Different, Rad Fitness Wear

The Skinny Confidential x Carbon38.

The Skinny Confidential x Carbon38.

I’m so over the basic workout wear.

First off, if you’re like me, you are always wearing workout clothes…like, always. ( anyone w/ me? )

The last thing I want is to wear what every single person in the universe is wearing.

So when I found this get-up by Carbon 38, I was smitten.

But seriously what’s better than a  MESH, black sports bra?? Seriously though.

And I’m obsessed with off the shoulder top for working out. They’re effortlessly chic with a little sex kitten-esque vibe. For a long time I’ve been looking for a sports bra that I can wear under my off-the-shoulder tops.

AND THIS IS IT.

The Skinny Confidential x Carbon38.

The Skinny Confidential x Carbon38.

I’ve been wearing this dime 24/7.

For the record: I wear it under everything. It kinda gives any outfit an insane pop of coolness.

On this particular day, I paired the top(s) with these purple striped mesh pants. This outfit was the perfect transition from coffee to fitness to work to dinner.

Obsessed!

Anyway…I’m ready to mix it up when it comes to workout wear. Anyone with me?

Happy Thursday, xx. L

{ Photos by: Sam Montefleur }

The Skinny Confidential x Carbon38.

A Peachy Keen Summer Dish

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The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.
Oh meeee oh my myyyy.

PEACHESSSS are in season.

If you don’t like peaches, please comment below & help me understand why. I need to know.

Because peaches and summertime go together like peanut butter/jelly, ketchup/mustard, or Pixy/her teepee.

It just kinda works, ya know?

But wait, this recipe has a little back story: the Nanz ( my BFF AKA my grandma ) & I get love to get ‘recipe inspired.

We’ll always talk about how it’s so annoying when we go to restaurants & they use wayyyyy too many flavors. We prefer simple, fresh ingredients that make sense together. Also, we both have a severe hatred toward Bleu cheese ( but really, what the hell is the point to Bleu cheese? ). We like to substitute old Bleu with Gruyère from Switzerland.

Anyway, I’m getting off topic ( weird ).

Last week’s get together included lots of: prosciutto, spicy nuts, summer water AKA rosé, peaches & cornichons, among other things. BTW: if you’ve never had a conishon, you’re seriously missing out on life. Do yourself a huge favor & eat a couple of cornichons AKA gherkins with a little cheese + grapes ( you’ll die. Just die ) )).

What else to add to our summer get together?

Uhhh, duh: Gruyère!! 

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Pretty much, this is the perfect, easy summer snack/meal. All you do is:

Grill about four peaches ( slice in half ), add a little olive oil, & grill them for about 5 to 10 minutes. While your peaches are grilling, slice some Gruyère cheese. When peaches are done add a slice of cheese, wrap a piece of prosciutto around each peach, add a dabble of arugula, & a squeeze of lemon. Add a side of spicy nuts & tiny pickles for a little flair.

This recipe is seriously my favorite.com.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

After our meal was ready, we went out to my balcony, turned on Marvin Gaye, & gossiped with Pixy.

Ultimately, my memories with my grandma are are my absolute favorite so this recipe is super special! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. The flavors are mouth explosion.

Also, we definitely agreed that it wouldn’t be nearly as tasty with Bleu cheese. Just saying.

x LE

{ Below table by Burlap & Crystal // more patio here }

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Almond Oil x Dry Brushing x A Sexy Cold Shower

The Skinny Confidential talks almond oil and dry brushing.

The Skinny Confidential talks almond oil and dry brushing.
I got a blog comment the other day from one of you guys that was literally life-changing.

I asked you guys your most powerful habit. And there was an insane comment from a reader named Carla; she stated the following:

“Most powerful habit: dry brush in the morning, massage almond oil on the skin and then step under the cold shower. It’s from the Kundalinia yoga tradition and one of most healthy habits you can actually develop for your body and skin.”

(( Side: Carla!!! Thank you! You’re amazing! )).

The Skinny Confidential talks almond oil and dry brushing.
First things first though, I’m SOOOOOOooooo ( soooo, soooo, SOOOO ) obsessed with dry brushing. I know I’ve done a post on the subject in the past but I can’t stop, won’t stop.

Michael thinks I’m a weirdo because I’ve resorted to dry brush Pixy.

True Life: I’m an F-ing Weirdo.

So, back to the bod: all you do is dry brush before a shower ( more here ), massage your skin with almond oil ( before not after you shower ) & go into a cold shower for a quick min. I like to use calming soap while I’m showering too so it’s like a mini spa treatment!

Taking care of yourself is muy importante and this beauty tip will help you feel your best. Plus your body will begin to crave dry brushing especially because the feeling after dry brushing is SERIOUSLY indescribable. It’s kinda orgasimic ( too far?? Whatevs ). But I promise, it’s the most invigorating feeling ever, ESP with almond oil & a cold shower.

Just make sure the almond oil is pure/raw/organic. K?

The Skinny Confidential talks almond oil and dry brushing.

The Skinny Confidential talks almond oil and dry brushing.

Some almond oil benefits,  for ya according to New Health Guide:

1. Moisturizing

Almonds have a way of trapping moisture in the skin keeping it moisturized at all times. Better still, its high lubricating quality makes many users stick to using it as their daily skin care product.image001

2. Anti-inflammation

This oil has also been proven to have a calming effect on people with skin allergies and inflammation. It has both the ability to soothe as well as treat skin allergies. Minor wounds, chapped skin, and other skin infections can also be treated using almond oil.

3. Emollient Properties

Emollient properties refer to the ability of the almond oil to get absorbed into your skin. It is also used in many spas for its less fragrant and less greasy qualities. It is also useful in massages as it restores the normal PH of the skin and allows the skin to glow thus preserving moisture.

4. Removing Dark Circles

Its lightening ability is another reason that has made this oil popular among many people with dark marks on their skin. All you need to do is mix some almond oil with some honey and apply on the affected area.

5. Reducing Wrinkles

Almond oil contains vitamins that help it delay the appearance of wrinkles. It is best to apply almond at night after taking a shower. You could choose to do this twice a week or alternate days depending on how soon you wish to see the end results.

6. Sun Protection

Harmful ultraviolet rays cause wrinkling, sunburns, aging, and skin cancer. Though sun -blocks and sunscreens are effective. Almond oil can help reverse the damages brought about by sun exposure.

Ok, so now it’s your turn: share your most powerful habit below and I’ll pick my favorite tip & feature it with picutres on The Skinny Confidential this month.

Now if you’ll excuse me I’m off to dry brush with a lil almond oil.

Pixy’s super jealous.

Mwah, x. L

The Skinny Confidential talks almond oil and dry brushing.

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