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Mini DeLites: The Power Of Social Media

July 18, 2017
by
LAURYN

MiniDelites: The Power of Social Media + Mac Lipsticks

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{ around The Skinny Confidential office | purse | pillow }

Well hello! It’s been a minute.

Fresh back from Vegas- we were literally there for 24 hours & IT’S SAFE TO SAY I AM VERYYYYYY HUNGOVER.

That’s what happens when you don’t drink for a month & then have a few vodka sodas though, right? I blame no one but myself.

Good thing our episode with The Fat Jewish went live today because when I woke up this morning, I needed to laugh. Like really laugh to get rid of the pounding Vegas headache.

We went to Vegas to go to a beauty convention AND meet-up with Christal Fuentes of The Ladies Coach.

Which brings me to the point of this post: the power of social media.

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{ just really into these pretty candies }

Years ago our mutual friend, Alana, introduced Christal via e-mail.

I immediately liked her energy.

Yes, that’s right I totally feel like you can feel someone’s energy over e-mail.

You know the different kinds of energies.

There are ones that have A LOT ( A LOT ) of exclamation points ( by the way this totally used to be me when I first started my business. But now I’ve found the overuse of the exclamation point too much- almost passive aggressive at times & too girly? Does anyone else feel like this ). Other energies include: the dot, dot, dot ( I can’t stand when someone replies with “…”- it makes me want to stab my eyeballs out ), the negative e-mailer ( you know the kind- when an e-mail starts out with “unfortunately” or “not” or “no” or “sadly”- I’ve learned to avoid negative words AT ALL COSTS because well, it’s negative ), &/or multiple chain e-mailer ( ARRGGHHH ) .

ANYWAY, Christal had good e-mail energy which is always nice.

( By the way, e-mail energy is something I feel like needs to be practiced- should I do a post? ).

Christal & I became “friends” via e-mail & then you may remember that I interviewed her on The Skinny Confidential. If you don’t remember, read this post where she talks about relationships. I liked her a lot.

So she lives in Vegas & we decided we needed to finally meet in person & TA-DA. WE MET. We had high tea. I very much fucking love high tea. It’s so bougie without being extra- like who doesn’t love cucumber tea sandwiches & tiny lox quiches with a side of mint tea? The only problem is you want to shove the whole tray of mini delites ( see what I did there? ) down your throat. They’re so small, you kind of want to eat the whole display. The problem is you’re at high tea where you have to be proper, you know. You can’t be a slob at high tea. So I had to properly & carefully eat the sandwiches to avoid any high tea DON’T’S.

Back to Christal- she’s a GEM guys. Which ( finally ) brings me to my point. Social media so cool. Like how am I in Vegas drinking high tea with someone who I would have never known if it were not for IG?

I met my friend, Weslie, on Instagram too which is rad because we would have never connected without it. Jackie of The Bitch Bible is another one I met online. ALSO the lovely Annabelle of Adderall & Compliments and I met on Twitter.

All very down to earth, badass girls.

Instead of people bashing social media, I think we should all acknowledge the amazing pluses of the Internet. Speaking from my own experience, I’ve met some pretty cool people.

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{ my friend Cara of The Champagne Diet just came out with a new book }

Taking it a step further: the secret TSC Facebook Group!!!

Have you heard? It’s kind of the most amazing community…ever? Girls are doing meet-ups all around the world. I know one girl just met up with another girl in Paris! I’m sure they’re somewhere cute & chic eating croissants right now.

Social media is LEGIT. Utilize it to your advantage & you can meet tons of friends!

Join TSC Group if you want to hang out in a very non-judgemental space online. It’s fun.

With that, I am going to see my cousin’s band play ( s/o to Ottopilot ) at The Belly-Up in Solana Beach. I’m slightly ( very ) hungover from Vegas so I feel like it’s a sparkling water night for moi.

Hope you’re having a fab start of the week, x lauryn

+ be sure you’re entering the daily giveaways! There’s SO many rad beauty products we’re giving away- like some of my all-time FAVORITES. Plus also a few FaceTime sessions ; ). 

