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Yes, Plz…Mason Jar Lids With STRAWS: So You DON’T Have To Spill Shit All Over Your Car

May 4, 2016
by
LAURYN

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Well, shit.

If these aren’t the cutest things you’ve ever seen then…?

First off THESE ARE LIDS. With BPA-free straws. THAT FIT ON MASON JARS. LIFE MADE.

Backstory: the reason I even Googled these lids in the first place was because my daily green drink would spill ( no literally, SPILL ) in the car on the way to the office. ANNOYING. I can’t count how many times I’ve spilled iced cold brew or a green smoothie. Google delivered & led me to these cuties.

Clearly a lid prevents this whole situation. If I’m home, I’ll just use these silicone straws, but if I’m on the go? A lid, please.

Ok back to the greatest invention ever: these lids w/ lead-free straws.

Is there anyone else out there that is just freaking over these? Like these random $9 dollars lids are life-changing? Or I am off my rocker? HELLO? I don’t know, obviously I get excited about weird shit. So Martha Stewart-ish, my God.

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Anyway, you can find a bunch of different colors, brands, patterns, & tones ( there are GOLD ones, guys ) on sites like Amazon or Target or even at a local Home Goods. Just make sure they’re the right size for whatever mason jar you own.

Speaking of mason jars, I’m very much into the LARGEST ones available ( pictured in this post ); the 32 ounce ones just do it for me. Shocking, I go for the biggest size.

AND before you call me a basic bitch for being mason jar-obsessed ( it does feel kind of Pinterest, circa 2010 barnyard wedding, no? ), DON’T, because they’re very handy for things like smoothies, protein shakes, coffee, & TSC Pink Detox Drink. Shit you could even put oatmeal on-the-go in one of them. Just add the lid & you’re good to go. Get creative.

Ultimately it seems like no one ever has time so anything to make life easier…like these lids is VERY welcome in my life.

OH…also LOVING mason jar…martini shaker LIDS. It had to be said. Clever, right.

On that sassy note, EPISODE 9 of TSC HIM & HER PODCAST is liveeeee. Make sure you’re subscribed so you can listen to each podcast the second they hit iTunes! They’re especially fun while you’re working out.

Talk soon, enjoy the lids— you’ll never look back. Promise.

– lauryn x

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Mini DeLites: BREAK’S OVER

April 12, 2016
by
LAURYN
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{ juices, soups, & a wellness shot from the local health bar }

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Hello hello! Happy Monday. Absolutely exhausted which is weird because Sunday was very relaxing…but then Monday hits you like a ton of concrete bricks, you know the drill.

Mondays for me are so full speed it’s like running on a Treadmill 105 mph. I’m working on this because running on a Treadmill that fast is just too overwhelming. Slow & steady needs to be my speed on Mondays. It’s just better.

Sunday was the hot minute I’ve been waiting for: a day break from social media.

Yes, that’s right folks. I didn’t blog, didn’t post an Instagram, not even a measly Tweet.

Sure, I Snapchat-ed twice ( 3 times? ) but if you know me, you know this is NOTHING. Typically I Snap like 50 times a day.

…& what a fucking rarity for me to take a BREAK from social media. WOW.

Seriously though, it felt weird.

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Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve taken a solid social media DAY break in 6 years. Like a full day. Bizarre-o-land.

But it was also nice…

Real nice because I had the opportunity to read, lounge, spend time with family, & read some more.

Honestly having a day like this is a mental break, kind of wellness day, no?

Funny how I’m the one to mention the importance of taking a day break from the Internet, a few months ago I could barely disconnect for 10 minutes.

Really though, a sort of re-fuel is necessary. It makes me more sane. I’m a work in progress & this is something in progress: learning to disconnect.

There’s something calming about disconnecting, isn’t there?

Actually I think it makes me a better blogger ( person? ) to completely shut it off for a day. Therapeutic in every way possible. Especially to just read without looking at a bright screen. Real books. I just love the smell of real books.

What else?

Oh, I finally watched The Devil Wears Prada. Am I late to the party or WHAT? It was good, a little surface, but good. THAT’S ALL.

( DON’T you DIE—EEEEE how she says that in the movie? When Anne Hathaway brings Meryl coffee & the pre-released, unattainable version of Harry Potter & she deadpans: “that’s all.” IT KILLED ME. Now, every time Michael brings me a nightly cup of tea I obviously say, “THAT’S ALL.” Today he filled my tank with gas & I looked him straight in the eye, expressionless, & uttered: “THAT’S ALL” ).

Ok, ok, so does anyone else like a day away from social media? How do you get away from everything? Do you put your phone on silent? Turn it off? NEED TIPS ON THIS IF YOU CAN’T TELL.

OK, 11:52 PM. Signing off for the day. My CALM tea is really kicking in so it’s time to sign off BECAUSE I’m falling asleep on the keyboard.

