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A VERY Rosé Themed Brunch

September 25, 2016
Updated: September 26, 2016
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LAURYN
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rosé brunch 1 | by the skinny confidential
rosé brunch 1 | by the skinny confidential

  | like the post + Let me just preface this by saying: this was SO easy. Like ridiculously easy. Anyone could throw this together in 15 minutes, no problem. Keep some sparkling wine, straws, canned champagne, & candies on hand so you have a quick backup plan.

Because there’s nothing better than a rosé chilled brunch with your girlfriends. Especially when champagne gummy bears & a table full of goodies are involved. It’s light & fresh and sets a very relaxing, Instagram-ish atmosphere.

Anyway, I wanted to share this rosé-heavy brunch I threw with The Glitter Guide because I feel like anyone can do this: looking for a baby shower theme? A girlfriend’s birthday? Or maybe just a cute brunch idea? Do this!

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My main tip is no surprise: always set the mood with music / champagne scented candles / lighting, keep the rosé flowing, & have a cheese, cracker, & cornichon platter handy.

Cheese, cheese, cheese. Everyone loves cheese. It keeps the mood festive. Vegan lemon raspberry cheesecake gelato was for dessert ( get crazy & add a scoop of this to your champagne…! ).

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Getting AWKWARD...Arm Hair, Toe Flyaways, & All That Other Random, Annoying Fuzz

Getting AWKWARD…Arm Hair, Toe Flyaways, & All That Other Random, Annoying Fuzz

September 23, 2016
Updated: September 26, 2016
by
LAURYN

In collaboration with BIC Soleil.

Getting AWKWARD...Arm Hair, Toe Flyaways, & All That Other Random, Annoying Fuzz

1 | like the post + Oh me, oh my…the weird places we shave…that aren’t our legs.

Or our arm pits.

…or our bikini line?

Eer, well let’s hop right into it, shall we?

I’ve shaved my toes before. Yes, my toes. There’s little stray hairs on them that popped up circa 1999.

Puberty is just annoying & so is toe hair.

If you have time to wax your toe hair, well then I’ll just call you #GOALS, but if you’re like every other girl on the planet: thoughts on this?

Unfortunately, with the horrific tiny toe hairs popping up, I have no option here — you know? They gotta go.

So for pesky toe hairs, I shave UP towards the heel of my foot. & no, it’s never grown back darker or more coarse.

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Which by the way, I feel like people just say that. Personally, I’ve shaved my whole life & I still don’t see the “darker, thicker hair” people are talking about. Old wives tale? Thoughts?

Ok so, a big part of this is the razor you use. If you use a rusty razor, don’t expect amazing results. As you know, I …

 

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A Tribute To My Best Friend, My Grandma, The Nanz

September 20, 2016
Updated: September 23, 2016
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LAURYN

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1 | like the post + Hi guys,

I have some really devastating, shitty news. In fact, it’s the saddest news I’ve ever publicly shared on this blog.

My grandma, The Nanz, passed away four weeks ago.

As you can imagine the loss has not been easy on my family.

You guys know, she was my best friend. I spoke to her everyday, if not two or three times a day. We made a point to get together weekly.

If I’ve seemed distant, it’s because I am. If I’ve seemed distracted, it’s because I am. If I’ve seemed off, it’s because I am. I’ve been coping with a huge loss. In all honesty, it feels like a limb is gone.

Losing my grandma has been just…gut–wrenching.

I have not been ready to share this with anyone but today I woke up & was ready. Normally I would shy away from something so very personal, so close to my heart, but I feel like she was such a bright light on The Skinny Confidential that it’s unfair to keep her passing from you guys.

Besides, she was the biggest star of this blog.

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My grandma’s passing took 8 painful weeks. So the …

 

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WINNER, WINNER…DRUMROLL PLZ?

September 20, 2016
Updated: September 22, 2016
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LAURYN

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DRUMROLL…announcing the $2700 beauty/wellness giveaway winner.

CONGRATS TO…Annamarie McGrath.

& then of course the 3 The Skinny Confidential Bombshell Body Guide AND MEAL PLAN winners too. Congrats to: Maureen Van Schie, Paige Johnson, & Salome Donenfeld.

For the Snapchat beauty box giveaway: @khaye10.

Please e-mail me at lauryn@theskinnyconfidential.com to collect your prizes.

Another HUGE giveaway is coming next month — you guys love them so I will continue to really concentrate on giveaways…it’s going to be a big one so stay tuned. Also, follow along on Snapchat because I’ll now be hosting giveaways all the time! Username: @laurynevarts.

Thank you for your support as always, lauryn

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The Best Damn Satin Duster For Fall | byt the skinny confidential

The Best Damn Satin Duster For Fall

September 20, 2016
Updated: September 21, 2016
by
LAURYN

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HI!!

SOOO… it’s raining today.

I guess this means summer is OFFICIALLY over? Are you guys happy or sad about this?

I’m personally EXTREMELY excited we’re heading into fall. For me, fall means the scent of fall inspired potpourri, tons of time with family for the holidays, & constant Frank Sinatra playing in the house. Plus, fall style is just SO chic. There’s something edgy & bougie about colder weather clothes… Am I right??

My FAVORITE fall trend, is THE DUSTER. They’re very Kim K, don’t you think? Especially loving SATIN DUSTERS. They’re light, edgy, versatile, & BEYOND chic.

Anyway, this badass satin duster is a DAMN good find. Here’s how you can wear it:

The Best Damn Satin Duster For Fall:

ONE: In the earlier months of fall, pair it with black jeans, boots, & a tank top for a casual vibe. This look is perfect for meeting friends for happy hour, a movie date night with your hubby, or just a casual night out in general.

TWO: Throw this satin duster over a blouse & slacks for a totally professional, business casual look. I love a good duster for the office.

THREE: Over a high-waisted pant, a crop …

 

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