5:47 | February 8, 2018

VALENTINE’S DAY MAKEUP

Beauty

This is low-key my favourite glam tutorial yet!

OBSESSED WITH THIS VALENTINE’S DAY MAKEUP TUTORIAL!!!!

But first, I need to tell you something. Or, bitch. Whatever.

There is good news, and bad news.

GOOD NEWS

This Valentine’s Day makeup tutorial is so damn good. It is the perfect flirty, natural, yet sexy look for the big day. We even use some Kylie Cosmetics products, which always make for a big sexy pout. 💋 And the eyes are a bit more spicy than normal with pink tones and a soft winged liner.

This glam is everything. And you neeeeed to try it! 💞

BAD NEWS

(This is the part where I bitch. Sorry but I need to tell you what is going on!!)

I posted this last night on YouTube, and it was LIT. So many views, comments, and likes! As a new YouTuber, that is a V big deal. And I was stoked!

This morning I woke up to a bunch of messages telling me that the video randomly cuts off 3/4 of the way through the tutorial. 😭 There was no way to fix this, so I had to delete my video and repost it (the version you see above.)

This majorly sucksssssss.

Re-posting a video means losing all momentum from the awesome possum engagement I had on the original version. NO FUN AT ALL. 🙅🏼 Apparently this issue of videos getting cut off was happening to a bunch of other people this week as well. 😔

Anyways, I’m in the process of healing my mind, body, and soul from this deep trauma. LOL totally kidding, but it did suck.

Needless to say, the whole situation was frustrating. But now I’ve gotten it all out, and we can move right along.

BACK TO THE GOOD NEWS

The video is now live IN FULL so you can see how I got my Valentine’s Day glam! This is the exact look I’ll be doing for my Valentine’s Day date this year. So if you want to get the look, or get some inspo, check check checkkkkk it out

If you guys like this video, tell me by throwing it a big thumbs up! 👍🏻 It’s really helpful to know which videos you vibe most 😊

Hope you enjoy the tutorial. I am off to drive about 9 hours to get home from Lake Tahoe! It’s been a super fun week and I am soooo sad to leave. Girl had the best time skiing all day every day.

We shall talk back in LA!

Love you guys. ❤

 

xoxoxoxo,

 

3:53 | February 5, 2018

YOSEMITE

Travel

Yesterday in Yosemite

Hey friends!

A quick hello from Yosemite. We arrived yesterday just in time for sunset and were able to catch some gorgeous magic hour light here. ✨

Legit to get this photo Troy and I were RUNNING through the forest like a couple of wild hoodlams to get to the spot where the sun was still shining (shit was rapidly setting) and scraping our knees and falling all over the place.

(I’m crazy, fully aware lol)

Mid run we realized there was a path just a few meters to the right of us, where the normal not-psycho people were walking to get to the same spot.

TYPICAL. 😂

I mean, whatever right? If it takes running through a thick forest to get “the shot” before the sun sets… gotta do what you gotta do.

Maybe this is why everyone hates millenials… hahah 😆

Anyways, Yosemite is INCREDIBLE. We really didn’t have enough time to actually explore the entire park, as we only arrived shortly before sunset. Way way way too much to see even in a whole day. So we are planning a proper 3 day trip or so in the summer to go back and see everything that Yosemite has to offer.

I might even camp. 😱 A slightly horrific and wild thought, but it might happen. At least it would make for good comedy lol.

For the short while we had to enjoy Yosemite yesterday, I honestly could not have been more impressed. There is just no feeling in the world like realizing how tiny and insignificant you and your problems are. Hahah really though! When you are sitting at the base of this majestic cliff, it honestly makes your problems seem SO insignificant. Because you realize how small you are in comparison to this rock, and even this universe.

OK that got real philosophical. Not typically my style but the mountains give me alllllll the feels. ❤️

Moving right along….

*Awkward cough*

Today we are in Lake Tahoe!

We are staying in this dope condo in the North Village, and though there isn’t a lot of snow it is still fun fun fun. Nothing makes me happier than being in a ski village, and obviously skiing.

It is my sport, my life, my love. If you are new to Skinny Belle, I actually grew up downhill ski racing (aka those weirdos in the spandex suits who race around the poles in the snow) so this is really the only sport I am good at haha! Wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

Ok off to go bother Troy (bae) and make him come with me to get my ski bindings adjusted to my new boots. As one does.

Talk soon! 😘

 

Xoxoxo,

 

4:07 | February 2, 2018

FRIDAY VIBES

Outfits

Top/Bottoms Vintage

Happy Friday friends!! 🎉

*Can we take a minute to lol at these photos?? Like yes everyone, I am literally going to go surfing in my all-jean outfit in full glam. VERY REAL. But I thought the look was very “California” and “cute” so it would only be appropriate to shoot it with a surf board lol. I want to try and post more photos that more accurately represent my day-to-day life. Kind of like I do on my instagram stories. What do you guys think? Do you like the photo shoots? Or do you want to see more “in real life” photos? COMMENT BELOW PLS! Would love love love your opinion. 

