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Supermodel Skinny Secrets…Bee Pollen x Magic Seeds x ENERGY

The Skinny Confidential talks bee pollen.

The Skinny Confidential talks bee pollen.

First things first, WHAT IS THE DIVA CUP THAT YOU ALL SPEAK OF?

Yesterday’s post on organic tampons had a bunch of comments from you guys about ‘The Diva Cup.’

WTF IS THE DIVA CUP & HOW DO I NOT KNOW ABOUT IT?!

Going to big time inspect the interesting contraption since I just ordered it on Amazon. Hmmmm. Will let you guys know how it goes.

Ok, let’s veer away from periods & talk about ENERGY!

( In fact, the COMPLETE OPPOSITE of periods, LOL energy on periods. Good one ).

Energy is reallllllll important to me. If I don’t have energy, I’m a major grump.

Without energy I’m like mopping around the house, heavily sighing, rolling my eyes, & making grunts while Michael whistles away as he makes breakfast.

Men seem like their energy is endless.

Me? I’m Sensitive Sally.

I need enough sleep, a cinnamon cappuccino, my inbox emptied, something to eat, & a workout…I mean I really don’t require much do I? #HA

BUT.

I ALSO NEED MY DAILY FIX.

And I’m not talking about crack cocaine, guys.

I’m talking about energy in a spoon, der.

Now, I’ve done a full blog post on energy in a spoon but I’ve switched up exactly how I make my daily spoonful of ZING, so naturally I had to share it on TSC.

Firstly, instead of just bee pollen & coconut oil, I’m using a couple other secret ingreds like raw hemp hearts, flaxseed, & chia seeds ( << I know make fun of me all day long for chia seed habit, sorry not sorry ).

Obviously I’m very specific about this TSC concoction. Here’s why each component matters:

BEE POLLEN: is known to increase energy & help with allergies ( especially if it’s local ).

RAW HEMP HEARTS: protein! FIBER! Plus they regulate the metabolism & make your skin glow, hair grow, & nails become stronger. More deets here.

FLAXSEED: keeps the digestion regular, if ya know what I mean ( winky-wink ).

CHIA SEEDS: Omega 3, calcium, fiber. Plus they swell making you feel full.

EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL: because coconut oil is fucking amazing. Trust me. Healthy fats!! More here.

The Skinny Confidential talks bee pollen.

Also note that this little spoonful of energy promotes weight loss. Let’s just say it gets everything flowing. Many supermodels/models have told me their number one trick to weight loss is bee pollen. The amount of vitamins in bee pollen is RIDIC…just check out this list. The superfood has been used for centuries & contains my favorite ever: magnesium ( << best ever…remember this post, guys? ).

This site states that “bee pollen can aid in weight loss. According to Carson Wade, “bee pollen is a natural way to improve metabolism and help control and take weight off.” It is said that bee pollen improves metabolism by correcting a chemical imbalance and by “supplying the missing factors other foods cannot supply.” Bee pollen supposedly speeds the process of converting sugar into energy providing oxygen that fat can use to speed their conversion into energy. 130mg of bee pollen helps digest 3 pounds of food. 

Lecithin is another component of bee pollen that supposedly speeds the rate at which calories are burned. It also “aids in the digestive process and assimilation of nutrients. Bee pollen also has diuretic qualities and is said to reduce cravings and hunger. For weight reduction, take pollen 30 minutes before meals with a glass of water.

Also, I gotta say it: according to this source Taylor Swift recently lost 10 pounds & stated that it had to do with adding an abundant amount of these chia seeds to her diet. Supposedly she love them “because the seeds swell in your stomach, reduce hunger, and fill her up for hours.”

They really do swell GNARLY! Try it yourself at home if ya don’t believe me.

Personally? I really, really think my magic seeds ( aka flax, chia, hemp heart mix ) make a difference. I’ve dropped weight from eating them everyday ( like, everyday, everyday though ). I literally just have them in a huge-ass container on my kitchen counter & add them to everything and anything ( AKA salads, oatmeal ( FAVORITE oatmeal/cereal here ), smoothies, cereal, yogurt, etc. ).

