Lauryn Bosstick is one of the internet's OG bloggers. You might know her from The Skinny Confidential, a blog and now product line, or the wildly popular "Him & Her Podcast," which she hosts with her husband, Michael. Bosstick created her blog because she wanted the camaraderie of a sorority without having to pay an arm and a leg. "I wanted a place where I could connect people online for free. And I was like, I'm gonna create a blog that's not about me. It's about resources. I'll pepper my stuff in, but I want to find out other people's tips and tricks. I wanted to give the juice, to get skinny," Bosstick tells POPSUGAR. The cheeky name has nothing to do with body image, Bosstick says; rather, it's a resource for unfiltered and honest tips and tricks about all things beauty, wellness, and lifestyle that has since grown into a full-fledged community and media empire.
Seeking a more direct line of communication with her audience, Bosstick and her husband created their podcast. "It's kind of like you're going to happy hour with us," she says. "We bring all different kinds of guests on and share. We share our opinion, but at the end of the day, the audience has to come to their own conclusions." Their recent guests include Scarlett Johansson, Ellie Goulding, and Chelsea Clinton. After years of interviewing experts from different walks of life, she's picked up a few important lessons and habits. "The common ground with people who are successful is the ones that are massively successful go through the chimney. If they're told no at the front door, no at the back door, no, the window, no, the balcony, they're going through the chimney," Bosstick says. "They're figuring out a way, and it's just the undying resourceful energy that they have, and that's always really inspired me."
The podcaster and blogger has also written a few books, and her latest one, "Get the F*ck Out of the Sun," is filled with skin-care advice and beauty tricks from experts like dermatologists and estheticians, as well as celebrities, founders, and influencers. "The future of skin care is prevention, but I think that's the future of self-care, and I think it's the future of medicine, too," she shares. Bosstick is also noticing people going back to the basics like "getting off your phone, taking a walk in the morning, hydrating, getting electrolytes, meditation, eating more meat." She highly recommends bookending your day without your phone. "To have those three hours in the morning and three hours at night has been life-changing. I get more done. I'm not scrolling," she says.
While Bosstick gives her followers the scoop on her daily routines on her Instagram Stories and shares her tips and tricks on TikTok, she also shares some of her must-have products with POPSUGAR below. From timeless white shoes and the most supportive bralette from Skims to a stylish humidifier that's mold-resistant, these are Bosstick's current favorite picks.