Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

You know that scene from Alice In Wonderland when the March Hare scurries past Alice exclaiming “I’m late, I’M LATE!”? Well, that pretty much sums up how my week has been… scurrying around exclaiming I’m late – though when I say ‘scurrying’ I actually mean hobbling *rolls eyes* There’s been so much to do and so little time. Between preparing for our trip to Wales as well as Em’s 1st Transfer Test… there hasn’t been a free moment to catch my breath this week.

Thankfully the first of the 3 transfer tests went without a glitch. It seems such a horrid process for any little primary 7 student to go through as the workload has been utterly gruelling. Seeing her and countless other primary school children flood through the gates of the local grammar school on Saturday morning was heart wrenching. So many anxious little faces and equally anxious parents. There hasn’t been any of this process I can honestly say I’ve enjoyed. Worse still, after her last test in December there’s the waiting game for the results in January, followed by more waiting (well into 2017) to find out what secondary school each child has been accepted into. Such a dragged out process for everyone.

At last we have our trip to Wales to look forward to this week – a break from exams and all the other pressures will do us all the world of good I’m sure. As I’m away, there’ll be a small Blog & YouTube vacation as I very much doubt I’ll get the time or energy with the wedding schedule and family catch ups arranged. However, I do promise I’ve a few super exciting posts lined up over the weeks after I return so I’ll certainly be making up for it!

As for this week’s shenanigans, if you’re in the mood for a glance over what’s been happening on Confetti & Curves lately then why not take a peek at the snippets below. As always, you’re more than welcome to leave a link to any blog posts you’d like me to check out too!

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1000 YouTube Subscribers… THANK YOU

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Tuesday’s post paid tribute to reaching yet another awe-inspiring milestone = 1000 YouTube followers!! I still can’t quite believe my little channel has snowballed this far… a huge thank you to everyone who’s clicked the subscribe button! You’ve made me one very happy YouTuber ❤

If you’ve a channel you’d like me to check out be sure to stop by and leave a comment – I always love meeting new YouTubers!

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How To Promote Your Nail & Beauty Business On A Budget

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Did I mention I’m obsessed with marketing? Actually, it’s one of the business topics I’ve always thrived in! On Wednesday’s chatter, I discussed a few useful hints and tips on how to get the clientele for beauty business rolling in, particularly if you’re on a budget. Definitely worth a watch if you’re self-employed or freelancing in the beauty industry!

Don’t forget, you can *Click Here* to subscribe to the Confetti & Curves YouTube channel so you never miss an upload – and there’ll certainly be more to come on freelancing!

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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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Behind The Blog featuring Stefhanie from Honey In A Gold Pot…

Honey In A Gold Pot

Howdy Beauty Buddies.

I trust you’re all having a fabulous week so far (albeit only Tuesday) but in my opinion if you’ve survived a horrendously hectic Monday then you’re good for the week ahead 😀 It’s been a funny old one here, with a bizarre mixture of thunder storms one minute and then sun splitting the trees the next. Makes it hard to know what to wear…. sandals or thigh-high waders *rolls eyes* Anyways, before I press ahead with today’s post a huuuuge ‘tankin yew’ for the chatters on yesterday’s feature My Top 5 Favourite Nude Lipsticks. If gorgeous soft earthy tones is your kinda shades when choosing the perfect lippy then do check it out… oh, and feel free to tell me your fav nude lip wear too… so I can add it to my wish list of course 😉 hehe

However onto today’s post as we welcome the stunning Stefhanie onto the virtual sofa as she stops to chatter about life behind the scenes of her beauty & lifestyle blog: Honey In A Gold Pot. How utterly sweet is her blog name?! It conjures up cute little fuzzy honey bees & lots of yummy honeycomb in my mind… nom!! Never the less, Stefhanie’s blog is actually super chic, stylish & oh so pretty. Being a cosmetic craver (like most of us round these parts) expect a wealth of beautifully presented posts, news & reviews! Check it out, I’m sure you’ll adore it as much as I do chums, but before you go anywhere time to take a quick peek Behind The Blog…

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

Information, interaction, honest opinion, fun, beauty related

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What inspired you to start blogging?

At first, I started my current blog because there’s competition that time for winning Korea trip, they require us to have 1 blog and start blogging about Korea and share it to as many people as possible. The most interesting and attractive post and blog will win the prize. I didn’t win that time, and begin to lost vision for my blog. I started to blog random post about my life, blog about my photograph because photography also one of my hobby. But after a while, I also lost interest for blogging my photography’s journey. I prefer using Instagram for sharing my photograph. After a while, I decided to switch my majority blog’s topic to beauty and makeup and I really enjoyed it. I’m happy that I’m able to share my experience with products, and blogging also helps me to work up my ability to write and compose something to read (believe it or not, I’m not that fluent for talking in English).

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

Nothing too complicated, just decided because of random thought.

