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Mini DeLites…& Other Stuff ( Like Threesomes )

March 28, 2016
by
LAURYN

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{ homemade banana cake for Michael’s birthday…THREESOME! }

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{ work flow | candle }

Why HELLO there!

Busy Monday for The Skinny Confidential!

I am really busting my ass to bring you guys the next episode of TSC HIM & HER podcast ( #18 in the world in business right now! Check it out! ). But I feel like you already know that if you follow along on Snapchat.

You know, that one platform that’s WAY cooler after Instagram’s predictable, YAWN.COM update today.

I won’t even mention it because I’ve honestly never seen so many posts about one subject.

Instagram is kind of a bore lately anyway. Anyone else agree?

On that note, I feel like we haven’t chatted lately! What’s new? What’s the latest post on your blog? What’d you do this weekend? Update me. I miss you guys.

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{ Vaseline vibes in the office today }

This weekend we went up to LA for work, a little play, some prosciutto & melon, & an Easter party.

Then today was Michael’s birthday. Lucky him, he got a THREESOME………….Barbie cake.

WOW DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE.

Basically I just whipped up a dairy-free banana cake, along with some delicious coconut frosting…& broke some legs off Skipper & Ken to showcase a full-on pool scene. Water ‘BUBBLES’ are champagne bubbles avail here.

Fun right.

In other news, switching gears— I’m still searching for the ideal deodorant. The second figure out this confusing subject, I will update the blog IMMEDIATELY.

THIS IS HARDER THAN YOU THINK.

Truthfully, I’ve tested every damn deodorant in the world & there are some pros……….but also some cons. So bear with me. I want to bring The Skinny Confidential Community the BEST deodorant ever.

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{ pizza wrapping, YES PLZ }

What else?

Oh, I tried black out room spin the other day with my girlfriend.

( is that what’s it called? ).

You know the spin where it’s PITCH BLACK. Like, you can’t see anyone.

Here’s the thing, I really enjoyed it. Really, there’s nothing more fun than being tired ( it was 7 AM ), spinning in a room that’s pitch black ( no one needs to see me at this hour ). Especially when you’re rocking ripped 2394872347 year old Target sweats with a throwback middle school tee.

HOWEVER, why do they have to play techno music?
I DON’T GET IT.

Can’t they play something more relaxing mixed something upbeat? Perhaps a little Bossanova? Or even some smooth jazz would do?

…or maybe I should look into a spin class at the nearest retirement home?

Tell me it’s not just me that doesn’t enjoy HARDCORE, clubby techno jams at the crack of dawn?

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{ these coasters of my Instagram are DIE !! }

On that note, I’ve been working on A NEW PLAYLIST. YES. Another The Skinny Confidential Playlist for you guys.

And to be real, I really want to add my favorite Bossanova favorites but I’m sort of hesitant…would you guys like this?

Bossanova has always been my favorite jam but I feel like it’s similar to raw oysters…

You either LOVE or you’re grossed out.

SO…Bossanova on the playlist? Or NAH? Let me know.

Anyway, I’m off to clean the kitchen after Michael’s birthday. It should take me approximately 600 hours. I’ll start with thethreesome banana cake platter. Wish me luck!

x lauryn

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{ white on white, the cutest man EVER }

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WINNER, WINNER…!!! GIVEAWAY BABES

March 23, 2016
by
LAURYN

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Finally ( finally, finally ) announcing the winner of the $1500 dollar TSC Favorites giveaway:

ABBY WRENN

Please e-mail me at Lauryn@TheSkinnyConfidential.com to collect your goodies! Stay tuned for another fun, HUGE-ass giveaway coming very, VERY soon =). You guys will love the next one, promise. It’s VERY similar.

Oh, & the 5 winners of the Gary Vee Book x The Skinny Confidential Book giveaway are:

Please e-mail me at Lauryn@TheSkinnyConfidential.com so I can send you both of your books! x

Akansha Agrawal
Allie Clark
Andie Hilliar
Taylor Griggs
Kati O’Brien

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HUGE $1,500 TSC BEAUTY/WELLNESS GIVEAWAY

March 2, 2016
by
LAURYN

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It’s very, VERY important for me to let you all know how much I appreciate YOU.

Your support, your good vibes, & your presence on The Skinny Confidential.

So on that note, today I’m giving away more than $1500 dollars worth of fun, girly-ass prizes because you fucking rock.

And I HAVE SOME FUNNNNNN goodies. Basically any girl who likes makeup, fitness, photography, & wellness will kind of love this giveaway. So every girl on the planet should like it?

I’m especially into sugar candied lip glosses & the white chic camera.

