1:13 | February 15, 2018

VALENTINE’S DAY 2018

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When you’re expecting a puppy…

LOL! Totally kidding, I am not actuallllly expecting a puppy for Valentine’s Day.

… or am I… 😂

hahah anyways,

Happy Valentine’s Day lovers!!! ❤

No matter what your relationship status is this year, I hope you are having a happy day. Treat yourself, buy yourself something sweet/salty/carby… whatever floats your boat and wash it down with some rose. Because, we deserve it.

All about just having a great day today, with or without a significant other! You can easily get drunk and judge the olympics from the comfort of your own  home, and have a  grand old time. I did it last year (minus the olympics part) and it was fab.

This year, I have a bae, and we are actually just chilling out tonight. We will be doing our very official ‘Valentine’s Day date’ this weekend when the restaurant craziness calms down.

So the plan to get drunk and be an at-home olympic figure skating judge still stands lol.

Anyone else doing this tonight?? Just me?

Message me your vday plans on instagram! Love to catch up with you guys and know whats happening in your lyyyfeeee.

Hugs and kisses! 😘

 

xoxox,

 

12:06 | January 20, 2018

CREATING A PERSONAL BRAND

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Dress: Zara // Glasses: Miu Miu

Podcasting IS SO MUCH FUN. It feels so……. intimate? Like we can get to know eachother that much easier?

For real though.

Also I love podcasting because you can listen to Skinny Belle – The Podcast while driving, working (if you bad AF), working out…. anything really. So much easier to multi-task with podcasts!

Anywho, if you are not on the podcast train yet… GET ON IT!🚂 And your first stop should be Skinny Belle – The Podcast. Obviously. 😉

Choo choo my friends. All aboard.

Below is my latest episode!

This one was all about how to create your own personal brand, instagram tips + that pesky new algorithm we all hate so much, and I did a big life update!

I’ve never really talked about branding or marketing on Skinny Belle before, even though it was what I studied in university and worked in for the last 4 years. What did you guys think? Let me know if you want to hear more about branding/marketing because I barely touched even the tippity top of the iceberg in this podcast episode.

In the “life update” portion of today’s podcast, I shared some exciting things that are going on in my world lately, such as: travel plans, almost dying in hot pilates, celebrity stalking…. you know. Normal things that a 26 year old lady like myself does. 😜

Anywho, this episode is really entertaining, and I highly recommend you give it a listen.

 

CLICK HERE for the iTunes link.

CLICK HERE for the Soundcloud link.

CLICK HERE for the iHeartRadio link.

CLICK HERE for the Google Play link.

 

Whichever platform floats your boat, go for it. Got em’ all. 😝

Anywho, I’m about to go decide what I am going to cook for din dins tonight. Feeling kind of ambitious but we will see. Follow on insta if you are interested in my foodie adventures!

 

xoxoxo,

 

4:26 | January 12, 2018

MOVING IN WITH MY BF

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Dress: Missguided / Shoes: Timberland

This podcast is one of my favourites.

Today, I talk what it was like to move in with my boyfriend after only knowing each other for 5 months. 😱 Nuts, I know. 🌰

It was a pretty crazy risk for both of us, because this involved cross-country relocation, and I shared the whole dang this on Skinny Belle – The Podcast.

Some topics covered?

– A detailed outline of Troy (bae) and I’s story

– How the first 3 months of living together is going

– Some major #GirlProblems I am having living with a boy (hehe)

– Advice if you too are thinking of moving in with your boyfriend!

This episode is really fun, and easy to listen to. I love to listen to podcasts while I am working out or putting my makeup on. Just a little suggestion for listening 😋

Here are some pull quotes from this episode of Skinny Belle – The Podcast:

 

😂 😂 😂

… yeah. You need to listen to this one. hahaha

Even if you are not thinking of moving in with your bf, or if you are single, this is a good laugh and I like to think it has some pretty useful info too. 😜

CLICK HERE for Soundcloud link.

 

CLICK HERE for iTunes link.

 

Hope you likey!! And if you do, pretty please with cherries on top rate Skinny Belle – The Podcast 5 stars on iTunes. ❤️ Would really appreciate it.

