Category Archives: Wellness

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Updated: May 10, 2017

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Nothing like green smoothies, green muffins…& green water.

That’s right- green water is IN.

Or to get scientific on you: CHLOROPHYLL WATER IS IN.

I feel like every girl should be casually sipping her CHLOROPHYLL water as she runs errands, goes to Pilates, or hustles. It’s chic right?

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Well it’s more than chic. Let me explain:

I was first introduced to CHLOROPHYLL water by a TSC reader, Erika of Urban Chiqueness. I had major altitude sickness & was bitching about it on Snapchat. She told me that chlorophyll in water would REALLY help the altitude sickness. Basically it helps you capture oxygen in your lungs- so a real WIN when you’re skiing Aspen. Of course if you know me, you know that second I was on Amazon ordering myself a bottle.

Ever since I’ve been hooked.

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So let’s put our lab coats on & get right into- k?

“Chlorophyll is a green pigment naturally produced by plants and algae and gives them their characteristic green color. Chlorophyll is critical for photosynthesis, the process by which sunlight is converted into chemical energy. Chlorophyll can function as a free radical neutralizer, may help to support the body’s detoxification processes and has been traditionally used as an internal deodorizer.” { NOW Foods }

“Chlorophyll can actually help do the job of hemoglobin, increasing the quantity and quality of red blood cells in your body. Amazing fact: it’s even been known to be used in hospital IVs for pain & swelling! It is only natural that “green sunshine” should bring you energy: taking chlorophyll in capsule, powder, or liquid form will bring you an instant boost of energy and vitality. More healthy red blood cells mean better oxygen absorption in the bloodstream, which means more all around energy and oxygen utilization in the body. And because of its blood health-improving qualities, it can cleanse and rejuvenate your body at a cellular level.” { The Chalkboard }


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HOW TO USE Chlorophyll

+ powder or capsule form, daily ( << this isn’t my preference though )

+ LIQUID form is my preference. You can easily throw chlorophyll DROPS in your morning smoothie or take it with other vitamins. I prefer to take mine in liquid form like an instant green juice! I drink it when I can in a water bottle with a bunch of ice & water. ( Val who works with The Skinny Confidential LOVES IT in her water too- she swears by it! ).

In true TSC spirit: to liven it up you can also add in a sprinkle ( or half the bottle in my case ) of cayenne pepper. Chlorophyll has a slightly minty taste that’s refreshing AND cooling. Kind of like spa water. If you want to go crazy add a few drop to TSC Pink Detox Drink…or your vodka soda?


+ 8 ounces warm water

+ 1 tsp liquid chlorophyll

+ lemon juice, to taste

+ dash of cayenne pepper

+ directions: mix all ingredients in glass. Drinky-drink.

Or be efficient like me & add a few drops to your daily water bottle. EASY.

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Let’s showcase the WHY YOU NEED THIS BENEFITS. Ahem! Chlorophyll is an energy/immunity booster, hormonal balancer, & FABULOUS detoxifier. IT’S FILLED WITH vitamins, minerals, & essential fatty acids too. One of my favorite benefits? It promotes digestive health so if you have any gut issues- DRINK UP!

This is the one I like because it’s non-GMO & it has a little dropper. Plus it fits in my makeup bag. VERY sorry to your Amazon carts- I just always have to share my latest wellness finds with you. This one is a GOOD one because it’s not too expensive & something that lasts forever ( the bottle is a perfect size ). Also the benefits are just insane.


I am really into the show, Billions right now- thanks to you guys it’s time for me to get off & watch a new ep. Plus my mint tea is getting cold.

Happy Tuesday! x lauryn

+ be sure to listen to the latest podcast episode !! We discuss the BTS of parenthood with Weslie & Brono of DoubleYouDot. Read about their experience- Weslie really breaks it down ; ).

