2:33 | May 4, 2018

CATFISHED INTO A PARTY HOSTEL

Travel

I really really really wish this was clickbait.

But unfortunately, I was indeed catfished into staying at the biggest party hostel in Jaco, Costa Rica this week.

First off, WHY THE F IS A PARTY HOSTEL ON AIRBNB?! Like, why. 😫

Second, I could kiiiiind of tell it wasn’t going to be our vibe (aka chic and chill and QUIET) when I booked but the pickins were especially slim in Jaco so I had to go ahead and do it.

Anyways, sleep has been on a minimum since arriving in Jaco as our “luxury room” is immediately next to the pool bar. 🙄

This hostel (Selina) would actually be pretty dope if I was not a grandma👵🏻and interested in going out every night. In college, I likely would have been all about this place.

But now, my body is a TEMPLE (lol kind of ) and I am trying to keep wrinkles at a minimum. Partying does not help that situation. 😂 Also, Troy works every morning at 7. Soooooo not super ideal for us.

What I am trying to say is Selina Jaco (there is a huge chain of Selina hostels, and the one that we saw in Santa Teresa was sooo chill! Not like this at all.) should 150% not be allowed to even be posted on AirBnb. You see, AirBnb posts select boutique hotels and private homes. This place definitely isn’t under that category lol.

Anywho, we have a pretty savage AirBnb review coming their way, mostly because it’s not an appropriate posting to be on the platform. As I write this people are “wooooooing” like is spring break 2005 from the pool outside our room.

Delightful.

LOL. Im seriously so old. Listen to me. 😂

But anyways, tomorrow we leave for Manuel Antonio (!!!!!) AND IM SO FING EXCITED. YOU KNOW WHY??

SLOTHS LIVE IN MANUEL ANTONIO. AND LOTS OF THEM. Like, all the sloths.

Girl is on a sloth hunt, I swear. If I don’t see one I will be crushed.

Anyways, about to put in my ear plugs so I can get a few winks tonight.

TALK TO YOU ON THE FLIP SIDE!

xxx,

3:56 | May 1, 2018

THE FULL STORY

Lifestyle

Why I am in Costa Rica, and what it’s like to date across boarders.

Okayyyyyy so I was hella nervous to tell this story. Not entirely sure why since I am just explaining how I followed the rules like a good girl.

NONETHELESS.

It took a bit of courage to hit upload on this one for some reason haha. 🙈

So pretty please with cherries on top, head over to my Youtube Channel and leave a like + comment on this video!

This was a bit of a different style of video for me, and I really feel like it’s my best one yet. 💪🏻

First, I shared the FULL story behind my Costa Rica trip and the unique challenges associated with being in a cross-boarder relationship. (I’m Canadian, and my boyfriend is American.) I know other people have experienced similar things when dating between different countries, and it’s so rarely talked about! So I wanted to be the one to do it. Naturally. 😉

Second, this is also a vlog from our day spent in Montezuma, Costa Rica. I really liked Montezuma (even though it was small and super hippie lol) and wanted to share the experience with you.

So yeah!

Watch the video above to learn about what it’s like to be a Canadian dating an American. And how we have figured out how to spend more than 182 days together at a time.

Thanks for being here! Love you to the moon and back. ❤

 

xx,

 

9:33 | April 27, 2018

DATE NIGHT MAKEUP TUTORIAL

Beauty

Date Night Makeup Tutorial for a special milestone!

Well lookie here friends! Troy and I have been dating for a year! 💞

This little milestone definitely called for a glam tutorial dedicated to the occasion. I mean, the man has put up with my sh*t for an entire year, the very least I could do was look cute for our date. LOL. Kidding… kind of/sort of/not really. 😜

Troy if you are reading this (I honestly don’t know if he reads my blog LOL) you’re the best. And I love you very much. ❤

ANYWHO (I won’t bore you with gushy stuff), this glam was done with just a few products, because I am working with a small portion of my makeup kit while traveling here in Costa Rica. And carrying around the small amount of makeup I brought honestly still feels like way too much. It gets so heavy!!

