1:41 | April 26, 2015

BEAUTIFUL SKIN SOLUTION: BORAGE OIL

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Alright so I promised you guys I would share what I have been taking to improve my skin! I truly believe beautiful skin happens from the inside out. It is so important to treat your body well, and eat a nutritious diet, and get enough beauty sleep. That being said, it can’t hurt to go the extra mile and give yourself that added boost you need to make sure that your skin is staying strong, healthy, and wrinkle-free.

I love to plan. Planning is basically my first love in life. If you plan for something, you can make it happen. And I like to make things happen haha. SO, I am planning to take care of my skin, and keep it looking as young as possible. It is much easier to prevent a problem than it is to fix one, especially when it comes to something as important as your skin!

So…. May I introduce you to one of my daily supplements, Borage Oil! Borage oil is made from the seeds in the Borage wildflower commonly called the “starflower.” (So it is vegetarian… yay!)

Benefits:

  • Restores natural moisture and smoothness to skin
  • Has anti-inflammatory effects on the skin
  • Regulates water loss and protects skin from damage
  • Treats skin disorders (ie eczema) and removes the inflammatory symptoms associated with these disorders!
  • Treats acne and rosacea

Borage oil has one of the highest amounts of the essential fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). This is the fatty acid that your body uses to reduce inflammation and protect your skin. Winning! You can order it online by clicking here, or pick it up at pretty much any natural health store. 

As I always say, I love taking this product and I have found that it works really well for me. Please make sure you do your own research before adding any supplements to your diet!

Lots of love 🙂

 

x,

 

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1:00 | April 22, 2015

SIMPLE

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Hey guys! Hope you are all having a great week so far. Today I wanted to share this super simple outfit I put together for dinner the other evening. Like I’ve said before, I am totally a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl. Right now I am really into oversized button-ups as well! They have a super-chic “I-just-stole-this-from-my-boyfriend” kind of look to them, which I think is killer. 

The button up I am wearing here is from Brandy Melville, and my jeans are from Citizens of Humanity. (What else is new. Haha!) Check out other posts on my fave Citizen jeans here and here. Okay back to my shirt… Part of the reason I like this top so much is the cut along the hem. The way that it cuts up around your hips is super flattering. I find if the cut along the bottom hem of an oversized shirt is just straight, it is much less flattering and quite a bit less interesting. You know?

The shoes are from Shellys London (I picked them up at The Bay for those of you from Canada.) I love how simple and utilitarian they look. It makes them match with wayyyy more items in my closet, which makes life significantly easier (at least when it comes to getting dressed!)

Tell me… what is your favourite part of this outfit? I want to know!!

 

x,

 

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1:00 | April 21, 2015

AVOCADO + TOAST

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This is a major staple food for me. I eat some sort of combination of toast and avocado pretty much every single day. There are probably a million different avo/toast combos I could throw together, but today I practiced my very best self-restraint and kept my shit together and just made one. I was standing there in my kitchen debating making about 10 different avo/toast creations and shooting them all at once but realistically that is a bit much. I mean, I don’t want to come on too strong to you guys or anything. LOL. Ya so anyways, this is one of my fave avo/toast recipes to make.

Here’s the skinny on what is in this glorious stack:

  • Silver Hills Bakery’s “Little Big Bread” (so good, you should buy it)
  • Avocado
  • Roma tomatoes/grape tomatoes
  • Lemon juice
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Cilantro

Toast the toast. Put everything else on top. BOOM. That was easy.

Okay so why am I so into avocado? Other than the fact that is tastes delicious and is basically natures version of butter. Here are some of my favourite things about eating avocados: 

1) Healthy fats!!! These are the best. Why? They make your skin glow, increase vitamin and mineral absorption, and help boost your immune system. Another added benefit of eating healthy fats is how they keep you more satisfied and fuller for longer. Happiness!

2) High in fiber! There are about 6 – 7 grams fiber in half of a regular sized avocado. Eating avocado will significantly improve your digestion.

3) Potassium! Avocados have more potassium than bananas. Potassium is known to reduce blood pressure, build muscle, and preserving bone mineral density. Pretty important stuff if you ask me.

If you arnt already hopping in your car to go buy some avocados I am not sure what is wrong with you. Haha! Kiddingggg 🙂 But really, this is such a tasty meal you need to try it. The best thing about toast and avocado? It can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, OR dinner. Amazing, I know. 😉

 

x,

 

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4:28 | April 19, 2015

WEEKEND LOOK

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Hey guys! So I just picked up these slip on shoes the other day from Adidas, and I am never taking them off. Like…. so in love. These shoes, ripped jeans, and a comfy sweater are my weekend go-tos. I have been lazing about in this all weekend long haha! Sometimes it is so nice to just get cozy and relax. 

In other news, I have been doing lots of research lately on the best kind of supplements to take for optimal skin health. I am big on wrinkle prevention, because it is much easier to prevent a problem from happening than it is to fix a problem once it has already happened. This week I will begin to share with you more on what I do to make sure my skin is staying healthy, and how I prevent wrinkles from forming. I am pretty stoked about this subject right now so I can’t wait to share with you all! We only get one body, so we might as well treat it the best we possibly can. 🙂

Okay there is a big hockey game on soon, so I am going to go get ready to watch! The NHL playoffs are one of my favourite times of year. It is so fun to get to cheer for your city’s team. And nachos, because nachos are the best and they are usually involved when you watch a sports game. Really I am just there for the nachos. 😛

A bit of a mixed post today for you! I love to check in and keep you guys in the loop with whats going on in my world. Hope you all had a great weekend. <3

 

x,

 

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12:00 | April 16, 2015

COCONUT OVERNIGHT OATS

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Today I wanted to show you what most mornings look like for me…. starting with my overnight oats! This is the easiest breakfast to make, mostly because it doesn’t actually involve you making anything in the morning. Winning. 

I have been totally in love with making overnight oats for a while now, mostly because they taste freaking amazing and are super simple to make. This particular recipe is one of my favourites, so it makes an appearance quite often. My Coconut Overnight Oats are a great way to kick-start your day with a clean and healthy breakfast.

What’s in it:

  • 1/2 cup whole rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • Shaved coconut (unsweetened)
  • Cinnamon
  • Fresh berries

Okay so before you go to bed, mix together equal parts of your whole rolled oats and your coconut milk in a mason jar (or just any jar with a lid.) You can add more or less coconut milk depending on how thick you like your oatmeal to be! For me, half and half is perfect. Mix in a few teaspoons of dried unsweetened coconut shavings. Add a pinch of cinnamon, and shut the lid on the jar! Shake up the mixture and put it in the fridge overnight.

While you sleep the oatmeal will soak up all the coconut and cinnamon flavour. What you will be left with is a delectable, creamy, rich oatmeal breakfast. I love to eat this cold in the morning, as a nice little wake-up call. And obviously use as many fresh berries as you want for a topping, and add even more shredded coconut on top of the berries! SO GOOD. I want breakfast again now…

Sometimes (okay this is really embarrassing but I am going to tell you anyways lol) I am literally thinking when I go to sleep how damn excited I am for it to be morning so I can eat my breakfast. Yes, that is a thing that happens in my life. Haha! Anyone else do that? Or is it just me… 😛

Anyways, you guys have got to try making this if you have not already! It is fool proof and delicious. What more can a girl ask for?!

Like this skinny breakfast? Check out more Skinny Belle breakfasts by clicking here, here, and here

 

x,

 

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