10 Handy Makeup Application Hacks Everyone Should Know About…

Beauty Makeup Hacks

Regardless of whatever level we’re at when it comes to make-up application, it’s fair to say that there’s nothing quite as satisfying than finding a nifty little tip that really helps make life a whole lot easier. Thankfully the internet is awash with beauty secrets and handy hacks, some a little more surprising than others – in fact in some cases I often wonder who the heck was drunk enough to give them a go in the first instance. But hey, why ask questions if it works a treat, right ladies? 😉

So for those of you who love uncovering the simple solutions in life then check out these 10 handy make-up application hacks that every make-up maven, beauty blogger and cosmetic craver should know about…

#1: Embrace Your Inner Scrubber…

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Using a lip scrub before applying your favourite lippy will help get rid of all the nasty dead skin, make your pout feel softer and in turn help your lippy to apply much smoother and stay on a whole lot longer.

I would personally recommend Lush Lip Scrub (the bubblegum flavour is deeeelish) as a prep and putting a light coat of Lip Cote over your lipstick after application to help keep your pout looking perfect for as long as can be. If you’re a fan of wearing bright red or dark plum shades it’ll also minimise any messy colour transference too!

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#2: Bye Bye Concealer Crease…

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If your concealer is prone to settling into the creases under your eyes try mixing it with a little eye cream before applying. Once mixed, smooth it out with a concealer brush for perfect coverage. This helps to add hydrating to under the eye area, hopefully minimising the effects of creasing!

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#3:  Keep Your Head Up…

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To help make your eyes look bigger, tilt your head back and slightly raise your eyebrows when applying shadows. Applying a shadow right on the crease can actually make your eyes look smaller so aim for the tilted area just above the crease and it will make your eyes appear that little bit bigger & brighter!

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#4: Lay It How It Is…

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If you find yourself a bit of a slow starter in the mornings or quite often pushed for time, then get into the habit of laying out your makeup the night before. It’ll only take a few minutes but will shave precious time off in the morning so you ultimately avoid groggily rummaging around your stash at the break of dawn. It’s a simple tip but surprisingly one heck of a time saver!

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#5: Get Your Nude On…

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Are you often intimidated by some of the more intense lippy shades in your collection &  find yourself quite often avoiding using them? If so, invest in a simple nude liner. Applying this as a base will help tone the colour of your boldest lippies down but it’ll help keep your finished look fresh for so much longer!

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#6: Milk It…

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Oily skin affecting your foundation? Word has it that applying a light layer of Milk of Magnesia over your moisturiser before applying your makeup actually helps to mattify your foundation by soaking up excess oil. I personally haven’t tried this one yet but it’s something I’m oddly curious to give a go pretty soon!

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#7: Keep It Neat…

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Are you prone to smudged panda eyes under your lower lashes? Apparently the secret to avoiding this is by not using oil based moisturising eye creams but switching to a gel instead which helps eliminate the messy transference of mascara & liner running down to under your eye area!

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#8: Blurred Lines…

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Avoiding nasty un-blended lines when it comes to wearing bright eye shadow shades by applying a nude/skin tone shadow to your crease and brow bone as a base. This will help make those eye-poppin’ colours blend seamlessly together without any obvious lines.

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#9: Dot To Dot…

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Are you still finding it hard to master the perfect liquid liner? Find your flicks regularly more keek than on fleek? If so try using a series of little dots, starting with where you want your flick to end and then working your way towards the lid. All you have to do is simply join them once your done = viola, perfect liner!

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#10: Powder Perfect…

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Has your favourite powder compact developed a strange hard coating in areas making it pretty much ineffective? If so it’s more than likely a transference of natural oils from your fingers or make-up brush. To remove this hardened layer simply take a strip of clear sticky tape, place it over the hardened patch and rub the back (non sticky side) down with your finger. Peel the tape off the hardened area and it should restore your caked powder back to normal!

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Have you got any top beauty or makeup hacks that you’d like to share? Have you tried any of the above hacks out? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by for a quick chatter 🙂 Wishing y’all a fabulous weekend!

