Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Turning Over A New Leaf: Facebook

Hey Everyone,
my Facebook account has pretty much gone neglected up until now...From now on I am going to be trying harder at keeping it up to date and posting there as well as twitter. I will still be using twitter just as much but I also would like to update my Facebook for those that use it also!

If you would like to Like my Facebook Page you can do so HERE! If you have a page please do leave me your Links and I will like them also!

Monday, 30 December 2013

My Christmas

Hey Everyone,
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Some of you might know I was in London for most of Christmas this year, so now I'm back I thought I would share with you some of my pics of my Christmas this year! 
/Willow&Clo Christmas Party/ Tea and Cake at Marker Hotel/ Marker Hotel/ Making Cake Pop's With Chloe/ Christmas Lights on Wicklow Street/ Christmas Tree In London/ Celebrations/Me and Sarah Catching Up In London/My Christmas Jumper From Missi Clothing/

The Christmas Jumper was kindly given to me by Missi Clothing a British wholesalers and manufacturers, I thought it was so cute. You can find them on Facebook and Twitter!

If you are interested in seeing what I got for Christmas just let me know and I will also do a haul post!

*Not A Sponsored Post! I mentioned Missi Clothing because I like the Jumper that they gifted me!

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Hope You're All Having A Merry Christmas!

Hey Everyone, 
I just wanted to say a quick belated Happy Christmas! I hope you are all enjoying the festive period and that Santa treated you all well! 
Lots of love,

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Happy Blog Birthday

Hey Everyone,
I can hardly believe I have been blogging for three years and today is Love, Life and Makeup's 2nd Birthday! 
I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who reads my blog and to the other bloggers who make this a lovely community to be a part of! x

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Create Your Own Manicure This Festive Season

Hey Everyone,
we're in the middle of the party season and with festive nail art being so popular at the moment I thought I would share with you my favourite products to create your own manicure:

1. Base Coat:
I always like to use a base coat as I find it helps the polish stay longer and also smoothes and perfects the nail before applying nail polish. This recovery base coat for brittle nails is perfect to keep your nails strong and cared for.

2. Top Coat:
A top coat will also help with the longevity of your nail art, and smooth the appearance of the nail. This brilliance high gloss top coat will make sure your nails are looking there best.

3. Quick Dry:
Nail art can be seriously time consuming as you have to wait for each colour to dry before apply the next but with this 60 second drying quick dry solution you don't have to wait long before completing your design.

4. Emery Boards:
Filing your nails before you start your manicure will perfect the shape and appearance of your nail. These 280 grit for normal nails emery board will help you to easily shape your nails.

5. Dotting Tool:
If you have never created nail art before this dotting tool is a great solution to creating pretty designs quickly and easily.

6. Coloured Nail Polish:
There is a great Professional range of nail polish from Jessica with smaller extra fine brushes to help you create your nail art with precision. There are so many colours to choose from and help you create the perfect festive manicure.

I have linked all the products above in case you are interested in them, and they are all available online at Gerrard International. Also if you can't create your own manicure why not find your nearest manicure salon online.

Have you created your own nail art recently?

*Sponsored post Disclaimer in Side Bar

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Christmas Gift Guide: For Her

Hey Everyone,
if you are looking for last minute presents here is my 'Gift Guide For Her':
1. Clarisonic:
This is the perfect gift for a girl obsessed with skincare. This form of cleansing has become increasingly popular of late and the new Mia2 is no exception. This is definitely something I will be saving for next year. 

2. Willow&Clo Jewellery Set:
What girl doesn't want a beautiful piece of jewellery for christmas, and with thirteen stunning sets to choose from Willow&Clo has something for everyone.

3. Body Shop Gift Sets:
The Body Shop is really leading the way in beautiful Gift Sets, whether its for someone who loves beauty products or someone who deserves to be pampered The Body Shop has something for everyone. I especially love This Snowman Set containing both a body butter and scrub as well as this  
Smokey Rose Set which I recently went back and picked up as a present for a member of my family. The Body Shop is also great for all budgets! 

4. Handbag:
A handbag can be a risky option as there is so many to choose from and it can depend on the style of the person you are buying for, but its also a guaranteed winner. Fushia is so on trend at the moment, although it will take a true fashionista to pull this Mulberry Bag off! 

5. Clothes:
Are a brilliant option for a woman, just make sure you know there size to avoid insult. If you are really worried there is always the gift card option. I picked this Pink BlouseFluffy Jumper and Blue Dress as I think they are three options that would suit a range of ages and styles! 

