Hi, I’m Karen…


Cosmetic craver, beauty buff & self confessed makeup maven is how I might be described. Combining my love for writing along with a beauty room stock piled with all kinds of coloured goodies means I get to share my passion of scribing about attempting to beautify my pale Irish skin with the help of a sassy variety of bedazzling eye powders & lip paints.

Occasionally (between a daily dose of beauty chatter) you’ll also find a curious sprinkling of lifestyle, DIY & blogging tips. Since launching Confetti & Curves in November 2014, I’ve been fortunate to collaborate with a number of innovative brands by embarking on a range of exciting opportunities to fill the virtual expanse of my beauty & lifestyle blog. Additionally, having worked in bridal retail, I’ve composed articles & editorials for some of the industry’s most highly respected and best selling magazines… and learnt a lot in the process I might add. Yes, even mistakes are considered as valuable when it comes to riding life’s learning curves. Surprisingly, I now get to share a selection of blog tips & marketing hints through a collection of light hearted features that have become more of a habitual rambling with inspirational interaction from regular readers all over the world.

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When I’m not waving my mascara wand, I’m mum to an adorable little girl & wife to a vastly supportive husband. My family is my world. My blog is simply a creative escapism where I can express myself, write ‘til my heart’s content & occasionally elect as a feeble excuse to fill my shopping basket in any given beauty aisle.

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So why not grab a cuppa, make yourself comfy and have a good plunder through my online haven… don’t forget to say hello, or if you’re feeling exceptionally friendly you can always drop me an email via my contact page.

Thanks for stopping by

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“By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others”


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  1. Karen;
    Congratulation for creating such a wonderful blog; today, while visiting blog of my good friend Kellybean, I came across your this well written and amazing blog.
    Wishing you all the best………………

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  2. Hi dearest Karen, I have nominated you for The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! I bet you are quivering in excitement… or perhaps you might be hitting your head against a wall repeating the phrase “Not another award, not another award!” You don’t have to accept this award, but I would love for you to pop over to my blog and come celebrate! There will be imaginary champagne, disco balls and a drumming cat! What more could one want? Hehe. If you’re interested click on the link: https://insidethelifeofmoi.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/my-big-fat-award-ceremonystrike-two/

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    • Awwwwwwwww Amanda I’m so so so chuffed you thought of me – that is just the loveliest thing!! You’ve made my day – always happy to get nominated for an award *huge hugs* On my way & bringing a couple of glasses for us both 😉 hehe XXXXXX

      Ps: who could pass up champers, disco balls and a drumming cat?!?! 😀 Xo xo

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    • Awwwh thank you so much Tezzy 🙂 Funny I was nominated for this last week too – think I’m going to do it on Twitter instead as my blog posts are scheduled sooooo darn heavily in advance I’d forget all about it!! *sigh* Looking forward to doing it though 🙂 X


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    • Thanks so much indeed Philip, shall take that as a warm compliment… being Irish it’s always hard not to assume every compliment is somehow laced with sarcasm haha lol Thanks again!! 🙂


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    • Awww Kelsey I’ve just read your post and am blown away by how lovely it is huni 🙂 Cannot literally thank you enough for thinking of me – it has really brightened my day, you’re such a gem *huge hugs* XXXXX

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    • Awwh Kathleen thank you so so much huni, that’s a huge compliment. Utterly chuffed to bits you thought of me 🙂 Can’t wait to check it out *huge hugs* XXXXXXX

      Ps: thank you for the lovely comment, so glad you enjoy the blog so much ❤ xxx

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    • WHAT??? I checked out your channel last night but couldn’t see it listed – then I spot this, this morning and almost fall of my chair… spluttering my tea everywhere lol YOU DONE SOOOOO WELL!!!!!!!! What a natural, I’m telling you, you were made for this – I’m so chuffed you’re on YouTube now huni, all subscribed and ready for more!! hehe How are your nerves? Are they holding up? I was a blooming wreck doing my first video, you make it look so easy!!! lol 🙂 Amazing chum *huge maaahooosive hugs* XXXXXXXXXX

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      • LOL!!!!!! The vid isn’t listed on my channel as it’s not public. Not sure I can commit to a schedule so it can only be accessed thru my blog link at the mo. Glad you liked it tho! 😊

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      • Ahhh of course, that explains it – my little heart sunk and I hadn’t made it onto WordPress 😦 Silly me, should’ve blooming checked as I’d been counting down the days til Thursday lol Well, whatever works for you lovely – best to see how you go and take it from there!!!! Didn’t like it, I LOVED it!!! hehe Can’t wait to do the TAG! woo hoo 🙂 XXXXX

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  6. Wow. loved reading your blog introduction, Karen 💕 you & your daughter both lookin cute ^.^
    It’s good to see when bloggers try to communicate with fellow bloggers. Keep writing it your way 🙂
    – Fatima

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  7. Lovely to meet you! I am so glad I fell into your blog. Your makeup application is awesome! I’m sure I will be learning lots from you! Your blog is lovely. I’m enjoying reading. Best wishes in all you do! Be well! Peace, Koko:)

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    • Awwh Koko this comment has made me smile sooo much! I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to stop by my blog, leave such supportive comments and generally spread the blogging love. It’s people like you that give me the encouragement and spark to be as creative as I can (albeit with limited skills lol) Thank you!!!! You’re a gem and I wish the very same for your too *Huge hugs* So lovely to meet you sweetie ❤ XXXXX

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  8. Hi Karen
    the wife and really loves this blog and appreciates the creativity and fun you provide. If you ever decide to take this blog to the next level by offering a Mobile App version my company Zenlight would love to help for an extremely low price, we appreciate the hard work you have put into this blog and wish you all future success in business and in life.

    Thank you for your time, it is the most precious thing we all possess.

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