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Step Into My Psycho, OCD Pantry

June 1, 2016
by
LAURYN

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Hi, hi, hi!

After our vacation ( posts coming soon!! ) & the holiday weekend, I’m very much back to a packed editorial calendar. Sometimes there’s something just soothing about stepping away from the day to day. Traveling re-inspired me & has kicked my ass in gear to create valuable content.

Recently, our pantry has turned into its own experience, which I prefer. When I put effort into something like styling a pantry, I have to really go for it.

That being said, since these pictures have been taken, I have planned a VERY, VERY KHLO-C-D pantry revamp. Basically we’re in the process of organizing the shit out of it…even more. YES, I am psycho…but you know that.

Basically the batshit craziness was real at The Container Store & Target this weekend when I bought a bunch of organizers for my lentils, steel-cut oats, witch doctor tea, etc.. The newly styled pantry will be very theme oriented. Also, switching all plastic to glass. I live for projects like this.

Ok but right now that’s not relevant BECAUSE we’re just discussing the foods/drinks/ETC that are in the pantry…I’ll leave organization for another post.

Before we get started let’s address the disgusting shelf to the left: the disgusting shelf to the left is exactly that: the disgusting shelf to the left. All the things I want to throw away but can’t because…WELL, Michael. He has like whey proteins ( not a fan ), men’s body stuff, & some vitamins I don’t agree with ( HA! )…But with living with someone, comes compromise. So for now, he can keep the disgusting shelf to the left…until I slowly throw it away over the next year blaming it on someone else ( KIDDINGGGGG ).

Water-wise, we always switching it up. Right now loving Penta & Essentia! Is anyone else a water snob? Can’t help it.

Ok, let’s get right into it, shall we?

I always have ‘guy food’ on hand. When you live with a guy this is sort of mandatory. So the first five things are going to be very boy oriented:

Dried goods:

Mini pretzels
Annie’s Cheddar Squares
Black corn chips
Sriracha chips
A couple of candy choices ( champagne gummy bears & brownie brittle )
Nuts ( organic raw almonds, pistachios, & pecans )
Holy Crap Cereal ( a FAVORITE )
Brown rice pasta
Our favorite coffee ( Ralph’s from NYC )
Kale chips
Red lentils
Organic black beans
Steel-cut oats
Rolled oats ( to make cookies! )
Ezekiel cereal
Gigi’s Remix Granola
Oat flour
Raw coconut sugar
Cane sugar

Organic spices & herbs:

Chili flakes
Cayenne powder
Turmeric
Cinnamon
Pumpkin pie spice
Unrefined sea salt
Pink Himalayan salt
Black pepper
Rosemary
Italian seasoning ( no salt added )
Bay leaves

Teas, honey, syrups, etc.:

CALM Tea ( BYE-BYE ANXIETY tea!! HA )
Iced mango green tea
Raw matcha green tea
Peppermint tea
Pu-erh tea
Smooth Move all-natural tea
Gelatin powder
Raw, local honey
Detox elixir
Real maple syrup
Ginger syrup

Random-ish things:

Red wine ( huge Pinot Noir fan )
Non-GMO popcorn kernels ( I like to pop my own & add cinnamon )
Chia, hemp, flax seeds AKA ‘Magic Seeds’
Plant-based protein powder ( this brand & this brand )
Italian extra virgin olive oil
Red wine vinegar
Avocado oil
Cacao nibs
Dark chocolate
Maca powder
Mushroom powder ( will do a post )
Raw, unrefined coconut oil
Liquid Stevia


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Firstly, can you tell I like tea? I love tea. Tea is the best skinny tip EVER. You can’t go wrong really. Iced, hot, lukewarm…just tea for me PLZ.

To touch on organization for one second: check out these pantry organizers for:

coffee beans
steel-cut oats
pasta
candies
flour
chips, cookies, etc.
popcorn
spices rack
chic oil & vinegar bottles

Tip: if you’re on a budget, a couple of good, old large Mason jars are ideal. They look so CUTE with food in them. Plus they’re reasonably priced. Like, very, VERY reasonably priced.

Ultimately I feel like a pantry is kind of like a closet or bathroom. Maybe people don’t see it all the time but it should be organized & cohesive for YOU ( & even your significant other too ).

I’m thinking a PANTRY TOUR VIDEO too…anyone else? Maybe even on Snapchat? Or YouTube? Thoughts?

For a full grocery list ( including my fridge! ) check out TSC Bombshell Body Guide.

