The Skinny Ain’t So Confidential Anymore

Books are a lot like celebrities.

They can be award-winning….

Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o win Oscars 2014

Others can be mysterious…

Shia LeBeouf, I am not famous paper bag

And some… can be graphically bizarre.

Miley Cyrus riding hot dog

So if I told you that in my latest GiGi Eats Celebrites video, I eat a book as opposed to a celebrity, you wouldn’t hold it against me, would you?

Phew! Thank goodness, because today I am snacking on a paper back.

GiGi Eats The Skinny Confidential

It’s a balanced snack, I promise.

Lauryn, the face behind the blog: The Skinny Confidential, is the one who authored my between meal sustenance (aka: BOOK)!

The Skinny Confidential: A Babe’s Sexy, Sassy Health and Lifestyle Guide.

The Skinny Confidential BookClick this image to be taken to Whitney’s interview with Lauryn!

I have to thank my fellow Golden State blondie for supplying me with the munchie! Wouldn’t want to get too hungry between meals now would I?


So did I love this book as much as my BELOVED salmon? Or did I despise it as much as I DETEST cooked carrots and bananas?!

You’ll just have to watch and see!

What ELSE you will find in the book…

The Skinny Confidential Book Table of Contents Page 1 The Skinny Confidential Table of Contents Part 2


  • What was the strangest book you’ve ever read?
  • Are you a Skinny Confidential reader?
  • If you were to write a book, what would you write about?
  • Are you ready for the runway or are you a walking fashion DON’T (like me)?
  • Was there ever a moment in your life where you wanted to put a paper bag over your head?
  • Do you agree with me about juice cleanses?
  • Ladies: What one makeup product do you feel naked without?
  • Gents: Do you like your ladies caked or au natural?

The Skinny Confidential Book Review

***And speaking of BOOKS! I have an UPDATE: I just wanted to let you all know that WITH ALL OF YOUR HELP – I WON THE Voice Over Competition!!! I will be the voice of the main character for E! Entertainment Host Ken Baker’s NEW BOOK!!!

Linked To: Tasty Tuesday, Healthy Tips & Tricks TuesdayThank Goodness It’s Monday, Pinterest Foodie Link Up, Fit Tip Tuesday, Waste Not Want Not Wednesday…


  1. Haha you noshing on the book, so very GiGi of you ;) You crack me up girl! And Congrats on the win!!! Xo
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  2. As a pilot, I’m always ready for the runway, lol!

    I like the creative chapter titles.

    Books have changed my life for the better many times. We were made for stories.

    I like my women in the raw!

    Juice “Cleanses” make no sense to me.

    So would you rather wrestle a slimy salmon or a greased pig??

    • BAH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! I love how you interpreted that – I am thrilled you’re always ready for that runway! Perhaps I can enlist your piloting services when I need to fly home??? ;)

      And I would MUCH RATHER wrestle a slimy salmon! ;) Because I love me some salmon sashimi!

  3. hmmm I have pretty mixed feeling about this… and juice cleanses?! This girl is hungry, so no thanks!
    PS CONGRATS on the voice win!!
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    • What are you mixed about?? Oh and I FU**ing hate em juice cleanses too!! If you didn’t watch the video- I rip into them! I cannot cannot ever promote such things!

      And thank you love :)

  4. I have a bag over my head right now. Oh, and double-whoot on the voice over job!
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    • Lmfao!!!!! I took my bag off my head to review this book, if you watched the video, you know my book review ain’t all sunshines & rainbows! ;)

  5. I will have to check out this book. I cannot imagine that you are a fashion DON’T and I am so anti-juicing too!
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  6. When you say that you don’t like yoga, do you really mean it? Not even Bikram Yoga?
    I say this is a deal-breaker my friend…I can’t cook for you, if you don’t dig yoga.
    Unless you’re willing to run a full triathlon, in that case we can still be friends ;)
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  7. I am so not a fan of her blog. I just don’t think she portrays a very healthy, realistic, approach to living.
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    • You know, initially I felt the very same way. I just thought Lauryn was some San Diego chick that knew nothing, but honestly, when I read her book – she doesn’t claim to be a rocket scientist and she doesn’t say DO THIS DO THIS – she just says what she feels works best for her.

      And obviously I do not agree with her on everything ;)

  8. So with you on the juice cleanses and yoga, GiGi!
    I am heading over to skinny confidential in my un-coordinated fashionless ensemble and naked face!
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    • BAH HA H AH AHA HA! OMG yes! Finally, someone is on my side in regards to YOGA too!!! Ah ha ha! I just cannot stand it, probably because I am just so terrible at it. LOL! Have you done pilates?

