Building A Beauty Room…

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I’m literally aching from head to toe. Muscles I never knew I had are begging me to forget about everything other than staying still for at least 10 minutes. This weekend has been one of a kind, but productive beyond my imagination. All my verbal moaning and creaking joints are indeed the war wounds of rolling up the sleeves for ‘Operation: Building A Beauty Room’.

As I mentioned ever so briefly in yesterday’s catch-up post I’d be undergoing a little bit of DIY & room transformation… you see the thing is, no one EVER tells you that when dip your toe into beauty blogging that it literally takes over your bedroom – if not your entire life! 😀

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(Above: How it all began… a make-up bag & a blog)

When I first launched Confetti & Curves I was relatively chuffed with the contents of my little makeup bag, but it wasn’t long until I was wrestling with the zipper, desperately willing my little raspberry coloured case of cosmetics to close as I tried to convince myself that it could withstand just one more mascara. Sadly over time there was no hope for it. With a wish list growing at an astounding pace (due to regularly feasting my eye upon a multitude of influential reviews) along with quite a few fabulous opportunities from upcoming brands and sponsorships, the contents of my make-up bag quickly outgrew their fuchsia home and had been reshuffled to a dedicated corner of the bedroom – which started to slowly envelope the remainder of my boudoir! My poor hubby was battling for space to set a roll-on deodorant whilst my array of lotions and potions patrolled the bedroom like a miniature army…

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not because I’m messy – I’m far from it. In fact if anything my OCD drives everyone else in the house up the walls. God forbid the toilet roll isn’t straight or the cap of the fairy liquid isn’t clicked on tight and it’s not perched correctly beside the scouring brush… and don’t even get me started on cushions, candles and how my towels are displayed or my eye-shadow palettes are arranged *rolls eyes* Yes, even I know I’m a walking nightmare for neatness, tidiness and pristine organisation. So when Steve lovingly offered (yes ladies, he offered) to surrender his man cave (aka our spare room) and treat me to some lovely new furniture to transform it into somewhat of a cosmetic haven how could I resist? Only now do I know how Carrie felt when Mr Big built that closet… okay, so maybe my two hours in Ikea didn’t exactly surmount to that but it felt every bit as awesome I can assure you 😉

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(Above: A rather uninteresting picture of just a few of the boxes we somehow managed to pack into the car)

So, after our trip to Ikea we returned home with a car practically laden with everything a gal could need in the form of flat pack – including bags of paint & paraphernalia we’d raided on a detour to the local DIY super-store.  Of course in my infinite wisdom *sigh* I decided to roll up the sleeves at 8pm on Saturday evening to tackle the first project which was to transform an old chest of drawers into sleek new white cabinet with gorgeous little chrome knobs. Delighted with the fruits of my labour, both hubby and I then proceeded to start building flat-pack at 11pm (!!) Not such a great idea *rolls eyes* By 1am we literally fell into bed in a stupor, mentally questioning whether or not that last illusive little screw was indeed a spare or if the entire structure would come crashing down at the mere sight of a cotton bud. We’d soon find out, right?

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(Above: A very old chest of drawers getting a much needed make-over)

Come Sunday morning we were up bright and early, screwdrivers in one hand & paint rollers in the other, ready to tackle what (we hoped) would be our final day of DIY. And I’m deeeelighted to say it was… well, almost! There’s still a few more tasks on the ‘To Do’ list but the back of the project is well and truly broke – along with both of ours *groan* Needless to say, Steve worked like an absolutely trooper, whilst wielding a frightening amount of power tools for modifying desks, shelves and pretty much anything else that resembled a piece of crafted carpentry.

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(Above: Just a peek a a few of the little extra essentials for the new room)

Today’s post may not be my usual make-up menu, blog tips or beauty ramblings but considering that you guys have been the biggest part of my blogging journey I thought it would be a fun project to share right here on the blog. It may only be a sneak peek of what we’ve been getting up to but I promise to give y’all a tour when it’s spruced up and ready for use!

