I went to the Japanese Fest at Seattle Center. I watched a few decent performances, experienced interesting culture, petted cute Japanese dogs! On the way back, I saw so many Seattle police officer cars. They went really really fast, actually, I’ve never seen them go this fast before. It turned out to be a tragic accident where a crane fell and hit six cars on a busy Seattle street. Quite a day.
I went through Space NK’s gorgeous samples to cheer me up at night. And here are my reviews for the 19-piece goody bag from Space NK USA! They are super effective, luxurious and chic as hell — all at once. This review post also has Surratt Automatique Lip Crayon in Gentillesse swatch and Lipstick Queen Medieval Lipstick swatch! Through 29th April, Space NK US is offering this gift bag called Space NK Essentials Gift Bag with any $165 purchase simply use code GIFT19. It’s worth over $250! See what’s in the bag here.
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Space NK Essentials Gift Bag Review
Here’s my 19-piece Space NK Essentials Gift Bag 2019 review! The beauty gift with purchase from Space NK USA is divine!
Miriam Quevedo Glacial White Caviar Hydra-Pure Shampoo Review | Full size $60
IcanGWP Review: It’s annoying when we try new ‘sulfate-free’ shampoo and it’s not working again.
This one is different! Apart from the steep price, Miriam sulfate free shampoo is worthy of your consideration. The smooth clear gel feels natural, silky and has no scent. It lathers well. When I rinse it off, I felt like there’s a tiny film left on the hair. Not always a good sign but Miriam Quevedo nailed it. My scalp and hair don’t feel greasy or tacky like with most natural shampoos. It’s visibly fuller and has reasonable shine. Isn’t it nice when you walk and your hair bounces left and right! It’s gorgeous. My hair looks 5 years younger. Now the flaw, the hair became greasy faster than with normal shampoo. From the plethora of sulfate free shampoos out there, Miriam Quevedo is definitely a good one!
Miriam Quevedo The Sublime Gold Shampoo Review | Full size $80
IcanGWP Review: I adore their mask and the natural shampoo that promises to add stunning gloss and shimmering hair is very nice — in some respects. The gold thick creamy shampoo has very fine gold in it. The scent is floral and refreshing. First, we’re supposed to shake it well, and massage it in gently to create a lather. Then, leave on for 2 to 5 minutes. It lathers well but doesn’t feel very clean like most sulfate-free shampoo does. I think that my fine hair is extremely tangled in the shower. However, I like the result. It delivers salon looking soft and glossy hair (no shimmer) without weighing it down. My hair looks more defined and revived.
I find it helps to pre-wash your hair when using natural shampoos. I got this trick from my salon. We can use pre-shampoo products or simply use regular shampoo but very little to make a first rinse – just to remove stubborn dirt and oil before using the natural shampoo!
Dr Barbara Sturm Facial Scrub Review | Full size $70
Briogeo Farewell Frizz™ Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray | Full size $20
IcanGWP Review: I like her gentle passionately clean and nontoxic in approach. The white scrub has a lot of round brown beads. It’s not abrasive. My skin is so soft after. The skin doesn’t feel like its being stripped off. I feel like it’s sticky for my combination skin. The price is steep and I don’t know if it’s worth a few minutes on the skin before rinsing off. But if you live to the fullest and you have dry skin, this is a well formulated scrub to try. I have tried Dr Barbara Sturm cream (reviewed here) and it’s quite outstanding and worth the investment.
GOLDFADEN MD Facial Detox Clarify + Clear Mask Review | Full size $65
Eve Lom Cleanser | Full size $50 – $135
IcanGWP Review: The lemon-grapefruit (with a hint of Vick’s Vaporub) cream is refreshing. This is not a typical kaolin or charcoal clarify mask. It has a lot of anti-inflammatory ingredients in it and it won’t make your skin throb and feel tight when it dries.
The creamy white mask spread easily and dried quick. It is a little bit difficult to remove all mask residue but once it is all rinsed, it’s incredibly soft. The dead skin is removed and the pores are softened and opened up. I did a little bit of extraction to tidy it up. My skin is smoother and clarified. My skin responds to the mask so well. There is no irritation or redness the next day.
More products seem to penetrate better and my skin is glowing. Give it a try, if you have some dull, acne, clogged pores, pimple or stubborn ‘could-be-better’ skin. The ingredients is quite strong (Sulphur and Camphor), try to get a sample and do a spot treatment first.
Kat Burki Super Peptide Firming Crème Review | Full size $225
WHAT IS A SUPER PEPTIDE? We’ve engineered a modern TriPeptide complex that includes Matrixyl 3000 (the Mona Lisa of Peptides), Syn Coll complex and Acetyl Hexapeptide-1. CoQ10, Lactic Acid, Silk Amino Acids, Hyaluronic Acid, Wakame Ferment, and Plant Stem Cells work together to maximize the actions of the TriPeptide complex, allowing for a direct delivery system to the deepest level of the skin where healing begins.
IcanGWP Review: According to Burki. “Peptides work on the outside matrix of your skin by building collagen and making it stronger. They support skin structure and any age group can use them.”
The new peptide cream was launched January 2019. The founder Kat Burki uses Applied Nutrition Sciences and cold-press processes her ingredients at < 120o.
