Calling All Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Bloggers…


Fancy letting others know about you and your blog?

For all those busy little blogging bee’s out there who relish the thought of taking part in a fun filled interview, I warmly invite you to jump on-board. Not only does it give ‘little old me’ a deeper insight to getting to know you a bit better, it brings awareness to lots of others who are also itching to meet like minded beauty, fashion & lifestyle bloggers to follow, interact with & be inspired by… people like you, yes YOU!


So how do I get involved?

Well basically it’s as simple as dropping me an email (all details are on my contact page) stating that you’d like to be a part of Behind The Blog or alternatively you can simply leave a little message in the comments below and I’ll send all the information straight to you!


Erm, you’ll send me what?

All the info! Basically it’s a simple MS Word attachment with details and your questions, however if there’s anything you don’t particularly want to answer you can just leave it blank! There’s also a prompt to include all your social networking links such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube etc. You can add as many or as little as you like so we know where else to find you.


What happens next?

Once you complete the questions provided & send them back I’ll be in touch with your publish date to confirm exactly when your interview will go live. Don’t worry there’s no rush to return anything within a specific time frame, so don’t feel under pressure to get onto it right away! Remember it’s simply a light hearted, chatty, fun-filled feature to give us all a little bit more insight into the person behind the blog and hopefully help connect you with new blogging chums in the process!

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Literally it’s as simple as that. You can also pop over to Confetti & Curves ‘Blog Chat’ page on the main menu bar to meet the many awesome bloggers who’ve taken part so far! They really are a dazzling bunch so don’t forget to check out their blogs and say hi 🙂

Once again thank you all so much for your continued support, likes, wonderful comments and friendship. As always, I’ll continue to do the same in return!

Thanks a million lovelies & get in touch via *here* or the comments below if you’d like to feature…

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Winner Of The Urban Decay Naked Palette Competition….

Winner Is

IT’S FINALLY HERE!!!!!!!!!!! *Squeals of joy*

Not only is it my Birthday *Wooo Hoooo* It’s the day I announce the lucky winner of the Urban Decay Naked Palette Competition that’s been running throughout June to celebrate reaching 1000 awesome followers. Yes, 1000!!!!! I’ve literally been bursting with excitement for this moment… wanna know the winner?!

*Drum roll please* 😀



Winner congratulations

Yes, YOU are indeed the lucky lady pulled at random from a shockingly huuuuuuuge stack of entries! Well done Buff & Blend!! Please drop me a line via my contact page to arrange shipping info etc.

A maaahoosive thank you to all who entered, shared, followed, commented… the response was absolutely incredible!

Finally, without sounding like I’m babbling some sort of soppy Oscars speech… I’d genuinely like to thank each and every one of you for your support, encouragement, kindness, virtual friendship & darn right loveliness. Creating Confetti & Curves & watching it blossom to over a staggering 1000 followers has been one heck of a fun experience – all thanks to you lovely lot ❤


Congrats again to the gorgeous Buff & Blend – don’t forget to check out her blog if you haven’t done so already, it’s a haven for us cosmetic cravers. Wishing y’all a wonderful Wednesday!

Cheerio Chums…

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Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

Hey Blog Buddies…

This weekend the sun has been splitting the trees. Every where you go there’s a waft of sun lotion & barbecue smoke… listen closely enough and you can even hear the gentle sound of flip-flops paired with those little battery operated handy fan’s – you know, the type your nan used to pull out of her handbag & waft around. Yep, summer seems to have crept in nicely as the masses slowly turn fifty shades of pink – yet here I am perched below a giant Ikea parasol resembling an extra from a Twilight movie… damn you pale Irish skin!!

However, if you’ve been out topping up your tan this past few days & fancy a quick catch up on this week’s features then look no further. As always, don’t forget to share a link in the comments below to a favourite post on YOUR blog so we can pop over & check it out 😉


Weekend Make-Up Menu

Weekend Makeup Menu

Check out my Saturday morning make-up routine & what goodies I’m using right now!

