50 More Things That Make Me Happy

I try to keep my blog a happy place and today’s post is the perfect example of that; a list of things that make me happy! In March 2016 I wrote the original 50 Things That Make Me Happy after seeing it on other blogs. I absolutely adore reading these posts and seeing what other people include in their lists!

  1. My boyfriend!
  2. Making monthly playlists on Spotify
  3. Watching fireworks
  4. Pizza
  5. Anything pink 💗
  6. Fluffy jumpers
  7. Completing everything on a to do list
  8. Curly hair
  9. Wearing my headband with cat ears
  10. Balloons
  11. New music from my favourite singers/bands
  12. Hot chocolates being made for me at work
  13. Pointless Blog’s vlogs
  14. Applying makeup
  15. My Instax camera
  16. kikki.K
  17. My ability to learn and retain song lyrics
  18. Watching Pretty Little Liars
  19. Traveling to places I’ve never been before
  20. Learning
  21. When people compliment my handwriting
  22. Sour Skittles
  23. Jigsaw puzzles
  24. Good morning text messages
  25. Cute mugs
  26. Having a name badge for my job
  27. Cuddles and hugs
  28. Getting told you smell nice
  29. Wrapping presents
  30. Curling up with a blanket when it’s cold
  31. Holding hands
  32. Ellie Goulding’s voice – raspy and angelic at the same time
  33. Skechers; stylish and comfortable
  34. Swing seats
  35. Viva la Juicy by Juicy Couture – my favourite perfume
  36. Playing board games
  37. Feeling the sun on my face
  38. The smell of MAC lipsticks
  39. Receiving roses
  40. Being looked after when you don’t feel well
  41. Taste testing baking
  42. Kisses
  43. Cinnamon donuts
  44. Being creative
  45. Freshly mowed lawns
  46. Instagram 📷
  47. Fish and chips with crispy batter
  48. Massages
  49. Watching sunsets
  50. Little signs of affection

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The Happiness Tag

The Happiness TagHappy Monday! (See what I did there?) Last week the lovely Dannii from A Beautiful Thing nominated me to do The Happiness Tag. If you’re not following Dannii already, please do. I love reading her posts and she’s always up for a good chatter in the comments!

The Rules

  • List 5 things that make you happy
  • List 5 songs that make you happy
  • Nominate 5 bloggers to complete this tag

5 Things That Make Me Happy:

1. Singing/music – If I could only do one thing for the rest of my life it would be singing whilst listening to my favourite songs. Hardly a day goes by where I don’t listen to music and I couldn’t imagine life without it.

2. Makeup – I love shopping for makeup, swatching it, applying it, you name it! If it wasn’t for makeup, I probably wouldn’t have taken my blog down the beauty route. As a result, I have learnt about different products and what works for me. Wearing makeup regularly and writing this blog has given me so much more confidence.

3. Kindness – Whether that’s me being kind to someone or being on the receiving end of someone’s kindness, it always makes me smile.

4. Board games – I absolutely love playing board games but I’ll admit I don’t play often enough. I either don’t have anyone to play with or no one wants to play with me. My favourites are Cluedo, Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit.

5. Painting my nails – This is one of my favourite beauty regimes. I love deciding which colour I want to wear for the week and the feeling of freshly painted nails. I have come so far and gotten so much better at painting my nails, I used to be crap. Practice does really make perfect!

5 Songs That Make Me Happy:

1. Shania Twain – From This Moment On – I am a huge fan of Shania and this song has been my favourite of hers ever since I was three years old. I have mentioned this a few times on my blog before, but I want this to be my wedding song.

2. Zayn – Pillowtalk – This is probably my favourite song of 2016 so far! I love the beat, the lyrics and Zayn’s voice. This song is different to others out there at the moment but still sounds current and very radio friendly.

3. Shane Filan – Baby Let’s Dance – I just had to include Shane Filan somewhere in this post! Baby Let’s Dance is one of my most played iTunes tracks and is classic Shane. It showcases his beautiful voice and lyrical ability and has this kind of old soul vibe mixed with pop/country.

