Monthly Highlights | February

Hello! This time has rolled around once more! Lets get straight down to it..

Highlights 

I attended a wedding this weekend and it was amazing!

At that event that, seeing my family was great, some I haven’t seen for a couple of years so it was nice to chat :)

I’ve had a great time recently working with my student union and feel like i’ve achieved stuff

New Shoes :D

Lowlights 

Being in a long distance relationship is tricky

Some awful foot scrub (dets to come)

Stand outs 

The Wedding

I’ve had a few weekends at home which have been quite relaxing

Cuddling with my adorable dog!

Laughing with my amazing housemates about random rubbish

 

Whats you’re month been like?

A Guys first experience of… Plucking eyebrows

This is a new mini series i’ll be doing on ChuckleChums just to add a bit of light humor to the activities we do to make ourselves feel more beautiful. I’ll be getting an opinion of beauty measures from a guys perspective for the first time he does it. First up to bat, eyebrow plucking. Continue reading

The Top 5: Blogging

Half Baked Harvest
Amazing food recipes, with a blog which is easy to follow and find recipes on. There are lots of varieties and choices, from vegetarian to snack food, cakes and healthy foods.

Man Repellar
Life advice and help for your fashion dilemmas. The blog posts are hilarious to read and also very down to earth giving a true point of view. This blog is also not just run by one person, so the information that is being given isn’t biased.

Anna Rike
Not so much of an informative blog, but the outfits that are put together have had lots of thought put into them and they work well.

The Blond Salad
Similar to Anna Rike’s blog but with a bit more variation. This blogger travels often and shows the outfits that can be worn in many areas.

The Beauty Department
Hair, make up, beauty blog. Advice and tips on the best and worst of items, products, hairdryers, and allsorts. From a NYE look to the running-errands look.

BONUS!!
OOTD Magazine
All things fashion, beauty and life related. A really good and interesting blog for any kind of reader, and one that you can always find yourself reading.

Source: http://roadahead.com.au/lifestyle/eco/choosing-ethical-beauty-products/

Ethical Beauty

Source: http://roadahead.com.au/lifestyle/eco/choosing-ethical-beauty-products/

During our time writing this blog, we have never really spoken about if the products we are using are ethical chummy. We don’t look at where the materials have come from, the conditions for workers, if animal testing is involved – and I want to know why is that? Surely it should be a natural thing to want make up and beauty products that have come from an ethical background.

We expect it of banana’s so why shouldn’t we with beauty?  Continue reading

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The Top 5: YouTube

Claire Marshall: clairemarshall
If your looking for beauty/fashion/life videos then this is the place to be. The editing is phenomenal with music that you find yourself singing later in the day. LOVE!

Jenn Im: clothesencounters
Great fashion advice, What Would Jenn Wear (WWJW). The outfits that she puts together are very daring, girly, edgy and practical. Funny tag videos and amazing travel vlogs.

Kelsey and Becky: thesorrygirls
DIY projects which you didn’t even know you needed, from fashion, home and travel to halloween DIY’s and FAQ’s about their pet hedgehog Harley. I personaly love the home, card and plant pot DIY’s.

Vivianna: vivianaadoesmakeup
The weekly vlogs are my personal favourite, but she does many fashion, beauty videos with the occasional fitness, get ready with me and cooking videos.

Greys Anatomy Music: galover4ever
Full length songs from Greys Anatomy episodes! BRILL!

BONUS!!
Hannah Maggs: hannahmaggs
Such cute little vlogs, and although I’ve just discovered her channel, I know it’s going to be one I love.

Representation

Apologies for my recent absence, deadlines are great aren’t they?

Anyway, I have been meaning to write a post about representation for ages now since it has become quite a big part of my semester. I got a job working for my student union (yey! I can now afford to get a weekly hot chocolate) and I now go to faculty level meetings and discuss issues, problems, suggestions and ideas for the future of the faculty – and I then represent all of the students of science on these meetings (kinda scary when I think about it) but every idea I take to these meetings I get from students and school student led meetings.

