MY CORRECTIVE DOUBLE JAW SURGERY EXPERIENCE

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LAURYN

MY CORRECTIVE DOUBLE JAW SURGERY EXPERIENCE

As you know I had double jaw surgery…which was a real fucking ordeal.

Since I get so many e-mails about this unique surgery, I decided I’d do what I do best & lay it all on the line for you with a little video.

If you remember I was actually SWOLLEN AF for like two years. Ya, two years.

It screws with you- it’s something I haven’t really talked about but I thought it was important to share a peek behind the curtain of what was really happening. I’m finally in a place where I’m ready to open up & share the BTS with you.

Hopefully this helps anyone who’s been through a traumatic surgery. What I went through has definitely made me a more resilient person, HOWEVER it was not fun.

With that, I’ll let the video do the talking?

PRODUCTS YOU NEED FOR JAW SURGERY:

ICE ROLLER ( post here )

OUTFIT BREAKDOWN:

RED LIPSTICK: NARS JUNGLE RED
STRIPED TOP
STRIPED PANTS ( similar )
CROSS NECKLACE (similar)

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corrective double jaw surgery experience | the skinny confidential

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Finally Have A Little Energy To Talk About SURGERY

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LAURYN

jaw corrective surgery | by the skinny confidential

Ohhhhhh man.

Life has been intense these past 2 weeks.

If you read this post you guys know I had surgery.

Well, actually totally transparency: MAJOR surgery.

Firstly, I’ve had 3 surgical procedures in my life: appendectomy ( my mom thought I had the flu…turned out my appendix ruptured & went gangrene in high school. Hurt like a bitch ), a boob job ( circa 2005. If you guys want a full blog post on this I’m happy to do one— lmk below ), & my wisdom teeth pulled ( but who hasn’t? ).

I feel like although the appendix was tough, nothing was as gnarly as my fourth surgery: jaw corrective surgery.

jaw corrective surgery | by the skinny confidential

Let me start from the beginning.

Surprisingly I’m a very private person in many ways. When you’re a blogger you sort of get to choose what you want to share & what’s off limits. As my blog years have gone on though, I’ve become a bit more open ( maybe that’s age too? ). Anyway the reason I decided to share my surgery experience is because maybe, hopefully it will help someone out there who’s going through something similar. In fact, if you guys are interested, I’ll …

Weird Shit I Carry In My Purse

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LAURYN

You guys know I love to keep it weird, always.

Today I want to share with you some of the random shit that’s in my purse. Maybe it’s weird or unusual, but for me, all these items are super useful.

Whenever I’m on the go, I just need to know that these are in my purse & easy to grab. We always want to keep things easy & efficient over here.

Ok, let’s get into the standouts & WHY these are perfect for your handbag.

pink vibrator for your face

This is in my purse at all times for when I’m feel extra puffy from jaw surgery. You never know when you’re gonna need it ( but only use this if you’re not wearing makeup ).

FACIAL MASSAGERS ARE EXPENSIVE. They’re real expensiveeeee. I love my facial massagers more than my future first-born, but when I was in college there was NO WAY- like no way, I would have been able to afford a $399 facial massager. It just wasn’t in the cards, you know?

Mimi actually discovered this gem. The hack of a lifetime. The idea of the century. She’s basically Columbus.

You should know, Mimi …

THE IMPORTANCE OF SPICES:

The Importance of Spices

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LAURYN

THE IMPORTANCE OF SPICES:

SPICES!

This is a post I’ve literally wanted to do since I started blogging & just haven’t yet. I’m happy to say….8 years later, here we are.

In my opinion, spices (& herbs, but post to come on that later) are some of the most underrated additions in the kitchen. There are so many ways to get creative with them & add zest to any meal.

I add spices to EVERYTHING. From my coffee to my water to my pizza to even ice cream.

Spices are so big all over the world- like in Asia, Europe & India, they’re non-negotiable. We really need to use them more & make it more of a thing in America.

Pretty much every single spice is an antioxidant, which we always want. They’re pretty cheap for the most part, easy to use, make things taste AMAZING, & take up no space in your pantry or cupboard. Win, win, win, win, if you ask me.

Today we’re going to discuss the standout stars & why they need to be in your kitchen asap. My resolution for 2019 is to cook more in the kitchen & there’s no way I could do this without spices. …

beauty industry favorite products by the skinny confidential

The Skinny Confidential TEAM SKINCARE GUIDE: EYE CREAMS, SERUMS, TOOLS & EVERYTHING IN-BETWEEN

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LAURYN

beauty industry favorite products by the skinny confidential

I feel like you guys really loved it when the team posted their favorite gifts so I went back to the drawing board with them & we sat down to brainstorm their favorite skincare items. You’re gonna find everything from the best serums to the best oils.

Since the TSC team is in the beauty industry, I feel like they definitely know their shit when it comes to skincare. I know I picked up a bunch of tips from them & added my favorites of the moment for you too. Let’s get right to it.

♡ eye cream

Mimi
This eye cream is my go-to before makeup ( I talked about the other eye creams I use in 
this skincare post ). But this one is perfect for a quick fix. I can feel my skin tightening beneath it. The sensation is similar to if you have ever done a clay face mask- when it begins to dry, your skin tightens underneath. It’s the same feeling but on your under eyes, so it makes me look like I’ve basically had an eye lift.

Val
Finding an eye cream I love has been a challenge for me. Our eyes are delicate