The Liebster Award #5

This is the fifth time I have been nominated for a Liebster Award – thank you so much to Ella for nominating me! My last Liebster Award post was April 2016 (linked HERE) and also features links to all of my previous Liebster posts. I hope you enjoy this post and thanks again to Ella! Check out her blog if you haven’t already.


  • You must acknowledge who has nominated you and also share their links
  • Share 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions that you have been asked
  • Nominate 11 more bloggers whose blog you would recommend
  • Ask 11 questions that you would like those bloggers to answer
  • Let the bloggers you have nominated know that they’ve been nominated.

Facts About Me

Instead of sharing 11 new facts, I am linking to my 50 Random Facts About Me post so you can hopefully learn a ton of things you didn’t already know!

Ella’s Questions:

1.What job did you want to do when you were younger?

I wanted to be a hairdresser, an accountant and a singer at different points. I still want to be a singer now.

2. Where would your dream holiday be?

A cross between relaxing and planned activities. I like knowing what I’m doing but I also like flexibility. Ideally somewhere not too hot as I’m not the biggest fan of heat. I’ve never been out of New Zealand so I don’t have much to go on and know where the best holiday spots are.

3. Do you believe in soul mates?

Yes and no. I don’t necessarily believe there is only one perfect person for everyone but I believe everything happens for a reason and sometimes when you meet a person it feels like the two of you are meant to be and everything clicks and you feel incredibly comfortable around them.

4. What would your superhero name be?

A play on my name, perhaps Coco Chanelle or Chanelle No. 5. I could have a huge ‘5’ on my cape!

5. If you could only use one makeup product what would it be?

Definitely lipstick! I love my bold, bright colours and couldn’t give them up.

6. What is your favourite film?

I don’t have a favourite that I always quote or re-watch constantly but Grease and Titanic stand out.

7. What shoe size are you?

Normally around a NZ size 8 which is the equivalent of a UK 6 or a European 38/39. My feet are short but they wide which makes shoe shopping difficult.

8. How do you feel right now, in this moment?

Confused. Tired. Stressed. In that order.

9. Favourite pizza topping?


10. What age were you when you knew Santa wasn’t real?

I always thought Santa was real and thought he stopped coming once you were a teenager. I like to think he is anyway, a little part of me wants him to be.

11. Can you dance?

I can. I’ve got good rhythm and can spend all night dancing. Professionally no, but made up moves – totally!


My Questions?

1. Pineapple on pizza, yes or no?

2. Do you believe in soul mates?

3. What’s your dream job?

4. Favourite song from your childhood?

5. What’s your favourite fashion trend currently?

6. What’s your middle name?

7. What’s your favorite TV show?

8. What is your go-to drink when you’re out?

9. Do you drink alcohol?

10. What is something about you people might not expect? Any hobbies, talents etc.

11. What question do you hate being asked?

Thanks for reading!

P.S. Don’t forget to leave any questions in the comments section of *THIS POST* for my upcoming blog Q&A! Alternatively you can tweet me any questions.


The Liebster Award

Liebster AwardOver the past week or so I have been nominated for a few different tags and awards by my fellow bloggers and I am always incredibly grateful for any nominations I receive. Over the next two weeks I will get round to accepting all of them. I have been nominated for a few Liebster Awards in the past (1), (2), (3), (4) and I have linked them all if you’d like to have a read. Thank you so much to Dannii for nominating me for this one!

Dannii’s Questions:

1. What city or town do you currently live in?

I’m pretty sure I’ve never answered this question before because I don’t think any of you would have heard of it. I live in a city called Rotorua in New Zealand.

2. How old are you?

I turned 21 in January.

3. What is currently your favourite makeup or beauty item?

Either The Body Shop’s Shea Body Whip which I apply before I get dressed, Asia lipstick by Rimmel or Max Factor’s Excess Shimmer in Copper.

4. What has been your highlight of 2016 so far?

Probably my birthday! It was such a special day and my mum really surprised me by covering the table and lounge with presents and balloons.

5. What is your favourite holiday destination and why?

I have never been out of New Zealand before so I don’t have one. I want to go to The UK but apart from that I don’t really have anywhere else on my list at the moment.

