The Skinny Confidential || A Lifestyle Blog. by: Lauryn Evarts

The Creative Process…& YOU

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Currently full on pasta listening to Brazilian Lounge on Pandora with lemongrass oil burning. Pixy is snoring louder than me pre-jaw surgery & Michael has his trusty headphones on. Apparently he’s a professional meditator now.

Ok so a week ago I was perusing Instagram & found a quote that Marianna Hewitt, fellow blogger, posted. The quote said: COFFEE, EDIT, SLEEP, REPEAT. Or something along those lines. You get the drift. Anyway, what really hit a chord with me was THE CAPTION.

BECAUSE LOOK…it was so good I made it into a TSC-style quote:

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YES.

Immediately I thought: shit I need to do a post on the admiration I have for my peers. A LOT of you guys are bloggers, artists, graphic designers, sketch artists, photographers, or creators of some type. As a blogger & creator, I know the process. Clearly Marianna knows it too. And I really agree with her on the part where she says “so much respect & admiration to the people who have been doing this for a long time & to the creative types who do this process daily in any field.”

Today I want to ASK YOU: how do you get creative? Can I check out your artwork? Are you a web designer? A fashion designer? What have YOU created? Are you a blogger? A vlogger, maybe? Photographer? Chef? Writer? Or maybe even you’re just REALLY good at Instagram. Whatever your creative outlet is: leave your link below & I am going to spend my weekend going through the comments checking out what you guys create. I want to see your work. BECAUSE SO MUCH RESPECT.

The creative process is like this for me…

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Some people assume bloggers take one photo, write a measly paragraph, & they’re done for the day. I’ve tried to uncover that facade but it can be slightly annoying when it couldn’t be further from the truth, you know? I think of myself as a content creator ( er, or curator? But if I hear that word ONE more time I may puke? )…& a lot of people don’t get it.

So today I’m here to say to other fellow creators: I get it. And I want to see!

I feel like if you’re a Skinny Confidential reader, you see my creative process daily on the blog, social media accounts, & YouTube channel. Now it’s my turn to see yours. SHARE BELOW how you CREATE.

lauryn, x

p.s. Marianna was on TSC before she was a blogger AND she’s coming back— her interview will air in the next month. Stay tuned.

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ZZZzzzzz…TSC Beauty Sleep Tea

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Everyone on the planet has tried Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Tea. If you’re an 80’s baby, you HAVE TO remember the green box with the mama bear with the cute, red knit cap, no? It was a total staple in my house then & still is NOW- it’s the same amazing tea just with a new, killer design (don’t worry… the Sleepytime Bear isn’t going anywhere ).

& let me tell ya, MY HOUSE IS STOCKED WITH TEA.

There’s something nostalgic & calming about going to bed with a cup of warm tea every night. But because I’m an extremist, you guys know I had to take the warm cup of plain tea eight hundred steps further.

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…which is why I added DARK CHOCOLATE CHIA SEEDS for a chocolate-y taste AND an extra candy cane tea bag to my Sleepytime concoction. Also, get excited because Sleepytime Tea comes in Sleepytime EXTRA.

So it’s kind of like a chocolate, minty, sleep-aid.

Anyway, tea is typically always on my bed stand when I’m watching Damages, blogging, or reading a book. I’m an anxious person in general so anything that helps me relax/calm down is welcomed. And this herbal tea really sets the tone of the night so I’m not bouncing off the walls.

Here’s what you do:

The Skinny Confidential Beauty Sleep Tea

1 Celestial Tea Sleepytime Extra tea bag
1 Celestial Tea Candy Cane Lane tea bag
A few splashes of unsweetened almond milk
1 heaping teaspoon of dark chocolate chia seeds
A drop of maple syrup

Directions: heat up water for tea. Add both tea bags. Add splashes of almond milk. Top with dark chocolate chia seeds. Add drop of maple syrup ( this doesn’t need more than a drop, the chia seeds give it a sweetness ).

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Get in bed, dim the lights, grab a pretty eye mask, & enjoy!

Pure, pure heaven.

How do you guys wind down at night? Does anyone else have a specific tea ritual? I love green tea but I can’t do it night because of the caffeine.

ZZZZzzzz, lauryn x

( P.S. where can I get one of those red knit caps like the Sleepytime bear wears? Kind of chic, right. WANT ).

+ pineapple mug here.

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Mini DeLites: BETTER

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{ marble Converse designed by Fashionlush }

HI again!

It’s 10:05 PM on Monday & I am feeling so, so, SO much better.

Like last week I was dying & now I’m Richard Simmons dancing with jazz hands on crack.

Thank you, thank you for your well wishes. Many of you guys have become like friends. The e-mails I’ve received have been just insanely amazing & I feel lucky.

Ok so, some random thoughts: suddenly I’ve developed a bizarre kind of social anxiety. Apparently after two months of house arrest, it’s weird going outside. Bright lights, loud noises, gas station germs, nail salon cuticle bits…ANXIETY. So currently I’m trying to get back into real life. It’s as if I’ve forgotten how to be a normal, functioning human being. Like literally why does the freeway have traffic? How do I park to grab a quick coffee? Did I leave the candles burning with the dogs home? ( NO I didn’t, but you get it ). Why is that person staring at my jaw? ( THEY’RE NOT. They’re staring at the scrambled eggs hanging off my numb chin from earlier this morning ).

