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TSC Pink Detox Drink ♡

The Skinny Confidential talks detox.

The Skinny Confidential pink detox drink.

The Skinny Confidential pink detox drink.

I’m such an extremist.

Spiciest of spicy.

Super, super, SUPER lemony.

Burn my skin off showers.

Red lipstick needs to be BLOOD RED.

Freezing cold sparkling water.

There’s no medium. IT’S HIGH OR IT’S LOW, YA KNOW?

And today I want to do nothing more than discuss what is currently helping me fight MAJOR bloat.

At least the extremist in me does…

The logical side though? Thinks this may be too much for some.

And hey, no biggie. That’s fine, totally chill. This post may very well not be for you because IT’S EXTREME with the ingredients. Maybe you have your own more relaxed way of fighting bloat & detoxing.

First of all, let me break down the ingredients.

The Skinny Confidential pink detox drink.

♡ TSC Pink Detox Drink:

6-7 cups of water
3-5 tablespoons of organic raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar
1/2 grapefruit
Tons (like TONS) of mint leaves
1-2 tablespoon organic cayenne powder (LOL)
1 tablespoon organic turmeric powder

Directions: I add ice to an extra large mason jar. Then on top of the ice, add water but don’t fill it to the top, like leave about an inch of space (I’ve never measured out this recipe, so bear with me ). Then add apple cider vinegar, squeeze half a grapefruit on the top ( being real: I don’t care about the seeds, if you do, strain it ), & as much mint, cayenne, and turmeric as you want. Option: sometimes I add a couple drops of 100% grapefruit oil to speed the metabolism too. This detox drink was adapted from The Suja Solution. I modified the spices, switched up the lemon for grapefruit, & added fresh mint.

** use the amounts you like//my amounts are EXTREME!

Here’s the deal: it’s not really the ingredients that are extreme though, it’s how much of each ingredient used. My cayenne obsession runs deep…& weird. I USE A LOT:

The Skinny Confidential pink detox drink.

You could full well make TSC Pink Detox Drink with a little bit of each ingredient.

ME? NO WAY. I need heaping, huge-ass amounts.

It’s how I like my food/work/life…extreme.

So totally feel free to DIY, in your own way, to your taste.

Am I making sense or rambling like a psycho?

If you follow me on Snapchat you know I drink this every single morning. EVERY.single.morning. It’s like this routine that’s ingrained in me. I wake up, make TSC Pink Detox Drink in my XL half gallon mason jar, make the bed while I drink it, listen to relaxing music, & check e-mails. The whole process is extremely calming for me.

Benefits are endless: this drink is cleansing, alkalizing, filling, full of Vitamin C, speeds the metabolism, & ultimately the perfect way to begin the day.

The Skinny Confidential pink detox drink.

Off on a tangent for the second: such a fan of making the bed when I wake up. It starts my day on the right foot & a lot of studies ( AKA Facebook pop-ups ) have said the act sets the tone & productivity of the day. I believe it. Thoughts?

So. Anywaysssss! That’s my detox drink. I’ve never had more questions on Snapchat in regards to this drink so I knew I had to share!

If you love this recipe, there’s a ton more like this in TSC Bombshell Body Guide.

Cheers! lauryn, xx

{ snapchat username: laurynevarts }

ps. & HOWWW CUTE are these coasters of my TSC Instagram quotes??? Use them in the AM too:

The Skinny Confidential pink detox drink.

The Skinny Confidential pink detox drink.


Tips For Working Out When You Kinda Just Wanna Relax

The Skinny Confidential goes on vacation.The Skinny Confidential goes on vacation.

I am far from perfect.

I have a hyper pigmentation when summer rolls around ( what up mustache!! ), my butt gains weight first, sometimes I eat too much & I literally have to secretly unbutton my pants when I sit down, & I tend to WAY over-indulge in chips & guacamole.

So I am not posting this post to brag about how I work out on vacation.

I’m posting because there’s a point so bear with me, mmmkay?

In fact, there’s been so many damn times where I made excuses of WHY I SHOULDN’T WORKOUT ON VACAY ( justification at its finest: I am tired. I should relax. I am on vacation. Ohhh, a donut blow-up toy! OMG, did you see that bird?! Wait, what? A jalapeño margarita sounds so good right now )…so I’m not trying to sit here & act like Ms. Perfect.

