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Supermodel Skinny Secrets…Bee Pollen x Magic Seeds x ENERGY

August 16, 2017

The Skinny Confidential talks bee pollen.

The Skinny Confidential shares magic seeds: a supermodel weightloss & energy secret


Yesterday’s post on organic tampons had a bunch of comments from you guys about ‘The Diva Cup.’


Going to big time inspect the interesting contraption since I just ordered it on Amazon. Hmmmm. Will let you guys know how it goes.

Ok, let’s veer away from periods & talk about ENERGY!

( In fact, the COMPLETE OPPOSITE of periods, LOL energy on periods. Good one ).

Energy is reallllllll important to me. If I don’t have energy, I’m a major grump.

Without energy I’m like mopping around the house, heavily sighing, rolling my eyes, & making grunts while Michael whistles away as he makes breakfast.

Men seem like their energy is endless.

Me? I’m Sensitive Sally.

I need enough sleep, a cinnamon cappuccino, my inbox emptied, something to eat, & a workout…I mean I really don’t require much do I? #HA



And I’m not talking about crack cocaine, guys.

I’m talking about energy in a spoon, der.

Now, I’ve done a full blog post on energy in a spoon but I’ve switched up exactly how I make my daily spoonful of ZING, so naturally I had to share it on TSC.

Firstly, instead of just bee pollen & coconut oil, I’m using a couple other secret ingredients like raw hemp hearts, flaxseed, & chia seeds ( << I know make fun of me all day long for chia seed habit, sorry not sorry ).

Obviously I’m very specific about this TSC concoction. Here’s why each component matters:

BEE POLLEN: is known to increase energy & help with allergies ( especially if it’s local ).

RAW HEMP HEARTS: protein! FIBER! Plus they regulate the metabolism & make your skin glow, hair grow, & nails become stronger. More benefits here.

FLAXSEED: keeps the digestion regular, if ya know what I mean ( winky-wink ).

CHIA SEEDS: Omega 3, calcium, fiber. Plus they swell making you feel full.

EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL: because coconut oil is fucking amazing. Trust me. Healthy fats!! More here.

The Skinny Confidential talks bee pollen.

Also note that this little spoonful of energy promotes weight loss. Let’s just say it gets everything flowing. Many supermodels/models have told me their number one trick to weight loss is bee pollen. The amount of vitamins in bee pollen is RIDIC…just check out this list. The superfood has been used for centuries & contains my favorite ever: magnesium ( << best ever…remember this post, guys? ).

This site states that “bee pollen can aid in weight loss. According to Carson Wade, “bee pollen is a natural way to improve metabolism and help control and take weight off.” It is said that bee pollen improves metabolism by correcting a chemical imbalance and by “supplying the missing factors other foods cannot supply.” Bee pollen supposedly speeds the process of converting sugar into energy providing oxygen that fat can use to speed their conversion into energy. 130mg of bee pollen helps digest 3 pounds of food. 

Lecithin is another component of bee pollen that supposedly speeds the rate at which calories are burned. It also “aids in the digestive process and assimilation of nutrients. Bee pollen also has diuretic qualities and is said to reduce cravings and hunger. For weight reduction, take pollen 30 minutes before meals with a glass of water.

Also, I gotta say it: according to this source Taylor Swift recently lost 10 pounds & stated that it had to do with adding an abundant amount of these chia seeds to her diet. Supposedly she love them “because the seeds swell in your stomach, reduce hunger, and fill her up for hours.”

They really do swell GNARLY! Try it yourself at home if ya don’t believe me.

Personally? I really, really think my magic seeds ( aka flax, chia, hemp heart mix ) make a difference. I’ve dropped weight from eating them everyday ( like, everyday, everyday though ). I literally just have them in a huge-ass container on my kitchen counter & add them to everything and anything ( AKA salads, oatmeal ( FAVORITE oatmeal/cereal here ), smoothies, cereal, yogurt, etc. ). Add it to your smoothie with game changing maca ( more here )  & you’re in for a real treat.

Eating my ‘magic seeds’ are in at least two of my meals, daily.

So basically this mix is energy x weight loss x vitamins in a spoon. Kind of winning in every way, dontcha think?

