GIVEAWAY: Win A KAT-VON-D Eyeshadow Palette Of YOUR Choice…

Confetti and Curves


It’s GIVEAWAY time here on Confetti & Curves as we celebrate our exciting news! As y’all know, we recently hit a grand total of 2000 subscribers thanks to you fab folk popping by to check out my regular beauty & blog ramblings! But it’s not only that whopping milestone we’ve been digging out the party hats for, as Confetti & Curves celebrates its 2nd Blogiversary!  Cue the Blogday cake gals *woohoo*


And of course, what better way to say a HUGE thank you to all my blog buddies & readers than to host a fabulous INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY featuring something a little special… which is exactly why you could win a gorgeous KAT VON D eyeshadow palette of YOUR choice!

Wanna know more? Then just keep reading…




Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette


This eyeshadow palette is something special, y’all! Arranged with the perfect blend of neutral, warm and cool…

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UK BEAUTY: high street haul

Guess who’s back (back again)! It’s me, with another bonus post for the week! I was very diligent last week and photographed/wrote four blog posts, so I figured that I might as well do two posts for these two weeks instead of spreading them across the month.

Today’s post is all about some amazing goodies that a friend who’s visiting from England was super kind to bring me! If you don’t know, I’m obsessed with UK high street makeup, and it’s very hard to find here, so I asked her to bring me a few things to try out and I’m fully planning on going crazy once I go to the UK (hopefully in February).


First up, and what I was probably most excited for, are these two highlighters! I asked her to bring me three but two of them were basically identical so I let her keep one and picked these two for myself. On the right, we have the Freedom Makeup Pro Highlight in the color Glow, and on the left, the MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter in Pink Shimmer.

If you’ve been a longtime reader of my blog, you may remember that I got the MUA highlighter in a UK beauty haul well over a year ago, but I passed it on to my sister because I felt like I wasn’t using it enough… well, I regretted that not much later and decided to get another so I could keep it to myself instead of stealing my sister’s!


Up next we have the Bourjois Poudre de Riz de Java, and isn’t that just the cutest packaging ever? A few years ago, to celebrate their 150th birthday, Bourjois decided to bring back one of their products from 1879, a loose, shimmery powder, and after hearing a few bloggers rave about it, I knew I had to get it!

Bourjois is also very well-known for their foundations and concealers, so I asked my friend to pick up the Radiance Reveal concealer and she was kind enough to also get me the Healthy Mix concealer! I love concealers, so I’m really excited to try these two!


I tried to keep the makeup requests to a minimum (ish) because I know I’ll go crazy when I get to finally visit, but I couldn’t resist asking for a few nail polishes and she more than delivered! These two are the Lottie London polishes in Hit Refresh and Retweet. How cute is the packaging and those names?!


One of the brands I’ve heard about the most from the UK is Barry M, and everyone I know loves their polishes, so I knew I had to try a few! Pictured here, from left to right, are: Beachy Keen, Vanilla, Personal Best, Dark Side of the ‘Shroom and Crush.

How amazing is this haul? I can’t wait to try all these goodies, and I definitely can’t wait to try even more UK beauty when I finally get to visit across the pond!


Hair and skincare hand-me-downs haul

Hi beautiful people!! Isn’t it great to have generous friends who have lots of goodies they’re willing to pass onto me? You might remember this haul post from a couple of months ago, where I mentioned trading makeup and skincare goodies with some friends… well, one of those friends let me raid her apartment and I left with a bag full of products that I can’t wait to try!


There is a lot of stuff so instead of going through and describing everything, I’m just going to try and get through everything quickly. Ready? Let’s go!

  • Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair gel-to-oil overnight repair treatment. I tried this one and my hair felt amazing! So far, so good.
  • Clinique acne solutions clarifying lotion. Haven’t tried it yet, will be using it when I run out of my current toner.
  • Perricone MD Blue Plasma cleansing treatment. It’s a cleanser that doesn’t require rinsing off (kinda like micellar water) and SO GOOD at removing makeup. Love!


