Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

Six hours in A&E *groan* That’s how my weekend started as Friday morning I woke up to what felt like my entire lower spine had locked & given up the will to function. After (attempting) to hobble around for a few hours with random out-bursts of tears, I admitted defeat and ended up drugged up in a wheel chair, hunched over like a 95 year old woman with my right calf swollen to the size of a small country. Bizarre, I know! Needless to say a clot was ruled out thanks to an ultrasound, however the back malfunction remains a total mystery. Why is it every ailment I have always seems to be a baffler in the medical profession? Don’t get me wrong, the hospital staff were indeed amazing and totally thorough in checking things out… but being sent home with a bag of pain killers, antibiotics and a “hmm, we’re not quite sure” has resulted in yet another weekend of grogginess and agony. Oh what it must be like to feel normal!! *sigh* I’m 33 for the love of God, yet here I am feeling three times that age. However in the midst of it all my weekend has been pretty okay as I’ve taken it easy (aka: done absolutely nothing!!) by consuming copious amounts of tea whilst catching up with some great YouTube friends and blog buddies!

Talking of catch-ups, if you’re revelling in the notion of enjoying a lazy Sunday too, then why not check out what’s been happening on Confetti & Curves this week? There’s been everything from cute Maine Coon kittens to captivating summer nail polishes to colour your own claws with. Sounds like fun? Then flcik the kettle, grab your biggest mug and get comfy…


A New Arrival

A New Arrival

Mondays post welcomed a special little arrival to the Confetti & Curves HQ as I introduced y’all to Boris, the baby Maine Coon. He’s one cute little ball of fluff that’s proving to be every bit as cheeky as he look. I’d almost forgotten how sharp those little teeth and claws are… *ouch*


Behind The Blog featuring Sheema Zaman

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Our first blogger of the week was the lovely Sheema from Sheema Zaman as she joined us on the virtual sofa to take us on a quick peek behind the scenes of her ever-so-chic beauty and lifestyle blog. If you haven’t popped over to say a quick hello then put it firmly on your to do list – I’m sure you’ll adore her blog just as much as I do!


HUUUUUGE Ebay Nail Art Kit for UNDER £12

Huge Nail Art Haul

Love a bargain? Me too! If you’re mad about nail art, a beginner nail tech or simply wanting to brush up your nail skills in a pocket friendly way then check out this HUGE nail art haul. This kit is currently available for under £12, such a great price, you’d be mad to miss out! Don’t forget, *CLICK HERE* to subscribe to the Confetti & Curves YouTube channel so you never miss an upload 😀


Behind The Blog featuring My Small Corner 

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Thursday’s post welcomed the fabulously talented Isabelle from My Small Corner onto Behind The Blog as she stopped by for a fun-filled interview on life behind the scenes of her blossoming beauty and lifestyle blog. Filled with personality & pretty things, you’ll have a blast checking out Isabelle’s blog if you’re not already an avid follower!


Gorgeous Summer Nail Shades: A Cocktail of Coral

Coral Nail Polish

After a gloriously sunny week everyone seems to be in the mood for ringing in the summer sunshine. The smell of freshly cut grass & bbq’s lingering in the air always gets me in the mood to break out my brightest nail paints. If you love coral’s and sassy pinks then this could be the perfect post to get you shopping for a few new summer shades 😉

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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 do stop by & say a quick hello!

Cheerio Chums…

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43 thoughts on “Keeping Up With Karen…

    • Thank you so much huni, on and off but up and about which wasn’t the case on Friday so that can only be a good thing 🙂 Hope you’re having a lovely weekend, great to get a wee chatter with you *hugs* XXXX

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    • Seems to be Sciatica caused by the arthritis?!? Well that’s the gist I’m getting anyways Em, utterly confuddled but nodding and agreeing huni lol Can’t wait to pop over and check out your round up Ems, love catching up with you so thanks for the link lovely!! Hope you’re keeping as well as can be chum *hugs* XXXXX

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    • Me too huni, it’s no fun at all – horrid start to the weekend 😦 Painkillers gallore!! Hoping these referrals are quick ones *sigh* Anyhoo, hope you’re keeping well lovely lady 🙂 Thanks for such a kind comment, really appreciate the thought *hugs* XXXX

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    • Thank you lovely!!! That’s such a kind comment, I’ll certainly try my best 🙂 Hope you’re keeping well and thanks so much for the thoughtful words huni *hugs* XXXXX


  1. Oh my goodness, your new furry buddy is SOOOOO cute!! The picture of him hiding behind your jewelry had me squealing out loud for a full minute. Emma must be out of her mind with excitement 😀

    I hope you’re feeling better my dear…it must be so frustrating not to know what’s going on 😦 Those doctors better figure it out soon!

    xo Mil

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    • lol thank you sooo much Mil, he really is a little bundle of fun!!! Emma is beside herself with excitement and loves him to bits!!! So much fun seeing them play together, he’s so cheeky and full of confidence!! lol
      Well, still the same on the health front but keeping positive with things – eager to get my referral through for the specialist & get some questions answered! But hey there;s people so much worse of than me so thanking my lucky stars this is all I have to contend with huni! Good to get a wee chatter with you Mil 🙂 XXXXXXX

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      • No worries 🙂 I know its horrible to be ill! I always want to get up and do something but end up stuck in bed. I hope you feel better! Thankyou hun and you! It’s my birthday today and I know i’ve got some suprises 🙂 exciting x

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      • YES! That’s me too Naomi!!! I feel worse for not doing anything and then get really grumpy and frustrated with myself lol But sometimes rest is best I guess 🙂 Haaa what a mini poem when I read that last line back lol
        Ooooh well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! Hope you get everything you wished for, enjoy every moment of it huni! *huge hugs* XXXXXXX

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      • Yeah its awful isn’t it! We all need to rest sometimes though! Haha sorry. Thankyou 😊 Bless you hunni, thats lovey of you xx

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  2. Sorry about your back hun, I hope you are all better by now.
    I know how it feels to be sent home with the puzzled look on the doctor’s faces, lol. My mom as well was sent home with the “I don’t know what is wrong” It’s frustrating but sadly it happens.

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