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{ favorite beer ; ) }

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{ TSC cell cases with GLITTER !!! }

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VEGAS: Day to Night

February 23, 2017
by
LAURYN

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Hello, hello!

I just got back from Las Vegas for Revolve’sGirl’s Night Out.’ Very fun to enjoy a little brunch, do some window shopping & hang out with some inspiring influencers. The trip was a whirlwind & now I’m getting ready for Boston…at 6 am tomorrow. My voice sounds like a breathy smoker who ate a frog. Really my voice is shot- I am attributing this to podcasting for 5 hours straight on Friday? Who knows. Maybe I just talk too much in general. Anyway, I need to shut up clearly.

Ok, ok so Michael & I leave tomorrow but first things first, I want to share my Vegas look before I share PART II of our wedding.

With that:

VEGAS: DAY TO NIGHT…A LITTLE SILVER & A LOT OF PINK:

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DAY VIBE:

FIND THE SWEATSHIRT HERE }

Hungover? WHO ISN’T IN VEGAS? It’s kind of the ongoing theme, no? When you’re getting on a flight this hoodie is so much YES. I also love a good book ( currently reading The Other Man ), of course an ice roll & my handy-dandy hangover elixir. I put the powder & capsules in a little reusable silicone baggie. I love to keep it effective you know. So perfect because you’ll be ready for anything. Anyway, you know I’m loving oversized hoodies & this one definitely steps it up for Vegas.

{ FIND THE JEANS HERE }

I’ve been living in these jeans recently- LOL can you tell? I wear them every second. They’re the 2017 version of the classic ripped skinny jeans. The staggered hem is edgy & they’re SO comfortable. I love how they’re longer in the back & shorter in the front. It’s a real facade because it elongates the leg. Fun.

FIND THE SUNGLASSES HERE }

Everyone needs a pair of large black sunglasses. They will ALWAYS be in style- a real classic. Plus these are a lifesaver anytime you drink. The dark tint is perfect for hiding a hangover. The bigger the better please.

FIND THE BODYSUIT HERE }

I’ve said it once & I’ll probably keep saying it. A bodysuit is a closet staple. You can take them from day-to-night & they always give off a pulled together vibe. This is such a must when traveling because it’s so versatile.

FIND THE PUMPS HERE }

These black pumps are the perfect daytime Vegas shoe. They add some height but are still super comfortable. I wore them on the plane & walked like 138470238 miles in them ( eer, ok RAN because we were late for our flight? ). If you can run in heels you know they belong in your closet.

FIND THE BOMBER HERE }

The detailing on this bomber jacket is INSANE. It’s embroidered with pearls, rhinestones, & beads in such an ornate & intricate way. Really reminds me of The Nanz too. & just so festive to rock to Vegas.

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FOR NIGHT

FIND THE NAIL POLISH HERE }

When in Vegas I love to add a little pop of black. I opted for OPI’s ‘Black Onyx‘ so my dress would really be able to shine. After getting your nails done check out my tips for keeping your manicure fresh & pristine.

FIND THE DRESS HERE }

If you’re going to Vegas you have to bring a little flash. This dress is super sexy with the thigh high slit & really shines because of the sequins. Sequins in Vegas are usually not my fav but for some reason this dress like, spoke to me. HA.

FIND THE HEELS HERE }

These heels really elongate your legs & I love the strappy detailing. The platform also makes these much easier to walk in than you’d think.

FIND THE LIPSTICK HERE }

This lipstick in ‘American Doll’ is my GO-TO red lip color. Reason being? It a cool toned red- nothing orange. So it pulls blues & whites as opposed to oranges & yellows. Basically goes on flawlessly, makes your teeth appear whiter, & brightens the eyes.

FIND THE CHOKER HERE }

Finish off your look for a night out with this hot black choker. The three layers are simple so they’re perfect for letting the rest of your outfit shine while still completing your look.