The point is: my fitness/wellness/health is a JOURNEY. A lifestyle. It’s forever evolving, you know? It changes…life happens. Making the effort to work out while traveling is a mindset. I know mindsets can change, but I wanted to share where I’m at TODAY. Remember sometimes I work out 7 days a week & sometimes I work out 3. You get it.

Anyway. Here’s why this year I’ve made a commitment to work out while traveling:

1.} First things first, let’s be real…when I’m in a bikini I want to feel my best ( sorry I’m not sorry ).

When I workout on vacation somewhere tropical, I feel a million times better in a bikini. Maybe it’s because I typically consume my weight in steak tacos? Or maybe it’s just in my head…but seriously a pre-bikini workout just feels better, you know? As you know I’ve been using TSC 27 minute Bombshell Body Guide, which has helped me feel bikini ready ( especially when I use the guide BEFORE getting into a bathing suit )…oh, & shoutout to the casual toilet in the back:

The Skinny Confidential goes on vacation.

2.} It’s fun to sweat in a beautiful place.

This is the gym at our hotel in Cabo. It’s kind of too pretty to avoid, right? I tell myself that I will just do 27 minutes & enjoy the ambience. The pretty flowers, amazing music, & rad equipment made it wayyyy easier to get off my ass. If you’re not in a spot with a pretty gym ( heyyyy I’ve been there ), utilize the outdoors.

AND IF YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE THE EXCUSE “it’s snowing/raining/etc,” don’t. Because with Bombshell Body Guide you can literally work out in your hotel room. In fact, in Washington, D.C. I worked out every day in my hotel room with no equipment & Michael reading on the bed. The space was small but I made it work!! Sweating it out made the work trip 10 times better. Whatever workout you do, just move— you’ll feel better. So. Exhibit B, Cabo gym:

The Skinny Confidential goes on vacation.

3.} My ideal workout is now created!! WOOT WOOT!

Very excited that I was able to create my version of the perfect workout guide with celebrity trainer, Jaime. Not being sell-y, just being real: I AM OBSESSED with TSC Guide because it’s exactly what I like: quick workouts that are effective & make you sore in all the right places. Plus it’s in a little book that I carry around ( see above, 2nd pic ) AND I can access it on my phone. These are 27 minute workouts that are made for women. I bring my book everywhere. Now there’s NO EXCUSE for me not to workout on vacation/work trips.

4.} It makes you feel WAYYYY BETTER.

I swear that working out before you’re scheduled to relax sets the tone of the whole day. There was this one day in Cabo that I missed my sweat session & felt…MEH. So not the same feeling as when I worked out the day before. The more endorphins, the better- thanks. Taking 27 freaking minutes out of my day to literally relax the entire day is KIND OF SO WORTH IT. ( By the way, generally I use TSC Guide 3 to 4 times a week & the other days I hike, walk the treadmill, or take a Pilates class ).

The Skinny Confidential goes on vacation.

5.} Who the hell doesn’t like results??

This one is major (!!!). Since starting the guide months ago I have toned the F UP. No joke, I feel so much tighter. I don’t know if you guys can notice, but my skinny jeans certainly do. I’ve lost weight, tightened up, & just feel better and more confident. There’s no reason for me to go to Mexico & potentially hurt the results I’ve worked so hard for. It’s just not worth it. I want to keep up my routine.

SO! For those of you who asked on Snapchat & email: those are my travel workout tips.

Oh, & what do I do when I wake up & feel like lying around? Push myself. You are your own cheerleader, no one’s going to do it for you. The discipline I’ve learned through working out has transcended into all areas of my life. Like Nike says: JUST DO IT ( SO CLICHÉ BUT TRUE!! ).

Excuses are like assholes, everyone has one, right?…I also think about chips & salsa and that motivates me to sweat it out. Anything…& I mean anything…for chips & salsa.

Anyone else have any traveling workout tips? I know some of you guys travel for a living!! Share!

Ok I’m off to read my latest biography ( on Candice Bergen!! ). Adidos!

lauryn xx

{ more info on TSC Bombshell Body Guide here | ps. comment questions below & I’ll make sure to answer! }

The Skinny Confidential goes on vacation.

The Skinny Confidential goes on vacation.


Mini DeLites: Cabo Outfits

The Skinny Confidential talks Cabo.

{ bikini | skirt ( sold out, similar ) | sunglasses }

The Skinny Confidential talks Cabo outfits.

