What I Got For Christmas…

 

Hello lovelies,

How have you all been? I trust everyone has had a fabulous Christmas jolly hols? Well, it was certainly a busy one in our house with the clan visiting for their festive dins, and of course, Santa making his annual stop too… ¬†yes, lots of fabulous new goodies and happy faces all round. A successful day I’d say!

My gorgeous little sis, Leah, even stayed over on Christmas Eve to join in the celebrations and experience the magic of waking up with a very excited little girl (Ems) ready to open her pressies! As for me, well I mustn’t have been too bad this year at all seeing as I had a lovely little pile of goodies with my name on the gift tags… and of course in true YouTube style I thought I’d share my stash with you guys… tell me I’m not the ONLY one obsessed with these types of videos. Either that or I’m far too nosey for my own good ūüėÄ

So if you’ve a few minutes to spare and fancy taking a peek at some of the beauty & nail goodies I received then just grab your cuppa and press play. Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button if you don’t want to miss out on the exciting uploads planned over the new year!

Which, reminds me… wishing each and every one of my subscribers a happy & healthy 2017! Thanks so much for all your support over the last year, let’s make the next 12 months even more fabulous ūüėČ

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How was your Christmas hols? Did you get any favourite pressies that you’re super excited about? Whatever your thoughts I‚Äôd love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say a quick howdy¬†ūüôā

Cheerio Chums…

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Opening My ‘Secret Santa’ Swap Box

Hello, how are ya, come in…..

I know, I know, it’s been (quite) a few days since I’ve taken my leave of absence BUT in my defence, I’ve been up to my eyeballs in wrapping paper, receipts, deliveries and all other festive paraphernalia organising. ¬†You wouldn’t believe the past few weeks I’ve had girls – but my gosh it’s good to be back and into the swing of things yet again… though I must warn you all I’ll be taking another short jolly hols over Christmas as we’re hosting the family dinner once again, so instead of my head being stuck in a¬†laptop it’ll be popping in &¬†out of the oven to check on the Turkey instead! Sounds wonderful right? Well, it is – as long as you’ve a hearty glass of prosecco close to hand to keep the energy levels up!

However enough waffle from me… how the heck are you lovely lot? Can you believe there’s only 15 days left til Christmas?!?! To be honest, if one more retail assistant asks if I’m “all ready¬†for the big day?” I may have to use my newly purchased rolls of wrapping paper in ways I didn’t intend *sigh* However moving swiftly on to slightly more positive festive tidings… MY SWAP BOX ARRIVED!!!!¬†

Yes, some of you may be scratching your heads thinking “What on earth’s this all about?”… okay, so let me explain… I’m a member of a fantastic nail group on Facebook & a few months ago the opportunity arose to take part in a Secret Santa Swap Box. Basically, there’s a ¬£20 budget, you’re allocated a name and your box had to be sent off by a certain date. Mine, however, was almost TWO WEEKS overdue… no thanks to Royal Mail having a good old rummage. However all is explained in the video, and all the goodies are revealed too. So if you’ve a few minutes to spare and fancy seeing what my very generous ‘Secret Santa’ sent me then just make yourself comfy & press play!

Ps: Don’t forget, you can *Click Here* to subscribe to the Confetti & Curves YouTube Channel so you don’t miss any future uploads ūüėČ

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Okay, I’m off to grab myself a hot chocolate and get on with some more wrapping! What’s your plans for the weekend?

Cheerio Chums…

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What I Got For Christmas…

 

I know, I know… just as the fairy lights, sparkly baubles and giant stockings are packed away for the year, I go and mention it all¬†again *dramatic eye roll* However over Christmas & the new year so many of my awesome blog buddies kept in touch via email and a few of you were keen¬†to know what goodies were awaiting me under the tree come Christmas morning… so¬†naturally¬†I thought it would be a little more handy to show y’all in the form of a fun video! Apologies it’s a little later than planned ladies but hey… better late than never right?

I’m personally a huuuuge fan of noseying¬†at¬†what pressies others got for the big day, so if you’ve done a similar post or YouTube upload pleeeease go right ahead & leave the link for me below as I’d love to check it out too ūüôā

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So go grab something yummy to sip on¬†& get yourself comfy as I give¬†you guys a little peek at some of the newest additions to my list of favourite things. Oh, and do let me know in the comments if you had a¬†favourite pressie¬†this year! ‚̧

Cheerio Chums…

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Handmade, Natural & Cruelty Free… Bath & Beauty by BEE BEAUTIFUL

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There‚Äôs nothing more¬†satisfying¬†than¬†coming home after a loooong hard day and stepping¬†into a hot, soothing and enticingly scented bath to soak away your troubles. Of course¬†now that the darker nights have firmly taken hold,¬†a bath-time treat¬†feels somewhat ritualistic to warm the bones on¬†these¬†chilly autumn evenings.¬†And if you’re anything like myself, you could end up¬†going slightly OTT when it comes to stocking up on an array of yummy smelling bath goodies *happy sigh*

So for those of you who adore¬†the mere thought of¬†hoarding a stash¬†of sumptuous bath bombs¬†& other scented beauty goodies,¬†I simply must insist you take a virtual trip over to the folks at Bee Beautiful to check out their incredible range of handmade products… all of which I‚Äôm pretty sure you‚Äôll fall in love with just as much as I have ‚̧

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“Bee Beautiful is a new company based in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria. It has developed over a number of years from a cottage industry using beekeeping products from our own hives.

