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Beauty Giveaway Winner ♡♡♡

May 27, 2016
by
LAURYN

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Yippie finally announcing the beauty ( & JUICER! ) giveaway winner.
Congrats to…Jacqueline Collette!

& then of course the 3 The Skinny Confidential Bombshell Body Guide winners too. Congrats: Arin, Angeline Parsons, & Audra Esque.

Please e-mail me at lauryn@theskinnyconfidential.com to collect your prizes.

HUGE giveaway for June coming soon…it’s going to be a big one! I’ll keep hosting these since you guys like them ; ).

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back on the grind | by the skinny confidential

Current Mood: Getting Back On The Grind

by
LAURYN

back on the grind | by the skinny confidential

Well, it’s been fun guys.

All that bread, pasta, pizza, & THE DRINKS were sure flowing.

Time to get back on the grind though.

Do you ever go out of town & just feel ready to GET BACK ON IT the second you get home? It’s actually a good feeling. Right? Sometimes a little time away from home gives you the push you need to power through some REAL work & workouts.

SO for any of you that are ready to hit the pedal to the metal (or maybe you’re always in go mode?), here are a few items to get you in the mood to CRUSH IT:

Shit To Do Stamp:

You guys know I love a good to-do list! Making to-do lists will keep you on track, plus it feels amazing to cross things off a list.

BPA Free Bottle:

Getting back on the grind means being healthy too. Throw your morning smoothie or green juice in this BPA-free bottle so you can take it on the go.

“You Are A Badass” Book:

This book is all about learning how to create the life you want, right now. YES, PLEASE! Plus who doesn’t want to feel like a total badass in general?

Palm Print Yoga Mat:

Do you DIE for this yoga mat? Or is it just me? Regardless, yoga & meditation will help you clear your mind so you can work towards those goals with laser focus.

Spearmint Essential Oil:

Diffuse this oil to create an environment that promotes improved mood & energy levels. It also helps with digestion & we all know that gut health is SUPER important because it relates to stress & anxiety.

Rad Sweater:

Cute clothes are a must when getting back on the grind. Opt for something comfortable so you can fully focus on the tasks at hand.

What items help you get shit done?

Happy Friday!

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Live From Florence: TSC Him & Her Podcast

May 26, 2016
by
LAURYN

Recorded in Florence

Ciao from the plane!

Currently flying over Venice, on our way to New York City, & then it’s back to LA. This trip has been a whirlwind— will definitely do a full blog recap.

In the meantime, there’s some newness for you on iTunes. That’s right, we lugged our recording equipment all the way to Italy to record Episode 12 in Florence.

…& to be real we were kind of buzzed off champagne. Basically we turned the room into a studio with cheese, wine, & a microphone. Very fun for us! When in Florence right…

Wanted to give a quick shout out for the insane recommendations. Michael & I used a ton of them ( the pizza recommendations in Florence were especially UP MY ALLEY ).

Anyway, let me break down Episode 12 for ya.

Firstly if you have an Android, no worries BECAUSE PodOmatic! Heard of it? Basically anyone from anywhere can listen to podcasts regardless of what phone you have. Listen here, Android users.

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In this episode we’re talking: travel tips & tricks, the surprise trip Michael planned, keeping the fire alive in any relationship…AND COCONUT OIL.

If you have any questions for next week’s episode, please let me know below & include your Snapchat or Instagram handle too so we can shout you OUT!

Oh, & let’s discuss the $2500 beauty x wellness giveaway, shall we? I am going to pick the winner(s) at random Friday morning so please, please, please be sure to enter because it’s literally the easiest thing on the planet.

The giveaway is based around the podcast, keeping with the theme of this post. Enter here.

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Ok, falling asleep at the keyboard. I swear those damn airplane peanuts have tryptophan in them. Plus airplane food grosses me out. Anyone else? It smells weird & looks like it’s been run over by a train. Kind of like hospital food, do you know what I mean?

Alright! Thanks again for all your Italian recommendations. So much fun bringing you guys along on Snapchat.

Will be back to regular posting Friday =).

Addio!

– lauryn

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Really Just The Ideal Baby Shower Gifts

May 23, 2016
by
LAURYN

baby shower gifts | by the skinny confidential

So how cute are these little baby shower gifts?!

SUPER excited because this weekend is my sister’s baby shower! I can’t wait to celebrate her…& of course, become an aunt.

