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The MOST AMAZING Shower Trick For More Energy

The Skinny Confidential talks showers.

Ok so I am not like one of those people that zings out of bed with a huge smile on my face, you know.

In fact I actually prefer not to talk in the morning.

No joke though I like to light some candles, put on smooth jazz, make the bed, & drink my detox drink ( recipe coming soon ). It’s how I start every single morning…since well, forever. CALMLY. GOOD ENERGY. I’m a delicate morning buttterfly.

WELL when I moved in with my fiancé I discovered a little something, something about men: they’re loud as F.

I don’t even know if loud is the way to describe it? It’s more like HEAVY? HEAVY ENERGY? Lumbering maybe?

For instance is it absolutely necessary to wake up, stomp ( LIKE STOMPPPP, STOMP ) around, turn on the coffee machine like a savage wildebeest, play rap ( LITERALLY RAP? I MEAN IT’S 8 AM. PLEASE, ARE YOU KIDDING ME ), & put on boots that sound like 400 hundred pounds against tile? But seriously must you watch Fat Jew Instagram videos at 7:00 am?

Men’s energy, man. It’s heavy, huh?

SO.

Let’s talk about my shower trick.

I first picked up this easy, quick, FREE ( well I guess water isn’t free, but you get it ) trick. IT’S A SHOWER TRICK.

Immediately upon waking up I have started to make it a habit to shower.

Before you’re like ‘duh, uh that’s nothing new.’ WAIT.

I know this isn’t groundbreaking information buttttttt I have this little 90 second trick that I want to share ( side note: whenever I have a trick I can’t not share it with you guys, if I have a trick my brain naturally thinks “ohhhh should I share this on TSC?” ).

Here’s what I read a few months ago & it really changed my mornings: “You’ll spend about 4,000 hours of your adult life showering — possibly more time than you spend reading, exercising or watching TV — but chances are, you’ve been doing it wrong.

If you take a morning shower, you probably think it energizes you for the day, but it can actually have the opposite effect.

In fact, a hot shower or bath is what many doctors recommend for people who have trouble falling asleep — to help them fall asleep. The reason: Emerging from a hot shower into cooler air brings a sudden decrease in body temperature, leading to a tranquil state of mind. This is helpful when you’re looking to fall asleep but not what you need before you start your day.

If your goal is to wake up in your morning shower, then you need to make a 90-second tweak.”

YESSSSS. IS THIS RIGHT OR IS THIS RIGHT?

Ok, so here’s what else the article said: “The secret lies in the contrast. Here’s how to do it:

Once you’ve finished your normal cleaning ritual, crank the nozzle as cold ( BRRRRRR ) as it goes, and stand under the water for about 30 seconds. Feel free to gasp or scream if it helps ( some say it does ).

After 30 seconds, turn the water up as hot as you can stand for another 30 seconds. This opens up the capillaries, increases blood flow and provides an all-around sense of stimulation.

Finally, cap it off with one more cycle of icy cold. Always end on cold.

You might be asking, “Why would I put myself through such discomfort first thing in the morning?” Because it works.

Hot and cold hydrotherapy has been used for thousands of years. In Finland, the sauna isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. The country is home to 2 million saunas ( for a population of 5 million ) with 99 percent of Finns enjoying the stress-relieving benefits of the sauna at least once a week.”

This little tippity-tip is also known to reduce stress, build the immune system, improve blood circulation, burn fat, & aid depression. More in depth information here.

SO.

Please don’t make fun of me. Here’s why: this trick has really worked for me. I’ve used it for the past 4 months AND GUYS IT WORKS, SWEAR. 100% real deal.

By the way, Victoria Beckem does this every morning too ; ).

Ok that’s all.

What helps you wake up in the mornings? ANYTHING HELPS.

Happy Wednesday, x

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Come Party With Me, K?

The Skinny Confidential x Palm Breeze.

The Skinny Confidential x Palm Breeze.

WHAT IS MY FAVORITE THING IN THE WORLD?

Blowouts, der.

I love my blowouts like I love Farmer’s Market white tulips, chilled cocktails, & Meyer lemons.

HI, HEY UHHH HUGE BLOWOUT advocate over here.

I’m obsessed because I can get my work done ( the wifi is always so damn quick ) & get my hair done. Like at the same time.

