Sunday, 16 February 2014

Why I don't like Valentines day

Prepare yourself, I'm going on a rant so you might want to skip this post if you're not in the mood for a moan!

I can't stand Valentines day. There. I said it. 

I can't stand its smugness, it's lack of any sentiment and it's ability to make amazing people feel less of a person for not being in a couple. 

I have been with my boyfriend for over eight years now, and we still say I love you everyday. We often go for meals and dates together. We often buy gifts and presents for each other. We don't need a day to validate any of this. That's what part of being a couple is all about. 

Sure, the day can be taken as light hearted and fun, but can also cause arguements if forgotten. The smugness of it can upset someone who is not part of a couple and I can't bear the idea of someone feeling bad or alone because they haven't received over priced flowers on one particular day of the year. 

I say, get rid of February 14th. Spoil yourself or someone else and make everyday like Valentines day. 

What Sian did #2

False nails:Primark

I'm finally feeling better! That cold hit me for a whole week, I hope it's my last for a while. 
I'm currently sat under a blanket, watching the Olympic Ice dancing and trying to salvage my skin with a face mask. I went out for a birthday last night and got home at 6am. I really am getting too old for this! I also need to start taking outfit photos for my blog. 
I've hung out with friends quite a bit this week, at the pub and for dinner. It's been quite a happy, quick week. 

New buys: B melting gel cleanser, collection lasting perfection concealer(2 shades for contouring) lilac jumper, Disneyworld collectors plate. 
New loves: ice skating. 
New loathes: being back at work! Rain. 

Sunday, 9 February 2014

What Sian did #1

I've mostly been struck down with a returning cold this week (visit my twitter for regular moans!) and I don't handle being sick very well as it doesn't happen often. I had a day off on Friday but didn't manage to leave the house. 
Yesterday I went to London to see Wicked which was a Christmas present from my boyfriend. I really enjoyed the show and cried during Defying Gravity. I wanted to do a separate blog about the day but I was so grumpy that I didn't want a moan post (didn't like my outfit, couldn't taste my food at lunch etc) 
I ended up going out when I got back from London, a night out which included two pubs, a club and a strip club so not exactly the rest that someone who doesn't feel well should be having! 

New buys: a Next pink coat from EBay, Wicked mug for work. 
New loves: Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream and balsam tissues
New loathes: having no sense of smell, having a messy flat. 

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Cat nails

I really love these £1 cat false nails. There weren't enough of the same size in each pattern to do the same on each hand so I've just alternated all the way across. I don't hold much hope for lasting power- I can see a massive gap between the nail and my natural nail, however, I am trying a new glue (Nailene ultra quick) so I'm hoping that will extend their life for at least a whole day! 

Friday, 7 February 2014


I can't lie, I love a bargain. sells everything at a fiver. It sounds rubbish but it has some surprisingly nice bits on there. I've not ordered from there myself but friends have given the site a good review. As I'm saving for a house at the moment, I might turn there when I need to cheer myself up (buy stuff!) on the cheap. 

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Pastel heels

I'm really loving pastels coming to shops early this year. Whilst shopping for something to wear on a night out, I noticed that the colours haven't filtered through to dresses yet. My compromise is to wear a black or white dress with a pair of pastel heels. 

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Monday poll

Back in 2009 when I started blogging, I used to adore doing a Monday poll. Just answering a series of pre made questions is strangely satisfying (I think it comes from loving Myspace bulletins) 
I assumed that the original blogger no longer did them but I found her easily on google and she still does! 
So, from here's my first Monday poll in a few years:
1. Lately, my wardrobe staples have been: skinny jeans, glamourous jumpers and riding boots. 
2. Crunchy or creamy peanut butter? Neither, but creamy if I was forced. 
3. Do you make your bed every morning? No, my chap is normally still in it so he makes it. 
4. The best things in life take: time? 
5. What’s your favorite healthy food/snack? Smash pizza
6. Something unexpected? I'm going to see Wicked this weekend. 
7. What are things you like to do on the weekends? Not wear make up or get dressed and sit on the sofa with G and my cat. 
8. What are some things that inspire you? I find it really hard to get inspired by anything. I've never found the secret to it. 
9. Where do you go when you need to get away someplace quiet? My bed. 
10. Something you’re afraid to do? Fly long haul again. 

Monday, 3 February 2014

Personal- The Great Catsby

If you follow me on twitter or Instagram (sianinsouthsea) you'll have seen my cat. I thought I'd dedicate a post to the new love of my life and give you some information about indoor cats.

If you haven't seen him, may I introduce The Great Catsby!

He is an Exotic Shorthair and a full pedigree. I always wanted a Persian as they are indoor cats and very placid but I found Exotics a few years ago through YouTube and have hunted for one since. He is is similar to a Persian but with short thick fur so he is easier to groom.

I found a breeder in my local area on and went to visit him. It's always best to visit a breeder in their home, see the environment and meet the parents before buying a pedigree.

Since we live in a flat in a very busy area, I was keen to get an indoor cat. Persians and Exotics are perfect breeds as they don't have the street smarts of other cats. He is very dependent, affectionate and playful. He comes when I call his name, loves being cuddled and sleeps with us at night.

As he's indoor, we clip his nails to stop him scratching the furniture, something he has had done since his was a baby and is fine with. I brush him once a week, whilst he's lying on my lap, but he it's currently a nightly affair as he's shedding.

We had him spayed just before he turned 6 months. Although there isn't a chance of him mating, the neutering stopped him starting any aggressive behaviour. He's perfectly happy and recovered very quickly.

As an Exotic, he cries when he eats. Actual tears. We have to clean his face once or twice a day and just use cotton buds and warm water to get right into the grooves of his face.

He is an utter delight and literally the best thing I've ever owned. If you're thinking of an indoor cat and are unsure of the breed, I fully recommend an Exotic Shorthair.