In case you’re looking for some shopping inspiration or you are fond of trying out new summer makeup and skincare, here are a few summer beauty reviews from my previous Space NK gift bag. You might consider to get a 20% off gift card for your summer stash at Space NK – up to $50 off sitewide. This is a great opportunity to prepare and get ready for the legendary Space NK Autumn beauty edit which normally happens in September.


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The gift includes:

  1. KEVYN AUCOIN The Essential Mascara 4ml
  2. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer 11 ml
  3. Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer30 ml
  4. REN Flash Rinse 1-Minute Facial 15 ml
  5. Algenist Firming & Lifting Eye Gel 5 ml
  6. Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser 15 ml
  7. AQUAREVEAL Satin Bright Soft Water Peel For Face 15 ml
  8. Radical Youth Infusion Serum 8 ml
  9. Space NK Black Double-zip fold over clutch
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KEVYN AUCOIN The Essential Mascara Review | Full size $32 4 ml

The Essential Mascara delivers seductively glamorous lashes you’ve always wanted in an instant! This plush, multifunctional mascara delivers the look of two coats of mascara in one easy application.

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IcanGWP Review: I agreed with one of the reviewer that this mascara “looks natural and fluttery with one coat and a bit more dramatic but still clean in two coats”. The formula is very good. Once I applied it, it  dried immediately. It is not smudging or flaking – not even a chance. People with watery eyes or contact lenses should give it a try. The applicator shape is almost like Lorac Cobra Mascara but the bristles are a lot longer and less curvy. It will take some time to get used to. My Lashes fan out nicely. It is like I am wearing very natural false lashes. Some reviewers say the tube dries out too quick. This is one of the mascaras I am considering  purchasing in full size!

Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser | Full size $68

Purify and moisturize your skin with Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser, this gentle cleanser helps to preserve the skin’s moisture and provides additional hydration. It cleanses the deepest of pores while lycopene, beta carotene, omega-3 essential fatty acids, and Vitamins A, C, and E nourish the skin.

Its biocompatible oils remove makeup without stripping the skin of natural oils. It softens roughness so that the quality of your skin is improved. This product is best for dry skin although it works well with other skin types too, as it leaves a non-greasy yet revitalized glow. 

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Algenist Firming & Lifting Eye Gel Review | Full size $68

Visibly firm and smooth your eye contours while creating a more toned, sculpted appearance with Algenist Firming and Lifting Eye Gel. Its unique formula utilizes alguronic acid and ProPeptide3 to visibly firm, tighten and lift the delicate skin around your eyes for a youthful complexion that glows.

IcanGWP Review: Algenist Firming & Lifting Cream has saved me for two winters. It is one of the very few creams that I can say it is in my winter cream hall of fame. I love it so much that I kept the empty jar in my nightstand drawer so that I can repurchase it next year!

This eye gel is formulated quite similar but with a lot less hydrating ingredients. So I’ve kept it to try in the summer months. It is so breathtakingly lightweight, fragrance free, paraben-free and fragrance free. I use this eye gel as my eye serum (for firming and lifting), then use Paula’s Choice Eye Cream as an eye cream (for brightening and anti-aging) then, if I have to be outside, I use Josie Maran Argan Moisturizer SPF 47 (sunscreen/concealer because it leaves white cast). It’s not that anything Algenist is perfect but this line is truly amazing. The Alguronic acid and ProPeptide3 work wonder for nourishing and improving overall appearance of my under eyes. It is suitable for applying on eyelids in hot weather is a nice bonus. I like this combination and you may find this firming and lifting eye gel a hero for summer skincare like me.

REN Flash Rinse 1-Minute Facial 15 ml | Full size $48

REN Flash Rinse 1-Minute Facial is a transforming treatment that instantly revitalizes and visibly rejuvenates your skin. It’s formulated with potent water-activated vitamin C to neutralize urban grey in a flash, leaving your skin looking firm, toned and smooth while reducing signs of fatigue, photo-aging and skin imperfections. Boswellic acid relaxes micro-contractions of facial tissue to smooth lines while glycogen magnesium boosts skin energy and radiance.


Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer Review | Full size $28

A pre-styler that protects, conditions, and eases styling for dry, brittle, or coarse hair.

This multitasking primer is infused with six different feather-light oils for complete hair transformation. It has been shown to make hair softer, smoother, silkier, and less tangled as it tames frizz and protects against breakage from heat and UV radiation—all without weighing hair down. It also features a pleasant scent with sweet, fruity hints and tropical touches.

