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Live From Florence: TSC Him & Her Podcast

May 26, 2016
by
LAURYN

the skinny confidential podcast | by the skinny confidential

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 tomorrow =).

Addio!

– lauryn

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Mini DeLites: LA | Nick Jonas | Propel | ETC.

May 3, 2016
by
LAURYN

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{ Propel’s yoga set-up }

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{ a snippet from Snapchat }

11:42 PM, very much breaking our no computer in bed rule but per usual Monday kicked my ass in every which way HENCE the computer in bed.

Apparently it’s ok because Michael’s on his computer next to me…totally using this as leverage in the near future.

We had a lot going on work-wise Sunday & Monday. BASICALLY IT’S ALL THE BORING stuff no one wants to see: backend, taxes, accounting, blah, blah, blah. All the stuff I…HATE. Can I say hate? Because well…I hate it. I prefer the opposite of all of these things.

Anyways, tomorrow is hopefully going to be more fun-ish?

You know what was fun though…

Thursday night.

Propel Water kindly invited me to a FULL-ON workout class.

This was not your typical workout though guys. Basically it was yoga ( much-needed ), strength training, & DANCING all in one. Let’s just say I’m no Cheryl Burke. I mean sure I did ballet in 4th grade but didn’t we all? My moves were a bit…rusty. We were like fully doing hip hop. It was actually super therapeutic to just move around & DANCE it out.

Regardless it was so much fun & I really feel like we BURNED some major calories considering I couldn’t walk for like 3 days. I LOVE BEING SORE, ANYONE ELSE?

I should note that I did the workout with a bunch of amazing influencers ( shoutout to The Balanced Blonde & To Live & Diet in L.A. ). So post-workout, we were all casually glistening ( I’m putting this nicely, I was more like dripping in sweat ) & chit-chatting.

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{ the cutest blogger: The Balanced Blonde— read her book! | PC }
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{ MEOW, right? }

Suddenly Nick Jonas busts out on stage & gives all of us a full-on concert. I have to admit he was QUITE dreamy. Michael was there but I asked for a Propel grape water at the perfect time so Nick & I could have our moment.

We may or may not have locked eyes for one point three seconds.

What can I say.

Although I was perspiring from the workout, at least my hair was curled ( << hey, hey Sex Pot Curls ) right? Full disclosure: Nick was most likely looking at the blogger behind me but whatever.

After the whole mini concert ( who saw it on Snapchat?! ) we headed up stairs for a little wine & some appetizers. Wine doesn’t count when you dance the way we danced.

As you can see: my kind of night— electrolyte water, a workout, happy hour, & a little Nick Jonas.

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{ workout get-up, all black w/ a pop of white }

So yes, LA was super fun. On Friday night we drove back to San Diego ( I made fun of Michael the whole way because the guy does not remove his headphones ), ate some sushi, hung out with dogs, & spent Saturday by the pool.

OK SO: what’s up with you guys? Any news? Do tell. Share the latest.

I’m off to drink some ginger lemongrass tea & read my latest book, The Miracle Morning. SO tired I could cry. Really though, cry.

Chat tomorrow,

x lauryn

+ wearing: black long sleeve top | leggings | sneakers

++ 2 more days of the beauty giveaway! enter here.

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{ Pre-workout, pre-sweat }

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{ Michael’s face when I left him for Nick. JK, JK. }

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TSC HIM & HER PODCAST | Episode 7

April 25, 2016
by
LAURYN

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Quick little hello on a Sunday to let you know: our latest episode of The Skinny Confidential HIM & HER PODCAST is live!

EPISODE 7 is all about delegation, maintaining your independence in a relationship, SEXXXXxxxXX, & MORE. Getting feisty.

Listen, let us know any feedback, & PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!

Here’s the cool thing about podcasts:

You can listen to a podcast when you’re at the gym, commuting to work, in bed ( yes I’ve put ear phones in before my nightly cup of CALM tea kicks in ) &/or while you’re cleaning the kitchen.

I’m actually guilty of doing all four of these things while listening to iTunes podcasts…everyday. Kind of having a huge podcast moment. They’re really the perfect medium. You can get shit done while you take in some info.

