Thursday, 29 September 2011

I'm Poor but I Still Bought Stuff. Naturally.

This next post is just one which chronicles some of my recent purchases. I have been rather poor lately and have thus been sticking to charity shops, sales, second hand sections and cheap brands. I picked up some pretty cool stuff and I figured it would be fun to show what I got. I personally love these kinds of posts on other blogs so I thought I'd give it a go. I also like the idea of showing that gothy stuff doesn't have to be expensive. Alternative shops in Ireland are really over-priced, you're talking 60 euro for something by a brand such as Criminal Damage with a bit of lace on it. I used to be really bad for spending lots of money on stuff from those kinds of places but not any more! 

The red see through top was 3 euro in a charity shop
The black and white skirt was 5 euro in Penneys/Primark
The long black gypsy skirt was 4 euro in a charity shop

Emily the Strange book 8.99 euro in the second hand section of Chapters in Dublin
Bite me 50 cent in a charity shop
Interview with the Vampire 50 cent in a charity shop (I have a version of it already but this one matches the artwork on my copy of The Vampire Lestat!)

Some of my favourite quotes from this Emily The Strange comic book are:

'People often ask me why I dress in black. I say it's because nobody has invented anything darker'

When asked what's darker then dark:

'Black belt black cat ninjas in their darkest hour'
'When Darth Vader gets asked to come to the dark side by a black sheep'
'Black on black on black'
'Eating dark chocolate next to a dark crystal on a dark star'

Essence Colour & Go in 'Galactic Black'  1.29 euro
Catrice Precision Eye Pencil in 'Silver Stallone' 2.79 euro (this makes a lovely  highlight for the inner corner of the eye)
(I've had the tiny bunny for ages, he was a gift from my boyfriend. He insisted on being in the photo though;) )

The Catrice Eyeliner. Purdy ain't it?

The Essence Nail varnish. It's got sparkles in it! (Please excuse my dodgy nail painting in this photo, I'm usually a bit neater and more precise. Well. Sometimes!) 

Earrings 3 euro in Penneys/Primark (I bought them for the crosses and the skulls)
Hair clips 1.50 euro in Penneys/Primark
Tights with corset design running down the back of the leg 4 euro in Penneys/Primark (how sexy are they ?! I think I'll buy another pair and make them into a top...)

So thar ya have it lads and lassies. Some of my recent purchases. Hope you enjoyed the pretty pictures! :) My next buy will most definitely be 'Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film'. I am so excited to get my hands on that book, it's kind of sad. I had a look at it in Easons the other day and the design on the inside cover is the Weyland-Yutani logo. I nearly died, how awesome is that?! (the logo, not the dying) It's quite reasonably priced at 40 euro, I expected it to be far more expensive. 

Until next time! Same cat-channel, same cat-time. 


Kamyria Magdalena Mourn said...

Nice stuff! I love second hand shops. It's amazing what you can find there if you take time to look. I love that gypsy skirt and the tights.. Very nice.

The Irish Phantom Cat said...

Thank youuuuuu! They gypsy skirt is fast becoming one of my favourite things! It shall be perfect for my Bellatrix Lestrange look for Halloween this year. The tights actually ripped the first time that I wore them so I turned them into a top. Thank you for your comment my dear :) x