It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas will go ahead and, after last year, we all need it more than ever. Yes, the pressure to find that perfect present, the gift that will light up their face with pure happiness (more on that later), is higher than usual, but for most of us, the focus will be on spending quality time with our loved ones.
The festive season is the one time of the year where we all come together and embrace that warmth of the wider community. After more than a year of temporary store closures due to the various lockdowns, as a company we’ve been reminded of the power of community. Whether it’s connecting on TikTok, or our in-store expert advisors helping you find your beauty space, there’s something incredibly special about the Space NK network.
“There’s something incredibly special about the Space NK network.”
To celebrate this, we decided to make this magazine as much about the community as it is about the gifts that we promise will make the recipients glow. Influencer and body positivity activist Grace Victory reveals how she plans to spend her first Christmas as a mum after battling Covid-19; while the model and all-round joy-bringer Ellie Goldstein shares her mood-boosting makeup mantra. We know that not all of you celebrate Christmas, so we asked Tiktokker Frishta G how she spends the period too.
We got the party season to prep for too, and it wouldn’t be a festive issue without a makeup masterclass, so we’ve created a look book on the new way to channel Nineties makeup. If you’d rather snuggle at home, fragrance writer Alice du Parcq has created a guide to scenting your home to suit your mood (and stress levels). And, as promised, we have handpicked the 11 glow giving gifts that will make Christmas shopping effortless. Enjoy!