Really Though, Emergency Kits Are A Serious Essential

The Skinny Confidential talks beauty.

The Skinny Confidential talks beauty.

Hey, hey.

Today I’m sharing what’s in my emergency bag. This is a little, lightweight bag that I keep in my big-ass purse. It’s all the stuff I really don’t actually want to carry but carry anyway because there’s been many times when I’ve been in desperate need of…

Fashion tape:

If you remember the story of when my tit fell on to a waiter’s serving tray then you know why I carry fashion tape. Pretty much every girl should carry this. Especially girls with big, eer, boobies. Fashion tape literally saves lives.

Mango shea butter:

This one is fun. I found this at a Korean market after the naked Korean spa. It’s mango shea butter that’s awesome on lips, cracked elbows, or eyelids. Plus it smells like a dream & I feel super ‘in’ because Korean skin care is very 2015. I like this stuff a lot. A lot, a lot.

Eyelash curler:

My ride or die eyelash curler is different than this black one, but the black one was cheap & light. I won’t put on my mascara without an eyelash curler, so yes, this is an emergency essential. Find out why I’m obsessed with my EL curler here.

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Teeth whitening pen:

I’M OBSESSED WITH TEETH WHITENING PENS. When I do my makeup I paint my teeth with them. Basically you take the pen’s bristles & paint each tooth super quickly. The paint sits on the teeth for 20 minutes & makes the teeth appear SO much whiter. I’ve been using these forever…totally swear by them!

Pill holder:

I keep a couple multi vitamins, Advil, & three of my herbs in here. This one is tiny & lightweight.

Makeup wipes:

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Tiny scissors:

How many times in my life have I needed scissors? About 10 million…a loose string, stray eyebrow hairs, a Forever21 tag…tiny scissors are a total MUST in an emergency kit.

Coin purse:

This is perfect for keeping $100 dollars in change. I call it ‘my just in case’ fund. You never know when you’ll need a valet tip, parking meter money, &/or a coffee. Plus I run out of gas like nobody’s business. Seriously, I’ve probably run out of gas 200 times in my life…whoops!

Alligator clip x ponytail holders:

We all know I live & die by The Sleep Bun. I use alligator hair clips more than Brandi uses Kim Richards to piss Kyle off. These specific clips are amaze because they don’t leave a nasty-ass bump in your blowout. And ponytail holders are just kind of a duh. I feel like I don’t have to explain, you get it.

Bling Wipes:

I know. We’ve talked about these. Hi! Hello! You may find it strange that I carry Bling Wipes in my 911 kit. BUT BEAR WITH ME, MKAY? Bling Wipes can clean any type of jewelry so my watch, ring, earrings, bracelets are always sparkly new-ish looking.

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Other useful items? Spicy cinnamon gum, Wisps ( mini, portable toothbrushes that basically every single person in the world should carry ), this specific top coat ( noooo one likes a nail chip, be real ), organic tampons, a tiny travel sized perfume, & ONE OTHER THING…

I just started carrying McDonald’s gift cards. I got the idea from Gigi, Yolanda’s daughter on Housewives.

We aren’t like friends…lol, she just had this cute idea on Instagram that was RAD: carry around McDonald’s gift cards to pass out to homeless people in your area. That way, they will have a meal whenever they’re hungry. I really loved this idea.

So.

What’s in your emergency kit? Do you guys HAVE an emergency kit? Get involved!!

Or am I just psycho for even having this?

PROBABLY!

x, le

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How To Sex Up Your AM Coffee

The Skinny Confidential talks cold brew coffee.

The Skinny Confidential talks cold brew.

YOU GUYS—!!!

ALMOND MILK ICE CUBES.

I MEAN.

Pretty much, my coffee is a total loser without almond milk ice cubes.

It just like sits there sad & pathetic without my almond milk ice cubes. Cinnamon is great & all, but almond milk ice cubes add a whole different element.

And fully knowing my extremist tendencies, AKA everything has to be fucking freezing, below zero, arctic style or so hot that my skin is literally falling off from the hottest shower in the world, the freezing almond milk thing adds a perfect touch.

The Skinny Confidential talks cold brew coffee.

 

The Skinny Confidential talks cold brew coffee.

AND.

Today I tried my coffee cubes with coconut milk ( on such a coconut milk kick after Thailand ).

All you do is…

Simply freeze your favorite milk ( coconut or almond for the win ) in a silicon ice cube tray. Make regular coffee or use cold brew ( remember I’m a cold brew coffee whore? ), add milky cubes, top with pumpkin pie spice, & a lil drizzle of GINGER SYRUP ( yes I know, this exists & it’s die ). Coffee on CRACK! Cheers!

