If you do not know by now, Space.NK is literally my favourite place on earth. It isn't just the range of products that they sell, it's the service that I receive every time I pop in to store. I only discovered the brand last winter, and from the moment that I walked in, I was greeted and welcomed like I had been a customer for many years. The store that is closest to me is the lovely boutique style branch at St. Annes Square in the centre of Manchester and I just have to post a little shoutout to Cass who works there. She is so helpful, and really makes the experience of shopping so much more enjoyable and easy. I was lucky enough to be invited to an event at the store yesterday, and as I suffer with anxiety quite badly I wasn't sure whether I was going to go, it's not that I didn't want to, but in certain situations I can tend to panic and feel really flustered. But I knew that I would regret it so much if I didn't attend the event and I was so lucky to be invited in the first place. So after an anxiety filled morning, I picked myself up and went.
It has the be the best decision I have made all year, and I'm actually really proud of myself for going! As soon as I walked through the door, all of my anxieties went away and I was greeted with Champagne and a lovely gift from the store which I will show you later on. As always, everyone in the store was happy to help with anything I needed and even though it was really busy and I was in a situation that I would normally feel so uncomfortable with, I was completely fine.
Back to me being a cosmetic and beauty crazed weirdo, I knew exactly what I wanted in store. The Sunday Riley Luna night oil is like the holy grail of skincare, after using a sample of it for over a week, and it really helping sooth my dry skin and calming my psoriasis I had to have it. Unfortunately it wasn't in stock, someone else must have got there before me (I will find you) so I decided to buy the Flora facial oil. Which is probably suited more towards me because I swear by Rosehip seed oil and this contains a lot of it.
Since it is Christmas soon, I was well behaved and only bought one thing for myself. I paid, my product was wrapped beautifully and I left the store feeling so happy, relaxed and proud of myself.
So now the haul, which was so kindly given to me as a little gift from the store. I haven't tried anything yet so I will be doing little reviews on my instagram of the products as I use them. They did give me quite a few lip products and eye makeup which I will be gifting to my friends/family because lets be honest, I don't think I would suit a matte lip.
Firstly, my favourite candle of all time, Baies from Diptyque was present in the gift bag. It mostly contained skincare, my main weakness in life. I cannot wait to try everything, especially the Ren exfoliating body balm! Even though I don't wear nail varnish, I cannot get over how gorgeous the Smith & Cult 'Lovers Creep' is. It's such a deep blood red, I think I might keep that for myself just to look at whenever I am feeling down, it's stunning. I am also really excited to try a lot of the products because they are from brands which I am unfamiliar with, like the Bjork & Berries Body oil and the VenEffect pore minimizing cleanser.
I know that most of this post was me rambling on, but I feel like it's important for me to be honest on here with my anxiety and not pretend everything is okay 100% of the time. I want to say a huge thank you to Space.NK for being so generous and overall a lovely company. Especially Cass & Christopher at the store yesterday, you didn't know how anxious I was but you all made it an amazing experience for me.
As always, follow me on instagram @plasticloafer for daily updates and I will be back again with future with more posts.