6. Name 5 things on your bucket list?

  1. Visit The UK (I’m obsessed)
  2. See Kylie Minogue in concert
  3. Get my license
  4. Be a contestant on The Chase
  5. Record an album

7. What would be your dream job?

Easy, singer! I’ve wanted to be a singer since I was 10 years old. I know so many people say that when they’re young but I genuinely have this love and passion for music that I don’t have for anything else. It’s silly, but I get emotional thinking about it. Getting to sing for a living would be a dream come true! I used to want to be an accountant, a hairdresser and even a makeup artist at one point.

8. Name your 3 favourite songs at the moment?

  1. Zayn – Pillowtalk
  2. Jessica Agombar – Cookie Cutter
  3. Delta Goodrem – Wings (it’s still a tune!)

9. What is your favourite food?

Chips… fries or potato chips I don’t mind. I don’t like them as much as I used to though but I don’t have any other favourites.

10. If you won a large amount of money, what would you spend it on?

I’d be very sensible and save most of it. In saying that I would hop straight on a plane to England and start exploring. A lot of it would probably be spent on concerts and gigs and makeup too. Oops.

I really enjoyed answering these questions and I hope you learnt something new about me. I’m going to nominate three people and I’d like to see them answer the same questions I did.

I nominate:


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

Liebster Number Three

Liebster awardI was nominated for my third (WOW!) Liebster Award by the gorgeous Hayley, author of The Glasgow Girl. I’m honoured she thought of me and as always it’s greatly appreciated! I’m over the 200 follower mark so technically I don’t know if I’m allowed to accept this award but I asked Hayley and she doesn’t mind, I hope the rest of you don’t either! 🙂


  1. Link the person you were nominated by
  2. Answer the questions the blogger nominated
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers
  4. Create 11 questions the nominees can answer
  5. Notify nominees social media/blogs

Hayley’s Questions:

1. Why did you start your blog?

To help escape boredom while looking for a job and the fact that I can have my own space to talk about what I like and share that with other people.

2. Who are your favourite YouTubers at the moment?

I don’t know if this counts but at the moment I’m loving FitMom. The idea is one 5 minute workout video is posted each day. You work everything from legs, arms and tummies through to cardio and HIIT.

3. Do you prefer tutorials, haul videos or vlogs?

I don’t spend a lot of time watching videos unless it’s an interview or a TV show to catch up on. I might search for a tutorial or haul video if I’m looking for something specific.

4. If you lost all of your makeup in a fire, and had to start off your collection again, which 5 products would you buy first?

I’m not going to pick brands (apart from my moisturiser) because otherwise I’d be here forever trying to decide.

  1. Simple moisturiser (best for my sensitive skin)
  2. Mascara
  3. Foundation
  4. Concealer
  5. Lipstick

5. Favourite makeup brands at the moment (3 maximum!).

Revlon, Rimmel London and Australis.

6. If you could visit any country in the world this year where would you go?

England – you must be getting sick of reading about how much I want to travel there by now!

7. Favourite Disney film?

The Princess Diaries.

8. Christmas every day or summer all year long?

My Christmas Day is in summer haha, umm?

9. What is one of your life ambitions?

My biggest ambition in life is to be happy.

10. Name your favourite lipstick colour!

Not sure if this means generally or one of my own.

General: Pink.

My own personal favourite: Revlon’s Fire & Ice.

11. Best drugstore brand?

Pretty sure all the products I own are drugstore brands. I’m going to sit on the fence and say I can’t choose one because a variety of products from different brands can work well together.

My nominees and the 11 blogs I think deserve this award are:

Miss Coco

Girl With the Job

Mixing Bowls & Make Up Brushes

La Vortex


Cuppa Sunshine & Sugar

Lesley Hope

Cariad Carys

A Lush Life

Extraordinary Days

Kat’s Makeup Blog

My Questions:

  1. What was the last book you read?
  2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose and why?
  3. Favourite item of clothing?
  4. What motivates you? (Blogging, daily life etc.)
  5. A fact about your personality?
  6. Your idea of a perfect date?
  7. What did your last text message say?
  8. 3 of your holy grail beauty products?
  9. What nail colour are you wearing right now?
  10. Do you have a favourite smell?
  11. Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Thanks once again to Hayley for nominating me. There’s no pressure to accept but if you do I look forward to your answers!

