October Favourites 2016


Here we are at the end of another month already! It has been another busy one and again it has been filled with lots of positivity and smiles! I haven’t purchased a lot of makeup and beauty bits over the past few months and there’s no beauty products in this post. I’ve really been enjoying rediscovering products again and coming up with different makeup looks and combinations. I am doing extremely well with my lip product buying ban as well, it’s been almost two months and I haven’t caved!

Onto this month’s favourites:

1. Ellie Goulding Delirium World Tour – October got off to an incredible start when I saw Ellie Goulding in concert on the very first day of the month. I had had my ticket for seven months and I was super excited to see Ellie again. I saw her when she was last here in June 2014 and this time was even better! The visuals and the lighting were so well done and Ellie looked absolutely beautiful in her outfits. (At the last concert there were no outfit changes). The atmosphere was electric and I enjoyed every minute! I also bought a t-shirt with tour dates on the back as a keepsake.

2. After You – Jojo Moyes* – After You is the follow up novel to Me Before You which featured in last month’s favourites. I borrowed the book from one of my work colleagues and finished it a lot quicker than the prequel. Like last month I won’t spoil the book and the plot if you haven’t read it yet and you want to but I will say After You seems slightly more action packed than Me Before You and more characters are introduced. I hope this novel is made into a film as well!

Note: I watched Me Before You last week and I really liked it. It moves faster than the book and is a bit different but there is lots of sarcastic, dry humour which made me laugh. I didn’t cry when I read the book and I almost made it through the film without crying. The credits were rolling and I started thinking about the storyline and I ended up having a little cry.

*The book doesn’t feature in the image as I have given it back to my work colleague.

3. ASOS Textured Striped Dial Watch – I haven’t had this watch very long (a matter of days) but I am in love! I have been after a stylish, rose gold watch for a couple of months and I finally decided on this one. My wrists are the size of a child’s, possibly even smaller, and it’s so difficult to find a watch that fits. This one from ASOS is stunning, the face isn’t huge and doesn’t take over my wrist. I don’t even have to wear the watch at it’s tightest – even though I might be able to get away with it.

4. kikki.K Mindful Colouring Book – My mum bought this colouring book for me when we were in Auckland at the beginning of the month but it’s only within the past week that I’ve opened it up and started colouring. I know adult colouring has become popular over the past couple of years and I’ve wanted a colouring book for ages but a lot of the books seem thick and the patterns look so intricate and confusing but this one is a handy size. I bought a pack of fine liner pens to colour with.

October’s Spotify Playlist:

This playlist is all upbeat and has a feel good pop/dance vibe to it. A beat is what draws me in to a song and I enjoy nothing more than music I can sing and dance along to.


18 thoughts on “October Favourites 2016

  1. LivingOutLoud says:

    Hi Chanelle!
    It looks like you had a fun and eventful month. That’s awesome that you got to see Ellie Goulding live in concert! I hope you will enjoy the rest of your week.
    Alana xoxoxo.

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  2. Danielle says:

    I’m so sad, I was supposed to see Ellie Goulding in June a few days before my birthday but I didn’t end up going. I’m glad you enjoyed the concert and had such an eventful month! I love reading others monthly favourites! xx

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  3. danniijane says:

    Glad you had a great month lovely😊 I’m fairly close to finishing me before you. It’s such a great book. I bought the dvd but I wont watch it until I finish the book☺ I have the secind book too, so glad you enjoyed it xx

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    • Chanelle says:

      I definitely think reading this series before watching it is the way to go. Both the movie and the book are good but there are noticeable differences. I did have a really good month, I hope you did too?! X

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      • danniijane says:

        Yes I agree. Although I did see the girl on the train tonight and I’ve not read the book yet. Was quite nice not knowing what would happen as it was a thriller☺ Me before you I’d rather read first then see the film to see the differences😊 Yes a bit of a sickly month with colds but there’s been a lot of fun stuff going on this month☺ xx

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      • Chanelle says:

        I like watching thrillers too! I find sometimes they can be hard to read as it’s difficult to remember all the little details and piece the bits together. Sorry to hear you haven’t been feeling well xx

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      • danniijane says:

        Yes definitely. Sometimes they feel a bit slow and there’s less suspense when you read them. I will read the book still though. Thanks hun. Feeling mostly better. Just colds and sniffles xx

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