A Night at Fashion District

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Hi Lovelies

Happy Easter, hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. On Thursday night myself and Lisa D hit the road again on another little adventure. This time our destination was Fashion District Pop-Up Shopping Outlet in Mullingar’s Bloomfield House Hotel. We were kindly invited to the event by the lovely Elaine Bradley-Ryan. Elaine is a total fashionista and a stylist for our fave jewellery Stella & Dot (check out her Facebook page “Elaine Bradley-Ryan, Stella & Dot Stylist”). When we heard what was involved for the night we were all over it and super excited to go…fashion, jewellery, vintage, hair & makeup demos, free bubbly!!!

The event ran from 7-11pm and when we got there shortly after 7 it was in full swing. We didn’t waste any time and started to browse the fashion rails straight away. There was some gorgeous pieces for sale from some fab boutiques, Cocoon, Nells Closet, BeYoux and Deja Vu to name a few. The bargains were unbelievable, one dress that caught our eye was reduced from €218 to just €50!! A boutique we particularly liked the look of was Deja Vu (Deja Vu Ranelagh on Facebook). They had the prettiest Louboutins for sale, second hand but in perfect condition. We also spotted some Louis Vuitton and Jimmy Choo while we were there.

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Being the magpies that we are we were totally besotted with all the Stella & Dot jewellery on show. I’m a big fan of Stella & Dot and hosted a trunk show last year. A stylist came to my house and all my friends came around and we could try on all the pieces and order anything we wanted to purchase. At the time I bought a gold charm bracelet with 4 charms and a delicate gold arrow necklace. I’ve worn both constantly since then and they’re still perfect. Our faves on display last night were these gorgeous stacking rings and the multiway earrings. Is it too early to start our 2016 Santy list??

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After we had our fill of shopping we took our seats for the part we always enjoy most…the makeup demo. The makeup artist in action last night was Angela Greene of Monroe.ie. We were delighted to see some of our favourite products ready for the demo, we spied the Penneys brush holder and brush and the Cocoa Brown Golden Goddess oil. Angela seemed to be a makeup artist after our own hearts!! The demo was a quick and easy everyday makeup look achievable for busy mammys. Her finished look was beautiful and fresh and she showed us then how to make a few tweeks to turn it into a glam night-time look using Ken Boylan products. When Angela was finished we seen Vaida from First Floor Hair & Beauty create some easy-peasy hair looks to complement the makeup. We were busy taking notes and we can’t wait to try them out for ourselves.

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The style on show rivalled any wedding or day at the races we’ve ever been to and it was no wonder with a prize for Best Dressed Lady up for grabs. Lisa McGowan from Lisas Lust List was judging the best dressed and her pick was gorgeous. The best dressed lady wore a beige ankle length jumpsuit with an Obi belt and tan boots, we had spotted her earlier and commented on how fab her outfit was!! To finish off the night we were treated to a style masterclass from stylist Julie Cobbe from Stylefish.ie. Julie talked us through how to detox our wardrobes….if you haven’t worn it in a year get rid, if it doesn’t fit you and hasn’t fitted you for a long time…get rid!! She also gave us great advice on dressing for our body shape and how to identify our body shape….as much as I would like to think I’m hourglass I’m afraid I’m more of an apple!! It was an eye opener and we came away with lots of new tips and learned lots.

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We had a great night and we’re so looking forward to the next Fashion District but we might need a bus next time to bring all the girls (and our shopping!!) with us….

 

Until next time

Live Pretty,

Lisa M xx

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Snap Chat Favourites


Hello Everyone!

Hope you all had a great weekend and weren’t too down and out over the weather!  Today is looking mighty fine out there so hopefully we will see a nicer change in the next couple of weeks! (I won’t hold my breath though!).

So today’s post is an updated SnapChat of who to follow!  I did one of these probably around 6 months ago and boy have I added onto that!  I listed some of my favourite bloggers and girl bosses to date I still follow all these fab ladies and love their snaps, but some have grown huge and it comes to a stage where we all know who we are talking about!  So today’s post is going to be my list of who I have become snapchat buddies to and always having the lols with on snaps!  Some have inspired me to be more active on it, some have really brought me out of my shell and some have just cheered me up to no end with their gas shananigans!