So here we go : Stefhanie – I’m either called Stef or Hanny or Hanie (same pronunciation either way) and honey also got same pronunciation. And for the ‘in the gold pot’ part, I’m just making it and somehow it turns out like that. LOL

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

Yes of course. Sometimes I overcame it with nothing at all. I just stop and do nothing with my blog. Post nothing at all. And later when I have refreshed my mind, I go back and write again. That’s why I never have a scheduled post on my blog, I just write and post. One at a time.

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Describe your everyday clothes style:

My everyday clothes style are kind of comfy. Mostly top and jeans and flats or sandals.

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What are your current top 3 beauty items?

Hmm.. for now I’m really into cushions again. I’m wearing missha magic cushion now, also I really enjoy using fake lashes nowadays. I wear Lavie Lash, it’s a local brand but I heard they already available in Sephora sg & my also! And the last is 3ce real soft cleansing sherbet. I really loving this again. I have my review too for missha cushion & 3ce cleansing sherbet. Make sure that you check it out!

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

Watch YouTube, play games, go to bed early.

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Describe your ideal Saturday night:

Go watch movie (if got interesting one), go hang out with friends, go eat outside.

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What do you do to relax?

Sleep. LOL

Light up aroma therapy candle.

Listen to music

Go to massage parlour

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Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?

I’m lazy, and not very organized. I’m especially lazy to drive because the traffic jam’s here so bad. I get anxious when I have to drive.

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What’s your most cherished childhood memory?

When I don’t have to think about life and just enjoy it everyday.

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What was your favourite school subject?

Biology

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What’s your dream job?

Beauty entrepreneur or professional photographer

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Hmm.. happy wife with kids and successful blogger & entrepreneur.

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What top 5 things are on your bucket list?

1.Explore the world more

2.Be a successful someone

3.Fully support my parents financially

4.Have my own house

5.Adopt/buy a Corgi!

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Who inspires you?

My mom and YouTube LOL

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Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – Lao Tzu.

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

Just write. Think of 1 main topic that’s gonna be your ultimate reason to blog then you’re all set.

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QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:

Tea or Coffee = Tea

 

Coke or Pepsi = Coke

 

Messy mayhem or Super Organised = Messy Mayhem

 

Cute kitten or Playful puppy = Playful puppy

 

Night In or Night Out = Night in

 

Heels or Flats = Flats

 

Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lip stick

 

Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Pop princess

 

Paperback or E-book = Paperback

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Contact Stefhanie

https://honeyinagoldpot.wordpress.com/

Instagram : eugenest_

Snapchat : eugenest88

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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Behind The Blog featuring Sheema Zaman…

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Well it would seem I’m not the only one who goes all gooey at the arrival of a new set of paws! A huuuge thank you to everyone who checked out yesterday’s post ‘A new Arrival‘ & left such love filled comments for little Borris! Needless to say he’s doing superbly, and a few of you mentioned you’d like to see a little more of him so watch this space… I just might get the camcorder out this week to record his cute little waddle! I know, I know, I’m turning into one of those weird & obsessive cat lady’s… but hey, I’m a gooey mess when it comes to cats, particularly baby cats – and I’m glad so many of you love him almost as much as I do 😀

Keeping on the theme of ‘spreading the love’ I have a super duper talented blog buddy to introduce y’all to today as the gorgeous Sheema from Sheema Zaman stylishly graces the virtual sofa this morning to talk about her impeccably presented beauty & lifestyle blog. If you love your dose of blog reading to consist of a cocktail of cosmetics, inspirational fashion, a sprinkling of travel with a dash of lifestyle, then you’ll love Sheema’s blog for sure!

However before you pop over to say hello, grab your cuppa and get comfy as we take a peek Behind The Blog

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

A mixed cocktail of everything!

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What inspired you to start blogging?

I’ve always had a passion for writing and photography. I’ve never enrolled for a photography course but it’s something I always wanted to do. So this time last year, I took the plunge and started blogging and have loved it since.

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

Now when I think about it, I wish I had  a very creative one but it’s just my name which is rather boring!

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

Yes absolutely, It happens all the time. think it’s important to put out content that you believe in. Never put out anything because you have to or you’re under pressure to do so. I look to people, nature, magazines, websites, for inspiration always.

My blog is an art for me, it’s a visual medium so I try to make sure only content that I’m truly happy with makes it even if I’m a little late in delivering.

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What’s your favourite post to date?

I enjoyed writing for all my travel posts, but the one that stands out for me has to be the Bicester Village one.

It was a rainy day but I managed to get some good pictures. Also, a little nostalgic as the Carluccio’s restaurant is no longer there and I have very fond memories of it and it’s luckily been captured in the post.

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Describe your everyday clothes style:

I’d say my style is feminine and fun. I love colour and fabrics and love to mix and match. I love wearing long flowy dresses, with accessories..  a little bohemian touch.

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What are your current top 3 beauty items?

Lipstick, mascara and a concealer.

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

Watching tv with a good cup of coffee is a great relaxation for me. I also love listening to music too.

Describe your ideal Saturday night:

If a good movie is out then def a visit to the cinema is a must! Otherwise I enjoy staying at home compared to going out. I love spending time with friends and family as everyone is always so busy during the weekdays and this is the only time we get to hang out with each other .

