Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

Woo Hoo 2016!

Did ya’ll had a lovely time ringing in the bells? We were invited to friends who live close by & ended up spending most of the night pulling moves on the Nintendo Wii… trying to perfect my bowling skills on the sports resort whilst having a glass or two too many proved to be a bit tricky; of course Friday was spent reflecting on exactly why I don’t intoxicate myself with alcohol any more *groans*

However one thing I have noticed is that NYE seems to have a notable divide of two types of people. The type that love to celebrate it with jovial countdowns whilst preparing to merrily belt out Aul Lang Syne at the top of their lungs OR the type that usually detest it with a passion & would much prefer to saunter off to bed with a good book whilst mentally saying bah humbug to all those ridiculous party goers. In previous years I tended to be more of the latter, as time goes on I begin to find myself more so dreading the thought of not acknowledging the ‘out with the old & in with the new’. Even if it’s simply gathering in a friends living room the other end of the village, it still feels like I’m out but not quite ‘out out’ where I have the hassle of sore feet, taxi’s and spending the night having drink spilt over me whilst draining the contents of my bank account! Great friends, a glass of something fizzy and game of virtual bowling on a games console is all we needed to enjoy an evening of giggles and celebrations! What did you do on NYE, was it a cosy night in or glitzy night out?

However for those of you (who like myself) are spending the entire weekend recovering from festivities – here’s a little recap on what’s been happening on Confetti & Curves this week to keep you busy whilst you’re sipping on your mid-morning latte…


The Me Spree: Boxing Day Beauty Bargains

Boxing Day Beauty Bargains

I take to the sales and load my basket up with a mound of new additions to test, try and coo over. Have you treated yourself to any recent beauty bargains?


Behind The Blog featuring Jennifer Leigh G

Jennifer Leigh G

I make way on the virtual sofa for the gorgeous Jennifer Leigh G as she entertains us all with a quick chatter on behind the scenes of her blossoming beauty & lifestyle blog. Check it out, I’m sure you’ll adore it as much as I do!


What I’ve learned This Year from Blogging & YouTubing

Things I've Learned from Blogging and YouTube

After being invited to take part in this reflective collab by the lovely Kayla over at Luna Faye Beauty, I chatter about what things I’ve learned in 2015 from blogging & YouTube. Don’t forget to check out the other YouTubers involved too, I guarantee you’ll love this fab bunch of gals everybit as much as I do.


Happy New Year & Some Very Awesome Bloggers!

Happy New Year from Confetti And Curves

What an exciting year it’s been here on Confetti & Curves, but apart from wishing you all a very happy 2016 I also have a few awesome bloggers I’d like to say thanks to and introduce y’all too! Check it out, you’ll have a blast getting to know these fantastic ladies 🙂


Calling All Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Bloggers


Fancy spreading the word about your blog to a thriving community of bloggers? If you’re a beauty, fashion or lifestyle blogger that’s eager to meet a host of new online chums then check out yesterdays post. Make 2016 a year of memorable blogging adventures!

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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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29 thoughts on “Keeping Up With Karen…

  1. Mine was weird, lol, but the day after hubby and I watched Love Actually and curled up on the sofa with yummy drinks and some yummy cake, while we had some twinkling lights twinkle on our bookshelves 😍😃
    For me it was a perfect way to celebrate and be together 💖💕

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  2. Happy New Year Karen, wishing you a year as fabulous as yourself! I spent my New Year’s Eve watching Home Alone as I didn’t quite get round to it at Christmas lol. Other than that I had a nice evening and glad to hear you enjoyed yours too 🙂 x

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    • And the very same to yourself lovely lady 🙂 Let’s hope it’s a great year for us all!!!
      I do love that film and this is definitely the season to watch it, sounds like a great night in my opinion – glad you enjoyed your relaxing movie night in!! 🙂 XXXXX

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    • Thanks so much indeed Ems 🙂 That sounds like my kinda night – few drinks in the living room whilst waiting on the countdown 😀 Looking forward to popping over and checking out what’s been happening this week on your blog XXX

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  3. Hey Karen, so wonderful to have landed on your interesting blog. Can’t wait to read more from you and interact more. I can’t really handle the city crazyness on NYE 😉 so for me NYE is all about hiking up the nearby hill, watching the fireworks from up there, while sipping and slurping sparkling wine with my husband and friends 🙂
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year, 2016 !!

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    • That sounds an immensely fun NYE in my opinion – what a great way to celebrate it away from all the hustle and bustle! Love it, something very romantic about it too 🙂
      Thank you so much for such a supportive comment, that’s made my day lovely!!! Wishing you also a very happy 2016, let’s hope it’s a good one for us all 🙂 XXXXX

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  4. Hi Karen! I spent nye at a friend’s place for a party! It was my first actual Nye party and I really enjoyed it. I completely share your feelings for having to do at least a little something for nye. I’m glad you had a great time!
    I actually recently started my blog, and I have to say one of my favourite posts has got to be my MAC review. I had so much fun taking the photos and writing what I think about the products! It was my first make-up review:

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    • Hey lovely 🙂 Happy New Year!!! So glad you had a great time ringing in the bells too! It feels nice doing a little something for sure, a great way to welcome a fresh start in my eyes 😀
      Oh wow, well done you on starting your blog – that is fantastic, I’m sure you’ll enjoy being a part of such a supportive community! They really are an awesome bunch! If you ever feel like getting involved in Behind The Blog just drop me a line as it may help to introduce new blog buddies for you to keep in touch with!
      Thanks so much for stopping by and really looking forward to checking out your awesome new blog 🙂 All the best for 2016 lovely XXXXXX

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    • Sounds super fabulous chummy 🙂 What could be better than curled up with the bf & a tub of ice cream? Perfect 😀 Oh I don’t like the sound of having to work the next day… just as well you stayed sober then 😀 XXXX


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