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MEET-UP RECAP: A New York Tequila Moment

Updated: June 9, 2017
by
LAURYN

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We have !! not !! discussed !! the !! meet-up !!

SOOO let’s talk shall we?

I arrived 15 minutes late because…NYC TRAFFIC. So sorry but I guess it’s just real life you know- I mean I was late to my wedding. I’m working on it.

Immediately upon arrival I met so many incredible women ( some with their boyfriends! ). The turn out was insane. I think there were about 100 plus people at Oficina1m at one point. Oficina1m is practically the cutest place on the planet & the owner is so chic it hurts. He set up champagne, tequila in teacups, hummus platters, tons of tiny bites, Bliss & Baker Krispies, etc for all the lovely TSC readers. So big THANK you to Oficina1m for hosting- I’ll be back.

Rebbl was kind enough to provide some herbal, organic elixirs for those of you who don’t like alcohol.

I wanted to say HI TO EVERYONE- there were so many cool women in one room. And it was overwhelming in the best way possible. Really couldn’t get enough. Next time we may have to do a full dinner because I can assure you there will be more TSC meet-ups in the future. They’re just a fun way to connect you know?

Some of you guys really had me laughing- seriously a VERY FUNNY/WITTY group!

Michael was in the middle of 100 women- so that was hilarious to see too. I feel like he maybe was slightly nervous- HA! Estrogen everywhere.

You can see a little video here.

( In fact, if you’re in San Diego- there’s a meet-up happening this Sunday! I’ll be doing a live Q and A too. So e-mail me if you’re free and I’ll send you all the details ).

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A little breakdown on TSC goodie bags:

Firstly, thank you to my friend, Alyssa of The Haute Brunette. Along with blogging she runs THB Marketing House which is a digital marketing agency in New York that connects influencers with brands for collaborations. They work with fashion, beauty, & lifestyle products as well as local events or Fashion Week. Everyone who works at THB is an influencer so all the brands are badass, nothing cheesy. If you’re an influencer you can sign up to start working with their brands. Alyssa streamlined the goodie bag swag & helped coordinate the event! She’s the shit.

I MEAN SHE DID SECURE V-STEAMS IN THE GOODIE BAG.

WHAT’S A V-STEAM YOU ASK?

Well it’s an ancient Chinese treatment that’s gained popularity in recent years for its revitalizing feeling…for your vagina. Remember when I wrote about vagina steaming?

For those of you who need an update a V-STEAM is a relaxing, detoxifying, spa treatment for your nether regions. Fun fact: it can also increase your libido. 

We gave away coupons to VSPOT– & they use a festive formulation of herbs like basil, calendula, mugwort, marshmallow root, wormwood, & rose petals and place them in the tube on the v-steamer which contains purified water. The herb infused steam dilates the blood vessels to increase blood circulation by providing oxygen to the area, and in turn, relaxes the pelvic floor muscles.

UMMM HELLO YESSSSS.

Anyway, we also threw in COOLA SPF 30 to keep it on brand, organic Brazilian Bronze Soho Tan coupons ( I did a custom anti-aging tan while I was in NYC & LOVED IT ), Kind Snacks, & more! I mean what more can you ask for? A vag steam with a spray tan, sunscreen, & healthy snacks sounds pretty TSC to me?

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HUGE THANK YOU to these amazing brands:

@coola_suncare
@thbmarketinghouse
@oficina1m
@kindsnacks
@brazilbronzesoho
@vspotmedispa
@mariabonitany
@rebbl
@blissandbaker
@mb45studio
@labno25

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Since you’re all so supportive of The Skinny Confidential, I wanted to share the love & showcase some bloggers who attended the meet-up. Collaboration > competition. You all are shining examples of that. SOOO…

SOME AMAZING BLOGGERS I MET:

Valerie Guardado | Girl A La Mode
Ana Romano | Fashion Style Foodie
Nejla Renee | Nejlar Renee
Emilie St. Claire | Emilie St. Claire
Candyce Chad | New Yorker On The Go
Elizabeth Zayas | Enigmatic Nomad
Sarah Minnerly | Lipstick & Limes
Caitlin Caliendo | Caitlin Caliendo
Gracie Gordon | Hungry Blonde
Melissa Wisenbaker |Never Sacrifice Style

 ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡

+ if you attended the NYC meet-up & you’re a blogger- email me so I can add you to this list!