Behind The Blog featuring Megan Leigh Stringer

Megan Leigh Stringer

This Tuesday’s Behind The Blog was courtesy of the gorgeous Megan Leigh Stringer. If you’re mad about make-up & hauls make you ‘happy-dance’ then I’m pretty sure you’ll adore her blog. Don’t forget to pop over & say hi, she’s super lovely!

The Beauty Bargain Bag Reveal

Makeup Bargain Bag

Quite a few of you lovely lot were just as impressed as I was with these mystery goodies I revealed in this weeks YouTube chatter. If you haven’t indulged already then check out my stash of over £25 worth of cosmetics I picked up for pocket money! Result 😉

Behind The Blog featuring Sshhbeauty


Thursday’s blogger was the uber talented Sshhbeauty joining me on the virtual sofa of sassiness 😀 Don’t forget to pop over and say hi – if you’re a cosmetic craver (like moi) then you’ll have plenty to feast your eager eye’s upon!

Trash Or Treasure: Rimmel’s Sun Shimmer Maxi Bronzer Review

Trash or Treasure Rimmel Bronzer

Fancy a bronzed glow this summer? Then check out my review of Rimmel’s huuuuge Maxi Bronzer compact… and also where to find it for a whopping 75% off the RRP!! You’re welcome ladies 😉

As always, thank y’all soooooo much for the support, comments, encouragement & just darn right loveliness. You’s guys really know how to brighten a bloggers day!

As I mentioned above, do feel free to post a favourite link from your blog this week in the comments below so we can take a virtual trip over to check it out. Otherwise don’t forget to say a quick hello 🙂

Cheerio chums…

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Weekend Make-Up Menu…

Weekend Makeup Menu

One of the MANY things I love about the weekend is the ability to get ready at my own pace. Saturday morning is my time to pamper, preen and play with the new makeup purchases I’ve treated myself to over the previous week… this Saturday was no exception! With no alarm in ear shot, I padded down stairs at 9:30 am (an utter treat than the usual 5 am start), re-fuelled on poached eggs & sipped on a cup of sweet tea before heading back to the boudoir for a looooong hot shower & rummage through my makeup collection! Here’s the menu ladies…

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Simple Micellar Water: My freshly showered face may be squeaky clean but a quick wipe with this removes any left over residue. It’s also super kind to my very sensitive skin & packed full of great nourishing vitamins.

Olay Toner: This is undoubtedly my favourite skincare product of all time. It pulls a multitude of grimy sins deep from the pores and leaves your face feeling sparkly clean & toned… not to mention the aaaahhmazing scent.

Lush Lip Scrub: Does exactly what it says on the tin teeny jar. This yummy tasting scrub is great for removing a nasty build-up of dead skin… leaving your lips feeling pucker perfect!

W7 Lip Bomb: Considering I’m a self confessed balm-addict I always have a multitude of products to reach for but NONE as moisturising and long lasting as this little egg of excellence. Seemingly a dupe for the EOS range I’d highly recommend you try this gals – your lips with love you for it!




No 7 Beautifully Matte Foundation: Saturday was my first day using this foundation which is specifically designed for full coverage on oily complexions. I’m pretty new to the party when it comes to trying the No 7 range so I’ll keep you all posted on how it transpires with a future updated review ladies… so far so good 😉

Real Techniques Stippling Brush: Okay so it’s not an actually product but this pretty little wonder-brush deserves a gracious shout out. If you’re desperate for an airbrushed finish this will more than happily accommodate. It’s an essential for any make-up maven!

Rimmel Sunkissed Bronzer: Not only do I adore swirling my Real Techniques blusher brush in the GINORMOUS casing, the pay off of this bronzer is beautiful. It’s not too harsh for my pale skin and is totally buildable for a warm and dazzling glow.

Bourjois Cream Blush in Rose Tender: This simply adds a subtle pop of pink on the apples of my cheeks giving a fresh and dewy finish to the look. I LOVE IT!




Barry M Shape & Define Brow Kit: This gorgeous little brow kit recently featured in my monthly favourites *click here to watch* and since investing a mere £5 on it from Superdrug I’ve been blown away by the difference it’s made to my brow-scape. It shapes, defines and darkens any patchy areas leaving your brows looking HD ready!