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What do you do to relax?

As before, catching up on tv shows and reading is a great relaxation for me. I watch many re-runs of the cheesiest tv shows, such a guilty pleasure!

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Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?

In terms of beauty, I hoard a lot of makeup. I don’t wait till it’s finished and will end up buying more. So that’s a habit that I’m trying my best to change now.

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What’s your most cherished childhood memory?

There are so many fond memories..! Hmm the one that comes to my mind is going to the farm with my parents and siblings when we were younger and picking strawberries. We used to go pretty much every weekend and I really miss those times.

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What was your favourite school subject?

I really enjoyed my English lessons, I had also written many poems in school and so my teacher got it published for me. It was only one book for school use but it was an achievement for me.

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What’s your dream job?

I love travelling and photography. So maybe a travel photographer or an interior designer. I love the creative aspects of these jobs.

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I would just like to live a healthy happy life with near and dear ones.

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What top 5 things are on your bucket list?

* I’m fascinated by stars, so walking under the stars on a beach

* to see the northern lights

* to watch the running of the bulls in Pamplona Spain

* to have a bonfire party

* to travel as much as I can

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What’s your biggest achievement to date?

Gosh, I think it’s yet to come

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Who inspires you?

As cliched as it may sound, my inspiration comes from my parents first. I think any child looks up to their parents especially during their early life. Then, all those people who make such a positive change with their thoughts and actions inspire me greatly.

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Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?

I love this quote by Rumi which is so uplifting ” Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure”.

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

If there’s one thing that I have learnt, it is to be patient. A lot of people give up early. It takes time and effort for results to show. So keep working on good content and success will follow surely.

Connecting with fellow bloggers is key! Try to engage and communicate with likeminded people and it opens up the communications channels for you.

Most importantly be you!

QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:

Tea or Coffee = Tough one.. I love both!

Coke or Pepsi = neither (no fizzy drinks)

Messy mayhem or Super Organised = Super organised

Cute kitten or Playful puppy = Cute kitten

Night In or Night Out = Night in

Heels or Flats = Heels

Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lipstick

Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Can I say a bit of both?!

Paperback or E-book = Definitely paperback – I need to feel the physical book in hand

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Contact Sheema

Website/Blog: www.sheemazaman.wordpress.com

Instagram : @Throughmylens123

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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Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

 

It’s been one heck of an exciting weekend here at Confetti & Curves HQ I must admit. And although I’m sorely tempted to spill the beans this very instant I think I’ll keep it hush for just a little while longer and reveal all to you guys just why it’s been super exciting in tomorrows post so you’ll be able to see lots of great pics too. Sound good? Yeah, I thought so too 😉

So what have you lovely lot been getting up to over the last 48 hours, or have you anything fun planned for today? I’m tackling some filming, blog writing and possibly a little trip into town (well of course that all depends on whether I can drum up enough energy or not) the thought of a super lazy Sunday is overwhelmingly tempting right this very minute. Time for another cup of coffee, that just might build the energy levels back up!

As always, for those of you who enjoy a quick catch up on the past weekly shenanigans then why get yourself comfy and check out out this lot.. bit of an eclectic mix of beauty, new blog buddies & brill little makeup hacks for you to take notes on. Don’t forget.. feel free to share a link from any blog posts you’ve posted this week too. I’ do love a good catch up gals xx

Bargain Acrylic Makeup Storage Finds

Acrylic Makeup Storage

Need a nifty new home to store your hoard of beauty goodies? Then look no further than this pretty little assortment of sassy acrylic bargains from around the interwebs! Check out the coloured drawer set, utter eye candy *happy sigh*

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Behind The Blog featuring Chloe from CNM Beauty

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Our first blogger of the week was the cosmetic craving Chloe as she graced us with her fun-filled interview on life behind the scenes of her blossoming beauty & lifestyle blog, CNM Beauty. Don’t forget to pop over and say a huge hello after you’ve read through her chatty catch-up!

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My Everyday Makeup

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As much as I LOVE glamming things up every once in a while I tend to feel that staple everyday makeup can almost be overlooked and forgotten about… and considering I spend a hug whack of time in the office each week it seems a great opportunity to showcase what I reach for on a daily basis! Don’t forget, you can subscribe to the Confetti & Curves YouTube channel by *Clicking Here* so you never miss a future upload *woo hoo* 😀

Ps: We’d love to know what’s in your everyday makeup essentials too!

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Behind The Blog feauturing Hatsy from Nearly A Princess

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Our second blogger of the week was the talented Hatsy from Nearly a Princess. An avid lifestyle blogger, Hatsy loves treating our screens to a wealth of handy tips, reviews and opinions on a range of lifestyle related topics that I’m pretty sure you’ll all love reading. If you haven’t check her blog out already then get yourself over, otherwise your missing out!