  • Drunk Elephant Pekee Bar. Haven’t tried yet.
  • Drunk Elephant Juju Bar. Haven’t tried yet.
  • Eve Lom Cleanser. Also haven’t tried, but apparently it’s hella expensive so I’m intrigued!


  • Lancome Bi-Facil eye makeup remover. LOVE LOVE LOVE.
  • First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Intensive Peel. Haven’t tried yet but I love peels so I can’t wait!
  • Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil. Also haven’t tried, but I’ve been looking into adding facial oil to my skincare routine so I’m excited!

And that’s it for this hand-me-down haul! Have you tried any of the things I got? Let me know what you think in the comments below!


The Unbasic Basics: Play! by Sephora, September 2016

Surprise! Hi loves! You get two posts this week, because I wanted to make sure to get this post up before September actually ended and since I’m actually ahead on posts for once, I figured I might as well do a bonus post for the week. Who knows? Maybe I’ll go back to two posts a week soon!


As you can see, this month’s theme was the Unbasic Basics and came with five items plus a perfume sample, along with the cute bag they send everything in every month. I have so many bags from ipsy that I’m not entirely sure what to do with these bags but they’re so cute, it seems like a waste to throw them away. If anyone has any ideas, feel free to let me know.


This month, we received a Kat Von D tattoo liner in the deluxe sample size, which I already had gotten as a point perk from Sephora, but it’s such a good liner that I’ll definitely be keeping it! Next, we got an Anastasia Beverly Hills clear brow gel, which is going to the pass on pile, the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Protector, which is definitely staying, and the perfume sample is Sud Magnolia by Atelier, also a pass.


Lastly, we received a mini Sephora Rouge Shine lipstick in #14, which I’ll be passing since I don’t like sheer lipsticks and I have enough colors like this one, and the OleHenriksen sheer transformation facial creme, which was going to be a pass, but I’m considering keeping it because looking at the description, it sounds pretty good.

So that’s it for today’s post! Have you signed up for Play! by Sephora yet?


Camp Glam: September 2016 Boxycharm


Hi friends! Today’s post is a very belated Boxycharm unboxing, which I normally aim to do the week I receive them, but life has just been too busy and hectic for me to keep up with my normal blogging schedule lately!


This month’s Boxycharm theme was Camp Glam, which is a little out there if you ask me (since when is camping something glam to do?!), but I will say that I loved this month’s box and it definitely is more than worth its price!


This month, we received five different full-size items, which retail for $110.95 total! Isn’t that a good value for a box that costs around $22 a month? So who wants to hear about the items in this month’s box?


First up is the item I was most excited to receive: a full-size butterLONDON nail polish in the color Yummy Mummy. I love nudes and this is a beautiful cool-toned, almost grey-ish one, which will be perfect for both fall and my work (which doesn’t allow nail polish colors outside the nude spectrum).

Next, we have the Hikari Cosmetics eye liner, which went straight to my pile of items to sell or trade, since I own way too many eye liners for someone who doesn’t know how to wear eye liner!

Then we received the Project Beauty Hairgurt Smoothing Yogurt Hair Masque. I love hair masks and I was really excited to see this in the box, which I can’t wait to try! The only thing I love more than hair masks are the ones that you can use as a pre-shampoo treatment, but I can always give it a shot with this one and see how it goes.


Last but not least, we have the two biggest and priciest items in the box this month: first is the Studio Makeup On the Go palette, which retails for a whooping $49.95!! I know this is far from the most expensive item Boxycharm has sent out, but I can’t help but be excited, especially looking at those colors!

The other item is the PUR Cosmetics Lip Lure in the color Graceful. This is a beautiful dark nude color which I couldn’t wait to try on and so far, I really like it. It’s comfortable, hydrating, but still super pigmented and the best part is it’s not sticky at all!

So that’s it for this month’s Boxycharm! I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see what we get in next month’s box. Thanks for reading!


