How To: Chrome Powder Nail Tip (with a dash of sparkly holo)…

If you’re a nail tech, or even if you’re just obsessed with nails, you’ll probably be only too familiar with the chrome powder trend that’s been sweeping the nation over the past few months. Now while I’m not personally a huge fan of it on my own talons (it doesn’t seem to compliment my pink sausage like fingers) there’s no denying it does look impressive elsewhere… a hefty mix of futuristic meets chic.

Having invested in a few pots of powder, I’ve been playing around with it over a number of weeks – some clients love it some just aren’t so sure. However, for those that simply want a touch of chrome, this funky metallic nail design could be just what the nail tech ordered! And yes, it’s super easy peasy – no degrees in artistic nail studies required!!! *hooray*

So if you’re thinking of investing in some mirror powder or a little pot of chrome, then why not check out this week’s chatter as it may help sprinkle some design inspiration when creating a few eye-catching looks for yourself!

Is that the kettle I hear? ūüėČ Time to grab a coffee and get comfy… 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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What’s your thoughts on chrome nails? Are you mad for metallics? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say a quick hello gals ūüôā

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The Nail File: Gel Polish Vertical Ombre with Mermaid Dust…

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If like me, you spend far too much time deliberating over a¬†trio of gorgeous colours, why settle for one when you can have all 3? Yep, my thoughts exactly chums ūüėÄ as this week I talk through one of my favourite nail looks for virtually any season – a gorgeous vertical ombre *happy sigh* However, not only have I combined three of my most coveted colours; being the sparkle-obsessed magpie that I am, I just couldn’t resist a sprinkling of mermaid dust to give the finished look a gorgeous subtle shimmer.

Note for¬†fellow Nail Techs: If you haven’t already invested in mermaid dust then I insist you treat yourself on your next nail art spree. This stuff is SUPER popular, gorgeous over virtually any shade of gel polish and perfect for any season. Whatsmore, it’s the perfect compromise for those clients that like a hint of shimmer without going full bling. Voila!

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Anyways, time to grab your cuppa and nestle¬†back into your comfiest chair for a few minutes as I chatter through how to create this easy peasy nail art look that is a must-have option for those who either can’t decide on a delicious range of shades or those who simply love to glam up their nails with an eye-catching paint job ūüėČ

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Are you a fan of the ombre look? What trio of colours would you opt for? Whatever your thoughts I‚Äôd love to know, don‚Äôt forget to say a quick howdy in the comments belowūüôā

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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 ūüėĬ†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 ūüėÄ

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!

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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 ūüôā

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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 ūüôā

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 ūüôā

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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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The Nail File: Summer Shenanigans…

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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 ūüėČ

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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 ūüėČ 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!

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Stamping with MoYou London…

Love nail art? Then look no further chums¬†ūüėČ

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!

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