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My girlfriend, Jules Wick, did my makeup. If you’re in New York City you have to check her out- she’s so talented. We did full coverage on my face because SHIT NEW YORK WEATHER is hard on the skin, and a flirty lash ( fake, of course- go for Ardell WISPIES if you’re on the hunt for the best falsies ). You can check out Jules’ rad Instagram– especially stalk her if you’re in NYC. My other girlfriend, Shawn Knudsen, did a bubble ponytail with clip-in extensions. She’s been on the blog before- she gave you guys a tutorial on a kitten curl here, remember? Shawn was visiting her sister, Emilie. Emilie’s a photographer so she shot the whole meet-up. If you’re a blogger in NY- check her out too! Both of them did an amazing job- what a team. YESSSS. Love these badass women.

( Full NYC itinerary here guys! ).

To everyone who came out to meet me & Michael: I LOVE YOU- YOU ARE AMAZING. Each one of you is doing amazing things- it was such a proud moment to meet you guys & talk one on one. I will DEFINITELY do this again. Any feedback is welcomed. Maybe we will live podcast next time? Thoughts? Oh, & WE LOVE YOU, NEW YORK! What a city- from the truffle pasta ( a Blake Lively fave ) to the culture to all you hustlers…I’M IN LOVE. Thank you, thank you for coming out to sip dry champagne & tequila out of teacups. So fun.

I want to make sure everyone who came out got TSC MEAL PLAN– if you didn’t, please e-mail me: lauryn@theskinnyconfidential.com.

To wrap it up: I’m falling asleep at the computer. It’s been a jammed packed day & tomorrow is going to be non-stop. I’ve got some fun beauty/wellness posts lined up for you. In the meantime make sure you listen to the two podcasts we collaborated with this week! First up was The LadyGang– they’re HYSTERICAL & then the day after we were on The Bitch Bible…who’s a real hoot. Trust me, these are two podcasts that CRUSH IT. You will love them both, promise. Besides podcasts are so PERFECT to listen to while driving, cooking, doing makeup, cleaning, you get it.

Hope you all had an amazing Wednesday!

See you tomorrow, lauryn x

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Magnetic Lashes, Micro-needling, & Beauty Hacks For Mamas

Updated: April 9, 2017
by
LAURYN

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Ok so not much of an intro here because I feel like a lot of you already know Weslie. I mean she’s guest posted on The Skinny Confidential many times ( see here: coffee enemas, hair care, tricks & tips, eyelash extensions ). You can also find her on her new & improved blog, Double You Dot ( my blog design company, BLOG-DOO, actually designed her new blog with her husband Brono…& it looks SICK AF ).

Weslie is a breath of fresh air.

I actually met the mommy of 3 on Instagram 5 years ago & clicked with her immediately.

She’s a very down to earth chick who beats to the tune of her own drum. Seriously though, Weslie makes you feel like you’re in her inner circle in the most relatable way. She’s the farthest thing from catty & is all about collaborating. Basically she rocks.

Her husband, Brono, is super creative & her kids are just SO, SAHHHH CUTE. Like they couldn’t get any cuter.

Ok so I’m going to be guest posting on her blog in the next two weeks— be sure you’re following along! On that note, let’s dive right into BEAUTY…SPECIFICALLY FOR MAMAS.

It’s Friday. Grab a glass of champagne, maybe some Cheez-Its, & get comfy because Weslie is going to break this shit DOWN. Shall we? Alright:

Hey guys!

It’s Weslie.

Lauryn asked me to share a few mommy beauty tips, and before I could even finish reading her email I already had 2 tips that I’ve been dying to share with you right off the bat.

1.) Magnetic Eyelashes, by OneTwo Cosmetics

You read that right. Magnetic lash strips.

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Guys, these are a game changer. Long gone are the days of glueing strips to your eyes, applying coat after coat of mascara, or carving out time for lash extension fill appointments.

