Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

Gooood Morning My little Lucky Charms…

And that is INDEED what I’m tucking into this very minute! Do any of you remember the little cereal treat? For me it was almost a dietary staple of growing up in the 90’s. Cereal was never really my thing, however once I had a bowl of these tasty little treasures I was well & truly hooked. Of course I’m 33 now & there’s very little excuse for my eagerness to consume a bowl (or two) yet I still manage to enjoy it… Sunday morning, cartoons, bowl of Lucky Charms. What a way to start the day 😉

However I’m sure you’re not here to read me waffling on about nostalgic brekkie cereal, right? Didn’t think so *rolls eyes* So for those of you who fancy something a little more interesting to mull over whilst sipping on your Sunday morning brew, here’s a quick recap of what’s been happening on Confetti & Curves this week…

Ps: A maaahoosive hello & warm welcome to all the lovely new Blog followers & YouTube subs this week, thanks so much for stopping by ❤

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The Make Up Menu featuring MAC Craving

The Makeup Menu featuring MAC Craving Lipstick

Having been gifted with another gorgeous lippy from MAC (how amazing do they smell?!) I’m all raring to go for this weeks Make Up Menu as it’s a bit of a first impressions AND Face Of The Day all rolled into one fun-filled feature. Do you have a current favourite MAC lippy?

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Behind The Blog featuring The Pretty Pomegranate

The Pretty Pomegranate

Time to nestle round the virtual sofa once again as we welcome the first blogger of the week, the lovely Yazzi from her ever so popular blog The Pretty Pomegranate. If you’re a cosmetic craver with a soft spot for Asian beauty products then you’ll simply adore Yazzi’s blog… check it out but not before you’ve caught up with her Behind The Blog chatter!

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Billion Dollar Brow Best Sellers Kit (Demo) & GIVEAWAY worth £71!!!

Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Kit and Giveaway

That’s right chums, not only am I demonstrating possibly one of the best eyebrow kits my brows have experienced, there’s also a fantastic competition running as Billion Dollar Brows are giving away THREE of their fabulous kit’s worth a whopping £71 each! *Click Here* to check out my recent video for more details or alternatively you can visit the title link above to check out Wednesdays blog post!

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Behind The Blog featuring The Little Blog of Stuff

Little Blog of Stuff

Our last blogger of the week is the gorgeous Nihaad from The Little Blog of Stuff. Although this is Nihadd’s first blog she’s recently set up a fantastic new little space to call her home so if beauty & books are your thing this interview will be right up your street!

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Olay 2 in 1 Makeup Primer

Olay 2 in 1 Make Up Primer

Any product with the words 2 in 1 is always going to grab my attention – particularly if it saves me precious time and energy; two things I desperately need more off this weather. However is Olay’s 2 in 1 Makeup Primer really all it claims to be? Check out Friday’s post to find out! 

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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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Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Kit & GIVEAWAY…

Hey Beauty Buddies…

Oooh what a treat I have for y’all today as not only am I lucky enough to show you guys just how amazing the Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Kit can transform your brows, I’m also deeeeelighted to announce THREE fabulous Giveaway opportunities packed with £71 worth of amazing brow goodies EACH! Not bad eh? 😀 To get involved simply watch the above video to check out the kit in action & for further details on how to enter!

For those of you who are eager to invest in this fabulous kit asap you can purchase the Billion Dollar Brow range on Boots website… *click here* to check out their selection of brow transforming products, as well as the 5 star reviews that are currently flooding in! Although the Best Sellers Kit has a content value of £71, it’s currently retailing at £49.50 – yet another great reason to treat yourself 😉

 Also, don’t forget to check out their 60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows Kit, currently retailing for £24,  which I reviewed on Monday by *click here to view post*. It’s a super speedy way of creating stunning brows that are shapely, sleek & incredibly natural looking – all thanks to the buildable colour powder that’s suitable for BOTH blondes & brunettes!

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So grab your cuppa, settle down and check out this fun tutorial & chatter on how you can create great looking brows using the BDB Best Sellers Kit.

