just a little late to the party – Pop.Fizz.Clink. Podcast

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On the latest episode of Pop Fizz Clink me and my guest Jenna throw our scheduled content out the window and instead tackle some real-life issues that plague many 20 & 30-somethings.

If you feel like your life is a #hotmess than this episode of Pop Fizz Clink is for you!

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xo, Lara

how to deal when your life is literally falling apart

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I’m cutting the shit for real. Since I started this blog, I’ve struggled with putting myself out there and not comparing this space to everyone else’s little corner of the internet.

However, now I’m kind of over it. I need a space to talk about what’s going on in my life and not continue to paint some picture perfect, fake ass version of myself.

In the words of Lindsay Lohan, I’m getting “a little more personal (raw).” If you don’t know that reference, I question if we can be friends. Google that shit now.

Truth is my life is a hot mess.

I could pretend that my life is oh so perfect, but it’s not. 2017 really did me dirty.

2017 hasn’t been my year. While it’s been filled with some highs, it’s also been filled with the some pretty low, low’s.

Now I’m not in the habit of throwing myself a pity party, in fact, I’m an always positive, glass half full kind of girl. Annoying, I know.

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So, instead of thinking of this as a pit party let’s think of it as a learning tool, and hopefully, you can learn from my mistakes.

Do you want to know why 2017 sucked balls?

Well, I got laid off in March, my cat died a few months later. But that wasn’t it; I lost my car, oh yeah and my mom got cancer. Oh, I should also mention I’m up to my eyeballs in debt. I wasn’t lying when I said 2017 sucked.

The question on your mind is – how did I deal with it all?

I cried, I screamed, I ate too much, I hibernated into a deep depression, I drove to the beach, using someone else’s car obvs, to forget about my problems, I overshopped, worried myself to death, and did a bunch of other super depressing, and cringe-worthy things.

But none of that solved my problems.

First things first, I have to stop burying my head in the sand. Did I mention I am good at burying my head in the sand? Like really good, I could make a career out of it. If I can’t see it, it doesn’t exist.

Anyone else like that? Please say yes.

I’ve come up with a game plan to get back on track, and it’s pretty fabulous if I do say myself.

Here are my five tips for how to deal when your life is falling apart:

Check yourself boo

‘Own it’ as Lisa Rinna says.

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You have to acknowledge what’s going on in your life – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Have an honest conversation with yourself. Admit your mistakes. Lay it all on the table and let all your emotions about pour out. Cry, scream, laugh, hate yourself. I suggest using tequila as a buffer 😉

Forgive yourself

After you’ve acknowledged your shit forgive yourself. You can’t control everything and can’t change the past so forgive yourself and move on. Accept what you can’t control. You’ll never move forward if you continue to beat yourself up. I can’t control that my mom got cancer, but I can have faith that she will be cancer free. I can’t change that I lost my car but I can make sure that it never happens again.

Stay Positive

I truly believe life can change from bad to good in a blink of an eye. There’s no point in living in the negative and being all doom and gloom. Things won’t suck forever, and your life won’t always be a mess. As quickly as things went bad, they can turn good just as easily. Watch The Secret, read You Are A Badass.

Ask for help

You got yourself into quite a pickle, and there’s no harm in asking for help. Whether it’s financial help or a shoulder to cry on, find someone you can lean on. You can’t be an island to oneself because look where that got you. Sometimes an outside perspective can help you better assess what’s going on in your life.

Make a plan

Get down to the nitty-gritty and create a gameplan. Create a plan to get out of debt, buy a car, deal with an illness, or whatever life is throwing you. Most importantly be ready and willing to adjust your plan when needed. Creating a plan with detailed steps will help you stay on track and will allow you to see just how far you’ve come.

Now, that you know all my dirty little secrets I’m sure you feel much better about your own life.

How do you deal when your life is falling apart?

xo, Lara

P.S. Here’s what I’m wearing on my face.

the skinny on eating disorders, weight loss, and self love

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It’s safe to assume that every girl has been insecure about her body at one time or another. If you haven’t then, fuck you lucky you.

And sometimes insecurities lead girls down an ugly road of starvation, binging, purging, and so on. It’s not pretty and often isn’t discussed, but it’s the ugly truth.

In fact, it’s my ugly truth. I’ve struggled with one or more eating disorders since I was 12 and now I’m 30 so you do the math.

I’ve starved myself, thrown up after every meal, ate until I thought I would burst, and worked out until the point of passing out.

