The Nail File: Bridal Nail Art Designs…

Bridal Nail Art Designs

With two major weddings this year to attend (my mums in just over a week and my step-daughters in mid November) its certainly been wedding fever gallore within the Rees household. Bridesmaid dresses, outfits, sparkly accessories, hotels booked etc etc It really is all go. Having worked in the bridal industry a good few years ago it takes me back to some of the fun being involved in planning weddings – of course at the time I had a bridal shop and was working closely with a number of brides from all aspects of their outfits. However now I’ve moved on it’s great once again to get the opportunity to be creative with some other aspects of bridal designs – namely nails. This week I thought I’d showcase some of the fun and simple nail art I’ve been working on over the last few days, it may even inspire any brides-to-be readers. Sitting comfy? Then let’s take a peek…

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Simple French tip with an antique gold flower design 

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A slightly unique twist on a classy bridal favourite – the French tip. This would also look stunning in silver or rose gold… alternatively it could be put into the same colour as your maids dresses. What a cute way to blend in perfectly!

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Lace effect matte nail in ‘Cake Pop’ pink

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I must admit I’ve never been a fan of matte but I love the lace design against the backdrop of this beautiful opaque pink. This would also be equally stunning is a huge array of other colours too… I’m tempted to try it with a black and white design!

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Gold floral lace-effect stamp on nude gel base

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Although I’m usually more creative on longer nails, it gives a really good impression of just how pretty shorter nails can look too. If you’re anything like me, long nails are a certainly bit of a challenge to work with… don’t even get me started on attempting to type with them! *rolls eyes*

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Bride-To-Be pink & white nail with single crystal & mermaid effect nail powder over white

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I love this cute little design I spotted recently on Facebook, unfortunately I can’t remember the artists name to credit them but it really inspired me to give it a go myself! I adore the teeny necklace which adds such a fun yet simple elegant to the design.

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The Grooms Tux black & white nail design

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Bit of a unique one – but super fun for any bride who fancies something a little different that will certainly catch the eye of her guests and look really playful in photographs too!

Bride & Groom Nail Art

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Do you have a favourite design featured above or any fun suggestions for future nail art projects? Whatever your thought’s I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by to say a quick howdy lovelies :)

Cheerio Chums…

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Have We Met?

Have We Met

Not gonna lie this week has been a killer gals & needless to say I’ve been a human cocktail of emotions to match – heck I’m pretty sure there’s even a few extra grey hairs setting up camp *sob* Needless to say I’m on the wind down so between all the general life shenanigans mixed with some terrifying dental work *ouch* which means I’ve had to skip this weeks YouTube chatter *sigh* However I’m aiming to dust the camera off this weekend so an upload shall be on its merry way very soon!

Bizarrely in the interim of all the madness I’ve noticed a boom in followers *friendly wave* & so lovely to meet y’all 😀 So it only seems right to say a huge thank you for stopping by and taking the time to follow, say hello and I’ve even received a few truly inspiring emails – the blogging love is much appreciated, what an awesome community we have going on here ❤

As with all my wonderful new inter-web chums, there are soooooo many others platforms we can reach each other on… and as I love chatting and getting to know you all so much here’s a few of the others places you can find me noseying around throughout the morning, afternoon, evening (& occasionally) middle of the night.

Do pop by, say hello & hit a like button if you haven’t done so already. Just click on the links & you’ll be digitally transported right to me… yeeehaaa!

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Twitter: @KarenHeidiRees

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YouTube: Confetti & Curves

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Instagram: karenheidirees

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 Facebook: @LiquidGlamourByKaren

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Don’t forget to say a quick hello and if you’ve any social media accounts you’d like me to check out or follow you on do feel free to pop the links in the comments below… it’s always a treat meeting new beauty buddies!

