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10 Reasons Why I’d Rather Have a Cat than a Boyfriend…

  1. Cats don’t fart or burp. Will maybe they do, but I’ve never witnessed (or smelt) it.
  2. Cats don’t answer back. Sometimes you really don’t need that sarcastic comment over your new pair of nude coloured shoes (to add to your other 27 pairs.
  3.   You don’t have to share your treats with your cat; chocolate, cheese, wine.. it’s not good for them.
  4. Cats don’t know when their birthday is; that means more money going into my Louboutin shoe fund.
  5. Cats will catch the bugs. I am noticing an increasing amount of men who are scared of spiders. Seriously?! If you’re not gonna get the bugs out of the bath tub my pussy and I don’t want you in our lives.
  6. Cats don’t make stupid comments throughout your favourite TV shows. I JUST WANT TO WATCH BACK TO BACK EPISODES OF “DON’T TELL THE BRIDE” IN PEACE. I don’t want to hear another lecture form YOU telling me how “weddings are a waste of money”. They’re not; you’re just a commitment-phobe with a tight wallet.
  7. Cats are happy to just listen to your problems; sometimes I just want to have a moan about something. I don’t want you to try and solve the problem. I just want you to listen.
  8. My house is a football free zone because my cat thinks it’s stupid too.
  9. Cats won’t steal your expensive moisturiser.
  10. Your cat won’t leave the toilet seat up. The bathroom is all yours!

So as much as I dread dying alone, surrounded by cats, I sometimes think that maybe the cat ladies are onto something.

crazy cat lady..

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He’s Just Not That Into You

I (like many other girls) was brought up to believe that one day I would meet my knight in shining armor and live happily ever after. From the age of eight I have been imagining my dream wedding. The big dress, the castle, the horse and carriage and the chocolate fountain; these ideas haven’t changed much, although my choice of bridesmaids have (several times)

 My teenage years were confusing. It’s bad enough being a teenager, let alone a teenager with frizzy hair, braces and a flat chest. This made me an obvious target. The comforting words of my Mother and bestest friends led me to believe that the reason for such cruel taunts were simply because these boys fancied me.

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3 years and a few boyfriends later I had developed into confident  a  young woman, who had discovered hair straightners and no longer needed to stuff her bra with tissue.  One thing hadn’t changed; boys STILL confused the hell out of me.

My first year of university consisted of many nights scouring bars on the hunt for “potential candidates”. This was equally measured by many nights waiting for said candidate to call. These desperate worries were always met by the reassuring words of my friends:
“He’s probably really busy with essays, I’m sure he’ll call”
“Maybe he’s shy”
“He could have lost your number”

What nobody told me was the patently obvious truth.hes not into you

In fact it took a night at the cinema with a close friend for us both to realise, that sometimes “He’s Just Not That Into You”.  Before the blockbuster hit I was guilty of all the similar crimes committed by the films leading lady.  To this day I’m still not quite sure how I didn’t realise that:

If he’s not calling you
If he’s not nice to you
If he won’t commit to you

Then he’s simply not into you.

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Ever heard the saying actions speak louder than words? The above actions speak a thousand, and whilst they may not be the ones you want to hear 99.9% of the time they ring true.  Don’t be hung up though, there are a whole load of men who will be interested, and you can have fun finding those ones instead, but for now single life was made for enjoying cocktails and chick flicks, so go have fun!

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Versatile Blogger Award

I had a very exciting message pop up on my WordPress this rainy afternoon, which made me smile from ear to ear. I’ve been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award. Wow.

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I was nominated by “Makeup and All That Jazz” Her reviews are budget friendly and informative; I’ll definitely be trying some of her recommended products. You can find her blog below:

 

http://makeupandallthatjazz.wordpress.com

 

The rules for this award are as follows:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.

2. Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
3. Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
4. Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
5. Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

I’m new to blogging, but there are a few blogs that really stand out to me. So, here are my nominations…

http://joannaloves.com/

http://thebunfight.com/about/

http://fatsandbird.com/

http://andthisiswhyiwilldiealonesurroundedbycats.com/

http://raineylovescolouring.wordpress.com/

http://natalieslovelyblog.wordpress.com/

http://modernbrick-a-brack.blogspot.co.uk/

http://belizabethselway.blogspot.co.uk/

http://myladyboudoir.blogspot.co.uk/

http://brightondatinggirl.co.uk/

http://www.shonaelizabeth.blogspot.co.uk/

http://treasureeverymoment01.blogspot.co.uk/

http://stall.blogandbuysale.com/about/

http://thereporterandthegirl.com/

http://thecoffeehouseblogger.wordpress.com/

1.       My favourite animal is a cow. Lots of people often look confused when I say this. I’m not really sure why they’re my favourite. They just are.
2.       I really enjoy documentaries about serial killers. I really want to know why they are the way they are.
3.       I used to be majorly fussy with my food. Any food that was “wet” i.e. lasagne, chilli; I wouldn’t eat them. I love them now
4.       Everytime I write a post on my blog I feel very protective over it and what people will think of it.
5.       I am slightly intolerant to strawberries. This always makes for awkward questions on dates. I don’t really like to say what happens if I eat them. It’s not pretty.
6.       My favourite colour is pink. It always has been
7.       I love lists.

Done!

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Lipstick Favourites, Week 2: Rimmel 107

This week sees the turn of Kate Moss – No 107.

Brittan’s original top model and no 1 fashion icon has brought out her own line of make-up with leading London brand Rimmel. 107 is a matte, red wine colour, perfect for the month of October. It has a soft velvety feel, and a scent that resembles my favourite childhood sweets- parma violets. Unlike a lot of matte lipsticks I have used it doesn’t feel drying, nor does it stick to dry patches. Whilst it does have some good wear, it will need another coat after a few cosmopolitans. At £5.49 this lipstick is definitely as good as some of the more expensive brands and at just a fraction of the price.

