Beauty Blogger Award!

Beauty Blogger AwardHappy Friday loves! This week I’ve got another exciting award nomination for you all! The beautiful Abbey over at Jerrrrwood.com kindly nominated me for ‘The Beauty Blogger Award’  last week. I’m so grateful she thought of me and even more grateful to accept.

The Rules:

1. State the name of the blogger who nominated you.

2. Answer the questions you were given.

3. List ten random facts about yourself.

4. Nominate 10 people whose blog is about beauty or fashion.

5. Make 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

6. Let the bloggers know you nominated them.

Abbey’s Questions:

1. Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging as a way to keep my mind occupied while I was searching for a job last year. I began blogging after completing a Communications course in 2013 and I’m so glad I did!

2. When did you start wearing makeup?

I started becoming interested in makeup and wearing it when I was around 13/14. I used to love doing my makeup for mufti (non-uniform) days at school. I used to wear my mum’s blue mascara and everyone would say, ‘Wow, you’ve got blue mascara.’

3. What are your top 5 favourite makeup products?

At the moment and in no particular order:

1. Simple moisturiser

2. Dainty Doll blush in 004 You Are My Sunshine

3. BYS Fuchsia Surprise lipstick

4. MAC Syrup

5. Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in 081 Fair Ivory.

4. Drugstore or high end?

Drugstore by default, I’ve never tried anything high end.

5. What would be your dream job?

A singer.

6. If you had to live with only 1 makeup product, what would it be?

Either moisturiser or lipstick. Moisturiser because I’d hate to have dry, flaky skin but then I also love doing my lips and wearing lipstick.

7. Lip gloss or Lipstick?

Definitely lipstick!

8. What’s your favourite hair product?

I literally do nothing with my hair. Brush it, wash it, that’s it. If you have any product recommendations I’d love to hear about them. (Hear, hair, get it?)

9. What’s your favourite perfume?

Britney Spears – Radiance

10. Why do you love beauty/fashion so much?

With beauty and fashion there are so many ways for individuals to express their creativity through a certain look or an outfit. I really enjoy applying my makeup everyday and it helps me feel more confident when I wear it.

10 Random Facts About Me:

1. Lately I’ve been applying my eyeshadow with my pinky fingers, they’re the perfect size and not rough on my eyelids like some applicators.

2. I’ve never been on a date before.

3. I much prefer savoury to sweet.

4. I dislike judgmental people.

5. Shania Twain’s Come On Over is my favourite album of all time.

6. Facebook is my least favourite social media platform.

7. I’ve always liked Zayn from One Direction’s voice.

8. I hate talking on the phone.

9. McDonald’s hot chocolates are my fave.

10. I’m addicted to Candy Crush Soda at the moment.

I Nominate:

Beck In a Blog

Laaura Borealis

Plus+ Beauty

Not Quite London

Maggie Writes a Beauty Blog

The Pink Impact

Diana Lupica

Ladies and Lace

Milly Drake

The Beautified Blogger

I’m going to use the questions I was asked for my nominees. As always I look forward to reading your posts but there’s absolutely no pressure to accept! ❤

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award 2

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers AwardHappy Friday lovelies! Hope you’ve all had an amazing week! I was recently nominated for my second Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award by Katie over at Plus+ Beauty. Katie’s blog is one of my favourites and she always looks gorgeous in her makeup posts. I will link my first post about this award at the end of this one in case you’d like to read it.

Rules:

1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.

2. Answer the 10 questions your nominator has provided.

3. Nominate 10 other bloggers.

4. Create 10 questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination.

Katie’s Questions:

1. What is your beverage of choice?

Water.

2. What is your favorite shade of red lipstick?

I only own the one so it has to be Revlon’s Fire & Ice.

3. Do you have any pets? If so what are their names?

I have a Birman cat called Tango and she is gorgeous!

