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Top Model Charlotte McKinney Talks Diet/Fitness/Beauty

The Skinny Confidential talks models, diet, and fitness.

The Skinny Confidential talks models, diet, and fitness.

Ok. I get it.

Charlotte McKinney is absolutely beautiful.

I mean, it’s pretty freaking obvious right?!

BUT.

She’s one smart cookie too. The babe totally ‘gets it.’

First off, she’s a sunscreen psycho ( like me ; ) )— rad considering she lives in Miami where many people are sun worshipers. ANDDDDD she loves sleep. Like, love, loves sleep.

Sleep is for sure my number one beauty tip…& Charlotte agrees. Read on for more because I’m sure you’ll this hot dime’s tips:

| Tell us about yourself!! You’re gorge! |

Charlotte McKinney: Hi everyone, I’m Charlotte, a twenty one year old Florida girl, born & raised!

I’m currently living in Miami where I pursue my modeling career. I love to travel, whether it being for work or pleasure, but am always practicing a healthy/active lifestyle by choosing healthy food options on the go and finding time to get my work outs in. I’m a total yoga fanatic & am always searching for a studio to get my yoga flow on.

| Quick skinny tip/trick please! |

CM: If I know I’m going to be on the beach in a bikini— which I usually am, or want a last minute prep for a shoot, I’ll hop in the sauna or take a hot yoga class to get my energy and metabolism up and also shed any extra water weight and toxins that can be bloating.

| Weekly workout sch? |

CM: For my weekly work out I alternate between hot power yoga & Pilates. I love the way both these work outs give you long lean muscles instead of bulking you up…not a huge fan of that look. A combination of the two are sure to do the trick! If I’m traveling and neither are an option, I like to take power walks on the beach and practice my postures there.

| Fav go to healthy food? |

CM: My fav go to healthy food would be any kind of fresh fish ( I have many great options living in Miami ) or anything with quinoa. I keep a consistent diet of lean proteins to keep me full & energized through the day.

| Cocktail of choice? |

CM: My favorite go to cocktail would have to be a simple vodka & water. I’m not a big fan of overly sweet drinks. I get hangovers pretty easy so sometimes mixing coconut water with alcohol hydrates me while I’m drinking and taste great…kills two birds with one stone : )!

The Skinny Confidential talks models, diet, and fitness.

 

| Favorite beauty product? |

CM: I definitely wouldn’t be able to live without a spray tan! I’m always in a bikini so this gives my body a healthy glow without having to bake in the sun/tanning bed. A spray tan makes me feel skinner instantly and helps cover up any flaws. I don’t tan very well, so a weekly spray tan is the best for an instant boost! ( <<—– this is a girl after my heart— love it! Check out why I’m a sunscreen psycho here ).

| Secret model tip |

CM: A model tip would be to ignore the negativity & take any criticism and turn it into positive energy. Try your best but don’t beat yourself up if something really isn’t practical for your own self. As long as you’re feeling confident and don’t take anything too seriously, you’ll have a fun time with it.

| Natural beauty remedy |

CM: I would have to say that sleep is my ultimate beauty trick ( <<—— me too! ). When I am getting lots of sleep & keeping hydrated I don’t have to worry about covering up dark circles or faking a bright eyed, healthy complexion. Lots of sleep and tons of water is key for looking and feeling healthy, I’m also a lot more productive after a good night’s rest!

| When you wake up?… |

CM: When I wake up I wash my face and slather on the sunscreen/moisturizer which is a necessity when in Florida with harsh sun year round.

The Skinny Confidential talks models, diet, and fitness.

The Skinny Confidential talks models, diet, and fitness.

| In your purse? |

CM: In my purse I’m always prepared with hand sanitizer ( total germ-a-phobe ), my daily vitamins, lip gloss, & sunglasses- all my necessities when running around town from castings to the beach.

| Naughty indulgence? |

CM: My naughty indulgence is anything chocolate!! Lately, my favorite thing is lava cake I can’t get enough! Nobu has the best!

| Quick, easy recipe |

CM: When I’m craving something sweet after dinner & need to limit my lava cake intake, I make this quick banana ice cream recipe. It pleases my sweet tooth and totally tastes like real soft serve ice cream ( obsessed! ):

+ 2 frozen bananas, sliced

+ 1 tablespoon almond butter

+ 1 tablespoon of cacao powder

Directions: put the frozen banana slices in a food processor and pulse. After a few minutes of stopping to scrape the sides down, the banana begins to blend into a creamy texture. When the banana looks like whipped ice cream, you can add your mix-ins like almond/peanut butter and/or cocoa powder, chocolate chips, raspberries, anything goes! Straight out of the food processor, the ice cream is like soft serve. You can also freeze it for a firmer texture.

