Behind The Blog… featuring Sshhbeauty


Hey Beauty Buddies…

I’m seriously loving the effect these gorgeous sunny days are having on everyone’s moods, however one down side I recently discovered was how drastically I’m in need of a tootsie overhaul… especially after digging out my flip flops yesterday evening! Considering my feet have literally been incased in boots/furry slippers/thick fluffy socks for the last six months you can imagine the shock they encountered when finally exposed to natural sunlight… and no, they haven’t burned up or turned to dust before you ask!! Thankfully ladies, my new Lavendar nail polish I aquired ownership of in yesterday’s Beauty Bargain Bag Reveal video should put right to all my toe woes! Time for a pamper pedi this weekend I reckon, so any suggestions for great feet treats would be warmly welcomed gals 😉

However enough of my blathering as it’s time for another fun filled Behind The Blog *cheers of joy* Today’s blogger on the virtual sofa of sassiness is the lovely Sshhbeauty… have you checked this awesome beauty haven out yet?! If not you simply have to get yourself over pronto – if your a cosmetic craver (like moi) then you’ll instantly be hooked! Firstly though, pop your feet up & get to know this incredibly talented (& super lovely) blogger…


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

Reviews, favourites, tutorials, first impressions and general beauty chats!


What inspired you to start blogging?

Other bloggers! And also the fact that most people around me aren’t very into makeup and beauty – having a blog is a great way to chat to like-minded people.


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

‘sshhbeauty’ got it’s name because I’m anonymous. Get sshhbeauty, as in ‘don’t tell anyone’! That’s why you won’t see any selfies on my page; as much as I’d like to post them I keep my little corner on the hush to those around me.


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

I think all bloggers suffer from Blogger’s Block – if you don’t I’m very, very jealous! Because I blog about beauty I just have a dig through my makeup stash or create a makeup look to tell you all about, so I suppose I can ‘cure’ myself pretty quickly!

Having a look for inspiration on other blogs is also a great way to get writing, but make sure you don’t copy off other people’s ideas!


What’s your favourite post to date?

I suppose I’ve got two favourites (is that cheating? Sorry Karen!). The first is my recent ‘products worth the save’ post, in which I shared all of my top drugstore picks! I love rifling through my makeup stash and rediscovering little treasures. Plus, who doesn’t like to save pennies where possible?

And my other favourite is my MAC haul… Not so much for writing it, but for the beauty chat I had with you all in the comments! You guys are so lovely.


Describe your everyday clothes style:

I don’t really have an ‘everyday’ clothes style – what I end up wearing is generally very random and depends on things like the weather and what I’m doing!

In winter my top clothing item has been oversized wooly jumpers – I practically lived in them! I like a few different ones, but my favourite is a big fluffy grey one from ASOS, it’s just so comfy!

Seeing as the weather’s heating up now though, I’m loving denim shorts – especially ones with white lace around the edges. SO cute! And just to clarify, it has to be REALLY hot for me to wear them.


What are your current top 3 beauty items?

Narrowing my favourites down to three is a bit tricky, I have to say. I’m loving the Maybelline Brow Drama at the minute – sorting out my unruly brows is such a chore in the morning, but this is basically perfect eyebrows in a bottle and I absolutely love it.

I’m also really enjoying the GlamLASH Mascara from Laura Geller – something that I’ve never heard of before but am so impressed with! It lengthens and separates the lashes amazingly and lasts a really long time.

My final favourite is the Urban Decay eyeshadows – especially the ones in my Naked On The Run, they’re just the best on the market. Well done Urban Decay, you get it right every time!


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

Ooh, a sugary cake after dinner always puts a smile on my face haha!

And come onto WordPress and Bloglovin’ of course – looking at makeup always cheers me up!


Describe your ideal Saturday night:

I’m not a big night-out kind of girl, although I won’t turn down one once in a while. My ideal Saturday night would consist of a Lush bath bomb, cosy PJs, chocolate and something good on the TV, like I’m a Celebrity (although I know that it’s not on anymore! *sad face*).


What do you do to relax?

A deep bubble bath (a Lush one, preferably) and a face mask (Origins, hydrate my skin please!). You can’t go wrong, really.


Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?

Leaving a trail of mess behind me! Honestly, I’m so organised with my diary and things like that, but in person I just can’t keep tidy. I hate mess with a vengeance, but I can’t help but cause it!


What’s your most cherished childhood memory?

There’s so many! I’ll always remember my first day at school, I couldn’t forget it.


What was your favourite school subject?

Textiles! I’ve always been a slave to fashion.


What’s your dream job?

Can you be a makeup collector for your job? I’d be great at it.


Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Wow, I have no idea! Hopefully just happy, and still blogging! I’m going to stick at it!


What top 5 things are on your bucket list?

To visit New York at Christmas time, and be there for New Year! I just think that it would be amazing.

To send a letter in a bottle. How cute would that be, the thought that someone, somewhere, might read it? I love sentimental things like that.

