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I was going through old posts today & I totally found a bunch of TSC vintage-ish posts where we WENT THERE— you know posts where we discussed camel toes, UTI’s, coconut oil lube, & boob jobs. And then I realized we have never talked about what to do when you gotta go.

No, not like G2G but gotta go…to the bathroom.

But first, let me give you a little story!

OK. SO WE NEED TO SET THE SCENE. It was, I think (???), 2005? I don’t know but some time in high school. And during lunch, always lunch, all the girls would go to this place called Jimbo’s. Jimbo’s is this healthy food market but within the store they have like a deli with turmeric egg salad & ginger cucumber wrapped sandwiches & sh*t. They also happen to have this smoothie that all the girls loved called ‘The Fat Burner.’ It was this smoothie with protein powder & mango & weird other mixtures that supposedly makes you burn fat- at least that’s what we thought at the time you know? I feel like they still have this smoothie if you want one? Maybe for old-time’s sake I’ll go check…wait, we’re getting off topic here but I’m just setting the scene so bear with me.

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Jimbo’s WAS next to Barnes & Noble. I say ‘WAS’ because Barnes & Noble closed in my area ( WHICH IS SO VERY ANNOYING. I HATE THAT THEY CLOSE BOOKSTORES- IT MAKES ME SO MAD AS A READER- ANYONE ELSE? ). SO. Every day during lunch, after all the girls got their fat burner smoothies they would head over to B & N. AND there was a line. A LONG line, mind you. AND NOT THE CHECKOUT STAND. Where you ask?

WELL, DUH: a line in front of the Barnes & Noble bathroom.

We all had to GO. Like number #2 GO.

None of us wanted to go at school or after school at our boyfriend’s PARENT’S houses. We wanted to get it done at Barnes & Noble. That was our logic, I guess?

So back to the point of this post: if you’re reading this & you’re in line at Barnes & Noble- GET OUT OF LINE BECAUSE I HAVE THE HACK FOR YOU!


bathroom hack smell nice essential oils by the skinny confidential

I’ve always been a fan of this brand- I just find the whole situation TO BE GENIUS.

Let me give you a background, k.

What exactly is Poo~Pourri?

Well, besides saving you from waiting in line at Barnes & Noble so you don’t have to ever be embarrassed in front of your BF/GF, it’s pretty simple, really!

You basically just spritz it into the toilet bowl before-you-go. The spray is a pure blend of NATURAL ESSENTIAL OILS that creates a film on the surface of the water.

The protective barrier traps odor under the surface, before it ever begins! I MEAN!!! All you’ll smell is a refreshing bouquet of NATURAL ESSENTIAL OILS. YOU KNOW I LOVE PREVENTATIVE MEASURES! I MEAN IF THIS ISN’T ON BRAND I DON’T WHAT IT IS.

Personally, I am a huge fan of the lavender vanilla & the original citrus. I feel like if you’re strategic you’ll use the lavender vanilla at night to wind down & the original citrus in the morning to kind of wake up you know? Let’s be thought out here!

You should know that there are NO harsh chemicals—just the good stuff. Unlike the other guys, Poo~Pourri is safe to breathe & safe to flush. All the stuff we like: no fake fragrances, no parabens, & thank God- no formaldehyde. It’s just a bunch of essential oils that work.

As I said on the podcast: Michael not only thinks I don’t poo, he also thinks I perpetually smell like a flower. I don’t mean to brag but Michael asked me what essential oil I was diffusing yesterday in the bathroom. I told him original citrus- HELLO- DUH!

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If not for yourself, then it’s SO ideal for your guest bathroom! It will just very much elevate the bathroom experience for guests in your home.

I feel like this is a whole different post but there’s a handy travel size Poo~Pourri too- you can see mine pictured above. I have been carrying this tiny rose gold one in my handbag which is just so efficient. Obviously it’s pretty & looks like lipstick so it’s incognito, you know? Fab for traveling or living in close quarters.

BUT REALLY GUYS. This hack is a total lifesaver. Everyone poos- so if you’re going to poo & you share a bathroom, this will save your ass- LITERALLY.

Man, I’m full of jokes today!

bathroom hack smell nice essential oils by the skinny confidential

And THAT is the LONG & SPECIFIC story OF WHY WE NO LONGER NEED TO POO AT BARNES & NOBLE! We can now just go at home/school/significant other’s houses after our weird smoothies! Did you learn anything? And should I do a post on my to-go, travel Poo~Pourri situation? I feel this is a whole different post with another story.

G2G READ MY BOOK. Not go, go– don’t be silly NOW.

Chat tomorrow, lauryn x

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++ this post is in collaboration with Poo~Pourri. As always all opinions are my own.

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  1. I literally lol-ed reading this! It’s so true! If you gotta go – you gotta go. I’ve been using Poo-Pourii for YEARS! It really is the best stuff.

    btw, I also HATE when they close bookstores. We NEED bookstores more than a new fast food joint.

  2. ahahah loved that!
    I bought something like that called Loo Drops and they were good (my boyfriend loved them) I can´t remember the brand though.
    Otherwise Aesop makes “post-poo drops” and I heard they really work too!
    Will try Poo pourri.

  3. BEST POST! ahaha I have been using this forever too… last summer I went on a bachelorette party and took it with us. 4-5 girls using 1 bathroom? No way. I didn’t know they had a smaller and much more discrete version though, definitely a must buy!

    Xx Sarah

  4. LOVE THIS POST! It brought me back to the days I used to work at a pharmacy and the manager was having me promote Poo-Pourri LOL. PS – loving this outfit!!! Your pics are always amazing!


  5. Poo-pouri is a great product – discovered them one day at Bed Bath & Beyond, along with their lemon candles. Great quality and the scent doesn’t stick to your clothes after use. Also, loved your sense of humor on this product review. ?
    Cheers! Jess ||

  6. OMG – I love the glitzy spritz idea! I stashed a regular bottle at home in my bathroom but this to-go idea is genius (especially since starting the F-Factor diet lol). Also obsessed with the fruit pill organizers. ALSO Barnes and Noble is my favorite, I go on dates there with my boyfriend all the time. Would be so sad if they closed.

    BRB loading up my Amazon cart with all these new goodies haha…

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