Happy 1st Blogiversary Confetti & Curves…

Happy Birthday Confetti And Curves

I can’t quite believe it’s been 1 whole year since I created my little online haven, Confetti & Curves. Over the course of this last year I’ve learned so much & met so many amazing people that have inspired me creatively & made my blogging journey such a memorable one.

Casting my mind back twelve months ago, I was in a very different place than I am today. As a few of you already know, I battle daily with OCD & GAD – two incredibly draining disorders that have the power to control, if not ruin, your life. It hasn’t been an easy ride I can assure you, but logging in every day to read an abundance of encouraging & supportive comments has been the driving force to keep me going – all the while enjoying every moment I spend writing, creating, photographing, planning, filming & just generally having fun chatting with you lovely lot.

I really don’t say this as often as I should but from the bottom of my heart thank you all so very very much for your support… and for coming along on this exciting journey with me! I’ve had the opportunity to work with such a wonderful mixture of exciting brands & pr teams, whilst continually building a small army of undoubtedly the best blog buddies & regular readers a girl could hope for.

So today I’m going to raise a rather full champagne glass *hiccup* and make a heartfelt virtual toast to every single one of my fantastic friends & readers across the globe for making Confetti & Curves the lively little corner of the interweb that it is. The impact blogging has made on my life has been the most worthy form of medicine. So thank you. Here’s to many more years of blogging bliss ahead… bottoms up chums *clink*

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my fav posts

Create your own DIY Photo Studio

Mini Photo Studio

This was one of my very first crafty posts, and probably still one of my most successful! Having dived head first into the world of beauty blogging, a productive little space to photograph my lotions & potions became a necessity rather than a luxury. For anyone on a budget or simply looking for a fun but handy DIY project (that costs mere pennies to make) this is right up your street!

Celebrating With Wedding Ideas 

Wedding Ideas

Having previously made a career in the wedding industry by owning two gorgeous bridal suites, Wedding Ideas was always one of my favourite bridal magazines. It’s never short of a wonderful range of creative and innovative suggestions for all tastes & budgets. Seeing my very own article feature with them was probably one of my most exciting personal highs to kick start 2015! *energetic air-punch*

From Tears to Triumph; Leah’s Weight-Loss Story

Leahs Story

Anyone who struggles with weight loss & adapting to a healthier lifestyle knows only too well how difficult the process of taking a healthier approach to life can be. However, when your health & well being depends on that change you’ve no other option than to boldy battle through. Watching my younger sister, Leah, completely turn her life around has been phenomenal. In this interview-style post she shares her own personal story on how she turned her weigh-in woes into ‘woo hoo’s’!

Confetti & Curves YouTube Launch

Pink YouTube

Never in a million years would I have ever imagined gathering up enough confidence to start my own YT channel. In my world, blogging was already a big enough stretch… in fact I even initally shied away from sharing it with close friends and family. However let it be known folks that I’m living proof miracles really do occur, and creating my 1st video was indeed one of those miracles. See just how much confidence you guys lavish upon me? Amazing 🙂

Helpful Resources for Budding Beauty Bloggers

Helpful Resources For Beauty Blogging

In theory there’s no right or wrong way to blog, if you love it you simply just do it. However, if your blogging with an audience of regular readers in mind there are a few tips & tricks that can be really useful to keeping your blog ticking over like a well oiled machine. In my case, I’ve learnt a lot by making a mound mountain of mistakes – there’s nothing quite like the journey of a steep learning curve! However, those bumps along the way have paved my own personal growth as a blogger. Being able to share what I’ve learned with others is just a simple way to give new bloggers a helping hand in avoiding the pitfalls such as bloggers block and crazy scheduling mishaps; this post pretty much catalogues some of my own helpful resources that might come in handy for others!

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Once again, thank you all so very much for tagging along & making Confetti & Curves one of my most cherished projects to date. If anything, blogging has made me realise that no matter where we are in the world, what our cultural backgrounds are, size, shape or skin colour… a genuine passion for what we love doing pulls us all together to become the greatest of friends that have yet to meet.