Ok, these are the EXACT brands I use:

Extra virgin coconut oil
Organic chia seeds
Raw hemp hearts
Organic flaxseeds
Bee pollen

How do you keep your energy levels up?! Anyone else a bee pollen/magic seed fan?

– Lauryn, xx

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The Skinny Confidential talks bee pollen.


Dragon fruit smoothie by The Skinny Confidential.

The Tight Ass, Hot Abs Dragon Fruit Smoothie…For The Lazy Girl

July 24, 2017

Dragon fruit smoothie by The Skinny Confidential.

Dragon fruit smoothie by The Skinny Confidential.

Ok so when I first saw a dragon fruit smoothie on Instagram over a year ago, it IMMEDIATELY caught my eye.

Because well, it was SO, SO vibrant. The color was out of this world—especially vibrant for a smoothie.

But really, I’ve been dying to try dragon fruit for as long as I can remember, before it was, you know, trendy & all. 

So naturally I did what every girl does when she’s creeping around on Instagram: I screenshotted the picture.

( Don’t pretend like you don’t screenshot shit too ).

Of course I was also looking for a way to use these pretty gold glasses too. Because, cute right?!

No lie this smoothie takes like 4.3 seconds to make:

Dragon fruit smoothie by The Skinny Confidential.

I actually want you to know that this is a very lazy girl smoothie. Like, sorry I’m not sorry that I don’t have 21314 hours to dedicate to making my daily smoothie? Should I feel guilty? Perhaps? I don’t know, the easier, the better in my book:

1.) watermelon chucks

2.) half of banana

3.) dragon fruit or a Pitaya Plus packet

4.) scoop of chia seeds/flaxseeds/any seeds

5.) ice & 1/2 cup water

directions: blend.

See? A lazy-ass smoothie that gets the job done.

Dragon fruit smoothie by The Skinny Confidential.

Dragon fruit smoothie by The Skinny Confidential.

Benefits of pretty, pretty dragon fruit: it contains fruit fats ( AKA good fats ), fruit fiber, lowers cholesterol, contains antioxidants, TONS OF VITAMIN C, & helps prevent free radicals.

So here’s the deal- next time you’re in a pinch & need something that gets the job done, try ‘The Tight Ass, Hot Abs Smoothie’ & don’t apologize for your laziness.

Typically I keep all these ingreds on hand for when I’m feeling just too lazy to cook ( AKA everyday ).

What’s your favorite lazy girl smoothie? SHARE!

Ciao. xx

{ also on Instagram today, I shared ‘The Look Hot Naked Smoothie’ found here }

Dragon fruit smoothie by The Skinny Confidential.

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Bridesmaid shopping with The Skinny Confidential.

Bridesmaid Dress Shopping With TSC

November 6, 2014

The Skinny Confidential talks shopping.

I’ll be the first to admit, I haven’t really done anything when it comes to planning my wedding.

Like, seriously though…nothing!!

BUT!! When Anthropologie’s sister brand, BHLDN invited me & some friends to try on their bridesmaid dresses, I was super excited.

…Because drinking champagne & trying on beautiful dress doesn’t suck, right?

So my girlfriends & I drove up to LA & made kind of a day of it! Here’s a peek:

Pros of shopping at BHLDN: it’s sort of a one stop shop. AND they have the most gorgeous head pieces & vintage looking shoes…they’re all so chic.

This particular one is the Juliette dress— there were TONS of ways to wear it. My little sister, Mimi, tried it on to style the different looks. She’s like, the cutest thing ever.

Ok, so check out the different ways to wear the dress:

The Skinny Confidential talks shopping.

& afterwards we definitely hit up the Ivy because their salads & pastas ARE SO GOOD! So two must tries next time you’re in LA: BHLDN & The Ivy!

Will keep you updated on the planning…but so far, this has been it!

For those who are married: any bridesmaid dress tips? x Lauryn

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++ I’m wearing this topthis skirt, & this cross-body faux fur bag in the video.

{{ featuring: Candance Fahlstrom & Jacqueline Brown || jewels: JNB Style || photos: Teresa Fae || video: Phillip R. Lopez }}

Bridesmaid shopping with The Skinny Confidential.

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The Skinny Confidential talks portion control.

TSC Series: The Best Damn…Bowls

October 23, 2014

The Skinny Confidential talks portion control.

