Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

Howdy Chums…

Yippee, it’s the first Sunday of October – and you know what that means… autumn is officially here, AS is the countdown to ‘Trick or Treating’ too ūüėÄ *dramatic cackle* When I was a little girl, Halloween was probably my favourite time of year. There was something so exciting about dressing up in ghoulish costumes and scaring¬†yourself witless with local ghost stories etc. Now I tend to look forward to the fireworks, pumpkin carving and curling up with a DVD; namely Hocus Pocus, which never fails to amuse me – even into my 30’s! Are you a fan of Halloween, or like my hubby do you consider it just another day of the year? *eye roll*

As for today, well I’ve a few things on the agenda – firstly a huge mug of tea followed by a good read of my favourite glossy mag ‘Glamour’. It seems like forever since I’ve sat down and spent some time flicking through the pages, cooing over all the makeup goodies and reading the fun articles. I’m also hoping to get a little filming done as unfortunately my aches and pains put a ginormous¬†scupper on my schedule this week – so keeping fingers crossed I gather up the energy for a beauty chatter today! What’s your plans?

As always if you’re starting the day off with a dose of blog reading then why not take a peek at some of the shenanigans that’s been happening here on Confetti & Curves the past few days…

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Celebrating 200 Blog Subscribers

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Woo Hoo… it was time to crack the virtual party-poppers on Monday as Confetti & Curves celebrated reaching a whopping 2000 subscribers! *EEEEEEP* Thank you all soooo much for being a vital part of my blogging journey, your comments & encouragement mean everything chums ‚̧

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Fall Inspired Rose Gold Nails with Maybelline Colour Show

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Who can resist the gorgeous hues of rose gold, particularly when it’s as pretty as this pocket-friendly polish! Fancy giving your nails a fall inspired¬†makeover? Then look no further as the Maybelline Colour Show really is the perfect polish for a stunning metallic mani!

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Bourjois ‘Golden Rose’ Little Round Blush Pot

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Hello fresh-faced glow ūüôā Are you on the hunt for a wash of pretty pigment to brighten up your cheeks? If so then check out Friday’s post as I reviewed the cutest little pot of blusher that’s currently lining the shelves of your local drugstore!

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As always, thank y’all so much for the 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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My Top 5 Favourite Nude Lipsticks…

My Favourite Nude Lipsticks

Regardless of¬†all the fabulous¬†colours currently cooped up¬†my lippy collection, it’s a given fact that I always end up reverting (at some stage) back to bare basics – aka –¬†my hoard of¬†simple blush tones that seem to compliment pretty much every shadow & blush colour I possess. They’re just so darn versatile! Great for daytime work-wear or a classy finishing touch to an¬†evening look coupled with dramatic smokey eyes. In fact it’s pretty safe to say that *almost* every make-up maven has their own personal soft spot for¬†some shade of earthy beige colour. It’s a staple, right? Needless to say I’ve got a few of my own that I pretty much¬†reach for on a daily basis, so if you fancy finding out a bit more about my favourite nudes *ooo err* then get yourself comfy &¬†let’s get started…

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Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hour in Beige For Good

Maybelline Super Stay Beige For Good

This is undoubtedly the most ‘beige’¬†toned nude lippy I have in my collection, and although these shades often make me look more ‘corpse like’ than any other colour, this one (for some unbeknown¬†reason) just seems to work. I’ll admit it’s a little dry but considering it claims to be a 14 hour lippy I expected it to be a tad more matte¬†than most of the formulas I normally wear. However, it’s one of the few shades that actually hold it’s colour when I apply a layer of balm on top = hydrated lips & long lasting colour = win win!

Okay so it hasn’t reached anywhere near 14 hours for me (yet) in fact the longest I’ve gotten is about 4, though considering the amount of gabbling and tea drinking I do I’m not entirely surprised. All in all, one of my most frequently used lipsticks that really compliments a lot of the blush pinks, coppers and rose gold shadows I wear.

*Click Here* to check it out on the Maybelline store.

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Ted Baker in 2190

Ted Baker Lipstick

I’m gonna contradict myself on this one but bear with me… considering just how utterly peachy this is it’s an absolutely no no for my skin tone. I’ve tried it with countless colour variations of shadows & blushes yet nothing distracts from the fact I look like my lips have disappeared without trace, HOWEVER, this is such a great colour for toning down some of my deep plum shades to make them a little less intimidating for me to wear during the daytime. It may not be my favourite colours but it makes for one heck of an awesome base. ¬†Unfortunately, this was part of a limited edition gift set from Ted Baker and can’t be purchased individually however keep a close eye out for this little box of goodies making a comeback as it’s incredibly beautiful. If you fancy taking a closer peek at the gift box this lippy arrived in then *Click Here* to check out my previous Ted Baker Brilliance of Beauty post!

