Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

Howdy chums.

This week FINALLY saw the beginning of the school jolly hols. Now whilst most parents dread a whole 9 weeks of thinking of ways to entertain the kiddies I’m relatively lucky in the fact that Emma is so easily pleased – not to mention a cap on those horrid 5am starts, which means the two of us can both enjoy a bit of extra time in the mornings! Needless to say we’ll be getting the family planner out sometime this week to arrange a few exciting little day trips… pending my aching bones cease their antics long enough permit me of course!!

In other news Friday the 1st was my birthday. I feel like I’m now creeping towards the age where my candles cost *almost* as much as my cake. Needless to say having received lots of lovely gifts vouchers I’ll certainly be putting them to good use by raiding the shelves of any anti-ageing goodies. Recommendations for all sorts of lotions and potions to keep my dry skin a little more youthful is always welcome gals 😉

As for today, well it’s all about curling up on the sofa and relishing in a few hours of solitary glossy reading (with a huuuuge mug of tea) before I tackle some new nail art designs before I unleashing them on my clients 🙂 What’s your plans for today? As always, if you’re browsing the net for some fun reading then why not catch up with what’s been happening this week on Confetti & Curves

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Bourjois Air Mat Foundation Review

Bourjois Air Mat Foundation Review

Check out Monday’s post as I review my first time testing out the Bourjois foundation range – starting with Air Mat! This rather summery little bottle promises a non-drying light weight formula that privdes high coverage with a flawless finish… but did it live up to it’s claims?!

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Why I’m Going Self Employed As A Nail Tech

Why I'm Going Self Employed As A Nail Tech

After a mini influx of well wishes & comments I took to YouTube to answer some of blog buddies & regular readers most asked questions about my recent leap into becoming my own boss!

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Name Reveal & Winner Announcement

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After last Friday’s post ‘Giveaway: Help Me Name My Nail Business‘ where I asked you lovely lot to help me come up with a name for my new room, I finally got to announce the winning suggestion! Check it out and let me know what you think! Don’t forget to *CLICK HERE* to follow Liquid Glamour on Facebook too!

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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 do stop by & say a quick hello!

Cheerio Chums…

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What’s In My Makeup Drawers: The Blusher, Concealer & Highlighter Edit…

Howdy Chums…

Once again I thrust open my drawers *ooo errr* and take y’all on a quick tour of my cosmetic stash as I uncover the contents of my Blusher, Concealer and Highlighter hoard. I’ll be talking you through some of my favourite & most used products – all of which are available in local drug stores so you don’t have to break the bank to invest in anything! * Yippee*

A huge thanks to everyone who tuned in to Part 1 of the series last week, What’s In My Makeup Drawers: The Foundation Edit… it was so lovely to read your comments and chat with y’all over my collection of face bases. Again, all of which are found in local drug store – I do love a good bargain gals, you should all know that by now!

Talking of foundations, don’t forget to check out Monday’s post ‘Six Steps for Flawless Foundation‘ as I talk about some of my favourite products to help my foundation look and feel the best it can!

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Wishing y’all a fabulous day ahead & thanks so much for stopping by! If you’ve time why not say a quick hello in the comments below 🙂

Cheerio Chums…

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10 Seaside Savvy Beach Bags…

Beach Bags

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Okay, so last Friday we took a peek at our packing lists for a day at the seaside in Beach Bag Essentials, but what’s a list of nautical goodies if you don’t have a gorgeous tote to put them in?! Any excuse for a shopping spree, are you with me ladies 😉

So to ensure our stash of beach accessories are all taken care off (in the most beautiful way) I’ve uncovered some of the most bedazzling bags in beach couture. So whether you’re jetting off to far flung shores or simply taking a two minute dander to your nearest beach side spot, why not spend the next 5 minutes cooing over which of these funky bags you’d be tempted to take with you…

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ACCESSORIZE STRIPED BEACH TOTE

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Head to the seaside with this striped beach tote bag, designed with leather-look handles and trims. This zipped style has plenty of space for holiday essentials, plus an additional front pocket for smaller items! How very handy 🙂

How much? Quite the catch at £25!

*Click Here* for more info

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SURFDOME ANIMAL POPPY BEACH BAG

Animal Beach Bag

I’m loving this gorgeous paper straw bag with contrasting ethnic inner print, knotted rope handles and branded animal logo to front. Stylish, chic and oh-so-nautical, the perfect pal for a day in the sun!

