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

review: oribe bright blonde shampoo & conditioner for beautiful colour

Being a bottle blonde I like to keep my blonde hair looking bright and sparkly. I use a tonning shampoo and conditoner a couple of times per month to keep my colour looking it’s best. Oribe (pronounced or-bay) if you didn’t already know is a Session Stylist from Miami based in New York, he’s a pretty cool dude you should look him up, anyway on to the products…

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Oribe’s Bright Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner for Beautiful Colour do exactly what they say they will do. The packaging is their iconic bottles (designed by Versace) and the smell of these violet hue products are of course Oribe’s signature scent “Côte D’azur” which you can buy as a hair perfume aerosol or as an Eau De Parfum to wear on your skin.

This shampoo and conditioner has the same performance as their amazing Beautiful Colour range but with added violet pigments to cancel out yellow or brassy tones to blonde/grey or brunette hair restoring it to it’s most brilliant self. Of course it is free of sulphates, parabens, sodium chloride, gluten and animal testing.

After using theses my hair is instantly hydrated and sparkly bright blonde. I tend to use occasionaly however, you can use as your regular shampoo.conditioner as they contain clever technology that prevents pigmentation build up.

They are luxury hair products on the inside and out which reflect the price point starting from £39, in my opinion they are totally worth it and look stunning in your bathroom or on your dressing table. Just to add they are packaged in beautiful embossed cream boxes which look pretty but not really necessary. Oribe

What have you tried or fallen in love with from Oribe?

REVIEW: eyeko LONDON Fat Brush Mascara – Big & Bold

Eyeko was established in 1999 re-inventing mascara with it’s no waste squeezable tubes. The brands focus is on eyes only, and with Alexa Chung as their creative consultant since 2013 the brand has been going from strength to strength collecting a loyal fan base.

Eyeko are best known for their amazing mascaras and stay put all day liquid liners.

I was given an eyeko mascara tester a while ago “Black Magic Mascara Drama & Curl. It was ok, I’ve been curious about trying out the others on offer so recently decided to get the “Big Fat Brush Mascara big & bold” 



  
I’m instantly in love with the packaging particulary the squeezey tube. The wand is indeed very FAT and larger than what I’m used to.

It sweeps on my lashes with ease with no clumsiness or gloop just beautiful fibre enhanced keratin conditioned long lashes! I wouldn’t say this is the most amazing mascara I’ve ever tried but it does deposit dense carbon black colour which stay’s put all day without rubbing off around my eyes. The effect on me is long and spidery lash as apposed to thickness or fullness. I like it but personally think it’s more of a daytime wear mascara for me.

The image on the right is before and the image on the left is after 2 coats on the top and 1 coat on the bottom.

I picked mine up at Selfridges, you can buy online eyeko London £15 

Have you tried any of the products of the this iconic brand?

Secondblonde x 

 

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