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Babe’s Night Out: Top 5 Must-Haves

The Skinny Confidential talks girl's night out.The Skinny Confidential talks girl's night out.

Since I recently hosted a Girl’s Night Out last week at a blow-dry bar, I figured I’d share my top 5 must-haves if I’m having my friend’s over.

Typically when I have my friends over we don’t do the whole sleepover thing. We usually get ready together before a night on the town. We’ll drink champagne ( sometimes in the shower, lol ), listen to Brazilian lounge, & eat a cheese/grapes plate. Super mellow.

Here’s the top five things I HAVE TO HAVE while we’re getting ready:

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Leg makeup: 

If you haven’t heard of leg makeup you haven’t lived. Leg makeup isn’t as complicated as it sounds. In fact it’s so easy, it’s kind of crazy. When I’m hanging out with my friends we’re typically showing some leg. Think mini skirts, but not too Vegas-ish. Airbrush Legs by Sally Hansen ( I like the ‘Light Glow‘ shade ) gives my legs a sun-kissed finish & hides any flaws. I swear the Victoria’s Secret models wear this on the runway. It’s like that dewey finish with a tint of shimmer. I’m so obsessed I even wear it on my arms. A total must-have for a girl’s night.

The Skinny Confidential talks girl's night out.

Lip plumper:

Big lips without filler or surgery? Hell ya. Lip Plumper really takes it up a notch in the lip department. It kind of stings too which is sorta sexy if you think about it? If my friends & I are getting ready together we all like a little OOMPH in our lips soooooo that’s where this magic tool comes in. It stimulates the lips making them appear fuller & more kissable. So Kylie J. A video tutorial on how to pump those suckers up, can be found here.

The Skinny Confidential talks girl's night out.

Raw coconut oil:

DUH, DUH, DUH. But wait I have a trick for this that’s kind of life-changing: my Aunt Cheryl used to be a supermodel in New York City ( no joke, going to brag about her for a minute…she was on Chanel billboards, Macy’s ads, & partied with the best of them at Studio 54, so she knows her stuff ). Anyway, she told me that all the models would rub oil on their neck bones to make them pop out. They also applied a little Coconut Oil to the tips of each of their shoulders. I swear by this tip when I’ve had too much bambleberry ice cream the day before. It makes you look kind of 80’s chic too. All my friends & I used this tip before my friend Jackie’s wedding and it was a hit. Plus you smell like a tropical heaven. My favorite coconut oil is this kind because it’s raw, organic, & unrefined.

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Eyelash curler:

Unless you live under a rock you are very aware that lashes just don’t look the same without a bad-ass curler. I AM SOOOO SPECIFIC about my eyelash curler. I feel like the day I found the right eyelash curler, everything else fell into place. I kid. Kinda. If I’m getting ready with my friends I HAVE TO HAVE my eyelash curler, primer ( die for this one ), & mascara. Watch the whole shebang go down here.

The Skinny Confidential talks girl's night out.

Moisturizer:

While I’m obsessed with my eyelash curler for obvious reasons, I can’t live without a good moisturizer. If you guys read The Skinny Confidential Book you know I HAVVVVVEEE to mix my foundation with moisturizer before application. I like a dewey finish, not a dry, matte, flakey, dandruff-ish finish. The moisturizer mixed with my foundation ensures a pretty, Kim-K finish that kind of glows without making you look super sweaty ( because be real, nobody has time for a sweaty looking upper lip ). This moisturizer mixes super nice with my foundation creating a flawless finish.

What’s your must-have for a night with your babes? I’m sure you guys have some super rad tips/tricks up your ruffled, lace sleeve…?

lauryn, x

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What’s In My Caboodlllleee? <3

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All my friends gave up their Caboodle in junior high.

But not me!!

OHHHHhhhh nooo.

I looooveee my Caboodle ( << not sponsored, just realness ). Still use it to this day. They’re the best things EVER. Reasons? 1.) they keep all my makeup super organized. 2.) they’re so cute/chic. 3.) Caboodles are fab for traveling. And 4.) I’VE SAID IT ONCE & I’LL SAY IT AGAIN: they’re GREAT for people who are overly organized.

Seriously though, they really settle down my obsessive organized side.

Plus when I carry around the black makeup case, I feel like a real deal makeup artist.

SOOO profesh.

