Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers Perfume collection: Can it be rivalled?

Like most girls, I’ve had countless perfumes in my time. Some have been dull, some have been terrible, and some have been so good that I’ve feverishly re-bought them time and time again.
Lil AngelGwen Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers collection, featured so many wonderful, exciting and unique fragrances.

My favourite was Lil’ Angel from her ‘Sunshine Cuties’ collection. It smelt like candy shops: with its sugar and vanilla and lemon notes. The only problem was that I was at college, and it was usually around £15.00 for a measly 10ml of the fragrance!

What’s more is the perfume is apparently no longer in production, although I’ve spied it for sale several places online, I do wonder when it will become entirely “extinct”, and what I can do to replace it.

I’d heard that Aquolina – Pink Sugar was very similar to Lil’ Angel, so I’ve ordered it today to see if it can truly step up to the mark! It’s £25 for 100ml. I can’t really complain. Unless it’s awful, in which case I will.

Anyway, I’m an avid fan of sweet/fruity/vanilla-inspired/candy/sugary smelling perfumes so, I’ll let you know what I think!

Pink Sugar



Iron Fist and collaborate for wedding shoe contest

Rock N' Roll Bride
Rock N’ Roll Bride

Fans of Iron Fist are being offered the incredible opportunity to win their own custom-designed wedding shoes The amazing Rock N’ Roll Bride magazine and Iron Fist (creators of some of the best shoes in the world) have collaborated to give creative brides-to-be the chance to design and win their own personalised shoes for their special day.

Love Me Now Turquoise Rockabilly High Heel
Love Me Now Turquoise Rockabilly High Heel

For the chance to do this, click here

Wednesday 13 Upcoming UK Tour

Wednesday 13: Upcoming UK gigs!
Wednesday 13: Upcoming UK gigs!


Murderdolls frontman and living fashion statement Wednesday 13 will be touring the UK next month. Unlike many other bands, he’s actually touring up north too!

There’s plenty of dates and venues, so there’s no excuse to miss out!

Mar 06, 2013  Brighton, UK  Concorde 2
Mar 07, 2013  Bristol, UK  The Fleece
Mar 08, 2013  Manchester, UK  Club Academy
Mar 09, 2013  Nottingham, UK  Rock City
Mar 10, 2013  Glasgow, UK  Cathouse
Mar 11, 2013  Newcastle, UK  Northumbria Uni
Mar 12, 2013  Wolverhampton, UK  Slade Rooms
March 13, 2013 London, UK  Islington Academy


Sugarpill and Amelia Arsenic to release ‘Cold Chemistry’ Shadow Palette


Amelia Arsenic:   Singer, fashion designer and model, is currently collaborating with Sugarpill makeup to create an eyeshadow palette that truly reflects her unique, edgy style. After working alongside Sugarpill for years as a model, it’s revealed that the palette will be called “Cold Chemistry”. The packaging, which Amelia herself designed, is now available to preview. The palette itself should be available to buy in a matter of weeks!

Cold Chemistry

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