P.S. Why I don’t like hot coffee: because I like straws, duh. Firstly, using a straw to preserve the whiteness of my teeth is fully worth it. So. If I drink hot coffee, it makes me wonder if BPA is melting in to my coffee, slowly poisoning me? I usually use paper straws, but who the hell knows what’s in Starbucks/random coffee shop straws.

…this is the kind of shit I think about when I can’t sleep at night…

Uhmmm, perhaps it’s time for me to get another hobby? Or pick up knitting? Or maybe I’m just a full blown weirdo?

The Skinny Confidential talks cold brew coffee.

The Skinny Confidential talks cold brew coffee.

Anyway.

I am very happy it’s Friday ( JAZZ HANDS!! ). You can find me cruising down the freeway, casually screaming singing the lyrics to Dirty Dancing’s “Hungry Eyes” with an iced coffee full of coconut milk ice cubes, on my way to get a blowout because I haven’t washed my hair in a week & half.

It’s time, right…I mean, I think there’s a decent sized family of crickets living in there, #relatable.

Ok, happy Friday! xx, Lauryn

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The Skinny Confidential talks cold brew coffee.

The Skinny Confidential talks cold brew coffee.

 


BOMBSHELL BODY GUIDE Q & A <3

The Skinny Confidential talks Zella.

Hiiiii.

A LOT of you guys have asked questions about The Skinny Confidential Bombshell Body Guide…SO your wish is my command.

Here are all your questions answered…PLUS at the end of this posted I’ve announced the top 10 bloggers who we randomly picked to review the guide. Please e-mail me at Lauryn@TheSkinnyConfidential.com to receive your free blogger code.

Since you guys are so rad, I’m giving away TSC Guide to ANOTHER TWENTY bloggers who are interested in doing a review. SO on that little note, leave your first/last name, blog name, & e-mail below & I’ll pick the next 20 next week ( I’ll also share your reviews on my social channels ; ) ).

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Ok here ya go:

• Explain the fitness section:

The fitness section is a full, 28-week program, divided into two sections and targeted workout plans to hone in on specific areas of your body or fitness you want to work on.

Phase one is meant to take a user from beginner stage to intermediate stage.

Phase 2 will take a user from intermediate to advanced.

The workouts use body weight resistance, and get progressively more intense, so even if you already work out we recommend starting with Phase 1 and moving on to Phase 2. Both of these include stretching techniques too.

• Explain the nutrition section:

Currently the nutrition section provides healthy recipes ( constantly updated ), cleanses, a nutrition guide, and a 7 day eating plan.

Our team is working on delivering a 3-month nutrition & monthly eating plan to accompany the fitness guides ( plus a grocery list & video of workouts & food prep ).

Our goal is to create an all over lifestyle change, something that you can stick to without feeling like you are sacrificing the things you love. This is NOT a diet.

• Explain how the subscription part works:

The subscription is your portal to The Skinny Confidential Bombshell Body Guide. It provides monthly fitness and nutrition programs, targeted workouts, meal programs, healthy recipes, healthy cleanse recipes, & a community forum to discuss anything and everything ( hey, hey I’ll be live on the discussion forum too! ).

New content will be provided every month. You can unsubscribe at any time, no questions asked. Easy, peasy.

• What will the monthly updates consist of?

The monthly updates consist of new targeted workouts, recipes. In the coming months we are going to be releasing a 3-month eating plan that will accompany the fitness plans, & will be available to all existing members of the subscription program at no additional charge.

The targeted workouts are one month workouts that are designed to target specific areas of your body, or goals. For example, currently we have workouts to target your full body, core, back, lower body, upper body, and endurance.

We pay attention to what you guys want, and will create workouts to help you target whatever you want to work on! So suggestions are welcome!

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• Explain the different phases ( i.e. Phase 1 and 2 )?

Think of it like building blocks. We want you to look and feel your best. But that takes time and effort.

Phase 1 is a 14 week program to get you moving, build your endurance and strength.

Phase 2 continues down that path as well as getting you toned through a progressively more intense training. It is designed so that you can decide how much resistance you want to apply so that as your body becomes stronger and more toned, you can maintain or increase the workload safely.

• Can I order if I don’t live in the USA?

Yes, currently our processing allows us to distribute in the US, CA, AU, NZ, and UK. We’re working to expand into more and more countries so we can impact lives worldwide. Where would you guys like to see the guide expanded to?

