What’s In My Work Bag?

Hey Beauty Buddies…

I was invited by the fabulous Fiona over at Fiona’s Wonderland to participate in her exciting new ‘What’s In My Bag’ blog series. Of course being a huuuuge fan of these fun features I jumped at the chance to participate! I must admit it was also a darn good excuse for a thorough clearout… anyone else’s bag literally swarming in receipts?! *sigh*

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For those of you who fancy popping over to check out the interview style post live on Fiona’s blog (or maybe even get involved in the series yourself) then do take a trip over & check it out.  Of course being my usual ‘YouTube Wednesday’ feature, I couldn’t resist attempting a corresponding ‘What’s In My Work Bag’ video to compliment all the action over at Fiona’s!  So all’s left to do is get the kettle on & press play as I talk you through the contents of my work bag!

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What’s your absolute handbag essentials? What can’t you leave the house without? Whatever your thoughts, don’t forget to say a quick hello in the comments below!

Cheerio Chums…

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Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

Hey Beauty Buddies…

I do hope you’re all having a gorgeous Sunday morning sipping on a cup of hot tea and catching up with a spot of beauty news. For those of you who fancy catching up with what’s been happening here on Confetti & Curves I’ve gathered this weeks blog posts in one handy dandy little catch up post… don’t forget to say a quick hello in the comments below chums 🙂

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Saying Goodbye

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Undoubtedly one of the hardest blog posts I’ve ever had to write, thanks from the bottom of my heart to everyone for leaving such heartwarming comments. You lovely lot are beyond amazing ❤

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Behind The Blog featuring Ana from Ravishing Roses

Ravishing Roses

The first blogger to grace the virtual sofa of sassiness this week is the adorable Ana from Ravishing Roses.  If you’re beauty obsessed & on the hunt for a new read then look no further as Ana’s blog is sure to keep your cosmetic cravings topped up 😉

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Urban Decay Naked 3 Tutorial & Max Factor First Impressions

Urban Decay Naked 3 Tutorial

Using one of my all time favourite make-up palettes I create one of my most complimented eye-looks & finish it off with a Max Factor first impressions! Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel by *clicking here* to keep up with my weekly videos 🙂

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Behind The Blog featuring Molly from The Rose Beauty Files

The Rose Beauty Files

Seems to be a bit of a ‘Rose’ theme going on this week with our Behind The Bloggers! Yet again I catch up with another little flower of the the blogging community as the gorgeous Molly from The Rose Beauty Files gives us a peek behind the scenes of her stylish little corner of the interweb!

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The Make-Up Menu: Work Edition

Make Up Menu Work Edition

I share my easy peasy make-up routine for the office… check out some of my fab new beauty finds!

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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!

Cheerio Chums…

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The Make Up Menu: Work Edition

Make Up Menu Work Edition

Happy Friday Beauty Buddies,

Oh yes it’s that glorious day when you know the weekend has finally arrived (and hopefully) you’ll have two rather blissfull days with no alarm set either. It’s time to indulge & let your locks down for a girly night out or in! So as a little tribute to the end of the working week I thought I’d share my top cosmetic fancies that I use Monday – Friday to create a quick, simple & effective look for work. Who knows, maybe you’ll end up treating yourself to a few of these things over the weekend to add to your own make-up menu for Monday morning. Sitting comfy? Then let’s get started…

Face

Work Face

Loreal Infallible 24 Hour – Matte: I’ve been branching out and trying a few new foundations lately & I have to admit (so far) L’Oreal haven’t disappointed on price & staying power. If you’re looking for an affordable every day Matte finish full/medium coverage foundation then give this a go, it gives a beautiful airbrushed appearance to the skin.

Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer: This is also a newbie in my make-up collection however the formula is very light weight so if you’ve hard to cover blemishes you may need something a little heavier as the consistency is very creamy. A great light-weight every day concealer that is perfect for work.

The Collection Gorgeous Glow: This gives such a beautiful peachy tint to the skin, a pocket friendly alternative to the Soap & Glory Peach Party in my humble opinion.

Real Techniques Duo Fibre Brush: This helps gives an even glow without the risk of applying too much blush or bronzer. If you often find yourself a little heavy-handed with dressing your cheeks then give this bristly little cosmetic companion a whirl – you won’t regret the investment!

Eyes

Work Eyes

Gosh Cosmetics Length N Build Mascara: I’m mega impressed with how much volume and length this affordable mascara gives my lashes – perfect for everyday use with no frequent flaking.

Bourjois ColorBand Eye Shadow & Liner Pencil in 04 Rose Fauviste: Forget faffing with palettes, this gorgeous eye shadow pencil from Bourjois gives the lids a quick wash of colour & a lovely creamy feel with no cracking or premature fading.

The Natural Collection Shadow in Asteroid: For a mere £1.99 I’m SO impressed with these cute little eye-shadow solo’s. I love a quick wash of Asteroid or Milk Chocolate on the outer crease to give a quick pop of definition.

Rimmel Eye Liner in Nude: Perfect for brightening up tired eyes and bringing out the colour just that little bit more.

Barry M Eyebrow Kit: Yes, you’re probably tired of reading me whittle on about how great this teeny compact is but I’m telling you ladies it’s such an effective yet inexpensive way to shape and define your brows. It really does have all you need to complete the look.

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A quick close up of the Bourjois Colorband Eye Shadow Pencil & Natural Collection Solo Shadow in the outer crease!

Lips

Work Lips

MUA Sweet Sheen Lip Balm in Coral Reef: You know I’m all about the balm this weather gals & after discovering this little MUA beauty for a mere £2 it’s the perfect companion for a quick wash of colour. It’s also super hydrating for dry lips… best of both worlds right? Quick & effective = win win!

Finished Look

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Taa Daa… my final look for work. Created in minutes but lasts all day (okay, maybe a little balm touch up is required but who’s grumbling at such a pretty colour right?!)

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What’s your current favourites for a simple office look? How long do you spend on a work day beauty regime? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below. Wishing y’all an awesome weekend 😉

Cheerio Chums…

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