Ok, so ta-da here’s what’s inside my Caboodle:



♡ Products:

My Caboodle
Smaller Caboodle
Primer
Foundation
Bronzer
Highlighter
‘That Gal’ face brightener
Red lip liner
Red lipstick
Orgasm blush stick
Brow makeup brush
Brow powder



Eyelash primer ( << MY FAV! )
MAC ‘In Extreme’ mascara
Urban Decay’s ‘Perversion’ mascara
Ardell ‘Double Up’ lashes
Eyelash curler ( << the BEST! )
Fav drugstore eyelash primer
Fav drugstore mascara
Navy drugstore eyelash curler
Lip Venom
Beauty blender on stick
Airbrush ‘brush’
Peppermint Chapstick
Beauty blenders
Brush cleaner
Mini Wet Brush


♡ Clothes:

White top
Rings
Red lipstick

Question time! What do you put your makeup in? Any other makeup products I absolutely have to check out? Are you guys liking the video tutorials? Anything you want to see next?

I hope you all had an amazing weekend! Mine was non-stop so I’m ready to take it down a million notches & get in bed with a cup of mint tea, my puppies, & the latest episode of Shark Tank.

Don’t forget to pull out your Jan Sport & Trapper Keeper when you dust off your Caboodle. LOL.

love, love, love- Lauryn xx

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How To: Apply Lashes Without Looking Like An 80’s Porn Star

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Most requested tutorial?

EYELASHES!

Firstly, I’ve been there, done that with eyelash extensions…they’re not for me. BUT I have tons of friends who swear by them. So do whatever floats your boat.

Personally I’m all about drugstore lashes. And I’m absolutely ADDICTED to Ardell’s ( << not sponsored, just realness ).

I’m VERY specific about WHICH Ardell’s though because no one wants to look like an 80’s pornstar. Here’s why I like these particular falsies:

You feel me?

As you can see from above: EYELASH PRIMER is the shit. Won’t leave home without it.

I feel like a real asshole about it but I’ll literally skip wearing mascara if I don’t have my primer.

Good thing I have three bottles in my car/purse/makeup bag because I can’t live without my white gooey stuff. It seriously adds like 5 layers to your natural lash.

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♡ Products used:


Eyelash primer ( << MY FAV! )
MAC ‘In Extreme’ mascara
Urban Decay’s ‘Perversion’ mascara
Ardell ‘Double Up’ lashes
Eyelash curler ( << the BEST! )


Fav drugstore eyelash primer
Fav drugstore mascara
Pink tweezers
Mascara wands/eyelash ‘brush’
Eyelash glue
Tiny scissors
Navy drugstore eyelash curler

♡ Face makeup:


Primer
Foundation w/ SPF
Bronzer
Highlighter
Lipstick
Brow powder

♡ Outfit deets:


White top
Bracelets
California necklace
Gold hand piece
Nail polish
Lipstick holder

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So let it be known: this tutorial was filmed during the day so these lashes definitely look dramatic. BUT imagine we’re on a dinner date in a perfectly dimly lit restaurant with a flicker of a candle on my face, while I sip a Pinot Grigio as I bat my lashes ( << goals ). Point: the dimmed, darker light would really enhance my ‘Double Up’ lashes in an unstated sexy way.

Lighting is everything ( I mean I’d love a good lighting crew to casually follow me everywhere ) & trust me, these lashes are ON POINT for nighttime. Daytime though? Not so much. Opt for a thinner lash like this during day.

BTW, not a big eyeliner fan. But if you are: do the thinnest line in the world ( like the thinnest ever ) before applying your bombshell lash.

Please let me know your thoughts on the latest video tutorials!

Would love to hear, Lauryn xx

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YOUTUBE TUTORIALS ARE HERE!! First Up: A Wine-Stained Lip

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For the last couple months I’ve been filming tons of TUTORIALS!!

Hi guys! Super excited to share I’ve been filming some beauty/health/hair tutorials.

So yay!!! The Skinny Confidential is officially a part of the vlogging world!!!

It’s definitely nerve-wracking to be on video so I really, really hope you like…for the first tutorial where I’m sharing a wine-stained lipstick look ( << PERFECT for the holidays!! ):

{ products: ‘Very Berry’ by MAC || ‘Sugarplum’ lip liner by Milani || black crop top }

So bear with me…it’s my first one! Eek!

Would love to hear suggestions below AND WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE?? Leave tutorial ideas below & I will definitely check them all out.

Happy holidays & enjoy your holiday lip, Lauryn xx

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