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The Tight Ass, Hot Abs Dragon Fruit Smoothie…For The Lazy Girl

Dragon fruit smoothie by The Skinny Confidential.

Dragon fruit smoothie by The Skinny Confidential.

Ok so when I first saw a dragon fruit smoothie on Instagram over a year ago, it IMMEDIATELY caught my eye.

Because well, it was SO, SO vibrant. The color was out of this world—especially vibrant for a smoothie.

But really, I’ve been dying to try dragon fruit for as long as I can remember, before it was, you know, trendy & all. 

So naturally I did what every girl does when she’s creeping around on Instagram: I screenshotted the picture.

( Don’t pretend like you don’t screenshot shit too ).

Of course I was also looking for a way to use these pretty gold glasses too. Because, cute right?!

No lie this smoothie takes like 4.3 seconds to make:

Dragon fruit smoothie by The Skinny Confidential.

I actually want you to know that this is a very lazy girl smoothie. Like, sorry I’m not sorry that I don’t have 21314 hours to dedicate to making my daily smoothie? Should I feel guilty? Perhaps? I don’t know, the easier, the better in my book:

1.) watermelon chucks

2.) half of banana

3.) dragon fruit or a Pitaya Plus packet

4.) scoop of chia seeds/flaxseeds/any seeds

5.) ice & 1/2 cup water

directions: blend.

See? A lazy-ass smoothie that gets the job done.

Dragon fruit smoothie by The Skinny Confidential.

Dragon fruit smoothie by The Skinny Confidential.

Benefits of pretty, pretty dragon fruit: it contains fruit fats ( AKA good fats ), fruit fiber, lowers cholesterol, contains antioxidants, TONS OF VITAMIN C, & helps prevent free radicals.

So here’s the deal- next time you’re in a pinch & need something that gets the job done, try ‘The Tight Ass, Hot Abs Smoothie’ & don’t apologize for your laziness.

Typically I keep all these ingreds on hand for when I’m feeling just too lazy to cook ( AKA everyday ).

What’s your favorite lazy girl smoothie? SHARE!

Ciao. xx

{ also on Instagram today, I shared ‘The Look Hot Naked Smoothie’ found here }

Dragon fruit smoothie by The Skinny Confidential.

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Bridesmaid Dress Shopping With TSC

The Skinny Confidential talks shopping.

I’ll be the first to admit, I haven’t really done anything when it comes to planning my wedding.

Like, seriously though…nothing!!

BUT!! When Anthropologie’s sister brand, BHLDN invited me & some friends to try on their bridesmaid dresses, I was super excited.

…Because drinking champagne & trying on beautiful dress doesn’t suck, right?

So my girlfriends & I drove up to LA & made kind of a day of it! Here’s a peek:

Pros of shopping at BHLDN: it’s sort of a one stop shop. AND they have the most gorgeous head pieces & vintage looking shoes…they’re all so chic.

This particular one is the Juliette dress— there were TONS of ways to wear it. My little sister, Mimi, tried it on to style the different looks. She’s like, the cutest thing ever.

Ok, so check out the different ways to wear the dress:

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& afterwards we definitely hit up the Ivy because their salads & pastas ARE SO GOOD! So two must tries next time you’re in LA: BHLDN & The Ivy!

Will keep you updated on the planning…but so far, this has been it!

For those who are married: any bridesmaid dress tips? x Lauryn

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{{ featuring: Candance Fahlstrom & Jacqueline Brown || jewels: JNB Style || photos: Teresa Fae || video: Phillip R. Lopez }}

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TSC Series: The Best Damn…Bowls

The Skinny Confidential talks portion control.

The Skinny Confidential talks portion control.

Currently: lounging in bed ( Michael’s in Miami…so comp in bed! Shhhh. ) at 1:00 AM eating raw coconut ice cream ( casual ) while Pixy snores & Mr. T.Boone Pickens sticks his long nose in my bowl.

But not just any ice cream bowl.

My magic, favorite, skinny $8 bowl.

Honestly if you guys have followed TSC for a while then YOU KNOW HOW FANATICAL I AM when it comes to these bowls.

I’m so committed that I bring them on vacation.

For reals though.

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I’m not a measurer…or a weigher…with my food. A lot of fitness bloggers will tell you to measure.

…meh.

Personally, I’d rather stare at a fly on the wall for 372616183 hours straight then measure my food everyday, so basically anything that involves measurements, BYE.

So my bowls. They’re just so cute & perfectly pre-portioned. And by the way, no one is paying me to say this— I just like the damn bowls ( obviously? ).

I’ve used these Anthropologie miso soup sized bowls FOR YEARSSSSSS. Impressively, they haven’t faded yet.