Cheerio Chums & Good luck to those entering the Giveaway *fingers crossed*

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Please Note:

The closing date is 01 February 2016 

This competition is open to UK residents only 

Winners will be chosen at random & contacted via email by Billion Dollar Brows

For further info please read the ‘Official Rules’ on the entry page which is linked in my video description box

Billion Dollar Brows: 60 Seconds To Beautiful Brows REVIEW…

Billion Dollar Brows Review

Considering that I’m pretty much on the go from very early morning, I was beyond intrigued when Billion Dollar Brows sent me their 60 Seconds To Beautiful Brows kit to put through it’s paces! ‘Impressive brows in a minute?’ Surely that sounds too good to be true?! However with a busy weekday schedule I’ll try anything aiming to reassure me that I’ll end up looking pretty & preened in a fraction of the time… plus what busy mama would deny rolling up her sleeves to test this interesting little box of brow goodies? 😉

60 Seconds To Beautiful Brows Review

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DO YOU HAVE 60 SECONDS? Great! With this kit, you can add a brilliant pop of color to your brows in ONLY A MINUTE!

Includes two of our most popular brow products: 1 Brow Powder Taupe and 1 Brow Brush

Quick Tip: Simply dab the powder and glide along your brow line with our angled brush and blend with spoolie brush.

(Source: Billion Dollar Brow website)

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Retailing at £24, I’ll be the first to admit it’s certainly a little pricier than standard drug-store brow products. However, even the packaging oozes glamorous confidence and a professionalism that hints you’re in for something a little (or a lot) more special than potential lower priced offerings. Nestled neatly inside the impressively branded box you’ll find the only two things you need to beautify your brows:

A dual ended brush (one end a spoolie and the other a brow brush)

Billion Dollar Brows dual ended brush

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A 2g pot of of Brow Powder in Taupe.

60 Seconds To Beautiful Brows Review Taupe

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Okay, let’s start off by discussing the brush… I’ve used quite a few brow brushes throughout the last 12 months & can honestly say that none have been as impressive as this. It’s incredibly comfortable to hold, the bristles are firm enough to very precisely sculpt & shape, whilst all the time remaining super soft on the skin. The brush is quite clearly for applying the powder by building it up to the intensity you desire, whilst the spoolie end is used for blending & brushing through. Yep, it’s as simple as that.

Moving onto the Taupe powder, I was actually quite taken aback with the consistency. Although it’s a powder, it seems to have a wonderfully creamy texture that makes the application smooth & without any messy fallout whatsoever. Amazingly you only need a small amount to really make an impact to the shape and finish of your brows so this petite pot is going to really last the duration. One thing I love about this particular powder is how versatile it is for covering a whole range of skin & hair tones as it’s completely build-able. Whether I’d be a bright blonde or dark brunette, this soft Taupe colour is the ideal match! As a matter of fact, it’s their most popular shade for that very reason. One fantastic point to mention about the tone is how similar it is to my natural brow colour it remained – it has the perfect amount of ash undertones in it to mimic the natural shade of my brow!

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Considering I’ve tried a multitude of drug store offerings (some of which I’ve actually been rather impressed with) the Billion Dollar Brows certainly blows any potential contenders clean out of the water with it’s creamy fallout-free powder & beautifully buildable ashy tones that manage to stay put for the duration of the day… without any need to set your brows with a regalia of other products either! It’s quick, simple to use and although it may not be as easy on the pocket as some of the other brow products, I’m pretty certain you’ll love it every bit as much as I do. It literally oozes professional brow artist at work ladies 😉

Of course what review would be complete without an obligatory before and after shot right? Here goes…

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(A rather untamed & messy looking brow before applying)

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(A much more neater, shapelier & contoured brow after applying Billion Dollar Brows. All in 60 seconds too!)

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Absolutely – a huge yes to both! Go on, treat yourself to this amazing kit – in my opinion it’s well worth the investment for amazing looking brows that perfectly compliment an array of skin and hair tones!

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Do you have a favourite brow product at the moment? If so, what are you currently using? Is Billion Dollar Brows something you’d consider adding to your stash of beauty staples?

Whatever your thoughts do let me know in the comments below: we always delight in a healthy dose of beauty chatter here on Confetti & Curves 😀

Cheerio Chums…

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**A huge thank you to the team at Billion Dollar Brows for sending this product in return for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own after extensively trialling the product for everyday wear.**