  9. This is so freaking true. Juice cleanses are a terrible idea, in my opinion. No matter WHAT benefits you get from them, the feeling of not eating and being weak from having ZERO whole food is not worth it. Plus the fact that you.cannot.sustain it. Period. This is a great review and I love your honesty!
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    • There really is NO BENEFIT from them at all, they’re just stupid – but of course CELEBRITIES and BOOKS promote them so often for some reason, thus people get SUCKED INTO this fad! UGH.

      Want to go get some sushi now as we continue to berate juice cleanses??? ;)

      And honesty is the best policy missy!

  10. Congrats on your win, girl! I prefer to eat my food, thanks!
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  11. I just can’t with juice cleanses. Don’t get me wrong, I love some juice with a side of a sandwich or some pizza. I can’t live on liquids!
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    • Ah ha ha ah! COULDN’T AGREE MORE!!! Liquid diets – HORRENDOUS!! I need to chew!! Chewing is the most fun activity EVER! lol!

  12. I would only do a fruit smoothie as a treat — not to cleanse with. As for juicing — use veggies only! I be juicing ‘dem veggies, baby.
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    • I tried to juice vegetables before – scratch that, someone did it for me… And it tasted like something that might come out of a lawn mower – LOL!! But hey, if you like that flavor ;)

  13. I’m with you on the juicing, GiGi, totally wrong for the body. People tend to go with trends without doing their own research first.
    Love yoga, gf, gotta have it!
    Thanks for the giggles!
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  14. Love this! Love that color on you! Love your juice cleanse rant!!!

    But what’s this about you hating yoga? If I recall, you look pretty great doing it:

    I had to :)
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  15. Love the recap! I feel like I don’t need to read the book now haha! I know you hate juice cleanses but sometimes I just love them. But only like after a vacation or when I need to reset my taste buds bc I’ve been eating junk for too long. Like…after the holidays! It’s cool we can agree to disagree. ;)
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  16. Juice as a refreshing beverage? Yes. Juice as a cleanse in place of meals? Nooo way! I’m with ya on that ;) I’ve always wanted to write a book. Too many ideas to pick just one!

    • DUDE SAME HERE!! As some point I will have a library of books written by me, and one of them will be dedicated to how much I detest juice cleanses, ;) We can co-write it, yes??

  17. One juice is ok, multiple juices a day until you feel like you’re going to starve/pass out? No thanks. Congrats on the win lovely! That’s exciting. E! news is my shit. Well, technically it’s your shit.
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    • Wow, the thought of being really hungry to the point of passing out – SCARES ME! I have been there a few times but not because of a cleanse! And I DO NOT EVER EVER EVER want to hear ANYONE ELSE doing such a thing!

      Thank you for the congrats! Going to record today actually ;) I watch E! every night. It’s actually funny because I am pretty good friends with everyone over there so it’s like I am just chatting with my friends every evening, LOL!
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  18. Hooray for winning the voice-over competition – so exciting!!
    I do follow The Skinny Confidential – all kinds of great stuff. No juice cleanses for me -I think I wouldn’t even make a full day!
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  19. Congrats on winning the contest!! And yep, I read her blog sometimes… planning to get the book soon… thanks for sharing!!
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  20. I feel naked without mascara. That’s my favorite. And lip gloss is a close second, although it can look a little funny if it’s the only makeup you’re wearing!
    If I wrote a book, it would be about anxiety and photography! Sort of an autobiographical one with stories and tips on both things! Yup. Would anyone read it? Eh, who knows.
    I’ve never done a juice cleanse! I like burgers too much…
    I like your word for it too. Abhor!!!
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  21. I’m looking forward to going through this book :) I read her blog from time to time and follow her on Facebook. I definitely enjoy reading her tips (but as with everything, I try to do my own research too!)
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  22. Congrats!!
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  23. Congrats on a great opportunity!
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  24. You hate bananas? How? I understand cooked carrots, I can see that, but bananas….GiGi I am not sure we can be friends anymore! But anyway, I THINK I can move on….I will try, only because I want to be able to say CONGRATS! Thats awesome! I have not read many books recently….unless you count financial statement analysis MBA textbooks?

    You know I am all about natural beauty, as you saw in my post :) I still think you should send me your #nomakeupselfie :)
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    • Ah ha ha! For some reason I have just always hated bananas, weird I know. It’s something with their consistency!!!! Ah ha. I cannot eat them anyways, so no worries!