Our creams and lotions were first tried by family and friends and were met with great enthusiasm. It’s these good results that have encouraged us to go further and form Bee Beautiful Ltd.

Why not try our range of exciting bath bombs, lushious smoothies, refreshing soaps, creams, household polishes, all where possible made with natural ingredients and the added benefits of bee related ingredients which are sure to create a buzz.

All our products are hand-made using the purest of ingredients a full list of which can be seen on each of our product’s pages. We believe you should know exactly what we put into our products.

To ensure all our products are safe we send a samples for laboratory tests to receive certificates of safety.”

*Extract from Bee Beautiful website*

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So how did this little Irish clan come to know all about Bee Beautiful? Well, as most of you already know it was my daughter Emma‚Äôs 10th¬†birthday a few weeks ago, and one of her (many) gifts was this gorgeous selection of the mini bath fizzies from her big sister Hayley… how cute are these? ūüėÄ

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Of course being a craver of all funky little bath treats myself, I couldn’t help but get intrigued Рespecially on whiffing the amazing selection of scents! Here’s what Emma received in her gift bag…

Blue Lagoon (Banana)

Charlie Bear (Baby Powder)

Parma Delights (Parma Violets)

Bizzy Bee (Honey)

Green Apple

Very Berry (Strawberry)

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“Our Bee Beautiful Bath Bombs and Smoothies give you a different experience in your bath, whether it is fruity freshness, spicy sensations or sweet scents of honey. They are all handmade, using pure ingredients and the finest essential oils.

Drop a Bee Beautiful Bath Bomb into a bath of warm water and it will fizz vigorously, releasing its perfume and essential oils, while the Bicarbonate of Soda softens the water and the almond oil and honey moisturiser help to smooth and nourish your skin. Rinse bath well after use.‚ÄĚ

*Extract from Bee Beautiful website*

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All sounds rather tempting, however the real treat begins when you pop just one of these fizzy little fella’s into your bath & watch it fizzle furiously as the room fills with your choosen delicious fragrance. Emma opted for testing one of the Parma Violets whereas I haven’t been able to resist recently trying out the Green Apple Рwhat a scent to savour!

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I have to admit, it doesn‚Äôt just stop at a great smelling bathroom as they leave your skin feeling incredibly soft, supple & silky smooth. Considering price tag for their larger bath bombs starts at only ¬£1.99, this is most definitely a pocket friendly treat or gift idea ‚Äď particularly coming up to the jolly hols!

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Handmade

Pure Ingredients and finest oils

Huge range of scents and products

Against Animal & Bee Testing

Affordable

Beautifully presented

A great selection of sizes available

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Nada, zilch, zero… yep, they’re that good.

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So if beautiful smelling bath treats for super-soft skin is your thing then get yourself over to Bee Beautiful and check out their impressive range of natural beauty products, I’m pretty sure you’ll love them every bit as much as we do!

What’s your favourite bath-time scent? Are you a fan of bath bombs, creamy smoothies & fun fizzies? Whatever your thoughts do stop by and say a quick hello in the comments below, y’all know how much we enjoy a good beauty chatter here on Confetti & Curves. Have a fabulous weekend ūüôā

Cheerio chums…

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What’s In My Bag…

Happy Wednesday lovelies,

Today’s post comes in the form of yet another YouTube video (I seem to be on a roll for filming these days) as I thought it would be oodles of viewing fun to take a peek inside my rather glorious¬†bag that I got as a gift from my hubby… he really is a good’un ūüėČ

So sit back, relax & catch up with me as I rummage through the contents of this super sized bag from Accessorize

Don’t forget to say a quick hello in the comments below, I do love a mid-week chatter!

Cheerio chums…

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Must Have Make-Up Bags…

Must Have Make Up Bags

 

 

Happy Friday Beauty Buddies…

Seeing as I’ve been on the hunt this week for a new cosmetic bag to pop in my gym kit, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite finds! To be honest¬†girls I’ve been spoilt for choice & need to lean on your infinite glamour guidance to help me choose the right one!

Let’s bring on the candidates…

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1) Signature Make-Up Bag | Charlotte Tilbury 

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I’m a HUGE fan of rich warm colours and lavish metallics. When I spotted this beautiful Rose Gold cosmetic bag from the lady of make-up Charlotte Tilbury I couldn’t help but swoon ever so slightly. Isn’t it a vision?!

