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The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ My birthday get up }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ Couple massage }

Here’s a little birthday update through pictures…I mean, technically, yah, I know it was a week and half ago buttttt I had to share!

Basically I spent my birthday laying low— think: a massage, a lil pool, some margaritas, a couple Instagrams ( LOL, duh! ), & dinner with Michael.

Literally my version of the perfect birthday. Being surrounded by loud music & screaming people in the club isn’t my jam anymore.

I feel like everything in life is constantly crazy, so any opportunity to lay low is pretty much welcomed!

Ok so, back to biz: I’m going to be blogging my little heart away for the next couple of weeks because I feel like I’ve been neglecting you guys.

My question of the day: what’s your questions? What do you want to see on TSC? Recipes, fitness, wellness, relationship posts?

You tell me below & I’ll make it a point to fit it all in. As the big, sexy blue Genie in Aladdin said, ‘your wish is my command.’

SO! LMK. Happy Tuesday!

xx. Lauryn

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ Spicy lemon margaritas at Rancho Valencia }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ The gorgeous, smiley beauty }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ The most peaceful surroundings }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.{ Mmm…cupcakes! }

  1. Sounds like the best way to spend a birthday! Mine’s coming up pretty quick, will definitely be following in your footsteps – MASSAGE, yes please! 🙂

  2. what are your fav iPhone apps!?

    also, can you do an organization post?? i have so many different things going on, its hard to keep it all together.

    your such an inspiration!! xx Morgane

  3. I would love to see stuff about how you balance work and the rest of your life, also about how you got the idea to start your blog and write your amazing book:) luv it, you are incredible!!

  4. What a fabulous birthday celebration!

    I love all of your posts, but I especially love the fashion and fitness/wellness topics that you post about.

  5. Happy late birthday and congrats on your engagement!! Have you done a post on your fav deodorant? I use Donna Karan cashmere mist because I can actually stand the smell of it. Any kind of natural brand you use that works? Thankssss 🙂

  6. Just had my graduation week which in Sweden means loads if partying and celebration. Sound good right? Buuut between hangovers and parties it’s hard to get my workout in and eat healthy. I would love a “get back on track” post from you, adapted to a person who usually workout 5 times a week and eat pretty good but have slacked a bit… Have a great day!

  7. I really like your posts on “life”stuff: what exercise brings you; managing anxiety; organisation; friends and family – life “hacks” I guess. And life in San Diego! Fun to see for reader in rainy London … Xx

  8. I’d definitely like more fitness and recipes especially filling summer salads and take to work lunches 🙂
    Happy belated birthday! It sounds perfect xxx Lucy @ La Lingua : Food, Travel & Life in Italy

  9. please share your wedding planning process- design ideas/colour scheme/whatever!! p.s Congrats on your engagement 🙂
    Also can you do a post on how to organise your desk/room/life- because it looks like you always have your shit together and sorted out! 🙂
    We love you in Australia!!

    1. Yes! Wedding planning and ideas!!! and perhaps a post about closet organization? Too many clothes and accessories… first world problems.

  10. I have two questions: how do you determine what foods to splurge on? For example, what to buy organic vs. non? I’m finding quality fruits and veggies so much more pricey. And, how do you keep yourself from snacking when bored and stuck at a desk? Thanks Lauryn!

  11. I would LOVE to see some at home, quick workouts! I don’t always have time to go to the gym or do anything particularly long after work so a quick, but effective, at home workout is what I do. I’m getting bored of my routine though. Any ideas for me?


  12. Def agree with the posts about recipes, wedding planning, and I’d love to see how you resist sugar/unhealthy foods when at social events! I have to say “no” completely or else I’ll say eff it and mess my entire day up with (way) more than one…

  13. Def health and wellness – and recipes! But then again I pretty much love all the things you post. So I doubt you can go wrong in any area 🙂

  14. -Dresses to wear to a wedding
    -hobbies to try this summer
    -when is the perfect time to fit in yoga
    -HIIT workouts
    -how to save money while still rockin cute hippie fashion and eating organic
    -what to do when you’re not too sure what direction you want to take in life… Career issues

  15. More “what I ate today” posts please ! And low cal healthy recipes 🙂 Thanks, and congratulations on the engagement!!!! XO

  16. Happy Belated!

    Maybe a post on how you budget/spend your money? I know you work your ass off for everything you have- and it shows! Just wondering how you choose what to spend and when!