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unicorn food dye | by the skinny confidential


Updated: May 1, 2017

unicorn food dye | by the skinny confidential

From lattes to grilled cheese everything is getting a unicorn makeover this season. Probably because it’s Instagrammable AF & the treats can be loaded with health benefits? I’ve been playing around with unicorn inspired food & created some exclusive recipes for TSC BBG members. You can see a sneak peek on Instagram. Check out how to add some magic to your foods with these simple additions!



use: pomegranate powder

+ improves memory

+ contributes to skin & hair health

helps fight bacterial & fungal infections


use: beet juice or beet powder

boosts your immune system

+ contains potassium & manganese

+ aids in digestion & promotes healthy blood pressure


use: goji berry powder

anti-inflammatory & high levels of antioxidants

+ improves immune function

+ detoxifies your liver


use: turmeric

increases brain function

+ anti-inflammatory & reduces risk of heart disease

+ increases antioxidant capacity in the body


use: matcha powder

boosts your metabolism

+ enhances memory & concentration

+ increases energy levels & endurance


use: chlorophyll

supports your immune system

+ works as an internal deodorant

+ reduces cravings


use: e3 live

highest concentration of protein

+ balances your immune system & fights inflammation

+ boosts energy & improves recovery time


use: acai berry powder

aids in digestion & weight loss

+ improves cellular health

+ anti-aging effects


use: pearl powder

+ regenerates collagen

+ heals acne & blemishes

+ prevents skin aging & deterioration

( more on pearl ) 

Now comes the fun part. Let your imagination run wild and create a delicious & magical masterpiece. You can make unicorn inspired toast, chia pudding & banana nice cream. Maybe I’ll try to make a unicorn protein pancake this weekend? Playing with your food is fun. SO excited to see all of your creations!

+ want some unicorn inspired looks for music festival season? Try a holographic fanny pack.


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Updated: April 28, 2017

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Vitamins & I have this complicated relationship.

We’ve had some ups & downs, ya know?

I went through a phase where I didn’t take any & then I experimented & then finally, I found some I actually really like…Enter HUM.

Firstly, do you blame me for liking these vitamins? They’re very aesthetically pleasing. Not the kind of vitamins that you want to hide under the sink because they’re crusty looking. You know the type. These ones happen to be pretty guys! So pretty, in fact, I wanted to display them in my bathroom.

Yes- HUM is cute. It’s youthful. It’s FRESH.

Ok enough about the chic packaging: what about the actual vitamins?

Well before we get into it, here’s the thing: vitamins are personal. I, being the human guinea pig that I am, tried these all-natural supplements for a few months & I loved them. So on that note, I’m simply sharing what’s worked for me. Everyone is different. You do you.

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To give you some background you should know that HUM Nutrition’s line of supplements is sustainably sourced & contains NO soy, gluten, GMO’s, artificial colors, or preservatives. Many are organic AND they even have vegan options that are encapsulated in algae instead of gelatin. Kind of on brand for all us TSC readers.

Yes all that’s fab but here’s what really got me: their mission is to holistically approach outer-beauty concerns from within. AND they’re all about PREVENTION. Prevention is key is in my opinion when it comes to beauty. But you know this already.

Here are some of the standout stars ( in my opinion ):

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Runway Ready:

I’m all about that glowing skin & fuller hair. These mini packets are easy to throw in a smoothie ( green please! ) & really step up the hair & nail growth. Plus I’ve been feeling extra dewy lately on my face & neck. If you’re in a hurry you can throw this into water with ice ( which I’ve been known to do…because I’m perpetually late ).

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Moody Bird:

No surprise here: when Aunt Flow is in town I can be a real bitch. I took these especially around my period to balance hormones, help relieve PMS symptoms, & rid hormonal breakouts. I mean this is kind of a no brainer in my opinion. This bottle is light purple & just looks so cheeky on my night stand…NO SHAME. AND HOW CUTE IS THE NAME?

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Wing Man:

LOVE A GOOD COCKTAIL which is why this one’s a standout star for me…Wing Man contains a blend of liver supportive herbs to flush out stressors (such as alcohol, sugar, etc) that would otherwise come through the skin. ANYTHING WITH HERBS too gets me going. This supplement helps protect organs & cleanse the system resulting in reduced dark under-eye circles & puffiness. Yes, you read that right. Bye-bye hangover. AND I DON’T HAVE TO GIVE UP MY VODKA SODA WITH 23420384 LEMONS.

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Here Comes The Sun:

Lastly, this one is most important because after getting my blood tested at Spark Health I found out I am low on Vitamin D. WAIT, before you say it’s because I never go in the sun- it’s NOT. It’s actually that I need to absorb more of the vitamin. Did you know Vitamin D can boost elasticity & collagen production in the skin while also reducing the appearance of lines & dark spots? UMMMM sign me up! This one I’ve been popping daily. Seriously it’s in my purse. AND with this supplement, you can enjoy all of the beauty benefits of the sun…without having to get the damage. ONE TIP HERE: for Vitamin D to take its full effect make sure you take it with healthy fat. I like to take mine after I eat an avocado or a scoop of raw coconut oil.

