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Mint Kombucha Vodkas…Because Hey, It’s A Holiday

The Skinny Confidential talks mint kombucha vodkas.

The Skinny Confidential talks mint kombucha vodkas.

I am overwhelmed.

Overwhelmed because of YOU.

Your support & comments made me cry on my post about jaw surgery. I’m not a habitual crier but you guys are all so AMAZING that I kind of broke down. I have a LONG road to recovery but with all my ‘friends’ online & family, I know I’ll be just fine. So thank you all. Seriously, really, thank, thank, thank you!

Ok, enough about that, let’s talk about probiotic cocktails.

YES. You read that correctly.

Cocktails with probiotics.

If that’s not cool, I don’t know what is?

Fourth of July is on Saturday obviously ( & if you don’t live in the US, you should still try these & celebrate…because it’s the weekend, mkay ). Bring these cocktails to a pool party & everyone will want to be your best friend.

Plus you’ll be drinking…healthy-ishly. Kombucha is full of good bacteria AKA probiotics AKA those weird slippery things at the bottom.

The Skinny Confidential talks mint kombucha vodkas.

Some benefits of Kombucha according to this source:

♥ liver detoxification
♥ improved pancreas function
♥ increased energy
♥ better digestion
♥ improved mood ( helps with anxiety/depression )
♥ kills Candida ( yeast )
♥ helps nutrient assimilation
♥ weight loss

O M GEE, RIGHT.

Here’s what you do:

Need more of a breakdown? No problem:

♡ TSC Mint Kombucha Vodkas:

1-2 ounces of vodka ( I like gluten-free Tito’s )
A couple splashes of sparkling water
A couple of splashes of Kombucha ( guava is amazing )
Fresh mint ( I like A LOT )
Shaved ginger
Grapefruit bitters ( if you don’t have this, use a squeeze of lemon )
Handful of ice

Directions: add ice to a chilled glass. Add vodka & top with a little sparkling water. Add 1/2 cup of your favorite Kombucha on top. Grab mint & clap it between your hands ( << this brings out the flavor ). Use mint as a garnish & mix it into the cocktail. Top with a couple dashes of grapefruit bitters ( or lemon ) & shave some ginger on top ( use a cheese grater to shave ginger! ). Option: add raspberries for a festive flair. CHEERS!

The Skinny Confidential talks mint kombucha vodkas.

Mixing Kombucha with alcohol kind of cancels the bad stuff out, right?

No but really, at least I’m getting my probiotics when I have a little cocktail-poo.

If you want to get crazy, go buy a huge pitcher & make this in bulk. I feel like you might as well for a holiday like 4th of July because you’re most likely distracted by the pool, boys, cute flamingo floats, &/or the BBQ. Just make sure you store it in the fridge so it’s super cold…YUM.

I can already picture you guys in your cute bikinis, mingling around the pool/beach sipping mint kombucha vodka in a sexy wide brimmed hat.

JEALOUS AS I’LL BE BED RIDDEN WATCHING GREY’S ANATOMY.

Have a sip for me, k?

Anyway, one last question before I go: what’s a cocktail that you want to see skinny style? LMK below & I’ll make it happen.

Ok, have fun this weekend & happy summer!!

love you all, xx lauryn

{ video | wearing: blue tee }

+ More skinny cocktails like this can be found in The Skinny Confidential Book.

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The Skinny Confidential talks mint kombucha vodkas.


Olé!! Got Ya Covered For Cinco De Drinko: Skinny Micheladas!!

Skinny micheladas by The Skinny Confidential.

Skinny micheladas by The Skinny Confidential.

It’s getting reallllll festive over here.

These skinny micheladas are kind of the perfect, flirty Cinco De Mayo drink, plus they’re so low on carbs/sugar/calories that you won’t even hate me in the morning.

I’m a big Stella fan ( not sponsored, just love an ice cold Stella ).

Stella is just like the ideal beer, in my opinion. It’s not too sweet, refreshing, & I’m pretty sure ( correct me if I’m wrong, guys ) it’s non-GMO.

Anyway. Let’s talk micheladas:

Skinny micheladas by The Skinny Confidential.

Skinny micheladas by The Skinny Confidential.

Any cocktail in my house HAS TO INCLUDE HERBS OR I CAN’T LIVE.

Obviously the fresher the better.

If I could grow my own herbs I’d be Mary Fucking Sunshine everyday, but I can’t. I feel that requires time, patience, & sun ( which our patio is currently lacking ). #dreams

For this little dime, I used fresh rosemary which really pops with the tomatoes & lime.

Here’s a quick little video to get you all excited:

Ok sooooo what’s the recipe??!

It’s so easy it hurts.