These things seriously upped by makeup game while saving me time and hassle during my makeup application and removal routines. They’re easy peasy, lemon squeezy… while giving you extra dramatic flare.

I have three kids.

Three still pretty young kids at 8, 5, and 2 years old. This means I’m right in the thick of it—I’m at that stage where I’m highly needed for every little thing-by every little person. Emotions run deep, and energies are high 24/7 around my house. I don’t know about you, but for me as a mom, I just don’t want to make the time for extra fussiness in my beauty routine. Less is most definitely more these days.

This is why I explain myself as the beauty minimalist. I want the least amount of stuff on my face as possible while looking put together and like I actually tried. This means that I expect the few products I do choose to use to make a very large impact. These OneTwo magnetic lashes definitely do just that for me. 

The photo on the left is my natural lash with a light coat of mascara, and the photo on the right was taken less than a minute after the first, but I’m wearing my magnetic lashes.

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Pretty crazy difference, eh?

So…how do they work?

♡ There are two lash strips per eye.

♡ You separate the lash strips and place the first one on top of your lash line.

♡ Then you take second strip and place it underneath your lash line.

♡ The magnets do their job and connect, then they are secured to your lashes.

In simpler terms….you sandwich your natural lashes in between the two magnetic lash strips.

I’ve been wearing mine since November, and they’ve never slipped out of place, or have fallen off once. I love that they accentuate the outer corners of your lash line, and that they’re not too obnoxiously fake looking. No one has come up to me yet and said, “Whoa I like your false eyelashes!”….This is major plus for me.

There was a learning curve when I first started to wear them. For starters, I found out  that they look best when you apply a base coat of mascara concentrating on the middle, to the inner corner of your natural lashes. This helps to blend the magnetic lashes with your natural lashes more seamlessly.

Figuring out how to actually put them on took a few trial applications, but after a bit, I got the hang of it. Now I can put them on in about 15 seconds per eye. Seriously quick, guys. 

And the same goes for taking them off…I pinch the outer corners together, then gently lift them away from my natural lashes. That’s it.

It may all sound too good to be true, but it’s not. They’re real, and I love them.

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2.) My second mom status beauty hack is MICRO-NEEDLING.

It’s my opinion that micro-needling ( also called dermal rolling ) is the future of at home anti-aging skin treatments.

So what is it?

The idea behind micro-needling is this:

You gently roll the entire surface area of your face, neck, and decollate with a tool covered in hundreds of tiny needles, then you apply an anti-aging serum to sleep in overnight.

This sounds scary, I know. I didn’t like the idea of hundreds of tiny needles stabbing my face either, but guys, it’s not that bad. It’s really not! The needles vary in size and even the teensiest, tiniest needles work wonders. It feels more poky and scratchy,  rather than that sharp pain people associate with needles. 

So why do this?

Micro-needling is an extremely effective anti-aging treatment.

The needles puncture microscopic valleys into the skin.

These valleys made by the needles do a few things:

♡ Create a direct channel for anti-aging products to dive into.

♡ This makes the product penetration much deeper, and perform better than they would without micro-needling.

♡ Micro-needling creates a very controlled wound.

♡ With any wound on the skin your body sends extra collagen and blood to the wound.  More blood flow means more oxygenation to that area, which increases cell turn over rate. 

♡ Cell turn over rate is the rate in which skin renews itself. The faster this is, the more youthful your skin will become. And extra collagen helps the skin’s elasticity…plumping it up and making the skin more firm and bouncy, rather than saggy.

Do you see how micro-needling is really a one/two punch? You’re creating better product penetration with your anti-aging serums, while simultaneously “waking up” your skin and reminding it to renew and rejuvenate itself more often.

Consistent at home micro-needling, paired with the right topicals, can change the game for skin texture, uneven skin tone, & lines and wrinkles.

Crazy, right?!?

Micro-needling used to be solely done in med-spas and by dermatologists, but more recently companies have come out with at home micro needling kits, which is sooooo amazing for us moms! I use this one by Rodan and Fields  because I trust that its surgical grade steel needles ( important, guys ), and it comes with all the proper cleaning tabs ( equally important ). And the serum capsules that this comes with can’t be beat. Plus, how adorable! Little capsules! I die every time I break one open.

