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Mini DeLites: Vegas For a Sec

June 29, 2016

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Heyyyy guys, what’s up?

How’s everyone doing? Any news? Please update.

Currently watching the reunion of Southern Charm… this shit is gnarlier than Melrose Place. Like WHOA.

Anyway, this weekend I went to Vegas for one second. If you follow along on Snapchat ( !!! ) you know Michael & I went to Vegas for literally 12 hours to cover the International Beauty Show for Snapchat. It was so in & out. Think flight at 7:00 AM then back at 9:00 PM. Lots of AIRPLANE peanuts & boxed pizza happened on Sunday. There was just no time to eat. Working with Snapchat was kind of a dream come true because I adore the platform so much. Life is so much about experience, & let me tell you – Sunday was an experience!

On Monday, we went up to LA to meet with the Instagram Team. We learned a bunch of cool new stuff to share with you guys ( let me know if you want to see a post on Instagram’s new ways & I promise I’ll do something fun? ). Basically Instagram is evolving with the times & starting to promote content that is less curated and more raw, real, & authentic. The Snapchat video is in, the overly produced video is out. The meeting was super interesting. We talked about it on our latest podcast episode if you want to hear more. ALSO, I did a mini Insta post on how to utilize Instagram in all the right ways here.

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{ latest exclusive content to TSC app: rosehip oil benefits }

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I’m very, VERY much ready to go home to San Diego & start some 4th of July prep. Lots of water, lots of workouts, lots of lemon, & LOTS OF healthy fats, proteins, & fruits. TSC 7 day meal plan is coming ( hopefully ) the day after 4th of July. Just adding the finishing touches! This meal plan is SERIOUS. I’ve brought a journal around with me for the last month & have been recording EXACTLY what I’m eating.

Like EXACTLY. I’m excited to share, stay tuned.

Ok, actually falling asleep at the computer & totally need to remove my makeup. I’m one of those annoying girls that cannot go to bed without removing my makeup. Especially since I have a huge zit right now. Makeup needs to come off COMPLETELY. Thank God for rosehip oil — it’s very much my favorite makeup remover of the moment. There’s nothing better than removing makeup in one swipe. NOTHING.

Hope you all had a fabulous Monday & Tuesday, lauryn xx

+ UPDATE: two new exclusive TSC app pieces are UP ( rosehip oil benefits! Twitter’s comeback! ) AND new podcast episode is LIVE. all about press kits, making the first move, & working Instagram’s algorithm. 

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{ oysters & rosé after 12 hours in Vegas! }


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4th of july party essentials: everything you need to throw a great 4th of july party this year! by the skinny confidential


June 28, 2016

4th of july party essentials: everything you need to throw a great 4th of july party this year! by the skinny confidential


So who’s getting ready for the long holiday weekend?

Whether you’re hanging out at home, heading to a friend’s house, or spending the day at the beach, these items are PERFECT for the 4th of July.

Think super patriotic, red, white, blue, stars, & stripes GALOR. Not kidding, though. How festive are these pieces?

Some flirty little 4th of July party essentials will for sure come in handy:

Big Swan Floatie:

Nothing better than a pool floatie to Instagram, LOL. I’m also kind of loving this flamingo & this pineapple.

Chic White Hat:

There’s a 99% chance you’re going to be outside in the sun on the 4th of July, so DON’T forget a hat & PLEASE wear sunscreen…you knew I would say this, huh?

Star Ice Cube Trays:

Chic ice cube trays will sure pair well with your skinny margarita. Get extra creative and make TSC watermelon ice cubes. Add blueberries to the trays to make it extra 4th-ish.

Super Soft Patriotic Beach Towel:

This towel can definitely up the ambiance for the 4th of July. Throw it on a pool lounge or in your area for a beach party. Sassy.

Giant Pitchers:

So you can serve up some sexy cocktails on the 4th, of course! A couple of fun ideas for your cocktail game:

White Peach Margaritas

Strawberry Champagne Sweet Tea

Skinny Micheladas

Red, White, & Blue Garland:

Hang it on the wall, table, seriously anywhere, for an Americana vibe. It takes two seconds to hang & adds a lot of flair.

Subscribe to TSC Weekly Newsletter for some extra 4th recipes. Sending it out tomorrow.

Happy ( almost ) Independence Day!


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Mini DeLites

June 21, 2016
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{ continuing the sweet theme with some personalized rice krispie treats ! }

Well hello.

Currently listening & editing our latest episode of TSC podcast because the Nanz was FINALLY on today! Thank you guys for sending in your questions. The episode will be live tonight at like 3 AM. She discusses serious topics like beef hash, cheese Wellington’s, & her dog, Slipper.

CORRECT, Slipper. Like the shoe.

