The Ultimate Pick-Me-Ups To Lift Your Mood

Photography: Emma Palmer

If you’re feeling a little down in the dumps because autumn is edging ever closer and the days are getting shorter, you’re in the right place. From the energising candle from our NEW brand Neom to the clever drops that will help you hold onto your summer glow, we’ve rounded up our favourite beauty pick-me-ups… 

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For A Skin Brightening Boost…

Kora Organics Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum

“A vitamin C infused serum is one skincare step I can never be without. I’m always looking for multi-tasking products and this lightweight, certified-organic version ticks all the boxes. Using a stable form of vitamin C, plus Kora’s signature noni fruit extract, my skin looks instantly brighter and more dewy once I’ve applied this. I’ve also noticed pigmentation on the top of my cheekbones start to fade.”

Charlotte Clarke, Brand Copy Editor


For Setting The Tone…

Neom Feel Refreshed Scented Candle 

“I don’t think the phrase ‘I’ve got enough candles’ will ever pass my lips. I’ll admit I’m a candle fanatic and when I heard we were welcoming Neom to the Space NK family I was so excited. I have multiple candles in every room and still look forward to buying the latest launches. This re-energising candle features a blend of 24 pure essential oils to lift your mood and the fresh scent of lemon and basil is utterly delicious.”

Charlotte Clarke, Brand Copy Editor



For The Ultimate Stress-Relieving Bath…

Ren Clean Skincare Atlantic Kelp & Microalgae Anti-Fatigue Bath Oil

“I’m an all-year-round bath addict, but the minute there’s a chill in the air and the nights start to draw in I get a warm, fuzzy feeling because it’s officially bath season. Oils are perfect post summer as they veil dry, dehydrated skin in luxurious moisture and this nourishing cocktail of sage, rosemary, and cypress geranium essential oils helps to relieve fatigue and delicately scent skin before you slip into clean sheets and snuggle down for bed. Heaven!”

Felicity Padbury, Copy & Editorial Manager


For A Natural Sun-Kissed Glow…

Tan-Luxe Super Glow Face Serum SPF 30

“I don’t wear a lot of makeup so I’m all for clever little skin tricks that help to perfect and refine my base before I go in with concealer and bronzer. This super glow serum is a great go-to, especially when transitioning between summer and autumn. Just a few drops help transform my pale, uneven skin tone into a tighter, brighter and ever so slightly glowing vision of my former self. I consider it a boost in a bottle, for sure.”

Felicity Padbury, Copy & Editorial Manager



For Banishing Frizz…

Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector Jumbo

A blow-dry never fails to lift my mood. Within an hour the frizz is banished and my hair has a light bounce. When a trip to the salon isn’t possible, this pre-shampoo treatment is the next best thing. About half an hour before I wash my hair, I’ll dampen it and apply this to the mid-lengths and ends. Not only does it help to smooth frizz and prevent breakages, but I’ve noticed that when I use the No.3 Hair Perfector it takes less time to style my hair. And, what is more uplifting than that?

Victoria Hall, Beauty Editor


For A Calming Cleanse…

Votary Cleansing Oil Rose Geranium & Apricot

“Since early March this has become my go-to cleanser, especially when I need to wind down in the evening. It’s either the herby floral scent or the ritual of working the oil into my skin, or a combination of the two, but I always feel a little bit calmer after using this cleansing oil. I warm up two pumps in my hands, apply directly onto dry skin, add a drop of water and after about a minute of massaging it in, I rinse and wipe away any leftover oil with the muslin cloth.”

Victoria Hall, Beauty Editor