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Iron Fist’s “Distant Memory”: How Did I Get This for Free?

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On February, I bought a pair of Iron Fist Lovelace Wedges and posted a review about it here. I was really pleased with the wedges, however the price was a bit too expensive; €99 for the pair, bought from Amazon via MIKfunshopping*. It was kind of an unfair price for the wedges and the quality, but I sucked it up and didn’t return it (because they’re just so damn cute!). However, being a bitch that I am, I just had to rant about it on my blog.

A few months later, the great Travis Anderson, owner of the Iron Fist Clothing Brand ACTUALLY read my rant and offered his apology. Apparently, they have some problems with the pricing in Europe. Which is very true indeed, because if you check Amazon.de or Amazon.co.uk, it’s quite hard to get any Iron Fist items for an affordable price. Here’s what he wrote on the comment:

Hi Marka, I’m really sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience with our product. My name is Travis and I’m the owner of Iron Fist. We have made some big changes to our European distribution in order to get the pricing corrected. Those shoes should never have cost you 99 Euro. I would like to offer you a free pair of Iron Fist shoes to make up for your experience and to show you our commitment to our product. You can contact me on my email address to discus further. Kind regards
Travis

Okay. First of all, he thought that my name was Marka. Uhh, “märkä” actually means ‘wet’ in Finnish. That’s the signature I usually put in the bottom of my post. Wet kisses for y’all LOL. Anyway, enough of that. So you read what he wrote up there. I was seriously impressed. Like, really, really impressed. I’m just a random blogger, ranting about how expensive I had to pay for the shoes because I’m constantly broke and posting a short review about it. Then Travis came, explained the situation about their distributing problems in Europe, and trying to cheer me up, by offering me a free pair of Iron Fist shoes. His commitment to his brand was the thing that really impress me the most. omgomgomgfreeshoesFREESHOESlol

I was afraid that it was a spam though. It was too good to be true, for me. Like I said, I’m just a random blogger. A blogger who treats her shoes like her lovers, and constantly flirting with them.  I felt like I didn’t deserve this after ranting about it on my blog. I mean; a pair of ANY model that I want? I was also suspicious if this was some kind of  a scam. But after cross-checking everything via Google, I sent an email to Travis, and here’s what I got a couple of weeks later:

Iron Fist Distant Memory Wedge; 15 CM/5,9 Inches

Iron Fist Distant Memory Wedges; 15 CM/5,9 Inches. Front Platform 4 CM/1,5 Inches

Iron Fist’s Distant Memory Wedges has actually been in my wishlist for weeks. When I saw these on The Fist Shop**, I knew I just had to buy it. I knew that this pair is destined to be my Favorite White Summer Shoes. However, the price in The Fist Shop was €129.99. That’s seriously a huge amount of money. Meanwhile the price they had on International Iron Fist Clothing webpage was US$60, unfortunately at that time the webpage didn’t offer any shipping to Germany. So all I could do was sighing longingly at my screen…

… until Travis and Chris Frara from IFC asked me which shoes that I wanted. I told them that I wish to have the Distant Memory Wedges. Then it’s posted on the next day. My God, is it really okay to be this happy?

Continue reading to see MOAR pictures of the shoes and my review:

Side view. Front Platform is 4 CM, back heel is 15 CM

Side view

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Iron Fist Nail Stickers “Lounge Leopard”

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Lounge Leopard Nail Sticker, taken from my Instagram

Lounge Leopard Nail Sticker, taken from my Instagram

I actually didn’t know that Iron Fist* also has a line of Nail Stickers. I realized it when I checked their international website for their 70% Sale (which is still ongoing, btw), and I decided to buy 2 of them. One of the sticker is from their Lounge Leopard series, which I’m using here on the picture. The other one is from their “Lovelace”** series. Boy was I happy when I found it! Nail sticker that fits my shoes! I’m officially the happiest girl in the galaxy…

… until I tried to put the nail stickers on. I was so, so terrible at it. The direction said to smooth it over your fingernail, but as you can see on my thumbnail, the sticker got wrinkled. It wasn’t so bad on other nails, but I have to be EXTRA careful when putting this on. I have never tried using nail stickers before, since when it comes to nail art, I’m more of a fan of plain nail polish swatches.

But after I was done with it, my nails look amazing. Oh, and did you know that Iron Fist also incorporate their “Lounge Leopard” print to their “Lolita Love” wallet? Check this out:

Iron Fist Lounge Leopard Nails & Lolita Love Wallet

Iron Fist Lounge Leopard Nails & Lolita Love Wallet

Aren’t they a combination of beauty? I love them so much! I got the wallet from Swerve Streetwear***, an online shopping website based in Ireland. It was quite a pain to find this wallet on sale, seems like this is an old model or something. I got it for €45 including shipping. I don’t know if I can really recommend the website for shopping. They said they’ll send me the tracking number soon, but I didn’t get any. Also, when I received my order, the packaging wasn’t good at all. The wallet is just shipped inside a thin box, without a protecting cover at all. When I got the wallet, the back leather is already wrinkled and colors are fading. But I accepted it, since I’m madly in love with this wallet and I can’t find it anywhere else close to where I live.

Anyway, my overall opinion for this Iron Fist Lounge Leopard Nail Sticker… well they’re quite a pain to apply (which is mostly my problem), but they look sexy as hell. However, the stickers peel off quite easily. It only took 2 days, and they’re already chipping. Even though I put quite a thick layer of finishing coat. For a night of partying, this is an awesome, quick nail-do for you. But for a longer term, I’d suggest putting on UV gel for coating, which is actually my next plan for my other Iron Fist Nail Stickers. I’ll probably apply them on a set of fake nails too, so I could reuse them again and again, and looking fancy as fuck whenever I wear my Lovelace Wedges.

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Food Review: Ajino Sushi-BAR, Mannheim

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O7 - 27, Mannheim | +49 621/32670298 ‎

When I lived in Indonesia from Sept 2011 – January 2012, often Lauri (The Husband) told me that he ate at this Ajino Sushi Bar in downtown area of Mannheim when he’s too lazy to cook. The price that they offered is quite a deal for the All-You-Can-Eat menu, but it really depends on what time you’re going to eat there.

Basically Ajino opens at Monday till Saturday 11:00 am – 23:00. On Sunday or holidays, they are open from 12:00 – 22:00. It is quite nice to eat here on Sunday, if you have money, since all of the other restaurants and shops would be closed at the day. Here’s the price (by March 2012) that they offered for the All-You-Can-Eat sushi:

Midday, 11:30 – 16:30  = € 12.90

Evening, 17:00 – 21:30 = € 17.90

Sunday & Holidays     = € 14.90

They also have 10% Student Discount for a la carte menu, but if I wasn’t mistaken the discount doesn’t apply to the all-you-can-eat menu. The a la carte sushi dishes cost around €3-3.90, while they also have Sushi Set that starts from €13, perfect if you want to eat different kinds of sushi but thinks the all-you-can-eat would be too much for you.

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