Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Running the Royal Parks Half Marathon for CoppaFeel!


So that's it. As I'm writing this I can officially say I have completed my first ever half marathon! EEK. If you'd have told me a year ago that I would be running a half marathon I would have laughed in your face and walked away thinking you were a total numpty. But, here I am with a bloomin' medal around my neck and I officially have bragging rights FOREVER. 

I would never have classed myself as a runner, and actually, I still don't. I'm just as mind boggled as my old P.E teacher that I managed to cross a half marathon finish line. I mean, I do love to go to the gym, but I remember when I did my first Combat class and I left looking like an absolute beetroot. I vowed never to let anyone see me do exercise ever again. So why I thought letting over 16,000 people see me run with lovely red cheeks is beyond me. A couple of years ago I tried to go for a run around my local park. I jogged for about 3 seconds, couldn't breathe and had to stop. Then a lady went speeding past me with a buggy and looked at me all smug. I'd love to find her now and show her my medal. She may have ran with a buggy but I ran with a giant boob! So really, I WIN.

Yes. They are giant boobs on our backs.
Picture from RP Half official photographers
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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

30 before I'm 30

Every new year I make a list of things I want to accomplish during that year. You could call them new years resolutions, but they aren't really things that I want to necessarily change, they're more like things I want to achieve. This year, me and my group of friends all turned 28, and one of them decided to make a list of things that she wanted to achieve before she hits 30 and I thought what a great idea, so I've half stolen her idea (Thanks Gem) and decided to do a list of 30 before I'm 30!! Because lets face it, I ain't got long left!

This list has actually made me feel a bit better about turning 30! I like having things to look forward to and I like the feeling of having accomplished something. Next week I'm running my first half marathon (eeeeeek) and yesterday I actually baked something that worked and tasted really good! So slowly but surely, I'm ticking things off!

Anyway, here's my list.... What's on yours?

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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Quick, Natural make-up using Avon Products

This year I decided to become an Avon Representative because I absolutely love Avon's products. I decided to film my everyday make-up look because it's quick and easy, plus it lasts all day!

Let me know if you use any of these products!
Chanelle x


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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Rome part 2 | The Colosseum, Roman Forum, St Peter's and the Vatican Museum!

Here's a little video of some sights we saw while walking around central Rome: The Colosseum, Roman Forum, St Peter's and The Vatican Museums!

I've also written a blog post here on some Do's and Don'ts of Rome: http://chanellelouise.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/when-in-rome.html 


Twitter: @chanellelouiseb



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Monday, 14 August 2017

My weekend on a time-lapse!

This is just a bit of a fun video. I've got a little bit obsessed with time-lapse recently so decided to video my whole weekend on a time-lapse! It really makes me laugh as I wish I could move this quickly in real life - I'd never be late!

On Friday night I decided to make some cakes. I am probably the worlds worst baker because I have no patience whatsoever, so me and my sister decided to get pre-made cake box kits and make some cakes for a carboot stall that we were hosting on Sunday. Our plan was to lure people to our stall with cakes - and it worked!

On Saturday I went to Body Attack and had my hair done, then on Sunday I went to my Body Pump class.  I tried to time-lapse the carboot but it got quite manic so I wasn't able to film much.

Here's a quick fun snapshot anyway!




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Thursday, 3 August 2017

Rome part 1 - Bus tour, Trevi Fountain and The Pantheon!

Here's a little video of some sights we saw while walking around central Rome, hoping on the bus tour, checking out the Trevi Water Fountain, plus accidentally stumbling across The pantheon!


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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

When in Rome

I recently got back from Rome and OMG I am in love. It really was one of the best places I have ever been. I've never really done a city break before, but I am 100% sold and I think I'll be doing a lot more of them from now on! I've never even been to Italy, but after seeing Rome I'd now like to visit every part of Italy that I possibly could! I have a lot of places on my wishlist, but now Sardinia, Sicily and Florence have topped them. If you're thinking of going to Rome or Italy I would highly recommend it as you won't regret it!

I'm going to do 2 blog posts about Rome. My first one s going to be a bit of a do's and dont's post. It takes quite a bit of planning to visit somewhere like Rome, so hopefully you'll find my post helpful if you are thinking about going there. My second post will be about the highlights and the sight seeing - sharing pictures, YouTube videos and showing you all how fab it is!

Unfortunately Easyjet decided that I didn't need my luggage for this trip, and kept it at Luton! I flew out to Rome on the Thursday evening, and my luggage finally arrived on Monday morning... typical! My advice for anyone who has delayed luggage; it really isn't that bad. I always thought that if I didn't have my luggage with me then it would be the worst thing ever, but it actually was totally fine! Ok so it helped that it was only a 4 day break, but we just went out and found a local shopping mall and bought everything that we needed. The most annoying part was that my camera charger was in my luggage, so all my photos had to be taken on my phone which isn't as good quality. Now I'm trying to get compensation out of Easyjet! In future I'll just be taking hand luggage for a city break!!

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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Stylist Live

So, slightly delayed, but last year I attended an event in London called Stylist Live. The reason it's just a tad late is because I finally found the footage for it last weekend! I had such a good time, that even 7 months later I still wanted to share it.


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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Race for Life 2017

Cancer is something that's close to my heart, as I am sure it is for many of us. So I'll get involved in anything I can that would help kick cancer's butt! I always love taking part in events, and even more so when it's for a great cause.

Last weekend I had a pretty active one as I decided to do 2 Race for Life events. On Saturday I completed a 5k obstacle course called Pretty Muddy and it was absolutely brilliant. I got all my friends, family and work pals involved and we had such a good laugh getting covered in wet mud on the obstacles. I already can't wait to do it again next year!

Then on the Sunday I decided to run 10k! This was a massive goal for me as I've recently caught the running bug and I was so determined to do my first 10k. For the 2 weeks leading up to the run (and actually on the day of the run) I had been pretty ill so I really was questioning myself. In the end I managed to complete the run in 1 hour 4 minutes which I was happy about. My next challenge is a half marathon!

Watch the video below for some Race for Life highlights - you'll see how much fun Pretty Muddy was!

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Thursday, 25 May 2017

This Morning Live

Over the weekend I attended an event at Birmingham NEC called This Morning Live. It was a great day out surrounded by clothes, beauty products, home decor, lots of food and I even spotted a few celebs!

The event had 5 stages that had different talks throughout the day at different times. These included The Speakmans, fitness with Faisal, cooking shows, a catwalk show and much more.

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