Anyway. Will let you know how my re-introduction to society goes next week.

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{ at the office: striped planner x snakeskin iPhone case }

Today I went to the doctor for a re-check and he said I’M DOING SO MUCH BETTER. I won’t bore you with the details. Then I went home, finished up some work, & started cooking a Blue Apron meal ( specifically their spicy eggplant pasta ). Mid-cooking Michael walks in & says he’s very stressed, work-wise, & I tell him “YOU NEED TO FIND something else other than work to wind down at night!”

Look at me dishing out advice that I need to give myself. HA.

So he grabs the spatula & finishes cooking the whole meal.

( Note: this is a good way to manipulate a guy into cooking for you ).

Apparently his ‘something else’ is suddenly cooking. Let’s see how long this lasts. Currently Chef Boyardee’s in earphones next to me ( he invested in high quality earphones so he doesn’t have to hear quote on quote “the keys of the keyboard CLACK TOGETHER” ) & listening to the CALM app which is like mediation on steroids.

Charming.

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{ the BEST Rice Krispies ( UM COCONUT CARAMEL?! ) from bliss & baker }

I’m very excited for tomorrow because I’m attempting a light hike ( & some fucking fresh air ) with my dad. I could really use fresh air. I feel like I’m going insane being inside so much. I know, I know…I’m getting ahead of myself— I need to take it down 27271727 notches, what’s new. But trust me, you’d go crazy too. Anyway, after that my outing will probably consist of grabbing a SmartWater & peach at Whole Foods. Assuming I find parking, which would be weird. Then home, work, cook ( << right Michael? ), sleep. Groundhog day over here.

Can you tell I’m feeling better? ; )

Chat tomorrow, I’m off to enjoy a carrot Kombucha & popcorn. x

P.S. I’m extending TSC giveaway just because! Don’t forget to enter— it’s a goodie.

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{ pretty in purple }

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{ no evil monkeys from The Nanz }


JUST BECAUSE THESE ARE SO CUTE…

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{ white dress here }

This post was inspired by DRESS NUMBER 2!!!

I bought this striped dress & I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW UNBELIEVABLY CHIC it was in person. Likeeeeeeeee guys.

It’s the perfect summer dress. I’ll take an Instagram today to show you.

And then the white dress I’m wearing just kind of gave me the oomph to do a full post. Between the two you can’t go wrong, you know?

Also, to be dead honest, I was looking for inspiration for this post & ended up on this red vixen number ( $63 dollars!! It’s going to sell out in a minute )…& couldn’t NOT buy it for the holidays. SO, I swiftly added it to my ASOS cart & now it’s on its way to me…whoops. I’m planning on wearing black suede pumps & my hair STICK straight. MEOW.

Ok so. These babies are dresses I’d rock any day of the week, rain or shine:

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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Also, lately I’ve been loving navy so number 5 is pretty damn sassy too.

Anyway, I’d love to hear about your favorite summer dresses? Share some cute ones below. I like simple, fitted, not too short, but not too boring. A pop of color sometimes. Think: lady in the front, party in the back.

Happy Monday! lauryn x

+ white dress I’m wearing: Melissa Lauren Clothing.

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Ohhhh Ya: FREE ONE WEEK TRIAL of TSC Bombshell Body Guide

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Boy oh boy do I have a treat for you guys!

A ONE WEEK FREE TRIAL OF The Skinny Confidential Bombshell Body Guide.

…Because a little sample never hurt a flea. And let’s be honest everyone wants a little taste before they make a purchase, ya know.

Like tell me one person who doesn’t like roaming the aisles of Costco for samples? I mean I for SURE need to test out the veggie hot dogs before I buy them, HA ( I F-ING LOVE COSTCO SAMPLES! ).

Ok so, here’s a little fitness TSC sample for ya.

Test it out & lemme know what you think!

ALSO, I’m giving away a full membership, signed copy of TSC Book, MY FAVORITE TENNIS SHOES (!!! ), & a bottle of TEASE Victoria’s Secret perfume to THREE of you! Just leave your e-mail below in the comment section & follow The Skinny Confidential on BlogLovin’. Extra credit: comment why YOU HAVE to win on my latest Instagram picture!

SIMPLE. I’ll pick 3 ladies at random on Monday.

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On TSC program, you’ll find nutrition tips, my favorite fitness moves, a full supplement list, AND MORE. Right now my team is working on making the site even more user-friendly & we’re adding a 90 day full meal plan.

There’s more!!! We are working on specific meal plans too— vegan, vegetarian, & gluten-free. Stay tuned.

So in the meantime, check out the membership program here & test out a FREE week here.

Grab a workout buddy, go to the park ( wear a hat! ), test out the guide, & see what you think. ONLY 27 MINUTES OF YOUR DAY!

Your opinions, suggestions, & thoughts are VERY important, so feel free to e-mail me anytime about the body guide at bombshellbody@theskinnyconfidential.com. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below too.

Happy sweating!

– lauryn, x

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