Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

Happy Sunday lovelies…

 To think we’re almost half way through the month of September already… is it just me or do the days seem to be mulling into one?! However, this next few weeks is going to be a huge dose of fun here at Confetti & Curves HQ as I plan & prep some fabulous features for ya’ll to feast your eyes on… including a few little crafty projects to keep you busy over the next few months too. Make-up looks, fall fashion, hauls, tips & DIY crafts are just a few of the things I have in store chums so keep your eyes peeled for these super exciting posts appearing very soon!

Talking of fun features; as usual, I’ve rounded up the weekly low down on what’s been happening here on Confetti & Curves this past few days! Don’t forget you’re more than welcome to leave a link to any of your blog posts that you’d like us to to check out too!

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Simple Design Layout Tips For Your Beauty Blog

Blog Design Layout Tips

Creating great content is one thing but putting your mind to design & layout can be super challenging, especially for new bloggers and us terrified techie’s! No need to fret blog buddies, as this week my sprinkling of tips focuses on getting the best out of your blog layout. Avoid readers hitting that back button by bringing out the best in your online haven.

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Behind The Blog featuring Two Little Owls

Two Little Owls

It’s double the trouble today as I’m joined by this talented duo of gorgeous gals who happen to be best friends & budding bloggers via their very own little corner of the interweb Two Little Owls. Pretty cute name, huh? If you haven’t already check it out then get yourself over pronto & hit that follow button, I’m pretty sure you’ll adore it (& the girls) every bit as much as I do!

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My Top 5 Beauty Finds Under £5

Top 5 Under 5

Yep, it’s that time of the month (yet again) where I share a delectable little stash of drug store beauty goodies that I’ve picked up for mere pocket money! Fancy getting your hands on a few affordable little treasures for fall? Then look no further! Don’t forget to like & subscribe, you’ll make my day 😉

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Behind The Blog featuring Tay’s Life Unscripted

Tay's Life Unscripted

Joining me on the virtual sofa on Thursday for a quick chatter was the gorgeous Tay from Tay’s Life Unscripted. If you’re a cosmetic craver who’s obsessed with red lippies then look no further as you just might have found your online soul mate…

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New Season, New Hair: L’Oreal Prodigy Review

L'Oreal Paris Prodigy Review

As summer draws to an end I eagerly step into autumn with the hope of creating a sassy new look for the season. My mission: goodbye greys & sun dried ends… hello warm, rich, vibrant auburn tones! Well, that was the plan ladies… I guess you’ll just  have to check out Fridays review to see how I got on!

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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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Behind The Blog… featuring Taylor from Tay’s Life Unscripted

Tay's Life Unscripted

Hey Beauty Buddies

I hope y’all enjoyed yesterday’s post My Top 5 Beauty Finds Under £5…  which was a little reminder that we don’t need to spend an eye-watering amount on topping up our cosmetic collections, especially with drug stores shelves packed full of quality products that’s so easy on the purse strings! Yep, clarification ladies that we can all enjoy creating gorgeous new looks that won’t break the bank *energetic air punch*

However back to our usual fun filled Behind The Blog feature today as I have thee stunning Taylor (or Tay as she also likes to be known) joining me on the virtual sofa this morning for a peek behind the scenes of Tay’s Life Unscripted. As an avid YouTuber, Taylor is definitely the girl to keep up with as she treats us to a variety of beauty related shenanigans. If you’re on the look out for a super friendly gal that’s a total cosmetic craver (particularly of red lippies) then do be sure to pop over and say a huge hello!

For now though, it’s time to curl up on your comfiest chair as we get to know the girl Behind The Blog

Taylor

In only 5 words describe what readers can expect from your blog:

Interesting content with some sass!

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What inspired you to start blogging?

I began blogging in order to take my mind off of a very stressful job. It slowly began to become my escape from the hectic reality that was my life. My life slowly began to slow down, but I just couldn’t stop blogging then. I always say I caught the bloggin’ bug. J  I’ve formed a family away from my family online. I love and cherish each one of my online friends. Their blogs and sweet comments always make my day that much brighter.

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Tell us about your blog name… what made you decide on it?

When I first started my blog, I didn’t want to pen it with Taylor. I wanted something that sounded short and fun, hence where “Tay” came from. The “life unscripted” came about because I didn’t want to create a title for my blog that trapped in a corner content wise. If you name your blog “beauty with tay” or “cooking with tay” then people automatically assume that you’re a beauty or cooking blog.  I didn’t want that. “Tay’s Life Unscripted” gives me freedom to write about all the randomness that I choose, because I let you know right in the name that it’s unscripted. Lol.