      PLEASE DON’T LET THIS BE THE END OF OUR FRIENDSHIP! I mean, this should be a good thing, you will never have to worry about me eating all your bananas! LOL!!!!!

      And sorry, miss, but….. Financial Textbooks do NOT count – LOL!!!!

      Oh as I actually did a 1/2 face w/out make up & a 1/2 face w/ make up shot… Check it out: Can you see a difference???
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  25. Oh yeah. because nothing says ready for the runway like wearing an Army uniform every single freaking day of your life. I have lost my style which is why when I am not at work I 1) wear gym clothes {albeit cute} all the time or 2) declare a fashion emergency and rely on my girlfriends to help me. :D All I am going to say about juice cleanse is WHY THE FREAK EVER? WHY? Not getting it! :-D
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    • Dude, Army is SO SO in…. Wait, I am so not fashion forward so I really have NO IDEA about that, LOL! NEVER take fashion advice from the chicken who wears rainbow socks and addidas sandals! LOL!

      Whitney is actually taking me shopping on Thursday and Tara is taking me on Friday – that’s what I have my cooking buddies for ;)
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  26. I totally agree that juice cleanses are a no-no! It’s okay to drink juice but if it’s your only source of energy for a couple days, that’s bad! Binging will probably happen from the lack of food (and solid food- energy) in your body.
    And, I’ll have to read the fashion section. My fashion sense isn’t stylish (I dress simple!) but I guess it’s good enough to catch guy’s attention. haha.
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    • Oh binging will TOTALLY happen after a cleanse that doesn’t include any food! YIKES! Big NO NO!

      And excuse me miss, but all the photos I see of you, you always have some cute outfits so I don’t believe that you don’t have fashion sense! ;) LAIR ha ha ah!
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  27. Juice cleanses are the worst! Seriously! I hate how people think it is a great idea of weight loss. Any weight loss is going to come right back on after you finish the juice cleanse. I love having a fresh juice as part of a healthy diet but not as my only form of sustenance!
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  28. Congratulations to your voice! Yeah I definitely feel naked without mascara. Somehow I’ve managed to leave the house without doing it (always leaving it to the end) and when I realised I felt like I’d forgotten my pants. The shame!!!
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    • My voice thanks you! LOL! My voice got it on today with some VO scripts actually!

      OMG I HATE WHEN I forget my FAVORITE piece of make up! I hate it. I feel so awkward, kind of like one might feel if they didn’t put deodorant on!!!
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  29. I enjoyed your review! :) I actually like yoga as well as food-based cleanses (I try to eat very healthy but sometimes condiments and a bit too much dark chocolate sneak back into my diet…). I think you eat so healthy all the time that there isn’t really anything to clean up! :)

    I’ll have to check out the Skinny Confidential blog!
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  30. You need to know how much I love your videos! They always make me smile, you fuckin’ nutjob. I opposite of AB(W)HOR(E) you :) I think juicing is so stupid. But maybe that’s because this girl needs the fiber. And I’d rather have a smoothie than pages of paper and ink. That can’t be good for your body, right? Can the human body digest ink? Maybe a topic to discuss next week.
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    • Do you know how much MORE I LOVE YOU because you love my videos!! My arms are spread like an eagle right now.. Ah ha ha no, not my legs. I only spread those like an eagle for… My beloved Derek Hough. Or in other words, I never SPREAD THEM! LMFAO…. #CobWebs!

      Mmmmmmmmmmm Ink Digestion. What if I researched this and actually found out that INK IS SO VERY HEALTHY, LMFAO! It cures cancer!! NOT!
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  31. I wonder if it tastes good sautéed with some olive oil and spinach? Thanks for the tip on the grape seed oil! I’ll definitely be checking this book out to see if it’s as legit as you say it is :-)
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  32. You are hilarious!!! Great review GiGi! I am so a don’t with clothes & make-up & pretty much anything but lifting weights! ;)

    NO to juice cleanses – not my thing – I like to east & I eat food included in those things so why not eat! :)

    Due to hormone craziness & hair just about on every square inch on my face & neck due to older age – I would love a bag over my head until I can afford a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. When you get more famous than you are now, will you take me to one! ;)
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    • And you know what Jody???? Fitness is FAR MORE IMPORTANT than clothing & make up so keep up those squats ;)

      Unless there is a cookie cleanse- you ain’t on it, ha ha ha ah! And I promise you, when I get more famous (ha ha, when – no ifs in my vocab)… I will help you out in any way that I can! ;)
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  33. we agree with juice cleanses. We love juice don’t get us wrong, but we have done juice cleanses in the past. Wait let us rephrase that…we tried to do them and always failed! We need our fats! haha

    Also agree about less stuff on face for clear skin :)

    your glowing girl as always
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    • How on earth could either of you even consider ever going on a juice cleanse anyways – you two have soooooo many DELICIOUS recipe tricks up your sleeves!