Sometimes I think that us little snapchatters are like little fish in a big pond that sometimes get swallowed up by big sharks!    So this post is just to highlight who I follow and also who you might want to add just to change up your snapchat feeds!

So here we go it’s going to be a long one so brace yourself!!

 

@jenniferdevitt was one of my first to follow and I am still stalking her snaps! Jennifer’s blog The Life and Style of Jen is one of my favourites to read! Jen is as honest as they come and absolutely cracks me up with her witty sense of humor, her BF Dean also makes cameo appearances, which can be quiet entertaining stuff!  You will love her.

 

@sinead-makeup snaps absolutely amazing makeup tutorials, giving you clear direction and info on products!  Her makeup looks are honest to god brilliant! So good that AYU Makeup have asked her to Demo at this years Irish Beauty Show!  Huge congrats to you Sinead!  Myself and Sinead have become really good snapchat pals and it’s so nice to be able to share product knowledge and some lols with her and this exactly why I love snapchat!  Her page Sinaed Make Up Artist!

 

My Galway girl @siobhanpop was also one of my first to follow!  Siobhan is such a lovely lady and OMG her lashes are amazzzzing!  (Had to get that in!!). With some fab makeup demos to lots of products to share, her snaps are so good and full of makeup tips and tricks! With her two kiddies in tow we have so much in common so I guess this is why we clicked from the start!

 

@jennydonohoe283 is one half of the Matte to Mattelic makeup gurus duo!  Jen has been with me from the start and was on my first list of snapchatters to follow!  She is witty, smart, gorgeous and tells it as it is! With some amazing looks and makeup tutorials you will definately love following her!  And if your like me, the person that catches up on snapchatters in your dressing gown with a fab hun bun in tow, well Jen will definitely be your cup of tea!!

I started following @kimdempo or sosodempo as some of you may know her a couple of months ago, Kim has to be thee most honest snappers I know, not shy of telling her opinions on products, and the occasional rant!  She has come such a long way with her amazing weightloss and is always giving great food advice and receipes that look fantastic! I always get very motivational after watching her snaps!! Go Kim X

 

@seraemily from The Style Guide Blog is another lady that has been with me from the start!  Sera has always been supportive of me from day one and helped me get back onto the snapchat saddle when I wasn’t feeling my usual self, so with a little pep talk from Sera I was back on my snap chat journey!  Sera is one of the nicest ladies you could have on your snap chat lists!

 

This cork beauty Paula @paulasbeautyblog has amazing products to display and great makeup tips!  Loves her smoothies and puts me to shame when I see how well she looks after skin with all the fab skin care products she owns!  Her facebook page is at Paulas Beauty Blog for those that want to see what I’m talking about!

@ajmakeup has to be one of my most motivational snap chatters for me! Not only is she great at all things beauty related but kick started me to try and eat clean and make healthier choices!  Her blog AJMakeup is full of beauty & lifestyle tips along with clean eating advice and also recently created a Facebook group called ‘The Clean Kitchen’ which is full of recipes from other people and great advice on where to start!  Also her snaps also give you a glimpse of her amazing apartment!! #wow

 

@aoifemcdonnelll has been so supportive of our blog and snapchat!  Aoife is a fantastic young lady that I have had the pleasure of doing makeup for a couple of times!  Her blog Aoifes Antics like ours is only a baby but keep your eyes out for her because she is a little gem and is going to go far!  So much product knowledge and her makeup skills are so good! Super proud of Aoife and thank you for always been supportive of us!!


Charlene Flanagan is an unreal makeup artist her snaps @charlenefmakeup of her doing her makeup will have you wanting to climb out of bed at midnight to slap on some makeup!  Such a lady and fab at her job.  Very informative with her snaps and is also getting married this year so looking forward to seeing her build up snaps to her big day!

