Iron Fist Shoe Sale Snaffles.

Iron Fist has a clearance sale on.

If you haven’t checked it out, do it now. I think they keep adding more stuff, but once the last item of its kind been bought, they are not restocking.

Hop to it!

It’s my birthday on Thursday (May 2nd) so I got three pairs of shoes in the sale that I’ve been eyeing up for a very, very long time.

These Bite Me! Super Platform boots  for example, I’d been gazing at with incredibly misty eyes for about a year or so. Look at them… Perfect for nights out, or to meet friends for coffee, or you could put them on for a dinner date, anything really! I adore platform boots; usually they’re quite comfy and because they feel so secure and wrapped around your feet, you are much less likely to stumble, lose your footing and fall like the tipsy idiot you might be while wearing them at a party, etc. Plus you can sneakily wear chunky socks for added comfort and no one would even need to know. You definitely can’t do that with many going-out shoes…

 They were £99.99 and reduced to £39.99. Super!

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I almost always wear my Iron Fist Motopsycho Fug boots  for Uni as they’re incredibly comfortable, but they’re getting pretty worn on the soles. I saw these Siesta Skull fugs (below) last summer, and decided recently that they would make an ideal replacement for my current ones. They look like winter shoes but honestly, you do not want to wear these around snow or rain! They’re a little bit like slippers. So, wear them on days that are dry and not too hot (probably won’t have to worry about that in the UK, but watch out for those summer showers!) One of my favourite things about them is that if you’ve been out the previous night, these things are perfect to wear the next day for tired, sore feet.

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They were £49.99, and are now £19.99.

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Iron Fist Siesta Skull boots.

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Finally, I love tattoos (and I’ll be posting a picture of my new tattoo at some point soon) so naturally Iron Fist’s pink Love Me, Love Me Not flats stole my heart. I’d definitely wear these for practically any occasion. Plus, I’m going to dye my hair hot pink again soon, so I won’t need to think about whether anything matches my shoes for a bit. Hmm!

They were £31.99, and are now only £12.79. How could I not?

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Oh, also. There’s a dress to go with the Bite Me! ankle boots, (there are a lot of clothes in the Bite Me! collection) but it’s sold out, aw.

I even emailed the Iron Fist help team, and they said they aren’t bringing ’em back. This is what I mean when I say, get it before it goes!

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Aquolina Pink Sugar perfume review

It’s been a long time coming: I actually got this perfume a little while ago now but I’ve been super busy, and I aimed to try and get some blogging bits and bobs done, but as my fellow uni student and blogger Melody has recently pointed out on her blog, it’s definitely not always rainbows and butterflies

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Anyway, the whole point of the purchase was because, as previously mentioned, my favourite perfume by Gwen Stefani is no longer in production, and I was really hoping that this Pink Sugar perfume was as similar to it as I’d heard!

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I hadn’t even heard of Aquolina before. Apparently this was their first fragrance and it was launched in like 2004, so I definitely haven’t stumbled upon some brand new fragrance, but it’s new to me!

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First off, the container is kind of cute; the girly pink candy cane design does live up to its name. I think some people might find it a little tacky, but I don’t think it’s trying to be anything like the next mysterious, sensual and pristinely presented Dior fragrance anyway.

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The actual bottle is a bit … Unexciting (if I’m to be totally honest, it sort of looks like one of those overly-diluted knock-off perfumes you get from a cheap cosmetics/accessories shop) but remember, the smell is what is the most important!

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Right, so it doesn’t smell like Gwen Stefani’s (Sunshine Cuties) Lil’ Angel, but everyone has a totally different perception of smell, so a lot of people might not agree. However, most people can usually agree on whether something smells good or not.

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In my opinion, it shares (but definitely not the same amounts of) the notes of vanilla, citrus bursts, and the sugary, sweetshop smell that Lil’ Angel had. However, they’re still very different fragrances. If Pink Candy were a colour, it would be much darker than Lil’ Angel. It smells like it’s meant for wearing at night more than day.