4. What do you like to do for fun besides blogging?

My biggest hobby is singing and listening to music. I also enjoy reading and doing quizzes and crossword puzzles. When it comes to activities I’m quite a homebody and prefer staying in to going out.

5. If you could go on vacation anywhere, where would it be?

England or anywhere with moderate temperatures. I’d be terrible anywhere extremely hot or extremely cold.

6. What is your all time favorite brand of makeup?

Ooh this is a bit of a difficult question but I’d probably say Rimmel. I have quite a few of their products and the price you pay for the quality you get is pretty damn good!

7. What is your favorite clothing store to shop at?

I don’t have a favourite shop – I HATE clothes shopping so I try to avoid it as much as possible. Every store’s sizing is different and because I’m short it’s hard to buy clothes.

8. What is something new that you’ve been wanting to try?

I’ve been looking at Real Techniques makeup brushes lately so maybe sometime soon I’ll take the plunge and buy some. The only downside to makeup brushes is having to wash them regularly.

9. What is your favorite summer time activity?

Eating ice blocks… I much prefer winter lol.

10. What are 3 things that you love about yourself?

My hair, how I kind I am (and try to be) to other people, and even though I’m short, my height.

My Nominees:

Confetti and Curves

Ladybugs & Pugs

Eclairs Cares

The World of Cos

Doves and Roses

My Lip Addiction

The Girl In Glasses

Beautyminatii

A Brash Attitude

Sophie Does Nails

Questions For My Nominees:

1. What shade of nail polish have you currently got on your nails?

2. What’s your favourite shade of lipstick at the moment?

3. What are three things you love about yourself?

4. What was the last makeup item you purchased?

5. Pepsi or coke?

6. What’s your dream job?

7. What’s your most used makeup product?

8. How do you like your pizza?

9. What is something you find attractive in the opposite sex?

10. Name one of your beauty essentials?


Thank you again to Katie for nominating me and make sure you check out her blog and give her a follow if you haven’t already!

To read my first Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award post click here.

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The Blog Tour Award

The Blog Tour AwardHi everyone!

I’ve got another tag post lined up for you today! The lovely Adele from The Girl In Glasses nominated me for The Blog Tour Award and I’m more than happy to accept. This award is all about the creative process bloggers go through. I’ve touched on this briefly in a few of my previous posts: here and here – be sure to check them out as well!

The Award Rules:

  • Pass the tour on to at least four other bloggers.
  • Give your nominees the rules and specify the Monday in which they should post their nomination answers.
  • Answer the four questions about your creative processes, which allows other bloggers and visitors to understand what inspires you to do what you do.
  • Compose this one-time post on a specific Monday (date TBC by your nominator).

Questions:

1. How does your work differ from others in your genre?

While the bulk of my posts are about beauty and it is a rather big passion of mine I like to make sure my posts have a point of difference and I’m not just reviewing a lot of the same products or talking about the same products as other bloggers. For starters, I’m pretty much a novice when it comes to makeup – I wear it regularly and know what I’m doing – but I don’t know how to explain techniques or give tutorials. I blog about topics that genuinely reflect my life and don’t just stick to beauty. I like sharing more personal posts sometimes and I hope you enjoy reading them too.

2. How does your writing/creative process work?

For me, everything starts with an idea. Most of the time I get a clear image in my head of what I want the post to look like and the information I want to get across. I like to take any photos I need before I begin writing a post as it helps me visualise everything when it comes together. Sometimes I’ll jot down notes to make sure I’ve covered what I want to say.

3. Why do you write or create what you do?

I enjoy helping people, whether it be through a review on a product or sharing useful tips. I started this blog to keep my mind occupied while I was searching for a job and as a way to share my thoughts. Creativity can stem from interacting with other bloggers and reading their posts. I’m always reading and learning new things.

4. What are you working on at the moment?

I’m always looking for ways to improve my blog and it’s content but so are most bloggers.