Cheerio Chums…

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Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

This weekend I’ve let my hair down, donned on a full face of makeup (eyelash extensions included), for a night out with the girls. I can’t even remember the last time this happened… meal, drinks, dancing, giggles, gossip, cocktails… you know the usual shenanigans. After a pretty rough few weeks this is just what the doctor ordered – well, he’d probably advise against it in my current condition but I’m pretending otherwise. Sometimes when we hit a stressful patch in our lives the best thing for getting out of the rut is to at least make an effort to get back on the bandwagon & start living. I’ve moped around too much & with the great friends (and sister) that I’m blessed with a night out is always a guaranteed cheer-me-up. Needless to say I’ll probably feel a little worse for wear over the next few days but it’s a small price to pay for a few hours with my squad!

So for those of you, who like me, are taking it easy this fine Sunday then why not curl up and check out what’s been happening here on Confetti & Curves this week! But before I leave y’all to a catch up thank you guys so much for taking the time to leave such awesome comments everyday – I can’t tell you how much it means to read your super encouraging words! Don’t forget to leave a link to any of your own posts that you’d like us to check out in the comments below, I love catching up with what’s been going on with you guys too 🙂

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Makeup Revolution Iconic 2: Metallic Eyes

Makeup Revolution Redemption Iconic 2 Eye Shadow Palette

It seems I’m not the only one with an obsession for MUR goodies right now. How awesome are their delicious range of eyeshadow palettes? The perfect accessory to dress up any lid – whatever the occasion!

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Behind The Blog featuring Traci-Ann Loves

Traci Ann Loves

One of my loveliest blog buddies Traci Anne, from Traci-Ann Loves, joined me on the virtual sofa this week to chat about life behind the scenes of her blossoming online beauty haven. An Occupational Therapist by day & Make-up Maven by night, Traci-Ann adores filling our news feeds with a wealth of gorgeous products & reviews. Check it out gals, she’s utterly fabulous!

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Nail Stamping Kit For Beginners

Beginners Nail Stamping Kit

Wednesday’s chatter was all about the fun little stamping kit I’ve been getting creative with recently. If you love sassy nail art and fancy giving it a go then why not check out this weeks upload. Don’t forget to *Click Here* to subscribe to the Confetti & Curves YouTube channel so you never miss an upload 😉

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Behind The Blog featuring Bubbles and Macaroons

Bubbles and Macaroons

Thursday’s post was all about the gorgeous Tessa from Bubbles and Macaroons as she joined for a quick fun filled interview about her blog, bucket list, favourite cosmetics! If you love beauty, lifestyle & great reviews then I’m pretty sure you’ll adore checking out Tessa’s blog! She’s such a sweetheart, and how cute is that blog name? ❤

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Monthly Favourites

Monthly Favourites April

Yep, it’s that time yet again when the entire population of beauty bloggers search their stash to showcase a selection of their favourite items of the last few weeks. Bizarrely enough, this month I actually remembered to keep a list of fun things to tell you guys about *gasp* Let me know what your monthly favourites are too… don’t forget, if you have a blog link, feel free to paste it below!

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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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Behind The Blog featuring Jessica from Semi Sweet Tooth…

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Hey Beauty Buddies,

Firstly a maaahoosive thank you to all who stopped by yesterdays post to check out the rather fun HUGE Boots Haul! As I previously mentioned, so many of you have been inspiring me to try a whole wealth of drug store goodies so I can’t wait to get started… keep an eye out for plenty of reviews coming soon, and don’t forget to let me know if there’s something specific you’d like to know about so I can be sure to take a few extra notes 😉

However onto today’s post as I’m super chuffed to introduce y’all to the gorgeous Jessica who’s joining us on the virtual sofa to chat about behind the scenes of her blossoming fashion & lifestyle blog Semi Sweet Tooth. I’m pretty sure many of you will be familiar with this talented gals blog already, however for those of you who aren’t be sure to pop over and check it out! Jessica has just recently made the decision to follow her dream into blogging full time *high five huni* Go Jess!!!! I’m sure she’ll make a roaring success out of it, and of course we wish her all the very best in her exciting new venture ❤ She’s incredibly friendly, welcoming and always enjoys a chatter, so if lashings of personality & fun filled posts sounds like your kinda thing then I’m pretty sure you’ll adore her online haven every bit as much as I do!

Anyways, enough from me, time to get comfy as we take a peek Behind The Blog

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In only 5 words describe what readers can expect from your blog:

Fitness, fashion, food, fun… and positivity!