4. Ellie Goulding – Something In the Way You MoveThis track is one of the best on Delirium, it encompasses the pop/dance feel of the album and the production (Greg Kurstin) is top notch. This track is again very radio friendly and I guarantee you will find yourself bopping and singing along! This song makes me want to dance when I hear it and I can’t wait to hear it live when I see Ellie in October.

5. Kylie Minogue – Love At First Sight – Love At First Sight is a Kylie classic and I remember the video so well from when I was younger. This song will have you dancing in no time and will send you straight back to the early 2000s when I believe pop was at it’s best! I love the lyrics as well.

I Nominate:

  1. Rachel’s Beauty Talk
  2. Lifestylebites3
  3. Adele In Glasses
  4. A Brash Attitude
  5. Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Thanks again Dannii!


50 Things That Make Me Happy

50 Things That Makes Me HappyHi everyone! It feels good to be back blogging this week and I wanted to reflect my positivity and enthusiasm by sharing 50 things that make me happy. I have seen this done by other bloggers before and I’ve always enjoyed reading their lists so I decided to come up with one for myself. I would love if my list inspired you to create your own list too!

  1. Music (especially late 90s/early 00s)
  2. My cat Tango
  3. Sleep ins
  4. Blogging!
  5. Kind people
  6. Unexpected text messages
  7. Curling up on the couch and watching movies when it rains
  8. Reading in bed when you’re sick
  10. Shania Twain’s Come On Over album
  11. Smiling
  12. Laughing until your stomach hurts
  13. Receiving parcels in the mail
  14. Dancing
  15. Shopping for new lipstick
  16. Applying my makeup
  17. Shane Filan’s voice – it’s SO soothing when he sings and talks in interviews
  18. Tweets from Dannii Minogue
  19. Being short (4ft 11 to be exact)
  20. Lily Pebbles’ YouTube channel
  21. Getting called ‘babe’, ‘hun’, ‘gorgeous’ or ‘lovely’
  22. Exercise
  23. Watching The Chase and quiz shows in general
  24. Washi tape
  25. My mum
  26. Seeing Ellie Goulding in concert
  27. Days off from work
  28. Spontaneous plans with friends
  29. Wearing red lipstick
  30. Discovering new music
  31. My lovely blogging friends ❤
  32. Kylie Minogue
  33. Painting my nails
  34. Strawberry thickshakes from Wendy’s Supa Sundaes
  35. Chips
  36. The Body Shop
  37. Freshly shaved legs
  38. Glitter/sparkle
  39. Having my hair done
  40. Nice perfume
  41. Jessica Agombar’s music
  42. Fairy lights
  43. Stationery
  44. Giving gifts
  45. When you sneeze and someone says bless you
  46. Finishing a beauty product; that feeling of satisfaction
  47. Cute little family traditions e.g. when my brother and I go shopping we generally have a curry for lunch
  48. Good hair days
  49. Band t-shirts and merchandise
  50. This list!

Comment something that makes you happy!


Some kind of wonderful

I hadn’t planned on posting today but the most random lovely thing happened and I wanted to share it with you all!

Today, September 20, marks our New Zealand election and at half-past three this afternoon I went to one of the local schools to place my vote. My brother knew one of the volunteers handing out the voting forms and it just so happened she issued me with mine.

My brother used to work with her and got chatting while he was waiting for my mum and I. Apparently the woman thought I was “cute” and when he told me afterwards it made my day. (I don’t know if she meant cute because I’m short and little or cute to look at). I think it’s nice how people you don’t know and haven’t meet before can get a glimpse of who you are in a matter of seconds. Compliments like that have a way of brightening up your day and really making you smile.

Kindness is such an attractive quality in a person and I always do my best to sprinkle it wherever I go. Never pass up the opportunity to make someone’s day. You never know, it could make them smile too!

Chanelle x