Since clearly the weekend will be very ‘baby’, I figured I’d share a few baby shower gift ideas for anyone else who’s attending summer showers. Couple of gift ideas for ya:

The Cutest Headbands:

Headbands keep a newborn’s head warm & pull their hair ( if they have any yet! ) off their face. Love the little, delicate bows, very cute.

NOT Basic Diapers:

These diapers are not only unique, they’re also SAFE. They’re made by The Honest Company so you can be sure there are no nasty chemicals. Also TONS of different prints for both boys & girls.

Super Soft & Safe Blankets:

Um, PLEASE! These blankets are HAND STAMPED with 100% toxin free ink AND made with organic cotton. Again, tons of print options to choose from. Drooling over the watermelon, forest fox, & minimalist prints.

Onesies:

Little outfits are always a great baby shower gift option. This little onesie is ADORABLE & it has a snap closure at the back & inseam. Little tip: whenever you buy an outfit as a baby shower gift, opt for the pieces that have snap closure so it’s easier for mom & dad to change diapers, they’ll thank you later!

The Sophie:

Apparently this little giraffe teether is like crack for babies. They can’t get enough of it. All of my mommy friends swear by this! Whatever works, right?

Handmade Moccasins:

Babies need to be kept warm. Socks, shoes, & moccasins all make great gifts. These are handmade with buttery soft leather which provides some warmth.

Moms: what am I missing? I’m sure a lot…help!

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lauryn evarts birthday | by the skinny confidential

Another Year!!!

by
LAURYN

lauryn evarts birthday | by the skinny confidential

Last year I kind of put together a little list of some of the most important lessons I’ve learned thus far.

So let’s continue the theme here?

Instead of making a huge list though, we’ll keep it short & simple.

Because quality over quantity!! On that note:

The Coyotes Howl But The Caravan Keeps Moving:

This quote gives me life.

Remember this post? This has been the year that I really detached from negative social media comments. Because even though there’s SO much amazing positivity, there’s some negativity too. It’s the nature of the beast. It JUST comes with the positive.

If someone has something negative to say, I don’t respond UNLESS of course it’s something that makes sense responding to.

If you’re a blogger or influencer or whatever, don’t let other people bring you down. You have the power to kind of say, “what you think about me is none of my business.” HA!

So ya, the coyotes may howl but keep that caravan moving!

Quality Over Quantity:

So basic but sorry, SO true. I’d rather have a handful of people who call me on my shit, put me in my place, & say it how it is.

I am drawn to smart, witty, sharp, loyal people. To be real, I feel like I put a lot of energy into my business so the energy I have left is now always invested in people who are bright lights.

If someone is toxic, step away. I’m not nice about it, but I’m not mean about it either. It just isn’t a fit sometimes. I remember once on Real Housewives of NYC when Bethenny said she didn’t want to cut off jealous Jill Zarin, she just wanted to slowly step away. There’s something OK about slowly stepping away, you know?

Ultimately there aren’t enough hours in the day to spend with people who aren’t your people.

Reserve the energy for people who are worth it.

To be blunt, manifest good people, cut the toxicity, & step away from something that’s not right for you. Avoid bullshit.

Meditation, Reflection, Books, Music, & Dogs:

LASTLY…This is so on point for THIS year… For the past five years I’ve been nose to the grindstone building my business & having laser focus. This has been wondrous in some ways…but there’s been a lot of sacrifice.

This year I basically said STOP.

Sit still, relax, read a book, & turn off social media for a day. It’s been very liberating & something I would recommend to anyone who’s a GO, GO, GO type of person.

Mediation in the mornings has been…well, life-changing. Sitting still to reflect on life has been something I’ve never done until recently. I re-fell in love with one of my favorite hobbies this year: reading. Reading felt like I was taking my eye off my business & now it feels like something that enhances every part of life overall. Music like Bossanova or smooth jazz is something I start the morning off with because it’s therapeutic & helps anxiety. & lastly, DOGS. They helped heal my tragic, horrific jaw surgery recovery. I love them more than life.

So there you have it: my small list of three things I’ve REALLY learned ( or re-learned this year ). Birthdays are cool because they provide perspective, right?

Ok! Well on that note, we are off to explore Florence, Italy. Would love to hear your recommendations. PLEASE share any restaurants, museums, pizza joints, etc. Florence is definitely one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I can’t believe it really. Michael is currently keeping a little list for an itinerary post. Come along on Snapchat!

Thank you for all the sweet birthday messages. I’ve never felt so loved!

Love you guys, lauryn x

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