• Can I use PayPal?

YES! It’s coming: PayPal will be a payment option this week.

• Tell us about the up and coming meal plans?

We’ll be creating 3 month meal plans that will explain how to eat to reach your specific goals— weight loss, maintenance, or weight gain.

Everyone has different goals, & we want to make sure we can guide you right to help achieve them all.

• Will you offer a gluten-free plan?

There are so many specific needs— vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc. – so our goal is to create a general eating plan first, and then start creating additional plans to help meet specific needs. Please leave any suggestions below.

• What if I’m pregnant or have health issues?

Then please consult your doctor before beginning the program! Especially the cleanse.

• Why did it show up as $59.99 instead of $49.99?

Phase 1 and Phase 2, individually, are $59.99 each. With the coupon code TSCHEARTSYOU we are giving you an immediate $10 discount to $49.99.

The bundle – Phase 1 and Phase 2 combined – is $89.99, giving an immediate $30 discount for buying both plans at once.

Using the coupon code TSCHEARTSYOU at checkout will give another $10 off to $79.99. This code wont last forever, so use it while it’s live!

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• How do I access the guide when I want to work out? Tips?

Right now you can download the guide and print out, or access through the PDF reader on your phone. Within the coming months we will be launching an iphone and android app to help you better move through the program.

Also, videos of each move are on its way. Yay!

• When will the meal plans be out? 

Within the next 2-3 months. We will be releasing the progressively, so that we cover all the different and special needs (vegan, vegetarian, etc). Existing members will receive these at no additional charge.

• I want to see more!

Follow our specific Instagram account ( under the handle: @tscbombshellbody ), which will be a place to share more recipes, fitness, & wellness updates.

Also, I will be sharing a day workout sample in the next two weeks on the blog.

• What’s your experience with the guide?

I will share my experience next week & how my body has transformed. Also check out this video for a sneak peek.

• Who’s Jaime?

I’ve been working with celebrity trainer, Jamie McFaden ( an interview to come on Miss Jamie!! She worked with Jillian Michaels’ for years & knows her shit when it comes to wellness ) for the past seven months to bring you all my favorite fitness moves/foods in one bundle. ALSO!! NBD, she was named one of the 50 hottest trainers in America by Shape Magazine (!!!). She’s helped me to make sure everything is legit & ready for you guys.

• I am having trouble at check out, who can I contact?

We have our support team ready to help. Generally we can respond to inquiries within the hour, but some issues might take a couple hours to address. In the menu there is a dropdown labeled “Support” and a “Contact Us” menu item. This will take you to a form to reach out to us directly with any issues you might have. We’re here to help!

For a quicker response, e-mail BOMBSHELLBODY@theskinnyconfidential.com & someone on our team will get back to you ASAP.

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Major realness: I get a lot of emails. Like, a lot, a lot. I’m not complaining— I LOVE hearing from you guys!! Such a fun way to connect. As much as I would LOVE to answer each one, it’s just not happening lately. So if you have a question about ANYTHING ask me on Instagram in the comment section ( of any picture ) & I’ll do a YouTube Q & A where I give you a shout out & read your question. Fun right?! A personalized answer on YouTube is better than an e-mail anyways.

In the meantime, if you’re interested in purchasing the guide & have any questions: leave them below or e-mail BOMBSHELLBODY@theskinnyconfidential.com. Remember if you order, use code TSCHEARTSYOU for $10 off.

Ok, I’m off to start week 14!! Eek!! & uhmm, sooo sore from Tuesday’s workout!! OMG, wish me luck, lauryn xx

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COMPLETELY PSYCHOTIC OVER THESE LEGGINGS

The Skinny Confidential talks leggings.

The Skinny Confidential talks leggings.

Ok, FOR THE RECORD?!!

I LOVEEEEE, LAHHHH, LOVVVEE ZELLA.

If I had to describe my PERFECT workout wear it would 100% be Zella.

Oh yes, & I have serious reasons for my Zella obsession:

1. it fits my body better than any other activewear line ( they’re true to size ).
2. it’s priced right.
3. it’s cute without being douchy ( sorry to a lot of brands: some of your workout wear is well, douchey…I don’t want to look like Zoolander sweating, thanks ).
4. their leggings having lasted me two years & are still in great condition ( plus they wash well ). They aren’t see through AND they’re reversible!!

Specifically I want to touch on Zella’s ‘Live In’ leggings: if you read my blog you know I’ve talked about these exact black leggings three million times. BUT. I really, truthfully believe they are the IT LEGGING.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

The Skinny Confidential talks Zella.