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10 Handy Makeup Application Hacks Everyone Should know About

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Don’t ya just love uncovering handy little hacks that make life that little bit easier… if so then Friday’s post is worth while checking out as I uncover some of the most interesting yet simple hints & tips from around the global beauty community, which just might help your make-up application run that little more smoothly.

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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 do stop by & say a quick hello!

Cheerio Chums…

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Catch me on:

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My Everyday Makeup…

Regardless of whether I’m getting ready for a long hard day at the office or simply mooching around at home, I usually always tend to start the day off by making myself look a little less scary with the help of a few affordable make-up goodies. That’s right gals, it’s time to showcase those staples I reach for on days when I just want simple results using the essentials in my growing cosmetic collection. Having been asked (quite a few times) recently what products I tend use most often when I’m not glamming myself up with lashings of liner and shimmer, I thought it would be a fun idea to give y’all a run through of what I’ve been using most this past month.

For anyone eager to check out any of the products featured I’ve listed everything in the description box underneath the video directly on the channel… all you have to do is *Click Here* to be virtually whisked off to the Confetti & Curves YouTube haven where you can find out all the juicy details on the make-up I’m using… as well as procrastinate a little longer by catching up on some of my previous videos. Why not eh?! Oh, and don’t forget to hit that subscribe button so you never miss a future upload 😉

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What make-up products do you find yourself reaching for every day? Do you have any daily staples or favourites you recommend we check out too? Whatever your thoughts, do stop by and say a quick hello in the comments below. We do love a good cosmetic chatter here on Confetti & Curves. Thanks for watching!

Cheerio chums…

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Catch me on:

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Behind The Blog featuring Chloe from CNM Beauty…

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Somehow over the weekend May just happened. Here we are, a new month and summer fast approaching. It feels like the year is passing by in a blink and yet I’ve still so much to achieve on my 2016 ‘To Do’ list. Anyone else with me? However having that one little day off yesterday really helped to clear up a few of the things I’ve been meaning to do for quite some time – including heaps of organising. Which reminds me, if you missed yesterday’s post and are on the hunt for a new home to store your make-up stash then check out Bargain Acrylic Makeup Storage Finds. There’s a few nifty little options to help house a host of beauty goodies!

Talking of beauty, I’ve another talented blog buddy to introduce y’all too today as the gorgeous Chloe from CNM Beauty joins us for a quick chatter about her flourishing beauty & lifestyle blog. Cat lover & chocolate craver with a passion for all things beauty is how Chloe describes herself… sounds like your kinda blogger? Then why not check out her online haven for yourself, right after you’ve caught up with her her fun-filled interview below of course!!

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

Beauty, reviews, skincare, tips and opinions

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What inspired you to start blogging?

I started watching beauty YouTube videos a long time ago and I have always wanted to do something like that, but never had the confidence to start making videos. So I decided to create a blog instead and instantly loved it.

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

Well, my actual blog address is ‘chloemartinn’ but I decided to keep it and give my blog a little nickname instead, which is ‘CNMbeauty’. I kept ‘chloemartinn’ as my address because that is my username on social media like Instagram and Twitter, so it just makes things easier.

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

Yes, I did suffer from it a couple of weeks ago but I keep a little list on my phone of potential posts I could do, so they always gets me back into it. Also, I always find that going on Instagram helps to motivate me and give me new ideas.

My Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chloemartiinn/

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What’s your favourite post to date? 

Most probably the post about ‘Hair-do and don’ts – Collab with Madison Reed’. This is because it was the first ever collab I did on my blog and it was so exciting!

https://chloemartinn.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/hair-do-and-donts-collab-with-madison-reed/

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Describe your everyday clothes style:

I love my Black Topshop Joni Jeans, so if you ever see me then I’ll probably be wearing those. Also, I like to switch up my shoes, from high boots to flats. I think my everyday clothes style would be simple, comfy but with a splash of colour!

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What are your current top 3 beauty items?

Mac – New York Apple lipstick

Review on my blog-

https://chloemartinn.wordpress.com/2016/01/16/new-york-apple-mac-lipstick/

No7 Stay Perfect Primer

Review on my blog-

https://chloemartinn.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/n7-stay-perfect-primer-review/

Spectrum Highlighter Brush

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

A big bar of chocolate, my duvet, the TV and maybe a few cuddles from my boyfriend.

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Describe your ideal Saturday night:

Lots of food (especially Chinese!) and watching ‘Take Me Out’ on television.

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What do you do to relax?

I like to have a nice bath or shower, do a face mask and paint my nails.

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Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?

Mine is not too often but sometimes I get really lazy when it comes to taking off my makeup. Some days I love doing it but others I just don’t want to, and end up taking it all off with a makeup wipe (which I know is bad!)…

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What’s your most cherished childhood memory?

This is a hard one… but it probably has to be when my family got our first dog, which we still have! And we have another dog now too, oh and two cats!

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What was your favourite school subject?

Well, I am still in Sixth Form so I’ll tell you my favourite subject from GCSE and then my favourite from A-Levels. My favourite GCSE subject was either business or music, and for A-Levels I think it is English Language.