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PRETTY IN PINK GIVEAWAY | x TSC:

Limited Edition Petal Pink Mini Facial Toning Device by NuFace ( GREAT for lymphatic drainage! )
Lancôme goodies
The Lip Scrub lip exfoliate
HELLO! hair ties
I’m With The Bands headbands
The Skinny Confidential Book, personalized & signed
Victoria’s Secret TEASE perfume
Victoria’s Secret Bronzer
Coloresciene sunscreens & lip balms ( << like a lot! )
Biore stripes
Revelations RX PM facesheet masks
HUGE NARS eyeshadow palettes x 2
Grey workout leggings
blog-doo thumb drive ( << a BUNCH of blogger tips! )
Fujifilm Camera in white
Fitness jumprope
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani eyeshadow palette
Urban Decay makeup pencils
Wet Brush
Lippy lipstick set by Butter
Bkr Water Bottle
Smart Bracelet by Fossil
Tons Burts Bee’s products
Burt’s Bee’s lipstick set ( 14 different lipstick shades!! )
TSC Bombshell Body Guide 1 Month Subscription

♡♡♡

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TO WIN…SIMPLY:

♡ Follow The Skinny Confidential on Instagram.
♡ Tag TWO friends on my latest Instagram in the comment section.
♡ Follow along on Snapchat. Username: laurynevarts AND  subscribe to TSC YouTube channel.
Extra credit: comment below on why you HAVE to win!

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Good luck guys! Thanks for being so amazing!

I appreciate each & every one of you. & of course, more giveaways to come!

Happy Wednesday, lauryn xx

+ anyone eligible to enter | giveaway ends 3/22/16.
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Getting Hacked Online, Really The Most Annoying Thing Ever

February 26, 2016
by
LAURYN

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YOU GUYS.

Did you know my Instagram was full-on hacked?

That’s right, HACKED.

Picture this: I was casually in Aspen adjusting my skis, getting ready to head up the beautiful, snowy mountain & naturally, pre-slopes, I checked my Instagram.

Only natural right?

I mean to check your Instagram before an activity where your phone will be zipped away tight in your North Face ( & even more than that, you’re wearing huge chunky gloves making it actually physically impossible to tap your passcode into an iPhone ) is totally normal.

So there I was logging in to Insta when SUDDENLY, it said in red font: WRONG LOGIN/PW.

Bad feeling immediately in my stomach.

WAIT, WHAT?

Why isn’t my login working?

Shaking, perspiring, sweating upper lip, you get in.

I tried 284394 million more times, I couldn’t login.

Okkkkkk…so I tried every which way in the world to login & guess what? Someone changed my e-mail associated with the account.

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FUN TIMES.

Here’s the thing: I work on my Instagram account. It’s not for play, it’s for work. I work on the filter, the aesthetic, the feed, the caption, & when you work hard at something & some random person TAKES it away, it’s highly annoying.

…You kind of freak.

And then you know what else was fun?

When my friends started calling me because the hacker was posting SPAM.

Not just like any spam though. Spammist-spam possible. AKA ‘WIN A FREE COMPUTER, #BLESSED, LINK IN BIO TO WIN’ kind of spam. & UGLY spam.

At least the hacker could have fit a little better with The Skinny Confidential aesthetic. Their photos were so dreadful that EVERYONE ( YOU GUYS ) started calling them out. So funny, so cool. People were like “UM NO, SPAM, BYE.”

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Anyway, the whole thing just felt like a major violation.

( For the record, I didn’t let it ruin my ski run, I put on my beanie & said ‘F IT’ & went down the slopes with Michael ).

Ultimately, we ended up contacting the Instagram Team, Facebook, & the AMAZING Jillian Harris- who’s been hacked before- ( thank you Bailey for putting us in touch! )…& with all their help, I got my account back in 6 hours.

YAY.

The main reason for this post is not to complain, it’s to INFORM.

INFORM YOU.

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After this happened to me I was introduced to Sudo.

Basically Sudo is a platform that helped to put the control back into my own hands. Specifically online.

Ever had anything bad happen online ( online shopping, overloaded inboxes, card theft, spam, data leaks, etc. )? Feels like we all have? If you haven’t, you are lucky. Seriously lucky.

Sudo has helped me protect my online privacy & personal data when I’m socializing and connecting online. Sudo not only provides safe communication with custom numbers & email, but it all happens within a SECURE browser. With SudoPay, you get a one-time use credit card that protects you from credit card/identity theft.

Rad, right?

This is very, VERY important considering my line of work! Honestly I wish I joined sooner.

You guys can check it out here, let me know how you like it. AND of course, please share your online horror stories? We can totally swap because I have like 10 more.

#BLESSED.