Do you guys have any funny stories about moving in with your boyfriend? Fears? Anxiiiettyyyy? DM me on instagram or leave a comment!! So fun to chat about this stuff hehe.

 

xoxoox,

 

6:19 | January 1, 2018

HELLO FROM THE OTHER SIDE

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Quick iPhone snaps after Dave Chapelle’s NYE show in LA

This post title is relevant on so many levels

First, hello from 2018!!!! Here’s to hoping 2018 is slightly less of a global shit show than 2017 was.

Second, I JUST WENT TO HELL AND BACK YOU GUYS. 😷 😵

If you didn’t read my last post (shame 😉) I’ve been very sick for a few days.

For real, this flu, was the worst. I was not able to leave my bed/couch/house for 3 days. Did not eat for 3 days (that’s how you KNOW it’s bad.) And at this point I am actually bored of sleeping. Because that is all I have done. For the last 3 days.

😭😭😭

Sweet baby jesus, never let this happen again.

I woke up this morning and was like “I AM BACK!!!” Then sat up a bit and was more like “k I’m slightly back!!!”, then I thought “omg, food might be nice!!”

Moral of the story: this flu sucked. It is nearing it’s end and I now feel like a semi-resemblence of myself again. Woop woop! 🎊

As you can imagine, based on my condition, I had a SUPER wild New Years eve. Got wasted, partied til 6 am.🍻🍻🍻

LOLOL. jk.

Here’s what really happened:

  1. Forced my bf to make soup for me, which I couldn’t eat because I was still so sick.
  2. Stayed in bed all day “conserving energy.”
  3. Took all the Neocitran (aka cold/flu medicine delivered straight from the gods) and dragged my tucus out to the Dave Chapelle show.
  4. Went straight home to bed.

Like I said, it was R-O-W-D-Y. 🎉

I actually had a really good New Years aside from the fact that I was dying. hahah

Real for realz.

Hung out watching cartoons like Bobs Burgers & Family Guy with my bf at home until it was time to go to Dave Chappelle. Drugged up, went to the show. Enjoyed the show. Kissed at midnight (bless u Troy for making out with my snotty face… you’re an everyday hero). Went home. Slept in. Not hungover. ✔️

Ok so let’s talk about the Dave Chapelle show. It was good. But it wasn’t one of his usual masterpieces. Basically what he told us at the beginning of the show was this was the day the show he normally does was released on Netflix, so he wasn’t going to use any of that material and wasn’t really prepared.

Uhmmmmm…. WHAT?

So he and John Mayer (who was co-hosting) each did about 20 mins of their craft. John sang, and girls’ panties dropped. Dave made sweet jokes, and we all laughed. Then….

THEN……

They totally ran out of content. 😂 And were just winging it. They actually did a pretty good job at it and DID stretch the show out until it was past midnight, which was appreciated, but still…

I guess I will just go watch the Netflix special today and see the show I was supposed to see last night lol. Everyone on Twitter says the Netflix special was LIT so I am defs watching it today. 👍🏻

Have to say, I was impressed that they managed to keep people entertained for so long with no plan at all. It was pretty cool. The back-and-forth banter between the two was hilarious. Dave would make a random joke and John would croon it along to the tune of “Your Body is a Wonderland.” At one point, he was legit singing about “salty tasting titties.” HAHAHAH. Can’t deal.

And John Mayer is actually very talented.🎸 Defs not his #1 fan, but last night made be respect him a lot. Man can rip on the guitar.

So all in all, I am happy to report NYE 2017 was a success despite some of the mishaps along the way.

Happy to be in 2018! Good luck with all those hangovers I’m sure the rest of the world has today ❤️ (yours truly not included, for once 😜)

 

xoxoo,

 

12:09 | December 30, 2017

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

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Dress: Zara // Boots: Small shop in London

Whatsup fam! 🙏🏻

Writing to you from the safety and comfort of my nice warm bed in LA. I legit have the WEAKEST IMMUNE SYSTEM EVER. Your girl is sick again. 😷 But this time I don’t feel so bad because it seems like everyone I know has a cold/flu right now. Runny nose, sore throat, headache nasty ass cough…. you know the drill.