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What’s your dream job?

I never know how to answer this question because I honestly don’t know. I’m not sure if I want to go to University yet or just start to get a job somewhere. It’s a tricky one!

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Hopefully in a job that I enjoy, in a nice house and in a happy relationship J

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What top 5 things are on your bucket list?

Skydive

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Have a beauty/makeup room in my house

Go to Pairs

Have a shopping spree in New York

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What’s your biggest achievement to date?

When I was in year 11 I achieved my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award, I wish I did silver and Gold but it is a lot to cope with, along with GCSE’s and Sixth Form.

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Who inspires you?

Lots of people inspire me, when I started Sixth Form I made sure to surround myself with people that inspire me and support me. But if we are talking about who inspires me to do my blog then it would be people like Tanya Burr, Inthefrow and Niomi Smart.

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Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?

I’m not really sure if it’s inspirational but my dad always says this to me – “If you don’t ask, you don’t get”

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

Just be yourself, don’t be scared to create a blog, come up with a great blog username, have a good camera, find people who have similar blogs to yours and make new friends, I’m always around for a chat!

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QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:

Tea or Coffee = Neither! 

Coke or Pepsi = Coke

Messy mayhem or Super Organised = Super organised

Cute kitten or Playful puppy = Cute kitten

Night In or Night Out = Night in

Heels or Flats = Heels

Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lip gloss

Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Rock chick

Paperback or E-book = Paperback

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Contact Chloe:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/chloemartiinn

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chloemartiinn/

Blog: https://chloemartinn.wordpress.com/

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/10956397152942487814

Gmail: Chloemartin863@gmail.com

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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Bargain Acrylic Make-Up Storage Finds….

 

Acrylic Makeup Storage

I’m pretty sure we’re all in agreement that there’s nothing more sweeter in the run up to pay day than spotting a few great bargains to add to the wishlist… especially when they’re super pretty storage items to hoard all your favourite beauty goodies in. So if you’re on the hunt for a new home to stash all your most treasured make-up essentials then look no further than this lovely lot….

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3 Drawer Coloured Organiser 

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For those of you who like a pop of colour in your storage this gorgeous little 3 drawer acrylic set is perfect for adding a pop of girly colour to your vanity table or makeup area. Available in a multitude of eye catching shades, it can be built up to create a mini stack or simply housed on it’s own for those little bits n bobs. I love it!

*CLICK HERE* to check it out

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Dust-Free Brush Holder

Dust Free Makeup Brush Holder

For those amongst us who are conscious about keeping their brushes as clean as can be, here’s a surprisingly sizable device for doing just that. The Dust-Free Brush Holder allows you to store your most treasured collection of brushes in a safe and hygienic clear acrylic case, best of all those pretty little pink pearls come included in the package too!

*CLICK HERE* to check it out

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Clear Acrylic 4 Drawer Organiser

4 Drawer Acrylic Storage

Having received a whopping 4.5 stars out of 121 reviews it’s a given that for a mere £14.97 you’re getting a great product for such little investment. Acrylic storage can be pretty pricey but this looks a great storage solution that lets you see what you need at a glance, when you need it!

*CLICK HERE* to check it out

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EF Lipstick Organiser Stand Display

Lip Stick Holder

Lipstick storage is always a bit of a hassle for me but I can imagine just how pretty this would look filled with my growing lippy stash. What a sassy accessory for any beauty bloggers vanity table!

*CLICK HERE* to check it out

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Discoball 360 Degree Rotating Cosmetic Organiser

Rotating Makeup Storage Holder

Personally I think this would be a fantastic solution to house a few of my daily staples so that they’re easy to reach. Eye make-up remover, toner, brushes, balms, cotton pads – you get my drift ladies. Everything at your fingers tips at a mere swivel. It’s like a mini cosmetic stand you can fill with all your very own favourites 😀

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Brush Holder for Air Drying

Acrylic Brush holder for drying

Even though it’s an essential chore of any make-up maven, weirdly enough I actually really enjoy washing my brushes. However what I don’t enjoy is finding a decent parking space for them all to air dry afterwards. This takes away all that unnecessary hassle, giving you a neat little solution to allowing your brush collection to air dry perfectly without the risk of any mishaped bristles or water residue lying in the roots of the brush. Pretty neat eh?

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Hompo Roll Up Hanging Travel Cosmetic Bag

Roll up cosmetic bag

Okay, okay, so it’s not acrylic – but this find was way too nifty not to mention. For anyone planning their jolly hols or find themselves on the move then this would be the ideal temporary storage for your range of travelling cosmetic essentials. For only £5.99 it’s clearly a great little purchase for any budding mobile beautician or jet setter!

