Monday, 24 January 2011

Photos much?

So due to my recent break-up, it seemed a night out was in order. As I've mentioned before I am useless at doing anything with make-up, hair etc. 

My friend Zoë is so good at this, her eye make-up always looks lovely (shown in the photo below). She told me that she has a set of heated rollers and I was completely baffled as to where I would even start with them! >< 
That's also my flatmate Chloe on the right:

Anyway they decided to do a mini makeover on me before we went out haha. This involved in me choosing an outfit and Chloe practically ripping it off me and throwing her dress at me to put on. It was this lovely one from Primark which I put on backwards and upon realising decided to keep it that way! ><

Here's the front of the dress:
And the back!:
What do we think? Should I just have worn it the right way round like any normal person?

Zoë worked her magic on my face. Many laughs were had at my inability to make the right faces for blusher and lipgloss XD She even put foundation on me which I think is a first for my pale little face haha. I love how it felt like I was getting my face painted!

Here's a couple of better pictures which shows her handiwork!

Just as a comparison, this shows what I usually wear, although I've been trying a bit more lately haha.

So yeah, it was pretty fun actually! Especially since they pinned my hair up too, which I never do. Apparently they're doing free make-up tutorial lessons at Bobbi Brown counters so I should bite the bullet and learn something!

On the topic of trying to do something new, I actually cooked a curry from scratch tonight! No jars of sauce or anything! So proud. I'd post a photo but it looked like vomit. Despite appearances it was actually lovely :) 

Also just to add in another photo, 'cause clearly there aren't enough in this post >< 
I'm so pleased that this dress from Miss Selfridge got back in stock. They put it in sale for £40 but it sold out straight away :( The other day I just happened to click on it and they'd not only got it back in stock but knocked it down to £30 (originally £85). My order should come tomorrow so I'm excited to see if it's as nice as it looks! Although it is made of my dreaded polyester! :( Let's hope it's not a let down.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011


I just ended my longest relationship to date.. 
just shy of 18 months.

I feel so relieved.

This song is my therapy <3

Thursday, 13 January 2011

The right way to celebrate?

Okay sorry I haven't blogged for a couple of days, someone has definitely been nagging at me to get posting!

I had my first exam of University today, it was so surreal to be back in that environment again, all the desks in a row and creepy invigilators pacing up and down making you jump out of your skin! The exam went okay although the questions weren't as vague as promised by my lecturer so I didn't get to write about half the stuff I'd revised, boo! First time I've written about porn and The x Factor in an exam though, tres weird >< Of course everyone breathed a sigh of relief once it was over, half the people had left early by the time it was finished! What's the best way to celebrate an exam being over? Head to the shops of course, we went to Topshop and saw like 4 different people from our course that had just done the exam haha. Picked up a little sale bargain although not entirely sure it will stay in my wardrobe. Something about Topshop unnerves me and I rarely buy anything from there.

Mine is actually quite a bright magenta? An odd colour choice for me but I was kinda drawn to it >< Also tried these on in New Look, I know they're kind of vulgar but there's something about them I just love! And they were £10! But of course my bloody awkward feet didn't fit in them properly. [Went back the next day and bought them anyway!] Grr, you'll soon learn that I have really skinny feet and no shoes fit them unless they have adjustable straps. Nightmare :(

After that disappointment we nipped into Marks and Spencers foodhall. My flatmate Chloe got rather carried away the other day, spent £30 on bargains and then had to heave her bodyweight in goodies back to the flat. Not an easy task to say the least. They're doing some great pasta, pasta sauce and curry sauce offers atm, all half price so it's like 49p for a big jar of sauce! If you like a yummy bargain, I recommend.

We decided to pick up a yummy dine meal which included a roast chicken, mashed potato and apple pie. NOM, a good way to celebrate although I'm craving a night out in Newcastle so much! >< Ah well, we'll see what tomorrow brings. Possibly a trip to the metro centre and most likely a night out. Yay :) Also the most random thing seen in Newcastle to date:

That is a man dressed up as a nun, with very short trousers on the bottom, who has converted a mobility scooter into a piano that plays random sound effects including scat singing. ODD

Sunday, 9 January 2011


Hey :)
          I'm Siân. That's pronounced like "Sharn" btw, 
but I'm used to noone being able to say it or spell it ><
I'm 19 and I currently live in Newcastle, UK
I'm in my first year of university studying Advertising and Media at Northumbria. It's great so far, although some of the teaching leaves a little to be desired.. ahem!

I decided I wanted to start a blog in the new year as I spend enough time online without doing anything productive. 
What actually spurred me into it was : "I know, I'll start a blog and that'll give me something to do while I avoid revising for the exam next week. Genius!"
I'm kinda glad I have though, otherwise I would've just never got round to doing it. Like the 365 photo project I was going to in 2011. It's now the 9th. Oops!

I come from the "historic market town" of Howden, East Yorkshire. It's pretty pants, but I suppose most people think that when they live in a small place and everyone knows your business.

Anyway, a few facts about me:

I'm very impractical, which means..

I can't cook, even if I follow the recipe to the letter it still won't work. Food tech lessons at school were a total nightmare.

I am really not good with make up, painting my nails, doing my hair or anything along those girly lines. The most I stretch to in the make up department is a bit of concealer and eye make up which is very basic haha. I can't even do liquid eyeliner, fail. I need make up lessons or something, tutorials just don't translate to my unskilled wobbly hands! I think also seeing too many "cakefaces" and badly done make up just scares me. Perhaps too much Snog,Marry,Avoid? 
[If you've never heard of it, just watch the intro and you'll get the idea of my worst nightmare]

I daren't learn to drive, I think it's going to be disastrous! Sometimes I psych myself up, but I still wimp out before I book any lessons haha.

Music = <3
Without my hard drive and my iPod I'd be lost
I love pop punk, acoustic, piano, ska, emo, alternative.

I never used to listen to the radio so managed to avoid most of the chart music. Through being at work a lot on my gap year I listened to the radio a lot and eventually it's filtered into my music taste. I actually like a lot of pop and chart stuff now, especially through going on nights out. Gone are my hardcore rock days ><

Well that's all for now. 
Who knows what I'll ramble about in my next post! :)

Btw, the title of my blog is a line from 
New Found Glory - Too Good To Be