  17. I would love to see some entrepreneur/business posts.. like “how to’s” or tips for staying motivated when starting a business. I work a 9-5 and am trying to start a business in my spare time and could use all the help I can get!

  18. Congrats on your engagement!! I would love to see a relationship/friendship post and how you may have dealt with any ‘toxicity.’ Thanks!!

  19. I’d love your advice on BFF-break ups if you’ve ever experienced that.

    And a post about ‘A day in the life’ of you’re life!

  20. Happy belated girl! Looks like it was a fab bday! Also, You haven’t done anything on fitness for a looooong time. Anything fitness related would be appreciated 🙂

    Thanks Lauryn!

  21. Recepies;) I love the ones you have but a little new food inspo would be great. Or actually inspo in general especially when it comes to fashion. You seem to have a great taste but if I’m going to be honest I am so boring when it comes to clothes, I wear black on top of black (practically an EMO by now;P). Last but not least how about a motivational post again you know to have the GET UP YOUR ASS AND DO IT! I miss those posts too:) Hehe I hope I didn’t talk to much;)

    Congrats on the engagement btw! He’s a lucky man, and you guys are super adorbs together.


  22. Fitness please! Love the transformation of the lifestyle blog but I kind of miss the recipe and fitness posts they aren’t as many now. Posts on yoga as well!?

  23. Happy Birthday from a fellow May baby! I travel for a living and could use some help with how to stay healthy diet and fitness wise. Airport/hotel food doesn’t offer many organic options and finding a safe place to workout in the outdoors can sometimes be a challenge.

  24. can we start with your spicy margarita recipes? in fact, how about all of your skinny cocktail recipes (but especially the spicy ones…)

  25. Happy Late Birthday and a huge congratulations on the engagement!!

    I would love to read more about fitness tips as well as health related issues such as probiotics, chemicals to avoid, healthy eating etc! Also would love to see your wedding planning as it happens!! Congrats again!

  26. I would love to see a post about advice for recent college graduates! I’m moving to a new city (LA) and would love to hear advice on a new start, organization, how to manage money, etc.

    Besides that I love relationship and fitness/health posts!

  27. Wedding planning and all details & stories along the way. And perhaps a post about closet organization? There are just too many clothes/ accessories … first world problems!

  28. Could you post more stylized blog posts. Your style is adorable! And someone commented above about organization! Yes please!

  29. Hey Lauryn! Always enjoy seeing your fashion get ups. Happy belated and totally feel you on low key > raging club. #overit
    Anyways, I know I emailed you on stretches for hip flexors but another topic (didn’t want to keep blowing you up your email ex boyfriend style) is foam rolling! I know it can piggyback with stretching but at Equinox, they are very serious about it! Thanks, girl! Glad you had a great birthday with your man! xx SS

  30. I’m in college and trying to stay healthy but it can be difficult with roommates and stress of classes. Any tips on enjoying college but also loosing weight and living healthy?

  31. I would love to read post about décor, maybe a raw food/juice detox plan, stories about you being a “food snob” – just too funny. I would also love for you to do a VLOG 🙂

    I would also like to know if you are still pro the things you used to do.( Like I read an old post on drinking some green powder). Are there any old post/tips that you would no longer recommend or how have you changed your habits from when you started to blog and until now?

  32. I am a vegetarian and your recipes are killer. Some more veggie recipes please? And some more inspo? I love that stuff! Also…skin care!

  33. Happy late Birthday!! I totally agree with you – I’d much rather do a relaxing spa/poolside/Mai-Tai day for my birthday instead of raging at some dive with cheap, bland beers! I feel like many of the people I know don’t favor the low-key style, but you gotta be yourself, right?! 🙂

  34. That birthday get up is to die for! I love it! Sounds like you had the perfect birthday. I love everything you post but it might be cool for you to do some posts on relationships and what has kept you 2 together for so long and being engaged! I love reading about love, haha so cheesy!! 🙂

  35. Happy belated birthday and congrats on your engagement! Would love to see more fitness posts – I just got engaged too and need to up my fitness game for the wedding! 🙂 Thanks so much, love your blog!!