That’s all, lauryn x

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Mini DeLites: CABO VLOG & Stuff

March 7, 2016
by
LAURYN

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Well hello.

Cabo was a ball but I feel Cabo is always a ball?

Seriously I’m a firm believer that they pump the air with Xanax.

Or the sand has acupuncture needles…regardless I’m always SO relaxed & a die-hard fan:

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Maybe it’s just the 439723479 LBS of chips and salsa? Or perhaps the waking up to the sound of waves? OR MAYBE the extra spicy margaritas?

I’m slightly obsessed…

Which is why we’ve decided to get married in Cabo. Think a very, VERY intimate wedding. Closest friends & family.

That’s a whole different post though, let’s just discuss the vacation for now.

For some reason Cabo is one of the few places that I can FULLY relax. Sure, I do a little work here & there but overall, it’s very therapeutic to kick back, drink coconut margaritas, eat chips, & read…under an umbrella of course.

And aren’t vacations nice? Well, apparently they become even nicer when your fiancé decides after 6 years that he’s a professional photographer.

( & he’s actually good? )

So bizarre. I’m learning new things everyday.

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{ 1. top ( similar ) | pants ( similar ) 2. bikini top | skirt 3. hat | sunglasses | bikini  4. bikini | choker }

Ok, but packing for Cabo was a bigger challenge than I thought.

I don’t have a ton of Mexico-ish clothes so I had to get creative. Luckily this time I borrowed a couple of pieces from my friend, Erica, mixed in some blacks/whites, AND found neon bikinis that did the trick.

( Full outfit collage coming soon on all my Cabo outfits too! In the meantime, I shared a bunch of my Instagram outfits in this post ).

Very important to have brights when going to Cabo because FLORA FARMS (!!!).

WHAT’S Flora Farms, you ask?

Well, it’s just really the most magical, little farm on the planet.

Think farm to table fresh food ( their pizza is better than a New York pizza, hard to believe but I’m telling you ), carrot margaritas ( UMMM ), live Bossanova ( I LOVE ), a mellow crowd, the freshest herbs, a tiny veggie market, & just a lovely, perfect vibe. Here’s a peek:

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Yes. Just go there next time you’re in Cabo.

Trust me.

In fact, I would have stayed there WAY longer but Michael is one of those slam food down his throat, chug the margarita, take one picture with bad lighting kind of diner.

Like he’s in & out. HIGHLY annoying when you’re somewhere cute & charming.

I could have stayed for hours.

Given the option, I may have even camped out in the sunflower fields?

OH, WAIT, GUESS WHAT? WE FILMED OUR FIRST VLOG:

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Particularly thrilled for this vlog because it’s the first of MANY.

Yes that’s right, from now on every time we travel you guy can now expect a vlog.

Hopefully next time I’ll hold the camera permanently because, let’s get real, Michael’s angles are dreadful.

I turned the camera on him & look what I got:

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{ 1. bikini | pants ( similar ) 2./3. dress ( similar ) | white shoes | 4. black crop | baggy pants ( similar ) }

By the way, patiently waiting for more wedding planning which is rather surprising.

( I can’t tell if it’s the wedding thing…or I just want to go back to Cabo? )

And for the record, I have not managed to figure out save the dates, a wedding dress, OR anything else really….besides the location.

But rest assured because I DID pick the margaritas. It was a close toss-up between ginger, guava, & spicy, so I picked all three. You would have too.

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On that note, for the first time in 5 years, I have to give photo credit ( I hate saying PHOTO CRED, like OUCH, lol ) to Michael Bosstick.

The times… they are changing guys.

Do you guys have any secret, special spots like Cabo? What’s your favorite place to get away…you know, somewhere where there’s Xanax in the air.

HA.

Talk soon, lauryn x

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HUGE $1,500 TSC BEAUTY/WELLNESS GIVEAWAY

March 2, 2016
by
LAURYN

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It’s very, VERY important for me to let you all know how much I appreciate YOU.

Your support, your good vibes, & your presence on The Skinny Confidential.

So on that note, today I’m giving away more than $1500 dollars worth of fun, girly-ass prizes because you fucking rock.

And I HAVE SOME FUNNNNNN goodies. Basically any girl who likes makeup, fitness, photography, & wellness will kind of love this giveaway. So every girl on the planet should like it?

I’m especially into sugar candied lip glosses & the white chic camera.