Truth is I’ve never loved my body which is probably why I’ve used and abused it for practically my entire life.

I can remember being 12 and realizing my body wasn’t good enough. I wasn’t fat, maybe pre-pubescent chunky at the most, but I was made to think I was, and so began an ugly cycle.

Then my battle with food and my body started, and I controlled myself through starvation, purging, and exercise.

Somehow along the way, I gave up the control of the binging and purging cycle and succumbed to just binging which caused me to gain a ton of weight over the years.

And as my weight climbed my confidence, self-worth and self-love depleted until my love tank was empty a la Vicki Gunvalson.

Over the years, I’ve tried losing weight and succeeded at times, but ultimately I packed the pounds back on again.

So, why can’t I just lose the weight and have a normal relationship with food?

Well, remember my post from last week where I talk about self-care? No? Let me give you a refresh – self-care is the art of taking care of yourself emotionally, physically, mentally.

Self-care and self- love kind of go hand in hand, and I’ve realized that you can’t have one with the other.

The raw truth is I hate my body and don’t take care of myself at all. I put EVERYONE and EVERYTHING above me. Why? Because I don’t value myself or love myself enough. It’s as simple as that. Lara is last on my list of priorities which is probably why I’m in this and multiple other conundrums.

If I loved my body and myself why would I stuff my face and make myself gain all this weight? I wouldn’t. Why would I gain all this weight that makes me so insecure and paralyzes me with so much fear and self-doubt? I wouldn’t.

Everyone always says – it’s all about the food and I agree, but I also think it’s all about self-hate and a HUGE lack of self-love. If I don’t love myself why would I take care of myself? Again, I wouldn’t, and I don’t.

How do you learn self-love? Well, that’s the million dollar question. Self-love is something I’ll explore later this week cause honestly, I need a heaping dose it.

The reason you can’t lose weight or stop your battle with an eating disorder isn’t because of the food – it’s deeper. Perhaps if I loved myself more and took care of me, I wouldn’t be FAT. That’s a theory I’m willing to test out.

Meanwhile, this next part is the scariest shit I’ve ever done. Here’s my before and here’s my current. Excuse the blurry photo, but it’s the most recent photo of me.

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Do you struggle with self-love? Do you think self-love affects your weight and how you care for yourself?

xo, Lara

 

 

3 trends that need to f*cking die

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I love fashion and watching the trends come alive on the runways, but some trends need to stay on the catwalk.

When runway trends infiltrate everyday fashion, they don’t always translate well.

In fact, most of the time they look horrible and honestly make me want to gag.

Something that works on a 6-foot, 100-pound model isn’t always going to work on the average girl. #truth

There are trends that just need to die before they even get started.

So, let’s discuss three trends I’d like to see die right now.

1. Cropped Flare Jeans

 

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Why? That’s all I can say. These jeans are beyond hideous; they cut off at the bottom and look like floods, which is not a cute look AT ALL. Plus the flair at the end of the jeans make you look like a pirate-hobo hooker. Meanwhile, they all tend to be high-waisted which isn’t flattering to most women’s bodies at all. Cropped Flare Jeans are like mom jeans on crack.

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2. White Ankle Boots

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If you know me at all you know, I hate white accessories – white sunglasses, white watches (unless it’s the Chanel white ceramic watch) so I’m not loving the White Ankle Boot trend.

White Ankle Boots look awkward and aren’t something that the everyday girl can pull off. High-Fashion girls and bloggers may make the trend look chic, but I just know they will look like shit on most women.

These boots have to be balanced with the right pant cut and the right look in order to work.

Honestly, I only think the trend works if the boot has a chunky 60’s style heel – now that’s a trend I can get behind.

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3. Wavy Brows

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Why the f*&k would you want to have wavy eyebrows? Honestly, tell me why? Not only does this trend look dumb as fuck, like I’m losing brain cells just talking about this, but you’re also basically ruining your brows too.

Brows frame your face and can severely alter your look. Wavy eyebrows make you look like a clown so if Bozo-Chic is the look you’re going for then go for it but if not I’d steer clear of this trend.

Trust me; your eyebrows will thank you.

What trends do you think need to die?

xo, Lara

uh-oh, are you skipping this major haircare step?

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We all want gorgeous, perfectly healthy hair and go to great lengths to get it but there could be a MAJOR haircare step you’re missing out on.

It’s no secret that you have to work hard to have fantastic hair unless you’re one of those bitches who naturally has perfect hair if so, I hate you.

You probably already take hair vitamins, get regular trims, avoid heat damage, and do plenty of deep conditioning treatments, but there’s one step I guarantee you’re missing out on.

So, what’s this MAJOR haircare step you’re skipping?

Exfoliating.

I know, you’re probably, like say what, exfoliating your hair?!?

Well, yes and no. It’s more like exfoliating your scalp.

A healthy scalp means healthy hair – you can’t have one without the other.

Exfoliating your scalp removes product buildup and is great at combating dryness.

However, just like when it comes to exfoliating your face or body, you don’t want to overdo it.

If you have oily hair, you can use a scalp exfoliator 2 -3 times a week, but if not don’t use an exfoliator more than once a week.  Just like your skin, your scalp can be stripped of its natural oil which wreaks havoc on your hair.

While chemical exfoliants that act as a peel for your scalp are one option, I prefer grainier physical scrubs.

My favorite hair scrub is Big Shampoo by Lush.

Big is freaking amazing – it’s full of natural ingredients that not only exfoliate dead cells from your scalp but also gives your hair loads of volume while adding nourishment and shine. Plus, it smells incredible and contains sea salt, coconut oil, and fresh citrus juices. #jackpot

So, if you want the best hair of your life, start exfoliating your scalp!

Below are more great scalp exfoliants!

 

 

Do you exfoliate your scalp?

xo, Lara

self care – look good to feel good.

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You ugly.

Okay, in reality, you’re probably not, but you could be a whole lot prettier.

Do you often feel like crap? Perhaps you’re depressed? Anxious? Self-conscious? And the list goes on.

Let me put on my Dr. Lara hat and tell you what your issue is.

While I don’t have a Ph.D., and sadly no, I can’t prescribe you any pills, I can tell you that how you feel has a direct correlation to how you look.

I’ve been super pretty, even beautiful, and I’ve also been ugly. How ugly you ask? Almost troll status in my opinion.

And you know what my mood effects and causes both. When I’m happy, I’m super pretty; I eat well, take care of myself, exercise. But when I’m sad, depressed, or anxious I’m U-G-L-Y af. I turn into a monster who doesn’t care how I look, what I eat, or if I even move from the couch.

When I take the time to put myself together a bit and do this thing called self-care I feel a million times better, and when I don’t I feel, look, and eat like shit. No joke.

It’s a vicious, vicious cycle that so many of us are living.

To feel good, you have to look good and to look good; you have to feel good. Got it?

Now, I’ve not perfected this, believe me, I currently look quite grotesque at the moment, I have learned a thing or two.

My number one rule: PRACTICE SELF-CARE. Yeah, that means taking care of YOU – mind, body, and soul and if that concept is too out there for you – take care of yourself emotionally, physically, mentally.

You have to make yourself a priority because no one else will.

You have to take the time to slap on makeup, take care of your skin, workout daily, eat some vegetables and fruits, occasionally, yes occasionally turn down dessert, and drink a sh*t ton of water.

But that’s not all. You need to take vitamins, make the time to meditate daily, have quiet time, unwind with a bath and a bottle glass of wine, talk to a shrink, dream, travel, get a hobby, work on your dreams, take me time, go on a vacation, shop till you drop, and on and on.

Looking at my rambles list you think that’s not hard, but honestly how much of those things DO YOU ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISH EACH WEEK?

Probably very few, which is why you’re miserable and ugly. If you aren’t taking care of you, you CAN’T properly take care of everything and everyone else in your life.

Looking good makes you feel better about yourself and feeling better about yourself makes you a whole lot prettier.

So, how do you start self-care?

Start small.  Make a list of what, in a perfect world, you could do every day for YOURSELF.

Then do one or two of those entirely selfish things a day! Spend 5 minutes meditating or spend 20 minutes doing your hair and makeup. Make them a habit and add-on from there.

Grow from there until you’re a completely selfish-bitch who not only looks hot but feels fantastic as well.

Remember, I’m with you on this journey. As you grow, I grow, and eventually we all get the life we’ve always wanted. It’s better to be late to the party than to never show up. Yes, I’m just that annoying optimistic 😉

Do you think you need to look good to feel good?

xo, Lara

 

Girls Night In…

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I’m extra sassy today. Why? Well, I’m running on NO sleep – nada, zip, zero, stingy with dinero. Did you catch that Jay-Z reference? Wink, wink.

My current mood is a perfect ten on the delirious scale.

You feel me? I’ve got that jittery, hyper-aware, slightly psycho, super exhausted but can’t sleep vibe happening.

It’s a beautiful thing.

Yes, I’m sick and twisted, and sometimes I like running on no sleep. Sue me. I just get way more done. Anyone agree?

Don’t get me wrong I love to sleep, hell I’d marry my bed if I could. Kidding, I promise.

But right now I’m way too many cups of coffee deep to count, and I’m running on pure bitchiness.

As always I’ve got all the basics covered so don’t worry your pretty little head about a thing.

Booze? Check. Snacks? Check. Trashy TV? Check. Face Masks? Check.

Let’s get down to business and start getting tipsy.

The Drink

Summer is almost over. Umm…where did July go? It legit flew by. I’ve dying to be on a beach with an endless stream of frozen drinks, but that isn’t happening.

And I’m too lazy to make frozen drinks at home. I need my very own Michael from Southern Charm. One day.

So, I think I’m going to rely on an old faithful #basicbitch drink.

The Mimosa – it’s simple, chic, and on-point with Real Housewives of Orange County.

Now some may argue that a mimosa is a morning only drink but I highly disagree.

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While mimosas are a breakfast and brunch staple, they CAN and SHOULD be guzzled anytime – day or night.

I love mimosas more than I can verbalize.

A few mimosa rules – ALWAYS, well almost always, use a dry, brut cheap champagne. No need to pop bottles of Dom and Christelle, trust me.

However, I do love a good Veuve Clicquot mimosa when I’m feeling extra fancy.

Mimosa Basics:

1 Bottle of Champs (Cook’s extra dry, brut is a staple for me.)

1 Bottle of Pulp Free Simply Orange Juice (if you’re watching your waist you can do Tropicana Trop 50)

1 Bottle of Grand Marnier or Peach Schnapps (I prefer peach schnapps hands down)

Champagne glass(es)

A Pitcher

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When it comes to mimosas – BIGGER IS ALWAYS BETTER. One doesn’t simply make a mimosa, no, one must always make a pitcher of mimosas! Honestly, mimosas taste better in bigger batches because the flavors get the chance to mix and settle.

Take your pitcher, add one bottle of champagne, half a bottle of orange juice, a quarter bottle of peach schnapps, add orange slices –  mix everything together and pour.

Now guzzle and repeat!

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The Snack

Yesterday I was craving rice crispy treats, well actually I was craving Fruity Pebble crispy treats. I’m a pretty good cook, and baker but to be honest I’ve NEVER been able to master rice crispy treats – weird, right?

But I finally felt the need to conquer making rice crispy treats, and they are surprisingly simple.

Fruity Pebble Rice Crispy Treats:

2 tablespoons of butter

6 cups of Fruity Pebbles

8 cups of mini-marshmallows

Butter Cooking Spray

A 9×13 inch pan

A non-stick frying pan

1 silicone spatula

Spray the 9×13 inch pan with non-stick butter cooking spray. Take six cups of marshmallows and two tablespoons of butter and place in a non-stick frying pan on low heat. Let marshmallows and butter melt until there are no lumps; stir occasionally. I sprayed my spatula with the non-stick butter cooking spray, so the marshmallows didn’t stick to my spatula as they melted.

Once the marshmallows and butter are melted, remove from the heat and add in remaining 2 cups of marshmallows and 6 cups of Fruity Pebbles. Mix until cereal is completely coated with melted marshmallows.

Spray your hands, gross I know, with non-stick butter cooking spray and place cereal and marshmallow mixture into your greased 9×13 inch pan. Press Fruity Pebble mixture into the pan and let sit until completely cooled. Cut and devour.

Aren’t I just a regular old Martha Stewart? I don’t know what’s sadder – the fact that it’s taken me this long to learn how to make rice crispy treats or that I made them.

The Face Mask

I don’t know about you, but I often have those days where my skin needs a miracle to look good. Well, that’s when I reach for First Aid Beauty’s Bouncy Mask.

The Bouncy Mask is a 5 in 1, yes you read that right, mask that nourishes, calms, firms, plumps, and refines your face.

The Bouncy Mask is so good that it will give you your very own Mia Thermopolis moment – just kidding.

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But this mask does work wonders and will make your skin look and feel a million times better.

