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Mini DeLites: I LOVE MONDAY CLUB

May 17, 2016
by
LAURYN

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{ pink elephant cookie & Lucky Charms chocolate bars, OMMMGG }

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{ the best housewarming gift: a grapefruit-scented diffuser }

How weird is it when you reach a point where you actually like a good Monday?

Like who am I? What is happening to me? Really, we need a strong moment of silence……..

This is something that’s been actively happening & it’s really weirding me out. I mean I was never an “I HATE MONDAY, SCREW MONDAY” kind of person but as of late I’ve grown to…well…like Mondays.

There are multiple reasons for this. The first being that it feels fresh. I know it’s cliché, but Mondays are kind of a new start. Plus it forces you to go get shit done. & personally I feel a lot better when shit is done. Nothing better than falling into bed after a day of giving your absolute 100%. Another reason is tomorrow is Tuesday, which means the release of all my favorite podcasts. Now you should know I’ve really fallen in love with podcast. Unfortunately there are too many to name so I’ll just do a full post breakdown on my favorites, if you’re game?

Off on a tangent but podcasts just make everything better. Here’s the deal, I’m a kill two birds with one stone kind of gal. If I’m doing something that requires NO brain cells ( CLEANING ) I want to be learning. There are so many podcasts out there that provide a shit ton of knowledge. So ya, scrub & listen, fold & listen, Windex ( not really, I would never use Windex ) & listen, ETC.

A little sparkle, a little knowledge.

Anyway, back to Mondays… I’m also a fan of Mondays because I believe you can set the tone of the week with a positive start. Say you had a shit week the week before, Monday is a way to change your tune, you know?

Maybe the reason I love Mondays so much is because I’m a retired person. You know this if you follow along on Snapchat: I like peppermint tea, quietness, a good book, some Bossanova, & a freezing cold lemon martini…at 6:30 PM. Mondays are very much for retired people.

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{ SO excited to dig into The Career Code }

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{ meditation flow: ginger tea, natural rose water, & soothing candles }

Regardless I feel like if you don’t hate Mondays, they won’t hate you back.

Try it, it’s refreshing. Different. Against the grain. You get my drift.

Thoughts on Monday? Love or hate?

This thought has been occupying my head a lot lately so I figured it was necessary to do an ‘I LOVE MONDAY’ post. Maybe I’ll even make t-shirts. Stay tuned.

In other news, this weekend was eventful. We were in LA for work/play & just really enjoyed ourselves with some friends.

…However we missed our chihuahuas dearly ( retirement home moments ). Back in San Diego now & getting excited because it’s my birthday week! Who’s a Gemini too ; )?

10:02 PM & I am actually off to the gym right now. Sadly I didn’t have enough time to squeeze a cardio sesh in earlier today so there’s that. Gotta end this Monday strong though!

See ya tomorrow, lauryn x

+ be sure to enter the $2500 beauty giveaway!

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{ a tiny canister to hold AM supplements }

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Beauty Giveaway Winner ♡♡♡

May 6, 2016
by
LAURYN

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WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER.

Kind of hosted two beauty giveaways simultaneously here.

First we had the Snapchat beauty giveaway which was FUN. Winners were: Hayley Pascale & Lauren Cable.

& then this beauty grab bag giveaway x The Skinny Confidential Book, & TSC Body Guide. The winner? Drumroll……..Kelsey Canos.

Please e-mail me at lauryn@theskinnyconfidential.com to collect your prizes.

Many more giveaways to come, guys!

X

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Mini DeLites: LA | Nick Jonas | Propel | ETC.

May 3, 2016
by
LAURYN

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{ Propel’s yoga set-up }

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{ a snippet from Snapchat }

11:42 PM, very much breaking our no computer in bed rule but per usual Monday kicked my ass in every which way HENCE the computer in bed.

Apparently it’s ok because Michael’s on his computer next to me…totally using this as leverage in the near future.

We had a lot going on work-wise Sunday & Monday. BASICALLY IT’S ALL THE BORING stuff no one wants to see: backend, taxes, accounting, blah, blah, blah. All the stuff I…HATE. Can I say hate? Because well…I hate it. I prefer the opposite of all of these things.

Anyways, tomorrow is hopefully going to be more fun-ish?

You know what was fun though…

Thursday night.

Propel Water kindly invited me to a FULL-ON workout class.

This was not your typical workout though guys. Basically it was yoga ( much-needed ), strength training, & DANCING all in one. Let’s just say I’m no Cheryl Burke. I mean sure I did ballet in 4th grade but didn’t we all? My moves were a bit…rusty. We were like fully doing hip hop. It was actually super therapeutic to just move around & DANCE it out.

Regardless it was so much fun & I really feel like we BURNED some major calories considering I couldn’t walk for like 3 days. I LOVE BEING SORE, ANYONE ELSE?

I should note that I did the workout with a bunch of amazing influencers ( shoutout to The Balanced Blonde & To Live & Diet in L.A. ). So post-workout, we were all casually glistening ( I’m putting this nicely, I was more like dripping in sweat ) & chit-chatting.

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{ the cutest blogger: The Balanced Blonde— read her book! | PC }
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{ MEOW, right? }

Suddenly Nick Jonas busts out on stage & gives all of us a full-on concert. I have to admit he was QUITE dreamy. Michael was there but I asked for a Propel grape water at the perfect time so Nick & I could have our moment.

We may or may not have locked eyes for one point three seconds.

What can I say.

Although I was perspiring from the workout, at least my hair was curled ( << hey, hey Sex Pot Curls ) right? Full disclosure: Nick was most likely looking at the blogger behind me but whatever.

After the whole mini concert ( who saw it on Snapchat?! ) we headed up stairs for a little wine & some appetizers. Wine doesn’t count when you dance the way we danced.

As you can see: my kind of night— electrolyte water, a workout, happy hour, & a little Nick Jonas.

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{ workout get-up, all black w/ a pop of white }

So yes, LA was super fun. On Friday night we drove back to San Diego ( I made fun of Michael the whole way because the guy does not remove his headphones ), ate some sushi, hung out with dogs, & spent Saturday by the pool.

OK SO: what’s up with you guys? Any news? Do tell. Share the latest.

I’m off to drink some ginger lemongrass tea & read my latest book, The Miracle Morning. SO tired I could cry. Really though, cry.

Chat tomorrow,

x lauryn

+ wearing: black long sleeve top | leggings | sneakers

++ 2 more days of the beauty giveaway! enter here.

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{ Pre-workout, pre-sweat }

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{ Michael’s face when I left him for Nick. JK, JK. }

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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