Updated with GWP photo: My experience with SpaceNK & the 2016 Autumn Beauty Edit Event – gift bag with samples worth $400+

Update: I’m very impressed with the gift bag I received during this event. It’s not our normal size cosmetic bag. The bag is very durable, in a size that’s bigger than A4 paper and is filled with deluxe samples. Here is a sneak peak of the bag and a few small step-up gifts:

I am more of a fan of mid/late summer than fall but luckily there are things to look forward to including this amazing SpaceNK twice-a-year beauty event where you will receive a beauty bag with more than $400 worth of samples when you make a purchase of $250 or more in-store or online.

I’ve had mixed experiences with SpaceNK. I genuinely enjoy its minimalist and elegant store display, its selective product curation featuring mostly UK/European skincare brands, some of which I’ve fallen in love with after getting introduced to via SpaceNK.

However, I suggest you take caution with their sale products as I once received a high-end skincare product that expired a long time ago when it was on sale. I took it to the SpaceNK counter and learned that the stores operate completely differently from the website, each has its own warehouse so you can’t return a product you bought online to the stores. After I emailed the website team and told them about the situation, they decided to give me refund and asked me to send the product back (I really hope they didn’t end up selling it to someone else). It took more than 45 days before the refund was issued to my credit card. When it comes to product expiration date, it’s particularly tricky for some of these lesser known brands carried by SpaceNK. I usually use http://checkcosmetic.net/ but some European brands are not listed there.

After that experience, I trust products sold in SpaceNK stores more than those sold online especially those in the Sale section (these are probably on sale because they’ve been sitting in the warehouse for a few years).

SpaceNK has a noteworthy loyalty program called N.Dulge. I highly recommend sign up for this free membership. You will get early access to events, accrue points from purchases that you can later use as store credit ($5 for every $100 spent), and it’s a membership card, not a debit or credit card. Sometimes they will also host $100-$20 promotion or give away $10 credit to your account.

SpaceNK doesn’t offer birthday gifts to all members like Sephora does at least in my region in the US (gifts are offered to selected customers – I guess based on how much you spend there per year). However, when you are on the list, the gift is way better than what you can get in Sephora. They are generous with these gifts.

Lastly, for those that might be deterred by its $50 free shipping threshold, you can get 2-day free shipping on all orders through Shoprunner (except for very few products that need to be shipped via USPS ground). If you are an American Express credit card member, you can sign up for Shoprunner for free here: https://www.shoprunner.com/non_member/home/

The 2016 autumn beauty event hosted by SpaceNK is amazing as you will receive more than $400 worth of deluxe samples plus a spacious SpaceNK cosmetic bag when you spend $250 or more in-store or online (excluding Sale products). It is open to N.dulge members on 9/7 and 9/8, and will be open to public on 9/9. It only lasts through 9/9 and the bag is usually sold out early in the day. I’ve noticed that this year many department stores (including Barneys, Nordstrom and Lord & Taylor) have downgraded their gift with purchase offerings and most of the samples you will get from these stores are now either foil packets/tiny samples or from mid-range products at best. SpaceNK on the other hand is still generous with the brands and sample sizes it includes in the 2016 bag. It’s probably the best I’ve seen in the market so far for Fall beauty events.

Here is a full list of what’s included in the bag – 29 samples in total. It’s my first SpaceNK autumn beauty bag and I will update you when the bag arrives.

You can also check it out on the SpaceNK website here for the event details and the promo code to use to get the bag: http://www.spacenk.com/us/en_US/essentials-collection-2016-ndulge-early-access.html

  1. 111SKIN Space Anti Age Day Cream
  2. Aquareveal Satin Bright Soft Water Peel for Face
  3. By Terry Baume de Rose Crystalline
  4. Derm Institute Anti-Oxidant Hydration Gel Masque
  5. Diptyque Eau De Toilette
  6. Diptyque Le Redoute Scented Candle
  7. Dermarche Labs FullFill
  8. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum
  9. Eve Lom Morning Time Cleanser
  10. Goldfaden MD Brightening Elixir
  11. Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon
  12. Juara Candlenut Body Creme
  13. Kat Burki complete b Bio-Correcting Face Creme
  14. Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Mascara
  15. Lipstick Queen Medieval Lipstick
  16. Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer
  17. MD Solar Sciences Mineral Tinted Creme SPF 30
  18. Mila Moursi Lifting Serum
  19. Miriam Quevedo Platinum & Diamond Serum
  20. Natura Bisse The Cure Cream
  21. Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask
  22. Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo
  23. Ouai Finishing Creme
  24. Philip B. Light-Weight Deep Conditioning Creme Rinse or Maui Wowie Volumizing & Thickening Beach Mist
  25. R+Co Dallas Thickening Spray
  26. Ren Flash Hydro Boost
  27. Rodial Bee Venom Moisturizer
  28. Smith & Cult Lip Gloss in Life in Photographs
  29. Sunday Riley Good Genes
  30. A cosmetic bag

 

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