Ok, enough with me disgusting you with my delightful plethora of symptoms. And on with the important stuff. 😁

**Oh one more thing… photo above is obviously not from today. If you want to see a video of me and my grossness head on over to my instagram story for that hot mess.

OK MOVING ON.

NEW YEARS IS IN TWO DAYS!!!!!! 🎉🍸

Must. Heal. Self. ASAP. 😓

The panic is real. Because we have tickets to Dave Chapelle and I do NOT plan on being sick for that. He is hilarious.

While I recover (hopefully) in time for the big night, I have a looooooooot of time to think. Like, way too much time. I hate being sick I get cabin crazy in like 0.00078 seconds.

Like I said, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. About how 2017 went, and how I would like to see 2018 go.

Total honesty: I’m not a hugeee New Year’s resolutions person, I actually have a 6 month/weekly/daily goal system that I highly prefer. (Will do a full breakdown of that on my podcast soonsies!) It’s just what works for me, and I really think if you give it a try you can get it to work for you as well.

I digress.

New Year’s resolutions.

I do like to take some time and think about what I want for the new year. It IS a great opportunity to reflect, and set your mind to be in the right space for the upcoming year.

I tend to make slightly loftier goals as my New Year’s resolutions because I usually like to focus resolutions on being mindset changes or bigger picture changes.

So, here you have my two 2018 New Year’s Resolutions:

Lead my life with happiness

Oh my god that sounds fruity. Just writing it out is like uhg. Girl. Stop being such a fruity-tootie. It issss true though. For most of my life I have done the things that are expected of me, and what society deems “correct”. Those things are not necessarily what makes me happy. All I want for 2018 is to focus on the things that make me happy. End of story.

Stay the course & be relentless

2017 was a year of big-ass changes for me. For 2018, I really want to zone in and focus on achieving success in the areas I set out to be successful in this past year. No point in making all the changes you ever dreamed of if you don’t follow through.

And that’s pretty much it for me! I really do want both of those things for myself for 2018.

How about you guys? What are your resolutions for 2018? Would love to hear below! 💞

 

xoxoxo,

 

4:56 | December 27, 2017

SANTA MONICA VLOG

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New vlog on Skinny Belle Youtube! 💞

Bonjour!

Currently still in Chicago, but I filmed this Santa Monica vlog the day before my flight so figured miiiiiight as well share this meow. 😸

Anywho, the point of this vlog was to show you a bit more about what my life is like at home in Santa Monica. Given this is just a small snippet of my day, but it was part of my day nonetheless. 😄

Soooooo with that being said, if you want to hang out with me at home and see what some of my days are like, check out this vid! 🎥

If you are not already subscribed to Skinny Belle Youtube, make sure you SUBSCRIBE NOW!

Also if you are still in the festive mood, you should listen to the Holiday Special on Skinny Belle – The Podcast!

In my Holiday Special podast we talk about:

– WTF are you supposed to get your boyfriend who you’ve been only dating a few months?
– How to avoid gaining weight unnecessarily during the holidays
– Work party best practices

Hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas hangover! My body is about 40% cookie, 40% cheese, and 20% wine at this point. Not even mad. 😂 JK I actually wasn’t even that bad this year. Listen to the podcast and I explain how to not go overboard during the holidays. ❤️

xoxoxo,

 

 

10:58 | December 25, 2017

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Jeans: Parker Smith // Shoes: Michael Kors

Merry Christmas from snowy Chicago!!

I’m here visiting my boyfriend’s family for the holidays this year. Love coming to Chicago.  So nice to hang out in the snow. Thoroughly enjoying this white Christmas. My little Canadian self is thrilled. 😄❄️

The temperature?

 

😂😂😂

Anyways, hope you are spending today with family and/or friends 😊. To me, Christmas is a commercial holiday that is a great excuse to hang out with the famjam.

Anyways, off to drink some eggnog. ✨ If you want to come along for more of my holidays make sure you are following me on instagram. It goes down in the DM people.

Happy holidays! 🎅🏻

 

xoxoxo,

 

3:01 | December 24, 2017

CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY

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Can you spot the drone?

Whatsup friends!