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(Above: The spare room soon to be filled with furniture, beauty goodies, lotions and potions)

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Okay ladies, I’m off to melt into a bath full of Lush bubbles; Lord knows I’ve earned it! Wishing y’all a fabulous week ahead 🙂

Cheerio chums…

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69 thoughts on “Building A Beauty Room…

  1. The places blogging takes you! I never thought that when I got those first few rolls of washi tape that I’d soon be taking over a spare bedroom and filling it with paper and crafting tools. These things just seem to happen xD
    Looking forward to seeing how your beauty room evolves 🙂

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    • Beauty room, come office, come place to get my head showered for an hour Amanda… is it unreasoanble for me to already be looking at locks… to lock me in it?!?!? lol Looking forward to getting it finished… keep all crossed it’s this weekend as I’m loosing the will to live with flat pack building haha Hope all well your end wee chum – sending my usual virtual hugs!! Xo

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  2. I think I mentioned this before, but I’ll let you know again that you’re a great writer. All the adjectives you use and you’re always so intriguing I want to know more. But, even if your posts were boring as sin, I’d still like them because YOU wrote it! I’m excited to see what your beauty room is going to look like. Beauty and makeup takes up our lives-it consumes us ladies mwuhaha 😀 xoxo

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    • Leah that’s soooo lovely – can’t thank you enough huni, you’ve really made my day (or should I say night considering it’s the middle of the night here lol) Really chuffed you enjoy reading it as much as I do writing it! 😀
      Oooh tell me about it – my little makeup bag is but a distant memory… It’s now cabinets and drawers gallore of the stuff lol XXXX

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      • Oh it is or should I say was the middle of the night. Speaking of the middle of the night, I was awoken by this lady who was screaming at the top of her lungs, “help” “help” so many times around two in the morning here, and I jumped out of bed thinking, what the hell is going on. There were about five police cars and two ambulances. It happened right outside my window. After that, I couldn’t go back to sleep I was so shaken up from it. That was my story.

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      • Oh my gosh Leah, I’d be equally as terrified huni!!!! What a shock!!! Did you find out what had happened?? Maybe she was lost 😦 My work colleagues aunt has dementia and quite often wanders out on her own at night until the family & authorities find her. Could be a possibility?! Gee poor you too… I’m sure you were really startled 😦 XXX

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      • I didn’t find out what happened. I wish I knew. Maybe she was lost like you said, or maybe she was just “crazy.” Oh man, dementia is so unfortunate when someone has that. I hope they don’t get hurt wandering off in the middle of the night like that. Then actually just today when I took the oh so fun bus home, two punk kids got arrested right on the bus. Geez. On a lighter note, happppy Tuesday!!! 🙂 xoxo

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      • Oh gee it’s all happening round your way!!! We never get that kind of commotion here… most eventful thing is the local Council putting a new bin in the beach carpark! What news eh? lol Happy Tuesdayyyyyyyy 😀 XXXXX

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    • What a fabulous compliment Rosy – that is just super kind huni 🙂 Seriously chuffed to the bone you enjoyed it, you’ve certainly made my day!! Lovely to meet you & thanks for stopping by, especially to leave such kind words ❤ Karen XXXXX

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    • Eeeeeeeeep!! ME TOO CHUM!!! One day you shall – I was just lucky enough to have a spare room and a hubby who was sick and tired of having the bedroom taking over by my lotions and potions Traci-Ann 😉 See there’s clearly a method in my madness lol lol Hoping to be finished by this Friday so keep your fingers crossed huni and I’m loosing the will with this flat packing malarkey – drains the life clean outta me lol xxx

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    • You really should if it’s possible huni 😉 I was just saying to Traci Ann that I’m lucky cause I’ve the spare room and a hubby who’s fed up with me taking over our bedroom with lotions and potions… clearly I’ve been evicted but ended up with the better deal lol Awwh thank you I will do sweetie *huge hugs* XXXXX

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    • Awwh Ingrid that’s so lovely of you – thanks so much, I will certainly try my best too hehe… shall keep wishing you get one too chum 😉 Hope you’re keeping as well as can be lovely lady *hugs* XXXX

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  3. So jealous. No room here for a beauty room of my own! Not even a beauty DESK lol. I have taken over the spare bedroom closet and that’s where everything is squirreled away. 😛 I look forward to seeing the finished room! 🙂

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    • I think that’s what tipped my hubby over the edge… poor fella was surrounded by boxes, storage and all sorts of beauty paraphernalia lol Very lucky to have a wee spare room to do it as space has always been hit or miss in the past for us too 🙂 XX

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  5. This was such a fun and interesting read, I can’t wait to see the final result. I am in the process as well to turn my office into an office/beauty room, so this will be a great palce for inspiration. Best of luck!
    XO
    -Jani

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    • Awwh thank you so much Jani!!!! Oh that’s awesome news – great to find someone else in the throws of it too 😀 All the very best for your transformation too, hopefully in some way the results of mine might help inspire like you say (and of course vice versa!!) hehe Lovely to meet you 🙂 XXXX

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  7. Oh this is going to be so exciting! I can’t wait to see the amazing beauty heaven you are building! Also, I love Ikea. I even like putting their furniture together, as long as it is a 1 person project. Anything requiring two people..pfff.
    xo Anne

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