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Eyebrow Pencil / Lip Pencil Holder

Makeup Pencil Holder

This is a great device to store all your pencils on, allowing you quick access at a mere glance. Whether it be lip, brows or eye liners. In fact you could have a little segment for each. Or if you’re really organised, you could colour co-ordinate instead 😉

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Are you a fan of acrylic storage? Have you uncovered any great bargain finds? How do you store your collection of beauty goodies? Whatever your thoughts we’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say a quick hello 🙂

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Behind The Blog featuring Tessa from Bubbles & Macaroons…

Bubbles and Macaroons

Howdy beauty chums…

As per usual a big thanks to all who checked out yesterdays post: Nail Stamping Kit For Beginners! I have to say it’s always pretty weird filming from an angle that I’m not in view, as my hands seem to do most of the talking in this one 😀 Nevertheless you guys left some awesome comments! I do hope all you manicure addicts interested in cheering up the claws with some fun nail art give it a go. It’s such an affordable little kit, and one that’ll undoubtedly start a whole obsession with collecting exciting nail & stamping goodies. So if you haven’t checked it out then why not pop over and see just how easy peasy it is to dress up your digits 🙂

However, it’s time to prep the virtual sofa yet again as we welcome our second blogger of the week… it’s the gorgeous Tessa from Bubbles and Macaroons! How cute is that blog name? Apart from having as sweet a name as she is, Tessa is an avid beauty blogger and cosmetic craver who loves to fill our news feeds with fabulous news, reviews and great make-up looks to help inspire! So if you haven’t’ already popped over to get acquainted her virtual haven then get clicking gals – of course not before we take a quick peek Behind The Blog…

Tessa Bubbles and Macaroons

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

Readers can expect beauty looks, reviews, tips, inspiration and fun!

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What inspired you to start blogging?

At first, my blog was a project in my journalism studies. I am now in my second year and the lecturers encouraged us to start an online project in any medium with the thing you love the most. I always loved writing and make-up and fashion is my biggest passion. I took some beauty classes a couple of years ago, which explains my knowledge. Now, my blog has grown out to be my own place. Blogging really relaxes me, and I can write about the things I love the most.  I am inspired to work more everyday so it turns out into a professional blog!

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

Bubbles and macaroons, yes it looks a bit random, which it was at the time I created my blog! My blogname was literally something that popped into my head at the moment I was building my site. I just decided to roll with it. The only thing I knew was that I wanted something that featured two things so the “and” factor was a necessity. It also had to be English. I am actually a Belgian, so I speak Dutch in everyday life! I love to blog in English because it allows me more, and my network can be bigger than just Belgians and Dutchies. Right now, I actually like my name, ha ha!

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

I am lucky to have never experience Blogger’s Block before. I had writer’s block before (as a journalism student) but I never had it on my blog! I see a lot of things around me and then I think: “that should be a good post.” Tips for posts I use are looking into the seasons. What events are happening right now? What does the season require? Usually something pops up then. Another way to overcome it is to read magazines like Elle or Vogue, or watch some YouTube videos. Pinterest helps as well.

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What’s your favourite post to date? 

That’s a really hard question! I had fun creating every single post that is up on my blog right now, so it is hard to choose. I guess I’ll have to go with my carnival make-up post. There were no borders creating the look since it was carnival. Creativity was the main focus in that post! You can check it out here: https://tessadewolf.wordpress.com/2016/02/12/my-carnival-make-up/

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Describe your everyday clothes style:

I would have to go with preppy college student. I love this style so much and when in store, I tend to reach for preppy clothing the most. I have other things as well, but mostly this style. It makes me feel confident, classy and successful. And you know what they say: a well-dressed woman is a successful woman! Oh well, everything can help, right?

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What are your current top 3 beauty items?

My absolute number one is the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. I take it with me to the student house, on holidays, friends,… I love the shades and you can use the palette for any occasion! Number 2 would have to be the Yves Saint Laurent Touche éclat foundation. It is such a healthy looking foundation and it looks so natural. I use the smallest pump possible and distribute it all over my face to freshen up my complexion. Number 3 is the Maybelline Brow Drama brow gel. I cannot go without filling in my eyebrows and with this product you are ready in 10 seconds! The product lasts forever as well.

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

I like to take a long hot shower and then watch some Netflix in bed. Netflix is essential in my life!

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Describe your ideal Saturday night:

Since I go out with my friends on Friday night, Saturday is usually a stay-in evening. I study late, because I am a perfectionist, and after that, my parents and I go out for some delicious food and watching tv together, while my dearest friend Sammie (the cat) sleeps in between us.

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What do you do to relax?

Same thing as I said above, Netflix is my life guys, it literally is. Ha ha! Who’s with me?

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Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?

I have the bad habit of staying up wayyyy too late and then waking up wayyyy too late in the morning. I just can’t get myself in bed before 11:30. In the morning it is same but the other way around. I just sleep too long. My rhythm is just totally confused! (Let’s blame it on the student life). I tend to make any appointments I need to go to in the morning, so I have to wake up early, like I have to for morning classes at college.

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What’s your most cherished childhood memory?

That’s a hard one, because I had a very nice childhood, so it is hard to pick just one. Maybe I pick the first time I went to Disneyland. I was about nine years old and we were already on a vacation in France where I made some friends, we played on the beach and had the best time. When my parents dropped the bomb that we were going to Disneyland, my summer couldn’t go wrong!

