Confessions 2016/2017 (tag)


When I first started blogging (quite a few years ago) I remember the flood of tag’s that were always on the go. I adored reading them and getting to know my blog buddies through a wide range of fun questions… then somehow they disappeared into the virtual void & I rarely spotted them again – until now that is.

Needless to say the gorgeous Sarah from Sarah’s Cup Of Beauty, tagged me recently and so akin to my retro blogging ways I just had to roll up my sleeves and give it a go – particularly when as the word ‘Confession’ is involved 😉  Anyways, if you’ve a few minutes to spare or fancy giving this a go yourself then get comfy and keep reading…


Describe your 2016 in 3 words

Surprising, transformative, eventful


Write the name of 2 people that have characterised your 2016.

My husband, Steve. No matter what, he never fails to support whatever I do. Most definitely a huge part of the driving force behind my goals ❤

My daughter, Emma, who makes me feel so incredibly blessed to be a mama.


Write the most delicious food you’ve tasted in 2016

Hmmm, that’s a good question – honestly, I’d have to say smoked salted-chilli chicken with noodles. It’s amazing! Nom 🙂


Write the event which marked you most in 2016.

The decline of my health. When chronic illness hit me I felt utterly isolated in so many ways, particularly being so young. Thankfully keeping my focus on goals (that I can achieve) really has helped me to get through each day with an aim in mind.


Write the finest purchase you’ve made in 2016, and if you want link a photo.

My nail practice hand. Sounds utterly bizarre, but with so many new nail products on the market it gives me a chance to test them all out on something that is such a great help. Definitely a worth while investment for any nail tech J


Write 3 good intentions for 2017

1. Be as active as possible without letting chronic pain terrify me into exclusion.

2. Work on some really exciting projects.

3. Spend as much quality time with my family as possible – they come first and foremost!


Write 1 place you want to visit in 2017

Considering that I’m absolutely terrified of flying I won’t be going very far…. As much as I dream of visiting the United States one day, it feels like it may never happen – unless I manage to overcome my fears! For now, it might just be the local beach…. having said that it’s pretty darn beautiful so no major grumbles here. The weather could be a bit nicer for it though!


Write 1 plate of food you’d like to eat in 2017.

My Christmas dins – yep, sounds bizarre so early in the year but if I make it to Christmas and spend it with those that mean the most then I’m as happy as can be!


Here are the tag rules:

1. Mention the creator of the TAG.

2. Use the image that you find in this article.


3. Mention the blogger who has chosen you.

4. Answer the questions.

5. Mention 9 bloggers/friends and let them know through a comment on their blog.


And the nominations are….


Okay so I might be a bit of a rule breaker.. but without tagging a heap of my blog buddies I thought I’d leave this one open for the any of you lovely lot to attempt.

Feel free to use my main image (very top) or you can use the one above that has been supplied by the original poster.

Don’t forget to give me a mention so I can check out yours too, I’d love to read your answers!

A huge ‘thank you’ to the lovely Sarah over at Sarah’s Cup Of Beauty for nominating me… do pop over and say a huge hello, she’s super friendly!

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As always, whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below, so do stop by and say a quick howdy 🙂

Cheerio Chums…

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Behind The Scenes…

Happy Friday…

It may be the weekend but I’m literally bunged to the hilt with hayfever – something I haven’t had since I was a kid in primary school. This recent bout of warm weather has left me a sniffling mess and sounding like a vintage tractor… wheezing, sneezing, coughing & spluttering! TMI right?! *urrgh* Told y’all I wasn’t built for such glorious weather *sob*

However thankfully gals, I filmed this weeks video last weekend, otherwise you’d have all been shielding your ears & recoiling in sheer horror. Anyways – the lovely Taylor from Tays Life Unscripted Tagged little old moi in a super-fun Behind The Scenes video. Of course you all know by now how much I love a good chatter, so here goes my attempt at answering her questions 😉

Have an awesome weekend you gorgeous lot, hope you enjoy the video!

Cheerio Chums…

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The Mummy-Daughter TAG…

Happy Wednesday Peeps…

Yes, it’s that time of the week where I bedazzle you all with yet another ten minutes of rambling, however today’s video is a little bit unique as I have a very special guest joining me… my very own mini-me, Emma! I’m sure you’ve all read about her somewhere along the Confetti & Curves journey or possibly spotted a picture of us getting up to some sort of mischief on family outings or tackling a crafty project! So as Emma fiercely claims to be my biggest fan *Awww*  it seemed like so much fun to introduce y’all to her!

Don’t forget folks that next weeks video is my Ask Me Anything feature, so if you have a burning question you’d like to ask me then now’s your chance – you can take a trip over to the original post for all the details & to leave your question by *clicking here*, I’ll be sure to give you & your blog a friendly shout out!