IcanGWP Review: From my unboxing and mini-review for Playful Prep Sample bags at Sephora here, I was hoping that the Bumble and Bumble product could come in a spray bottle. My wish granted! Just like other Bumble and Bumble products, this product has a great smell. I don’t have to wash my hands after use and my life is a little bit easier. I really like this little spray bottle. This product works as it is described. My hair looks smoother, silkier but not oily. This is a bit of a step up from regular hair oil products. This is one sample that I bought in full size after I tested it out.

AQUAREVEAL Satin Bright Soft Water Peel For Face | Full size $58

Exfoliator containing no irritating acids, scrubs, or enzymes. Smart Exfoliation™ Technology is clinically proven to provide adjustable exfoliation from light to deep while not disturbing the skin’s natural moisture barrier (i.e. not drying out skin). Innovative facial exfoliator containing No Acids, No Scrubs, and No Enzymes. Clinically proven to provide Powerful Exfoliation that’s as Gentle as Water.

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Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer Review | Full size $54 – $75

A mineral-based, water-resistant primer that neutralizes the skin, minimizes shine, and creates a smooth, uniform canvas for flawless makeup application.
This clean, satin-finish formula helps keep makeup looking fresh and prevents fading. Veil Mineral Primer also absorbs excess oils and minimizes the appearance of pores by evenly distributing light to help hide and soften the look of skin imperfections and fine lines.

IcanGWP review: It’s a primer with mineral broad-spectrum SPF15 sunscreen – Titanium Dioxide 2.45%, Zinc Oxide 4.20%. True: not greasy, tacky or pearlized and it won’t ball up. It keeps me, combination skin, looking matte. If you do not like very silky heavy silicone primer, this is more like a fluid primer – very sheer coverage. This formula should be good for oily/acne prone skin, sensitive skin or use under eyes. Worth giving it a try. Great formula.

For my gentlemen readers, you may give this product a try and wear it alone to blur any imperfection. It’s available in travel size here for $19. If you are interested in SPF, mineral/chemical or board-spectrum sunscreen, I have some quick information in my post here and here with full review.

Radical Youth Infusion Serum | Full size $170

Plant Based stem cells extend the life and protect youthful skin. Boost skin hydration with maximum levels of Hyaluronic Acid. Reduce wrinkles up to 57% and reduce sagging skin by 19%.

This all-in-one youth serum is particularly recommended for thirsty and hungry skin. Potent ingredients proven to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin supercharge this anti-aging formula.

A dual-purpose serum created to radically boost hydration levels in the skin whilst repairing at maximum levels, which also has the ability to exponentially increase the efficacy of the Radical Peptide Infused Antioxydant Serum and Moisturizers. A Radical achievement.

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These gorgeous samples are extra three free samples I picked at checkout and also some extra deluxe size gift.

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Quick Take:

I truly enjoy a luxurious curation like this summer gift bag. Especially, my new favorite eye gel from Algenist, it’s a luxurious splurge but worth every penny! I think I’ll be impressed with the Tata Harper, Aquareveal or REN when I try them out as well. If you want to stock up some summer favorite beauty or try a new arrival at Space NK, they are having the summer discount event until this weekend. I often kick myself for not purchasing discounted gift cards and then cool gift bag show up. Then I was thinking that I could have saved 20% on top of this gift. Yah, find out how cool the epic Space NK Autumn Beauty Edit gift bag was in my post here (image below was the 2016 gift bag).

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Space NK (HOT) 4-days only $25 off $150 or More and $50 Off with $250 or More at Space NK 7/13-7/16– no promo code needed and includes up to 75% off sale and gift cards. This is rare that you can get 20% off Space NK gift cards!

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You can choose 3 free samples at checkout. Final sale: Space NK Summer Sale – now up to 75% off! New gift with purchase offers at Space NK here.

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Free shipping on any $50 order. Free shipping with ShopRunner. Remember, members will receive $5 points every $100. Make sure you enroll to a free membership program NDulge. Sign up for free here. They’ve sent me so many one-time use codes. I received my $10 off any $15 purchase coupon or free $10 rewards that I can use during big event last year. Plus, if you want to get the early access for Space NK Autumn Beauty Event, I highly recommend to sign up. To earn your point, log in to your N.Dulge rewards before making a purchase!

Free Birthday Gift from Space NK 2017 (No purchase necessary)

Ndulge customers simply print out the email they receive within their birthday month and take it to any Space NK store, along with their N.dulge membership card. Alternatively, when making a purchase online, customers enter their unique birthday code included within the email before checkout to receive the complimentary gift. Male N.dulge members pick up in store only. Gifts must be collected by the end of the birthday month (my January 2017 birthday gift reviewed here). Gift available while supplies last.

MILA MOURSI Aromapure Serum Moisturizing Oil ($21.33 value) | Full size $160. See all product from this brand here.


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