Any Excuse for a Space NK Visit

I don’t need much of an excuse to find a justification for treating myself. I’ll pick up a tub of Ben and Jerry’s cause I woke up to my alarm without snoozing it in the morning (not the most regular occurrences), and I seem to remember my first Essie being purchased as my student loan had just got into my grubby hands (those were the days). The excuse for my latest purchases? It was Friday. I think I’ve reached a new low. But to be fair I did have £10 off with my Space NK N.Dulge card – if you haven’t got one and spend a small fortune in there, what are you thinking? Get on it! So what did I purchase? Well let me tell you…

My love for L’Oreal’s Telescopic Waterproof Mascara is a well documented one. But I thought it was time to branch out. Previous attempts to do this have left me with droopy ‘elephant’ lashes, but I thought I’d give one of Kevyn Aucoin’s ones a go. I’ve been really impressed with The Sculpting Powder (review here) and after seeing a Space NK employee with the most fabulous lashes I’ve ever seen crediting this as the culprit I just had to get The Curling Mascara. I’ve only been using it over the weekend, but so far it lives up to its ‘seperated, thick and curled’ claims. I’ll let you know if it hits L’Oreal off the top-spot. As if I need another base product? Non. However By Terry’s Sheer Expert had been winking at me for a while. Their Touche Veloutée Concealer is still going strong and is my daily bag coverer of choice so I’m expecting good things from this. I picked up Peach Beige, which is a questionable shade match for this time of year, but I’ll ‘werk it out’ I’m sure. A sheer, perfecting, brightening formula? Just up my street. I’m sure this will weadle its way into my face base round-up video which should be up soon-ish.

So what will the next excuse be? Who knows. But one thing’s for sure – I can justify any purchase 😉 Somebody call shopaholics (not-so) anonymous!


  • Line

    I know the feeling, I can always justify buying certain things as well. Looking forward to hear about the mascara as L’oreal telescopic is my favourite as well! 🙂 x

  • Hannah Cagney Lace

    I NEED to hear all about the Sheer Expert Anna! I had a shall I sharen’t I moment with it recently as it looked amazing on when I tried it but not being able to get a sample put me off so I decided to stick with my Nars Sheer Glow….now I’m wanting it all over again.

  • Fernanda

    Haha you’re so funny. lol any excuse is a good excuse in my book! Waiting for the review of the ByTerry! xx

  • joysteib

    Love reading your blogs….keep them coming!!!! 🙂

  • Melanie Kieffer

    “I don’t need much of an excuse to find a justification for treating myself.”
    Hahaha I’m exactly the same! I didn’t skip any of my lectures all week? Treat. I’ve brushed my teeth three times a day for once? Treat. I haven’t treated myself in at least two days? Treat.

  • Beth Bradley

    Can’t wait to hear how you got on with them

    Beth @


  • Really interested to hear how that mascara turns out! And don’t worry – I make excuses for my purchases all the time. Usually it’s “Well, I could blog about it”. Lol. xx

  • Gillian

    I love a visit to Space NK! Haha I love that you justify purchases I am the same, any little excuse!
    Gillian x

  • Eleanor

    I have a serious shopping habit at the moment, I swear it’s got worse since I started reading blogs, and then worse again when I started my own! I’m telling you, 3 for 2 in Boots is a nightmare, I have no self-control!
    Eleanor x

  • evie

    I am looking forward for your review of mascara. I have never heard about it before:)

  • thebeautyheroes

    oh these sound so lovely ! always a good ‘excuse’ to treat ourselves haha ! xx

  • katherine.parkes

    excited to hear what you think of the mascara! x

  • WY

    Haha I love your justification for purchases like this – I found my soulmate! Can’t wait for the ByTerry Sheer Expert review! 🙂 x

  • Emilie Garnes

    i need to give that mascara a try if it is any good 🙂 have the same “droopy” lashes as you say you do and well..Im a telescopic fan too 🙂

    Let us know how you get along with it!


    Em xx

  • Sophie

    Hi Anna, I was wondering if the mascara that you purchased from Kevyn Aucoin was waterproof. I can’t imagine you would buy anything else 🙂 but wasn’t sure if they offered a waterproof version.

  • Just A Spoonful Of Sugar

    I don’t have Space NK in France, but Sephora make me feel the same 😉