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MEET-UP RECAP: A New York Tequila Moment

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

+ more travel posts for ya.

SHOP IT: pink distressed top | jeans | leather jacket ( similar ) | loafers

{ photos }

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SHOP MY NEW YORK CITY LOOK:

SACRIFICE & THE HUSTLE W/ GARY VEE.

January 11, 2017
by
LAURYN

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Part of the reason for the New York trip was to be on The Gary Vee Show.

Now, if you know me, you know I LIVE & FUCKING DIE FOR GARY VEE.

He has been such a gnarly influence throughout my blogging career…that it’s kind of ridiculous.

Basically the story here is my dad ( shoutout to Brad, love you Dadzy! ) gave me CRUSH IT!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, as a Christmas gift.

& this my friends, is what started my relationship with Mr. Gary Vee.

If you haven’t read CRUSH IT! & you’re a bossy business babe, come out from the rock you’re hiding under. This isn’t sponsored, this isn’t bullshit, this is the real deal.

And when you read CRUSH IT! you will get it. And you will get me. I literally feel like I could have written the book.

Michael is obsessed too.

Anyway, I started following Gary on all his social platforms & became ACTIVELY interested in everything he was doing.

Not because I want to be like him ( I mean he’s a man & his demo is certainly not my demo ) but because I completely 100% respect every piece of business advice that comes out of the man’s mouth.

So yes, I’m a total super fan of Gary Vee.

People think this is weird maybe because he’s a male but I would go as far to say he’s been sort of an online mentor. He’s helped in every aspect of my business through a computer screen.

So Michael & I read all of Gary’s stuff ( I even did a post on him last year ) & just truly consume everything he says.

My Gary Vee obsession is so real guys. I have listened to all 191 of his shows. I would never dare drive up to LA without Gary’s podcast playing. AND I’m almost done with all his books ( reading this one at the moment, mid-flight ). In fact, when I work on my computer, I even play his YouTube videos to gain business advice.

I’m even going to say I’d leave Michael for him. Sorry babe.

( Is it ODD my inspiration is a male? )

SO WHEN GARY VEE’S TEAM REACHED OUT ASKING IF MICHAEL & I WANTED TO BE ON HIS SHOW????

Basically? I fainted.

But seriously I was having rapid heart palpitations.

Gary is to entrepreneurs what Oprah is to celebrities.

This is a life goal. It made every minute of hustle pay off.

SO we went to his company VanyerMedia & met the whole crew. His team is unbelievable. Shoutout to India & DRock. We also shot with YouTuber, Sara Dietschy ( << so sweet! Check her out ). Anyway, Gary’s office is literally goals. It’s a casual 12 stories. And the man HUSTLES HIS ASS OFF.

Ok so we get there & immediately we are taken to his podcast room & he comes in ready to kick some ass. No prep, just threw us on the show. Badass because it’s 100% authentic.

You can view the episode here.

Gary talks about sacrifice a lot.

Typically people never see the sacrifice(s).

But sacrifice is very, VERY real.

In fact, it’s so real that it’s like a tumbleweed. It’s typically going on in many different areas.

Nobody wants TO TALK ABOUT SACRIFICE. I want to hit on this for a minute: what have you sacrificed for your hustle?

I’ve sacrificed 6 million happy hours, weekend shenanigans, sleeping in, sleep— in general, parties, events, date nights, holidays, birthdays, family time, gym time, kitchen time, me time, meeting new people, RELAXATION.

But it’s all been worth it. Every second. & for the record, my way isn’t the right way. Do what works for you. You know you better than anyone.

Honestly what some people may consider sacrifice, I consider a habit. A habit to focus, buckle down, & hustle. If you want something bad enough you will always find a way.

ALWAYS.

& if you don’t, you’ll always find an excuse ( isn’t that a Nike quote? If not, it should be ).

 

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& with that I’ll leave you with a very appropriate Gary Vee quote:

“The best way to become something is to do something. “

What ‘something’ are you doing today? What are you sacrificing for that ‘something?’ Would love to hear.

Watch the episode & let me know what you guys think!

Live from NYC, lauryn x

+ Also, I did a Snapchat giveaway for 3 of his NEW books & 3 of The Skinny Confidential Books. Winners will be announced tomorrow on Snapchat.

++ & lucky you, I have 2 more copies to give away on TOP of that, simply write why you liked the podcast on the picture of me & Gary on my Instagram & TAG @garyvee. His book(s) will change your life!

Mini DeLites: Coming At Ya From NYC

August 19, 2016
by
LAURYN

TSC in NYC | by the skinny confidential

TSC in NYC | by the skinny confidential

TSC in NYC | by the skinny confidential

Hi from NYC!!!

Michael & I have been planning this trip for the last year to come to NY Fashion Week BUT I AM STILL SWOLLEN. I just wasn’t feeling up to doing pictures, networking, & going to parties which is a total bummer. Honestly I’m just not feeling 100% still. I feel about 80%. I don’t really feel like myself. The doctor says it can take up to 6 months for the face to settle…And as you can see from me covering my face with the phone in these pictures, it has most definitely not settled yet.

I for sure thought I’d be ready to rock three months after surgery & attend Fashion Week no problem.

UM EGO CHECK.

I’m nowhere near ready to be out & about. I had to cancel & forgo everything-Fashion Week. This whole surgery thing has been such a humbling experience because I went into the process with this attitude of ‘I’M GOING TO HEAL SO QUICK’. Not so much ( the infection has also prolonged the healing process too ).

So anyway, Michael & I decided to still come out here to eat, drink, & play. We’ve kept it low key with lots ( LOTS ) of pasta, walking, shopping, & computer work.

Not shockingly, we love New York so it’s a nice contrast to San Diego & LA.