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Natural Collection Moisture Shine in Fig Leaf

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Possibly one of the most underrated drug store brands in my opinion. Still sceptical? Well check out the reviews straight from the Boots website. Not only is it super affordable at ¬£1.99 the ‘Moisture Shine’ range is such a beautiful formula to wear, particularly if you suffer from dry or sensitive lips. Okay, so the packaging isn’t exactly mind blowing but it’s simple, pretty and absolutely perfect for those wanting to build up their makeup collection with a range of great earthy staples!

*Click Here* to check out the Boots Natural Collection range

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Mac Satin in Brave

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Having had this recommended¬†to me a number of times, I finally caved in to see what all the hype was about & needless to say I love it. I find Mac satin super long lasting and although this shade is a little more on the pink side of nudes it’s a fabulous starting point for those eager to give MAC lippies a test drive. The formula can feel a little drying so be sure to coat your lips with a smidgeon of balm 30 mins before applying to help it from feeling so dry. Longevity wise it knocks the socks of some of my other colours but considering it’s ¬£15 a tube I’d expect nothing less than brilliant.

*Click Here* to check out the Mac online Store

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Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro Lipstick in You’re A Star

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This is the brand that never fails to amaze me for value for money, and if truth be told this makes Mac questionably¬†overrated (in my opinion) simply because of the price point, formula and staying power. In fact pretty much all their make-up range has made me consider why I need to spend unnecessarily on high end when I can buy the same quality product for a fraction of the price. It’s also worth while mentioning that according to online sources the Makeup Revolution brand is cruelty-free and Vegan friendly. What more could you ask for? As for the colour of You’re A Star it’s a beautiful soft pinky¬†nude tone that is super easy to wear and great for any skin tone. How¬†pretty is the rose gold and glossy black packaging?! *swoon*

*Click Here* to check out the Makeup Revolution online store

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The Swatches

Nude Lipstick Swatches

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What’s your current staple¬†nude lippies? Have you any favourite brands? 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 fab week ahead ūüôā

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Saturday Night Makeup featuring Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in Midnight Plum…

Maybelline Midnight Plum Colour Sensational Lipstick Review a

I know what you’re thinking… it’s that time of the year when shop shelves are lined with flip-flops, beach bags & bikini’s yet I’m still obsessing over deep berry shades when I should be shopping for colours like ‘bubblegum’ and ‘watermelon’. Thing is gals, when I’m glamming up for a night out I’m always lured back to the deep sultry tones regardless of whatever¬†season it is. Oddly enough (as many¬†of you already know) I’ve always been slightly¬†intimidated by wearing darker lip colours. Maybe it’s my pale skin, or maybe I’m just not nudging myself enough to try something new more often? However, on a recent swatching session in Boots my eyes were drawn in by the gorgeous purple packaging of the Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick range.¬†It’s¬†a purple vision, wouldn’t you agree?! *happy sigh*

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Of course being a tad wary as to the shade name ‘Midnight Plum’ I instantly assumed it would be something of a striking blackcurrant colour that my pale pink lips would shrivel in fear of. Much to my delight the swatch proved a little more sheer than the name suggested, so into the basket it went with the matching lip liner *kerching*

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Come Saturday night, the plans to catch up with the bestie felt like the perfect opportunity to test out the Colour Sensational Midnight Plum to see exactly how it would perform. From experience, swatching lippies on the back of the hand is a bit risky as quite often it looks so very different on the lips due to the colour of skin. Low and behold it turned out a little darker than I thought but not dark enough to make me whip out the baby wipes and start scrubbing.

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Moving onto the rest of the make-up I decided to opt for more of a soft platinum shade on the eyes with blended berry tones on the outer crease to give a little bit of depth. Considering that the lip colour is quite a deep rich tone I tend to like to keep the rest of the make-up softer. I seem to live by the rule of having either feature eyes or feature lips but never (or very rarely) both.