How much? Currently reduced to £23.99 – be quick!!

*Click Here* for more info

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VERY MULTI STRIPE BEACH BAG

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With its beach hut hues and nautical-inspired rope handles, nothing says summer quite like this stripe print beach bag! The canvas shell and simple shape keep things classic, and it’s just the right size for all your beach essentials!

How much? A total beach bargain at a mere £10!

*Click Here* for more info

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LIPSY NEON JELLY BEACH BAG

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How fun is this cute clear jelly beach bag with matching interior zip pouch! You’ll never have to rummage for your sunscreen again as one glance and you’re on it 😀

How much? Could be yours for £40!

*Click Here* for more info

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PERSONALISED BUTTERFLY BEACH BAG

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This personalised canvas bag would make the perfect beach or shopper bag. Large enough to hold all your beach essentials and plenty of space to make it a sturdy shopping bag… handy if you happen to be passing by any beauty boutiques gals 😉

How much? A steal at only £15

*Click Here* for more info

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BETSEY JOHNSON BOW-LETTE STUDDED TOTE BAG

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You never know what you stumble across on the virtual ailse of Ebay. How sassy is this Betsey Johnson Tote Bag?! Perfect for the rock chicks amongst us it makes for an eye catching beach bag with it’s fun black and pink stripes and huge studded bow!

How much? $79.95 (approx £56)

*Click Here* for more info

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MARNI WICKER SHOPPER BAG

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Marni’s wicker shopper is a beach side essential that will adapt to urban surroundings seamlessly. Crafted in Italy, this cavernous design will hold all of your daily must-haves and more. Chic stripes and an internal drawstring pouch makes this piece an elevated option this season.

How much? £530 – yep you’re reading it right… for those that love an ultimate splurge!

*Click Here* for more info

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BOOHOO KARA PRINTED BEACH BAG

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Bring your accessories a-game in the perfect bag for those everyday essentials and night out necessities. Printed backpacks make any outfit pop, shoppers are chic and cross body bags fuss-free for when you’re out and about. Cocktails and clutch bags go hand in hand – liven up your little black dress with an embellished envelope clutch this party season.

How much? A rather cheery £12!

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ACCESSORIZE EGYPT PRINT TOTE

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Get that global traveller look down with our Egyptian tile-print tote bag, embellished with embroidered patterns, sequins and a statement tassel. This eye-catching piece has faux leather handles, and a contrast lining with a zipped pocket.

How much? £29

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BAGS AND PURSES BY BETH: POLKA DOT BEACH BAG

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What collection of funky bags would be complete without ,y favourite print!. This gorgeous handmade polka dot tote bag is a such an eye-catcher. Bright and cheery with a hint of seaside nostalgia. I love it ❤

How much? £31.32… a nifty price for a handcrafted item!

*Click Here* for more info

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What’s your pick of the bunch? Have you recently treated yourself to a fabulous new beach bag? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say a quick howdy 🙂

Wishing y’all a fabulous weekend!

Cheerio Chums…

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What’s In My Makeup Drawers: The Foundation Edit…

Howdy Beauty Buddies…

That’s right folks, I’m back again this week with yet another beauty chatter however this time it’s a much requested peek inside my beloved cosmetic stash as I take y’all on a guided tour of my makeup collection, housed rather neatly inside my Ikea Alex drawer set that featured on Building A Beauty Room: The Reveal a few months ago!

On this week’s upload I’m focusing on Foundations, and albeit a compact collection compared to others, it’s certainly filled with pocket friendly buys that will suit pretty much every bank balance. Like I mention in the intro, if you’re expecting a cabinet filled with high-end luxury products then this ain’t the video for you HOWEVER if you’re on the lookout for some inspiration when it comes to treating yourself to a new drugstore look then pop the kettle on and make yourself comfy as I talk you through some of my tried and tested face bases!