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What inspired you to start blogging?

I started my first blog about 25 goals I wanted to accomplish by the time I was 25 years old.  Once that was completed, I wanted to keep going!  It became my creative outlet and I thrived on the positive community.  Here I am, still going strong several years later!

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Tell us about your blog name… what made you decide on it?

I was looking for something that encompassed a life of balance.  Yes, I work out, but I also love sweets.  And thus… Semi-Sweet Tooth!

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Do you ever suffer from Blogger’s Block & if so how do you overcome it?

Of course!  But I have my handy notebook that I bring with me almost everywhere and write down post ideas regularly.  Inspiration is everywhere!

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What’s your favourite post to date?

Oh goodness, this is a tough one!  Two actually come to mind:

The Proposal: Because it was about such a huge, life-changing day.

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An Ode to Girlfriends: In life, my girlfriends mean the world to me and keep me sane. This was the best way I could think of to say thank you. 🙂

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Describe your everyday clothes style:

I go for classic and traditional everyday style.  If it gives any hints, my recent style icons are Joanna Gaines, Ashley Olsen, Audrey Hepburn, and Jackie O.

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What are your current top 3 beauty items?

Arbonne Mascara, Chantecaille Highlighter, and, recently, hair milk.

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How do you like to relax & unwind after a stressful day?

A glass of Red and a great book or favourite show.  (For those in America, “New Girl,” “Modern Family,” & “Fixer Upper.”)

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Describe your ideal Saturday night:

After a great morning workout and healthy brunch with the girls, I’d have a steak dinner and glass of red with my fiancée and get early to bed.  Spending the day laughing and smiling with my friends and family sounds perfect to me!

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What do you do to relax?

A great workout typically gets the job done, but if I really need to relax after a tough day, I go with yoga, meditation, or some time with my Bible.

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Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?

Ugh… biting my nails and cuticles.  The worst.

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What was your favourite school subject?

English, although I’ve used a steady mix of Math and English ever since that elementary school.

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What’s your dream job?

When I was little, it was to be a rock star.  So why not?  I want to be a rock star!

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What top 5 things are on your bucket list? Living big…

Visit every continent

Become a published author

Be a parent to happy, loving children

Have a bit part in a major motion picture (no speaking lines necessary)

Be President of the United States (told you… living big)

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What’s your biggest achievement to date?

Growing into my own and becoming my own person has been quite the achievement, although that’s an ongoing process.

What would technically be my largest achievements would be graduating from college, competing on Team U.S.A. for ice skating (we won!), or starting my own brand and business with Semi-Sweet Tooth.

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Who inspires you?

Several people, but primarily my parents.  They’re both incredibly different, one entirely left brain and one entirely right.  Both have inspired me in different ways and they’ve made me more confident and optimistic than many in the world.  They inspire me to achieve and follow my intuition every day.

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Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?

“Why settle for a spark when you can light a fire instead.”

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What top tips would you give to someone who is thinking of starting their own blog?

Just start writing and write consistently.  Be open to the possibilities and see where it takes you!

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QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:

Tea or Coffee = Tea

Coke or Pepsi = Pepsi

Messy mayhem or Super Organised = Super Organized

Cute kitten or Playful puppy = Playful Puppy

Night In or Night Out = Night In (or dinner out, but bed early)

Heels or Flats = Heels

Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lip Stick

Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Pop Princess

Paperback or E-book = Paperback

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Contact Jessica:

Blog – http://semisweettooth.com/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/semisweettooth/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/semisweettooth1

Don’t forget: If you would like your blog featured on Behind The Blog then get in touch via the contact page by clicking *here*, I’d love to hear from you!