Cheerio Chums…

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Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

Headache, mascara stained eyes, gasping for water, blisters in places that defy how the heck they got there… all this could only mean one thing = girls night out! Yes, I’m mildly suffering today (to put it politely) but what a fabulous night. It’s not every daughter that gets to celebrate her mum’s hen night, however as my own mama prepares to walk down the ailse (for the second time) on 31st August it was only but necessary to give her the best send off we could muster up – well actually, my little sis done all the planning whilst the rest of us were given the itinerary 😀 Unfortunately, as I’m not regularly accustomed to cocktails, I’m limited to a mere few before it’s time to call it a night – yep, 2 strawberry daiquiris and I’m off like a demented hyena. Never the less many selfies were taken, laughs were had & memories were made 😀

So if like me, you plan on wasting an entire day cooped up on the couch and taking it easy then maybe you’ll want to scan your eyes over a few of the fun shenanigans that’s been happening on Confetti & Curves this week.

How was your weekend? Did you do anything out of the ordinary?

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Bourjois Poudre De Riz De Java – Illuminating Face Powder

Bourjois Poudre De Riz De Java Illuminating Powder

With it’s chic packaging, gorgeous floral scent & silky feel the Bourjois Poudre De Riz really does seem like a class act to mingle amongst even the most luxurious of cosmetic goodies scattered across your beauty table. But is it really as good as what it looks? Check out my review to find out more!

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Tools of the Trade: Makeup Brush Cleaners

Makeup Brush Cleaners

I’ve rounded up the best buys in brush cleaners to help with the menial task of keeping your precious fibres as sparkly clean as can be. What one’s your favourite? Personally I have my eye firmly on the Sigma Glove *happy sigh* ❤

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Bundle Monster Lotus Mat

Bundle Monster Lotus Mat Nail Art Manicure Work Station

This weeks chatter showcased one of my most used nail art tools, the Bundle Monster Lotus Mat. This is one handy little roll of silicone that is the perfect workstation for any nail pro or budding designer. Don’t forget *Click Here* to subscribe to the Confetti & Curves YouTube channel so you never miss a future upload!

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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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Bundle Monster Lotus Mat…

As a Nail Technician, I’m all for anything that makes my life a little easier – particularly when it comes to hand painting teeny tiny intricate designs that’s just about visible to the naked eye, swatching colours and figuring out what stamping polishes or glitters go best on dark or light contrasting backgrounds. But what could possibly offer all these helpful design aids in one handy dandy roll up gadget?! Cue the Bundle Monster Lotus Mat.

Apart from looking as pretty as silicone could be (and saving my beloved nail station from endless colourful mishaps) the Lotus Mat Nail Art Workstation has literally become one of my most frequently used nail art necessities. Okay, so I could battle on through without it, but the handy little features this mat has to offer will undoubtedly give a helping hand to experienced nail pro’s or budding nail art enthusiasts. Either way if you adore creating, stamping, painting and swatching then check out today’s YouTube chatter as I showcase one of my most cherished nail tools to date!

Don’t forget, *Click Here* to subscribe to the Confetti & Curves YouTube channel so you never miss a future upload! Wishing y’all a fabulous weekend & do stop by and say a quick howdy in the comments below 🙂

Cheerio Chums…

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Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

Aloha Beauty Chums…

How’s your weekend been? Have you been up to anything exciting? It’s been pretty hectic here – in a good way thankfully, as Emma’s been working hard on her summer tests, we’ve been shopping for wall paper (I’ve taken a notion to spruce up a few rooms in the house) and it’s been nail art galore as I’ve been working hard on creating some fun new styles and testing out new techniques. Today I’ll be creating some gorgeous encapsulated styles in prep for a client who’s loving the idea of having roses under clear acrylic, hopefully I’ll get some reveal shots up pretty soon!