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As always, you can *Click Here* to subscribe to the Confetti & Curves YouTube channel so you never miss a future upload *Yee haaw* Of course do let me know in the comments below if you’ve tried any of my current stash or why not suggest what foundation I should try out next. I love to hear your recommendations so get typing as I grab my shopping list 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Beach Bag Essentials…

Beach Bag Essentials

Considering that I live a mere stone’s throw away from a gorgeous sandy cove on the edge of the Irish Sea it comes as no surprise that I spend most of the sunny summer weekends perched under a parasol enjoying the view that’s right in my door step. After all, what could be more perfect than whittling away the hours in front glistening turquoise waves whilst sipping on a cool drink & absorbing my troubles away with the latest copy of my favourite glossy?!
However as most of you know I thrive on organisation and what trip to the seaside would be complete without the obligatory check list; particularly when it involves packing a sassy little beach bag full of my favourite sunny- day goodies. So if you’re thinking of taking a trip to the coast this summer then why not take note of this handy checklist to ensure you don’t miss a trick…

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Clarins New Sun Care Milk Lotion Spray – UVB 50+

Clarins Sun Care Milk SPF 50

The most important thing in any beach bag… the sun screen. And if you’ve a paler than pale complexion that turns radioactive pink at the mere sight of a sun ray then you’ll appreciate this factor 50 sunscreen from Clarins!

An ultra-sheer and surprisingly light water and perspiration resistant very high sun protector for the body. Again bearing Clarins signature fresh, fruity, floral scent of summer!

*Click Here* to purchase

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No 7 BB Lips Lip Balm

Boots No 7 BB Lips Lip Balm

B Beauty Lips Beauty Balm is an all-in- one lip balm that provides 3 lip-loving benefits of; Beautiful colour, soothing nourishment & UV Protection The Creamy formula provides a finish similar to lip gloss with a transparent hint of colour in a selection of easy to wear shades. Rich emollients help to sooth and nourish the lips keeping skin soft and supple. Anti- Oxidants and SPF15 help to prevent UV damage by protecting the lips from the environment and sun

*Click Here* to purchase

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Bourjois Sun Glasses

Bourjois Sunglasses

I LOVE these sunglasses, they’re so incredibly comfy! They don’t feel heavy, nor do the leave nasty cheek marks plus they’re big enough to block out all the sun so you’re not left squinting behind your shades. Best of all they’re totally FREE if you get yourself down to Superdrug and treat yourself to 3 Bourjois items while stocks last *woo hoo*

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Havianas Freedom Flops in Lilac

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How pretty are these lilac Haviana’s?! Not only am I in love with the colour but they’d be perfect for slipping neatly into your beach bag without taking up too much room! I’m also digging the little sling back design to ensure they say on your feet… comfort & style combined = win win!

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Rainbow Striped Towel

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I adore brightly coloured beach towels, and what could be more eye catching than this stripey little accessory?  100% quality cotton and anti-piling with a handy little carry loop it’s ideal for beach visits and picnics alike!

*Click Here* to purchase

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Garnier Micellar Makeup Wipes

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Great for whenever my makeup decides to melt down my face, these Garnier Micellar Cleansing wipes do a super job of keeping my skin feeling clean and fresh. Keep a handy supply in your beach bag and you’ll be ready for any skin care clean up!

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Caudalie Grape Water

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To help keep my skin feeling cool in the hot summer sunshine, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as a soothing face mist. I love this one from Caudalie which consists of 100% organic grape water which helps gives skin an instant boost of hydration throughout the day!

*Click Here* to purchase

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Handy Fan 

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Another cute little way to keep yourself from getting hot and bothered is by keeping a mini fan to hand. I adore these teeny little fruit and veg themed ones available from Ebay… in fact I’ve another one on the way for Emma who’s also fallen in love with them too. Cute huh?

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4Head stick 

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If you’re anything like myself then a day bathing in the hot sunshine will most likely end up in nursing one thumper of a headache come home-time! 4head is a natural specially designed treatment for headaches which is applied directly to the forehead for fast, effective headache relief without the need for gobbling down any pills.

*Click Here* to purchase

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Notepad & Pen

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What dedicated Beauty Blogger dares leave the house without being equipped with a stash of notepads and supply of pens? Essential for taking notes when you’re feeling relaxed and inspired… you’ll be amazed at how a random post pop’s into your head at the most unlikely of times – even when you’re lazing the afternoon away on golden sands!

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Non Slip Hair Bobble

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If you’re tired of trying to tame your tresses in bobbles that constantly slip and cause pressure headaches then stop what you’re doing and take a note of these nifty little hair must-haves! Colourful, waterproof, ideal for all thickness hair and easy to remove these are essentials for any trip to the beach… in fact I wear mine almost everyday to work, yep they’re THAT good. You can buy them online or in any good supermarket/drug store!