The Skinny Confidential talks portion control.

Currently: lounging in bed ( Michael’s in Miami…so comp in bed! Shhhh. ) at 1:00 AM eating raw coconut ice cream ( casual ) while Pixy snores & Mr. T.Boone Pickens sticks his long nose in my bowl.

But not just any ice cream bowl.

My magic, favorite, skinny $8 bowl.

Honestly if you guys have followed TSC for a while then YOU KNOW HOW FANATICAL I AM when it comes to these bowls.

I’m so committed that I bring them on vacation.

For reals though.

The Skinny Confidential talks portion control.

I’m not a measurer…or a weigher…with my food. A lot of fitness bloggers will tell you to measure.


Personally, I’d rather stare at a fly on the wall for 372616183 hours straight then measure my food everyday, so basically anything that involves measurements, BYE.

So my bowls. They’re just so cute & perfectly pre-portioned. And by the way, no one is paying me to say this— I just like the damn bowls ( obviously? ).

I’ve used these Anthropologie miso soup sized bowls FOR YEARSSSSSS. Impressively, they haven’t faded yet.

Things I eat in these bowls: raw ice cream, flaxseed chips, oatmeal, cereal, raw almonds, fruit, salads, soups, tuna fish…& everything else in the world.

In my opinion, if you’re looking to lose a few LB’s then portion control is EVERYTHING. I always tell my friends ( ya, I’m that annoying-ass friend ) “don’t eat out of the bag of chips!!! You will eat way more than you think!! Get a freaking bowl.”

Not a bowl that fits a small country, mini bowls:

The Skinny Confidential talks portion control.

The Skinny Confidential talks portion control.

Ultimately I’m totally perplexed why anyone would have any other bowl available in the kitchen. Kidding. Sorta.

These cuties just make life so much easier & way prettier. Really everyone should own a set.

Ok, Boone has ice cream all over his nose ( he’s so nosey…in every way) & is proceeding to wipe it on my whitest of white duvet. G2G!! xx. Lauryn

The Skinny Confidential talks portion control.

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The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite green smoothie.


August 29, 2014

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite green smoothie.

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1.} Floppy hat: I’m all about hats lately. This black one would go with just about anything.

2.} Tortoise shell sunnies: these are cute & inexpensive. Plus they’re slightly cat eyed, which I love.

3.} White sandals: if you’re doing the whole BBQ thing on Labor Day, sandals are a must. These Sam Edelman’s are super cute.

4.} Cate McNabb lip gloss: ahhh. I am OBSESSED with their lip glosses. They last for hours & they come in the cutest colors. I’m all about a little pop of color for holidays so this peachy red would work really well with just about anything. I’m especially in love with Cate McNabb’s products because they use shea butter & jojoba oil in their ingreds.

5.} Lotion: don’t be flaky. Flaky skin is never in— make sure your legs are moisturized…ESP if you’re wearing shorts or a lil bikini.

6.} Hottie bikini: this bikini makes the girls look fab. It has a little extra oomph…if ya know what I mean. A little padding never hurt a flea. Plus these colors are cute & fun for summer. The black bottoms are found here.

7.} Lil cover-up: if you’re rocking a bikini, grab a cover-up. They’re easy to throw in an oversized handbag & perfect to throw on later in the day.

8.} SPF 30: duh. Just duh. You guys already know my opinion on sunscreen…so lather up!

9.} Cutie oxfords: seriously though, oxfords are everything. I wear them ALL the time. They’re so cute & sexy in an understated kinda way ; ).

Happy Labor Day baes!

Oh, & FML…of course Labor Day means amazing sales at the best online shops…so naturally I’m sharing my wish list ( my favorite sale item though is def this dress ( << 20% off! ) I wore here ):

The Skinny Confidential talks sales.

♡ Anthropologie // Extra 20% OFF sale items // DATE: August 29th – Sept. 1st

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♡ Nasty Gal // Extra 30% to 60% off select items // DATE: August 29th – Sept. 1st

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♡ Nordstrom // Extra 40% OFF select items // DATE: August 29th – Sept. 7th

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♡ The Trend Boutique // Extra 20% OFF ALL (!!!) items + free shipping // DATE: August 29th – Sept. 1 // CODE: TAKE20

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