In terms of posts over the next week, I’ve got my usual ‘Meet the Blogger’ post on Wednesday, a really exciting post planned for Friday (well I think so!) and another tag post to catch up on.

If you have any suggestions on things you’d like to see on the blog or you’d like me to post about feel free to share them in the comments below!

My Nominees:

1. Helpless Whilst Drying

2. Thoughts and Things 1

3. Who Cares Kayleigh

4. Claire Elsley

Your deadline is Monday 15th June. I would be very grateful if you choose to accept this award and will look out for your posts.

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The Sunshine Award

The Sunshine AwardLast week Katie from Plus+ Beauty kindly nominated me for The Sunshine Award – thank you very much and sorry it has taken me a while to accept! Katie is such a bubbly, happy blogger so to be nominated by her for this particular award seems very fitting. 🙂

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate a few other bloggers.
  • Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you nominated.
  • Notify the bloggers on their blog.
  • Put the award button on your blog.

Questions:

1. What is your current favorite shade of lipstick?

MAC – Syrup (… you guessed it!)

2. What is your favorite type of food?

Chips. French fries, potato chips – NOM.

3. If you could get any one new makeup item of your choice, what would it be?

Ooh another MAC lipstick I think. Don’t ask me which shade though 😛

4. Where would you go for your dream vacation?

Sorry guys you’ve probably read this hundreds of times but my answer’s still the same: England! I’d love to experience city life and go shopping and sight see, basically be a tourist. I’d also like to see the less suburban areas and visit beaches, go on walks – just explore and see nature really!

5. What is your favorite song at the moment?

My favourite song of 2015 so far is Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do.

6. What is one of your hobbies besides blogging?

Watching interviews from my favourite popstars on YouTube.

7. What is something about yourself that we might not know?

I can range anywhere from a New Zealand shoe size five to an eight.

My Nominees:

Hayley from The Glasgow Girl

Amber from Amber Elizabeth

Galit from Coffee n’ Notes

Carol from Cass Mad About Fashion

Kaily from Kaily Baute

Questions For My Nominees:

1. What is something about yourself that we might not know?

2. Summer or winter, why?

3. What’s your favourite country you’ve visited?

4. Do you have a favourite makeup product?

5. Name someone whose style you admire.


A huge thank you again to Katie for nominating me and I hope you all enjoyed reading my answers! Looking forward to seeing yours!

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Confessions of a Beauty Blogger Tag

Confessions of a Beauty BloggerHey lovelies! I’ve got a fun post planned for today; the ‘Confessions of a Beauty Blogger Tag’. I’ve seen this tag floating around the blogosphere quite a bit recently and I’ve enjoyed reading it on other people’s blogs so I thought I’d give it a go myself.

1. How many hours a week do you spend planning/writing/uploading posts?

I would say anywhere from 5-10 hours, it depends on what posts I have planned for the week. If it’s a tag it won’t take very long but if it’s something that requires a bit of research and photos need to be taken it’ll take longer.

2. Are you a spender or a saver?

Definitely a saver! You could accuse me of being frugal.

3. When is it easiest for you to write your posts?

Lately, I’ve been finding it easiest to write at weekends – that’s when the bulk of my free time is since I started my job. Knowing what posts I’ve got to write and plan for the week also helps. My ‘Meet the Blogger’ posts are relatively quick to type up as the information is sent to me and I just have to copy it, paste it and read through to ensure everything makes sense.

4. What makes writing posts comfortable for you?

To reference a Britney Spears’ album I have to get ‘in the zone’. Some days I don’t feel like writing and just want to have a break so I take one. A couple of weeks ago I sat on my bed in my room, had a candle burning and was listening to Ellie Goulding – it was bliss! I like to create a little atmosphere for myself.

On the other side of the whole comfort thing I don’t think there are many topics I wouldn’t talk about or be open to talking about. My blog is my space and if I can’t be real and be myself I wouldn’t have started it.

