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Mini DeLites: Through My iPhone

The Skinny Confidential talks diet & fitness.{ eek! tried on a wedding dress! }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet & fitness.

{ metallic flats }

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{ the fam <3 | top/sunglasses }

I’ve gotten REALLLLLLLL into Snapchat lately.

It’s a way to connect with you guys in real time & it’s so raw and unedited.

I LOVE IT.

Is anyone with me on this?

Literally. I can’t stop snapping. My little sister who’s 17 tells me ‘I’m funny on it,’ which is clearly code for ‘you’re not doing it like the high school cool kids.’

Whatever, lol.

( by the way, add me! haha…username is laurynevarts )

The Skinny Confidential talks diet & fitness.

{ this weekend’s eats/drinks }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet & fitness.

{ our bar is set up! | top/sunglasses }

Anywayyyysss, this weekend was spent in LA. We moved the last of our stuff into our new place & brought the dogs up for a little visit. They were charming as ever & barked the entire time ( our neighbors already love us! ).

Highlights of the weekend: my parents came up to see our place, Michael & I set up our bar ( & enjoyed Campari sodas!, & we may or may not have ‘Postmated’ In & Out…at 11 pm.

If you haven’t checked out Postmates you’re missing out on life ( this isn’t sponsored, I am just obsessed ). It’s basically an Uber but for food. ANYTHING, ANY TIME, you want to EAT? Someone will deliver it straight to your door.

So ya, an In & Out burger ( protein style with onions & animal sauce ) was necessary.

Also, the picture in the wedding dress was my lousy attempt to try on dresses for like ten seconds. Will keep you updated on the whole wedding thing but I still haven’t really started!!

Any tips for wedding dress shopping?

I’m kind of Clueless Connie on the subject if we’re being completely honest.

Happy Monday guys!

- Lauryn, xx

{ photos found on my Instagram too }

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{ spicy margarita }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet & fitness.

{ shooting more youtube tutorials today! | palm print top }



Mini DeLites

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{ AM cinnamon cappuccino | mugs // coasters }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet.
{ energy crystals from Sedona }

Guess what?!

I, Lauryn Evarts, am really actually, seriously/seriously trying to go to bed earlier.

STRIDESSSSSSssss.

If I’m being honest I’m a creative kinda night owl.

The kind that stays up super late & works into the night.

As you guys know Michael’s not a fan of late nights on the comp.

SO.

I’m trying to get better about it.

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{ gypsy turban vibes }

Really I am.

Last night I went to bed at midnight which is LIKE A BIG-ASS DEAL.

The night before I went to bed at 12:30 AM.

This is much better than my previous 2 AM bedtime, guys.

Much, much better.

And I know optimal sleep hours are around 10 PM so I’m a horrible example for everyone.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet.

{ coffee table details }

Anyway, this weekend we’re going to LA to move more stuff into our home…oh & MOVING FOR THE PAST FOUR MONTHS HAS BEEN SOOO FUN.

::sarcasm::

To say I’m happy the whole moving in together thing is almost over, is an understatement of the year/my life.

Some of you have asked me about my living situation: we’re living half time in Los Angeles & half time in San Diego, which will be crazy but hopefully fun? I’m excited because during the whole process I’ve been filming a bunch of videos on “how to move in with a man ( but really, I’ve learned it’s an art )” AKA mix masculine with feminine.

Let’s hope I can move this weekend’s bedtime to 11:30 am? Doable? I think so!

What’s your bedtime AND WHY? WHY/WHY/WHY? I know that sounds weird but why is that particular time your bedtime? I know, I’m nosey.

Happy Monday! – Lauryn, xx

{ pic 3 }

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{ our latest centerpiece by Burlap & Crystal }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet.

{ pretty, pretty cocktail ring }


Indulging In Alone Time

The Skinny Confidential talks alone time.

The Skinny Confidential talks alone time.

So when I was in Sedona, Arizona I realized I had needed to have more me time.

Like, time by myself without anyone, kinda me time.

I couldn’t remember the last time I had had time by self.

So I decided to make a list of ways I like to spend time alone ( weird, but sometimes a visual works for me ):

The Skinny Confidential talks alone time.

1.) Go outside: this includes taking a walk, listening to a podcast ( latest favorite: Serial ), walking the dogs, going for a run, &/or working out outside. I also love going to the Farmer’s Market & picking out some flowers. Flowers make me happy! Putting flowers around the house & kind of designing them all pretty is another fun alone time hobby.

2.) Enjoy dessert: ALONE! Sometimes it’s nice to have a sweet treat like a piece of dark chocolate. I had some leftovers from my Galentine’s Party so I totally dipped in to my dessert fund & chilled out on the couch, watched some “Real Housewives,” & enjoyed a Skinny Cow chocolate dipped ice cream bar in vanilla almond crunch ( thank God for the nuts x chocolate! ).

3.) Light a candle: along with dessert, I like to light a candle, turn on music, grab a sweet treat, & chill out. Usually this will include a book & some Brazilian music. Reading is one of my favorite things in the world to do. Hanging out with my puppies while I read, with a little music, a little chocolate (my current fave is the Skinny Cow ‘blissful truffle’), & a candle is HEAVEN.

The Skinny Confidential talks alone time.

The Skinny Confidential talks alone time.

4.) Go to a restaurant: ALONE! LOL. YESSSS. The other day I grabbed an iced coffee & headed to True Foods for a little kale salad, street tacos, & computer time! Nothing like eating alone at a restaurant : ). My favorite thing ever. Sometimes I’ll even play a card game like Solitaire by myself too!