So I was kind of forced to design this look with just a few products. And, I wanted to make it easy so that you can do it at home as well. In all my makeup tutorials I really try and clearly explain my steps, so that you can get the same result!

Does it help?? Have you recreated one of my looks? Or, used any of the tips and are now obsessed? TELLLLL MEEEE!!! I would legit be shook if you sent me a pic recreating one of my looks. SHOOK TO THE CORE. So pls do 🙂 robyn@skinnybelle.com. Or just slide into my insta dms. You know how it isssss.

MINI TRAVEL UPDATE:

Today is officially the last day of our two weeks in Santa Teresa, and we are moving on to Montezuma tomorrow! Then to Jaco. Going to be a busy weekend cuz I will be VLOGGING DA WHOLE THINGGGGG (love vlogs, they are so fun) and we will be moving around lots. Can’t wait to see the next AirBnb we have booked, it has MAJOR jungle treehouse vibes.

TALK SOON babe!

 

xx,

 

 

 

PS: Please give my video a “THUMBS UP” on youtube!! Still new to the YT game and that helps me lots 💗

4:08 | April 24, 2018

TRAVEL UPDATE

Travel


Santa Teresa, Costa Rica vlog + a BIG travel update

It has been a hot minute since I have updated you with our travel plans. Things have significantly changed since we first arrived in Costa Rica.

Let me explain.

The original plan was to find an apartment/AirBnb we really like here in Costa Rica and just stay put for a few months. Once we’ve been here for a few weeks, this has changed……

Annnnnnd you’re gonna have to watch the video above for the juicy details on Troy and I’s travel plans. 😉

Yes, I’m that person muahahah. 😈

Hope you are having a great Tuesday! Let’s smash our goals this week together 💪🏻

 

xoxo,

 

 

 

1:50 | April 20, 2018

HOW TO GET PERFECT EYEBROWS

Beauty

How to get perfect eyebrows!

This video was created due to popular request…. LOL. I feel like people always say that when nobody actually requested anything. But, in this situation it seems people are very interested in how I do my eyebrows lol. And it just so happens that I have LOTS of wisdom to share on the subtle art that is eyebrows.

This video was 45 mins long, and I condensed it into 6 minutes of goodness for your viewing pleasure.

***A quick little rant before we get started here***

One thing that has been driving me NUTS, like totally bonkers, lately is how there’s this trend of big time makeup artists doing brows FIRST.

WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WHY. 😩

It. Is. So. WRONG.

I had a rather ragey bit in this video that took up about 2 minutes where I went deep into why it should be illegal to do your brows first, but it took up too much time so I had to cut it in editing lol.

But alas, I WILL BE HEARD!

Let me explain why it makes NO SENSE AT ALL to do your brows first when glamming.

  1. When putting on foundation, you will move them or get foundation on them and mess them up.
  2. When concealing, the same as above.
  3. When blending, the same as above.
  4. And after you’ ve messed them up by doing steps 1 – 3, you will have to re-do them in the end anyways.

WHICH IS WHY, my brows, will always and forever be done LAST! After I’m finished with the other 6 million steps it takes to get this girl looking beat.

Phew, already feeling better now that I have gotten this out on the internet. It was necessary. Can’t be having you thinking it’s okay to start glam with your brows. The thought of it causes me severe anxiety. 💀 (<– that’s me, ded from brow anxiety.)

I need a prosecco now to recover from this traumatic experience we’ve just had here.

LOL. I kid.

But I really do feel very strongly confused at why anyone would ever do brows first.

***RANT OVER*** (and far too liberal use of caps lock in this post, apologies)

SO yeah. Back to my video and the awesome contents of said video…

I shared the BEST tips and tricks on how to get natural, bombbbbdiggity lookin’ brows in this tutorial! Some VERY REAL pro tips in here that are easy to integrate into your makeup routine.

Oh one more thing… I only used 2 PRODUCTS. Yeah, it’s actually a pretty practical and useful tutorial if I do say so myself in my entirely biased opinion. 😇

This blog just got outta hand so quick lol! Ya girl is fired up rn with all this talk of starting glam with brows.

hahahah im crazy.

That’s enough outta me tonight. 🤡

Talk soon.

 

xx,