5. What’s your worst makeup/hair habit?

Not using makeup brushes to apply my makeup?

6. What’s one quote you wish the world would live by?

One of my favourite quotes is one by John Lennon:

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

7. How long do you spend getting ready everyday?

It depends on my plans for the day. Normally to get dressed and do my makeup it takes about half an hour.

8. What’s your favourite post on your blog?

One of my very first posts, a review of the Ellie Goulding concert I went to. That night was incredibly special and I think about it all the time. It’s not a very popular post but the memories it holds make it one of my favourites.

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9. Who is a beauty blogger you think deserves more subscribers than they have?

Being diplomatic, I’m going to say everyone. We all have different reasons for writing and different things to blog about. I don’t make it a habit to look at the amount of followers a blogger has. The majority don’t worry about it and genuinely appreciate every single one!

10. What’s the one thing you’re getting excited about in the coming year?

I seriously have no idea! At the moment I just take things a week at a time and try not to look too far ahead. Plans change constantly so who knows.

11. What has been your favourite blogging moment?

I don’t know that I can pinpoint a single one. I still have them all the time! I’m nearing a few milestones and when they come up I’ll be sure to post about them. It always makes my day when people express their love for a post or my blog in general.

12. How long does it take to prep for a post?

If it’s a detailed post I’ll generally write a few notes to myself and I always take my pictures before I begin writing (if needed). I try to take pictures when there’s good lighting so I don’t have to muck around with angles too much. Prep wouldn’t take longer than an hour.

13. Are you wearing jeans, a skirt or pj’s right now?

Pyjamas for sure! They’re just so comfy.


I invite anyone that would like to do this tag or hasn’t done it yet to give it a go. Tag posts are always enjoyable to read (and write) and are a great way to get to know each other better!

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The Instagram Tag

The Instagram TagHey everyone!

I came across this tag last week as I was browsing on Bloglovin’ and being the Insta-fanatic I am, I just knew I had to do it! 🙂

1. What’s your Instagram name?

My Instagram name is chanellehayley_

2. How many people do you follow?

208

3. How many followers do you have?

119

4. What are your favourite hashtags?

#Selfie – I’m not being vain but I’m still learning to accept the way I look and it’s a big thing for me to post an image of myself. It’s really helped me grow in confidence. Pictures of me also help followers put a face to the account.

#Nails – This is a great one if you’re looking for ideas for nail art or if you want to buy a new nail polish and don’t know which one to go for, just scroll through until you find a shade you like.

#Redhead – I’m super proud to be a redhead and I use this hashtag if my hair’s looking particularly good one day.

5. What is your favourite genre of pictures?

I don’t really have a favourite genre of picture and I think that’s the beauty of Instagram. There are so many pictures and people out there taking pictures that being able to share them in one place is pretty special in itself. What makes me double-tap or hit the like button? Images that I find beautiful, inspire me or make me smile.

One of my favourite accounts to follow is Ellie Goulding’s. Her pictures are always cool and interesting and she’s incredibly beautiful! ❤

6. How often do you post?

It varies. Most of the time I try to post every few days but I like my Instagram posts to be about quality rather than quantity. I’m not going to post a picture everyday just for the sake of it or to try and get more followers. Similar to the last question I post when I feel inspired or when I have something to share!

7. How often do you check Instagram?

A couple of times a day. Most mornings I wake up and do a big scroll through to see what I missed overnight and then another one before I go to bed.

8. What’s your favourite filter?

It used to be Amaro but honestly I’m one of those try every filter on a photo girls! These days I quite like Valencia 🙂

9. iPhone only, purist or rebel?

Well considering I don’t use or have an iPhone and use my iPod touch you could call me a rebel. I have sent digital camera photos to my iPod by email before though. It just depends which device the image is captured on.

Hope you enjoyed reading this tag! I’m not going to nominate anyone in particular but feel free to attempt this tag as I would love to read everyone’s answers. Also, if you’d like me to follow you on Instagram leave your name in the comments below!

