End of month Pay Day Wish List September 2015

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I got paid today, hurray!! Here’s a few of my beauty and fashion wish list. A fashion staple bomber jacket with faux fur lining from Topshop to keep you warm. (may just go and get this today) A magic in a bottle primer from the amazing hourglass makeup brand. A new semi matte lipstick from Nars, a change from my Mac. A new fragrance in the house with Diptyque keeping those summer nights in Turkey alive. A cute index finger ring (it’s very dainty) Cool fashion forward platform boots to dress up or dress down by Acne Studios. Some of these are within my reach and some may have to just stay on my lust list for now.

I’ve added some links for more info and where you can buy, from left to right:

Topshop Faux Fur Lined MA1 Bomber Jacket £65 here.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer £52 here.

Nars Jungle Red Lipsick £20 here.

Tai Jewelry Rose Gold Evil Eye Ring £28 here.

Diptyque Jasmine Scented Candle £40 here.

Acne Studios Elongated Platform Boot Orbit Black £440 here.

What’s on your pay day wish or lust list this month?

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Big News This Week on Secondblonde

Today I decided it’s time to give secondblonde the credit it deserves and registered my own domain name! Whoop whoop exciting times ahead!

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Summer Sales Luxury Fashion Finds at High Street Prices!

I don’t normally post about fashion but since I’ve been working in fashion retail I felt I should share with you some of my experiences. Spending my summer days working in London’s iconic boutique store Liberty London has it’s perks.

Not only do I get to purchase items at sale/clearance price I’m also privileged to receive my staff discount on top! How cool is that! Here’s a little snapshot of my amazing finds…

Women’s Hide Label Suede Biker Jacket in black was £340 I paid £95!  
 
Phillip Lim black silk embellished dress cut on the bias. Was £515 I paid £48!  
Men’s Christopher Kane neon yellow hoodie was £350 I paid £27! 
 

Hope you enjoyed this post, what bargains have you found this summer?

Secondblonde x

  

Holiday Arm Candy

I’m always partial to a beachwear style bracelet while on holiday in Turkey. The beach side shops are always awash with trinkets swaying in the breeze and leather bracelets available in every colour and style.

This summer I opted for pretty candy shades of baby pink and powder blue twists of so leather as it compliments my turkish eye bracelet.
Of course it cost next to nothing! (Under £1)

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These bracelets look great teamed with a chunky rose gold bracelet watch, oh and perfect with a tan!

What are your favourite summer time accessories?

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Breakfast Club

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The amazing Monty PR hosted a breakfast at my work place this morning Josh Wood Atelier. Show casing Monty PR’s beauty brands to the über cool fashion set while being serviced by our dream team of stylists for dry styling. our Radiance Cleanse juices were flowing, goody bags were a plenty …the perfect way to start the day.

Festival Ready Hair

Temporary real ostrich feathers for summer for a boho festival vibe. 
The beauty is they last for months and can be washed, blow dried,
 curled and even flat ironed. 
Get your summer essential hair accessories from Hari’s Salon Chelsea,
prices from £25

Secondblonde x

Crazy Color by Renbow

This semi permanent conditioning colour has been used by the pros for many years. The up-side is that it washes out, the down-side is that it must go on
 light blonde hair base
 (not appropriate for all)
The colour’s available are pretty intense and will certainly get you attention, over the years they have added some pretty cool pastel shades too.
I normally tone my hair (well my colourist does) in cool shades using Wella, however since my hair is longer at the moment I’ve opted for
 Crazy Color as I feel it’s less damaging.
 I normally get this applied in the salon.
 Here’s how to do it at home:
I am using the colour “Violette”
The before Picture!
You will NEED gloves, bowl, colouring brush,comb
 plastic cap / clips and an old towel!
Wash your hair and towel dry
Pour a sufficient amount into the bowl
(wearing gloves & have hair clip/cap ready)
Take small sections of hair
 Paint the colour on using the brush
Comb the colour through til it froths
Pin your hair up
Place cap on
Leave between 15-30 mins
 depending on the porosity of your hair
Rinse out (WEAR GLOVES)
rinse, rinse, rinse
Then style/dry and voila! 
Because I wash my hair everyday the shade I chose is intense and much darker than desired,
 however after a few washes it will be perfect!
After two washes
A tree in my garden was inspiring Lol
The Final Result:
Faded pretty pastel dip dye
Happy Colouring!
Secondblonde x

Runway Nails AW11

Finally got my nails painted by 
show stopping talented Sharon who is part of
Sophy Robson’s team at Hari’s SW3.
We did a quick consultation and both decided that Alexander Mcqueen’s AW11 runway nails
would be our inspiration.
my nails AW11

Alexaander McQueen AW11
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Retail Therapy

Never without my ballet pumps
 £16 Topshop
Cute little dress fit for a Christening
H&M £29.99
 Always get compliments on these little numbers
 from good old Marks & Spencer a bargin at £25

Black leather satchel bang on trend
£50 Topshop
Set of 3 canvases perfectly sized
Primark £4
Grey Felt and pink stitched LOVE cushion
 £6 Primark

Step into Spring 2011

Must haves under £10 this Spring!
£6 Smash Up…
Models own Smash Up available from April.
The Smash Up crackle polish comes in 9 colours online,  silver with red crackle and black with red and blue crackle will be exclusively in Boots stores.
 And for a very reasonable price!
£9.99  h&m dress
Cute little nautical dress in black and white
 in stores this spring.
 Dress it up with heeled espadrilles in red for girly glamour,
 or dress it down with Converse low tops  in any colour
 for an everyday look.
£10 John Lewis Aviators
Flirty fun pink plastic Aviator sunnies
 a must for every girls handbag and at just a tenner you can afford to have more than one colour!
£4 ASOS Enamelled Heart Skinny band ring
Cute up to the minute and looks great worn
on your index finger, buy multiple rings and stack ’em up!
this cute peace sign ring looks great too in a skinny gold-tone band, perfect for mix ‘n match fun
More bargins to be shared soon …..
secondblonde x