What have you asked for this Christmas?

Monday, 16 December 2013

Gift Guide: Food Gifts - Fudge

Hey Everyone,
this weekend I went home to Kerry to give my family their presents early as I'm spending Christmas in London this year.

As a nice last minute little touch and after seeing the food gifts series on Sorted Food I thought I would make some fudge. I especially had one family member in mind as I had made her a hamper with some foods and beauty products, although I ended up making more for everyone else as well.
Check out Sorted Food for more food gift videos. I'll also insert the video below for you, encase you want to attempt this amazing fudge...

What Food Gift Would You Like To Receive? 

Monday, 9 December 2013

Christmas Gift Guide: Wrapping Presents

Hey Everyone,
last year I shared with you how I wrapped my presents along with a little DIY and so this year I thought I'd share how I wrapped a hamper (Hamper Gift Guide HERE!) as well as some images I found on Pinterest to give inspiration for wrapping your presents...

Last week I posted my Gift Guide idea for a Christmas Hamper, so I thought I would show you what it looked like after I had wrapped it. It was really simple to do and I think it makes a lovely present. I lined the basket with tissue paper and filled it with the presents wrapped in two different types of paper. For cylindrical objects I tied twine into a bow at the top to make a half cracker like effect.

I then went searching on Pinterest for some wrapping inspiration for you...

Photograph Tags:
This is such a sweet Idea... Instead of writing names on presents you could attach a photograph of the person or of yourself and the person the gift is for, so they know who it is from.

Leaves and Brown Paper:
You don't have to stick to shop brought gift tags, making your own can be lovely and why not decorate with some festive holly or foliage

Knitted Wrapping:
This is definitely one for the creative, such an amazing alternative to using loads of paper. You could even make a scarf to wrap the present in, a two in one gift.

Paint Splash:
Have fun with your wrapping, getting a roll of cheap brown paper and decorating it with paint or pens is a unique way to stand out from the crowd. It would be especially cute if your children decorated it for other members of the family, so meaningful and a fun job for them to do also. 

Unique Gift Tags:
A few sprigs and twigs from a tree attached to a name tag can be really beautiful and simple ways to tag and decorate a present. Especially if it is from a Christmas tree (they smell amazing also), watch out for the pines though... ouch!

Ornament Tags:
Last but not least is using tree ornaments as tags you could even write the year and the persons name on the ornament to be re-used and something to remind them of you next year when it gets hung on the tree!

How will you be wrapping your presents this year?

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Christmas Gift Guide: For Him

Hey Everyone,
one of the most common things I hear in the run up to Christmas from friends is that they don't know what to get the men in their lives. I thought I would try and give some inspiration with my 'Gift Guide For Him':

1. PS4:
The talk of the season, however the most pricey present on the list. Last time I check this was pretty much sold out everywhere unless you were one of the lucky ones that pre-ordered it. There is always the option of ordering it anyway and giving them a gift of a game so they know it is on its way.

2. Skincare/Grooming Kits:
This is a such a unique idea, to make up a grooming kit with all their favorites from hair gel to aftershave. If you know someone who is into skincare this could also be a great gift otherwise you could introduce them to it with minis (Boots have a great selection). I love Sapien Men, its Organic and Vegan. It also has a great range and with masculine packaging you really can't go wrong! 

3. DVDs:
Everyone loves to receive some DVD's in their stocking from Santy. Maybe there is a film he wanted to see but missed in the cinema, or that he just wanted to add to his collection. Pacific Rim, World War Z, and Man Of Steel were all popular this year!

4. Foodie:
They say the way to a man's heart is through his belly so why not gift him one of the amazing food gift sets out this year. I love both this Jamie Oliver Set and The Guinness Steak Set, whats even better is he has no excuse not to be cooking up a storm once Christmas is over. 

5. Clothing:
Finally on my 'Gift Guide For Him' is Clothing. He can never have too many clothes, and it's your chance to give him something you like. I would say if you are going to buy clothes make sure its something he will feel comfortable in, from previous experience I can honestly say he won't wear it if he doesn't. T-shirts are always great because they can be styled in his own way like this Stripey Top. This Blue Shirt  is super cool and great for the festive season, as you never know when a last minute night out might happen. Lastly there's always the option of a cute or stylish Christmas Jumper like this Reindeer one from Topman.

What are you getting the men in your life this year?

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