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WRINKLE PREVENTION: 3 AT-HOME FACIAL MASSAGE TOOLS

November 14, 2017
by
LAURYN

I NEED TO CONVINCE THOSE OF YOU WHO AREN’T DOING FACIAL MASSAGE TO START.

This may sound weird but I woke up in the middle of the night last week with a strong urge to really hit this home.

Facial massage is almost as important as sunscreen & I want every TSC reader to get on board.

Before we get into the benefits ( because there are like, a zillion ) I want you to know if you’re dead broke & can’t afford any of these tools, that’s fine.

You can do it for free. Here is kind of a quick video of how to do it at-home ( & I can assure you, if you want, I will do a whole wake-up with me video? ). Anyway, watch this video if you don’t want to spend any money on tools- just make sure you have oil.

And I’m even talking olive oil for a side salad. Like go to The Cheesecake Factory & ask for an extra side of olive oil ( raw is preferred, HA! ) & massage your face at-home for free. So NO excuses!

Whatever you do!!! GET ON BOARD WITH FACIAL MASSAGE! Remember we talked about how to make face bloat disappear? Anyone try it? Thoughts?

Ok wait, here’s the video & then we can breakdown all the glowy, dewy skin benefits, k?

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As you can see: “stimulating the face muscles with regular massage helps to bring oxygen to that area—which is a natural form of anti-aging skin care in itself. More blood flow to the area increases collagen production, which gives a healthy and natural glow to the complexion.” { via }

If you’re still skeptical, which I really hope you aren’t, let’s talk benefits…( & in fact, I hope you’re reading the list of ENDLESS BENEFITS and you’re multi-tasking. You know, giving yourself a face massage while reading. It’s totally do-able, I’ve done it ).

YOU ALWAYS want some form of muscle stimulation through massage- between face massage & good skincare choices, this will make skin appear more youthful. Massage in the face gets rid of toxins too…SOOOO basically the more blood stimulation the better.

( In fact to be honest I won’t even put makeup on without it now. I mean it’s like putting make-up on a pig’s skin without facial massage for me. Just being real with ya ).

Start upward & don’t forget the neck!! Check this out too:

THE CRAZY AMAZING ADVANTAGES OF FACIAL MASSAGE:

♡ INCREASES CIRCULATION
♡ YOU GET A NATURAL FACELIFT
♡ ALL SKIN CARE PRODUCTS WILL ABSORB BETTER
♡ PREVENTS FINE LINES & WRINKLES
♡ IT WILL MAKE SKIN APPEAR MORE YOUTHFUL/YOUNGER !!!!

…OH & it feels fucking GREAT- lymphatic drainage at its finest guys.

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AT HOME FACIAL MASSAGE TOOLS

+ Clarisonic smart profile uplift | READ MORE HERE

+ jade roller | READ MORE HERE

+ Peter Thomas Roth ‘Cloud Serum’

+ ice roller | READ MORE HERE

+ Rawsome Flex Book

Serums & oils I like to use while massaging? Glad you asked: a brightening serum is great, I’m obsessed with this collagen/Vitamin C medley, and then, you guessed it: pure rose hip seed oil. Easy. Quick. & fabulous. Rubby, rub.

LAST thing you should know while we’re on the subject of facial massage: when it comes to tools, if you have a Clarisonic skin brush, you can use this massage head to switch out instead of buying a new one. Fun!

OH & THIS ORANGE DRESS. Short story: I found this H&M orange dress a while back. Kourtney K. was wearing it & I wanted it. So like I said, I found it. But it was only avail in Canada ( highly annoying, they were sold out in the US ). SOOOO I did what I do best & asked you guys! Through Snapchat I was able to find a TSC reader who lives in Canada. She was kind enough to GIVE ME HER ADDRESS, let me order it to her house, & then ship it to my house!! WHAT A STAR. Totally felt the need to tell you about my $40 dollar orange dress situation since I’ve very happy about it.