Happy 1st Birthday Confetti & Curves…

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133 thoughts on “Happy 1st Blogiversary Confetti & Curves…

  1. Congratulations Karen!! May you continue to inspire and uplift the spirits of your readers – who, by the way, enjoys your blog so very much! You should be so proud of all you’ve got going on in your space of the www, because you’ve accomplished so much in such a short period of time! It makes me wonder what more you have up your sleeve in the years to come! I love you blog, and I like to think of it as a true reflection of the person you are 🙂

    Nihaad – the little blog of STUFF

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    • This has made my day Nihaad – such a lovely comment, really touching ❤ Oh gee, nothing up the sleeve only to enjoy every moment of it huni – lifes' far too short not too 🙂 Thank you again, for leaving such supportive, encouraging and kind words. Very lucky to have such awesome blog chummies *huge hugs* XXXXXX

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  2. Happy blogiversary Karen!
    You already know how much I love reading your blog and listening to your videos, but you always make me smile! I am so happy to have met my blogging twin through our blogs.
    A virtual toast to many more years to come 🙂
    xx Anne

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    • Thank you, thank you – my lovely blog twinnie 😀 Very very much likewise (minus the videos of course, but if you had any I’d love them too lol) Very blessed to have met you too Anne – bottoms up to many many fun blogging times ahead huni 😀 Thank you for everything XXXXX

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    • It’s always 5 O’clock somewhere Amanda 😉 hehe Thank you so very much huni – I really am quite chuffed with my little corner of the interweb. I guess it makes me so very happy – which is the main thing right? 🙂 Bottoms up lovely!!! *clink* XXX

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  3. Happy Blogiversary Karen 🎉🎂. Just a quick question, To write in for your blog interviews do you send in to the contact me form? Only i sent one a month ago but my internet was kinda on and off and i dont know if you got it but didnt want to send another incase i sounded Despo 😂😅, Thnx Egypt 😄

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    • Hey huni, thank you so very much!!! Much appreciated 🙂
      Yes, you just fill in the online form and it will land in my inbox! I haven’t had anything from you as such – unless it’s been gobbled up by my spam folder!!! Try giving it another go and see what happens as I can keep a look out for it! Of course you don’t sound despo huni!!!!!! Don’t ever be worried about giving me a nudge to say you’ve sent me something 🙂 Let me know when you pop it over and I’ll get right back to you!!! XXXX

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  4. Yayyyyyyy, congratulations for your first blogiversary!! You and your blog have been and are so inspiring 🙂 that’s incredible about your sister! Good job to her. I’m sure that was hard, but she looks great 🙂 I’m so lucky to call you my friend! Xoxoxo

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    • Thank you soooo much Lor, what a gem you are – reading these lovely comments is just so heartwarming ❤ you're all such a amazing bunch!!! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead XXXX

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  5. Wonderful & congrats!!! It’s amazing how fast it goes by right? I’m coming up on my 1yr anniversary shortly. 🙂 Your blog is fabulous and I’m glad it’s one of my favorites! Xx ❤

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    • Isn’t it just Jen, it’s like the blink of an eye!!! Oh wow – are you?! I thought you were doing this for a few years, you seem such a pro at it!!! Awkkk thank you Jen, that’s super kind of you to say – absolutely made my day!!! Very very much likewise chum *hugs* XXXXXXX

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      • Aw, that’s really sweet of you to say! No, just coming up on a year like you. I’m just learning as I go along. Revel in the movement how much hard work you’ve been putting in. 🙂 xoxo

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      • Haaaaa – I swear I’m scree shotting this for sure huni lol Oooh I wish, I just enjoy it so much Jen – thankfully it kinda slots into a bit of a routine I have going on though break and lunchtimes are spent with my diary/notepad lol XX

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  6. Congratulations Karen! I’m so proud of everything that you have done so far! And I feel the same way about my blog as well. For me it is a way to make myself feel less anxious, and it allows me to be hyper organized at the same time. You are definitely one of my favorite blgogers out there, and you give me so many AMAZING ideas about what heyitsrach.com could eventually become one day! Keep up the good work girlie!

