Friday, 26 September 2014

Haul- SpaceNK, Clerys & Boots!

There were a few products that I had been eyeing up for quite a while now and I recently decided to pick them up while shopping in Dublin. I first landed in SpaceNK- if you read Beauty Blogs regularly, particularly Beauty Bloggers from the UK or USA I'm sure you've heard of SpaceNK. Well they have just opened their first Irish store on Grafton Street so if you're in Dublin City Centre, be sure to check it out! It's like cosmetic- heaven!! So many different brands of skincare products, bath, makeup, hair, fitness etc. and really good brands at that!! I couldn't help but smile when in the store, it was so overwhelming!! I was looking at one thing (Sarah Chapman products for example) and then spotted another favourite brand of mine (Aromatherapy Associates) and then another! It's so overwhelming! SpaceNK stock quite high-end brands and have a great selection in store. If you regularly shop online on for example, and purchase UK brands or other brands that you can't get in Ireland- more than likely SpaceNK have it. You can then smell, touch, sample the products before buying them aswell.

Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm- €44.50
This product was the main one that I've been wanting to buy for ages now! I've read so many reviews, I think the first could have been Fleur de Force and ever since, so many Bloggers have raved about it! I love the idea of a 'balm', for a richer, more moisturising consistency. My cult favourite cleanser is Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish- which I've reviewed here on Anita's Beauty Blog (link) and I love using muslin cloths. So I decided to purchase this multi-purpose product! It was quite expensive for a cleanser, but I can really see this lasting quite a while. 

While in SpaceNK (link here) Emma Hardie herself (the woman behind this product and brand) was in store so I sat next to her and asked her all about the product! It serves it's purpose as a Cleansing Balm for your face and neck but she also recommended leaving it on your skin overnight, as a hydrating mask that leaves your skin looking youthful! So I'll definitely be trying that out also. I'm actually doing quite a bit of travelling this month so I'll take some of this with me to keep my skin hydrated while flying! I had this product in my 'Basket' for nearly 6 months on FeelUnique, but when I got to smell and touch the product in store I WAS SOLD! The smell is just beautiful, so relaxing and a smell I would associate with a Spa-like experience- luxury! I can't wait to try it out!!

Aromatherapy Associates Essential Bath & Shower Oils- €30.00
About a year ago I tried my first Aromatherapy Associates product, which I purchased on It was just a mini bottle of the 'Deep Relax' Bath & Shower Oil, which was a Christmas special in a little red star-shaped box. Again, I had read about this brand on so many blogs. If you read my blog regularly you'll know I love to relax and have a bath as often as I can, either using these bath oils or something from LUSH. I quickly used up this little mini and I've been wanting to buy more ever since! This product has also been in my 'Basket' on FeelUnique for quite a while but the fact that I could smell the other oils that come in this set, sold it to me! The other two oils that come in this trio-set are equally as nice and luxurious. 

The three oils that come in this set are 'Relax Deep', 'De-Stress Mind' and 'Revive Morning'-something for everybody! You either pour 2 capfuls into your bath or all over your body in the shower.

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray 75ml- €23.50
This was the final product I picked up in SpaceNK. I've tried so many different brands and bottles of 'Texturizing Sprays', 'Salt Sprays' and 'Volume-Boosting Sprays' but I've never found any to really work on my hair. I have thick hair so I've been looking for something that would be suitable for me and create that 'messy' or 'texturized' look. I explained my situation to one of the staff in store and she recommended this spray. She said it works in seconds, giving you volume, texture and oomph! Exactly what I'm looking for! A full size bottle of this is approx €50, but I wasn't so keen on buying a full-size bottle. I decided to opt for the mini, travel size bottle to trial it out and see how I get on. I'm looking forward to seeing if it lives up to the hype!

KORRES Vanilla & Amber Pear Soap- €7
I was in Clerys on O'Connell Street in Dublin also and spotted the KORRES stand. I have the Lip Butter in Guava for quite a while now and really like it. I wanted to try something else from the brand. Their soaps are really cute and make a really great present! This soap is packed with almond oil and made of 95.7% natural ingredients. It smells really delicious too- good enough to eat! It reminds me of the smell of blackberries, and a really summery-fresh scent!

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water- €4.99
While shopping in Boots on Thursday I spotted this little beauty on Special Offer, reduced from €6.99 so I had to pick it up! This Micellar Water has been compared to Bioderma and has had rave reviews. If you read my blind trial of Micellar Waters you'll know I loved my experience of using these waters. It's suitable for sensitive skin and removes make-up, while cleansing and soothing your skin! No need for rinsing-just a cotton pad. These light waters are great and refreshing to use when it's hot outside! I find when I'm abroad and in a hot country, I don't wear makeup as often. I like to just put on some SPF during the day to keep my skin protected, and not wear any face makeup by the pool! So this is ideal to just cleanse my face in the evenings before heading out!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my little haul from a recent shopping trip which was so therapeutic! Let me know if you've tried any of these products before.



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