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Shock Your Taste Buds With This Vanilla Frapp

The Skinny Confidential shares a Frappacino recipe.The Skinny Confidential shares a Frappacino recipe.The Skinny Confidential shares a Frappacino recipe.

It all started in line.

The line that wrapped around the block ( but not really ) at Starbucks this morning.

Three people in front of me order caramel .

Mmmkay…

And then to make matters worse a ten year-ish boy in back of me orders a strawberry CRAPPuccino.

IS THIS REAL LIFE?

Usually I would whistle, advert my eyes elsewhere, & act like I heard nothing but today was different.

Different because…I just can’t.

To tell you the truth, I’m surprised Frappuccinos are even legal. They’re honestly filled with so many nasty-ass GMO’s/chemicals that I’m shocked they don’t use Frapps as car fuel…actually- false, I’m surprised they’re not used as rat poison.

Ok, so today I’m taking a stance against Frappuccinos.

After sweating & perspiring ( wouldn’t you if four people in line casually ordered a Frappuccino? ), I ran ( ran, ran ) to the local health food store & stocked up on TSC Frapp essentials:

The Skinny Confidential shares a Frappacino recipe.

1.} 1 packet of vanilla chia Vega plant based protein powder

2.} 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

3.} A couple shakes of pumpkin pie spice

4.} 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

5.} 1/2 banana

6.} 1 splash of organic vanilla extract

7.} 2 tablespoons of chia seeds ( FIBER!!! )

Directions: add a handful of ice & blend. Add a cute pixy straw to sex it up.

The Skinny Confidential shares a Frappacino recipe.

Phew!!!

Soooo glad to get that off my chest.

This drink is seriously amazing if you’re in a pinch & need something filling ( << the chia seeds x the 15 grams of protein really get the job done ).

And promise, you won’t miss Frappuccinos at all.

What’s your favorite blended drink? I’ll try to post a TSC version!

Happy Thursday,

xx L

P.S. add peppermint extract for a pop of mint! x.

The Skinny Confidential shares a Frappacino recipe.

The Skinny Confidential shares a Frappacino recipe.

The Skinny Confidential: The App

The Skinny Confidential launches an app.

The Skinny Confidential launches an app.

The Skinny Confidential launches an app.
Soooo yesterday I told you guys I had a little surprise-y poo & well, here it is:

…The Skinny Confidential: The App

…& it’s now available for download on iTunes, so now you can stay up to date with the latest posts and more!

Let’s get real: reading blogs on an iPhone is so annoying. Most likely the formatting is F-ed up & you’re zooming in, squinting your eyes  trying to read WTH is going on.

Sound familiar?

Anyway I wanted to bring you babes a super quick way to access the blog through a simple app. Basically all ya have to do is go to the App Store, type in ‘The Skinny Confidential’, & press the download button:

 

The Skinny Confidential launches an app.

BAM!

Seems easy enough, right?

The app is basically a really freaking easy way to read the blog. Everything is laid out neat & tidy ( just how I like it, LOL ). Here’s an example:

The Skinny Confidential launches an app.
You can bookmark your favorite posts & keep them all organized in one spot. I’m obsessed with the bookmark feature because typically I’m one of those bitches with six million tabs open on my poor, tiny laptop. The bookmark= life. I have a warm fuzzy feeling when everything is organized on my phone; hopefully you’ll get the same feeling with TSC’s bookmarking feature.

So, feedback!!! Because feedback is ALWAYS welcome from you guys. Do you like/hate? Truth be told I’m sort of nervous…YIKES!

Happy Tuesday ( how is it Tuesday? It feels like Thursday…ahhh! ), xx. Lauryn

{ Find TSC app here || will be avail on Android at the end of this month }

{{ white pumps here || white dress here }}

The Skinny Confidential launches an app.

The Skinny Confidential launches an app.

Different, Rad Fitness Wear

The Skinny Confidential x Carbon38.

The Skinny Confidential x Carbon38.

I’m so over the basic workout wear!!

If you’re like me, you’re always wearing workout clothes…like, always ( anyone w/ me? ).

And the last thing I want to do is rock what every single person in the universe is wearing.

So when I discovered this get-up by Carbon 38, I was smitten.

But honestly what’s better than a MESH, black sports bra?? Seriously though.

When it comes to working out, I’m obsessed with off the shoulder tops. They’re effortlessly chic with a little sex kitten-esque vibe. Pretty much I’ve been searching for a sports bra that goes well with my off-the-shoulder tops.

AND THIS IS IT.

The Skinny Confidential x Carbon38.

The Skinny Confidential x Carbon38.

I’ve been rocking this dime 24/7.

For the record: I kinda wear it under everything because it gives any outfit an insane pop of coolness.

On this particular day I paired the top(s) with these purple striped mesh pants. This outfit was the perfect transition from coffee to fitness to work to dinner.

Obsessed!

Anyway…I’m ready to mix it up in general when it comes to workout wear. Anyone with me?

Happy Thursday, xx. L

{ Photos by: Sam Montefleur }

The Skinny Confidential x Carbon38.

My Nordstrom Anni Sale Wishlist

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13

Mall don’t do it for me.

They’re a real *yawn*.

BUTTTT whenever there’s a Nordstrom sale, I actually look forward to going to the mall because t’s literally the best sale…ever. I swear half of my closet is made up of the Nordstrom sale. Just because something’s on sale doesn’t mean you can’t rock that shit with tons of confidence. Own it!

Plus their anniversary sale always has fresh/new items, as opposed to dated pieces.

Anyway, these are my top thirteen favorites, although I did end up caving in & buying the moon/star PJ set. It was just too cute to pass up!!

Happy Thursday, x. Lauryn

Add a Little Glitter to Your #GIRLBOSS Biz Plan

The Skinny Confidential business plan.

 

Here’s something you may or may not know about me: I LOVE business.

Like, love, love.

It gets me goin’.

I love making moves.

I love growing my company.

I love branding.

It’s my ultimate passion.

& I’m hungry.

The Skinny Confidential business plan.

Sorry to get all realzies on ya, but growing The Skinny Confidential in to a mini empire is my dream— so naturally I thrive off anything that grows my mind when it comes to business.

BTW: I’m not hungry in a weird way, but ‘hungry’ in a healthy, motivated way.( Kinda like Leo in Wolf of Wallstreet. But without the illegal money shit, hookers, & coke ).

Leo was hungry for a challenge.

& whelp, Leo D. so am I.

The Skinny Confidential business plan.
Ready for a lil book club?

First I started reading #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso ( like every other girl in the world ), I was instantly inspired ( like every other girl in the world ).

But seriously.

Inspired because I felt like Sophia spoke to me.

Not, like, actually spoke to me, but I felt like she spoke ‘my language.’

Ya know?

Anyway, I wanted to share some of my favorite book quotes because you’re all my favorite homies…

The Skinny Confidential business plan.
Ahhhh. So, so true!!

AND THEN!!! I read The Glitter Plan by the Juicy Couture babes. Basically I read the whole thing in about three hours because it’s SUCH a great read for women entrepreneurs.

The Skinny Confidential business plan.

Here’s the deal: these badass, DETAIL-orientanted women ( Pam & Gela ) grew a company from $200 to to a multi-million dollar, global brand.

But wait, wait, wait, let’s back up: for me it’s not necessary about money. Money doesn’t motivate me.

The global brand part motivates me.

Noowwwwww we’re talking.

That gets my wheel’s spinning.

To create something out of nothing ( literally thin air ), is magical.

Not only is it magical, it’s inspiring, ambitious, and…well goes against the grain.

And lets be real, going against the norm is rad.rad.rad.

Reading about Pam & Gela’s journey has been so inspiring so I kinda had to showcase some kick-ass quotes on the blog:

The Skinny Confidential talks business.
Back to their brand, Juicy Couture ( heard of it? HA! LOL ).

Basically it F-ing killed it.

The Skinny Confidential business plan.

What I love most about their brand/book is it’s the real deal. They share the nitty-gritty shit that no one sees.

You see their struggle. The hours, the passion, the time, the sweat, the tears, the F-you’s, the hard work.

I mean…it’s not like they nonchalantly woke up to Juicy billboards all over LA/NYC/etc one day.

And I’m totally with them ( & Sophia ) on the luck thing.

I’m not lucky, you’re not lucky, Steve Jobs wasn’t lucky, Rachel Zoe isn’t lucky…

YOU.MAKE.YOUR.OWN.DAMN.LUCK.

Also, they talk competition. They pretty much say a lil competition never hurt a flea. In fact, it kinda pushes the flea to do better:

The Skinny Confidential business plan.

Pam & Gela lay it out simple: they worked their asses off to get where they’re at. And in the meantime, they stayed true to their brand & consumer.

So basically, as Drake would say, they “started from the bottom now they’re here.”

Anyway last night I was laying in bed finishing The Glitter Plan & a lightbulb went off: I had to share my bookmarked/dog earred pages/quotes with YOU guys.

The quotes I’ve chosen, REALLY resonated, so I hope you love them as much as I do ( AKA they’re hanging on my ceiling/on the fridge/tattooed on my face ).

The Skinny Confidential business plan.

So ta-da.

These are part of #GIRLBOSS & The Glitter Plan that spoke to me. At the end of the day, I’m just sharing any piece of the puzzle that inspires TSC-empire-on-training-wheels.

The Skinny Confidential business plan.

Anyone else got a badass #GIRLBOSS Glitter Plan? Share!!

x lde

{ My entrepreneurial journey can be found here || TSC business plan here }

{{ Pam & Gela’s new brand can be found here— OBSESSED! }}

The Skinny Confidential business plan.

The Skinny Confidential business plan.

 

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