Alternative Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

posted on 4 February 2017 at 8:49 am by

Lisa Angel Alternative Valentine's Day

February 14th is right around the corner, but what do you do if you’re not into all that mushy stuff? Well, don’t you worry; we here at Lisa Angel have come up with some fab alternative Valentine’s day ideas and gifts for celebrating the day of Cupid with your pals or partner in a way that isn’t so lovey dovey…

Girls Night In

No one understands you like your friends, so invite over your single ladies and get mixing some tasty cocktails while you gossip and reminisce over lost loves and girl power.

Try the Parisian Cocktails Book if you’re stuck for drink and snack ideas for your alternative Valentine’s day… my personal favourite is the Gin Gimlet: a seriously tasty green tipple! Pair that with a cooling Oh K! Face Mask and you’re all set for a night in of pals and pampering.

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Engraved friendships mason jar
Oh K Panda Face mask
Oh K Nail Files

Parisian Cocktails Book | Personalised ‘Friendships Are Built On’ Mason Jar | Oh K! Panda Face Fibre Face MaskOh K! Nail File Duo

Valentine’s Gifts for Friends

Don’t miss the opportunity to give out gifts this Valentine’s Day, even if you’re not in the mood for dancin’ and romancin’! Everyone loves receiving little presents, so grab a few special bits and pieces for those fabulous friends in your life. We’ve handpicked some of our unique jewellery and accessories that we’re sure your friends will adore…

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Puzzle piece necklace in silver
Friendships quote hip flask
Anti-Valentine's Keyrings

Heart Shaped Hands Necklace in SilverSilver Puzzle Pieces NecklaceGrey Constellation Hip FlaskEngraved Wooden Keyring

Alternative Valentine’s Gifts for Him

Guys can be tricky to buy Valentine’s gifts for; wine and chocolates may be enough for some, but others might be interested in something a little more alternative! So if you can’t decide what to buy him for Valentine’s Day, take a look at our selection of unusual gift ideas for him.

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Engraved shot glass for him
White wooden light box
Light box letters

House of Disaster Grey Ombre Origami Dinosaur MugPersonalised Heart & Arrow Shot GlassLong White Wooden LED Light Box with LettersPack of 85 Black Spray Paint Stencil Letters

Alternative Valentine’s Gifts for Her

Not all girls want teddy bears and flowers every February 14th. Try getting inventive with your gift giving this year and go for something that’ll mean more than your typical type of present! Photo frames for special pictures, personalised hanging terrariums, and diaries for writing down a memory each day in would make perfect alternative Valentine’ day gifts for the lady in your life that likes things a little more on the quirky side.

Personalised hanging terrarium
Personalised Compact Mirror
One line a day memory book
Hanging brass photo frame

Personalised Sass & Belle Black Hanging TerrariumPersonalised ‘I Love Your Face’ Compact Mirror | ‘One Line a Day’ Memory BookSmall Square Hanging Brass Photo Frame

Celebrate Love Your Way

Valentine’s Day is a great reason to celebrate all of the love we have in our lives, whether it’s love for partners, friends, or simply those close to us… so why not take the alternative gift route this year and give unique gifts that they’ll remember forever! We promise our huge range of alternative Valentine’s gift ideas will have you inspired in no time.

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Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Her

posted on 2 February 2017 at 10:01 am by

 

Looking for gifts that are all about the romance?

Sweep your girl off her feet with a heartfelt gesture that is full of V-Day romance! Personalised jewellery pieces created just for her by our in-house creative team, or luxurious bath time treats are sure way to make her feel special…

Personalised Oval Locket Necklace

Little Box of Love Bath Ballotin Box

Personalised Sterling Silver Interlocking Hearts Bracelet

Handmade Nugget Pearl Bracelet with Personalised Double Discs

How about a super sweet gift for ‘The Quirky Girl’?