{ bikini | jewels | skirt }

The Skinny Confidential talks Cabo outfits.

{ bikini | skirt | sunglasses }

Ok finally: Cabo outfits!! This post is very, very picture heavy but I wanted to make sure I answered outfit questions. The truth is sometimes on Twitter & Instagram, it’s difficult to make sure everything is answered but that’s what the blog’s for, right? & let it be known that I TRY! I really try to answer everything : ).

So currently: watching Marilyn Monroe’s bio on Lifetime, drinking a green/grapefruit juice, in bed ( Michael’s making an exception on the no computer in bed rule because I have a “RAGING, HORRIBLE headache,” lol ). I just went through all my Cabo pictures & picked some iPhone winners & some other random ones.

The feel I was going for in Cabo was whimsical with a little color, a lot of white, & some print.

I definitely wanted print because well, it’s Mexico. Obviously I didn’t want to break the bank because we weren’t moving there ( sadly ), we were only traveling for a few days ( boo ), so these items are not too expensive…actually guys, a lot of them are affordable!

The Skinny Confidential talks Cabo outfits.

{ bikini | skirt | sunglasses }

The Skinny Confidential talks Cabo outfits.

{ bikini | skirt }

The Skinny Confidential talks Cabo outfits.

{ bikini | skirt ( sold out, similar ) | sunglasses }

As you can see a huge theme of flow-yyyy skirts, gold dainty chokers, colorful bikinis, & Panama hats.

You guys get the feel, ya? Kinda of girl in red dress dancing Emoji but imagine she’s like in a neon crop with a long sexy skirt rocking tiny gold bracelets & drinking a Corona Light.

So!!! I also added some body jewelry for fun & literally didn’t wash my hair once ( totally going for the casual dread, I’m on vacation look, ya know ) because it fits with the vibe.

The Skinny Confidential talks Cabo outfits.

{ bikini | skirt | jewels | gold choker }

The Skinny Confidential talks Cabo outfits.

{ bikini | hat | sunglasses | skirt }

The Skinny Confidential talks Cabo outfits.

{ dress | hatsunglasses | shoes }

I’m very much into these Cabo-esque outfits but at the end of the day it was nice to come home & throw on my uniform: black tight jeans, white oxfords, a heavy leather jacket, & a white men’s tank top.

I always loving playing with color & prints here and there, but I’m not a fan of over-doing it.

Too much color & too many prints together are kind of like wearing too much red lipstick with sky blue eyeshadow. Keep it simple. Like if I wore a printed bikini ( see above ), I kept the bottoms neutral in white.

Let me know if I’m making sense because I’m totally babbling like Marilyn at this point. It’s been a longgggg day so I think I’ll shut off Lifetime & throw on my sheep eye mask.

If you guys have any outfit questions, I’m happy to answer them below!! xx, lauryn

The Skinny Confidential talks Cabo outfits.

{ crop | skirt ( sold out, similar ) | gold choker }

The Skinny Confidential talks Cabo outfits.
{ bikini | skirt ( sold out, similar ) }



How I Edit My Instagram ( I TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY GUYS. HA! )

The Skinny Confidential creates three Instagram filters.

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Let’s face it, the question “what filter do you use?” is seriously like a frequently talked about topic.

I feel like I’ll be out for cocktails with my friends & we’re discussing the filter topic as if it’s a politician running for office…”ohhhh I use VSCO because it’s wayyyyy better than Camera+.” “You do? I’m so over VSCO, everyone’s using it.” “OMG, I’m obsessed with Valencia’s Instagram filter.” “EWWW, you are?! Nasty-ass. No one uses Instagram filters anymore!!”

Am I right about this? Or do I just sound like a bat-shit psycho? Probably a little of both?

Personally, I take my Instagram filters as serious as a heart attack.

( insert six million laughing/crying Emojis here ).

& obviously today I’m talking filters…so drumroll please…

The Skinny Confidential creates three Instagram filters.

Veryyyyy excited to announce a secret project I’ve been working on where I designed 3 photo filters that fully showcases The Skinny Confidential’s brand. A lot of you have asked photography & filter questions via Instagram but I’ve been tight-lipped while scheming/planning/perfecting my three filters ( I’M NERVOUS ABOUT THIS LAUNCH BECAUSE I REALLLLLLY WANTED THEM PERFECT, GUYS ).

