11:36 | November 8, 2017

👑 #GIRLBOSS CORE WORKOUT 👑

Training

Strong is beautiful, let’s go get em’ 🐯

#GIRLBOSS CORE WORKOUT is all about packing the best core exercises into one routine, that you can do with absolutely no equipment! 💪🏻

Obsessssssed with this workout, because it makes your waist SO SNATCHED. I love it. The abs will be poppin’ if you keep this one up.

**Best way to do this Skinny Belle workout? As you watch pause to read the move descriptions, watch the demo, and then go at it yourself! 😄 Also, I have included time-stamps below if you want to skip ahead. 💕

0:24 Cross-Body Mountain Climbers

– Start in a plank
– Pull one knee in towards your opposite shoulder
– Keep your core TIGHT the entire time

0:34 Hip Raises

– Lay on your back with your feet near your bum
– Put your arms on the floor at your sides, and press your hips up
– Squeeze them glutes… hard 😉

***This is a favourite of mine. It feels amazing when you have super old person hips like me. 👵🏻 The flexers stretch right out and just feel ahhhhmazing.💯

0:45 Side Plank w/ Hip Raise

– Place one foot in front of the other and hold a side plank
– Raise and lower your hip
***Again, if you have bad hips like me, this feels like CRACK. 😩

0:57 Leg Raise to Kneeling Crunch

– Start on your hands and knees & extend one leg out behind you
– Raise that leg, and then bring it in to a kneeling crunch
– Suck your abs up when you do this 👌🏻

1:11 Plank Jumps

– Get into a plank, feet hip distance apart
– Jump your feet in and out
– Keep the core tight, this will kill ya! 💦

1:22 Toe Touches

 – Lay on your back, with your legs up at a 90-degree angle
 – Reach your opposite hand to touch the outside of your shoe

 

xoxoxoxo,

 

7:54 | November 7, 2017

SEXUAL FISH TACOS

Food

There we go, got your attention 😉

All the ingredients, prepped and ready to go! My god this recipe is good. 😵 Deathly good.

#GloryShotzzzz

Our beautiful fish, after I accosted it with a chilli garlic rub 🐟

Thank u to this fish for giving up it’s life for my dinner. You are appreciated 🙏🏻

Is this too many photos for a food post? 😂

Like I said. SEXUAL.

Honestly you guys, I can’t even. 

Please excuse the explicit nature of this recipe title. Grandparents, if you are reading this, please avert your eyes and move along to the next post.

BUT THESE FISH TACOS ARE SO DAMN GOOD THERE IS NO POSSIBLE WAY TO DESCRIBE THEM OTHER THAN SEXUAL.😩

I am sorry. But I cannot be silenced. 😤 These are AMAZING.

Legit when I made these last night, my boyfriend goes: “Wow, I had no idea you could go to the store, buy these ingredients… and make something this good.”

Which is awesome on one hand cuz he was V impressed with the meal, but at the same time… what about all the other meals I lovingly put together for us? Are THOSE not as impressive?

LOL. Forever being difficult 😉

Alright.. I am weirdly salivating and sweating a bit while I write this. Probably because I know I am having leftovers for lunch in a bit and my body is readying itself for the onslaught of fish tacos. It’s a process. 😅

Okie dokes, without further adieu, here is my “Sexual Fish Taco” recipe.

Serving size: 4 people

**How to best follow this recipe: Read through the ingredient list, and prep each ingredient as listed BEFORE you start cookin’. And clean as you go. It will make your life wayyy easier, promise.

Taco Toppings

2 small heirloom tomatoes🍅, one red, one yellow. Dice them.

3 – 4 radishes, super thinly sliced

1/2 cup sliced scallions

1 cup finely shredded red cabbage

1 avocado, sliced

1 lime, sliced into wedges for serving

12 small corn tortillas

Green Pepper Hot Sauce

6 cloves garlic, peeled

4 serrano peppers, remove the stems from the top

1/4 cup cold water

1 tsp golden brown sugar

2 tbsp fish sauce

zest of 1/2 a lime

juice of 1 whole lime

Spicy Mayo Sauce

1/2 cup organic mayonnaise (I like this brand, better than Hellmanns)

1/4 cup Sriracha + keep adding it until the sauce is as spicy as you like

Fish + Fish Rub

1.5 lbs of tilapia fish fillet 🐟

4 tbsp EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

3.5 tbsp chili powder

4 cloves garlic, minced

1.5 tsp pink Himalayan salt (or just regular salt, but I like to be boujee)

1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

 

*Once you have prepped all the above ingredients (it will feel like you are chopping for 10 years but it is WORTH IT), and cleaned your kitchen as you prepped you dirty mongrel you, here are your instructions:

 

Green Pepper Hot Sauce

Put your peppers, garlic, and 1/4 cup of water into a blender. I used my boyfriend’s magic bullet and I am pretty sure our smoothies will now be spicy until the end of time. Blend until the mixture is almost smoothe, some small chunkiness is okay.

