Little Tilly pug has been quite a poorly pup this week. Unfortunately she has had an eye ulcer which has caused her a lot of pain so she had to be sedated at the vets for them to properly examine it & check there were no underlying issues. Thankfully it's only a really small ulcer & today we got the good news that it's healing really well! I've been spending my mornings off work snuggling her on the sofa & ensuring she has everything she wants, including allowing her to eat her din dins on the sofa on my knee! After her sedation she was so so sooo sleepy & confused, it was kinda cute but I felt so sorry for her! She's had some of her fur shaved off her neck & her front leg too, bless her but hopefully it will grow back quickly. It was heartbreaking having to leave her behind at the vets on Monday morning, I'm such an overprotective puppy mummy, anyone who has a dog will know what I mean though! She's back to her usual self now, being a complete madam & running riot round the house but I am so glad I've got my little hyper Tilly pug back!
She's been playing with her "Uncle Cloud" the Husky today, it's hilarious seeing them together because of the size difference but they love each other so much!
Another Wednesday, another wishlist! After reading Helen's blog earlier (you should all go check her out if you don't already, her style is incredible & her recipe posts make me crave allllll of the cake!) & when I noticed the tortoiseshell sunglasses I pretty much fell in love & now I really need them, totally acceptable to buy sunglasses at the end of Summer right? Also it would be kinda rude to not take advantage of the 25% student discount promo ASOS have on! Another blogger influenced item I really need in my life are the Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils after seeing them on Kate's blog & Instagram. In fact I actually took a detour home to pop in to Boots & pick up a couple to then be disappointed when my local store didn't stock them! Absolutely typical the one time I decide to treat myself (it's been a while - saving... ZzzzZz) & I couldn't find what I wanted! After spending the entire week admiring the polish on my nails it's confirmed that the next polish purchase I shall be making will be OPI's Malaga Wine, the perfect shade for Autumn. I had my nails done at the South Beach Blogger Event & I am so so glad I asked the nail technician for the name of the polish I'd chosen!
I've been trying to hunt down a nice pair of ripped knee skinny jeans after since I came across the Whistles Maysa Jeans, however £95 is not in my price range at the moment & probably never will be... so when I found a pair for a third of the price I couldn't resist! ASOS's take on the ripped skinny jeans are almost identical to the Whistles pair, feeling quite proud of myself for locating a dupe! A black leather skirt would be such a classic piece for the Autumn months & I obviously need an adorable jumper to keep warm in too! The doughnut clutch bag is something I really, really love but would probably never ever use... does anyone else just buy something because of it's cute appeal!? I need to get out of that habit!
Last Wednesday I was invited to attend Hale Country Club & Spa to view South Beach's newest collection & spend the day relaxing & being pampered. It was my first blogger event that I actually attended, the opportunity to have a spa day was too good to resist & as it was reasonably close to home I decided to push myself & go along. I am so so glad I forced myself to go & although I was really shy & felt quite nervous I had such a nice day & everyone was so lovely! The day started off by having a tasty mocktail & a cute cupcake followed by an introduction to South Beach's current & future swimwear, loungewear & fitness range. We then had the chance to take lots of photos & choose our favourite piece, there are so many amazing designs & lots of styles to suit different body types. We spent a while snapping photographs & rummaging through our goodie bags before heading down to the changing rooms to get into our new swimwear & super soft fluffy robes. The morning was spent splashing about in the heated outdoor pool & jacuzzi, taking photos on underwater cameras & non stop chatting about all things blogging.
Then lunchtime rolled around & I had decided to take a risk & opt for the Sushi, I'm a newbie when it comes to Sushi so I wasn't sure if I was going to like it but oh my god it was the yummiest meal I'd ever eaten! For dessert I had a Chocolate & Pistachio Brownie & again I was in food heaven!
After lunch we went into the spa to use the sauna rooms & infinity pool. I have never felt so relaxed in my life, I genuinely felt like I was away on holiday, not 10 minutes away from the city centre of Manchester! To finish off the day I was treated to an OPI manicure, a lovely way to end such a lovely event.
I can't thank South Beach enough for inviting me along to such an incredible event, I had the most chilled out day ever & I want to repeat it all over again! & thank you so much to Hale Country Club & Spa for allowing us to spend the day there, I will almost certainly be back in the near future for another day of relaxation & pampering!
My little blog recently hit 1500 followers on Bloglovin' & I am over the moon with this milestone! In celebration of reaching it I've put together a small selection of beauty products that I hope you guys like! It's my way of being able to say thanks for reading & supporting my little space on the internet. It still amazes me that anyone other than my mum reads this blog, so thank you! I've also got a couple of really loyal readers, who's names I see popping up in the comments on most posts which is the nicest thing ever & I love that I have people who return to my tiny corner of the big world wide web!