About

Hi, I’m Karen…

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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”

261 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey Karen! It is so nice to meet you! Thank you for stopping by my blog! I am looking forward to lots of girly glitz and gossip 🙂 It sounds like you had a wonderful career in the wedding industry! Best of luck with your manuscript!

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    • Hi Cyndel, thanks so much for saying hi!! Yes, I’m looking forward to that too, who doesn’t love a bit of girly natter right? 😀 Yep, I had an awesome time, a bit stressful I must admit but on the whole great memories! Thanks so much indeed, looking forward to reading your future posts… have a super week X

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  2. Your family is so beautiful, Karen! The stretch of coastline where you stay is stunning! I would love to live within walking distance from the beach. The sea is irony in itself, really. Water is a destructive force yet it has such a calming effect.
    I can imagine my

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  3. Your family is so beautiful, Karen! 😀 The stretch of coastline where you stay is stunning! I would love to live within walking distance from the beach. The sea is irony in itself, really. Water is a destructive force yet it has such a calming effect.
    I can imagine myself in the wedding industry. Although I want to study medicine, there is a creative and romantic side of me hidden under a somewhat scientific exterior. I would love to plan weddings and keep every little detail in check.
    (Sorry for the first comment being cut off short. I was typing on my phone and accidentally pressed the ‘Post Comment’ button.)

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    • Awh, thanks so much Nadine… they are a very special crew!! Yes, the coastline is lovely – it’s so nice living by the sea, whatever the season, as it changes so often! I do love the wedding industry but it can be really stressful at times, thankfully though there is much more good days than bad 😀 You sound a very organised person so I’m sure you’d excel in wedding planning!! Haha – that’s what chatting on the phone does whilst typing does… I do it all the time!! *rolls eyes* lol x

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  4. Wow stumbled upon your blog from somewhere else this evening and so glad I did! It’s beautiful!! Feeling rather ashamed of mine now but the positive is that you’ve inspired me to make mine a bit more glam, pretty and sparkly like yours! Looking forward to reading more of your posts! 🙂

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    • Thank you sooo much for such an encouraging comment, I’m delighted you like it 🙂 Very flattered at your compliments, I think we all have a vision of what each of our blogs should like look but if you feel like a change get going – it’s kind of like decorating a room, after a while a change is good, I do that way too often lol And can I just say I am loving yours, hoping to squeeze in some extra reading of it tonight! Thanks for commenting 🙂 xo

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  5. Hi Karen! Love your site! wish mine looked as good as yours, I’m still getting the hang of word press slowly getting there hehe, love your articles! I’m getting married in April 2016 so lots of useful reading for me! glad I found your page, and thank you for taking the time to read mine too 🙂 Have a lovely day x

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    • Hi Millie, you’re so welcome! Thank you for all your lovely kind compliments, I’m still mastering WordPress too so you’re not alone lol So glad my posts just might come in handy or provide some inspiration, and a huge congratulations on your engagement!!! It’s always a delight meeting fab new bloggers to follow! 🙂 Xo

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    • Hey Ruth thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such an awesome comment – thrilled to bits at your kind words 🙂 Just paid yours a visit & I must say I love it!!! The photography is amazing, really looking forward to reading through all your posts when I get a chance 🙂 Thanks again for following – lovely too meet you! Karen x

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    • Hi Jacob – thanks so much, I’m chuffed that you found my blog. Have just checked yours out and followed! Really looking forward to getting to know you better and reading your future posts 🙂 Thanks for stopping by & wishing you a very happy 2015 also X

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  6. Hi there Karen! Just going through and actually reading everyone’s “About” pages. I realized I hadn’t read yours. It’s very nice! You’re so lucky to live by the water! That must be amazing! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! ❤ 🙂 xo

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  7. Karen! I sort of cheated a little and nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award even though I am fully aware Nadine (and likely others) have already nominated you. Just felt the list would not be complete without you! So, do not feel obliged to do anything with it, just take it as an expression of my gratitude for all those lovely comments 🙂

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  9. Hi Karen! I only found your blog after you commented on my post haha but after going through it I am so in love with it 🙂 I only just started mine so you inspired me to keep going and do even better so thank you so much for that! It means a lot to me ❤ Hope one day I'll be able to be as good as you are

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    • What a sincerely lovely compliment – thank you so so much!! Well done on starting your blog, that’s wonderful news!!! Please do feel free to post a little link of it below for anyone stopping by to visit huni 🙂 I’m actually blushing at your kind words – that has really made my day so a huge thank you! I’m so chuffed you like Confetti & Curves so much!!!!! 😀 ❤ XXXXX

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