You walk in feeling like Sloth from The Goonies & walk out feeling like Gisele, straight off the runway.

AND to get an hour of uninterrupted computer work done is huge for me.

MULTI-TASKING!

Anyway, why we are here today:

THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL IS HOSTING FOUR EVENTS WITH PALM BREEZE AT BLO BLOW DRY BAR!

The first event in San Diego is this Friday, May 8th from 5 pm to 9 pm.

Basically it will be all things girly ( sorry boys ). Think: free blowouts, TSC-approved cocktails ( we’ll get to that ), tropical music, summertime catering, AND I get to meet some of you guys!!

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First things first, cocktail menu.

These drinks are made & tested ( this past weekend, to be specific ) by yours truly.

I am obviously very specific about the ingredients so I created cocktails with a lot of fruits, herbs, & Palm Breeze for a full blown party in your mouth:

♡ The Bikini Breeze:

Real grapefruit juice
Palm Breeze
A drizzle ( …or 3/4 ) of champagne
Garnished with fresh mint

The Skinny Confidential x Palm Breeze.

♡ Pink PalmTini:

3 splashes of pomegranate juice
Palm Breeze
Splash of sparkling water
Garnished with pomegranate seeds

The Skinny Confidential x Palm Breeze.

Each event will be catered to fit the summertime vibe so think healthy, delicious, & colorful bites!

The playlist? Got ya covered. We’ll be playing all my favorites from these TSC Spotify Playlists:

THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL Tropical Vibes Playlist
THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL Teeny Weeny Bikini Playlist

Fun, right?!

The other 3 events will be held in Washington D.C. on May 11th, Dallas on May 28th, & Austin on May 29th ( click each city to R.S.V.P.). So come hang— more details to come!

If you’re planning on coming to get a free blowout & say hi, make sure you RSVP.

Can’t wait to meet some of you!

Cheers, lauryn xx

The Skinny Confidential x Palm Breeze.

The Skinny Confidential x Palm Breeze.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Palm Breeze. The opinions and text are all mine.

Date Night Get-Up

The Skinny Confidential talks skirts and shoes.

http://mindymaesmarket.com/products/sequin-a-line-swing-skirt

Lately I’ve been allllll about contrasting prints.

Think: leopard on stripes, palm prints on bright blues, or florals on gold. So it’s no surprise that I loved this sequin on stripes look for last week’s sushi date night.

I paired it with white heels ( weird, me in white shoes? lol ), oversized sunglasses, & a little light blue clutch.

The Skinny Confidential talks skirts and shoes.

The Skinny Confidential talks skirts and shoes.

The sequin skirt is from Mindy Mae Market ( p.s. they’re offering 20% off, for a week with the code skinny20 ) was a hit because it hangs to the perfect spot on the leg. Sometimes skirts will hit the wrong spot of the leg AKA an unflattering area ( which doesn’t do anyone any favors ). This skirt fell to my ankles & made me look taller/longer/leaner and paired with a high shoe, I felt like Gisele.

Well not really Gisele.

But you know, you get my drift. I just felt taller.

What I loved about the striped top is that it was a crop, but not a crop so when I tucked it into the skirt I didn’t get that muffin top look. Does that make sense? Basically there was no extra fabric.

The Skinny Confidential talks skirts and shoes.

Anyway, the date night…We went to Sugarfish in LA which seriously, honest to God has the best damn sushi ever. If you ever go, get the ‘Trust Me.’ The chef will just automatically send you out tuna, sashimi, edamames, & to-die-for rolls. The fish is fresh, the rice is warm ( like melt in your mouth kind of warm ), & the saki is delicious. We LOVE it. Totally craving it, every second of every day.

Ok, I’m off- happy Tuesday! Talk soon, Lauryn

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{ shirt | skirt | white pumps | clutch | sunglasses }

The Skinny Confidential talks skirts and shoes.


Mini DeLites

The Skinny Confidential talks diet.

{ AM cinnamon cappuccino | mugs // coasters }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet.
{ energy crystals from Sedona }

Guess what?!

I, Lauryn Evarts, am really actually, seriously/seriously trying to go to bed earlier.

STRIDESSSSSSssss.

If I’m being honest I’m a creative kinda night owl.

The kind that stays up super late & works into the night.