There are all kinds: business, comedy, Real Housewives, tax tips, TED Talks, & OURS— of course:

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See? If you’re not into podcasting yet— you’re missing out! Really, I’m FULLY, very addicted.

Along with TSC Weekly Newsletter, we’re also sending out a Podcast Newsletter. Simply subscribe here if you’re interested.

To make it easy for all you computer lovers: you can listen to EPISODE 7 right now:

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Expanding your team and delegating, maintaining independence, jealousy, your friends and your Snapchat, Sex on the first date? #askhimandher

Sticking with the whole podcast theme here: recently we were invited on Cristina Q’s podcast: Refashion. Basically it’s all about the fashion world…meeting the tech world. Fabulous idea, right.

Cristina had us on the show, fed us vodka ( gluten-free, hold the olives please ), & made us LAUGH…a lot. We talked about a bunch of random-ness…including branding, how long it took to break into the blogging world, & why it’s important to keep at it.

She also featured me & Michael on her blog. Check it out; I’m talking the magic of consistency, Snapchat, & all about the hustle. Michael’s talking about the importance of embracing social media:

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Cristina is a fucking hustler & an absolute doll. A total go-getter. My kinda girl.

We had a ball going on someone else’s podcast…especially because there was chilled Tito’s. HA!.

Subscribe to her podcast & listen to our episode on reFashion. Again, if you’re on a comp, here ya go.

THE REFASHION PODCAST BY CRISTINA Q.

OK LASTLY, little GIVEAWAY that will make you SWEAT:

if you guys review The Skinny Confidential HIM & HER Podcast, screenshot your reviews & send them to asklauryn@theskinnyconfidential.com…we’ll send you back a FREE whole week of TSC Bombshell Body Guide. YESSSS, then you can listen to podcasts while you squat! So easy.

…& even if you hate us & think we’re dreadful, send us your review. We love feedback.

SUBSCRIBE here for all our latest updates…& leave any topics you want to see below with your Instagram/Snapchat username so we can feature your question on the next episode. We’re filming tomorrow night, so ask away.

Ok, ok, off to bed to watch the new season of Game Of Thrones ( OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG, so excited ).

See you tomorrow, lauryn x

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The Business Of Blogging, Snapchat, How To Brand Yourself

April 17, 2016
by
LAURYN

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Hi, hi, quick Sunday hello because we’re super excited about this video we did with Video Influencers on YouTube.

We talked all about our new podcast ( have you listened to Episode 6?! ), Snapchat, branding, blogging, really just the works.

It’s been super fun to start really diving into the whole business of blogging. I feel like a lot of bloggers don’t talk about it?

Right though? It feels like an unknown to a lot of people.

Regardless, Michael & I are getting the conversation going because blogging is MOST definitely a business if executed properly.

It’s also my career. A career that a lot of people don’t really understand so it’s fun to do videos/posts on the whole business of blogging:

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TIMESTAMPS:

00:52 – How did The Skinny Confidential start?
01:41 – When did Michael come into the picture and what is it like working together?
02:27 – Advice for couples working together
03:48 – Should I get my partner involved in my projects?
04:33 – The BIGGEST obstacle Lauryn Evarts had to overcome building The Skinny Confidential
05:31 – Should your blog and YouTube channel be focused or general?
07:06 – How to create a successful blog
09:53 – How to create a great brand that stands out
11:28 – One POWERFUL thing you can do today to improve your brand
13:34 – How to make money with YouTube and blogging and turn your creativity into a career
17:41 – Lighting Round (Fast series of funny questions)
20:57 – Books every influencers should read
21:59 – Why Lauryn and Michael are going ALL-IN on Snapchat
22:47 – Is Snapchat right for you? (A few things to consider first)
23:42 – How to grow your Snapchat using growth hacking
26:15 – New projects and things to check out from The Skinny Confidential
28:40 – Final tips from Lauryn and Michael on how to build your influence and make a great impact

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Huge thanks to the Video Influencers team ( Sean was an awesome host! ). Be sure to check them out. Their YouTube channel has some BADASS tips especially if you’re in the influencer’s space.