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What was your favourite school subject?

I really liked history. At college I still have a lot of history, since journalists need to know what is happening and happened around the world. I love the stories and most of the times, I try to imagine what it was like to live in that specific period.

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What’s your dream job?

I would love to be a successful journalist at a womens’ magazine like Vogue or Elle. Then I would be doing the things I love the most as a job! Writing, taking pictures and talking about beauty and fashion.

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Ideal, I would have successful job and met the love of my life. More realistic, I hope to still work at a nice place and have my own apartment or something!

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What top 5 things are on your bucket list?

Traveling, a lot!

Visit Thailand

Visit Dubai

Go to the ABC islands

A roadtrip through America

Start my own beauty and fashion magazine

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What’s your biggest achievement to date?

I would have to go with passing my first year in journalism college without any retests. Here in Belgium, it is very common to have so, so I was very proud to pass without them!

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Who inspires you?

I am much inspired by a lot of beautyguru’s on Youtube. They inspired me to start this blog as well!

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Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?

I do not really have a favourite, mostly “positive and get things done”-quotes are my favourites!

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

Do not overthink. Just do what you like and see your blog as your own personal space where you can put your own thoughts. If somebody doesn’t like it, well then just click the close button. Your blog is your space in the first place, so you should be your number one fan and be proud of it. That’s my golden rule!

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QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:

Tea or Coffee = Coffee for the win!

Coke or Pepsi = Definitely Coke

Messy mayhem or Super Organised =Super organised

Cute kitten or Playful puppy = Cute kitten (crazy catloveralert!)

Night In or Night Out = Night out! You are just one time in young in your life, right?

Heels or Flats =Heels, because I am so short, haha

Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lipstick

Rock Chick or Pop Princess =Pop princess

Paperback or E-book = Paperback

Contact Tessa:

 

I would love it if you check out my blog! You can find the link here: www.tessadewolf.wordpress.com

Instagram: @dewolftessa

Twitter: @dewolftessa

Pinterest: @dewolftessa

Facebook: Bubbles and macaroons blog

“I would like to thank Karen for this lovely opportunity. I am so thankful for her to let me fill in this interview, it means a lot! My blog is still very small, so I am happy with every support I get. Karen, you are amazing! Xoxo, Tessa”

**Thanks sooo much for the kind words Tessa ❤ Such a pleasure having you feature & getting to know more about you! Keep up the awesome blogging work 🙂

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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Nail Stamping Kit for Beginners….

Howdy chums…

Last Friday, when I uploaded my Easy Peasy Ombre Nail Art a few of you gals were keen to learn a little more about the stamping kit I used to create the look! Not being one to turn down a fun tutorial vid, I thought I’d go right ahead and get started on showing you guys just how simple & crafty this little kit is.

Of course like most things, stamping kits range from pocket friendly right up to the professional kits for nail technicians that are quite a bit more costly. I’m trying to avoid swooning over them online for too long as my hand may ‘accidentally on purpose’ slip a few into my shopping basket *sigh* But good news for those who want to try this little beauty out without spending a fortune as it’s currently available on Amazon for just under £5! Bargain right?

For those of you who really want to up the results when it comes to getting creative with your claws, you can also invest in formulated stamping polishes such as Konad or MoYou. These polishes are a little thicker in consistency than regular polish which will enable your results to stand out a whole lot more than with standard varnish. As I haven’t received my order of MoYou polishes yet I’ve run through this video using standard shades that pretty much everyone has to hand such as Barry M, Rimmel & Avon… and the results are still really pretty. Particularly the dark against light colours, which show up incredibly well.

All in all, it’s a great little kit to get you started! However for those of you who fancy taking your stamping skills even further, there’s a whole world of amazing designs and stampers out there to keep topping up your collection with. Don’t forget to show us your designs if you do decide to check it out!

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Have you tried a nail stamping kit yet? What’s your favourite brand of stamping polish? Have you any great tips for nail stamping novices? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say a quick hello! Don’t forget, you can *Click Here* to subscribe to the Confetti & Curves YouTube channel so you never miss a future upload *Yippeeeeee* 😀

Cheerio chums…

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Behind The Blog featuring Sarah from Alisvolatpropriis…

Alisvolatpropriis

As always, a mahhoosive thank you to all who checked out yesterday’s post TheMakeup Menu: First Impressions. Some of your comments really made me smile… and giggle!! That’s what I love so much about blogging – regardless of how tough my day has been, you guys really know how to cheer me up at the end of it all! So thank you, all your support is much appreciated and never goes unnoticed ❤ What an encouraging community we have here – it really is fabulous, wouldn’t you agree ladies? 🙂

Talking of community spirit… I’m plumping up the cushions for another awesome blogger who’s gracing the virtual sofa today, as I’m deeeelighted to introduce you all to the gorgeous Sarah from Alisvolatpropriis. I swear, I’ve checked my spelling countless times & I fear I still have the name incorrect – apologies Sarah if I do!! Anyways, Sarah is a blossoming beauty & lifestyle blogger with a special place in her heart for pugs, pasta, her faith & of course beauty! The two of us would certainly get on well beyond the virtual realms – though I do have a soft spot for kittens, nevertheless a pug always manages to tug on my heart strings!

