Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

Goooooood morning chummy’s

And yet another Sunday is upon us *sigh* If only the weekend would last just a teeny bit longer, I’m just about recharging the batteries when it’s coming to a end! However, I can’t grumble too much as I’ve had such a super few days…

Friday night was indeed my pamper night – candles, lotions & potions, fabulous smelly things & some much need manicuring. You know, the usual essentials ladies 😉 Saturday was spent being uber organised and wrapping Christmas pressies… I know, I know, mega early but I’ve such a busy few months ahead I need to get it sorted now or I’ll be a last minute walking stress ball… and considering Em’s was out birthday partying with her chums & Steve was working I took full avail of a quiet house to complete my mission!

As for today, well that’ll be spent tweaking a few things with Confetti & Curves that have been long overdue an update! I’ll also pop out for a refreshing walk along the beach, clear out my craft drawers for a few projects lined up & prepare a yummy family dinner followed by a few family board games. Sounds like fun but it can actually get quite heated with us being such a competitive bunch… Scrabble & Monopoly are the foundation of most tears and tantrums in this house! Wish me luck gals 😀 x


The Make Up Menu featuring Clinique

Clinique Make Up Menu Main

This gorgeous palette is seriously placing Clinique as one of my new favourite high-end brands – which (not surprisingly) also featured in this weeks Monthly Favourite videos! It’s the perfect little travel companion with an assortment of neutral and earthy tones, perfect for almost any complexion (particularly us paler skinned girls) Check out the fabulous autumnal look I created, I love it!


Behind The Blog featuring Sophie from Weird & Wonderful

Weird & Wonderful

The first blogger of October graced our screens on Tuesday morning *woo hoo* as the super-sassy Sophie from Weird & Wonderful stopped by to chat about blogging, beauty, bucket lists & a whole lot more. Don’t forget to stop by her fab corner of the inter-web, it’s every bit as awesome as she is!


Monthly Favourites

September Favourites

I gathered together a few of last month’s most treasured and used items to bring you guys my round up of handy little beauty & lifestyle goodies that have been making me a very happy chappy over the last few weeks. What’s been your favourite items of the month? Let me know in the comments below, or if you have a link to your favourites do share, I’d love to take a peek!


Behind The Blog featuring Lyndz from Susheii


Learn more about behind the scenes of Lyndsey’s much loved blog Susheii. This cosmetic craving mama has a whole host of fun filled features, guaranteed to keep your eyes entertained for quite some time. Don’t forget to pay a little visit and say a huge hello, yet another great blogger worth checking out!


Glamming up with Glitzy Greys

Rimmel Salon Pro Moon and Collection Bedazzled Nail Polish Razzle Dazzle

After discovering my ever growing nail polish collection was missing a staple grey it was time I hit the shops in search for the perfect shade. Check out my mini review of the Rimmel Salon Pro in ‘Moon’ & how I love to glam it up using one of my favourite glitter top coats.

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As always, thank y’all so very much for the abundance of support, comments, re-tweets, shares, likes & just darn right loveliness. You lot really are an awesome bunch. Do feel free to pop a favourite link from your blog in the comments below for the rest of us to check out otherwise don’t forget to say a quick hello!

Cheerio Chums…

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38 thoughts on “Keeping Up With Karen…

  1. I enjoy reading your posts Karen! 🙂 Good thing you were able to spend time alone to prep the pressies! I’m not sure how I’m going to do that now since I’m giving birth this November and I’m either asleep, or awake but stuck at home. 😀

    Lol on Monopoly and Scrabble! 😀

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    • Awwh thank you soooo much Lainey – you’re such a doll!! Yes, it was great being able to get all organised huni, I just can’t do the last minute thing – streeeesses the life out of me! lol Oh gee so close to Christmas! But hey that’s what online shopping is for, so just put your feet up and let the shopping come to you 😉 hehe How are you feeling? I’m sure you’re getting tired being so close to your date – I was exhausted from about month 6… could’ve slept on a washing line Lainey lol XXX

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      • Here in Manila, I shop directly at the store because there are lots of discounts and other promos not available online. I also love long walks to the makeup aisle. 😬

        I’m on my 8th month and I can barely move. I can’t find the best position to sleep in. It’s so exhausting but I’ll surely miss this feeling of baby inside me so I’ll enjoy the last month. 😉

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      • Ahh well if there’s money to be saved then good choice 😉 Oooh bless your heart – sleeping is the utter nightmare! People always say ‘get as much rest as you can’ not entirely possible when you’re in such a state lol Like you say though it won’t be long til it’s over so enjoy what you can of it before your little bundle arrives 🙂 XXXXX

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  2. You’re already wrapping? Every year I say I’m going to start early. Every year I fail! However, I am pleased to share I went and bought new Halloween stuff and I’m refreshing my outdoor decor! Maybe I will succeed this holiday season! 😂😂😂

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    • Not just wrapping huni, all wrapped and hid away lol 😀 Can’t do this last minute shenanigans – need it to be one last thing to worry about!! lol Ooh sounds fabulous, I LOVE Halloween – I’m sure it;ll look fantastic 😉 I’m sure you’ll succeed indeed ❤ XXXX

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    • Isn’t it strange Ingrid – there’s also a few of my friends have started really early!! We’re clearly a well organised bunch hehe At least that way we can enjoy the build up to it without being too focused on our festive to do lists 😀 XXX

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  3. Goooooood morning and happy Sunday!! Christmas in October- I like it 🙂 getting a head start is good. You utilize your time wisely. Those games are so much fun! I love Scrabble. It gets the brain working since my brain had cobwebs, I need to keep playing it 🙂 xoxo

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  4. Sounds like a lovely weekend! Monopoly is my fave but my boyfriend gets way to into it and starts trying to do deals and all sorts – super annoying as I usually loose ;)! xxx

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