3.) The final mama beauty hack—well, I had to think about this one….

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So you know how on Wednesday’s they wore pink? Well, on Thursdays, in my family, we groom.

I know this tip might seem a little obvious, but it’s the best/most realistic mom-in-the-thick-of-it with multiple young children tip I have to offer.

It’s this: condense all grooming and beauty treatments for yourself, and your children, into one block of time on the same day every week.

Create a routine and carve out time to make it happen…or it just wont happen. I know this from experience.

I do this because what mom on earth really has time to pamper herself and three, four, or maybe even five other tiny humans on a day-to-day basis? The answer: NO ONE!

This Thursday ritual ensures that my basic grooming and anti-aging skin care treatments ( plus my kid’s needs ) are met on a weekly basis.

Before our Thursday ritual came about I would haphazardly treat my children’s and my own grooming on an as-needed basis. Like blindly catching fly balls in the dark…I would just tackle things as they flew at me.

I’m neither proud or ashamed to admit that before our Thursday beauty day I would go weeks without shaving…weeks, and months without exfoliating my skin. My nails were always chipped with old polish covering over even older polish. My armpits at times would start to resembles Miley Cyrus’—but unlike Miley, I most definitely wasn’t trying to make a point. My hair was dried out from bleach, and my eyebrows were severely untamed. You get the picture…I was a bit of a slob-kabob.

And my kids….ohhh honey! It felt like at least one of them at any given time had raptor claws as fingernails….I just couldn’t keep up.

To be honest though, I didn’t see any of that. 

I was seeing my kids faces instead. I was putting food in their bellies and making sure they had homework done, and clean clothes to put on. More important than looking good has always been feeling good for us, so, I put all of my attention on making myself and my little tribe of little people feel really good.

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The downside of this was that my life felt a lot like that game Whack-A-Mole. This way of tackling things just as they popped up made our days more chaotic and complicated, and much more scattered.

So, out of sheer desperation (and a few scary photo moments where I really couldn’t believe it was me I was seeing in the picture) I came up with our Thursday grooming ritual. I decided to hit everyone’s basic grooming needs on the same day, in one block of time, every week.

I broke it down into 4 categories; hair, skin, body, & nails.

Our Thursday nights look like this:

Hair:

I put raw coconut oil in mine and my kids’ hair and wrap it up in Saran Wrap. I let that sit and soak in for about three hours.

Weekly hair moisture mask…check!

Skin:

While our hair is soaking up all the coconut oil goodness, I switch gears and focus on my face.

I tweeze any weird hairs, clean up my eyebrows, then pull out the big guns.

I use my PMD self microdermabrasion device all over my face to quickly take off the dead skin cells built up over the week, then I micro-needle my face, neck, and chest.

Lastly, I apply my anti-aging serum.

Face…check!

Body:

I dry brush over my entire body working off the dry/dead skin, then give myself an airbrush tan. Yes! I spray tan myself! …And It’s easier than you may think…

My favorite solution is Norvell Organic. It’s organic ( obvi ), and free of parabens, allergens, and never tested on animals. Major plus.

Body….check!

Nails:

You have to let the airbrush tan sit on your skin for 2-3 hours before you can shower, so in that chunk of time (plus, the oil is still in our hair, remember) I pop popcorn, put on a family movie and go through the kids one by one and do a mini pedicure/manicure on each of them,  then turn to my own nails.

Nails…check!

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Our Thursday ritual has quickly become one of my family’s favorite traditions. It’s been wildly successful! We all look a little kooky during the process with oily hair, and me especially with an overly bronzed body, but we’re in it together. We know no one is coming over, and we’re definitely not going out.

It’s the best multi-tasking family thing we do—- popcorn, movies, and girl talk ( with two added boys ), & getting what needs to be done, done. I’d call that killing two birds with one stone.

So, if you’re a mom with multiple young kids…try this out.

Get organized & condense everything into one chunk of time, once a week and stick to it. Pretty soon it will be routine and everyone will be one the same page. It’s awesome!