Ok I’m done. In bed currently drinking CALM tea which is literally natural Xanax & simultaneously watching RHOC which needs to step it up this season. It’s like they drank too much CALM tea. I need my drama stepped up here.

Happy Wednesday, see you tomorrow!

x lauryn

+ updates: facial massage tutorial | new podcast with Katherine Schwarzenegger | skinny French toast you will just LOVE.

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HOW TO: MAKE THE BEST DAMN SKINNY FRENCH TOAST OF YOUR LIFE

November 7, 2017
by
LAURYN

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ARE YOU READY TO HAVE FRENCH TOAST ON THE MENU…WHENEVER YOU WANT…?

You know I need to get creative when it comes to food because I sure AF have a sweet tooth. So I’m sure it’s NO shock to you that French toast is most certainly on the menu.

A lot.

In fact you could even do pancakes too but I feel like that’s a whole different post for another day. Today we’re talking skinny French toast.

Not just skinny, but UBER SKINNY. So skinny in fact, it’s almost unbelievable. It’s like 100 calories, 10 carbs, & barely any sugar for 5 slices.

I know, right? Where do I sign you up?

First things first, here’s a visual for you:

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TSC GG Cracker French Toast Recipe

+ 3 eggs

+ unsweetened almond milk

+ GG bran crackers | plain & honey raisin

+ lemon

+ ghee butter / coconut oil

Optional GOODNESS:

+ magic seeds

+ cinnamon

+ nutmeg

+ collagen

+ directions: combine eggs & unsweetened almond milk. Whisk & let gg crackers soak in mixture until soggy, 1-2 minutes. Heat pan with ghee or coconut oil. Cook each cracker for about 2 minutes on each side. Top with TSC 5 second syrup.

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fiber filled healthy quick french toast recipe bbg bombshell body

Yes. You see, my favorite, favorite way to make French toast lately is with GG Crackers. What are those you ask? Well don’t be silly, we discussed them– remember? If you don’t remember- get it together & get yourself some GG’s. They’re filled with fiber ( a fiber-filled podcast episode is coming out in a few weeks ). Regardless, every girl should get on board with fiber. Fiber x protein= weight loss. This is a fact- don’t ask me though! Ask the doctor we just interviewed ( like I said: coming soon, so get excited. JAZZ HANDS ).

If GG’s aren’t your thing, I got you covered. Duh. Just check out this TBT dime of a recipe.

Anyway, YES, the French toast situation will be your new breakfast choice ( lunch & dinner too? I love breakfast for dinner- so sue me ). In my experience it’s an excellent breakfast pick for when you’re trying to tighten up BUT STILL WANT CARBS!

And so on…

Like sweets! And brunch vibes! And sugary bread!

Though of course it’s not sugary or carby at all. Mwahahaha. Evil.

Between this recipe gem and TSC 3 Ingredient Pancakes you guys are set, right?

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Anyway, what’s new- how are you guys doing? I’m thinking of doing a San Diego meet-up. Who’s in? I mean I planned TSC NYC meet-up in 2 days so I’m trying to get ahead here & actually give you guys some time in advance. How’s a month? Good enough? You tell me?

What’s been going on here? We are home in San Diego. Working, hanging with our dogs, working out, the usual. Nothing spectacular. This weekend we’re doing a beer tasting so that should be a rager. Not really, but we are old like that. What else? Oh, Pixy got doggy acupuncture for her bad knees & IT HELPED SO MUCH. She was acu-stoned. & already walking better. We did it at the Animal Healing Center in Sorrento Valley, if you’re interested for your dogs/cats.

You should also know I’m playing Christmas music.

That’s all.

HAPPY WEDNESDAY,

x lauryn

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5 BEAUTY TIPS & TRICKS EVERY GIRL ON THE PLANET NEEDS

November 7, 2017
by
LAURYN

Well hi! Hello! Fancy seeing you here.

I’ve got something fun for you: another video.

Yes that’s right, another video on one of my favorite subjects: BEAUTY!!

These are tips for the girl who loves beauty but most importantly: loves her skin! Whether it’s the face, arms, or boobs– I got you covered. I even threw some hair tips in there.