Thanks so much for reading & of course do say hi in the comments below… we adore a good chatter here on Confetti & Curves :)

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Behind The Blog featuring A Girl Named Egypt…

A Girl Named Egypt

Howdy Chums…

It oddly occurred to me (as I was editing this very post) just how long Behind The Blog has been running for… November 2014 is when I first launched the series & since then I’ve had such a blast hosting well into the hundreds of bloggers who’ve featured on here. Getting to know each of you individually in such a fun & creative way has been such a treat, & of course I’m raising a tea cup to many more to come! So if YOU haven’t already featured on Behind The Blog then why not check it out by *Clicking Here* for all the information on how you can get on-board and spread the word of your online haven within the blogging community! Do keep in mind that it books up pretty quickly, so if you’re eager to get involved don’t hesitate to drop me a line 🙂

However, onto our second blogger of the week as we welcome the lovely Egypt who’s joining us on the virtual sofa this morning to chat about her blossoming lifestyle blog A Girl Named Egypt. Egypt is still making her way through school, but has embarked on her very own blogging journey (all thanks to the encouragement of her mum) & now adores pouring her creative skills into fantastic fun features that are such a treat to read. I find it so encouraging to see younger bloggers weaving their creative interests through blogging, and secretly I’m hoping my own daughter takes to blogging every bit as much when the time comes! So if you haven’t already met Egypt, do take a moment to pop over and say a huge hello – I’m sure you’ll enjoy catching up with her posts just as much as the rest of us do!

You know the drill by now gals… grab a cuppa & get yourself comfy as we take a peak Behind The Blog

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In only 5 words describe what readers can expect from your blog?

Reviews, DIY’s & Witty Innuendo-filled Ramblings

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What inspired you to start blogging?

My Mum actually gave me the push to do it (Bello, she likes minions, Mum if your reading this ✌ ). Its actually not that exciting of a blog back-story but one day I had just watched the new episode of The Vampire Diaries, and like always, I was rambling on to Mum about everything that happened in the episode. She just casually said “Why don’t you make a blog”, I was like “ What?”, “Yeah, Then you can talk and rant about whatever you want to whenever you want to and you do heaps of nail art and crafts so you can write about that too” My mum said.

I knew about blogs because of people like Zoella and Sprinkleofglitter and I had being thinking about creating one a year before and I loved writing so I thought ‘why not?’ and spent that whole day and night researching, writing ideas and going through about 50 different themes and finally A Girl Named Egypt was born

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Tell us about your blog name what made you decide on it?

Well like I was saying above I had thought about blogging for a while and one day being the YouTube obsessed generation we are, my brother and I were talking about YouTube and I just had an inspirational moment (A

K.A. Fate Fairy) that if I ever had a blog or YouTube channel that I would call it A Girl Named Egypt and I even created this…

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 …horribly put together banner thing, a while before I actually created this blog.

P.S: I also took this picture with my super old time-stamped digital camera

Plus, I think its self-explanatory. It’s like a quick introduction to… well, everything .

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Do you ever suffer from Blogger’s Block & if so how do you overcome it?

Yes I do, I actually had blogger’s block SUPPPER bad in September and I found the best thing was to just take a break and take a step back. Even though my irrational brain felt like I was letting people down for not blogging (but that’s just because I get all thingy and thought I would lose all my followers over just one week) it really helped. Its good to take a break sometimes and I would rather have no blog posts than a bunch of rubbish posts that I’m not proud of.

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What’s your favourite post to date? 

This is kind off a hard question but I really love my 50 Things That Make Me Happy Part 1 & 2as i think they were quite funny posts and really “Me” But I really love Beware The Spider Bite ​(which is a cooking tutorial I made for Halloween) because of how they turned out. Or Hello Worldas that post is a very big step in my blogging journey; or 2015 In Review as I loved the huge progress I made last year!

(btw you might notice by now that I’m quite indecisive and its really hard for me to pick a favourite)

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Describe your everyday clothes style:

In one word… Different.

I don’t really have a “Style”, I kinda just wear what i feel like that day. Today for instance, I’m wearing ripped Skull tights and my “Doc martens” but yesterday I wore all monochrome with a little crop top and my black and white singlet / shirt over top, and tomorrow I will probably wear a dress and ballet shoes or something so yeah I don’t really have a​ set​ style.

Although Monochrome and Pastels do play a big role in my dream wardrobe and I can not look past a nerdy, fandom referenced shirt or band merch .

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 What are your current top 3 beauty items?

  1. I have a mild non-contagious skin condition which is genetic called Keratosis Pilaris which isn’t as bad as it seems but to keep it at bay you have to moisturise and exfoliate so my moisturiser Nivea Incredibly Smooth is number one everyday item
  2. Nivea Make-up Wipes. I love these and I use them to remove make-up and just to clean my face morning and night but they are so amazing to use for trips.
  3. Lip Balm… I take one where ever I go! Currently I’m using Baby Lips tinted lip balm in berry crush and its also SPF so its perfect for NZ Summers.