Approach Valentine’s Day at a different angle with our cute and colourful selection of gifts with a cheeky twist. Whether she is a cat lady at heart, or a lover of unique jewellery, our personalised and profound selection will let her know that you really do listen! 😉

‘One in a Melon’ A4 Art Print

House of Disaster Meow Make Up Bag

Purple Ball Stud Earrings

Personalised Acrylic Bunting Name Necklace

 

Or luxurious pieces for ‘The Minimalist’?

If your lady is a lover of understated and simple styling, then these gifts are sure to appease her minimalist mindset. But, don’t fret! Minimal as they may be, these items are all personalisable and sure to bring the Valentine’s Day love! Create sweet messages on the long length light box, or send a love note on the high-quality jewellery pieces with hand-stamped wording.

Double Horizontal Bar Necklace

Engraved Secret Message Bar Necklace

Personalised Grey Super Soft Lambswool Scarf

A Little Lovely Company A5 Long 2 Line LED Light Box

Still can’t decide what to get your lady? Check out our Valentine’s gifts for her page for more gifting ideas!

Happy Valentines, everyone!

Lisa Angel Jewellery and Accessories

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Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Him

posted on 2 February 2017 at 9:28 am by

Lisa Angel Valentine's Gifts for Him

Buying the right gift for your guy can be difficult, but Lisa Angel is here to help you choose the perfect present for the lucky man in your life! Whether he’s the man of the house, a party animal, or a fashion forward fella, we’ve handpicked some top Valentine’s day gift ideas for him that will have your man falling in love with you all over again…

Valentine’s Gift Ideas for… The Man of the House

Is your guy house proud? We have some fantastic homeware accessories in our range of gifts for the home, including on-trend light boxes, personalised glasses, and stylish wall prints.

Lisa Angel Light Boxes

Tutti and Co 'Sunshine' Tree
Lisa Angel Bright Cider Life Mason Jar

 Light Boxes and LettersTutti & Co ‘You Are My Sunshine’ Print‘Bright Cider Life’ Mason Jar

Valentine’s Gift Ideas for… The Party Animal

Treat your man to some seriously stylish kitchenware and bar accessories this Valentine’s day, and give him a chance to show off his skills. Party animals will go wild over our range of drink accessories and hipflasks, and we’re personalising these gifts for him with skillful machine engraved details to make them all the more special.

Personalised Gold Cocktail Shaker
Personalised Matt Black Stainless Steel Hip Flask

Personalised Antiqued Gold Cocktail ShakerPersonalised Matt Black Stainless Steel Hip Flask

Valentine’s Gift Ideas for… The Fashion Forward Fellow

If your guy likes to look good then you’re in luck; we have a huge range of bracelets, necklaces, cufflinks, watches and more for your man to wear with any look, any occasion.

Many of our stylish pieces of men’s jewellery can be personalised with machine engraved and hand-stamped messages, names and initials, turning each piece into a top sentimental accessory to be treasured.

Men's Trigger Happy Bracelets
Men's Personalised Bar Necklace
Personalised Men's Gold Bar Bangle
Personalised Men's Bar Bangle

Men’s ‘Trigger Happy’ Leather Bracelet in Black |  Men’s ‘Trigger Happy’ Leather Bracelet in BrownMen’s Personalised Brushed Bar NecklacePersonalised Men’s Brushed Bar Bangle

With all of this and more inspiration on our site, there’s no way you’ll be struggling on what to get your man this Valentine’s Day… great gifts and perfect presents for him are just a click away.

Visit our Valentine’s Gifts for Him page for even more gift ideas!

Lisa Angel Jewellery and Accessories

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Trick or treat: Halloween Giveaway

posted on 31 October 2016 at 11:27 am by

Happy Halloween!

It’s the night of ghosties and ghouls so we’re giving you the chance to win this spooky Halloween treat! But, you’ve got to be quick, it’s for 24 witching hours only (entries close 2pm 01/11/2016)

Prizes include:
1 x A4 Black Wooden LED Light Box with Letters
1 x A Little Lovely Company 85 Celebration Symbols for LED Light Boxes

Halloween light box giveaway

How to enter

Simply comment below with your instagram or twitter usernames for your chance to win! Don’t have either of those? Don’t worry! Just comment below and make sure you check back here at 5pm tomorrow (01/11/16) where we’ll announce the winner!

