By Sunil Makan
Anyone who knows me will testify to my love, want, and need for beauty, grooming, fragrance, and skincare products. Everyone has their thing, right? Some people read books, others are into Love Island, some are even runners—God, I really wish I was one of those people—but MY thing is good beauty products. If it’s not clear, I’m just pulling your leg. I don’t mean to generalize, obviously, people are multi-faceted and don’t have to sit in one box, and neither are they allowed to only like one thing, I'm merely using it as a vehicle to point out how much I love beauty products. Geddit?
So, now that we’re up to speed, we can move onto what we’re really here to talk about. The Space NK sale. It started last night and if there’s one thing I look forward to each year, this is it. It’s a chance for you to make some SERIOUS savings—we’re talking up to 50%—on all your beauty product needs.
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The ways to navigate a sale are varied, do you go for some much-needed top-ups of products you already love, or is this your chance to try something out that you’ve heard about on Instagram, seen on TikTok, or that one product that pops off in the What’s App group that contains 3 Beauty Directors and several Beauty PR’s—oh wait, you don’t have one of those?
Anyway, this time I’ll be going down route A and will be topping up my dwindling supplies with tried and tested products that I will never tire of using. I like to tick several boxes too, something good for the skin, something for pampering, always a fragrance, and always something I can't live without.
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The best products to snap up in the Space NK Sale
If you're a fan of subtlety when it comes to fragrance you should probably give the Malin + Goetz scents a try. This is a floral scent like no other, Stem subverts the rose into something fresh, dewy, and green—unlike anything powdery and piquant. It's akin to a fresh rosebud—still slightly green—drenched in Spring's rainfall.
If you're after projection, this is not the one for you. However, if you want a skin scent that will develop and change throughout the day—most importantly, leaving you smelling clean—then this is the one for you.
You can't NOT buy a candle when it's on sale, especially when it's a Diptyque. Housed in one of the decorative colorful pots is a candle bursting with notes of rose, cinnamon, and cloves, this candle packs a serious punch—and looks the business on your bathroom shelf.
Do yourself a favor and the next time you run a bath pour a big old glug (or you know, just one cap full) into the water. Better yet, rub some oil in your hands and on the soles of your feet and chest before you jump in said bath—or shower, for that matter—and get ready to experience BLISS. You can thank me later.
Yes, it's expensive, I get it. But, it's really quite great. I tend to use these on V V special occasions as a real treat. Pop this bad boy on while you soak in the tub, or soak up some good tunes to get you in the frame of mind before going out-out, or you know, do whatever it is you do to relax, and 20 minutes later you'll have the most glowing and hydrated skin ever. Period.
I literally use this product every night. All you need to do to reap all the benefits is to spritz this on your pillow before you go to bed and let the Lavender notes send you off to the land of nod.
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This is the IDEAL product if you want an overnight treatment. Made from 100% botanical ingredients, it's best used a few times a week as part of your evening skincare routine, but I find that it's a great way to give my skin a bit of TLC every now and again.
I don't go anywhere without my pouch filled with some of my all-time favorites things. This humble roller is in there. Whether you're on a flight or rushing between appointments and meetings, a dab of this rubbed on your pulse points is the perfect way to feel centered.
Ameliorate is my go-to brand for skin moisturizer—the Transforming Body Lotion has made my dry skin seriously smooth—so when I found out about their other products, I just had to give them a try. Scalp care is something that many people forgo but it's important to exfoliate your dry skin if you want healthy hair and suffer from a dry, flaky scalp—it's not the most glamorous thing, but needs must.
No beauty product haul is complete without something from Acqua Di Parma. These fresh scents are instantly recognizable and really do suit everyone. This one is a fresh interpretation of a fig—it's nothing like a certain fig scent smelled in the Soho's, Noho's, and Shoreditch's of this world.
Sunil Makan is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life.
With over 12 years of publishing experience, working on print publications and their digital counterparts, national newspapers, and digital pure plays he is an Editor, Strategist, Content Producer, and Creative Director. In his most recent role, Sunil was the Associate Editor of British Marie Claire and prior to that he worked at ELLE, InStyle, Shortlist Media and freelanced at titles like Mr Porter and The Times.
Sunil’s specialisms include Fashion, Beauty and Grooming, Lifestyle, and Culture. He has reported and covered fashion trends at International fashion weeks in London, Milan, and Paris, smelled and tested countless fragrances, beauty treatments, slathered on more serums, moisturizers, and masks than he cares to mention plus reviewed some of the best hotels in the world—and the worst.
Sunil has appeared on and led workshops and panels like the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Creative Diversity roundtable, the British Fashion Council’s Diversity and Inclusion Board, and Fujifilm reader events. A lover of—in no particular order—fragrance, fine wine, champagne, Dior, food, and chicken wings.
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