Urban Decay NAKED 3 Palette: C’mon, who doesn’t adore this amazing selection of rose tinted shadows?! Okay, it may be a tad on the pricey side (rrp £38) but it’s well worth the investment. Oh, and don’t forget to enter my Giveaway comp where you could win your choice of NAKED palette *click here* for more info!

Rimmel Glam Eyes: I love this liquid liner however the tiny little applicator really does take a major steady hand to master! Considering I was all out of my usual fav (MUA Liquid Liner) I have to say I’m a total Rimmel convert.

Model & Co Mascara: The latest copy of Glamour Mag is out ladies & not only is it a special price issue (a mere £1) but it also comes with a complimentary choice of either Eye Liner, Mascara or Lip Gloss from Model Co cosmetics. The mascara won hands down and I have to say (for a freebie) it’s really rather impressive! Whad’ya think ladies?

Model Mascara Glamour Magazine

Eyelash Curlers: Even though my lashes REFUSE point blankly to hold a curl 99% of the time, it still doesn’t stop me from incorporating my curlers as part of my eye décor routine. Okay so they aren’t the most lavish set however I’m holding out for a set of Shu Uemura’s *sigh*

Urban Decay Primer: Considering my NAKED 3 palette was purchased at Christmas I’m aghast there’s any product in the complimentary primer pods left… you need so little of the stuff it lasts for ages! Today I’m wearing ‘SIN’, a shimmery formula that will keep the shadow blend looking fresh & totally crease free.




Tanya Burr Lip Gloss in Picnic In The Park: Seeing as most of today’s look focuses around the eyes I though I’d keep the lips simple with a wash of Tanya’s gorgeous gloss in this soft nude-pink tone.

W7 Lip Bomb: Before I apply any gloss I usually add a little swipe of this balm, I find it helps the longevity of the gloss and enhances the overall look!




Yep, the weekend transformation is complete – now to enjoy the rest of the day. Shopping anyone?


Do you look forward to a Weekend ritual? Have you used any of the products above? Whatever your thoughts do feel free to leave them in the comments below… we do love a juicy beauty chatter here on Confetti & Curves! Happy Monday chums 🙂

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Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

Hey Beauty Buddies…

It’s been a ridiculously busy week here at Confetti & Curves HQ… so much so that I’m waaaayyyy behind on catching up with quite a few of your awesome posts! Thankfully though I’m way ahead of schedule after spending all day yesterday happily writing away for next weeks fun features. It feels soooo good to be *almost* organised again 😀 So today I’m catching up with some of my emails, YouTube videos, editing & (of course) reading blogs. So if you have a fav post this week on your blog please feel free to share the link below! However, here’s what’s been happening with Confetti & Curves over the last 7 days…


Urban Decay NAKED Palette Giveaway


As a celebration for reaching 1000 followers I’ve decided to treat the readers to a bit of a special Giveaway! Yes, you could be the winner of one of these gorgeous palettes so click on the link for further info on how to enter… if you’re not in you can’t win 😉

Behind The Blog featuring Alice from Strange Made Me

Strange Made Me

I catch up with the lovely Alice on the virtual sofa of sassiness to get to know a little bit more about her and her gorgeous blog! Don’t forget to stop by and say a quick hello, she’s such an awesome gal ❤

May Favourites

May Favourites

In this weeks video I show you my most used goodies of May! Have you tried any of them yet?

Behind The Blog featuring Lara from Fly Me To The Clouds

Fly Me To The Clouds

Check out the lovely Lara’s fun filled interview as she chats about bloggers block, her current beauty favs & sooo much more! Don’t forget to stop by her blog & check it out – you’ll love it & her!

First Impressions: MAC False Lashes Extreme Black 

Mac Mascara review

Check out my review of the latest MAC mascara everyone’s talking about… is it really worth the hype?!

As always, thank y’all from the bottom of my heart for the support, comments, encouragement, re-blogs & just darn right loveliness. You’s guys really know how to brighten a bloggers day!

As I mentioned above, do feel free to post a favourite link from your blog this week in the comments below so we can take a virtual trip over to check it out. Otherwise don’t forget to say a quick hello 🙂

Cheerio chums…

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May Favourites…

Happy Wednesday Chums!