Things I eat in these bowls: raw ice cream, flaxseed chips, oatmeal, cereal, raw almonds, fruit, salads, soups, tuna fish…& everything else in the world.

In my opinion, if you’re looking to lose a few LB’s then portion control is EVERYTHING. I always tell my friends ( ya, I’m that annoying-ass friend ) “don’t eat out of the bag of chips!!! You will eat way more than you think!! Get a freaking bowl.”

Not a bowl that fits a small country, mini bowls:

The Skinny Confidential talks portion control.

The Skinny Confidential talks portion control.

Ultimately I’m totally perplexed why anyone would have any other bowl available in the kitchen. Kidding. Sorta.

These cuties just make life so much easier & way prettier. Really everyone should own a set.

Ok, Boone has ice cream all over his nose ( he’s so nosey…in every way) & is proceeding to wipe it on my whitest of white duvet. G2G!! xx. Lauryn

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Labor Days Must-Haves…PLUS THE BEST LD SALES EVER!!

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1.} Floppy hat: I’m all about hats lately. This black one would go with just about anything.

2.} Tortoise shell sunnies: these are cute & inexpensive. Plus they’re slightly cat eyed, which I love.

3.} White sandals: if you’re doing the whole BBQ thing on Labor Day, sandals are a must. These Sam Edelman’s are super cute.

4.} Cate McNabb lip gloss: ahhh. I am OBSESSED with their lip glosses. They last for hours & they come in the cutest colors. I’m all about a little pop of color for holidays so this peachy red would work really well with just about anything. I’m especially in love with Cate McNabb’s products because they use shea butter & jojoba oil in their ingreds.

5.} Lotion: don’t be flaky. Flaky skin is never in— make sure your legs are moisturized…ESP if you’re wearing shorts or a lil bikini.

6.} Hottie bikini: this bikini makes the girls look fab. It has a little extra oomph…if ya know what I mean. A little padding never hurt a flea. Plus these colors are cute & fun for summer. The black bottoms are found here.

7.} Lil cover-up: if you’re rocking a bikini, grab a cover-up. They’re easy to throw in an oversized handbag & perfect to throw on later in the day.

8.} SPF 30: duh. Just duh. You guys already know my opinion on sunscreen…so lather up!

9.} Cutie oxfords: seriously though, oxfords are everything. I wear them ALL the time. They’re so cute & sexy in an understated kinda way ; ).

Happy Labor Day baes!

Oh, & FML…of course Labor Day means amazing sales at the best online shops…so naturally I’m sharing my wish list ( my favorite sale item though is def this dress ( << 20% off! ) I wore here ):

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♡ Anthropologie // Extra 20% OFF sale items // DATE: August 29th – Sept. 1st

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♡ Nasty Gal // Extra 30% to 60% off select items // DATE: August 29th – Sept. 1st

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♡ Nordstrom // Extra 40% OFF select items // DATE: August 29th – Sept. 7th

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♡ The Trend Boutique // Extra 20% OFF ALL (!!!) items + free shipping // DATE: August 29th – Sept. 1 // CODE: TAKE20

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Heeyyy Bikini Body: A Lil Fourth of July Snackity Snack

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

Ohhhhh hayyyy, Mr. 4th of July.

Yaya! Tomorrow’s the Fourth ( I know, I know, have I talked about the Fourth too much? Whatevs ) & when it comes to any holiday in general, I’m a huge fan of BYOSF.

So whatever you’re doing tomorrow, BYOSF.

BYOSF= bring your own skinny food…der!

Instead of stuffing my face with every single flag themed food imaginable ( AKA flag shaped pizza, cake, pie, etc ), wouldn’t I bring something that’s healthy/filling/bikini-esque?

Ok, so say hello to the most perf Fourth snack ever:

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

Keep it simple, stupid with this one, my friends.

All ya gotta do is slice ripe bananas. Then add a drop of raw honey, one walnut ( per slice ), & a goji berry to each piece. I added blueberries in the middle of the snack to keep it super festive & theme-y. Superrrrr easy. Goji berry benefits can be found here if you’re interested.

Plus this snack looks like you spent some time whipping it up, when in actuality it takes about ten seconds. This skinny snack will pretty allow you to have your own Fourth of July, firework par-tay in your mouth…while rocking a teeny-weeny bikini.

And of course, don’t forget to check out my 4th to-do list!

Also, stay tuned: later tonight I’m sharing my top, top secret diuretic bikini-time tea which is perfect for tomorrow AM.

Enjoy the fireworks, lovers! For any lovely international readers: I love you too. MWAH!

x le

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{{ Another healthy 4th recipe can be found here || 4th attire post here }}

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.
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