4:08 | April 24, 2018

TRAVEL UPDATE

Travel


Santa Teresa, Costa Rica vlog + a BIG travel update

It has been a hot minute since I have updated you with our travel plans. Things have significantly changed since we first arrived in Costa Rica.

Let me explain.

The original plan was to find an apartment/AirBnb we really like here in Costa Rica and just stay put for a few months. Once we’ve been here for a few weeks, this has changed……

Annnnnnd you’re gonna have to watch the video above for the juicy details on Troy and I’s travel plans. 😉

Yes, I’m that person muahahah. 😈

Hope you are having a great Tuesday! Let’s smash our goals this week together 💪🏻

 

xoxo,

 

 

 

1:50 | April 20, 2018

HOW TO GET PERFECT EYEBROWS

Beauty

How to get perfect eyebrows!

This video was created due to popular request…. LOL. I feel like people always say that when nobody actually requested anything. But, in this situation it seems people are very interested in how I do my eyebrows lol. And it just so happens that I have LOTS of wisdom to share on the subtle art that is eyebrows.

This video was 45 mins long, and I condensed it into 6 minutes of goodness for your viewing pleasure.

***A quick little rant before we get started here***

One thing that has been driving me NUTS, like totally bonkers, lately is how there’s this trend of big time makeup artists doing brows FIRST.

WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WHY. 😩

It. Is. So. WRONG.

I had a rather ragey bit in this video that took up about 2 minutes where I went deep into why it should be illegal to do your brows first, but it took up too much time so I had to cut it in editing lol.

But alas, I WILL BE HEARD!

Let me explain why it makes NO SENSE AT ALL to do your brows first when glamming.

  1. When putting on foundation, you will move them or get foundation on them and mess them up.
  2. When concealing, the same as above.
  3. When blending, the same as above.
  4. And after you’ ve messed them up by doing steps 1 – 3, you will have to re-do them in the end anyways.

WHICH IS WHY, my brows, will always and forever be done LAST! After I’m finished with the other 6 million steps it takes to get this girl looking beat.

Phew, already feeling better now that I have gotten this out on the internet. It was necessary. Can’t be having you thinking it’s okay to start glam with your brows. The thought of it causes me severe anxiety. 💀 (<– that’s me, ded from brow anxiety.)

I need a prosecco now to recover from this traumatic experience we’ve just had here.

LOL. I kid.

But I really do feel very strongly confused at why anyone would ever do brows first.

***RANT OVER*** (and far too liberal use of caps lock in this post, apologies)

SO yeah. Back to my video and the awesome contents of said video…

I shared the BEST tips and tricks on how to get natural, bombbbbdiggity lookin’ brows in this tutorial! Some VERY REAL pro tips in here that are easy to integrate into your makeup routine.

Oh one more thing… I only used 2 PRODUCTS. Yeah, it’s actually a pretty practical and useful tutorial if I do say so myself in my entirely biased opinion. 😇

This blog just got outta hand so quick lol! Ya girl is fired up rn with all this talk of starting glam with brows.

hahahah im crazy.

That’s enough outta me tonight. 🤡

Talk soon.

 

xx,

 

5:46 | April 17, 2018

SANTA TERESA VLOG

Travel

Join me in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica!

I was so happy to vlog this because it is my first day BACK FROM HAVING THE FLU!!!

There is no better feeling in the world than coming back to health after being sick. Because there is also nothing worse than being stuck in bed, feeling poppy, and being HELLA BORED. Like, the most bored of all time.

ALL. TIME. 😭

(Yes, the dramatics are necessary.)

You can imagine the joy of being able to leave the house.

Anywho, Santa Teresa is pretty great! Today’s vlog shares my favourite lunch spot (shocker, foodie stuffs 😉 ), a cool surf competition, some adventuring, and fun times in the pool at our AirBnb!

If you like the video, please make my day and give it a thumbs up on YouTube!

UPDATE TIME!

Let’s talk about something that hasn’t really been formally addressed here. You’ve probably noticed a lot more videos and less photos lately on Skinny Belle.

OMG SO CRAZYYYYY. 🙄 *Sarcasm*

But for reals, figured I would share wtf is up with all the videos and lack of other content here.

Videos feel like a much more personal way that we can connect with one another. I love photography and still do lots (see my instagram!) but writing to you never feels as personal as talking to you directly in a video. So for now, hope you are down diggity down for this, as I plan on focusing my energy on creating awesome/funny/useful videos. Or at least that is my hope for them.😜

It’s been a HUUUUUGEEEEEE learning curve making videos, and I am confident that every upload will be better and better.

Change is good, and this little bloggity blog has changed to be more video focused. For now. 😉 Who knows what will be next!!

So yeah…. thought we should talk about that. Cuz I just kind of went and did it and didn’t really address it at all. Not that it’s something that needs addressing anyways?

UHG OVERTHINKING. 🤣

There you have it. Lots of videos on Skinny Belle. 🎥

SENDING LOVE AND HUGS AND KISSES YOUR WAY! (I’m V chipper today if you haven’t noticed lol!)

Until next time. 💞

xx,

4:34 | April 12, 2018

BEST THINGS TO DO: NOSARA, COSTA RICA

Travel


It’s official. Obsessed with Nosara, Costa Rica.

I’ve got to say, Nosara was way more my jam than Tamarindo. It was much less touristy and much more cute/chic/my vibe. That being said, Nosara was definitely still a tourist driven spot, but not the bad kind of touristy. If that makes sense..

ANYWAYS.

New vlog! From, you guessed it… NOSARA!

This was for sure my favourite part of the trip so far. The boutique hotel we stayed in was called the Vivo Nosara Hotel and it had the besttttt little brunch cafe on site. We had the smoothie bowls EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. because they were so good. The staff was kind enough to make me custom smoothies that didn’t include the approximate 56329 ingredients that hurt my stomach.

Ha… ha… ha…. kidding. But not at all. My stomach sucks and basically all the things hurt it.

I DIGRESS.

Meaning to say that the team at Vivo Nosara Hotel was awesome and worked with my ridiculous dietary restrictions.

Anyways, we had a great stay. I share all the best things to do, eat, see, and where to stay in further detail in the vlog above!

Make sure you give it a thumbs up on YouTube if you enjoyed the video! 😄

TALK SOONSIES!

 

xx,

 

7:36 | April 8, 2018

TAMARINDO, COSTA RICA

Travel

Tamarindo, Costa Rica travel vlog!

Well folks, there we have it! My very first vlog all the way from Costa Rica 🙂 Let me tell you, it is VERY likely that my hair will be in braids like this for every video/photo/whatever for this whole trip. The humidity does NOT do fabulous things for my mane.

I mostly just look like Monica from Friends when the crew went on vacation lol!

ANYWAYS,

We spent the first few days here in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. It is definitely a super touristy town with prices comparable to Hawaii… I KNOW. Who would have thought.

But it was still very beautiful and we had the best time. Watch the video above to see what Tamarindo looks like and what I did on day numero uno! (That’s me practicing my Spanish 😉 )

Writing to you now from Nosara, and omgggg is it ever amazing here. Vlogging today so I will have you fully updated in a few days. Still learning to edit these dang video thingymabobbers and it takes me a while lol!

Anywho, I gotta go. Ya girl has a date with a fresh fruit smoothie. #romance

 

Pura vida!