Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Vans x Princess Jasmine

So, I'm a teensy little bit late coming to the Vans x Disney party... Okay, okay, I'm nearly extremely late coming to the Vans x Disney party, but I have good reason to be. Anyone who knows me knows that I put the bad gals of Disney before the Princesses (here's looking at you, Ursula), so when I first saw this collection back in June I knew that I had to have the Villain Vans. However, a spanner was thrown in the works as it seems that there are a lot of villainess fans out there and the design sold out completely. Being the eternal optimist that I am, I attempted to hold on and see if they'd come back in stock, only they never did.

So, when I saw that ASOS had one pair of these adorable Jasmine Vans left in my size I saw it as a sign that I had to have them. I'm a sucker for Jasmine and her sassy ways, so these were the perfect alternative to the Villainess pair. Plus, I have matching Tsums, who doesn't want a pair of shoes to match the Tsums?

I'm aware that there has been a second collection of Vans since this first wave was released so I was wondering if you guys had invested in some Disney footwear? Let me know by dropping me a comment or tweeting me! 

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Pop in a Box November 2015

I stood by my word and kept my Pop in a Box subscription, and I have to say that I'm not disappointed with this month's offering. I present to you: Magenta.

I'm absolutely obsessed with The Rocky Horror Picture Show and have been for years. There are even pictures of me dressed as Columbia from when I went to see the Naughty Forty anniversary show hanging around the depths of Facebook. I already have the Frank N Furter and Columbia Pops, so Magenta is more than welcome in my Funko collection. My favourite thing about her is definitely the make up, I'm getting serious eyelash AND eyebrow envy from her., and her eyeshadow lives up to her name. Also, check out that little feather duster! My only issue is that fact that her chins droops slightly on the right hand side, which I assume was an issue with the mould.

I couldn't resist breaking out my vinyl soundtrack as a background for these shots and I love the way that the real Magenta is peering over Pop Magenta's head in the close ups! I promise that I didn't plan that slightly creepy pose. What do you think of Magenta? Are you a Rocky Horror fanatic? Let me know by leaving me a comment of tweeting me!

Saturday, 31 October 2015

My Geek Box October 2015 - Afterlife

I'm a lucky little nerd this month, as I've been given the opportunity to be sent October's MyGeekBox(*) to take a look at. For those of you who are in the dark, each month MyGeekBox send you a box full of mystery good that centre around a theme. Previous themes have included; Justice, Sidekicks, Abilities and Toons. This month's theme, in an ode to my favourite time of the year, Halloween, was Afterlife. 

The first thing that I saw when I opened this lovely little box, that surprisingly survived being in the hands of Royal Mail, was an adorable Boo! T-Shirt. I love it when shirts like these are several sizes too big, so I ordered a massive size so that it's long enough for me to throw it on with leggings for lazy days so I can geek out in style. The next thing that I saw absolutely blew my mind, at first it made me think of all the blood stained promos Dexter. It's actually a Bloody Hand Print Tea Towel, as a fan of horror/collector of tea towels I absolutely love this one. There was also some zombie themed decor in the form of a sticker and a metal wall sign, which I'm sure that my boyfriend will be stealing from me.

I don't know if anyone has seen the stocking fillers that most shops have brought in for Christmas, but I've noticed that a lot of them are selling puzzles that come in the form of a little man that you have to turn into a box, so I was pleased to see what is possibly the quirkiest variation of this; a Dracula Petrifying Puzzle! I'm obsessed with brain teasing puzzles, so I will definitely be spending a few good minutes (hours) trying to solve this. Luckily it does come with the answer in case you get too frustrated. Finally, and possibly my favourite item next to the Boo! T-Shirt, is the graphic novel Twisted Dark by Neil Gibson. It's described as 'a series of interconnected psychological thrillers', which I believe comes in the form of eight stories tying in with one another. It's a welcome addition to my graphic novel collection and I'm really looking forward to reading it!

Overall, I was really impressed with October's MyGeekBox, and, seeing as next month's theme is right up my street as it's Movies and Television, I think that I'll be investing in another! What did you think of this month's MyGeekBox? Have you ever invested in a blind box before? Let me know by tweeting me or leaving a comment!