Chanelle x

Second Liebster Award

Liebster AwardA huge thank you to Doni from for nominating me for my second Liebster Award. I’m honoured you picked me and I love the questions you picked your nominated blogs to answer.

The rules for the award:

1.Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2.Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
3.Copy and paste the award to your blog.
4.Nominate 5 blogs to receive the award who have less than 3000 followers.
5.Inform them of their nomination by leaving comment on their blog.

Inner Beauty Diva’s questions:

1. Who inspires you with your fashion or makeup?

I don’t have one inspiration in particular. I take inspiration from a number of looks and tailor them to suit me and my personality.

2. What beauty product would you take on vacation and why?

I feel like I should be sensible and say sunblock but I don’t know if that counts! If I could only pick one I’d choose lipstick, it’s my favourite part of my makeup routine.

3. What’s your go to look for winter for going out with friends?

Scarves are always great! They keep you warm and protect you from the harsh winds and if needed, can easily be removed once you’re inside. Their lightweight material makes them easy to pop in your bag for whenever you might need one.

4. What is your favorite holiday movie?

Home Alone 2 never fails to make me laugh!

5. What are you most looking forward to about Christmas?

Giving the gifts I’ve bought for people to them and seeing their faces (hopefully full of joy!) when they open them. Pavlova is a close second!

I nominate:

Here are my questions:

1. What is your favourite holiday and why?

2. What was the last movie you watched?

3. Who’s your celebrity crush?

4. A fashion trend you’ve never understood?

5. Do you have any highlights of 2014?

Can’t wait to see your answers!

Chanelle x

Liebster Award

Today I woke up to see I have been nominated for a Liebster Award by the lovely I have seen these awards featured on various other blogs I follow and to know somebody enjoys my writing and reading my blog fills me with joy.

“Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Isn’t that sweet? Blogging is about building a community and it’s a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs.”  I feel this description written by Ashley of sums up the award perfectly.

Liebster AwardI think the rules state you have to list 11 facts about yourself so here goes:

1. Of all the social media I use Twitter is my favourite

2. My parents are separated

3. I will be 20 in January

4. I want Shania Twain’s From This Moment On as the first dance at my wedding

5. I’ve never been clubbing before

6. In the summer I love watching ODI Cricket (if New Zealand is playing)

7. My tongue can touch my nose

8. I’ve worn glasses since I was 5 years old

9. I’m an asthmatic

10. I always feel guilty if I’m not eating healthily

11. My wrists are really tiny but because of that I adore them

Now for www.lifeofpixie‘s questions:

1. If you had to have dinner with one person from the past (e.g. King Henry VIII) who would it be?

I think Marilyn Monroe would be an interesting person to have dinner with.

2. Cats or dogs?


3. What is the soundtrack to your life?

There a few songs which mean a lot to me lyrically. Someday Soon by Natalie Bassingthwaighte talks about not giving up and going after your dream, Happy by Leona Lewis is all about finding happiness and Dancing With a Broken Heart by Delta Goodrem is about carrying on in life and fighting through any pain you’re feeling.

4. If you had to pick an actress to play you in your own movie who would it be?

A redheaded actress for sure, so perhaps Nicole Kidman, Isla Fisher or Emma Stone.

5. If you could be in a fictional world e.g. Narnia, Middle-Earth, Hogwarts where would you want to go?

Out of those three I like the Harry Potter series the most so I choose Hogwarts.

I’d like to nominate:

Here are your questions:

1. What was the last book you read?

2. What is your favourite season of the year?

3. A TV series you never get tired of watching?

4. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?

5. Number of hours you slept last night?

6. Favourite beauty product?

7. Any pet peeves?

8. Gold or silver?

9. What perfume do you wear?

10. Best subject at school?

11. Starsign?

Look forward to reading your answers!