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Mini DeLites…Plus A Question For You

The Skinny Confidential talks health, fitness, and fashion.

{ currently…into dark purple-everything }

The Skinny Confidential talks health, fitness, and fashion.
{ this weekend’s mimosa theme }

Hiiiiii guys!!

Have I mentioned I was once a totally broke college student?

I guess I won’t hop right in to the whole damn story now because, let’s get real: that’s a long-ass post.


Kind of felt compelled to share today when someone tweeted me this on Twitter ( << tongue twister, geez ):

 12h 12 hours ago:

do you have any posts about staying healthy when you’re broke? Lol.”

Yessss, yes I do. A lot of posts on TSC are three ingredient recipes that don’t break the bank. Like thisthis, & this.

The Skinny Confidential talks health, fitness, and fashion.

{ gummi bears on my desk }

BUTTTTT, I feel like I want to do one huge-ass post for all you guys who are still in college &/or on a tight budget.

Look, it’s very important to me to be able to create recipes/showcase fashion/share beauty tips that are affordable & easy. That’s always been my goal with The Skinny Confidential. I just like Forever21 too much to shift the focus to $900 shoes & a $350 tee-shirt.

So trust when I say: I know what it feels like to be a broke college student who eats Top Ramen & wears their boyfriend’s jeans to 8:30 AM history class. Again, I’ll save those stories for another post…ok so, here’s my question to you:

What types of ideas/recipes do you want to see that are budget-friendly?

I love a good bang for the buck, so I’ll definitely share some inexpensive/quick ideas I do on a day to day basis on this post too.

Actually I’m even thinking of doing a whole series that focuses primarily on affordable items in every area. Think: fashion, beauty, health, food, exercise.


Ok, share below & let me know!! I would LOVE to help anyone on tight budget.


Ok, chat soon. – Lauryn

The Skinny Confidential talks health, fitness, and fashion.

{ latest smoothie addition…tons of omegas! }

The Skinny Confidential talks health, fitness, and fashion.

{ the Twinkles at Dirty Dogs charity event this weekend }

The Skinny Confidential talks health, fitness, and fashion.

{ a total Home Goods steal for Pixy’s water }

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Mini DeLites ( + Miami Sips/Eats )

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ sharing some bites & drinks from Miami…frozen grapes }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.
{ morning grapefruit…not pictured: chia seeds & rye toast }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ crack…but not crack. It’s just really GNARLY coffee that’s like crack, lol }

Can we talk about text message etiquette?

Like, there’s such a thing right? Apparently I may need a little lesson-y, lesson.

You know those articles that are titled “What’s your Love Language?” And there’s a mini, pointless quiz at the end that displays the magical answer?

Ok so, I need this quiz.

But for texting.

But really, everyone has a different texting language. For instance there’s the person who can’t F-ing spell. They’re typically the ones who seriously spell everything wrong. Half the time you don’t understand what the hell they’re saying. AKA “di, Laurin, dhat r uou doin tonight? I eally iss you.”

Uhhhhh…I iss you tuo?

Then there’s the ‘are you kidding me, is this real life’ text messager ( << hi Dad!! This is totally you! ) who will literally text you a 327234089234 paragraphs. Honestly though, my dad has texted me more than we’ve talked face to face.

Kidding, kinda.

I kindly tell him to get to the point…I mean, ten page isn’t necessary when you’re asking for a black coffee at Starbucks. “Can I get a black coffee?” would do just fine.

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{ smoothie: strawberries, pineapple, oranges, & coconut water }

Another annoying texter is the ‘dot, dot, dot’ texter.

When someone writes “…” It sounds likes they’re mad. Example: “hi, how are you…” or “I guess…”


Then we have the ‘Emoji-obsessed texter.’ This one’s ok with me because sometimes reverting to an Emoji-filled conversation is just necessary ( my Emoji preferences: the laugh/cry Emoji, the ant ( because!! the!! ant!! ), & the check mark ).

And then there’s me: the ‘lagging texter.’

Who clearly, after this weekend, needs maybe texting school?

People get mad at me because I take too long to return texts’. No, no, no not because I think I’m too cool for school. It’s just because I try to shift my focus off text message or I become too distracted. IS ANYONE WITH ME?? PLEASE!! Texting sometimes feels counter-productive, no?

Don’t get me wrong I like texting, but over-texting is kind of a waste of time.

Anyway this weekend I got kind of, sort of yelled at via text by a ‘dot dot dot texter’ who thought I was ignoring her.

But I wasn’t!! I was just trying to focus on work and the weekend…& well, the people I was actually physically hanging out with.

Also, let’s just agree that overusing LOL, texting back too quickly, & TEXTING IN ALL CAPS is annoying as shit too.

What’s your texting style? Tell, tell.

Happy Monday! – Lauryn

{ P.S. we’ve extended this bomb-ass giveaway until Thursday; don’t forget to enter. x }

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{ two of my fav cocktails: rosé & vodka w/ squeezed oranges }

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{ poolside watermelon & cottage cheese w/ the cutest flower }

blog-doo Giveaway ( it’s SOOOOooo Good )

The Skinny Confidential shares a blog-doo giveaway.


The Skinny Confidential x blog-doo.


I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am to share this giveaway, GUYS!

But first a little background: blog-doo is blog design company that I co-founded with Erica from Fashionlush. We teamed up to design blogs in a VERY specific aesthetics— think clean, whimsical, & mainly, a blog that has the potential to become the foundation of a brand. Soooo today we are giving away some real sick shit. Personally I’m especially freaking out over the free blog design package we’re giving away.