      Is there a FAT CLEANSE? aka; just eating fat all day every day? Oh I think that’s what they call a Ketogenic diet! ;)
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  34. If I wrote a book it’d be about naps because I love sleep. I’m not ready for the runway unless going out – Im comfy not a “don’t” and I”m happy with that. Yes I want to put a paper bag over my head these days because I feel fat. Lol. I agree about juice cleanses – so you must hate Joe from the Reboot movement huh? I like juices but with food or for breakfast ..with food. I tried a full 5-day cleanse and let me tell you what happened: I was hugging my toilet by day 3 and said F U to the person that made them for me. She was “disappointed” because I was just “detoxing” – I said I’d rather retain the toxins. I don’t wear makeup regularly, only when going out for dinner or special occassions, but I’d feel naked without my lip gloss and eyeliner. I would love to love cardio but I don’t – I get light headed. Still no sugar! That cereal is gross.. maybe it needs bananas. Anyways this is getting lengthy so have a great one love!! -Iva
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    • AHH HA HA HA! You’d rather keep the toxins ;) Lady, I am going to help you so you never feel the need to wear that bag over your head – keep on emailing me miss!

      And I feel 1000% naked without eyeliner too.

      LMFAO – well of course the cereal is gross, it’s not going to taste like Lucky Charms – yes! Put some bananas in it. Sweeten it with stevia, you’ve got to doctor it a little bit! How’s the MILK???? ;)
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  35. Obviously not a book for me , no cars or scantly clad models draped over them :) but a good review of what it’s about. I think those cleanses are a sham and give people false hope. Eat well, exercise and things should run pretty good. I like reading about the Crusades and cosmology, varied topics but interesting all the same. As for makeup a little is a lot, I remember one of my Grandmothers painted her eyelashes on, depending on the angle I knew what mood she was in that day. I’m not to sure what I would write about, I’ll give it a thought.

  36. I heard paper is good for your…. um.. i don’t know. LOL! but i’d try that juice. You know i like kiwis
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  37. I think I could write a pretty horrible awesome memoir about bad dates.
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  38. I am SO HAPPY YOU WON! YAY! I am off to check out skinny confidential, the chapters look awesome :)

  39. OMG. I HATE yoga with a passion. I could fall asleep during it. I want to hit things of lift heavy stuff, dammit.
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  40. Congrats on your WIN!!! So excited for you. And juice cleanses? No thanks.
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  41. Noshing on a book – too much fiber perhaps? What are the ingredients?? Congrats on the win!

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  43. I really need to read this book and check out Skinny Confidential, it’s so inspiring she wrote a book and if I was to write a book it might be about relationships. hehe. To answer your other questions, there’s definitely been times I was a walking fashion don’t and as for the paper bag, that would have been my jr year of high school when I was having major skin drama. :)

    Nice blog and I love Whitney’s too!


    • I would definitely BUY YOUR BOOK as I am drowning in the relationship world! I need all the advice I can get, lol!
      Thank you for stopping by, love making new friends! Love Whitney too :)

  44. LOL If I ever come see you in Cali we’re wearing paper bag masks – no lie
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  45. You have so much awesome going on in your world, girl!
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  46. BAH!!! Thanks for the laugh…I needed one. And congrats!
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  47. Okay, you crack me up. I love your videos. But I also love juice cleanses. They work for me! And I love whole food too :)

    • You know what works best for you – So I would never ever tell you to stop doing something that you feel good doing! SOOOO if you feel fantastic juicing, then keep at it missing! :) Don’t forget some protein though!

      AND THANK YOU SO MUCH for watching and liking my videos, comments like this only make me want to KEEP ON making a fool of myself ;)
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  48. Oh my gosh, you are so incredible! CONGRATULATIONS :D

    Choc Chip Uru
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  49. Have I told you lately that I love you? lol Can’t stand juice cleanses. I prefer to chew my food. :)
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  50. HAHAHA I hate juice cleanses too! And I have to show my friend this because she hates yoga too! Blah blah who cares what it’s good for, it is the worst – she says! I love it because it makes me feel like I’ve contributed to society on my ‘off’ workout days! :)
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  51. Lol… You are too funny!!!
    Why haven’t I seen your blog before?? Hahaha
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    • I have NO IDEA but I AM SOOOO GLAD you found me! :) New friends ROCKKKK! And just so you know, I post every Tuesday! Off to check out your orange blackberry muffins!

