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A Real Throw Back: DIY Fruit By The Foot

Updated: February 21, 2017
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LAURYN

If you don’t know what fruit roll-ups are, have you lived?

I mean Gushers, Dunk-a-Roos, Capri Sun, Rippin’ Berry-Berry Fruit By The Foot were on repeat when I was a kid. Isn’t this everyone else’s childhood memories? I feel like orange soda & Lunchables were everywhere too. So crazy to think about…my how things have changed.

In regards to fruit roll-ups you remember the old slogan: “Real fruit and fun, rolled up in one.”

Except they were NOT JUST real fruit. The fun was a bunch of added bullshit like: corn syrup, dextrose, cottonseed oil, citric acid, sodium citrate, acetylated monoglycerides, fruit pectin, malic acid, ascorbic acid, natural flavors, and artificial colors.

SUSPICIOUS, NO?

If I’m eating something that’s 3 feet long ( insert sex joke ), that’s going to stain my tongue, it better be good…& contain simple ingredients. Which is why I’m sharing this EASY, QUICK, DIY Fruit By The Foot à la TSC Style for ya:

TSC MANGO/STRAWBERRY FRUIT BY THE FOOT:

3 cups washed stemmed organic strawberries
1/2 mango, in chunks
1-2 tablespoons of raw manuka honey
A few squeezes of lemon
A little water

1. Preheat the oven to 250°F & line a large baking

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INSTAGRAM LIVE MAKEUP BREAKDOWN FOR YA

Updated: February 18, 2017
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LAURYN

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You guys how sassy is Instagram LIVE? I’m LOVING it. Valentine’s Day we broke down a date night look & then Thursday we did a live Q&A while Kelsey & Shawn did my make-up & hair.

So now I’m going to share the EXACT make-up products + how to use them.

The real secret to great make-up? A great base. Stay hydrateddrink your collagen, use face and eye masks & moisturize with oils. I also LOVE to use my ice roller before doing makeup to help de-puff my face. Taking care of your skin is crucial for prevention.

With that, let’s dive right into make-up:

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PREP:

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+ Slather face & neck with rosehip oil & caffeine sunscreen

ROSEHIP OIL

If you follow along on Snapchat, you already know this oil is A MUST. Rosehip oil helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, eye bags, fine lines & more. Studies have shown that it can also help to reverse the adverse effects of prolonged sun exposure. Need I say more?

CAFFEINE SUNSCREEN

I’m obsessed with a good caffeinated sunscreen ( << been using this everyday, every second lately because the caffeine tightens …

 

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Wedding: Part I Getting Ready

Updated: February 19, 2017
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LAURYN

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Well hello.

Welcome to our wedding PART 1. I can assure you there are a lot of photos so this might be a four part-ish series. I figured the best day to kick this off was the day of love, NO?

Since I’m a detail freak I want to be sure I share a bunch of them with you guys.

Here’s PART 1. A BREAKDOWN of the pre-wedding set up.

The day started with me very much hungover. You could definitely have guessed that if you read about my blackout, diva moment.

Basically I woke up looking like Sloth from The Goonies because I was SWOLLEN! Immediately I called down to the spa & they sent up a sheet mask…which THANK GOD for because BOY DID I NEED IT.

If you know me you know when I wear a mask, I commit. So this mask did not come off my face for hours. Unfortunately I forgot my trusty steel ice roller…UGH. So before makeup started, I proceeded to stick my face in a bowl of ice ( what up ICE FACIAL ).

The whole thing was very efficient because the swelling definitely went down.

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TSC Him & Her Podcast Episode 50: Jordan Younger

Updated: February 16, 2017
by
LAURYN

tsc him & her podcast episode 50 jordan younger | by the skinny confidentialThis week on THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL HIM & HER PODCAST...

( 1:40 ): We’re back again & fired up to be here this week with Jordan Younger from The Balanced Blonde.

( 3:00): We enjoyed a weird lunch today with Taylor. After he finishes eating he wants to run out of restaurants like a thief. Imagine being on a dinner date with him!

( 4:20 ): We recently did a speech with The Collective which was really fun. It was great to connect with everyone who showed up. THANK YOU! Michael got out of his comfort zone & gave public speaking a shot… and now he won’t stop…

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS WITH JORDAN:

( 8:45 ): Lauryn asks: “Tell me about Jordan Younger.”

( 11:10 ): Lauryn asks: You were The Blonde Vegan & now you transitioned to The Balance Blonde. Tell us about the Blonde Vegan.”

( 15:05 ): Lauryn asks: “Now you’re The Balanced Blonde. What is your mission from here on out?”

( 17:55 ): Lauryn asks: “You went through all of this in front of the internet. Some people were nasty & some were supportive. Tell us about that.”

( 21:20 ): Lauryn asks: “You

 

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Mini DeLites: Very Much Into Valentine’s Day

Updated: February 14, 2017
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LAURYN

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{ think pink! | this sparkling Barbie clutch is my new MU bag <3 }

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{ hello weekend: a little sweet moscato canned wine }

I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT MICHAEL HAS PLANNED FOR ME FOR VALENTINE’S.

LIKE I’D SURE LOVE A FEW TRINKETS.

OR a home-cooked meal?

…aka this post is selfishly for me to give him a little nudge.

In other news I spent my Sunday barefoot in the kitchen. That’s right: cooking, baking, experimenting.

We’re putting the final touches on some VERY quick, delicious recipes for the next TSC Meal Plan. This one will be very anti-inflammatory & will provide you with a ‘WHAT THE FUCK TO DO WHEN YOU LOVE CARBS GUIDE.’

See? I got you.

AND if you follow along on Snapchat you know we were in the kitchen alllll day but took a break to whip up some cinnamon rolls. Because hello? It was Sunday.

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{ today’s sweets situation }

If you’re in need of a skinnier version of cinnamon rolls, TRY THIS RECIPE. Option to switch the flour out for almond or coconut flour : ). I’m always experimenting with different baking recipes & I made this recipe a few …

 

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