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How do you like to relax & unwind after a stressful day?

YouTube and Music​. If I’m having a really crappy day these are my saviours.

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Describe your ideal Saturday night:

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Hmm, probably sitting in my bed with popcorn and hot chocolate, MORE chocolate and watching Supernatural, Lost, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, Rupaul Drag Race and again YouTube and music and then reading one of my bi-gillion books.

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What do you do to relax?

I struggle with relaxing as I feel really lazy and bad if i have a day “off” but that’s just because my brain works differently to most but usually crafts like clay, knitting (yes, I Knit), or reading and again music (I think close to 95% of the day I have music on) I’m actually listening to Melanie Martinez right now.

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Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?

Ahh okay time to share but it’s okay because we are all friends here! Peeling off my nail polish is one of the worst. As I do nail art, you wouldn’t think I would but yes… ugh… and procrastinating, I’m really bad at that. If I’m not motivated I will just put things off or do other things I don’t really need to do and make “excuses”. And lastly worrying… this is the worst thing I do. You see my brain thinks of a situation like going on holiday and instead of being a normal brain it thinks up THE worst things that could happen and its really bad. When we used to go on holiday when I was​ younger I would literally make my self sick or feel bad from all the worrying about things that didn’t happen at all.

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What’s your most cherished childhood memory?

I have quite a few from my “Childhood” (I’m only 14 so I’m classifying childhood as 10 and under)

When I was maybe 8 or 9, It was my great auntie’s birthday and she lived about 6-7 hours away so my Nana, Poppa, little Cousin, younger Brother, Mum and I borrowed a big bus / small motor home and it was probably one of the best times of my life. We had so much fun. The bus was huge and had these weird bed/seats and you could walk around while it was moving and there was a bed at the back and because it was such a long trip we kinda looked around the towns too and had a Tiki tour around (Tiki tour is what Kiwis call having a look around places. See we are educational here at AGirlNamedEgypt); but one of my favourite moments was when we were coming home and we stopped off at a beach and played in the sea but the beach didn’t have proper sand it was like tiny pebbles and stuff. Then when we where done, we (the kids), all lay down on the bed/ floor of the bus (because it was moving it kinda rocked us to sleep) and dozed off and i just remember being so relaxed and the beautiful sunset.

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What was your favourite school subject?

I’m still in school (home-school) and currently it’s a 3-way tie, Science (Chemistry), Art and History. I’m not that good at Maths and stuff as it doesn’t really make sense to me, where as Art and Science comes sooo much easier. But I want to be a teacher (Primary / ECE) when I’m older so I’m going to keep on trying 😉

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What’s your dream job?

Well, I really want to be a day care or primary teacher… but MY DREAM would to continue with Blogging and hopefully start a YouTube channel when I’m older as well.

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

 I will be 20 (eek) so hopefully studying for my degree, have my full license and a small car, saving for England, still blogging and maybe even doing YouTube and having more relaxed fun as in not worrying about every little thing and just enjoying life in general.

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What’s your biggest achievement to date?

Probably driving for the first time and not killing anything… and driving a manual for the first time and not stalling it at all (I didn’t even know what stalling was until I finished lol)

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Who inspires you?

My Mum and Nana – Our family doesn’t have the ​best ​of luck but my Mum and Nana always work through everything and try their hardest to do the best for their families and they are two of the loving and caring people i know 🙂 (Love you both, If your reading and I’m sorry Mum for all the grief I give you I hope you know i don’t mean it, just all that teen angst in me lol)

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What top 5 things are on your bucket list?

  1. Move to England – Probably not forever but i would love to live in England for awhile.
  2. Visit Japan – My whole family love Japan and Japanese culture, I would love to visit the little tea houses and stuff
  3. Have a family (when I’m older of cours )
  4. Go to Vidcon / Playlist Live
  5. Be HAPPY with my life – whatever happens in life and whatever path I take when I’m old and rocking on a chair on my front porch with all my grandchildren running around I want to be able to look back and think “Yeah, I kicked Life’s Butt” lol

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Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?

