The Skinny Confidential || A Lifestyle Blog. by: Lauryn Evarts

Friday Vibes: A Sexy, Sultry Red Lip Anyone Can Pull Off

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Hello, hello!

It’s Thursday & we’re discussing: LIPSTICK.

I love lipstick.

But it’s most definitely one of those added touches that looks really, really banging or it’s just done WRONG.

Lipstick shades are like highlights. It’s very easy to rock the wrong shade. Like for instance with highlights, you want to look at your skin tone, eye color, face shape, etc.

Same goes for lipstick shades.

For me, I have bright blonde hair and a light to medium complexion ( depending on whether I went with Mystic Level 1 or 3 ). My best red shades tend to be blue-y reds. An orange-ish red brings out the wrong colors in my hair & sometimes brings out brown tones in my skin. As we discussed, if I go near the sun, a full blown mustache appears above my upper lip. #CHIC.

Needless to say, I avoid orange tones like the plague.

My advice on finding the right lipstick shade FOR YOU: go to MAC or the Nars counter at Nordstrom or Sephora & ask one of the salesgirls. They’re super happy to help. Also, Google is your best friend. I’ve found my favorite shades by utilizing Google.

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To get my lips ready for a Friday night out, I ALWAYS BRUSH MY LIPS with a toothbrush. It’s a trick I picked up in high school & I swear it’s the best for getting circulation to the lips & keeping them exfoliated.

( Side note: I’m always on the hunt for weird tips & tricks like this, so if you have any, leave them below. The weirder the better. )

Anyway, I’m getting real into the YouTube scene ( it’s fun, right ), so here’s a little tutorial of my favorite Friday night lip. Make yourself at home, grab some popcorn, & enjoy the show:

♡ Products:

MAC fix spray
Benefit tinted lip balm
Benefit primer
Blonde’s best red lipstick ( ‘American Doll’ )
Brunette’s best red lipstick ( ‘Lady Danger’ )

Red head’s best red lipstick ( ‘Russian Red’ )
Boing! concealer
‘Naked’ liner
‘Kiss Me Quick’ lip liner
Concealer brush

♡ Wearing:

Peter Pan black top ( sold out, similar here & here )
Dainty rings
Full make-up look
Lipstick stand

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Another lip tutorial ( aka how to plump up your pout ) can be found here.

Patiently waiting on my jaw surgery swelling to go down so I can do a bunch more beauty tutorials for you guys. What do you want to see next? Anything specific? Subscribe to my channel for all updates!

I’m off to watch Housewives drama, drink Perrier, & eat scrambled eggs in bed.

Happy almost weekend, lauryn

+ More makeup tips can be found in The Skinny Confidential Book.

++ To subscribe to TSC YouTube channel, click here.

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How to Trick Your BF Into Cooking For You

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blue apron meals | by the skinny confidential

If you’ve been following TSC on Snapchat you know Michael has been cooking!!

Well he’s been cooking kind of.

Blue Apron has been doing half the work.

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blue apron meals | by the skinny confidential

Remember how I shared this arugula pesto pasta dish? Well, since then Michael & I have become OBSESSED with Blue Apron’s services.

The concept is too easy & efficient to NOT use. You get the ingredients delivered straight to your door, measured out, ready to go, with a recipe.

So yes, Michael’s been ‘cooking’.

This week’s meal was spicy lentil stew. Literally as good as it sounds. See:

Basically all fresh ingredients ( think: garlic, red onion, peppers, mint, & delicious spices ) with yellow lentils.

AND SPOTLIGHT ON LENTILS BECAUSE they’re kind of the best carb ever. Some quick benefits: they’re filled with protein, lower cholesterol, amazing for the heart, support digestive health ( HEY FIBER ), & stabilize blood sugar.

Anyway, what I love about Blue Apron is the menu changes all the time & it’s always clean. With their services it’s really, very easy to trick your BF/GF/fiancé/husband into cooking for you. Like last night we had the whole wheat spaghetti with basil & lemon. You would have thought Michael handmade the noodles himself & seriously planted the basil, he was grinning from ear to ear when he completed the meal…so proud of the final product ( cute, right ).

blue apron meals | by the skinny confidential

blue apron meals | by the skinny confidential

blue apron meals | by the skinny confidential

Really though, it’s a win/win because Michael thinks he created the whole meal entirely by himself & I get to eat healthy while he’s busy thinking that.