Hope you enjoy the video & meeting Emma, she’s super excited to say hello to everyone 🙂

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The Weird Questions TAG…


Hey Beauty Buddies…

Today’s weird and wonderful post is courtesy of the gorgeous Kayla over at Bambi Leigh, who ever-so-thoughtfully nominated me to answer an eclectic mix of random questions otherwise know as ‘The Weird Questions TAG’. If you haven’t checked out her savvy little slice of the interweb then get yourself over pronto, she’s a super cool gal who’s incredibly funny and always managing to empty the contents of my bank account with her endless makeup recommendations. I DREAD to think of the damage we’d do on a girly shopping date!

However, back to the TAG… not being one to miss out on all the fun I simply had to take up her offer and share with you guys a few of my weirdest little quirks… honesty is always the best policy right? *sigh* 😀

Sitting comfy? Okay, lets get started…


Do you have a nickname that only your family use?
Yes!! As BIZARRRRRREE as this may sound my sister and I have ridiculously odd names for each other that we created whilst on holiday in our teens in Scotland many years ago… she’s Geoffrey & I’m Henry, we spent the entire holiday whittering to each other like too old posh elderly gents and ever since then it’s stuck. Ya gotta hear it to get it, but I swear it cracks us up every time and has stuck with us for years…, yes we’ve lost the friggin plot!


What’s a weird habit of yours?
There’s probably very little to redeem my reputation after this revelation however… when I was a little girl my grandma used to wave or salute every time she seen a magpie – it’s a bit of an old wives tale here in Ireland that if you don’t acknowledge a magpie it can bring you bad luck. Personally it hasn’t done me much good lol, but I still ain’t taking any chances… even if it does baffle random by-standers who *sometimes* discreetly wave back looking a tad confused.

Do you have any weird phobias?
Feet. I can’t abide them! *bluurrhg*

What song do you secretly love to blast out when your alone?
Oooooh I have a select few that often get cranked up in the car… this morning it was Blank Space by Taylor Swift, Born To Die by Lana Del Rey & *randomly* Caribbean Blue by Enya… it’s just one of those catchy wee tunes you never fully understand the words too but never stop trying to chant along too!


What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?
People who inconsiderately scrape their crumb riddled knives along the edge of the butter tub.

Wonky trolley wheels.

 Folk who seem to enjoy sharing their life stories in the middle of shopping aisles.

 People who steal child/parent parking spaces – just because your 28 year old son is in the passenger seat doesn’t mean you qualify!!!!!!!

I could go on & on & on…..


What’s one of your nervous habits?
Laughing! It’s so utterly awful but I often start tittering with nerves in tense situations, if I try to hold it in it gets 10 times worse. Mortifying!


What side of the bed do you sleep on?
Always the left, I’ve no idea why though when Steve’s away I usually end up on his side inhaling remnants of aftershave.


What was your first stuffed animal and it’s name?
It wasn’t actually a stuffed animal but a talking doll. I got it for Christmas when I was about 5 years old and adored it soooo much. He had the cutest little voice and always sounded so sleepy!

What’s the drink you always order atCosta?
A medium Café Caramella… I’m not a coffee drinker but a cup of this always make me happy 😀


What’s a beauty rule you preach but never actually practice?
Hmmm I have to say I’m pretty good at practicing what I preach when it comes to beauty rules, I genuinely can’t think of anything I rarely don’t do!!


Which way do you face in the shower?
Erm every way at some point or other but mostly facing away from the shower… how very odd!

Do you have any ‘weird’ body skills?
I can completely rotate my tongue in my mouth, usually looks a tad freaky but always ignites a chortle or two watching others trying to figure it out. I’ve also got my lip pierced so if I wanna be really gross I can squirt water through the teeny little hole – always screws up a few faces in disgust!!


What’s your favourite ‘bad’ comfort food that you eat anyway?

I have to say salty/sweet popcorn mix ALWAYS gets my vote… though I have been know to share a virtual bowl of Cheetos with Leah from The Pink Impact. She has me hooked 😀

Whats a phrase or exclamation that you always say?
Every Irish person say’s the word ‘wee’ (aka small!!!!!) to describe just about everything…

“Give us a wee minute”

“Pass us that wee pen over”

“Do ya fancy a wee dander later?”

Oddly enough, I’ve also noticed in my YT videos the word ‘handy’ coming up FAR too many times!!!!


It’s time to sleep – what are you ACTUALLY wearing?
Usually just a tee-shirt or nightie, however on a freezing cold night it’s PJ’s, slipper socks and a sweater (if my teeth are really chattering).


So there you have it ladies, my Weird Questions TAG and answers to match *face palm*

Instead of nominating anyone of you gal’s in particular I’m gonna keep this one open to all blog buddies who fancy giving it a go… why not eh?

Don’t forget to say a quick hello in the comments and as always have a super weekend whatever you’ve got planned!

Cheerio chums…

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