Ts & Cs

1. By entering our Trick or Treat Halloween Giveaway you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.
2. This competition is open to residents of the UK and the rest of the world aged 18 years or older. Employees of Lisa Angel and anyone professionally connected to Lisa Angel are excluded from entering this competition.
3. No purchase is necessary to enter. Any purchases made will not increase chances of winning.
4. You can enter the promotion from 2pm GMT 31st October 2016 until 2pm GMT 1st November 2016.
5. Entries are to be made in the comments of this blog post.
6. Entering the above information, you give permission for us to hold your details.
7. Only one entry per person. Duplicate entries will be excluded.
8. Prizes in the bundle are 1 x A4 Black Wooden LED Light Box with Letters and 1 x A Little Lovely Company 85 Celebration Symbols for LED Light Boxes
9. All prizes included in the bundle non-refundable, non-negotiable and non-transferable.
10. There will be one winner who will be chosen randomly from the entries we receive in the comments below. The winning comment will be replied to directly and the winner will be contacted on either Twitter or Instagram should this information be left. If the winner does not leave these details only their comment on the post will be replied to, so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won.
11. If the winner does not respond within 14 days of being emailed, another winner will be chosen randomly from the entries.
12. We aim to dispatch the prizes as soon as we can (within 1-2 days of the winner redeeming their prize and providing postal details) but there can be a delay in busy periods.
13. Should the prize advertised not be available, we will offer you an alternative prize of equal or greater value.
14. Bulk or automated entries, using identities other than your own or masking your identity and other processes deemed to be cheating to gain multiple entries will not be accepted.
15. Lisa Angel reserve the right to cancel, modify or suspend this promotion and refuse entry to individuals deemed to be cheating.
16. In the event of any dispute, our decision is final.
17. Promoter: Lisa Angel Limited, registered company #06980420, registered address: Unit 17, Wendover Road, Rackheath Industrial Estate, Norwich NR13 6LH

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Lisa Angel: Made in the UK

posted on 15 August 2016 at 9:00 am by

Made in The UK Banner

Made in England

Here at Lisa Angel we are all about supporting the UK industry and making sure the products we create and put out to our customers are made in Britain. We work closely with our local factories and printers to transform our in-house designs into British products which are ethically sourced and environmentally friendly, as well as appealing to the eye! Our in-house made wooden and acrylic jewellery and homeware ranges, as well as our unique handmade jewellery, are all created, crafted and completed by our amazing team at Lisa Angel HQ in the UK.

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Thank you for all of your support in shopping local and buying from Lisa Angel.

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Made in The UK Giveaway

If you would like a chance of winning this little package of Made in The UK treats, comment below with your Twitter or Instagram name and you might just be in luck! Ends Sunday 28th August – hurry hurry!

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Sterling Silver Jewellery

posted on 13 August 2016 at 9:48 am by

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If you love your jewellery as much as we love ours, then you’ll know that seeing a favourite piece start to tarnish can be heart breaking. That well-loved ring from your sister is looking mottled and dull, and no amount of rubbing is getting it any shinier… The solution? Sterling silver jewellery.

Sterling Silver Jewellery

Bar and Cord BraceletInfinity NecklaceGrey Freshwater Pearl Stud EarringsArrow Toe or Midi RingOpen Heart RingInfinity Symbol RingStars Spinning Ring

What’s So Special about Sterling Silver?

Sterling silver consists of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other alloys, such as copper, to make it more durable, as silver on its own is incredibly soft! The high silver content in sterling silver means that tarnishing is almost non-existent, so no brassy sheen and dark smudges will appear to ruin your jewellery for a very long time… if you take care of it properly!