We discuss some VERY easy/quick tips. Have fun ( P.S. it WAS 6 pm on Friday when we shot this, so don’t judge the Rosé, K? ). Ta-da:

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We all know my latest love of facial massage runs deep.

So deep I kind of can’t put makeup on without facial massage. The circulation & lymphatic drainage just does a body good, you know?

Add some oils to the situation & you’re good to go.

Speaking of oil, whoever told me about the Vitamin C & E packed Solar Recovery oil ( I’m talking to you TSC FB Group ) literally rocks. If anyone knows who the beauty guru girl was, e-mail me! I want to send her a special thank you package.

In this video we also will discuss: boob tube ( just trust me here, it’s a weird thing but it works ), wave spray ( so very efficient for the girl who doesn’t want to wash her hair- AHEM ME ), biotin chews ( you know, to grow the hair long ), & magic cream ( anything with the word magic in it, really gets me ).

Are you guys liking the beauty videos? I feel like they’re your favorite. If you have an suggestions, please leave them below with your IG handle & whatever video ideas I use of yours, I’ll shoutout your handle on TSC Channel!

TSC SKINCARE/BEAUTY MUST HAVES

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OH AND IF I HAVEN’T CONVINCED YOU TO GET ON BOARD WITH OILS, LET ME TRY ONE MORE TIME.

I started this post feeling dry & crackled but slathered my face in oils HEAVILY & am essentially all moisturized & glowy now ( or am I fibbing? Does it even matter; who cares! ), so there you go, look at that: that’s how beauty products can just change your day.

So.

Close your eyes. Come on close them tight. Deep breath in with me, deep breath out: oils.

FROM BED, with an oiled-up face, x lauryn

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TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN


MY CORRECTIVE DOUBLE JAW SURGERY EXPERIENCE

October 24, 2017
by
LAURYN

MY CORRECTIVE DOUBLE JAW SURGERY EXPERIENCE

As you know I had double jaw surgery…which was a real fucking ordeal.

Since I get so many e-mails about this unique surgery, I decided I’d do what I do best & lay it all on the line for you with a little video.

If you remember I was actually SWOLLEN AF for like two years. Ya, two years.

It screws with you- it’s something I haven’t really talked about but I thought it was important to share a peek behind the curtain of what was really happening. I’m finally in a place where I’m ready to open up & share the BTS with you.

Hopefully this helps anyone who’s been through a traumatic surgery. What I went through has definitely made me a more resilient person, HOWEVER it was not fun.

With that, I’ll let the video do the talking?

PRODUCTS YOU NEED FOR JAW SURGERY:

ICE ROLLER ( post here )

OUTFIT BREAKDOWN:

RED LIPSTICK: NARS JUNGLE RED
STRIPED TOP
STRIPED PANTS ( similar )
CROSS NECKLACE (similar)

♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡

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As for the foods I ate, let’s just say I drank A LOT of smoothies and the surgery made lose like 20 pounds because I couldn’t really eat. One of my favorite smoothie recipes can be found here.

Also, I do have to say the beauty tips I picked up post-surgery have been UNREAL. Like, nuts. The inflammation tricks are lifesaving after travel, a night of too much champagne, or dry weather. Lymphatic drainage has been one of the most eye-opening things EVER. Swollen? Bloated? Puffy? Try lymphatic drainage with ice therapy & be prepared to see results. Facial massage is really my best friend now. I can literally manipulate my face from being a swollen nightmare to more tight, taunt skin. A TSC reader actually wrote a book all about this & used me as a testimonial for lymphatic drainage- you can check out her book here. Nothing better than seeing a TSC reader HUSTLE.

OK SO if you have any questions about jaw surgery I really am happy to answer them all. In fact, it’s nice to help anyone who’s gone through this random surgery, LOL!

Has anyone else had a traumatic surgery? How did you deal? Any other inflammation tips?

I spent two days in Vegas & last night was back to LA for a work dinner. Will be spending all night getting unpacked, organized, & de-cluttering my inbox/life. Follow along on IG Stories or Snapchat to hang out.