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BLOGGER TIP: Keep Your Social Media Consistent

Updated: March 28, 2017
by
LAURYN

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The other day I was speaking at a conference & someone asked me about the importance of keeping all social media platforms consistent.

For some reason I immediately felt compelled to write a blog post about this specific topic.

BECAUSE MAN THIS IS OVERLOOKED.

Think of it like this: YOU ARE A HOUSE. Or a building- whatever you prefer here. Each room should be cohesive with the other rooms. I mean unless you are Disneyland where there’s a new brand behind every door, keep your shit consistent. No one wants a modern house with a Western guest room, cartoon bedroom, bright pink bathroom, rainbow themed kids room, & antique kitchen.

I mean maybe some people do? But personally I like the story to flow. I like a good brand.

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Let me explain further.

Say you’re a blogger.

On your blog all your photos are super dark & kind of mysterious, let’s say even fashion-y…loving it. Your writing is kind of guarded too. So then I head over to your Instagram to follow you because I’m loving it & all your photos are light, bright, airy, feminine & your captions are super open with a bunch of food pictures. Ok. Hmmm. AND then I decide to check out your Snapchat & it’s all about makeup. Instead of doing the font in your typical black & white, your fonts are yellow & red. Lastly, I go to Pinterest & it’s all Pins of the Kardashians.

Do you see where I’m going with this?

It’s all over the fucking place.

If you’re going to go for the dark, mysterious, fashion-y feel have it reflect on all mediums.

To create a brand, a platform, a community, a strong foundation- the brand needs to shine through on each medium.

And this is why it is so IMPORTANT on social media to do you. Not do anyone else but you. Because here’s the thing, if you’re doing someone else- it comes across as confusing. It’s almost like an awkward identity crisis.

Ok so now I’m going to speak from my experience here. And just because this is my experience doesn’t mean it’s yours. Everyone is different.

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I built The Skinny Confidential carefully.

Before I launched the blog 6 years ago I literally took a huge-ass poster board from Rite-Aid and wrote 6 million words of how I wanted the site to “feel.” Feel meaning how I wanted you, the reader, to feel when they left the site. Like what was YOUR EXPERIENCE.

I picked a FEW ( a FEW guys out of 6 million ) of these to represent the brand of TSC.

Words like: inspirational, feminine, FUNNY, casual, easy-going, & even a phrase: “leave feeling like they can live life on their own terms by being the best version of themselves” or “beat to the tune of your own drum.”

I mean I certainly didn’t want you guys to leave the site feeling shitty or bad about yourself. In fact, I wanted the opposite. For you to feel empowered & inspired. For you to feel like you YOU WANT TO GO DO YOU in every way. FOR YOU TO LIVE ENTIRELY ON YOUR TERMS. To not listen to your parents, your friends, your live-in BF ( who may or may not be a loser? ), or even to me.

I wanted you to leave the site feeling like you- yes you, can be the best damn version of yourself. And you can start today…Or maybe tomorrow- because you might need a glass of wine first?

So everything I do with each medium needs to portray that very TSC message.

Simply sharing my outfit & my lunch with you day after day is not enough. It’s just not.

For the record: beautiful fashion & lunch shots work for a lot of people’s blog & brand. It didn’t for mine. Know your audience. Know your brand.

I wanted you guys to leave with tips, tricks, hacks, any kind of value that revs your engine.

Ok so that was kind of a tangent but you get the drift.

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The point is every medium, whether it’s the podcast, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, or the blog needs to reflect my message.

To take it a step further it also needs to represent my brand.

My pictures are bright, white, light, with a pop of color. I want them crisp & clear always. Also it’s important that they’re cool, I hate a warm tones. SO every single platform has the same airy feel.

The goal is when you see a TSC picture anywhere, you will recognize it.

As for something like Snapchat, I’m not going to start using colors like red & blue because it’s just not the brand’s colors. You know? This may sound stupid. You may think “who cares it’s Snapchat?” But no. Snapchat is a huge extension of the brand.

Little, small steps everyday create success.

Fonts & colors are little but they matter.