Alright, that’s all I have. We’re in bed watching The Godfather sipping hot peppermint tea like 80 year olds. & can you believe it: I’m still jet-lagged. If any of you have any jet-lag tips, I’d very much appreciate them!

Love, lauryn x

P.S. little update: new podcast will be up tomorrow & fresh exclusive app content will be released later this week!

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Really Though, Emergency Kits Are A Serious Essential

April 26, 2015
by
LAURYN

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Today I’m sharing what’s in my emergency bag. This is a little, lightweight bag that I keep in my big-ass purse. It’s all the stuff I really don’t actually want to carry but carry anyway because there’s been many times when I’ve been in desperate need of…

Fashion tape:

If you remember the story of when my “girls” fell on to a waiter’s serving tray then you know why I carry fashion tape. Pretty much every girl should carry this. Especially girls with big, eer, boobies. Fashion tape literally saves lives.

Mango shea butter:

This one is fun. I found this at a Korean market after the naked Korean spa. It’s mango shea butter that’s awesome on lips, cracked elbows, or eyelids. Plus it smells like a dream & I feel super ‘in’ because Korean skin care is very 2015. I like this stuff a lot. A lot, a lot.

Eyelash curler:

My ride or die eyelash curler is different than this black one, but the black one was cheap & light. I won’t put on my mascara without an eyelash curler, so yes, this is an emergency essential. Find out why I’m obsessed with my EL curler here.

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Teeth whitening pen:

I’M OBSESSED WITH TEETH WHITENING PENS. When I do my makeup I paint my teeth with them. Basically you take the pen’s bristles & paint each tooth super quickly. The paint sits on the teeth for 20 minutes & makes the teeth appear SO much whiter. I’ve been using these forever…totally swear by them!

Pill holder:

I keep a couple multi vitamins, Advil, & three of my herbs in here. This one is tiny & lightweight.

Makeup wipes:

Firstly, did you know every day you can waste up 5 gallons of water by washing your freaking face?!! Such a joke!! These wipes are Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes & they’re AWESOME. Going to sleep with makeup on should be illegal so something that wipes my makeup off in one sweep is ideal. These wipes are packaged so perfect for my 911 kit, all natural ( aka no harsh chemical sulfates, parabens, petrolatum, dyes, or phthalates ), remove dirt/oil/makeup, & found at Walmart. Plus I’m so on board with the whole saving five gallons of water thing ( also for each pledge on Wipe For Water, Neutrogena Naturals will contribute $1 to The Nature Conservancy to support water conservation, up to $50,000 ).

Oh, & Kristen Bell uses these exact towelettes soooo… 

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 Tiny scissors:

How many times in my life have I needed scissors? About 10 million…a loose string, stray eyebrow hairs, a Forever21 tag…tiny scissors are a total MUST in an emergency kit.

Coin purse:

This is perfect for keeping $100 dollars in change. I call it ‘my just in case’ fund. You never know when you’ll need a valet tip, parking meter money, &/or a coffee. Plus I run out of gas like nobody’s business. Seriously, I’ve probably run out of gas 200 times in my life…whoops!

Alligator clip x ponytail holders:

We all know I live & die by The Sleep Bun. I use alligator hair clips more than Brandi uses Kim Richards to piss Kyle off. These specific clips are amaze because they don’t leave a nasty-ass bump in your blowout. And ponytail holders are just kind of a duh. I feel like I don’t have to explain, you get it.

Bling Wipes:

I know. We’ve talked about these. Hi! Hello! You may find it strange that I carry Bling Wipes in my 911 kit. BUT BEAR WITH ME, MKAY? Bling Wipes can clean any type of jewelry so my watch, ring, earrings, bracelets are always sparkly new-ish looking.

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Other useful items? Spicy cinnamon gum, Wisps ( mini, portable toothbrushes that basically every single person in the world should carry ), this specific top coat ( noooo one likes a nail chip, be real ), organic tampons, a tiny travel sized perfume, & ONE OTHER THING…

I just started carrying McDonald’s gift cards. I got the idea from Gigi, Yolanda’s daughter on Housewives.

We aren’t like friends…lol, she just had this cute idea on Instagram that was RAD: carry around McDonald’s gift cards to pass out to homeless people in your area. That way, they will have a meal whenever they’re hungry. I really loved this idea.

So.

What’s in your emergency kit? Do you guys HAVE an emergency kit? Get involved!!

Or am I just psycho for even having this?