  52. So excited for your voiceover deal! this is one of many successes to come your way soon, I know it!
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  53. So happy that you won the voice over! I do prefer books that give me food for thought ….
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  54. I think you and Derek would be awfully cute together :-)

    A few thoughts: It is so easy when you’re 20 something to say things like “nothing heavy on your face (or words to that effect).” That’s because you have freaking beautiful skin!!! Just wait a few (or 30) years (she says wisely).

    I don’t read Lauren’s blog, and it may be wonderful, but the word “skinny” in anything has come to drive me crazy. I hate it (as much as you hate juice cleanses!)!

    I used to use Great Lash, for years, until I became a vegan and generally switched over to products that were not tested on animals. It was good (and cheap!).
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    • I had no idea that Great Lash is tested on animals!! :(

      AND THANK YOU! If you have a derek connection – PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE to hook it up! LOL!!!

  55. Ahhh yaaaaa… I’m going to write a script for the next big cartoon blockbuster…you wanna be the voice of “Gigi the salmon” or “Gigi the tuna”?
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  56. Me? Not a juice cleanse/detox fan. No scientific evidence (and you know me, ever the scientist)
    If I were to write a book it would be about… hey, wait, I did write a book! A butt book LOL!
    Next one is in the works, but it’s topic is a shhhh secret!
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    • Ah ha ha ha! Ever since starting my certification, I have been ALL about the scientific evidence too!!! :)

      AND OMG email me the deets on this TOP SECRET BOOK!!! Maybe we can do a joint reveal (on my blog & yours) or something???!

  57. Congrats on the big win! I am not a juice cleanse fan… I’m doing a no-sugar challenge right now and still haven’t seen any benefits from cutting it out of my life (unless you count a dull headache and weird dreams as good)…
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    • How long have you been doing the sugar cleanse for?!?! I have been sugar-free for 12 years and I can promise you, there is a huge benefit – minus those awesome dreams!! ;) — They never go away by the way, LOL!

  58. A huge CONGRATS sweetie!! I am actually looking for a good cleanse/detox plan to try out for the first time!

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  59. BREAK A LEG !!!!!!!!!!!

  60. Congrats on the voiceover gig! You do have a great voice!

    The strangest book I ever read was “Kafka on the Shore” by Hiraku Marikami (sp). The dude is an amazing writer, but the book features a few different plots woven together, one that involves a talking cat.
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    • Aw thank you Jefferson! It’s funny that you say that because so many people actually aren’t a huge fan of my voice, lol! So I appreciate that :)

      Ah ha! This book sounds quite interesting! Either I would be completely confused by the entire thing or… I would understand it completely – nothing in between, lol!

  61. Hey Gorgeous Girl!
    I have a stack of books to read that are collecting dust :(
    As for juicing…yeah, we are supposed to chew our food and if the word “cleanse” is involved…I about turn inside out. Yeah, pretty sure we have kidneys, a liver and a whole bunch of other gut stuff that does that for us. Ugh…don’t get me started!
    Just wanted to say hi and thank you for linking up last week for Finish Line Friday.
    Hope to see you again!
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    • Ah ha ha ha! I actually would LOVE to get you riled up – that’s why I asked the juice cleanse question: it makes me go BANANAS too! ;)

      And lady, I am right there with you – aside from this book and one other, I haven’t read a book in so long, LOL!!! Terrible, I KNOW!

  62. Woop!! Congrats on winning the comp :D I totally agree about juice cleanses. That kinda thing just doesn’t interest me whatsoever! I love my food way too much, and literally can’t go three hours without eating haha.
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    • THANK YOU Lovely!! :) I recorded the VO on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week! WOO WOO!

