1:00 | April 14, 2015

SHEER LOOK

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Absolutely loving sheer things lately! There is something so sexy about them. Just can’t get enough! Wearing something sheer will also be great when summer comes, and it is boiling hot out. I mean, I am talking strict functionality here people. 😛 Lol the lies I tell myself.

Anyways, I wanted to fill you guys in on something. I have been getting lots of requests lately for new workouts! Sooooo you asked, and you are going to get it! I will be shooting some new at-home workout routines for you soon. I love sharing my workouts because then we can workout together! It is always better when you have a bit of a support group going, no?! 🙂 While you wait, you can stay fit with these two Skinny Belle workouts: here, and here. So stay tuned! Good stuff is on its way.

Love you guys <3

 

x,

 

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1:00 | April 13, 2015

VANILLA SUGAR SCRUB

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Happy Monday everyone! I want to share today another one of my favourite full-body and facial scrubs. You can make this super easy with just 3 ingredients you have at home! My Vanilla Sugar Scrub is ridiculously hydrating, and makes your skin feel extra smooth. If you need to give your skin a little bit of a “booster” this is the perfect thing for you!

What’s in it?

  • Extra virgin coconut oil
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Golden sugar

Just combine about equal parts of your coconut oil and golden sugar in a bowl. Mix it up until it is smooth. I love to add a little bit of pure vanilla extract too, because it makes the scrub smell so delicious. You will want to eat it. Not going to lie (this is a judgement-free zone lol) I defs tried it and it tastes freaking awesome. So maybe don’t eat it, because its kind of hard to stop. (Sweet jesus I cannot believe I just admitted I ate my body scrub on the internet.)

Okay so what’s the skinny on coconut oil? Why do I always use it in my homemade beauty recipes?

Coconut oil sinks in deep to soften, moisturize, and condition your skin. Coconut oil is made up of saturated fats, which primarily smooth and retain the moisture content of your skin. Coconut oil also has vitamin E in it. (Yay!!!) Vitamin E is essential for skin growth, repair of wear and tear on skin, and prevents it from cracking. This is great if you have spent too much time in the sun or in harsh weather conditions. The most exciting thing that vitamin E does (in my opinion) is the prevention of wrinkles! The vitamin E contained in coconut oil is known to protect skin cells from damage over time.

Coconut oil used as a scrub is great because it removes any excess dead skin (ew, I know, but that is what exfoliating does lol) and cleans out whatever has blocked your pores. It is a 100% natural product with no added chemicals or nasty byproducts that are usually added to our over-the-counter beauty products. Coconut oil clears out the pores and has some naturally antibacterial properties too! 

….. There you have it! Those are the main benefits that I wanted to highlight for you regarding the external use of coconut oil. I love the fact that it is a completely natural product, because there is something just wrong about the weird jelly-creamy-perfumey face products we buy in stores. Whenever you can, it is best to keep your beauty remedies as natural as possible! 

Liking the sound of coconut oil? Try out my Coconut Oil Hair Mask and my Coffee Scrub

Definitely give this scrub a try if you are feeling like your skin needs a bit of a boost or some rejuvenation. It is a full-body and facial scrub, so make lots and use it everywhere! You will feel so great after, silky smooth skin and all. 🙂 

 

x,

 

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1:00 | April 9, 2015

T-SHIRT DRESS

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The t-shirt dress. I am all about it. They are so versatile and look cute pretty much no matter what. I picked up this oversized t-shirt dress at Oak + Fort in Vancouver. The main thing I like about it is how many different ways it can be styled. The options are limitless! I will probably do another post on this one soon showing you guys how you can style a baggy t-shirt dress more than one way. 🙂

Also…. hello 90’s!!! The chocker is back and I am stoked about it. There is something so hot about them. I don’t even know what it is but I am into it haha. The one I am wearing here was picked up at Brandy Melville. I got this one because I literally had the same one in grade 5 or something and I mean… #tbt right?! Haha! So much fun wearing this necklace. Such a great throwback.

Okay so you guys know I am a sucker for great deals. I got my bag at Danier Leather (so random, I know) at a major sale they were having. I happened to have an hour to kill at the mall and randomly went in and got this beautiful baby for like 60% off!!! Needless to say, I was a happy happy girl. 

Today is Thursday, which means tomorrow is Friday… and yay weekend! What are you guys planning on doing? I will probably go skiing again (there’s a shocker lol.) Tell me in the comments what your weekend plans are! 😀

 

x,

 

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7:23 | April 8, 2015

SMOKED SALMON & DILL APPIE

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Smoked salmon is such a delicious snack, and a great way to get your protein in! These Smoked Salmon & Dill appies are a great skinny option for either an appetizer or a light snack! They are super easy to make, they look beautiful, and taste amazing.

Today I made two different versions. I made half with goat cheese and the other half with cream cheese. Just really depends what you feel like eating!

Here’s the skinny on what is in these Smoked Salmon & Dill appies:

  • Smoked salmon
  • Fresh dill
  • Goat cheese or cream cheese
  • Cucumber

Okay so this is so easy I am not even sure if it counts as a “recipe.” But you guys know me, the simpler the better. It is a tough life being a girl boss, we gotta be efficient! Alight, cut up your cucumbers into nice thick slices. Put your goat cheese or cream cheese on top of each cucumber slice (or do half of them cream cheese half goat cheese…. where my bad bitches at!!) Then, take your smoked salmon and make a little teepee shape on top. S’cute! And finally, put a little bit of that delicious fresh dill on each bite. 

Guys I just crushed all of these and they were freaking awesome. My recommendation? Go to the store and get these ingredients now and have a party for your taste buds. Yes, a taste bud party. (I am officially losing it.) If you like this recipe, check out my other Smoked Salmon Bite recipe too.

 

x,

 

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7:51 | April 7, 2015

RIPPED JEANS

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My committed relationship with Citizens of Humanity has continued. How they made a pair of jeans that manages to fit me this well is seriously impressive. Hence why I keep buying new pairs of the same fit…. lol. If you couldn’t guess already these are the signature cut of jeans I wear called Rockets. And we will be besties for ever and ever and ever. 🙂

Ripped jeans are one of my major essentials for spring. They are such an easy piece to wear and they add a bit of excitement to any outfit. For example, really all I am wearing today is a t-shirt and jeans (duh.) But, wearing ripped jeans just gives the outfit that little extra bit of je ne sais quoi. Jeans and a t-shirt are one of the sexiest looks to me (yea I can be kinda country sometimes 😉 .) I think when you feel comfortable you always look the most beautiful. So, wear what makes you feel comfortable and you will glow like the queen that you are!

My t-shirt is so cozy. It is a bit hard to tell in the photos but it is this gorgeous soft knit material. (Again, spicing up a classic.) I picked this one up at Aritzia in Vancouver. White tee and ripped jeans? Love love love it. 

And finally, the footwear. These shoes mean business. I am super into big chunky shoes at the moment, and these are definitely big, and they are definitely chunky. It isn’t often you say you want something big and chunky… lol am I right?? But ya anyways, into this look right now. My kicks are by Woolrich, and they are actually made of woven wool.

Okay so talking about sexy again… what do you guys think is the sexiest look? Are you more a casual kind of gal or do you like glam more? I think switching it up and keeping people guessing is always exciting 😉 Let me know what you think in the comments below! 

 

x,

 

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