As you guys know Michael’s not a fan of late nights on the comp.

SO.

I’m trying to get better about it.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet.

{ gypsy turban vibes }

Really I am.

Last night I went to bed at midnight which is LIKE A BIG-ASS DEAL.

The night before I went to bed at 12:30 AM.

This is much better than my previous 2 AM bedtime, guys.

Much, much better.

And I know optimal sleep hours are around 10 PM so I’m a horrible example for everyone.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet.

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Anyway, this weekend we’re going to LA to move more stuff into our home…oh & MOVING FOR THE PAST FOUR MONTHS HAS BEEN SOOO FUN.

::sarcasm::

To say I’m happy the whole moving in together thing is almost over, is an understatement of the year/my life.

Some of you have asked me about my living situation: we’re living half time in Los Angeles & half time in San Diego, which will be crazy but hopefully fun? I’m excited because during the whole process I’ve been filming a bunch of videos on “how to move in with a man ( but really, I’ve learned it’s an art )” AKA mix masculine with feminine.

Let’s hope I can move this weekend’s bedtime to 11:30 am? Doable? I think so!

What’s your bedtime AND WHY? WHY/WHY/WHY? I know that sounds weird but why is that particular time your bedtime? I know, I’m nosey.

Happy Monday! – Lauryn, xx

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The Skinny Confidential talks diet.

{ our latest centerpiece by Burlap & Crystal }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet.

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My Grocery List

The Skinny Confidential talks groceries.

You guys have asked for a healthy grocery list soooooo TA-DA!! It’s here!

Keep in mind this is what I buy when I’m trying to eat VERY HEALTHY.

Don’t get all Judge Judy on me here & say it’s all healthy foods & I need to live a little BECAUSE I do live a little ( the In & Out burger, protein style with a small fries last week is an example ).

When it comes to stocking my fridge, I like to only keep healthy foods on hand.

If I have a craving for something that’s not so good, I will order something ( like a Cali burrito, Postmates style ) or go grab chips/salsa/guac/margs from the local Mexican restaurant.

I find when I keep crap in my house, I eat crap.

For instance, I bought a bunch of dark chocolate M&M’s for Halloween and ended up eating way too many.

For me having fresh foods on hand that are healthy, keep me eating healthy.

Watch the video for more details:

Here’s my quick list to use as a reference too ( obviously I don’t buy all this at once, this is just a general guide ):

The Skinny Confidential Grocery List


Annie’s Mac & Cheese
Ezekiel cereal
Ezekiel toast
Rudi’s English muffins ( FAV!! )
Plain spelt rice cakes
Kombucha ( mint is my favorite flavor )


Suja Juice
Sparkling water ( I love Pellegrino )
Prosciutto
Chicken
Cage free eggs
Chia seeds
Hemp seeds
Flax seeds
Bee pollen
Cacao
Fresh Parmesan cheese
Organic cottage cheese
Organic 0% Greek yogurt
Oatmeal ( real oats or Holy Crap oatmeal!! )


Almond milk or hemp milk
Cold brew coffee
Green grapes
Blueberries
Watermelon chucks
Raspberries ( FAVORITE! )
Apple slices
Nut butters ( real, raw nut butter )


Almonds or cashews ( raw )
Kerry Gold unsalted butter
Ghee
Wild salmon ( I like the lox kind )
Turkey ( no added sodium )
Cornichons
Capers
Hot House cucumbers
Jalapeños


Ginger root
Romaine lettuce
LEMON ( BECAUSE DUH!! ESPECIALLY MEYER )
Avocados
Spinach
Celery
Spicy carrots
Kale
Lime
Red onion
Lentils
Turmeric
Cinnamon ( ground & sticks )
Fresh herbs ( favorites: mint, basil, cilantro, &/or rosemary )
Real hummus
Country mustard
Himalayan pink salt


Chile flakes
Cayenne powder
Coconut oil
Red wine vinegar
Apple cider vinegar, raw & unfiltered
Extra virgin olive oil


Kimchi
Rao’s spicy pasta sauce
Brown rice pasta
Quinoa
Green mint tea
This rice pea protein powder
Champagne…dryyyyy champagne…because shit, sometimes you gotta celebrate


Anything I’m missing? Weigh in!

– Lauryn, xx

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