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SO! Since vitamins are personal, make sure you take a quick 3-minute evaluation before choosing what’s right for you. Also, you even get your own personal registered dietitian who will review your data & send you a personal profile and nutrient recommendation.


Do your research as always. & if you’re wondering, I found my stash through Sephora.

Would love to know what you guys think here: anyone tried HUM? Are you a vitamin girl? Tell, tell.

With that I’m off to put on my noise canceling headphones & take my Moody Bird…because you guessed it: I’m on my period. Lucky Michael. HA!

Hope you all had a productive Thursday!

X, lauryn

+ this post is in collaboration with HUM Nutrition. As always ALL opinions are my own.

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A WEIRD, EFFECTIVE Way To Dry Brush…Am I Crazy?

Updated: April 28, 2017

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It’s NO secret I like INTENSE.

Sometimes to the point where I feel like I may (???) alienate some people. Here’s the thing- I am always running late & usually overwhelmed so the more intense the more effective…at least that’s what I tell myself.

I mean I lay on my acupressure mat for 13423048 hours when directions say ten minutes, I leave my clay pimple cream on for 2 ( or 3-ish ) hours when it says 30 minutes, & you sure as hell won’t catch me leaving a cupping session without some INSANE BRUISING.

My Dad says I’ve been like this since I was a little girl.

It’s all or nothing with me, you know?

My pain tolerance is odd.

It’s either freezing fucking cold or scolding hot in my shower.

Anyway, a few years ago I became a HUGEEEEEEEEE, HUGGEEEEE FAN of dry brushing.

If you’re unfamiliar with dry brushing, let me update you?

Basically it “wakes up the lymph system. gets rid of excess fluid, bacteria, viruses, & cell waste. The lymphs act as check points along the pathways of the vessels. And when they’re working well, we feel strong, healthy, & energized.”

& that my friends, is exactly what dry brushing does. IT WAKES UP YOUR SYSTEM.

Also you can scoop this post ( I feel like you’ll need to learn the basics before we get started on this very weird post ).

Tony Robbins is a big fan of waking up & jumping on a mini trampoline.

He also loves cryotherapy & dry brushing.

Reason being? BECAUSE IT REALLY SHOCKS THE LYMPH SYSTEM…in the best way.

Because of Tony’s findings, I’m also a huge cryo fan AND I recently bought a mini trampoline. Both of which stimulate the lymphatic system.

( Michael wanted to kill me until he tried jumping on it? It’s in our living room…kind of hidden. But I feel like this is a whole different post? Me & a mini trampoline. Hmmmm ).

Anyway, Tony loves stimulating those lymphs & SO DO I.

So much in fact, I very much want you to stimulate your lymphatic system too.

But here’s the plot twist: I was using those dinky body brushes forever.

It wasn’t enough.


So…I searched high & low for something STRONG.

Like the strongest of strong.

AND, well, I found something that works really well ( for me? ).

A dish brush.


Bear with me?

I, Lauryn Evarts, scrub my body with a sink brush.

This is actually very efficient if you think about it. My lemongrass & ginger liquid soap goes in the soap dispenser & I scrub the shit out of my body in the strongest way possible.


LIKE I AM FUNCTIONING AT A HIGH 30240384 while everyone else who’s body brushing is a measly 4-ish.

Circulation gets me going ( << it’s just so good for you ).

I wake up, DRY BRUSH WITH A SINK BRUSH…get ready & then maybe jump on my mini trampoline. Am I nuts?


But at least my lymph system is on fleek.

AND I have so much energy it’s RIDICULOUS. I’m telling you the difference between a sink brush ( go for a stainless steel one like this kind ) and a boring body brush is NIGHT AND DAY.

The sink brush is just so, SO strong- the bristles are gnarly. Just how I like it.

Some benefits? So glad you asked:

1. Stimulates Lymphatic System

In your body, your lymphatic system is the system responsible for eliminating cellular waste products. Hundreds of miles of lymphatic tubules allow waste to be collected from your tissues and transported to your blood for elimination, a process referred to as lymphatic drainage.

When your lymphatic system is not working properly, waste and toxins can build up & make you sick. Lymphatic congestion is a major factor leading to inflammation and disease. By stimulating your lymphatic system and helping it release toxins, dry skin brushing is a powerful detoxification aid…YES PLZ.

2. Exfoliates

Dry skin brushing removes dead dry skin, improves appearance, clears your clogged pores, & allows your skin to “breathe.”