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Do you ever suffer from Blogger’s Block & if so how do you overcome it?

I suffer with Blogger’s Block on occasion. If that dreaded block strikes, then I simply sit and look around at all the items. I am found to find a blog topic lurking somewhere amongst all of my things.

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What’s your favourite post to date?

My favourite post to date has to be my Birthday Haul from last year. I was so overjoyed to try Lorac for the first time. Who would’ve thought that it began a huge LOVE for the brand. It was also my first BIG haul. I was so excited to finally have high end items that other YouTubers talked about all the time.

https://tayslifeunscripted.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/its-time-for-a-haul-birthday-edition/

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Describe your everyday clothes style:

Classic. You will always find me in pearls and in a red lip. Sometimes you’ll even catch me in my red pumps…if your lucky. 😉

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What are your current top 3 beauty items?

Urban Decay Naked Foundation

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Lorac Pro 2

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How do you like to relax & unwind after a stressful day?

I love to scroll through my reader on my WordPress app and on Bloglovin’. After that, I’ll usually relax on the couch and watch Big Bang Theory. I’ve almost memorized all the seasons. I might have an obsession. Lol.

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Describe your ideal Saturday night:

My ideal Saturday would be going to dinner with my closest friends, then strolling over to Ulta or Sephora. Sometimes we even do “normal” 20 year old things like hit up a bar.

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What do you do to relax?

My favourite way to relax begins with a good pamper session. I put my favourite mask on then lay up on the couch to cuddle with my cat, Zazzles. And of course, I’m watching Big Bang Theory. I’ll finish up the night with a glass of wine and a bubble bath.

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Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?

My worst bad habit would be biting my nails. I can usually control myself, but every once in a while I get so nervous or bored that I just bite them.

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What’s your most cherished childhood memory?

My most cherished childhood memory would have to be cooking with my grandmother. She was an EXCELLENT cook. She refused to use anything from a can or box, so she taught me the old fashioned way to do everything.

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What was your favourite school subject?

Science has always been my absolute favourite. I love learning about the way things work and the process behind what makes it work.

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What’s your dream job?

My dream job is to be a corporate trainer in the multifamily industry. I love teaching and I LOVE this industry. The great thing about the trainer is that they get to travel a lot, but they get to come home every week. This would be a dream come true for me. Also, I want to have my own lipstick line one day. You know I had to throw that in there since I’m obsessed with red lipsticks.

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself in the corporate office of a multifamily management company, whether it’s as a trainer or a regional.

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What top 5 things are on your bucket list?

Travel to the UK.

Travel to California

Travel to New York

Move to Atlanta

Take a Road Trip across the US

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What’s your biggest achievement to date?

My biggest achievement has been becoming an Assistant Property Manager at the age of 22. I didn’t realize it was so rare until I went to a business trip several weeks ago. I was the youngest assistant manager out of all of them.

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Who inspires you?

All of my friends inspire me. They are the biggest encouragers in my life. They push me to do things I never thought I was capable of completing.

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Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?

“It’s the beautiful moments like this that make up for the ugly love.” –  Colleen Hoover

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What top tips would you give to someone who is thinking of starting their own blog?

I would choose a blog name that’s broad that way you can change up your content. Be consistent in blogging. Take good quality photos. Be genuine in your writing. Don’t feed people reviews that you think they want to hear.

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QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:

Tea or Coffee = Coffee

 

Coke or Pepsi = Coke

 

Messy mayhem or Super Organised = Super Organised

 

Cute kitten or Playful puppy = Cute Kitten

 

Night In or Night Out = Night Out

 

Heels or Flats = Heels

 

Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lipstick

 

Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Pop Princess

 

Paperback or E-book = Paperback

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Contact Taylor:

Twitter: www.twitter.com/taydabug10

Instagram: www.instagram.com/tayslifeunscripted

Facebook: www.facebook.com/tayslifeunscripted

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/tayslife

Blog: www.tayslifeunscripted.wordpress.com

YouTube: www.youtube.com/tayslifeunscripted10

Don’t forget: If you would like your blog featured on Behind The Blog then get in touch via the contact page by clicking *here*, I’d love to hear from you!

Thanks so much for reading & of course do say hi in the comments below… we adore a good chatter here on Confetti & Curves  🙂

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