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Just The Yummiest Snack Ever + Why You Should Never Eat Nasty-Ass Movie Theater Popcorn

The Skinny Confidential shares an apple popcorn recipe.

The Skinny Confidential shares an apple popcorn recipe.

The Skinny Confidential shares an apple popcorn recipe.

It’s like, really seriously weird how excited I was when I purchased a popcorn machine.

You would have thought I had just bought my first home. In cash.

When the popcorn machine arrived, I was even worseeeee.

Kid you not, it was a very, very exciting time when Mr. FedEx man arrived.

Because the options are really limitless with a popcorn machine.

But really let me pull out my scroll & read ya off some, mkay? For 1.) you can make caramel popcorn AKA Kettlecorn ( without nasty-ass ingredients ), 2.) you can make DIY birthday cake batter popcorn ( yes this is real life & this exists, I know life hasn’t really started though until you try this one ), AND 3.) YOU CAN MAKE SKINNY, APPLE BALL CINNAMON POPCORN LIKE SO:

The Skinny Confidential shares an apple popcorn recipe.

The Skinny Confidential shares an apple popcorn recipe.

First off, I’m pretty sure anything apple/cinnamon-ish is entirely acceptable for the festive, cold season. Secondly, I’m fully committed to popcorn.

BUT.

Not normal popcorn. See normal popcorn found at the movie theaters or grocery store ( AKA ) is CRAP.

But seriously guys— it’s suchhhhhh crap. Some of the ingredients found in the above? Just some casual insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, fumigants, & other chemicals used to ‘treat’ the corn. Also it’s full of trans fat & artificial flavors/preservatives. And don’t even get me freaking started on the butter because it’s “artificial-butter-flavored topping is typically made mainly from hydrogenated soybean oil ( another trans fat ), artificial flavoring, beta carotene for color, & preservatives.” More here if you’re extra curious.

BTW, if you HAVE to have movie theater popcorn ( hey, sometimes I’m seeing a double bill & want a little crunch-a-de-crunch ) then get the kid’s popcorn because it’s totally pre-portioned.

And yes, I’m talking about the little kid’s box. You know the one that comes with a mini Coke, bite size Skittles, & a couple of handfuls of butter laden popcorn? Yes, that one.

Ok, so anyway wanted to make the recipe as easy as F-ing possible, so here’s a viddy-poo:

If you’re having a romantic date night at home in front of the fire THEN YOU HAVE TO make this for your significant other. Seriously they will fall in love with you all over again.

All you do is pop some non-GMO popcorn, add dried apples, cinnamon crunch apple clusters AKA balls ( LOL ), & some cinnamon/nutmeg.

Ta-da, party in your mouth x a million.

Talk soon, Lauryn xx

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Video: Chris Tran Media

The Skinny Confidential shares an apple popcorn recipe.



A DAY IN THE LIFE: A Halloween Soirée, TSC Style

The Skinny Confidential x Halloween.

Oh what the hell, let’s get fancy on Halloween.

Mmkay?

First of all, I LOVE HALLOWEEN. Who doesn’t though? Right?

You get to dress up & let your freak flag fly ( hey, alter egos! ). And well, candy is just so damn pretty to decorate with…that let’s just say I get carried away on this spooky holiday.

Believe me when I say I’m the bitch roaming the Home Good aisles, dying to get creative in any way. I’m very pro Home Goods. Pro pixy straws, cooper plates, lucite candle holders, & cute doorstep rugs, if you haven’t noticed?

Anyway when I found out we’d be in Florida for Halloween I was a teensy bit PISSED OFF because BOO!! I wanted to get real in to the festivities at home. Since I knew I’d be missing out, I invited my friend, Jacqueline over & we had a little Halloween soirée with copious amounts of chilled champagne, Euro cheese, & sour Skittles.

Here’s a peak inside our night:

Ok, let’s talk must-haves. Please note that the black faux fur is included because it’s the perfect non-costume for Halloween. It kind of reminds me of that movie “The Birds” for some odd reason which was totally eerie & creepy. I mean, can you imagine 35982734 birds flying around you? OUCH.

And another thing: how fun is it to use creepy-ass plastic spiders as wine charms?? Just make sure you buy different colors so you can tell each person’s glass apart. Throwing plastic eyeballs in to cocktails is funny too. Sometimes I make Michael dinner when it’s not Halloween & add plastic eyeballs to his pesto spaghetti squash…MUHAHAHA. I can’t help it, guys— it’s too easy.

The Skinny Confidential x Halloween.

Rock candy is the BEST champagne garnish because it’s super long & kind of looks like a stirrer. Make sure to use black cups, plates, details for a spooky effect & you’re good to go!

Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to go search for a plastic, kiddo Halloween mask in Miami. Wish me luck— Lauryn

…& of course I had to share a throwback from last Halloween too:

The Skinny Confidential x Halloween.