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Tangle Tamer Brush

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If your hair ends up in a mass of frizzy tangles the moment you step outdoors then you’ll appreciate this handy brush by Denman. The Tangle Tamer Ultra is an extra wide brush which effectively removes tats and tangles from your hair without the agony of a normal comb or brush. If you haven’t already treated your tresses to one then you’re truly missing out – they’re awesome!

*Click Here* to purchase

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Baby Powder

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As much as I love an afternoon by the seaside one thing I CANNOT abide is sandy feet… or hands or anything for that matter *Eurrrrgggh*  A light dusting of baby powder and you’ll be amazed at how quickly it removes any sandy residue leaving you totally grit free! You’re welcome gals 😀

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Bobbi Brown Beach Hand & Body Lotion

Bobbi Brown Moisturiser

This lightweight body moisturiser contains a soothing and hydrating blend of aloe vera, plus olive, jojoba, and sunflower oils. Green tea and vitamin E provide antioxidant protection. Lightly scented with Bobbi’s beach fragrance— a lightly intoxicating blend of sand jasmine, sea spray, and mandarin.

*Click Here* to purchase

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Favourite Glossies

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What a better time to catch up on all the gossip by taking along your favourite glossy mag. Personally I’m a Cosmopolitan & Glamour kinda gal, but getting a few hours to relax and indulge in some girly reading material helps to inspire new blog post ideas and keep me up with the latest trends.

Is it beach O’clock yet?

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What essentials do you like to carry in your beach bag? Have you any other recommendations for a day trip to the seaside? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say hello 🙂

Cheerio Chums…

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The Me Spree: Bourjois Summer Essentials…

Bourjois Summer Essentials

Considering that I’ve spent the past few weeks baking in the unexpected sunshine, it became pretty clear (very quickly) that it was high time I invested in a few key pieces of cosmetics that would happily see me through summer. Cue my Friday afternoon trip to Superdrug, as a anxious looking hubby perched himself outside wondering what damage I was getting up to surrounded by make-up counters. Of course, the fact that there was a 3 for 2 promotion was even more tempting and with a large empty shopping basket to fill it was only to be expected that this would end up in a few pennies being spent. Needles to say, this week it was the Bourjois stand that caught my eye having just been freshly filled with a range of tempting beauty treats… and what a few great finds for summer I uncovered! Fancy checking them out? Then let’s take a quick peek at my most recent ‘Me Spree’…

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Bourjois Air Mat Foundation in 01 Rose Ivory

Bourjois Air Mat Foundation

“Bourjois’ Air Mat foundation has been specially developed to give skin a smooth, matte finish that lasts for up to 24 hours. Its non drying, lightweight formula lets skin breathe throughout the day and provides high coverage for a flawless finish. Enriched with mattifying micronized powders, it elimates shine with no mask effect for an undetectable result.”

Available from Superdrug for £9.99

*CLICK HERE* to shop this stash!

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Bourjois Aqua Blush in Nude

Bourjois Aqua Blush

“Bourjois’ new Aqua blush 12hr boosts your skin’s natural radiance with sheer, fresh colour. The water-light gel formula leaves skin with a refreshed, bare skin sensation. Available in 4 irresistible sorbet shades for an all-day glow that lasts 12 hours”

Available from Superdrug for £8.99

*CLICK HERE* to shop this stash!

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Bourjois Universal Illuminating Java Rice Powder – 150th Anniversary Edition

Bourjois Universal Illuminating Powder

“Bourjois celebrates its 150th birthday by reinventing its best selling cult classic from 1879! The delicately scented feather-light powder boosts skins radiance, smoothes the complexion and sets make-up. One transparent shade suits all!”

Available from Superdrug for £9.99

*CLICK HERE* to shop this stash!

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 Bourjois 100% UV Protection Sunglasses & Case 

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Who doesn’t LOVE a freebie?! And if you get yourself down to Superdrug and take advantage of the 3 for 2 offer these gorgeous pair of 100% UV protection Sun Glasses could be yours too! How fabulous is the colourful leather effect case? Perfect for popping into any beach bag this summer… I can’t wait to try them out ❤

**Available from Superdrug on the Bourjois 3 for 2 offer while stocks last**

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I can’t wait to try this lovely lot out and judging by swatches so far they look impressive gals! Have you tried any of the Bourjois Summer Essentials I’ve featured above? Is there anything you’re to see a review on first? Whatever your thoughts, requests or feedback let me know in the comments below and I’ll get right on them! Wishing y’all a fabulous week ahead 🙂

Cheerio Chums…

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Keeping Up With Karen….