I have soo many quotes all over my room so these are my top 3:

You are one human with one life and its up to you to make it the best life you can – Dan Howell

You’re Mad. Bonkers, Off your head. But lt me tell you a secret. All the best People are – Alice In Wonderland

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This is the exact photo that is above my bookcase 

Everything will be okay in the end, If its not Okay , Its not the End – From one of my best blogging buddies

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What top tips would you give to someone who is thinking of starting their own blog?

Just do it. What have you got to lose? Making my blog was one of the best decisions of my life and it will most likely be one of yours, Blogging is something for you, it’s a chance to express yourself in any way you want to and to be yourself if you feel like you cant in your everyday life 🙂

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QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:

Tea or Coffee = Coffee, Yummy MOCHA LATTE

Coke or Pepsi = Neither, I’m more of a lemonade person

Messy mayhem or Super Organised = Organised Mayhem 😉

Cute kitten or Playful puppy = Cute Kitten, Although i have multiple of both 🙂

Night In or Night Out = Night In

Heels or Flats = FLATS

Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lip Stick, Who even thought Lip Gloss and Hair would be a good idea

Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Rock Princess

Paperback or E-book =  PAPERBACK!!!

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Say hello to Egypt:

Instant Grams – agirlnamedegypt

Bird Noises – @girlnamedegypt

My Blog – AGirlNamedEgypt

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Tumblr Fandom Ramblings – AFangirlNamedEgypt

Don’t forget: If you would like your blog featured on Behind The Blog then get in touch via the contact page by clicking *here*, I’d love to hear from you!

Thanks so much for reading & of course do say hi in the comments below… we adore a good chatter here on Confetti & Curves  🙂

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Oz Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum…

Oz Naturals Professional Moisturising Serum with Hyaluronic Acid

I’ll be the first to admit that a great skincare routine has been something I’ve duly overlooked in previous years… one too many late nights, waking up after a night of partying with make-up smeared on both my pillow and face, babywipes *gasp* and general everyday living without a second thought for moisturising all results in taking its toll. However in recent years all that has changed and I’ve proudly taken a keen interest in nurturing my skin; after all, if I don’t take an interest in it high chances are no one else will.

So when I was recently presented with an exciting opportunity to trial the Professional Moisturising Serum with Hyaluronic Acid from Oz Naturals I jumped at the chance – particularly as Serums aren’t something I’m overly familiar with. If truth be told I’ve never thought to incorporate it as part of my daily beauty routine. However the big question is will all that change? Is Oz Naturals Hyaluronic Serum really going to make enough of an impact to become an every day staple on my bathroom shelf? I guess you’ll have to just make yourself comfy and find out…

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  • CLINICAL STRENGTH anti aging, anti wrinkle serum (no cream) is proven to plump skin & fill in those fine lines and wrinkles.
  • CRUELTY FREE, vegan hyaluronic acid serum does not contain alcohol, parabens or sulfates and is safe for all skin types – This hyaluronic acid serum for your face is an extremely effective anti aging, anti wrinkle treatment.
  • MADE IN THE USA in a state of the art FDA registered facility – OZ Naturals formulates the most effective anti aging products on the market – OZ Naturals products work & they work extremely well – This HA serum will provide your skin a more youthful appearance upon 1st use – We guarantee you’ll get results or your money back.
  • MADE IN THE USA in a state of the art FDA registered facility – OZ Naturals formulates the most effective anti aging products on the market – OZ Naturals products work & they work extremely well – This HA serum will provide your skin a more youthful appearance upon 1st use – We guarantee you’ll get results!
  • NATURAL & ORGANIC hyaluronic acid serum is considered to be the highest quality HA serum on the market.
  • THIS HYALURONIC ACID SERUM is guaranteed to give you that dewy, moisture boost needed to achieve that youthful glow & is proven to reduce skin’s fine lines and wrinkles.

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1. HA serum can be applied in the morning and again at night time. However, the serum is potent and you may want to begin using this once per day or every other day, working up to twice per day. Only apply a thin layer (less is more) and be sure to use a good moisturizer immediately afterward. The Hyaluronic Acid will pull the moisturizer deeply into your skin. 2. You should expect to see results on the first day, but give the product at least 30 days to see the most optimal results. 3. This product is safe for all skin types and conditions including dry or irritated skin, wrinkles, fine lines, dull complexion, acne, and eczema, etc. 4. Will not clog pores, does not contain parabens or alcohol. 5. Main function: to provide intense anti aging effects, to plump and give skin a more luminous, youthful appearance. Smooths fine lines and fills wrinkles.