For this I used the gorgeous Makeup Revolution Iconic 2 palette, the super-duper dupe to the Urban Decay Naked 2. If you fancy checking out another one of my recent looks with this palette *Click Here* for more info! The soft cool shade of a champagne/platinum made the perfect all over coverage whilst the Boots Seventeen Eye Shadow Trio in Enchanted Smoke lent the best blend of soft plum to compliment the lip colour without taking away from the overall look

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Onto the cheeks and I opted for yet another raved about product from Makeup Revolution; the Ultra Blush Golden Sugar Palette. I LOVE this palette. The pigmentation is utterly gorgeous & it adds a perfect wash of colour to the cheeks with a subtle hint of dewy highlighter. I choose a slightly more mauve shade (as you can see with the halo of dust!!) again to compliment the berry tones of the lips and eyes.

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For those of you who love to keep your brows on fleek, you should really check out this Brow Duo Pencil from Billion Dollar Brows. One end is a concealer, and probably one of the best for covering up a multitude of brow sins… and I have many!! *sigh* The opposite end is a highlighter, and although I’m not a fan of highlighting under the brow this is such a subtle yet effective product it gives the under brow a slight lift without any horrid over-reflective obviousness. At ¬£20 from Beauty Bay it’s one of the most expensive pencils in my brow collection but it works!

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Considering that I’m hoarding a small army of mascara’s, I decided to start using up some old favourites that haven’t seen the light of lashes for a number of weeks. For those of you who are on the lookout for a super affordable ‘HD’ mascara that adds length but still allow the lashes to retain a natural looking whispy-ness then I’d highly recommend you part with a mere ¬£6.99 and invest¬†in the Seventeen Falsifeye HD. This also comes highly recommended by the lovely Wayne Goss, and if it’s good enough for a celebrity MUA then it’s certainly good enough for my ‘mere mortal’ lashes ūüėČ

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The Finished Look…

Maybelline Midnight Plum Colour Sensational Lipstick Review Results

I have to admit, for a plum lippy this really wasn’t as crazy as what the name ‘Midnight Plum’ conjured up. If anything it seemed more of a deep raspberry (but without grumbling) that worked perfectly for me! As for longevity this is certainly worth the money, I applied it at 8 pm and by 2:30 am it was still going strong – and after a few nibbles and glasses it held up much better than I expected! It didn’t feel drying or uncomfortable, though I did run a little EOS balm over my lips every couple of hours to keep them feeling fresh rather than reapply which prevented any dryness and flaking. For ¬£6.99 this really worked its socks off, felt incredibly comfy on and smelt like the inside of a sweetie factory… what’s not to love?! I’ll certainly be topping up my collection with a few more shades pretty soon!

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Are you a fan of plum whatever the season? Have you tried any of the Maybelline Colour Sensational range? Whatever your thoughts do let me know in the comments below, or simply stop by and say a quick howdy!

Ps: Hope you’ve all had a fabulous weekend, and thanks so much for all the super supportive comments on yesterday’s catch up post, such¬†a thoughtful bunch ‚̧

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Worth The Hype? Maybelline Fit Me Foundation…

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation

For years I wouldn’t even entertain looking at an another foundation. In fact, for years I tried to convince pretty much everyone I came into contact with that my staple/everyday/old reliable, Rimmel 25 Hour, was the epitomy of face fashion. In my humble opinion, nothing came close to beating it for longevity, smooth application and a flawless finish… until they changed it. Only then¬†did I realise how easy it is to take a gals¬†ultimate foundation for granted. Like a 30 year old¬†toddler, I huffed and puffed, stamped my foot and made screwed up faces each time I passed the Rimmel stand. Okay, so maybe I didn’t go that far, but I sure as heck threw it an occasion dirty look. And so, needless to say, I became a foundation tart *gasps of shock* But then again isn’t every beauty blogger? As much as I try to stay in the playing fields of brands I know and love, occasionally something will hit the shelves that¬†looks captivating enough to draw my attention, and this is exactly¬†what happened when I cast my eyes upon¬†Maybelline Fit Me.