Keeping Up With Karen

Well heeeello chums…

What a fun weekend it’s turned out to be,m but firstly can I just give some credit to my hard-working hubby who tirelessly spent his Friday evening making our back garden look utterly faaaabliss by giving it a major clear out for summer. And I’m happy to report that Pedro, our super stylish Ikea parasol, is now pride of place along with my comfy little fold up chair… bring on the lazy summer afternoons with the kindle in hand!

As for today, well it’s all about the kiddies vs the (so called) grown ups as Emma’s little dance chum turns 11 AND Steve & I have also been cordially invited to battle it out on the bowling lanes to help celebrate! Needless to say I’ll probably be watching from the side lines thanks to aching bones, but hey someone has to referee right?! 😉

However for those of you who fancy catching up with a spot of blog reading today, then why not check out what fun shenanigans have been going on over the past week right here on Confetti & Curves! As always, you’re more than welcome to leave a link to any blog posts of your own that you’d like us to check out. Wishing y’all a great day ahead & wish us luck at the birthday bowling… with a posse of competitive 11 years old in tow I have a feeling we’ll certainly need it 😀

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Pink Of The Bunch: My Favourite Blush Pink Lipsticks

Pink Lipsticks

Ahhh, those gorgeous vintage pinks that remind me of shabby chic birdcages and pretty vases full of rambling country flowers. I adore blush colours, they’re soft, versatile, feminine and work perfectly with my paler-than-pale skin tone. Wanna see my top pinks? Then check out Mondays post!

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Behind The Blog featuring Simply Sorcha

Simply Sorcha

Our first blogger of the week was the adorable Sorcha from her blossoming beauty and lifestyle blog… Simply Sorcha. This gal is so incredibly friendly, a fabulous blogger and makes you feel totally welcome over at her blog. If you haven’t done so already take a trip over and check it out – I’m pretty sure you’ll adore it as much as the rest of us do!

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Is It That Time Already?! Monthly Favourites

May Monthly Favourites

JUNE has arrived. Can you beeeeelieve it?!?! Seriously, I feel like I’ve been under a rock for the past 4 months! However to celebrate the end of May and what I consider the countdown to summer, this weeks chatter was all about the Monthly Favourites. Don’t forget: *Click Here* to subscribe to the Confetti & Curves YouTube channel so you never miss an upload *woo hoo*

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Behind The Blog featuring Claudia Marie

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Thursday’s post was getting to know the gorgeous Claudia Marie as she gave us a quick peek behind her beautifully presented beauty & lifestyle blog as well as chatting about her favourite makeup items, blogging tips and what’s top of her bucket list! Sounds like fun? Then go check it out & don’t forget to say a huge hello too 🙂

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The Manicure Menu: Lush Lilacs

Lilac Nail Polish Collection

If perfectly polished pastel purple nails (try saying that in a hurry!!) is your kinda thing then you’ll definitely appreciate Friday’s post as it pays homage to some of my most loved lilacs in my polish collection. Ideal for virtually every season, lilac has always been a staple investment for me – what’s your favourite shade?!

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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 do stop by & say a quick hello!

Cheerio Chums…

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The Manicure Menu: Lush Lilacs…

Lilac Nail Polish Collection

If there’s one colour I always feel drawn to when shopping for nail polish, it’s lilac. Okay, so some often see it as a bit wishy-washy but in my opinion it’s beeeeautiful. Girly but not tooooo girly, soft enough to go with most outfits, a great everyday colour, works in summer, works in winter… particularly in some of the gorgeous icy shades *swoon*

So to pay homage to such a versatile shade, I’ve showcased some of my very own luscious lilacs and prettiest purples! Sitting comfy? Then let’s take a closer peek at today’s mani menu…

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Barry M Chameleon Nail Polish in Lilac

Barry M Chameleon Lilac Nail Polish

A gorgeous icy- grey is what this can only be described as. It really is a stunning multi-tonal shade that has to be seen in real-life to be fully appreciated! I quite often wear these colours in winter as they’re just so fresh and crisp, however these cool tones are equally beautiful for summer months and go with so many outfit colours too! Ideal for those who love metallics but prefer just a slight whisper of lilac. For extra longevity coat nails with a layer of micro sparkle polish… it’ll help lift the icy tone, bring out the metallics and keep your colour as long-lasting as possible!