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This lipstick looks lovely with flawless skin and flicky eyes. Worn day or night.It’s the perfect accompaniment to vamp up any outfit.

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10 Reasons Why it Was a Bad Date…

First dates are meant to be exciting; they can also be very nerve wrecking. You’ve been texting, there has been a little bit of flirting… then you get there and it just doesn’t go as well as you thought it would. Here are a few reasons why…. 

  1. They were late. No one likes to be kept waiting; showing up 10 minutes late is just rude.
  2. They only spoke about themselves. They didn’t ask any questions and left not really knowing anything about you.
  3. The chat was boring. Not only did they talk about themselves all night, what they did say wasn’t that interesting.
  4. You were bored. Dates should be exciting if you’d rather be at home watching  “Take Me Out” then you know it’s not going good.
  5. They were too touchy-feely. Octopus hands on a first date are uncomfortable and unwanted.
  6. Rudeness.Manners don’t cost the earth and people who don’t mind their Ps & Qs really need to have a word with themselves.
  7. This one will probably upset a few people. I once went on a date with a guy who at the end of it got a calculator out and totalled up how much we both had to pay. I don’t expect to have everything paid for, but if you want a second date I wouldn’t suggest doing that. He did ask for a second date. I said no.
  8. The ex factor. We don’t mention them on a first date. We shouldn’t really mention them until it gets serious.
  9. You just don’t fancy them.
  10. They’re too intense; asking questions about where you see this going before the main course has even arrived is a little bit scary.

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The Quarter Life Crisis

Something a little different for a Monday morning, whilst I try to take a positive view on life as a singleton, there are times when I sometimes feel I’m not at the stage I should be. This counts for all aspects of my life.

When I was a little girl, I imagined that by the age of 21 I would be married and by the age of 23 I would have had my first child. I definitely assumed I would own my own home. What I didn’t take into account was that relationships aren’t like Disney films, house prices are steep, and childbirth is scary.

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My basis for these assumptions were of course my mother and the women who had gone before me. My Mum had three children by the age of 26, whereas I can only hope that by that age, I will finally feel comfortable with the direction in which my life is heading. As I speak to friends, scroll through my social media and read other blogs, I realise I am not alone. It seems I am heading for a quarter life crisis.  According to a recent poll from The Telegraph 86 per cent of us are. No one ever prepared us for post-university life; the hundreds of job rejections, pressures of real adult relationships and the true cost of inflation.

These feelings are normal. And you’re not the only one having them, even though it may feel like you are. So what can you do?

Stay positive
Please don’t shoot me. I know this is the most annoying thing you can hear, but it really does ring true. Sitting about moping because you’re not where you want to be will just breed negative energy. Don’t give up because there is no other option.  My brother found himself unemployed after finishing college where he had completed a course in sport and fitness. He did numerous amounts of voluntary work experience placements, only to be told at the end of it that the businesses he had been volunteering for did not have the money to take him on as an employee. He was unemployed for 18 months and took the first job he was offered. It was in a factory. My brother is a bright boy and didn’t ever imagine that was where he would end up. He is now a supervisor of said factory and was recently put on a management scheme.  You will get there. It may not be how or what you expected, but if you work hard, it will happen.

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Forget the five year plan
When I was 18 I made a five year plan of where I expected to be at 23. It involved living in London in a posh flat, with a cute boyfriend and swanky career. This did not happen. The failure I felt when I looked back on my goals and realised I had not reached any of them where devastating. STOP DOING THIS TO YOURSELF. No one can predict what’s going to happen in the future and sometimes these things are out of our control. Take each week as it comes. Focus on the now and work from there. The achievements you do make will seem a lot greater without the five year plan.

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Stop comparing yourself
It is so easy to compare yourself to friends, people you went to school with and people you don’t even know. STOP THIS NOW. We can log onto Facebook , Twitter, Instagram and any other social media and browse through pictures of statuses  of other people having the time of their lives.   What we do need to remember though, is that social media only allows us to see what people want us to. Not many people will post statuses focusing on the negative parts. Just remember, we have no idea what goes on behind closed doors.

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So basically, it’s OK to feel a bit lost in your early to mid twenties. Keep going. You’ll get there.

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Lipstick Favourites, Week 1: Ruby Woo

You may have noticed in other posts I am a bit of a lipstick fan. The power of a lipstick can be immeasurable. It can transform the simplest of outfits into a cat walk ready showstopper.

This month, each week, I will be reviewing my favourite autumn lipsticks. This week is the turn of a Mac classic: Ruby Woo

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Now, I’m aware that I’m a bit late jumping on the Ruby Woo band wagon, but it’s so fantastic I just had to write about it. Ruby Woo is from Mac’s matte range and is actually one of their retro matte lipsticks, some people find that matte lipsticks can be a little drying and whilst it does feel a little drying, I personally prefer the look of a matte red lipstick over a glossy one. If you don’t, you can always add a little Vaseline either underneath or over the top- whichever you prefer. This lipstick does have a tendency to emphasis dry patches on the lip, so I would suggest exfoliating and prepping the lip beforehand.

The staying power of this lipstick is phenomenal. I’ve been at many a party which has seen me drinking cocktails well into the night with no need to reapply. It has some staying power.

Ruby Woo truly is a classic, pin up red. There are no orange tones, no pink tones, no blue tones. Nothing. Just red.  It makes your face pop. Eyes are brighter, teeth are whiter and lips look fuller. This is definitely a must have for the make-up bag of any red lip lover.

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