Tough times never last, but tough people do. -Dr. Robert Schuller

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Saturday, January 29, 2011
Salut tout le monde!

I cannot believe January is almost fini! Actually, I'm glad. -_- It's bloody freezing in Canada; I almost walked out in shorts when father informed me it was only -7˚C outside. Anyway, here's a quick outfit post from a few weeks back (I know, I'm such a douchebag for posting everything up late. Ahh..better late than never!). =D

{This hair-do was super easy to do. Thank you, youtube.}

{Doing what I do best: Smiling 'til I'm Asian. I was definitely mixed in my past life- I'm banking on Japanese.}
Also here's a list of things I have done since January 1st, that have made me feel better (hopefully I'll inspire a few of you to make some changes too) :
- Gym: What an endorphin kick! I love feeling sore out of my mind for days. I complain, but it hurts so good.
- Fluids: I'm just increasing my intake in general. I can't do the 2L of water a day thing, so I take more teas and actually finish what's in my cup during meals.
- Fish: I got a grey and baby pink mixed-beta fish to keep me company while I study. I've named him Baudouin, which means "brave friend". [Something he'll need to be during exam season.]
- Photography: I met a travel photographer while I was volunteering at the hospital last month, and she recommended I avoid deleting photos on my camera. Instead, I should load them onto my computer and see them full size; this helps illuminate the aspects I disliked about the photos, and how I can fix them next time. (I have even kept photos I deemed 'hideous' prematurely, because they looked a lot better blown up.)
- Vitamins: I can't keep a tight schedule with them, but I have started taking Vitamin D Chocolate tablets. Mmm...
- Skin: The face brush is magic. Seriously. I also stopped using face washes/toners/creams with acne medication. I do keep my spot treatments just in case, but my skin has been cooperating quite well lately. I can't say the same for my wandering hands..
- Food: Plain yogurt with blueberries, blackberries, raspberries & strawberries. Antioxidants galore!
- Bags: I stopped carrying heavy one-shoulder bags to avoid bad posture. This article on Oprah's site was pretty interesting.
- Nails: I give myself a mani every week with mom. You know, girl time.
- Shopping Detox: No fashion-related purchases for a whole month. I'm only 2 days away from my goal! It has been liberating- I used the money to check out delicious restaurants & patisseries instead. And to be honest, it was easy. Winter wardrobes get so repetitive and tiring by the time January hits. I honestly don't want to buy another sweater, or long-sleeved t-shirt, ever.. again. COME ON SPRING!
- Hair: Went back to my L'OREAL hair mask mentioned in this post. Why did I ever leave you?

P.S. I only announced it on my twitter back in November, but I have my own domain! You can use www.bellechantelle.com to reach this site now- it's much faster to type. Woot woot!
11 comments on "Tough times never last, but tough people do. -Dr. Robert Schuller"
  1. oh your hair is super cute!

    I really like that photography tip too. I hardly delete photos on my camera these days.

    Congrats on the shopping detox too!

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  2. Hey Chantelle,

    you're posts are the only ones I seriously read every time because I think they have realyy high quality.
    You can see that you think before writing something and not just doing "blabla".
    I tried the shopping detox too, the first shirts, sweaters, accessoires you don't buy feel strange because you are used to buy them, bit then it feels rigth. The only thing I am going to buy is a bag for university, back-friendy, of course.

    Greets

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  3. That hair looks adorable on you!

    I put fruit in my water sometimes (meyer lemons and pears) which helps me want to drink it.

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  4. Hi, really like your blog. What do you study at Uni? xx

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  5. I love your outfit! Comfy and chic looking :)

    I'm desperately trying the water thing too...I tell myself every year to drink more. This year I also started taking a multivitamin religiously everyday as well as vitamin e to keep my skin, hair and nails in good condition. Heavy bags I don't think I'll ever be able to avoid!

    xxx

    http://semplicemente-sarah.blogspot.com

    P.S. it was -6 in Montreal yesterday and I actually went outside on my balcony in just a t-shirt and felt fine for about 10 minutes. THIS IS PROOF OF HOW CANADIAN WEATHER SCREWS US UP :P

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  6. Hey Anon!
    I'm studying Human Biology, Art History, and French at Uni. =D

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  7. adore your outfit, and how cute is your hair? x

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  8. love all of these resolutions, I'm definitely trying to increase fluids too, especially this time of year when everything is so dry and Canada is so-oo cold! xx

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  9. love the hair--I always do this

    zxox

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