New Beauty Buys 2017

New Beauty Buys 2017

Unlike most people sticking themselves on some sort of a spending ban for the month of January, I decided to do pretty much the opposite. I didn't buy myself too much over the festive season and didn't even browse the sales.. but now that 'blue January' is here (still here, longest month ever) I want all the pretty things. So I've been treating myself to a few fashion bits here and there, but also some new beauty buys which is what I'll be talking about today. I do hope to also focus on some more fashion posts with my other purchases but the other half has to be at home so he can take some outfit shots, whilst we then argue about his photography skills *facepalm*. Until then let me tell you a bit more about my beauty buys and give you my first impressions. 

Figs & Rouge Skincare

Figs & Rouge Skincare

Today's post is all about a new skincare discovery for the beginning of the year, which I'm quite excited to tell you about. Just before the festive season I was sent an amazing box of goodies from Figs & Rouge, a brand that I'm completely new to... but if you've been around here for a while, you will know that I love discovering new skincare. This time of the year when my skin is feeling super dry I am eager to try products that will add hydration. So let me tell you a little bit more about the brand and the products I was sent to try.

Kat Von D Beauty UK

Kat Von D Beauty UK

Happy New Year everyone, hope you've all had a great start to the year! You probably know by now that popular makeup brand Kat Von D arrived to the UK a couple of months ago. There was so much hype surrounding this release in Debenhams that I'm sure you didn't missed it. I didn't get the opportunity to try out anything from the brand at the time since I was on a bit of a spending ban, but it was always on my radar and I promised myself to try out some products in the new year. You can imagine my absolute delight when I came home from work one day and opened up this amazing surprise package with a ton of Kat Von D beauty goodies... I was over the moon and very grateful (huge thanks to Debenhams and Dowal Walker Agency for sending this through to me). As much as I wanted to rip everything open straight away, I did have to remain patient until I was able to photograph everything in good lighting. With work and the festive season just gone by, it took a couple of days but I got there in the end and so far I am extremely impressed.

Taking Time Out For Yourself

Taking Time Out For Yourself

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” – Buddha

The festive season is one of the most amazing time of the year, but it's also a super busy one where we can forget the most important thing.. to look after ourselves. It doesn't help that it's also a time to over indulge in all the delicious foods (my favourite), so our bodies can feel and look worn down easily. That's why it's essential to make sure you schedule in some vital 'me time' even if it's just a short pamper evening. When I luckily received a fabulous package from Catalyst PR* through the lovely Laura, I immediately set out to make sure I took some time out of my day for a well deserved pampering session. The team had packed in everything I needed and more, for giving my skin, hair, nails & body some much needed TLC. There's loads of new brands that I've been testing out, so I thought I would talk you through my pampering routine including the products that stood out to me the most.

KORRES Wild Rose Skincare

KORRES Wild Rose Skincare

Ok I will fully put my hands up and admit over the past couple of months I haven't been the best blogger and I'm not exactly ending 2016 on a massive high, as I don't really feel that confident with blogging overall. I've also involuntarily taken a step back by posting only once a week and even though I didn't plan it, I feel like it will probably stay this way for the time being since it's the only way I seem to manage blogging at the moment. Plus I want this creative outlet of mine to remain fun and something I enjoy doing... if it becomes stressful and I feel like it's a chore then there's no point in doing it right?! So in short I just thought I would give you a heads up that I'll be cutting down my blogging schedule, as I'd rather blog less but know that what I put out there is good quality and content that I will be happy with. 

Moving on from that I wanted to share with you a late discovery of 2016, which is a brand that I have recently got to know quite well as I was luckily sent some of their products to try out. Even though this is a late discovery into the year, I am absolutely delighted to say that KORRES have become one of my favourite skincare brands at the moment. They offer a fantastic range of products for both face and body, not to mention that the quality does not let you down yet the prices remain affordable. There really isn't much I don't love about the brand and in this review I wanted do share my thoughts on their Wild Rose* skincare range, which is saving my dry skin right now.
CUSTOM BLOG DESIGN BY PRETTYWILDTHINGS