Is it just me or is there is something ‘oh so sexy’ about the packaging?¬†Maybe because it¬†has subtle design hints of¬†Nars branding, but whatever happened that afternoon in the midst of a bustling Boots store I decided to take the plunge and pop it in my basket; ever hopeful it would perform every bit as sleek¬†as it looked…

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Product: Maybelline Fit Me Foundation

Shade:  Classic Ivory 120

Price: £7.99

Where can I buy it? Boots, Superdrug, Maybelline Online,

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It’s makeup that fits you…

‚ÄĘNo oils, no waxes, no nonsense

‚ÄĘNatural coverage that leaves skin the way it was meant to be‚Ķfresh, breathing, natural

‚ÄĘExclusive translucent base and lightweight pigments allow skin’s natural highs and lows to show through

‚ÄĘNon-comedogenic, dermatologist-tested

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Bearing in mind the countless foundations I’ve tried and tested over this past year, I’ve found pretty dramatic differences between each application type. Personally I find the Maybelline Fit Me has a denser finish when applied with the finger tips, however if you prefer a slightly lighter consistency then I’d recommend using a blending sponge. Both the Real Techniques and Beauty Blender have had virtually identical results with me, so which ever of the two floats your boat there’s little to no difference in finish.

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As for using a brush, I wouldn’t recommend it gals. As much as I love my Real Techniques stippling brush it really didn’t do the finish any favours. Initially I thought the super light results and hard to blend brush lines could have been the cause of my Olay primer, however after deducting that from the routine it was still pretty apparent this foundation prefers to be gently warmed whilst smoothed out with the fingers tips as opposed to stippled with bristles.

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Let’s start off with the blatantly obvious = the packaging. Although I’m not a fan of glass bottled foundations (for fear of breakage and the fact that half of the product remains stuck to the sides) this one seems to have taken my fancy. Maybe it’s the sleekly designed bottle that gives the impression of high end, rather than low spend. It looks grown-up and sits ever so chicly on my vanity table. As for the pump, it dispenses not too much yet not too little. Pretty much in the ‘Goldilocks’ zone if you ask me.

As for the price tag, it’s bang¬†on par with¬†its main drug store rivals such as Rimmel, L’Oreal, Max Factor, Bourjois etc. So it’s pretty affordable &¬†not too heavy on the purse strings.

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If you prefer a buildable foundation that starts of light then this just might be one to keep an eye out for. Although at heart I’m a full coverage gal and always will be, this seems a good compromise to wear on days when I¬†prefer a slightly lighter finish. I’ve been wearing it to work and found it a great everyday foundation, and should I need to build it, it never looks cakey or heavy.

It’s also¬†great for dry skin. In this colder weather I’m no stranger to¬†dry patches, yet it’s managed to successfully keep my face feeling moisturised without being over greasy or oily, which means I can ease up slightly on the moisturiser.

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Being a lighter weight foundation I find the consistency of the liquid quite runny compared to some¬†others I’ve tried more recently, and although a little may go along way you really do have to work cautiously & in much lighter layers in order to build it up to¬†a¬†medium/full coverage that looks natural.

One thing that stands out like a sore thumb however is the colour results. I tend to buy tones that are very slightly warmer than my own skin tone – otherwise I often end up¬†resembling a snow ball. Pale skin problems *sigh* However the colour in the bottle didn’t quite resemble the tone on the face, it’s much deeper and slightly more¬†orange than¬†the standard ‘Classic Ivory’. Morale of the story gals… if you’re between colours go for the lighter or be prepared to tone it down with a powder or lighter concealer.

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Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Review

Although I harbour a slight love/hate relationship with the Maybelline Fit Me, it’s still a foundation I tend to reach for as part of an everyday make-up routine, possibly because it’s so moisturising and leaves a fresh dewy finish. Okay, so it’s a little deeper than I’d hoped for, but it blends pretty well providing you use your fingers or a warm dampened blender sponge.¬†For a pocket friendly, buildable, medium coverage foundation it does¬†okay¬†– however¬†deep down I¬†feel¬†there’s better out there for the same price tag, such as¬†Rimmel’s Perfect Match foundation, which has great¬†coverage¬†&¬†seems to blend in much better¬†with my skin tone once settled. Overall, if you haven’t yet tried the Maybelline Fit Me foundation then it’s definitely worth while investigating, particularly if you suffer from dry skin or prefer a slightly lighter formula for everyday wear.