Oz Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum

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1) Wash your face as normal using a cleanser suitable for your skin type. Not point in giving yourself extra work by starting off on the wrong foot!

2) Pat your skin dry gently with a clean towel.

3) Apply a thin layer of Oz Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum over the desired area.

4) Allow to dry – thankfully it doesn’t take long, so no need expect a hefty waiting time.

5) Apply your favourite moisturising cream after the serum has completed dried to allow it to transport your moisturiser more effectively to your skin!

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Reduced the red patches on my skin significantly

My skin felt so much more hydrated in the morning after using it below my moisturiser the night before.

Price point is very pocket friendly

Dropper dispenser is great for minimising the risk of bacterial contamination and makes it more easier to use an even amount consistently.

No putrid smell!

Clear bottle means it’s easier to tell when it’s time for a top up so you won’t unexpectedly run out of product!

Claims to be 100% vegan & cruelty free *YAY*

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Currently unavailable in UK pharmacies/drug stores – has to be purchased via the internet.

A much more riskier travel companion as the glass bottle is very fragile.

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To be honest I really wasn’t sure if this product was going to stand up to it’s claims; in fact the first week of testing it I was even doubting my own judgement as to if it was working or not. HOWEVER (and it’s a pretty big ‘however’) when I stopped using it for a few days to see if I could visibly notice a difference in my skin the results really hit home. When I temporarily stopped using the serum my skin no longer felt as hydrated, the red patches began to reappear and my skin tone looked more tired & listless. Realistically it took this product break for me to discover the valuable benefits I was reaping from this little bottle of wonder serum.

If serums are a whole new world to you, I’d highly recommend you give Oz Naturals a go, even as a foundational starting point. It’s not going to break the bank and I’m pretty sure you’ll notice the advantages just as quickly as I did. Considering that I’ve been blessed with relatively good skin I was on the fence as to whether or not I’d notice a change or difference before testing it out. In fact it’s done such a great job that it’s most definitely going to stay a valuably part of my daily routine!

To purchase your very own bottle of Oz Naturals & to browse their range of other exciting products *click here* to be virtually transported to their online store on Amazon. Happy Shopping!

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A huge thanks to the team at Oz Naturals & Brand Backer for sending this full size trial product – thanks to you guys I’ve now got smooth, supple & totally hydrated skin with an impressive reduction in redness = one very happy gal!

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Is serum a part of your daily routine? Is this something you’d like to try? What’s your favourite skin care product at the moment? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below! As always, thanks so much for stopping by, hope you’re all having a fabulous weekend 🙂

Cheerio Chums…

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Disclaimer: This product was sent to me as part of a PR opportunity by Brand Backer in return for an honest review. All images and opinions expressed are my own. Product information taken from Oz Naturals description via Amazon.

Planning The Perfect Girls Night Out…

Planning A Girls Night Out

Tis the season… to stumble home at 1 am with blisters on your feet from dancing the night away, draped in tacky tinsel and wearing a giant pair of flashing antlers. Sound familiar? Oh yes, the festivities have indeed arrived which can only mean it’s time to don your sparkliest of outfits & unleash your inner diva for a night on the town.

So whether it’s the cheesy office Christmas bash or a night out celebrating the jolly hols with your closest gal pals, I’ve whipped up a nifty little run through of a few of my night-out essentials to ensure you haven’t missed a trick this party season…

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Christmas Attire

1. What an eyecatcher… this stunning black & gold bodycon dress by Little Mistress has the best of both world. A simplistic LBD coupled with a glamorous gold appliqué and mesh neckline! Available up to size 26 from EVANS – £68.

2. When I spotted this sassy little clutch bag from Accessorize for £29 I knew it would have to go on my Christmas party attire menu. I’m in love with the coloured bands – undoubtedly a wardrobe staple that could compliment almost any party outfit, any season! I love it *swoooon*

3. Baby it’s cold outside… so get your sparkly New Look gold boot shoes on. Warm, sassy & full of festive cheer, at £24.99 these pocket friendly little beauties could be yours to dance the night away in this Christmas & New Year. Aren’t they amazing?

