review: secretsales diesel fresh & brights briefs

Something about me is I love socks and pants. Not in an overly attached freaky sock sniffer monkeyslut weird kid kind of way, but in a "aren't socks BRILLIANT!" kind of way. Getting socks for Christmas is one of the best presents I could ever have. But what's better than just socks and pants? Designer socks and pants. Yes bruv. So I'd like to introduce you to a website where you can get more than just designer socks and pants at high street prices.

This isn't a sponsored review, but if you click the link above it's my referral link, so if you do happen to sign up and find something you like and buy it, I'd get £10 off my next order, so I'd appreciate it if you used that. 

The reason they can offer things and such a reduced cost is explained in their FAQ here:
"To offer you the very best deals we work directly with our suppliers and only order your purchases once a sale closes. This means that it takes a little longer to receive your order, but we are confident our prices are well worth the wait."
I think that's the only "strings attached" to the order, the wait for the postage. Sometimes it takes a couple of days like any normal webshop postage, sometimes it takes longer. Now that's explained, onwards to my purchases!
Instead of £19.00 each, through secretsales each pair was down to £6 (proof). Even on eBay single briefs are going for £13+, so you can see this is a fantastic deal. Postage is £4.95, so if you spread that over the cost of each item, each item is £7.23 - so you are still saving over £11 for it to be delivered directly to you.

Within a few days my order arrived - as many pairs I could snatch up that were still left in a "S". They came in the boxes as you would see in store, packaged perfectly. I still have the boxes as I feel it's a waste to just chuck them out, still not sure what I even intend to do with them...
And finally the pants themselves! I enjoy the colour chart with the pants. Gives me a bit of a "collect em all" feeling. All in all, I can't really give it a star rating but just that I wanted to write about it to recommend it if you haven't yet heard of it.

I shall continue the hunt for more bargains, so I'll just leave you with the referral link once again cos you know. Ten quid and all. Sign up today!

iphone app review: battle cats

edit: Just to say I've reached 10/10 invites on Battle Cats so please use someone else's invite code so you can both benefit from it!

Something I've been obsessed with lately is Battle Cats, as you may have noticed from the fact I can't shut up about it on every social media platform I'm on. And I go on about it to pretty much everyone I meet. If you know me in person and don't have Battle Cats yet, you either don't have a way to play it or you are very strong willed.

Battle Cats by Ponos is a "capture the castle" game, I believe that is the term, but it is really just mental fun. And free! Did I mention it is free before? It is free. (PS. free)

Battle Cats
[here on iTunes]
↓don't forget to add me↓
[ mp1dh ]

The more levels you play the more bizarre cats you can unlock. Above you can see the basic starting cat, aptly named "Cat". You also collect "treasure" on each level, and by treasure it ranges from "inferior mango" to "best quality sponge cake". Wow, treasure!

Above is my favourite cat, "Gross Cat". Each level you beat grants you XP to level up your cats, your cat laser and all kinds of things. Unfortunately I soon levelled up and lost him (her?) to his evolution.

Beautiful Legs-Cat. Why Gross Cat, why. You were so beautiful with your long dangly legs. Now you have those beautiful legs instead. I am saddened.

This is the "Cat Base" screen where you can upgrade your cats, equip which cats you want to battle with, look upon your amazing treasures and look up your opponents in the dictionary for what good that does you. Yes, the bottom picture is the dictionary. Yes it is no help. It all adds to the bizarre fun of the game, however.

Going back to the main screen, you can invite friends and input (you can only input ONE) a friend code to receive gifts. If anyone inputs your code they get 10,000xp, and you get a gift. Once you get 10/10 guests you will get Moneko, er, which as you can see I haven't. So if you want to play and add me, I could tell you how great Moneko is. Hint hint.

You know. Just in case you forgot my code. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the cat battle!

Snowy weekend


I took these photographs on my phone on the weekend of the 12th - a couple of weeks ago. I think we had approximately three inches of snow and Birmingham ground to a halt. These photographs were taken at the Edgbaston Reservoir which is a beautiful place. If you ever have the time to visit I recommend it.

review: taobao order direct from grand young

Recently, I've been wanting to get back into being more confident and experimental with fashion, as well as with cosplay, so I was reading up on good Taobao sellers. I found a lot of recommendations for the shop "Grand Young". As on their shop they state they are happy to deal directly with overseas customers through PayPal if you e-mail them, this swayed me into trying them out. This is my first time writing this kind of review so any suggestions would be welcomed.

I ordered on the 11/01/13 and chose "normal airmail", not EMS or DHL and cost approximately £13. The parcel arrived on the 23/01/13 to the UK (even though we were having so-called severe weather conditions and some days postal deliveries were cancelled) it arrived within 10 working days. The items were packaged in individual sealed plastic wrappers, the wigs with nets and padding inside, and the whole thing was boxed with a waterproof layer of packaging over the top. Absolutely no complaints. I've ordered from UK web shops that have taken longer to post. Fantastic.

Clip on hair horns ("kreepsville" inspired?) x 2 black, x 1 red @ £0.40 ea. (link)
Eyeball hair clip x 1 @ £0.40 ea. (link)
Bone hair clip x 1 black, x 1 white, x 1 bloodstained @ £0.40 ea. (link)
Skeleton hand hair clip x 1 white @ £0.40 ea. (link)
Portable/flat pack wig stand x 4 black @ £1.10 ea. (link)
Horn/Ear beanie hat x 1 black @ £1.20 ea. (link)
Skeleton hands necklace x 1 white @ £1.40 ea. (link)
Grey/silver wig x 1 @ £5.40 ea. (link)
Dark ashy blue wig x 1 @ £6.30 ea. (link)
(please note all prices/price conversion accurate at the time of buying.)


Without styling or any make-up aside from BB cream, I tried on some of the purchases straight away, I don't think I'll be wearing them quite like this but tried to show as much as I could at once! Each item was pristine, the wigs are so thick (no big gaps in the wefting) and do not moult, and are made of high quality kanekalon fibres. The hair clips were so well made, no excess glue, no faulty clips, no scratches, marks or discolourations.

The only thing I will mention to be careful of is that each hair clip/accessory is sold individually. If you order x 1, you will get one clip, not one set/pair. Meaning one clip is £0.40, a pair is £0.80. I didn't realise that (Totally my fault for not reading properly and assuming!) so I will be returning again to order more clips the next time I order from there!

The seller was polite, courteous (even wished me a "happy new year"!) and was fast to reply by e-mail to any questions I had and explained well. They double checked my address and told me when they received payment and when they posted the item out. I really have nothing bad to say about this.

Postage: ❤❤❤❤❤
Service: ❤❤❤❤❤
Price: ❤❤❤❤❤
Quality: ❤❤❤❤❤
Overall: ❤❤❤❤❤
5/5 highly recommended
will order again!