Any other tips for tricking guys into cooking for you? Tell, tell.

If you’re interested in trying out Blue Apron, the first 50 readers will get two free meals on their first order— just click here!

x, lauryn

{ denim apron by SaltHouse }

+ pics | vid

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Mini Delites: From Seattle

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{ an off the shoulder summer }

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{ spicy nuts at Rancho Valencia }

Hello, hello from Seattle!

Busy Monday— I’m here for work but if you guys have any fun, non-work recommendations, definitely let me know below.

Earlier last week my trainer ( he’s helping me get back into the gym slowly ), Mike & I were shooting the shit. I was telling him about a particular annoyance & asking him if I was handling the situation right.

He said: “There is no such thing as right. My way might be right for me, your way might be right for you.”


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{ packing makeup favorites }

For some reason that’s been repeating through my mind for the last week.

There is no such thing as ‘right’, right?

This further resonated while reading through so many of your comments from this post on creativity ( YOU GUYS ARE SO TALENTED, MY GOSH ). And from the looks of it, it seems most of you are doing what’s right for you.

I remember when I was launching a blog in 2010-ish & so many people said “HUH? WHAT DO YOU MEAN A BLOG? HOW ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE ANY MONEY? IS THAT EVEN A JOB?”


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{ ice cream gummies }

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{ the gorgeous Nanz— obsessed with this blue }

Obviously I followed my instincts & did what was RIGHT for ME. If I had listened to all the Negative Nancy’s, I’d still be bartending until midnight five nights a week.

It’s invigorating to pick & choose what’s right for you. You have that power to dictate your life & no one really has any business telling you otherwise.

As I get older, I’m no longer interested in letting anyone tell me ‘what’s right’ or wrong because ultimately there is no ‘right.’

Am I making sense?

Just some thoughts.

Also, in a continued effort to share more content, I’m doing weekly newsletters. These are filled with TSC updates, personal letters, & much more so definitely subscribe by leaving your e-mail in the comment section or in the subscribe box to the right.

NOW I am off to watch Narcos ( BEST SHOW ) & prepare for a full day of activities in Seattle tomorrow. Will keep ya posted.

Sending the best Monday vibes, lauryn

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{ summer ice cubes }


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I’m a day late & a dollar short on this guys:

Announcing the winner for TSC Bombshell Body Giveaway TODAY.

The winners are:

Anne Marie
Danielle Smogard
Kristen Barnes

Please e-mail me at to collect the Bombshell Body Guide, TSC Book, new Nike shoes, AND TEASE Victoria’s Secret perfume.



FAVORITE Fitness Kicks: Part 2

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{ white shoes }

I did part one of this post last week…& as promised, here’s part two:

Apparently it’s too difficult for me to buy only black gym shoes. I HAVE to get white too— my obsession with white shoes just runs too deep I guess. I think I have some weird mind game that I play with myself to see how long they can stay clean? Or maybe white= clean & I’m just OCD? I don’t know?


these ones are BEAUTIFUL.

They’re soooooo good.

& under $100.


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For some reason I’m very much drawn to the idea of having one black pair & one white pair ( < if you order, get a 1/2 size larger, they run small ). For fitness I’ve been on a black & white kick lately ( reason for sharing this post ) & for regular clothes I’ve been drawn to the opposite, textures: polka dots, jeans, suede, velvet, MUSTARD YELLOW, the works. Having a white & black pair of go-to shoes makes it easy too. It’s sleek kinda, you know?

You know what’s not sleek?

Working out in your pajamas.

Literally though, I did that. Today, actually. In my complex’s gym. In front of like 30 people.

( if you follow along on Snapchat, you know this already though ).

I didn’t get enough sleep last night so I rolled out of bed, grabbed a piece of toast with raw almond butter, & just wore my pink and white striped pajamas to workout. CHIC.

And then an older lady on the treadmill sternly told me & my friend ‘TONE IT DOWN’ ( her exact words ) because we were talking too loud ( for the record we were using normal voices ). Maybe the striped pajamas turned her off, who knows. I told her I would use my library voice next time. Kidding, I didn’t say anything because well, I was wearing pajamas.

Anyway, I’m obsessed with these white beauties. Let me know if you have any black & white workout clothes recommendations. Currently working on my fitness wardrobe. Keeping it very Victoria Beckham-esque hence the 2 new pairs of shoes.

Hopefully these ones go with pink striped PJ’s.

Happy Thursday! x, lauryn


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