Eating my ‘magic seeds’ are in at least two of my meals, daily.

So basically this mix is energy x weight loss x vitamins in a spoon. Kind of winning in every way, dontcha think?

Ok, these are the EXACT brands I use:

Extra virgin coconut oil
Organic chia seeds
Raw hemp hearts
Organic flaxseeds
Bee pollen

How do you keep your energy levels up?! Anyone else a bee pollen/magic seed fan?

- Lauryn, xx

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The Skinny Confidential talks bee pollen.


ORGANIC TAMPONS?! YESSSSS.

The Skinny Confidential talks tampons.

Eeeerrrr, awkward silence.

But I mean if I don’t go here, who will?

Sometimes ya gotta take one for the team guys. So today I’m talking about organic tampons x vaginas.

If you’re reading this & you’re a guy…BYYYYYEEE!! NOT FOR YOU!! LATERS.

When my friend, Erica told me about organic ( YES THERE’S SUCH A THING ) tampons, I was very, very intrigued.

WHY?

BECAUSE…well if I’m putting something where the sun don’t shine, I’d certainly prefer it as clean/pure as possible.

Anyone with me?

When I asked Erica why she likes organic tampons she told me verbatim to give you guys this quote: “non-organic cotton contains pesticides, do you want to put pesticides up your vag ( the vag absorbs things straight into the blood stream )? Nope, didn’t think so. There is my tip, loves it.”

( Let’s hope she won’t be mad I quoted her…HA! ).

But let’s be real, I definitely don’t want pesticides up my vajayjay, k thanks.

So here’s the deal: 

  • Most tampons and pads are bleached with chlorine which leads to a toxic byproduct called dioxin, which is linked to endometriosis and cancer, as it’s a known carcinogen.
  • You often see “Elemental chlorine-free bleaching” on a label (also referred to as chlorine-free). This bleaching process is NOT free of chlorine at all but means that it is not a chlorine gas bleaching process! This does not exclude the use of other types of chlorine in the bleaching process.
  • Recycled cotton any better? Nope. Again… tricky marketing at play. Recycled still cannot be chlorine or pesticide free because there’s no way to ensure that the cotton products recycled were clean.
  • Pesticide-residue getting into your lady parts? 26% of the world’s pesticide is sprayed on cotton. These pesticides have been shown to affect the health of wildlife and humans in a devastating way from infertility, hormonal imbalance, even cancer. In third world countries, up to 70% of farm workers are children aged 5-15, many of which are involved in spraying these potentially cancer-causing chemicals onto the cotton that your tampons are made from. This is just so wrong because these children are being exposed at such a young age.
  • If the cord of your tampon has been dyed, then it’s a possible source of toxic heavy metals, thanks to azo dyes.

** all of the above benefits are from this site & written by Candice Schreiber.

Ok, just so we’re being transparent ( LOL ), these are the exact ones I use & I found them on Amazon. The brand states ( << not sponsored, just realness ) that “Natracare tampons are all made from only certified organic 100% cotton and were the world’s first fully certified organic cotton tampons. They are non-chlorine bleached and women can be reassured that they do not contain synthetic materials, such as rayon, or chemical additives such as binders or surfactants.”

Anyone else have any other organic recie-roos?!

If you’re a pad/pantry liner user, no judgement, but go organic too! For anyone who’s curious, all the dangers of non-organic tampons can be found here.

What are your thoughts? Pro organic? No organic? Spill ( …ironic word for this particular post, but whatevs ).

- Lauryn xx

{ another post on Aunt Flow AKA AUNT NO found here }


Mini DeLites

The Skinny Confidential talks diet.

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The Skinny Confidential talks diet.
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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.

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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.

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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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HUGEEEEE GIVEAWAY!! $600 TSC BEAUTY BOX!