*Click Here* To Shop The Barry M Stash

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Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in Prickly Pear

Barry M Gelly Shine in Prickly Pear

For me this is the classic ‘lavender’ tone. It’s so darn pretty, and surprisingly beautiful on soft tanned tootsies – if anything it makes the tan stand out just a little bit more. A classic holiday shade, this is one shade of lilac I never get tired of wear. The formula of the Gelly Shine could be a little thicker in my opinion as it can be quite streaky unless several coats are applied, however if worn correctly & with a high quality top-coat this can look amazing. I love it ❤

*Click Here* To Shop The Barry M Stash

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Rimmel London 60 Second Super Shine in Lovey dovey

Rimmel London 60 Second Shine in Lovely Dovey

I love, love, LOVE this colour. Rimmel always seem to get their shades bang on trend, and how cute is the name?! A classic soft berry shade this beautiful polish can actually look quite deep compared to the bottle. For me this is the perfect playful purple shade for summery themed nails. It’s bright and beautiful – a treat to wear all year round in fact. Check out the huuuuge range of colours on the Rimmel London website in the link below!

*Click Here* To Shop The Rimmel London Stash

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Avon Nail Wear Pro 

Avon Nail Wear Pro

This colour always reminds me of Parma Violets, do you remember those strange little sweeties that taste suspiciously like wild flowers? Natually it smells nothing like them but as for the nail colour it’s a stunner. Soft grey undertones make it such a great colour for everyone. It’s not too girly, yet still eludes a touch of sweet femininity. Is there any colour this shade wouldn’t work with right now? Okay, so the formula could be a little longer lasting considering it’s branded as a ‘pro’ product, however with a great top coat it’s pretty resilient up to about 4/5 days before any wear or tear starts showing. Pretty standard, but the tone wins me over every time 🙂

*Click Here* To Shop The Avon Nail Wear Pro Stash

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New York Color In A Minute Nail Polish in Prince Street

NYC Quick Dry Nail Polish in Prince Street

Okay, so it’s not (exactly) lilac… but…. never-the-less it’s SUCH a gorgeous shade of purple that’s perfect for a night on the town, a rich sassy colour for summer or deep dressy tone for winter. All in all it’s the ideal purple, and if truth be told one of the most popular shades I ever sold in bridesmaid dresses when I owned my bridal suites. But then, who could resist such an amazing shade? It’s a collection staple for sure as not only does it work well with bright coloured outfits, it also works incredibly well with neutral colours too. A pop of Prince Street & a pair of nude peep-toe stilettos = utterly stunning gals ❤

*Click Here* To Shop The NYC Shine In A Minute Stash

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The Close Up

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Are you a fan of light lilacs & playful purples? Have you any recommendations for beautiful lavender nail colours? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by for a chatter! Wishing y’all a fabulous weekend:)

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Is It That Time Already?! Monthly Favourites….

Is it really June already?! Could someone puhhhlease pinch me, just in case I’ve been sleeping through a good quarter of 2016? I’m still finding rolls of Christmas paper stuffed behind the back of cabinets… surely to goodness it’s not possible? However what’s even more bewildering is that I’ve managed to keep track of yet another month’s worth of accoutrements that I’ve been using on an (almost) daily basis… and trust me, that’s no easy feat these days considering that I’d forget my head if it wasn’t already attached.

Needless to say I apologise PROFOUNDLY for the super shiny face and partially frizzy hair… I left filming until after I’d came back from a hot & sticky afternoon in the sun, so as you can imagine I was already considerably wilted and suffering from the Irish sun stroke epidemic, which usually results in a bright red face and hair that’s slowly turning into the consistency of cotton wool. Awk sure it’s only a video for the world to see, right?! *dramatic eye roll* Next time I’ll be sure to film BEFORE I decided to bake myself in the sweltering afternoon sun, maybe that way you’ll visible appreciate the benefits of any make-up I’m wearing! *sigh*

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So for those of you brave enough to push play, get yourself comfy as I take a few moment to chatter about my monthly favourites!