@dianeeverttmua is a makeup artist from Waterford with the most amazing purple hair! Gosh would so love to be able to pull this look off!! Always showing how-to makeup demos and recently displayed some tan techniques with a paint roller!  See snapchat is super beneficial to us beauty junkies!  Go add her for great snaps or check out her page at Diane Everett Makeup 

 

Nicola is @sparkingbitch on snapchat but also is the owner of Buff & Blend, which is a makeup brush and lash brand!  Nicola is a makeup artist that took the plunge and went freelance then decided to create her own brush brand.  I think Nicola is going to be a #girlboss of 2016 her brand is on the rise and I can not wait to get my hands on some of her products at the Irish beauty show in March where Buff & Blend will have there own stand! So if you heading up there why not check her out!  Follow her snap chat to get loads of info on her lashes and brush collection!

 

Ah Tanya from @tany-rachel is a bubbly character that loves the chats on snap chat!  A great makeup artist and also has YouTube channel Tanya Rachel Makeup!  Such a lovely girl and her story about her little gold fish had me in a hoop! This just showed how caring this girl really is!

 

@sharonleavy from Behind Green Eyes is a character!  If your not on snap chat or you are and don’t know who Sharon Leavy is well your living in a bubble!  Sharon is my breakfast in the morning and tea at night!  Her stories are hilarious and her rants are even better! A stay at home mum of three gorgeous boys, she fills up my day with witty, funny and knowledgable stories!  You need to follow her!

Katrina from @katrinak2hair is the owner of said salon K2hair and mastermind behind Push-Makeup!  Her snaps are so funny and always full of positivity!  Her hair demos are amazing along with her makeup looks! I’ll be meeting Katrina in March when I’ll be attending her makeup and hair masterclass with the talented Amber Dean!  Super excited for this eeeek!!

 


Kayleigh from @kaylskreations is new to be but her nail art is so good!  So if you are looking for something a bit different from makeup well the Kayleigh is your girl for some fine nail inspiration! Her blog is KayleighsKreationblog.

 

Joyce from @makeumeupmua is another gorgeous lady that I love to watch!  Always gymming it and lots of beauty products to share!  Her latest makeup revolutions haul had me at hello! #makeupheaven!! Her facebook page is Make Me Up Mua

 

Lucy from @lbmakeup is recently new to me!  But the reason I’m sharing this is because this girl is only 16 and is a makeup maestro!  At 16 I hadn’t a clue what makeup even was nevermind applying it, but this young lady is unreal!  And Lucy will also be demoing at the Beauty Show for AYU Makeup!  Amazing!

@monstermakeupxx is so funny and always up for a laugh!  Her makeup is so good and flawless!  She has a great YouTube channel which is definitely worth checking out at Monstermakeupxx! And is currently lapping it up in Las Vegas not jealous at all!!

 

@fitznbitz is hilariously funny!  From rants about her sky dish to her fav lippy this girls stories will keep you on you toes! Also  youtuber check it out Fitznbitz!

 


Judi @judesmc OMG this girls hair is amazing and her lipstick collection, I want them all! A brow expert for Benefit Cosmetics hense brows always on fleek!! Love. her.snaps. Her facebook page is at Judes Law Blog

 


Laura from @laudempmakeup is a makeup artist from Waterford!  So talented and hard working, full of life on her snaps and genuinely comes across as a little gem!  Love her makeup and her banter on snap chat!  She makes me smile when I’m watching her chats! I sound like a weirdo but honestly she does! Also on YouTube at Laura Dempsey Makeup

 

Last but by no means least Jen from @toodollymakeup boy this girl has come a long way! This lady has gone from strength to strength within the last year!  Recently took part in a Rimmel competition, which she did exceptionally well!  Her snap chat makeup looks have caught the eye of many snapchatters and they are just getting better!  This girl needs a serious applause as she has built herself up to becoming one of Ireland’s best bloggers in my opinion, work hard play hard is my motto!! And not shy on the aul giveaways either!! Her blog Toodollymakeup and YouTube is here.
Okay so if you are still with me fair fecking play to you! Haha sorry for the long winded post but I really wanted to share with you my favourites and why!  I follow so many more but these are the ones that I prob tap on the most!