The Skinny Confidential's beauty box.The Skinny Confidential's beauty box.

The Skinny Confidential's beauty box.

Boy oh boy do I have a real big surprise for you guys!

TSC has teamed up with Yahoo! Style…& we’re giving away a Skinny Confidential Beauty Box ( << worth about $600 bucks of goodies! ).

As you guys know, I love anything that has to do with style, beauty, fashion, etc. so it’s no surprise I love reading Yahoo’s Style section ( especially loved this article on Jennifer’s style!! ).

So when Yahoo Style offered to give away all of my handpicked beauty favorites to a lucky reader, I was pretttttty excited. The lucky winner though?

IS GOING TO BE TEN TIMES MORE EXCITED…SERIOUSLY THE BEST GOODIES EVER!!

The Skinny Confidential's beauty box.

The Skinny Confidential's beauty box.

So in this beauty box are my EXACT favorite products. Like what?

Glad you asked.

The Clarisonic ( which I use once a week ), Laura Mercier’s tinted sunscreen moisturizer ( live & die by this ), Urban Decay’s ‘Naked’ concealer ( remember this post? ), Prada ‘Candy’ perfume ( their latest scent ), my favorite candle in the world ( !!! ), the best primer ever, cutie Twistbands, & a super vampy/cruelty-free lip gloss by Cate McNabb.

We’re also giving away a bunch of other goodies like:

Skinfix lotion
Victoria’s Secret bronzer
‘Tease’ perfume by Victoria’s Secret
Flexx hair ties
A Flower Gypsy flower crown
Happy Plugs in leopard
Ashley Designs coffee mug
True Lipz lip gloss ( AND it lights up!! )

Plus I’m also throwing in a signed personal copy of The Skinny Confidential Book!

The Skinny Confidential's beauty box.

The Skinny Confidential's beauty box.

TO WIN…SIMPLY:

♡ Check out this article & comment below on why you like Jennifer’s style

♡ Follow The Skinny Confidential on Instagram

♡ Post an Instagram of your favorite style/beauty product & tag @yahoo and @theskinnyconfidential in the caption telling us why the beauty product is a must-try!

Don’t forget to check out Yahoo! Style’s feed— I promise you won’t be disappointed! It’s on point.

Also, since we’re on the topic: what’s your absolute favorite beauty product?

SPILL. I LOVEEEE when you guys share your tips/tricks/beauty deets.

- Lauryn, xx

{ anyone eligible to enter | giveaway ends March 11th, 2015 }

The Skinny Confidential's beauty box.

The Skinny Confidential's beauty box.

The Skinny Confidential's beauty box.

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 raisin toast
Rudi’s English Muffins
Plain spelt rice cakes
Kombucha ( mint is my favorite flavor )
Suja’s ‘Lemon Love’
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 or hemp milk
Cold brew coffee
Green grapes
Blueberries
Watermelon chucks
Raspberries ( FAVORITE! )
Apple slices
Nut butters ( real nut butter, RAW )
Almonds or cashews
Kerry Gold unsalted butter
Ghee
Wild salmon ( I like the lox kind )
Turkey ( no added sodium )
Cornichons
Capers
Hot House cucumbers
Jalapeños
Ginger cloves
Romaine lettuce
LEMON ( BECAUSE DUH!! ESPECIALLY MEYER )
Avocados
Spinach
Celery
Spicy carrots
Kale
Lime
Red onion
Lentils
Turmeric
Cinnamon ( ground & sticks )
Herbs ( favorites: mint, basil, cilantro, &/or rosemary )
Real hummus
Country mustard
Himalayan Pink Salt
Chile flakes
Cayenne
Coconut oil
Red wine vinegar
Apple cider vinegar, unfiltered
Extra virgin olive oil
Kimichi
Rao’s spicy pasta sauce
Brown rice pasta
Quinoa
Green mint tea
This rice pea protein powder
Champagne…dryyyyy champagne…because shit, I like it

Anything I’m missing? Share please!

- Lauryn, xx

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