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Strawberry Boozy Sweet Tea <3

Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

I LOVE TEA.

& lately, for some reason…I’VE BEEN A REAL TEA DRINKER.

My champagne consumption has decreased lately ( needed a little break! ) so I’ve been loading up on the TEA ( basically the holidays have ended & alcohol hasn’t really been around too much ).

Anyway, I’m very, VERY specific about which teas I drink. So when I discovered Celestial Seasonings Strawberry Champagne tea, I nearly fainted.

BECAUSEEEEEE?

Well the reasons are endless: Valentine’s Day is next week…so UH DUH, the perfect tea for V-Day, right?! And it’s champagne (!!!) tea without the guilt. LOVE.

Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

Oh, & it’s delicious iced OR hot. YUMMM.

Seriously though, this Strawberry Champagne black tea is kinda like a full dessert without the cals.

But let’s get real here: you can’t give me Strawberry Champagne tea & expect me to never actually add the champagne. Since I needed to ‘test’ recipes for Valentine’s Day, I made this quick, easy sweet tea recipe.

Presenting:
♡ The Skinny Confidential’s Pink Sweet Tea ♡

1 strawberry/champagne tea bag
1 cup champagne
1/2 cup strawberries, muddled
Lemon, squeezed
Ice

Directions: grab a glass & add ice and champagne. Add 1-2 tea bags to champagne. Let sit for five minutes. Muddle strawberries with lemon juice. Add to champagne ‘tea’. Remove tea bag. Garnish with lemon. Cheers!

Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

By the way, if you’re looking for a Valentine’s tea, these teas also come in Red Velvet Rooibos ( YUMMM!! ) & Chocolate Carmel Herbal Tea ( << way to a man’s heart right here ) so add a little Bailey’s to either & thank me later. Plus, they come in super cute, festive containers that are adorable to use all year round ( or for birthdays/holidays/parties, not just V-Day ).

You can find these teas at your local Target ( I LOVVVVE Target, like really it’s the best store EVER ) but hurry – because they’re only available for a limited time!

What’s your favorite, flirty way to spice up V-Day?! Tell, tell.

Cheers! – Lauryn, xx

{ vintage looking champs glass }

 Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

Mini DeLites

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{ teepee life }

Mini DeLites x The Skinny Confidential.

{ flowers for the office }

News, news, news!!

I got lotsa news for YOU!!

Definitely a full herb doctor story!! But that’s for tomorrow, so stay tuned.

First order of business: Michael’s apparently a Michelin star chef? Did you know? Me either?

Yes. He’s discovered in the last two weeks that he’s going to purchase every chef trinket on the planet AKA a lemon squeezer, manly oven mitts, & a copper pan set ) & learn to cook….I mean I’m not mad about it. First cookbook purchase of his life 2015:

Mini DeLites x The Skinny Confidential.

{ Michael’s new hobby }

Mini DeLites x The Skinny Confidential.

{ smiling over the weekend…shirt here }

And me?! Well I definitely have major witch doctor news but like I said, I’ll save that for tomorrow.

Other than that?

Today I tried SparkCycle & it was veryyyy therapeutic. Think SoulCycle but in San Diego. Basically they turn the lights off & play rad music while you spin your brains out. It was reallllll fun.

More interesting news: I’ve been drinking wayyyyyy too much Moroccan mint tea, watching The Hobbit 1/2, & working on a lot of video tutorials for you guys.

AND LASTLY!!! I’m planning to post ‘A Day in the Life Blogger Series’…BUT GET THIS???! It will actually be a REAL day in the life without bullshit foo-foo crap. Like, a real, real day. What actually goes on behind the scenes. You like? Thoughts?

Talk soon, Lauryn xx

{ pic 4 }

Mini DeLites x The Skinny Confidential.

{ prepping a dragon fruit salad }

Mini DeLites x The Skinny Confidential.

{ cutest packaging from Flower Gypsies }


Why I’m Playing For Team Spanx ( BUH-BYE Holiday Muffin Top!! )

The Skinny Confidential x Spanx.

 The Skinny Confidential x Spanx.

When I went to NYC it was FREEZING.

Not just like, oh brrr it’s cold, sniff, sniff.

Like: OMG what is going on, my hands are falling off & I may die of hypothermia, beanie hat Emjoi-kinda freezing.

And let’s be real: who wants to get ALL dressed up when it’s THAT cold?

Unfortunately for me, this was my New York situation. I was on the go THE ENTIRE TIME SOOOO this meant dressier, tighter fitting outfits despite the cold weather AND extra, extra NYC calories ( but really, the food in New York is on a whole different level!!! ).

SO this is where Spanx came in.

The Skinny Confidential x Spanx.

Thank Goddddd for Spanx. I’ve been wearing them for years but they really, really came in handy in NYC…so I figured: ding, ding!!! Blog post idea!!

NO LIE THOUGH, I’m playing for Team Spanx.

Especially when it’s freezing (!!!) because they give ya an extra layer WITHOUT adding an extra layer, if ya know what I mean? In fact, they very much so take off a layer.

