him to do light layers. It’s been so much more curly and bouncy since the cut that I haven’t been straightening it as much and loving my natural wave! On to the good stuff… beauty lovers of NYC, here’s what’s now in your backyard:
Ouai x Dyson Styling Bar opens at Henri Bendel
Jen Atkin, celebrity hair stylist and creator of the hair care line Ouai launched an exclusive dry style bar pop up in collaboration with Dyson at Henri Bendel through April 30th. The featured menu offers four hair styles complete with Ouai products and the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer. Styling services will be available Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm. All I know is that I’m literally foaming at the mouth to get my hands on that Ouai Foam Conditioner! Location: Henri Bendel, 712 5th Avenue, NYC, 2nd floor. Bookings and details HERE.
Madison Reed Color Bar featuring T3
We stopped in to the new-ish Madison Reed Color Bar for a root touchup and styling. Some of you may be familiar with their online service, providing customizable hair color based off of a short yet informative questionnaire. The perfect shade is sent right to your door for comfortable at-home hair coloring. Now you can experience their products along side their expert colorists at the Madison Reed Color Bar, where you can order your shade online and bring it with you or be color matched in person and they’ll do your hair for you. It’s the best of both worlds, affordable home color price tags with expert hair stylists to do your hair. They also use T3 Micro Tools, which we got a demo of these incredible hair styling tools as part of our color service at the event. Literally the T3 Volumizing Hot Rollers and hair dryer have changed my life — the hot rollers came as a shocker to me! And the Twirl Convertible Curler which lets you change the barrel size is next level genius! Stay tuned for more info on their hot tools, and demo but it’s so exciting they use these at the salon!
Happy Friday everyone! For this weeks giveaway I’m so excited to be giving away $350 worth of beauty products from one of my favorite retailers, Space NK! The giveaway includes a selection of must-have products from 28 of their featured brands including Lipstick Queen, Bumble and Bumble, By Terry, Caudalie, Clark’s Botanical, Hourglass, Oribe and more! (Full list featured at the bottom of the post).
Whether you’re looking to transition your skincare regimen or update your beauty look for fall, be sure to visit Space NK on September 12th for their “Autumn Beauty Edit” event that’s being hosted at all 24 of their US locations. During this special, one-day-only shopping event, guests can meet with experts from the brands they carry for personalized classes, makeovers, advice and tips. And for shoppers who spend $250, they will receive the gift bag we’re giving away (valued at $350)!
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WHAT’S IN THE BAG:
Tired of your old beauty routine and need a little help updating it for spring? Then save the date. On Wednesday, February 20th, Space NK will host “A Master Class in Spring Beauty” across the country at all of their 22 US locations. During the one-day-only shopping event, they will present the latest in spring beauty, translating runway trends into wearable looks. Guests can meet the experts behind the brands for personalized classes, makeovers, advice and tips. (Event times, featured experts and services will vary by store location so call your local Space.NK for exact details, or just head in and be surprised.)
Plus as an added bonus… during the event (while supplies last), shoppers who spend $250 will receive a gift bag featuring a selection of must-haves from 25 of our featured brands (deluxe, travel and full-size items). For those unable to attend an in-store event, this gift with purchase will also be available to online at spacenk.com on February 20th.
Valued at more than $325, the gift bag includes: