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A Supermodel’s Best Kept Secret

The Skinny Confidential talks gelatin capsules.

{ gelatin capsules }

When I went to Miami I hung out with an amazingly beautiful top model. Like, she was GORGEOUS. Not only was she a stunner, she was reallllll in to health & wellness.

And of course ( because duh ) I asked her: what’s your best kept secret??

The model went on to tell me about something I had nooooo clue about: GELATIN CAPSULES.

You know how everyone tells you biotin is OH-SO-AMAZING FOR HAIR & NAIL GROWTH?

Well, according to this babe & all her model friends gelatin, gelatin is a million times better. She said that she’s modeled all over the world & all the top models take it daily. She talked about gelatin for literally ten minutes straight listing the benefits, as my jaw hung on the table like WTF/OMG. And then she went on to say it’s a total secret & all her beautiful, perfect-looking model friends SWEAR by this magic capsule.

So naturally I rushed home & sped to the closet health food store to buy my own supply #sosueme.

How did I not know about gelatin for all these years?! What the hell? I’ve interview hundreds of top models & none of them have shared this secret?

Before I tested it out though, I did my own research & shit…she wasn’t lying. Check it out:

NO WRINKLES?

You guys know I’m allllll about prevention so when I see the words ‘reduces wrinkles,’ I get giddy. There’s A LOT OF STUDIES ( like tons ) say “You know those $50+ wrinkle reducer miracle creams that don’t work? Save a lot of money by just taking gelatin internally each day and using coconut oil for skin care! Gelatin is essentially cooked, powdered collagen ( that ingredient they charge you an arm and a leg for that doesn’t even work well externally… ). Taking gelatin internally provides the body the building blocks to build great skin, hair and nails from the inside out and helps reduce wrinkles.”

SOURCE OF PROTEIN?

It’s not the most amazing source of protein but it gets the job done because it’s filled with amino acids!! Actually to be exact there’s half of the 18 essential amino acids. And anything with amino acids? I’m in.

ENCOURAGES ( LIKE, BIG TIME ENCOURAGES ) NAIL/SKIN/HAIR GROWTH?

Here’s the deal: you can ingest gelatin & it really, really will help your hair/nails grow. Literally no joke, my friend Sophie from the blog Angel Food Style, texted me other day saying “I accidentally lit my hair on fire what should do ( laugh/cry Emoji x 400 )?” I said: “GELATIN!!” So take gelatin if you want to grow longer hair & longer nails ( I’m assuming this is 99 percent of the female population? ).

If you want to use it as a hair mask, I found this tip on Pinterest: “To make, stir one tablespoon of gelatin powder in to 1/2 cup of cool water until mixed. Add 1/2 cup warm/hot water, one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, and one teaspoon of honey to create a thick gel/liquid. Pour into hair and massage through hair and scalp. Leave on for at least five minutes and rinse with hot water. Shampoo as normal.”

HOROMONE HELP?

YES. Hormones are funny, remember? According to this source: “too much estrogen in the body (which can be caused by all sorts of reasons including hormonal imbalances, over exposure to phytoestrogens like those found in soy, and xenoestrogens found in plastics) can cause inflammation, infertility and promote accelerated aging. The wonderful, and seemingly endless benefits of gelatin have anti-estrogenic effects which can help offset the effects of excess estrogen in the body.”

WEIGHT LOSS?

Apparently a lot of people in the fitness & model industry consume one tablespoon of gelatin before bed in green or chamomile tea. Gelatin boosts the metabolism & human growth hormone production. Oh & it totally helps heal the digestive track ( so, so good for you! ) & helps improve the appearance of cellulite.

If you’re not in to pill popping ( hey, some people hate swallowing pills ), try gelatin gummies!

Wait what?

Yessss. According to this source: “gummies made from grass fed gelatin ( you can find quality gelatin here ) and sweetened with raw honey ( instead of refined sugar or chemical sweeteners ) are one of the healthiest treats you can have ( some recipes here: lemon gummiesorange gummies and strawberry lemonade gummies )! And they are also something that the entire family can agree on. They’ll think they’re eating candy and you know that you’re feeding them bone-building blocks and a gut-healing superfood ( store-bought version here ).”

I mean, geez. I’ve certainly been missing out. A WHOLE NEW WORLD, RIGHT?!

And obviously when I heard about this model-esque secret I had to let you guys in…

The best way to get your gelatin in is to EAT it!! You can add it to oatmeal, meats, seafoods, smoothies, &/or salads or soups ( SEE BELOW : ) ). It helps with the absorption of nutrients too. This brand is the best, in my opinion!

BUT. I also went out and bought the capsules because sometimes I don’t have enough time…LOL.

Ok so, there you have it! Gelatin is kind of FREAKING AMAZING.

My recommendation ( as always ): do your own research before you ingest anything. I’m just sharing what works for ME! Do what works for YOU.

Oh & by the way, THE ABSOLUTE BEST WAY TO CONSUME GELATIN? Bone broth AKA ‘The Botox Substitute ‘ creates gelatin in your body too. The breakdown of the collagen in bone broths is what produces gelatin, so drink up!

Do you take gelatin? Have you heard of it? Anyone?

Happy Tuesday! Until next time, Lauryn

{ don’t forget to check out my latest YouTube tutorial! }

* list of antioxidants I take can be found here.

** these products are NOT vegan or vegetarian; they contain traces of meat.


Apartment Therapy Home Tour

The Skinny Confidential with Apartment Therapy Home Tour.

The Skinny Confidential with Apartment Therapy Home Tour.

You know those stand out moments in life that kind of make you sit back & remember why you’re doing what you’re doing?

Well. Having my home featured on Apartment Therapy was one of those pivotal moments because Apartment Therapy is probably my FAVORITE site on the planet.

I wanted to share my favorite parts of the interview with you guys & if you want to read the full feature, click here.

The Skinny Confidential with Apartment Therapy Home Tour.

Anyway here’s a peek inside the Apartment Therapy interview:

Name: Lauryn Evarts & two chihuahuas, Pixy Bean and T.Boone Pickens
Location: Del Mar, San Diego, California
Size: 1 bedroom/1 bath
Years lived in: 2 years

Lauryn Evarts is the blogger behind The Skinny Confidential, a lifestyle site about fitness, wellness, health, relationships, fashion, beauty, and everything in between. Today we’re taking a peek inside her San Diego home, whose glam-meets-bohemian vibe is sure to put a smile on your face.

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My Style: My style is kind of rocker and bohemian with a bit of glam (at least that’s how my interior designer, Julie of Burlap & Crystal, describes it. Specifically, she says: “if I had to put a label on Lauryn’s style, I’d say it’s a multi-dimensional combination of glam meets bohemian with an occasional visit from a rocker”).

I feel like I’m clean and simple but I like little detail. Also, I’m a total Gemini so my house represents that yin/yang vibe. The majority of my home is white with splashes of teal and a bit of gold.

Inspiration: I find inspiration everywhere. We added a lot of vintage pieces (Julie found this badass camera from the 60s that we added to the bar cart wall) but we mixed them with items from Marshall’s, Homegoods, or Target.

Favorite Element: Julie and I really wanted to create an experience with each space. So for the office area, we really made it into its own room. Even though it’s in the middle of the living room, you feel like you’re in a blogger’s office.

For the bar area, there are black and white photos hanging over the gold cart for a total bar experience ( also in the living room ). Then we created the kitchen experience and the living room experience. Instead of feeling like you’re in one big room, you feel like there’s little rooms within the one room.

Biggest Challenge: The biggest challenge were the two patios. Ultimately we decided to again, create an ‘experience.’ One patio is sort of a zen-like space with a fountain, comfortable couches, a tiny cafe table, and candles. The other patio has more of a summer-esque vibe going on. Think: lounge chairs, bar cart ( hey…summertime skinny margaritas!! ), a dog teepee, and a full set of table and chairs ( hand painted by Julie ). I’m super happy with how they turned out despite the challenge because I can enjoy each patio depending on my mood!

Finding time was also a challenge — I’m always running out the door so carving out time to decorate proved to be difficult.

The Skinny Confidential with Apartment Therapy Home Tour.

The Skinny Confidential with Apartment Therapy Home Tour.

What Friends Say: My friends love to come over because I provide chilled rosé, Brazilian jazz, coconut milk candles, and the sound of the fountain. It’s a peaceful spot and I wanted the vibe to be a super zen and sexy.

Biggest Embarrassment: Definitely all my glass objects. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had friends over where something breaks. It’s all glamorous until you’re crouched on the floor with a dustpan, cleaning up glass from a broken candlestick. Yikes!

Proudest DIY: My proudest DIY is my white peacock chair. I can’t take all the credit, though — I had major help from Natalie of Halfway to Harmony. She found this gem of a chair in Palm Springs and we painted it white with added gold touches. I shared the whole tutorial on The Skinny Confidential. We even added teal/gold garland. Super easy, super fun!

Biggest Indulgence: This has to be my bar area. I fully committed to the bar area. I mean… a girl’s gotta have a cocktail once in a while. Julie found me a couple of vintage pieces to incorporate with my bar cart, and we decorated the walls with black and white sultry prints from Society Social.

A little behind scenes video of my home tour:

Best Advice: I’m a big fan of pieces that are different heights. For instance, there’s a super tall candle holder on my living room table. But then I added a bunch of shorter candles, a medium sized diffuser, and stacked books that were lower to the table. Different dimensions make all the difference when styling the home!

Also, living by myself has been SO much fun! I highly recommend it.

Dream Sources: I am obsessed with One Kings Lane, Jayson Home, DWR, Society Social, Westin Mitchell Design Group, and Waterleaf.

You can see the rest of the photos & the full interview here || another full home post here.

Photos: Katherine Rose || Video: Christopher Tran || big thanks to Ali of Be Social PR

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The Skinny Confidential with Apartment Therapy Home Tour.

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Lately I’ve Been Eyeing…

The Skinny Confidential talks fashion.

black tank || rose gold ring || pinstripe top || white handbag || BLK DMN perfume || chambray top

Today I wanted to share a couple of pieces I’ve been eyeing…

I’m especially obsessed with pinstripes so this hottie top from The Dreslyn needs to get in my closet…like ASAP. And how cute does it look ( above ) with that black fedora?!

All of the other pieces can be found on The Dreslyn. I’ve talked about the site before because it’s my go-to when it comes to staple pieces that will last forever. Some of my favorite brands they carry are Carven, BLK DNM, & Opening Ceremony.

When it comes to fashion I’m obsessed with mixing highs & lows  ( this is obvious from my latest home post ), but if I’m buying a higher end item it needs to be a staple. Basically…I avoid trends like the plague.

What’s your favorite, absolutely have to have staple?

Happy weekend! x.


Ciao Egg Whites! Why I’m Totally For Team Yolk

Lauryn Evarts talks fitness, health, and diet.Let’s talk about egg yolk.

If eggs were a boy, I’d have a serious crush.

I’m so over hearing girls pointing their long acrylic finger at the menu & oh-so-casually saying “I’ll have the egg burrito but with egg whites only.” And then they smile at themselves like they’ve done such a great job with their diet.

Yawn, yawn, yawn. What a bore.

Like, egg yolks aren’t some evil bitch.

They’re actually super good for you.

Personally I’m obsessed with eggs. And I’m ESP obsessed with their sexy, yellow yolks.

Why?

Glad you asked:

+ Eggs contain protein and fat. They’re a serious amaze source of protein ( 7 grams per egg ). All the protein is in the egg white. The fat is the egg yolk. BUT this is GOOD fat. Remember this Skinny Conf post on nuts? This isn’t 1991 where fat-free is cool. Chemicals are out, good fats are in.

+ The yolk has many vitals nutrients that you NEED.  

+ Cal!! There’s only 70 cals a yolk. Eggs are super, super filling. Protein and fat take a long time to digest, help moderate sugar absorption, & keep blood sugar levels at a healthy level.

+ Vitamins!!! Like LIVESTRONG says “each egg yolk contains seven vitamins: B6, folate, a B vitamin, B-12, A, D, E and K. Of those, vitamins A, D, E and K are found only in egg yolks and not in egg whites. In fact, egg yolks are one of only a handful of foods in which vitamin D is naturally found.”

+ And lastly minerals: each egg has thriteen varieties of minerals including calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, sodium, & selenium ( <<< remember this? ). 

As LIVESTRONG says, “eggs are low in carbohydrates and a good source of protein. One large pasture-raised egg contains 6 g of protein and 1 g of carbohydrate. The protein in the egg is a high-quality source of protein, providing your body with all of the essential amino acids it needs to build the proteins found in your body. Although the egg is low in sodium, it does contain a small amount. One large egg contains 65 mg of sodium, meeting less than 3 percent of your daily value. Limiting your daily sodium intake to less than 2,300 mg a day may reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure. Based on the nutrition information from the Daily Burn website, one large pasture-raised egg meets 6 percent of your daily value for vitamin A, 2 percent of your daily value for calcium and 4 percent of your daily value for iron. However, according to Mother Earth News, pasture-raised eggs are a better source of vitamin A, with a large 50 g egg meeting 8 percent of your daily value. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient needed for immune health, eye sight and normal growth and development. Nutrition information for calcium and iron in the Mother Earth News study not provided.”

And if you’re all worried about cholesterol in eggs, don’t be…just click here.

My favorite ways to prep eggs: I’m a total poached egg-whore. I eat um’ with avo, Himalayan salt, a lil pepper, & chili flakes. & of course they’re amazing scrambled, sunny side up ( YUMMMM ), &/or in these pancakes.

I used to like them with nasty-ass ketchup but I cut that habit after watching this ( SICK! ). Instead I opt for fresh Pico de Gallo or a little touch of Sriracha.

How do you like your eggs? Any die-hard egg whites lovers??

X L

{{ P.S. if you’re buying eggs, PLEASE, please, please buy PASTURE-raised ones…more on this later…but TRUST me. Read more here }}.

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How to Style a Coffee Table…TSC-Style

Lauryn Evarts shares her tips and tricks for styling a dining room.

Lauryn Evarts shares her tips and tricks for styling a dining room.

Lauryn Evarts shares her tips and tricks for styling a dining room.

Hi, hi.

Today I’m sharing a lil peak inside my living room.

I’m kinda weird sometimes about sharing my personal space because, uhh, whelp…it’s my personal space.

But today I’m going to be a ballzy bitch.

So, ta-da, here’s my living room.

I kept the colors: dark grey, gold, white, & a tiny touch of coral-ish pink. I wanted this space to be the most girly out of my whole place, so ya, it definitely has that feminine feel.

Soooo, check it out & LMK what you think! Also, big thanks to my amazingly talented stepmom who’s helped me every step of the way ; ).

Lauryn Evarts shares her tips and tricks for styling a dining room.How to Style a Living Room…TSC-Style

TSC’s advice for stylin’ a living room:

1.} Accessories, accessories, accessories!: I’m a total accessory girl. Like, what’s an outfit without accessories? Accessories make it original & so, totally YOU. So if you wear accessories, don’t forget to add accessories to your home! Candles, diffusers, coffee table books ( that match your color scheme, naturally ), & little other “pretties.”

2.} Use acrylic ( << my favorite! ): ahhhh! My favorite. I’m acrylic-sessed. Acrylic tables/chairs/whatever make the room appear larger & helps it feel less cluttered. Plus it’s chic & not dated. Love.

3.} Utilize Pinterest: duh— because Pinterest is a F-ing lifesaver. Pin all your favorite on your board ( my home decor board can be found here ) to keep all your favorite ideas in one place. Cool beans.

Lauryn Evarts shares her tips and tricks for styling a dining room.

+++ Shop it:

1.} Nail polish: Essie // OPI // Sally Hansen

2.} White Voluspa candle: big // small

3.} Books: Cupcakes // Gwyneth // Chanel // Audrey // Kate

4.} White coaster set 

5.} Diffuser ( gold diffuser holder here )

6.} Gold jewelry dish

7.} Flamingo tray

8.} White bookends ( similar )

9.} Gold playing cards

10.} Clear table // white table // cow hide rug

X L

{ To see how I styled my desk, click here }.

How to Style a Living Room…TSC-Style

Lauryn Evarts shares her tips and tricks for styling a dining room.

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