A layer of Katz’ Deli turkey sandwiches/lox & bagels/potato pancakes with apple sauce/sour cream type of layer, if we’re being specific ( I’m always undoubtedly drawn to those damn potato pancakes ).

The Skinny Confidential x Spanx.

The Skinny Confidential x Spanx.

Anyway these pics were shot before a nighttime meeting— hence the white blouse & pleather skirt  & I even ended up unbuttoning the top button to show off a little, sex kitten pop of nude. For the meeting, I actually wore the black underwear with the cami for extra, extra support.  Pleather also has a tendency to scrunch up a little, so while it looks great- so important to have a smooth fabric underneath to keep everything from bunching (great trick, ladies!)

When picking out Spanx, you can’t go wrong with the nude cami because 1.) it’s nude ( a total classic- duh ), 2.) you can wear it with practically anything ( any time, any day ), & 3.) every girl should invest in one pair during the holidays ( especially because of the overload of bubbly x finger food x sugar cookies ). Adding the black undies is an added bonus too- don’t even get me started on that insanely powerful microfiber that literally SUCKS you in!

Also, for the record: thank God you can walk everywhere in New York. Because #potatopancakes.

How do you keep it tight during the holidays? Share!!

Lauryn xx

Pics: Jeff Thibodeau

+ white blouse, leather skirt, gold bracelet, necklacemesh purse, & striped sweater ( << on sale ).

The Skinny Confidential x Spanx.

The Skinny Confidential x Spanx.


In My Kitchen <3

The Skinny Confidential talks cleaning the kitchen.

The Skinny Confidential talks cleaning the kitchen.

Let’s talk about cleanliness.

A lot of you guys have e-mailed me asking what products I use for cleaning so I figured today I’d share how I add a little sparkly-sparkle to my kitchen.

Frankly I’m EXTREMELY particular when it comes to cleaning the kitch. I have a whole routine & always make sure to use natural products, well at least as natural as possible ( um like baking soda because it DOES
WONDERS!! ).

The Skinny Confidential talks cleaning the kitchen.

Like a lot of you: when I clean, I CLEAN. I get down & dirty. Think: full blown mop on my knees perspiring, surrounded by lots ( & lots! ) of pretty sponges with smooth jazz playing on Spotify.

Some all-natural options I use for cleaning? Lemons ( removes dirt & rust stains…I use it allll the time! ), white vinegar ( works like a charm for mopping floors ), orange/cinnamon/nutmeg ( natural air freshener ), baking soda ( hello best toilet cleaner! ), hydrogen peroxide ( rids urine stains ), & lastly, natural salt ( great for cleaning granite with a baking soda).

The Skinny Confidential talks cleaning the kitchen.

Anyway can we talk about these cutie sponges?! They’re so fun!! Not only do they totally add a little sparkle to the kitchen, they also make me feel cute while cleaning. So cute in fact that I teamed up with ocelo brand to promote the launch of their new Sparkle Chain campaign which they’re giving twelve of you guys the opportunity to add a lil sparkle to YOUR kitchen! To get the party started, they sent me my own sparkle item-these pretty, gold accented dishes for my sponges to live in. Totally necessary because no one should ever set their sponge down on the counter, right?!

Here’s a fun, little video too:

What’s in your kitchen that sparkles? Anything cute?!

If you have something pretty to share, ocelo brand is throwing a rad, little contest. All you have to do is upload a photo via Instagram, & use #sparklechain #sweeps and tag @ocelobrand and @theskinnyconfidential. The photo should show off a sparkle you have in your own kitchen, which can be any pretty twist on an everyday item. Twelve readers will win a sparkly package from ocelo brand complete with surprise goodies and a sparkle item of your own selected by yours truly! Click here for more details and the official rules.

Mwah, Lauryn

+ Floral top found here.

pics: Teresa Fae || video: Chris Tran Media

The Skinny Confidential talks cleaning the kitchen.

The Skinny Confidential talks cleaning the kitchen.


OH YESSSS– BLACK FRIDAY SALES ARE KICKING SOME SERIOUS ASS:

The Skinny Confidential talks sales.

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Dude. These sales.

For reals though—- aren’t they are just amazing in every way?

I just bought the wrap around blouse ( number 10 ) because it’s FREAKING 30% off ( code: TGIBF ) & is going to look sooooo damn chic with black skinny jeans & these boots.

Also, I HAD TO BUY THIS VARSITY JACKET because it looks JUST like the YSL one…but it’s $37.80, not $1900. Check it out ( it’s perfect for the holidays, right? Now it just needs to cool down in San Diego… ):

The Skinny Confidential talks sales.

The Best Damn Sales…

ASOS: 30% off. Code: TGIBF

Gap: 50% off everything! Code: BLKFRIDAY

Forever 21: additional 30% off sale items x free shipping.

Neiman Marcus: up to 50% off select styles.

Nordstrom: additional 20% off select items.

Madewell: 25% off your entire purchase. Code: GIFTON

Missguided ( << my fav! ): 30% off EVERYTHANNNG. Code: Cyber30

ShopBop: Up to 25% off your entire order. Code: GOBIG14

What’s your favorite Black Friday item? TGIBF! x

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