We’re already half way through the week and officially into June *woo hoo* summer is right on our doorstep… if only the bizarre Northern Irish weather would act like it!! However as we’re into a whole new month it’s that time yet again where I share my monthly favourites – including an exciting little announcement 🙂

So curl up in your comfy chair, grab a cuppa & catch up with my latest chatter. Don’t forget, if you’ve posted a monthly favourites blog post or video feel free to pop the link in the comments below so we can all check it out! Otherwise do say a quick hello, it’s always a treat to catch up with you lovely lot…

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*Don’t forget to check out the Confetti & Curves Giveaway by Clicking Here*


GIVEAWAY: Win An Urban Decay NAKED Palette Of Your Choice!


Hey Beauty Buddies…

It’s GIVEAWAY time here on Confetti & Curves as something exceptionally exciting happened this weekend – the wonderful web whizz’s at WordPress confirmed 1000 of you fab folk have jumped on the Confetti & Curves bandwagon… or in other words, hit the ‘Follow’ button to keep up with my ramblings. Oh yes, Champagne corks are poppin’ *yippppeee*


So as a HUUUUUGE thank you for all your support I thought it was high time we celebrated with an extra special little competition as one of you could win an Urban Decay NAKED Palette of your choice!

*This giveaway is open Internationally – yes, anyone can enter*

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Am I hearing squeals of excitement?! *listens intensely* Okay, so let’s get down to the nitty-gritty: how the heck to enter….


The Rules:

1) If you haven’t done so already then get following Confetti & Curves via WordPress or you can:

*Click Here* to follow via TWITTER

*Click Here* to follow via YOUTUBE

*Click Here* to follow via BLOGLOVIN

*Click Here* to follow via INSTAGRAM

2) Re-Blog or Share this post via whatever Social Media your heart desires ❤

3) Leave a comment below stating ‘I’m In It To Win It’ with the NAKED palette of your choice: either 1, 2 or 3.



Once again thank you all SOOOO much for your support, encouraging comments & general blog buddy friendship. Wishing all those who enter the very best of luck!


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A Box Full Of Beauty Goodies…

Hello Mr Postman

Hey Beauty Buddies…

It’s Frrrriiiiiiday *dramatic air punch* Yes, the weekend is upon us & the sun is shining – what more could we ask for?! Okay maybe a glass or two of something strong and fizzy but that’ll come later in the evening 😉  I’m in such a cheery mood as not only is it two whole glorious days of no alarm clock bleating in my ear at an ungodly hour of the morning, but I can finally muster up a bit of free time to sample some gorgeous goodies that arrived on my doorstep a few days ago. My poor neighbours must be well accustomed to my regular screeches of excitement as I recently won an amazing giveaway from the lovely Anne over at Doves & Roses, however on Wednesday afternoon yet another burst of squeals ricocheted off the walls as my giveaway package arrived a little earlier than anticipated.

So wanna know what the postman brought? Here goes…


Chanel lipstick

 Chanel 444 Gabrielle

After excitedly tearing through the neatly wrapped individual little parcels, the first thing I clasped my mitts on was a delectable Chanel Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour in shade 444 Gabrielle. This rich ruby red is going to be the perfect companion for nights out or by simply just livening up a muted makeup menu by adding a touch of royal red. Isn’t it beeeeeeautiful?


Mini Chanel Makeup Purse

Chanel bag

This darling little mesh bag is perfect for discretely carrying my essential makeup must-haves on a daily basis. It’s the ideal size to pop into any purse.


Bourjois Cream Blush

Cream blush

Cream blushes are something I consistently adore wearing. For my pale and (almost) translucent skin tone they work a treat by adding a dewy healthy glow without looking harsh or unnatural. Considering I’m a huge fan of Bourjois I was literally hugging this teeny little compact that comes with its very own miniature mirror.


Catrice Eyeshadow Palette

Catrice Cosmetics

Catrice ROSE eyeshadow

Possibly one of the nicest range of blush toned shadows I’ve seen. This Absolute Rose Eyeshadow palette by Catrice Cosmetics in ‘010 Frankie Rose To Hollywood’ is the perfect bend of soft shimmering pink tones. Considering these are the colours I regularly magnetise too (hence my undying love for the Naked 3 palette) I cannot WAIT to treat my eyes to a skimming of these sweet shades.