Review: Wet n Wild Brush Up! Brush Cleansing Cloths

Hi guys! First of all, let me apologize for the extended absence. I was honestly not planning on taking a month off my blog, but I was really sick for over a week and then life just got in the way, so I’m very behind on my posts now! I’m going to do my best to catch up and hopefully get back to writing once a week like I used to.

Today’s post is all about these Wet n Wild brush cleansing cloths, which I saw at Walgreens a few weeks ago for four dollars, if I’m not mistaken. We all know that cleaning our makeup brushes is a pain in the butt, so I’m always on the lookout for a new way to spot clean in between deep cleans and these seemed very interesting — read on for the review!


Here we have the three brushes I tested the wipes on: a Real Techniques expert face brush, a Wet n Wild eyeshadow brush, and a Real Techniques setting brush. As you guys can see, the brushes are fairly dirty from being used several times, so let’s see how well these wipes work!


First up is the Real Techniques expert face brush. This is the brush I use for applying and blending my foundation nine times out of ten, and you can tell by the amount of product on the wipe! This picture, as well as the next two, are post-cleaning pictures.


Up next is the Real Techniques setting brush, which is my preferred highlighter brush. This one is not as dirty as the face brush, but still had a good amount of product on the brush.


Lastly, the Wet n Wild eyeshadow brush. This one is arguably the cleanest one, even though it looks dirtiest in the before picture! The wipes work very well in my opinion, but it’s obviously not good enough to replace deep cleaning your brushes; however, they are great for spot cleaning!

It takes a lot of rubbing and switching from one side of the wipe to the other, but you can clean 1-2 brushes per wipe depending on how big and how dirty they are, and get most of the product off. Overall, I’m very happy with these wipes and would recommend them to someone looking for a way to spot clean their brushes!

Thanks for reading, I will hopefully get back to blogging on a weekly basis from now on!



Boxycharm giveaway: I won something?!

Picture this: I was just sitting at home, aimlessly scrolling through Instagram, when all of a sudden, a notification pops up! It’s a picture posted by the Boxycharm Instagram account and it says I’ve been tagged in it, so I click on the link, only to find out I won the exclusive Boxycharm OFRA giveaway for the month of July and will be the lucky recipient of the OFRA x dupethat collaboration highlighters!

It took a little bit to figure out how to get these highlighters to me, but once I figured it out, I knew they would be waiting for me when I came back from my trip to Chile, and they were! So of course, the first thing I did was grab my camera and document this momentous occasion. Thanks to Boxycharm and OFRA for making this happen!

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How awesome is this? I won the giveaway by posting a picture on my Instagram with the hashtag for the month. To be completely honest, I did this very mindlessly and completely forgot about it later, so I was definitely surprised when I found out I won, but very excited nevertheless! And how sweet is that note?

The giveaway was for the two different OFRA x dupethat highlighters, a collab that was released last year with the girls from the famous dupethat Instagram and website! They released two highlighters: You Dew You, a beautiful golden, peachy tone, and You Glow Girl, an amazing pink shimmer.

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Here are some swatches, because I know you wanted to see them: You Dew You (top) and You Glow Girl (bottom). I actually wanted these really really badly, but since they retail for almost 25 dollars, I decided to only get one and purchased it during last year’s Black Friday sale. I love the highlighter but the original packaging is really bulky, so I’m selling it (if anyone is interested, hit me up) and I decided to keep the new packaging for myself!

The giveaway also included the highlighters in the smaller godet pans, which are perfect for the Z palette I have with another OFRA highlighter and an OFRA banana powder, since I’m using my OFRA magnetic palette for my MUG and OFRA eyeshadows! (I may or may not have a thing about keeping different size pans in different palettes.)

Thank you so so so much to Boxycharm for this amazing giveaway! I’m so glad I decided to keep Boxycharm as my predominant beauty subscription — I haven’t regretted that decision at all since March, when I canceled my Birchbox and ipsy! Now I’ll need to make sure to enter the giveaways every month. ;)