Plus you can use this mask day or night and up to 3x a week, which means your skin should look incredible all the time.

The Shows

At the moment my world revolves around RHOC and the Real Housewives of New YorkI can’t get enough! Honestly, I can’t decide which franchise is better right now. RHONY is bringing the craziness and drama, but RHOC only just started its 12th season, and the bitchiness and backstabbing has already begun.

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Plus, I got to chat with Tamra Judge today, you know just a casual private message exchange on Instagram – no biggie. Meanwhile, I was peeing my pants with excitement. Love Tamra!

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That’s all the fun I have for this week, bitches. But if you want more make sure you listen to my weekly podcast Pop Fizz Clink which is available on iTunes and SoundCloud.

What are your favorite Girls Night In rituals?

xo, Lara

Currently Coveting…

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I’ve been looking forward to this week’s Currently Coveting since Monday, yes, it’s been that kind of week.

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to shop. Nothing calms the nerves more than spending money on things you don’t need and probably can’t afford.

Credit cards ready? Check.

Nike Free RN 2 Running Shoe

Will I be running in these shoes? No. Will I be wearing them with leggings to look sporty? Yes. It’s all about perception after all. Plus it is about 100 degrees on the East Coast, so running is a no-no. Who am I kidding running is always a no-no for me. But I do love running sneakers because they look super cute with my leggings.

Sam Edelman Leya Faux Fur Laceless Sneaker

Now, these sneakers are more up my alley. Girly, furry, and pink? Check, check, check. These are fashion sneakers which are my favorite kind of sneakers. These totally take me back to my Spice Girls days. Oh to go back to the late 90’s.

DKNY Mixed Media Mini Mirror

Marble and gold are two of my favorite things. I need a makeup mirror like yesterday, and I think I finally found the one I want. This way I can finally stop sitting on my bed doing my makeup and actually use my vanity. #lazy

La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream

I was given some La Mer samples, and now I’m hooked. I should have just said no, remember kids JUST SAY NO.  Now I’m hooked to La Mer like a two-bit crack whore. Damn it; I didn’t need another expensive skincare product/brand to be obsessed about and lust over. #firstworldproblems

Givenchy Medium Antigona Sugar Leather Satchel

It’s still summer, but I’m already looking forward to Fall, mostly because I’m hoping to have that Fall body since my summer body didn’t exactly work out. However, I’m also looking forward to Fall because of the clothes and the colors. This oxblood purse is everything. I can’t get enough of this color. I want, I need.

CalPak Ambeur 20-Inch Rolling Spinner Carry-On

Rose gold luggage? Um, yes! I need new luggage, really I do, and this piece fits the bill. It’s beautiful and is the perfect carry-on. I can see myself lugging this through the airport looking chic as fuck.

Happy shopping!

What are you currently coveting? Are there any fabulous products on your wish list?

xo, Lara

 

5 products you need for a high-end at home spa day

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Last month I did a guest post on DopeandBroke.com where I planned out the perfect at home spa day strictly using drugstore beauty products, and it was glorious.

But if you haven’t noticed I have a thing for high-end beauty products. #fancypants

In fact, I’ll admit it, I’m a high-end beauty junkie and believe me I’ve got the receipts to prove it. I know I’m not the only one – where my girls at?

While I have nothing against a good drugstore product I was brought up using more expensive products – it’s what I gravitate towards. Blame my mom.

I’m all about doing weekly at home spa days, and I’ve narrowed down 5 products that will give you the most professional feeling results ever.

Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 Original “1970”

Now, Biologique Recherche is one of the fanciest skincare brands around. The P50 Original 1970 Lotion is a toner and smells like rotten eggs – no lie. But you’ll quickly learn to deal with the smell after you see the voodoo magic it does to your skin. This toner exfoliates, hydrates, and balances your skin. It’s the missing step to your skincare routine that you never knew was missing. Trust me; you’ll love it.

Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Mask

PTR is a new to me skincare brand, but it’s quickly becoming one of my favorites. I’m in love with the Irish Moor Mud Mask because it purifies my skin without drying it out like so many other masks. My skin feels so fresh and hydrated after using this mask and it helps keeps my skin happy.

Ole Henrickson Power Peel

If you want a truly spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home, look no further than the Ole Henrickson Power Peel. This product is truly one of the best – the quality, scent, and benefits of this three step system are unmatched. I love the way my skin feels after using this product. My favorites are step 1 and step 3. Step 1 is the almond scrub which makes my skin baby soft and smells divine while step 3 is a comforting chamomile mask that calms any inflammation and redness. This 3-step system is truly a game changer.