  36. SO jealous of your couple’s massage!! I truly miss having massages, they’re just so dang expensive in the US … and congrats on your engagement as well, gorgeous lady 🙂
    I would love to see more fitness and wellness related posts (workouts, what you’re eating/love eating, and etc)

  37. Spray tanning, are the chemicals ok for you? How do you prep? How do you get it to not discolor light colored clothing? And sometimes it smells bad! Just curious what advice you have. Thanks! Love your blog:)

  38. How do you balance blogging, fitness goals (healthy eating / working out / etc), you time, and your relationship? I can be so focussed driven that when I tunnel vision in on one thing, other things suffer. Thoughts?


  39. How do you balance blogging, fitness goals (healthy eating / working out / etc), you time, and your relationship? I can be so focussed driven that when I tunnel vision in on one thing, other things suffer. Thoughts?


  40. I would love to see more fitness and recipe posts!! Also relationship posts. Maybe a relationship post on how to compromise with your partner without feeling like you’re giving up important things to you. Or how to create fun memories cheaply. Or how to handle relationships with two different personalities or hobbies (one loves being active/the other doesn’t). for recipes posts maybe more healthy easy recipes for lunch or dinner that can still taste indulgent. And for fitness maybe some at home workouts that you can do with 5 or 8 pound dumbbells. 🙂

  41. I just read your new book.. Love the tips:) can you talk more about hair? Your hair is amazing may i ask… Do you wear extensions & how do you get the mixed blonde color. Keep up the great posts. Thanksn

  42. I’d definitely love to see more healthy recipe posts! Especially drink recipes that you use suja with:D

    And I’d actually also like to see a post on your cute little pup, like how you take care of her, groom, feed, or dress her..

  43. As a relatively new reader to your blog (last few months) I would love to see ‘day to day life’ stuff as well as fitness please. 🙂

  44. This looks like the perfect birthday weekend! I love your outfit too, you totally work that all-white look! I’m now following your blog on bloglovin’.

    I love that your blog has a variety of different posts from fashion to fitness to food (my three favourite F’s!), all I can say is keep up the good work and the variety


  45. Hey Lauryn,
    So I have been following your blog pretty much since the beginning and have been debating on asking you this because it is personal but I do think it has a huge affect on every healthy young woman’s life. This is birth control. Do you take it, if so what form? I know that taking hormones cannot be good for you, so what do you do?

  46. I’d really like to hear about wedding plans and relationships! But also home decor/interior design, book tips (I have orderd yours and can’t wait, want more books like that!), fitness and recipes!

  47. Hi! Congrats on your engagement!
    I was wondering if you could please do a post on how you organize things! Your top ten tips for organizing and staying organized!
    Also I would love more tips on avoiding the freshman fifteen… for instance, how to schedule in working out with sleep with work with school with friends…. etc.
    Thanks! and you’re my idol. 😉

  48. Skincare regime or age prevention tips beyond SPF (I’m obsessed with SPF too 🙂 )

    Also, any dog health tips?!

  49. I know you work your ass off for what you have, but maybe a post on how you budget, save money, choose what to splurge on and what to get.

  50. more recipes! looove the posts with quick easy recipes such as the cocoroons and the the summer salad. Also the choc filled raspberries!

    How to transform your closet on a budget

    Hair tutorial to get beacy waves!

    love mini delights monday!

    Also exemplifying common foods bought in the store that people dont realize how unhealthy they actually are! its like a game when i go grocery shopping! i can’t buy Jam without the first ingredient being sugar! as well as half the peanut butter on the shelves being pure crap. stuff like this would be really interesting to read about especially products that i haven’t already noticed were gross.

  51. Hello 🙂
    I would love to hear your opinion about veganism ? Since you promoting things like eggs and fish … I would love to hear what you think about vegan people 🙂
    We hear more and more about this subject so, I thought you could talk about it !

    I’m French btw, and I love you so much <3

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