FIND THE BRA CHAIN HERE }

A little body jewelry is always fun. A little body jewelry in Vegas is a must. This body chain is the best for adding some glimmer to your look. Wear it with a plunging neckline, a red lip & a high pony. I designed it with C_A_M Jewelry for my wedding babes so I know you’ll LOVE. I slept in mine- not recommended but what can you do? We were in Sin City.

Alright we leave early tomorrow morning for Boston so PLEASE comment below with any suggestions. OR should we do a meet up? Michael & I have never been so we need all of your advice!

lauryn x

+ BE SURE to listen to the latest podcast with Gary Vee. Enter to win one of his HUSTLER tee shirts by commenting on his latest Instagram– just tell him @theskinnyconfidential sent you ; ). We are picking 5 people. His tees are fucking cool! 

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Mini DeLites: Vegas For a Sec

September 6, 2016
by
LAURYN

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{ bedside moment }

Heyyyy guys, what’s up?

How’s everyone doing? Any news? Please update.

Currently watching the reunion of Southern Charm… this shit is gnarlier than Melrose Place. Like WHOA.

Anyway, this weekend I went to Vegas for one second. If you follow along on Snapchat ( !!! ) you know Michael & I went to Vegas for literally 12 hours to cover the International Beauty Show for Snapchat. It was so in & out. Think flight at 7:00 AM then back at 9:00 PM. Lots of AIRPLANE peanuts & boxed pizza happened on Sunday. There was just no time to eat. Working with Snapchat was kind of a dream come true because I adore the platform so much. Life is so much about experience, & let me tell you – Sunday was an experience!

On Monday, we went up to LA to meet with the Instagram Team. We learned a bunch of cool new stuff to share with you guys ( let me know if you want to see a post on Instagram’s new ways & I promise I’ll do something fun? ). Basically Instagram is evolving with the times & starting to promote content that is less curated and more raw, real, & authentic. The Snapchat video is in, the overly produced video is out. The meeting was super interesting. We talked about it on our latest podcast episode if you want to hear more. ALSO, I did a mini Insta post on how to utilize Instagram in all the right ways here.

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{ a little ‘what’s in my purse’ feature }

I’m very, VERY much ready to go home to San Diego & start some 4th of July prep. Lots of water, lots of workouts, lots of lemon, & LOTS OF healthy fats, proteins, & fruits. TSC 7 day meal plan is coming ( hopefully ) the day after 4th of July. Just adding the finishing touches! This meal plan is SERIOUS. I’ve brought a journal around with me for the last month & have been recording EXACTLY what I’m eating.

Like EXACTLY. I’m excited to share, stay tuned.

Ok, actually falling asleep at the computer & totally need to remove my makeup. I’m one of those annoying girls that cannot go to bed without removing my makeup. Especially since I have a huge zit right now. Makeup needs to come off COMPLETELY. Thank God for rosehip oil — it’s very much my favorite makeup remover of the moment. There’s nothing better than removing makeup in one swipe. NOTHING.

Hope you all had a fabulous Monday & Tuesday, lauryn xx

+ UPDATE: two new exclusive TSC app pieces are UP ( rosehip oil benefits! Twitter’s comeback! ) AND new podcast episode is LIVE. all about press kits, making the first move, & working Instagram’s algorithm. 

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{ oysters & rosé after 12 hours in Vegas! }

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Mini DeLites: VEGAS ( Well, Kind Of )

November 24, 2015
by
LAURYN

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{ Steve Wynn’s cure for hangovers }

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{ with my girlfriend, Elena, at breakfast }

Well hello.

SO I went to Vegas for a night this weekend. If you follow me on Snapchat ( I swear Snapchat is not like my sponsor, I just love it because it’s raw, real, & pretty much the shit ), then you know I had quite the excursion actually getting there.

I, eer, missed my flight.

Boy did I feel like an asshole because I’m constantly making fun of Michael’s INTENSE promptness. IN MY DEFENSE THOUGH, the TSA line was a mile long ( …I may or may not have arrived 30 minutes before my flight though ). In typical Lauryn fashion, I ended up taking the 6 PM flight instead of the originally scheduled 11 AM.

Michael was working in Vegas for a convention for a few days so I flew out for the night to meet him & our friends…AKA I just went out for a little fun.

