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.

 

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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,

 

12:06 | January 20, 2018

CREATING A PERSONAL BRAND

Lifestyle

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.

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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,

 

5:52 | January 17, 2018

EXPLORING VENICE

Travel

The best things to do in Venice, California!

I feel like Venice has a bad reputation. Or, just the wrong reputation. In my not-so-humble opinion. 😜 lolz

When you think of Venice, California, you probably think about the boardwalk, tacky t-shirts, hot dogs, and just straight-up weirdos. 😣That, ladies and germs, is NOT WHAT IS UP.

You can see that ridiculousness in about t – 5 minutes and then you will be good for life. I promise.

This vlog is all about the great side of Venice. The stuff you actually want and neeeeeed to see. Venice is the freakin’ best! It just tends to get a little misrepresented at times by the tourism industry.

So check out my vlog where my boyfriend and I explored Venice for the day. We went to some places we already know, and checked out some new spots as well. This vlog, covers everything you need to know about the best of Venice.

Oh yeah, and we got into a fight part way through the day hahaha. I included a bit about that. Because there is nothing worse than people pretending everything is peachy-keen when it’s not. Sometimes, while touristing, you have a little spat. It happens. Then you move on and get some prosecco. LOL! Watch the video, you’ll see what I’m talking about. 😉

xoxoxo,