As always, for those of you taking it easy this sunny Sunday, why not check out some of the shenanigans that’s been happening on Confetti & Curves this past week… and if you have a blog post you’d like me to check out by all means leave it in the comments below – I’d love to stop by and have a read 🙂

Off now to top up my coffee cup and get started on some nail art – see you’s all soon…

Seventeen Stay Time Foundation

Seventeen Stay Time Foundation

After weeks of super light makeup (thanks to the summer heat) I finally delve back into the realms of full coverage again by testing out the Seventeen Stay Time Foundation. Girls beware… you can safely put you concealers away with the formula! Check it out and don’t forget to let me know if you’ve tried it too 🙂

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The Nail File: Summer Shenanigans 

The Nail File

Vibrant colours, fun designs and eye catching free hand is what this week’s batch of nail art is all about as I showcase some of the crazy accent nails I’ve been designing over the past few days! Don’t forget to check pop over and hit the ‘like’ button @LiquidGlamourByKaren on Facebook where you can check out all my latest nail news ❤

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July Favourites & Exciting News

July Favourites

As we welcome August, Fridays post was a chatter showcasing some of my monthly favourites – and being my birthday month I’ve a few unusual little goodies to share with you lovely lot. Also, some exciting news that I’m pretty sure most of you girls will love so be sure to check it out! Don’t forget… *Click Here* to subscribe to the Confetti & Curves YouTube channel so you never miss an upload!

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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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July Favourites & Exciting News….

Howdy Beauty Buddies…

And so yet ANOTHER month whizzes by, which can only mean one thing – Monthly Favourites time! I’ve lined up what I’ve been most lovin’ these past few weeks and showcased them in one handy dandy video – so do pop the kettle on and have a catch up. Also, if you haven’t already subscribed to the Confetti & Curves YouTube channel then why not *Click Here* and hit that subscribe button so you don’t miss an upload!

Also… I announce some very exciting news regarding a very special chummy of mine that I’m pretty sure and certain you gals will LOVE!! So grab your cuppa and get yourself comfy as I chatter all about my July Favourites ❤

 

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Wishing y’all a fabulous weekend ahead; don’t forget to stop by and say howdy in the comments below! I’ll see y’all Sunday for my usual catch-up:)

Cheerio Chums…

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The Nail File: Summer Shenanigans…

The Nail File

Considering the sun seems to be in hiding these days I’m barely clinging onto the final weeks of summer, hopeful that there’s still a few rays of sunshine to come our way. But of course all these rainy afternoons hemmed up Confetti & Curves HQ can only mean for one thing… nail art galore. And this week has been no exception as I’ve been trying out some fun freehand styles that have really helped put me back in the holiday mood. Check this fun bunch out…

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Marble Gel Nail Art

I love this swirly/marbled gel effect using two of my favourite colours for summer – hot pink and turquoise blue. I just adore how the black adds a whole other level of contrast and makes the colours pop… of course all topped off with a dollop of bling 😉

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Strawberry Nail Art

What could be more symbolic of summer than a big juicy strawberry… on your nail! What fun this design is for a cute accent nail on the fingers or tootsies. Never the less it’s just a bit of fruity fun that’s put me right in the mood for a strawberry daiquiri *nom*

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Fruit Nail Art Design

Life’s a peach – sorry just couldn’t help myself to another cheesy cliche 😉 However this cute little peach accent nail was super fun to create and surprisingly easy to design. Simple, chic & a bit of cheeky fun!

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Watermelon Nail Art Pic

As much as I loved creating this fun watermelon nail I’m utterly gutted about how blue the tip came out on the image as in reality it’s a beautiful bright shade of green. Maybe it’s just my dodgy laptop screen but in real life this is such an eye catching contrast of summery hues!

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Liquid Glamour Galaxy Nail

I completely forgot about this design until I stumbled across it again last night, this was my attempt at a glittery galaxy nail that I created a few weeks ago. Although the camera isn’t capturing the sparkle too well this really glistens in the light and just looks like a mesmerising galaxy on the nail. This would be the perfect accent nail for a solid purple, blue or glossy black gel polish!

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Don’t forget to head over to my Facebook page @LiquidGlamourByKaren and hit that Like button so you can keep up to date with all my latest nail art goings on!

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Do you have a favourite design as well as any fun suggestions for me to try out next? Whatever your thought’s I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by to say a quick howdy lovelies:)

Catch you’s on Friday for another YouTube chatter!