Pour the mixture into a bowl, and add golden brown sugar, fish sauce, lime zest, and lime juice. Set aside.

Spicy Mayo Sauce

Mix together your mayo and Sriracha. Start with 1/4 cup Sriracha and keep adding until you are satisfied with the level of spice.

The Fish

In a large bowl, mix together 2 tbsp olive oil, chilli powder, minced garlic, cayenne, salt, and pepper. This mixture should be quite thick, remember we are making a rub not a sauce. One at a time, cover each fillet of fish in our spicy rub.

Heat a cast iron skillet to medium-high heat with 2 – 3 more tbsp of EVOO. Cook the fish, about 3 mins per side depending on the thickness. It should look chargilled and be able to flake apart when it’s done.

ASSEMBLY OF THE TACO

YOU MADE IT!!! 🎉

This is the moment of glory. GLORY. 🙌🏻

I like to heat up my taco shells right before I assemble my taco on a medium hot pan. Makes them even more delish.

Basically put together your taco however you like. Just make sure you use all the ingreds in the “Toppings” section.

I like to put the mayo first, then fish, then veggie toppings, then spicy green pepper sauce, then avocado, + lime juice and perhaps some more mayo if I’m feelin’ bad. 😜

This is literally the best fish taco I have had since moving to LA. Which in a way disappoints me, because I heard the fish tacos were fab here.

**Side note: If anyone has any unreal fish taco spots they can recommend in LA it would be greatly appreciated! Email me: robyn@skinnybelle.com or dm me on instagram.

If you are having people over this is actually a great thing to cook, cuz most of the work is done in advance. Which means you can focus on your friends and margarita instead of slaving in the kitchen when they arrive. 👍🏻

HOPE YOU LIKEY!!! Happy Tuesday friends 💘

 

xoxoxoxoo,

 

 

10:17 | November 4, 2017

IT’S 2 AM AND I CAN’T SLEEP

Lifestyle

Tea time, pumpkin spice to be specific.

Hi world. 👋🏻

Here we are. 2 am, and I am wide awake. 😒

Thought I would take to my internet diary (aka Skinny Belle) and do a little journaling since I am clearly not falling back asleep anytime soon.

Uhg.

Usually I am a good sleeper, but tonight I guess not lol!

2 am is a funny time. You will wake up feeling a certain way and thinking certain things that you can’t really control. At least, I feel like I can’t. 😜

How am I feeling?

My hips friggin hurt, and I am slightly hungover. Just slightly. LOL.😉 It is Friday, after all. 🍸

But for real, my hip pain, is probably the most annoying thing in the entire world. THE ENTIRE WORLD. It’s this deep aching which feels like it’s in my bones, but is totally just my muscles being all tight and messed up. 😣 I am obsessed with staying healthy and forever young, and really dislike waking up with my body aching in the middle of the night. Probably need to go back to my physio again at some point. Anywho, if you see me rolling my hips on instagram, which I occasionally share on my stories like the instagram whore I am, that is why. 👵🏻 #SeniorMoments

I legit cannot wait until I can be a full on cyborg. I’m talking being part robot. Genuinely, I think that would be absolutely amazing. THINK ABOUT IT. Just replace them hips with mechanical ones! Would be so awesome. And I basically would be Superwoman. That’s pretty cool too.

Anyone watch Archer? Just like Barry in Archer except not evil. LOL. **If you’re not watching Archer, you NEED TO. I crushed through all 7 seasons or whatever in a sickly short period of time. NO REGRETS. 🙅🏼

The computers will probably take over one day, soooo I’d like to be on the record that I am pro robot/cyborg… in case any of the futuristic robos are reading this now.

Just sayin’.

Moving right along…

What did I wake up thinking about tonight?

This is going to sound completely ridiculous… but skiing.🎿 I am getting major FOMO that all my friends in Vancouver will be heading up to Whistler soon for the first snowfall. It is actually making me kind of homesick, as lame as that is to admit. Literally, feel like a toddler even saying those words. 😂

I guess that’s what happens at 2 am lol. The deep shit comes out.

Anyways I should probably get back to bed meow. Have a big weekend ahead.

Tomorrow I organized a brunch with some of my Alpha Delta Pi sisters living in the area. Was so cool, I joined the Facebook group for ADPi Alumni in LA and posted basically saying… “heyyyyy so I’m new here and have no friends, who wants to be friends?” and a bunch of super cute girls replied, and I am SO EXCITED to meet everyone at brunch tomorrow! 🍳 Sororities are the freakin’ best. I have an entire post planned on this but ima save it so it’s a bit more timely, like around the time girls are going to college. Not in the middle of the semester lol.

Also this weekend my boyfriend and I are going to do something super touristy together. We decided we wanted to go see all the big “sights” in Los Angeles because neither of us have seen most of them. LOL. Go figure. So the touristing shall begin. He had a great suggestion as to what we should see earlier today… but I honestly cannot remember. hahahha.😂 My bad. 😉 Guess I shall find out tomorrow.