SK-II Facial Treatment Mask

SK-II was one of the first brands to sell sheet masks, and there’s a reason it remains a cult favorite – it’s because they are the best of the best. For years I lusted over these sheet masks, and then about 5 years ago I took the plunge and never looked back. These are pricey but so worth it. Each sheet mask can be re-used 2-3 times which is incredible. Plus the glowing, hydrated, super soft skin you’re left with will keep you coming back for more.

Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Mask

Every so often you accidentally stumble upon a mask that is a rare gem, and this mask is one of them. I found this while getting a facial and picked this product up instead of the one my facialist recommended. Whoopsie. This anti-aging mask packs your skin with vitamins while increasing your skin’s elasticity and moisture content. I love to sleep with this mask on when my skin needs some extra oomph.

For a step by step guide on how to create a relaxing at home spa experience check out my post on DopeandBroke.com.

What are your go-to at-home facial products?

xo, Lara

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girls night in…

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It’s Monday so that means it’s time to plan out another Girls Night In!

Getting lost in a few hours of reality TV sounds amazing right now!

I’ve got all the basics covered so don’t worry your pretty little head about a thing.

Booze? Check. Snacks? Check. Trashy TV? Check. Face Masks? Check.

This week it’s all about convenience because I’m totally LAZY and have a million things going on.

So, let’s get down to business and start getting tipsy.

The Drink

This past week I created my now favorite drink. It’s super easy to make, super low-calorie, and hydrates you while still getting you tipsy.

I’ve dubbed my drink The Skinny Bitch because it’s aspirational and it’s something we all want to be.

Here’s what you’ll need for The Skinny Bitch:

1-2 shots of chilled Absolute Lime Vodka

1 lime wedge

Cranberry Juice – I prefer Diet or Light Cranberry

Ice

Water

Take 1 lime wedge and muddle into the bottom of your glass. Take your glass and fill it with ice. Add water until the glass is filled 3/4 of the way. Then add your 1-2 shots of Absolute Lime Vodka. Add a splash – yes just a splash of cranberry juice and then squeeze remaining lime into the drink and mix.

And voila you’ll have a delicious and guilt free drink to sip on. Legit everyone kept asking me about my drink at a BBQ and everyone who tried it loved it.

Now go be a skinny bitch!

The Snack

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I told you it’s all about being lazy this week and that means reaching for an old faithful in the snack department.

I’ve been dying for some ice cream without the expanding waistline and depression that follows.

So, this week I’m reaching for Halo Top which is actually really good and full of protein. Talk about guilt free snacking!

While I haven’t tried all the flavors my favorites so far are the chocolate peanut butter flavor and the sea salt caramel.

However, I just bought the Smores flavor and I can’t wait to dive into it – literally!

The FaceMask

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I’m all about de-puffing this week. I swear after being out in the sun, heat, and indulging in summer foods I’m in desperate need of a detox.

While water helps de-puff my face and body I like to take extra precaution with my face. Believe me – puffy-faced Lara ain’t a cute Lara.

So this week it’s all about sheet masks that calm, hydrate, and de-puff my face perfectly.

My favorite super affordable sheet masks are by Leaders and Tony Moly which can both be purchased at Ulta. On the higher end spectrum, I love SK-II’s sheet masks and recently tried Dr. Jart’s sheet and rubber masks which are AMAZING!

Although, tonight I think I’m going to give the Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle 24k Gold Intense Wrinkle Sheet Mask a whirl. I’ve been holding onto for a special occasion and I think tonight fits the bill.

The TV Shows

For me, it’s all about the Real Housewives of Orange County premiere tonight! I can’t wait to see what the RHOC are up to this season.

Plus we have the RHOP reunion, part one of the Southern Charm reunion, RHONY, and so much more!

I can’t wait to see what goes down on Southern Charm and RHONY. Also, part one of the RHOP reunion wasn’t bad – I only watched half but I’m enticed enough to watch the rest.

I will be live tweeting all the above shows so make sure you join me! Follow me @LaraSophia for all the details!

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That’s all the fun I have for this week, bitches. But if you want more make sure you listen to my weekly podcast Pop Fizz Clink which is available on iTunes and SoundCloud.

What are your favorite Girls Night In rituals?

xo, Lara