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It has a kind of musky, even slightly masculine smell in there somewhere  (if you’ve ever smelt Ghost – Deep Night, it’s kind of like the heavy, musky smell from that) which, in Pink Candy, is probably meant to balance out the sweetness of the syrupy fragrance you get from initially spraying the perfume. I know absolutely nothing about making perfume (the closest thing I ever did to that was crushing flower petals in an attempt to make my own fragrance as a child. It didn’t work, it was terrible) but did they really have to include the musky smell in there? I don’t mind super-sweet!

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Upon more sniffs, and when it’s settled onto your skin some more, it kind of smells like there could be elements of dusty pot pourri somewhere… And the masculine-like smell is reminiscent of a guy when he’s come out of the gym, and has put unreal amounts of the world’s most wallet-friendly deodorant on to cover up any sniffable traces of his workout, cos he didn’t have time for a shower or something. There’s nothing wrong with men’s deodorant/aftershave  (especially Cool Water hgrngnghh) but I just don’t want it in a woman’s perfume, especially if it’s called Pink Candy.

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However, it smells so, so great on clothes. You cannot trace the manly scent at all, it smells as it was probably meant to smell when the actual people behind the fragrance started making it: fruity, sugary and refreshing, with a lot of vanilla. So, spray it on your clothes and your hair (especially if you’ve ruined it and it’s as synthetic-feeling as mine, it’ll probably absorb that perfume like a sponge) …You can even go all out and put it on your skin, -unless you hate musky undertones in your perfume.

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It is definitely a pleasant smell overall, and it’s a quirky, unusual and fun fragrance, and hey, maybe it’s just my skin smelling naturally like a man’s cheap body spray when it comes into contact with Pink Sugar (uhh.) but it does the same job (makes you smell amazing) when you spray it on your clothes anyway. I’ve used a fair bit of it, but it’s probably not my signature. Because there’s quite a lot of it, I’m not sure I’d replace it when I run out, I’ll probably try something different.

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Basically, it smells like:

Lemon, vanilla/caramel, sugar, orange, jelly beans, fun, BUT if you smell too hard it smells like crappy car air freshener, old pot pourri, lame deodorant.

  • All in all, just put it on your clothes, man.

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SunnyCon Preparations!

I’ve been buying bits and pieces for SunnyCon for a couple of weeks now, and I’ve just realised how much it’s adding up – I should definitely have started buying earlier in advance…

If any of you have ever played anything from the Dead or Alive series, then you’ll know who I’m cosplaying pretty quickly.

Kasumi from Dead or Alive has been my favourite character ever since I first played the original DOA, when I was teeny tiny.

Basically this is one of the costumes she can wear, which is available throughout most of the DOA series:

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DOA 2 (the original)

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DOA 3

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DOA Ultimate

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and DOA 4

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I don’t think the outfit is available at all in DOA5 unless it’s going to be/already has been made available as DLC, but it was one of my favourites!

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Her hair colour and eye shape (and face shape and body proportions) have changed so much since DOA 4 too, which is a shame really, but I’m just sentimental.

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I still love the newer game – (and I can’t wait for Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge)

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Anyway! Everything for the outfit is sorted, including the actual uniform/costume, a ginger wig (my hair has been many, many colours but I don’t know if I’d dye it ginger just for two days) and some dark brown circle lenses.

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…I may have to trim the fringe slightly

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Adorable cosplay outfit from eBay (Hong Kong)

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I’ve also recently bought some beautiful Demonia Charade 23 platform heels which I’ll probably wear with the outfit too. They were only £17 with an RRP of like, £56-£70. And they’re an investment. 

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None of the stuff is here yet, but there will be photos within the next couple weeks…

And a video covering SunnyCon, of course. So, keep your eyes peeled!

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Kreepsville 666 College Dress

I’m absolutely hopeless.

My bursary from Uni was conveniently late, I was meaning to use most of it for my overdraft and then sort my phone bill out and  -oops-  I bought the Kreepsville 666 college dress that was on my recent wishlist.

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kreepsville 666 Ghouls College Dress

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You probably saw it coming, so let’s just lower our arched eyebrows and stop being angry at my inability to resist temptation. What’s that? It got here pretty quickly? Uh… I may have ordered it via next-day delivery …{£8.99}

But do you not think it was simply MADE for a Wednesday 13 gig?

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I do.

Photos and a proper review will be coming soon!