Hi lovelies! When I was writing about my blogging experience so far in last weeks post, I thought that although lots of you follow me… none of you really know me. So I thought today I would change that! Although I don’t keep my blog anonymous, you only get to know what I want you to know. After three months of blogging, this is the perfect time for you to get to know the girl behind the blog.
The girl behind the blog
This may seem a bit obvious, considering the name of this blog, but I am the ‘Chloe’ behind ‘Being-chloe.com’. So Hi, this is me (she says awkwardly). Other than the picture in the sidebar (and all of my social media), many of you probably don’t even know what I look like. Even if you follow me on Instagram, you will have only seen one or two pictures of my face. I don’t tend to have a lot of confidence in posting my selfies all over social media, and I feel awkward when people take pictures of me. So consider yourselves lucky you get this one haha!
What do I do?
So, a little bit about me. I am currently 21 years old, studying Pharmacology at the University of Manchester. That’s not studying farms by the way… I get that a lot. Think pharmaceuticals. Although I am learning all about drugs and their interactions in the body, this year I am on a placement year in a molecular biology lab. I love my job at the moment and I am so happy I decided to take a year out of education but I am looking forward to going back to Uni in September. I always knew that I wanted to do a Science degree, but it wasn’t until college that I found Pharmacology. It is such a broad, fascinating subject to learn… difficult but enjoyable. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love being in Manchester, It is quite close to home but I am happy that I can still live at Uni rather than with the fam. I still get that sense of independence.
What do I love?
I love lots of things; my friends, my family, my little doggy. They have been so supportive over the last year and I don’t know where I’d be without them. But to get to the basic white girl stuff haha, I love makeup, chicken nuggets, blogging and Harry Potter. I think those four things just sum me up perfectly. If you asked any of my friends about my loves they would say nuggs and HP (and The Wanted… they were my teenage obsession). I think I’m pretty simple in that sense, I know what I like and I stick to it.
What do I hate?
I think that ties in with what I hate: change and trying new things. I recently tried bacon and hash browns for the first time and it was actually a massive achievement. I think I just heard lots of you gasp in horror. Yes I have only just tried bacon… get over it haha. Good news, I actually quite enjoyed it. I hate negativity (even though I can be negative sometimes), I hate flakiness and cheese. Had to get that in there… I am not a big fan of cheese.
The very lovely Megan over on Twitter (@Inmegansmind), gave me some Questions to answer, so let’s go!
What’s one makeup product you couldn’t live without?
This was actually a really difficult question. As I said before, I don’t have a lot of confidence and so I very rarely leave the house without wearing some form of makeup. If you saw my ‘Everyday makeup routine’ post you will know that for day to day wear I keep things pretty simple. I personally couldn’t live without a lot of my makeup, but I think Foundation/concealer and brow products are my absolute essentials. Foundation because I am not that confident with my skin and brows because… well I look weird with no brows. My current faves are the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-glow foundation and the French connection brow pencil!
When did you first start wearing makeup?
I am not sure precisely what age I started wearing makeup. I have a feeling I was about 12 when I started to get acne. I know that is quite early but it was only a little bit of foundation and probably some mascara. By the end of high school, I had ventured slightly into brows, but they were still very sparse. It was college when I got my first Naked Palette and I think that was the turning point of where my love for makeup began. I obviously now love makeup (hence the blog) and it is one of my biggest passions (even though I am not necessarily the best).
What inspired you to start your blog?
This is quite an interesting question for me. In all honesty, I started my blog as a distraction. I wasn’t in the best place personally when I started my blog and I needed something to focus on. I needed an activity that would keep me busy and allow me to be more creative, in the hopes I would get into a more positive mindset. If you read my ‘Blogging experience so far’ post, you will know that I didn’t think I would be blogging for very long, but now it is something I am so passionate about. No-one is more surprised than I am about this. I truly love blogging. I have developed more creativity, love writing and engaging with lots of other bloggers out there.
What has been the best thing about blogging so far for you?
The best thing about blogging so far for me personally is all of the skills I am starting to develop. I used to be crap at photography, and I think I have definitely improved. There is such a long way to go but there are definitely signs of improvement. I feel like I am better at technology and computers in general and I am loving the learning process.
5 Fun facts:
- I hate getting rid of makeup. I know that it’s important to declutter but it hurts my feelings when I have to throw things away.
- I drink way too much tea – it’s actually a problem. I go to the toilet so much at work because of all the tea I drink.
- When I was born, I was teeny tiny. I was born 10 weeks early and so weighed only 3 pounds!
- When Harry Potter and The Wanted ended I cried my eyes out. A lot. It’s embarrassing.
- I am a big overthinker, but it is something I am working on.
So that’s me! The girl behind the blog. There is lot’s more to know but I don’t want to bore you all. Leave a fun fact about yourself in the comments, I would love to know.
Thanks for reading,