Chanelle x

Real Neat Blog Award

Real Neat Blog AwardHi everyone!

I was nominated for this award by the lovely Katie over at Plus+ Beauty so if you haven’t checked out her blog make sure you do and give her a little follow if you haven’t already! I love reading her beauty posts and she always posts plenty of pictures and swatches. Thanks again for the nomination Katie! 🙂

Rules:

1. Put the award logo on your blog.
2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
3. Thank the person who nominated you, linking to their blog.
4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

Questions:

1. What’s your favorite lip product – like ever!!

A three-way tie between Revlon’s Fire & Ice lipstick, BYS’ Fuchsia Surprise lipstick and Nivea’s Pearly Shine lip balm.

2. If you could live anywhere in the world… Where would it be?

England… still! 😛

3. What is your favorite clothing line?

I don’t own any clothes from it and can’t buy any but, Dannii Minogue’s Petites range. All of the pieces she designs are so stylish and they’re for short people like me.

4. What’s your favorite movie?

I really don’t have a favourite.

5. What’s your favorite flower?

I’m a typical girl so of course I’m going to say roses, gerberas are also gorgeous!

6. Do you have a pet?

Yes, a Birman cat called Tango.

7. What’s your favorite perfume?

At the moment Revlon’s Fire & Ice eau de parfum.

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I am going to use the questions I was asked for my nominees as I enjoyed answering them and hope you will too!

Nominees:

Stephie Estie

Dorkchops

Thoughts and Things 1

Milly Drake

Please don’t feel any pressure to do this post and apologies if you’ve already been nominated. If you accept this award I look forward to reading your answers! Thanks for stopping by! ❤

Chanelle x

Get To Know Me Tag + 200 Posts!

Before I get into the tag I just want to quickly mention that this is my 200th post and I want to say how thankful I am to anyone who’s ever read my blog and keeps coming back. The biggest virtual hug is coming your way *hugs*. Looking back at some of my older posts I can see how far I’ve already come in less than a year and all of this wouldn’t be possible without your blogs as constant sources of inspiration! Thank you again! ❤ Get To Know Me TagI saw this tag over on Katie’s blog at the weekend and the questions looked like they’d be so much fun to answer. Let’s dive straight in!

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?

When I was younger it was naturally straight but now the ends tend to have a bit of a natural wave which is nice.

2. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?

I’ve never dyed my hair.

3. Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you change it?

It depends on my mood on the day. Most of the time I wear my hair down or in a ponytail.

4. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?

I do my own nails, but I don’t like having my toes painted lol.

5. How often do you change your nail polish?

Again, this depends on my mood. I try to do my nails once a week.

6. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer?

Pretty much not at all. I’ve still got polish on my toes that I painted on more than a month ago. It seems to last so much longer than on your fingers!

7. How long does it take for you to put on makeup?

15-20 minutes at the most. Maybe a little longer if I’m being experimental.

8. What do you do first? Face or eyes?

Face. Always have done.

9. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?

I’m the kind of person who always feels guilty when they buy something so I’m more likely to buy makeup when I need it or if it’s on sale. My collection is pretty basic.

10. How often do you wear false eyelashes?

I’m a falsie virgin so never!

11. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday?

No, there’s probably more days in a week I don’t wear makeup than I do 😛

12. Do you wear makeup when you’re home alone or with family?

Sometimes.

13. Will you leave the house without makeup?

Yes, although I’m not as easy-going about this as I used to be.

14. How many high-end products do you have?

Haha, none 😦

15. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you’re getting dressed?

If I have plans for the following day I’ll put some thought into what I’m going to wear otherwise I just wear what I feel like that day.

16. How often do you change your handbag?

I only have one ‘proper’ handbag.

17. What time do you wake up and go to sleep?

I usually wake up anywhere between 8am-11am and sleep any time between 11pm-2am.