Kat Burki cream has an amazing floral scent – a mix of lavender, some white flowers and chamomile. It leaves my combination skin with a dewy look. The skin improvements will take a while to progress. What I can tell immediately is it delivers a plumping effect. The ingredients are rich, it’s a good candidate for normal to dry skin. The brand uses KB5™ Complex which is a combination of Arnica Montana (Arnica), Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Calendula Officinalis (Calendula), Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile). Those are the first ingredients. It seems the cream has a blurring and hydrating effect as well as several potent antioxidant properties and many peptides.
Bumble and Bumble Thickening Go Big Treatment Review | Full size $30
IcanGWP Review: It’s a really simple, effective thickening treatment you can count on. I’m glad that there are no black fibers in this treatment. The color is pale orange. It has an intoxicating ocean breeze scent. I love how my hair looks. It’s a little bit healthier overall. No crunchy or other residues left on the hair.
Oribe Run-Through Detangling Primer | Full size $34
Ren Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic Review | Full size $35
IcanGWP Review: This is not a typical strong AHA toner, it’s a well formulated glow toner! I love the healthier skin results.
Lipstick Queen Medieval Lipstick Review | Full size $24
Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Mask | Full size $95
Lipstick Queen created this product inspired by Medieval times when a full coverage lipstick was considered a sin. Instead, women used lemons to stimulate the lips and stain them a see through blood red.
A very sheer formula in one simple universal shade that suits every skin tone and is chic as it is comfortable. Gives a very natural look, based for a luxurious feel with just a touch of pigment to create a purely sensual lip.
IcanGWP Review: It appears very deep red in the tube but I’m surprised to see the very warm coral red on the lips. Just fabulous. This is a subtle natural looking lipstick. It appears glossy. It’s not pigmented and very translucent – more like a tinted lip balm. This Medieval lipstick is not a pH color changing lipstick.
Lipstick Queen Medieval Lipstick adds just the right amount of sheer pretty red. Lipstick Queen formula is always fantastic, very moisturizing and has a good wear time. One caveat I can think of is that it wouldn’t do much if your natural color is very pigmented because it’s so sheer. However, I think that it will compliment and blend well with any lip color. See its swatch below.
Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser | Full size $35
Surratt Automatique Lip Crayon in Gentillesse review| $34
IcanGWP Review: This Surratt lip crayon has no scent nor flavor. I like the pointed end that allows for precise application. I love the richly pigmented and long lasting matte formula. The shade in Gentillesse is an utterly beautiful nude peach. It’s a little bit dry, dragging and felt like lip liner a bit. The suede texture looks beautiful on the lips. As you can see in the swatch, it completely covered my green vein on the arm.
Lancer The Method: Polish | Full size $19 – $75
Uma Pure Calm Wellness Oil Review | Full size $85
IcanGWP Review: I adore Uma oils and this one is no exception. If you are not into floral, aquatic, fruity, spice or gourmand scents and are looking for true calm oil, this is a must-have! The aromatic oil has an intoxicating green scent. It’s warm, pine, fur, foresty, lovely deep spring notes. It doesn’t have nutmeg, bergamot or amber that usual perfume creators put together.
It’s surprisingly pure green with a second note of a little nutty scent in it. I massaged it on the feet, wrists, back of ears and temples as they suggested and finally inhale it from my palms. Ahhhhh… relaxing. Massaging it on the wrists is something new for me. It’s sort of heating up my overall body temperature a bit. I felt warm.
It’s not girly nor sweet which makes it so unique. It’s soothing to my senses. It’s not that you can get it at any spa, this is quite an exotic Ayurveda blend, an ancient Indian science of natural medicine, give it a try!
Veneffect Anti-Aging Lip Treatment Review | Full size $85
BY TERRY Baume de Rose – Full size $60
IcanGWP Review: A lip treatment that promises to reduce vertical lines on the skin, I’m in!! The white gel has no scent. It felt cushion-ey at first and then it completely absorbed like magic and left nothing on the lips. It’s sweet and pretty tasty. All the lines and imperfections look lessened. It’s not a lip balm so you can use it prior to regular matte lipstick, no problem. I do not know the long term results yet but this is a nice new beauty item to add to anyone’s regimen to promote healthier lips!
Space NK Luxe Cosmetic Bag in Pink
Here’s the good-looking Space NK cosmetics bag with gold zipper and beautiful printed logo.
I’m glad I have a chance to try several new items in this Space NK gift with purchase. Reading hundreds of reviews or trying at the store… It’s nothing like when you can actually give these samples a try for a few days at home, so you’ll really know if this is the right one for you.
Space NK is the top luxury skincare guru in the game. This curated gift bag is greatly effective but not abrasive on your skin. I recommend these gift bag for glowing healthy skin! I hope you found the reviews and swatches of the glorious Space NK Essentials Gift Bag is inspiring and useful!
I like this particular gift bag from Space NK because it contains more like mid-range products. Its prices are expensive but not out-of-this-world. With a great understanding of your skin and carefully picking a great formula that suits its needs, you’ll really see the power of ‘skincare’!
This year Space NK USA has a great step-up gift! Make sure you grab it quick!
With an additional $30 spend (totalling a $195 spend) customers have their choice of either the Omorovicza Moor Mud Cream Cleanser (Full Size, value $80) or Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist special edition (50ml, value $45).
What do you think? Love to hear your comments and thoughts!
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