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PRETTY IN PINK GIVEAWAY | x TSC:

Limited Edition Petal Pink Mini Facial Toning Device by NuFace ( GREAT for lymphatic drainage! )
Lancôme goodies
The Lip Scrub lip exfoliate
HELLO! hair ties
I’m With The Bands headbands
The Skinny Confidential Book, personalized & signed
Victoria’s Secret TEASE perfume
Victoria’s Secret Bronzer
Coloresciene sunscreens & lip balms ( << like a lot! )
Biore stripes
Revelations RX PM facesheet masks
HUGE NARS eyeshadow palettes x 2
Grey workout leggings
blog-doo thumb drive ( << a BUNCH of blogger tips! )
Fujifilm Camera in white
Fitness jumprope
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani eyeshadow palette
Urban Decay makeup pencils
Wet Brush
Lippy lipstick set by Butter
Bkr Water Bottle
Smart Bracelet by Fossil
Tons Burts Bee’s products
Burt’s Bee’s lipstick set ( 14 different lipstick shades!! )
TSC Bombshell Body Guide 1 Month Subscription

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TO WIN…SIMPLY:

♡ Follow The Skinny Confidential on Instagram.
♡ Tag TWO friends on my latest Instagram in the comment section.
♡ Follow along on Snapchat. Username: laurynevarts AND  subscribe to TSC YouTube channel.
Extra credit: comment below on why you HAVE to win!

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Good luck guys! Thanks for being so amazing!

I appreciate each & every one of you. & of course, more giveaways to come!

Happy Wednesday, lauryn xx

+ anyone eligible to enter | giveaway ends 3/22/16.

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Mini DeLites: New York City Shenanigans

November 17, 2015
by
LAURYN

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{ New York street style | sweater is sold out, similar here }

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{ hemp milk cappuccino…boo, missing them already }

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{ a few snaps via Instagram }

Every time we go to New York City, I have a full blown love affair.

Over & over again.

As you can see, we flew to New York City after Puerto Rico so I could attend & blog about The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Victoria’s Secret asked me to come to basically to go behind the scenes & interview the models so I could come back & share the whole magical experience with YOU GUYS!

So of course, that’s exactly what I did: I happily went to get the lowdown for all you lovely TSC readers ( & you can bet I asked some real deal questions ). Excited to share all the details tomorrow…I’ve been working on the recap all weekend so stay tuned.

Here’s a little sneak peek, BTS:

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{ Victoria’s Secret backstage beauties }

Naturally Michael & I explored the city to the fullest. Every time we travel to NYC, we fall more & more in love. If you live there, I am SO jealous! The city has such character.

We spent one day JUST looking for pizza; I swear we walked for hours. It was super fun & we ended up at this tiny, little joint that served real deal Italian pizza with super dry red wine. I was in heaven. Pizza just tastes a million times better when you’re in New York City. The same day we ended up at the beer garden in Soho which was fun & different. The beers are crazy big & the vibe there is rad ( you almost feel like you’re in a different country ). Definitely would go back ( ahem, babe ).

A few random tidbits:

1.} We spent hours at book stores. We love to read so we ended up perusing a ton of different bookstores. NYC has SUCH cute/charming, little book stores ( I’m also a Barnes & Noble fan too ). Anyway, I’m feeling a post on books, maybe we need to even do a babe’s book club. Thoughts?

2.} by CHLOE. is awesome for vegan food. You kind of don’t want to miss this place. Plus the decor is super Insta-worthy. If you’re looking for that perfect foodie, bird’s eye view shot- head to by CHLOE.

3.} I met some of you!! SO cool. Some of you came up to say hi to me & Michael. It was really fun to meet some of you in person. Maybe next time we can do a big meet up : ).

4.} The Smile has a GREAT breakfast. So, so yummy. Try their egg sandwich with a cold brew and grapefruit mimosa & you’re golden for life. It’s this little underground spot that has all the charm in the world.

5.} Which brings me to my final point: cereal. Yes. Cereal. We went to this place called Gold Bar ( HIGHLY recommend this spot ) ANDDDD Michael ordered a…wait for…Cheerios milk cocktail. Basically it’s this cocktail that tastes like Cheerios milk. With bourbon.

Is that fucking genius or WHAT?! I was dying. It was too dark to take an Instagram, I know, so annoying. Oh & the cocktail is called The Cereal Killer!! Ahhh. So good. The bar’s layout was amazing too; basically it’s a billiard room with a gold-hammered bar. So CLUE/Colonel Mustard with the candlestick-esque, right?!

We also went to the restaurant next to the bar, where I rocked some faux fur:

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{ a snap at The Clocktower NYC | wearing a faux vintage fur, similar here }

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{ Ralph’s Coffee }

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{ snapping our way through NYC }

And again, can I just say how much I LOVE Snapchat? It’s such an unfiltered way to connect with all of you. Plus it’s so fun to poke fun at Susan…if you follow me, you know what I mean. Some of you have snapped me the BEST tips too. Is anyone else with me on the Snapchat obsession? If you want to see something specific on Snapchat, lemme know below.

Ok, I have a VERY important date with my bed & latest book ( yessss- Arnold Schwarzenegger’s autobiography…which is turning out to be a FABULOUS read ).

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s VSFW recap!! Excited to share.

Talk soon, lauryn