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    • Rach reading this is so heart warming 🙂 Honestly, my confidence is soaring with all these kind words and wonderful comments – I literally couldn’t ask for a better little online clan 🙂
      Absolutely, I’m so there with you on the anxiety levels. It really helps me too, I find it a great therapy in focusing my attention into something positive 🙂
      Rach, that is literally the biggest compliment I could ever hope for… means so so soooo much to read that huni!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, your encouragement and support is such a blessing huni *huge big hugs* XXXXXXX

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    • Kate, you’re a star!!! Thank you sooooo so so much – those words mean the world to me!!! Beyond encouraging!! Very much likewise, you’re such a lovely blog buddy! Very blessed to have such a wonderful bunch of supporters *hugs* XXXX

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  7. Happy first bloggaversary, Karen!
    I still remember stumbling upon your blog, as you commented something on a (now looking back at it, terrible) post of mine. I thought you were so nice and helpful and the fact that we shared the same interests was just so exciting to me! (as I haven’t met many people who do… well, at least not until I started blogging!)
    It’s been so fun watching your blog blossom, grow and mature in (a) one years time and also, seeing a super organised person, such as yourself, run a blog is pretty magical to watch, must I say. 😀
    What can I say exept that I’m so insanelly grateful that I stumbled upon your blog when I did. 😀 (oh, who am I kidding, I would’ve found it anyway, as it’s just way too good not to!)

    This all sounds so cheesy and corny and I’m getting kinda emotional over here, haha! :’D (because my bloggaversary’s also comming soon and I just can’t believe it)

    Once again, happy bloggaversary! Keep doin’ watcha doin’, as it’s working really well, hehe! ^-^

    Have a lovely week!

    xx

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    • Dora, you think you’re getting emotional huni… my eye’s welled up multiple times reading that – geee I’m so glad I opted for waterproof mascara today lol lol Genuine, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so so so sooooo much for taking the time to leave such a heart warming and memorable comment. That is undoubtedly one heck of a huge compliment. Beyond blessed to have met such a supportive and kind hearted blog buddy ❤ You're one in a million, it's been such an incredible year and there's no better folk I could have shared it with than you guys. Have you any idea how many times I'm gonna look back on this comment when I have a bad day? Heck, I may as well just screen shot it lol
      Just wish we lived closer as we could've had a joint Blog Bash to celebrate our blog birthdays 😀 hehe Again, thank you huni – you've made my entire month with your words *hugest of hugs* XXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  8. Happy Blogiversary Karen! You have had an amazing year. It was this time last year that the two of us connected. I think you were one of the first people to follow/read my blog. I am thankful for our friendship and look forward to reading more Confetti & Curves.

    P.S. My blogiversary is tomorrow!

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    • Thank you soooooo so much Asa, you’re a gem!!! I sure have had an amazing year, it’s been one heck of a learning curve but all the while fun!!! Awh really? I think we just clicked from the first few words Asa… so glad to have found you 🙂 Look at us now a whole year later!!! Amazing!
      Awwwwwwh HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY in advance huni – well done us for getting through a whole year hehe *huge hugs* XXXXXX

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  10. Congratulations, gorgeous girl!
    You’re a beacon of hope for all bloggers and people with mental health conditions out there. Your smile and words bring a feeling of joy and at the same time, relax all of your readers.
    Keep being you – wonderful, talented YOU!
    Best wishes.
    xx
    // Bea //

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    • Awwwh Bea, thank you so so much – that is such a lovely thing to say. Mental Health is such an elephant in the room… I just wish the stigma would disappear! Gotta keep on battling through though, and comments like this make it soooo much easier 🙂 *hugs* XXXXXX

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  11. Congratulations on your 1st Blogiversary!!!! That is amazing Karen! You’re blog has grown so much! You should be so proud of yourself! I hope you will treat yourself to something special to mark this occasion. 😉 Have an amazing week!! ❤ ❤ ❤ XXXXXXX