Skinny Michelada for Cinco De Drinko:

2 tomatoes
1 lemon
2 limes
Tabasco to taste ( I like it to burn my face off )
A little Worcestershire Sauce
A couple rosemary sticks
Beer— your choice
A little salt for a half rimmed glass

Directions: slice up tomatoes ( cut off stems, obviously ) & add them to a blender. Add the juice of 1 lemon & 1 lime. Add Worcestershire Sauce. Blend ( you can use a food processor too ). Salt the rim of a chilled glass. Add a full beer into the glass. Then pour in tomato concoction. Squeeze the juice of one lime on top. Add a little spicy sauce/Tabasco. Garnish with a rosemary stick. Cheers!

Skinny micheladas by The Skinny Confidential.

CINCO DE MAYO IS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT SPICY NUTS.

YOU GUYS KNOW I LOVEEEE MY SPICY NUTS— YOU HAVEN’T LIVED UNTIL YOU’VE TRIED THEM. K?

I found mine at Whole Foods. If you can’t find them then make your own in 5 seconds. Buy your favorite nuts, add cayenne, a couple squeezes of lemon, & a few drops of olive oil. Mix it up & serve!

I also creeped around Amazon & found these if you’re looking for packaged nuts.

Happy Cinco De Drinko!! ( don’t forget to drink a glass of water for every cocktail you consume ; )!! ).

lauryn, xx

{ dress I’m wearing in video is sold out but this & this look just like it! x }

Skinny micheladas by The Skinny Confidential.

Skinny micheladas by The Skinny Confidential.


Come Party With Me, K?

The Skinny Confidential x Palm Breeze.

The Skinny Confidential x Palm Breeze.

WHAT IS MY FAVORITE THING IN THE WORLD?

Blowouts, der.

I love my blowouts like I love Farmer’s Market white tulips, chilled cocktails, & Meyer lemons.

HI, HEY UHHH HUGE BLOWOUT advocate over here.

I’m obsessed because I can get my work done ( the wifi is always so damn quick ) & get my hair done. Like at the same time.

You walk in feeling like Sloth from The Goonies & walk out feeling like Gisele, straight off the runway.

AND to get an hour of uninterrupted computer work done is huge for me.

MULTI-TASKING!

Anyway, why we are here today:

THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL IS HOSTING FOUR EVENTS WITH PALM BREEZE AT BLO BLOW DRY BAR!

The first event in San Diego is this Friday, May 8th from 5 pm to 9 pm.

Basically it will be all things girly ( sorry boys ). Think: free blowouts, TSC-approved cocktails ( we’ll get to that ), tropical music, summertime catering, AND I get to meet some of you guys!!

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First things first, cocktail menu.

These drinks are made & tested ( this past weekend, to be specific ) by yours truly.

I am obviously very specific about the ingredients so I created cocktails with a lot of fruits, herbs, & Palm Breeze for a full blown party in your mouth:

♡ The Bikini Breeze:

Real grapefruit juice
Palm Breeze
A drizzle ( …or 3/4 ) of champagne
Garnished with fresh mint

The Skinny Confidential x Palm Breeze.

♡ Pink PalmTini:

3 splashes of pomegranate juice
Palm Breeze
Splash of sparkling water
Garnished with pomegranate seeds

The Skinny Confidential x Palm Breeze.

Each event will be catered to fit the summertime vibe so think healthy, delicious, & colorful bites!

The playlist? Got ya covered. We’ll be playing all my favorites from these TSC Spotify Playlists:

THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL Tropical Vibes Playlist
THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL Teeny Weeny Bikini Playlist

Fun, right?!

The other 3 events will be held in Washington D.C. on May 11th, Dallas on May 28th, & Austin on May 29th ( click each city to R.S.V.P.). So come hang— more details to come!

If you’re planning on coming to get a free blowout & say hi, make sure you RSVP.

Can’t wait to meet some of you!

Cheers, lauryn xx

The Skinny Confidential x Palm Breeze.

The Skinny Confidential x Palm Breeze.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Palm Breeze. The opinions and text are all mine.

Spicy White Peach Margaritas!!

The Skinny Confidential x Skinnygirl.

The Skinny Confidential x Skinnygirl.

The Skinny Confidential x Skinnygirl.

OOOOhhh have I got a treat for YOU guys!

Spicy peach margaritas.

Cha-cha-cha!

Just in time for spring/summer/poolside/beach days.

The Skinny Confidential x Skinnygirl.

I’m super excited about this recipe because it’s definitely a staple.

Plus it’s like, the easiest thing ever.

It’s made with Skinnygirl® White Peach Margarita ready serve so the recipe takes like one second.

I feel like Skinnygirl® Cocktails got in to a room & said ‘hey what’s every woman’s dream?’ And they were all “oh white peach ready serve margarita, duh.”

