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NO Fake Shit Here: DIY BASIL GINGER ALE!!

The Skinny Confidential makes basil ginger ale.

The Skinny Confidential makes basil ginger ale.

Ohhhhh meeee oh myyyyy. What do we have here?

Just my FAVORITE drink EVER.

There’s nothing to it…& nothing in it.

First off, let’s take out our microscopes & inspect sick, regular ginger-ale, shall we?

Here’s the real deal with busted-ass, canned ginger ale: it’s full of additives, Aspartame, & weird ingredients like phenylalanine.

Good times.

Whelpppp don’t ever worry about drinking ginger ale again because…

TSC Homemade Basil Ginger Ale:

1 cup sparkling water
1-2 shots of ginger root, juiced ( true story: I went to a juice bar & bought this )
1/2 Meyer lemon, juiced
A few drops of ginger syrup
Chopped basil ( I like ALOT; about 3 big leaves chopped )
1 sprinkle of cayenne
Handful of ice

Directions: add everything over ice. Garnish with a sprinkle of cayenne, one basil leave, & sliced lemon. Option: add vodka…if you’re a rebel. Mine is pictured is alcohol-free.

The Skinny Confidential makes basil ginger ale.

The Skinny Confidential makes basil ginger ale.

Also, I’m very excited about this ginger syrup find.

This caught my eye post-barre class, while browsing the aisles for brown rice pasta and I nearly choked on my green juice ( #californiaprobz ).

Because UMMM, hello…ginger syrup pancakes?! Ginger syrup coffee?! Ginger syrup mixed with a little butter on sourdough?! LIKE BYE!! The options are endless, really.

I only use two drops though— a little goes a long way.

Ok but let’s talk about a serious priority in life.

NUTS.

The Skinny Confidential makes basil ginger ale.

Not like ball-nuts, guys. SPICY nuts.

What are these nuts I speak of, you might ask?

The Nanz & I eat these specific spicy nuts ( found at Whole Foods ) allll the time. They’re pre-mixed with cayenne & a little olive oil. AND they’re SOOO good it’s stupiiiiiidddd. Sometimes I even go crazy & mix them with popcorn or dark chocolate M&M’s.

The reason I bring up my spicy nut obsession is because nuts just really pair well with this homemade ginger ale.

I know that’s a weird point to bring up but when I blog, I blog with full disclosure. And for some reason I just always eat nuts ( << COME ON NOW?! Did you actually think I meant that in a sick, perverted manner? I just really like these special nuts! GEEZZZ ) when I’m drinking this ^^ delicious basil-y, lemon-esque concoction.

So, there- my nut story wasn’t entirely pointless.

Even though this drink is very summer-ish, it’s also very fitting for the colder season because all of a sudden EVERYONE IS SICK. I mean damn where ever I go someone is sniffing/sneezing/aching/etc…SICK VIBEZ are in full effect. And ginger ( aka found in REAL ginger ale ) is amazing when you’re feeling nauseous or have a sore throat!! More benefits here.

Ok. Peace, love, & spicy nuts, Lauryn xx

+ please note that these spicy nuts pair REALLY well with rose too. Just felt like that needed to be noted.

The Skinny Confidential makes basil ginger ale.


Pilates At-Home!

The Skinny Confidential x Missguided.

The Skinny Confidential x Missguided.

IF YOU KNOW ME YOU KNOW I LOOOOOVEEE PILATES!

Pilates is just really one of my favorite workouts ever. It’s totally a Victoria’s Secret model workout because it lengthen, leans, & tones.

Plus you can lay down half the time…LOL.

BUT.

It’s veryyyy difficult to squeeze in a full class. My schedule is a not a routine ( sometimes I really wish it was ). So basically my day is about as unpredictable as a woman on Aunt Flow. I mean I’m all over the place.

So if I can find the time for Pilates, I’ll try to squeeze in a Proformer class ( someone yelled at me on Instagram for calling this Pilates…but I just don’t take life that seriously I guess? I mean GEEZ! It’s VERY similar ) or practice mat Pilates with a girlfriend.

Most of the time though?

I practice Pilates at home.

Here’s an example of a quick, easy Pilates move you can do in about 15 seconds ( no excuses now! ):

Directions: assume a plank position on either side. Bring the hand that is raised down to the floor then raise for desired rep range. Make sure your arm is locked at the top of every rep. Engage core & squeeze glutes for extra support.

Muscles used: obliques, lower back, core, & my favorite: the shoulders!

For a…

Beginner: 10 reps each side
Intermediate: 20 reps each side
Advanced: 30 reps each side

Note: I’ve been known to do this move while my friend’s are on the phone or while I’m waiting for a spelt English muffin to toast. #guilty

Hey, whenever I can get it in, right?

A lot of you guys have asked about fitness lately hence my latest workout-esque posts ( here & here ). I’ve been holding on ya though because I’ve been working around the clock to bring you guys TSC fitness/nutrition program. It’s literally sucking up my soul like an encounter with a Dementor from Harry Potter, so bear with me! It’s about a month away from launching.

