This has been one of the busiest weeks I’ve had in a REALLY REALLY long time. With project deadlines looming, my to-do list overflowing and my desk looking less “curated workspace” and more “send for the riot police”, I was pretty certain that Friday would never arrive.
Instead of feeling totally exhausted though, I now feel good – like I’m standing at the top of a mountain having clawed my way up to the top. The satisfaction of not only finishing a pile of work but feeling like you’ve given it your very best shot makes it all feel worthwhile. So, if you’ve had one of THOSE weeks, or if you’ve just been giving life 110% recently, a huge hi-five to you. Werk it, girl – we made it happen!
It’s not been all work (I’m going to stop saying werk now!) and no play this week though! On Saturday Gary and I grabbed lunch at Stereo (AH-MAZING vegan gnocchi!) and a quick dash around the shops before having our besties round for dinner later that day.
During the week, Halloween came extra early at The Academy of Makeup and I went along to a super spooky SFX & gore makeup workshop to get me in the mood for the witching hour. After watching an awesome demonstration by MUA Sophie Edwards, I had a go at creating faux wounds on myself which was a lot of fun! It’s safe to say I’m feeling very inspired now!
Last night I headed to Blythswood Square Hotel and enjoyed an evening with ila Spa and The East India Company. Talking (and drinking) tea, treatments and third eyes while in one of my favourite spots in the city centre was a very relaxing way to spend the evening.
Today I had a couple of beauty appointments (including my regular paw pampering at Swoon Nails!) and a rather exciting meeting with the team at Paulin Watches. More on that VERY soon but for now, let’s get the weekend started, shall we?
This week, I’m hi-fiving because…
…I’ve been reading the latest updates about Jon Favreau’s live-action reimagining of The Lion King and I think if it’s even half as good as The Jungle Book I am totally on board with it!
…Next week I’m going for my very first appointment at the LUSH Spa and I can’t wait
…Nord are bringing their delicious Scandi-inspired cuisine to For Fika Sake this month in a series of pop-up nights. Especially excited about the a veggie menu on the 28th!
…Feeling gutsy? The Academy of Makeup are running their insanely popular Halloween Makeup competition again this year and are looking to find the most gruesome and imaginative looks you can conjure up! Find out how to enter plus more details on the prizes here
…This adorable necklace by The Buddy Bear Design Company reminds me of holidays up north, Toblerones and one of my favourite Prince songs. Plus, if you fancy a pay day treat, you can snag a 20% discount on any of their necklaces by using WestEndGirl20 at the checkout!
Here’s to the weekend! See you next week, kitty cats.