So presenting SPICY WHITE PEACH MARGARITAS:

1/2 cup Skinnygirl® White Peach Margarita
2 splashes lemonade
1/2 cup sparkling water
Raspberries, mashed
A couple dashes of cayenne
Ice

Directions: shake all mixture (besides the sparkling water— don’t every shake sparkling water, it will explode!!) together in a martini gigger. Pour over ice. Add sparkling water on top & add a couple of pinches of cayenne. For an added touch, mash raspberries & put on top. Option to squeeze extra lemon (Meyer lemon is life). Enjoy!

The Skinny Confidential x Skinnygirl.

The Skinny Confidential x Skinnygirl.

Two things: 1.) if you’re looking for summer bar cart ideas, check out this post AND 2.) FYI: TSC Bombshell Body Guide contains cocktail recipes…so ya, you can keep it skinny & have a little fun too.

Anyway, obsessed with this recipe. Cayenne pepper & lemon is a dream team. Plus you don’t have to feel guilty because the Skinnygirl® White Peach Margarita is superrrr low on sugar & calories.

A no-guilt cocktail for summer 2015? I’M IN!!!

Cheers! x, Lauryn

P.S. Want insider information & discounts on Skinnygirl® Cocktails? Sign up to be a Skinnygirl® Cocktails Tastemaker here.

The Skinny Confidential x Skinnygirl.
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How To: Style A Badass Mimosa/Candy Bar

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

OOOOOOOHHHHHH YESSSSSS, you read right: A MIMOSA/CANDY BAR.

YES. YES. YES.

Think: candy x herbs x music x berries x champagne x fresh juice x cute table decor x Kombucha.

::crying with happiness::

But in all seriousness— is there really a need for anything else?

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

Ok so a few weekends ago I set up this little bar for my friend Jackie’s bridal shower  ( remember her hilarious bachelorette party? ). We set up the bar so people could come up & quickly grab a sex kitten drink + a bag of candy. Oh so, girly-girly, right?

I decided to add gummies ( CHAMPAGNE GUMMIES TO BE EXACT. YES. I KNOW. DIE ) to each champagne glass. Also, for a fun/flirty feel we added pomegranate seeds to a couple of flutes & then just regular colorful balls to the rest of them.

I have a hard time coming to terms with the fact that I couldn’t eat the whole table of candy.

Here’s a quick peek at our day:

Tips on setting up your own at-home MIMOSA/CANDY BAR:

1.} Utilize canisters: hey, hey Home Goods. I went and bought vases & glass canister-ish thingies. Fill them with candy/berries/herbs & you’re golden. Key is to keep them see through so everyone can see the pretty colors. I LOVE this set.

2.} Have fresh juice on display: I used Suja Juice because it’s just amazing in every way. My favorite is actually the Green Supreme. I mean who doesn’t want to feel healthy when they’re sipping bubbly? Hands? Thought so.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

3.} Pick a smart champagne: yessss there’s such a thing!! Bon Affair has a low cal sparkling wine. Suchhhhhh a win. Plus they were featured on Shark Tank & you guys know how I feel about Shark Tank ( MARK CUBAN is a HOTTIE …MEOWWWW!! ).

4.} And of course, don’t forget the candy!! Sugarfina sent us the most amazing candy! CHAMPAGNE GUMMIES ( brut AND rosé to be exact ), champagne bubbles ( << OMG ), mini butterflies, peach Bellini candies, and last but NOT least: super sour colorful hearts ( my fav! ). Again, add gummies to champagne flutes. So, so fun to add candy to champagne glasses! Plus it’s pretty. If you want to add candy around the table, opt for lip candies because a bridal shower is all about love!

5.} Kombucha!!! Kombucha x champagne is SO amazing…everyone loves a little probiotics in their bubbly!! Check out this tutorial & get buzzing.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

6.} Herbs & berries: so, so into herbs lately. I added mint, rosemary, & basil to this champagne bar. BTW, I definitely had a basil, strawberry Suja Spark mimosa ( with a couple of champagne gummies ).

7.} Supply clear candy bags: for guests to take home a little sumthing, sumthing, have clear bags with little, cute silver ties avail so people can grab some candy on their way out.

8.} Music/champagne scented candles/table cloth/flowers: you guys know the drill.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

Will update you guys when Jackie has her wedding in April too! I’ve never been maid of honor in a wedding so I’m sure it’ll be reallll fun.

In other news- I just learned how to use Snapchat…apparently I’ve been on private, that’s why you guys couldn’t see anything ( clearly so hip & with it…lol ). Ok so, it’s fixed now. So if you want a raw/real/unfiltered peek into my day to day, follow me on Snapchat- username: laurynevarts. For some of you who have been sending me private snaps…you’re the cutest things ever!

MWAH! & cheers, Lauryn x

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{ wearing: this crop ( similar here for $14!!! ), these white pants, & these nude pumps // for Jackie’s outfit, e-mail Lauryn@TheSkinnyConfidential.com & I’ll send you deets }

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* p.s. extending the giveaway until Saturday ; )

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

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