18. How often or when do you workout?

Every day 😉

19. Left handed or right handed?

Left handed.

20. How tall are you?

4’11”

21. Do you speak any foreign languages?

Un peu de français.

22. How many pets do you have?

One – a Birman cat named Tango.

23. How often are you on WordPress?

I come on everyday when I can 🙂

24. Do you read comments posted on blogs?

Sometimes.

25. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?

Some brands and products I see on other blogs aren’t sold in New Zealand so I can only keep a wishlist.

26. How did you come up with your blog name?

Chanelle and Hayley are simply my first and middle names.

27. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs?

Sony Cybershot W810.

28. How often do you clean your house?

I always empty the dishwasher and dry the dishes and try to help out as much as possible.

29. What’s your favorite color?

Pink!

30. Do you swear?

Probably more than I should!


I hope you enjoyed this post and as the title suggests got to know me a little better. Feel free to copy the list of questions and attempt the tag yourself if you haven’t done it or you just want to give it a go like I did! Thanks for reading! Chanelle x

Awards, Awards

I’ve mentioned numerous times how humbled and appreciative I am of any award I receive. This week I have been nominated for two separate awards but I’ve combined the both of them in this post.

Premio DardosFirst up is the Premio Dardos Award which I was nominated for by Emwills Eleven. I’m going to be honest and admit I’m not quite sure how to accept this award and who to pass it on to. The award recognises cultural, ethical, literary and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. If this sounds like you or your blog consider yourself nominated! I didn’t want to not accept the award and mention the lovely person who nominated me.

Liebster AwardNext is a Liebster Award and I was nominated for this one by Charlie over at Rose Notes.

The Rules:

1. Link the person who nominated you to your blog post and let them know you answered their questions.
2. Answer the 10 questions given to you by the nominator.
3. Nominate 10 other bloggers.
4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

Charlie’s Questions:

1. If you could choose one book to be made into a film, what book what you pick?

I honestly have no idea… perhaps an autobiography by one of my favourite musicians?

2.  If you were able to travel in time, where would you go?

In some ways I’d like to go back to my childhood and relive that. I think I’d appreciate it much more second time round.

3. What is the nicest compliment you’ve received?

People who say I’m beautiful/pretty/cute never fail to make my day!

4. Name three of your pet peeves?

  • People who try to board public transport before passengers have the chance to get off.
  • Incorrect use of spelling, grammar and homonyms.
  • Not using manners like please and thank you.

5. If you met a ghost how would you react?

I’d be a little freaked out. It would depend on the situation lol.

6. What’s the best joke you know?

I find cheesy jokes and stupid things hilarious but I don’t know that I have one joke that I think is a classic! I used to love this one as a kid: “Doctor Doctor, I can’t get to sleep. Sit on the edge of your bed and you’ll soon drop off.”

7. Who is your favourite cartoon character?

The Simpsons was one of my favourites when I was younger so I’d say Homer.

8. If you were to join a circus, what would you perform?

Something musical/to do with music.

9. If you could be with/talk to anyone right now, who would it be?

One of my closest friends who I haven’t seen for a long time.

10. If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play you?

As long as it was a redheaded actress I wouldn’t mind 😉

My Nominations:

Katie Just Smile

Grace’s Little Corner

Fashion vs Music

Modern Contrast of the City

So She Says

Just Add Mascara

Kimberley Loveless

Katrina Pencele

Fangirling Owl

The Hair & The Heart

My Questions For You:

1. What’s your favourite candle scent?

2. Do you collect anything?

3. Who would you want to play you in a movie?

4. If you won the lottery what would be the first thing you would buy?

5. What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?

6. Favourite food?

7. Who’s your biggest inspiration and why?

8. Tea or coffee?

9. Favourite item of makeup?

10. Is blogging anything like you imagined?


Thanks for reading! Looking forward to seeing your answers if you decide to accept! ❤

Chanelle x

50 Random Facts About Me

50 Random Facts About MeHello everyone – hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

I’ve got another exciting post lined up for you today… I saw the gorgeous Karen over at Confetti and Curves do the ’50 Random Facts About Me’ tag and I enjoyed reading Karen’s post so much I decided to attempt coming up with 50 facts of my own.