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Another extension? Captions. I want my Instagram captions to feel like you’re talking to me. If you meet me in person & I’m different from this exact voice on my blog & my Instagram, then I haven’t done my job properly. Because the way I write is the way I talk.

Overall my job is keep the brand going in the most cohesive way.

Ok wait though, let’s talk about the podcast. The podcast needed to GO WITH THE FLOW OF TSC. Of course I was bringing on masculine energy when Michael decided to be my co-host. That was thought out though. It wasn’t some random decision I made in the shower while dry-brushing. The decision to bring masculine energy into the brand was meticulous. There’s something Michael brings to the table that I can’t bring. I think it gives the brand a dynamic.

And if you know me, you know I LIVE for a good dynamic.

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Make sure when you pick your branding elements that you’re also evolving the elements simultaneously on all platforms. For instance you don’t want your Instagram to have professional, bright photos & your blog to have iPhone bright photos because you’re too lazy to take professional photos for the blog. Keep evolving while the brand grows while keeping the feel, experience, colors, shapes the same.

A smart woman told me a while ago: ALWAYS GROW. ALWAYS EVOLVE. ALWAYS GET BETTER.

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My hope is that in 5 years from now I look back on this post, even on my Instagram with where it’s at now, & I have evolved. Evolved in a way that is cohesive to the overall brand.

If you guys like posts like this PLEASE let me know because subjects like this get me going. I’m happy to answer any & all questions too.

On that note I am eating alone ( sushi & egg fried rice ) at a restaurant & I feel like they’re about to play Semisonic’s song CLOSING TIME. Like I gotta go. HA.

See ya tomorrow, lauryn x

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Mini DeLites: A VERY Bachelorette Week

Updated: October 31, 2016
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OK HI!

I miss you guys. Like a lot, a lot. It’s always fun to catch up in the moment. You should know I am just not that blogger that plans their content weeks in advance ( nothing wrong with that though. In fact, I kind of envy it? ). This blog is very personal to me & a lot of the posts should feel like happy hour conversations…Which is exactly why I prefer to write in the moment, late at night, after I’ve thoroughly thought about what I want to say. I mean, things are changing day-to-day & I feel like if I write weeks in advance, it’s not accurate. IS ANYONE WITH ME ON THIS? OR DO I SOUND CRAZY?

Anyway. Picture me in bed, Judge Judy is casually on in the background ( ??? ), & the dogs are spooning each other dreaming of ground turkey ( organic, hopefully ).

So now that we’re settled in, let’s chat.

LAST WEEK WAS MY BACHELORETTE PARTY, SO EXCUSE THE WEEK-LONG HANGOVER. That’s right: I had a WEEK-LONG hangover. What is happening? When I was 21, I would have a day hangover, eat some French fries, & go on my merry way. AND NOW? Well apparently I’m hungover for a freaking week.

So if I seemed weird, it’s because I was. Feeling back to normal today after a relaxing weekend full of reading, TV shows ( watch Westworld, trust me ), work, some brambleberry crisp ice cream ( so sue me ), & a little yoga. Needed to center myself after 3 days of debauchery.

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There is so much to discuss about the bachelorette party. First of all, I wish you guys all could have come. How fun would that have been?

Since there’s a scroll of things to go over, I feel like the best way to do this is to do a week of bachelorette-inspired posts. Not only do I want to bring you guys along, I also want to share tips / tricks for YOU or YOUR friends’ bachelorette parties. Since I micro-managed the fuck out of my poor, POOR friends, I figured I could show you how to do the same. Evil? Kind of.

We’ll be discussing bachelorette goodie bags, outfits, details, table decor, venue, basically everything there is to know. AND you can find out how I planned the whole thing in literally two weeks.

Yes, uhhhh, TWO weeks…love to leave everything to the last minute.

You don’t need a damn year to plan a sassy party. In fact, you can even THRIVE under pressure.

Let me tell YOU: I told my friends for months & months I wanted an hour spa day in San Diego. No big deal, you know. Then I decided last minute ( thanks to Fashionlush ) that I should do it up proper. You’re only going to have a bachelorette party once…hopefully? Anyway, an hour casual spa day turned into a three-day affair with Michael crashing the party on the last day.

Like I said, so much to tell.

SO be prepared for a week full of BACHY posts.

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…And if weddings aren’t your thing, I get it. Trust me, I really get it. That’s why I plan shit two weeks before because I put it off, LOL. But don’t worry, it’s just a week. Have no fear, this isn’t turning into a bridal blog, it’s just going to be a little wedding heavy for the next month. Just want to make sure I bring you guys along for the whole ride.

On that note: I’m going to do a bachelorette Q & A, so please leave any & every question ( i.e. details on venue, decor questions, tips for babes on a budget, goodie bag specifics, etc. ) on my latest Instagram.

Going to turn off Judge Judy & grab some mint tea and a good book.

Happy Monday! Chat tomorrow, lauryn x

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+ Be sure to enter the $4000 dollar bachelorette giveaway. It takes 5 seconds to enter. AND follow along on Snapchat because I’ll be giving away some more goodies there. For the record, giveaways have become my jam — they’re fun & a way to give back as a THANK YOU for reading TSC.

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{ wine labels just for SUSAN }

SO BACHY ♡ ♡ ♡

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Come Hang Out, Bring A Friend, & Maybe Sip A Lil Champagne?

Updated: October 7, 2016
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LAURYN

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Hey, hey guys.

What’s up? Back in action, fresh from Hawaii; landed in LA & gearing up to drag my ass out of bed super early tomorrow for a full day. Happy to report that I’m feeling semi re-inspired & ready to rock after a few days of R & R.

After everything that happened with my grandma I was feeling very, VERY burnt out. There are still lingering feelings of burnout, but slowly I’m feeling extra spikes of energy. Again, thank you for your continued support & sweet notes. You guys are really such an amazing community.

Ok, speaking of community, guess what?! I’M HOSTING a FREE WEBINAR next Wednesday, October 12th from 5:00 to 6:00 PM PST with Career Contessa. We’re going to talk about how to create a successful career without doing shit you hate.

Fitting, yah?

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So come hang, bring a friend, & maybe even crack open some champagne. See you there.

A Proper Invite via Career Contessa:

Join us for a special webinar with author, podcaster, and the creative director behind The Skinny Confidential, Lauryn Evarts, on Wednesday, October 12th at 5:00pm PST. Lauryn has built a successful brand and business by focusing on the things she loves—and filling in her skill gaps by teaching herself the rest.

Do you work in a job you hate? Is there a part of your routine that puts a negative spin on your day? Are you wondering how you can build a successful career without doing any of the shit you hate? We hear you. Lauryn will be sharing her best tips for creating new routines that get you closer to a career you love.

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THIS WEBINAR WILL COVER:

♡ Lauryn’s journey from college student to owner of a multifaceted wellness lifestyle brand
♡ How to stop doing shit you hate and take control of your career
♡ The value of having a routine
♡ How wellness affects your career

+ BONUS:

♡ Q/A with Lauryn Evarts and Lauren McGoodwin
♡ Replay of the webinar

SIGN UP NOW:

WEBINAR: HOW TO STOP DOING SH*T YOU HATE AND TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CAREER
HOSTED BY: Lauren McGoodwin

SOMETIMES THE MOST SIMPLE AND OBVIOUS ADVICE IS ALSO THE HARDEST. BUT HOW DO YOU CREATE A SUCCESSFUL CAREER WITHOUT DOING SHIT YOU HATE AND JUST PUSHING THROUGH?

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If you guys like these, I’ll do more. I think it’s a very fun, creative way to interact with TSC Community.

Ok, I’m off to drink sleepy tea & watch American Horror Story. Be sure to watch Snapchat before it expires. Michael is continuing to make so much fun of me for not wearing deodorant ( RUDE! ).

Also, if you’re signed up, let me know your blog / business name below so I can stalk you before next Wednesday. Big thanks to Career Contessa for having me, should be fun.

You can sign up now here for FREE.

Goodnight! x lauryn

+ listen to the latest podcast episode here.

++ tips for staying healthy on vacation here AND a new exclusive TSC app post is live. Happy reading! <3

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