Anyway, for some reason my anxiety has been at an all time high for the last week & a half. It’s like out of control. So I found it totally normal to go work out at 10:30 at night. Sometimes you do what you gotta do. I will say the anxiety has dissipated a bit. Sweating it out can really mean sweating it out. If you guys want, I’ll do a follow-up anxiety post, someone just asked me about it so I feel like it might be a post where we can swap tips & tricks.

Can we also discuss the fact that a few posts ago I wrote: “I HAVE NOT SHIT TODAY.”

Here’s the thing you guys. I write how I speak. So when I speak in my head it comes out EXACTLY like it sounds in my mind… straight to the blog.

What I meant ( & what it sounds like in my head ) is: “I DON’T HAVE SHIT FOR YOU TODAY.” Not “I HAVE NOT SHIT TODAY.”

UGHHHHHH. Total fail.

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{ a cute TSC reader sent me this whimsical candle <3 }

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{ birthday cookbook from a friend… now I can make all my favorites }

Everyone was Snapping me & e-mailing me about it for a week and half. I was confused. I was like “why are people being weird that I cursed? I curse a lot.”

Two weeks later a kind reader Snapped me, explaining that she understands what I was trying to say… but it was coming off a different way.

Really, I’m good on the whole digestion thing though. But that’s a whole different post. I just didn’t have any shit to give you that day. LOL. Kill me.

Ok SO this weekend was pretty mellow, nothing really to report.

BUT I did attend a crazy workshop which I will blog about in a different post. It was an 8 hour course geared towards women. Afterwards a couple of my friends, Michael, & I went to the Padres game and out for spicy Mexican food. Obviously yesterday was Father’s Day… which we spent hanging out with my dad. Favorite person ever!

By the way, happy Father’s Day… if there are any hottie dads out there reading TSC.

Ok, chat soon!

– lauryn x

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{ a sweet reader sent me this print! LOVE }

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{ TSC ice cubes: lemon juice x blueberries…add it to your water. SO good! Trays here }
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May 17, 2016

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{ pink elephant cookie & Lucky Charms chocolate bars, OMMMGG }

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{ the best housewarming gift: a grapefruit-scented diffuser }

How weird is it when you reach a point where you actually like a good Monday?

Like who am I? What is happening to me? Really, we need a strong moment of silence……..

This is something that’s been actively happening & it’s really weirding me out. I mean I was never an “I HATE MONDAY, SCREW MONDAY” kind of person but as of late I’ve grown to…well…like Mondays.

There are multiple reasons for this. The first being that it feels fresh. I know it’s cliché, but Mondays are kind of a new start. Plus it forces you to go get shit done. & personally I feel a lot better when shit is done. Nothing better than falling into bed after a day of giving your absolute 100%. Another reason is tomorrow is Tuesday, which means the release of all my favorite podcasts. Now you should know I’ve really fallen in love with podcast. Unfortunately there are too many to name so I’ll just do a full post breakdown on my favorites, if you’re game?

Off on a tangent but podcasts just make everything better. Here’s the deal, I’m a kill two birds with one stone kind of gal. If I’m doing something that requires NO brain cells ( CLEANING ) I want to be learning. There are so many podcasts out there that provide a shit ton of knowledge. So ya, scrub & listen, fold & listen, Windex ( not really, I would never use Windex ) & listen, ETC.

A little sparkle, a little knowledge.

Anyway, back to Mondays… I’m also a fan of Mondays because I believe you can set the tone of the week with a positive start. Say you had a shit week the week before, Monday is a way to change your tune, you know?

Maybe the reason I love Mondays so much is because I’m a retired person. You know this if you follow along on Snapchat: I like peppermint tea, quietness, a good book, some Bossanova, & a freezing cold lemon martini…at 6:30 PM. Mondays are very much for retired people.

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{ SO excited to dig into The Career Code }

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{ meditation flow: ginger tea, natural rose water, & soothing candles }

Regardless I feel like if you don’t hate Mondays, they won’t hate you back.

Try it, it’s refreshing. Different. Against the grain. You get my drift.

Thoughts on Monday? Love or hate?

This thought has been occupying my head a lot lately so I figured it was necessary to do an ‘I LOVE MONDAY’ post. Maybe I’ll even make t-shirts. Stay tuned.

In other news, this weekend was eventful. We were in LA for work/play & just really enjoyed ourselves with some friends.

…However we missed our chihuahuas dearly ( retirement home moments ). Back in San Diego now & getting excited because it’s my birthday week! Who’s a Gemini too ; )?

10:02 PM & I am actually off to the gym right now. Sadly I didn’t have enough time to squeeze a cardio sesh in earlier today so there’s that. Gotta end this Monday strong though!

See ya tomorrow, lauryn x

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