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MEOW! A Skinny Apple Fizz

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite apple fizz recipe.

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite apple fizz recipe.

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite apple fizz recipe.

MEOW!!!

This cocktail is real hot for fall.

I’m so into it right now because who doesn’t like to get their buzz on while drinking a serving of fruit?

HA!

Super simple: one shot vodka ( or three? ) ( << I like Tito’s because IT’S THE BEST EVER! ), a splash of real ( like, real, real…not ‘Simply Apple’ or any of that fake bullshit ), a splash of ginger beer or ginger ale, & top with sparkling water. I also added a little pinch of pumpkin pie spice because I wanted to get realllll festive over here.

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite apple fizz recipe.

CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS MARTINI SHAKER? I bought it at Target AKA Tarjay & just love it.

( Wolf or chihuahua? You decide. I feel like I have no idea ).

But cute, right?…so powerful & proud:

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite apple fizz recipe.

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite apple fizz recipe.

So this lil fizz is fun to make for Halloween parties…plus if you have kids you can tell them “it’s Mommy’s apple juice.”

& boy oh boy, is Mommy’s apple juice tasty.

But beware: don’t shake the ginger beer & sparkling water in the martini shaker…it will explode. This has happened to me about six million times. Just shake the vodka & apple juice together, pour over ice, & then splash the ginger beer or ale, and sparkling water. Garnish with an apple slice & some bomb-ass pumpkin pie spice AND BAM!!!

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite apple fizz recipe.

The Skinny Confidential's apple fizz.

It’s just like a fall, apple picking, pumpkin hay ride your in mouth. Everything the season’s supposed to be & more…

Ok, do I need to convince you any more to try this deliciousness?

Maybe?

Ok, just watch this video I made with Chris Tran Media last week above…cheers!

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Ummm…Because Who Doesn’t Want Longer Lashes?

The Skinny Confidential talks beauty tips and tricks.The Skinny Confidential talks beauty tips and tricks.

The Skinny Confidential talks beauty tips and tricks.

Thissssssss.

Thisssss DIY is liquid gold.

This isn’t some random-ass DIY that will sit on your office desk & collect dust, guys.

It’s literally the easiest, most effective DIY ever…for growing longer eyelashes & eyebrows at home.

Side: we’ve talked about bitches girls who don’t share their beauty secrets. You know the type…the kind of girls who hide all their good tips/tricks.

The more I blog, the more I realize being selfish gets you nowhere. Right, though?! Share the beauty/health/diet/happiness wealth! There’s enough to go around for everyone.

Ok, back to the DIY, I’m obsesseddddd with long, flirty lashes.

Totally not a fan of thick, chunky spider web lashes though ( but let’s be real: who is? )…remember Madame Medusa from Disney’s The Rescuers circa 1977? I watched that movie on repeat 8394850398202 times because Mr. Snoops was everything. So anyway, Medusa had this scene where she crazily rips off her eyelashes:

The Skinny Confidential talks beauty tips and tricks.

The scene kind of scarred me for life. It was def one of Disney’s creepier moments, that’s for sure…& I’ve been a real psycho about lashes ever since.

SO. Every night since forever I’ve added almond oil to my lashes to keep them moisturized & pretty unlike Madame M.

BUT LATELY (!!!) I’ve changed the lil routine up…

The Skinny Confidential talks beauty tips and tricks.

Now I coat them every single night with this easy DIY, which I discovered through beauty guru, Carly ByBel. All you’ll need is:

 ♥ Castor Oil
 ♥ Coconut Oil, melted
 ♥ Avocado Oil
 ♥ Almond Oil
 ♥ Travel size cosmetic bottle
 ♥ Disposable mascara wands ( I bought clear mascara & washed off the brush )

Directions: Use about 3 to 5 ounce bottle and mix equal parts castor, coconut, avocado, & almond oil. Mix/shake. Use disposable wands to apply nightly on brows &/or lashes.

Lemme tell ya: I’ve done this for a month & noticed SUCH a difference. Seriously. It’s crazy.

Some of the benefits of these oils? Cold pressed castor oil has been know for growing lashes for ages. The Egyptians used it to fight baldness! Crazy, right? Use Jamaican black castor oil for an extra boost-y, woost-y. Coconut oil is rich in vitamins, nutrients, & literally can renew lashes & brows. The monounsaturated fatty acids in avocado oil stimulate hair growth ( use it for actual hair growth by massaging it on your scalp too ( great tip for guys who are balding!! ) ). And lastly, almond oil nourishes & protects eyelashes from falling out.

The Skinny Confidential talks beauty tips and tricks.

The Skinny Confidential talks beauty tips and tricks.

Some foods to eat for lash growth? Salmon, green peppers, fish oil, & nuts. Eat up!

