2:52 | October 28, 2014

COFFEE SCRUB

Beauty

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Coffee-Face-Scrub

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Today is the day I put coffee on my face and posted it on the World Wide Web. I wouldn’t have done this if this recipe wasn’t one of the best beauty secrets I have. Coffee has major benefits for your skin, and by putting it directly on the surface of your skin you are maximizing these benefits! So, why should you put coffee on your face?

Here’s the skinny:

1) The caffeine in coffee has major anti-inflammatory properties so it reduces redness and puffiness on your face. This also helps with those pesky under-eye circles!

2) Coffee is full of antioxidants that increase your skin’s natural protection and defense levels from things like pollution in the air.

3) It has also been shown that coffee has properties that signal tissue repair, so putting it on your skin leads to increased hydration through cell re-growth.

To make this scrub, just mix together ground coffee and coconut oil. From the photos you can see that I used a coarse ground coffee (I felt like I needed some extra tough exfoliation today haha) but it’s probably better to use regular fine ground coffee. Mix the coffee grounds and coconut oil together then very gently apply to your face and rub it around in little circles. Wash it off, dry your face, and that’s it! You don’t need to moisturize your skin after (at least I didn’t!) because the coconut oil will do that for you.

If you are craving some extra soft and beautiful skin, give this scrub a go! It is great for your whole body 🙂

 

x,

 

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1:13 | October 26, 2014

THE BEST FISH TACOS

Food

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Fish tacosssss. Yesssss. I am SO happy that I decided to make these… twice in one week. It happened, don’t question it.

This recipe absolutely had to be shared with you guys, because it is SO simple and so delicious. I made this for a few friends one night, and we had a Mexican inspired dinner party with lots of fish tacos and a margarita or three. 😉 As I’ve said before, I am allll about efficiency. I love to make things that are simple, nutritious, an delicious. These fish tacos are all that. To keep this recipe easy, I used frozen pre-breaded fish and store-bought guacamole. I want to let you guys in on my favourite homemade guacamole recipe another day… So let’s just stick with the easy peasy store bought guac for now.

What’s in it:

  • Soft mini taco shells
  • Frozen breaded pacific cod
  • 2 – 3 tomatos
  • Handful of cilantro
  • ½ a purple onion
  • Coleslaw mix
  • Limes
  • Guacamole (store bought)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Tabasco sauce

For our dinner party, we did a “make your own fish taco bar” so that everyone could customize their fish tacos! So the first step would be to put out your limes, coleslaw, guac, and Tabasco. Next, put the fish in the oven and follow the directions on the package of whatever brand you bought.

The only thing you really need to “make” in this recipe is the salsa. And ohhhh boy is it worth it. Homemade salsa is a full on game changer. All you do is chop up the tomatos, onions, and cilantro and mix them together. Squeeze about half a lime on the mixture and voila! The best, freshest, salsa you will ever have. And that’s it! So so so simple, I love it.

Give this recipe a go and let me know what you think in the comments below! <3

 

x,

 

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12:02 | October 23, 2014

12-MINUTE TOTAL BODY WORKOUT

Training

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12-minutes-workouts

 

Welcome to the very first Skinny Belle workout! I am so excited to share my favourite workout routines with you. For each workout post, I have made a downloadable JPG file that covers the whole workout (with directions) so you can easily save it to your phone and look at it while you are at the gym! The photos shown above are just a little preview of what the whole workout entails. 😉 So make sure you click the Skinny Belle Workout link to get the whole workout!

The Skinny Belle 12-Minute Total Body Workout is a great way to get your core in quickly after a solid cardio session. I like to do this workout after I have ran for about 6 km to make sure my core is staying tight. This super quick core workout is intended to be done after at least 30 minutes of your favourite cardio.

This is one of my fave workouts because it’s fairly easy and quick. Nobody wants to be spending hours working out… aint nobody got time for that! Having efficient workouts makes them 1) wayyy less intimidating to do and 2) less time gobbling for your day.

So CLICK HERE to check out the 12 Minute Total Body Workout! Can’t wait to start working out together! Let me know how you like this workout in the comments below. <3

 

x,

 

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11:53 | October 22, 2014

MIX IT UP

Lifestyle

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Jean-Fashion

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Jean-and-Camo

 

This look I wore a few days ago out to dinner. I love mixing up different textures of fabrics in my outfits, like the leather and jean here. It makes a super simple outfit a little bit more exciting! 

My leather leggings are from Artizia in Vancouver, and they are actually SO comfortable its ridiculous. Doesn’t look like it, I know, but they are actually super comfy! This simple t-shirt is also from Aritzia. I like this t-shirt with leather leggings because it’s longer and has a nice cut on the bottom, which gives you a bit more coverage. The jean jacket is made by a brand called Tribal Jeans. I picked up this beauty in a small shop in Vancouver. This season I am super into jean jackets, and this one mayyy be making a few more appearances haha.

I feel that I should tell you about my unhealthy obsession with camo print. Why, you ask? I honestly have no idea lol. But anyways, I found this cute little clutch at American Apparel. I am so in love with it and I definitely rock this clutch way more than is socially acceptable… haha! 😛

What do you think of the different mix of fabrics? Do you have any favourite mixes you like to wear? Let me know in the comments below! <3

 

x,

 

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11:58 | October 21, 2014

COCONUT OIL HAIR MASK

Beauty

Coconut-Oil

Simple-Hair-Mask

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Every few weeks I do a coconut oil hair mask to keep my hair moisturized, smooth, and healthy. I have super dry hair so it’s really important for me to keep up this routine to keep my hair soft, and not feeling like a stack of hay haha. So, if you’re like me and have really dry or damaged hair this one-ingredient hair mask will keep your hair feeling silky and smooth! If you are one of the lucky ladies who has thick healthy hair, this is also a great shine booster every once and a while if you want some extra glisten in your beautiful long locks.

Let’s get down to it. This is literally the simplest hair mask ever haha, which is part of the reason I love it so much. We are all busy women, and definitely have more important things to do than fiddle about making a complicated hair mask. Know what I mean??

So, here’s the skinny:

1) Buy some virgin coconut oil. Make sureee it’s virgin. Virgin oil is a higher quality oil that is made of just the pressed fruit without any additives. Aka, it is more natural and all around better for you!

2) Before you go to bed put the lots of coconut oil on the TIPS of your hair. The worst (driest) part of your hair is the part where you should apply the most oil, then work your way up until you have covered all the most damaged parts of your hair. If you put it all over your head (up to the roots) it will take FOREVER to wash out. Trust me, I took one for the team and tried it… just, don’t do it haha.

3) Put your oiled up hair (lol) into a braid and sleep overnight on it. I usually don’t cover my hair with anything because if the oil gets on your pillow it’s actually really good for your skin anyways. 🙂

4) Wash your hair in the morning as usual and enjoy your refreshed silky hair!

This hair mask has worked wonders for me, and I love how simple it is! Doesn’t get much easier than one ingredient LOL! 😉 Give this a go and let me know what you think!!

 

x,

 

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