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Building A Brand, Business, & Platform

Updated: September 6, 2016

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Today we’re kind of getting aggressive, business-wise.

Recently we were invited to be on Mike Cernovich’s Podcast ( who also happens to be one of my favorite podcasters ) to talk biz. Specifically: building a brand, business, & platform online.

Bit of a background on Cernovich so you can understand why Michael & I were VERY excited to go on the show. Firstly, Mike Cernovich is the author of Gorilla Mindset, which happens to be one of Michael’s favorite books ( you know this though if you’re in the monthly book club! ). It’s a book that has helped millions of people change how they think and feel through his mindset techniques. His podcast is the most popular mindset podcast in the world. His writing has been covered in the Washington Post, MSNBC, and many other outlets. He runs a popular website called Danger And Play too.

His podcast just MOTIVATES THE HELL OUT OF ME. It’s one of those podcasts where you just run on the treadmill, dripping sweat, listening & learning while he talks. Mike calls it how it is. No bullshit. A real dose of reality if you know what I mean.

For some reason, people may assume his podcast is for men.

Well, I beg to differ because I like the aggressive, in your face realities he podcasts about.

It makes me want to hustle & stay on brand & just kick ass.

Anyway, when we found out we were going on his podcast, we definitely did a little champagne cheers.

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The episode ended up being all about the realities of running a business. The truths, pulling the curtain off of the Wizard of OZ & seeing what’s really there. Mike works 7 days a week on his craft. To be a master, you do what you gotta do.

I agree with Mike there. I’m always trying to do the work – it builds habit & persistence, which in my opinion, eventually builds success.

This interview with Mike is raw, to-the-point, & contains no fake BS. All realities.

If you like it, PLEASE LET ME KNOW because then I will do more blog posts on the truths/BTS of building a brand, business, & platform. WARNING: will not be sugar coated.

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Oh, & get excited because Cernovich will be coming on our podcast in late August. Questions for him? Got ya covered, just leave them below.

If you’re interested in listening to the episode, you can subscribe to Mike Cernovich Podcast & listen here. Android users can listen on SoundCloud.

All of you entrepreneurs will love it!

OTHER PODCAST NEWS: latest episode of TSC HIM & HER Podcast is LIVE. We spoke with a celebrity trainer & wellness guru, Seth Browning. He’s also the badass trainer who whipped Scheana Marie from Vanderpump Rules into AMAZING SHAPE. Some topics discussed? Carb cycling, mental toughness, & a break down of our daily routines, step by step. OH! & I share a 20% off discount code for TSC Meal Plan on the podcast ; ). Fun, right?

Happy listening guys!

– lauryn

+ another post on podcasting here.

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So Much Newness on The Skinny Confidential

Updated: September 6, 2016

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Been meaning to do a post on TSC’s latest for a while but as you know things get crazy & shit gets pushed to the bottom of your to-do list.

Of course, being me, I have the bright idea that 4th of July is just the ideal day to write a post on what’s been going on.

Nothing better than scrambling around on a holiday.

Oh my, I must love what I do ; ).

Anyway, there’s a lot of newness going on at The Skinny Confidential. If you are subscribed to TSC Newsletter, you know this, BUT if you aren’t, let me update you.

TSC Bombshell Body Guide:

First things first, THE 7 DAY MEAL PLAN IS COMING. That’s right, get excited because it’s going to be VERY easy & quick. This isn’t some crazy, cook for 2984523 hours in the kitchen meal plan. It’s straight to the point. I literally kept a diary for 2 weeks of EXACTLY what I eat to share with you guys. It will be out this week. You can also get the scoop on my workouts here.

Be sure to follow @tscbombshellbody on Instagram for all meal plan details.

The blog:

Giveaways, meet-ups, SPICY spa water, AND Kylie Jenner? YES PLZ.

Giveaways, because I love you guys SO much. Really. Giveaways are fun because it allows me to give back to YOU. You guys give me your attention, so presents are well deserved. Enter here.

TSC meet-up!! I still need more info from you guys on where we should go. Fill out this 3 second form, please!!

Recently I blogged about my favorite spa water AND Kylie Jenner. These were probably my two favorite posts this month.

