Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

It’s official: My name is Karen and I’m a YouTube addict.

I’ve spent more hours trailing the internet for info this weekend than the last few weeks put together – however there’s a really good reason for what seems like my multiple hours of procrastination gals. You see, back when I was 21 I spent a crazy amount of money training to become a nail technician, & for a short while I even had my own little nail bar in a salon. Since then I’ve always harboured a fascination for nails and nail art, and have occasionally indulged in keeping on top of my skills by enhancing the claws of friends and family members.

However, with almost £1k of nail kit sitting idol in my beauty room, I thought it was high time I started to get back into the swing of things. After searching online, I found a local refresher course for a couple of hundred pounds. As much as I’d love to indulge in topping up my skills by attending a day course, right now I’ve more pressing bills to spend my hard earned cash on. However YouTube has proved it’s virtual weight in goal as I stumbled across a full length refresher tutorial with the brand I originally trained with! *yippeee* I couldn’t believe my luck! As soon as I settled down to watch it everything came flooding back and before long I was unearthing my bottle of monomer, coloured acrylics and sculpting brushes! How fabulous 🙂 Hopefully within the next few weeks It’ll be an exciting little project I’ll be getting back into, a few practice runs and I know I’m good to go. That’s the great thing about training, it’s always something to dip back into when the notion rises. Ps: If you can recommend any great nail YouTubers to add to my subscription list let me know in the comments below!

As for today, well it’s all about filming, blogging and catching up with you lovely lot… and if you’re planning a little catch up of your own then why not start by checking out what’s been happening over the last week here on Confetti and Curves


The Blog Makeover: A Whole New Look for Confetti & Curves


Monday’s post saw the virtual launch party of a whole new look for the blog! New logo, new widgets, new colour scheme – so far, I’m still loving it; I sure hope you are too 🙂


Behind The Blog featuring Carrie’s Beauty Pouch

Carries Beauty Pouch

Our first blogger of the week was the lovely Carrie from Carrie’s Beauty Pouch, as she made herself comfy on the virtual sofa to share a little bit of glossip about behind the scenes of her blossoming beauty blog! Why not take a trip over and say a huge hello, I’m pretty sure you’ll love it as much as the rest of us do!


How To Deep Clean & Remove Grubby Stains from your Blender Sponge

Beauty Blender Cleaning

Are you fed up of your blending sponges looking tired, stained and grubby? Then check out this fab formula featuring products that almost everyone has around the house. It’s affordable & super effective at deep cleaning – plus your sponges will smell ahhhhmazing too. *Click Here* to subscribe to the Confetti & Curves YouTube channel so you never miss and upload!


Behind The Blog featuring Shelly ray

Shelly Ray

On Thursday I introduced y’all to the fabulous Shelly, as she joined us on the virtual sofa for her fun filled interview on her lifestyle blog Shelly Ray: Ramblings of a 20-Something. If you enjoy reading blog posts that are packed with personality then you’ll adore checking out Shelly’s online haven. Plus, she’s super-lovely too!


Vibrant Omber Eye Liner Look featuring Rimmel

Ombre Eye Liner

Friday’s post was a fun new look as I tried out coloured liner with a subtle ombre effect using one of my favourite affordable brands, Rimmel London. I’m in love!

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Have you tried an ombre liner look yet? Or is it something you plan on trying out too? What’s your favourite shade of coloured eye liner? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do say a quick hello in the comments below, we always enjoy a good make-up chatter here on Confetti & Curves:)

Cheerio chums…

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25 thoughts on “Keeping Up With Karen…

  1. Omg! I’m excited to hear more about your new project. I also wish that I could do nail art and all that, but unfortunately I’ve only recently (sort of) acquired the skill to paint my nails without getting any of the polish on my skin, haha.

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    • Awh thank you so much huni!! I just figured with my acrylic kit sitting there doing nothing it would be a shame not to get back into it so have been literally absorbing YouTube videos all weekend! I’m obsessed already!!! lol Hey, trust me huni, doing your own nails is sooooooooo much harder than someone elses!!! Mine quite often look like a blindfolded toddler has painted them, crazzzy lol XXX

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      • Hahahah! That’s why I like getting my nails done! But since my skin is extremely sensitive, I usually end up bleeding after a manicure 😦 I guess no pain no gain, right? Hahah
        Exactly! It would be a real shame to let it collect dust.. Hahah I know what you mean! YouTube can really suck you in! I can’t wait to see what you have in store

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      • Ahhhh that’s such a horrid experience 😦 I’ve been to a few nail technicians in the past who have bled my nails, cut my cuticles and made a general hash of it. Nothing worse or more off putting 😦 But yep, would be a shame to collect dust and I love working with acrylic so definitely looking forward to getting back into it 😀 Hope you’re having a fab week huni, and thank you SO much for all your encouragement ❤ XXXXX

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  2. That’s so exciting that you are getting back into nail art! Your nails always look amazing so I have no doubt you will get back into the swing of things in no time. 🙂 You learned it once, you will get back to it quickly. 😀 xxxx

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    • Hey sweetie – thank you so much! Always so supportive Dini 🙂 I just thought it was such a shame not getting them out and using them now I have my little beauty room, so I can’t wait to get going! Need to stock up on a few little items but it’s exciting times ahead hehe Thank you again sooo much, you’re a wee sweetheart ❤ XXXX

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    • Dasha!!!!!! So lovely to hear from you huni, awwh you’re so encouraging and supportive – that really is a treat to read! Can’t thank you enough, truly lovely to know others enjoy the series too 🙂 Glad you like the new look & hope you’re keeping as well as can be lovely lady!! *huge hugs* XXXXX

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