Thissss was definitely a first! Troy and I have been trying to do fun new things in LA to enjoy the end of summer here. We found out that the Hollywood forever Cemetery hosts weekly movie nights throughout the summer. Watch today’s vlog to find out what it was like!
On another note, I’ve just finished up editing my LAST photo from Bali!! *quietly cries*
I don’t know what it is about Bali but the light there is just amazing and makes shooting photos soooooo much easier! Very sad to have finished editing all of them.
Since I spent over 2.5 months in Bali this year I decided to make a few recommendation videos on very specific things you need to do if you are ever visiting Bali. Those will come out over the next week or so! So stay tuned 🙂
This is 100% my favourite video I’ve made yet. Not because it’s the most entertaining, because I am finally talking about something close to my heart – protecting our planet.
Admittedly, sustainability has been a passion of mine only for about a year or so. Everyone knows you’re supposed to use less plastic, recycle, etc. But I don’t think you can truly understand the effect global warming and excess plastic consumption has on our earth until you see it firsthand.
About a year ago my boyfriend and I spent a month in Tulum, Mexico. When booking our trip, we were expecting a tropical paradise with crystal clear water and lush jungle. Sounded like a dream. Upon arrival, we saw a jungle filled with garbage and dark red water (that literally looked liked blood) teaming with seaweed, bugs, and trash. Not once in our entire month in Tulum did we swim in the ocean.
This. Woke. Me. The. Fuck. Up.
I honestly can say I was a pretty wasteful person up until this trip to Tulum. Seeing a beautiful paradise destroyed because of my own laziness and wasteful habits was my breaking point.
Enough was enough.
After this trip Troy and I made big changes to move our lives to becoming more zero-waste. I will be talking about this more but thought I’d start with a few simple tips on how you can be less wasteful and keep tropical paradise… well, paradise.
Today’s vlog on simple sustainability tips shares what I saw in Bali (hint: it’s not clean beaches…) and how you can help prevent more beautiful beaches from being destroyed!
I did actually get a really cute suit that I feel is pretty classic, and I can wear it again and again. Trying to buy things that I can wear lots of times as a feeble attempt at being more sustainable.
Thanks for watching and I hope you liked this video!
I’ve been a fashion model for well over 10 years (yikes!) and have gone through the process of getting an agency many times. Figured I could share my knowledge in hopes it helps someone or provides insight into a mysterious industry.
Let me know what you think of this video, and feel free to leave a comment if you want more videos on modeling!
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!