4. Considering the neckline is strikingly detailed I opted for these Champagne crystal drop earrings from Mikey London as an ever so elegant finishing touch. Better still they were retailing for £21 but are now reduced to mere £14 from Debenhams!!

5. Retailing at £14.99 this beautiful light gold paisley pashmina from Scarf Room is the perfect accessory for dressing up my black woollen winter jacket when braving the cold winter air. Isn’t it glorious? I’m in love!

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The Make Up Menu Feeling Festive

Of course every night out on the town requires a sprinking of super-glam make-up! In Mondays post I recreated my favourite make-up menu of the season by opting for glitzy gold’s and a classic red lip courtesy of MAC’s iconic Ruby Woo. If you fancy checking it out for yourself just *click here* to visit the blog post or alternatively you can watch all the action by feasting your eyes upon my video tutorial by *clicking here*

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dinner

This time of year restaurants are often alive with corporate parties & family get-togethers, so even though your favourite little haunt may seem like a pretty safe choice it’s best to call and pre-book well before your big night out… simply to avoid a two hour wait in a chilly winter queue just to get your bum on a seat.

As most work parties tend to book hotels and traditional restaurants for their Christmas dins, it could be a good idea to branch out and try Cantonese, Indian or Italian food as there’s less chance they’ll be hiving with half drunken CEO’s… and of course so you don’t end up tired of Turkey before Santa’s even had a chance to pack his sleigh! Alternatively, if you’re keeping a watchful eye on the purse strings why not opt for dinner at home or a cheeky take away delivered to your door before hitting the town; this is always a good option for those who take multiple hours to get ready! *whistles innocently*

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ladies drinks

If like me you’re a hopeless case for a hangover, my advice would be to line that tummy with dinner before popping your corks so there’s something to help soak up the potential effects. Without sounding like an ageing party-pooper;  mixing a multitude of shots may seem like a barrel of fun, but keep in mind it’s more than likely going to end in a rather painful duvet-day the following morning. Who hasn’t seen the Sunday social media news-feeds filled with tales of woe and promises of never to so much as sniff a cork again?! My point exactly 😉

If you’re on the look out for something light and refreshing I’d personally suggest sticking to yummy little fruity spritzer style drinks. Just remember to enjoy it responsibly!

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Organising a night out takes a fair amount of planning – especially if there’s quite a few of you in tow. As much as I love dancing the night away, sometimes it’s fun to do something a little different; and come the festive season there’s just so much choice on offer. A few unique and fun ideas could be to catch a theatre show or musical, better still why not embrace your inner kiddie and opt for a pantomime instead? They’re full of cheesy Christmas cheer to get the giggles going, leaving the serious chatter for cocktails and dinner at a swanky venue afterwards. Alternatively if you’re feeling brave enough to embrace the cold winter weather then why not opt for some late night shopping at a local Christmas market? It’s the perfect opportunity to pick up some really unique little gifts and stocking fillers!

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It’s one of the busiest seasons of the year, so if transport is top of your priority list make sure you book your taxi’s well in advance to avoid being stranded at your door step. Same applies for eating out too! Do keep a tight hold of your hand bag or purse wherever you go… a bustling night on the town is a pick-pockets dream particularly if you’re planning some late night shopping or Christmas fairs with chums. Try to carry as little cash as possible, make sure your abode is well secured before leaving for the evening & keep any pricey items such as laptops etc tucked well out of sight! Of course last but not least have fun, enjoy your night out & don’t forget the reason for the season guys 😉

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Do you have any up-coming fun nights out planned? What’s your top tip when organising an evening out on the town with friends? Or are you more of a cosy night-in kinda gal? As always I love reading your thoughts and feedback in the comments below…

Cheerio chums!

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Calling All Beauty YouTubers….

Hey Beauty Buddies…

So over the past few months my beloved YouTube channel *click here to check it out & subscribe* has been slowly blossoming to life with the arrival of some amazing new subscribers. Of course now that I’m excitedly working on my schedule for 2016 I’m pretty eager to start pencilling in a few fun collaborations, fancy getting on board? Then make yourself comfy and check out  this weeks quick chatter for more info on joining in on all the fun!

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Ps: Keep your eyes peeled for a fun festive video coming this weekend 🙂

Cheerio chums…

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