The Skinny Confidential x Missguided.

The Skinny Confidential x Missguided.

Okkkkk outfit deets: this specific get-up is from Missguided’s new active wear line & is especially fab for Pilates because I can wear it while I’m running errands, to the office, or even to the grocery store ( it seems like we’re always running out of paper towels, green grapes, & sparkling water ).

Anyway these black wet-shorts are so fun— they totally remind me of the 80’s, in all the best way. And they’re $19 bucks. YES.

+ More at-home workouts can be found in The Skinny Confidential Book.

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The Skinny Confidential x Missguided.

OUTFIT OF THE DAY || #OOTD:

Black jacket

Grey cross back top

Black shorts

Black sports bra

sunglasses || shoes || nail polish

heart water bottle || midi rings || dog tipi ( << all seen in video )

The Skinny Confidential x Missguided.


Mini DeLites x A Witch Doctor

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

{ Sunday with the homies || outfit deets below }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

{ sunset from our balcony }

Coming live to you from our new couch!!!

Tomorrow I’m going to a Tibetan herb doctor & you would think I’m a 5 year old going to Disney World for the first time ever.

I’m literally SO excited.

My girlfriend discovered the doctor after feeling lackluster & tired…and now she swears its changed her life.

Yes. Her life.

So yes, DING DING DING, this immediately intriged/s me. No surprise there though.

Basically he’s a holistic doctor who recommends healing teas, herbs, oils, & all-natural remedies specifically for YOU.

Let me be clear: I love all that witch doctor shit. I mean that in a funny, ha-ha, not super serious but I’m serious-kinda way. You guys know I’m fully all about the holistic route if it’s available. But right? LADIES? Anyone with me?

Ok, so I’ll definitely let you guys know how tomorrow’s activities pan out. I’m sure a full recap would be fun so I’ll try to take notes AKA record him secretly on Voice Notes.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

{ this AM’s iced coffee: a few drops of maple syrup, cinnamon, & hemp milk }

Really though, I’m totally feeling a herb post…so coming soon to a blog near you.

Anyone else ever tried the holistic doctor route?

I’m off to watch the Emmy-deserving Vanderpump Rules while Michael totally pretends to read his book with a strong peripheral on Stassi’s grandma style/winning personality.

- Lauryn, xx

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

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The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

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Courtney Robertson From “The Bachelor” Is On TSC!!

The Skinny Confidential x Courtney Robinson.

The Skinny Confidential x Courtney Robinson.

Remember that one time I did a post on THE AMAZING ICE CUBE FACIAL? Welllll that was Courtney Robertson’s ( from season 16 of The Bachelor ) tippity-tip from her book, “I Didn’t Come Here To Make Friends.”

I seriously read her book in one weekend. Best weekend ever because I curled up with my chihuahuas, a cup of green tea, & my favorite fluffy blanket. And guys, her book is SOOOO good. Not just like, kind of good, it’s SOOO, SOOO good. If you haven’t read it yet, then I just made your weekend.

After reading Courtney’s book, I decided I had to interview ASAP. So here ya go, meet Courtney ( <<< she was on Ben Flajnik’s season )— know you’ll love this sassy, sexy babe as much as I do:

+ Tell us about yourself (what you do, where you’re from, what you’re working on, who you’ve modeled for):

Courtney Robertson: Hello, my name is Courtney Robertson. Born and raised in Scottsdale Arizona, now based in Santa Monica California. I’m the former ‘villain’ of season 16 of The Bachelor. A model, commercial actress, & author.

At the age of 18, I was selected to appear in the Abercrombie & Fitch catalog, launching my modeling career. I’ve been fortunate enough to appear in print and television campaigns for National clients like Old Navy, Izod, Marciano, Roxy, Clairol, Clarisonic.

I’m also a New York Times Best Selling Author of “I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends” published by Harper Collins. I currently have some fun new projects I’m working on & I can’t wait to share with everyone.

+ Ok, so I am obsessed with your book. Tell us about it and the experience as a whole?

CR: Thank you so much! Congratulations on your book as well, I love it. So, after a very public breakup and being portrayed as one of the worst villains in bachelor history, I decided I had to set the record straight. It was challenging to pull off. It was definitely a labor of love and a very cathartic process for me. But ultimately I wanted to make people laugh and hopefully help inspire anyone who might be in a challenging situation.

The Skinny Confidential x Courtney Robinson.

+ Quick skinny tips or tricks?

CR: Green tea! I try to drink an iced one everyday. Essential enzymes before a heavy meal. And distilled water a few times a month, it helps eliminate water weight.

+ Weekly workout schedule?

CR: I try to do a little everyday. If I don’t have time to drive the gym in the morning, I’ll take a quick walk/run around the block. Even if it’s only twenty min, I love starting my day with good music and a sweat. Interval training, sprint for as long as I can, then walk. And fifteen squats a day. If I’m at the gym I’m on the elliptical.

