Thursday, 12 February 2015

Spoiling Frankie


Some of you may already know that, just after Christmas, we had to get our 15 year old dog Jessie put to sleep. It's honestly one of the worst feelings in the world. We got her from the Newcastle Cat and Dog Shelter when I was 7 years old, so she'd been with me most of my life. Frankie is 12 now and we've also had him since he was a puppy, so losing Jessie was especially awful on him. He's been spoilt rotten since, and when the lovely people over at Pet Shop Bowl offered to send him a few goodies I couldn't say no. 

He was instantly attached to the Wild Knots toy from the Kong Range. Although he proceeded to pull his eyes off within 24 hours, the rest of the toy is pretty durable, being made up of rope. His favourite thing about it though is that it contains a squeak - he absolutely loves squeaky toys!

They were also kind enough to send over a few cans of Almo Nature dog food. Frankie normally doesn't touch his food until the afternoon, but as soon as we presented him with the Almo Nature food and mixer he wolfed it down. The cans aren't the cheapest, generally being over £2 per can, but the food is made 100% from human grade materials. I'm having to order a few more of these to keep him happy!

Frankie also had the chance to try out the Hills Ideal Balance Chicken and Apple treats. I think his expression in the first photo says enough about how much he enjoys these! Again, these are made with the finest natural ingredients, with chicken being the main one. They are also free from corn, wheat and soy.

Pet Shop Bowl have such an extensive range of pet products you'd find it hard not to spoil your furry friend. I'm building up a shopping list for Frankie as I write this! 

Products c/o Pet Shop Bowl.

Friday, 23 January 2015

(More) Lush Purchases


I know I know, I buy Lush products as if there's going to be a shortage. But with the newly released Valentine's collection in stores and online, how could I resist picking up a couple of things? I did manage to restrain myself so I only left with two items though.

The one I gravitated to was the Unicorn Horn bubble bar. I mean just look at it, it's bubble bar heaven! I'm yet to use this, but I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out in the water. I'm not the fondest of the scent though, I'm not a huge lavender fan and this is pretty strong - a bit like the French Kiss bubble bar. 

The other product I picked up was the Heart Throb bubble bar. I much prefer the scent of this one, a sweet floral that doesn't kick up too strong an aroma. I'm not sure if I bought one that had been out for a while or not, but I found this one particularly hard to crumble for a bubble bar. Once in the bath though it transforms the water into a bright red with gold shimmer running through it. 

I quite fancied a bottle of the Prince Charming shower gel, but after stocking up on bottles in the Boxing Day sales I decided against it. I also chose not to buy Love Locket this year. Although it's pretty, it's pricey! I actually reviewed this one last year here, if you're interested.

Have you bought anything from the Lush Valentine's collection?