The Love/Hate Tag

Love Hate TagHey everyone! Aren’t you lucky getting an extra post thrown in this week!

The lovely Claire Elsley has nominated me for ‘The Love/Hate Tag’. I’ve loved reading this tag on other blogs and I’m excited to share my own list of some of the things I love and (unfortunately) hate. Be sure to check out Claire’s post (linked in her name) and blog as well!


  • List ten things you love and ten things you hate.
  • Nominate ten people to do the same.


  1. Sleep ins – especially even more since starting my job.
  2. My cat Tango – she’s the cutest and so loving.
  3. Makeup – it helps me feel more confident when I wear it.
  4. Thoughtfulness – who doesn’t enjoy being thought of and looked after?
  5. Music – when I’m singing or listening to music I feel like everything is okay.
  6. Tweets from Dannii Minogue – I always smile whenever she replies to me.
  7. Laughing – one of my favourite things to do is laugh/make other people laugh.
  8. Feijoas – the best winter fruit.
  9. Pink – my favourite colour.
  10. Receiving mail – a present from you to yourself!


  1. Having no internet – I feel so disconnected from the world.
  2. Liars – honesty is the best policy.
  3. Being sick – 😦
  4. Worrying/stressing – doesn’t help the situation and just makes you more anxious.
  5. Finishing a good book – you won’t get to read it with fresh eyes again.
  6. Not being able to cool down in summer – cooler weather any day.
  7. Bullies – people can be so cruel.
  8. Failure – I’m a perfectionist and like everything to be done just right.
  9. The smell of vinegar – makes me gag.
  10. Running late – ties in with the whole perfectionist thing.

The rules state you have to nominate ten people. This tag has been around for a while and I’m not sure who has done it and who hasn’t so if anyone sees this and wants to give it a go, feel free!

Hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for reading!


The Starlight Blogger Award

The Starlight Blogger Award

Last week the lovely Lizzi from Thoughts and Things 1 nominated me for ‘The Starlight Blogger Award’. Be sure to check out her post and her blog and give her a wee follow if you haven’t already! It always makes me smile to be thought of and nominated for any award so thanks Lizzi!


  • Thank the person that nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 3 questions that are given to you.
  • Pass the award on to 6 or more other bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated.
  • Include the logo of the award on your blog, please never alter the logo and never change the rules.

Lizzi’s Questions:

1. What’s your favourite personality trait of yours and why?

Without a doubt my kindness. I’m the kind of person who puts other people’s needs and feelings before my own because I like to make people smile and make them happy. I’m incredibly thoughtful and pride myself on being lovely to as many people as I can.

2. If you had to give a thank you speech, who would be top of your list to thank?

Most people would say their parents but I don’t see my dad and without sounding harsh I’m more thankful he’s not in my life.

I would thank all of the people who inspire me and make me happy; particularly my favourite musicians – even if meant they didn’t get to listen. I know I rabbit on about music and singing all the time but it’s genuinely my life and what I love more than anything else.

3. What are you most looking forward to about your future?

Part of me is nervous about the future, but I think we all are. There’s something beautiful yet scary about the unknown. I’m most looking forward to the day I stop worrying and can be happy and embrace life as it comes. I’m also looking forward to finding someone I can spend my life with and who makes me feel special.

My Questions:

1. What keeps you inspired?

2. What’s your favourite personality trait of yours and why?

3. What’s something about you that we might not know?


Kimmy Keep Real

Beautiful Breakable

Stephie Estie

Vogue Infatuation

Weird Girl Official

The World of Cos

There’s no pressure to accept but if you do leave a link to your post below and I’ll check it out! As always, thanks for reading! ❤


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 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! ❤


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.


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!


This or That? Beauty Edition

This or That TagNadine over at Ladies & Lace nominated me to do the Beauty Edition of the ‘This or That’ tag. I did the original tag a few months back (see my original post *here*) and while some of my answers are probably still the same this edition of the tag includes a few different questions.


Blush or Bronzer?

Last time I said blush but I have been experimenting with my bronzer a little bit more. I will stick with blush though.

Lipgloss or Lipstick?

Lipstick every time!

Eyeliner or Mascara?

Mascara as it really helps to open up your eyes. That and I’m hopeless with eyeliner.

Foundation or Concealer?


Neutral or Colour Eyeshadow?

It depends on my look for that day. I try and tie colours in where I can but I am beginning to warm to using more neutral shades.

Brushes or Sponges?

Same answer as last time: sponges seem like a lot more work. Once they start tearing apart they have to be thrown away and need replacing. Brushes are much easier to maintain.


OPI or China Glaze?

I haven’t tried China Glaze so OPI.

Long or Short?

Short but not too short.

Acrylic or Natural?

Natural. Acrylic nails can sometimes look cheap and tacky.

Brights or Darks?

Brights 🙂


Perfume or Body Spray?

Perfume, the scent lingers longer.

Lotion or Body Butter?

Since using my Body Shop Shea body butter I have become a fan. Maybe if your skin is oily a lotion would be best as it has a lighter texture.

Body Wash or Soap?

I don’t really use either as my skin is sensitive.

Lush or Other Bath Store?

We do have Lush in New Zealand but I’ve never bought any of their products. Pampering and bath goodies are relatively new to me, I don’t really take time to relax and indulge in them.


Jeans or Sweatpants?

Sweatpants – comfort is key!

Long Sleeved or Short?

Both. Long in winter, short in summer.

Dresses or Skirts?

Dresses because then you don’t have to chose a top to go with the skirt.

Stripes or Plaid?


Flip Flops or Sandals?

Depends on my mood but flip flops are so easy to get on and off.

Scarves or Hats?

Scarves. I have a gorgeous light blue-grey snood which I absolutely love and sadly don’t wear often enough.

Studs or Dangly Earrings?

Studs, some dangly earrings can be heavy.

Necklaces or Bracelets?

Although my wrists are tiny, bracelets. I like the feeling of jewelry on my wrist rather than around my neck.


Curly or Straight?

My hair is pretty straight but I have a few natural waves at the bottom. When I curl my hair the curls don’t hold very well.

Bun or Ponytail?

Ponytail unless I’m in the mood for a bun.

Long or Short?

LONG! I’d be scared to cut my hair short.

Light or Dark?

Red 😉

Side Swept or Full Bangs?

Full bangs… side swept fringes are beautiful but they don’t suit me.

Up or Down?

Again, depends on my mood. I’d say the up/down ratio is pretty even.

I nominate:

Steph Estie

Who Cares Kayleigh

The Peachy Queen

I also nominate anyone who hasn’t done this tag and wants to do it! ❤

Chanelle x

The Creative Blogger Award

Creative Blogger AwardThe lovely Cos from The World of Cos has nominated me for The Creative Blogger Award and I really appreciate her thinking of me and choosing my blog! I’ve said it before but if you’re a nail polish fanatic you really will love her blog. (Even if you’re not, check it out anyway!)

The Rules:

  • Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify all nominees via their social media/blogs
  • Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you (very important)
  • Share 5 facts about yourself to your readers
  • Pass these rules on to them

5 Facts About Me:

  1. I never went to my high school ball.
  2. I sent Dannii Minogue a present for her birthday last year.
  3. I’m a fussy eater so I’m not a huge fan of eating out. I look at menus online beforehand and try to work out what I’m going to have.
  4. Driving scares me which is why I still don’t have my license.
  5. I don’t understand the hype around Beyoncé – I’m sorry, I just don’t!

I’m going to be a bit of a rebel and I’m not going to nominate anyone in particular for this award. Instead I nominate YOU, yes you reading this!

Chanelle x