This week I was ESPECIALLY excited for the week to be over because tomorrow we are going to Yosemite and then Tahoe! VACATIONNNNNNNNN TIME! 🍸

My body is ready for all the food and wine I am about to abuse it with. 😆🍕

Real for realz tho, I can’t wait for this trip. We are driving from LA to both spots so it will be a fun fun fun road trip! So much opportunity for me to annoy Troy the wholeeeee way there. As one does when they have their bf captive for a 5 hour drive. 😈

You know how it is. 😉

Anyways, the reason I am so excited is I’ve never been to either Lake Tahoe or Yosemite! Both I hear are unreal, especially the skiing at Tahoe! 🎿 And ya girl lovesssss to ski.

I feel like today is going to be one of those days where focusing on life is hardddddd. Like in elementary school when you were so excited about Christmas or Halloween or whatever that focusing on ANYTHING at school was a total write-off? Yeah, that’s me today. 😂

But since I am adulting I am going to get going here and go do my work, and get to my workout. Hot pilates booked for today so that will be good right before I go into vacation mode and eat ALL THE THINGS. 😂

TALK SOONSIES. ❤️

 

xoxo,

 

 

7:43 | January 31, 2018

BOTOX, LIP INJECTIONS, MICRONEEDLING, & MORE: DR. MCGILLIVRAY INTERVIEW

Beauty

Look at me all serious and interviewing!!!

Oh yes oh yes oh yessssss!

Skin care is my everything. And in this episode of Skinny Belle – The Podcast I interview the famous Dr. McGillivray, founder of Project Skin MD, on all things skin care.

This girl wants to be looking as-is until she is 90. (Not even joking in the slightest.) 😂

Things got really real with Dr. McGillivray and I asked all about botox, lip injections, microneedling, chemical peels, and basically everything under the sun. We also talked about Kylie Jenner and Bella Hadid and discussed what procedures they have/haven’t done.

This is definitely my favourite podcast episode yet. Dr. McGillivray is so informative, and I honestly learned so much interviewing him.

It was awesome.

My whole goal when doing this interview was to find out the TRUTH on different aesthetic medicine procedures (I feel like there is a lot of rumours and false truths out there.) I really dug deep to also find out which products/ingredients you guys need to be using NOW to keep your skin looking fresh.

If you are like me and are way too OCD obsessed with skin care (it’s a thing), you will definitely want to listen to this episode.

 

CLICK HERE for iTunes link.

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CLICK HERE for iHeartRadio link.

CLICK HERE for GooglePlay link.

 

For more information on Dr. McGillivray and Project Skin MD, check out their website.

Oh and also, if you haven’t rated Skinny Belle – The Podcast 5 stars on iTunes yet… would SUPER DUPER appreciate it if you did! ♥️

 

xoxoxo,

 

5:55 | January 27, 2018

SKINNY SPAGHETTI SQUASH

Food

Come cook my Skinny Spaghetti Squash!

It has been a MINUTE since I have last posted friends! 7 long, horrible, dark days. 😭

LOL jk. I’ve actually been in Vancouver for the last week just getting a bunch of super unpleasant chores done like: renewing my drivers license, dentist, doctor, doctor appt #2 because #1 gave me the wrong prescription (don’t even get me STARTED on this one… it has basically ruined my last day at home 😡), + a bunch of other small things.

And the best part of my trip has been hanging out with the fam jam. This year was the first year that I didn’t go home for Christmas and I was having MAJOR fomo. So it was awesome to see everyone 🙂

While I’ve been in Vancouver I edited this video from Sunday in Santa Monica! I really wanted to share this SUPER SIMPLE Skinny Spaghetti Squash recipe because it is literally the best.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I make my Skinny Spaghetti Squash at least once a week. 👌🏻

Why?

  1. Spaghetti squash has 30 calories per cup. YES. 30 CALS PER CUP. 😱 😱 😱
  2. There are 3 ingredients in this recipe
  3. It takes 2 minutes to prep (no hours of chopping) and you just pop that bad boy in the oven
  4. TASTES LIKE CRACK. K not like literal crack (not that I know what that tastes like…) but you get the point I am trying to make. 😂

To my dearest foodie friends, here are the instructions (summarized from video):

Ingredients:
– 1 medium spaghetti squash
– 1 jar of the best tomato sauce you can find (this is my fave: https://www.mezzetta.com/our-products/detail/marinara)
– fresh grated parmesan cheese
– extra virgin olive oil
– salt, pepper, Italian spice mix

Directions
– Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit (accidentally said celcius in the video)
– Cut your squash in half, cleanly remove all seeds and stringy stuff
– Lightly coat the inside of the squash in extra virgin olive oil
– Sprinkle on some ground sea salt, pepper, and an Italian spice mix
– Place squash face-down on a baking sheet
– Bake for 30 – 45 mins (small squash: 25 – 30 mins, medium: 30 – 40, large: 40 – 45)
– When top is soft and a bit sunken, take out of oven and flip over. Fill with tomato sauce. Cover very generously with your grated parmesan cheese. Add a bit more Italian spice mix on top.
– Broil for 3 – 5 mins
– Let cool, and enjoy!!!

IF YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE, PLEASE TAKE A PIC AND SEND IT TO ME!!! There is literally nothing in this world that makes me happier than sharing the love of food with friends.

Okay off to go enjoy my last day in Canada!

 

xoxoxo,