Chat soon! – lauryn

** the hacker blocked some readers who were standing up for me ( thank you! ), if you were blocked from my Instagram e-mail me at Lauryn@theskinnyconfidential.com & I’ll unblock you asap. X

+ this post is in collaboration with Sudo.
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Mini DeLites: Cabo Prep

February 16, 2016
by
LAURYN

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{ my happy place }

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{ he always copies me on my outfits ( top | pants | hat | shoes ) }

Why hello THERE!

Currently writing to you from Cabo, in a bikini, eating some scrambled eggs.

Yes, that’s right, we’re in Cabo to plan our wedding. Please follow along on Snapchat & snap me ANY opinions guys!

Ok, so today’s post topic is going to be Cabo prep.

When I know I’m going to be in a bikini for a week, I plan ahead.

I’m not an Instagram model, I don’t just wake up with a flat tummy ( courtesy of Flat Tummy APPARENTLY? DON’T LIE FLAT TUMMY IS BULLSHIT ) & roll out of bed with a six pack & fresh bed head.

I work at this shit.

Every day, an hour a day, I chip away at fitness.

SO. Today I figured I’d let you in on my Cabo prep.

Basically I start to plan a month & half ahead of time. This may sound crazy but I MUCH rather prefer to go baby steps than crash diet, Hydroycut style. You with me?

I knew I was going to Cabo February 15th.

So January 1st I stopped drinking for a month.

I wanted to clean out before margaritas & chips. And to be completely honest, December is just too much with cookies, pumpkin rolls, & champagne SO yes, sober January.

Then mid January, I upped my workouts.

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{ our plunge pool x a ginger margarita! }

This included more Treadmill and wait for it…my LITTLE secret: MORE WALKING.

WALKING IS SO FUCKING UNDERRATED GUYS.

SO, SO underrated.

WALK.

Walk to the store, walk to the gym, walk to dinner, just walk.

I swear you will not believe how weight falls off when you walk. You can eat more when you move more.

Tomorrow make it a point to walk more. Just see how you feel. When I know I’m going to be in a bikini, I turn on my pedometer iPhone app & try to track 10k steps a day. The difference this makes is unreal.

Not everything ( including diet & fitness ) has to be so hard. Walking is easy. Shit, I don’t even care if you talk on your phone or work on email while you’re walking. Just walk.

Walking is such a lost art. This is a whole blog post, but no one walks anymore.

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{ Cabo ready }

Anyway, on top of walking I upped TSC Bombshell Body Guide workouts to 4 a week instead of 3. I also added one day of Reformer Pilates ( I walk to class!! ).

Diet-wise, I cut back.

Not a fan of crash diets, they won’t work & the second you get on vacation you gain it all back. Over juice cleanses right now & not one for Atkin’s anything SO I sort of create my own ‘diet.’

This entails lots of free range eggs ( LOTS, I love eggs ), no eating after 7:30, water, water, water, light alcohol ( AKA vodka sparkling water with tons of lemon juice ), no wine, light starchy carbs ( normally I’ll do one piece of toast in the morning & then cut the starchy carbs for the rest of the day ), lots of fish, veggies, fruit, AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

Accountability is funny. A lot of people will tell you “don’t weigh yourself.”

I disagree.

Here’s why: you can track exactly where you’re at so there’s NO grey.

I don’t look for a specific number on the scale BUT I do track my accountability. For instance, if I weigh 293872347 lbs in December, I weigh myself & make a goal to maybe drop 5 pounds by Cabo. It keeps me accountable, that’s it. The scale doesn’t run my life, just shows me where I’m at.

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{ pre-dinner where I ate too much popcorn soufflé }

Another thing that helps if you really want to get bikini ready: My Fitness Pal. More accountability. I didn’t do the app for Cabo but if I was doing a big shoot in a bikini, I’d sure as hell be using it.

I’m pretty balanced when it comes to weight. I don’t stress about it ( firm believer in if you stress, it creates more Cortisol ). If I’m having a glass of champagne, I’ll skip the crackers. If I’m eating Cheez-It’s ( << obsessed ), then I’ll skip dessert. And if I’m having a brownie, no wine for me please.

Basically: I balance my diet like a checkbook.

So while I have worked hard to get bikini ready, I’m also reasonable. You know?

Nothing worth having comes easy, diet & fitness are work. Again, I prefer chipping away instead of crash dieting. A little fitness, a lot of walking, tons of veggies, light alcohol, and protein & you’re good to go.

Really people would be surprised at what tiny, little changes can do for their health. Extremes are boring.

Now I’m headed to Cabo feeling good & fit but I’m sure as hell having some champagne on the plane ; ). BALANCE.

Please leave any ‘get fit before vacation’ tips below, the more the merrier really. We’re all in this together.

See you on Snapchat, lauryn x

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{ Snapchat fun, Michael & I love laughing! }