Happy Wednesday, x lauryn

+ be sure to listen to the latest podcast with author Ryan Holiday. HE IS JUST INCREDIBLE & SO SMART.

+ more posts on jaw surgery: recap of the surgery | after effects of the swelling.

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DE-PUFF WITH THE BEST

WATERMELON PINK FROSÉ: Just The Best Refreshing DIY Cocktail

October 3, 2017
by
LAURYN

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ANOTHER INSTALLMENT OF “I DON’T MEAN TO BRAG BUT…”

Sorry if it offends you but I’m really smooth in the kitchen. Sure, I’m quick, careless, & clueless BUT all that matters is that I get ‘er done, ya know? And well, I do get it done. I may be late all the time sometimes but what can ya do?

We’ve all see this basic B recipe floating around Pinterest as much as we’ve seen the wedding Mason jar. I know, I know- riveting. But stay with me.

WHY?

Well because this is Frosé with a TWIST. THE TWIST IS THAT IT’S WATERMELON. You know, instead of strawberries. Ok, ok so it isn’t like a grand twist. But it IS a twist.

Let’s call it basic B Frosé on crack.

Whatever. Your friends will like it & it all takes 5 seconds so it’s a win/win, really.

I’ll let you watch first & then we can really get into specifics ( WATCH IT ON THE BIG SCREEN HERE ):

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Firstly, you should know I’m quite proud of myself because I whipped together this recipe on a whim.

I love a whim.

There’s nothing better than throwing together shit at the last-minute to have it all come together ( Mimi is thrilled with me always- I’m sure you can imagine ).

In my defense, it did come together. And this shit was GOOD. Like I want it this Friday-good. You will too. Plus what I like about this recipe is it appears to have taken a long time, BUT PLOT TWIST!! IT TAKES 1 SECOND. No boiling involved.

Because no one has time to boil.

( * Also let’s please take note of the white wine cups I used- these are extra special because I made Michael fly down about 423429834 million of these to our wedding. You can’t forget my bachelorette party. It was quite LITERALLY not complete without them. I would have canceled it if I didn’t get my white wine glasses- MY POOR FRIENDS! ).

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WATERMELON STRAWBERRY FROZEN Rosé:

+ your favorite rosé ( I used Day Owl )
+ LOTS of ice
+ watermelon chunks
+ a splash of watermelon juice
+ strawberries

+ directions: combine ice & some rosé to begin. Blend to create slushiness. Add watermelon, juice, strawberries, & more rosé. Blend ( I AM IN LOVE WITH MY NUTRIBULLET ). Pour into chilled glasses & serve with pixy straws ( necessary ). Garnish with a strawberry slice.

CHEERS!

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The dress I’m wearing!! Let’s talk about that. It’s VERY tight & flattering- super party-ish too, don’t you think? It’s definitely perfect for a Frosé party- I mean, there’s such thing as Frosé attire, I feel. If you’re curious it’s tiered ruffles & kind of stretchy. INCREDIBLY FESTIVE- you can scope it out here.

OH AND HAVE YOU ENTERED THE IG STORIES/SNAPCHAT GIVEAWAY? You will like this one. Basically you get a shitload of beauty products AND you get to pick two friends to give a shitload of beauty products too. That’s right, you get your own swag & then you choose two of your best friends to get their own presents ( from you, not me! ). Easy to enter- all the details are on Snap & IG Stories. The giveaway goes until Monday. Good luck!

Today has been uneventful because all I’ve done is bury my head in my computer. I did get a workout in, which is always ideal. However I have a huge pimple so my thick grey, disgusting pimple cream was covering my face all day ( the guys at the office think I’m NUTSO ). Like during the workout the pimple cream was even present. Ok I feel like you’re bored now. I’m off to read Ryan Holiday’s latest book. See you tomorrow.

x lauryn

+ follow along on Pinterest– there’s a bunch of basic B recipes on my boards…with a twist, of course.

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