The Over Sized Pouch – Liberty London | secondblonde 

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Back in the Summer I purchased this iconic Liberty London Iphis oversized pouch. Inspired by the much-loved Liberty Ianthe design, Iphis is a modern re-working with a fresh Art Nouveau-style finish. Paying homage to the Ianthe of Greek mythology, Iphis is named after her lover in the legend.

Team it with daytime casuals or dress it up with monochrome for an effortless finish. It’s the perfect size to fit all your essentials and more. The zip detail is pink with an enamel engraved zip pull. The interior is purple logo stamped interior logo lining with an inner zipped pocket and a leather Liberty branded label.

I got mine at a work staff sample sale raising money for charity. It already had the initials KB on it (my maiden name is Burley) so it literally had my name on it! I just had to buy it and I love it! A modern alternative to the classic clutch.

Check out the Liberty London range here

Secondblonde x

New Monday + New Week = New Goals | secondblonde

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I try to start each week with new goals and I don’t mean bigger picture life changing goals I just mean I try and start each week with a fresh focus no matter how big or small the goal is. Although working in retail your days/weeks can get a bit jumbled I still stick to Monday as the best day to set myself a personal or professional target.

The target could be a mundane one such as a household task like clearing out/tidying up an area of the house you’ve been putting off, which when it’s done is satisfyingly rewarding. It may be a personal  goal like setting more time aside for yourself or to start a new hobby or catch up with family or a friend you’ve been meaning to make time for. Or it could be dealing with your finances and searching for better deals saving you money annually that can go towards another goal! You get the picture. Whatever you decide to do set yourself a realistic goal. Plan it, write it down and stick to it! It doesn’t have to be complicated just a simple list will do and tick it off as you achieve it…seeing the results can be quite rewarding and give a sense if achievement with a positive impact to do more.

This week my focus is my beauty blog and social media platforms I manage- I’ve been so busy with “life” I’ve somehow neglected my passion but now I’ve set myself some goals my blogging mojo is back!

What are your personal goals this week?

Secondblonde x

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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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

  

Sunday Style

Sunday Style

Blue top
$27 – bluebanana.com

Burberry padded motorcycle jacket
$2,145 – flannels.com

Relaxed jeans
vestiairecollective.com

14k jewelry
otteny.com

Club Manhattan gold anchor jewelry
$24 – welikefashion.com

Marc Jacobs heart perfume
pret-a-beaute.com

Tan Çakar Colour

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Tan creates beautiful colour, based in Mayfair he has built up a loyal following in a short space of time and believes colouring hair to be a fine art. Of course being my amazing husband I am a little bias!  Go see for yourself… check out Tan’s blog and latest reviews/testimonials tancakarcolour.wordpress.com

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*redeemable against services with Tan only, subject to availability

offer ends 31st August 2013*

Tan Çakar

Complimentary consultations are available upon request at the salon.

Be warned this young man will become a habit of a lifetime! 

Full details/bookings contact:

Call: 07837062072 

Email: tancakar@london.com 

Tweet: @tancakar 

Facebook: /tancakarcolour

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Collection Hot Looks in Bright Lights SS13

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Needed to cheer up this dreary grey post snow mid week day, hmmmm…… new nail colour!
Ooh to the shops for a quick cheap n cheerful fix!

Collection’s New 2 in 1 base coat with ridge filler £2.99
Hot Looks 60seconds in Bright Lights £1.99

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All in all a great buy, I love the punchy colours available and this coral colour is perfect.
The only downside is the quality of the brush of the polish, it’s also far too wide. But, I wouldn’t expect too much for £1.9920130123-220540.jpgFINAL RESULT!

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