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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Toolkit or hair clip?!

Leatherdos review

This is a very important hair clip. The moment I came across this hair clip with built in tools, I knew that I had to have it. I am a big fan of functional fashion, and this pretty much ticks all the boxes. I wasn't alone since after finally finding and ordering it on Animi Causa, I received an email telling me that there would be some delay in shipping due to unprecedented demand. But I really didn't mind waiting for such a nifty little item.
I've been obsessed with Swiss Army knives, penknives and multi-tools since I was a tiny child. My Dad gave me my first Swiss Army knife and I wore it attached to my Brownie Guide culottes, until I was told I wasn't allowed to bring a knife with me (which is fair enough really). It's not so much that I am really into any of the specific functions of tools or knives, it's more that I love being prepared for anything. I love the idea that with this hair clip, I could saw up some twigs or bits of string, I could repair my own glasses (another piece of functional fashion), or I could measure something tiny in the forest!
Another thing I adore about this hair clip is the fusion of unfathomable bad-assery (yeah, that's a word now, I decided) and something inherently innocuous and 'feminine'. The pictures on the website show it as a Kippah clip (to fix the skullcap traditionally worn by Jewish men to the crown of their heads), but the glowing reception this hair clip has received online has mainly been from women as far as I can tell. This simple hair clip is so much more than it seems, and for some reason that resonates with me.
I've tried out the little saw, the ruler and the small screwdriver, and they are all great. I've not tried using it as a trolley coin yet, and I'm a little skeptical about that part, since it is a US-designed product. I don't know if it will work in a UK trolley. Follow me on Twitter and I'll keep you updated! For now, I shall stop waxing lyrical about a hair clip, but suffice to say I think it's awesome. Can you tell?

pale wrist veins
red hair don't care
hair clip with tools

This hair clip can be purchased at Animi Causa, which does free worldwide shipping. I was not paid to review this product, not was I sent it for free, but hey, Animi Causa, if you wanna hit me up, I 'ain't gonna say no!

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48 comments:

  1. This is so cool and definitely badass! I'm 100% looking into getting myself one. Ps. Your hair colour is so lovely.

    whatkatiewatched.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aaa, thanks! I just cut my hair to shoulder length today and I'm still getting used to it! The colour hasn't changed (and hopefully never will) so thank you for complimenting me on that! <3

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  2. I saw this little thing the other day. I need it in my life (or hair, even!)

    thebeautyinformer.com

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    1. You should definitely get one! I considered getting two at one point, I was so excited about it!

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    1. It IS cool! SO cool! :) I'll check out your blog now! <3

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  4. The clip is so interesting and it's cute at the same time.

    Anca @ ancaslifestyle | UK

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    1. It's a cool little hair clip isn't it! I do like multi-function accessories!

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  6. I want one!!!! That is soooooo cool!!! My mum would totally love it too! She likes gadget items! And above commenter is right, your hair is a pretty colour-I always wanted to be a natural red head! X

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    1. Aah thanks! :) And I'm like your mum - I am obsessed with gadgets. I have to be dragged out of Lakeland because I always end up buying lemon de-stoners and weird jam-making contraptions that I don't strictly need...

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  7. hey there, candy! I just wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for a liebster award..you can find out more about that here. I hope you're having an amazing summer!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

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    1. Oh wow, that's great thanks! I'll check it out RIGHT THIS SECOND!! <3

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  8. beautiful pictures
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    1. Eee, thanks! My husband took all of the ones of me, although I took the ones of my hands. :)

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  9. It reminds me of steampunk inspired fashion! :)
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    xxx MODEmoiselle on Bloglovin.

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    1. Yeah, I guess it kind of IS a bit steampunk. I hadn't really thought of that! :)

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  10. Great post, looks really cool

    http://doinglifemyway.com/

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  11. I've seen that product once on the internet .. somewhere. But it looks so awesome! I am considering getting one for myself.

    http://dignifiable.blogspot.com

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    1. You should get one, just in case of emergency! ;)

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  12. oh my god well this is just absolutely genius!!

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    1. It IS! Still haven't tried to use it as a trolley coin though, so the jury's out on that one! :)

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  13. This is the most curiously awesome thing I have ever seen!

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    1. It's super cool isn't it? I'm on a mission to find a MORE useful fashion accessory now!

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  14. Haha this is awesome. Functional fashion is the best!

    http://IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It sure is! I'm glad you agree! :)

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  15. This is great! It's the perfect excuse to buy more accessories

    Made in Mauve

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  16. Beautiful ;) http://www.outsidefashioncatwalk.com

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  17. I think that's so cute! I love how unique, yet practical it is xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. <3 Yay! I'm glad you like it! I want a million of them now. I'll cover my whole head in them.

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  18. This is so unique and great!

    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know! :)

    fashion-babel.blogspot.com

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  19. This is the coolest thing ever! I feel like it is something a female detective/ spy would have. Very Nancy Drew. I love it and now I really want one!

    xo
    Anna
    Miss Anna Rebecka

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    1. YES! I would LOVE to be a detective/spy. What a great idea! <3

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  20. Really cool and really clever!

    Http://fairytaleprettypicture.co.uk

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  21. I love the packaging for this - I would probably buy it on that alone!

    Em x Hmm maybe...

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    1. I'm a sucker for packaging too!

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  22. This is so cool :)) And,apparently,very useful!

    http://forthesakeofmakeup.blogspot.ro/

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    1. Haha, it has been useful so far!

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