Cheerio Chums…

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Stamping with MoYou London…

Love nail art? Then look no further chums 😉

Forget all that unnecessary quivering about with a shaky free hand, instead just press play and wrap your lamps around the gorgeous stamping plates from MoYou London… they are FABULOUS.

Moyou London Stamping Plate

I must admit having watched countless videos on YouTube, I was always under the impression that working with intricate patterns and multiple colours would probably be a bit of a challenge for little ole me… I’m not afraid to admit that freehand isn’t exactly where my skill level lies!! However all those qualms have certainly been scuppered thanks to the handy dandy clear jelly stamper that you can purchase from Amazon (a lifesaver when it comes to placing your art directly onto the nail bed) and of course the super quality of the MoYou London stamping plates, their incredibly cute packaging *swoon*AND the gazillions of nifty designs that’s available. Fancy checking them out for yourself? Then why not visit www.moyou.co.uk where you can browse a whole online catalogue of fun, funky, chic and sassy designs that are guaranteed to whip your nails into a luscious landscape of intricate detail.

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Hope you enjoy this week’s chatter & don’t forget to say a quick howdy in the comments below, it’s always a treat to read your feedback gals. Wishing y’all a fabulous weekend ahead, and don’t forget *Click Here* to subscribe to the Confetti & Curves YouTube channel so you never miss an upload!

Cheerio Chums…

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Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

Howdy Chums…

Have y’all had a fab weekend so far? Mine has been lovely, really really lovely. Not gonna lie this past few weeks have been a slight test of character but having spent a wonderful night in with great friends I’m smiling from a night of laughs and great banter. Best of all, I won’t end up with a banging headache considering I’ve spent the night sipping on organic elder-flower spritz to was down our yummy takeaway. It’s nights like this I thoroughly enjoy, no dressing up, no tottering around the town in aching heels and no waiting in the cold for taxi’s. Just slipper socks and great company! Maybe I’m showing my age but I adore nights in waaaayyy more than nights out – a sign I’m getting complacent or comfy? Who cares… as long as I’m having fun, right? 😀

As always, if you fancy catching up with this weeks shenanigans on Confetti & Curves then why not check out a few of the posts below! If you’ve a blog feature you’d like us to check out then by all means feel free to leave the link in the comments too…

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10 Things I’ve Learned About Beauty Blogging

10 Things I've Learned About Beauty Blogging

My little virtual baby will be 3 years old this October… here’s just a few of the things I’ve learned from my time as a beauty blogger (and self confessed makeup hoarder collector)

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Creating An Aquarium Nail

Aquarium Nail

This week I make my first attempt at creating a fun Aquarium nail, filled with floating glitter and sparkles! Don’t forget, you can *Click Here* to subscribe to the Confetti & Curves YouTube channel so you never miss an upload.

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Get To Know Me

Get To Know Me TAG

Fridays post was a fun question TAG all about getting to know me. Fancy giving it a go? Then why not check it out… I’d love to read your answers too!!

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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!

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Creating An Aquarium Nail…

What a melting few days of sunshine we’ve had here, and whilst everyone is lapping up the rays I’m cooped up in the shade with my pots of glitter & acrylic having a blast of a time creating some fun nail art. This week I thought I’d bring the camera along so you could check out my first attempt at creating an Aquarium nail, which is pretty much sprinkles of glitter encapsulated in a teeny well of acrylic.

As expected it was a little bit fidgety but none the less a fun little project for me to work on. Needless to say I’ll definitely be attempting it in the future but for now it’s onto some 3D art and the stamping plates 🙂

So if you fancy procrastinating for another 5 minutes or so, then get yourself comfy and check out how I created my first Aquarium nail! If you’ve any suggestions for some future project by all means leave them in the comments below and I’ll put them firmly onto my to-do list.

Wishing y’all a fabulous day ahead and hope you’re a enjoying the few extra sun rays! Don’t forget to lather on that extra SPF 😉

Cheerio Chums…

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