My point is that I wasn’t aware of how important representation is and how it can affect my life so drastically until now. A lot of decisions and procedures my university implements has to be shown to students, staff and so many committees until it is actually put in place, and because it takes so long I didn’t care and didn’t actually think it would impact me. But things that I say at meetings are taken seriously, noted down (eek…) and I have actually changed some stuff for the better for students across science. I didn’t realise I could have this power to change policies and new procedures are being put in place for next semester!

So this is my plea for more people to get involved in representation. You may not have to represent a body of people but at least take an interest in what those people are saying because chances are, stuff they talk about will affect you and you could change it to make your experience even better.

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2015

So… Resolutions… Here goes

ONe
be more organised
Although throughout the year I go through many lists, I think I should be even more productive and attempt to do more things in my day and organise the days better so that I’m not wasting time. Leading on to my next point nicely.

TWo
become a morning person
I can tell this will be difficult and i don’t plan to wake up everyday at 6am and do yoga, but just to wake up earlier and make the most of my day.

THree
learn to put my phone down
I’m not the type of person who is glued to my phone at all times, but when there is an awkward situation I do tend to reach for it. What i aim to do to avoid that, is to simply just talk to people more. Be the one to maybe start a conversation, and show that I’m happy to talk to someone even if I’m really trying to remember where i put my phone.

FOur
friday free day
All TV shows that I love will just be watched on Friday, this way I make myself work on the other days. (An exception to this when I have exams, the TV shows will have to wait…)

FIve
love myself
Although it sounds quite vain, I’ve never truly been happy with how I look and I think I need to stop caring about what other people want me to do and just do whatever I feel is right. I could go further into this but I’ll keep it short and save it for another blog perhaps.

That concludes it then, my resolutions.
I hope you all have a great year!

A good start to the new year (ish?)

Happy 2015!

I hope that this year will be the best yet, and that this will finally be the year I stop accidentally writing 2012 as the date…

I have to admit that during my first day of 2015 (I accidentally write 2013, clearly my brain is trying to work up from 2012) I actually spent it in bed recovering from New Years Eve – and no not hungover, I drank one glass of champagne and then only drank water and coke. It was more the late night and the sofa bed that I was recovering from. But still, the best New Years Eve I’ve ever had :)

I was going to write this post yesterday for my usual Wednesday slot however, I have got caught up with all the festivities and ironically discussing my resolutions, instead of writing about them, for the New Year. So anyway, my resolutions this year are:

1. One week in each month I will have a vegetarian diet

2. I will run a mile in under 8 minutes

3. Travel to a place I have never been before

Hope you have a great New Year! :)

Our Anniversary!

Chummy! Exciting news! We have now been blogging for a whole year! Isn’t that crazy! So many !!!!

Time has flown by – I mean think of everything that has changed in our lives since last December when we went to see the Feeling! (Here is our first blog post if you wanted a read of it: https://chucklechums.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/the-feeling-christmas-party/)

I feel really proud of us that we have kept this going and I think its a great way for us to not miss out on our little ramblings that we so often used to have in our breaks and lunch times at the tech room ;) (long story people)

Therefore has 12 months have passed, I feel we should say 12 things on how our lives have changed

1. My Life Plan

2. My Career Plan

3. View on University

4. Taste buds

5. Mindset

6. Some friends

7. Hobbies

8. Job

9. Moved into a house!

10. Cooking skills

11. Confidence

12. Hair!

Bring on the next great year!

Most worn in October

image10 Jumper – Pull and Bear
Shoes – Zara

image22Hoodie – Zara (it’s dark green)
Necklace – Spitalfields Market

image16 image19Jumper – H&M
Watch – Timex

image13 image15Jumper – Zara (different colours available)

image24Jumper – Uniqlo (underneath)
Cardigan – New look

Trousers worn in all – black treggings – M&S
Shoes most likely worn: http://www.johnlewis.com/clarks-orinoco-club-leather-ankle-boots/p1421668
Coat most likely worn: Navy blue coat from Monsoon – few years ago
Emphasis on “most worn” – I did wear other clothes, I assure you.