Do you guys like when we talk shop? If so, we’d love to answer your questions on our next podcast. Leave your Instagram or Snapchat handle below with a question & we’ll totally shout you out. Questions can range from one night stands to blogging to relationship realness to business. Get feisty.

Also, if this kind of post is your jam: the new site has an added ‘business’ category.

Ok, I’m getting into bed with a new book, watermelon jerky, & some peppermint tea.

Hope you all had a very relaxing Sunday ( unless of course you went to Coachella! ). See you tomorrow.

– lauryn x

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PART I: COME HANG OUT IN OUR HOME

April 12, 2016
by
LAURYN

the skinny confidential at home | by the skinny confidential{ living room }

the skinny confidential at home | by the skinny confidential{ kitchen }

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{ morning light + Mick in the entry way }

YES, YES, YES it’s true.

If I could ‘be’ something other than a blogger, I’d for sure be an interior designer.

There’s something so satisfying about having a finished home. Although it’s really never finished is it?

Do you guys remember my home in this post? I lived alone ( YES, sans Michael ) & loved every second of decorating MY OWN place on MY OWN terms ( also featured on Apartment Therapy here! ). It was really fun, even liberating.

…so it’s no surprise that SHIT, moving in with someone HAS PROVEN TO BE QUITE THE CHALLENGE.

At first I thought I may stab him in his sleep…………I kid, I kid but let me put the fucking white tufted couch where I want the fucking white tufted couch, k babe. THX— LOVE YOU.

the skinny confidential at home | by the skinny confidential{ TSC office }
the skinny confidential at home | by the skinny confidential{ office vibes | lipstick stand }

the skinny confidential at home | by the skinny confidential{ living room art }

& GUYS, since I have SO many pictures to share with you, I broke it up into two posts. Part II coming next week.

Ok, let’s get started with tips for YOU.

Here’s the thing: if you’re decorating your home on a budget but still want to be chic as shit, I feel you HUNNNNAY. Trust me, when I lived alone my budget was as TIGHT as RHONY Ramona’s facelift. But I still made some home styling happen because A.) it’s your HOME, it needs to be YOUR sanctuary, B.) having a pretty home is a happy home, ambience is key, & 3.) YES, YOU CAN DECORATE YOUR HOME ON A BUDGET.

Home styling is easy, peasy. You can make something look pretty in minutes. It just needs a little TLC.

Ok so let’s get started, shall we?

the skinny confidential at home | by the skinny confidential{ bedroom details }

the skinny confidential at home | by the skinny confidential{ Michael’s man cave }
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{ kitchen }

5 MAJOR KEY TIPS FOR HOME STYLING:

♡ HEIGHTS/DIMENSIONS/TEXTURES:

I won’t bore you with this one for too long BUT just want reiterate the importance of difference heights, dimensions, & textures. Really…it makes ALL the difference. I learned this early on from my step mom, Julie ( Julie was a HUGE help in this home so she knows her shit! ). The more heights & textures the better. Opt for tall candles, flat books, medium stick diffusers, & HUGE flower displays. For textures go for anything your heart desires.

I prefer velvet, marble, steel, gold, & a little faux fur. HAVE FUN WITH IT!

♡ BOOKS/CANDLES/RANDOM DECOR/FAKE FLOWERS…AKA HOME GOODS:

You guys already know how I am about ambience. Basically a psycho. Ambience brings me peace. I play my Bossanova music, light candles, & burn tangerine oils on a diffuser. I find candles at T.J. MAXX all the time. Seriously, there are so many good ones.

If you’re looking for something a little more high-end, check out Voluspa. There’s this one French looking candle that’s so yummy. The scent is pretty, it’s white/chic, & has the perfect scalloped edge. We keep a couple of those around the house. Also, I love a masculine + feminine vibe so it’s no surprise I have a couple of Whiskey & Cola candles around the house for Mr. Bosstick. Lucky him, he can get buzzed off candles.

Also, adding tiny things like books, fake flowers, & a couple of stick diffusers MAKE A SHITLOAD of difference. If you put a little thought into it, you won’t believe what happens.

