Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

Happy November Ya’ll…

Time to pack away the pumpkins as a new month descends upon us! Did y’all have spectactularly spook fun last night? We sure did after visiting the Monster Mash in Belfast for a fantastic fireworks display & lots of yummy Halloween treats! However today I’ll be recharging the batteries and catching up with a bit of blog scheduling, so for those of you who’d like to feast your eye’s on what’s been happening on Confetti & Curves this week, here’s a quick recap…

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10 Tips on Growing Your Blog Audience

How To Grow Your Blog Audience

Creating a blog is a fantastic way to meet hundreds (if not thousands) of like minded people all over the world. If you’re pouring your heart & soul into creating fun features then make sure you’re not missing out on ways to spread the word by checking out these 10 simple steps that have undoubtedly helped me grow my blog audience… maybe they’ll work just as well for you too!

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Behind The Blog featuring Life According To Jamie

Life According To Jamie

This weeks first blogger gracing the virtual sofa was the lovely Jamie from Life According To Jamie. This fashionista and cosmetic craver is a regular blogger who adores gracing our screen with fun outfits, lifestyle & a sprinkling of beauty. Don’t forget to check out her favourite inspirational quote… love it!

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Beautiful Star Electric Hair Straightening Brush

Beautiful Star Electric Hair Straightening Brush

After spotting this intriguing electric hair straightening brush by Beautiful Star, I simply had to check it our for myself! Could it really be as great as the reviews suggest for only £35? So what’s the hype all about? Check out this weeks video to find out…

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Behind The Blog featuring Closing Winter 

Closing Winter

Our second blogger of the week is the talented Holly from Closing Winter. Holly’s blog is a jolly mixture of home decor, beauty & lifestyle. Grab your cuppa and get comfy as she takes us on a sneak peek behind the scenes of her blossoming corner of the interweb… don’t forget to pop over and say a huge hello too!

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Trick Or Treat? Happy Halloween from Confetti & Curves

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It’s been a frightfully fun week here at Confetti & Curves HQ, what with Emma winning her school fancy dress contest and a batch of pumpkins to hack to bits skill-fully carve! Why not stop by and check out our fun make-up look & scary vegetables for yourself…

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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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Trick or Treat? Happy Halloween from Confetti & Curves…

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Face paints, toffee apples, fireworks & a whole lotta headache… yes it’s that time of year (once again) where we load our cars with oversized vegetables to spend an evening covered in seeds and stringy gloop in the hope that our fruitful efforts will wield some sort of impressive yet terrifying organic candle holder *rolls eyes*

I’e already had droves of mini skeletons & Dracula’s grace my door with their chanting and tiny treat bags. It seems the older I get the more it all becomes a bit of a kerfuffle & unnecessary hassle, yet deep down my mischievous inner child secretly loves the fancy dress & distinctive aroma of brightly coloured screeching rockets. Of course this all leads to the perks of having a 10 year old daughter as there’s a solid excuse to roll the sleeves up and get caught up in the Halloween fun…and this year was no exception.

As school ended last week for mid term, Emma dived into the car declaring she’d won best dressed at her school party *woo hoo* Clearly my horrendous 5am make-up attempts worked a treat – that’s the great thing about zombie cosmetics, the worse looking the better! Of course this pre-empted me being summonsed to Tesco’s fruit & veg aisle to dig out two heavy weight pumpkins that would kick start the spooky shenanigans. So in honour of what turned out to be an evening of Halloween fun, here’s a little peek at what ghostly goings on have been happening in Confetti & Curves HQ these last few days…

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Emma  Emma2

Okay, so I’ve cheated with Em’s photograph & used last years piccies (yep, I forget to take those essential proud parent snaps this year *groan*) but in honesty this years costume wasn’t a kick in the rump of last years. All much the same, needless to say it’s still quite a transformation – not bad right? 😉

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Pumpkins Tesco

As for our trip to Tesco’s here’s the two monsters we arrived home with… my poor back trying to lug this pair in and out of the trolley!!

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Pumpkin Carving

And so the carving begins by firstly scooping out the rancid innerds. I must admit, the stench of pumpkin doesn’t make my mouth water. Thankfully these two weren’t (too) bad… indeed my Yankee Candles were saved for another day. However the kitchen table was more like a scene from a vegetarian horror movie.

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The concentration on Emma’s face… her Jack Skellington creation took complete silence and focus. I on the other hand was happily drawing simple little triangles. Can’t beat a bit of tradition.

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illooms light up balloons for Halloween

Being a bit of a worry wart when it comes to naked flames, I spotted this pack of 5 illoom light up balloons on offer (also in Tesco) for a mere £2.50. No need to worry about candles etc, these are so much safer to use and last an impressive 15 hours! Quite the bargain, don’t you think?

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Pumpkin Carving 1

Voila! Our work is complete. Considering I’ve a good 13 years experience on Emma I’m a tad deflated that mine looks a bit ‘meh’ in comparison to Jack Skellingotn… not that I’m competitive or anything *pfft*

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I’ll be Instagraming a pic of these frightful faces lit up with their illoom balloons on Saturday night, so keep your eye’s peeled and do let me know that you think! Now just to prepare for Saturday nights Monster Mash festival & firework display 😉

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Have you any fun plans for Halloween? Or will you be locking the doors & closing the curtains in hope to avoid as much of it as you can?  Whatever you’re up to stay safe & have fun!

Cheerio Chums…

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