Saturday, 5 November 2016


Really Ree x Space NK Event Gift/Goodie Bag High End Beauty Haul
At the end of last month I was lucky enough to attend my first ever blogger event thanks to Really Ree. I am not sure all of you know, but I write for Really Ree's incredible site and she and her amazing team hosted an event at Space NK in London for their guest writers (I am not sure if we have an official name yet). They were generous to give us a gift bag full of gorgeous beauty products and I, naturally, did some extra damage with my debit card while in store and in London in general (but that's for another post otherwise this would be far too long). So this post will discuss only what we received in the gift bag because there is an impressive array of products that I can't wait to try. Without further ado, let's jump right in. A lot of these products and brands I have never tried before and I have not had a chance to use any of these yet either so please keep reading for a quick introduction to each product and my initial impressions of them, consider this a Beauty on Trial post.

Really Ree x Space NK Event Gift Bag Reveal and High End London Beauty Haul
Nude Detox Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash (£38) This brightens, restores radiance and detoxifies, sounds like quite the powerhouse. It is best used thrice a week and you just need to mix with water to activate it and turn it into a gritty paste. I haven't used a product like this before, but have heard positive things. Reminds me a little of my DIY baking soda with water at home scrub hack.

Really Ree x Space NK Event Gift Bag Reveal and High End Beauty Haul
Nude Progenius Firming Youth Oil (£72) Sample size is 5ml. An age-defying oil with a velvety formula, apply 3-5 drops onto skin morning and night to reveal dewy, plump skin. A great product for those looking to take preventative measures when it comes to ageing. I am 22 so this isn't high on my list just yet, but the reviews say it helps texture and the overall appearance of skin. I'm sold.

Rodial's Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Tonic (£33) The phrase "dragon blood" evokes similar emotions in me as "unicorn tears". Immediately, I think of this tonic as a life-changing, magical potion concocted in a distant land where knights and princesses reside. Can I live there please? From what I can glean this is a spray which hydrates, best used on dehydrated skin and can also be used to set makeup. Claims to brighten skin and refine pores, I hate my pores so this should be interesting.

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum (£45) Another age-defying, radiance boosting product that helps to even skin tone and eradicate dark spots. Apply morning and night, after cleansing and before moisturiser. It has an oil-free formula so is suitable for all skin types. Caudalie is such a great brand. 

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, Nude Firming Youth Oil and Rodial Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Tonic
By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder (£42) A setting powder with unique ingredients to help keep the skin looking plump and fresh while making makeup last. It contains hyaluronic acid (for plumping) and silica microbeads to keep makeup matte but not dry. I love a good setting powder. 

Omnorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm (£48) This is a dark, clay-coloured cleanser. I hadn't heard of this brand before the event I attended but slowly since then I have seen it crop up in people's posts and have read nothing positive reports on their amazing products. The reviews on this cleanser are stellar. It is made with Moor mud and is a very gentle way to remove makeup, it claims to leave your skin radiant, soft and silky smooth and is approved to use all over, even stubborn eye makeup. 

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial Omnorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm
Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial (£46) An anti-ageing, vitamin-infused serum oil. This works overnight so you wake up with hydrated and illuminated skin in the morning. It has rave reviews, so I am excited to try it out. Some say your skin feels like cashmere and others say it smells weird so I will definitely do a future post on this one. 

Nude Stix Intense Matte Lip and Cheek Pencil in Stiletto (£24) Stiletto is a super-rich matte red. It is a beautiful colour, if you have read my blog you might already know how I feel about red lips. It's not for me, but you can read that post here. This can be used on the cheeks as well, the colour is quite intense so not sure how well it would work as a blush. I think this would look phenomenal on rich, deep skin both on the cheeks and lips.

Hourglass Femme Rouge Lipstick in Icon (£22) A long lasting creamy, water-resistant refillable lipstick with Vitamin E to keep your lips moisturised and full-looking. The colour Icon is a deep red. I got a sample version of this lipstick. There are lots of lovely shades and the formula is very nice.

Nude Stix Intense Matte Lip and Cheek Colour in Stiletto and Hourglass Femme Rouge Lipstick in Icon swatches
Wow this is going to be another long post, but I bought a lot in London as well as the generous gift bag provided by Really Ree and Space NK I spent some cash in store as well. They gave us a 30% discount so I made a beeline for some items.

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Stick Foundation in Golden Tan (£42) I am sure you have all heard the usual suspects talking about this foundation and how incredible is. I heard that it was a greater option for those with oilier you skin so thought I would pick it up. I have been using it for a week now and honestly I am not too impressed, but I will persevere and upload a review in due course.

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Stick Foundation in Golden Tan Indian Skin
Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Deep (£35) You all know how much I love contouring the hell out of my face and this is like the king of all contouring products. I am not sure how this will work as a contour as it might be a little too warm but I am going to try it out nevertheless.

Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Deep
Le Métier de Beauté Moisture Matte Lip Creme in Mannequin (£40) I was totally suckered into buying this product. Don't get me wrong, it's lovely and the cool tone mauve is actually really flattering, but if I had known it was £40 I absolutely would not have purchased it. £40 is a ridiculous amount of money to spend on a matte lipstick. It is nice, it didn't last all night but I did eat chips that were dripping in duck fat - that's a whole other story - overall, a nice colour but stupid expensive.

Le Metier de Beaute Moisture Matte Lip Creme in Mannequin
Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate (£37) I got this at Harrods, I had never seen a Marc Jacobs stand before so I got really excited and made a beeline for it and this particular product. They are not kidding when they say it is full coverage, I love it.

Marc Jacobs Marc Remarcable Foundation
Finally I purchased two MAC products from Harvey Nichols and they were the MAC Mineralise Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle (£24), described as a gilded peach bronze and used as a highlight. and the Skin Finish in Medium Dark (£24) too which is essentially an all over face powder. I purchased these because I saw Kaushal Beauty use them on her channel and I am nothing but a lowly sheep. Plus, her face and skin are always extra levels of flawless. I want that, okay? And we made it, the end of the haul!

Mac Mineralise Skin Finish in Medium Dark and Soft and Gentle
Thank you so much for reading, hope you enjoyed this high end haul post. Thank you so much to Ree, Rebecca, Phil and the rest of their fantastic team for having me at their gorgeous event. Thank you to Space NK for hosting and Grace, the lovely makeup artist, who helped me choose products and did an amazing tutorial for us all. It was such a pleasure, I hope to go to more events in the future and meet more bloggers, It's so nice to meet the people behind amazing blogs. Now, I am going to cry into a pillow now that I have realised how much I spent, please follow me on Bloglovin'.  Take care.

Have you tried or heard of any of these brands/products?


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  1. Wow that goodie bag is amazing! The By Terry powder is meant to be absolutely amazing, I can't wait to hear more of what you think of it. Also heard good things about the Kevyn Aucoin sculpting powder!

    The Makeup Directory

  2. I'm dying to try the MAC mineralise, the gilded peach bronze. Most of the other make up I'm not able to find it in my area but will check which ones can order via amazon.

  3. Fabulous haul! Caudalie makes lovely products.

    1. I haven't tried too much from them tbh, thank you for commenting! Xx

  4. LOVE the look of the hourglass icon! Thanks for sharing this!

    xoxo, ︎ rachael | Instagram

    1. It is really pigmented, thank you for reading! Xx

  5. Lovely haul! That's such a great goodie bag. I really hope you end up liking the Hourglass foundation! Try using different primers or ways of application. It's seriously a lovely foundation and pretty pricey, so I hope you do find a way to love it eventually.

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

    1. I tried it again today, I will persevere. Thank you Nicole xxx

  6. These products sound amazing!! So nice to receive a bag full of lovely products! The Nude Detox wash sounds incredible, just what my face needs at the moment!


    1. Definitely, still haven't tried it but it sounds ideal for me! Thank you for reading xxx

  7. This is such a beautiful haul, Kiran. You picked up so many pretty things. I didn't even have to read to now it's MAC S&G, what an iconic highlighter ;)

    Selene Addicted

    1. Haha you know your stuff, thank you so much! Xx

  8. That Hourglass icon looks awesome!!! :D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

  9. Ahh this is so exciting, I'd love to go to an event like this! I've only tried the Hourglass foundation on my hand as Liberty were out of my shade, and loved how it swatched - I'll be really interested to hear your thoughts on it!

    www.Barely There | British-Korean Beauty & Lifestyle blog


    1. It was my first blogger event and I had so much fun, I'll let you know very soon how it is! Xx

  10. You picked up so many pretty items 😍

  11. what a great post,
    have a nice week :)

  12. I love the hourglass lip colour and it's so great that you got to try out some brand you hadn't tried before!

    Abigail Alice x

  13. £40 on a liquid lipstick!!? lol .... I love the MAC soft and gentle - its one of my best highlighters. The Hourglass lipstick looks beautiful! x

  14. I hope you had a great time, stepping into Space NK is so damgerous for me, I always spend a fortune!

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

  15. That looked like an "amazing" event! I love Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist, Rejuvenating Night Cream and Thermal Cleansing Balm. Enjoy!

  16. Those lip colours look so amazing! x

  17. This looks like a very successful haul. I've been looking for some new products so I'm def bookmarking this to return to later! Thanks, girl :)
    Julia || Julia in Bluhm

  18. That looks incredible, definitely need to try out some of these products. Thanks for sharing xx

    Patricia Stelmach


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