When I was on a MAJOR budget I shopped at Home Goods all the time…in fact, I still do shop at Home Goods all the time. No one is paying me to say this: HOME GOODS MAKES ME HAPPY. To roam the aisles & find special tiny trinkets for the right price calms my soul. #THERAPY, OK. Look for fake plants, crystals, candles, fake flowers, pretty pillows, chaise lounge chairs, you name it— freaking Home Goods has it. GET CREATIVE, it’s your home, your sanctuary, your mood.

♡ ART ON ETSY:

If you’re on a budget, head over to Etsy. The black & white art is insane. Or hire a young artist who’s just starting out on Instagram ( I actually have a story about this, but that’s for next week ).

I love a good foil print too. This one is in my office now. Also, I LOVE my ‘Hustle’ print. Definitely a favorite.

Biggest framing tip: USE AARON BROTHERS. When I was dead broke I would do their ‘penny sale’ all the time. Buy one frame, get the other frame for a penny. Can’t beat that.

♡ FEISTY WALLPAPER:

Wallpaper is making a comeback, people & I’m there to embrace it with open arms. Wallpaper is COOL. Get wild. I’m a fan of just doing ONE wall, not all four.

We did a HUGE wallpaper picture of Kate Moss butt naked in our guest bathroom. Julie, my stepmom, decided to hang a gold round mirror ( from Target, I believe ) above the sink to reflect the wallpaper. Just so smart right? She’s very talented!

If wallpaper is out of your budget, you HAVE to check out decals. They’re VERY affordable & will cover an entire wall. This Kate Moss one is fab.

♡ A BAR CART…BECAUSE YES:

Maybe it’s basic but every girl in the world needs a roll-y, vintage gold bar cart. I was shopping online today & came across this one, it looks just like the one I have. Sex it up with all your favorite liquors ( remember: the cuter the bottles, the better ) & keep the colors synchronized, you know? I like to have light blues ( gin ), light pinks ( rosé ), & clear/whites ( vodka ). Add a classy bowl of fake lemons & some rose gold coasters and you’re good to go.

Don’t drink alcohol? No prob. Stock the bar with grapefruit Perriers, kombucha, &/or fake herbs. 

…OR turn it into a bathroom vanity.

♡ DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS:

Things like a lipstick stand aren’t going to cost you a million dollars & they’re cute as hell. Plus they add a personal touch…who doesn’t love a personal touch. There are so many tiny details you can find at Home Goods. For instance: last year for Michael’s birthday I found him the most BEAUTIFUL silhouette of a naked woman ( seems to be the theme in our house, huh? There are A LOT of naked women. Lucky Michael ). Anyway, the silhouette was black, simple, big, & perfect. It was also $12.99. Get creative.

Where to SPLURGE:

BAR CART
COUCH/CHAIRS/ETC.
PAINTINGS YOU LOVE
TABLES
ELECTRONICS
MIRRORS

Where to SAVE:

LIGHTS/LAMPS
BLACK  & WHITE ART
TINY DETAILS
BEDDING
THE BATHROOMS
FRAMES

My OVERALL point: just because something is expensive doesn’t mean it’s cool. Honestly, I could care less how much something is, I EITHER LOVE IT OR I DON’T. Mix & match highs & lows for the perfect home.

the skinny confidential at home | by the skinny confidential{ Kate Moss wallpaper reflects in our guest bathroom mirror }

the skinny confidential at home | by the skinny confidential{ tiniest peek into our bedroom ; ) }
the skinny confidential at home | by the skinny confidential{ bar cart…in my office, YES PLZ }

HOW OUR VIBE CAME TOGETHER:

Well, well, well isn’t this the question of the year. Moving in with someone is NO JOKE. I don’t care how tight your relationship is, if you don’t have a couple of fights over moving in together…who are you? Where do you come from? Send in tips?

Moving in with Michael was difficult at first because WELL, we both are VERY picky & VERY type-A. Especially when it comes to our style.

How did we figure it out? We combined the right balance of masculinity & femininity.