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{ at Lavo for an Italian dinner. Jumpsuit sold out, similar HERE }

But wait. Can we talk about Vegas style? Is it just me or is it very difficult to pick an outfit in Vegas— IS ANYONE WITH ME?

Let’s face it…it’s hard to look effortless in a tighter than tight bandage dress, like…clearly, you tried.

I hate when outfits look like I tried too hard. Especially when we’re eating full-on pasta & dessert before going out.

Highly annoying, no?

Anyway, I opted for something simpler, but also sexy: a superrrr low cut V jumpsuit. Some added touches: a very long, thin ‘boob’ necklace, stick straight hair, & extremely high pumps…because it’s Vegas, so shit, I had to add a little showgirl pizzazz to my outfit.

We ended up going to a club, which is not really my favorite thing on the planet. It’s nothing personal to anyone who likes clubs but I like to have conversations ( GRANDMA ) & you cannot hear a word with techno music blaring in your ears. I’m also not going to lie, I’m that person fully wearing tiny orange ear plugs ( carry them in your clutch, trust me ).

Maybe I’m getting too old for Las Vegas?

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{ today, working off blueberry pancakes }

But a little gambling, vodka sodas with extra lemons, & the best pancakes in the world for breakfast are 100% worth the trip.

Really though, The Wynn’s pancakes ARE WORTH THE ENTIRE TRIP ACTUALLY, if we’re being honest. They’re these blueberry pancakes there that my girlfriend, Elena introduced me to at Tableau & they’re literally sex x a million. Nothing better. Especially when you’re recovering from a vodka soda/club music hangover.

What’s your Vegas experience been like? I know you guys allllll have Vegas stories. Come on, make me laugh. Ok, go ; ).

– lauryn

+ another Vegas post here.
++ don’t forget to enter my latest TSC giveaway! x

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{ The Wynn }

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{ Michael, panicked about the airport— so amusing }

Mini DeLites: In Vegas

September 7, 2015
by
LAURYN

The Skinny Confidential takes Vegas.

{ my favorite breakfast at The Wynn }

The Skinny Confidential takes Vegas.

headphones for the flight ( marble phone case here ) }

Hi guys!

Coming at cha from Vegas ( << well, technically I’m home now, but I wrote this last night!! )!

Currently: sitting at a restaurant alone drinking a sparkling water & eating a margarita flatbread with chilli flakes, extra ( extra ) lemon, & handfuls of basil…while Michael plays Black Jack ( he gets very in to his Black Jack, like it’s intense ).

Nothing better than a pizza, my computer, and some alone time— ha!

One of my favorite things ever is sitting alone on my computer in a restaurant. I know we’ve discussed this subject before but is anyone else with me on this one?

The Skinny Confidential takes Vegas.

{ me & Michael }

Ok anyway, we’ve been in Vegas since Saturday & it’s been super fun ( highlight: I got a massage & the lady literally stretched me in every which way— I mean, at one point I think my legs were over my head? I may or may not have been in a naked-ass pretzel? I don’t know, it’s kind of a blur, I guess, but I’m super loosened up now so it’s a WIN, lol ).

There’s just one problem I have with Las Vegas: THE CIGARETTE SMOKE. My throat/eyes/head are killing me. I’m dehydrated x 10 & my skin feels nasty.

But really, is it necessary to smoke endless Marlboro Reds while eating a filet at the casino bar? I’m not a smoker so the harsh cig smell is making me gag every second. Not a fan of the whole being able to smoke inside. Anyone with me?

Anyway that’s my spiel for the day. Happy Tuesday & viva Las Vegas!

– Lauryn, xx

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* the sunglasses I’m wearing are not sold online, but these dimes look EXACTLY like them ( & they’re $16 bucks! ).

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{ post-Vegas relaxation in these fun socks }

The Skinny Confidential takes Vegas.

{ Caesars Palace gorgeous ceiling }

The Skinny Confidential takes Vegas.

{ if you follow TSC on Instagram, you know about my Vegas hangover cure ^^^  }