GIVEAWAY: Help Me Name My Nail Business…

Help Me Name My Nail Business


 As some of you lovely folk already know I’m in the exciting (if not slightly daunting) process of becoming my own boss (again) as I prepare to go self-employed and utilise my skills as nail technician. Having dusted off my training certificates from over a decade ago, indulged in quite a bit of training & am currently waiting on the post man bestowing me with the last of my essential nail goodies for my clients to coo over – all that’s left to do is come up with a catchy, cute, classy or quirky name for my business.

Naturally, being the social media butterfly that I try so hard to be *sigh* I thought it would be a fabulously fun idea to involve you lovely lot being the ever supportive readers of Confetti & Curves into helping to choose a new name for my new nail room. Of course as a token of appreciation for bestowing me with your creativity, what could be better than a mini international giveaway for whomever comes up with the name I fall head over heels in love with. Fancy yourself up for to the challenge? Then here’s all you need to do…

 Think of cute, sassy or just plain simple business name suggestions for a nail technician working from a nail room at home & enter your suggestion(s) in the comments below… it’s literally that simple! The person with my favourite name choice will win a gorgeous set of luxury nail polishes from Champneys delivered right to their door! 

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Giveaway T&C’s:

The more names you come up with the greater your chance is of winning so get those names listed *yaaahoo*

I’m open to quirky, classy, cute & simple suggestions – every idea is welcome!

Giveaway is open internationallycloses midnight Sunday 26th June 2016 so you’ve 3 full days to get thinking 😉

In the event of a tie break (where more than one person suggests the winning business name) those entrants details will be placed into a hat and a name picked at random.

Competition will be promoted on social media and is to include Twitter, Facebook & Instagram entries.

Entrants must be 16 or over

Winner will be announced on Friday 1st July (my birthday!!!)



How fabulous are these polishes?! I adore the Champneys range & I’m pretty sure you will too! What digits could resist a luxury spa inspired manicure using this lovely lot. Colours included are Nude, Pink, Wisteria, Plum, Mulberry & Clear.

Remember if you’re not in you can’t win 😀 all suggestions welcome!

Cheerio chums…

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Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

Gooood Morning My little Lucky Charms…

And that is INDEED what I’m tucking into this very minute! Do any of you remember the little cereal treat? For me it was almost a dietary staple of growing up in the 90’s. Cereal was never really my thing, however once I had a bowl of these tasty little treasures I was well & truly hooked. Of course I’m 33 now & there’s very little excuse for my eagerness to consume a bowl (or two) yet I still manage to enjoy it… Sunday morning, cartoons, bowl of Lucky Charms. What a way to start the day 😉

However I’m sure you’re not here to read me waffling on about nostalgic brekkie cereal, right? Didn’t think so *rolls eyes* So for those of you who fancy something a little more interesting to mull over whilst sipping on your Sunday morning brew, here’s a quick recap of what’s been happening on Confetti & Curves this week…

Ps: A maaahoosive hello & warm welcome to all the lovely new Blog followers & YouTube subs this week, thanks so much for stopping by ❤


The Make Up Menu featuring MAC Craving

The Makeup Menu featuring MAC Craving Lipstick

Having been gifted with another gorgeous lippy from MAC (how amazing do they smell?!) I’m all raring to go for this weeks Make Up Menu as it’s a bit of a first impressions AND Face Of The Day all rolled into one fun-filled feature. Do you have a current favourite MAC lippy?


Behind The Blog featuring The Pretty Pomegranate

The Pretty Pomegranate

Time to nestle round the virtual sofa once again as we welcome the first blogger of the week, the lovely Yazzi from her ever so popular blog The Pretty Pomegranate. If you’re a cosmetic craver with a soft spot for Asian beauty products then you’ll simply adore Yazzi’s blog… check it out but not before you’ve caught up with her Behind The Blog chatter!


Billion Dollar Brow Best Sellers Kit (Demo) & GIVEAWAY worth £71!!!

Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Kit and Giveaway

That’s right chums, not only am I demonstrating possibly one of the best eyebrow kits my brows have experienced, there’s also a fantastic competition running as Billion Dollar Brows are giving away THREE of their fabulous kit’s worth a whopping £71 each! *Click Here* to check out my recent video for more details or alternatively you can visit the title link above to check out Wednesdays blog post!


Behind The Blog featuring The Little Blog of Stuff

Little Blog of Stuff

Our last blogger of the week is the gorgeous Nihaad from The Little Blog of Stuff. Although this is Nihadd’s first blog she’s recently set up a fantastic new little space to call her home so if beauty & books are your thing this interview will be right up your street!


Olay 2 in 1 Makeup Primer

Olay 2 in 1 Make Up Primer

Any product with the words 2 in 1 is always going to grab my attention – particularly if it saves me precious time and energy; two things I desperately need more off this weather. However is Olay’s 2 in 1 Makeup Primer really all it claims to be? Check out Friday’s post to find out! 

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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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Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Kit & GIVEAWAY…

Hey Beauty Buddies…

Oooh what a treat I have for y’all today as not only am I lucky enough to show you guys just how amazing the Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Kit can transform your brows, I’m also deeeeelighted to announce THREE fabulous Giveaway opportunities packed with £71 worth of amazing brow goodies EACH! Not bad eh? 😀 To get involved simply watch the above video to check out the kit in action & for further details on how to enter!

For those of you who are eager to invest in this fabulous kit asap you can purchase the Billion Dollar Brow range on Boots website… *click here* to check out their selection of brow transforming products, as well as the 5 star reviews that are currently flooding in! Although the Best Sellers Kit has a content value of £71, it’s currently retailing at £49.50 – yet another great reason to treat yourself 😉

 Also, don’t forget to check out their 60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows Kit, currently retailing for £24,  which I reviewed on Monday by *click here to view post*. It’s a super speedy way of creating stunning brows that are shapely, sleek & incredibly natural looking – all thanks to the buildable colour powder that’s suitable for BOTH blondes & brunettes!

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So grab your cuppa, settle down and check out this fun tutorial & chatter on how you can create great looking brows using the BDB Best Sellers Kit.

Cheerio Chums & Good luck to those entering the Giveaway *fingers crossed*

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Please Note:

The closing date is 01 February 2016 

This competition is open to UK residents only 

Winners will be chosen at random & contacted via email by Billion Dollar Brows

For further info please read the ‘Official Rules’ on the entry page which is linked in my video description box

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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