Sterling Silver Care

Sterling silver jewellery remains incredibly popular due to its high quality and seriously long-lasting shine, but, like everything, time can take its toll if you don’t look after it. Sterling silver jewellery needs your help to stay looking fabulous.

Try to avoid getting your jewellery in direct contact with any chemicals. That means taking your sterling silver rings off before you go applying your daily moisturiser! Perfumes aren’t a friend of 925 sterling silver either, so make sure you’re not wearing any necklaces or bracelets as you spritz on your favourite scent. All of your lotions and potions will have an effect on your jewellery, so don’t slip on your treasured pieces until your skin is dry after your beauty regimes.

Lisa Angel Sterling Silver Spinning Ring

Heart Spinning Ring

Being made up of mostly pure silver makes sterling silver a very special material, and special materials require special care. If your sterling silver jewellery stays out for too long, it can start to tarnish or oxidise, so if you’re not wearing it then we advise popping it into an air tight bag!

Lost its shine? Polishing to the Rescue!

If your silver jewellery is looking a little lacklustre after being left out for too long, or worn too often on holiday and getting covered in sun cream, there are things you can do to bring back that gorgeous shine.

Polishing Cloth

Stars Spinning Ring

Silver polishing cloths used gently will get your pieces looking brilliant again, and good news: even the natural oils in your skin will help keep your jewellery clean! Sterling silver jewellery is made to be worn, so put on pieces and let your skin do the work.

Hypoallergenic Jewellery

Everyone’s skin is different, and unfortunately this means that not everyone can wear all types of jewellery. A lot of metals, such as nickel, can cause allergic reactions for some people, turning a fun jewellery shopping trip into a disheartening one. Where possible, our jewellery is 100% nickel free or meets the UK guidelines for nickel content, so you shouldn’t have any problems with our jewellery! One of the fabulous things about sterling silver jewellery is its hypoallergenic quality. This means that it causes no allergic reactions! No rashes, no bumps, no red itchy skin. Sterling Silver jewellery will leave sensitive skin smooth and happy.

Sterling Silver Rings
Sterling Silver Bangle
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Hammered Effect Spinning RingGeometric Bar BangleCrossover Curve Ring

Do your ears get hot when you slip in a pair of fashion studs? Try some of our sterling silver earrings! Here at Lisa Angel we make sure our earrings have sterling silver posts wherever possible, so if you’re prone to metal allergies these hypoallergenic earrings will be kind to your sensitive ears.­

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Round Textured Stud EarringsHammered Circle Stud Earrings

Styling Sterling Silver Jewellery

One of the best things about jewellery made from sterling silver is how easy it is to wear with literally anything. Silver is a timeless classic that works brilliantly with any colour and pattern; keep it simple and summery with delicate pieces like toe rings, make a statement with chunky pieces and patterns, or finish a casual outfit with a subtle pendant accessory. This jewellery works with everything.

Sterling Silver Toe Ring
Lisa Angel Sterling Silver Spinning Ring
Men's Personalised Sterling Silver Necklace

Heart Toe or Midi RingMixed Metal and Pearl Spinning RingMen’s Leather Cord and Hook Necklace

You’ll find that your sterling silver jewellery will work styled with just about anything.

Personalised Sterling Silver Jewellery

Want to make your jewellery even more special? Lisa Angel offers a range of personalised sterling silver jewellery, turning high quality jewellery into heartfelt high quality jewellery! A gift to be treasured or a fabulous treat to yourself, personalised sterling silver jewellery will never disappoint.

Sterling Silver Infinity Necklace
Men's Personalised Cord Bracelet
Sterling Silver Personalised Toggle Necklace

Personalised Infinity NecklaceMen’s Cord Bracelet with Disc CharmToggle Necklace

Handmade Sterling Silver Jewellery

We here at Lisa Angel take pride in providing you guys with the best quality jewellery, and our range of handmade pieces are no exception. Put together carefully by our skilled jewellery team, all of our sterling silver handmade jewellery is crafted with care, and it shows! We have a gorgeous range of sterling silver chains for you to choose from when it comes to creating a bespoke necklace, and the tiny stamped 925 on each and every clasp, chain, jump ring and toggle of our handmade jewellery shows you that you’ve bought the real deal.