When I’m having a fat, fluffy day ( we all have them ), I throw on my Zella black leggings and INSTANTLY feel better. They hold ya in in all the right places & well, they’re SO DAMN SLIMMING, MAN. Plus during the colder seasons they really hold in my winter coat ( aka that cute layer of too much pumpkin roll ).

Oh ya, & they’re $52 dollars.

So there’s that.

They’re comfortable too, guys. I can do the splits- Kyle Richard’s style, organize my closet, go for a walk, practice yoga, ice skate, clean the kitchen, work on the computer, &/or run a F-ing, casual marathon run with these babies.

Serious realness: if you ever get one thing out of TSC, get Zellas.

Bible, they’re THAT good.

Ok, ok so the top. Recently I found this baby pink top that’s totally to dieeee for. It’s off the shoulder ( you know how I do ), lightweight, & again, slimming in all the right places ( p.s. I bought a size up because I like it baggy, homeless chic ).

I paired it with this bright patterned bra ( << cutest bra of my life ) for a pop of color…AND can we talk about these hot purple kicks?!!

The Skinny Confidential talks leggings.

The Skinny Confidential talks leggings.

Ahhh. So damn fun for summer.

Anyway, I’m very happy about this outfit, seriously though, I’ll probably live in ( you see what I did there? They’re called the Live In Legging, GET IT?! HA ) these for the next five days.

Let’s hope no one will notice…?

Anyone else have black legging recommendations that they live & die for?

( By the way, this get-up was worn during/after my 27 minute TSC Bombshell Body Guide workout. Since doing the workout plan I’ve lost inches & have TONS more energy— I’ve been doing them religiously for about 13-ish weeks ).

x, Lauryn

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* photos: Jade Park

The Skinny Confidential talks leggings.

The Skinny Confidential talks leggings. 


Because A Pretty, Little Workspace Makes All The Difference


The Skinny Confidential x The Design Network.

Uhhhmmm, my favorite place to get creative is by far my office space.

For me to get in my mad scientist zone, I HAVE to have the right office vibes going on.

Since moving in with my fiancé, we’ve been trying to combine feminine & masculine taste ( remember this lil tutorial? ) so when it came to decorating TSC office, I was all about a calm, cool girly ( but not overly girly ) feel.

Think: lots & lots of white ( weird ), gold touch, pop of teal, coconut milk candles, Brazilian music, airy, light, window open, fake flowers from Home Goods, computer heavy, lucite, to-do list, marble-kinda feel.

You get it.

Moving on, here it is, the next episode of TSC series with The Design Network: how to style a pretty, lil workspace. The full video tutorial can be found here.

And if you follow me on Instagram then you know I just got a new desk. TODAY.

So yes, this is my old desk ( << SUP IKEA! ). My new desk ( which I want to wrap around my body like last year’s Versace ) was designed with Westin Mitchell (<< he has THE BEST stuff ) & I’ll be sure to share it on TSC soon!! It’s a huge-ass, white slab of marble with a gold bottom. If I were a desk….

The Skinny Confidential x The Design Network.

The Skinny Confidential x The Design Network.

♡ Around the office:


‘Kittens Get Thirsty Too’ tumbler
Mouse pad
Tiny unicorn
Lucite business card holder
Mimosa candle


White big candle
Fake flowers
Vase
To-do list
Gold polka dot notebook


Pink striped notebook
2015 day planner
Huge gold scissors
White desk calendar
Laptop stand


Lucite tape holder
Lucite/gold stapler
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White pencil cup
White letter holder
Teal pencils

♡ Wearing in video:


white top | black jeans | oxfords | nail polish

The Skinny Confidential x The Design Network.

The Skinny Confidential x The Design Network.

I hope you guys enjoyed this sneak peek into my office! The space still needs some work ( need to spray paint the shelves, hang some pictures, & refurbish my vintage chair ) BUT it’s coming along. Slowly but surely…I try to do a little organization/decor every day.

Anyone out there who has moved a lot? I’ve moved one too many times in my lifetime so I’m hoping there won’t be any U-Haul’s in my near future? Fingers crossed.

( My previous home office can be found here | home tour here ).

Ok so, what does your desk space look like? Come onnnn, I showed you mine—!!

Kisses!

le, x

* Full desk tutorial video here

* for help w/ home styling like this e-mail Julie@burlapandcrystal.com

{ first pic: Jade Park }
{ vid/pics: Chris Tran }

The Skinny Confidential x The Design Network.

The Skinny Confidential x The Design Network.

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