+ To follow Charlotte on Instagram, click here.

The Skinny Confidential talks models, diet, and fitness.

Sprayin’ Yourself Skinny for NYE

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks diet tips and tricks.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks diet tips and tricks.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks diet tips and tricks.

Geeeeeezzzzz! Time flies…NYE is tomorrow ; )!

Let’s talk prep. If you look like the hottest version of yourself bronzed & sun-kissed, then why in the hell would you not get a spray tan?

ESP on NYE.

At 9 am I’m headed to iTAN in SD. Why iTAN? It’s practically a one stop shop. Meaning: I get my teeth whitened ( by their amazing, quick whitening contraption – see below – ), my skin tightened ( weird? Not so much. Lumière Light-Therapy is an easy process which makes your skin look/feel insane ), & I sp-sp-spray.

For all my spray tan tips, click here. For Weslie’s ( TSC beauty expert ) extra special, super insider tricks, click here.

So. Have fun. Be safe. Drink a lot of water. Make out at midnight. Wear something hot & sexy. Preferably not something that looks like sequin throw up. And workout tomorrow before the madness.

Oh…& if the day after NYE is too much, here’s some tips on how to be hungover like a champ.

Chin-chin to a fresh/new year, babes!

Love.L

P.S. iTAN’s Mystic Mondays are every Monday so you can go grab a sexy sprayer for only $10 ; ). xx.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks diet tips and tricks.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks diet tips and tricks.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks diet tips and tricks.

Oh, So You Stuffed Your Face on Thanksgiving? No Probs…Here’s Some Recovery Tips!

Lauryn Evarts is a fitness blogger, health blogger, fashion blogger, and diet blogger from Southern California.

Instead of feeling bad/guilty/pissed/annoyed in regards to the oh-so-f’ning-annoying holiday bloat, try nipping that shit in the bud. What’s done is done. A lot of you have e-mailed me concerned about the holidays. Look, it’s normal to overeat on Thanksgiving. Now it’s time to leave the pity party & take action. Leave the past in the past.

Ya get me ; )?

Here’s some tips/tricks to avoid those holiday LB’s:

1.} Water. Ya, ya, ya. You hear this all the time. There’s a reason it’s number one on the list. Drink it until you feel like you’re about to give birth.

2.} Light alcohol. Since you’ll most likely be drinking more than usu around the holidays, try to avoid it if there’s no celebrations going on. When you do end up drinking, stick to vodka/water, champs, & Pinot grigio [ duhhhh ].

3.} Motivate yourself. If you’re laying around like a slob & complaining, peel yourself from the coach & squeeze in an hour workout. Be productive/disciplined.

4.} Eat clean. Examples? Organic cold cuts, cottage cheese, low-carb bread, berries, any type of vegetable, hummus, black beans, quinoa, fresh soups, arugula salads, kale juice, sexy wheatgrass shots, chickpeas, avocado-anything, turkey roll-ups, sliced cucumber with light cheese, scrambled eggs, tuna fish, blah, blah. Pretty simple, since there’s tons of options!

5.} Green tea. People do not understand how freaking beneficial green tea is. I shoot for two cups a day. It speeds the metabolism, cleanses the system, & contains tons of lovely antioxidants. Bottoms up, sex kittens.

6.} Vitamins. Ok. So lately I have been trying to get my vitamins from food. Calcium, D3, B12, etc. can all be found in the food you’re eating. Why take a pill when you eat something delicious? Speaking of vitamins… try a B12 shot. I love these; find out why here. I recommend one a month.

7.} Tan. Because it just makes everything look better. Some people look best with light skin, if you’re one of those peeps- lucky you. Most people look better with a lil’ bit of spray. You can find tanning tips here.

8.} Kick up your workouts. Whatever you’re used to doing throughout the year, kick it up a notch. You’ll feel better & you’ll look better. No excuses!

9.} Stop projecting negativity. To look fab, you have to feel fab. Beating yourself up isn’t the answer. Changing the solution to your problem is.

10.} MyFitnessPal app. Now for the best tip evs…Get the app called MyFitnessPal; if you’re freaking about not going cray, cray this holiday season this is a real problem solver. It seriously, really, without a doubt keeps yo ass in check.

So. Stop feeling bad for yourself & change your tune. 

Because.no.one.else.is.going.to.do.it.for.you.

Love.L