2:58 | March 8, 2019

SILENT DAY

Travel

Silent Day 2019 – the Hindu tradition observed as the New Year in Balinese culture. I honestly had no idea this holiday even existed until about a week ago!

When I first heard about all the sanctions and rules surrounding Silent Day (aka Nyepi), have to admit I was a little nervous. Staying inside? Internet cut off? Fines? No food? No lights? Sounded intense!

Watch my full video explaining what Silent Day (Nyepi) is to get more details on the actual rules/regulations. They differ a bit for locals and tourists.

In reality the day was actually very peaceful. Something I failed to mention in my Silent Day vlog was how great the day is for the environment. Not a single car, scooter, truck… ANYTHING would be running for an entire day. Imagine if the USA did that. It would be incredible for the earth! Also kind of nice that everyone has a day off, time to meditate, and break free from the hustle of every day life.

Really enjoyed my silent day experience, but I have to say….. I do love having my internet back! hehe #addicted

xx,

4:09 | March 6, 2019

UNWANTED HOUSE GUEST

Travel

Ah yes, the jungle. Simultaneously one of my favourite and least favourite places. Favourite because the jungle is beautiful and filled with nature. Least favourite, it is filled with nature.

lol!

For real though. Whenever you are staying in the jungle, chances are you are going to have some kind of bug infestation in your accommodation. Today’s episode involves an unwanted cockroach sneaking it’s way into my airbnb in Ubud.

Make sure you go over to ROBYN KIMBERLY YOUTUBE and give this video a thumbs up!

Hope you are having a great week. 🙂

xx,

6:29 | March 4, 2019

SEKUMPUL WATERFALL, NORTH BALI

Travel

To be totally honest, this ONE waterfall is 90% of the reason I wanted to come to Bali. I couldn’t believe anything like this even existed! K obviously I could “believe it”, it just looked like the most magical place i’d ever seen (in photos) and I had to know if it lived up to all that instagram hype. Sometimes things don’t haha. Nature catfishing, as i like to call it.

Today I FINALLY got to see Sekumpul Waterfall in real life.

Have to say, the waterfall itself was likely the coolest things I’ve ever seen. Had one hell of a time posing about in my little swimsuit hahaha. Really it was incredible.

Sekumpul waterfall is about 2 hours North of Ubud. Totally worth the drive imo. I’ve been staying in Ubud for a few days just to go see this waterfall because the drive from Canggu or Seminyak would be WAY too long for me. 3 hours + and both ways? 7 hours ish of driving in a day is NOT my cup of tea lol.

So anywho, hope you enjoyed this vlog! I had way too much fun making it, and can’t wait to share more soon.

xx,

2:10 | March 1, 2019

SEMINYAK, BALI TRAVEL VLOGS

Travel

Hello from Seminyak, Bali! Here are my vlogs from my time staying at a little AirBnb in Seminyak. Seminyak is not actually my favourite place in Bali, mostly because it’s super busy, expensive, and touristy… BUT, but.. there are some beautiful things to do in and near Seminyak.

Have you been to Seminyak before? What did you think?

Thanks for reading!

xx,

2:50 | February 25, 2019

MADE IT TO BALI!

Travel

Woo!!! Finally made it to Bali! A bit out of it right now cuz if the jet lag, but still having a great time.

Trip is off to a great start, and I have so much more goodness coming your way.

Talk soon!

xx,

2:21 | February 22, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED IN BALI

Travel

Today’s video needed to happen haha. I was feeling so nervous about getting sick during my upcoming trip to Bali I just HAD to get it off my chest. Was honestly planning on filming something else, but here we are lol.

Any tips on staying safe and not getting sick in Bali?

Pleaseeee and thank you!

xx,

6:01 | February 20, 2019

TAHOE SKI VLOG

Travel

reallllllly not obsessed with this vlog, but I still think it’s kind of fun so I posted it anyways. it kind of turned into a “how to make a fire” tutorial? not even sure what that means hahaha

what else is new.

ok.

BYEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

xx,

1:27 | February 18, 2019

TAHOE SKI FAIL

Travel

Not every day goes how you plan… in fact, when does ANYTHING go as planned?? At least this seems to happen to me haha!

Watch today’s vlog to find out what happened while my boyfriend and I were skiing at Alpine Meadows in Lake Tahoe. Nottttt ideal, that is for sure lol!

I promise my next vlog is actually very happy lol. This one just… didn’t go well haha.

Thank for for accepting my sensitive-ass self.

xx,

5:54 | February 16, 2019

SOME THOUGHTS

Lifestyle

When I initially started this blog back in 2014, I had a different vision than I do now. The “Skinny Belle” name was supposed to be the go-to source for all things lifestyle, fitness, food, etc. Over the last 5 years I’ve grown a lot and learned a lot about myself. Where I’m at right now, I don’t believe anyone is the “go-to source” for anything. We are all just big kids trying to figure life out, and do our best. I don’t want to pretend I am perfect, and don’t think I’ve ever done so. That’s where I have been going with my videos for the last year or so. Trying my best to be brutally honest about my shortcomings, failures, and struggles. Simultaneously, I have learned a thing or two in my day and DO have some awesome tips and tricks for you. Whether it’s about dating, beauty, or food… I DO have a lot to say on those subjects! And somewhat consider myself an expert? No. Not expert… just a friend, who has experienced things just like you.

What I am trying to get at with my rambling today, is I’ve made the decision to move away from the Skinny Belle brand and self-title my blog, videos, and other content. It feels right. This gives me the freedom to be ME. Which god knows is an ever changing construct (help?? haha!) I want to have the ability to not always be perfect. Skinny Belle just sounds… too proper. If you’ve been watching my videos for the last 6 months or so, you know I’m the farthest thing from proper.

Not sure if this decision warrants an announcement, but I thought I’d let you know the reasoning behind the change. Albeit small, it is meaningful to me.

Thanks for listening, or uh.. reading lol. The gist of what I am trying to say is I want to be unapologetically me, and the only way I know to do so is through my own name.

OK, that’s all for today! TBH it’s been forever since I’ve done a written blog and I really miss this. Old school haha!

Bye bye, love you.

xx,

3:00 | February 16, 2019

VEGAS VLOG 2!

Travel

what happens in vegas… 😉

Want to know what happened in Vegas?! This vlog explains exactly what went down on our last night in Vegas! Hope you enjoyed, make sure you are subscribed to Robyn Kimberly Youtube for more vlogs. <3

xx,