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    • I’m just amazed Katie at how quickly the time has passed – only seems about 5/6 months ago yet it’s a whole year!!! Madness!! Awwwh thank you my wee blog bestie – you’ve been such a driving force. All your kind comments and support just mean the world, so from the bottom of my heart – thank you Katie! ❤ *Chummy Hugs* XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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      • Awe you’re so welcome Karen! ❤ You're blog is really amazing and you're an awesome person 😀 Thank you so much for always being such a supportive friend and listening to me rant about things lol. It looks like I have some YouTube videos to watch during my breaks today. 😉 XXXXX

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  12. Happy belated 1-year Blogiversary Karen<3 I can't wait to see more from you, as you're a wonderful member of this little community! Much love, Kaya

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  13. Congrats and Happy Blogiversary. Well done, I know how hard it is to keep up with all this online stuff. My blog has been on a bit of a break due to a severe case of the lazies. You are an inspiration.

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    • Thank you so much!!! It sure is a tough task maintaining it all but the fun overrides the busyness of it 😀 Sometimes a break isn’t a bad thing at all – we all need to recharge… I’m sure your blogging bug will kick back in when you’re ready to unleash it 🙂 XX

      Ps: Thank you again for such kind words ❤

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  14. Once again, congratulations!! You are an amazing blogger and I also love your YT channel! I have had in mind to start mine for hairstyle tutorials and have been shying away, but you have ignited a little fire in me to do it:) Here’s to another successful year for Confetti and Curves!

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    • Thanks so much huni, really chuffed I made a whole year of it!!! lol Awh, I have to say YouTube is very nerve wrecking but the more I do it the more at ease I get with the camera lol So glad we found each others blogs *huge hugs* XXXXX

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  15. Congratulations Karen! I am beyond blessed to have met you through the blogging community! Thank you for always being honest and straight forward with your reviews. Also, thank you for all of your kind words and encouragement on my posts as well! I hope you have a FABULOUS week!

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    • Awwwwwh Taylor – you’re such a sweetheart!!!! Thank you soooo much girl, I have to say I feel very much the same!!! Love love love your channel, you’re so bubbly & cheery to watch 😀 Wishing you a fabulous week also *hugs* XXX

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  16. Yay Karen! Blogging in this community is seriously life changing. I was just talking to my husband about this yesterday how much I’ve changed as a person and how much more outgoing and less scared I am of speaking with women and all because of you guys. I seriously have tears in my eyes, so I know just how you feel. Anyways, I don’t think I could have picked more perfect faves from your blog 🙂 When you launched your channel I was sooo happy for you! And that mini photo studio is top on my list of diys to try! Happy 1 year my friend 🙂

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    • YES!!!!!! Kaily you hit the nail on the head – that’s my feelings exactly!! It has given me so much more than I ever thought it would, but it’s done to the people supporting and encouraging so much – just incredible the confidence boost, especially on those crappy days where you feel the world and his wife is against you 🙂
      Awwwh thank you sooooo so so so much – such a sweet comment, that means a lot to me Kaily. So blessed we stumbled across each other, you’re a top blog buddy huni *huge hugs* XXXXXXX

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  18. Happy belated blogiversary, Karen! You deserve every bit of joy your blog has brought to you especially considering all the joy you bring to others just by being yourself! Sending giant chummy hugs bigger than the Titanic to congratulate you, wish you further well-deserved success and to thank you for being the amazing, inspiring woman you are. I have so much love in my heart for you! :* xxxxxxxxxx

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  19. Happy Blogiversary hun ❤
    This was an amazing year of following your blog and getting to know you better as times goes by.
    I truly love your blog and your posts always seem to inspire me so much. I find myself a lot of times just thinking of your posts and for me that is the amazing part of blogging 🙂
    Congrats hun on this amazing heaven you've made and I can't wait to see your next Blogiversary ❤ Sending huge huge hugs and yummy drinks your way, so you keep celebrating 😀
    Thank you for all your kindness, and being so supporting friend and helping me and others out there feel more welcome and free to share our crazy thoughts, lol.

    Sorry for the long reply, lol.

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