The Body Shop Lipgloss

The Body Shop Mango Lip Gloss

If you haven’t tasted this flavour already then by George you’re missing out. This has got to be one of the most taste bud tingling, sassily scented glosses I’ve ever tried. Considering I’ve always been a HUGE fan of the body shop I’m surprised I haven’t indulged in this flavour sooner, but wow oh wow am I glad I’m the proud owner…  it. is. aaaahmazing.

So there we have it guys, my fun box of giveaway goodies. A huge thank you to the lovely Anne for hosting such a super-duper giveaway, I really am chuffed to bits… not to mention a little woozy at the excitement of taking ownership of such a gorgeous array of products.



If you haven’t already checked out Doves & Roses yet then I suggest you take a virtual hike over asap. Anne’s blog is crammed full of product reviews and goodies to make even the most sophisticated of cosmetic consumer swoon!

Wishing y’all a fun filled weekend chums…

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Look What The Postman Brought…

Special Delivery


I must admit this week has been a toughy so to say I’m glad to see the weekend is a slight understatement. However, yesterday I arrived home a very happy gal indeed as news broke that the postman had delivered a special little pressie just for me *cue mass hysteria*

For those of you who missed my wailing and flailing last Friday night… I won my 1st EVER give-away!! Now if any of you are as unlucky as I am when it comes to raffles, give-aways, scratch cards and anything that requires a smile from Lady Luck you’ll understand my bellows of joy as I discovered ‘little ole me’ was announced the winner of a beautiful Benefit give-away competition from the lovely Melissa of Melissa Claire Leslie.

Melissa is a qualified graphic designer who shares a passion for blogging, so if travel, fashion, photography & beauty sounds your thing then do pop over, say hello and hit that ‘follow’ button to keep up with her fab features.

“Okay, what about the goodies?” I hear you hark!!

Settle back and I’ll give you a guided tour of what I received…

1) First thing my eyes locked upon was this gorgeous little presentation box… it also has a magnetic closure which makes it perfect for storing some little beauty trinkets & accessories in. A girl can never have too many pretty boxes, right?!

Giveaway Goodies 4

2) Inside the pretty little box I discovered this gorgeous mini cosmetic bag. We’re planning a few little mini-breaks this year so this will be the perfect travel solution for storing my ‘jolly hol’ make-up essentials. Could it BE any cuter?! *swoon*

Giveaway Goodies 1

3) Hidden inside my new mini Benefit bag (it’s like pass the parcel now!!) I spotted these yummy treats perched on top of a very cutely wrapped tissue package… who doesn’t love lolly pops & love hearts? * cue happy dance*


 4) My tissue package contained a few exceptionally exciting samples my skin has been itching to try. Two of the samples are from the SO RADIANT range:

Instant Comeback Facial Serum: An instant boost for youthful skin (just what I need right now!) which claims to make tired looking skin plumped, hydrated and feeling firmer.

It’s Potent Eye Cream: Fades dark circles & helps smooth fine lines for brighter younger looking eyes… I have a feeling I’ll wake up looking a decade younger tomorrow morning!

 Giveaway Goodies 3

5) My final sample is a trial of the infamous POREFESSIONAL: A silky, oil free PRO balm that quickly helps minimise the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin.

Giveaway Goodies 2

So there you have it, a guided tour of my give-away goodies. How lucky am I? I’m chomping at the bit to try each and every one of them. I’ll be sure to keep you all updated with how I get on in a few future review posts!

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 *Apologies if the images are a tad blurry, I didn’t have time to whip out my hubby’s DSLR *Oo-err missus* So I had to settle for a few iPhone snaps instead.

Thanks again to the lovely Melissa who’s had me grinning like a Cheshire cat all week. My prize is every bit as beautiful as I imagined & I can’t wait to get trying my exciting new samples! How did you know I love blackcurrant lolly pops & Love Hearts so much?! Friday night treats = sorted 😉 hehe

Even Gomez was purring with excitement at the parcel revealing shenanigans…



Wishing you all a super weekend Beauty Buddies,

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