Sterling Silver Chains
Sterling Silver Personalised Bar Necklace
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Silver Dipped Bar Necklace

Personalised Sterling Silver Interlocking Hearts Necklace

Multi Heart Outline Necklace

We think nothing beats sterling silver jewellery, and your skin agrees! So have a browse through our range of sterling silver jewellery now and see for yourself how many beautiful high quality bracelets, necklaces, bangles, rings, and anklets you can get for a fab price at Lisa Angel.

Lisa Angel Jewellery and Accessories

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Behind the Scenes: Personalised Scarves

posted on 6 August 2016 at 12:24 pm by

Lisa Angel Personalised Scarves
It’s about time we introduced you to our delightful new range of personalised scarves! You may have seen the designs popping up on the site and we can already tell that you seem to love them as much as we do. Here at Lisa Angel HQ we are always thinking of new ways to create the most personal and precious gifts for you to give or receive (a treat for yourself is always necessary!) and these custom scarves are all designed by our creative team and finished here in the UK just for you.

The Process

To create our personalised and monogrammed scarves we use a select range of vinyl textile film in block colours and metallics to create your bespoke order.

Lisa Angel Vinyl Rolls

Lisa Angel Personalised Scarves

Firstly, your personalisation is inputted into our computer system by an LA creative and then sent to the printer where it will be cut into the surface of the vinyl.

The surrounding vinyl is then removed to reveal your pretty personalisation on the vinyls film backing.

Lisa Angel Personalised Scarves

The film is then delicately hand placed face down onto the surface of your scarf to create the design layout from your order.

Your scarf is then placed into the heat press where the material is sandwiched between two plates of 155° heat which allows the vinyl to bond with the scarf.

Lisa Angel Personalised Scarf

The film backing is then peeled off to reveal your Lisa Angel design in place – pretty special, right?

Voilà – your scarf is done!

Check out some of our exclusive designs below:

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IT Support Engineer Job vacancy

posted on 13 June 2016 at 2:31 pm by

IT Support Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to join the technical team at Lisa Angel Limited supporting the rapid growth of our ecommerce business.

As an IT support engineer your primary role will be providing support to all of our lovely staff including; office staff, warehouse teams and in our shops too.  You’ll be troubleshooting a wide array of technology including; PCs, Macs, Laptops and Tablets, Servers, Printers running both external applications and our own in-house systems.

As well as providing support, you’ll be managing our inventory of equipment and setting up new equipment helping to deploy in-house systems throughout the company.  You’ll also help to select new equipment and software as required.

You’ll get involved in expanding the company’s network infrastructure with new technologies and servers.

You’ll be working closely with the web development team, providing user feedback on system usage and reporting bugs and ensuring they get fixed.  You’ll also be able to get involved in bug testing new code releases.

There’s also a chance to get involved with our website and systems cloud infrastructure.

You should have experience with:

  • Installing and configuring computer networks, hardware and software
  • Troubleshooting and fixing system and network problems
  • Diagnosing and solving hardware or software faults

Software/OS:

Windows (desktop + server inc active directory), MacOS, Android, IOS, Linux
MS Office, Adobe CS, Spiceworks

You might also have experience with:

Apache, Litespeed, MySQL, Google Cloud Platform, PHP, VOIP

As well as knowing your stuff, you’ll be dedicated and hard working with a friendly and approachable manner.  You’ll be someone looking for a long term position where you can grow with the company.

This is a new role, so you have the opportunity to help shape our IT infrastructure.

The role will be 40 hours a week and is likely to include weekends.  You will need a driving licence and your own transport in order to provide support to our stores in Norwich city centre.