Ps: Recommendations for industrial strength make-up setting spray welcomed 😀

Cheerio Chums…

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Pink Of The Bunch! My Favourite Blush Pink Lipsticks…

Pink Lipsticks

From MAC to Makeup Revolution, there’s no denying that a large bulk of my lippy stash is made up of beautiful blush pinks. Oddly enough I wouldn’t consider myself to be a ‘pink’ kinda girl, it’s not a colour I’d ever wear, nor is it something I’d decorate my house in – apart from my 10 year old’s bedroom and even that was more sparsely pink with a mixture of other bright tones mixed in. Yet when it comes to painting my lips, pink is the first colour I reach for. It’s comfortable, like my lips only better… much better in fact. So to pay homage to a few of my most cherished pinks what could be better than starting the week off with a fun feature than showcasing just a few of these fabulous colours. Sitting comfy? Then let’s get started…

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MAC Amplified in Craving

MAC Craving

After receiving this as a little extra Christmas gift from my beloved hubby, I had only ever seen swatches of it online – and turns out it’s quite a bit darker than I realised. Thankfully it’s exactly what I need in my collection! It’s a beautiful deep pink with a hint of plum that is soft enough for daytime wear and can be built up quite dramatically at night. Needless to say the staying power is incredible, but with a modest prices tag of £15.50 coupled with their seemingly superior reputation I’d expect nothing less. Now if only they could work on making their in store customer service as good as the longevity of their lipsticks!

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Makeup Academy in Shade 2

Makeup Academy Shade 2 Lipstick

The budget brand that punches well above it’s price tag. This lipstick I picked up for £1 in Superdrug, and although it’s a little more fuschia infused than I’d normally go for it’s such a pretty summery shade that works well with so many skin tones. Layer this lightly and you’ve a ‘my lips but better’ look going on, build it up and it’s a beautiful deep. For pocket money, it’s an everyday keeper in my opinion!

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Bourjois Shine Edition in 24 Rose xoxo

Bourjois 24 Rose xoxo

It literally pains me to type these words *sob* but after hunting high and low it seems that Bourjois have discontinued what I consider my all time favourite pink lippy. It’s soft, smooth, moisturising and leaves your lips beautiful refreshed and natural looking. Think of a long lasting ‘pinky tinted’ balm and you’re on the right tracks! Unfortunately I can’t seem to find a perfect dupe either… maybe one day, but until then Ill be using this as sparingly as I can! *sigh*

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Max Factor Lipfinity in 60 Evermore Lush

Max Factor Lipfinity 60 Evermore Lush

Claiming up to 8 hours wear, you’d literally have to sit like a mannequin in order to get your 480 minutes worth of long-lasting wear. Mean while on planet reality, expect a few good hours of impressive colour pay off. It doesn’t dry your lips out, and is very comfy to wear. The shade selection could be a bit more dazzling for those that like to explore out of the comfort zone… however I find this a great lippy for work as by midday all I need to do is dab a little balm over the top (I use EOS) and voila, the colour is subtly revived for another couple of hours.

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Makeup Revolution Lip Hug in Love Can Set You Free

Makeup Revolution Lip Hug Love Can Set You Free

This is probably one of the most complimented lipstick I’ve ever purchased. Having taken a chance on this during my most recent HUGE Makeup Revolution haul, which you can check out by *Clicking Here*, I wasn’t really expecting anything out of the ordinary. How wrong I was. The formula of the Lip Hug almost feels high end, and the longevity of the product is just as fabulous – in fact I’ve tried a few expensive lippies that would be put to shame by this. For £2.50 I’d recommend, if not insist, you treat yourself to a tube pronto 🙂

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Rimmel London Asia

Rimmel London Asia Lipstick

An old favourite. Rimmel’s Asia is something I’ve been wearing since my early teens. I love the dusky mauve pink colour with rich tones of latte mixed in for good measure.. and it’s relatively long wearing too. Even though it may be a 90’s throwback, there’s no denying this colour is still well in trend 20 years later. Not bad eh? 😉

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17 Supreme Shine in Barely Blush

17 Supreme Shine Barely Blush

The packaging gave me hope that it was a potential dupe for my beloved (discontinued) Bourjois, as pictured further above. However when I swatched Barely Blush I was actually surprised at how matte the formula was compare to my initial expectations. On wear it’s super comfy (and not matte at all) and although it’s not a replacement for one of my all time faves it’s quickly become a shade I reach for regularly as it compliments my skin tone and goes with a multitude of shadow staples too!

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THE SWATCHES…

Pink Lipstick Swatches

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Are you a fan of blush pink lip shades? Have you any recommendations I could add to my shopping list? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say a quick hello! Wishing y’all a fab week ahead:)

Cheerio Chums…

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