Ps: If you wanna see it in action then why not check out this Wednesday’s post by *clicking here*¬†

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Have you tried Maybelline Fit Me? What’s your¬†favourite drug store foundation¬†at the moment? 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 fabulous weekend ūüôā

Cheerio chums…

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My Easy Peasy Makeup Look for Work…

Regardless of whether I’m popping to the corner shop for a pint of milk or getting glammed up for a night on the town (a rare occasion these days I must admit) I adore putting on a fresh face of make-up… is it just me or is there something incredibly¬†therapeutic about make-up application?! Needless to say,¬†there are those days when I’m in a hurry¬†or just want to skimp on a¬†full make-up routine to look more natural, fresh-faced¬†&¬†dewy for the day ahead. Well if you’re anything like myself then you’ll appreciate a few little time-saver beauty products that just seem to make getting ready so much more easier.

Whether it be for work, uni or simply just popping out to the shops – if you’re in need of inspiration of a few products that can really save you precious time without skimping on the glam then check out this weeks video gals as I showcase a few of my staple everyday make-up items… all of which can be found in your local drug store or chemist *yippee*

So if you fancy procrastinating for five minutes then get yourself comfy and checkout my easy-peasy make-up look for work! Don’t forget, you can subscribe to the Confetti & Curves YouTube channel by *clicking here* so you don’t miss any future uploads *happy dance*

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What’s your favourite time-saver products? Do you have a staple range of everyday cosmetics for work etc? If so do let me know in the comments below – I’d love to check out your recommendations too, maybe they’ll make their way into my daily work routine ūüėČ

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The Me Spree…

The Me Spree

 

Happy Monday Chums…

As last week was sprinkled with celebrations here at Confetti & Curves Head Quarters, I thought it was high time I treated myself to a few little beauty goodies. I know, I know, it’s not like I need any more cosmetic clutter but what girl can resist a few new items from an afternoon of retail therapy? And with most of these purchases coming¬†highly recommended it would be ever so rude not to splurge for the sakes of beauty blogging – slightly lame excuse of course ūüėČ

Fancy taking a peek into my shopping bag? Then get yourself comfy as we take a plunder through the purchases…

Claires Nail polish

As mama to a 10 year old girl who ADORES popping into Claire’s with her pocket money – I’m usually dragging behind observing racks of¬†pink fluffy purses and cute¬†cupcake key-rings. However on spotting a giant promo sign inviting shoppers to browse their collection of 3 for 2 nail polishes, my inner cosmetic craver couldn’t resist taking a nosy at the range. Of course as many of you already know I’m a sucker for blingy nails so when I was confronted with a sizeable stand filled with an array of gorgeous colours I couldn’t resist the splurge -regardless of age!

As you can see the three I opted for full on sparkle *hugs self with joy* – however the Claire’s range do have a selection of plain polishes for those who aren’t particularly keen on¬†dressing their fingers like mini disco balls.

Fizzy – a rich rosy pink, there’s something about it reminds me of pretty tea cups and wild flowers. Gorgeous!

17098 – A deep lavender colour intermixed with pewter and olive shimmery tones. Fabulous for fall.

Forever Mine – An antique gold colour with a hint of pink. Very shabby chic.

All of the above were ¬£2.50 each, however on the 3 for 2 offer I got all for ¬£5. Not bad eh? I shall report back on how they fair with a review very soon ladies so keep your eyes peeled if you dig sparkly digits ūüėČ

NYC cosmetics

Of course no shopping spree is complete without popping into Superdrug, and low and behold yet another tempting offer was thrust upon my purse-strings as NYC products were 3 for ¬£5. I must admit NYC is one of those brands I don’t have a huge history with, however after recently reading a few rave reviews on their range I’ve been tempted to give them a go.

Expert Lip Colour in Madison Square – I’m forever drawn towards these blushing rose colours, I’m just keeping my fingers crossed this isn’t the gluey goopy type that I detest. Hopefully my First Impressions video on Wednesday will reveal non-sticky, happy lips!

Beautifying Blush Stick in Soho Pink¬†– I’ve always been a fan of cream blushes, in fact one of my all time favourite is the Bourjois range – I just love their dewy freshness on my skin. This NYC blush stick looks right up my street, fingers crossed it’s a winner ladies!

NYC Eyeliner in Black – I’m super-fussy when it comes to liquid liners and it usually take a whole lotta curiosity to lure me away from my favourite Rimmel Professional Glam Eyes *happy sigh* However after being assured by my little sister that this NYC liquid liner was an essential tool in creating the perfect cat- eye Flick, I had to give it a go!

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Collection Lasting Perfection in No 2 Ivory – I’ve read a number of really positive reviews on this foundation lately, so as curiosity has gotten the better of me I’ve been itching to give it a whirl. At ¬£4 it seems almost too good to be true.

