Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

Top O’ The Mornin’ you lovely lot…

Are y’all enjoying the weekend? Well it’s been a celebratory one here as Em’s arrived home from school on Friday with a glowing report! Her progress within a few years has been amazing – I’m as proud as punch and literally had a teary moment just reading her grades and teacher remarks *sniff sniff* Of course this sort of good news required a trip to the toy store for an extra special end of term treat – which resulted in a very happy lady hugging her new Shop Kins goodies all the way home! As for today, it’s Father’s Day here in the UK and this post just wouldn’t be complete without a shout out to my hard working hubby, Steve. There’s not a day that passes by when I don’t think of (at least) a dozen reasons why I haven’t throttled I’m so grateful to have him in my life 😀 Not only has he the patience of a weary Saint but he’s also an utterly awesome dad. Yep, in general he’s a keeper ladies – and no doubt grinning from ear to ear (if) he’s reading this… I expect he may even screen shot it too! *roll’s eyes* ❤


Okay so enough of the mushy stuff – time to fill y’all in on this weeks posts you might have missed out on! As always please feel free to post a link from any favourite features that’s appeared on YOUR blog too in the comments below!


My Top Five Basic Photography Tips For Beauty Blogging

Photography Tips For Beauty Bloggers

You lovely lot seemed to love scanning through some of my little hints and tips for taking great pics,heck you even suggested a few of your own that are incredibly helpful! Thanks for the oodles of support & kind words on this post guys, it literally blew my cottons clean off 😀

Behind The Blog featuring Stefanie from Beautiful Beakers

Beautiful Beakers

I catch up with the smart, sassy & ever so classy Stefanie from Beautiful Beakers as she chats about life beyond the blog (and laboratory) Don’t forget to pop over & say hi to the lovely lady herself. You’ll undoubtedly love her little corner of the inter-web as much as I do!

My Top Five Make-Up Finds For Under £5


I raid my stash of cosmetic goodies to have a quick chatter about some of the inexpensive little beauty bargains I’ve picked up recently. Have you tried any of them yet? Also, if you haven’t done so already *click here* to be virtually whisked off to my YouTube channel were you can subscribe & like as many videos as your heart desires 😉 Ach go on, ya know you want too!

Behind The Blog featuring Jolie from Just Jolie

Just Jolie

Thursdays blogger on ‘the virtual sofa of sassiness’ was the adorable Jolie from Just Jolie. Check out Jolie’s fun filled interview as she talks bloggers block, bucket lists & beauty must-haves. Don’t forget to follow her if you haven’t done so already – she’s far too awesome to miss out on!

The Bargain Buy ‘Must Have’ Eye Brush Set


Fancy bagging yourself one of this seasons top brush sets for mere pocket money? Then check out Fridays post as I talk you through the 5* Lamora brush set that’s sure to leave you amazed!

PS: Thanks soooooo much to each & every one of you for the support, comments, encouragement & just darn right loveliness throughout the week. You’s guys really are an awesome bunch!

As mentioned above, do feel free to post a favourite link from your blog this week in the comments below so we can take a virtual trip over to check it out, otherwise do stop by & say a quick hello. Happy Father’s day to all those proud papa’s out there – enjoy! 🙂

Cheerio chums…

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22 thoughts on “Keeping Up With Karen…

    • Thanks so much Leoni, unfortunately though I don’t think I qualify for the award as I’m pretty sure it’s for bloggers with under 200 followers! However thank you sooooo much for thinking of me huni – totally chuffed XXX

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  1. Karen, hello! 😀 It is so lovely to read through your trademark way of writing again. I absolutely love it. Your writing has such a cheerful, bubbly tone to it.
    I am going to head straight over to each single one of these posts now. 😀
    I shall also make a stop by your giveaway. 🙂 I have missed you a ton! ❤
    Congratulations on your daughter's wonderful results! Children really are so special. 🙂 xxxxx

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    • Dinnnnnniiiiiiiiii!! ❤ soooo lovely to see you pop up huni!!! Are you keeping well? Are you soldiering through school? Hope you're doing as well as can be! Thank you sooo much for leaving such a lovely comment – as always you've made my day! Sending huge big hugs and hope you enjoy reading through some of the posts! Missing you loads chum ❤ XXXXXXXXXXXX

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      • I am, thank you! I am finally on holiday and I will be on holiday for a month so I should be stopping by a ton in the next few weeks. 😀
        Aw, I am so glad I could make your day! I am sending huge hugs right back to you. I certainly did enjoy reading through your posts. 🙂
        How are you doing, Karen? ❤ xxx

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      • Oh that’s wonderful… just to have a little break I’m sure you are in desperate need of a few weeks to chill! I’m doing really well pet – nothing to moan about really which is always good lol Just so glad to finally see summer here!! Woo hoo haha XXXX

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      • I am so glad you are well! Haha summer is the best! Whenever I think of it, i think of Olaf from Frozen singing his song about Summer and it just makes me smile. 😀 He is the cutest cartoon character ever. 😀 xxx

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  2. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend with family! 🙂 Way to go Emma! That is awesome! You surely are one proud Mama! ❤ I really enjoyed last weeks posts as I always do. Just commenting and saying hello! 😀 XXXXXX

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