The Skinny Confidential x blog doo.

blog-doo x The Skinny Confidential.

Moving on, let’s talk about what else is in this spooky, creepy, voo-doo basket, shall we?

Two winners will receive:

Victoria’s Secret Fearless perfume

♡ A black rose flower crown handmade by Erica

The Skinny Confidential book, written by yours truly— signed & personalized with whatever the F you want it to say

City Lips lip plumper

Gorjana’s gold bar necklace

♡ A Brachelle Jewelry ring

blog-doo’s secret tips thumb-drive full of blogging tips/tricks

The Skinny Confidential x blog-doo.

♡ A tangerine Baggu tote

♡ Twistband hair ties

♡ My favorite color nail polish: Fuji by Essie

J.R. Watkins bath salts

♡ Spooky Ouija board mints

♡ Burts Bee’s facial wipes & Chapstick

…plus more!


The Skinny Confidential x blog-doo.

SOOo should we discuss the fact that, there’s at least $500 dollars worth of goody goods in this package?! Yeehaw.

Now what’s even better is the winner will also receive $100 worth of blog-do gift cards to use on any package or services & the other BIG, BIG winner? A free blog design package. If you have a blog, you’ll win the Bewitched make-over package & if you don’t, you’ll receive the full shabang, The Abracadabra package ( domain/hosting not included ).

The Skinny Confidential x blog-doo.

Entering takes like one second:

 + Instagram the above sage lighting photo

+ tag @theskinnyconfidential and @_fashionlush_ along with the #blogdoo hashtag

+ comment below on why you HAVEEEE to win


This was fun. Let’s do it again soon. Happy Halloween, Lauryn

+ winners will be announced Monday, 11/10/14 ( now extended until Thursday, 11/13/14 ) || everyone is eligible to enter.

The Skinny Confidential x blog-doo.


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Mini DeLites

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ This weekend…making The Nanz’ cranberry/apple sauce }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ I LOVE BOOBIES socks by Stance }

Getting inspired can be difficult.

I realized this weekend how funny I am when it comes to becoming truly inspired.

Here’s the deal: I get really, really uninspired sometimes.

To the point where I’m unpleasant to be around. Sometimes it’s a ‘oh shit, stay away from Lauryn…’ sort of deal.

Michael just knows to stay away—- I kinda go into a funk.

On the other hand…when I’m inspired…look out! I’m a full blown wizard with levers & knobs conducting mad science shit in a laboratory playing with my mustache & wickedly laughing…by myself.

Mr. Wizard only comes out every so often though ( boo. ).

This Saturday he showed himself in FULL effect. Like, I was like: get out of my space, I’m getting creative & inspired, so MOVE bitch-kinda effect.

I can’t explain it really…but it sort of goes like this: I hole up in my house with a camera, food ( for eating but mainly for blogging ), a computer, music, candles, & a to-do list…& start plotting/planning. I don’t work out, don’t pick up my phone, & cut off the outside world. Picture me on the floor— not even sitting at a desk…just getting weird & real creative.

I only get like this every so often. & it’s almost an insanity. But it’s how I work.

Ultimately, my evil, little inner wizard is the foundation of TSC.

So. This weekend was gnarly. I literally didn’t leave my house.

Point: creativity is fleeting. Take it where you can. It’s hard to get fully inspired ( right?! ) but when you feel creative: TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE. Unlease your inner wizard & create magic. Do you.

How do you get inspired? How do you keep the inspiration going? Tips please! x//lauryn

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{ Friday night, pre-wizardry…oh & the sun-kissed, post-vacay tan? All fake. I went to iTan for their spa week…it’s SO good. Happening 10/20-10/26 }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.{ Breast cancer awareness essentials…ESP loving the ‘tough as nails’ necklace }

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{ Attempting to start planning…yikes! }

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{ Halloween-ready // book here }

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Mini DeLites

The Skinny Confidential talks beauty, health, & diet.

{ Mornings in my JNB anklet }

The Skinny Confidential talks beauty, health, & diet.

{ Getting Halloween-y }

Ok so, there’s been some biggggggg rules going down lately.

Like, ohhhhhh boy.

Michael & I made some real executive decisions this weekend.

Preface: for the last two years, I have been on the computer until about 1:30-2 AM…in bed.

Hey, I know, I know…I’m Lauryn & I’m a F-ing work-a-holic.

I’m working on it, guys. Total work in progress over here.

Back to the big executive decision: no computer in bed.

That’s right…no more computer in bed. At all.

Zip, zilch, zero.

The struggle is real…

Buh-bye, Mr. Apple.

We’ve decided to keep our intimate space, well, an intimate space.

So that’s the big, exciting decision of the week.

But literally, I’m sweating & perspiring at the thought of no computer in bed ( like, my upper lip is shaking ). Addicted, much?

Ok, thoughts? Do you allow the computer in bed? Do tell.

G2G get off the computer because I’m about to get in bed ( insert: laugh/cry/sad/pissed Emoji ). xx. Lauryn

{ green dress pic via Chris Tran }

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{ This week’s batch of hard boiled eggs }

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{ Friday’s #mirrorselfie // tag #tscgetup in your mirror selfie; I wanna see your outfits! }

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{ This weekend…Tieks to support breast cancer awareness }

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{ A cold brew from The Hudson in L.A. }

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