PROBABLY!

x, le

+disclaimer: this post is sponsored by NEUTROGENA®. I only recommend products that I use personally & fit with TSC aesthetic. I’m disclosing this in accordance with the FTC guidelines concerning the use of endorsements & testimonials in advertising. Some of the products mentioned were provided by NEUTROGENA® for this review.

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Mini DeLites…& Instagram Politics

March 10, 2014
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LAURYN

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Ok, so my friend was over tonight & between a micro green salad & spaghetti squash ( plus a lil red wine ), we started discussing Instagram politics.

They’re so gnarly they can literally give the President an anxiety attack.

Right?

This is a serious epidemic guys.

Instagram isn’t like Facebook. Not everyone is friends. You kinda follow who you want to follow.

People are basing their day off how many likes they get…I’m not judging because hey, I love Instagram.

All I’m saying: is when did Instagram become such a crazy dynamic?

If you think I’m a crazy loser, check this song out.

Ever woken up & said: WTF should I Instagram today?!

Geez- pressure, pressure.

I’ve seen some of my friends be called out by people for “not following them” on Instagram.

Who to follow? What time to post? Does my photo flatter my side boob? Should I take it down? OMG so & so isn’t following me back. Black & white or color? Brannan or Sutro?? Seriously…or does X-Pro II look better? How’s my selfie?!

Yikes.

So anyway, my friend ( who will remain nameless because she can’t deal ) & I are sitting here literally, seriously crying laughing because we just had a forty-five minute conversation about if I should follow the guy she’s casually seeing.

…& honestly, we’re still on the fence. #instaproblems

Thoughts?

X Lauryn

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How to Be a Sexy Sickie

January 22, 2013
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LAURYN

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Annnnndddddd Pilates didn’t end up happening today.

Way, way too sick.

I’ve been a real nightime sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy-headed, fevered bitch.

But thanks to my babe + some TLC I’m feeling like I’m headed ( slowly ) towards recovery.

So. Since everyone & their dog, dad, sister, cousin, mom, friend, neighbor is currently sick, here’s some tips on how to get well ASAP…

How to Be a Sexy Sickie

1.} Tea (duh): chug it like it’s diamond water. I like Throat Coat, green tea, & Sleepytime Extra tea.

2.} Wash your freaking hands: isn’t it swell when someone comes to the gym/work/your house, sick? Oh & then they sneeze on their hand & extend it for a shake. Like, no thanks, I’d prefer not to grasp your sick-o, germ-infused, wet hand. Wash your hands peeps! Kill those germy little bitches ( love this all natural soap! ).

3.} Use a Neti Pot: haven’t heard of it? It’s absolutely, positively amazing. This little pot provides relief for any cold or allergy symptoms.

4.} Pillows: plump those babies up so the head is elevated. This alleviates pressure from the sinuses.

5.} Shower. Please. Just shower: don’t be lazy. Force your sick-ass out of bed. I swear, you will feel soooo much better. The hot water helps soothe any cold &/or sore throat. And the heat drains any gross mucus.

6.} Don’t reach for chemicals: I’m not a big pill popper. You know the type: “oh I have a headache so I’m going to take three Advil.” I like to try natural approaches before I shove pills down my throat. If you need some meds, try Cold-EEZE.

8.} Water: hydration is key. Water allows your bod to rid sickie toxins.

9.} Make your man do everything: being sick is a great time to make your significant other do everything. Kidding! Kind of.

10.} Relax: this is so F’ing hard for me. I’m always on the go, so laying in bed is as about as interesting as watching a fly on the wall. I’ve been reading a bunch of sexy autobiographies so the time’s flying by. US Weekly is a real lifesaver too. Sleep as much as you can. Getting some shut eye heals the body better than anything. ZZZzzz.

If you’re not sick, I’m jealous.

On that note, I’m off to bed.

Cough.L

 
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DIY Antioxidant Infused Water

December 30, 2012
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[ Organic berries & Smart waters ]

I love getting creative when it comes to water. Some examples: getting “the Trenta” iced green tea at Starbucks with half water & half tea, adding water to cocktails & this easy DIY trick of adding berries to enhance the water’s taste. One this particular day I chose raspberries & boysenberries. I also enjoy water with lemons, strawberries & cucumber. I try not to drink my calories & this berry infused water helps to keep me to that rule.

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[ Smart water & Evian are my personal favs ]

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[ Popping the berries in to the water bottles ]

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[ Perfect refreshers for the gym ]

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[ Raspberries contain lots of vitamin B ]

 

 
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