+ Favorite go-to healthy food?

CR: Quinoa, avocado or salmon. I also love GT’s Kombucha.

+ Cocktail of choice?

CR: Red wine… It’s good for you :)

+ Can’t-live-without beauty product?

CR: Eyelash curler, cell, food, oxygen mask, & green juice.

Tell us about The Bachelor- any regrets?

CR: The Bachelor was one of the best yet most challenging experiences of my life. I learned a lot about love.. what I want and what I don’t want in a partner. I, of course have regrets, but that’s the beauty of it all…I’ve grown from them.

The Skinny Confidential x Courtney Robinson.

The Skinny Confidential x Courtney Robinson.

+ Ok so why does your book kick ass? 

CR: I wanted to write a book for fans of the show, to give people an honest inside look. But also for anyone who can relate to the ups and downs on the search for true love.

+ Natural beauty remedy that you do?

CR: The ice cube trick in the morning of course : ). Not everyday, but if I have slept on my face or eaten salty foods the day before, it’s the perfect remedy for de puffing. And a cold rinse on my hair before I pop out of the shower, it really makes your hair extra shiny.

Courtney Robinson x The Skinny Confidential.

+ WTF’s in your purse?

CR: Chapstick.. I’m addicted. I love rose balm. Always a think thin creamy peanut butter bar for an afternoon pick me up if I’m on the go. And I always have my headphones.

Quick, easy (healthy) recipe?

CR: My easiest go to recipe is anything with quinoa. It doesn’t have a lot of flavor, so you really need to season it up. It’s quick and easy to make, & very low in fat.

My go to recipe is…

CR: One cup prepared quinoa with cherry tomatoes diced. Half an avocado. A little olive oil. Salt & pepper. Salsa and hot sauce. Sometimes I like to add black beans & sautéed diced zucchini too!

Boil two cups of water with one cup quinoa. Put the lid on and bring to low/medium heat for ten to twelve minutes. Save the rest for days to come. It keeps nicely for a few days.

 + To follow Courtney on Instagram, click here

The Skinny Confidential x Courtney Robinson.


Sunday Sweat Sesh

The Skinny Confidential x MissGuided.

The Skinny Confidential x MissGuided.

I loveeeeee to sweat on Sundays.

Most people aren’t a fan because Sunday’s are typically known as a day of rest.

For me though, Sunday’s are a day to reset & even set the tone of my upcoming week. If there’s a chance to get a quick, sweat sesh in before the busy week ahead, I’m fully game.

This weekend I took a barre class & did a quick, easy at home workout ( stay tuned for TSC Fitness & Nutrition Subscription, which will allow you do all your workouts AT-HOME!!! ).

These at-home workouts were from Missguided’s ‘Skinny Bitch Collective’ workout plan. Here’s a visual for ya:

In the video, I’m doing ‘clock lunges.’

Clock lunges are designed to take your legs and brain in different directions to fire the glutes & facilitate more changes in strength. So pretend you’re in a clock face position & lunge to 12, 6, 3, & 9 o’clock.

Do this 4 times each side. lunge forwards, behind, to the sides ( the final position should look like a curtsy ).

This works the legs, glutes, & core balance. YESSSSSS.

For a…

Beginner: 3 reps of 12, 6, 3, 9 on each leg.
Intermediate: 5 reps of 12, 6, 3, 9 on each leg.
Advanced: add barbell or free weight & aim for 6 reps of 12, 6, 3, 9.

The Skinny Confidential x MissGuided.

Side: I’m a big fan of this heather grey sweater…especially for an at-home workout. It’s light-weight, cute, & can transition from a quick Sunday workout to a champagne brunch. LOL.

When I’m working out at home, I put on a little music ( latest favorite: Phil Collins, don’t ask ) & make sure Michael is out of the house ( sorry babe, you’re SOOO distracting! ).

Sometimes I’ll even go outside on the grass. As long as I can take some time to myself, it’s all good in the hood.

The Skinny Confidential x MissGuided.

My ultimate fitness goal? To be the best version of myself.

So if the opportunity presents itself to workout at home, I’m SO IN. You?

Details of what I’m wearing are below— my full fitness get-up is from Missguided’s new activewear line.

I’m super excited about this because I LOVVVVEEEE MISSGUIDED’S clothes in general so when they added an activewear section, I was WAY TOO excited.

What’s your favorite way to sweat it out on a casual Sunday?

- Lauryn, xx

+ More at-home workouts can be found in The Skinny Confidential Book.

++ To subscribe to TSC YouTube channel, click here.

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The Skinny Confidential x MissGuided.

OUTFIT OF THE DAY || #OOTD:

Grey sweater tee

Black leggings

Sports bra (in video)

Black shorts (in video)

Jacket (in video)

Sunglasses || Shoes


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