The girl behind the blog

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: 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. When I was born, I was teeny tiny. I was born 10 weeks early and so weighed only 3 pounds!
  4. When Harry Potter and The Wanted ended I cried my eyes out. A lot. It’s embarrassing.
  5. 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,

Chloe x

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45 Comments

  1. March 28, 2018 / 8:25 am

    This was a lovely post! It’s nice to know a few things about who your following! Plus super cute dog!xx

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      March 28, 2018 / 8:29 am

      Aww thankyou lovely! Haha yeah she is my baby xx

  2. March 28, 2018 / 8:30 am

    This was such a great post! I loved getting to know you a bit more. Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work!

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      March 28, 2018 / 8:33 am

      Glad you liked it lovely! x

  3. March 28, 2018 / 8:33 am

    I love these posts, and learning more about people. This one is very well written, and a really enjoyable read!

    Em x

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      March 28, 2018 / 8:37 am

      Thankyou so much lovely! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

  4. March 28, 2018 / 8:50 am

    My little sister-in-law is reading Harry potter for the very first time and I am getting so excited just talking to her about it! It’s always so lovely to find out a little more about the blogger behind the blog 🙂 🙂

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      March 28, 2018 / 8:53 am

      I’m the same! My little cousin has just finished all the books and has decorated his entire room Harry Potter themed! I am like why can’t I have my room like that haha! Glad you liked the post lovely x

  5. March 28, 2018 / 9:23 am

    I don’t think I have ever met anyone who hasn’t tried bacon, lol! Nice to learn more about you ♡

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      March 28, 2018 / 12:42 pm

      Haha I get that response a lot! A look of horror whenever I mention it! But I am getting there haha x

  6. March 28, 2018 / 9:55 am

    Hi Chloe, glad to know more about you! and…your dog is super cute 😛
    Happy blogging!! 🙂

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      March 28, 2018 / 12:44 pm

      Thankyou, she is my baby! So pretty! Thanks lovely! x

  7. March 28, 2018 / 10:09 am

    I enjoy these getting to know you. I’m the same with blogging started by mistake and now can’t think of not doing it. It was help keep me more focused and creativity also.

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      March 28, 2018 / 12:45 pm

      Thankyou! Yeah 100% It’s like I fell into it but I am so grateful that I did! x

  8. March 28, 2018 / 10:57 am

    Oh wow, fellow hater of change?! I hate throwing away makeup for that exact reason as well.. 😂 I do love bacon and cheese though, so I guess we’re different there! 🖤

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      March 28, 2018 / 12:48 pm

      Haha yep change hater over here! I hate getting rid of makeup but I think I am getting better recently! Haha I’m working on the bacon, cheese…never! Unless it is on Pizza 🙂 x

  9. March 28, 2018 / 10:58 am

    So many things we can like or not like in life. I wonder in 10 years if anything in that vein changes?
    Time does some humorous things to our values etc. Cheese? you don’t like cheese? lol

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      March 28, 2018 / 12:50 pm

      Haha yes I don’t like cheese – unless it’s on pizza haha!

  10. March 28, 2018 / 12:42 pm

    How fun! I love posts like this and it is so nice to know a little more about the person behind the reviews. You always have lovely posts!

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      March 28, 2018 / 12:51 pm

      Aww thankyou so much lovely! It means a lot 🙂

  11. March 28, 2018 / 1:33 pm

    Awesome to get to know you better!

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      March 28, 2018 / 1:45 pm

      Glad you liked it!

  12. March 28, 2018 / 2:28 pm

    Great post, Chole, and a pleasure to meet you. Also, please do not be self-conscious in posting selfies. You seem very beautiful inside and out!

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      March 29, 2018 / 8:00 am

      Thankyou lovely, that’s so sweet x

  13. March 28, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    I really like this a lot! I love when fellow bloggers share some personal information so that is readers can get to them better and feel more connected (:

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      March 29, 2018 / 8:01 am

      I’m glad you liked it lovely! Thankyou for reading x

  14. March 28, 2018 / 6:02 pm

    Lovely post that helped us get to know you better babe 🙂 xxx

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      March 29, 2018 / 8:01 am

      Thankyou sweety, means a lot 🙂

  15. March 28, 2018 / 7:07 pm

    Lovely post and interesting read!! I cried my eyes out about The Wanted too, by the way haha! Crazy how long ago this was!
    Anyway, thank you for sharing! 🙂

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      March 29, 2018 / 8:02 am

      Haha omg I am glad it wasn’t just me, those guys were my first heartbreak haha! Was devastated!It’s been like 4/5 years that’s mad! Thankyou for reading lovely x

  16. March 30, 2018 / 9:28 am

    I loved getting to know more about you! & you look beautiful ❤

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      March 30, 2018 / 1:37 pm

      Aww thankyou so much Karalee xx

  17. March 30, 2018 / 12:16 pm

    I weighed 3lbs on the nose, as well!! (6 weeks early myself) And you have the cutest dog 😍 Dogs and tea?? You sound like me 🙂 I’m currently averaging about 7 mugs a day (600ml), and my only saving grace is that some of it is herbal 🤣

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      March 30, 2018 / 1:41 pm

      Haha snap! I may not be that bad haha, I think i have maybe 4-5 but unfortunately it’s all standard tea haha! x

  18. March 30, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    I started wearing makeup around the age of 12 as well when I began to get acne. It was mainly foundation and mascara, and then I started wearing neutral eye shadows and doing my eye brows. Your dog is super cute! I don’t know what I would do without mine. x

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      March 31, 2018 / 2:38 pm

      I think it is quite a common age! Thankyou she’s my baby haha! I don’t know where I would be without her cuddles! x

  19. Charmain Lee
    March 31, 2018 / 4:29 pm

    Good idea! I think I ought to do one too! 😀

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      March 31, 2018 / 5:09 pm

      Glad you liked it!

  20. April 5, 2018 / 6:22 am

    Awesome post! I’m so glad to have discovered your blog – am loving your content 💕

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 7:15 am

      Aww thankyou so much lovely, it means a lot! x

  21. April 5, 2018 / 6:23 am

    Hahah I can relate to the drinking too much tea and subsequent bathroom trips

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 7:17 am

      Haha the struggle is real! x

  22. April 15, 2018 / 8:37 pm

    Chloe, loved the post, and your dog is so adorable! 😍

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      April 16, 2018 / 7:16 am

      Thankyou so much, she is my baby! 🙂

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