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We’ve been running around trying new restaurants ( should I do another NYC itinerary? ). Michael & I are obsessed with this App he uses called ‘The infatuation.’ This isn’t sponsored, FYI, but it’s just really the best App on the planet if you’re eating & drinking in New York City.

Seriously every single one of their recommendations is SO on point.

I’m getting ready for dinner & drinks with the Saint Laurent Paris NY team & we’re going to Cata and The Box. Very, very excited because I heard both of these places are QUITE interesting. Will share details later this week. In the meantime, do you have any recommendations for New York? I want to lay low because I don’t exactly feel like Heidi Klum right now…I feel like the Nutty Professor & I have much more in common.

Follow me on Snapchat to see dinner! Username is ‘laurynevarts.’

Talk soon, xo lauryn

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TSC in NYC | by the skinny confidential

Mini DeLites: NYC Through My iPhone

September 7, 2015
by
LAURYN

The Skinny Confidential takes New York City with Skinnygirl.

{ our friend’s gorgeous wedding! }

The Skinny Confidential takes New York City with Skinnygirl.

{ little details in NYC }

Hiiiii guys!!

Me-oh-my my immune system is shutting down on me : (. On Thursday ( earlllllly AM ) I flew to New York to work on a collaboration with Skinnygirl. I’ll do a full recap post on this because the experience was really fun & there’s tons to share. On Saturday AM ( again, earlllly AM ) I flew back to SD to go to a friend’s wedding. On Sunday we packed again & drove up to LA because today we had to get THREE INJECTIONS ( I HATE SHOTS MORE THAN OLD ARUGULA— but really, I was crying like a 4 year old, had to lay down ( I swear I really do have Vasovagal ), & drink a coconut water ( LITERALLY almost fainted ) ).

So why shots?

Because tomorrow we fly overseas for three weeks!!

The Skinny Confidential takes New York City with Skinnygirl.

{ NYC vibes || sunnies // jacket (similar) }

Yes. Three weeks.

I’m freaking.

We’re going to Asia ( Hong Kong, Phuket, & Beijing, specifically ) for a little work & more play. I’m even thinking about disconnecting, just a little. I’m going to try to post the same amount on the blog BUT I haven’t taken one FULL day off work in the last four years. Literally. Not. One. Off. ( << Insert that crying Emoji here that throws it’s head back ). So while I’m there I plan on trying to take one or two or maybe if I’m lucky, even three days off? We’ll see. Wish me luck.

On my un-days off, I’ll be blogging & Instagraming the whole trip. I’m going to try to Snapchat ( un: laurynevarts ) a lot too if you want major realness.

The Skinny Confidential takes New York City with Skinnygirl.

{ pieces of my NYC trip ( cream top | white trousers | lipstick }

Ok SO. Asia. I’ve never been to Asia. Have you? If so, TELL ME EVERYTHING. LIKE, EVERY SINGLE SPECK OF DETAIL.

In other news: my immune system is kinda F-ed up so I just downed a bunch of garlic/ginger shots, drank 2 green juices, & drank a bowl of bone broth. Fun times! I’ll be the girl wearing a mask on the plane.

Talk soon!

一会儿见, Lauryn x

P.S. I love seeing your guys’ Snapchats. Some of you have been private messaging me the funniest shit ever. You guys are witty. LOVE it.

The Skinny Confidential takes New York City with Skinnygirl.

{ wine tasting with Skinnygirl blends }

The Skinny Confidential takes New York City with Skinnygirl.

{ cooking with Skinnygirl, through my iPhone }

TSC Lookbook/Gift Guide: Look 2 ( Plus LAST Day To Get Your Gifts On Time )

December 22, 2014
by
LAURYN

The Skinny Confidential in NYC.

The Skinny Confidential in NYC.

The Skinny Confidential in NYC.

black jumpsuit || duster coat || boots || gold bracelet

Can you tell my nipples are totally hard here?

Well, if you can’t, they were.

It was kind of F-ing freezing.

Thank God for Nippies…I mean without them this shoot in New York would have been a full-fledged disaster.

Getting off topic ( weird )…today I’m sharing another peek inside TSC winter lookbook & gift guide.

Main reason: it’s THE LAST DAY TO SHIP BEFORE CHRISTMAS. SHOP YOUR HEART OUT UNTIL MIDNIGHT, GUYS!

SOOOO…any other procrastinators out there? I’m Ms.Procrastinator x 54353408 so naturally I spent the whole day browsing my favorite online shopping buying gifts.

Side: if you’re looking for a cute, girly last minute gift, check out The Skinny Confidential Book! It’s a fun, little coffee table book.

The Skinny Confidential in NYC.

The Skinny Confidential in NYC.

Anddddd I kind of live for this jumpsuit. It’s by Sandro but I found one on Forever 21 that looks EXACTLY like it. But it’s $24 bucks.

Ugh.

Worst thing ever: when you buy something over $100 & then Forever casually puts it up on their site & it looks EXACTLY like the item you guys purchased ( does this happen to anyone else?!…can’t deal ).

Ok so, full details on this outfit are avail in TSC gift guide.

The Skinny Confidential x NYC.

The Skinny Confidential in NYC.

Anyway it’s getting reallllll festive over here. I mean as much as humanly possible because let’s not forget I just moved (!!!) so the definition of ‘holiday stress’ has taken on a whole different meaning for us this year.

Happy holidays! I hope your week is full of gingerbread men, metallic gift wrap, pink champagne, & The Grinch ( favorite movie! Plus it’s really fun to call Michael a Grinch when he’s grumpy ).

Talk soon, Lauryn xx

+ first gift guide post here || full winter gift guide/lookbook here.

++ pictures by: Jeff Thibodeau || makeup by: Ariel Tejada

The Skinny Confidential in NYC.

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