5.) Drink a cup of coffee & CHILLLLL: I loveeeee enjoying a cup of coffee ( with extra cinnamon please! ) by myself. There’s nothing better than sitting in peace with a delicious iced cup of coffee. Right now I’m sipping on Skinny Cow mocha latte creamy iced coffee. If anyone comes near my bubble when I’m relaxing with my coffee, I’m kind of a grouch.

How do you like to spend time alone?

- Lauryn, xx

P.S. Check out the new line of delicious Skinny Cow products for your own me time indulgence.

{ candle || wishbone || Kate Moss book || Paris book || Tom Ford book || fake flowers }

* this post is sponsored by Skinny Cow— as always, all opinions are my own.

The Skinny Confidential talks alone time.

The Skinny Confidential talks alone time.


Mini DeLites…+ A Naked Saturday

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

{ new Kate print }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

{ quite possibly the cutest candle ever? Plus it smells like champs! }

The following events are true.

Like they actually happened.

SOOOOOO where shall we begin?

For starters I spent the better part of my Saturday butt-ass naked on a table.

Yes, you read that right.

& honestly I LOVED EVERY MINUTE!

Basically my girlfriends & I went to a veryyyyyyy different kind of spa in San Diego…& ME OH MYYYYYY we certainly got to know each other MUCHHHH better.

You know, that happens when you’re staring at each other’s va jay jays for a couple of hours.

#blessed

BUT REALLY, I CAN’T MAKE THIS SHIT UP…LET’S BACK UP— SO HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED:

As the maid of honor in my friend’s wedding, it was my responsibility to plan a girl’s day for her bachelorette party.

It all started with an innocent, little hike ( healthy right? ), then we went & had some naughty mimosas ( so sue me ), & THEN IT WAS TIME FOR THE SPA.

But not just any spa, guys………

Lauryn from The Skinny Confidential

{ last week’s work attire | red dress on sale }

……..

THE KOREAN SPA.

If you haven’t been to a Korean spa…then perhaps IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GO!!

Because it was seriously different than any experience I’ve ever had.

So we get there, the girl at the front checks us in ( I’m too busy checking out HER SKIN because DAMNNNN it was flawless ) & all four of us grab our cubbies full of a robe, towel, and scrub mitt.

We also were able to pick two masks to use during the treatment. Naturally I choose the collagen booster ( bye wrinkles! ) & one that helped with pimples ( hello chin zit! ).

All of us went to our lockers & then were instructed to strip. Like, NAKED-Demi Moore Strip Tease, strip. In front of each other. And the other 349573 women there.

Ohhh come on, let’s live a little, right?

So we all go butt-ass naked to the community jacuzzi & wait to be called in ( reminds me of kindergarden but not really at all? ).

Before we’re called on they instruct us to take a shower.

We do.

Together? Well kind of? I’m going with the flow at this point I guess?

So anyway, we each get called.

OH & LUCKYYYYY ME, I’M NUMBER 1.

Total lab rat status for my friends. There I was, just taking one for the team.

My masseuse tells me to lay down & proceeds to scrub down my whollllllle body with the cubbie scrub mitt to remove ANY dead skin.

This is not like a la-de-da, relaxing, cucumber eye pad-kinda scrub down.

This is a GNARLY, INTENSE, DON’T F AROUND scrub down.

And I’m OBSESSED.

If you guys know me you know I’m all about stimulating the lymph system & dry brushing ( I CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF DRY BRUSHING…IT’S TOOOOO GOOD. REALLY, TRULY I DO IT EVERY DAY ). So this particular gnarly scrub at the Korean spa was HEAVENNNNN.

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{ ya, ya, ya you guys know I love spicy nuts }

Let’s take a moment to recognize the fact that EVERY body part is getting a gnarly scrub down.

I’ll leave that to your imagination ( or maybe you’d rather not go there? ). Basically everythaaangggg was getting EXFOLIATED X 6 MILLION.

Here’s the thing: the masseuse was very automatic about it. She was very, very, very professional. It was as if she had done this job forever. So it made the experience enjoyable because she was so chill.

Ok, let’s talk about my view because half way through I was turned to my side to face my friend’s butt…& other things AKA her vagina…for the next half hour of the massage.

After the masseuse scrubbed my entire bod down and literally did Kung Fu on my back, I was told to take another shower…check!

Then lay facing upward…check!

Then close my eyes…check!

Then she proceeded to pour milk all over my body.

Afterwards she deepest of deep massaged my full body while performing circus tricks ( get your mind out of the gutter, this was a MASSAGE! ). Oh, by the way she is half naked the whole time.

So.

After the massage part ended ( boo! ), she rubbed my entire scalp with hot oil, washed my hair ( shampoo AND conditioner, guys ), & put a mask on my face…

…DO I EVEN HAVE A NEED FOR A BOYFRIEND AT THIS POINT? I’M STILL ON THE FENCE.

Anyway, post-massage was spent in the naked jacuzzi & a special red clay room that sucks toxins from your skin ( woulda shared this on Insta but you know, we were naked so even the ‘toaster’ filter wouldn’t have exactly kept it PG-13 ). The clay room benefits can be found here.

And would I go back? ABSOLUTELY DUH, I would go back. In fact…anyone free this weekend?

Well, that about sums up my weekend— ok so who wants me to throw them a bachelorette party next? Anyone?

::crickets::

- lauryn

pic 6 }

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{ cutie pens <3 }

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{ spent Sunday in this fruity robe }


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