We’ve just received even more colours in our striped knee high socks!

These socks look great with any skirt and are also great to wear under your favourite jeans to keep you warm. We source our socks from the best possible supplier, the result is that we have the highest quality, brightest striped socks available πŸ™‚

You can take a look at the new colours here.

This week we received a sample of a really exciting new product from Letraset; the new Neon Markers.

So we couldn’t think of anything better than to write a review and give one lucky reader the chance to win a set!

BTW If you’d like to just skip to the competition you’ll find details on how to enter at the bottom of this post πŸ˜›

The new markers come in 6 different neon shades and are great for touching up artwork, we found them especially fun for adding vibrant highlights to manga/anime. They use extremely high quality water based ink, are pigmented and lightfast.

Here’s an image of the full 6 pen set:

The pens feature a casing similar to the famous Promarker but you get two round nibs of different sizes instead of one chisel. This actually makes the pens easier to use, especially for adding highlights or a general touch of neon funkyness to any artwork! πŸ™‚

Below is an image of the pens showing both nibs:

A nice edition to these pens is the coloured end dots on the caps, this is great if you like to store your pens in any kind of rack or tub where only the end of the pen is visible. We love the optional end dot sets you can buy for the Promarker range but it’s really nice to see them included on these as standard! πŸ™‚

The last image I’d like to share with you is a shot of how the colours look on paper. The picture really doesn’t do the colours justice, as they are BRIGHT but it will give you a rough idea of the shades.

How to win your own Neon Marker set!

We love giving our customers the chance to win awesome prizes so we thought this would be a great opportunity to put a set of these new neon markers up for grabs. All you have to do to enter is join our newsletter, you’ll find a form in the right column—————>

We’ll be picking a winner at random on the 31st of September!

Thanks for reading this review and I hope you found it informative πŸ™‚

Why not check out the rest of our Letraset range?

We decided to put together a quick top ten tips to achieve the best results when dying your hair πŸ™‚

1) Pre-lighten your hair to it’s lightest possible shade, we recommend Manic Panic Amplified Bleach Kits (Available Here) or if you’re on a budget you could use a Stargazer Bleach Kit instead (Available Here)

2) Warm colours like red, orange and pink last longer and are easier to achieve vibrant results with, cool colours like blue and green are harder to produce bright results. Our favourite brand here at Vicious Malicious is Manic Panic but we have other brands available at a lower cost as well πŸ™‚

3) Avoid using conditioner for a few days before dying your hair and also use a PH neutral shampoo.

4) Rinse your hair immediately before dying your hair, towel dry it and then apply the dye to damp hair, this keeps the dye moist for longer and enhances it’s dying power!

5) Start at the roots and work your way down, being sure to completely saturate your hair from root to tip.

6) Have a spray bottle(similar to the ones gardeners use), set it to a fine mist. When the dye in your hair begins to dry out spray a mist of water over your hair to keep the dye moist and continuing to do it’s job.

7) After you’ve applied the dye and moistened it for a while, cover your headΒ and hair with a shower cap or dying cap and wait. We’ve heard stories of people leaving the dye in their hair with a shower cap on and going to sleep for the night! Always make sure you don’t leave the dye in any longer than stated by the manufacturer.

8) To speed things up and provide even brighter results, grab a hair dryer on a low heat and pass it gently over your entire head, being sure not to leave the hair dryer on one spot for too long to avoid burning yourself!

9) After your hair dying is finished and you’re happy with the results, try to avoid using shampoo as much as possible. You’ll lose a notch of vibrancy every time you shampoo and I’m sure you’ll agree that’s the last thing you want! πŸ˜‰

10) You can use conditioner after dying your hair to help it recover from the trauma of being dyed, however this won’t be necessary if you use a dye that’s kind to your hair, such as Manic Panic. To help keep your colour topped up add a few teaspoons of the left over dye to your conditoner bottle and apply this to your hair every time you take a shower.

All you need now is the dye!

This information is only to be used as guidance, always read the product packaging thoroughly before use and follow the manufacturers instructions. Vicious Malicious can not be held responsible or liable for any harm that may result from following this information, readers use it at their own risk.