Final note before I am back to bed and the weekend kicks off tomorrow: if you are reading this, I love and appreciate you. I feel like the people who read Skinny Belle, just get me. In a weird but awesome way. ❤️

That’s it for tonight’s late-night diary entry. Before I get super weird on you (it is basically guaranteed to happen) I am going to sign off.

Pce n’ blessings, and in the words of Ellen Degeneres, be kind to one another.

 

xoxoxo,

 

6:18 | November 3, 2017

PODCAST: HOW TO GET YO-SELF A MAN

Lifestyle

Episode 3 of Skinny Belle – The Podcast is LIVE!

Yessss!!! I loveeee talking about relationships. It is so much FUN.

If you are looking for💋🌹❤️L-O-V-E❤️🌹💋, this podcast is the one for you.

I talk how to get that very first date, and what to do once you actually get it! 😅 There are some hard truths in this episode, and, some seriously fire tips for those of you getting into the dating scene.

Also, I tell the story of how I met my boyfriend, and what we did on our first date (it was 3 days long, and ohhhh so magical!) ✨

 

💋🌹❤️CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO MY LATEST PODCAST!❤️🌹💋

 

What else is covered on this episode of Skinny Belle – The Podcast?

  1. What a terrible “ghoster” I am… (it’s the worst😒)
  2. How to WIN TINDER, in detail 😉
  3. How to decide what’s important to you in a potential partner 💕
  4. Dos-and-donts of a first date (hint… probably don’t share your deepest darkest secret 😂)
  5. What to do if someone is totally giving you the creeps on a dating app 🙅🏼

This episode is 🔥🔥🔥, if I do say so myself. 😉

I divulge all my wisdom on the early stages of dating. Including, how you can navigate this crazy a$$ digital dating world and hopefully in the process find someone great to share your life with!

*Aweeeee, how mushy. 😷 Hahah, but for real.

Plus, our world is in serious need of more good old-fashioned sweet-lovin’ right now. They way things are going, we all need to be a bit more lovey dovey. Honestly believe that might help ignite a cleanup to the big mess we’ve made.

ANYWAYS, figured this podcast was quite timely.

Sooooo without further adieu, clickey clickey here to listen to “How to Get Yo-Self a Man!

If you like this podcast, pretty please with cherries on top subscribe, and rate it 5 stars! I’m very new to the podcast world, so your ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ is greatly appreciated! 🙏🏻

 

xoxoxo,

 

6:44 | November 1, 2017

HOW TO PREP YOUR SKIN FOR MAKEUP

Beauty

This one is good guys. It’s PACKED with amaze-balls tips 🔮

Okay if you can’t tell from the cover of this vid, I am freaking STOKED on this tutorial! 😄

To do this video, I brought in my celebrity makeup artist friend Jen Tioseco. This girl, is big time. She is Patrick Ta’s main assistant, she’s worked on all the Kardashians, Gigi Hadid, Vanessa Hudgens, Sophia Ritchie…. basically all the celebs. ⭐️

Jen and I actually met on a photoshoot when I was 15 years old modeling. This year, we reconnected through a mutual friend after 10 years! It’s been so much fun doing glam with her and I knew I haddddddd to bring her on Skinny Belle and get her to share all her major PRO-TIPS with you.💅🏻💄💋

🔥PRO. TIPS. PEOPLE!🔥

Sound the alarm🚨, because this video is so valuable it will legit change your pre-makeup routine forever.

I promise you that.

It has definitely upped my makeup-prep routine. 🙌🏻

Highly recommend watching all the way through, we go over detailed steps on prepping your skin for makeup like a celebrity!

Here are the linked time marks to Youtube, and all the products + steps we go over in the vid:

1:53

1) Moisturize

ALWAYS, moisturize before foundation. Good skin care is KEY to having your makeup look good! We used the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream.

2:25

2) Facial Massage

Helps drain excessive fluid and puffiness out of the face. When you do a facial massage, always massage upwards and outwards, focusing on the contours of the face. This really helps those cheekbones pop and gives a nice brow lift! When you are finished massaging the face, massage the neck downs towards the heart to finishing draining all the fluid!

Ballin option – Orobar

Budget option – Get one like this on Amazon

3:20

3) Under Eye Cream

Helps the concealer + eyeshadow from creasing. Today we used the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream.

4:04

4) Lip Balm

Moisturize your lips at the beginning so they are not dry and gross by the time you get to painting them up 😉 I legit just used Vaseline lol.

4:20

5) Eye Jellies

Helps pick up any eyeshadow that drops down, firms, tones, and de-puffs. The SKYN Iceland brand makes the best ones in my opinion!

This routine, is GOLD! 💯 Seriously never not doing this again before I glam. It makes a world of difference.

Like this vid? Make sure you subscribe, give it a thumbs up, and share with your friends! After all, us gals gotta all look snatched together. 😉

 

xoxoxo,