I really hope I didn’t overly alarm any of you with yesterday’s post. 😅 I just want to keep it real here and I know that birth control and depression are a major issue that so many women go through and nobody talks about it. I mean, if we are ALL experiencing the same thing, why the f is nobody talking about it?! So crazy. Anyways, that is why I am here. 💞

In other news, Christmas came early!!! 🎄

Today my boyfriend and I did our Christmas gift exchange and spent the day together enjoying our gifts. Troy got me a drone (!!!!!!) and I got him the NES Classic Edition & some Trump toilet paper. So he could LITERALLY shit on Trump. 😂😂😂 It is legit toilet paper with Trump’s face on it. I honestly think it’s a better gift than the nintendo gaming unit that I got into a savage bidding war on ebay for. The NES Classic Edition is MAJORLY sold out everywhere (duh) and I had to go to secondary markets to get it. I am pretty sure I was in a bidding war with 12 year olds, but you know how it is with Nintendo. Gotta do what you gotta do.

K so back to my drone. I am BEYOND EXCITED to be the new owner of a drone. When the robots take over, I will obviously be first in line because I have been working with mini-robos (like drones) for ages. So the photo above is me test flying my drone. This was after I crashed it into the bushes, and sent Troy into the wilderness to find it. Of course.

I am currently in the midst of editing a ganggggster vlog🎥 from the other day at home. Still learning how to actually edit videos, so it takes me longer than I would like to publish vlogs but I am getting quicker!!!  🙂 Slowly but surely. 😜

Point being, I am going to integrate some drone footage into my upcoming vlogs as well. Super excited. It will be great.

Anyways, Uber Eats has arrived with the obscene amount of food we ordered (ramen + about 10 side dishes we defs didn’t need to order), so Ima go eat that and then continue to play with my new drone and fight over the Nintendo with Troy.

#Adulting.

Love you guys. Thanks for accepting me for who I am. I know there’s a lot of facets to me, but, that’s just me being me.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Happy-almost-end-of-2017. This year has been a shit show, and I have SO MUCH to say about it. But that’s coming soon in a podcast. For now, ta-ta! 😘

 

xoxoxo,

 

3:05 | December 22, 2017

REAL TALK

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Well, things got realllllly real on Skinny Belle – The Podcast today 😐

Alright guys, I went there. I talked about the thing you are not supposed to talk about.

Today I recorded a podcast where I share my recent struggles with some seriously negative side effects of birth control, namely: depression and severe emotional volatility.

 

 

If you are a woman and you take birth control, chances are you have also experienced some negative side effects as well. Which is exactly why I wanted to share what I have been going through lately with a new birth control I’m taking. My hopes are that anyone reading this or listening to Skinny Belle – The Podcast can feel less alone, because feeling depressed can be an isolating experience. No matter what the cause.

I really got into it in this episode. I also accidentally cried. 😅 Definitely did not plan on doing that, but it’s kind of where I’m at right now with all this hormonal madness going on in my body.

FUN TIMES, AMIRITE? 😩

There is really no advice in this podcast, it’s more just letting you guys know where I’m at. I haven’t solved the hormonal issue yet, but I am soon going home where I will see my family doctor and do just that.

For now…. 😬😬😬🔥😩 😤 😡

Hahahaha. Haha. Hahahahha. I’m insane. Really. Birth control is the worst. You know how it is. Listen to the podcast and you will get the gist of my situation.

Love you guys, and if you have ever experienced something like this (which like 99.999999% of women have) then slide on into my dms and let me know. There’s no reason we shouldn’t be allowed to talk about this, considering the fact that we all go through it. So ridic.

So let’s break the silence! Really really hope this podcast helps at least one person feel like they aren’t alone. That will make crying on the internet worth it. ❤️

Ok off to eat a massive bowl of pasta cuz I luv myself. And it’s the holidays. 🎄

 

xoxoxo,

 

4:13 | December 5, 2017

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

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Taken on my balcony in Santa Monica, this morning 😨

Uhmmmm no wonder I woke up last night thinking “someone is having a campfire!” Holy shizen is it ever smokey!

This is happening about 60 miles away from Downtown LA, and let’s hope that that doesn’t get any closer….

Very scary stuff. Hoping the firefighters get this one under control asap.

Anywho, going to go attempt to workout now… probably not the best idea in the world considering the air quality, but we will see how it goes. Maybe just a walk.

 

xx,