There’s nothing & I mean nothing I love more than contrast. Just look at the new site, it’s BLACK and PINK. I love contrast. In fashion, homes, in people, even in hair, you get the drift. So our home is one big contrast.

Michael has his man cave which is EXTREMELY masculine. Think smokey whiskey bar with  electronics ( sorry babe, I hate all your dreadful cords ). While TSC office is VERY feminine. Softer. Pale teal with hints of pink & gold. A bit of baby blue. AND WHITE. I didn’t want to push Michael out. I wanted him to WANT to bring his friends over for pepperoni pizza & a beer…and gently tuck them away in his man cave……..

JOKES.

Julie & Courtland ( an interior designer & friend in LA ) really helped Michael & I merge our styles. Their contact info is below. They both are INSANE.

…& kept us SANE when styling our home together.

 A tippity-tip: if you’re moving in with someone make sure you have an area that’s your own. I don’t care if it’s a minuscule corner of the room. Make it your own. You know?

Nothing worse than not having your own space. NOTHING.

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{ Michael’s man cave + TSC office }

the skinny confidential at home | by the skinny confidential{ artsy | this is a piece by a woman who is fighting breast cancer }

Michael is very much into art.

He chose a lot of the art in our home…& he really does have fantastic taste…in art. HA.

For the record, I have like 20 stories about the art but I’ll leave those for next week because I’m sure at this point, I’m a tad overwhelming?

Before I wrap it up…

A few things I always look for when picking the ‘right place’:

+ natural light ( I can’t live in a dreary house, it’s gotta be LIGHT, BRIGHT, & HAPPY ).
+ a place to walk the dogs, thank God for the park next to us!
+ the right coloring, I go for whites/lights over darks. Everyone has their own opinion on this, do what works for you.
+ the less carpet, the better.
+ a space for time out for the guy ( man cave…or even a big corner would do ).
+ the more windows, the better.
+ screw the closet, how’s the fridge?
+ lastly, a place that feels homey…you just know when you know on this one.

the skinny confidential at home | by the skinny confidential{ black & white wall }

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{ kitchen vibes }

HERE’S HOW TO GET THE LOOK:


+ gold bar cart
+ lipstick holder
+ tall gold lamps
+ yummy candles ( also love the more masculine ones too )
+ coffee table books ( Kate Moss, Tom Ford, Chanel, & TSC Book ; ) )
+ black & white stick diffusers
+ gold cutlery ( what up TARGET )
+ white frames
+ furry pillows ( gotta love texture at $14.99! )
+ Bev Hills Hotel palm print pillow
+ gold wishbone
+ lace dog tipi, SO fun
+ faux fur throw

Note: I’ll break down in the next post where we found a lot of furniture & art, so stay tuned.

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{ bedside + bathroom vanity }

Quick video too for you guys. I figured what better way than to actually give you a tour?

Before I show the video though, I was thinking of filming a TSC CRIBS…thoughts? Suggestions? Requests?

Regardless, here’s a sneak peek at home, ENJOY:

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OH, speaking of moving in together, have you listened to EPISODE 6 of THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL HIM & HER PODCAST? It’s all about passion, boob jobs, & MOVING IN TOGETHER. Fitting with today’s blog post.

Listen, subscribe, & Snap us any feedback.

PHEW, that was a long one, I know.

OF COURSE, I’ll be back for round II next week. Also, we’ll be sharing a peek inside our LA condo soon too, which is VERY masculine with a hint of sex appeal. Stay tuned.

the skinny confidential at home | by the skinny confidential{ bedroom, lots of black & white }

the skinny confidential at home | by the skinny confidential{ wide view of TSC office }

If you could pick your BEST home decor tip, what would it be? What’s your home-style-vibe? Do you have one?

Off to bed to finish up my latest book, When Breath Becomes Air ( << highly recommend ).

Chat tomorrow, lauryn x

+ huge thanks to my stepmom, Julie Evarts & our friend, Courtland Bascon who helped us every step of the way. If you’re interested in using Julie & Courtland for your own home ( they do phone & online consultations ), e-mail me at lauryn@theskinnyconfidential.com.

{ photos | video | part two }

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