MUA Undress Your Skin in Pink Shimmer – This is¬†popping up in YouTube videos and make-up tutorials more frequently with the results seeming super impressive. Considering it’s up against my Sleek Face Form palette it has a lot to live up to… looking forward to seeing how this transpires.

eyebrow pencils

Although I’m quite a fan of the Soap & Glory Archery pencil and the Barry M Brow palette, I do like to keep a basic brow pencil for quickly tidying my brows on work days – you know, those lazy days where you just want them to look acceptable at the very least. The two I picked were Maybelline Master Shape in Soft Brown & the MUA Eyebrow Liner in Brunette (which I’ve tried and adored before)

Pearl Drops

Although I don’t really consider the colour of my smile to be too bad, I still think there’s always room for improvement! I just happened to spot a rather enticing promo offer on the Pearl Drops range from Tescos so I picked up the Hollywood Smile for a mere ¬£2.50. According to the box my teeth with be 4 shades lighter in only 3 weeks, hmmm let’s see how this one pans out ladies.

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Thankfully there’s a handy little colour chart on the side of the box to keep track of¬†the¬†progress. I’m keeping hopeful I’ll be dazzling friends & family with my smile in less than a month… keep tuned¬†for a full review in November.

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So there you have it, my mini stash of ‘Me Spree’ items. Have you treated yourself to any beauty goodies lately? Or have you tried and tested any of the above? Whatever your thoughts do let me know in the comments below! Wishing y’all a super week ahead…

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Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

Gooooood Mornin’ Beauty Buddies…

Yes, it’s that glorious day of the week once again that we lazily pad down stairs at 10 am, groggily reach for the coffee cups &¬†plan to do absolutely nothing else all day long – well, at least that’s what I’m planning for today anyway! It’s amazing how the turn of a brand new month can almost flick a switch in the sensation of the seasons. This day last week I was happily perched out in my back garden enjoying (what would be) the last of the summer sunshine. One week later & I’m digging out woolly jumpers, cosy boots that have been buried away for months on end¬†&¬†treating¬†my winter coats to a good old wash in preparation for the chilly autumn days ahead. Summer has most certainly left the building.

However as always, for those of you curled up for a spot of reading this crisp September day I’ve compiled this weeks fun filled posts into one handy dandy little place for y’all to catch up on… I wonder can you spot a recurring¬†theme?! ūüėČ

So without further a do, grab your topped-up cup & snuggle down for a spot of Keeping Up With Karen…

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Are You Battling A Blogging Slump?

Beat The Blogging Slump

We’ve all been there, done it & worn the oh-so faded tee shirt. Tackling a ‘blogging slump’ is no easy feat (as many of us already know) however there are ways and means of helping to avoid crawling under a virtual rock and getting firmly back on the blogging band-wagon. Check out my top tips or maybe you’ve a few of your own you’d care to share?

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Behind The Blog featuring Alice & The Looking Glass

Alice And The Looking Glass

Once again it’s time to plump up the pillows on the virtual sofa of sassiness as the gorgeous Alice from Alice And The Looking Glass¬†treats us to a dose of¬†glossip from¬†behind the scenes of her gorgeous beauty & lifestyle blog. If you haven’t checked it out yet then get over pronto, otherwise you’re missing out!

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The ‘Getting Ready For Fall’ Haul

The Getting Ready For Fall Haul

The only way to celebrate the beginning of my favourite season is by updating my sun-cream smeared beauty shelves with glorious new goodies that are sure to welcome autumn 2015 with oodles of cosmetic craving merriment. What’s on your shopping list for fall?

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Behind The Blog featuring Bottled In Denmark

Bottled In Denmark

This lady doesn’t¬†need much introduction to many of my blogging chums, yes it’s the gorgeous Nanna who featured as this Thursdays blogger as we get the low down on the girl behind the fantastic blog Bottled In Denmark. If you’re not already a follower of this chic¬†corner of the interweb then be sure to rectify that & say a huge hello in the process. She’s such a gem!

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Fall Inspired Rose Gold Nails With Maybelline Colour Show

Rose Gold Nails

As many of you already know I’m a bit of a magpie when it comes to sparkly things but when it’s combined with my favourite rose-gold tones I can hardly contain my excitement. Check out this seasons MUST HAVE nail polish from Maybelline gals… I’m pretty sure you’ll fall in love with it just as much as I have ‚̧ *swoon*

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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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