3. Increases Circulation

When you dry brush your skin, it increases circulation to your skin, which encourages the elimination of metabolic waste.

4. Reduces Cellulite

Dry skin brushing may help to soften hard fat deposits below the skin while distributing fat deposits more evenly. This may help to diminish the appearance of cellulite.

Dry brushing is also said to help reduce cellulite by removing toxins that may break down connective tissue, although some believe the effect is temporary ( & mostly a result of skin becoming more plump and swollen after brushing ). The Huffington Post reported: “when we’d heard dry skin brushing was an effective method for reducing cellulite, we knew we had to include it in our anti-cellulite road test. Sure enough, it was indeed one of the more successful ways to smooth away less-than-perfect spots on your legs.”

5. Relieves Stress

The act of dry brushing has been described as meditative ( especially if you do it in a quiet space ) & may reduce muscle tension, calm your mind, & even relieve stress. Many compare it to a light whole-body massage.

6. Improves Digestion & Kidney Function

Dry skin brushing may go even deeper, helping to support your digestion and organ function. According to one skin care and spa expert: “…many naturopathic doctors use dry brushing to help with bloating because massaging the lymph nodes helps the body shed excess water and toxins. One of the immediate effects of dry brushing is smoother skin, but it can also help improve digestion, kidney function, & more.” 

7. It’s Invigorating AF

Many people become “addicted” to dry skin brushing ( in a good way LIKE ME ) because it simply feels so good. Along with glowing & tighter skin, regular dry skin brushers report feeling invigorated after a quick session.


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Some specific instructions for DRY BRUSHING from Mind Body Green– check it:

1.) Start on dry skin before bathing & work in gentle circular, upward motions, then longer, smoother strokes.

2.) Always begin at the ankles in upwards movements towards the heart – the lymphatic fluid flows through the body towards the heart, so it’s important that you brush in the same direction.

3.) Your back is the only exception to the preceding rule; brush from the neck down to the lower back.

4.) After you’ve finished with the ankles, move up to the lower legs, thighs, stomach, back and arms. Be cautious of softer and sensitive skin around the chest & breasts, and never brush over inflamed skin, sores, sun-burnt skin, or skin cancer. ( Also: ensure you shower to wash away the dead skin cells & impurities ).

Tippity tip: alternating temperatures in the shower from hot to cold will further invigorate the skin and stimulate blood circulation, bring more blood to the outer layers of the skin.

Then follow it up with a slick moisturizer to nourish the skin— raw coconut oil WORKS WONDERS.

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So the whole sink brush thing is a weird discovery that I made on my own- it hasn’t been tested by anyone but me so if you’re suspicious consult a doctor. I love how it feels & the intensity just gets me going.

And if you’re on the fence about dry brushing in general, get on board. Even if it’s with a dinky body brush. It will still get the job done ( just not as intense as I like it! ). Sink brush ( LOL ) I use is found here– it’s legit in my shower now.

Oh & interested in a post in lympathic stimulation for the face? LMK- I do this too…like everyday.

Ok off to finish my latest book, The Brand Gap, & drink a cup of tea. It’s been a longgggg day. Anyone with me?

Happy Monday! XO lauryn

+ be sure to listen to the latest podcast with my dad, stepmom, & brother ; ).


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So I Cut Dairy For A Month & Here’s What Happened

Updated: April 24, 2017

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Ok so I’ve talked about this a little bit but let’s really elaborate today.

Actually the idea of this post came to me because of THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL SECRET FACEBOOK GROUP.

…Which can we take a second to acknowledge because OMG IT IS SO FUN. It’s like being on a group text with all your friends. What I’m specifically obsessing about is there’s so much real talk. Like we go from talking about books to yeast infections to boobs to anxiety to home decor to…vibrators. It’s kind of a medley. Also there are no Judge Judy vibes in the group- everyone is very open-minded. The group is girls only ( sorry boys ). Although Michael has been peering over my shoulder whenever I’m engaging in the group. The other day I laughed out loud at something one of you said about sex & he was trying to snoop. I told him to butt out. LOL.

I was kind of crying over the group the other day because I’m so happy to see you guys connecting- sharing your own tips & tricks. This is why I created The Skinny Confidential in the first place. So ya, it’s pretty rad.

Anyway, if you haven’t joined, you should. It’s a safe space to discuss anything & everything with no judgment & lots of positivity. To join simply search THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL & press ‘group’ & click ‘join.’ Hope to see ya there.