I wanted my filters to make YOU GUYS LOOK AMAZING. I wanted them to be TSC-esque. I wanted them to be original. And I wanted you guys to fucking love them.

So let’s hope ya do.

Presenting:

1.) The Tennis Club
2.) Lemonade Stand
3.) Skinny Chic

Each one has it’s own vibes & of course, they’re the top three filters I use on my Insta, duh.

Let’s talk about each one:

The Skinny Confidential creates three Instagram filters.

The Skinny Confidential talks Phuket, Thailand.

The Skinny Confidential creates three Instagram filters.

♡ The Tennis Club ^^^:

This one is like a filter you would use on a bright day. Think: you’re at the tennis club sipping summer water AKA rosé while rocking a super short tennis skirt listening to The Girl From Ipanema & flirting heavily with the ball boy. This filter is so summer-ish & will totally whiten your whites ( eyes, shirts, sky, etc. ). I’m obsessed with using this filter for lifestyle shots, fitness pics, cutie dog shots, & any type of outside photos. This filter looks like you’re on vacay 24/7, where ever you are.

The Skinny Confidential creates three Instagram filters.

The Skinny Confidential creates three Instagram filters.

The Skinny Confidential creates three Instagram filters.

♡ Lemonade Stand ^^^:

Eek! One of my favs! It’s inspired by the vodka lemonade stand at the Parker in Palm Springs. The colors in Palm Springs are super vibrant & ohhhhh so bright so this filter is great for a selfie, depending on what mood you’re going for. I also like using ‘Lemonade Stand’ for food & juice pics ( or the occasional boozy snow cone )!

The Skinny Confidential takes New York City with Skinnygirl.

The Skinny Confidential creates three Instagram filters.

The Skinny Confidential talks Phuket, Thailand.

♡ Skinny Chic ^^^:

This badass filter is a bit more dramatic. I didn’t want to take away from the bright/light vibe of TSC so I kept that but I added a little mystery with a vintage feel. I use this filter if I’m taking a picture of my date night heels, posting a pic of dark red lips, &/or out on a date night. It’s sassy, intense, & kinda sexy ( so if you’re looking for sultry vibes for your selfie, I gotcha covered, BB’s ).

♡♡♡

Naturally all my filters are SKIN FRIENDLY. I WASN’T ABOUT TO DESIGN SOME SICK-ASS FILTER THAT MAKES YOUR SKIN LOOK BAD. Come on, you guys know me too well, flawless skin was a must!

Anyway, to download The Skinny Confidential Package, download Looksee in The App Store ( while you’re at it check out TSC free app too! ). Simply tap the ‘Store’ icon that’s a red/blue/green circle & my package is under ‘Fashion Looks.’ If you want you can also just search ‘skinny’ right from the main store screen.

To use the app, just choose the photo you want to add the filter to, takes like 3.5 seconds guys.

Having a cool Instagram aesthetic is so much more fun to follow. Especially if you have the perfect filter right at your finger tips ( hooray! No more editing for 10-20 minutes, lol— this is real life— seen it AND been there ). Keep it easy, pretty, & simple!!

Let me know what you guys think about the filters, but really though: give me your unfiltered opinions, k?

Also, hashtag your TSC filtered photos using #theskinnyconfidential & I’ll check them out.

See you on Insta! lauryn x

ps. & fyi: Looksee has been named the Best New Photo Editing App by Apple themselves…ok, ready, set, filter!

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The Skinny Confidential creates three Instagram filters.

 


You Asked!

First of all, can we talk about how chic I look in the default pic of this video?

So Gisele, right.

HA aka the worst picture on the planet.

So!!

You guys asked me a bunch of questions via Instagram so I answered some of them via video.

Obviously this was filmed a few weeks ago because TSC Bombshell Body Guide has launched now!!

If you have any other questions, leave them below & I’ll shout you out in my next Q & A video ( leave your blog name too if you want ; ) ). ASK AWAY, everything & anything, guys.

Also, to subscribe to TSC YouTube channel, click here. You’ll get videos/updates & all that jazz straight to your inbox.

All the product links I mentioned in the video (like my absolute favorite dry shampoo!!!), can be found on my channel.

Enjoy!!

Happy weekend, x lauryn
{ sweater | jeans | lipstick | phone case | ringschair | castor oil }



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