Go follow these ladies, these are all hard working and honest chicks!  Myself and Lisa Moore also snap and are @makeupbylisa & @lisabeth-86 if you fancy giving us a follow!


Thank you so much for getting this far!
Hope you have a great day X

Live Pretty Ladies!
Lisa D

The TMI TAG – Lisa M

Hi Everyone.

Lisa M here. So by now I’m sure you’ve all come across the TMI Tag doing the rounds on social media, mainly Snapchat. I thought I might have escaped being tagged but Lisa D nabbed me earlier this week when she posted hers. So now it’s my turn to answer the 50 intimate questions….Too Much Information!! Most people are answering theirs on Snapchat but as I’m still adamant I won’t talk on Snapchat I’ll be posting mine here. Also saving my story from being 1746378263746 seconds long!! So let’s get crackin’…..

 

1 – What are you wearing?

Right now I’m in old leggings and and old loose jumper cos I just put on some tan.

 

2 – Have you ever been in love?

Yes and still am, just got engaged at Christmas so feeling very loved up.

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3 – Have you ever had a terrible break-up?

Thankfully no.

 

4 – How tall are you?

5′ 7ish I think.

 

5 – How much do you weigh?

Too much……that’s all I’m sayin………

 

6 – Any tattoos?

No. I’m way too indecisive to pick something that will be inked on my body forever and ever!!

 

7- Any piercings?

I have a few different ones in my ears , lobes x 3, tragus and forward helix and I have the back of my neck done aswell.

 

8 – OTP?

Thomas Shelby, Peaky Blinders

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9 – Favourite show?

The Walking Dead, Peaky Blinders and Sons of Anarchy

 

10 – Favourite band?

The XX, Arctic Monkeys, QOTSA, Kasabian, Foals, Alt-J, Interpol, Blur, Nirvana, Royal Blood, Stone Roses, White Stripes……the list goes on and on and on…….

 

11 – Favourite song?

Toughest question ever and I don’t think I could pick one.

 

12 – Something you miss?

This one is really hard. There’s lots of people that I miss, places I miss and times in my life that I miss. But right now I suppose I miss my friends in Canada and Australia the most.

 

13 – How old are you?

29

 

14 – Starsign?

Gemini…and I am very much a typical gemini!!

 

15 – Quality you look for in a partner?

Sense of humour and kindness.

 

16 – Favourite quote?

“What’s for you won’t pass you” and ” What’s meant to be will always find it’s way”.

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17 – Favourite actor?

Christian Bale and Christopher Walken.

 

18 – Favourite colour?

All shades of pink and gold.

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19 – Loud or soft music?

Both.

 

20 – Where do you go when your sad?

To my sister, mam or boyfriend.

 

21 – How long does it take you to have a shower?

10-15 minutes if I’m washing my hair, 5 minutes if not.

 

22 – How long does it take you to get ready in the mornings?

Depends on what I have on that day. Anywhere between 10 minutes and half an hour.

 

23 – Ever been in a physical fight?

Nope I’m a lover not a fighter…..and I wouldn’t fight my way out of a paper bag!!

 

24 – Turn on?

 

Making me laugh!!

 

25 – Turn Off?

Arrogance!!

 

26 – The reason I joined Snapchat?

Curiosity to see what all the fuss was about. And I’m addicted now

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27 – Fears?

Heights and I have totally irrational fear of my house being broken into while I’m there.

 

28 – The last thing that made you cry?

A particularly bad bout of PMS…..EVERYTHING made me cry!!

 

29 – The last time you said you loved someone?

Today.

 

30 – Meaning behind your blog name?

LisasLivinPretty is a joint effort and the other half is Lisa D. We’re both Lisas and wanted to bring that into the blog name ♡

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31 – Last book you read?

The Girl On The Train, loved it.

 

32 – Current Book?

Not reading anything at present but I do have the Joe Wicks LeanIn15 cookbook on the go the past couple of weeks if that counts.

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33 – Last show you watched?

Making A Murderer.

 

34 – Last person you spoke to?

Jamie my boyfriend.

 

35 – The relationship between you and the last person you texted?