Swim in the Great Barrier Reef – something I don’t think I could ever do (I’m too scared of spiders to even think of going anywhere near Australia, don’t laugh), but it would be an incredible experience nevertheless. If not this, to swim with dolphins! So sweet.

To buy something from NARS! Hopefully I can tick this off soon.

To surprise my family with something amazing, like a holiday for them all. I’d just love to see their faces when I told them.


What’s your biggest achievement to date?

One of them is definitely gaining 550 blog followers! I never thought that around 550 of you would enjoy listening to me having a ramble, honestly.


Who inspires you?

Anyone who has worked as hard as anything to get where they are today. I salute you!


Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door” – Milton Berle. Live your life the way you want to! Don’t wait for opportunities to come; grab life in both hands and really run with it.


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

What are you waiting for? You should totally give blogging a try! What’s the worst that could happen?

Post regularly to keep your readers engaged, and customise your blog until it’s just how you like it! Also, tag your posts with tags that reflect what your post is about – it’s the best way to get your content out there!



Tea or Coffee = Neither. I’d much rather have a juice!

Coke or Pepsi = Coke, 100%!

Messy mayhem or Super Organised = SUPER ORGANISED! I hate mess (but I can’t stop making it).

Cute kitten or Playful puppy = Cats all the way; I’m pretty scared of dogs.

Night In or Night Out = Night in with chocolate and I’m sorted.

Heels or Flats = Flats!

Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Gloss – it’s just so low-maintenance.

Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Pop princess… I think?

Paperback or E-book = Paperback! Nothing beats the smell of a new book.

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Contact Sshhbeauty:


Twitter: – @sshhbeauty

Instagram: – @sshhbeauty

Direct email address:


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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5 Blogs I Love… with Kaily from Someday Sunny!

Five Blogs I Love

Hey Beauty Buddies…

I’m super excited today as I post my very first collab *Eeeep* with the lovely Kaily from Someday Sunny. Kaily and I were having a chatter a few weeks ago & somehow got round to gabbling about our fav bloggers, which led to the conclusion it would be a great collab opportunity! Never one for passing a fun opportunity, I jumped at the chance.

Now seeing as I adore sooo many of your beautiful blogs here on WordPress, I simply couldn’t narrow it down to 5 blog buddy favourites, so instead I’ve opted for 5 blogs that originally inspired me to create Confetti & Curves.

I’m sure many of you will be more than familiar with a few of these famous names & faces – if not, do check them out! I’m convinced you’ll be hooked as much as I am…

1) Louise – Sprinkle of Glitter

Sprinkle of Glitter

I originally stumbled across Louise’s super successful YouTube channel last year and was instantly hooked. If (like me) your a fan of Louise’s blog, you’ll most likely agree that it’s packed full of really inspiring posts on everything she loves in life… parenting, beauty, crafts, travelling, friends, and fabulous fashion for curvy girls!

2) Anna – Vivianna Does Makeup

Vivianna Does Makeup

What this gal doesn’t know about makeup simply isn’t worth knowing at all. Anna has works her magnificently manicured nails to the bone to create an online haven for all of us who adore our daily dose of beauty briefings and ultra useful tutorials. Check out her weekly Vlogs too, they’re utterly addictive!

3) BlogHer


BlogHer isn’t so much as a singular blog but rather a whole community of phenomenally useful blog articles. Written by women for women, there’s everything from style, work, life, relationships, beauty, health, family, food – trust me the list goes on… it’s an online sanctuary for ladies of all ages as there is truly something for everyone. However before you check it out I’d advise you to get comfy and clear your schedule for a few hours –  you could be there for quite some time! Yes, it’s that good 😉


4) A Thrifty Mrs

A Thrifty Mrs

Any blog that claims I can ‘have a blast without blowing the budget’ gets a virtual thumbs up from me! Thrifty Mrs is bunged with top cash-savvy tips that will teach even the most money conscious of blogger a thing or two – this girl has a serious knack of saving the strain on your purse strings by introducing you to top guidance on beauty purchases, home make-overs, crafts, recipes and much much more. The blog is beautifully presented, easy to navigate and filled with great advice & freebies – you’ll be thriftifying your ways in no time!

5) Marlena – Simply Marlena

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For those of you who haven’t already heard of Marlena (goodness knows why) she’s the founder and creator of Makeup Geek, a brand that seems to have taken the US by storm. Apart from her awe inspiring success, Marlena’s personal blog Simply Marlena tends to focus more on her personal musings. The one thing I love about her is how open and honest she is about personal struggles and often just life in general. If anyone can encourage you it’s Marlena!

 Finally a huge thanks to the gorgeous Kaily from Someday Sunny, it’s been a ridiculously fun first collab! Don’t forget to pop over and check out her top picks too… see you there! 🙂

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Are you a follower of any of my fab five blog picks? Who’s your favourite bloggers to keep up with? Let me know in the comments below, I do love a good chatter! As always, thanks for reading…

Cheerio chums,

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