This magic potion is kept right next to my bed so it’s easy to sweep it on my lashes nightly. I’m also guilty of putting it on my brows & hair line ( hey! You never know!! ).

& voila!

No lash ripping, Madame Medusa shit going on over here.

Any other tips to grow lashes? Do tell.

x Lauryn

P.S. the gold bath bar cart is on sale…I just bought it & it’s a real dream. Mind you it’s probably one of the BEST purchases I’ve ever made. Seriously though. xx.

{ Note: before you try this DIY, make sure you’re not allergic to castor oil! }

The Skinny Confidential talks beauty tips and tricks.

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Chef Lo Bosworth From “The Hills” Talks Diet, Fitness, & Food

The Skinny Confidential talks to Lo Bosworth.

The Skinny Confidential talks to Lo Bosworth.

Lo Bosworth ring a bell?

Probs. Especially if you were born in this century.

I mean…I feel like the “The Hills” was sort of a given via the 2000’s.

I was more concerned with who was hooking up with who & what size Heidi’s latest boob job was than I was with college…#guilty.

Anyway, Lo Bosworth was always a fav on the show so it’s really, really rad to see her killing it at life. She’s making moves as a legit chef, blogger, YouTuber, & author…you guys know how I love woman entrepreneurs.

Side: Lo & I also happened to work on the same Benefit Cosmetics campaign where we shared our brow tips ( Lo’s here // mine here ).

Ok, so read on to see Lo’s favorite superfood, workout, & beauty tip:

| Introduce yourself. Tell us about your background & your cooking experience. |

Lo Bosworth: Hi! I’m Lo Bosworth. I’m training to be a professional chef at The International Culinary Center in NYC and I absolutely love it. My goal is to eat healthy, pure foods that taste great so that definitely influences my cooking style. I’m a southern California girl living in the city and plan on sticking around for a while. The food scene here is incredible!

| How have you changed since Laguna Beach & The Hills? |

LB: Entering my late 20’s has affected my lifestyle choices above all else. I eat healthy, I exercise four to five days a week, I hang out with awesome people, & I’m focused on building a career for myself in the food space. Becoming a full-fledged adult means being accountable for your every action.

The Skinny Confidential talks to Lo Bosworth.

| How healthy cooking has impacted your life. |

LB: Cooking healthfully is of the utmost importance to me. I only have this one body & this one life, so putting clean, pure, & healthy food in to fuel my day is very important.

| Favorite superfood ? |

LB: My favorite superfood is pumpkin. It’s the most versatile superfood I’ve encountered yet in terms of cooking. It works equally well in savory and sweet dishes.

| Favorite healthy dish to make your boy? |

LB: I love making homemade sushi & sashimi with different sauces I mix up in a blender. I mix traditional Japanese flavors with fruits and veggies for a unique raw experience.

The Skinny Confidential talks to Lo Bosworth.

The Skinny Confidential and Lo Bosworth.

| Workout schedule? |

LB: I try to get my exercise in early before my day starts. You can find me at SOULCYCLE in the 6 and 7 AM classes!

| Quick tip? |

LB: Drink water before you get thirsty!

| Best advice? |

LB: At the end of the day, nobody can take better care of yourself than you do.

The Skinny Confidential talks to Lo Bosworth.

| Beauty must have? |

LB: A good waterproof mascara— if applied after you curl your eyelashes they actually stay curly!

| Quick, easy, healthy recipe you would cook for your girlfriends? |

LB: I love making them roasted peppers stuffed with quinoa and ground turkey. They love them!

Ingredients:

+ 2 large peppers

+ 1 pound ground turkey

+ 1 small onion, diced

+ 14.5 oz can organic fire roasted tomatoes and green chilies ( can use fresh if desired )

+ 1/3 cup uncooked quinoa

+ 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

+ 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

+ 1/2 cup raw cheese of choice

+ 1/2 cup water

+ 1/4 tsp unrefined sea salt

+ 1/4 tsp black pepper

Directions: Preheat oven to 375F. Halve peppers lengthwise, remove stem and seeds and immerse peppers into boiling water for three minutes. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle the inside of the pepper with some salt. In a skillet over medium heat, heat turkey and onions till onions are tender and meat is cooked ( about five minutes ). Stir in uncooked quinoa, water, undrained tomatoes and chilies, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, and salt & pepper. Cover and simmer for eighteen minutes. Remove lid and add 1/4 cup raw cheese. Fill peppers with meat mixture and put in a 8 x 8 x 2 pan and bake for fifteen minutes. Remove from oven and top with remaining cheese ( 1/4 cup ) and put back into oven for five minutes. Serve hot. Recipe found here

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The Skinny Confidential talks to Lo Bosworth.

The Skinny Confidential talks to Lo Bosworth.


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