An old school friend who is organising a hen party for another friend!!

 

36 – Favourite food?

Pizza, all day everyday!! And chocolate……chocolate pizza!!

 

37 – Places you want to visit?

Space!! I’d love to do a driving trip across America, New Orleans, San Francisco, Seattle and seeing all the “off the beaten track” towns.

 

38 – Last place you were?

London with my mam and sister.

 

39 – Do you have a crush?

Yes, lots of them.

 

40 – Last time you kissed someone?

Today.

 

41 – Last time I was insulted?

A few minutes ago with my boyfriend making up smart answers for these questions for me…

 

42 – Favourite flavour of sweet?

I always go for the red and purple ones first!!

 

43 – What instruments do you play?

I learned the keyboard when I was younger and Jamie taught me a few chords on guitar/bass but I’m useless at them all. I went for Piano lessons a couple of years ago but gave up too quickly 😦

 

44 – Favourite piece of jewellery?

My brand spanking new engagement ring…

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45 – Last sport you played?

That’s funny…..

 

46 – Last song you sang?

A song my nieces made up that they sing all the time about their daddy turning 40.

 

47 – Favourite chat-up line?

Do you come here often?

 

48 – Have you ever used it?

Nope!

 

49 – Last person you hung out with?

Jamie.

 

50 – Who should be next to answer these 50 questions?

I think everyone I would nominate has done it already so I’m happy to leave it at that. But maybe I could ask if you don’t already follow us on Snapchat you could pop over and give us some love. You’ll find us at @lisabeth-86 and @makeupbylisa.

 

I hope you enjoyed my TMI , it was tougher than I thought and I might have learned one or two things about myself.

 

Until next time,

Live Pretty xx

Christmas Stocking Fillers Under €20

  
Hello Everyone,

So this is my last gift guide before the big man himself comes and we get to have a nice relaxing break filled with food, drink and some family quality time!  But if you are still struggling for those last minute stocking fillers just to add to an already amazing gift well feast your eyes on these!

Let’s start with this amazing book my one of my favourite youtubers Sinead Caddy aka The Makeup Chair!  Sinead launched her beauty hand book, which is filled with fabulous looks with step by step guides, tips & tricks and lots of other beauty info!

 

So if you have a young daughter that loves all things makeup well this could be a nice little gift for her! It’s priced at €14.95 but currently Cloud10beauty have 20% off so you can pick it up for €11.96, so grab it quick!  

As per usually I have to mention Penneys, I just can’t escape their budget friendly items!!

Pendant Necklace €4, Pearl Bead Bangles €3, Beanie Hat €4, Scarf €9

Their accessories are second to none!  You can pick up fabulous pieces along with winter essentials, they have so many items to choose from and you will no doubt find something to bulk up that stocking!  But if you are still struggling to figure out what to buy, don’t forget that you can also pick a voucher in-store which is perfect, everyone loves a voucher!    

Now I suppose it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t through in a gift for him, so I was browsing through Cloud10beauty and found that they have a great range of skincare for men, which will save us from hiding ours!  Because let’s get real ladies, men secretly use our’s and think we don’t notice, who are they kidding, do they not realise how precious our skincare is to us, of course we are going to notice a big chunk gone out of our favourite moisturiser!   

 

This Nip + Man Power Skin Set is perfect for him it contains a scrubbing facial wash and daily Power Moisturiser, this will leave the man in your life with smooth and cleansed skin, which will take him away from using yours!  

Have a look at this amazing beauty website  Cloud10beauty.com it is jam packed with beauty must-haves that it makes a one-stop shop for all your beauty essentials!  Definitely worth a visit! 
  
Last but not least, if you are super busy with work or just not getting the time to get around to all the shops why not pick up an All 4 One Voucher these are just perfect, you can use them in almost any store and saves you a mountain of time having to scope the shops for a stocking filler!  

  
You can purchase these in your local An Post office!  

That’s my last post done until after Christmas everyone, I hope I have given you a little help in the gift department the last couple of weeks!  I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thanks so much for your support since starting our blog it’s much appriciated, until Next Year ladies!