So if Sarah sounds like your kinda blog buddy too then make yourself comfy and get to know her that little bit better as we take a quick peek Behind The Blog

Ps: Don’t forget to pop over and give her blog a follow – she has some awesome posts you don’t wanna miss out on!

Sarah

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

A lot of makeup & happiness!

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What inspired you to start blogging?

Simple answer: my friends. After having a few of them tell me that they would love reading a blog if I had one, I finally decided to create one. So thank you to my friends for pushing me (politely) because I love blogging!

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

I actually wanted to get this saying as a tattoo, it means “she flies with her own wings”. However, I have commitment issues and feared I would come to dislike something so permanent. So I thought a blog url instead would be a better idea. I also wanted my url to describe me, and being a very independent person, I found this saying to be very fitting.

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

Oh yes, all the time! If you’re someone who is always able to come up with ideas, I envy you! Usually when I’m stuck, I’ll read other blogs for inspiration or search blog post ideas on Pinterest. My number one fall back when writers block hits? A tag post!

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What’s your favourite post to date?

Oh goodness it’s kinda difficult to choose! A while back I wrote a post called a letter to my person, it is probably the most personal thing I have written to date and I genuinely enjoyed creating it!

http://alisvolatpropriss.com/2015/10/22/a-letter-to-my-person/

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Describe your everyday clothes style:

A lot of my friends claim that I am always dressed nicely, but I don’t always agree. I can be found in leggings 3-4 times a week (which I’m totally okay with). When I want to look a bit more “put together” my go to is a nice pair of skinny jeans, a blouse, and flats.

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What are your current top 3 beauty items?

In no particular order… Dr. Lin daily facial cleanser, Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer, and Too Faced Neutral Eyes matte palette the colors are so incredibly gorgeous and right up my alley!

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

Eat my feelings haha! In all seriousness, it takes a lot to make me feel stressed but when I do I find that unplugging from technology and reading a good book or my bible always lifts up my spirits.

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Describe your ideal Saturday night:

I am a total homebody, so I am perfectly content with staying in and reading a multitude of blog posts or going on Tumblr. However, dinner and/or drinks from time to time with friends is always fun!

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What do you do to relax?

Take a long shower! And even though I don’t always like how time consuming it is, I find washing my face and using a mask to be really relaxing. We all deserve to care for and pamper ourselves, so spending time doing that always makes me calmer!

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Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?

Spending the amounts of money that I do on makeup. I’m surprised my local Ulta store doesn’t know me by first name at this point! Also, biting my nails. I really need to stop doing that!

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What’s your most cherished childhood memory?

I have a lot but this is the first that came to mind: when I was younger, my brother would start school before me and so after he was dropped off, my dad would take me out to breakfast before taking me to school. I loved spending quality time with him and the strawberry waffles I always got weren’t bad either!

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What was your favourite school subject?

Until college it was either History or Science. In college though I took a lot of women’s studies classes (it was my minor) and ended up loving all of them, most likely because one of my favorite professors taught most of the classes I took!

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What’s your dream job?

Blogger. think that would be so fun, time consuming and challenging no doubt but totally enjoyable. I don’t think that will happen though (but I’ll keep  dreaming) my more realistic goal is to become a youth director of a church.

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Hopefully living in my own home or apartment somewhere in Chicago would be amazing. Maybe with my dream guy ( eh romance and being sentimental) working at a job I love!

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What top 5 things are on your bucket list?

– traveling the world

– get front row tickets to see one of my favorite artists

– own a pug

– buy my dream home

– adopt a child (hopefully three!)

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What’s your biggest achievement to date?

Graduating college for sure!

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Who inspires you?

My mom! I could spend hours praising and thanking her for all that she’s done for me. She is truly my best friend!

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Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?

I’m not sure if it’s inspirational, but a quote that I always keep in my mind and try to live by is ” if you can’t find a nice person, be one.”

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

Don’t pay attention to stats. Enjoying what you write about is more important than page views or follower count

Engage with other bloggers even if it’s simply a comment to tell them you enjoyed reading a post of theirs

Be consistent with uploading

Most importantly, be yourself!!

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QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:

Tea or Coffee = tea (ice tea preferably)

Coke or Pepsi = Pepsi

Messy mayhem or Super Organised = messy mayhem

Cute kitten or Playful puppy = cute kitten

Night In or Night Out = night in

Heels or Flats = flats

Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = lip stick

Rock Chick or Pop Princess = pop princess

Paperback or E-book = paperback

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Contact Sarah:

Blog: http://www.alisvolatpropriss.com

Instagram: @alisvolatpropriisss ( 2 i’s and 3 s’s)

Twitter: @sarah_kathrynn (1 underscore and 2 n’s)

Tumblr: peacitivity.tumblr.com

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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