Join our team and enjoy:

  • An awesome working environment with a super friendly team
  • Discount on our entire product range
  • Work with and help introduce latest technologies

Please send cv and covering letter to scott@lisaangel.co.uk.  No recruitment companies, please.

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Web Developer Norwich Job Vacancy

posted on 14 April 2016 at 11:58 am by
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$you = new LisaAngelDeveloper('your name');

if($you->areInterested() && $you->haveTheSkills()){
  $impress_us = $you->haveMoreSkills();
  $you->apply();
}

class LisaAngelDeveloper extends Developer {
  var $name;
  var $salary;
  var $hours;
 
  public function __construct($name){
    $this->name = $name;
    $this->salary = 'depends_on_skils_and_experience';
    $this->hours = '40 hours per week - Monday to Friday';
  }
 
  public function areInterested(){
    /* 
    Lisa Angel are looking for a talented developer to join the in-house development team in Norwich.
    We’re looking for a web developer with a strong frontend skill set but with a good understanding of backend technologies.
    You’ll be working on our ecommerce website as well as a number of other exciting projects.
    This role is ideal for a frontend developer who’s looking to expand their skill set with some backend development, or someone who’s already experienced in front and backend development.
    */
    return true;
  }
 
  public function haveTheSkills(){
   /*
   You’ll have at least 2-3 years professional experience working with HTML, CSS and JavaScript/jQuery for web, email and mobile and be proficient in PHP and MySQL.
   Immaculate attention to detail
   A hard working attitude
   A keen interest in emerging web trends and technologies
   Abilities to follow instructions perfectly
   */
   return true;
  }
 
  public function haveMoreSkills(){
    /*
    If you really want to impress us, you’ll have some experience with:
    Web Services/APIs (JSON, XML etc)
    Git (or other version control)
    SEO
    Adobe Illustrator
    */
    return true;
  }
 
  public function apply(){
    /*
    Send your application to scott@lisaangel.co.uk with covering letter, CV and some examples of projects that you have worked on.
    If we think you're a potential fit, we will send you a short challenge to complete.
    */
  }
 
}

 

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Norwich Jobs – Freelance Photographer

posted on 1 April 2016 at 2:29 pm by

We're hiring freelance
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Freelance photographer

An exciting opportunity to work with the team at Lisa Angel; a fast growing e-commerce retailer based at Rackheath Industrial Estate, Norwich.

We are looking for freelance photographers to shoot jewellery and fashion accessories being worn on a model for use on our website www.lisaangel.co.uk, to clearly show customers size of the products and what they look like on. You will be in charge of sourcing your own location (be it outside/studio/cafe etc), model, equipment, any styling/make-up for the shoot. We will provide you with the product range and inspiration photos as examples of what we are looking for.

Requirements:

– You must have the ability to art direct, working well with models/stylists with good interpersonal skills.

– You will need to be competent in arranging the shot in a way that best shows the product in an attractive yet realistic manner, with exceptional attention to detail, so online customers can best see what they are buying.

– You will be be expected to produce high quality images, in line with our branding and ensuring they are colour consistent true to the product.

– You will require excellent organisational skills keeping all products safe, in the correct coded bag where applicable and in a neat and tidy manner.

– You must have your own transport available for getting to our offices and location shoots.

It is possible for there to be multiple successful applicants, this is not for a one time shoot but for an ongoing relationship where you will be offered shoots as and when they are available. Currently, this is weekly. Each job/shoot will have it’s own flat fee for the work depending on the number of products and how long we expect this to take. Expenses will also be paid, please discuss with us further.

You will pick up the products from our office in Rackheath and be given your brief. After the shoot you’ll be required to bring the products back to us and upload all your images to our system. Our in house photographer will then select and edit the final image cropping it square to our guidelines and making it web ready. You may edit any images for your own portfolio as you please but may not sell these images onto anyone else.

Candidates will be expected to submit a portfolio example upon application. Successful applicants may be required to attend a trial shoot.

If you are interested or would like further information please send your cv, covering letter and portfolio example to natalie@lisaangel.co.uk.

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