      And you and me both – right now I am so excited to eat my next meal, LOL! I live to eat ;)

  63. I completely agree with you on the juice cleanse. Some of these things are too trendy for me. Congrats on the voice over! That’s too cool!
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  64. Hi GiGi! Congrats on the win! I totally agree about juice cleanses. I enjoy a green juice now and then because I don’t eat enough greens so I drink it, but no cleanses! Thank you for sharing! Do you snack on all kinds of books? Ha,ha!
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  65. I am soooo not a yoga girl but I do heart lifting weights! I maybe one of the fashion don’ts in the back of Glamour with the black bar over my eyes. This book actually looks really good and I generally just read skin mags….hmmm that didn’t sound quite right!
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    • I AM SO TOTALLY in Glamour Magazine every month with a THICK bar across my face! LOL!!!!!!!

      Skin Mags, bah ha ha! Are you sneaking behind those black curtains at your magazine shop? ;)

  66. I’m not quite sure I’m ready for the runway, but I’m not so much a “walking fashion don’t” anymore. Like I, I come from humble beginnings. So it took me a while to get the hang of how people dress in NYC. But I think I’ve got it for the most part.
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  67. I’d probably write a book about the worst dates I’ve been on as when I was single for 3.5 years I used to entertain my friends by recanting some of the worst dates I’d been on.

    I’d like to think I’m Runway ready but no chance. I’m one of those meme’s that is ‘what you think you look like’ and ‘what you actually look like’ ;)

    Hmm probably some mineral makeup or I do like getting my lashes tinted.
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    • Oh lady, we need to compare notes on AWFUL DATES and DUDES IN GENERAL! Ah ha ha! We should write a collaborative book, yes?! Or maybe just a series of blog post conversations about how much dating BLOWS! lmfao!!!

  68. Hi GiGi! I’m stopping in from Let’s Get Real today. You had me laughing my butt off which is also funny because I’m sitting at work watching your video on a quick break. People must be wondering what the heck I’m laughing about. I’m right with you on the juice cleanse. Drinking juice is OK, but only juice? Just doesn’t do it for me. When I feel the need to cleanse I start drinking lots of water and really clean up my diet. That works for me. Sounds like a cool book! Fashion………..yep, I could use some help there. I used to be very fashionable. Now, I have fashionable children. What the heck happened???!!!!
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    • Ah ha ha! Hopefully you come back every time I post (Tuesdays and SOMETIMES other days) and have your co-workers come too ;) LOL!!! Partttayyy!

      Water is so very important. I am sad to admit that I know I don’t drink enough of it, but really it makes a WORLD of difference… Sadly, it doesn’t make that big of a difference when it comes to fashion sense, LOL!

      Perhaps fashion sense skips a generation?? lol

  69. Congrats on the voice over gig!!! That is awesome.
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  70. I do read The Skinny Confidential on occasion. I’m considering purchasing the book and the only reason I haven’t is because I’m way behind on my reads.
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    • Ha! That’s how I feel but I shockingly read her book and read another one that was on my list, within two days!! When I get my mind focused, I accomplish it! It helps that I read when I am doing cardio in the morning! ;)

  71. Hi GiGi,
    I must admit that I am fiber obsessed, but I have never been hungry enough to eat a book. Although if consumption of said book was guaranteed to help me lose 10 pounds I would probably devour it!
    I brake for any book with the word ‘Skinny’ in the title–and this one is no exception–so you had me at the ‘Skinny”! And by the way, I feel absolutely naked without red lipstick. It is mandatory–even for a trek to the mailbox or the corner store. Thank you for brightening up our day with your witty spin on this delightful new “Skinny” book–by sharing it at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party! I appreciate it.
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    • Red lipstick truly transforms!!!!! I never wear it but when I do, I definitely get triple takes! I can tell by your little picture by your name that red suits you QUITE WELL :)

  72. Gigi! Did you save me a bite of the book? i love how animated you are :) and I agree with you whole heartedly, I have no idea about makeup and how to apply foundation! I don’t wear it so I don’t know how to apply it :P and like you JUICE CLEANSES ARE SO DUMB. seriously, WHERE IS THE PROTEIN?!?!
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  73. Yep, I’ve had a few paper bag moments! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    What great recipes this week in the link up!

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  74. Sooo this review was totally great, I don’t think there is any negativity in your video at all. Anything that you disagreed with you made “light” and followed it with something positive. Bitches should be THANKFUL! I will not be reading the book, and I WOULD do a one day juice cleanse…yup..I would! ONLY if it were juiced by me…and only on a rest day aka no intense workouts needed haha. In fact I should do one, you know how my gut bugs love to latch onto those veggies.

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    • Well, you don’t NEED to read this book – I just told you what’s it ALL ABOUT ;)

      And I cannot wait for you to do this juice cleanse day and text me about it – AH HA HA! I can only imagine what you might say!

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