1. I’ve never been out of New Zealand.

2. Shania Twain’s ‘From This Moment On’ is going to be wedding song. (Sorry future hubby if you’re not a fan!)

3. Three is my favourite number hence why I’ve included this as the third fact. 😉

4. When I was 5 years old I almost died from an asthma attack.

5. I rarely have hot drinks, I’m a water kinda girl.

6. I breathe through my mouth rather than my nose. I had an operation when I was 4 to get my adenoids removed but I’ve always breathed through my mouth.

7. My tongue can touch my nose.

8. My birthday is January 24th.

9. I get bad headaches and sometimes wake up with them.

10. I think Pinterest looks realllly confusing.

11. Rachel Stevens (from S Club 7) has replied to one of my Facebook messages.

12. I love trivia and quizzes and surprise myself with what I know!

13. I haven’t been to see a movie at the cinema since 2007. EDIT: As of 2017 I have been to the cinema again.

14. The last movie I saw at the cinema in 2007 was Nancy Drew.

15. British murder mystery shows are my favourites: Midsomer Murders, Lewis, Poirot, Marple etc.

16. I’m left-handed. 🙂

17. I’ve never learnt how to ride a bike.

18. I can touch my toes.

19. I’m shy until I get to know someone, then I’m loud, always talking and making jokes.

20. I sent a cringey piece of fanmail to Adam Rickitt when I was 12. *blushes*

21. I find dark hair more attractive than blonde.

22. I have a good memory. I’m good with names and people’s birthdays and find it easy to remember song lyrics.

23. My mum’s homemade vegetable soup is one of my winter highlights! #Yum

24. I played netball when I was 10 and despite being short I played GA or GS.

25. I’ve never dyed my hair.

26. I don’t drink alcohol. I don’t mind other people drinking, it just doesn’t interest me.

27. I joke that one day I’ll be a female rapper called Skittles (better watch out Eminem!)

28. I don’t really want to have children, I’m paranoid I’d be a bad mother.

29. I’m literally OBSESSED with Shane Filan. ❤

30. I hate talking on the telephone.

31. I was in a spelling bee when I was 13 and came third. The word that undid me was ‘battalion’.

32. I’ll have a green apple over a red any day.

33. I make the best cups of tea despite not drinking it myself. I have a collection of money my brother has given me for making his.

34. I’m more of a night owl than an early bird.

35. I find weekends incredibly boring and don’t look forward to them.

36. I hate brown clothes.

37. I have a Birman cat called Tango. My other cat Chase had to be put down in August 2014.

38. I don’t own a smartphone. EDIT: As of June 6th 2015 I do.

39. I think Cheryl Cole is one of the prettiest women in the world.

40. I enjoy doing crosswords, cryptic crosswords in particular.

41. I like to have everything planned but at the same time I’m very easygoing – if that makes sense.

42. Fish and chips is one of my favourite meals. 😀

43. Lips are my favourite part of my make-up routine.

44. It’s been nearly 10 years since I last saw my dad.

45. I love surprising people and making their day with a cute message!

46. I’d like to write a book about my life one day.

47. I’m a very sensitive person and get upset easily.

48. I hate having my photograph taken unless I can see how it’s going to look. Thank goodness for front cameras!

49. I never shut my bedroom door.

50. I have no idea how to fill in eyebrows and how they should look.


It was a lot of fun writing these facts up for you. I hope you enjoyed this post and learnt a thing or two about me. If you feel up to it why not attempt this challenge yourself. I’d love to have a nosy and get to know you a little bit better!

Thanks for reading!

Chanelle x