Live Pretty xx

Lisa D xx

Christmas Party Look!

  

Hello Ladies!!

Yeahhhh it’s Christmas Party season and we all know what that means, new festive styles, shops been hit hard looking for that special outfit that is going to make you look drop dead gorgeous, bank balance at an all time low, well fear not as I have found some nice little pieces for you to through your eye over and not only that I will show you a makeup inspo look to match! Tadahhh!! 

First up has to be from Penneys Christmas Party Look! Penneys is totally in the game when it comes to bang on trend style, there pieces would give the likes of other well known brands a run for their money!! 

Jacket €40, Top €10, Skirt €12, Shoes €23

This look is my favourite! Totally up my ally with the leather skirt which is such a statement piece in itself!  

Next up is a gorgeous Playsuit from Topshop, now I know these can be quite complicating when we get a few beverages into us, but hey that’s what friends are for right?!!   

Topshop Playsuit €98 , Heels €18 , Clutch €10 both Penneys

The Playsuit is quite expensive so this is why I choose the heels and clutch from Penneys, just to show that you can overindulge in one item but save in another!! 

Next up is from Dorethy Perkins !  Of course I had to feature a LBD but this one is with sequins!  Definitely a party show stopper that can be easily accessoried with just a simple black heel!  
 

Dress €45, Heels €29,
 
  

Now to choose a makeup look for your Christmas night!  Well to be honest you cannot go wrong with a classic red lip!  It’s classy, elegant and compliments any outfit! My favourite combo has to be Mac Cosmetics Cherry lip liner paired with Russian Red lipstick!  On the eyes I wore a nude/gold shade on the lid and smoked it out using shades of browns, underneath I applied a brown kohl pencil and smudged it out using a flat head brush with a soft brown shadow to help blend it out!  

  
  

That’s it from me ladies, hope you all have a fab weekend and have a ball at all the parties you get to attend!  

Until next time ladies! 

Live pretty x

Lisa D x

Christmas Gift Guide – Under €20

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Hi Lovelies,

Hope you all had a lovely weekend and didn’t get blown away in all that wind and rain!! We’ve been keeping busy getting ready for Christmas and doing a little bit of shopping for gifts. And here we are, it’s that time of the week again,….time to look at this weeks Christmas gift idea.

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Many of you will have heard of Chocolate Box jewellery before. With over 8,000 followers on Facebook this little jewellery business is really taking off and it’s easy to see why. This jewellery is absolutely beautiful with many of the pieces being victorian inspired. I have never seen such a choice of colours before , there is every colour and shade of gem stone you could imagine. This makes finding the right pieces of jewellery to compliment a special outfit a doddle. We think the massive selection of earrings are to die for but there’s also pendants, rings and bracelets in the collection. You will even find pocketwatches, tie pins and cufflinks for the man in your life……that’s pops sorted then! We also know one or two brides who wore stunning chocolate box pieces on their big day!!

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From a small pair of stud earrings to the most elaborate statement neckpiece there is something at Chocolate Box to fit every budget, keeping in mind our €20 guide.

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Angela Burns is the woman behind Chocolate Box and her showroom and studio is based in Rhode, Co.Offaly. When you walk into her showroom it’s definitely like Aladdins cave, with all the jewellery laid out prettily to browse. You could spend hours there admiring everything, especially if you’re a magpie like us.

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One thing we love about Chocolate Box is their generosity, Angela really looks after her customers!! Every Chocolate Box customer gets to pick their very own pair of earrings to take away…..for free!! Now if that isn’t a reason to do some Christmas shopping there I don’t know what is. We know it’s tough out there these days for small businesses and freebies are few and far between so for Angela to gift all her customers with a pair of earrings really is lovely.

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You will find Chocolate Box on Facebook where there is daily competitions for some fabulous prizes if you’re feeling lucky!! I will leave a link to the page below and you can also find the contact details here..Happy Shopping.

https://www.facebook.com/Chocolate-Box-Jewellery-by-Angela-Burns-620633947977638/?fref=ts

Until next time,

 

Live Pretty,

 

Lisa M xx