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2) Fruit Print | ASOS

Fruit Make Up Bag Asos

This fun & fruity little number caught my eye almost instantaneously with it’s carnival of colours and cute little print. Best of all this leather look bag is currently available for a mere ¬£6.50 from ASOS… brings a whole new meaning to bagging a bargain, right ladies? ūüėČ

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3) Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining | Not On The Highstreet

Every Cloud

Designed by the ever so talented Lisa Angel, this adorable little make-up tote pretty much sums up my style… cute n quirky. I adore the art work, colours and roomy interior that will hold just about everything I could possibly ever need!

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4) Ted Baker Emoni | House of Fraser

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I’ve always been a fan of Ted Baker’s bright and bold colours in the previous range of cosmetic bags, however when I uncovered¬†this pretty little purse on House of Fraser I couldn’t peel my eyes of it. I adore the glossy outer exterior and cascading floral print.

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5) Lola & Gilbert | Not On The Highstreet

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I think I *may* have found a winner ladies! This hilarious range of cutesy make-up bags from Lola & Gilbert could only be guilty of igniting¬†a smile with their range of chortle inducing slogans. Best of all the bags are Eco Friendly, made¬†right here in the UK and lined with a waterproof material. At a mere ¬£14.50 this adorable range of cotton cosmetic carriers have me hovering eagerly over the ‘buy now’ button… I LOVE THEM!

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What’s your favourite bag? I’m having a tough time deciding ladies so I’m gonna need your help on this one!

As¬†always, thanks so much for stopping by & do say a quick hello in the comments below… you know how much we enjoy a darn good chatter here on Confetti & Curves.

Wishing everyone a fabulous Easter weekend – easy on the egg consumption! ūüėČ

Cheerio Chums…

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*Get Minted…

Minted

Hello lovelies…

I don‚Äôt know about you guys, but being surrounded by Christmas decorations, fairy lights and fireplaces peppered with jolly little snow men ornaments¬†really makes you take in your surroundings a whole lot more than normal, don’t you think? There’s so many¬†exciting things to look at. In fact every shop¬†I go into or house¬†window I pass by my eyes are drawn to a festive focal point by something or other.

I think that’s why I adore having features in a room to study and be captured by ‚Äď regardless of what season of the year it is. My¬†eyes seem to just love something to keep them busy! This is why I often feel a little gloomy when in January I pack all the Christmas trimmings away for an entire year… only¬†then does everything¬†seems so bare.

So this weekend¬†I thought I’d mull over¬†some options for¬†jazzing a few off my rooms up with some unique wall art & pretty prints… and of course what better place to browse an entire range of wall feasts and other delectable goodies than Minted.com

‚ÄėOooh, what‚Äôs Minted?‚Äô I hear you say!

Well, Minted is a thriving on-line community of independent artists… from illustrators, painters, package designers to stay at home mums. It’s a global community full of creative content, selling a unique range of art, home décor and stationary items delivered direct to your door. That’s right… you don’t have to leave the confines of your cosy abode this winter to dress up the walls of your dining room. Just a few clicks of a button and voila, your goodies are on their way. Sounds like my kinda shopping *peering out at a rather gloomy sky*

Anyways, I thought I’d share a just few of my favourite Minted finds with you…

April Showers by Olivia Raufman

April Showers by Olivia Raufman

I loved this gorgeous raindrop print by Olivia Raufman. Our living room has very similar colour schemes within the flooring, carpet, & a feature wall. I can really see this piece pulling all those gorgeous colours together incredibly well!

Life Is Sweet by Ana Sharpe

Life Is Sweet by Ana Sharpe

I adore this print by Ana Sharpe – as soon as I spotted it I knew it would brighten up the dining area in my kitchen perfectly. Plus who doesn’t love Macaroons?! *swoon*

On the Docks by Kirby Lee Smith

On the Docks by Kirby Lee Smith

Living beside the sea I’m obsessed with anything nautical or beach themed. My house is full of little jars of interesting pebbles and shells we’ve collected over the last few years, which I love! When I spotted this gorgeous piece by Kirby Lee Smith I knew it would perfect in my hall way as it’s got a very¬†similar¬†theme at the moment.

Eucalyptus by Kiana Mosley

Eucalyptus by Kiana Mosley

My bedroom has lots of purples (and as I’m sure you can tell from previous posts it’s one of my favourite colours) so when I spotted this amazing piece by Kiana Mosley I knew it would go perfect in my purple themed bedroom as a feature piece to catch the eye as soon as you walk in. I love the huge shade range… from soft lilacs to an intense blackcurrants. Super stunning, don’t you agree?

Wisdom by Griffinbell Paper Co

Wisdom by Griffinbell Paper Co

Of course as most of you know only too well, I have a rather unhealthy obsession with owls. They’re (almost) everywhere throughout my home, so when I spotted this rather striking cutie by Griffinbell Paper Co, I knew he’d be the perfect partner for jazzing up¬†my work area… it’s also a little reminder of the one thing I need more off!! *hahaa*

So, what do y’all think of my top picks, do you like? If so, let me know which one is your favourite… as always I love reading your thoughts and feedback in the comments below!

Also, don’t forget to pop over to Minted and check out their gorgeous selection of art, stationary and home decor goodies… you won’t be disappointed, the range is incredible ūüôā

Cheerio Chums…

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