Ok so let’s discuss DAIRY…shall we?

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Full transparency: I’ve been wanting to discuss dairy FOR A WHILE. There’s so much to say but I’m not an expert on the subject so I decided to be a guinea pig instead. That’s right, I did one month NO dairy. Like no dairy. No cheese, no milk, no parm, none.

Clearly not a scientist here but my first reason for cutting dairy was simple: what’s the point of it?

What does dairy do that’s so magical?

If anyone can provide some insight on dairy benefits, please do so because I can’t find too many. It’s sort of an irrelevant food group.

Not only did cutting dairy HELP ME, I actually didn’t miss it.

It’s kind of a yawn if you think about it. Of course cheese is fun but it’s not something I need every single day.

After a month of cutting dairy I can definitely say I had more energy, lost 5 pounds, tightened up, & was LESS BLOATED. Plus my skin was glowing more than usual.

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( For the record a lot of celebs like Khloe Kardashian & Megan Fox are fans of cutting dairy for weight loss…they swear by it to tighten up ).

If you’re thinking of trying the whole no dairy thing, here are some tips that really helped me:

BUY THIS. In fact, get it even if you like dairy. It’s this nutritional yeast that tastes like cheese. It’s crazy really. I make this lemon-y, chili flake filled pasta dish with lentil pasta & this “cheese” a lot & it’s so damn good. Also you can use it as a delicious seasoning- sprinkle it on everything: salads, vegetables, potatoes, rice, pasta, zoodles, soups, & even popcorn! Thank me later for this gem.

♡ Almond milk FTW. Unsweetened almond milk goes in my smoothies, oatmeal, & cereal. For coffee, I prefer unsweetened coconut milk with cinnamon because I like a healthy fat with coffee for some reason- it just feels…fuller? I don’t know. Coconut milk is also so good to blend with espresso & pumpkin pie spice with ice. ENJOY. I love this organic canned coconut milk!

♡ BUTTER. I love grass-fed butter ( Kerry Gold, unsalted- specifically ). But for the month I did Ghee & it was all cool. This brand ROCKS. Highly recommend. I like to use it to cook eggs or on toast with avocado. Ghee is full of healthy fats & vitamins.

You should know I also like cooking with coconut oil ( really into the protein pancake that was just shared on @tscbombshellbody Instagram & I always cook it with raw/organic coconut oil! ).

♡ Make ‘nice cream’: simply blend a banana with coconut milk & a little maple syrup with a splash of vanilla extract. Then freeze. Enjoy later with some mashed berries. YES PLZ.

♡ Eat coconut yogurt, instead of regular yogurt. Add pomegranate seeds for some flair!

♡ Skip whey powder. I hate whey protein. I like plant-based! If you’re cutting dairy, stay away from whey.

** by the way: not a fan of soy at all- but that’s a whole different post. I like coconut or almond milk WAY better than soy.

Since I feel like TSC BYE, BLOAT MEAL PLAN isn’t heavy on dairy, I’m going to give away 15 meal plans to 15 of you! One lucky winner will ALSO win a 3 day Suja juice cleanse too. I think you guys will love the meal plan I created.

There are so many delicious, easy recipes like my favorite, go-to salad dressing, lemon/broccoli soup, skinny banana bread, & a probiotic drink! You can read all about here.

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Here’s the thing about me: I’m not the “cut something out forever” type. Like next time I’m in Venice, you will find me with a huge-ass cheese plate sipping rosé, stuffing bread down my throat. And Florence? Well duh, I’m for sure getting some fucking heart-shaped pizza. Also I love me some grass-fed butter in my almond butter cookies, OK?

AND just very in love with goat cheese to be real.

So I’m just sharing what happened when I cut it out for a month. Maybe it will inspire you to try it? In any case, after this little experiment I will 100% be cutting back on dairy BIG time. I’ll save it for travel & my butter cookies.

Currently in bed, listening to meditation music on new noise canceling headphones Michael surprised me with. Imagine us in bed with matching noise canceling headphones- yah, not the sexiest thing you’ve ever seen. I’m going to get off the computer because my eyes are literally burning & watch the finale of The Imposters. Anyone seen it? So good.

We will be on INSTAGRAM LIVE tomorrow doing a Q & A at 11:30 am PST- come hang out. Also don’t forget to enter the meal plan giveaway.

Hope you all have a very productive weekend!

x lauryn

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