TSC HIM & HER Podcast:

We are on Episode 17 and LOVING every second. Podcasting is just so much fun. I cannot even stand it. On our last two episodes: The Nanz being oh-so cool, everything to know about press kits, Instagram’s updates, why comparing yourself to others sucks ass,  AND our thoughts on women making the first move.

If you want your question answered on the next episode, e-mail podcast@theskinnyconfidential.com. We want to make sure we are answering your questions! Expect a new episode every Tuesday.

Subscribe on iTunes here ( if you have an Android, check us out on PodOmatic or PodcastOne ). It takes two seconds, see?

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If you read the latest exclusive post on TSC app, you know Twitter is making a HUGE-ASS comeback. That’s right. I’ve been talking to a bunch of 17-year-olds ( I do this to stay hip ) & they all told me they love Twitter. Lately I’ve been super active on the platform. I always make sure to answer any questions on Twitter too. See you there: @laurynevarts.

Facebook & Snapchat:

Ohhhhh so nervous, but I’m thinking about hitting it up on Facebook Live. Should we make a date? What do you guys want to see? I’m thinking makeup? Something simple to start.

As for Snapchat, it’s still my favorite. There’s nothing I love more than Snapchat really. It’s so much fun to connect one-on-one. When we talk via Snap messenger, I feel like I’m texting a friend. Also, I love making fun of Susan too much. Follow along: @laurynevarts.

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The Skinny Confidential App:

Last but not least: TSC app. Expect about 8 posts a month on the exclusive section. Michael is also writing some business advice posts too. We’re having fun with this. It’s more of a ‘if you want more of TSC’ kind of space. ALSO as you can see above, ( 1st pic, lower right hand corner ) there’s a discussion forum where we can chit chat one-on-one. Funnnnnn.

Just added fresh new content:

+ a post on constipation
+ four tips for the worker bee
+ my rosehip oil obsession
+ Twitter’s comeback by Michael.

Download the app here. Enjoy!

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There you have it. I think it’s about time for me to go have a skinny margarita & bake some peach pie. Correct, I’ve turned into Suzy Homemaker.

Nothing makes me happier than sipping a skinny marg while baking.

If you’re interested, I’ll share the pie recipe but I really can’t leave you without the skinny margarita recipe on 4th of July, can I?

Trust me on this one: 1 1/2 ounces of 100% agave tequila, 1 lime, 1/2 lemon, 1/2 ounce of Cointreau. Shake all the ingredients in a shaker & pour over ice. I love salt on the rim AND lately I’ve been sprinkling a few pomegranate seeds on top. HEAVEN.

Just so we’re clear: tequila is the ONLY alcohol that gives you energy. I’m all about the energy.

Happy 4th of July! Cheers kittens, lauryn.

P.S. be sure to enter the $2500 giveaway, it’s a good one!!

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Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

Strawberry Boozy Sweet Tea <3

Updated: September 29, 2015

Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.


& lately, for some reason…I’VE BEEN A REAL TEA DRINKER.

My champagne consumption has decreased lately ( needed a little break! ) so I’ve been loading up on the TEA ( basically the holidays have ended & alcohol hasn’t really been around too much ).

Anyway, I’m very, VERY specific about which teas I drink. So when I discovered Celestial Seasonings Strawberry Champagne tea, I nearly fainted.


Well the reasons are endless: Valentine’s Day is next week…so UH DUH, the perfect tea for V-Day, right?! And it’s champagne (!!!) tea without the guilt. LOVE.

Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

Oh, & it’s delicious iced OR hot. YUMMM.

Seriously though, this Strawberry Champagne black tea is kinda like a full dessert without the cals.

But let’s get real here: you can’t give me Strawberry Champagne tea & expect me to never actually add the champagne. Since I needed to ‘test’ recipes for Valentine’s Day, I made this quick, easy sweet tea recipe.

♡ The Skinny Confidential’s Pink Sweet Tea ♡

1 strawberry/champagne tea bag
1 cup champagne
1/2 cup strawberries, muddled
Lemon, squeezed

Directions: grab a glass & add ice and champagne. Add 1-2 tea bags to champagne. Let sit for five minutes. Muddle strawberries with lemon juice. Add to champagne ‘tea’. Remove tea bag. Garnish with lemon. Cheers!

Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

By the way, if you’re looking for a Valentine’s tea, these teas also come in Red Velvet Rooibos ( YUMMM!! ) & Chocolate Carmel Herbal Tea ( << way to a man’s heart right here ) so add a little Bailey’s to either & thank me later. Plus, they come in super cute, festive containers that are adorable to use all year round ( or for birthdays/holidays/parties, not just V-Day ).

You can find these teas at your local Target ( I LOVVVVE Target, like really it’s the best store EVER ) but hurry – because they’re only available for a limited time!

What’s your favorite, flirty way to spice up V-Day?! Tell, tell.

Cheers! – Lauryn, xx

{ vintage looking champs glass }

 Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

The Skinny Confidential in the kitchen.

ocelo x TSC Giveaway Winner

Updated: August 19, 2016

The Skinny Confidential in the kitchen.

As you guys know I teamed up with ocelo™ brand recently to showcase how I add unexpected twists to keep my kitchen sparkly and to share their new Sparkle Chain Website. As part of the website launch I offered a sweepstakes that allowed me to pass along fun sparkle items!

These winners will also receive the awesome chance to keep the Sparkle Chain going by gifting out pretty items to friends & family (part of their ongoing campaign to add a lil sparkle throughout the kitchen! ).

With that–I’m excited to announce today the winners of the #sparklechain giveaway!

The Skinny Confidential in the kitchen.

So drumroll please… @ms.ck and @kfred1027. Congrats! You’ll receive a pretty sparkle kitchen item, this adorable aqua sieve, plus a signed copy of TSC book.

Ladies: to claim your prize, ocelo will reach out to you via Instagram. You can follow the chain to see what other unexpected twists are going on by following @ocelobrand on Instagram & Facebook.

Happy Monday! – Lauryn, xx

{ pics: Teresa Fae }

The Skinny Confidential in the kitchen.

The Skinny Confidential x Halloween.

A DAY IN THE LIFE: A Halloween Soirée, TSC Style

Updated: September 29, 2015

The Skinny Confidential x Halloween.

Oh what the hell, let’s get fancy on Halloween.


First of all, I LOVE HALLOWEEN. Who doesn’t though? Right?

You get to dress up & let your freak flag fly ( hey, alter egos! ). And well, candy is just so damn pretty to decorate with…that let’s just say I get carried away on this spooky holiday.

Believe me when I say I’m the bitch roaming the Home Good aisles, dying to get creative in any way. I’m very pro Home Goods. Pro pixy straws, cooper plates, lucite candle holders, & cute doorstep rugs, if you haven’t noticed?

Anyway when I found out we’d be in Florida for Halloween I was a teensy bit PISSED OFF because BOO!! I wanted to get real in to the festivities at home. Since I knew I’d be missing out, I invited my friend, Jacqueline over & we had a little Halloween soirée with copious amounts of chilled champagne, Euro cheese, & sour Skittles.

Here’s a peak inside our night:

Ok, let’s talk must-haves. Please note that the black faux fur is included because it’s the perfect non-costume for Halloween. It kind of reminds me of that movie “The Birds” for some odd reason which was totally eerie & creepy. I mean, can you imagine 35982734 birds flying around you? OUCH.

And another thing: how fun is it to use creepy-ass plastic spiders as wine charms?? Just make sure you buy different colors so you can tell each person’s glass apart. Throwing plastic eyeballs in to cocktails is funny too. Sometimes I make Michael dinner when it’s not Halloween & add plastic eyeballs to his pesto spaghetti squash…MUHAHAHA. I can’t help it, guys— it’s too easy.

The Skinny Confidential x Halloween.

Rock candy is the BEST champagne garnish because it’s super long & kind of looks like a stirrer. Make sure to use black cups, plates, details for a spooky effect & you’re good to go!

Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to go search for a plastic, kiddo Halloween mask in Miami. Wish me luck— Lauryn

…& of course I had to share a throwback from last Halloween too:

The Skinny Confidential x Halloween.

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