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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.


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.


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?


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?


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.


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!


+ 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

+ To follow Lo on Instagram, click here.


The Skinny Confidential talks to Lo Bosworth.

The Skinny Confidential talks to Lo Bosworth.

SOOOO…Michelle Money Shaves Her Face & I’m Kinda Intrigued

The Skinny Confidential talks shaving your face.

The Skinny Confidential talks shaving your face.

Guys. I took one for the team.

Like, big time took one for the team.

Team= you guys.

I shaved my face.

But wait, wait, wait, before you judge— I got the idea from hottie Michelle Money.

Ya. That’s right. The babetown bombshell shaves.her.face.

Like a guy.

But not really, actually like a guy because she’s a women.

Here’s the deal: her YouTube description say shaving your face as a women is “rumored to be an insider trick of bombshells like Marilyn Monroe and Betty Paige, shaving your face is the perfect way to remove unwanted ( unladylike ) facial hair, giving a thorough exfoliation and creating a smooth canvas to apply foundation and the rest of your makeup to.”

Hmmm. I’m going to just go ahead & say I’m not the only one who’s intrigued.

Basically let me set it up for ya: I’m sitting in bed on a Friday night like a total loner, watching beauty YouTube videos drinking wine. Totally standard. Anyway, up pops Michelle Money’s beauty series. & I’m all, “hmm, ok, she’s hot, let’s see what she has to say.” So I flick on her channel & cuddle into bed.

& then I see it.

The life-changing video title: “OMG Michelle Money Shaves Her Face.”

So naturally, immediately I turn on the video, nearly spitting my Pinot Noir all over my white bedding.

I mean….HER TIPS though.

This particular tip was such a ‘Skinny Confidential tip’ that I couldn’t NOT, not share with you guys.

So basically I spent the rest of my raging Friday night ordering pastel colored Tinkles ( ya tinkle, like a five year old peeing kinda tinkle ) off Amazon.

The Skinny Confidential talks shaving your face.

Now it’s a few days later & here we are: I shaved my face Monday & it’s probably the coolest thing since landing on the moon.

I feel like it’s not actually shaving, shaving. It’s more of an eyebrow razor kind of shave. It’s not invasive at all & super simple.

And let’s get real, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I’m going to play for ‘Team Everyone’ for a sec: no one in the whole world wants to see hair all one your face. It’s not cute. Probably won’t ever be cute.

And the worst thing ever? If you’re in the sun with your boy toy & your lip is hairier than his.

Get your facial hair in check. This is a easy, inexpensive ( they’re $3.75 for 3 razors ) way to keep those facial strays under control. Plus it makes makeup application go on super smooth & perf. Oh, & it’s the best exfoliate ever ( BTW: Michelle says do this once a week ).

Now to answer the main burning question: does it grow back thicker? ( Because who needs thicker facial hair? LOLZ. ).


At least, not according to Michelle Money.

Watch the video below & thank me ( & MM ) later.

Have fun with your Tinkles! I know I did ; ). x L

The Skinny Confidential talks shaving your face.

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